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Skype Account Display Name

My friend and I chatted through skype using the chat option/vchat. I have since changed my display name on the site. Will the chat history display my old or new display name? It's difficult to get ...
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Seagate Momentus XT corrupting files (Linux and Mac)

My Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive is corrupting files on Linux. I would appreciate help from anyone, but I'd particularly like to know if other Momentus XT users are able to reproduce this ...
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The password on my mac (yosemite) is being changed everytime I logout

When I reset my macbook pro, the password gets changed. I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple phone support haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. They suggested I re-install the OS but i'd ...
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How to open a specific port in Moutain Lion Firewall

I cant seem to find how to open a specific port in the ML firewall? I know you can give applications permisiion, but thats no good to me. Is there a way I can specify a specific port?
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Macbook Pro resolution difference 13inch VS 15inch (March/May 2015 models)

I have a question about supported resolutions on Macbooks (2015). The apple site states that the 13" Pro model supports, with Intel Iris 6100 graphics, a resolution of 3840 x 2160. The 15" Pro model ...
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switching from emacs to Preview of the compiled latex document, resets its display to page 1

I just upgraded to Yosemite but had to reinstall various pieces and this is what happens. I edit my latex document using emacs, and preview its pdf using Preview (auctex is installed, and I compile ...
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How to copy and paste selected text in nano on a Mac?

I’m using nano in iTerm2, I can mark the text using ctrl+^ but I'm not able to copy and paste the text. I know that ctrl+k can be used cut the entire line. What is the keyboard shortcut for copying ...
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac Shared Folder

Transferring files via the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Mac using the built-in shared folders is messing up text files. I have two remote desktop sessions open with the same shared folder open in ...
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Cannot access a specific set of domains and web pages, but can access all others

I am unable to access a specific set of domains, but can access other web pages and domains without a problem. The domains I cannot access are all hosted at the same IP, namely ...
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OSX Yosemite - Flashing colored bars on screen

Running OS X Yosemite on a mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Air, I've noticed that flashing bars will occasionally appear on the screen for no apparent reason. Sometimes these bars are solid colors (often ...
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Too many keyboard layouts

The short question: how do you handle multiple keyboard layouts without getting confused? I'm a fast writer. I've been using the default Swedish, QWERTY PC keyboard layout on Linux, DOS and Windows ...
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Bash Script: How to set a variable as the current time, in the format XX:XX:XX

For a script I'm making, I need to be able to set a variable as the current system time. For example, 11:40:55. This is so the computer sleeps at the exact time, so if there's an easier way to do ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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MacBook (late 2008) EFI Firmware Update 1.8 Problem

Last night I applied EFI Firmware update 1.8 to my Macbook (late 2008). After installing EFI Firmware Update and rebooted my computer and installed SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0. After that my ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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Getting “-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable” in OSX

I seem to run into problems with the max. number of processes every so often. Anyone know what is best practice for fixing this? Running OSX 10.6 on a MacBook Pro i7. ulimit -a returns these values: ...
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Creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on a Mac

I was wondering if you know of a way of creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on Mac OS.
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my CPU temperature shows 48-50C now for days, without playing any games. Why? [closed]

My CPU temperature shows 48-50C now days without playing any games or any high level software. I don't play any kind of games or anything that would make it work hard, but still it shows 48-50C. The ...
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Is It Possible to Change BIOS on a graphics card to EFI?

I'll be using a PC graphics card in my Mac, but I know that there won't be a boot screen because PC graphics cards use BIOS instead of EFI. Is it possible to replace the graphics card's BIOS with EFI ...
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How can I run ALL http request through Charles Web Debugging Proxy - including command line ones?

I'm using the Charles Web Debugging Proxy software to debug HTTP requests. It works great with my desktop browsers, Chrome and Firefox, and it even sees HTTP requests that other programs make. When I ...
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Trouble negotiating rsync protocol versions

I am trying to rsync between a Linux box and a MacOS box. The MacOS (yosemite) seems to come with an old version of rsync so I've updated that using homebrew. OK, I seem to have perfectly matching ...
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launchctl: Dubious ownership on file (skipping) (Mac OS X)

I installed mysql recently and added its start command in my .bash file. But when I tried running the command, that's when I encountered this error: launchctl: Dubious ownership on file ...
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How to get Centos 7 Evolution Email Client App to Connect to Apple mac/me/icloud Account

I have CentOs 7 runing as a VM in Parallels on my Mac tower. All is fine except when attempting to set up the Evolution email client it has a place to enter everything but the password required to ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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How to switch between command-line and GUI in VM on a Mac?

I have installed CentOS 7.1 in VMware Fusion of my Mac. I logged into the terminal (default runlevel 3) and started the GUI using the command "startx". I want to switch back to the terminal. ...
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How to get the RGB or CMYK slider options in “more colors” for Office for Mac 2011?

