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Does Word for Mac 2016 ensure stability of documents made by Windows PCs?

If I created a file in Word on a Windows PC with some fancy fonts, shadows etc. and then I were to edit some of the text in Word on a MAC, would the same original fancy fonts and shadows still remain ...
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Quit OSX Terminal on Last Window Close

I have my preferences set so that CTRL-D closes my current window, but I'd like the Terminal application to quit if I close my last/only terminal window. iTerm2 can do this. Can Terminal do it?
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Cannot connect to server via SSH

First time posting here. So I’m having some trouble connecting to a server on my home machine (Mac) via SSH. I can SSH into this server from work but at home I get a timed out error. Any thoughts on ...
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OS X Time Machine

So was trying to backup my time machine drive onto another disk, but I got an message about it being case sensitive. So I was playing around with Disk Utility in El-Capitan, I was on the partition tab ...
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Use Flickr as my screensaver

I'd like to have a Screensaver on my Mac using Flickr pictures. How do I do it? Any suggestions for a simple way? Can I Make some kind of selection of the pictures?
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Opening OOXML Strict documents with Office 2011/2016 for Mac?

I have a presentation saved with Microsoft Office 2013 for windows in the .pptx OOXML Strict format. When I tried opening the file on my Mac with Office 2011, PowerPoint complained that the file is ...
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Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 not support iPhone 4 (iOS 7)?

I am trying to connect my iPhone 4 (iOS 7) to Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, the iTunes does not show the device. At first I thought it may be cable or anything causing it. But when I try to plug the ...
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What key on a Mac keyboard corresponds to the ⇥ symbol?

I was looking at PyCharm documentation which says the following: To change indentation of a text fragment, do one of the following On the main menu, choose Edit | Indent Selection / Edit | ...
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Shell Scripting - Mac - Emailing

I'm just messing around with shell scripting after doing some in the past, and I have figured out how to Email myself from writing a script by using: mail -s 'Backup status' ...
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Is there a regedit or something to force my bootcamp Windows 10 to recognize my 2014 MacBook Pro touchpad as a Precision Touchpad?

Is there a regedit or something to force my bootcamp Windows 10 to recognize my 2014 MacBook Pro touchpad as a Precision Touchpad? I realized it may be a driver thing, but it seems like there should ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox character outputs differently

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Server on Virtual Box + Mac. When I type [, ], \, {, }, | etc I get the following outputs. I have UTF on locale. UPDATE: I found that I can type | by right ...
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Swapping ctrl and cmd key on centOS

I'm running CentOS 6.7 on virtual box 5.0.4 using a macbook air laptop. I'd like to use the apple cmd key instead of ctrl just to make life easier for copying, pasting, etc.. How would you do ...
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How to Allow outgoing traffic to ports Mac Os

I am not a programmer and I have no experience with coding. Therefore, I want to ask about allowing outgoing traffic to ports on a Mac. I want to open TCP:80, TCP:11031 and UDP:11235-11335 in Mac OS. ...
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Meeting request acceptance email sending repeatedly

Have a user who is using Outlook 2010 on their Mac for office work and it's been continuously sending an automated email for accepting an invite to a calendar meeting for a couple of weeks now. I ...
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open files in sorted order (OSX)

I'm looking for a terminal command to open many files in preview in "sorted" order. I'd like to open the files in order: 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, 4.pdf, etc. But without first sorting, they are opened ...
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How many ways can a Mac OS X application restart itself?

I am trying to prevent Google Drive from restarting itself an hour after I tell it to quit. I realize I could probably do this by moving the file out of my Applications folder, but I want to do this ...
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How do I close the firefox downloads window on Mac OS X?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 42.0 on OS X 10.11.1. The problem I'm having is that once I open the downloads window in Firefox, the top status bar disappears and there is no way to close or resize the ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop(MRD) on Mac Could not connect to Win10

I have a Macbook Pro(With OX 10.11 EI Captain) and a ThinkPad T440p (With Win10 TH1) in a local network, MRD on Mac could not connect to Win10. Mac ping win OK,and User name pwd was set correct on ...
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Mavericks Login Screen Gone, Black screen with white dash upper left corner

Two weeks ago I was cleaning my system from old and unused drivers and leftovers and it looks like that I deleted something that was crucial. Using UninstallPKG I removed unused Printer drivers, Old ...
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Remote connection of a Mac to a Linux server

Firstly, forgive my ignorance, but I am not into this kind of stuff... There is a system of local computers (Linux) connected through LAN in an office. To each of these computers a hostname has been ...
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Is it possible to export a file in parts with Screenflow?

I have a very long screencast in Screenflow, it's 90 minutes long. Is it possible to export it in parts, cutting it at markers or something like that?
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FFMPEG concat does not include a looped image (using named pipes)

After a lot of research and testing, I wrote a command that I can adapt for multiple sources to be concatenated using FFMPEG. I'm running into a problem though with add looped images (as videos) into ...
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emacs pinky map space to ctrl on mac

So I am starting to use emacs and I do touch typing. I am on mac but I use external keyboard. I am not getting problem using L-CTRL key but for R-CTRL key I use pinky and it hurts after a hour or so. ...
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Need to install a New Mac OS x in Macbook Air 13 2009 1.86ghz

Good day everyone. Im in need of your expertise to install a mac os x in a MBA 13. Im a newbie to mac btw. Just recently bought a used MBA 13 2009 mac OS Lion Here is my problem. I wanted to reset ...
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Reactive-Banana-Wx fails to install on Mac OS X El Capitan

