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Exporting Contacts from Address book to Numbers on Mac

I am able to drag and drop contacts into Numbers where it creates a table with all the information. However, in the Address book several people have multiple 'work' phone numbers, or multiple ...
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Mac 10.8 Root Enabled But Won't Log In

Mac's (generally 10.8) on my network are bound to my AD domain. This works fine. Most Mac desktops have network mounted home directories. Not sure if this is relevant. I need to enable root and log ...
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Is there any program for getting the window switching style of mac in ubuntu 14.04? [on hold]

I want to get the style of switching tabs and windows like mac in ubuntu 14.04. Thanks in advance..!!
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On OS X how to change icon across file type?

I'm on OS X I recently switched back from Sublime Text 3 to TextMate 2 as my main editor. When I opened the Get Info pane of a .js file and changed the Open With… to TextMate and then clicked Change ...
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See if Mac OS X has enabled hyperthreading?

There is a way of disabling hyperthreading on Mac OS X: How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion? Is there a Terminal command of seeing whether Mac OS X has hyperthreading enabled?
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Choose which binary is default binary on Mac OS X Mavericks

I have installed the latest SVN 1.8 via homebrew on my Mac. However now If I run svn --version I get back that I have 1.7. Next thinng I run which -a svn which then shows me I have it twice: ...
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Mac F4 Key is remapped, how do I restore the default

Something happened to my F4 key mapping. Instead of sending F4, it now sends command-N. For example, in Chrome this will open a new window. I use intellij for editing so I can't use F4 to jump to ...
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microphone not working on headset. even with interface

I bought a headset before finding out about the lack of pre amps in the new macs there are two male ends, one for headphones, and one for microphone. And i read that you could use an audio interface ...
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Can I connect an 2007 Mac cinema display to a pc?

I have an "old" Mac cinema display, its still a good screen I want to keep using it. Its pre-Thunderbolt and uses the same dvi cable as my new pc, it also has a USB cable. The third cable is a ...
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use sock proxy in command line

I set up the sock proxy using ssh with Secrete socks successfully and I can visit the web site that is blocked previously (say youtube, Yes, I live in China). The problem is I still have issue in ...
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I want to unassociate OneNote notebook on a laptop but leave on OneDrive

I plan to give my laptop to my son now that I have a new MacBook. OneNote for Mac will ONLY access notebooks from OneDrive. I have uploaded all my notebooks to OneDrive but now I want to make sure ...
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Can't unlock disks encrypted with Mavericks after upgrade to Yosemite?

I have 2 (microSD) disks encrypted under OS X Mavericks. I didn't use FileVault 2, I just used normal "Encrypted Logical Partition" from Finder with a complex password which was not saved in Keychain. ...
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How to change client screen name?

I'm trying to use my macbook pro as a client with synergy. Windows is the host system with keyboard and mouse. The problem however is that I can't change the screen name for the macbook pro. The ...
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Booting OS X from flash-drive. Possible to install OS X on that flash-drive only?

I created an OS X flash drive. When booting from the flash-drive on my mac, it is the installation process. Can I install OS X on that flash drive (16GB) or does it have to install on my mac? I don't ...
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Mavericks startup script

I am trying to write a small script to launch when user logs on. I have searched and got the script to work but unable to run at log on with .plist We have active directory setup. When the user logs ...
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TextEdit: RTF to PDF: a hyperlink issue

As we know we can add a hyperlink into our .rtf documents. How to ask TextEdit to generate PDF with hyperlinks that are visible (blue colour and underline style)?
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Mac keyboard won't type letter 'c' only in some cases, also switching keyboards. No problems with the same keyboard connected to a PC

I've got a strange problem with my Mac keyboard on an IMac, year 2008: I cannot type letter 'c' in password fields, gmail website and other specific circumstances. I've tried switching the keyboards, ...
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Default save location for different OS

I am making a web application that needs to save files on the client machine. The problem is that the client can be using different types of machines/OSes. I need to hard code (I think) a pathway to a ...
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In Mac OS X, is there a way to individually route apps through a VPN or not?

I've seen plenty of information on selectively routing (through a VPN or other interface) by subnet or IP. But is there a way, in OS X, to selectively route through a VPN by application? Could one, ...
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MacOS: can't understand what is using all my disk space

I got a MacBook Air with a limited SSD HD: 128 GB. The largest software I have is XCode (3.2 GB) and I do have 2 versions of this (4.5 and previou). My iPhoto library has 1.3GB of photos. My dropbox ...
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Is there a way to default all the video to html5 player with flash fallback in chrome?

I just switched from Safari to Chrome Canary on OSX (in order to have a 64bit browser). With Safari (with no flash plugin) videos in some websites (iframes pointing to allmyvid, vk, Vspot and so on) ...
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nodejs app on Mac causing “excessive wakeups”

I have a nodejs app that runs periodically on my Mac. I noted the following and thought it curious. 2014-07-22 8:37:34.000 AM kernel[0]: process node[32764] caught causing excessive wakeups. Observed ...
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How can I completely remove rEFInd from my Mac?

