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remap kinesis keyboard with modifier keys

I just purchased a kinesis advantage and would like to remap the "delete" key (delete character right of cursor) to [shift] [Back Space] using [prgrm] [f12 Remap]. This failed as [Shift] is now ...
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Windows 7 and 8/Mac OS X 10.8-10.10 Active Desktop replica

I would like to ask you if you have any idea of a simple application that can replace my desktop image(picture) with a URL source. Any additional options are welcome aboard. It doesn't necessarily ...
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How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
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Create OS X Yosemite Virtual Machine using DMG in VMWare Workstation

I have downloaded Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 DMG file from torrent and want to create a new virtual machine in VMware Workstation so that i may have clean install of Mac OS X Yosemite. Googling around ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
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How to fix /etc/hosts which doesn't work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I've updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. /etc/hosts file was working in 10.9.5. But after update it doesn't. Are you have any ideas how to fix it? UPDATE: I found that my problem is similar to this one. ...
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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How can I prevent a LaunchAgent from running automatically but enable it to run when loaded via the command line?

I like using the idea of using LaunchAgents to manage services that run in the background on OS X, but there are a few that I don't use often so I wish they would not start automatically. Is there a ...
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Hiding Table Borders in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I want to see the table borders in the document when I am editing it but not when I go to print the document. I am using Microsoft Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro. Is there any way to do this? Aside from ...
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borked XAMPP upgrade — any way to rebuild my database if i saved var/mysql folder?

After I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, the mySQL server on my XAMPP install stopped turning on. XAMPP released an upgrade that fixed this. So, I copied and pasted my "htdocs" and "var/mysql" folders ...
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Looking for Video Player to Cycle Through Files Easily

I'd like a Video Player for MAC that know how to play most video formats (wmv, flv, mp4, avi, etc) but would let me cycle through the video files (in current folder) on a keypress (for example, right ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Enable SSH into Mac Desktop from Mac Laptop ONLY for one user

I'm trying to enable SSH on my desktop in System Preferences/Sharing without "Allow access for All users." I just want to allow access for my admin account on my laptop. They're on the same network. ...
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Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi is always looking for a network

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi states that it is always looking for a network even when it is already connected to a Wi-Fi. Here is a screenshot: How do I stop it from Looking ...
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External android/usb attached mass storage unit does not show up under Mac /Volumes?

I have an Asus tablet running JellyBean 4.1. In the settings it shows "Attached as USB device" So on the Tablet end things are looking good. On the Mac the Android tablet does not show up in the ...
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Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
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Quick look folder content on Mac

Is it possible to quick look folder content? I found good plugin for zip folders but cannot find for directories (found Folder Quick Look plugin, but developer site not works and I can't download it). ...
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Why /Applications Folder not opening in Finder but works in Terminal?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug. My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the ...
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Paste numerical expression to OS X Calculator

Given a numerical expression, for example: 1 + 2 If I paste it to Windows calculator (in scientific mode), I got the expected calculation: 3 However, pasting it to Mac OS X Calculator (tried in ...
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Admin vs Standard User

I will be using a lot of free wifi spots soon. I currently have 1 user which is admin. Should I create a standard user and use it while I am away from home? I ask because even if I want to do ...
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Undo Partitioning on Mac OS X Mavericks Hard Drive

I installed rEFIt and was dual-booting various Linux operating systems for the past half a year or so. When Yosemite Beta came out I made the mistake of simply overwriting my Mac OS X partition (I ...
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Display color calibration (OSX)

At the office, I've inherited a second monitor to go with my MacBook Air. This monitor is an LG W2252TQ-TF; I believe it's 22 inches. While this monitor is recognized by OSX just fine, I'm having the ...
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Alter output of every command

I'd like to know if there's any way of altering output of every command I execute in terminal. The purpose is to make the output formated for my markdown howto's. E.g. ls -la .*z #>-rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Apache Webserver does not show directory listings but 403 - Yosemite

localhost points to /Libary/WebServer/Documents. If I have an index.html file in there it opens, no problems. However if I remove the index file it gives me a 403 error instead of showing the ...
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How to backup Windows user data to restore on a Mac afterwards?

I have a Windows laptop(old) and a Mac laptop(new) and have lots of pictures, music, and documents on Windows laptop. Also I'm aware of the fact that the programs I have installed won't carry over to ...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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New Adobe Flash Won't Install (Mac)

I'm trying to install the latest version of Adobe Flash (15.0.0.189), but unfortunately the installer gives the rather unhelpful message that "An error has occurred" and tells me that the install ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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Cloud Backup for External HD [closed]

I have googled and looked at a lot of reviews for various backup services and am having a really hard time deciding on one. I would love to hear some real user input on the experiences that people ...
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MS Word for Mac fillable form

I created a fillable form in MS Word 2011 for Mac using developer and protected the final document to prevent users from being able to do anything with the form except in the fields that are to be ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu and mac using parallel desktop

I'm using parallel desktop on OS X 10.9.4 with an ubuntu 14.04 installed on. I want to share folders between these two operating system but I can not find any method doing it. I tried to change the ...
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Tor on mac OS X system [closed]

When i tried to install tor on my mac os x the developers mentioned they stopped development the torbutton (add-on) firefox ( https://torproject.org/torbutton/ ) They recommended to use tor browser ...
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Reinstall Mac Messages

I was hacking around in OS X and got the native Messenger app out of sorts. I'd like to get back to a clean state with Messages in order to setup my iCloud account again. After changing a password, ...
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Mac Outlook 2011: Search for messages with one recipient

How can I find all messages that contain just one specific recipient? That is, messages sent only to that person
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Password-less SSH not working with Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks

I cannot get password-less logins working on my Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks machine. I can login to a remote Ubuntu box after setting up the authorized_keys file properly. However, I cannot do there ...
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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Close lid on macbook air without changing primary display to the external monitor

When I connect my laptop to a TV, I need to use the touch pad to control the mouse, so the lid needs to be open. So I drag the video player's window to the TV and then want to start the movie and ...
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Global Hotkey for Winamp on MAC

How to turn ON the hotkey in Winamp on a MAC system? I tried following the instructions. ie. go to system preferences -> Keyboards -> Shortcuts -> Apps Shortcuts and added Winamp, but it ...
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When using internet sharing on my Mac, one specific game on my phone does not work

I have just turned on internet sharing on my iMac so my phone can connect to the internet via my iMac (there is only one ethernet connection in this hotel, and no 3/4G). When I try opening Google, ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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How to use built-in webcam with Photo Booth on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9?

Photo Booth says “there is no connected camera.” Where is a list of hardware? System preferences does not seem to have any such comprehensive list. Upddate Other applications were not able to use ...
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How can I run a github codepoject on Mac Mavericks?

I want to install Afloat to Mavericks, and this is the link I keep finding - https://github.com/fjolnir/afloat - but I have no idea where to even begin on this. What am I supposed to download, what ...
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Windows 7 on mac book pro, battery life and font size [duplicate]

I have installed 64bit windows 7 pro on my Mac Book using Bootcamp. Everything is fine except of: First Problem: Battery life is much shorter while running windows (2-3hours) than while using OSX ...
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Mac OSX - Only show apps from current screen in dock

Coming from Windows/Linux, I'm used to seeing only the current spaces's (virtual desktop's) open application icons in the taskbar. And if Mac's replacement for the taskbar is the dock. I would like ...
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Target display mode without keyboard?

I can set a mac to Target Display Mode by pressing apple F12: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14264 Is it possible to do the same thing with just a mouse and no keyboard?