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Mac OSX: start Google Chrome in kiosk mode - error?

I am trying to load Google Chrome in kiosk mode on OSX using the answer that was given here Start Google Chrome on Mac with command line switches But, when I run it from the terminal, it spits out ...
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MacPorts is installing an older version of Perl w/Git - why?

This is my first experience with MacPorts. I'm using it to install Git 1.7.3.2. I noticed during install that it's downloading and installing Perl 5.8.9 on my Snow Leopard Mac which comes pre-...
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Is there any Java emulator for mac?

I just want to run a .jar app on mac, but I can not find a emulator.Does anyone know one? Thank you.
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Update git on mac

I can't remember how I installed git a while back....but now it's living in /usr/bin/git and needs to be updated. I don't care how (pre-compiled or build my own) but what I don't want is another ...
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how to adjust ibook screen to be more brighter in SINGLE USER mode

how to adjust ibook g4 screen to be more brighter when started in console SINGLE USER mode It seems that external screen is not enabled for some reason in single user mode, and my internal screen is ...
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Mac terminal settings

I'm on a mac and I use terminal (Amazing) I was wondering if anyone knows how I can change the default setting of a new terminal to remain the same for all subsequent terminals? For example - I have ...
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Mac remote desktop printing to local printer

I have a printer attached to a Mac mini who works locally. From the Mac I connect through remote desktop to a Windows Server 2003 and I want to be able to print from the remote computer to the locally ...
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How do you increase Dragging Speed for Mac OS X Applications?

Greetings! This question regards dragging stuff to parts of a document which are "off the screen". For example: Dragging a spreadsheet in iWork Numbers to a part of the document that's "off the ...
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Apple PowerMac G5 Dual Processor PowerPC G5 video card issues

Just got this G5 and hooked it up to my Sceptre VGA monitor via 4 way KVM. Only get the option for 800x600 resolution. The monitor is newer than the Mac. Says it has a 256 MB video card installed (AGP)...
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Where can I find the “terminal” program on OS X?

Where can I find this app, and where can I find instructions on how to use it? My OS X is using the Dutch language settings.
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Run time machine on a low priority

I noticed that every time TimeMachine runs, my mac becomes less responsive. Is it possible to run the time machine process on a lower priority?
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How to operate several macs in different locations using one external hard drive

i operate from several different geographic locations ,regional and international and do not want to carry around a macbook everywhere, regionally i use a push bike so it gets too bulky with a ...
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synergy windows -> mac - command-space usage

I have synergy running as a server on windows 7, with a client on Mac OS X 10.6.4. I have key mapped Alt -> Super and Super -> Alt. When i move the mouse to the mac, i hold the windows key and press ...
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MacOSX - Is it possible to have two internet connections on the same computer?

I have a Mac and I connect to the web using my cable modem. But I have access to a wifi connection that could give me a second web access. I can enable both on system preferences, but when I access ...
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How do I run a persistent background process as a non-privileged user in OS X?

I'm currently launching the process using nohup but occasionally after logging out and back in again the process is gone. Something is reaping it. I don't need it to survive a reboot (so I think ...
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Mac Pro system test software?

I just purchased a Mac Pro from a friend and I was wondering if there was a software application that I could use to give it an overall system test (memory, hard drive, graphics, etc.) to make sure ...
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Gentoo install yabootconfig loop

I've been installing Gentoo on an iBook G4 from the minimal cd. The install seemed to be working perfectly, until I came to "Configuring the Bootloader" in the handbook. I followed all of the steps ...
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Which computer is eating all the bandwidth?

I have a belkin wireless router and four computers (2PC's + 2 Mac's) that connect to it regularly. Recently we have been consuming a lot of bandwidth. Is there a way to find out which computer is ...
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when people connect to my wifi how can i set it for them to see a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hotel like Wifi manager I have a mac with snow leopard. Is there software that I can download and setup that if a person connects to my wifi they see a website kind of like ...
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Download a fully up-to-date OS X 10.6.x instead of reinstalling and updating?

I have the official SL disk with me, but it was bought about a year ago and there have been many updates since. Is there anywhere to download full 10.6 instead of using the disk and manually ...
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Macbook WiFi won't connect to public wifi hotspots, but works fine otherwise

I've looked at other posts with similar keywords, but none of them seemed to apply quite right. (I have a Macbook purchased in June 2008) I am able to use my home wifi, the wifi at my mom's house, ...
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How to find out the processor model on Mac and Macbooks?

the "About This Mac" won't show, and the "More Info..." won't show... this thread talks about system_profiler but it is not on this macbook with Snow Leopard: http://hintsforums.macworld.com/...
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How to fix Time Machine's “This backup is too large for the backup disk”?

Why I am always seeing this window on my system? I have changed the disk with a new one, bigger and after a while the message shows again. As far as I know, TM deletes old backups to store the new ...
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30 Laptops, 1 Router?

I need to connect 30 15" Macbook Pros via a wireless network. Initial tests with a Linksys/Cisco WRT54G v6 indicate that it tops out at 10 devices simultaneously, and any further connection attempts ...
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What does the process 'Locum' do?

I am seeing a process titled, 'Locum' show up in my OS X process list. Does anyone know the details of what this process does?
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Why is iTunes 10 opening spontaneously on Mac OS X 10.6?

It's driving me crazy! I can't find any option in preferences; I don't think I'm dealing with any media files, and the damn program just opens and opens and opens again no matter how many times I quit-...
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“Check for updates” Mac software - how to get the URL?

I would like to know how a particular Mac Application would check for the latest versions of software available . "Check For Updates.." in the application menu contacts a URL. Is there a way to find ...
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Airport Extreme Add Wireless Clients Without Needing Password?

Under the Airport's Add Wireless Clients menu, there is a feature to allow me to grant access to my WPA protected network on the first attempt someone makes to connect, without requiring them to know ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Boot up problem - blank screen

Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Hi, I just bought a Mac Mini with the following specs: 2.4ghz Intel core 2 Duo Nvidia Geforce 320M graphics HDMI and Mini display port I installed ...
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Is Automator's “Filter Finder Items” action broken?

I've been trying to make an Automator droplet that removes files of a particular extension from a directory. My Workflow has 3 actions (when I'm not debugging): Get Folder Contents (Repeating for ...
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Excel on Mac using commas to represent decimals

I am using Excel 2004 for Mac Version 11.2 on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) right now. I cannot for the life of me figure out why it insists on using commas to represent decimal places. Does anyone know ...
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Can't connect to a machine via Cisco VPN on Mac

I have a curious problem. I can connect to work's VPN using the Cisco VPN Client. I can get to tge Internet through that VPN. When I go check the IP online it tells me the IP address of the server I ...
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How to read .mht files on a Mac?

I have a web page saved with Internet Explorer as an .mht file. How do I view this on a Mac?
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How to connect to ftp, having write privilegies

I connecting to my ftp server with Finder, entering login and password. After establishing connection, i'm in read-only mode. When i connecting with some ftp clients, like Cyberduck, i can write. ...
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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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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 ...