OS X :: Apps Installed Via MacPort Conflict With Builtin Apps?
Feb 28, 2010
For some reason I have to install some applications via MacPort, such like ImageMagick, however, I saw other applications(e.g. vi, vim, etc) also available via macport, there are already built-in programs like vi, if I install something via macport which are already built-in, will there be any problem or the newer ones just overwrite old ones?
I am running a fresh install of OSX Snow Leopard, and have been trying to install some the of the fonts I was using before using Font Book. The fonts are being added successfully and validating and are enabled. They are not showing up in any of my apps however, whether that be Photoshop, or OpenOffice etc. It seems that all types of fonts have issues, Opentype, TTF, etc.
I have two rows of installed apps packed in folders at the moment (and still so much space left on the first page), but Launchpad is putting every App I purchase over the MAS on a new (second) page. Is that a known issue? How can I fix this?
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Mid-2010, Core i7, 15" Antiglare
I notice that any new apps I try and install aren't launching.I tried to install the 30 day trial of Textmate and when clicking on App in Applications folder the icon just bounces on the dock permenantly.Clicking it again makes it disapear form the dock. I then tried to install BetterTouchTool and when I click on that absolutely nothing happens.Any apps installed prior open up fine.I did a Repair Disk and Disk Permissions, but nothing.I know it may be a loaded question potentially based on other apps I have installed, but hoping someone else has encountered and can at least point me on the right track.
I have a lot of apps that were already on my computer before the App Store came out (i.e. Evernote, iWork). However, the App Store never picks up that they're already installed. It would be great if the App store could see that type of thing. Does it? If so, how do I get it to scan for previously installed apps so that it knows what to look for when there are updates or upgrades?
Info: Macbook (black-2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8), iWork '09, iLife '09
This is likely a Snow Leopard issue, but since it's happening on my Macbook....
Icons are (mostly) not displaying. In Finder my /Applications folder is ok, but anything new I install into it will have a name but no icon. In /Applications/Utilities no icons are showing My dock is ok, so far at least. On my Desktop (my default folder for downloads) anything downloaded will have a name but no icon. When installing a new program no icon for the app displays, just the name.
How do Universal apps, actually compare in performance as compared to Intel binary apps? Yeah, sure, they're "native" speeds, but surely there must be some erformance hit? I mean, it DOES contain two binaries.
Specifically, things like iWeb*, iTunes**, GarageBand, iDVD, iMovie, all that shite, that I will never ever use? Or are there dependencies that aren't immediately obvious?PS. Before anyone says "but you NEED these programs!"
I have an iMac that is less than a year old and I have very few applications installed other than what comes on it. I recently received a message that my startup disk was almost full. I keep all of my media on an external drive, have an apple time machine that stores the backups. I purchased the Space Gremlin and there is nothing on the hard drive that shows it's taking up that much space. The 500 GB hard drive shows only 11 GB free.
Info: iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Under purchases I'm getting "you have not purchased any apps." Under Itunes in the Cloud all my apps are listed as hidden but when I click "view hidden purchases" it says I do not have any hidden purchases. I have three Macs and all are experiencing the same issue so this is an account problem and not a computer software problem. The funny thing is that it's still recognizing updates.Yes, I've tried signing out and back in to view my account with no luck. The only thing I did weird last night was I disabled the Itunes store and automatic downloading on one computer. This morning when I had the above problem I put all the settings back.
I have no idea what happened. it was working fine last week, and then the other day I tried to open up iMovie and i get "The operation could not be completed / An unexpected error occurred (error code -10810)" This happens every time i try to open anything in my applications folder. the programs on my dock open up fine.
I'm looking for a way to keep distraction to a minimum when working. I'd like to have an app (or a setting) that enables me to automatically hide any apps that I switch out of. Are there any apps or hidden settings within OS X out there that would solve this issue for me? I know about Spirited Away, but it doesn't work for me and hasn't been updated in a while.
I have a new 21.5" iMac and have been playing around with everything. When I started two weeks ago I had an Apps folder with the Apps logo on the dock to the right of the dotted separation. All the applications are there lined up with the first application showing but for my consternation I cannot put the Applications in there folder like it was when I started out two weeks ago. This is the Snow Leopard OS.
