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Running a binary in 32bit on mavericks

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to run a Mach-O binary file on Mac OS X Mavericks as a 32 bit, or ppc. X11 is no longer supported.
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Handling user authentication when printing from OS X

After implementing user authentication for printing to a Konica Minolta C554e from OS X, print jobs not originating from the system dialog are rejected. The system dialog sends jobs from either the ...
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Running kextutil in 32bit mode on Mavericks OS X

I need to use the following command in 32bit architecture for OS X Mavericks sudo kextutil -t -v file.kext I've tried going to System Preference's Get Info and checking the "Open in 32 bit mode" ...
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CentOS 7 on VirtualBox Using 100% CPU

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest in a VirtualBox 4.3.18 virtual machine, with the latest guest additions installed too. The host operating system is OS X Yosemite running on my 2014 MacBook Pro ...
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Unable to Login to my MAC after OS X Yosemite upgrade

I'm unable to login to my office laptop after upgrading from Mavericks to OS X Yosemite. I tried things such as removing .AppleSetupDone and creating an Admin account but none of them are helping me. ...
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MS Word: preserve hyperlinks when exporting to PDF

How can I convert a Word document to PDF and preserve all hyperlinks? I have Word 2011 and Acrobat XI available on OS X. Save As -> PDF from Word doesn't preserve hyperlinks. Acrobat's File -> ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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From the command line, how do I zip specific files and directories into one compressed folder?

I'm working in a directory that looks like this: folder >.git >css >img >js Archive.zip bla.html bla.yml During work on this project I very regularly have to zip up the ...
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switching from lubuntu to mac. import existing vm's virtual box

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While doing backup, all I ever did was make a copy of Virtual Box VMs folder. I switched to mac, and now I am curious, can I ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failes with error -10810 on Yosemite from within tmux

Trying to open an application from the commandline (terminal.app), inside tmux (installed through macports, version 1.9a), and getting the following result: $ open /Applications/Adobe\ Reader.app/ ...
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Can't install mod_scgi on Yosemite

I'm trying to install mod_scgi on Apache2 on Yosemite, but I get the error below. Could someone who knows better than me explain why this happens and how to fix it if there's a way to install ...
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OS X Yosemite: Make it “really” dark

With the latest release of OS X, 10.10, one is now able to make the menubar, the doc and other smaller components become black - or "dark", as they call it. As a user of the inverse function (an ...
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OS X Sidebar language is messed up

I use OSX in English - but with Hungarian as secondary language and with Hungarian format language in the system preferences. Still I get some sidebar names (like Downloads, Desktop, etc) in ...
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How to use /etc/fstab and/or automount with sshfs on OSX?

I'm attempting to automount a directory from a remote Ubuntu machine on my Mavericks Mac. SSHFS works perfectly when mounted manually, in many different ways. The standard sshfs mount works great: ...
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Restrict Launch Services from registering App bundles

Is it possible to restrict Launch Services on Mac OSX (I'm on Yosemite but I guess the same applies to older versions) from registering certain App Bundles? For example, if I have on my disk several ...
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Setting up alternate routes to blocked sites via Wi-Fi in Mac OS X

My office has restricted access to Internet sites such as Skype & Dropbox. I also have access to an unrestricted Wi-Fi. The laptop is connected to both access points. Now my problem is, when en0 ...
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Constructing menus.xml. Dreamweaver Mac

When I try to open Dreamweaver CS6 in a Mac it appears this message: Dreamweaver encountered problems while constructiong the menus from the current menus.xml file. Please delete the current ...
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Passing Windows Command via Citrix Receiver with Mac (for show windows side-by-side shortuct)

I have a Mac computer that I use to connect to a Windows 2012 server via Citrix Reciever 11.8. I would like to use the show windows side-by-side shortcut that is typically engaged by pressing the ...
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The OSX Process that wont die

I've got a process on OSX 10.9.5 that just wont die. I have tried kill PID kill -9 PID sudo kill -9 PID killall sshfs killall -9 sshfs sudo killall -9 sshfs Activity monitor / select process / ...
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How to configure dnsmasq to work with vmware fusion?

I am trying to set a local development environment in which every .loc domain will default to my ubuntu vm running with vmware fusion. Currently I have to add every domain in my /etc/host like ...
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How can I remove apps from Launchpad in OS X Yosemite?

Is there a way to delete unwanted app icons from Launchpad without using any management app? Lion allowed to do using terminal, what about Yosemite?
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Multimonitors and Mac apps [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can control which monitor an application goes to when it is launched? Also, I need to open multiple applications with a click on different screens.
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Making a “virtual” drive?

