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Seagate Backup from mac to Windows (surface pro 3)

I want to transfer files off of my mac onto my surface. I bought the seagate backup plus slim and installed it to my mac to get started. It appears I can only backup to the "cloud" from my mac--so I ...
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Is there an official Canon CanoScan LIDE 220 scanner TWAIN driver for Mac OS X 10.9.5?

So I have been happily using a Canon CanoScan LIDE 210 scanner with Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.9.5 for the past 4 years or so with no problems. The scanner worked well and it was TWAIN compatible. Great! ...
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Disable default option key binding

In any text editor, when I type ⌥ p it inserts π at cursor ⌥ w it inserts ∑ at cursor Thus every key when pressed with option ⌥ inserts some special character. Question How can I disable this ? ...
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SSD upgrade for Mac Mini

My Mac Mini (late 2012 model) has always been a touch on the slow side, and has been even more so ever since I needed to start running a Windows VM within it. I'm planning on upgrading the HDD to an ...
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What might be causing InDesign to lag when the window is being resized?

Im having trouble using InDesign because when I try to resize my window, there's a 1-3 second delay before anything happens and often the window will transform to a very small size randomly during ...
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How do I move a window off screen in OSX?

I'm using OSBuddy, if you don't know what that is, it's basically a java client for a game. I'm also using a dual screen, iMac with an ASUS connected via VGA/thunderport that's to the left of my ...
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Accessing MacBook local network from iPhone

I have a development environment with grunt and BrowserSync which gives me the URL 192.168.1.140:3000 to access the webpage from other devices in the same network. The URL works on the MacBook, but ...
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cmd-f freezes the program and has unexpected inputs in mac os X

I have a mac os X. After certain point, cmd-f is taking a very long time in every programs. The program freezes so that I have to eventually force quit the program I tried cmd-f. Another cue is that I ...
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How to manually send an ARP request

I recently sniffed with Tcpdump a packet "ARP, Request who-has 192.168.2.3 tell 192.168.2.2, length 28". I would like to reproduce this message, and to send an ARP request from my laptop to any IP I ...
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Formatted mac mini with windows 7 now can't boot from USB to reinstall OSX

Wondering if anyone has done this before? My 2009 mac mini has windows 7 on it presently and I know that I formatted the thing with windows entirely to make this happen. Now when I try and boot off ...
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Any way to “reboot” a USB port on a Mac Mini?

I have an IR Toy attached to my Mac Mini and it works but if I do not interact with it for awhile, it will not be reachable. I use the Mac Mini as a server and have turned off sleeping in Energy Saver ...
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Unshrinkable windows/dialogs like Photos, in Yosemite - can I make them smaller?

I saw this question on Superuser, from 9/14: On Mac OS X, some windows are a fixed size (eg. Photo Booth): Is there a way I can make them smaller to take up less space on a smaller screen?" I ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (8,2, running Yosemite) get so hot?

This may look like a duplicate, but I've done research and noticed that everyone else is asking why their MacBook Pro Early 2011 (8,2) gets so hot- while they're using it. I constantly have activity ...
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Mac: How to record VoIP phone call (microphone and output simultaneously)?

This is for recording a Google Hangouts call on my Retina MacBook Pro. I am using the internal microphone and the internal speakers. I would simply like to record the conversation. So I would like to ...
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SheepShaver problems [closed]

I have this problem with SheepShaver Macintosh emulator. I did it with Basilisk II open source Macintosh Emulator which was a success, but it won't work the same way with SheepShaver, so I had error ...
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Can virtual box be accessed while mac in sleep?

I have a question regarding virtual box on my iMac, basically i've created a VM and i'm running there windows. I have made it accessible from internet etc etc, so it is ready, but i'm curious => if i ...
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How Not to Have A Tab in New Windows

After I pressed a shortcut combination which I can't remember, every new terminal window that I open (cmd + n) started to have a tab open by default, like this: I don't want it to be in a tab since ...
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Copy colored output from iterm2 in Mac

Even though the Selection is Yes for "Copy to pasteboard on selection includes color and font style" I have tried few nightly builds. But all of them have failed. Latest tested: Build ...
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How to populate environment variables in Mac OS X for CLI _AND_ GUI applications

I mostly use Linux as my development box, but I also run a Mac OS X based setup, which I would like to behave mostly as my Linux one. The main problem I face is to sync my environment variables I ...
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How can I change Finder's default font size system wide?

I am using an iMac 5k with 27 inch screen. The screen is great. The problem is the screen is too large which makes the font looks smaller in Finder. Command+J can only change the view option for one ...
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How do I make myself an anonymous reviewer in Mac Word 2011?

I'm an editor and I'm trying to change my reviewer information in Mac Word 2011. Right now, my only option seems to be Word > Preferences > Remove personal information from this file on save. However, ...
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Multiple Conditions in shell script

Im stuck in giving two conditions in my script. I can read two things - What is the NEAREST SERVER If it is MacBook or Anything Else and then use defaults write command to modify the plist file. ...
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Weird Behavior In MacOSX File Find

I have these two searches. Why do they return different file sets? The shorter one seems to not return files that fit the requirement to contain "dona", but not contain "sams" or "mart".
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What is the optimal version of Mac OS X for Macbook Pro Early 2011?

It came with version 10.7.2 (Lion) installed. Ever since updating to version 10.9 (Mavericks), when that came out, things are slow. I see things lag with the UI, and every application is slow to start ...
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Mac mail application that can import older Apple Mail “MBOX” files?

