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How do I play an .swf file frame-by-frame on a Mac?

How do I play an .swf file frame-by-frame on a Mac? On Windows I can do this using a Ctrl + ← combination.
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Google Chrome - Attach a Key Binding to a Bookmark

Is there a way to create a key command / key binding / whatever you want to call it, in Chrome, so that I can call a bookmark from the keyboard? I have a bookmarklet that refreshes CSS without ...
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Is there a way to make the Dock in Mac OS X display your most frequently used apps?

I want this to be done automatically, so that I don't have to drag and drop anything myself.
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Restoring from Time Machine - Permissions Error

I am moving some old folders from my Mac PowerBook Pro to a UNIX network drive. In doing so I was getting a few "all files could not be copied" errors which I ignored, thinking it was aliases which ...
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Echofon Twitter client: Can I do unread syncing between multiple Macs instead of just between a Mac and an iPhone/iPad?

I use Echofon for Twitter on my two Macs and I would like to sync the status of my read tweets between these two. I know I can sync between a Mac and an iPhone/iPad, but can I also sync between two ...
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OS X 10.6: Disallow non-VPN connections on wireless?

With the recent rise in awareness of HTTP session hijacking, surfing the internet on a public wireless network has become quite perilous. At my university, the wireless network is totally open --- no ...
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Code Snippet Manager for Mac

What is the best code snippet manager for OS X? I don't mind paying so if there are really good ones that you have to pay for then I dont mind. I have heard of Snippet and Code Collector Pro. Are ...
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Why does Snow Leopard report incorrect battery levels for Bluetooth input devices after switching them to Apple rechargeable batteries?

I have a Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse and the Apple Wireless keyboard. They work fine. Two days ago, doing my part for the environment, I changed all their batteries to Apple rechargeable batteries. ...
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mac software to merge folders

Today, again, I'm faced with troubles merging folders on the mac. But this time I don't want to discuss / try to solve the issue with finder. So, just wondering once more, anyone have a good software ...
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How do I clear log files on Mac OS X?

My error logs appear to be taking up several GBs of space on my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, but I can't seem to find a way to clear the log files to free up this space.
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How do I resolve error “Missing bill of materials” during OSX 10.3 to 10.5 upgrade?

I have an Apple G5 with OSX 10.3 and I'm trying to upgrade to 10.5. I'm getting the error: "Missing bill of materials". I'm relatively new to Macs so I may not be providing all the relevant ...
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Start a Windows console program from a Mac

Is there any straight way that one can start a Windows console program from a Mac? Preferrably I would like to something with ssh, but as I am in a private network without Internet, I am not so afraid ...
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macosx: how to reload ethernet kext?

I was thinking about a kextunload followed by a kextload but that didn't really worked: %sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon2.kext (kernel) ...
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Why is Ctrl-Arrow not working in bash on OS X?

I use Ctrl-← and Ctrl-→ on every Linux system I work on, but these key combinations don't work in bash on my Macbook Pro. It is running Snow Leopard, and I'm using the built in Terminal ...
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Looking for a freeware that helps training english vocabulary? [closed]

I'm looking for a Free-ware on Mac OS X.6 that helps improving English vocabulary, very simply, for example by giving a word in another language (German or French would be perfect) and asking for the ...
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Can one Mac OS X DVD be used on multiple Macbooks?

I need help urgently. I have bought a Macbook and I don't have an installation DVD with it. I have to install it using another DVD. I want to confirm if it is possible that I use the DVD of another ...
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Why does the -f flag of ps not appear to function on Mac OS X 10.6?

I wanted to do a specific ps run on a Mac OS X 10.6 machine. According to man, the -f flag is available in BSD. Is it not available in Mac OS X? If so, why does man list it as an option? I get ...
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Is there an Excel viewer for Mac OS X?

Is there an Excel viewer for Mac OS X? I understand that the OS X developer tools are free and the Excel format is documented and I can teach myself Objective C on the web and set "write Excel ...
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Does the DisplayPort on the Dell UltraSharp U2311H Monitor work with a MacBook Pro?

I'm thinking of getting the Dell UltraSharp U2311H monitor which apparently comes with a DisplayPort. (I used the word "apparently" because I find DisplayPort support a little bit too good to be true, ...
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Emacs for Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I am trying to work with the latest version of Gnu Emacs on my Mac. I installed emacs (install emacs) using MacPorts and it is working but without the GUI ... Is there a special thing to install ...
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Syncing iTunes between Mac and Windows using DropBox?

How do I sync iTunes library files (xml, itl) and music files/folders between these two different operating systems with different folder structures? I currently keep both the library files and the ...
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Disable PXE progamatically in parallels?

I'm running Parallels 4.0 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. I'm trying to create a bunch of Virtual Machines from the commandline, using the prlctl tool, like so: $ prlctl create test1 -o linux -d centos $ prlctl ...
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Mac Pro powers down during starting-up from SSD

Today I installed an Intel X25-M SATA SSD (80GB) in my Mac Pro. Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number Of ...
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GVim Crashes In Edit Mode

I currently have vim installed on my MacBook Pro via fink. I can edit files just fine in vim, but when I enter edit mode in gvim, it crashes with the following error. Vim: Caught deadly signal ABRT ...
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Hard drive fan spinning at over 6100rpm?

