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Numbering on Mac

I am editing a document on word for macs, I have a numbered all the points I am making but I would like to delete points 1 to 3 but keep numbers after number 4? When I delete the first 3 numbers, ...
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Mac book pro home button

I recently have bought a mac book pro and I have noticed there is no home button, and I can't find a hotkey anywhere to make the cursor to the beginning of the line. Am I missing something? Is there a ...
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CommandLineTools folder displayed in Finder but not in CLI OS 10.9.4

The finder browser shows CommandLineTools, xcode-select --print-path also shows the path, /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/ but I cannot get to it using cd and ls doesn't show it inside of the ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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Split large PDF into smaller Two-page PDFs

I have several very large PDF files that I need to split into smaller ones by page number. For example: In a 100 page long PDF, I want to have one PDF with pages 1-2, one with 3-4, one with 4-5 and ...
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Does the Mac support video out for the iSight camera?

Is it possible to use my MacBook's iSight camera as a webcam for my Raspberry Pi? Is there any software or specific cables that will take the video feed from the built-in iSight webcam on my MacBook ...
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How can I make sure an alarm goes off whenever my mac is stolen in a public place? [on hold]

I'm searching for some application that will ring an alarm whenever is someone trying to steal my mac. For example, maybe the alarm will go off if the power cable is unplugged. Does anybody know a ...
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SSH Private Key File Won't Work (Permissions Error)

I keep an SSH private key file on a separate USB thumb drive (encrypted), but when I try to use it to connect to my remote host I get an error: ...
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How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
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Posible to use mini display to HDMI with HDMI splitter?

I have a macbook pro 13 inch with two external monitors. I'd like to set up a third external monitor however the only working ports on my laptop are the two mini-display ports. The HDMI port was ...
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Mac OS 10.9.5 How to search all documents for a specific phrase?

We've read other questions similar to this and the answers they received but none of the answers proved satisfactory. We want to search the contents of all documents on our mac for the two word ...
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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 get optical 5.1 surround audio output Retina MacBook Pro from Logic Pro X

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina and a set of Logitech z906 speakers which has two TOSLink optical line-in ports. I bought a mini-TOSLink to TOSLink cable on Amazon which arrived this morning, and I ...
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Scripting sleep and wake up

I have an iMac that when it boots up the screen is all red and fuzzy, but if you put the Mac to sleep and wake it up again the screen is normal. Has anyone had this issue? If so what is it? I am ...
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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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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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Remapping of keys in Mac OS X

My MBP comes with a Turkish keyboard but I'm using US layout. However, the key just under ESC gives § instead of ` (back-quote) which I frequently use. I need to remap this key but I couldn't find ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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Time Machine backup to FTP server

How can I get a Mac computer using Time Machine to back up to a server using FTP? I have not tried anything yet and everything I've search for is about 6 years old.
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Install ffserver on Mac OS X 10.6

I would like to install ffserver and got ffmpeg running on Mac OS X 10.6. But for some reason I cant find a good tutorial to install ffserver on Mac OS X. Does it come with ffmpeg ? Is it outdated? Is ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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radius authentication os x server and client certificate

I configured a Mac mini with OS X v10.10 and OS X Server, and an AirPort Extreme. The Wi-Fi network is WPA2 Enterprise, and the server provides RADIUS authentication service. I want the client ...
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Restore MAC files from Windows

I was dual booting (Hackintosh) OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 7, one drive, two partitions. I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows 7 on it and I have repartitioned and formatted the old drive, ...
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Mac open command without any windows

I'm using open command to open a .zip file that contains an .app with the following: open my_zip.zip I need to use open because it's important to use the default application (it's part of a script) ...
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Arrow key navigation in Finder (OS X Yosemite)

I like to use the arrow keys to navigate through files in Finder, but when I'm in icon view (which is sometimes more appropriate than list view), I cannot jump to the next line using the right arrow ...
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How can I quickly diagnose hardware on a Mac?

I'm buying a second-hand iMac tomorrow and the guy's coming to my house to complete the deal. As is standard, I'd like to check the system and make sure it all works properly before buying. Is ...
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Corrupted files, hard drive test?

I'm currently on a macbook with a 1TB external hard drive connected trough a USB hub wich is connected on my macbook. The problem is, my disk, wich is partitioned in 2 (one HFS+ and one NTFS) keeps ...
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Mac- or Unix-compatible utility to compute and compare LAME MusicCRC in MP3s?

The LAME encoder stores a CRC16 checksum of the audio stream in the header of every MP3 it encodes. The 'actual' audio checksum can then be computed and compared to the original value at a later date ...
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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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How can I increase the memory heap in pycharm

I am using pycharm and its memory shown at bottom right corner is 750M. I could not find any setting where I can increase that. Where do I increase that memory. I am using version 3.4. I searched a ...
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how to set/adjust the size of system memory cache on osx

My mac physical memory is 8.00 GB. After a while usage, used memory increases to 3.98 GB cache increases to 1.1 GB. when I compile ios project, sometimes mac runs very slowly. Just wonder if I can ...
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Skype Account Display Name

My friend and I chatted through skype using the chat option/vchat. I have since changed my display name on the site. Will the chat history display my old or new display name? It's difficult to get ...
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Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)

My Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is corrupting files on Linux. I would appreciate help from anyone, but I'd particularly like to know if other Momentus XT users are able to reproduce this ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro resolution difference 13inch VS 15inch (March/May 2015 models)

I have a question about supported resolutions on Macbooks (2015). The apple site states that the 13" Pro model supports, with Intel Iris 6100 graphics, a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The 15" Pro model ...
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switching from emacs to Preview of the compiled latex document, resets its display to page 1

I just upgraded to Yosemite but had to reinstall various pieces and this is what happens. I edit my latex document using emacs, and preview its pdf using Preview (auctex is installed, and I compile ...
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How to copy and paste selected text in nano on a Mac?

I’m using nano in iTerm2, I can mark the text using ctrl+^ but I'm not able to copy and paste the text. I know that ctrl+k can be used cut the entire line. What is the keyboard shortcut for copying ...
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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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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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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OSX Yosemite - Flashing colored bars on screen

Running OS X Yosemite on a mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Air, I've noticed that flashing bars will occasionally appear on the screen for no apparent reason. Sometimes these bars are solid colors (often ...
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Too many keyboard layouts

The short question: how do you handle multiple keyboard layouts without getting confused? I'm a fast writer. I've been using the default Swedish, QWERTY PC keyboard layout on Linux, DOS and Windows ...
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Bash Script: How to set a variable as the current time, in the format XX:XX:XX

For a script I'm making, I need to be able to set a variable as the current system time. For example, 11:40:55. This is so the computer sleeps at the exact time, so if there's an easier way to do ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

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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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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MacBook (late 2008) EFI Firmware Update 1.8 Problem

Last night I applied EFI Firmware update 1.8 to my Macbook (late 2008). After installing EFI Firmware Update and rebooted my computer and installed SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0. After that my ...
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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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Getting “-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable” in OSX

I seem to run into problems with the max. number of processes every so often. Anyone know what is best practice for fixing this? Running OSX 10.6 on a MacBook Pro i7. ulimit -a returns these values: ...