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How to disconnect network if switch to another user on mac (both users are running)

I have a macbook on which I have created two user accounts. In one account I am accessing VPN and in other I have a torrent. I do not wish to make the torrent use the VPN or any app running in user 2 ...
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All I ask is that my week start with Sunday again

As much as I'd like Monday to start my weekend, I want to be on the same schedule as my boss for various reasons.
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QuickBooks (Mac) Chart of Accounts has an empty column with a blue ball heading

QuickBooks 2014 (Mac) I'm simply looking for an explanation of an empty column in my Chart of Accounts. Its header is nothing but a blue ball. Hovering and clicking this column heading reveals ...
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What is the best way to overcome MBR limitations for a Mac/Mac/Windows triple boot?

Most of the question is in the title, but here's a little explanation. I have a MacBook Pro with a 512 GB SSD inside of it. On that SSD I have a Mac partition running OSX 10.9, another Mac partition ...
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Chrome hanging up computer (OSX)

In last month I'm having big problems with Chrome on my Mac (Mavericks 10.9.4)... after some time (a day, sometimes a few hours), I get hangs and I barely manage to launch a system Force Quit ...
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Mac (OS X) v.s. PC (Windows) for Graphic Design

This is my first post on this site, I've been googling for few months for this answer but none of them are really what I'm looking for. I've been using Windows since the first time I got my hands on ...
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In the Terminal is there a way to search for a command you previously entered? [duplicate]

In the Terminal is there a way to search for a command you previously entered? Say you typed something in just a moment ago, you can press the up arrow. But if you typed it in hours ago, or a day ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a Mac drive as an imaging solution?

I need to image a set of MacBooks with new SSDs. I know I can take a DMG image and restore it, but I'm interested in possibly deploying using a drive duplicator. Would this work in a similar way as ...
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How can I make Boot Camp use unallocated space?

I have created a partition for OS X (200GB journaled, encrypted) and also left 51GB unallocated for Boot Camp later on. After I successfully installed OS X 10.9, I wanted to install Windows 8.1 with ...
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Mac multiple app crashes - com.apple.HIToolbox?

I am having trouble with multiple apps, mainly now with anything Adobe. I've deleted all I could from my system, but something tells me that leftover files from Adobe were not the cause. Thread 0 ...
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Is a cloning of a Hard disk into an img.gz image file a corruption safe backup?

I want to save all the files in my Hard Disk to install a new OS but most of the files are really precious to me. I decided to use dd, namely (following ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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Target Display Mode not working when no keyboard present

When I try to use some kind of command + f2 command either via applescript or screen share, it never works when the keyboard is no longer present. Example, I have an iMac and a laptop where the ...
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OS X not reopening old windows of Adobe Acrobat on restart

When I restart my Mac and have it remember the old windows, it is able to do this correctly for all applications except Adobe Acrobat 10.1.10 I have checked if Acrobat is storing its old windows ...
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Ok to install standard heatsink in PowerMac G4?

So, I had told my brother that I needed a good PC for schoolwork, and he gave me a PowerMac G4, and told me that I would need to dust it, as he hadn't used it in years. Upon taking it apart, I took ...
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Need to change usbport access to all users

I need to have full access to USB port to read and write from it, it's for a script I'm developing, I know what the security risks are, I just need to know how could I change those permissions in ...
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Navigate through folder like Mac in win8 or use alternative

The Mac way of navigating file is making SOOO much sense than windows way of opening a gazillions of windows and confuse myself... I wonder as a Windows8 user, is there way to make windows folder ...
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Can I control my Windows ITunes from other computer running Mac OS?

I have two laptops running Itunes, I want to control my PC's Itunes from my Mac OS on the same Wifi network. Is there a possibility?
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Using Windows RDP Protocol to connect to OS X

Are there any programs that enable me to connect to my Mac (OS X Mavericks) using Windows RDP (so that I can use the RDP programs that comes with most Windows versions)? I am aware of the program ...
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Run command on startup (Mac OS X)

I need to run the command: sudo apachectl stop So that my database web server can handle incoming requests instead of the Apple server. However, this does not survive a restart. I tried setting up ...
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How to capture copying of file by user in mac os x?

I've seen that some applications to protect files from copying make them invisible. When user tries to copy file in Finder by using drag'n'drop they show popup like "Warning copying of file is ...
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Safari: Problems with pop ups and cursor control in addition to massive resource use! OSX 10.9.4

I currently have a Macbook pro mid 2012 i7 with 8g of ram. When I use Safari my resource use and cpu temperature rise to 205˚F My cursor does not register the links I guide it to (Sometimes the ...
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How can I print all browser tabs to PDF using Mac, FF 31 or latest chrome?

