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What's the performance impact of a virtual machine NOT running?

Question What is the performance impact on Mac OS X, 10.6 specifically, with VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac when the virtual machine is not running? Stated another way, does installing ...
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How to create a new Chrome window on Mac OS X using applescript or a shell script?

I would like to be able to open a new Chrome window from LaunchBar, which means I have to express the action as an AppleScript or as a shell script / executable program. I tried automator, but it ...
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How to do Page-Up on a Mac in Terminal

The laptop has no page-up/down buttons. How can I have page-up/down on the terminal, e.g. when I edit with vi?
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MAC OC10.2.8 formatting an external hard drive

Am I stuck risking the loss of files while upgrading? I need to upgrade my iMAC 800Mhz OS10.2.8 to 10.4. However I'm afraid I'll lose pics, music, documents...etc. So I opted for an external hard ...
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Command to quickview files (like cmd+y in finder)

To open a file with the default application, I can run open file, is there a command that will open the quickview for a file, like if I'd selected it in finder and pressed command+y?
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Disable Preview.app annoying delete file sound?

How can I disable Preview.app (MacOS X) delete file sound? I. e. sound after pressing Cmd-Delete. I tried to delete a sound file, played by Preview.app, but I haven't found that file.
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Can you restore specific applications from a Time Machine backup?

I'm about to format and re-install snow leopard on my mac, and after the fresh install i want to restore some stuff from my time machine backup. I dont want to restore all of my applications, only ...
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Mac OS 10.5.1 - Illustrator close by itself suddenly

We have a Mac user in our business and she is using Illustrator CS4. The issue now is that program close by itself without warning. I am wondering what could be the problem but I'm not a geek with ...
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Macbook Windows partition disappeared

My Macbook Pro HD is divided in 3 partitions of equal size. The first one has Snow Leopard installed on it, the second one has Windows 7 on it, and the third one is used to store backups (Clonezilla ...
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Mac and Windows alternative to KeePass?

Hey I want to sync passwords between a Mac and a PC with the database being stored on an FTP site. However, KeePassX can't open KeyPass 2.x databases, and neither KeePass 1.x or KeePassX seems to ...
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Can Preview (mac) alter the background and text colors of pdfs?

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to alter the background and text colors of pdf - either to preset 'high contrast' colors or your own choices - and this makes reading onscreen much easier. Is it ...
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magic mouse problem

I just bought a magic mouse and connected it to my mac computer. The only things that are working are the right and left click. It is not even bringing up that scrolling thing in system preferences. ...
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Screen capture in Mac is all black

I'm trying get screen capture through a SSH connection. In this SSH connection, I'm using the root user. I found that after executing this command: screencapture -t jpg -S /test.jpg the jpg file ...
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Is it possible to include package contents in List view of Finder?

When browsing a directory structure in list view, packages and metapackages (.pkg and .mpkg) remain 'sealed' until you 'Show Package Contents'. When you do this, a new window is opened. What I would ...
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dhclient on mac os x

what is equivalent of dhclient command in mac os x?
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I've trapped myself outside my Mac. Help

A dreaful mistake lead to the following situation: Each and every one of my mouse buttons loads the Dashboard. I can't change the settings, not without using the mouse. It's a Catch 22. How can I ...
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Do the iMac and Mac Pro have the same need to be physically cleaned as a normal PC?

Do the iMac or Mac Pro need to be cleaned physically for maintenance like a normal PC? Since all computers get dirty with time, and need to be cleaned for maintence and good performance, I was ...
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Difference between retail Snow Leopard install disk and restore disk included with a Mac purchase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac installation disk The restore disk only works with your specific system, but does it contain all required systemfiles for all previous macs (like a retail dvd), or ...
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Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini

I just bought a new microphone, and plugged it into the back of my Mac Mini. I can't seem to get it to work. I went to System Preferences > Sound > Input, and the only device I see listed is "line ...
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screen casting on the Mac

What's the best software for recording screencasts on the Mac? I've seen some good screencasts before that zoom in when the creator starts typing, allowing you to see what is actually being written. ...
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How to show Trash on Desktop (Mac)?

Is there any way to show icon of Trash on Desktop? The Trash is displayed on Dock. I have tried to create an alias to ~/.Trash on my Desktop, but it is just an alias and does not have the same ...
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Need a wireless card for packet injection. On OSX

I'll be doing a project for my wireless security course and I need a network card that can inject packets and do packet sniffing for my early 2009 macbook. What is the recommended card for packet ...
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How do you read a .rdoc file on a Mac?

How do you read a .rdoc file on a Mac? If I double-click it tells me there is no default application to read it.
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mac os x install dvd

I got my first Macbook Pro with a DVD for Mac OS X, do i need to install it if I want to use xcode? what operating system is currently running on my mac? What is the difference between them ?
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Mac Ports vs Linux Synaptics Package manager

Why doesn't Mac OSX have something like Synaptics built in to allow easy installation of third party applications? Ports seems to be a bit of a mess and doesn't always seem to work
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How to get OS X to index my Network Volumes with Spotlight?

I have multiple volumes on an Infrant ReadyNAS mounted with AFP via Ethernet at startup on my iMac. Currently Spotlight does not index these volumes (running Snow Leopard). Is there anyway to get ...
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Latest Browsers For PowerPC Mac?

