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Sharing Mac Printer with Ubuntu (Linux)

I want to share my printer connected to my Mac with a Ubuntu Box (10.04 LTS -Lucid Lynx). I click share printer on the Mac, and then I do a discover on the Ubuntu box ... I see the printer, I select ...
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Image quality low on pictures imported into Mac PowerPoint 2011

Running Lion and Office:Mac 2011. Searched everywhere. No matter what I do images (pictures) that I import into slides immediately go to a very low resolution and quality. How do I prevent this drop ...
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How can I sync ALL of my files between my Macs in the background?

I have multiple macs and I want to sync files between them. I don't want a designated "shared files" folder that I have to manually save things to -- I want my Documents, Desktop, Pictures, Downloads, ...
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One Mac computer with multiple network connections?

I have a Mac (OS X 10.5) that I would like to connect to a dedicated/isolated Internet connection (one that is not connected to the LAN), and a LAN. The LAN is set up with its own, separate, Internet ...
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How to uninstall Firebird from Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I’ve found this script from Paul Beach, but I want to know if there is a better way (maybe a script included in the installation).
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How to turn on Airport on MacBook Pro

I am using MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.5). On the status bar, check I click the Wireless icon, it said 'Open Network Preferences' And then in the Network Preference, I click 'AirPort' tab, the status ...
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how to make four windows of the same app fill four quadrants of a screen using slate

I can move a window to the top left corner of a screen using something like this in slate bind a:shift;cmd;alt move screenOriginX;screenOriginY screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 usually when I fire ...
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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Commandline arguments in Mac OSX

In linux I can do something like this: rm test.txt -f On Mac however, I get the following error: rm test -f rm: -f: No such file or directory Is there a way to fix this?
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how to resize window to quarter screen width and height in slate

I'm using slate as a window manager, and I would like to bind a certain key combo to automatically resize and position the window as follows window width and height will each be half the size of the ...
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“reload” mac audio drivers without rebooting

I have an external audio interface (M-audio fast track c400). In order to get my macbook to recognize it (display in audio/midi setup), I have to reboot, which is a hassle. I have had other m-audio ...
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Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I can't open any files on a SMB share shared by my OS X Mavericks Mac

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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How to improve quality of PDF text files on Mac

I have a text document in PDF format, 200 pages, which I need to edit. I thought about doing OCR, but the quality is not really great, and OCR does not work well. Then I wonder whether I could somehow ...
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How to install Mac OS on VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I maintain an application I wrote in pure C. Its multiplatform (windows/linux) application. But, unfortunately, my boss wants me to write a version for Mac OS. Since I don't have such computer, its ...
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How do I rename the computer name/root in Mac OSX

I'm new to Mac. I would like to rename the computer name/root title that shows up when I open the terminal. Usually it's like computername:~ xxx$ Any and all help is appreciated!
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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Installing meld: Cannot import: pygtk

I installed meld in Mac OSX with Homebrew: brew install meld Then, when I run meld . it fails with the following error: Cannot import: pygtk No module named pygtk However, pygtk is ...
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How do you disable a secondary display on a Mac?

I have a plasma TV attached to my Mac Pro. I use it maybe once a week, to watch movies. Rest of the time it just stays connected to my Mac. The problem is that Spaces in bird eye’s view always ...
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How to find logs of Remote Management and Remote Login on my Mac?

Today I was going to share my WiFi internet connection, when I realized I had the Remote Management sharing turned on, on my Mac, giving all privileges to all users including Guests. I thought it was ...
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Unhide folder from hidden in osx

How to unhide the folder? No answer found here
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Mac server default file permissions

How do I change the default file permissions for files created on a Mac server? In case it's relevant, this is a Mac Mini running Mac OS 10.6.7. It's currently used mainly as a file server, and there ...
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OSX - How can I make Textmate 2 automatically close the previous output window

On my old computer, when I use Command-R to run a python script in Textmate 2, it opens an output window. If I run the script again, Textmate closes the previous terminal window and creates a new one. ...
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A terminal based instant messenger client for OS X [on hold]

I've found one called CenterIM and Finch, but they both seem to be made for linux and don't have any guides on how to build or install the software. If anyone can recommend a nice, lightweight ...
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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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Is there a way to close the lid on a MacBook without putting it sleep?

Is there a way to close the lid on a MacBook without putting it sleep? This would be useful when connecting the macbook to an external display, for instance. I've never been able to figure it out ...
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How to set up Linux VPN server and connect from a Mac?

