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How Can I Speed Up Terminal.app or iTerm on Mac OSX?

Every time I launch either iTerm or Terminal after not using it for a few hours, it takes anywhere from 10-20 seconds to return a prompt. The screen is blank, and although I can type I can't actually ...
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On OS X how to change icon across file type?

I'm on OS X I recently switched back from Sublime Text 3 to TextMate 2 as my main editor. When I opened the Get Info pane of a .js file and changed the Open With… to TextMate and then clicked Change ...
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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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Choose which binary is default binary on Mac OS X Mavericks

I have installed the latest SVN 1.8 via homebrew on my Mac. However now If I run svn --version I get back that I have 1.7. Next thinng I run which -a svn which then shows me I have it twice: ...
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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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See if Mac OS X has enabled hyperthreading?

There is a way of disabling hyperthreading on Mac OS X: How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion? Is there a Terminal command of seeing whether Mac OS X has hyperthreading enabled?
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Can't unlock disks encrypted with Mavericks after upgrade to Yosemite?

I have 2 (microSD) disks encrypted under OS X Mavericks. I didn't use FileVault 2, I just used normal "Encrypted Logical Partition" from Finder with a complex password which was not saved in Keychain. ...
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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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How to take screenshots in Mac OS X?

How do I take screenshots in Mac OS X?
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VirtualBox Mac - Is it possible re-map a key for a VM

I am running Windows inside VirtualBox on Mac OSX. However, I am frequently copying and pasting/undoing etc using keyboard shortcuts. Because Mac is dumb and tries to be different, common shortcuts ...
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Mac F4 Key is remapped, how do I restore the default

Something happened to my F4 key mapping. Instead of sending F4, it now sends command-N. For example, in Chrome this will open a new window. I use intellij for editing so I can't use F4 to jump to ...
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How to recover deleted text inside Mac OS X sticky notes

I use sticky notes to record some information. I deleted this info by accident. Is it recoverable?
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Mac OS: don't delete file while renaming

I remapped my Mac keybindings, so that files are deleted by pressing just the delete key, like in Windows. Unfortunately, when renaming a file and pressing delete ("forward delete one character"), ...
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File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table%5Fof%5Fkeyboard%5Fshortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X: Move the focused window Resize the focused window ...
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Disconnecting Google Drive Account

I left my company but forgot to disconnect my google drive from the company email on my macbook air. Now I'm stuck in the login screen! I've tried re-installing google drive and removing the ...
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How to change client screen name?

I'm trying to use my macbook pro as a client with synergy. Windows is the host system with keyboard and mouse. The problem however is that I can't change the screen name for the macbook pro. The ...
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microphone not working on headset. even with interface

I bought a headset before finding out about the lack of pre amps in the new macs there are two male ends, one for headphones, and one for microphone. And i read that you could use an audio interface ...
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How can I find files added to the system within X minutes of a specific time?

I have done a fresh install of Mac OS X Mountain Lion today on a new MacBook. Because this was a new install, when I finally got round to configuring some of my own developer things, I was surprised ...
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How to recover deleted files in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to recover my deleted files in Mac OS X (after I emptied the trash also)? In Windows I can recover the deleted files using file recovery software. What options are available in Mac OS ...
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Can I connect an 2007 Mac cinema display to a pc?

I have an "old" Mac cinema display, its still a good screen I want to keep using it. Its pre-Thunderbolt and uses the same dvi cable as my new pc, it also has a USB cable. The third cable is a ...
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Export display to an iMac

I have a 12" Linux laptop with HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA ouputs. I can successfully export a display of a resolution up to 2048x1536 to any vanilla display or TV. I also have a 27" Mid-2010 top of ...
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What is the Mac equivalent of the file:// URL?

I want to look at some options that will help to manage the size of an Exchange mailbox. There are lots of utilities out there that will extract an attachment from an email and replace it with a ...
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How do I use Split in the Mac OS X Terminal to split files directly to another directory?