If one of the latest PowerPC Macs (shipped in 2006, I believe) is upgraded to the latest OS that the machine can support, what versions of the popular browsers can it support?
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Clipboard integration with GNU Screen and Mac OS X Terminal

I am using GNU Screen on Terminal. Is there a way to use what I copied in GNU Screen into OS X's clipboard? I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.2 Screen version 4.00.03 (FAU) 23-Oct-06 Edit: I was thinking ...
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Fast reliable e-mail clients for OS X

I have about 8gb of e-mail from about 10 years. I have my structure organized into a lot of folders. I am on 10.6.2, 8gb RAM and a SSD drive. I am on OS X and using Apple Mail. It works ok. Generally ...
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How can I make Virtual Box sees my external hard drive

I have: installed Virtual Box 3.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.5 setup a Ubuntu 9.10 machine for Virtual Box have a new external USB hard drive My question is what can I format my hard drive and configure my ...
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What's the REAL memory requirements of OSX 10.6?

I'm running a 3 year old Mac Mini with 2G and Snow Leopard. I'm currently finding that after a couple of days, the machine grinds to a halt with thrashing to VM. I'm running a lot of programs, but I ...
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Keyboard shortuct on Mac

I am new to both Mac OSX and iPhone development. Coming from Windows and mostly use keyboard shortcuts to open windows/applications etc. As many of you know doing an alt + F opens the File menu [drop ...
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How can I copy music to my iPod nano without iTunes on Mac?

Title says it all. I'm on Mac with the latest iTunes and it doesn't recognize my iPod anymore although it mounts to the desktop. I tried all and everything but it doesn't work (the iPod works on other ...
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How do I start programs automatically when Mac OS X boots up? Specifically VMWare Fusion's vmrun to start VMs

How do I configure programs to run automatically when (after) Mac OS X boots up? Specifically I am trying to get VMWare VMs to start automatically after an OS X reboot but running any (non-graphical) ...
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What is a good fan speed setting for an iMac8,1 with SL?

My computer is running warm, al sensor are around 30-50C at the end of the day. I installed smcFanControl, and set all three fans to max. At first a dust cloud came out of the top, and now it makes a ...
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Mac OS X: Increase mouse speed on login screen

I have an iMac 27" and it takes so much time to move the mouse pointer from the upper left corner to the center of the screen to click my account entry on the login screen. Isn't there a way to ...
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Mousing and Page-Up/Down in Terminal for Mac OS X

Compared to *nix, Terminal.app seems pretty lame. How can I get it to: Send Page-Up/Down to an application, instead of just scrolling the terminal output Mouse around in vim. set mouse=a isn't ...
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Mac OS X and Spaces, assign to keys

Is it possible to assign the 4 or 9 spaces to some key combinations? Also that they do not interfere with another combinations?
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Specify an address of my mac on host-only/nat adapter

I installed VMware Fusion 3 to my Mac (running 10.5.4), and I am trying use it. But, I usually set NAT/HostOnly adapters' address to somewhere 10.0.0.0/8 range (e.g. usually I use 10.0.80.0/24 for ...
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Linux/Mac OS X Terminal: make the background black, not white

All I want to do is make the background for Mac OS X's Terminal Black so that I can run a Perl script with Terminal and have the background black for that. How would I do this for Mac OS X? How would ...
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Can I disallow printing with parent controls on Snow Leopard?

I have two children under 4 who are quite computer-savvy, and have their own account managed by parental controls to restrict what they can do an see. However, I haven't found a way to disallow them ...
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Ultraportable full keyboard or keyboard add-ons?

I love my MacBook Pro. I hate my MacBook Pro's keyboard. It doesn't have an actual delete key (the key marked "delete" is actually backspace - deletes the character before the cursor, not after). ...
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How can I have my Windows keymap on Mac?

On Mac, to get a "{" for example, you have to press OPTION key plus 8 to get a curly brace. But on Windows it is ALT-GR plus 7. Another example: On Windows I can press CTRL and Backspace to remove ...
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How do I migrate my iTunes library from a Mac to a Windows PC?

I have Windows 7, 64-bit. I'd like to use MediaMonkey on my Windows box; but I don't want to lose all the ratings and albums I made in iTunes. Suggestions?
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What is the best solution for letting both Macs and PCs access digital images and videos on a network?

I'm looking for a simple way to share digital images and videos over a network to both Macs and PCs. I'm currently looking into three options: NAS, WD MyBook Mirror drives attached to a router, or an ...
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Add new attachment actions in thunderbird

is it possible in thunderbird 3 to add new action for different types of attachments? For instance, I receive a file with extension .xyz and I want to specify which program I need to use to open this ...
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Stop Preview.app window from resizing to content on open?

Is there a way to make Preview stop resizing to the size of the image I open? Kind of making me nuts. I just want it to stay the same size and scale the image to fit. If it's not possible, feel ...
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Winrar-like archive utility for OS X

I've been a Mac user for about 1.5 years and so far enjoyed the experience. But one thing I miss from other operating systems is the lack of compression/decompression utilities that follow the ...
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A good softphone for OS X

I'm sorting out a VOIP setup for the office that I work in (there's about 50 people, mostly macs), and I'm looking for a good SIP softphone that would work with an Asterisk based PBX, and I figured ...
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Mac Wireshark alternatives [closed]

Do you know any good alternatives for wireshark (network analyzer) running on a Mac OS X 10.5+? Wireshark is not that handy like on an Windows OS (user interface with X11, ...). Any kind of help is ...