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Cannot access a specific set of domains and web pages, but can access all others

I am unable to access a specific set of domains, but can access other web pages and domains without a problem. The domains I cannot access are all hosted at the same IP, namely ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac Shared Folder

Transferring files via the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Mac using the built-in shared folders is messing up text files. I have two remote desktop sessions open with the same shared folder open in ...
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How to periodically show alert message *in foreground* on Mac OS X?

I want to have an alert / dialog box to fire up periodically in foreground on my Mac. I tried a combination of AppleScript and launchd and managed to have the script (actually converted to a app) ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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my CPU temperature shows 48-50C now for days, without playing any games. Why?

My CPU temperature shows 48-50C now days without playing any games or any high level software. I don't play any kind of games or anything that would make it work hard, but still it shows 48-50C. The ...
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Your greatest uncommon Mac tip? [on hold]

Do u have any unique tips about using computers on Mac OS X? For speeding up, save disk space or anything else.
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How to get Centos 7 Evolution Email Client App to Connect to Apple mac/me/icloud Account

I have CentOs 7 runing as a VM in Parallels on my Mac tower. All is fine except when attempting to set up the Evolution email client it has a place to enter everything but the password required to ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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Vmware Fusion: Will Windows 10 Preview Run Smoother than Windows 7 Home Basic on Macbook Air [on hold]

I use the vmware fusion so i can use windows on my air. I need windows not to lag bc im running R, SAS, minitab, etc. Im new to macs and thus to new to virtualization. Will the new windows 10 preview ...
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MacBook Air A1466 Model can not boot OS X Yosemite

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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How to switch between command-line and GUI in VM on a Mac?

I have installed CentOS 7.1 in VMware Fusion of my Mac. I logged into the terminal (default runlevel 3) and started the GUI using the command "startx". I want to switch back to the terminal. ...
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iOS and Mac - disable iCloud auto-update downloads / backup

It seems that a huge chunk of the precious SSD on my Macbook Pro gets taken by iCloud updates or backup's. I have backup's disabled in iTunes, but this is somehow still automagically still ...
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Connect LAN-device to iMac socket and have internet (through WiFi) on LAN-device

I have an iMac which has internet through WiFi. I also have a VOIP-phone with only a LAN socket (no WiFi adapter availalble). I would like to connect my VOIP-phone to the LAN outlet on my Imac, and ...
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Trouble negotiating rsync protocol versions

I am trying to rsync between a Linux box and a MacOS box. The MacOS (yosemite) seems to come with an old version of rsync so I've updated that using homebrew. OK, I seem to have perfectly matching ...
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Mac OS 10.10.3 Dropbox 3.6.0 upload auto limit bandwidth no longer working

I've got 32gb of Ram and use Fios 50/50 Mbs up and down but lately when large files are uploading EVEN my mouse won't cooperate until I 'Pause' dropbox or throttle it way way down. This is new. What ...
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View all login history on macbook pro OS 10.6.8

What command can I use in terminal to see login history? I think it's possible someone created a hidden account or booted the machine in safe mode.
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Shortening time to copy and paste on Mac

When I use the copy and paste functionality of my Mac (command+c, command+v) The machine takes a relatively long time to actually paste the clipboard contents onto the screen. OS X 10.9.5 Is this ...
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command line terminal in mac os x shows wrong version of Java

I have installed Java 1.7 on my mac at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_79.jdk/Contents/Home In Command line I set the java version as export ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Toggle Mirror Displays in OSX Yosemite

In past versions of OSX you can toggle between mirror displays (if you have more than one monitor) and extend displays with the keyboard shortcut (Command + F1). In Yosemite however, when I try to use ...
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How to get the RGB or CMYK slider options in “more colors” for Office for Mac 2011?

I have a problem with Mac Word 2011 and the fact that the 'more colors' option only brings up the color wheel and no RGB or CMYK slider options? I have tried all weekend to remedy with a number of ...
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POSIX and ACL permissions Mac Server

I have a mac mini server and have a script run at login for network users that mounts a shared drive on the mac server. When they mount up, I create a folder with their name as the folder name. What ...
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What is the equivalent of the Windows “Startup Folder” In Mac OS?

In Windows OS there is a “Startup Folder.” We can simply create a shortcut to the folder. Then, after the next computer reboot, the application or file will be executed automatically. How to do it ...
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com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanel freezing in Preview on Yosemite

When trying to export files in Preview on OS X 10.10 it always freezes, but not Preview, which more or less continues to be unfrozen behind the dialogue box. When I go to force quit menu, it tells me ...
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How to better see selected Chrome (or any other app) instance using “cmd”+“`” on Mac OS X

I’m new to Mac OS X and when you command+tab the do command+` you can switch instances of that application (chrome in my use case). However, when I do that I can barely see what window instance is ...
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I'm looking for a way to control an iOS device with a Mac and execute pre-defined touch macros

I'm looking to perform automated testing on an app so I don't have to sit in front of my phone and perform the same repetitive tasks. One thought is to use a VNC solution to connect with the iPhone, ...
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OS X only boots from redundant installer: how to instruct to use internal drive

I installed OS X Mavericks on a external hard drive. This caused a problem I did not anticipate: I can no longer boot from the internal Yosemite installation. How can I instruct OSX to boot from my ...
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How to display github emoji codes in Mac Terminal?