I've got some old MBOX files from an older version of Apple Mail and I want to convert them into something more modern. The only thing I've found that has handled these so far is Airmail, but this ...
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How to change Mac OS X look and feel

After I attach and remove a secondary monitor on my Mac laptop my display changes to as shown below: but this is how the screen originally looks (before connecting a secondary monitor): Once I ...
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Old MAC Address on a MacBook Pro

My computer MAC Address has been registered in a specific wired LAN network. But yesterday, I had my laptop repaired and the motherboard was replaced. Therefore, it has a new MAC Address and it cannot ...
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Does more flash storage mean faster?

Say you have a 128GB ssd device and a 256GB ssd device. Will the bigger storaged ssd device be faster than the other? In general, does more memory mean better speed?
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Is it possible to get ip address of a router thru mac id?

Is it possible to get ip address of a router thru its mac id (router) ? also I am connected in the same network (ISP)
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How to route traffic through two different network adapters based on TCP port in OS X

(cross-posting from ServerFault, as this forum seems more appropriate for this question) I have a scenario where we will be using a Mac to stream video content to an RTMP server. This RMTP service ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 InternetSharing problems

I started using the InternetSharing capabilities of my (ancient) MacBook pro. It has a few issues, the latest of which has stumped me. As per the manual, I turn on the InternetSharing option - it ...
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Using Apptivate w iOS Simulator : Activating a program which doesn't have an .app folder

I'm using apptivate to tie between keyboard shortcuts and apps for easy access. Using Apptivate is simple, add a new program to the list from the file system, then add keyboard shortcuts for it. The ...
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Is there a bug in a recent version of Mac OSX that causes screen tearing?

I've noticed in the last few months (~Q1 2015) a lot of screen tearing on some programs. I've never seen screen tearing on these programs before (one has not had an update in 3 years) so it makes me ...
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How do I prevent Spotlight from indexing system preferences panes?

For whatever reason, my Mac insists that Firefox is not an application, but actually a System Preferences Pane. Despite my best efforts (including moving System Preferences to a blocked folder, as ...
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File size Mac OSX “Get Info” vs “wc -c”

I have created different uncompressed bitmap images with the same pixel size (2000x2000) and different content (black, red, white and a photograph) expecting the file size in bytes to be exactly the ...
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Mac OS El Capitan (10.11) not able to connect to WIFI(WPA 2 Enterprise)

I have upgraded my MacBook Pro OS to 10.11 (El Capitan), since then its not able to connect to WIFI (WPA2 Enterprise) of our organisation. It is getting authenticated via EAP-PEAP but after that its ...
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Generate string from table cells

I am using Excel 2008 for Mac. I would like to have a cell generate a string based on the contents of the other cells on the same row. For example, say I have the following table headers: bob, ...
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Locked out of account because of keyboard language mac

I just bough a new macbook air with yosemite installed. After a week, the keyboard started switching to weird symbols. I restarted and it went back to English, so I could log in with my user password. ...
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Launchd Daemon with aqua session

I wanted to set up jenkins slave on some box running mac OS X to compile my swift project and it seems to be surprisingly hard. In order to achieve this i set up jenkins slave using JNLP. And i wrote ...
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Running “subl” command started crashing ITerm 2.1.1 with Oh-My-ZSH

Up until a few days ago, when I would type subl it would open Sublime Text 2. I would use the subl command frequently to open files and directories. Today, I tried to run subl from the command line ...
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How can I make the individual profiles for Chrome appear on Mac Dock?

On my Windows computers I have a fixed icon for each profile (work, home, etc.) that I can pin to my task bar. On Mac there is only one icon and I do flipping between the different profiles using ...
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Connecting to a Mac with MS-RDP 3389?

Is it possible to configure or connect (with or with out software) that helps us emulate the 3389 RDP that Microsoft has for Windows, but on the Mac? I am a Major PC guy, but I am finding needs to ...
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Remove apple keyboard distribution on bootcamp

I have a mac book pro running windows 8.1 The original keyboard distribution is "Español(España) Español(Apple)", this it not my preferred distribution, i have added other distribution in Control ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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OSX TextEdit save with the first line

Is it possible to make TextEdit save an unnamed opened file with the first line (or first word) of the text of that document? eg: I create a new text document in TextEdit; write the first line as I ...
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How can I create a partition in a the GPT formated drive on OS X, which then results as a GPT partition and not MBR partition?

Looking around on how to install windows 8 or 10 on bootcamp I got the famous error from windows installer telling me I need a drive formatted as GPT an not as MBR. Actually I can't understand why ...
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Claim Free Space / Unallocated space back Mac OSX

I've got a 1TB internal HD that has 213GB of free space that I can't access. 1TB -> -- Macintosh HD 618GB -- Recovery HD 650MB -- BOOTCAMP 104GB -- Unallocated Space 213GB How can I add that ...
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Start Appium server at system boot (MacOS)

I'm trying to setup Appium server to stat automatically after system startup. Also I'd like it to restart after a crash. Appium was installed as a npm package and it launches and works fine when I ...
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Prevent outside users from accessing my local machine (using Node.js) in a coffeeshop?

I have a node server running on port 8080. This is for some personal development and I'm accessing my web server using localhost in my chrome browser. I'm sitting in a coffeeshop and I don't want ...
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Excel - Adding titles to both ends of an axis in a scatter plot

I'm looking for a way to add axis titles to both ends of an axis in a scatter plot in Excel 2016 for Mac. So far I have titles only in the left and bottom parts and want to add the titles on the ...