I am trying to set up my own VPN server on a Linux box which I would connect to from my Mac, and I am having trouble figuring out which is the best and easiest(recommended) way to do that. Which VPN ...
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Mac won't boot into safe mode

Mac boots fine normally, except when in safe mode. Holding down shift when booting gets me to the progress bar on the grey screen. Progress bar gets about half way before mac reboots. I modified ...
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How to make Tails Live USB Bootable

I set up a live Tails (a linux distro) USB drive. It boots fine and I can select it using either rEFIt or while holding down option. However, when selected it always says No Bootable Drive Found, ...
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How do you move to the next or previous word in a Terminal in Mac OS?

I usually use Linux, no expert at all (very far from it) but I use it daily. Sometimes I find myself using (someone else's) Mac and typing commands into a Terminal. In Linux, I can use Ctrl+Left and ...
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Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
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How can I make Virtual Box sees my external hard drive

I have: installed Virtual Box 3.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.5 setup a Ubuntu 9.10 machine for Virtual Box have a new external USB hard drive My question is what can I format my hard drive and configure my ...
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Batch output md5 with corresponding file name to text file

I'm trying to output to a text file a md5 checksum of each file in a folder in this specific format: checksumhash1 *NameOfFile1.ext checksumhash2 *NameOfFile2.ext checksumhash3 *NameOfFile3.ext ...
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Router and IP Scanner shows different number of devices

I logged into my router and looked at the stats. It has 9 devices. I used a Mac app (IP Scanner) to scan available devices, I only see 4. What does this mean? 5 devices are blocking the IP Scanner?
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VirtualBox: Odd behaviour after updating the host to OS X Mavericks

I've just updated my Mac to OS X Mavericks. However, after doing so, I'm facing a couple of issues with my VirtualBox program including the following: 1 - The virtual machines (guest OSes) fail to ...
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Extract audio files from powerpoint

I recorded a some audio files on my powerpoint presentation. This was done in two ways: (1) for some slides I used the record narration feature of powerpoint (the audio on each slide was recorded ...
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Google Drive and Chrome on Mac OS auto logout

We are trying to set up google drive and chrome apps to automatically log out/sign out at reboot. The purpose is to have each new user to have a fresh login screen for those two apps. Also we would ...
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Where to find FireBug (firewire bus sniffer) for mac? [on hold]

I need to sniff my firewire-like home lab. I read somewhere online that there exists a firewire bus sniffer called FireBug. Firstly, I tried Wireshark but since it does not support a firewire it was ...
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Reduce single tab delay in Mac OS after enabling tap drag

(OS X Mavericks) If you enable "System Preferences / Accessibility / Mouse & Trackpad / Trackpad Options / Enable dragging", you will be able to "double tap to drag", but there will be an annoying ...
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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Significant OS X lag when listing directories/files

I'm experiencing some significant OS X lag when listing directories/files. I originally thought it was purely an issue with Finder, and not the HD or any other part of OS X, however I have since ...
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Turning off unused displays that are connected to a Macbook Pro on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I currently have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (MBP) running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. I usually connect this laptop to two external displays A Thunderbolt (TB) Display, which is connected directly to the ...
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How to open a specific port in Moutain Lion Firewall

I cant seem to find how to open a specific port in the ML firewall? I know you can give applications permisiion, but thats no good to me. Is there a way I can specify a specific port?
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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

How can I access folders with those permissions? When trying through terminal: superUser99:tmp superUser99$ cd launchd -bash: cd: launchd: Permission denied
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How is the dotted decimal IP address “1.2.3.4.5” interpreted and resolved?

The Apache Mina Ftpserver project has a unit test that checks that the IP address 1.2.3.4.5 fails to be resolved by the OS's name resolution. Specifically, the expected result of: ...
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Automator in Mavericks freezes when creating or opening a Folder Action

Short version: On an older Mac, Automator hangs when trying to create a Folder Action. I have an older Mac being used as a media server. It is a Core 2 Duo iMac with 3 GB of memory, running ...
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Spotlight Infinite Indexing issue (external data drive)

This is an external drive, formerly a boot drive which is now in use only to access music files (sibelius, audio, midi, live, logic etc.) without transferring the data into a new boot system, partly ...
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Scheduling Internet Access on the Mac

I'm a student with a Mac laptop on which I take notes. My school has an Internet network. I get distracted during class. I found this wonderful Mac app called SelfControl, but activating and ...
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Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion

I had previously consulted this thread when using snow leopard to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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Error message: sudo: mysql_secure_installation: command not found

I'm trying to learn PHP and I'm just in the process of installing apache,msql and PHP. I'm on a mac osx 10.7.2 Processor 2.26 GHz intel core 2 due I downloaded: mysql-5.5.18-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg ...
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Uninstall Homebrew, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location, completely.

When i've installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without questioning. My problem was it was installed not to the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. So far i had ...