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How to get Mac to recognise Arduino? Possible drivers?

So I have a Arduino Uno clone which works fine when connected to a Windows machine but isnt recognised by my Mac (Using Yosemite) as a USB device or by the ArduinoIDE. Anyone experienced similar ...
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Is there any limitation for having many files in a directory in Mac OS X?

I have > 100,000 files in a directory in my MacOS X and looks it is slow for my script to read a file in them. Is there any limitation or recommendation to have that many files? Should I split them ...
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Full screen apps on a dual-screen mac

I've got a mac mini running OS X 10.9.3 right now, but every time I try to full-screen a program (Dota2 for example), or a Youtube video the 2nd screen turns grey and is utterly useless. I thought ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcuts to Preview app on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I want to assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Blank Page" menu item in Preview on Mac OS X Yosemite. Keyboard shortcuts on Mac are easy to assign, so I thought it would just work: It appears I can't ...
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Github for Mac installs a webserver, github conduit. Is that a security risk?

Github for Mac is a helpful app provided for free by the people at Github.com. It's an OS/X GUI for simple operations with git, and works quite well. It turns out that when I visit a repo on ...
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Mac OS X Network Issue

I have a OS X Server application that is running on one of my servers. It has Chat enabled and it works just fine, but it disconnects me and other clients often. I assume that the issue comes from ...
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OS X in a virtual machine on Windows [on hold]

I want to create a PhoneGap app for iOS for distribution through Apple store. My development environment is on a Windows PC, but it seems that Apple developer tools do not work on anything but OS X. ...
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How to make a Firefox profile link on the Desktop of a Mac?

I want to a link file on Desktop just like windows for: /Volumes/Mackintosh HD/Applications/Firefox.app -p -no-remote "politics_x64" In other words, please imagine there is a link file named 1.lnk ...
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Which Apple laptop should a developer buy? [on hold]

I am developer. I have been working on Windows OS installed on Dell laptop or almost all my life. Now, I need to change to use an apple laptop. I need your advice please since, unfortunately, I have ...
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What is atos? It keeps popping up on my Mac

So what is atos? It keeps popping up in on my mac screen that I need to give my password to let it do something. Is this a virus or is my Mac being hacked? Please help!!!
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Apache and VirtualHosts in OS X 10.10

So I've been using the default OS X install of Apache for a few years with no real issues beyond my own idiocy. However, I recently upgraded my MacBook to 10.10 Yosemite and now my VirtualHosts have ...
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Closing SugarSync Mac app window with AppleScript

I am trying to set up an AppleScript that will open some apps (including SugarSync) after startup so I don't need to have them as login items. It works, except that with SugarSync it also opens the ...
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Canon Printer - Strange issue on Mac (ccpd wants to connect to the internet)

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and my native firewall is active. Whenever I restart/open my computer, I see a messagebox that asks me whether I want to allow ccpd to connect to the internet or not. I ...
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Move Large Apple Mail .mbox Folders to Gmail

I have e-mail from accounts that no longer existed archived in Apple Mail, in their .mbox format. Does anyone have recommendations on how to move the messages to Google Mail, so they'll be more ...
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Key combination Ctrl + \ is not working inside virtual Parallels machine in MacOS

I'm new to Mac world, just got a Macbook with OSX Yosemite. I'm using Windows software for work and I have installed Windows 7 within Parallels Desktop. I used to use Far Manager for file operations. ...
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Mac internal clock won't reset

OK, so my computer died today, it reset the clock to a long time ago, this has happened before i just reset the clock and everything was fine, i did the same today and it has updated on the surface ...
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error when installing Mac OS X on virtualBox [on hold]

this error comes to me when I want to install ( Mac OS X ) on VirtualBox VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and ...
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Any way to specify which Internet connection to use on a Mac?

I am currently connected to both an Ethernet and Wi-Fi connection (different networks.) Is there a way I can tell my web browser to use one connection and another web browser to use the other?
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I can't open a Word doc because it's being used by someone else

I'm the only one using this computer. When I'm done with a document, I close it. Why would I be getting this pop up message? Then it asks if I want to open a copy of it but doesn't let me.
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Go to the Desktop on my Mac [duplicate]

I really want to go to my desktop on my Mac to find files. I'm new to the Mac, so I have been minimizing other windows to get there. What's the secret key combo?
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how to know if there is malware in mac osx [closed]

I have followed this guide here and ran below scripts in sequence to look at the output https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4243511?tstart=0 1) kextstat -kl | awk '!/com\.apple/{printf "%s %s\n", ...
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How do I stop Mac PowerPoint 2011 from using ligatures in font?

I'm working back and forth between Mac Powerpoint and Windows PowerPoint, and I think some problems are being introduced by the ligatures that the Mac automatically uses with its fonts (for example, ...
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Customize mac spotlight search extensions to categories - possible?

I love spotlight search, but some unusual file types get categorized as "Other", which means they end at the bottom of the search results. Is it possible to edit some plists or other config to add ...
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Why is oracle instant client so slow on OSX?

