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Use killall command to kill taskbar (Side with apple logo)? (Mac)

I am not looking to kill the SystemUIServer, but the other side with the apple logo. (Im basically trying to make the apple logo on the upper left corner of my screen reload using the killall command ...
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OSX Terminal to colour logs using custom regex

When using IntelliJ we have a handy plugin (GrepConsole) that will colour the output of the program. It allows to define Regex patterns and colour rules for each... However when the program is ...
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Add a custom terminal command to context menu in mac

Is there a way to add a custom command when I right click a folder in mac? I have a global NPM module which I run like this from the terminal: ~ make-assets The behaviour I want to achieve is ...
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Get shell script to run without terminal window open on mac? [duplicate]

I need to be able to run a shell script without a terminal appearing. I also cannot use Automator as that shows a swirling icon on the menubar. I run 10.10.5 if that helps
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how to remove content belong to another mac mini

I have two mac mini. One of them has almost full hard disk cause it can not be recoveried automatically. mac mini(2010) can not bootup I hope use another new mac mini access the hard disk of this mac ...
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How do I color code a scatter plot in Excel?

I'm trying to create a scatter plot in Excel, where the data has multiple ways of being identified. For example, say there's a list of stores I want to analyze, and I want to attach the store number ...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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mac mini(2010) can not bootup

I have an old mac mini (2010 type) memory has been upgraded to 4M hard disk 110g used, 2g free left yesterday when I reboot the mac mini it always displayed the small circle then shutdown ...
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How does Adobe CC launch itself?

Adobe Creative Cloud is not listed here ... but it opens when I login. How?
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What devices can I use Linux on? [closed]

I have a new project requiring a touch screen enabling me to write as one might wish to do on Paint for instance. I just can't write with an ordinary mouse. Anyway, I need a new device, and my issue ...
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mac silent pdf print via terminal

Is there some way to print pdf file on mac via terminal (silent print), using python or some other technologies? Here is example for Windows
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Mount network share point at login - Mac Network

I've recently taken charge of a suite of 25 macs + mac server. The network is a school network with a 150ish users between 4/5 class groups. I've made network folders on a raid drive attached to the ...
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Run Script on OSX Automatically

How can I run a script I made on my mac automatically. It needs to run once a day. Because it requires rsync the mac needs to be connected to the internet and I have realised when it is sleeping wifi ...
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How do I (admin) add an existing user to a Mac OS X with missing user ID?

I restored a Mac and now only have admin and guest as a user. I know group name, user name, apple id and account name. I do not know user ID, aliases, login shell, UUID or directory. 2 Question: ...
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Booting Kali Linux on Mac, it doesn't let me install it

I'm on this issue from one week, and still I can't solve it. I'm on a Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I want to install kali linux on my external hard disk, and I find some guides online. But, when ...
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FFMEG won't transcode from 7.1 AAC to 7.1 eAC3

Have been trying to convert my video files from AAC to eAC3. I don't have Adobe Media Encoder, and am trying to do this with FFMPEG. Any help is Note: I have copies of the following software that ...
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Access Home Network from an External IP Address

So I'm tapping into the PhilipsHue API to turn on/off. However, I can only do this on my home's internal network and so I want to be able to access it from the outside so here is what I tried after ...
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Sharing WiFi on Mac: Automatically turn off when not used for, say, an hour

I often use Internet Sharing to share my internet connection to WiFi on my Mac when friends are over with their tablets and then forget to turn Internet Sharing off. I prefer to have Internet Sharing ...
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Firefox: howto force loading of all images (disable image lazy loading with scrolling)

More and more sites uses image lazy loading (JavaScript that loads images during scrolling). I wish to force loading all images in Firefox and Feed Reader. In Reeder 3.0 you see only placeholders: ...
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virtual dmg image keeps reloading and never goes away even after ejecting on OS X

I am on OS X 10.11.5 I've downloaded a demo software which came in a DMG file. I double clicked the DMG file and as expected it showed up on the desktop and in the Finder's side bar as a drive would. ...
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How many cores does my Mac have?

I am confused, because when I see my mac about window, I see That I have 1 Processor and 4 cores. But when I run htop, I see 8 cores What am I missing?
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How to solve heat problems Ubuntu (16.04) on MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

I have recently installed Ubunut, latest version (16.04) and am using EFI to boot. Minutes after starting up, the computer heats up to around 70C. I can't seem to install the applesmc-dkms. Anyone ...
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Where does Apple store apple ID within an app

I had to switch Apple IDs, and some of my previous apps original downloaded from the Apple Store aren't updating anymore (Apple asks me to login to my previous account, which I cannot do now). Is ...
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Snow Leopard instant Kernel Panic, no boot

While downloading a program called "multibeast" in Snow Leopard, the machine crashed. The only part of the program I loaded was the kext & enablers files. Now, my Mac crashes without booting. ...
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Big arrow in El Capital icon alias

Do you know what it means these big arrows in the icon alias? I know that the small arrows means that this is an alias (a kind of symbolic link).
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Snow Leopard installation kernel panic

Okay so, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on a partition of a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that's otherwise running El Capitan completely fine (I'm typing this message using it right now). I need Snow ...
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Getting a self assigned IP address in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a Mac Mini

