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Is it possible to filter what program defaultly opens a file depending on if that file has a particular tag?

Just more of a convenience thing. For instance if I saved a webpage which I was editing and assigned it the tag 'Sites'. Is there anyway that I can filter what program defaultly opens this kind of ...
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missing the 'Latest' folder in Time Machine

The 'Latest' Symink is missing form my friends Time Machine backup that is making it think there is no backup at all. the Hard drive failed on the computer and we are unable to restore because of ...
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How to run a BASH script in response to a network event?

I've got a little BASH script I'd like to run on a few Mac's (A mix of 10.8.5 and 10.9.4). I'd like to trigger the script whenever my mac attempts to connect to another one through a particular TCP ...
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I can't boot into MAC after that I resized my Windows partition

I created Windows partition by boot camp on Mac and after that I resized this parition in Windows. Now I cant boot into Mac. I dont have recovery usb. Can I create it somehow from Windows? Or is ...
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Mac OS X Maverick started upgraded and stuck partway due to not enough disk space

I started upgrading my Mac to Maverick which Apple allowed (there was enough space) and then after it rebooted it said that I was missing 2GB of space. I'm able to get to the terminal but can't delete ...
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How can I run an applescript from my Mac with a shortcut (without using 3rd party apps)?

Hi I have an applescript that sends Outlook emails to Omnifocus - and it works when I run it manually, by clicking on and running the script. Is there any way to do this with a shortcut without ...
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I made a mistake with 'wheel'

I was checking settings, and I gave a user who I didn't recognize 'no access' (wheeler), and lost all access to my computer immediately. Tried to change access back (hadn’t closed the window yet), but ...
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Bootcamp windows in OSX

So I do not have access to the firmware password of my MacBook Pro '13. I was wondering that if I install windows over bootcamp would prompt me for my firmware password at any point of the ...
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Invert color of specific window or portion of the screen on mac os x

When coding, I have a dark theme on my text editor. However the browser window is bright white (eg. the web app I'm coding and the dev tools in chrome) and it's not very comfortable for the eyes to ...
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Where does Chrome store the “Recently closed tabs” file in Mac OS X?

I need to know where does Chrome store the "Recently closed tabs" file in Mac OS X. Thanks in advance
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Macbook pro 15 retina battery issues

My battery drains at rate of of 1% per roughly 1.5-2min - max battery life is roughly 3.5 hours on a full charge. I have open chrome 5 avg tabs, sublime text 2 switch between files/tabs, terminal 4 ...
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Is it dangerous to share your UUIDs with others? [on hold]

UUID stands for Universally Unique Identifier and it's used to identify uniquely information about the software. I would need to share an image with an Anonymous UUID related to a software, but I ...
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Can't install PIP, Easy Install or Setup Tools on a mac

I am unable to install any thing on my mac via the terminal - Pip, Easy Install or the Setup tools for python packages. A screenshot of my terminal while installing the pip looks like this: Could ...
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Comparing two spreadsheets and add data from one if it meets both email address are correct

I want to compare two spreadsheets against using email address and if the email address matches then take information from a cell and add it the the 2nd sheet. Example Sheet columns ID First name ...
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is windows on mac perform better or native windows on PC? [on hold]

I'm thinking about changing my laptop i need high performance one. I think the hardware specs of the mac-book pro is amazing and also the quality of the product at all, But most of my work is on ...
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How to set smb2 version on MAC 10.8

I am using mac 10.8.5 and by default any smb connection will go via SMB1 version but 10.8 support SMB2 also,how to set SMB2 on 10.8.5 ? any suggestions ? MAC 10.9 support SMB2 as default smb ...
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mac book pro fan issue

STATS: Quad core i7 8gig ram 800gig ssd mavericks 10.9.4 I recently reset my mbp to factory settings and only installed adobe flash. All I've done is use youtube and run photoshop cs6 (I installed ...
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External HDD is not working on Mac notebook

I have this extenal HDD drive that connects to computer via cable with blue USB port (USB 3.0). It's working perfectly fine with my new ASUS laptop, but it's not working with an old MacBook (OS X ...
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Pros & Cons of Lion over Snow Leopard on a Macbook A1181 with a SSD drive [closed]

I have a Macbook A1181 with Snow Leopard and the latest version of Mac OSX it supports is Lion. I'm going to change to a SSD drive and I currently have 4GB of RAM with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor. ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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Can Mac users cache Windows Authentication credentials?

We have an intranet site that we set our Windows users up with as a trusted site and then they don't have to enter in their credentials when they visit. We have Mac clients, not joined to the domain, ...
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How to install a unix CLI based OS on MBP? [on hold]

Please suggest a CLI based unix OS for my MBP 9,2 with installation instructions. Moreover, how do I install a compiler on the OS (mainly for c/cpp). My university server runs on RedHat, and I feel ...
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Transferring from one external hard drive to another: Use RAM and local storage?

