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Remoting into an iMac from a Mint1 17 computer

My father was using an old iMac ( not sure how old ) before he passed on. He took care of it completely. Now his widow is using it to keep in touch with people. She is in her 80s and not all that ...
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OSX Mavericks Downloads folder opens in Finder without sidebar, status bar or toolbar

I have an issue which only started happening around 3 weeks ago which is when I open up the Downloads folder via the dock, the finder window opens without a sidebar, status bar or toolbar (see image). ...
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Excel on Mac and Windows have different row height / column width ratios

I find it odd that the same workbook in Excel is stretched horizontally on the mac. This is a slight problem, because the word wrapping changes, sparklines become squished, and the appearance becomes ...
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Windows 8 refuses to install on new partition created using Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac (10.7.5) but I'm running into some big issues. First I'll explain what I already did. I created a partition with the Boot camp assistant (151 GB) I ...
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Yosemite: Three Finger / Look Up Trackpad Gesture Not Working

The Look Up / Three Finger trackpad gesture is not working in Yosemite for my user. This gesture was working in Mavericks, but stopped when I upgraded. If I log in with the Guest user, the Look Up ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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How can we cache ldap login credentials in mac using opendirectory

In mac using Active Directory we can cache ldap login credentials by checking create mobile account at login. Is there any other way to do same thing in openldap. Please some one share information ...
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Mac Terminal's Find menu resets settings when I navigate away

I'm trying to search through some script output on the Mac terminal (Mac OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, recently bought MacBook) using the built in Edit > Find > Find... utility. I want to do a search that ...
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Mac mv command very slow

On my mac cp command works 9 times faster then mv. Why it is possible? Mac-Pro-AVM-4:2014-10-22 editor$ time cp /Volumes/AVM4_HD5/INGEST/Final\ Cut\ Original\ Media/2014-10-22/Clip\ \#13.mov ...
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how do I scroll up in Mac OS X?

I am used to windows having arrows on a constantly visible scrollbar. On Mac the scrollbar is invisible. I have to click in the vicinity, then use the up down arrow keys. This is not only annoying ...
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Multi-OS bootable USB for Mac and Windows?

At the moment I have two usb's with different linuxes on them , Kali and Ubuntu. I recently found out that both were taking up little space, which means I could use one usb instyead of two, with extra ...
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How do I target a VirtualBox VM when setting up IntelliType application-specific settings on a Mac

I would like to have specific options set up for Virtual Box VMs, but when I set these up for the VirtualBox.app they only apply to the manager application and not the VMs.
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Watch a movie straight from Apple TV, but hear the sound on my headphones on my MB Air

I don't have money for new tech or headphones. I want to watch a movie from my laptop via AirPlay (watch a movie straight from Apple TV), but hear the sound on my headphones attached to my MB Air. Is ...
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SecGenericPasswordCreate failed when trying to rsync

Hi I'm trying to rsync my Mac OSX 10.6 to a folder on a server in which I have an account. I have followed the instructions reported on www.rsync.net. I have created the public key (where as ...
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NTFS rw-support for Mac via fstab not working

I have used an NTFS partition for a long time with my Mac getting rw support for it via the "LABEL=DriveName none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse" entry in /etc/fstab. I reinstalled Yosemite last night just to ...
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Unable to connect to Wi-Fi on Belkin Router N600

My computer detects the wireless network but when I click on connect, it keeps trying to acquire a network address but it does not succeed. Also, this router worked fine for 2 years, so this is not a ...
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How to get Tbird on iMac to recognize .ics file?

I'm using Thunderbird for email. When a customer sends me a calendar invite file (.ics) the body of the message is blank. There appears to be no attachment. How can I get the attachment to be visible ...
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How to run OS X inside VirtualBox inside OS X inside VirtualBox [duplicate]

I want to have the following virtualization configuration: Real Apple Hardware: MacBook Pro 13" (2014) VirtualBox OS X 10.10 VirtualBox OS X 10.10 Why? A real reason, ...
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Need to change password [closed]

My password needs to be changed on a website that I frequently purchase from. The old password is saved and the pop up box goes away too fast in Google Chrome. How can I fix this? (I am working on a ...
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What configuration need to be done in my MAC 10.8.5 to act as ssl enabled ldap client for openldapserver

I configured my openldap 2.4 in Centos . And I have Mac client for it. Now i wanted to enable SSL for secured Ldap connection. I generated self certified certificate and configured my ldap.I followed ...
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HDD working on Mac but asks to be formatted on PC

I have a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, 2 years old. A few days ago it suddenly stopped showing up on my PC. Whenever I connect it, the system asks if I wish to format the HDD and I cannot access my years ...
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Quicksilver - Keyboard macro to select all text to right of cursor

At one point, I had this set up on another machine, but I don't have that mac anymore. I would like a global override to have cmd+shift+right arrow select all text to the right of the cursor on the ...
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Applications folder not responding after restoring time machine backup

I have purchased a new iMac and I got a backup from my old macbook air, I tried to restore this backup file via Time Machine on iMac and already all data transferred successfully but the Applications ...
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Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory

The error message given in the title is perhaps the most incredibly annoying message I have ever had the mispleasure of reading. I thought my "startup disk" was the CDRom that has the image of the ...
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What is the safe way to scan external drive for viruses

I have an external drive which contains lots of important files and MacOS time machine backup. I had to plug it to a computer in our school and my drive is infected by viruses. Now I'm worrying about ...
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Displaying iphone screen on mac without airserver

Is there any way to display iphone screen on mac without user airserver? airserver or any other similar product based on wifi makes the transfer very slow, to make it better I have to disable other ...
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Is it possible in Illustrator CC to set a Mac keyboard layout on windows?

