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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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format external hdd with udf not working on mac os x lion

I formatted my 1tb external drive with the following command: mkudffs --media-type=hd --blocksize=512 /dev/sdb It works on linux but when i plug it in a mac (os x lion 10.7) it tells me The ...
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Make Mac Parallels IIS website accessible from Internet

I am developing an e-commerce site that is nearly finished, last thing I need to do is debug an issue with a callback from the payment gateway. I am running Windows through Parallels Mac and want to ...
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How to adjust Turbo Boost Ratios on Mac?

My ratios are set to 0035 on my 2012 13" Macbook Air. In its specs it says that it can be boosted up to 2.8 Ghz. With my current ratios only 2.3Ghz is possible. Basically I'm wondering how I can ...
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Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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iMac will not boot from WININSTALL USB, but MBP will?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I was able to "burn" my Windows 7 ISO onto a USB stick, boot from it, and install it onto a Boot Camp partition. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my friend's iMac, but ...
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VPN inside virtual machine in mac

I have a Mac book pro running mountain lion and I have vmware fusion installed. I have RHEL 6.0 64 bit vm running (in NAT mode) and pptp is installed in rhel. I tried connecting my office vpn but it ...
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Mac 10.5 Python libsvm 64 bit vs 32 bit

I have a Mac 10.5 when I type "python" in terminal, it says Enthought Python Distribution -- www.enthought.com Version: 7.3-2 (64-bit) Python 2.7.3 |EPD 7.3-2 (64-bit)| (default, Apr 12 2012, ...
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How to fix “BOOTMGR is compressed” via Mac OS X?

I've had Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on my iMac for a while now. All of a sudden, my BOOTMGR is compressed. I've read countless solutions to this that involve using the Windows installation ...
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Time Machine says it must create a new backup erasing my backup history?

Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “MyBackupDrive”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you. What does this mean and why did it happen?
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Windows vnc client that connects to Mac's multi user vnc server?

So in Mac Lion the vnc server lets me do virtual desktops(multiple users logged in at the same time) just like Remote Desktop for windows does. This works great for mac clients, when I connect it ...
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What syntax highlighting should I use for a Nagios configuration file?

What syntax highlighting should I use with nagios configuration files? Textmate has a lot of options for syntax highlighting but I can't find one that works. I've tried using the Apache2 syntax, ...
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Mac Screen Sharing - see screen, but no login prompt

In the past I have been able to connect via screensharing (finder/go to server vnc://IP) to my i-Mac at work from my mac-mini just fine. However, when I tried today, I wasn't able to see the login ...
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How to disable OpenGL threaded optimization on Mac OS X?

How can I do the equivalent of this on my 2009 Mac Mini (Mac OS X Lion):
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Mac App Store Download Resume

I'm using Mac App Store on Lion, But there is a problem with download resume. After every system restart I can't resume my previous downloads and I have to download them from the beginning, I also ...
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Is there an application or way to sync address book, Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail contacts?

I'm looking for a Mac application or an Web application to sync all my Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail contacts and Mac OS X address book contacts in one place. At the same time, it would be great if it ...
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Disable hyperthreading on MacPro Xeon

We need to disable hyperthreading on several MacPros. We have just two types of Macs - Dual QuadCore 2.4 "Westmere" and single CPU SixCore 3.66 "Westmere". All machines run 10.6.8 For some strange ...
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Mac Terminal.app: disable red notification badge?

As of OS X 10.7 (I think?) Terminal.app will show a red badge counting the number of bells the encountered while the terminal is in the background: Is it possible to dissable this badge?
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How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
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Macbook Air's display won't turn off when lid is closed with external display

This highly annoying problem started recently on my MBA: when I connect it to my external display and close the lid, the screen doesn't turn off. The same occurs if I wake it up from sleep into this ...
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Time Machine seems to ignore external drive

I have an external disk formatted HFS+ case sensitive. When time machine runs it seems to ignore the entire filesystem on that drive. The volume name shows up if I dig in to Backs.backupsdb but it's ...
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Disable grey “is now online/offline” messages in iChat

When using iChat, grey messages saying "so-and-so is now online" and "so-and-so is now offline" are displayed in the chat window. Is there any way to suppress these messages? When they crop up too ...
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SSH, VNC, HTTP(S), telnet… connection manager for Mac OS X

I'm searching for a tool on Mac OS X, that is able to manage multiple and different connections. On Windows, there is a tool like this called mRemote. Until now, I've been using the .ssh/config file, ...
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Mac OS X Lion - way to associate to only one BSSID and disable hopping? (WDS network)

Question: Is there any way on the Mac OS X Lion to force client connection to a specified BSSID? Problem details: I have been connection to WDS-based network and I can see three of the network's ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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Why would attaching a USB hub affected the performance on a Mac?

My brother-in-law bought a 10 port active USB hub and connected it to his iMac(it's couple of years old). Over the course of about a week he noticed that his computer's performance has slowed quite a ...
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Why is Google Chrome so slow when searching from the address bar?

