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Running a specific Windows application on a Mac [duplicate]

I am interested in running a single Windows program on my Macbook. I have looked at various options, including bootcamp, however since it is only a single program, I was looking for a way to minimize ...
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MAC OSX: How to unzip password protected .zip file using terminal

I need to unzip a .zip file which is password protected using Terminal I am able to unzip the .zip file (if it is not password protected) using this command unzip /Users/vikas/Desktop/as.zip -d ...
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Does OS X have a system command for activating/deactivating fonts?

I'm looking for a OS X El Capitan system command for activating/deactivating fonts. I've found atsutil but it doesn't fit to what I expected. Do you know another commands for font activation?
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Chrome is 12.2 Gigs - removed about 20 versions and still the same. How to reduce the size?

I was shocked to see Chrome at 12 gigs on my hard drive and found it was keeping versions for some reason. I searched if i could remove these versions and found that i could. In the same thread the ...
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browsing music in cover art in vlc

Is it possible to activate a cover art view for the music library in vlc? I mean something like you can see in iTunes. I am running vlc under osX and I can't find the appropriate preference.
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Finding IP Address from MAC of a device in a different subnet

I am new to networking as such, but I have been searching a lot about the problem of finding IP from MAC for the past couple of days. I have a device whose MAC address I know and I have an Android app ...
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Why is my Mac Mini slowing down? (HD, processor, memory, network, are all fine)

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini with 16GBs of RAM (of which I use maybe 4 GBs), a 1 TB HD that is not even half full (and which I have verified to be working according to more than one method). The ...
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Spoofing wifi hotspot with fake MAC Address

Is it possible just to tell the wifi hotspot that I have a different MAC instead of original one. Normally I would change my mac address and connect to the wifi hotspot. This way is troublesome ...
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Time machine failed

Backed up all files, erased disk (partition) reinstalled OS that came with machine (snow leopard - was informed that that was the OS that came with the machine originally and that one had to be ...
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Can't read files from Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i saved to USB stick on a Mac

I'm trying to scan some documents using a Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i printer/scanner. It requires a FAT formatted USB stick to save the documents. When I save them to the stick, they are readable on a ...
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Only use portion of screen

I dropped my MacBook on the floor and now the screen shows black lines (approx 1 inch wide) on the right of the screen, making this part unreadable. Is there a way to make my 13" computer act like a ...
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How to print full path of OSX applications

I would like to get the full path of OSX applications like Safari, Chrome, iTerm... As I see, OSX packages have a specific folder structure, and so, the main binaries will end up in ...
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Swap operations and boot are much slower in Windows than in Mac OS

I have a MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011, where I have installed Windows 7 and Mac OS Lion in dual boot. I have disabled Windows Pagefile because I have installed 16 GB RAM. I cannot figure out why ...
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Cannot login to iTunes store or enable keychain access on my mac

My problem is that when I want to login into iTunes store, enable keychain access or authorize iPhone on my Mac, I get prompt to enter password for my iCloud account. I enter my password and then ...
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Connect Macbook Air 2011 to DisplayPort Monitor

I'm struggling to connect my MacBook Air from 2011 to my Acer XB270HU G-Sync. My monitor carries a DisplayPort 2.0 and has no other ports except USB. I've tried a passive (male) mini-DisplayPort to ...
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How to NFS-export /Volumes/drive as /nfs/drive on Mac OS X?

I've got the following /etc/exports entry on my Mac OS X machine: /Volumes/a/long/path/to/folder -ro -alldirs -network 192.168.1.0 -mask 255.255.255.0 It works great, except I don't want it ...
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Mac can no longer connect to any other device on the network, but can see them all

I have two Macs, a NAS, a network printer and a router. Yesterday while saving a file to the NAS, I got an error and all the share point on the server disconnected from my iMac. Every time I have ...
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Are there any apps to swap all windows from one display to another? [closed]

I have a Mac Book Pro with two external Thunderbolt displays. I use one as main display and one as secondary. Every now and then I want to switch between the two of them. Is there an app that will ...
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How to get my Mac's specifications without the Apple menu icon?

I deleted the Apple menu (with "About this Mac") from my Mac's menu bar. As a result have no idea about what the Operating System is, how many gigs of ram it is running, etc. How can I get the ...
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Connect Mac computer to PC local IP

I have two computers, a PC and a Mac which are both on the same local network. On the PC I'm running a local Apache server. The PC's local IP is something like 192.168.1.2. I can not load the local ...
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Running VMWare on Windows 8 with a Mac OS X vm how to use scrolling on trackpad?

I have a windows laptop and I want to use the trackpad for scrolling with two figers. The virtual machine (mac os 10.11) does not scroll. How can I enable the trackpad so I can scroll in Mac?
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How to have to two different versions of Java on the same computer in OS X

I got an iMac with OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan. I have installed the latest version of Java SE. However, I have a problem with running some Max for Live effects because Max for Live requires Java SE6 in ...
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Asus MW221U Monitor: 'Overdrive' menu appears unexpectedly, buttons not functional

I've had this monitor for a few years, and it's been a pretty good workhorse. A disassembly manual is linked: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/798421/Asus-Mw221u-201u.html#manual Update: I reflowed ...
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Excel for Mac not formatting phone numbers

I'm running Excel for Mac Version 15.14, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, and using an Office 365 subscription. I have multiple cells in a spreadsheet that are in the wrong phone number format (long story). The ...
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Can a Parallel Only 100MB Zip Drive be mounted on a Mac running 10.11 via Parallel to USB Adapter?

