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Mac OS X Mavericks: Applications not opening

My System Preferences: 27-inch, Mid 2011 Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB Serial Number C02H2A7YDHJP Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) I ...
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How can I keep using older versions of Skype?

Skype discontinued support for older versions of their Mac desktop software. This morning, my desktop software stopped letting me log in and forced me to upgrade. But I'm relying on a previous ...
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How can I transfer all of the contents of my hard drive from my MacBook Pro to my MacBook Air?

I would like to transfer my documents, pics, and music from my old laptop to my new laptop and would really like to do it wirelessly. I had someone help me do it from my old PC laptop to the first ...
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OSX: Shortcuts that only work in certain apps

I noticed there seem to be groups of apps that either all work or all don't work with certain groups of shortcuts. Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 such shortcuts for 2 kinds of operations: ...
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SPSS 22 on Mac OS X won't open window on startup after reinstallation with concurrent license settings

When I installed SPSS 22 on Mac OS X 10.9 everything went fine. I noticed that I had chosen the wrong licence type (single instead of volume) so I deleted SPSS with AppCleaner and removed the whole ...
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What scale should I resize images on Mac retina to look normal on Windows

I am on OS X with Retina - chosen setting 1680 x 1050, the one after Best (Retina) When I open an image in preview 800 x 600 res., Retina display upscales it and it looks bigger than it actually is. ...
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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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On a Mac, why do some apps install entire folders in the Application folder?

I'm curious why some apps write entire folders in the Applications folder, while others just result in a single file. So far, it would seem that most apps that use an installer result in a single ...
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How can I perform a second grep on the files returned from a previous grep?

I often find myself searching through a bunch of code using grep in order to pin down what I'm looking for. Sometimes I get a list of files a little longer than I hoped. At this point I want to ...
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How to track Mac computer utilization throughout my organization?

I am looking for a way to track the utilization of 30+ Mac computers by CPU processing, network traffic, and by user. If there are other metrics that would help me determine utilization, that'd be ...
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Seagate backup plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate B/Up plus slim disk box states it can be used between Windows and Mac. Worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine but once I used it with a Windows machine and moved ...
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How to set Preview default saving format as jpg?

I often take snapshot of screen and paste it to Preview. When I save the image, the default is png. Is there anyway or settings in plist to set the default image format as jpg for saving?
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After upgrade to OSX Mavericks: “Unable to find any JVMs matching version 1.6”

After upgrading my work notebook from Mountain Lion (10.8.5) to the Mavericks (10.9.4) this weekend, everytime I open the terminal I now get the following error message: Unable to find any JVMs ...
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Mac 2011 excel link update issue

My colleague transfers two excel files to me, one is the report file and the other one is data source, they are the linked files. When I tried to open the report file and update the source file link, ...
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cmd + shift + anything shortcuts stopped working

I use xcode and other apps frequently. Suddenly 3 days ago, some of the shortcuts on my macbook pro stopped working namely the cmd+shift+O , cmd+shift+R, cmd+shift+W when the cmd and shift are on the ...
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can you control services and programs that start up in OS X?

Went from windows to OS X. Need to find a program that will let me edit what programs and services start up when I boot OS X. In windows there are many ways that I know of. service manager in ...
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Change expandrive mount location

I am using expandrive to mount a remote linux drive on my Mac. It mounts to /Volumes/myremote. I want to mount it to /myremote. Is this possible? How can I accomplish it?
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Cannot access Reddit from my work or home computers

I work on a 27 inch iMac (2011) at home, and have a 27 inch iMac (2009) at work. For the last several days, I have not been able to access Reddit from these computers. This may occur on other domains, ...
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Exporting Contacts from Address book to Numbers on Mac

I am able to drag and drop contacts into Numbers where it creates a table with all the information. However, in the Address book several people have multiple 'work' phone numbers, or multiple ...
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Mac 10.8 Root Enabled But Won't Log In

Mac's (generally 10.8) on my network are bound to my AD domain. This works fine. Most Mac desktops have network mounted home directories. Not sure if this is relevant. I need to enable root and log ...
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See if Mac OS X has enabled hyperthreading?

There is a way of disabling hyperthreading on Mac OS X: How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion? Is there a Terminal command of seeing whether Mac OS X has hyperthreading enabled?
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Choose which binary is default binary on Mac OS X Mavericks

I have installed the latest SVN 1.8 via homebrew on my Mac. However now If I run svn --version I get back that I have 1.7. Next thinng I run which -a svn which then shows me I have it twice: ...
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Mac F4 Key is remapped, how do I restore the default

Something happened to my F4 key mapping. Instead of sending F4, it now sends command-N. For example, in Chrome this will open a new window. I use intellij for editing so I can't use F4 to jump to ...
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microphone not working on headset. even with interface

I bought a headset before finding out about the lack of pre amps in the new macs there are two male ends, one for headphones, and one for microphone. And i read that you could use an audio interface ...
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Can I connect an 2007 Mac cinema display to a pc?

