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Creative solutions to work around kext signing issue in Yosemite? [on hold]

Unfortunately Apple has decided to create kext signing in Yosemite that creates issues for SSDs that require Trim support for optimal function and longevity. Whether this is vendor lock in or ...
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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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Do Mac OS Yosemite users need internet security?

Just got a new Mac Book Pro, and I upgraded to the latest OS Yosemite, which impressively encrypts your data by default (like several other new released os, i.e. Android 5.0) I was wondering whether ...
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How to remove folders from Bittorrent Sync

We're starting to use BT Sync to distribute files across our network. The problem is we would like to remove old shares from the main 'server machine'. With the application on the Mac there seems to ...
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How to prevent Skype from deleting 'deleted messages' from log?

I use a mac and I recently tried to recover a deleted message from Skype. I discovered that Skype uses an sqlite database to store old messages and I found the logs under 'Application Support'. But ...
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Mouse/Touchpad not working in Mac OS X Lion Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) with File Vault 2

I set up File Vault 2 in Mac OS X Lion with Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA). In PBA-login my USB-keyboard is working, while using a wrong keyboard layout. I can neither use my magic touchpad nor an ...
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How to install ffmpeg on mavericks?

You can get the binary here http://ffmpegmac.net/ How do I install said binary to use it as a commandline tool. I have a mac, with mavericks. If possible, it would be nice to install it without the ...
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Can not remove rEFInd on my macbook pro

I am trying to remove rEFInd so I run the command sudo rm -r /EFI/refind and I get the response: rm: /EFI/refind: No such file or directory My location is /Volumes/ESP/EFI anyone know what is ...
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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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“reload” mac audio drivers without rebooting

I have an external audio interface (M-audio fast track c400). In order to get my macbook to recognize it (display in audio/midi setup), I have to reboot, which is a hassle. I have had other m-audio ...
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Spotlight Infinite Indexing issue (external data drive)

This is an external drive, formerly a boot drive which is now in use only to access music files (sibelius, audio, midi, live, logic etc.) without transferring the data into a new boot system, partly ...
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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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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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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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Add route to Mac after closing vpn

After connection to VPN, I still miss one route. To be able to connect to the range of ips, I manually run: sudo route add -net 192.168.109 -interface ppp0 How can I automate this? In order to after ...
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How to press cmd-\ on german keyboard layout

I'm using a german keyboard layout and wan't to use the cmd-\shortcut but I'm not sure how to press \ as it is written by pressing shift + alt + 7. The same question goes for alt-cmd-[. Thanks
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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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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Getting rid of unwanted processes on Mac

I've noticed a bunch of processes that are always running on my Mac that doesn't have any purpose at all. I'm not talking about the processes used by the system. For instance, the Spotify helper ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Virtual Machine not seen by host (Mac OS X) using VMWare Fusion

I installed Windows XP with VMware Fusion on my MacBook and while internet works, Windows can ping the Mac, etc. from the Mac or any other machine in the network we can not see the Virtual Machine. In ...
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How can I change the Author of comments in MS Word for Mac?

Is it possible to change or hide the name of the author of comments on a document? I have hundreds of documents where I have written dozens of comments, now my boss wants me to change the commenter ...
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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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Mac Mavericks, where is my developer folder after installing xcode?

I just installed the latest xcode on my Mac Mavericks. There should be a “Developer” folder created in the root folder. but I cannot find it. I am not sure if I installed it incorrectly or the ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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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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Using Terminal to copy Aperture files from external hard drive to Mac

I'm a novice Mac user who inherited photo equipment from my photographer Dad. He used Aperture to manage his thousands of photos. I tried copying a 20 gB file to my computer but it's failed each ...
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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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Convert PNG to Multi-page PDF

I've seen a lot of posts about how to convert a multi-page PDF to PNG but I'm wondering how I can go in the opposite direction if I have the size of each page I want made.
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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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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac OS X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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How can I browse white icons in Mac OS X Finder (Mavericks)?

I have bunch of white, transparent png icons in my folder and I find no way to see them clearly even if I change the background in view options (still white overlay on the image stays): I know ...
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Xcode 6.0.1 mouse hover on variable pop up not display

OS version: OS X Yosemite 10.10 Xcode version: Version 6.0.1 (6A317) Specifically on Swift language when I place check points to debug code and variable runtime values. I'm not able to see the ...
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Cancelling shutdown -h command on Mac

I usually use the command sudo shutdown -h +60 from the Terminal on my Mac. Although I'd like sometime to cancel the scheduled shutdown or postpone it. Is there a command to do so? If yes, how?
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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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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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Can't type in ffmpeg on MAC OSX [closed]

I just downloaded ffmpeg for MAC OS X but I cannot type anything in the command session. What could the problem be? Can you help me please? :) Thanks.
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Is there a way to use the keyboard to move an application to another Space on OS X?

I'm using Spaces on OS X, and I'd like to replicate the Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> functionality (or is it Ctrl-Alt-<arrow> -- I can never remember) in Gnome that causes the currently selected ...
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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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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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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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Cannot manually update database for locate?

I've been trying to update the databases used by locate on my Macbook (10.6.3 Snow Leopard) but even following the commands shown in this thread hasn't gotten me anywhere. I just get an error from it ...