I want to print all opened browser tabs. I have tried to download "global print" for FF, but it allows printing only to printers. How can I print all tabs to pdfs?
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Backup from HD Image (Mac)

I am trying to recover a system from a dmg. I copied the dmg onto my Documents folder and select the correct drive as shown: I did this by 1. dragged and dropped `MacIntosh HD` onto the ...
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Transcend USB flash drive not recognized

My USB flash drive is not recognized by my computer. I have tried it on an Ubuntu and Mac machine. In Ubuntu, I did the lsusb command but it does not show up. I was in the process of fixing ...
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Strange Issue with computer shutdown and cable outage

This problem first showed signs a few days ago. I was working on my iMac, and suddenly it shut off immediately without showing any warning signs. So, I powered it back on and my ethernet connection ...
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Default Mac Ruby Gems?

A Mac always comes with some default ruby gems installed in the local RVM. Is there anyway I can check or view a list of the default ruby gems installed in a Mac OSX Mavericks?
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How to create custom shortcut for Forward delete on Mac? [duplicate]

I want to add or change shortcut of forward delete (fn + backspace) to custom shortcut on Mac os X. Has someone any idea how to do it? Thanks.
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How do I move notes from Microsoft OneNote for Mac to Evernote for Mac?

I had been using Evernote. When Microsoft launched OneNote for Mac, I experimented with it for a few months. I'd like to move back to using Evernote, but I'd like to be able to move the notes I ...
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bootable usb linux for macbook 2009

I have an old 2009 macbook. Ive been trying to install a linux distro on it. I formatted the drive as a mac os journaled and did the whole turn iso into disk img.dmg and the sudo dd. Still doesnt work ...
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Changed F19 for shortcut-grab a shot and need shots on desktop (they are going to clipboard)

I made F19 as a shortcut for one window shot /grab a shot and they quit going to my desktop. They are going to the clipboard. I want them back on my desktop.
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 ...
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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Run per-user specific launchd process as root

I need to figure out how to make a plist file for a certain user run as root. Since the user isn't root, the UserName string is ignored. I only want it to run for this one user, and no other users, so ...
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Run command as program on Mac Plist

I have a plist that opens a program called jamfagent. What I want to do is run a command with that, that looks like this jamf -verbose. And I want it to also run as root, as jamfagent does. Here's the ...
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Excel format cell with its value over another cell's value

I have a number in A1 (let's say it is 10). This represents the number of answers in a test. In B1 I have the number of correct answers from the test (let's say this number is 6). In B1 I want to be ...
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Setup auto configuration to more intelligently resolve proxy on Mac

At work we're sitting behind a proxy which often causes a hindrance especially with command line tools etc. I'm rapidly losing track on HTTP_PROXY configuration entries in my localhost, as well as ...
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How can I reconfig synergy on mac after starting it as server by mistake?

I'm new to mac. I just installed synergy and run it as server by mistake. It automatically minimized and I cannot find it again. I tried to drag the app to trash and reinstall but it will start as the ...
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How can I make sure all my Mac's TCP traffic goes through a SOCKS5 proxy?

I have a SOCKS proxy with a port. How can I make my MAC use it? What settings do I change under network settings?
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac?

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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Delete PostgreSQL data and Library directories on Mac

I want to completely clean PostgreSQL off of my Mac. I ran the uninstaller and that removed everything but the data and Library directories. I want to get rid of these two directories as well, but ...
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Unable to right click in Mac RDP session

I am connecting to a Windows Server 2012 VM (hosted in Azure) via Microsoft RDP 8.0.9 from my Macbook Pro. I am having trouble right-clicking within the VM using the trackpad. The usual shortcuts ...
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Ruby error on my Mac

I'm having issues with my Ruby on my iMac (early 2010). I have the preview of Mac OS X Yosemite installed, but I've had these issues like forever, so I can't imagine OS X being the error here. ...
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OS X Server Websites interfering with default Apache

I've had the default Mac Apache server running and everything was working fine. But I also needed OS X Server for Xcode unit test automation and DNS services, so I installed it today. Since the ...
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How can I rotate an image easily on Mac OS X?

How can I rotate an image on a Mac easily? In Windows, it's very easy with the default Windows Photo Viewer; as seen in this screenshot, there are 2 icons to rotate the image:
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How do I run a plist daemon on MAC OS 10.8.5 with the correct file permissions

I have a plist file saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons/local.WiFiDaemon.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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VirtualBox - unable to access host web server with guest browser

I am running VirtualBox with Win7 guest VM on a Mac OSX 10.9.x host. I can access the Internet from a browser on the guest vm (used same proxy as host's in browser's proxy settings). I can also ping ...
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Default shell for running scripts (w/o shebang) in macos?

I have ZSH as default shell in MacOS, everything is working fine. ZSH is installed as brew package, Ive set default shell in my account, new shell is listed in /etc/shells... everything is set, like ...
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Mac 10.6 - Unable to cp and mv files into ~/Library/Screen Savers/

I am trying to use Terminal to copy a file into ~/Library/Screen Savers/, but every time I try to do it, it fails. My command is: cp -r Web.saver '~/Library/Screen Savers/Web.saver' and the result ...