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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?

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 ...
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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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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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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!