I've always worked with my Mac and I just started using the company's PC with Windows 7, nevertheless I'm still using an Apple keyboard. Is it possible in Illustrator to set the Mac's shortcuts? Maybe ...
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How do I connect a PC with my Apple Cinema 27" Display [duplicate]

I have a PC that has displayport, DVI, and HDMI out. I would like to connect this to an Apple Cinema 27" Display. The apple display only has a mini displayport male connector coming out (it is not ...
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How can I restart MS Word 2011 Mac without automatically opening documents that crashed it the last time?

MS Word 2011 Mac crashed with a couple of documents open. When it opens, it reopens the documents and promptly crashes even if I try to immediately close the documents. How can I start Word without ...
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Hide Mac's ._ (dot underscore) files on a Windows share in a mixed user environment

I work in an envirement where a Macintosh user and me—as Windows user—work together. The Macintosh user generates files starting with ._. If they access a file called foo, they’ll create a ._foo in ...
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How to mirror a single app on second display on OS X?

I am trying to do a presentation with live coding. If I use "mirror display", I can't use "Presenter View" of keynote. If I use "extend display", I have to put my text editor on either of the ...
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Why aren't Xcode “landmarks” (// MARK:) working porperly on my systems?

If I type the following in Xcode in a source file // MARK: Test1 // MARK: - Test 2 and then open the symbol overview menu (that lists all functions, classes, methods in a file), it should look like ...
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How to zip files in mac without root folder

I used this command >zip -r name.zip myfolder to zip files in a folder. I want to zip all the files in myfolder without including myfolder in zip file. How do I do that?
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Mute sound on Mac OS X Yosemite on wake up

This is a problem for me only in the morning when I get to work and when I go home. Something was playing when I put my macbook to sleep and when it wakes up it resumes at full volume behind the ...
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Wordskip in vim [ssh from mac to linux]

Word skip (ctrl key and arrow keys) work fine with vim on my mac in terminal. But, when I ssh from my mac to my linux box, ctrl and arrow key do not work (wordskip) instead delete a bunch of lines ! ...
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Late 2010 15" MBP Black-screens during initial Lion setup

I have a late 2010 15" MacBook Pro. The current HDD is running 10.6.8 Installed SSD into USB powered sled, formatted 2 partitions in Mac OS Extended (journaled) Installed Lion via USB stick to SSD ...
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install windows XP with no MAC OS

I have a macbook air - model mid 2011 on which I want to install windows XP. I have completely erased my disk so no MAC OS on the machine right now. Can I install windows XP without Bootcamp? I have ...
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How can I enable “Snap To Default” with TrackballWorks 1.2.0 under Mac OS X 10.10?

I am using Mac OS X 10.10 and TrackballWorks 1.2.0 with a Kensington SlimBlade trackball. I want to use the option "Snap To Default" because it is very helpful to me. However I do not seem able to ...
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Can’t log via local administrator to a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Server

I’m new to server admin. I inherited a server that someone else set up but which didn’t have much going on. I created some new share points and network users (in addition to the two local admin users ...
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How to recover a PowerPoint file that was deleted on Mac?

I deleted everything from my computer because I thought I didn’t need any of the documents. Unfortunately, I do. I put everything in the trash bin and then deleted everything from there. I am ...
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Installing new OS on Powerbook G4 without USB key or CD

I recently got a PowerBook G4 17" with a 1.67 GHz PowerPC CPU, 2GB of RAM, 100 GB of hard drive and running under OS X 10.5.8. These computers are actually getting more and more obsolete, and this ...
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Replace kernel extnesion module (driver) in max osx using udev rule

I'm doing development on an embedded device using an FTDI Single RS232 chip for usb communications. I can communicate with the device just fine using the pylibftdi and libftdi libraries over libusb, ...
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Mac OS X running time

How can I find out for how long OS X has been running after the reboot? Is it the kernel_task process' CPU Time value in Activity Monitor? If so, what format it is in? X:XX,XX? How sleep/hibernate ...
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Don want to use safe remove EX HDD in MAC OS…

I am using iMac with OS 10.6.8. Every time when I eject my External HDD I have to eject from finder. I want to use like Plug n Play just like in windows no need to give safe remove. If there is any ...
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When VPN is On Proxy Settings are Ignored

I have a HTTP/HTTPS proxy server running on port 8000. I also have a VPN for work. On Mac (similar steps occur on Windows) I set up my proxy settings through the System Preferences > Network > ...
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Keynote presentation

Hello I want to make a quiz in which a picture should appear in pieces on each click. I want to make it in the Keynote on OS X. I can't figure out how to animate it in Keynote. Can anyone suggest ...
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Can I use Time Machine with an external hard drive that is Mac compatible but already has some data files on it ?

Basically, after updating my OSX to Yosemite. My Mac becomes really slow and I have to reboot the machine twice every day, which is annoying. I heard the solution is to do a clean install of OSX. ...
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How make Google Chrome Developer Console show up by pressing F12 in Mac OS X?

In the OS X version of Google Chrome the Developer Console uses this stupid key combination of Alt+Cmd+I instead of F12, which is the de-facto standard key used in pretty much any other browser: ...
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Mac: start automatically when getting power

I'm having a Mac mini (Mid 2011) behind a usually switched-off power-outlet. I want the Mac to automatically start when I switch on the power (like I can configure for normal PCs in the BIOS) without ...
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Paragon NTFS for Mac v12.1.62 shutting down computers, corrupting files

We have Paragon NTFS for Mac 12.1.62 on seven Mac computers. We've never had issues with Paragon for NTFS, but recently updated to version 12.1.62. Ever since, we have had multiple problems with ...