I have an "old" Mac cinema display, its still a good screen I want to keep using it. Its pre-Thunderbolt and uses the same dvi cable as my new pc, it also has a USB cable. The third cable is a ...
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use sock proxy in command line

I set up the sock proxy using ssh with Secrete socks successfully and I can visit the web site that is blocked previously (say youtube, Yes, I live in China). The problem is I still have issue in ...
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I want to unassociate OneNote notebook on a laptop but leave on OneDrive

I plan to give my laptop to my son now that I have a new MacBook. OneNote for Mac will ONLY access notebooks from OneDrive. I have uploaded all my notebooks to OneDrive but now I want to make sure ...
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Can't unlock disks encrypted with Mavericks after upgrade to Yosemite?

I have 2 (microSD) disks encrypted under OS X Mavericks. I didn't use FileVault 2, I just used normal "Encrypted Logical Partition" from Finder with a complex password which was not saved in Keychain. ...
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How to change client screen name?

I'm trying to use my macbook pro as a client with synergy. Windows is the host system with keyboard and mouse. The problem however is that I can't change the screen name for the macbook pro. The ...
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Booting OS X from flash-drive. Possible to install OS X on that flash-drive only?

I created an OS X flash drive. When booting from the flash-drive on my mac, it is the installation process. Can I install OS X on that flash drive (16GB) or does it have to install on my mac? I don't ...
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Mavericks startup script

I am trying to write a small script to launch when user logs on. I have searched and got the script to work but unable to run at log on with .plist We have active directory setup. When the user logs ...
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TextEdit: RTF to PDF: a hyperlink issue

As we know we can add a hyperlink into our .rtf documents. How to ask TextEdit to generate PDF with hyperlinks that are visible (blue colour and underline style)?
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Mac keyboard won't type letter 'c' only in some cases, also switching keyboards. No problems with the same keyboard connected to a PC

I've got a strange problem with my Mac keyboard on an IMac, year 2008: I cannot type letter 'c' in password fields, gmail website and other specific circumstances. I've tried switching the keyboards, ...
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Default save location for different OS

I am making a web application that needs to save files on the client machine. The problem is that the client can be using different types of machines/OSes. I need to hard code (I think) a pathway to a ...
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In Mac OS X, is there a way to individually route apps through a VPN or not?

I've seen plenty of information on selectively routing (through a VPN or other interface) by subnet or IP. But is there a way, in OS X, to selectively route through a VPN by application? Could one, ...
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MacOS: can't understand what is using all my disk space

I got a MacBook Air with a limited SSD HD: 128 GB. The largest software I have is XCode (3.2 GB) and I do have 2 versions of this (4.5 and previou). My iPhoto library has 1.3GB of photos. My dropbox ...
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Is there a way to default all the video to html5 player with flash fallback in chrome?

I just switched from Safari to Chrome Canary on OSX (in order to have a 64bit browser). With Safari (with no flash plugin) videos in some websites (iframes pointing to allmyvid, vk, Vspot and so on) ...
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nodejs app on Mac causing “excessive wakeups”

I have a nodejs app that runs periodically on my Mac. I noted the following and thought it curious. 2014-07-22 8:37:34.000 AM kernel[0]: process node[32764] caught causing excessive wakeups. Observed ...
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How can I completely remove rEFInd from my Mac?

I installed rEFInd to have Ubuntu on an external drive, but no luck. Now I have decided to completely remove rEFInd from my Macbook Pro. I removed the folder /efi/, but the boot manager keeps ...
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Can't 'see' contents of USB hard drive in Max OSX 10.9.2

I used this external hard drive with my Mac before. Last time there was a sudden Mac automatic restart (kernel panic?) while this hard drive was connected (usb) to my mac and after that I am unable to ...
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Disable mouse interactions in Command-Tab UI on Mac?

Pressing Command + Tab in OSX brings up the "alt-tab" or window switcher UI. After pressing Command + Tab, if you continue to hold Command key the window stays on the screen. You can also move your ...
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map jj to Esc globally on mac

So, I like vim and use the key mapping jj for Esc. Is there some way to on a global level in Mac OS X map jj to Esc? I've tried Better Touch Tool where I can have global key mappings but they don't ...
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Can only connect to shares using FQDN

I'm trying to connect to one of my network shares using a Macbook Pro. If I type smb://mysharealias.mycompany.com/users (which is an alias), I can view the share. However, if I just type ...
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arduino serial port not showing

i bought a arduino compatible freeduino board atmega8 (i selected the board type as arduino ng or older atmega8). i installed the arduino IDE on mac OS X and the FTDI drivers. but my serial port looks ...
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After deauthorizing a computer in iTunes, why is content still playable?

I have two computers. My primary computer is a MacBook Pro and secondary is a Mac Mini. I authorized the Mac Mini some time ago and downloaded several songs from iCloud to play them. This worked ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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TimeMachine doesn't want to backup

I'm using the most recent version of Mac OS X (Yosemite with Preview Update 3). However, when I want to activate the TimeMachine I get the error The server may not exist or is unavalable at this ...
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make error during Homebrew Installing Apache 2.4 on Mavericks

Having an issue using Homebrew to install Apache 2.4 on OSX 10.9. The tap I'm using is homebrew/apache (and also homebrew/dupes to provide apr and apr-util). Specifically, during the make install ...
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Why Does Clicking on Applescript Notifications Open the AppleScript Editor?

I'm experimenting with AppleScript and with Python. But the big issue i'm having now is not about Python specifically. The end goal is to be able to write Python scripts that use AppleScript features. ...