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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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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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Google Chrome in Mac OS X - How to open link in Chrome when it's not the default browser?

In Google Chrome in Mac OS X, is it possible to keep Safari as default browser but have an easy way to open a chosen link in Chrome other than dropping the link on the Chrome icon? Maybe something ...
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Visual Studio Code for Mac IntelliSense “Console” not working

Microsoft announced today that they have released Visual Studio Code for Mac, Linux, and Windows. I am trying to use IntelliSense for the keyword "Console" but nothing is showing up. I have tried ...
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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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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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Mac OSX: Keep window on top

Does anyone know a way to keep window on top in OSX? I've tried Afloat and works with about 15% of the apps out there. I know that you can snap windows to different corners but I often need to be ...
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Git - Error invalid path

I have been working for so long on a mac and have committed it looks like a file like this: C:/Csmart/files/companies/19/migration/CompanyDataEntry.xls This file does not exist in the repository. ...
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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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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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Start Appium server at system boot (MacOS)

I'm trying to setup Appium server to stat automatically after system startup. Also I'd like it to restart after a crash. Appium was installed as a npm package and it launches and works fine when I ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 memory usage on the high side. How to lessen or improve

I bought a Macbook with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It comes with 2GB of memory but it using alot of it from looking at the Activity Monitor. Here's what it shows: Free: 140 MB Wired: 441.4 MB Active: ...
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How to copy and paste selected text in nano on a Mac?

I’m using nano in iTerm2, I can mark the text using ctrl+^ but I'm not able to copy and paste the text. I know that ctrl+k can be used cut the entire line. What is the keyboard shortcut for copying ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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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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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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direction right to left Excel 2011 on Mac

I am trying for a long time already and can't find a solution for MAC I would like my excel worksheets to be Right To Left. Using Excel 2011 on Mac. How can I do it?
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Set port for DNS on OS X

I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and I want my DNS lookups to happen on port 54 instead of 53. First I looked here but the file states: This file is not used by the host name and address resolution or the DNS ...
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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 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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How can I focus the document and “unselect” everything in Sublime Text?

Can someone tell me if there is a better way to deselect than using the ESCAPE key? I'm Using OS X. I often get frustrated when using sublime text if the focus is in the search box at the bottom and ...
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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 ...