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How do I read a PDF in 2 simultaneous views (split view) / Mac

Sometimes I need to see and read two different parts of the same document at the same time (e.g. reading the explanation of a chart while viewing it). How can I do that? Is there any PDF reader with ...
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How to copy file path on a mac?

Windows refugee here. On Windows you can easily copy the path and paste it elsewhere to get to the directory. Here is the situation on the Mac. I am in the Finder 20 folders down and I see the file ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini

I am having a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model.Earlier I was having 10.7.5 OS,my microphone was working Fine.But recently i Updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working.In System ...
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Specific Windows 7 to Mac SMB share rejected,others OK, troubleshooting?

I have 4 machines, three Windows 7, one Mac Yosemite. All happily share folders except one. One Windows 7 machine can see all the others & connect to all PCs, but not the Mac. Mac can see & ...
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Hyperlink to file in TextMate

I use TextMate to edit LaTeX documents. Let's say I have the file foo.xlsx on my Desktop. In my .tex file how can I add a hyperlink to foo.xlsx, so that when I click on the link, the file is opened ...
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How to remove the limit of how many desktop spaces can be opened in mission control?

The title says it. I'd like to remove the limitation of 15 additional desktop spaces from mission control. Is there a way how to do it (for ex. by tweaking some plists or from cocoa app in code)?
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Mac OS X automatic network disk mount after boot or login

Every day I need to connect/mount an externel drive from a linux samba machine. How can I setup Mac OS X (10.5.8 on a G5) to let him do this automatically after login or boot?
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Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
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Any way to prevent Dropbox from opening the Camera Uploads folder when an iPhone is connected?

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook Pro, Dropbox always launches its Camera Uploads folder in Finder. Is there any way to turn this off (some command I can run in Terminal, perhaps)? EDIT: To be ...
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Start Jenkins slave on Mac OS X as LaunchDaemon

I'am trying to start the jenkins' slave.jar on a Mac OS X 10.8.3 using a Launch Daemon so that it runs right after the machine is started. But I'm experiencing a mysterious problem: The LaunchDaemon ...
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Seeing Google Chrome from Mac icon in the dock

I have two macs running on my desk. Now when I switch to Chrome on 1st of them, on 2nd it shows an icon looking like this in the dock: Sometimes it hides itself, and works that way only, not vice ...
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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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Can a hacker use a MAC address and steal data or my identity?

I was staying at a hotel, and could not get online in the room via the hotel's wireless system. I called the "technology department" who asked me for my MAC address, which he told me how to look up. ...
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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What is the default path for sudo command?

What is the default path of sudo command? I checked in some Linux flavours and some solaris flavours, it is: /usr/bin/sudo If a Solaris machine is not bundled with sudo, where will it get installed ...
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Are these temperature sensor values in the screenshot in line with MacBook Pro i7 parameters [on hold]

Are these temperature sensor values in the screenshot in line with MacBook Pro i7 parameters
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getting shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied in different places

This isn't an error I can reproduce on all macs, was able to run this no problem on a second laptop yesterday, and is an error I get from multiple locations attempting to do multiple tasks that are ...
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how to change the startup apple logo on OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have tried some applications that replace the apple logo. These worked on older OS's on 10.9 it changed the Apple logo but at bootup you got the apple logo for a second. My understanding is that ...
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Running Mac in Full Screen in Vmware/Virtual Box in Windows

I need to test an application in Mac.Currently im running Mac in Windows using VirtualBox but it runs windowed and does not support guest additions,so full screen is not possible.Can VMWare player run ...
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Excel function - Extract string

I have some urls in various lengths in an excel sheet. ex- www._______________________________/article1-1328904.aspx www.__________________/article1-2754304.aspx I have to extract out the 7 digit ...
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How to make TimeMachine back up contents of any path or mounted volume

I keep different types of data in different encrypted sparsebundle images (say, one for each client) which automatically mount upon login but can't be opened by anybody other than myself. So, after ...
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Is Sync Box 3 (for Mac OS 10.6) still working

I have downloaded Box Sync 3 from https://sync.box.com/static/sync/release/BoxSyncMac.zip It unpacks "Box Sync Installer" which, however, does not seem to install any other program I can see. ...
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Canon Printer - Strange issue on Mac (ccpd wants to connect to the internet)

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and my native firewall is active. Whenever I restart/open my computer, I see a messagebox that asks me whether I want to allow ccpd to connect to the internet or not. I ...
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Command to 'gzip' a folder?