I have several old 100MB Zip Disks I used to use with a PC that I would like to import and archive the contents of. I purchased a generic DB25 Parallel Connector to USB adapter, and it is detected ...
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mysqldump via launch daemon on mac osx not working

I'm trying to create a mysqldump of a database via bash script, and automate the process by using Mac's launchd / launchctl process. I can successfully run the bash script manually to backup the db in ...
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In emergency, I need to use my MAC Backed up office data on my Windows XP w/MSOffice

As a Windows users, I am a Newbie with my iMac: With my iMAC OSX, I can export MAC office files so they are compatible with MS Office. And that works fine. Problem: In an emergency, if my MAC dies, ...
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Passing command line arguments to a Parallels app from a Mac Icon

Found a great article 'How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items?' on passing command line arguments to a Mac icon. Problem is each time I run it I can't get the parameter to take. I was ...
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VPN disconnecting after 5 seconds - Routing Tables changed

I saw this post but was unable to respond probably since it's pretty old. Cisco VPN disconnects after 5 seconds with error 422 I have the same issue with 2 Macs. One with Yosemite, and one with El ...
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Microsoft Word for Mac adding shadows to merge fields

I recently installed Microsoft Word for Mac (2016), which seems to be a vast improvement over previous Mac editions. However, after creating a graphically complex (lots of shapes and text boxes) ...
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Extracting Author and Name tag from AIFF files

I have an old collection of CDs with AIFF music files I am trying to import into my music library (btw, I am using a Mac). These files are named as "1 Audio Track.aiff", "2 Audio Track.aiff", etc, so ...
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How to create an overlapped area chart just like picture below on Mac version excel?

I need to create charts like this for each price band. The blank and colored areas combined should be equivalent to the total share of products within that price range. I m using Mac so its a little ...
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Setting up an alias in zsh, storing additional information

I am trying to build a triplet of aliases in zsh. jc, g1, g2, jc arg1 arg2 would be the same as the command cp -r arg1 arg2 And g1 is the same as cd arg1 and g2 is the same as cd arg2 The ...
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Keep MacBook running with lid closed for specified duration

Occasionally it's useful to leave a MacBook running for an hour or so to complete updates or some lengthy data analysis at the end of the day. I'd like to be able to close the lid of the MacBook or ...
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Able to delete part of the system log files on Mac OSX El Capitan based on a time period?

I was wondering if it was possible to delete only a portion of the system log files on the Mac OSX El Capitan based on a time period? Say I want to delete all activities that occurred between 9am - ...
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How to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu in new OS X El Capitan?

I have been trying to find a solution on how to remove a single item from the Recent Items menu. Before upgrading to El Capitan everything worked just fine. I had downloaded Pref Setter software by ...
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How to remove temporary OS X RESERVED partition not deleted after Boot Camp setup?

The Question: After installing Windows 8.1 on a Mac using BootCamp, an 8GB partition called OSXRESERVED is left behind. How would one safely remove it and reclaim the space for the OS X partition ...
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Disabling spotlight indexing email attachments - El Capitan

I have just purchased a MacBook Air and I have set up 2 email accounts and have been playing around with spotlight. I tried using features like typing "documents I worked on today" but it came up with ...
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upgrading to osx el captian & keeping Windows

I have a Macbook Pro running osx Mavericks and Windows 8. I have downloaded the installer file for osx El Capitan and want to upgrade to it. However, seeing a few threads like: ...
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Create a separate zip from many folders

I have a many folders with files for project. I need: Create a zip from folder "X" Move Zip in the folder "X" Name of Zip must be "X" I'm a Mac OS user. How I can automate the process?
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Stop OS X from hiding menus when clicking the separator/spacer

Is it possible in the OS or with a third party app/plugin to stop menus (right click etc) from hiding when you click the space between two items? For example, if you click the Apple menu in the top ...
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Windows 10 - apple touchpad driver incomplete or damaged

A few days ago my macbookpro touchpad stopped working with windows 10. My attempts to fix the issue: a) Looking at the device manager, I can see that the touchpad drivers (there are 2 of them for ...
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Reboot frozen remote Mac

I have a remote frozen Mac I need to reboot. I can see it's online through Teamviewer but it's not responding. This is what I have to work with: Admin user+password, Public IP address, It appears ...
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How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?

I've recently switched to Mac and although I like it overall but many useful features just don't seem to work. One example is the spell-checker. Most often it gives me no suggestions at all whereas I ...
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Mac Air plays music whenever I push on the areas beside the trackpad

Whenever I put pressure on the areas beside the trackpad, or even brush them with my hand, my music starts to play. The same thing happens when I adjust my headphones or move them around the jack. ...
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How to fix a bad Adobe Illustrator installation

When my Adobe Illustrator was updating, my computer unfortunately restarted. Now Adobe Illustrator is broken and does not open, so I used the Adobe Cleaner and completely removed it. Even after doing ...
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Perl replace string inside file with the filename?

I need to replace a string in a JSON file with the filename of that file. I successfully matched the string to be replaced using the regex below, but I can't figure out how to get the filename in ...
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Search for a folder with a certain name on mac?

How can I search for a folder of a certain name on mac? I need to limit the search to be within a different folder. I can easily do this for file names but I cant see how to do the same for folders.
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Is there a way I can give Read & Write permissions to myself for System files on Mac OSX 10.11.2

I changed Macintosh HD file so it has read and write permissions for myself. Inside the Macintosh HD file I want to change the System file so it also has read and write permissions for myself. When I ...
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rename file extension name in Mac OS

I never thought I'd ask a dumb question like this. I was trying to change a .css file to .scss, so in the contextual menu I select rename and change the extension name fro css to scss, after I click ...