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I can't open a Word doc because it's being used by someone else

I'm the only one using this computer. When I'm done with a document, I close it. Why would I be getting this pop up message? Then it asks if I want to open a copy of it but doesn't let me.
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Go to the Desktop on my Mac [duplicate]

I really want to go to my desktop on my Mac to find files. I'm new to the Mac, so I have been minimizing other windows to get there. What's the secret key combo?
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How do I stop Mac PowerPoint 2011 from using ligatures in font?

I'm working back and forth between Mac Powerpoint and Windows PowerPoint, and I think some problems are being introduced by the ligatures that the Mac automatically uses with its fonts (for example, ...
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Customize mac spotlight search extensions to categories - possible?

I love spotlight search, but some unusual file types get categorized as "Other", which means they end at the bottom of the search results. Is it possible to edit some plists or other config to add ...
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Why is oracle instant client so slow on OSX?

I have both a PC and Mac environment setup to connect to the same Oracle server. Both are using Oracle instant client 11.2.0.4 and are on the same network. Both machines are similarly configured ...
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Convert PNG to Multi-page PDF

I've seen a lot of posts about how to convert a multi-page PDF to PNG but I'm wondering how I can go in the opposite direction if I have the size of each page I want made.
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How to switch writing direction (LTR/RTL) in Word 2013 on Mac

I'm working on a content table and the levels' text in coming on the right and the pages on the left, how can I make the text on the left and the numbers go on the right side? Thanks.
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Can not remove rEFInd on my macbook pro

I am trying to remove rEFInd so I run the command sudo rm -r /EFI/refind and I get the response: rm: /EFI/refind: No such file or directory My location is /Volumes/ESP/EFI anyone know what is ...
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Mac Trackpad + Wireless Trackpad and natural scrolling in Visual Studio

I got used to natural scrolling on OSX, and I'd like to enjoy the same in Windows (using Bootcamp; of course it already works under Parallels) I have a partial solution working, which is using ...
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Best approach for multiple virtual Mac OS environments

I'd like to test a piece of software against as many different versions of Mac OS as possible. If I was to do this with Windows I could use something like VMware to install multiple versions on the ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBookPro2,2 running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Boot Camp?

The installation & setup guide says I need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later. I have a MacBook Pro introduced in October 2006. I have my Snow Leopard installation disk, and can obtain a ...
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Put macbook display screen to sleep but leave external monitor on?

Im connecting my macbook to my TV via the mini display port. If I put the laptop screen to sleep (via a hot corner) the TV screen also goes dark. How can I put the laptop screen to sleep but leave the ...
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Mampstack Mysql won't start in Yosemite

So I have a problem with the latest OSX version : I installed Yosemite, and now I can't start the mysql server in mampstack I came across that link and tried to edit the scripts but I don't have edit ...
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How to remove folders from Bittorrent Sync

We're starting to use BT Sync to distribute files across our network. The problem is we would like to remove old shares from the main 'server machine'. With the application on the Mac there seems to ...
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MAC OS X - remote SCCM 2012 R2 client installation

I have came across a task to deploy CM client on couple MAC devices in order to manage them. I've watched several instruction videos about how to setup the site server and I'm pretty much clear on ...
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WD external hard drive turns off

I've got an external hard drive (WD500BMVU) that was dropped and now does not mount anymore if I connect it to my Laptop (Mac). When I connect it with the USB cable, the LED light goes on, I hear the ...
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Disable MacBook Pro from booting into OS X Installer

I've had problems with MacBook Pro some time ago - screen went black screen (probably GPU problems as there are lots of complains on the internet fitting my problem) and after that I couldn't boot ...
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What is the name of the controller used in Apple Mac systems? [closed]

There is a “controller” in the Apple Mac systems. When installing Mac OS X, it detects the controller and provides more features. What is the name of the controller?
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Can I use same SSID for dlink modem router and AirPort Time Capsule? [duplicate]

My ADSL modem/router is DLink (AC1200 dual band). I recently purchased a Mac and an Airport Time Capsule. The AirPort is connected via Ethernet cable to the DLink modem/router to increase range of ...
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Mac OS X USB port recognized as 1.1 instead of 2.0

I have a Mac OS X v 10.5.8 and I use the USB device Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS to watch TV on it. This has worked fine until recently, but now it seems that the USB ports of my Mac are recognized ...
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Problems with Macbook Pro '13 Retina screen

I have a weird issue in my retina screen: Apple Applications have clear graphics, but when it comes to open other applications (eg: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop), all of the graphics stay blurred ...
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Disable discrete graphics card on MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro that is affected by the well known problem on the graphics card (AMD 6490M 256MB). Apple Forum thread Hopefully waiting for an Apple replacement program I want to ...
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Could slowness/sluggishness at startup on a new MacBook be a hardware issue?

Symptom 1: After selecting region, the OS setup UI froze, I’ve researched, went back (took some time for UI to respond, like minutes), and continued setup, no slowness after that point (might have ...
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Fedora on Mac: Random freezes

I have installed Fedora 20 on MacBook Pro (2009 edition) and sometimes my computer freezes and the only option for me is to hit the hardware restart button. It is a clean installation which I have ...
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What happens on Mac Air booting?

I am trying to install linux on my Mac Air i7 11" Mid-2012. How does booting work on these Macs? I have a GPT partition table, and AFAIK the process looks like this: Look for a partition with ...
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Apache can't load a web page after stopping in mac

I have Mac OS X 10.10. I configured my Apache to load web pages from Sites folder so when I boot my system Apache correctly loads my web pages from Sites Folder. When I type ps aux | grep httpd ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...
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Is OS X 10.9+ Using parentalcontrolsd: Remote Service and xpcd: for Automated Updates & Maintenance?

I'm trying to flush out some weird OS activity that I just started noticing on my (3) different 10.9.5 Mac platforms. Is the OS using parentalcontrolsd: RemoteService and xpcd: Interprocess ...
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Open iTerm and run Vim from a directory in Finder (OS X)

Is it possible (maybe with Apple Script or something) when I'm in a folder in OSX's finder to open iTerm and run vim with this folder as the working directory? This would be useful to quickly create ...
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Multi Series Graph on Excel for Mac

I'm trying to fit twelve different series on a scatter plot with x and y variables. Excel doesn't seem to recognize this. How do I design this graph? All I keep getting is this:
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How do I break out a DB-9 or DB-25 serial port from a PowerBook-G4 or even a more modern MacBook Pro

Essentially, we would like to interface to an external device which conforms to a serial DB-9 type hardware interface (or DB-25, because we have a crossover cable for that), and all we have are Apple ...
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Move an off-screen window back on-screen on Mac [duplicate]

I met the problem on move an off screen window back on-screen on mac. The application is Adobe Element 11 Organizer. It can't be solve by adjust desktop resolution, or maximum the app window, or ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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Restrict Launch Services from registering App bundles

Is it possible to restrict Launch Services on Mac OSX (I'm on Yosemite but I guess the same applies to older versions) from registering certain App Bundles? For example, if I have on my disk several ...
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remap kinesis keyboard with modifier keys

I just purchased a kinesis advantage and would like to remap the "delete" key (delete character right of cursor) to [shift] [Back Space] using [prgrm] [f12 Remap]. This failed as [Shift] is now ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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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 ...