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When using internet sharing on my Mac, one specific game on my phone does not work

I have just turned on internet sharing on my iMac so my phone can connect to the internet via my iMac (there is only one ethernet connection in this hotel, and no 3/4G). When I try opening Google, ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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How to use built-in webcam with Photo Booth on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9?

Photo Booth says “there is no connected camera.” Where is a list of hardware? System preferences does not seem to have any such comprehensive list. Upddate Other applications were not able to use ...
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How can I run a github codepoject on Mac Mavericks?

I want to install Afloat to Mavericks, and this is the link I keep finding - https://github.com/fjolnir/afloat - but I have no idea where to even begin on this. What am I supposed to download, what ...
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Windows 7 on mac book pro, battery life and font size [duplicate]

I have installed 64bit windows 7 pro on my Mac Book using Bootcamp. Everything is fine except of: First Problem: Battery life is much shorter while running windows (2-3hours) than while using OSX ...
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Mac OSX - Only show apps from current screen in dock

Coming from Windows/Linux, I'm used to seeing only the current spaces's (virtual desktop's) open application icons in the taskbar. And if Mac's replacement for the taskbar is the dock. I would like ...
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Target display mode without keyboard?

I can set a mac to Target Display Mode by pressing apple F12: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14264 Is it possible to do the same thing with just a mouse and no keyboard?
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syntax on, syntax enable, vim

I am trying to find out how to make vim to remember the syntax enable command so I don't have to type it every time I open a new .c file. I bet there is a way, I tried looking at the documentation for ...
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How to create unified, virtualized, triple boot system (Windows, Mac, Linux)

I have a new desktop and I don't want to compromise by not using Linux, Mac OS X and Windows--often simultaneously. My ideal experience would be to be able to virtualize two OS's in the other OS and ...
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Dual booting Kali linux on Macbook Air (Late 2010 model) booting into OS

There is a problem that occurs when I attempt to boot into the Kali linux OS on my macbook air, in which the screen turns into a jumble of disfigured ascii characters and random coloured pixels. I ...
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Mavericks isn't compressing memory

Specs: Mac OS X 10.9.5 | Macbook Pro Mid-2012 15" | 4GB RAM So recently I've been driving my machine to the limit with lots of bioinformatics work and didn't give it much rest. This afternoon it said ...
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How can I (on a mac) highlight a list of files in finder from a list of filenames in a spreadsheet?

I do a lot of content management. I already have a program that will detect from a spreadsheet a list of filenames and RENAME those items... but this program is limited to renaming those filenames. ...
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Can I clone the HDD on my aging Dell laptop and install in some way on a Mac mini?

I am acquiring a late 2012 Mac Mini. Can I make a clone/disk image of my Dell HDD running Windows 7 to install on the Mac. I need Windows as I have software thhat I use occasionally that is Windows ...
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how to remove user from user@user$ in terminal

as topic describes, I want to remove the user@user in my terminal and iterm. What's the best way to solve this. root@root-me$ ~ I just want ~ EDIT: I found out that if I change .zshrc ...
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How to fix Mac's swiss keyboard to do braces correctly?

I'm a swiss developer and always developed under Windows or Linux. On those platforms, the swiss keyboard layout did the following: Alt Gr + ä: { Alt Gr + $: } Alt Gr + ü: [ Alt Gr + ¨: ] But on ...
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Show read-only files from SSD card on Mac OS X

I have photos on SSD card and I'm unable to view read-only files after copying the files to my computer. The photographer has used that read-only indicator to mark the taken photos to edit. Using: ...
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What is the difference between OS X and Linux filesystem? [closed]

When I go to the terminal in a Mac running OS X 10.something, which is everything now, the file hierarchy and naming scheme, especially when I cd to the root of the hierarchy it looks identical to ...
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SSH Keep Commands Running [duplicate]

If I SSH into another machine from my macbook, start compiling a very large project, and then power off my macbook, will the compiling continue on the remote machine despite having lost connection to ...
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How to find compatible memory with mac mini mid 2010

Here's the apple doc on it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4223 says it needs: PC3-8500 DDR3 unbuffered non-parity 204-pin module 1066 MHz Googling around, seems like this gives me a list of ...
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How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending [closed]

Is there a way to find out if your Mac has been compromised software and hardware wise? I have a pre-unibody MacBook (2007), and it was in someone else's hands once. I want to make sure: the person ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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How to diagnose short freezes/apnea on my Mac

I'm using a late-2011 MacBookPro running OSX 10.9.5. For the last couple of days, I'm experiencing short periods (1-2 seconds) of unresponsiveness where everything freezes, including display, mouse ...
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Resetting the password for Mac OS 9 using a Windows keyboard?

