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Fake online website when offline

I am developing a website using a local server, but I have remote dependencies. I would like to fake requests for files from remote servers. For instance, when the browser makes a request for ...
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how to cd into a thumb drive from terminal ( Mac OSX )

How do i change into the directory of my thumbdrive? I've been poking around and see that this command, "diskutil list", lists all my local disks. That produces this.. David-Adamss-MacBook-Pro:~ ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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How do you silence the startup chime on a Mac?

What tools or techniques are available for silencing the start up chime on a Mac? I know this can be accomplished by muting the sound before shutdown, but I was hoping that a solution existed that ...
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Install libpq-dev on Mac OS?

Does anyone know how I can install libpq-dev on Mac OS 10.6? It's a pre-requisite for something else I want to install. There doesn't seem to be a macport for it, so how can I install it on a Mac?
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How can i remove an app icon on mac's application switcher (cmd+tab menu)?

On Mac's application switcher I want to hide particular applications such as adium and terminal (especially terminal). Because I use them with global shortcuts and they're always running. Is there a ...
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Can I delete the 'EFI System Partition' without harming other data on the drive?

I have three external HDDs in a USB enclosure. After a recent upgrade to Windows 7, during which these three drives were actually installed inside the PC tower, two of the three drives now have a ...
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Clock on my Mac gets altered when I boot into Windows

I'm running an iMac with OS X Leopard, and the Windows 7 Release Candidate (using bootcamp). Sometimes when I boot into Windows, and then boot back into OSX, I find that Windows has changed the ...
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Sharing the Mac OS X clipboard with the internal X server

I'd like to be able to copy and paste between native (Cocoa?) MacOS X apps and those running under Mac's internal X server. Currently I can copy and paste independently. If I select text in an xterm ...
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How can I find out if a PNG file is 24 bit color or 32 bit color on Mac OS X?

I have PNG image files on Mac OS X. How can I find out if an image is 24 bit color or 32 bit color?
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How can I install a Windows 7 into BootCamp via USB

I have a MacBook and I'd like to install Windows 7 via USB. I've created the partition using Boot Camp and I've got an .ISO of my Windows 7 install disk. Is it possible to install this via USB, ...
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Use the keyboard to activate the menu bar

In OSX, is it possible to navigate the menu bar without using the mouse (such as the arrow keys)? I'm looking for something similar to how Windows does this – pressing Alt allows the arrow keys to ...
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Disable Mountain Lion Dictionary Gesture

Ever since Lion I've been using Better Touch Tool in order to have the three finger tap gesture trigger a middle click. Now, in Mountain Lion, Apple has changed the in-line dictionary definition ...
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How can I resolve the error “MediaKit reports partition (map) too small”?

I am unable to expand my Mac's hard disk. diskutility reports this error: MediaKit reports partition (map) too small How can I resolve this?
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How can I run a 32-bit app on 64-bit OSX 10.7.2?

I have an app that only exists a 32bit version. In order to use it, I used to press 2 & 3 together before booting the Mac, so it'll run in 32bit mode. However, some apps (64bit version that ...
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Add Dock to second monitor on Mac OS X

Is it at all possible to add a dock to a second monitor on Mac OS X? If so, how?
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Share a Wifi connection through wifi on Mac OS X

I have a WiFi connection and I would like to share it through my WiFi card to computers. For some security reason, it seems that only one device can access the WiFi connection directly. This is why I ...
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Tab character width in Terminal

Default tab width for Mac OS X Terminal.app is 8. I want to change it to 2. How can I do it? I've found tabs command, but I can't figure out how to use it.
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Terminal tab completion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bash completion for commands in Mac OS I'm just moved from linux to mac, and one of the problems I'm having is that tab completion is only 1 level deep, and I'm not sure ...
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Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?

At home, I run my MacBook in clamshell mode (closed lid, external display). This works fine when you're connected to the power adapter, but it doesn't work when running on battery. That's how it's ...
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Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?

I am running Snow Leopard. It is up to date. Every few days, I get the "Spinning Wheel of Death." I can't do anything except hold down the power button to shut off my MacBook Pro. I've even tried a ...
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How to do Page-Up on a Mac in Terminal

The laptop has no page-up/down buttons. How can I have page-up/down on the terminal, e.g. when I edit with vi?
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Where can I get a “black screen” screensaver for OS X Lion?

Mac OS X Lion doesn't come with a "black screen" screensaver. Where can I get a screensaver that works with Lion and blanks the screen?
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Equivalent of Win-L on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver? What is the equivalent of the shortcut Win + L on a Mac? Eg. the shortcut to lock the computer when you go ...
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Is there a simple UNIX command for finding out how many cores I have to work with?

I've got an Ubuntu VM on my Mac. Is there a command I can run in Ubuntu that will tell me how many cores I have to work with? I could do "about this mac" on the host, but I'm not sure how well the ...
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How to start Windows XP in Safe Mode when its a VirtualBox guest in a Mac OS X host?