I have had a situation where I cannot access the internet and the network preferences list ethernet interface connected to DSL modem has self assigned IP address and cannot connect. It is set to ...
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install Macbook drivers with only windows OS in a Macbook

I managed to delete the OSX and installing Windows 10 , but i had a difficulties to install OSX drivers like sound , webcam , wifi ... Since i didn't use bootcamp , and i have windows 10 Alone . how ...
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What is the purpose of /home on a mac? [migrated]

On linux, (which I am used to), /home is the place where home folders live. On a mac, home is some kind of crazy mutant: $ mount /dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, ...
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Use Menu key as FN on Mac

I'm on a Mac and I use the functions keys as regular keys, not brightness/volume/etc keys. But now I bought a keyboard which does not have an FN key. Is there any program I could use to make the Menu ...
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Reduce size of mp4 video

I have an mp4 file but it is huge and I want to reduce the size. I can't use MovieMaker because it treats it as an audio (Vista). If I rename to mpg it complains about codec missing. How can I reduce ...
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Remove stray SoftRAID kext

I uninstalled SoftRAID from my MBP, although when I check what kexts I have on /Library/Extensions, I can see is still there. Is not loaded, though. Is it safe to simply do a rm -rf to SoftRAID.kext, ...
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Multiple instances Elmedia Player mac

For opening several windows of VLC I have a script like this: on run do shell script "open -n /Applications/VLC.app" end run on open theFiles repeat with theFile in theFiles do shell ...
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Change Main Display via Keyboard Shortcut or command line in Mac OS X

I am using OS X 10.11.3 (15D21) with one monitor and one projector. Mirroring is turned off. Mac OS X has an option to switch the main display (the display that has the upper menu) via the System ...
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How to remap right-command and right-option/alt on mac to be the [{ and ]} keys respectively

I haven't been able to find a setting or a program yet that lets me map the right-command and the right-option keys on my mac keyboard to be type-able characters. I am trying to do this because it ...
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Some online applications and websites not working properly on Mac OSX

Some websites and some online applications are working and some are not. Skype and Discord do not connect, for example. I assumed this would be a DNS problem and tried changing it to another one, ...
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.bash_profile broke my ipython, conda

I am using a Mac OSX, updated my bash_profile after following the instructions in one of the Udacity courses. However I am no longer able to access to my ipython notebook or even conda. I get the ...
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Wire connection with repetitor

At home I have only 3 ethernet points from fiber, one is using a router do give wireless access. the other 2 are not been used. As the wireless signal is week in many points of the house, I could ...
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Windows 10 EFI installation in MBP 8.2 (without bootcamp)

I know this topic has been covered extensively, but trust me, this has not been resolved yet: I want to do an EFI Windows 10 installation on a MacBookPro8.2 (early 2011) running El Capitan. Using ...
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can a Windows 7 desktop remote control a MacBook Pro to get greater screen resolution, like on a 2560 x 1440 monitor?

Presently, I use Teamviewer to remote into the MacBook, from Windows. But it just uses the same resolution as the little Mac's screen. Is there a way to get more resolution out of a MacBook Pro by ...
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Password keychan forgotten, not the login one ( ArubaKey )

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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Yosemite corestorage volumes not created in order

I need to create multiple partitions in a Yosemite(10.10.5) CoreStorage Volume in a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014. MACOS (Yosemire) DEVELOPER to symlink var/local and other(s) WINDOWS (Windows OS) ...
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Linux - scan for mac address and host name

I have a list of MAC addresses that I would like to get the host names for. I've tried a number of different ways but haven't come up with an answer. Looking for command line tool.
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top equivalent to show I/O per process (per second) on mac/osx

Is there a top-like (visual) tool which can show per process disk I/O (kb/sec)? The question was already asked at Monitor disk activity, á la top, or nettop (per process) on a Mac? and What'...
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Text Substitution on a Mac

My question is regarding the text substitution feature of my MacBook Air running El Capitan. Are the substitutions stored in an editable file somewhere on my system? If so, where? If not, is there ...
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Does Yosemite 10.10.5 comes with nginx?

I am a little confused why a fresh Yosemite 10.10.5 seems to have a nginx process. If I issue the command ps ax | grep "nginx" or ps aux|grep nginx I get: 1266 s000 R+ 0:00.00 grep nginx ...
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How to permanently install external extension on Chrome Mac OS X

I've already viewed this post but it doesn't answer my question. When I install a packed extension from my file system, it works for one session but then the next time I open Chrome, I get this alert: ...
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How to make Mac OS X <Cmd-f> “find” feature local to application window

Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Sometimes I open up multiple windows of TextEdit and multiple tabs on Chrome and use the Cmd-f to find certain text. In each window, I'm looking for different texts. ...
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Get my 4G router Huawei e5172 to work on battery power

I have a Huawei LTE CPE e5172 4G router, the router have a little spot in the back for battery connection, so I went ahead and purchased a battery pack for it. The battery is charging, and there is ...
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Can I seperate Lan traffic over Ethernet port of Mac and Internet over Wifi?

My home network is simple. My wife and I have computers upstairs (offices on 2 floors) whereas the Internet access router is downstairs. I'm on a Mac (OS10.11), she's on PC (Windows 8). All traffic, ...