Here is a screen shot: I have a late 2009 iMac with the following hard drive: Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes) Model: Hitachi HDT721050SLA360 Revision: ST0KA36E This is happening ...
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Make OS X Terminal commands I type BOLD

I'd like to make commands I've typed (input) into terminal stand out from all the output. For example: imac:~ buster$ chmod -R g-w myfolder imac:~ buster$ cd myfolder imac:myfolder buster$ ls -l ...
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How to monitor internet connection for interruptions - for Mac OS X

I have subscribed to a new ISP and I am experiencing problems with this new ISP. The problems are several micro interruptions on the internet connection, kind of lags, that is probably related to ...
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Unable to boot my Mac

When I turn on my MacBook, the white screen appears but it does not finish booting and show my desktop. I've tried restarting several times now.
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Backtick on an Italian MacBook Pro's keyboard

I have a MacBook Pro with an Italian keyboard, and I need to type ` character in a bash script. But I cannot get the right key sequence. How can I type this character?
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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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Cannot install git-core using macports

Snow Leopard 10.6.4 mac ports 1.9.1 I have just installed macports and I want to install git-core. However, I get the following errors: ---> Computing dependencies for git-core ---> ...
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Installing extra RAM MacPro

I have early 2008 MacPro tower, OSX 10.6. It had 1x4G RAM in it. I purchased 4x4G extra RAM. In what sequence should I place them in the top and bottom trays to achieve a total of 20G?
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Mac Time Machine drive is “too small” or “permanately damaged”?

I have a 80gb HD in my Mac Mini... but only about 30gb of it is in use. I thought an old 60gb HD would be MORE than enough space. (Since I don't need to keep many duplicate copies of old files. ...
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My Mac shuts down for no apparent reason

I have my new mac mini running as a media center 24/7 at home. My problem is almost every day I come back home I find it off. It's in a locked room and the electricity is fine, so it must be from the ...
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Enable “Trash” with Network Share over AFP

I have a OS X machine sharing an external drive (connected via firewire) to other Mac clients. All are running Snow Leopard and the protocol being used is AFP, FYI. When a user tries to delete a ...
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Can I SSH from Mac to Linux, with Linux windows opening on the Mac?

This is a question about X Windows support for Mac. I sometimes ssh to a Linux computer, and start software there. The software requires graphical interface (a DISPLAY). I am curious whether it is ...
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What are the advantages of Mac OS X vs. Ubuntu?

I mainly use gVim, terminal and Firefox. Currently I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my Mac, but I am wondering if I should install Mac OS X 10.6, as I just found my original disk. Would I gain ...
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Mac OS X - .AVI Video distortion in VLC

When playing .AVI files on VLC (1.1.3 / Mac OS X 10.6.2) I often get intermittent distortion in the video. It breaks up into squares and bits of previous video are mixed with the current video. It's ...
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Make app uncloseable/disable CMD+Q on mac

I have gotten in the habit of pressing CMD+Q instead of just switching windows on one app I use very frequently. I want to make the app uncloseable or at least disable CMD+Q for just that app.
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Can I disable the Macbook's display when the Macbook is hooked up to a big monitor?

That's because I don't want to move the windows one by one to the big display, or accidentally move the mouse cursor over to the Macbook's display and not know where it is.
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Is the Nvidia GT 120 a step up from the 8800 GT? [closed]

The video card on my Mac Pro (early 2008) died. I had a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in my machine. Apple has the Nvidia GT 120 for sale on there site. The comments on the previous link seem to ...
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ISO-8859-5 for Mac OS X

mbp:Desktop alexus$ file $$.txt 235.txt: ISO-8859 text, with CRLF line terminators mbp:Desktop alexus$ Yet this isn't really ISO-8859 but 8859-5 (Russian). The file opens up on Windows just fine ...
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How to get a fast free Unix native on a Mac Pro? [closed]

I am interested in running Linux on my Mac Pro (8-core, 24 GB RAM). What are the main caveats one should expect? Can all hardware be used natively after booting, say Linux or FreebSD? Does Solaris ...
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Can I boot to a different Mac OS X partition from the command line?

I need to test some software (nightly) on 3 Mac OS X versions: 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 -- the software interfaces with the hardware, so non-native solutions (like virtualisation) are not ideal. So I figured ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro use up so much battery when asleep?

I often put my laptop to sleep at the end of the day with 20%+ battery remaining. When I open it the next morning, it complains that it's at dangerously low battery; it seems to have used up 10% or ...
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How can I install Windows on my MacBook without a working dvd drive?

I've got netboot set up on my Mac mini, but I can't figure out how to get it to serve my Windows XP iso file. I guess my question can go either way: How do I get NetBoot on my Mac mini to serve the ...
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Is there a way to avoid having to click Autofill in iTunes?

I'm tired of always having to click "Autofill" in iTunes to put new songs and podcasts on my second generation iPod shuffle so I'm looking for a way to automate this with a keyboard shortcut, ...
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Laptop won't start

My macbook pro won't turn on. There's just no power... nothing. When I put the charger in, it acts strangely. The orange light sometimes turns into green. My laptop is new, so I highly doubt there is ...
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NX Client running on OS X 10.6.4

I installed freeNX on Ubuntu 10.10. My Mac OSX version is 10.6.4 and the client NX version is 3.4.0-8. When I connect and I enter the key D, the application that is active, minimizes. I can not ...
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Macbook pro with old VGA CRT blackness

I'm away from the office and trying to use my 13" 2009 Macbook pro, with an oldish 21' CRT VGA monitor. In Windows 7 it is detected and listed. Through the windows options it will not let me select, ...