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Sending ASCII characters on Mac USB/RS232 cable

I have a RS232C/USB cable to connect an electronic device to my iMac Intel (MacOSX SnowLeo 10.6.3). Is there a utility program that allows for sending ASCII characters on the USB port that the RS232C ...
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Mac OS X application to sync a folder to another disk in real time

Do you guys know any software that can reproduce the entire tree of directories under a certain directory to another disk and keep it update in real-time on Mac OS X? A kind of mirror RAID, but ...
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SSH Tunneling From Mac to Windows Server 2008

I've been using Bitvise Tunnelier for a good few years to get secure access to my home server. This week I've switched to OS X and can't seem to find a nice GUI-based app to allow me to connect ...
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How to open .bin files in Mac?

I have a .bin image file with me that I want to mount in Mac. How can I do it?
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Does my iMac 21.5 supports KVR1066D3S7/2G RAM?

As far, as i know, iMac uses RAM modules, that are mainly for notebooks. Will this module work ?
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How to uninstall software on a Mac

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. For the software I installed, how can I uninstall them? I did not find ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to clear formatting on Office 2008 Mac?

I recently switched from a PC to a brand new Macbook Pro. I was happy to see that most of the keyboard shortcuts in Word 2008 where the same or almost the same than in Word 2007. However, there is one ...
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Can I tell Apple's Time Machine to backup a single folder?

Additionally to TM backing up everything every hour, I'd like sometimes to tell it to quickly add a backup of a single folder. Can that be done?
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Why version of my Darwin is 10.3, while I have Mac OS 10.6?

This is what I see on my Mac: $ uname -a Darwin be-2.local 10.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.3.0: Fri Feb 26 11:58:09 PST 2010; root:xnu-1504.3.12~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 I have Mac OS X 10.6.3. Why the ...
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Is there a good dual monitor arm solution for iMac 27" i7s?

I currently have an iMac 27" and am considering purchasing another to run in target display mode. My desk space is a little limited. Is there a dual monitor arm solution that can support the weight ...
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Mac OS X Server: What is “Mobile Access Server”?

The Mac OS X Server homepage tells of a feature "Mobile Access Server": http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/features/mobile-access.html But the text is very marketingy and doesn't actually say what ...
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How to detect device type from device connected to router?

I have a att router and there is an unknown device connected to my network. I can't seem to kick it off because of how att's router settings are created which is kind of dumb. I am able to see its ...
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Add Dock to second monitor on Mac OS X

Is it at all possible to add a dock to a second monitor on Mac OS X? If so, how?
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Looking for Light Time Management Software Suggestions (for Mac) [closed]

I'm looking for a simple project management app that performs task scheduling, along the line of Merlin or MS Project, but no where near as robustly. I don't need to deal with other (human) resources, ...
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Can I use TCP as DNS query protocol on Mac OS?

I'm using Mac OS, Snow Leopard 10.6.2, and I'm suffering from UDP packet loss during DNS query. So my web browser is too slow to surf internet nicely. But it worked very well when I tried a DNS query ...
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Diagnosing iMac Hardware?

Recently my first generation Intel iMac that I've had since 2006 has begun to lock up and restart on me. Before I run off and spend $1500-$2000 on a new iMac, is there any good way to diagnose the ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 [mac] - drag and drop to open

Adobe Photoshop CS5 has new feature - when file is dropped from finder onto document, it creates new smart layer with contents. What do I have to do to open the file instead creating new layer? ...
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Quick Mac OS X shut-down icon

How would I create an icon on my Mac OS X desktop, to do a "shut down"? (With... or without... the "are you sure" verification.)
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Can't resolve localhost on Mac OS X Server

I have a server running OS X Server 10.5 and it can't resolve localhost to 127.0.0.1. When I try ping this is what happens: > ping localhost ping: cannot resolve localhost: Unknown host SSH and ...
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Persistent retrying resuming downloads with curl

I'm on a mac and have a list of files I would like to download from an ftp server. The connection is a bit buggy so I want it to retry and resume if connection is dropped. I know I can do this with ...
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Which free VNC server works well with Windows 7 and how to advertise it via Bonjour for control by a Mac?

I need to control a Windows 7 PC via VNC from a Mac in an office LAN. Since the IPs are dynamically assigned, I'd like the PC to appear in my "Places" and in the automatically detected nearby servers ...
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How to make use of movie events imported by imovie 09 from a DVR

I have imported about 100 clips of video from my DVR using imovie 09 and they are all saved under movie events folder, this is ok. The problem is all the movie events files are not in standard ...
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/home used on Mac OS X?

Is /home used for anything on Mac OS X ever? It's just an empty directory on my machine.
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Getting jerky backgrounds on Windows 7 on iMac 27'' 2560x1440

I installed Windows 7 on Boot Camp on my new iMac 27'' (ATI videocard) and everything was good until recently I noticed that the default Windows 7 background (then one on the background on login) ...
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How do you add subdomains to .local on Snow Leopard?

