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Setting up User accounts on a new IMac such that all users can access the same basic file system

I am in the process of setting up a new iMac and would like a suggestion or two on the above. 1) My Account would be admin. (this would also be the dev environment) 2) A Guest account for the whole ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...
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Mac preview doc&docx weird pages layout

I have my CV in docx format on Mac and when I open it with preview (or view get info), second page overlaps first page but when I open it in open office for example it's OK. Do you know how to fix ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks [Hackintosh] issue on my Sony Vaio Laptop

I am trying for 1 week to install mac os maverics on my sony vaio laptop. I'm trying all the Hackintosh ways, but when i came to setup menu, suddenly the screen seems different. I installed just like ...
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I would like to know how to reset my DC- in , so my tablet will see my battery on my IBM x61 lenova tablet [on hold]

I've tried so many ways to reset it , but nothing at all works. I need to use my tablet outside of my house and can't .
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Is OS X 10.9+ Using parentalcontrolsd: Remote Service and xpcd: for Automated Updates & Maintenance?

I'm trying to flush out some weird OS activity that I just started noticing on my (3) different 10.9.5 Mac platforms. Is the OS using parentalcontrolsd: RemoteService and xpcd: Interprocess ...
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Mac command-line sort files into subfolders

I want to run a command on a very large folder to sort every item into subfolders based on modification date. Can this be done with one line? I.e., all files modified in July 2013 would be moved to ...
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Open iTerm and run Vim from a directory in Finder (OS X)

Is it possible (maybe with Apple Script or something) when I'm in a folder in OSX's finder to open iTerm and run vim with this folder as the working directory? This would be useful to quickly create ...
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AppleScript and MacOS X for launching App with credentials

Good day, I haven't done a lot of Scripting, and I need to find out how to make a shortcut for an App on the Desktop that will include the user name and password (so they don't have to type each ...
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How to set up an intranet site using MAMP Pro? [on hold]

I would like to set up an intranet environment for a small office of about 10. I would like to do this by using MAMP-Pro and install Wordpress for the intranet site.I will be using an extra computer ...
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Multi Series Graph on Excel for Mac

I'm trying to fit twelve different series on a scatter plot with x and y variables. Excel doesn't seem to recognize this. How do I design this graph? All I keep getting is this:
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How do I break out a DB-9 or DB-25 serial port from a PowerBook-G4 or even a more modern MacBook Pro

Essentially, we would like to interface to an external device which conforms to a serial DB-9 type hardware interface (or DB-25, because we have a crossover cable for that), and all we have are Apple ...
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Is there any third party Mac peripheral device - mouse, keyboard.. etc? [closed]

AFAIK, Mac is a closed system, so is there any third party peripheral (legal/ illegal) that compatible with Mac OS? Is Apple allow third party producing peripheral for Mac?
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Move an off-screen window back on-screen on Mac [duplicate]

I met the problem on move an off screen window back on-screen on mac. The application is Adobe Element 11 Organizer. It can't be solve by adjust desktop resolution, or maximum the app window, or ...
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How to choose a mac as development machine [closed]

I want to buy a mac as my work station for development. Requirements : 1 Web application development for Java, nodejs,python 2 Android application 3 iOS application(maybe in the future ) IDEs: ...
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Mac Terminal Hostname problems

Hey I have Yosemite installed with all latest Updates. I use Static IP on the IMac. Now I have a problem. When I open up a Terminal window it appears like this IMac\203975092370517331:~ peter$ ...
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Sunrise Calendar not pushing between Mac and iOS

I downloaded Sunrise calendar to use as a client to Google Cal in both my MBP and iPhone. It allegedly pushes changes between the two and the web based Google Cal, but it's not doing it for me. Not ...
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How to get Eclipse to detect Java

I have always been able to use Eclipse without a problem. I had it installed on my Mac but when I switched to Yosemite I removed it. Now I have installed it again, but when I try to compile my Java ...
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lsregister, msd and Dock using ~100% of CPU in Yosemite

Upgraded to Yosemite 7 days ago on my 2013 MBA and CPU has not stopped maxing out on 2 instances of lsregister (one for my username and one for root), one instance of mds and one instance of Dock ...
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Unable to Login to my MAC after OS X Yosemite upgrade

