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How to open “.” files for editing with text editors on macintosh

"." files like ".bashrc" are invisible to the finder. How do you make them visible so you can open then inside editors like textedit or sublime?
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Mac Air Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation and USB3 Hurdles

I am trying to load windows 7 on a new Mac Air(OS X 10.9 Mavericks) using Boot camp, a downloaded windows 7 iso file, and USB3 flash drive. No obvious issues with stepping through the initial phases ...
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How can I identify what is slowing down my mac when nothing is eating up CPU?

Sometimes I'll have characters appearing slowly on screen, an unwelcome beach ball or pages like google images will freeze while scrolling. When this happens often all seems calm in activity monitor, ...
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Cmd-Tab will not send dialogue to background

Hi I recently did a clean install of Mavericks 10.9.4 as I was having numerous issues from upgrading. Although everything is running well I have noticed that active dialogue boxes such as a large file ...
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Mac OS X Internet Sharing VPN Over WIFI - Selective IP Address Routing

I am using internet sharing to share a VPN PPTP Connection over Wi-Fi. My Mac Mini is an access point and I have clients connecting through it. This works a treat and all devices connecting to my ...
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Chrome Omnibox Origin Chip

Chrome's omnibox origin chip is become default every page, however, it enabled when i hit the tab key in autocomplete in search pages before the last update. How can i change it to old version? ...
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Boot Lubuntu on usb by reusing the boot function of an application? (in this case: DiskWarrior)

I have tried a lot of different stuff to get Lubuntu installed on my Macbook 1,1 (first Intel macbook). I just won't get a usb to boot. For the sake of comparison, it does work on my new Mac Mini ...
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how to control bandwidth in Ethernet bridge created in MAC PRO

I have a Mac PRO. It has two Ethernet ports mounted on board. I have created a bridge between these two ports, and the bridge is working fine. Now I want to control the bandwidth for the devices ...
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Mac Terminal - Color Co-ordinated

I would like to create a couple of short cuts on my iMac which ssh on to my dev box and on to my prod box. I would like my dev connection to use the settings something similar to home-brew (green text ...
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partition icons disappeared after installing windows 7.

I installed windows 7 on macbookPro OS X Lion. The mac partition doesn't appear in startup menu anymore and windows 7 boots automatically. The option/alt key only brings up an option for windows. The ...
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Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up SAFARI

When ever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for mac keeper. The website is called ...
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Keeping Microsoft from auto starting on Mac

Whenever I start up my Mac Mini (running OS Mavericks) or Macbook Air (OS 10.9), I have to wait while Word and Excel automatically load and open. I've tried stopping this from happening via system ...
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Mavericks Dock Lag

Im having an weird bug on my MacBook Pro. When I start the machine, the dock have some graphic lag, the same when I open and close windows. The solution is simple, just open the AutoCAD and close it ...
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Guest Account Issue (OSX 10.9.4)

I really would appreciate some help with a problem I am having with the guest account on my iMacs. I have a custom dock and settings however when I log out and quickly log back in it loads a default ...
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how to create new partition in unallocated disk

how to create new partition in the red-arrow pointing unallocated disk And I don't want to lose any data in existing COMMON partition. I haven't made any copy of common partition.
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Dynamically discover new IP address of device upon new network

I carry my phone and laptop with me everywhere, and I have many software solutions that communicate through Wi-Fi. (For example, I can play/stop/pause the music on my laptop using my cell phone). ...
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Xcode keeps showing the beachball when I select something

When I select something in the xcode editor and then try to select some other text, the spinning beachball comes up and i have to wait for a couple of seconds before i can continue working. I have the ...
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Mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything.

Hooked up external monitor but display not mirrored . F5 nor F8 work to get mirrored display? Given the mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything o its screen
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Mounting HFS Volume on Win 7

I have an HFS volume on a USB disk. When I plug it in, Windows wants to format. I've had not luck with HFS Explorer. I go to Disk Management -> Right click the HFS disk and select Properties -> Goto ...
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Installing EclipseFP on Mac OS X

I am trying to install EclipseFP. I'm running OS X Mavericks. I've tried following both the official installation instructions and the advice in this answer on SU, but I'm still having the same ...
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my macbook pro keeps shutting off itself after a while its opened

my macbook pro keeps shutting off itself after a while its opened.i went to the system log and got these message Dec 16 16:13:45 macs-MacBook-Pro.local xpcd[187]: Info.plist does not contain an ...
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Disable clamshell mode in OS X Mountain Lion

I am running OS X 10.8.5 with an external monitor, and whenever I close the lid of my laptop it automatically goes into clamshell mode so that all the screen contents switch to the external monitor. ...
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Access my local host website via internet from anywhere using ip with port forwarding

Sorry, I'm a software guy, don't know much about networking. I saw similar posts, but I'm not able to make it work by following it. I'm on Mac. My IP is dynamic IP. My Mac is connected to a wireless ...
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Moving downloaded OneDrive file off Mac external drive

I've managed to download a 4.86gb file off OneDrive Cloud to a Mac. Now it won't allow me to move/copy it to an external drive. If I try any Mac file it doesn't like it either. But if I copy a file ...
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THC-Hydra Installation on Mac OS X

I've been trying to install thc-hydra on my Macbook lately but I haven't been able to get it work as I keep on getting the following error. gcc -I. -O3 -pie -fPIE -fstack-protector-all --param ...
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Input Source Language keeps changing on Mac OS X 10.9.2 — how to make the computer keep my desired setting?