I want to make a virtual flash drive on OSX so I can install something onto it and then back that virtual flash drive up to an iso so I can boot it into a virtual machine... Any ideas on how something ...
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OSX Yosemite - too many files open

I recently upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite....headaches ensued I'm pretty sure my problem lies w/ the number of files I can open - but not sure how to solve it. I'm also pretty sure I've read ...
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sudo route - n add not working in Yosemite

I'm hoping someone can help. I log into one of my customers via a PPTP Mac native VPN. Prior to Yosemite, I would connect to the VPN, then run this command so I could access mail/internet while ...
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Downgrade from Yosemite to Mavericks

Few days, ago I bought my first MacBook Pro (late 2013) with preinstalled Mavericks. It worked really great until I updated to Yosemite. Now everything is slow and – more importantly – some tools ...
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remap kinesis keyboard with modifier keys

I just purchased a kinesis advantage and would like to remap the "delete" key (delete character right of cursor) to [shift] [Back Space] using [prgrm] [f12 Remap]. This failed as [Shift] is now ...
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Safari disallow the use of certain @font-faces

Is there a way for a user to not allow the use of certain @font-faces in the css of a Webpage? My first thought was using Safari's user style sheets but I don't know how I could over-ride certain ...
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Improved bi-directional language support

In the new features for Pages 2014 Yosemity, they say that they have : Improved bi-directional language support. What does it really mean?
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Setting up a git (ssh) server using OS X Server

I would like to use OS X Server to set up a git server that I can ssh into from other machines on my network. I realize that Xcode Service has repository functionality built in, but I am looking for a ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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Mac is not recognizing dot underscore “._” resource fork

I have some files that are being saved onto a network drive that forces Mac to save the resource fork as a ._ file. This generally works just fine, but, when I look at the same file on a different ...
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What's the shortcut key or setting to not have Chrome's magnifying glass from appearing by default when opening inspector

When I open the element inspector on chrome (CMD+Shift+C) the magnifying glass automatically is selected. Is there a setting to keep it off unless clicked or keyboard shortcut to turn it off? Just ...
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How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920x1080) that is almost always connected to a projector (native 1280x800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac ...
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Lost part of HDD

I have two partitions, HD and HD 2, on my 500 GB SATA HDD. I added another partition, HD 3 for OS X Yosemite Beta. However, after installing the final OS X, I tried to delete HD 3. The partition got ...
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Create OS X Yosemite Virtual Machine using DMG in VMWare Workstation

I have downloaded Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 DMG file from torrent and want to create a new virtual machine in VMware Workstation so that i may have clean install of Mac OS X Yosemite. Googling around ...
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Changing transparency and blur in yosemite

OSX Yosemite uses blurred backgrounds that are not useful. The blurred image in Dashboard is not useful. Is it possible to change the blur to have clearer images? Is it possible to change the ...
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Free RAM memory from terminal [on hold]

How can I free all "Inactive" RAM's memory? I'm looking for purge but this is not what I need: purge -- force disk cache to be purged (flushed and emptied) I would create a little script to ...
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How can I resize the Open File dialog in Chrome for OSX?

Somehow the open file dialog ended up being bigger in height than my screen so I can't resize it back. Here's a full screen screenshot: Reopening chrome / restarting OSX does not fix the issue.
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How to fix /etc/hosts which doesn't work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I've updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. /etc/hosts file was working in 10.9.5. But after update it doesn't. Are you have any ideas how to fix it? UPDATE: I found that my problem is similar to this one. ...
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Chrome on Mac is all black and white (grayscale). How do I get it back to normal colours?

The tabs and icons on top of Chrome are coloured It's just the webpages themselves that are grayscale When a page loads, it is coloured for a few seconds depending on how long it takes to load, then ...
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Dock opaque in Yosemite

How do I make the dock, menus translucent in Yosemite? The upgrade from Mountain Lion on a Macbook 2010 seems to have remove the translucent look. The opaque look is what is there now.
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How to copy Unix file path in OS X Yosemite

When I try to get the path of a file using ⌘ (Command)+I, it gives the path in a different way. I see this only after updating to Yosemite. It is not a text. How do I get it in the format ...
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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Can you recommend an alternative to iTunes on Mac computers? [on hold]

I have a large iTunes database (over 750 GB) and iTunes can't manage large databases without screwing up. I am looking for an alternative solution to manage the metadata of my collection (including ...
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OS X YOSEMITE, LOGITECH mouse M510 scroll wheel moves very little if do only1 click

If you turn the scroll wheel slowly; just one or two clicks at a time then the screen barely moves. You have to spin it more to get the screen to scroll significantly, and then it's difficult to ...
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2 java versions and unable to change environment variable

I am working on Mac OS 10.9 I did not know that macs come with java by default. So I installed my own java(version- 1.8.0_20) Now here is the confusion - I have a java in the following locations - ...
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itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
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Ubuntu formatted drive not visible on macbook pro or windows desktop

I have an older SSD (12.04 installed on it, encrypted) that was inside an ubuntu server, this particular server is on its last leg so I removed the SSD and tried mounting it on my mac to format it, ...