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Hi Guys,
I have a client with a Mac Book Pro with OSX 10.13. We discovered his Safari home page is set to http: slash slash search dot jimbrie dot com. It added some extensions as well.
I ran the attached code to reset Safari which took care of the extensions but cannot change the home page.
mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Desktop/Safari-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ Safari\ Extensions\ Gallery; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/Safari; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Cookies/Cookies.binarycookies; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/Apple\ -\ Safari\ -\ Safari\ Extensions\ Gallery; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/PubSub/Database; \
rm -Rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/

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I have followed several websites that tell you to go into various Library folders and manually delete suspicious files. I have found nothing suspicious in the designated library folders. I even ran Malwarebytes for Mac but no luck. In addition, I cannot find any suspicious the Applications folder that matches known malware pertaining to jimbrie dot com.

Any suggestions for changing the homepage from http: slash slash search dot jimbrie dot com ?
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I am looking for a SW tool like Excel or AirTable that can handle records/lines that are subordinate to another record/line, Parent/Child.  Or even a database tool, if an average End-User can handle it by themselves.
For Example, like this in Excel:
  1    Car      Red      Mustangs        Convertible
  2                2015    11000 miles    $24,500      
  3                2011     37,500 miles  $21,750
  4                2013     22,000 miles  $19,000
  5   Truck   White   Tacomas         Ext Cab      
  6                2017    12,500 miles   $18,750
  7                2014    43,000 miles   $21,950
So in this example I have 3 Cars and 2 Trucks ... the issue is that I want to be able to SORT on Car or Truck and have those sub-items (like "2015  11000 miles  $24,500" stay together under each parent item.  And the option to show or hide those sub-items would be awesome, so I can print a Report either way !!!
Solution can be on Mac, Windows, Online, any method.
Thanks all in advance for any help!
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I Really hate Apple's little "Reminders" app and would love to be rid of it. But of course it is protected in OSX! I've tried all the likely hi-end un-installers, even TinkerToolSystem, but with no luck. That app is STAYING PUT!
I feel certain that one of you Experts out there will know a way to kill "Reminders."
Here's my system info:

Model Name:      iMac
OSX Ver 10.11.6 El Capitan
  Model Identifier:      iMac16,2
  Processor Name:      Intel Core i5
  Processor Speed:      3.1 GHz
  Number of Processors:      1
  Total Number of Cores:      4
  L2 Cache (per Core):      256 KB
  L3 Cache:      4 MB
  Memory:      8 GB
  Boot ROM Version:      IM162.0206.B00
  SMC Version (system):      2.32f20
  Hardware UUID:      D4B98A7B-2DD0-5340-B795-460C71675BD5

Any bright ideas out there?

I have one table with fields for COSTCENTRE and ANNUALBUDGET.
The table has 7 records

I have another table with fields for COSTCENTRE, ACTUAL and TOTALACTUAL (which is a summary of the ACTUAL)
There are many records in this table

I want a report that shows the COSTCENTRE, its BUDGET and the total of all the transactions for that cost centre on the same line.
I would also like to see the variance between the BUDGET and the TOTALACTUAL
How do I do this?

The tables are related through the COSTCENTRE fieldKHub-for-EE.fmp12

Many thanks

Without making a short story long, how can I delete all the music from my iPhone 7 & start over?
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Does anyone know what I need to change to get this VBA code to work in Excel for Mac? It works fine in Windows.

It is a show/hide toggle button for rows while the caption on the button changes as well. I used a form button (not ActiveX).

Sub HideDone()
Dim Shp As Shape
   Set Shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes(Application.Caller)
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      Shp.TextFrame.Characters.Text = "Hide Done"
   End If
End Sub

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The message I get is
Run-time error 1004
Method 'TextFrame' of object 'Shape' failed

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If Shp.TextFrame.Characters.Text = "Hide Done" Then
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Can anyone recommend a Performance Test Benchmark software for Apple Mac's running OS X?

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user got new iphone

user got a person I havnt met to perhaps import a back up of the iphone OR they put in a hotmail account they know longer have access or know password to

when i try to log out (even though he isnt logged in!) it wont let me

option to create new account ...

I use his existing gmail account and it says ...  account already in use ...

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Apple Software

Programs written for the Apple operating systems are distinguished from software created for other operating systems in that it must be approved by Apple for use on its devices, whether it is from Apple (Final Cut, iWork, Keynote, Logic Pro and GarageBand are popular titles), or is a third party application from Parallels, Nuance, Microsoft and Amazon, among many others.