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Permanently unhide hidden files MAC Mountain Lion to Mavericks

I have a mac user which I am rebuilding a machine for. He is currently on Mountain Lion and will be upgraded to Mavericks. The issue I am having is with the transfer of his data. All our machines ...
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Google Drive and Local Directories in Mac OS X

I want to create a symbolic link between local directories and my Google drive. In other words, I don't want to synchronize it by hand. If there is a change in the directory, it should synchronize it ...
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Shared folder not connecting over Mac VirtualBox guest

I am trying to connect with the Windows 7 host's shared folder from my VirtualBox Mac (Yosemite) guest. It is showing my PC's name in Finder's sidebar but when I double click it, it fails to connect ...
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How do I undo this terminal command?

The following was supposed to stop my f8 key from automatically opening my itunes on my Mac. "#!/usr/bin/env python import sys, os, subprocess launch = True blocker = "" apps = ["Spotify", ...
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Dedicate keyboard to app / workspace on mac osx

Setup: two keyboards, two monitors - one with fullscreen terminal, the other with random things. Is there a way to force the input from one of the keyboards to the terminal? (I am writing this ...
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Why do unix-oriented users sometimes prefer Macs? [on hold]

For the last few years much of my "for fun" development research has regarded Vim and Git. It seems more-times-than-not a "guru" in the field is using a Mac but is extremely proficient (and using ...
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find bug context menu is not displaying in intellij

I am using intellij idea 14.0.3 version on mac yosomite. As below picture shows findbugs installed and enabled. but when I right click on a java class file it is not showing findbug icon. also I ...
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Windows side scrolling like mac

Before this get flagged as duplicate, I do not mean either of these questions Smooth (!) mac-like two-finger scroll with Win7 / Synaptics Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on ...
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OSX map network drives on login WITHOUT finder windows popping up

I have followed some other tutorials to get OSX to mount my network drives when I log in, using the "Users and Groups > Login Items" method, which works fine, but this brings up a whole load of finder ...
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is microsoft remote desktop the best remote desktop for mac os [on hold]

i used to access a remote server using IP and password from my widows machine. now for some reasons, I can't use that machine anymore, and I have to use a mac os machine. what is the best remote ...
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How to send a file to another computer with bash script?

I know that you could use sftp to send a file, from the command line - but I don't know how to do this in a .sh file. Is there a way to do this is one line, or many lines, as long as it's possible in ...
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Mac OSX restart from command line and close all windows

I want to use command line to restart my mac OSX, I'm using: sudo shutdown -r now But i want to restart without the reopen windows option, I've looked at the documentation here but with no luck, ...
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How to share screen capture via Dropbox?

In Dropbox preferences under Import, there is an option to Share screenshots using Dropbox I'm using Skitch and nothing happens when I do a screenshot. Has anyone had success with this?
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CommandLineTools folder displayed in Finder but not in CLI OS 10.9.4

The finder browser shows CommandLineTools, xcode-select --print-path also shows the path, /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/ but I cannot get to it using cd and ls doesn't show it inside of the ...
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Split large PDF into smaller Two-page PDFs [duplicate]

I have several very large PDF files that I need to split into smaller ones by page number. For example: In a 100 page long PDF, I want to have one PDF with pages 1-2, one with 3-4, one with 4-5 and ...
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How can I make sure an alarm goes off whenever my mac is stolen in a public place? [on hold]

I'm searching for some application that will ring an alarm whenever is someone trying to steal my mac. For example, maybe the alarm will go off if the power cable is unplugged. Does anybody know a ...
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Does the Mac support video out for the iSight camera? [on hold]

Is it possible to use my MacBook's iSight camera as a webcam for my Raspberry Pi? Is there any software or specific cables that will take the video feed from the built-in iSight webcam on my MacBook ...
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Posible to use mini display to HDMI with HDMI splitter?

I have a macbook pro 13 inch with two external monitors. I'd like to set up a third external monitor however the only working ports on my laptop are the two mini-display ports. The HDMI port was ...
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How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
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Mac OS 10.9.5 How to search all documents for a specific phrase?

We've read other questions similar to this and the answers they received but none of the answers proved satisfactory. We want to search the contents of all documents on our mac for the two word ...
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Scripting sleep and wake up

I have an iMac that when it boots up the screen is all red and fuzzy, but if you put the Mac to sleep and wake it up again the screen is normal. Has anyone had this issue? If so what is it? I am ...
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Time Machine backup to FTP server

How can I get a Mac computer using Time Machine to back up to a server using FTP? I have not tried anything yet and everything I've search for is about 6 years old.
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radius authentication os x server and client certificate

I configured a Mac mini with OS X v10.10 and OS X Server, and an AirPort Extreme. The Wi-Fi network is WPA2 Enterprise, and the server provides RADIUS authentication service. I want the client ...
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Restore MAC files from Windows