First time posting on this site so hopefully I am posting it in the right place. Apologies if not. I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2009). I have my input source language set ...
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I want to backup bootcamp and Macintosh HD hard drive to my external hard drive using Disk Utility. How Can I do that?

My Macbook pro has got completely messed up. It has the regular Mountain Lion and Windows 8 installed through Bootcamp. I guess some startup file got corrupted and now Mac wouldnt repair even when I ...
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Files cannot be renamed or removed, they reappear after unmount/mount

I am unable to format my SDXC card. I have tried all the ways I could come up with, including but not limited to; mac disk utility: verify + repair disk Erase partition (zero out, 3 pass, 7 pass) ...
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unlock a mac with a program

Does anyone know of a way to make a program or simple script that could be run that would have the capability of unlocking my mac and/or security prompts in osx mavericks. I understand that a user ...
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Recovery: what to do when MBR is deleted (Mac)

A bit of background I have an old Macbook (early 2006, Core Duo) that was is in a pretty severe condition, since one of the two memory slots behaves abnormally when I lift the laptop just slightly ...
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How can I find out why a wired file transfer is slower than wireless from MacBook to USB HD attached to Boxee Box?

If I transfer files via wireless from my MacBook (Mavericks) to the USB hard drive connected to my Boxee Box, I get over 900 kB/s. If I run the same file transfer over a wired connection it barely ...
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Can One Automatically Set The Speed Of A Youtube Video To 1.25, 1.50, or 2.0?

I can set Youtube videos to automatically play in the large view with 720p enabled using Magic Actions for YouTube. Is there any way to do this with speed? Also, is there a way to control Youtube ...
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How to find text files with a certain phrase (including quotation marks) on mac?

I want to find all text files containing source-code like class="some class". When using the Finder search, it is not working, seems like Finder is looking for "some class". Recommendations to other ...
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Error connecting to synergy on mac server

I installed synergy. I ran it on mac OS X mavericks 10.9.4. When I open synergy on the mac a window pops up quickly and disappears. Then, I connect from my windows workstation and get an error: ...
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Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9.4) Chrome: shortcut for “Search With Google”

I would like to replicate this on my new MacBook running Mavericks 10.9.4 Mac OS X (Lion) Chrome: shortcut for “Search With Google” Mac OS X (Lion) Chrome: shortcut for "Search With ...
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Arrow keys on Mac stopped working

I have a Mac and a keyboard. Recently my arrow keys just stopped working and I have to use my mouse to move from cell to cell.
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After VPN connection how to send all traffic in Mac Maverick O/S [duplicate]

where is "send all traffic over VPN" button in maverick o/s Please provide screen shots. Regards
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Batch format and convert word documents in mac OSX

I am looking for a way to format multiple word documents (in a same formatting) and then save them as PDF. Specifically: Format orientation, page margins, page columns, and font. Save the formatted ...
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Change Application icon in MAC 10.9.3 in the Pre-build setup file (Customizing Firefox icon)

I want to change my the icon of Firefox 24.6 version for MAC OS (10.9.3), in the pre-build setup file. So the new image displays after the installation. I put my new icon in the Contents--> Resources ...
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How do I read a PDF in 2 simultaneous views (split view) / Mac

Sometimes I need to see and read two different parts of the same document at the same time (e.g. reading the explanation of a chart while viewing it). How can I do that? Is there any PDF reader with ...
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Mac Console Log Messages, reccuring issue

My log file is littered with the following entries: (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Exited with code: 1 (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds As you can imagine, this ...
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Can't format or partition disk on Macbook Pro

I erased my second partition to make first partition larger and now I can't resize or even add second partition. Every time I repair disk it needs to be repaired. Here is log from diskutil list: ...
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Trying to fully remove a bluetooth device from Mavericks

So I've run into an issue. I had been using my bluetooth headset that I use with my laptop for a few Google Hangout calls and the quality was awful so I stopped. My problem is now that whenever I ...
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Terminal command for infinite execution of application

I tried almost every keyword on Google and still didn't came up with an answer. So hopefully one of you knows. What is the terminal command keep a application running after it fails or stopped ...
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Can I transfer data from an old Dell laptop to an external hard drive and then be able to transfer it to a new Apple laptop

My daughter has a new Apple laptop. Her old laptop is an older Dell Inspiron. It runs Windows XP. The Dell has pictures and videos of her son (my grandson), we want to transfer to an external hard ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks: Applications not opening

My System Preferences: 27-inch, Mid 2011 Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB Serial Number C02H2A7YDHJP Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) I ...
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How can I keep using older versions of Skype?

Skype discontinued support for older versions of their Mac desktop software. This morning, my desktop software stopped letting me log in and forced me to upgrade. But I'm relying on a previous ...
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How can I transfer all of the contents of my hard drive from my MacBook Pro to my MacBook Air?

I would like to transfer my documents, pics, and music from my old laptop to my new laptop and would really like to do it wirelessly. I had someone help me do it from my old PC laptop to the first ...
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OSX: Shortcuts that only work in certain apps

I noticed there seem to be groups of apps that either all work or all don't work with certain groups of shortcuts. Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 such shortcuts for 2 kinds of operations: ...