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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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how to make four windows of the same app fill four quadrants of a screen using slate

I can move a window to the top left corner of a screen using something like this in slate bind a:shift;cmd;alt move screenOriginX;screenOriginY screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 usually when I fire ...
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Commandline arguments in Mac OSX

In linux I can do something like this: rm test.txt -f On Mac however, I get the following error: rm test -f rm: -f: No such file or directory Is there a way to fix this?
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How to install Mac OS on VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I maintain an application I wrote in pure C. Its multiplatform (windows/linux) application. But, unfortunately, my boss wants me to write a version for Mac OS. Since I don't have such computer, its ...
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how to resize window to quarter screen width and height in slate

I'm using slate as a window manager, and I would like to bind a certain key combo to automatically resize and position the window as follows window width and height will each be half the size of the ...
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How do I rename the computer name/root in Mac OSX

I'm new to Mac. I would like to rename the computer name/root title that shows up when I open the terminal. Usually it's like computername:~ xxx$ Any and all help is appreciated!
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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Unhide folder from hidden in osx

How to unhide the folder? No answer found here
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OSX - How can I make Textmate 2 automatically close the previous output window

On my old computer, when I use Command-R to run a python script in Textmate 2, it opens an output window. If I run the script again, Textmate closes the previous terminal window and creates a new one. ...
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A terminal based instant messenger client for OS X [on hold]

I've found one called CenterIM and Finch, but they both seem to be made for linux and don't have any guides on how to build or install the software. If anyone can recommend a nice, lightweight ...
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How to set up Linux VPN server and connect from a Mac?

I am trying to set up my own VPN server on a Linux box which I would connect to from my Mac, and I am having trouble figuring out which is the best and easiest(recommended) way to do that. Which VPN ...
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Batch output md5 with corresponding file name to text file

I'm trying to output to a text file a md5 checksum of each file in a folder in this specific format: checksumhash1 *NameOfFile1.ext checksumhash2 *NameOfFile2.ext checksumhash3 *NameOfFile3.ext ...
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Google Drive and Chrome on Mac OS auto logout

We are trying to set up google drive and chrome apps to automatically log out/sign out at reboot. The purpose is to have each new user to have a fresh login screen for those two apps. Also we would ...
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Where to find FireBug (firewire bus sniffer) for mac? [on hold]

I need to sniff my firewire-like home lab. I read somewhere online that there exists a firewire bus sniffer called FireBug. Firstly, I tried Wireshark but since it does not support a firewire it was ...
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Reduce single tab delay in Mac OS after enabling tap drag

(OS X Mavericks) If you enable "System Preferences / Accessibility / Mouse & Trackpad / Trackpad Options / Enable dragging", you will be able to "double tap to drag", but there will be an annoying ...
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Automator in Mavericks freezes when creating or opening a Folder Action

Short version: On an older Mac, Automator hangs when trying to create a Folder Action. I have an older Mac being used as a media server. It is a Core 2 Duo iMac with 3 GB of memory, running ...
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How is the dotted decimal IP address “1.2.3.4.5” interpreted and resolved?

The Apache Mina Ftpserver project has a unit test that checks that the IP address 1.2.3.4.5 fails to be resolved by the OS's name resolution. Specifically, the expected result of: ...
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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

How can I access folders with those permissions? When trying through terminal: superUser99:tmp superUser99$ cd launchd -bash: cd: launchd: Permission denied
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Uninstall Homebrew, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location, completely.

When i've installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without questioning. My problem was it was installed not to the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. So far i had ...
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Tor Browser Bundle - how to get new IP in OS X without browser restart

The new version of Tor Browser Bundle (https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en) doesn't have Vidalia (https://www.torproject.org/projects/vidalia.html.en) but only Firefox plugin ...
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Rsync folders automatization

I've got a folder on the remote server, to which I'm connecting via SSH. When I need to synchronise folders I'm using manually access via scp. (I'm synchronising my folder with the folder on the ...
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Can you reassign keys on Mac for Logitech K310 washable keyboard ?

I know it's not being sold as compatible for Mac but as intensive typer I like the idea of having an always clean keyboard. I already read this review ...
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Kernel Panic removing sleepenabler kext through terminal

I have been struggling for hours now. I just cant find a way to find and delete the sleep enabler kext file. I am a noob with the terminal in the installation dvd, cant get to the folders where I need ...
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Go to bookmark in next file Sublime Text

I am starting to use bookmarks in sublime text, but I'd like to put bookmarks in separate tabs and have sublime jump to the bookmark in the next tab once there's none left in the current tab I'd like ...
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Is keeping a directory with all password a bad habit?

I use a mac (though this is not critical to the question, it has some relevance) Every time I have to choose a password, I make a plain text with name of the website, username, and password in it. ...
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Seagate External Drive works on PC but not mac, sometimes

I've having some trouble with my Seagate USB External hard drive. It's formatted FAT32 and I use it primarily on my Mac (OSX Mavericks) Every now and then (it's happened twice now), It would stop ...
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Select all text with similar formatting in Word 2011 for Mac?