How can I reset the password on Mac OS 9 with a Windows keyboard? When I use my Windows keyboard by pressing control + s or windows key + s I can’t get to text command. Therefore it is not working ...
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No Startup folder in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

I'm trying to save a new default worksheet in Excel for Mac 2011. Instructions say to save it in the Startup folder at this location: /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Startup/Excel There ...
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sub versioning with a TSQL Mac osX client

How can i setup ANY t-sql mac client connecting to a ms sql server and connect it to our svn server? i am looking to mimic MS Management studio + red gate. where once you have added the SVN link you ...
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Create banners in terminal mac

How do you change command prompt in mac terminal so that it looks like above? focused on this part: se@macbook ~/Projects where it has a triangle at the end
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Create a simple installer, to install files into existing app on Mac OSX

I'm trying to find the simplest way of creating an installer. This installer doesnt install a specific app, but installs some files into an existing app e.g. /Applications/MyAPP/ In Windows there is ...
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Replaced OS X Mavericks During Ubuntu Installation - Can't Reinstall Mavericks

I installed Ubuntu on my 13-inch retina macbook pro (late 2013) and decided to erase OS X and replace with Ubuntu. I regret doing this since now my wifi isn't working (pretty sure it's a driver ...
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How do I use MacPorts' Perl installation with MAMP?

I have MAMP 3.0.6 and MacPorts 2.3.1. There are some Perl modules that I need to use (through some CGI scripts), I installed them on the MacPorts Perl installation (e.g., p5.16-dbd-mysql), but I can't ...
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MAC OS X Internet Sharing with 802.1X Auth

I have an issue, i am in College, and i have a PS4, but as it seems i can not connect it with the network because they use 802.1X auth type. I found a solution, MAC has an option to share internet ...
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Internet doesn't work unless Hotspot Shield is on

The Internet on my laptop doesn't work unless Hotspot Shield is activated. I use Mac with Google Version 37.
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Mac:Windows 10 on PD10, missing media driver

I am using Parallels Desktop 10 on OS X Yosemite GM. I tried to install Windows 10 TP on my PD 10 but when I got into the installation phase, it informed that: "A media driver your computer needs is ...
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Whats the process for erasing disk, reinstalling Mac OS and restoring data and apps

I was told by the Apple genius bar that my OS was messed up and is slowing down my macbook. I was told to erase the disk, reinstall the OS and restore the apps and data from my Time Machine. I'm ...
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Lifespan of an APPLE SSD SM0256F?

I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the approximate lifespan of Apple's Latest MacBook's SSD Disks -- APPLE SSD SM0256F. What would be the lifespan I could expect? Also, is this a ...
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logmein is constantly trying to launch something on my Mac

I have looked everywhere but I can't find what is kicking it off. I can't catch it either since it's only there for split second. 9/30/14 5:15:57.792 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: ...
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Scrollbar hit area is too small on OS X

Here is a zoomed screenshot of a terminal window corner with lots of output. I marked with a red paint an actual area I need to click to drag the scroolbar, anything below or to the right from that ...
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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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Home backup & media storage solution

I'm pondering how I can best create a system to backup devices in my home, as well as separate media storage (essentially iTunes and iPhoto, hoping to put movies, music/podcasts, photos in one place). ...
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Signal King Mac Drivers

I've now accumulated two Wi-Fi antennas for the purpose of going on a neighbor's shared secure network. The first (an Ideaworks outdoor antenna) works ok (middling would be a kind descriptor to apply) ...
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Python 2.x and Python 3.x with Beautiful Soup Package on Mac OSX 10.9.5

I am fairly new to Python and have run into some problems installing Beautiful Soup. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.5. I installed and used Python 3.4 during a summer and installed Beautiful Soup 4 for a ...
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Mac laptop (Version 10.9.4) crashes after some time when I connect my Huwawei Dongle

My Mac laptop (Version 10.9.4) has some crashing issue with my STC Huwawei Dongle. When I connected to internet using my dongle the Mac crashes and automatically restart. My dongle model number is ...
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How to keep a ftp server in sync with mac folder

So I have a folder on my mac that I want to be synced with my ftp server. So far all the solutions i have found were for windows only. Are there any for mac?
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Upgrade a Mac, can i keep old OS?

I need to upgrade an old PowerMac 10.4 buying latest version of imac or mac pro. But first i need to know if there's a way to keep alive old software such as Photoshop CS2, Free Hand MX, Quark ...
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getting shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied in different places

This isn't an error I can reproduce on all macs, was able to run this no problem on a second laptop yesterday, and is an error I get from multiple locations attempting to do multiple tasks that are ...
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How can i restore the chrome extension's data from data file?

I just migrate my windows laptop to macbook last week, and i can successfully get all chrome extensions re-installed by using google sync server. However, it only sync the extension itself, not the ...
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Using a .PEM key without a password on OSX, but asking for password

I have a PEM key named relatient2.pem that I was given by a client I'm working for. I've already put it in my ~/.ssh folder and have given it permissions of 600. When running: ssh ...
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Can I remove my MBP SSD and install it into my PC?

I have a dying MBP due to the Radeongate issue. I just built myself a new PC. It is Intel based. Can I remove the SSD from my MBP and install it into an SSD bay on my PC and then boot into OS X? ...
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Create a bash file in MAC OS to add static routes and dial PPTP VPN

Create a bash file in MAC OS, double clicking it would add a specific interface based static route in the routing table and then it dials a PPTP VPN.
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How to create image in virtualbox?

I am running Mac. I installed recently VirtualBox to run an Ubuntu distro. I configured Ubuntu in VirtualbBox and installed all the software I need. Now I want to make it available to some colleagues ...
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Fixing Outlook Web App on Chrome for Mac

Chrome 37 disables showModalDialog. This causes lots of pain for those of us stuck using Outlook Web App to access our work email. In particular it breaks attachments, access to the address book ...