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How To Fix The Problem Of Icons Disappearing in Your Mac’s Dock

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Sometimes certain icons in your Mac dock will just disappear. For example, the Firefox icon might disappear and you’ll see a blank space with just the Firefox name instead of the icon. I’m not sure why this occurs, but it’s some form of corruption to the dock settings file, so you’ll need to reset it. To do so, just do this: Use Spotlight and look for terminal. Launch it...

How To Find Out What’s Locking Files or Folders in Mac

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One of the first problems that I came across the Mac was the “File in use” error that occurred whenever I tried to unmount a hard drive, or unmount a USB thumb drive. It was annoying because I didn’t know how to find the source. In Windows, I would face the same problem too, but I had a program that I used to tell me the offending application. It was handy because it would show...

How To Remove/Uninstall KEXTs In Mac OSX

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KEXTs are Kernel Extensions, and I realised that a program that I installed in the past (SteerMouse) had left its KEXT behind even though I uninstalled the program. You can see the list of KEXTs in your system at /System/Library/Extensions/, but do note that Mac OSX only loads whichever KEXT is needed. As you can’t just delete the KEXT from within Finder, I had to find out how to remove it...

How To Find The Location Of An Executable Program In The Mac Terminal

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The Mac platform is amazing, and what makes it even more powerful is that it’s running on Unix, so you have the incredible power of bash and the shell terminal at your disposal. For instance, what takes 5 clicks and 30 minutes of your time might just be solved by running one command in Terminal – and that’s underestimating it. Take for instance, this scenario: Sometimes...

How To Reset The MySQL Root User Password and Privileges

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Problem: I was developing using PHPMyAdmin when I added a new root user (with a host value of %), and removed the rights of the default root user. When you do that, you’ll get a gut-wrenching feel that you just made a huge boo-boo, find that suddenly everything will not work, and kick yourself in the ass. Fortunately, you have a fix. It’s in the mysqld –skip-grant-tables...

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