I've tried tapping F8 as it boots up, but I just get the normal logon screen. I'm using a Mac Mini with an Apple keyboard, do I need to do something special to get it to recognise F8? I'm trying to ...
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Mac OS X: easiest (free, non-QuickTime Pro) application for converting numbered folder of images to movie

I'd like to convert a folder of PNGs into a quicktime .mov with PNG compression (it's a folder of fractals in an animation; PNG compression works great here and the losslessness is important). What ...
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What is the Mac terminal command to remove ACL?

I'm trying to find the terminal command on a Mac to remove ACL to fix user permissions on a folder that gives an error code when I try to copy it (error code -41).
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Why aren't all Mac applications easily portable to Linux?

Since the Apple OS-X operating system is a UNIX derivative (BSD), and the underlying (Intel) Mac architecture is the same, why isn't it very straightforward to get Apple-specific applications running ...
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Create a keyboard shortcut for fast user switching in Mac OS X

How do you create a keyboard shortcut that activates fast user switching (i.e. brings up the login window) in Mac OS X Snow Leopard? I'm trying to emulate the Windows Start+L keyboard combination, ...
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Mac: How can I have Adium reindex the chat logs for searching through the Chat Transcript Viewer window?

In Adium, When I go to the Chat Transcript Viewer window to search for stuff in the chat logs, it not always finds what I want. Is there an index file that I can delete to have it reindex the logs? ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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pfctl port forwarding in Mac osx?

-A PREROUTING -s 10.0.10.0/24 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8080 -A PREROUTING -s 10.0.10.0/24 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8080 -A POSTROUTING -s 10.0.10.0/24 -o ...
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Can you run ONLY Windows on a Mac?

I'm aware of plenty of options like Boot Camp and Parallels that allow you to run Windows on a Mac, but can you remove OS X and run only Windows on new Mac Intel based hardware?
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Mac OS X: How to change the color label of files from the Terminal

Is there a way I can set the color label of a file to some color when in the Terminal? I know that the following command lists some info about what the color currently is, but I can't figure out how ...
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf. However, I lose Wi-Fi connectivity if the connection is broken by closing and opening ...
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How can I see a visual overlay of shortcut keys I've pressed?

I've seen several screencasts (recorded on Mac OS X) which show a nice little "toast" indicating which shortcut key is being pressed by the screencaster, typically in the middle of the screen. Is this ...
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How do I uninstall Adobe Reader 9 for Mac?

Adobe Reader spews files everywhere plus it hijacks Safari. I can't believe there is no uninstaller for this app? Google shows no good info.
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Is there a way to use Xcode for PHP web development?

I have heard you could use Xcode for PHP development with syntax highlighting, syntax check, code completion etc. some time ago, maybe years ago. Is there a way to add PHP support to a current Xcode ...
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iTerm 2 window resizing

My iTerm 2 window is up against the menubar at the top of the screen. When I resize the window vertically from the top to the bottom, a small gap is always left. It never resizes down fully to the ...
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How to establish a remote desktop connection from Windows 7 to Mac OS Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Remote desktop to Mac from various platforms (Windows, Ubuntu) I try to make a remote desktop connection from Win 7 machine to Mac OS Leopard machine. How can I ...
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How should my computing tendencies change after installing a SSD?

I am about to install an Intel X25-M SSD in my MacBook. What should I know beforehand? I understand that you do not need to defrag the drive as it does not increase performance and decreases drive ...
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Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update breaks SSL

Summary After updating from 10.7.1 to 10.7.2, neither Safari nor Google Chrome can load GMail. Spinning Beachballs all around. The problem isn't GMail; Firefox loads GMail just fine. The problem ...
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Wireless backups with Time Machine without Time Capsule

I just bought a 1TB external drive. I would like to set up time machine to backup wireless. Is there anyway I can do this with the components I have now. Which are 1 macbook osx 10.6, 1 desktop pc ...
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What to put on a MacOS X SSD?

This question clearly doesn't have one answer, so here are few assumptions: I want to add an SSD to my Mac, let's say a MacBook [Pro], with the primary goal of speeding up my workflow. The hard disk ...
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Changing dual-monitor settings without closing the laptop lid on OS X

I have a Unibody MacBook hooked up to an external display. By default when I boot up, the system will go to dual-monitor mode. I want to use only the external display. The Apple supplied solution ...
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Accessing Menus in Mac OS X via Keyboard

My question is how to access application menus, like file, edit, view - using the keyboard. Or how to create a new short cut in any application (for example Xcode). Example -> I want to create a ...
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How to open a browser from terminal

Can anyone tell me how to open a browser from the Terminal on a Mac?
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Where does Mac OS X store file association information?

I know there is a system preferences pane to manually modify the file associations in Mac OS X Leopard. However, I'm curious where does Leopard actually store these information? UPDATE: as I said, ...
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Searching Mac Through Terminal?

are there any commands to search your Mac using terminal? I tried usin grep to search but it seems somewhat unresponsive and nothing comes up. For example, I would type "grep Files" (A folder name) ...