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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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Problems when installing NumPy on MacOS 10.9.4

I am using MacOS 10.9.4 with Xcode 5.1 (command line tools installed) Today I upgraded macports and installed py27-numpy. Everything looked ok in my terminal window. Then I tried to install PyCogent ...
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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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How do I turn a popup window into a tab in chrome ON mac?

This is driving me nuts. I used to be able to cast my pluralsight videos using chrome cast by turning the pop up into a tab in windows. Can't figure out how to do this on mac yet. If not this how can ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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What is causing this error when I boot my hackintosh? [on hold]

I am dual booting Mavericks and windows 8.1 using Niresh. Its happening just after installation, when I try to boot the OS for the first time. What could be causing this and how can I fix it? This is ...
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How do I upgrade to xcode 6 beta 3 when I already have beta 2 installed?

I am currently running xcode 6 beta 2 but would like to upgrade to the new beta 3 release. Do I have to uninstall beta 2 completely before doing a fresh beta 3 install, or is there a way to upgrade ...
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Screen burn in monitor when connected to an iMac, but not when connected to a PC

When I connect a DELL U2713HM ULTRASHARP 27" as a secondary display for my iMac (DisplayPort), after less than 20 minutes i get horrible burn in; but the same setup (same brightness even, through DVI) ...
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My computer is not connecting to the internet [on hold]

So the router will not let kick in the wireless internet. But the router is on or it's saying it's On? But I can't use the internet how can I fix this ?
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Can I delete contents of /private/var folder?

I see that it takes ~4G space I have MacBook Air and wanted to check if it is safe to delete the folder
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Unable to create disk image using disk utility (Input/output error)

I want to create a disk image of source 100.03 GB Ext Hard Disk Media on destination 5TB Lacie ST5000DX000-1H2170 there is greater than 1TB remaining on the destination disk. The Disk Utility progress ...
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save multiple tabs to chrome Pocket extenson

I use the Pocket extension to read pages offine on an Ipad, but it's tedious to click the icon for every page. Most of the time I open multiple tabs on one subject. Does anyone have a piece of ...
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Why would a router not connect on its fastest mode?

I have an Airport Extreme router that can connect to devices on 802.11ac mode, if the devices support it. My MacBook Air, which supports ac mode, seems to be connected on n mode. Here is the ...
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Scale second monitor on mac

I have a macbook pro and a second monitor connected. Resolution of monitor is 1920x1080, i would like to scale image on second monitor. Is it possible to scale extended monitor on MAC OS? Like 150% / ...
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The icons in my Dock is locked

Some time ago I locked my Dock, because I was annoyed by accidently dragging the icons around in the Dock. I did that by running this command: defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool ...
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Unable to scp from remote to local Mac

I have gone over SU and SO posts looking for a way to get this to work, but I'm about to put up my hands and stick with a GUI. I want to scp a ZIP file from a remote server to my local machine. I can ...
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Why is Google Docs slow on OSX / Chrome?

I recently noticed Google Docs is very slow on my MacBook (mid 2011 with OS 10.8.5) when using it in Chrome (latest version 35.0.1916.153). Safari seems to be doing OK. Tested it on another MacBook of ...
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OS X Terminal Tab Name Current Directory Causes Duplicate Name in Title Bar

In OS X (10.9.3) I'm setting PROMPT_COMMAND to set the terminal tab name to the current directory such as function set_tab_title { printf "\e]0;${PWD##*/}\a" } PROMPT_COMMAND="set_tab_title; ...
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Mac Keyboard Power Button Scan Code?

Does anyone know the scan code sent by the Mac keyboard power button? I would like to control the power on my Mac from an microcontroller.
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How to number subsections in Pages on Mac

I'm having an issue with Pages. I'm writing a document with several subsections. The problem is that when I'm using the style (ex: Subsection 2, Subsection 3...), I can't find how to add an index to ...
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Change Pronunciations for Mac Text-to-Speech

I often use the text-to-speech ability on a mac as I'm dyslexic. It works great, however, as I am studying science I would like to change some of the pronunciations it uses. This is possible in the ...
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How do I update an old iMac (early 2008)?

I have an old iMac (8,1 early 2008), 2.8 ghz Intel core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 24 inch, running OSX 10.5.80. I'd like to know how and whether I can update it to the latest OSX. Thank you!
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How do I make the region for right click on the trackpad larger?

