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Static / snow on external display when waking up Mac

I have a Philips 222E display connected via a mini-DP to DVI adapter and DVI cable to a Macbook Air (mid-2011). Every time that the MBA wakes from sleep, the display shows this static: The static ...
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How can I make non-anti-aliased text look good in Firefox on Mac OS X?

After being a Windows user for the last 10 years, I got a MacBook Pro, which I'm working on configuring to my liking. I find small-size anti-aliased text to be blurry and hard to read, so I typically ...
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Is MacVim copy-to-clipboard supposed to be working on OS X Mavericks?

I've recently found out that I can no longer copy text out of MacVim and paste into other Mac apps. I used to be able to do this on Mountain Lion. I have the usual configurations set, namely: set ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - See unread notification badge in menu bar or Notification Center icon

Is there a way to show a badge or to highlight the notification center icon where there are unread notifications? A program, an app, anything that do this! A badge on the Notification Center icon or ...
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Install GParted on a mac with Homebrew or Macports?

I'd like to install Gparted on my mac, and I thought I could use Homebrew or Macports to help with that, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried using Homebrew because I haven't really heard good ...
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Cannot increase maxfiles limits on Mac 10.7

I an only set lower values for the launchctl limit maxfiles. I try launchctl limit maxfiles 2048 2048 and nothing changes: $ launchctl limit maxfiles maxfiles 500 500 $ launchctl limit ...
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Configuring syslogd to accept remote connections on OS X Mountain Lion and assign them a category

From another thread here on Stack Exchange, I have discovered that it's pretty easy to enable syslogd on Lion or Mountain Lion to accept incoming connections. cd /System/Library/LaunchDaemons sudo ...
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iTerm 2 running tmux session causes “startup disk almost full” randomly

Anytime I run a tmux session, disk space will randomly begin filling up and the computer will slow down, then everything goes back to normal. This happens periodically. I am using iTerm 2. Does ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, ...
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Applescript to connect to bluetooth device

I'm trying to create an applescript to allow me to connect to a bluetooth device by it's Bluetooth ID. So far, i've managed to get an applescript to turn on bluetooth if it's off. Here's the code: ...
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How do I determine what file occupies a given sector in Mac OS X?

There are similar questions for Windows and Linux, but I need this on OS X. The filesystem is HFS+, journaled. I have a sector LBA, I could find where a partition starts with gpt (though it refuses to ...
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MDS errors: “DiskStore: No block in wakeup” and “Ignored bogus fetch for MDSQueryWithBlockTask”

I've been getting tons of these entries in my system log. I can't find any indication of what they mean. I assume it's a problem with spotlight somewhere, and I've rebuilt the spotlight indexes, but ...
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How do you open additional shared calendars for a user in Outlook 2011

I have 2 users that need to share a calendar, one on Outlook 2010 and the other on Outlook 2011. The Windows user is trying to share an additional calendar and not their primary (personal) calendar ...
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Why does Thunderbird hang when I try to quit it?

I'm running Thunderbird 3.1.7 under Snow Leopard, and whenever I try to quit Thunderbird it just hangs there and never actually quits till I force quit it. Any one know why it's doing this?
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Python Can't Find Platform Dependent Libraries — Mac Homebrew Install

In an effort to purify my environment I have recently eliminated MacPorts and all traces therein from my Mac OS 10.6.6 box, replacing it with the hip new Homebrew (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew). ...
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How to copy connections to other locations in Mac Network Preferences

The Problem: I want to be able to use selected connections in different Location(by Location I mean Location combo in Mac Network Preferences). I want to be able to find a connection in Network ...
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How to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard to automatically connect to my Bluetooth Speakers for sound output?

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use for audio output on Snow Leopard (the Sony SRS-BT100). Generally I like it, except for one thing: When my laptop wakes from sleep it does not automatically ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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SUBST for OSX? Error when trying to map local folder as network drive on Mac OSX 10.9

I would like to map a local folder as a drive (similar to Window's SUBST). One solution I found was to map a shared folder, which would be fine but I get the following error when using a local ...
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Can you reassign keys on Mac for Logitech K310 washable keyboard?

I know it's not being sold as compatible for Mac but as intensive typer I like the idea of having an always clean keyboard. I already read this review so I wonder if someone managed to make it fully ...
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How to move cache folder to to the external drive in OS X 10.9?

I want to move cache folder for opera, safari and some other apps to the external drive. I heard that it is possible with symbolic links but also I heard that symbolic links don't work in OS X 10.9 ...
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How can I combine the input of two Keyboards?

I use a Stinkyboard Footboard to enter shortcuts with my feet on my mac. This works fine, the Footboard is recognized as another USB keyboard and the shortcuts are working. One thing that is not ...
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Safe option to handle NTFS on Mac

What are the risks associated with the following methods and which one is the less likely to damage the OS or the drive? Tuxera/Paragon OSX "native" NTFS support (via terminal tweak) Windows Virtual ...
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How do I use a URL path instead of a file path in an Open File dialog in Mac OSX or ChromiumOS?

In Windows 7 (and perhaps earlier), the default "Open File" dialog box allows you to type a full URL into the "File name" section as if it were a file path, e.g. "http://www.example.com/pic.gif" ...
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GUI ssh clients for mac?