How do I use the OS X Terminal command split to split a file into several pieces, and store them in a different folder, on a different drive? The reason is that I need to move files to a FAT32 ...
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RSync to WebDAV mounted volume very slow

I have a mounted WebDAV store, which I am playing around with to try and put together my own pseudo-DropBox set up. However, it seems very slow to upload larger files (my bandwidth graph goes ok for a ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf. However, I lose Wi-Fi connectivity if the connection is broken by closing and opening ...
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Mavericks startup script

I am trying to write a small script to launch when user logs on. I have searched and got the script to work but unable to run at log on with .plist We have active directory setup. When the user logs ...
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use sock proxy in command line

I set up the sock proxy using ssh with Secrete socks successfully and I can visit the web site that is blocked previously (say youtube, Yes, I live in China). The problem is I still have issue in ...
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I want to unassociate OneNote notebook on a laptop but leave on OneDrive

I plan to give my laptop to my son now that I have a new MacBook. OneNote for Mac will ONLY access notebooks from OneDrive. I have uploaded all my notebooks to OneDrive but now I want to make sure ...
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Booting OS X from flash-drive. Possible to install OS X on that flash-drive only?

I created an OS X flash drive. When booting from the flash-drive on my mac, it is the installation process. Can I install OS X on that flash drive (16GB) or does it have to install on my mac? I don't ...
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Mac OS Lion - Always show menubar with fullscreen apps?

Does anyone know if it is possible to keep the menubar in Mac OS Lion visible for fullscreen apps instead of hidden until hovered over? I imagine there's some Terminal command I can enter to adjust ...
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TextEdit: RTF to PDF: a hyperlink issue

As we know we can add a hyperlink into our .rtf documents. How to ask TextEdit to generate PDF with hyperlinks that are visible (blue colour and underline style)?
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Is there a mac2unix utility?

This question is directly related to another question I asked here. Linux/Unix have nice utilities dos2unix and unix2dos for conversion of text files between the two OSs. Are there similar utilities ...
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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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Better Parental Controls on the Mac?

Parental Controls on the Mac sucks. For my use case, anyway. I need to block a small number of sites (like youtube) and clearly adult sites as well. Parental Controls as a minimum blocks any https ...
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Mac keyboard won't type letter 'c' only in some cases, also switching keyboards. No problems with the same keyboard connected to a PC

I've got a strange problem with my Mac keyboard on an IMac, year 2008: I cannot type letter 'c' in password fields, gmail website and other specific circumstances. I've tried switching the keyboards, ...
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Default save location for different OS

I am making a web application that needs to save files on the client machine. The problem is that the client can be using different types of machines/OSes. I need to hard code (I think) a pathway to a ...
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How to install Imagick on Mac OS with XAMPP

I'm having some trouble installing Imagick on a Mac. I have XAMPP installed and when I run 'sudo pecl install imagick', I get this error: checking ImageMagick MagickWand API configuration program... ...
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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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Java applet needs permission but doesn't ask for it!

I'm trying to connect a VPN connection (on Mac OS X 10.6.6) through a Check point java applet. The first time it ran I chose NOT to give it access to my files and such and now every time I try to ...
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When I ...
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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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How to remove file in terminal with ampersand in name?

I tried different escaping possibilities and still could not remove file with spaces and ampersand in name. [23:36 @ ~] $ rm /Volumes/Storage/Music/pop/Nicole\ Kidman\ \&\ Ewan\ Mcgregor\ -\ ...
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How to stop Word 2011 opening hyperlinks on click?

In previous versions of MS Word, there was a preference for the action to be taken when the user clicked a hyperlink: open it, or edit it. Word 2011 appears to have defaulted to opening the hyperlink, ...
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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 to use Exposé independently on multiple monitors? (Mac)

I've got 2 monitors, and in order to activate an Exposé "hot corner", I'd like to simply be able to move my cursor to the corner of my current screen. Is this possible? At present, to use the top ...
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Mass Remove File Prefix on a Mac?

How do I mass remove file prefixes in a Mac? For example, inside my folder, I have the following files: img_sometext1.jpg img_sometext2.jpg ... img_sometext10.jpg How do I remove img_?
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Mac OS X Terminal: mouse support?

Is there a native option (ie. without installing extra soft/package/plugins) to enable mouse support in the Terminal app? Actually, I'm using a lot vim with the option set mouse=a (activating mouse ...
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New folders created on Mac not displaying correct on Windows computer

In our network we have both Mac and Windows computers. We have a shared data disk used by all computers. On one iMac there is an issue. If a new folder is created on the data disk by the iMac it is ...
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How can I find what /dev my DVD-drive is?

I'm on Mac OS X, have a DVD in the DVD-drive and can look at it in the Finder. I'd like to try to create an iso of it by using the dd command. But to do that I need to know what device to use as an ...