I have both a PC and Mac environment setup to connect to the same Oracle server. Both are using Oracle instant client 11.2.0.4 and are on the same network. Both machines are similarly configured ...
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Convert PNG to Multi-page PDF

I've seen a lot of posts about how to convert a multi-page PDF to PNG but I'm wondering how I can go in the opposite direction if I have the size of each page I want made.
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How to switch writing direction (LTR/RTL) in Word 2013 on Mac

I'm working on a content table and the levels' text in coming on the right and the pages on the left, how can I make the text on the left and the numbers go on the right side? Thanks.
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MAC use VPN on PC to access corporate servers [closed]

Disclaimer: I don't use windows and I don't have a lot of network setup experience (I have searched, and could not tell if any of the other answers applied to this case). I am a contractor and about ...
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Can not remove rEFInd on my macbook pro

I am trying to remove rEFInd so I run the command sudo rm -r /EFI/refind and I get the response: rm: /EFI/refind: No such file or directory My location is /Volumes/ESP/EFI anyone know what is ...
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Mac Trackpad + Wireless Trackpad and natural scrolling in Visual Studio

I got used to natural scrolling on OSX, and I'd like to enjoy the same in Windows (using Bootcamp; of course it already works under Parallels) I have a partial solution working, which is using ...
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Best approach for multiple virtual Mac OS environments

I'd like to test a piece of software against as many different versions of Mac OS as possible. If I was to do this with Windows I could use something like VMware to install multiple versions on the ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBookPro2,2 running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Boot Camp?

The installation & setup guide says I need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later. I have a MacBook Pro introduced in October 2006. I have my Snow Leopard installation disk, and can obtain a ...
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Put macbook display screen to sleep but leave external monitor on?

Im connecting my macbook to my TV via the mini display port. If I put the laptop screen to sleep (via a hot corner) the TV screen also goes dark. How can I put the laptop screen to sleep but leave the ...
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A PC laptop with the hardware quality comparable to Macs' [closed]

I recently bought a MacBook Pro with Retina display and the quality of its hardware really impresses me. I also own an Asus laptop (with Windows installed) and I liked it a lot… untill I started using ...
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Mampstack Mysql won't start in Yosemite

So I have a problem with the latest OSX version : I installed Yosemite, and now I can't start the mysql server in mampstack I came across that link and tried to edit the scripts but I don't have edit ...
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How to remove folders from Bittorrent Sync

We're starting to use BT Sync to distribute files across our network. The problem is we would like to remove old shares from the main 'server machine'. With the application on the Mac there seems to ...
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MAC OS X - remote SCCM 2012 R2 client installation

I have came across a task to deploy CM client on couple MAC devices in order to manage them. I've watched several instruction videos about how to setup the site server and I'm pretty much clear on ...
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WD external hard drive turns off

I've got an external hard drive (WD500BMVU) that was dropped and now does not mount anymore if I connect it to my Laptop (Mac). When I connect it with the USB cable, the LED light goes on, I hear the ...
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Disable MacBook Pro from booting into OS X Installer

I've had problems with MacBook Pro some time ago - screen went black screen (probably GPU problems as there are lots of complains on the internet fitting my problem) and after that I couldn't boot ...
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What is the name of the controller used in Apple Mac systems? [closed]

There is a “controller” in the Apple Mac systems. When installing Mac OS X, it detects the controller and provides more features. What is the name of the controller?
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Can I use same SSID for dlink modem router and AirPort Time Capsule? [duplicate]

My ADSL modem/router is DLink (AC1200 dual band). I recently purchased a Mac and an Airport Time Capsule. The AirPort is connected via Ethernet cable to the DLink modem/router to increase range of ...
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How to get noise level data from microphone on Mac OSX? [closed]

I wasn't able to find this on search engine because most of the results were for fans and volume and such. Macbooks have a built-in microphone that has: The input level meter shows you how loud ...
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Mac crashes all time

Hi my mac is crashing but I really don't know why is happening. I searched in the web and forums but I couldn't find a similar crash log as mine. Here is the latest panic log from Console: Anonymous ...
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Mac OS X USB port recognized as 1.1 instead of 2.0

I have a Mac OS X v 10.5.8 and I use the USB device Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS to watch TV on it. This has worked fine until recently, but now it seems that the USB ports of my Mac are recognized ...
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Problems with Macbook Pro '13 Retina screen

I have a weird issue in my retina screen: Apple Applications have clear graphics, but when it comes to open other applications (eg: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop), all of the graphics stay blurred ...
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Disable discrete graphics card on MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro that is affected by the well known problem on the graphics card (AMD 6490M 256MB). Apple Forum thread Hopefully waiting for an Apple replacement program I want to ...
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Could slowness/sluggishness at startup on a new MacBook be a hardware issue?

Symptom 1: After selecting region, the OS setup UI froze, I’ve researched, went back (took some time for UI to respond, like minutes), and continued setup, no slowness after that point (might have ...
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Fedora on Mac: Random freezes

I have installed Fedora 20 on MacBook Pro (2009 edition) and sometimes my computer freezes and the only option for me is to hit the hardware restart button. It is a clean installation which I have ...
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What happens on Mac Air booting?

I am trying to install linux on my Mac Air i7 11" Mid-2012. How does booting work on these Macs? I have a GPT partition table, and AFAIK the process looks like this: Look for a partition with ...
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Apache can't load a web page after stopping in mac

I have Mac OS X 10.10. I configured my Apache to load web pages from Sites folder so when I boot my system Apache correctly loads my web pages from Sites Folder. When I type ps aux | grep httpd ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...