Is there a GUI ssh tunneling client for mac that supports jump servers? Mulitple hops? I have tried: coachilla SSH tunnel manager Tunnelblick tunneling manually through terminal is fine, but time ...
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Mac died with error IOUSB family specific matching fails

I have had this Mac for 6 years or so, always worked perfectly. There has been no new hardware/software for over 3 years. Two days ago while it was playing itunes, it shut down itself and would not ...
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(new) Macbookair freezing for minutes, roughly 5 times per day, mouse movable - what could be the source of the issue?

Below the output of the console. I made the start and endpoint of the freeze bold. Do you have any idea what could be the source? 06.09.13 19:30:49,000 kernel[0]: sav: ...
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How do I stop command-f from sharing state across applications on Mac OS X (10.8.2)?

If I have a find bar (command-f) open in two applications, and I change the text in one, the text in the other changes to match as soon as I tab over to the second application. Is there a way to turn ...
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FTP corrupting subsequent aiff files from old mac to new mac

This is a bizarre one. So I am trying to xfer files from an old mac to a new mac, but the old one has no USB, no firewire, just ethernet. So I hooked it up the the network, downloaded fetch and ...
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Matching bracket selection on gnome-terminal, like Mac OSX terminal

I have recently fallen for a (non obvious) feature of the Mac OSX terminal: Given a display of some kind of deeply nested text with lots of matching brackets, parenthesis, or quotes (ie. JSON), the ...
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Launching Sublime Text 2 on the command line doesn't result in opening the specified file

When I type subl ~/.profile I expect Sublime to open my .profile file. This works with some files, although I couldn't find a pattern to which files. Is this a bug in Sublime or have I done ...
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Synergy: crossing at any point along a non-continuous edge for a non-rectangular arrangement of dissimilar resolution displays on a mac?

I have two displays of differing size (1920x1200 + 2560x1440) connected to two machines via a KVM each, but for the purposes of this question they can be treated as duplicate hardware (four displays). ...
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Having problems with booting GRUB for EFI on USB stick

Whatever I do, it constantly drops me into the 'bash prompt'. Never displays a menu, nothing. I'm running GRUB on a USB stick formatted as msdos (so, FAT) and when I boot into it, GRUB simply won't ...
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How can I link an EPS file into Word for Mac 2011?

I'm trying to import an EPS file generated in ChemDraw into Word for Mac. I've used the Insert>Picture and Insert>Object options and have chosen to "Link to file". However, it appears that the EPS is ...
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Deleted files still taking up space on OS X Lion

Last night I started to delete 100GB worth of VirtualBox disk images on a MBP running Lion. A dialog box opened saying that the trash was preparing to empty, but nothing happened for a good 20 ...
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Mac OS X Caps Locks Key Flash on HD Activity

Is there an application or plug-in that can make the Mac OS X caps locks key flash on HD Activity. I have switched the binding on Caps Lock to Ctrl so light is sitting there idle. If this doesn't ...
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Binding .inputrc on Mac?

On Linux I had this line on my .inputrc: "\C-/": undo which doesn't work on Mac. Is there a way to make it work? On another note, is there a way to bind command keys on inputrc?
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Mac suddenly says I'm out of space, and terminal says low on swap space

I'm running a pretty dated Mac but its what I have and can't afford throwing hardware at the issue. I am on Mac 10.6.8 Suddenly Terminal says Terminal has detected the system is running low on ...
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Mac Crontab Deleted

I was messing around with creating cron jobs and somehow I wound up deleting crontab out of /usr/bin. Does anyone know of a way that I can recover it without having to re-install multiple components ...
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Using the heap command line tool

I am getting a crash while using libgmalloc and I get a complain which says something like Failed to VM allocate XYZ bytes Explicitly trapping into debugger!!! Now I when I encounter this ...
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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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Make Mac Parallels IIS website accessible from Internet

I am developing an e-commerce site that is nearly finished, last thing I need to do is debug an issue with a callback from the payment gateway. I am running Windows through Parallels Mac and want to ...
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How to adjust Turbo Boost Ratios on Mac?

My ratios are set to 0035 on my 2012 13" Macbook Air. In its specs it says that it can be boosted up to 2.8 Ghz. With my current ratios only 2.3Ghz is possible. Basically I'm wondering how I can ...
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Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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iMac will not boot from WININSTALL USB, but MBP will?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I was able to "burn" my Windows 7 ISO onto a USB stick, boot from it, and install it onto a Boot Camp partition. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my friend's iMac, but ...
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VPN inside virtual machine in mac

I have a Mac book pro running mountain lion and I have vmware fusion installed. I have RHEL 6.0 64 bit vm running (in NAT mode) and pptp is installed in rhel. I tried connecting my office vpn but it ...
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Mac 10.5 Python libsvm 64 bit vs 32 bit

I have a Mac 10.5 when I type "python" in terminal, it says Enthought Python Distribution -- www.enthought.com Version: 7.3-2 (64-bit) Python 2.7.3 |EPD 7.3-2 (64-bit)| (default, Apr 12 2012, ...
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How to fix “BOOTMGR is compressed” via Mac OS X?

I've had Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on my iMac for a while now. All of a sudden, my BOOTMGR is compressed. I've read countless solutions to this that involve using the Windows installation ...
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Time Machine says it must create a new backup erasing my backup history?

Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “MyBackupDrive”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you. What does this mean and why did it happen?