I installed rEFInd to have Ubuntu on an external drive, but no luck. Now I have decided to completely remove rEFInd from my Macbook Pro. I removed the folder /efi/, but the boot manager keeps ...
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Can't 'see' contents of USB hard drive in Max OSX 10.9.2

I used this external hard drive with my Mac before. Last time there was a sudden Mac automatic restart (kernel panic?) while this hard drive was connected (usb) to my mac and after that I am unable to ...
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How to stop / delete a ad virus? [on hold]

Okay here is the problem, my whole network is getting ad bombed (as I like to call it)! Basically what I mean is that all of the computers in my house get constant ad pop ups to update our flash ...
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Disable mouse interactions in Command-Tab UI on Mac?

Pressing Command + Tab in OSX brings up the "alt-tab" or window switcher UI. After pressing Command + Tab, if you continue to hold Command key the window stays on the screen. You can also move your ...
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map jj to Esc globally on mac

So, I like vim and use the key mapping jj for Esc. Is there some way to on a global level in Mac OS X map jj to Esc? I've tried Better Touch Tool where I can have global key mappings but they don't ...
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Can only connect to shares using FQDN

I'm trying to connect to one of my network shares using a Macbook Pro. If I type smb://mysharealias.mycompany.com/users (which is an alias), I can view the share. However, if I just type ...
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arduino serial port not showing

i bought a arduino compatible freeduino board atmega8 (i selected the board type as arduino ng or older atmega8). i installed the arduino IDE on mac OS X and the FTDI drivers. but my serial port looks ...
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After deauthorizing a computer in iTunes, why is content still playable?

I have two computers. My primary computer is a MacBook Pro and secondary is a Mac Mini. I authorized the Mac Mini some time ago and downloaded several songs from iCloud to play them. This worked ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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Microsoft Office for MAC 2011 Keeps Crashing(

I'm using latest / stable Mac OS X 10.9.4 on my MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 and until yesterday I was also using Microsoft Office for MAC 2008 without any issues. I just installed ...
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IPV6 and MAC discovery

Is there a way to get the MAC and IPV6 Global link address for the network, just as ARP does with IPV4 in Ubuntu. I tried to retrieve IPV6(Link Local Address) using THC-IPV6 tool. But retrieving MAC ...
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TimeMachine doesn't want to backup

I'm using the most recent version of Mac OS X (Yosemite with Preview Update 3). However, when I want to activate the TimeMachine I get the error The server may not exist or is unavalable at this ...
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make error during Homebrew Installing Apache 2.4 on Mavericks

Having an issue using Homebrew to install Apache 2.4 on OSX 10.9. The tap I'm using is homebrew/apache (and also homebrew/dupes to provide apr and apr-util). Specifically, during the make install ...
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Why Does Clicking on Applescript Notifications Open the AppleScript Editor?

I'm experimenting with AppleScript and with Python. But the big issue i'm having now is not about Python specifically. The end goal is to be able to write Python scripts that use AppleScript features. ...
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Where is Dropbox started in Mac OS X?

If I look at the Dropbox process, I see that its parent is /sbin/launchd. But I can't find any plist file in any of the standard directories (e.g. /System/Library, /Library, ~/Library + LaunchAgents, ...
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External monitor automatically dims when fullscreen

There are several posts and related questions here and on Google but all of them seem to only work for the Macbook screen itselfs I have an external monitor for my macbook air. I'm sure Apple have ...
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MacBook Pro HD shows gray progress bar, bar completes and Mac turns off

I've MacBook Pro HD (Late 2011) with Maverick and a Bookcamp partition. Yesterday, when i turn on my Macbook ON, after starting sound, it sows me Apple logo and a Progress Bar. Progress Bar completes ...
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How to install OS X on a brand new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new hard drive that I want to install into my MacBook Pro circa 2011 or so. Since the hard drive is blank and I have lost the DVD that came with it long ago... how do I install the latest OS ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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MacMini no longer recognizes blank DVD-R's

About a month ago my Mac mini stopped recognizing blank DVD-R's. It recognizes burnt and commercial DVDs, also blank and burnt CD-R's and regular CD's. I don't think it is a drive problem because i ...
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Adjust pixel format for an external display in OS X on iMac (early 2013)

I just replaced a custom build desktop with a new iMac (early 2013 model). One of my external monitors that I use needs a different pixel format than the one currently set as default in OS X. On the ...
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Excel - take two csv files and map them

I have two csv files. 1 has a list of emails, another has a longer list of emails with first names, last names, address, etc. What I am looking to do is take both of these files and map the emails ...
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How can I start/enable `at` on MacOSX?

I just noticed that at jobs submitted in my terminal on MacOSX are never executed: $ atq 2 Fri Feb 7 12:07:00 2014 3 Mon Feb 10 10:36:00 2014 4 Sun Mar 9 09:59:00 2014 5 Mon Mar 10 13:39:00 ...
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How to unzip selected files of a zip file in Mac

I have some very large zip files contains thousands of files. I only need to unzip one or two files within it. In Windows, this can be easily done with most common programs like WinRAR or WinZIP. But ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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Bad sector with PGP Whole Disk Encryption on MacOS X Mountain Lion

I have a MacBook Air from late 2012 that is running Mountain Lion. I also have PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10.2.1 installed and use it. On Monday night, I suddenly encountered a bad sector and the ...
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OSX Operation Not Permitted on Immutable flag

Anyone know super command for replacing locked .plist? I have locked desktop.plist (immutable flags) needs to replace with a new desktop.plist. Problem is unable to replace the existing .plist. I get ...