I'm unable to login to my office laptop after upgrading from Mavericks to OS X Yosemite. I tried things such as removing .AppleSetupDone and creating an Admin account but none of them are helping me. ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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OS X Yosemite: Make it “really” dark

With the latest release of OS X, 10.10, one is now able to make the menubar, the doc and other smaller components become black - or "dark", as they call it. As a user of the inverse function (an ...
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OS X Sidebar language is messed up

I use OSX in English - but with Hungarian as secondary language and with Hungarian format language in the system preferences. Still I get some sidebar names (like Downloads, Desktop, etc) in ...
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Restrict Launch Services from registering App bundles

Is it possible to restrict Launch Services on Mac OSX (I'm on Yosemite but I guess the same applies to older versions) from registering certain App Bundles? For example, if I have on my disk several ...
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remap kinesis keyboard with modifier keys

I just purchased a kinesis advantage and would like to remap the "delete" key (delete character right of cursor) to [shift] [Back Space] using [prgrm] [f12 Remap]. This failed as [Shift] is now ...
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How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
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Create OS X Yosemite Virtual Machine using DMG in VMWare Workstation

I have downloaded Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 DMG file from torrent and want to create a new virtual machine in VMware Workstation so that i may have clean install of Mac OS X Yosemite. Googling around ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
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How to fix /etc/hosts which doesn't work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I've updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. /etc/hosts file was working in 10.9.5. But after update it doesn't. Are you have any ideas how to fix it? UPDATE: I found that my problem is similar to this one. ...
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM [closed]

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Hiding Table Borders in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I want to see the table borders in the document when I am editing it but not when I go to print the document. I am using Microsoft Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro. Is there any way to do this? Aside from ...
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borked XAMPP upgrade — any way to rebuild my database if i saved var/mysql folder?

After I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, the mySQL server on my XAMPP install stopped turning on. XAMPP released an upgrade that fixed this. So, I copied and pasted my "htdocs" and "var/mysql" folders ...
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Looking for Video Player to Cycle Through Files Easily [closed]

I'd like a Video Player for MAC that know how to play most video formats (wmv, flv, mp4, avi, etc) but would let me cycle through the video files (in current folder) on a keypress (for example, right ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Enable SSH into Mac Desktop from Mac Laptop ONLY for one user

I'm trying to enable SSH on my desktop in System Preferences/Sharing without "Allow access for All users." I just want to allow access for my admin account on my laptop. They're on the same network. ...
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Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi is always looking for a network

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi states that it is always looking for a network even when it is already connected to a Wi-Fi. Here is a screenshot: How do I stop it from Looking ...
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External android/usb attached mass storage unit does not show up under Mac /Volumes?

I have an Asus tablet running JellyBean 4.1. In the settings it shows "Attached as USB device" So on the Tablet end things are looking good. On the Mac the Android tablet does not show up in the ...
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Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
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Quick look folder content on Mac

Is it possible to quick look folder content? I found good plugin for zip folders but cannot find for directories (found Folder Quick Look plugin, but developer site not works and I can't download it). ...
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Why /Applications Folder not opening in Finder but works in Terminal?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug. My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the ...
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Paste numerical expression to OS X Calculator

Given a numerical expression, for example: 1 + 2 If I paste it to Windows calculator (in scientific mode), I got the expected calculation: 3 However, pasting it to Mac OS X Calculator (tried in ...
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Admin vs Standard User

I will be using a lot of free wifi spots soon. I currently have 1 user which is admin. Should I create a standard user and use it while I am away from home? I ask because even if I want to do ...
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Undo Partitioning on Mac OS X Mavericks Hard Drive

I installed rEFIt and was dual-booting various Linux operating systems for the past half a year or so. When Yosemite Beta came out I made the mistake of simply overwriting my Mac OS X partition (I ...
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Display color calibration (OSX)

At the office, I've inherited a second monitor to go with my MacBook Air. This monitor is an LG W2252TQ-TF; I believe it's 22 inches. While this monitor is recognized by OSX just fine, I'm having the ...
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Alter output of every command

I'd like to know if there's any way of altering output of every command I execute in terminal. The purpose is to make the output formated for my markdown howto's. E.g. ls -la .*z #>-rw-r--r-- 1 ...