I want to display emoji codes from http://www.emoji-cheat-sheet.com/ (e.g. :+1: ) inside github commit messages when doing git log. I use Mac Terminal app.
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Can't mount LaCie d2 SAFE in OS X 10.9.5

I have a LaCie d2 SAFE 1TB I got in 2010 to 2011. It worked fine on an older version of a OS X but once I updated to 10.9.5 it stopped. Seems LaCie has not updated the drivers since 2009. Tried all ...
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hot key to move one window to another screen (mac osx 10.10)

Is there a hot key to move one window (say chrome browser) from one screen another screen for multiple monitors? I'm using mac osx 10.10
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OSX 10.10.2 Airplay to ATV (A1469) doesn't wotk

Here is what I have: Macbook air (MacBookAir3,2) running 10.10.2 Apple TV (A1469) 3rd gen I have airplayed my iPad to my TV numerous times so I know it works. However, airplay does not even show up ...
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No sound after installation of Windows drivers (Boot Camp) Windows 8.1

I got Windows installed to my MacBook and the only problem I had was not having any sound even though the drivers were installed. I was told that using Boot Camp to create the USB boot causes that and ...
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Cat and/or echo several things into one file on “one command line”

I know we can do things like this: stat -f%z mybigfile > RELEASENOTES.txt and echo "bytes" >> RELEASENOTES.txt Now RELEASENOTES.txt will look like this: 47556304 bytes How can I get ...
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Execute a .workflow file on a Mac from network

I want to execute a .workflow file to start playing iTunes on my Mac. I have started the apache server, and maked a php script: itunes_play.php <?php enter code hereexec("sh ...
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ssh doesn't work between Mac OS X (10.10.3) and Cloudera VM

Perhaps I am missing out something very basic, but it is just not working out for me... Objective is to setup passwords authentication (using ssh) between the two systems involved. The two systems ...
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withdraw MAC address assignment

Is it possible to un-claim ownership of a MAC address via special kinds of gratuitous ARP or possibly by sending ARP packets with special addresses (e.g. 00:00:00:00:00:00) to invalidate cache table ...
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How do completely wipe Adobe Creative Cloud from my Yosemite OS X machine?

My Creative Cloud app was corrupted on install, every time I try to open it, crash after crash result. It tells me to download the installer and re-install, but every I run the installer it tells me ...
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Some applications can't run when run as root on Yosemite

I deleted App Store on my Macbook, and reinstalled it using the Combo Updater 10.6.6. Now, when I run it, it starts dancing in the dock briefly and then just disappears, and doesn't run any more. I ...
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Installing spice3f5 circuit simulator on Mac OSX

I am looking to install spice3f5 or similar on my Mac OSX but I cannot find clear steps on how to do it. I am not looking for MacSpice 3 or ngSpice but spice3f5. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Microsoft Word 2011 Mac - Tab Doesn't Indent

When typing math equations on Word, I like to use tab to indent once before every line so that the equations line up, even if I number them. The problem with this is that every time I finish an ...
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Wierd screen colors when waking mac from sleep

I have mac mini with two monitors and sometimes when I wake it from sleep I get this weird screen: This is a normal screen: This isn't a big issue (at least I hope so) as it goes back to normal ...
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Is it possible to put a white border to the text in a terminal window?

I use the terminal a lot, and having the same terminal design gets boring. I set the background to those cool default desktop images, and every terminal window is a random image. The text is hard to ...
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Why Apple SSD SM0256F S.M.A.R.T. not supported?

I bought a MacBook Pro with Retina Display MGX82 with an Apple SSD 256, but in the system information the SSD drive has the status S.M.A.R.T. status set as being “Not Supported.” Why? Full system ...
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What's the difference between Crucial's Mac vs. non-Mac DDR3 SO-DIMM?

Crucial has many part numbers of memory for different systems; however, it appears that, for example, part number for ThinkPad X230, CT2946704, is actually merely an alias for CT2KIT102464BF160B. ...
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Unable to get Windows working properly on a Mac

I have a late 2012 21.5in iMac. I'll be the first to admit it was a mistake to buy - it's just not for me. Over the past few months, I've been trying to get Windows working, and... well, nothing is ...
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How do I stop my Mac from asking to accept incoming network connections?

I am using Syncthing, which is an application to sync files between two or more computers. I believe Syncthing (on github) needs to be allowed to Accept incoming network connections to work properly. ...
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color scheme setup for iTerm

How do you setup color scheme of iTerm on Mac? For color scheme, I mean using different color to display folder name, file name, machine name, etc. thanks in advance, Lin
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iCloud backup not backing up from photos mac

I've paid the extra to store my photos in iCloud, I seem to have two libraries and despite trying to change the backup to the larger library it isn't backing up the set of photos I want. I've tried ...
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Safe removal of external hard disk causes keyboard, trackpads and ports to stop working every time

The title sums up the problem. Problem started about couple months ago suddenly without me doing anything differently. I've tried quite a few different brand of external hardisks and it does the same ...
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Activate PHP OpenSSL module on Mac Yosemite

I've got a new MacBook Pro (with latest Yosemite) I'm setting up for web development. I am running PHPStorm as my IDE. PHPStorm cannot use its built-in composer functionality, saying it cannot connect ...