When you sync your iPhone you sometimes get the following message:
Itunes has found purchased items on the iphone thats arenot present in your itunes library.
There are two reasons for this:
1. I have deleted apps in iTunes that I don't want, but not on the iPhone. I don't want to transfer the apps back to iTunes because I want them gone.
2. I have bought apps on the iPhone that I do want to keep. I want these transferred to iTunes.
So if I have both types 1 and 2 then there is no good answer. Preferably iTunes should offer to sync and choose which apps to transfer and what not to transfer. Is there a way to change this behaviour? By the time I sync I don't know what I've done so I'm usually not sure how to answer the question. Sometimes I like to bulk delete apps in iTunes--it is easier than doing it on the iPhone.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), also iPhone 4
Some weeks ago, I installed OS X Yosemite, as shown on my App Store, that was a "System Update available for my IMac 2009". Followed all the steps, normally and installed it as I did many other times ago (with the Maverick, Mountain Lion, OS X).
Just after the installation, I noticed that every single folder or program that depends on "Apple", stopped working.
Examples: Office package opens normally, so as Firefox. But, IPhoto, ITunes, Safari and App Store itself do not.
When trying to reinstall Yosemite or return to the one I had before, using App Store became impossible. Even the "Apple Icon" on the top left corner does not work. I click, it flashes, just IF it was ready to open, but nothing happens, seams that have something stopping the "loading process" of the software.
Besides using mac os to install & uninstall apps, what are the best apps out there that can; dwonload from the internet & off a thumb drive all types of files like dmgs, zip files & other odd files types, & install them properly on my mac
And a app that properly & completely uninstalls apps, without leaving thngs in the registry
I accidentally dropped my "Applications Folder" off my Dock when I first got my Mac and it disappeared. When I put it back by dragging the applications folder onto the Dock, instead of assuming the Applications Folder logo, it took on the logo of the first application in my Applications Folder: the Address book. Now, my desktop permanantly has the picture of the Address Book instead of the picture of the Applications Folder.
How do I fix this? ive followed other thread advice with no luck. Is there a way to re-set the Dock? Where does the logo live and how do I get it back there?
While waiting or time machine to sort itself out, i decided to load up the chess game. For some reason, there is no GUI or anything and the window has only got minimize and maximize buttons. I can't seem to close it at all? Also it seems to have opened this speech recognition thing, there is no menu for this either to close it down.
So I just had a weird system crash. All apps started Not responding, had to force quit a bunch, and eventually reboot. This is a clean install of Leopard. Can anyone shed any light on this....here are the messages from the system.log at the time things started crashing.
Nov 1 16:23:03 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd: Backup requested by automatic scheduler Nov 1 16:23:03 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd: Starting standard backup Nov 1 16:23:03 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/MacBackup/Backups.backupdb Nov 1 16:23:04 computername /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd: No pre-backup thinning needed: 537.2 MB requested (including padding), 266.06 GB available Nov 1 16:23:37 computername SMARTReporter: Drive: 'ST3500630AS (MacHD | 9QG47E2B | disk0)' Status: SMARTOK (S.M.A.R.T. condition not exceeded, drive OK) Nov 1 16:23:38 computername SMARTReporter: Drive: 'WDC WD5000KS-00MNB0 (MacHD2 | WD-WCANU1836615 | disk1)' Status: SMARTOK (S.M.A.R.T. condition not exceeded, drive OK) Nov 1 16:23:38 computername SMARTReporter: Drive: 'WDC WD2500JS-41SGB0 (Tiger | WD-WCANY2009257 | disk2)' Status: SMARTOK (S.M.A.R.T. condition not exceeded, drive OK) Nov 1 16:23:48 computername ReportCrash: Formulating crash report for process quicklookd Nov 1 16:23:48 computername Finder: [QL ERROR] (file://localhost/Library/Fonts/%23HeadlineA.dfont) Error sending request to Quick Look server: (ipc/mig) server died - retrying once
Only thing I did different is at one point I used Cover Flow to browse my Fonts folder. Not sure if that has anything to do with the quicklook server errors early on.