If I connect two external hard drives to my PC/Mac, and I transfer a file from one to other, is my local hard drive involved somehow and to what extent? Or is it 100% buffered through RAM? Thanks!
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Looking for a way to make the App Switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end - Like it did pre Mavericks

Is there anyway to have the Command+TAB app switcher continuously cycle instead of stop at the end when you hold down command and tab like it did pre Mavericks?
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Copy and paste text by using mouse, just as the functionality works in UNIX

Please excuse my ignorance, and possibly laziness if a similar question has already been asked. I am a UNIX user, and I am new to MAC. I am so used to copying text on UNIX by just clicking left ...
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ttysXXX in who command

I am just playing with my OS-X terminal. When I use the command: who It result with the following output: raj console Sep 3 09:37 raj ttys000 Sep 11 16:58 raj ttys002 Sep 11 17:53 raj ...
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Is this behavior of command+tab a 'feature' or a bug

I've seen online many people asking how to make command+tab work more like windows, such as this post. I guess I don't understand the rationale of why Apple would implement the functionality the way ...
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How to extract .bundle file on mac os x?

My problem is that I want to install VMware workstation on mac os x 10.8 I downloaded it from the internet and its extension was .bundle. I searched how to extract it on the internet, and I found this ...
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Backup System for Mac [on hold]

We have nearly 15 Macs and all the 'important' documents are stored on the server but saved on an external hard drive. I would like to post them on cloud i.e. aws or google drive. We have set up all ...
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Mac central password management

I have an office of 15 macs and they all have a user and an administrator created. They do link to the mac server but only to access a directory which is shared between everyone. I am trying to ...
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Can we assign a keyboard shortcut to a particular window in Mac?

I have so many apps to work with, and each has som many windows. Is thre a way to assign key windows with a keyboard shortcut (not apps). So Window 1 of Excel with F1 for example. OR Is there a ...
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How do I show all files in “open file” dialogs in OS X?

There are various articles describing how to work around the bug in Finder that stops some files being shown. However, the workaround described does not solve the same bug in the "open file" dialog, ...
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How do I change the configuration on my printer to match the network on my imac?

I use 10.9.4 on an imac; have an HP Photosmart C7280 all-in-one printer which used to work on wifi. Now it doesn't. I have tried many things. The printer configuration shows a different MAC address ...
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How do I display the filepath field in Finder?

I'm going a bit crazy here -- for some reason I can't figure out how to turn on the file path field in the Finder application in OS X. Here is a picture of what I'm trying to find: Note that I'm ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X 10.9.4

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf Into etc/pf.conf in the end i add # # Allow connection via Viscosity only # wifi=en1 ...
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MacOSX SSVNC Darwin not found

I'm trying to install SSVNC on my Mac. I download file witch SSVNC for all platforms, unzip it. Than I tried to run file sshvnc in MacOSX, but it wrote me this error: Cannot find platform dir for ...
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How to find out what is taking up my Mac storage?

So when I went to see how much storage I had left I see only 2.55 GB? This is because I apparently have taken up 100.15 GB of other. I don't believe this as I just purchased this Mac in July. ...
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HTTPD - Forbidden

Setting up Apache httpd (latest stable release) on a mac (Mavericks OS). Navigating to 127.0.0.1 when the server is up results in a 403 Forbidden. Any help is appreciated. httpd.conf DocumentRoot ...
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How can I get “ldd” on Mac OS X?

"ldd" is a Unix/Linux utility that allows you to determine "dylib" references within an executable file, typically created by gcc or g++. There is an Apple equivalent called "otool" that uses a -L ...
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Can OS X run in an x86 emulator?

I have never heard of nor seen OS X operating systems running within x86-64 emulators. Is this a reason? Windows, Linux, etc., and plenty of hobbyist OSes work on x86 emulators (even SkyOS); however, ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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Running Chrome with Roaming Profiles on Mac Network

I have a share point for user home directories, but users are having some serious problems with Chrome having very long load times and crashing a lot. I've ran Chrome from the console and had the ...
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Why does Chrome have so many 'Not Responding ' processes on OS X?

I'm running OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and I noticed that ever since I switched to Google Chrome from Safari, the battery of my MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch (early 2013) has reduced ...
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SFTP is very slow through Airport Extreme

I'm having a bit of trouble setting up an SFTP server on a Mac running 10.8.5. The Mac is connected to an Airport Extreme (late 2013), running firmware 7.7.3. That airport has NAT turned on and is ...
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Mac OS X 10.9 managing several identities for ssh-agent

IS: I need to use several private keys, which are stored under ~/.ssh to connect to remote hosts. That is, only one of them (stored in id_rsa) is read by ssh-agent when it starts with defaults, as ...
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Don't have permission for .ssh folder and the keys inside, despite being owned by me

On my Mac, I can't use git (and consequently Heroku) because of incorrect file permissions. The root user can access them fine, but my user cannot, despite me owning it and it being in my home ...
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Why does Pinta keep crashing immediately on my iMac?

What I think I have done is download Mono Framework and then Pinta. I can get a new Pinta document to appear on the screen, then Pinta crashes. Any suggestions? Pinta looks like a nice program. ...
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screencapture command on mac fails silently when sshed in

I'm trying to tinker with a machine where I can only connect via shell. I don't have physical access and can't access VNC (maybe that's another question). I'm trying to take a screenshot right now to ...
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How can I share links via Whatsapp from my macbook?

I know that I can use a software called CloudClip that syncs the clipboard between computer and mobile, but is there a better solution?
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Incorrect icon of Time Capsule in Finder

Have a little perfectionistic problem: quite often in Finder Time Capsule's icon not displayed correctly, when I click on it - becomes normal, what's the problem?