Right now I have secondary click set to bottom right corner in system preferences, but I would like for secondary click to be detected on the right half of the track pad. On my pc the trackpad comes ...
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How do I do this on a mac instead of windows? [closed]

I want to do this (see video) quite badly, but the problem is I have a Mac and not a windows. So I get lost after system32 and what not. Please help! :c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucAscSUEvs
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Remotely connect to MAC cluster GUI (multiple user accounts)

I got access to a MAC Server cluster running OSX Server (10.6.8). Now most people who are supposed to use this cluster have windows installed so I tried to connect them using TightVNC. However this ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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Win 7 connects via VPN L2TP to Mac Mini 10.9.2 but can't map drive to file share

I'm connected via VPN L2TP protocol to Mac Mini server running Mavericks 10.9.2, but can't see network or map a drive to the file share. Why not??
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Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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having trouble to connect to win 7 VPN server from MAC

I have win 7 acting as VPN server, followed the following guide http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419612,00.asp did port forwarding on my apple time capsule latest generation, nmap scan from ...
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A button to copy your email address to clipboard in Mac OS

My e-mail address is long and every time i get asked to insert it somewhere, i spend time writing it and reading it twice before i submit it and still sometimes i send the wrong e-mail address. It ...
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How can I use a text editor other than Vim with Git?

I hate Vim, but it seems to be the only program that correctly saves the file and executes a rebase interactive. Is there any way to use a different editor. I'd prefer to use a GUI, like Text ...
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Changing AD passwords of local account without being on company network

We've got remote users (who can VPN into our corporate network, but never actually connect to our LAN) who are on Mtn. Lion and Mavericks. If we expire their AD passwords, they can reset them through ...
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Safari won't load Gmail [closed]

I have an iMac (OS X Mavericks 10.9.2) and after a few days, Safari wouldn't load Gmail. I also used Google Chrome for a while but now it stopped working. I then found out that I have a virus on my ...
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Why is Google Chrome sound lower than other apps on my Mac?

When I watch Hulu or YouTube, the sound is lower than what other apps, like Spotify, make. Why is that? How can I get Google Chrome to be louder? I'm using the latest Google Chrome on OS X Mavericks. ...
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MBP / OS X: Can't control mouse pointer: it jumps around erratically, random things keep getting clicked or selected

I've seen other, similar questions and I think my issue relates to more than just a dirty trackpad. Symptoms Mouse pointer moves around erratically. Very hard to control the the pointer. Sudden, ...
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iphoto pictures in desktop screensaver need rescued

Somehow the iphoto on my 6 year old white macbook has been erased. I have a lot of pictures back to 2003 that were downloaded and others since that I need to get a copy of. The only place I can find ...
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How can I remove anything related to python aside from the default installation on os x mavericks?

I have a really messed up python installation. I have the preinstalled version of python that comes with os x mavericks. then I installed the homebrew version with brew install python. Then I ...
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mac os x mavericks (10.9) location of ssh log

I am looking for the location of the log file that shows failed + successful ssh logins. I am trying to determine any IP addresses to block.
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Applescript for Hotspot Shield

I'm trying to build a simple Applescript to control the 'Connect' and 'Pause Protection' buttons in Hotspot shield VPN, but there is no applescript dictionary or menu bars for the programme. Does this ...
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Am I using Fusion Drive?

I just installed a Fusion Drive on my late 2011 Macbook Pro 17". But I'm not sure now if i'm using Fusion Drive now... Here are some screenshots: Can anyone tell me if I'm using Fusion Drive or ...
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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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trouble getting MacBook Pro Migration Assistant to always work

Am trying to migrate from 1st MacBook Pro to a 2nd and 3rd. But both computers just say "Looking..." Macs are connected through single Ethernet cable. After trying again and again, finally migrated ...
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Trying to boot on Windows 7 install disk in external Blu Ray drive on Mac

I am working from a Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011, with a Memorex Blu Ray and DVD RW drive, plugged in via USB, trying to boot up Windows 7 Home Edition. When I hold down option on boot, I see Windows ...
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How to install OSX (any version) on DELL XPS L502X as a virtual OS?

I have Dell XPS L502X Laptop, with 64bit Windows 7. [ :: Specifications :: ] I'm trying to install Mac OSX 64 bit on it via virtualbox. I don't need it as a bootable OS, cause that might damage my ...
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Why does directory vanish when I do SSHFS? How to setup SSHFS share on Max OSX 10.9?

I'm running Max OSX 10.9.3 and I'm trying to setup an SSHFS file-share between my MacBook Pro and a remote file system. However, when I try to do it, it doesn't work. Strangely enough, it makes the ...
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Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found

I previewed these photos yesterday and now today am getting this message---"Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found." Can I recover these photos?