I was dual booting (Hackintosh) OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 7, one drive, two partitions. I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows 7 on it and I have repartitioned and formatted the old drive, ...
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Mac open command without any windows

I'm using open command to open a .zip file that contains an .app with the following: open my_zip.zip I need to use open because it's important to use the default application (it's part of a script) ...
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Arrow key navigation in Finder (OS X Yosemite)

I like to use the arrow keys to navigate through files in Finder, but when I'm in icon view (which is sometimes more appropriate than list view), I cannot jump to the next line using the right arrow ...
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How can I increase the memory heap in pycharm

I am using pycharm and its memory shown at bottom right corner is 750M. I could not find any setting where I can increase that. Where do I increase that memory. I am using version 3.4. I searched a ...
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how to set/adjust the size of system memory cache on osx

My mac physical memory is 8.00 GB. After a while usage, used memory increases to 3.98 GB cache increases to 1.1 GB. when I compile ios project, sometimes mac runs very slowly. Just wonder if I can ...
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Skype Account Display Name

My friend and I chatted through skype using the chat option/vchat. I have since changed my display name on the site. Will the chat history display my old or new display name? It's difficult to get ...
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Macbook Pro resolution difference 13inch VS 15inch (March/May 2015 models)

I have a question about supported resolutions on Macbooks (2015). The apple site states that the 13" Pro model supports, with Intel Iris 6100 graphics, a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The 15" Pro model ...
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How to copy and paste selected text in nano on a Mac?

I’m using nano in iTerm2, I can mark the text using ctrl+^ but I'm not able to copy and paste the text. I know that ctrl+k can be used cut the entire line. What is the keyboard shortcut for copying ...
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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Bash Script: How to set a variable as the current time, in the format XX:XX:XX

For a script I'm making, I need to be able to set a variable as the current system time. For example, 11:40:55. This is so the computer sleeps at the exact time, so if there's an easier way to do ...
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Cannot access a specific set of domains and web pages, but can access all others

I am unable to access a specific set of domains, but can access other web pages and domains without a problem. The domains I cannot access are all hosted at the same IP, namely ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac Shared Folder

Transferring files via the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Mac using the built-in shared folders is messing up text files. I have two remote desktop sessions open with the same shared folder open in ...
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How to periodically show alert message *in foreground* on Mac OS X?

I want to have an alert / dialog box to fire up periodically in foreground on my Mac. I tried a combination of AppleScript and launchd and managed to have the script (actually converted to a app) ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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my CPU temperature shows 48-50C now for days, without playing any games. Why? [closed]

My CPU temperature shows 48-50C now days without playing any games or any high level software. I don't play any kind of games or anything that would make it work hard, but still it shows 48-50C. The ...
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How to get Centos 7 Evolution Email Client App to Connect to Apple mac/me/icloud Account

I have CentOs 7 runing as a VM in Parallels on my Mac tower. All is fine except when attempting to set up the Evolution email client it has a place to enter everything but the password required to ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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How to switch between command-line and GUI in VM on a Mac?

I have installed CentOS 7.1 in VMware Fusion of my Mac. I logged into the terminal (default runlevel 3) and started the GUI using the command "startx". I want to switch back to the terminal. ...
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iOS and Mac - disable iCloud auto-update downloads / backup

It seems that a huge chunk of the precious SSD on my Macbook Pro gets taken by iCloud updates or backup's. I have backup's disabled in iTunes, but this is somehow still automagically still ...
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Connect LAN-device to iMac socket and have internet (through WiFi) on LAN-device

I have an iMac which has internet through WiFi. I also have a VOIP-phone with only a LAN socket (no WiFi adapter availalble). I would like to connect my VOIP-phone to the LAN outlet on my Imac, and ...
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Trouble negotiating rsync protocol versions

I am trying to rsync between a Linux box and a MacOS box. The MacOS (yosemite) seems to come with an old version of rsync so I've updated that using homebrew. OK, I seem to have perfectly matching ...
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Mac OS 10.10.3 Dropbox 3.6.0 upload auto limit bandwidth no longer working

I've got 32gb of Ram and use Fios 50/50 Mbs up and down but lately when large files are uploading EVEN my mouse won't cooperate until I 'Pause' dropbox or throttle it way way down. This is new. What ...
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View all login history on macbook pro OS 10.6.8

What command can I use in terminal to see login history? I think it's possible someone created a hidden account or booted the machine in safe mode.
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Shortening time to copy and paste on Mac

When I use the copy and paste functionality of my Mac (command+c, command+v) The machine takes a relatively long time to actually paste the clipboard contents onto the screen. OS X 10.9.5 Is this ...
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command line terminal in mac os x shows wrong version of Java

I have installed Java 1.7 on my mac at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_79.jdk/Contents/Home In Command line I set the java version as export ...