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How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
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itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
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borked XAMPP upgrade — any way to rebuild my database if i saved var/mysql folder?

After I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, the mySQL server on my XAMPP install stopped turning on. XAMPP released an upgrade that fixed this. So, I copied and pasted my "htdocs" and "var/mysql" folders ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
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Enable SSH into Mac Desktop from Mac Laptop ONLY for one user

I'm trying to enable SSH on my desktop in System Preferences/Sharing without "Allow access for All users." I just want to allow access for my admin account on my laptop. They're on the same network. ...
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External android/usb attached mass storage unit does not show up under Mac /Volumes?

I have an Asus tablet running JellyBean 4.1. In the settings it shows "Attached as USB device" So on the Tablet end things are looking good. On the Mac the Android tablet does not show up in the ...
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Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
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Quick look folder content on Mac

Is it possible to quick look folder content? I found good plugin for zip folders but cannot find for directories (found Folder Quick Look plugin, but developer site not works and I can't download it). ...
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Why /Applications Folder not opening in Finder but works in Terminal?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug. My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the ...
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Paste numerical expression to OS X Calculator

Given a numerical expression, for example: 1 + 2 If I paste it to Windows calculator (in scientific mode), I got the expected calculation: 3 However, pasting it to Mac OS X Calculator (tried in ...
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Admin vs Standard User

I will be using a lot of free wifi spots soon. I currently have 1 user which is admin. Should I create a standard user and use it while I am away from home? I ask because even if I want to do ...
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Undo Partitioning on Mac OS X Mavericks Hard Drive

I installed rEFIt and was dual-booting various Linux operating systems for the past half a year or so. When Yosemite Beta came out I made the mistake of simply overwriting my Mac OS X partition (I ...
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Display color calibration (OSX)

At the office, I've inherited a second monitor to go with my MacBook Air. This monitor is an LG W2252TQ-TF; I believe it's 22 inches. While this monitor is recognized by OSX just fine, I'm having the ...
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Alter output of every command

I'd like to know if there's any way of altering output of every command I execute in terminal. The purpose is to make the output formated for my markdown howto's. E.g. ls -la .*z #>-rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Apache Webserver does not show directory listings but 403 - Yosemite

localhost points to /Libary/WebServer/Documents. If I have an index.html file in there it opens, no problems. However if I remove the index file it gives me a 403 error instead of showing the ...
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How to backup Windows user data to restore on a Mac afterwards?

I have a Windows laptop(old) and a Mac laptop(new) and have lots of pictures, music, and documents on Windows laptop. Also I'm aware of the fact that the programs I have installed won't carry over to ...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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MS Word for Mac fillable form

I created a fillable form in MS Word 2011 for Mac using developer and protected the final document to prevent users from being able to do anything with the form except in the fields that are to be ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu and mac using parallel desktop

I'm using parallel desktop on OS X 10.9.4 with an ubuntu 14.04 installed on. I want to share folders between these two operating system but I can not find any method doing it. I tried to change the ...
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Reinstall Mac Messages

I was hacking around in OS X and got the native Messenger app out of sorts. I'd like to get back to a clean state with Messages in order to setup my iCloud account again. After changing a password, ...
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Mac Outlook 2011: Search for messages with one recipient

How can I find all messages that contain just one specific recipient? That is, messages sent only to that person
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Password-less SSH not working with Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks

I cannot get password-less logins working on my Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks machine. I can login to a remote Ubuntu box after setting up the authorized_keys file properly. However, I cannot do there ...
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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Close lid on macbook air without changing primary display to the external monitor

When I connect my laptop to a TV, I need to use the touch pad to control the mouse, so the lid needs to be open. So I drag the video player's window to the TV and then want to start the movie and ...
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Global Hotkey for Winamp on MAC

How to turn ON the hotkey in Winamp on a MAC system? I tried following the instructions. ie. go to system preferences -> Keyboards -> Shortcuts -> Apps Shortcuts and added Winamp, but it ...
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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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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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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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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 ...