I have a problem with Mac Word 2011 and the fact that the 'more colors' option only brings up the color wheel and no RGB or CMYK slider options? I have tried all weekend to remedy with a number of ...
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iOS and Mac - disable iCloud auto-update downloads / backup

It seems that a huge chunk of the precious SSD on my Macbook Pro gets taken by iCloud updates or backup's. I have backup's disabled in iTunes, but this is somehow still automagically still ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac OS X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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bash execution time in milliseconds (mac osx user)

I've checked this , but the solution provided did not work for me. Using date I can get the execution time in seconds: T="$(date +%s)" #some work here T="$(($(date +%s)-T))" echo "execution time ...
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Connect LAN-device to iMac socket and have internet (through WiFi) on LAN-device

I have an iMac which has internet through WiFi. I also have a VOIP-phone with only a LAN socket (no WiFi adapter availalble). I would like to connect my VOIP-phone to the LAN outlet on my Imac, and ...
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osx: setting default python for files in terminal?

How do I set the default python for running py files without "python" keyword i.e $ django-admin.py manage.py startproject" in bash shell?
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How to change default Python path to 2.6 from 2.7.2 on iMac OSX Lion 10.8.5?

I need to install Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-Learn on my iMac, which runs on OSX Lion 10.8.5, the default Python is 2.7.2. I have downloaded Scipy, Numpy, Scikit-learn, but could not install them because ...
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Lightest way to run Google Hangouts Chrome app on Mac

I recently transitioned to Safari because I'm really tired of how Chrome hogs memory and drains my battery like crazy. The only thing that has been keeping the Chrome icon open is the Hangouts plugin. ...
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IOS-server doesn't start

I'm trying to start ios-server in order to use selenium: java -jar ~/Downloads/ios-server-standalone-0.6.6-SNAPSHOT.jar -aut ~/Downloads/InternationalMountains.app -port 6666 But it doesn't start: ...
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I'm looking for a way to control an iOS device with a Mac and execute pre-defined touch macros

I'm looking to perform automated testing on an app so I don't have to sit in front of my phone and perform the same repetitive tasks. One thought is to use a VNC solution to connect with the iPhone, ...
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Mac OS 10.10.3 Dropbox 3.6.0 upload auto limit bandwidth no longer working

I've got 32gb of Ram and use Fios 50/50 Mbs up and down but lately when large files are uploading EVEN my mouse won't cooperate until I 'Pause' dropbox or throttle it way way down. This is new. What ...
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View all login history on macbook pro OS 10.6.8

What command can I use in terminal to see login history? I think it's possible someone created a hidden account or booted the machine in safe mode.
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Shortening time to copy and paste on Mac

When I use the copy and paste functionality of my Mac (command+c, command+v) The machine takes a relatively long time to actually paste the clipboard contents onto the screen. OS X 10.9.5 Is this ...
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command line terminal in mac os x shows wrong version of Java

I have installed Java 1.7 on my mac at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_79.jdk/Contents/Home In Command line I set the java version as export ...
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Automate sequence of key strokes in Mac

I want to automate a long sequence of keystrokes that I have to type every time I use a specific web site. How can I do it in Mac OS X. I've tried the Automator. I record the sequence, but when I run ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Toggle Mirror Displays in OSX Yosemite

In past versions of OSX you can toggle between mirror displays (if you have more than one monitor) and extend displays with the keyboard shortcut (Command + F1). In Yosemite however, when I try to use ...
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POSIX and ACL permissions Mac Server

I have a mac mini server and have a script run at login for network users that mounts a shared drive on the mac server. When they mount up, I create a folder with their name as the folder name. What ...
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DMG mounting warning message says “it may make computer less secure or cause other problems”

When I try to open a DMG file I get this: I'll just transcript the image: There may be a problem with this disk image. Are you sure you want to open it? Opening this disk image may make ...
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What is the equivalent of the Windows “Startup Folder” In Mac OS?

In Windows OS there is a “Startup Folder.” We can simply create a shortcut to the folder. Then, after the next computer reboot, the application or file will be executed automatically. How to do it ...
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What does this mean: considerRebuildOfPrelinkedKernel prebuild rebuild has expired

A line I accidentally spotted in system.log on MacOS X 10.9.1 when I connected an external USB webcam for the first time ever.... Subsequent connects to the usb port did not produce this message ...
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How to change interface language in MS Office for Mac 2011

I have MS Office for Mac downloaded from http://de.msoffice13.com/mac (I found this link and product key in instructions) . Everything works ok but interface language is German. I have "Preferred ...
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Mac OS X: keychain fails to save passphrase when connecting to remote host via ssh as root

When using ssh to connect between two mac machines as a standard user passwordless connection works ok on both macs. But each time when doing the same as root it asks me to enter the passphrase. I ...