I'm using Word 2011 for Mac. I'm writing my thesis and I now need to format them. I initially wrote some using Google Docs, and when I downloaded and try to format using word, I found that I need to ...
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SOS Online Backup

I signed up for SOS Online Backup and I ran the backup only to find that it eventually just filled my hard drive to capacity. From what I've read this is done by the way it caches the files it uploads ...
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cannot type at command prompt in mac single user mode

I am trying to run applejack. At the bong, I press the command + s keys. The prompt comes up, but when I type, nothing happens. I have a Mac USB keyboard attached and a dynex USB mouse. I tried ...
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I want to build my first computer but don't have the time. Where could I learn about the different components and how they work? [closed]

I want to learn about how computers work, and maybe eventually routers, but don't have the time right now to build one. Could someone point me in the direction of what the different hardware ...
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How exactly do you create your kali live usb stick for mac?

I have read that you have successfully created a kali live usb stick for Mac. Can you please tell me exactly how you have done it? I searched for about one week for an solution but I don't found ...
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How to press cmd-\ on german keyboard layout

I'm using a german keyboard layout and wan't to use the cmd-\shortcut but I'm not sure how to press \ as it is written by pressing shift + alt + 7. The same question goes for alt-cmd-[. Thanks
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How to format a DMG (Apple disk image) file?

I used Apple Disk Utility to make a formatted DMG file. Then there is a reason which prevents me from recreating it, however given read/write permission to the DMG file, I must re-formate it in order ...
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Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
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Reducing file size of system binaries

I'm osx 10.9 user and want to reduce unused architectures (ppc, i386) in binaries through lipo command. I found that a lot of binaries lies in /Library folder. But I'm not sure what happens with ...
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How do you bind a letter key in Mac OS X?

A friend has water damage on her keyboard so the button for letter "t" is not working. The laptop is a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.9. Is there any way for us to re-bind a key for lower-case and capital "t"? ...
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New MacBook Pro Can't Connect to Internet

As the tile says I recently got a new Mac. It is the latest gen retina display with a dual core i5 and 8 GB or RAM. It has the latest "ac/b/g/n" wifi adapter but it is connecting to an "n" network. ...
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windows keyboard on macintosh keymapping

I have a 2010 macbook pro that I use with an external cheap windows keyboard 103 key (im a college student) when i use it with an external display. I have my function keys set to be fkeys and not the ...
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Little clarity needed about: PC and Mac and Unix

I've always thought that a PC and A Mac were two different computing platforms, not just with in their operating systems (Windows & Mac OS) but different from hardware to thier respective internal ...
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Mac crashed on reformat

I was reformatting a corrupted flash drive on a Mac. So I do so, and it formats into the Mac's format. So I decide to change the setting to fat and format again. It crashes and and I have a computer ...
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VirtualBox: Odd behaviour after updating the host to OS X Mavericks

I've just updated my Mac to OS X Mavericks. However, after doing so, I'm facing a couple of issues with my VirtualBox program including the following: 1 - The virtual machines (guest OSes) fail to ...
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Flashing cursor when booting Linux on a MacbookAir6,2 from external drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Saucy onto an external hard drive for a Macbook Air 6,2. The intention is that I can plug it into an unmodified Macbook and run Ubuntu. I have a working USB installer ...
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How do I keep Mac OSX Mavericks from using up all my RAM? [duplicate]

How do I keep Mac OSX Mavericks from using up all my RAM? I've read that Mavericks now preloads almost all of your RAM with anticipated data, to be more "efficient." Hasn't worked for me, would like ...
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Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
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Imac G5 fan running very high

I have an imac G5 24" 2.66 Ghz intel 640 GB hard drive with WD 1TB external 2 core duo. I had damage the unit in a move took it to best buy geek squad service and they replaced the lcd with one I ...
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du on Mac OS 10.9 gives two different answers for the same directory

If I run du on my iMovie Library.imovielibrary I can get two different results depending on how I run du. However, I believe both of these should result in the same value. Behold: davids-imac:Movies ...
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Mavericks Toggling Bluetooth Device Suspend Every 3 Seconds

Since updating to OSX Mavericks, my Bluetooth audio devices have had an annoying problem. When no sound is playing through a connected Bluetooth device, the device will produce a popping sound every ...
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OS X MCP_ELPG_VCORE_STS_SATA_POWERED_UP never reached! error

I'm using a macbook air and it keeps shutting itself down in the middle of usage and brings the following error Anonymous UUID: 3B35044A-64F2-3EA5-3C7B-5C908E62F2F6 Mon Mar 17 23:52:31 2014 ...
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Restore application to show up on the main display

I have multiple monitors connected to Mac OS X. After moving Firefox to a monitor other than the main display, I can't seem to get the Firefox back to start up on the main display. I have tried: ...