I am new to Mac command prompt stuff. How do you create a gzip of a folder in Mac OS X? I was told by a few folks that if you want to create a gzip of a folder you should 'tar' it first and then ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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Virtualized Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) stuck on boot and slow [on hold]

I have a Mac bar issue. When I downloaded And un7zipped it worked but failed to work but I figured out to enable to get hardware virtualazation is on HP Pavilion TS 15. I pressed esc on boot and ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite and Network account with AD

I am logging in my Mac using network account which is binded with Active Directory. My problem is that at the login screen sometimes the network account is not visible and the only solution is to ...
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How to open a specific port in Moutain Lion Firewall

I cant seem to find how to open a specific port in the ML firewall? I know you can give applications permisiion, but thats no good to me. Is there a way I can specify a specific port?
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Can't connect Magic Trackpad to MacBook Pro

I've been using both a Mac Mini for a while now with my Magic Trackpad connected. However my son just got a new MacBook Pro so I got his old one. We did a fresh install of the MacBook, and then upon ...
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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How to enable Bluetooth in Mac with shortcut or command line?

I accidentally disabled the Bluetooth on Mac OS. I can't enable it because my Bluetooth based keyboard and mouse are now disabled. I found a USB based keyboard I can use, so how can I enable ...
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Move and resize window using a script in Mac OS X

I want to move and resize a window to a particular position and size based on percentage values (e.g.: 30% of screen width; positioned at 2/3rd of screen height). Can this be done using shell ...
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Detect if an SSD is failing/reaching its end of life and its write count in Mac OS X

One of the laptops in my care is equipped with 256GB SSD as a main drive. The usual use is many quick-and-dirty bash scripts to pre-process data, meaning that the drive is being fairly frequently ...
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Can't send key combinations with TeamViewer from Mac OS X to another Mac OS X

For some reason I can't send key combinations from my MacBook to my Mac Pro. I tried from a PC and it works, only from my MacBook seems to fail. Does anyone have any idea what the hell it's going on? ...
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Problems with X11 and Inkscape

How do i get X11 and Inkscape to work together? I cannot seem to locate X11 from Inkscape application when asked to find it. Is X11 a new terminal altogether. In simple, I need to know how to ...
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Non-Functioning Mac App Store

When attempting to upgrade my OS on my MacBook Pro to Yosemite (currently 10.9.5) by launching the App Store, I receive the following empty screen. I had previously begun successfully downloading ...
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Images gets distorted when copy/pasting between spreadsheets in Excel (Mac)

I have two spreadsheets with different row heights and cell widths. When I copy rows from spreadsheet #1 to spreadsheet #2 the images get distorted in an inconsistent manner (some end up just a few ...
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Why isn't a color profile showing up in the Color Sync Utility (Mac OS 10.9.5)?

I'm trying to use a color profile, which isn't showing up in the Color Sync Utility despite being present in ~/Library/ColorSync/Profiles alongside other profiles that are showing up. When I open the ...
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Decimal axis min/max in Apple Numbers

I'm using latest Apple Numbers 3.5.2 and faced with strange bug: I can't set non-integer axis min/max value, for example 0.5 or 1.75... Numbers just round it to 0, 1, 2. I tried both "0.5" and "0,5" ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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TeamViewer Mac OS X Errors

I have been trying to deal with problems with TeamViewer on my Late 2014 Mac Mini for the past few months, and I don't think I'm getting anywhere with the tech support. TeamViewer won't even launch ...
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http://localhost/ now working in browser mac

in snow leapord machine http://localhost/ isn't working through browser. But when I ping http://localhost/ I do get successful replies PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
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Safely getting a file from a Mac computer with malware

A family member has a MacBook Pro with a file I need on it, but it’s pretty clear the Mac has some sort of malware on it. Regular Internet browsing—mostly via Google Chrome—opens up ad tabs on ...
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Using a HP headphone with microphone on a Mac Mini?

Can anybody tell me how to use headphone with microphone on Mac Mini??? I have an HP Headphone (with microphone), I am able to connect headphone but the microphone does not appear to be working ...
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How to disable the internal keyboard on a MacBook Pro?

My cat has a nasty habit of jumping over my MBP and causing keystrokes that mess up things (anywhere from stopping a playing video to deleting a file). I'm looking for some utility or hack to disable ...
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Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
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Excel 2011 Mac auto-recover file lost

Yesterday morning my colleagues Excel 2011 (on Mac OSX 10.8) crashed. He reopened Excel and was asked if he wanted to recover the previous document. Yes, he said and then got a document named ...
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Program is not opening, launchd.peruser 501 code in the console

On Macintosh. From Console: 2015-03-21 5:27:03.107 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[170]: (com.schrodinger.Maestro.5840[11665]) Exited with code: 1 When trying to opening the program from the ...
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Shortcut to maximize the last application that was in focus

I wanted to know how i can switch between applications that are running using the keyboard shortcut.Say I have 4 applications running xcode , terminal , chrome and foo. Now suppose I am on chrome and ...