I'm trying to install the reactive-banana-wx Haskell cabal package on my Mac OS computer, but it doesn't seem to install correctly. I even installed the cabal-macosx package that it says it needs to ...
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MAC OS X 10.9.5 - strange result with du command

Looking for big files that I could delete in order to free up some space on my Mac (OS X 10.9.5), I came up with a big cache file: /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.coresymbolicationd/data . It was ...
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Windows 10, change size options when connected to External Monitor Macbook Pro

I am running Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro, with Boot Camp. I am running 2 external monitors that run max resolution of 1920 x 1080. When I am running on the monitors, I need to set the size of all ...
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open folder of file opened in Preview on a mac

I am previewing a file in Preview (some application opened the file for me). Now I think it's interesting and want to put it aside, from the finder application, as I want to drag it into google ...
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Chrome Not Saving Passwords on Mac

I recently was forced to destroy everything in the ~/Library/Keychains folder on my Mac (we're using Active Directory users and I've always had keychain troubles when it's time to change the ...
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Change Virtual Machine hardware?

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and running Mac OS X Yosemite inside a virtual machine. However inside that virtual mac I need to run Windows inside a Virtual machine. (I am doing something for a friend ...
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Mac terminal showing operation not permitted

I opened the terminal and tried to type in the commands but the terminal is showing the message login: -h option: operation not permitted [Process completed]. How to solve the problem?
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TRIM Debate: Mac OS X El Capitan & Samsung 8xx EVO/PRO

As you may know there are opposing arguments on enabling TRIM on Mac OS X systems. Some people claim that, since it’s blacklisted in Linux systems, TRIM should never be enabled in Mac OS X systems for ...
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On Mac, how can I set a default program to open *all* unknown files?

On Mac I often have files that are unknown to OS X. Opening the file results in a popup asking me to choose a file or search the Mac App Store. I know that for files I can set the default program to ...
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Mac not connecting to internet with ethernet cable

I upgraded my Mac OS To OS X El Capitan. Now it is not getting connected to internet via Ethernet cable but Wireless works just fine. What happens is when I connect the Ethernet cable it says self ...
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VPN juniper Mac firefox

I am unable to connect to my company using VPN on my Mac. Mac version: EL Capitan Firefox version: 38.0.1 Java version on firefox as verified Version 8 Update 66. When I am trying to connect, the ...
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Automatically select right “From” address in Mail Mac OS X based on history

There is a function in Mail for iOS (iOS 8 and 9 so far I know) that I worship: when you write a new message, the app will automatically select your "From" address based on the history of your ...
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Web server not allowing certain HTML tags

My web server has an issue with not permitting specific HTML tags (e.g. href). When I try it inserts: <--!Some of your HTML tags were removed due to security reasons--!> Is there a way to ...
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LibreOffice Calc IF Function returns True when should return cell

I have been successfully using the IF function up until the last few days. I used this statement to return one of 2 values depending on whether or not an item is shaped: ...
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Does anyone know a simple, quick way to force quit QuickTime Player and/or QuickTime process? Normal methods often don't work.

Does anyone know a simple, quick way to force quit QuickTime Player and/or QuickTime process? Normal methods are either unreliable or completely ineffective. Terminal commands usually produce an ...
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Remove All Traces of Renamed Account Mac OSX

The iMac I’m using now is a new one, but was set up using a Time Machine backup from my old iMac. That computer I bought from a friend and instead of wiping it (had a lot of good programs on it) I ...
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Can't recover space on MacOS disk

A year or so ago I partitioned my stock 2011 MacBook Air with a 30Gb (I think) partition for Ubuntu. For a while I dual booted, all was good until eventually I purchased a dedicated Ubuntu machine and ...
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Mac Installation crashed

My Mac gets stuck on startup. It loads and gets near the end of the bar and then freezes. I need to make a bootable Mac ISO. I've been trying to use TransMac to make bootable recvory usb drives from ...
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Track screen timeouts

I would like to build a script to send an email (or write to a network share .csv) everytime a computer goes to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity (Screen saver). The goal is to track which ...
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Separate files by name into different folders

If I have a folder containing various files with the same pattern, for example: file1a file1b file1c file2a file2b file2c ... Is there a one-liner for separating them into folders named: ...
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(7) Failed to connect to localhost port 80: Connection refused

I am bit of a noob here and I'm looking for some help with something I have got stuck with. I did thoroughly check Google and here for people who had experienced the same problem, but adding or ...
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Installing Windows on iMac

I have Windows 10 on my iMac (without OS X) and I want to format my hard drive and install Windows 8.1 because Apple keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows 10. I can't install Boot Camp 6 ...
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ADB Over network on a Hotspot serve by Mac Machine

I have a Windows machine and an android phone connected to a Hotspot served by a Mac machine. I am unable to ping the IP Address of Android phone from Windows machine. I am trying to use ADB Over ...
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How to develop with php and MySQL on a mac

I have recently started using a Mac, moving over from Windows. On Windows I use XAMPP for php and MySQL. What should I use on a mac? I know Macs have built in php and the apache server but I am not ...
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Mac OS X 2011 VLC player Fast forwads and i can't stop it

I have no idea what I did to my VLC player but hopefully someone here can help me. Everytime my mouse is over the VLC movie playing, it fast forwards. But if i right click and have my mouse in an ...
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Upgrade 2006 iMac to install El Captain

I have an iMac from 2006, with OS X 10.6.8. My kid is using it to make simple movies in iMovie. But its seriously dated. I have a Bunch of other Core 2 Duo Processors, which are faster than the 1.8 ...