I've got servername.local working both locally and from other office computers. I've got subdomain.servername.local working locally but I can't figure out how to get that working from other office ...
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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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GUI FTP client for Mac? [closed]

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Can anyone recommend an easy to use GUI-based and free FTP client for my ...
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Accidentally ejected my Verbatim drive and can't get the icon back

I have time machine running on my iMac OSX v10.5.8 and also have a Verbatim 1TB attached that I use as a workspace/scratchdisk so I can manipulate large music files before I transfer them. However, ...
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Prevent scp from copying local files?

I just read the Linux scp command issue question and it reminded me that I regularily forget to specify the colon in the host part of a scp command, and thus copying a file locally instead of copying ...
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How to hide completed tasks in Apple Mail on Mac?

Is there a way to hide completed tasks in the list display in the Apple Mail application on Mac ?
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Linux scp command issue

I am using scp command to copy file from a MacBook Pro OS X 10.5 to another Linux box (Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5). I am using the following command on Mac, sudo scp ~/.ssh/mykey.rsa ...
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PuTTY or xterm for Mac?

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Are there similar tools on Mac like PuTTY or xterm used on Linux/Windows ...
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where is backspace key of Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Forward delete using Apple keyboard I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. I am ...
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delete file issue for Mac

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. I have tried when select a file (e.g. a ppt file on desktop), then I press ...
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How can I create a shortcut on the desktop for Mac

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. How can I create a shortcut for applications or documents on the desktop? ...
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Is it possible to use Logmein to connect to a sleeping (Mac) computer on a wireless network?

I'm using logmein to access my Mac. So I have the local logmein app running on my MacBook Pro, which is on my home wireless network. I access it either from the website (www.logmein.com) or the ...
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SUSE Linux and Xen on Mac Pro - How best to prepare and configure?

This is a longwinded question, so bear with me please. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with two CPUs and 8 GB of memory which is totally overpowered for Mac OS X. I am also in the process of slowly moving away ...
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Changing default shortcut for Spaces on a Macbook Pro with Snow Leapord?

I'm primarily a Linux user but my main home PC is a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard. The concept of "Spaces" in a Mac is extremely important to how I utilize my development environments and I use this ...
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Mac Finder - Alternate default application?

Double click on an image opens the default application associated with it. E.g. "jpg" opens with "Preview", but some times I need to open with an alternate application, e.g. photo editing software. ...
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How to get rid of “MaxBack Engine” for good?

I used to have a Maxtor Shared Storage II network drive; it broke down long ago already. (Later I tried to recover some data from it, and partially succeeded, but haven't yet fully documented it on ...
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Mail.app - What sets sort order when adding To addresses by typing Group name?

Using Mail.app in Mac OS X (10.6.3) I'm seeing apparently random sort order when sending a email to a group. Not a major issue but you'd think it be alphabetical?!? To reproduce: Compose New ...
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How do I keep OSX from catching/interpreting the bash keyboard-shortcuts?

When I open a bash terminal in OSX and then type Alt + F to got back one word it instead opens the find dialog? Many of the other key-bindings have similar problems. How can I change this?
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How to automatically print the contents of a folder in OS X?

I would like to be able to set up a folder on my Mac, where I could dump files and have them be automatically sent to the default printer. This way I would be able to print files at home when I'm not ...
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Is there an simple but good To Do Manager app for the Mac?

Every morning I think about what I am going to do today. So I take a paper and start to write things like: [ ] Call Mr. XYZ [ ] Answer Support E-Mails [ ] Reduce website header height by 20 px [ ] ...
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Mac Pro Boot Camp w/ RAID card

If I configure a Mac Pro with a RAID card and two 15k RPM drives, and leave the drives JBOD (no RAID configured), can I install Windows on the second drive? I guess the question really is, does ...
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Fn + Right Arrow on MacBook Pro does not work as END Key for SuperUser web site

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. I have tried that Fn + Right arrow on Mac works as "END" key on Windows -- ...
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Safari on Mac OS X Cache lasts after 'Empty Cache'

So, I broke a website with some server changes oops. I roll back the changes I made, hit cmd-R, and oh noes, it is still broken. But I relax thinking, there must be something held in safari's cache so ...
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How to make fonts look better on the mac?

After I plugged in an external monitor, suddenly my Xcode fonts look really bad. It's like if font's are not antialiased very well. I have a 15" unibody MacBookPro. The monitor resolution is set to ...
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Use an iPhone as a bluetooth headset for a Mac?

Is there any way, such as an iPhone app, that will let me connect my iPhone to my iMac via bluetooth, so that the iMac pushes all audio through the iPhone? Specifically, what I'm looking to do is be ...
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How to right click on a MacBook Pro

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. How can I right click on the Mac? Whenever I click on my mouse pad, it only ...