I'm using the latest dev version of Google Chrome (17.0.963.6 dev) on OS X Lion (because I heard the latest version works better with Lion). I've cleared my cache and history, but when I search from ...
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Handbrake is slow at converting audio

My conversion in Handbrake is taking forever (over 24hrs). The video conversion is done in a few minutes, but then I get miles of this over and over again: sync: adding 102 ms of silence to audio ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 7 “Libraries” functionality on a Mac?

Smart Folders are fantastic, but I would really like to replicate the Windows 7 "Libraries" functionality on my Mac. Is it possible? For example, most of my movies are stored on an external drive so ...
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VLC: Play on Fullscreen

(Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard) Is there any way, to configure VLC to start playing paused videos when it enters fullscreen mode like in older versions of QuickTime (or newer versions with this ...
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Can't connect to Windows 2003 Server from WAN via mac RDP client

Question: How to connect to server from WAN? I have no problems connecting from the LAN, that works fine. What I have done: set up port forwarding on router for port 3389, and it points at the ...
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Single command to stop Parallels hypervisor (kernel extensions)

I'm using multiple virtualization products on my MacBook Pro (VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, Parallels). To avoid problems I always make sure only the procesesses/kernel extensions for one of those ...
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Save As… on Mac always saves in “Library/Autosave Information”

I'm incredibly frustrated with my Mac right now. Every time I try to re-save any file that I recently opened, it doesn't overwrite the file I opened, it instead saves to a duplicate copy that is ...
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Import just phone numbers from previous Address Book backup

I have an Address Book backup from a previous Snow Leopard installation. It contains 3000 entries, mostly email addresses but I would like to be able to just import phone numbers (around 100), how ...
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Disallow shutdown/sleep/restart on OSX?

Is it possible to disable shutdown, sleep and restart for non-admin user on Mac OS X? (I am running Snow Leopard.)
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Virtual Display with Apple Remote Desktop

I have a MacMini which uses a TV as display (it's my media center) and a MacBook, both running OSX Lion. I bought Apple Remote Desktop and set it up. I can connect to the MacMini with my laptop (using ...
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How can I set my Mac Mini to output 16x10 resolution over a VGA cable?

I have a 16x10 monitor that I use for my other computers (native resolution 1920x1200), and I want to use it for my old Mac Mini too. I have it connected via a VGA cable to the DVI-to-VGA adapter that ...
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OS X Lion crashes on print

Any time I try and print any file from any application, the application trying to print crashes with this error: sandbox.d deny file-write-create /Library/Caches/Canon/UFR2 Sandbox seems to be ...
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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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OSX: Stop CDROM spinup during Open or Save

If there's a CD in my Macbook's drive, it spins up any time I invoke the Open or Save dialog in an application. And while it spins up, it freezes the application for about 5 seconds! How do I make ...
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Subversion (update) performance, Windows vs. Mac. Why is the Mac version so fast?

I’m working on a dual platform application; Windows & Macintosh). It’s a full blown application, not only a tool. So maybe it’s not huge, but at least big, lets say. One thing I can’t put my ...
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Binary Visual Diff Tool for MacOS X

This might already be answered, but I did not find an answer that really matched my needs. I'm looking for a visual diff tool that can diff binary files. It was also OK if it was integrated into a ...
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Only show active windows in the current space in Mac OSX when pressing CMD-Tab

I'm new to Mac and have the following wish: I would like to have one instance of an application (app1) on space1 and another application (app2) on space2. When I pres press CMD-Tab I see every open ...
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remove dir with files not working

I'm trying to remove this directory pear from my tmp folder, but it's not letting me. I tried sudo rm -r pear But then it asks me to override, and I put y and it says Permission denied. Any ideas ...
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Modifying Finder sidebar “Places” links

I'm using Mac 10.6, Snow Leopard. I've dragged a link to my sidebar for the folder, /Library/WebServer/Documents. How do I change the icon displayed in the sidebar, and also rename the link, without ...
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How to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooth speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro, but I have to manually pair them every time (say if the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep mode). Is there a way ...
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Alternatives for Mac OS X Aggregate Device on Linux and Windows

In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output. The utility to do this is ...
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Split tunnel Nortel VPN on mac

I have the Apani Nortel VPN client on my mac. Unfortunately all the traffic is routed over the VPN when I use this client. I want to view the routing table and modify it so my non-corporate traffic ...
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Flash intermittently disappears in Chrome on Mac

It seems like every couple of hours flash stops working in Google Chrome on my Mac Book Pro. Any clues as to why this is happening and how I can prevent it from happening? version info 8.0.552.224 ...
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Safari proxy bypass for IPv6

I'm a first-time n00b on Mac (but have been doing computers since before PC's). This Mac has 2 VLANs, vlan0 in IPv4, vlan1 in IPv6. Safari can surf via IPv4 squid proxy OK. Safari can surf via IPv6 ...