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Bluetooth headphones streaming issue

I've just bought some Bluetooth headphones, the Bluedio T3. These work great when I first connect. If I disconnect and reconnect, either via the Mac or by power cycling the headphones, there is bad ...
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Mac OS X: How to clean up the 'Open With' menu

This command works in El Capitan, /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user but ...
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Searching for a file on external drives, network mounts?

I often move files from one machine to another or to my laptop and usually I can't find a file in a place when I think it is. I would like to have a catalog of files on my laptop and a way to search ...
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Delete 'Permanent' Changes to PATH?

I am developing using Cocos2d-x on a Mac running OS X 10.11.6. I have installed Android Studio and have a number of new entries in my PATH which are NOT being added by my .bash_profile. Example '/...
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Used rm -r command in OS X and think I screwed something up?

So I was installing iterm, brew, zsh and ohmyzsh. Everything was going fine until I started installing ohmyzsh - during the installation I was asked about my password and entered it in a wrong ...
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Mount OS X Mavericks Server fileshares from Windows 8.1 over VPN

My workplace uses an OS X server running Mavericks as a fileserver. (Not my fault; they're an all-Mac shop since long before I arrived.) I am able to mount fileshares from that server on the two ...
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How do I can change setting RAM in VirtualBox?

everyone! I'm a web developer (PHP) and I working on a laptop (MacBook Air middle 2012, 4 GB RAM). For my projects, I must use Ubuntu 14.04. For its, I use VirtualBox with Vagrant. I always run my ...
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MBP - Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015 - Yosemite: Deletes take long over time

More about this laptop: 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, case sensitive file system Using activity monitor, I can see that I am not using any swap space. I noticed recently that over time, deleting even small ...
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I cannot find rEFInd installation on my macbook pro to remove it

I installed rEFInd 0.10.3 on my MacBook Pro and after installation by Windows 7 bootcamp installation will not boot; it says "no bootable OS found". If there is a workaround to get this working I ...
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My MacBook Pro gets a kernel panic on shutdown or reboot

My Macbook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) kernel panic every time when shutdown or reboot. I'm currently using OS X 10.11 El Capitan. How can I solve this issue? Here is the panic report *** Panic Report ***...
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Delete currently playing song from iTunes

Is there anyway to make a global shortcut, via Automator or anything, so I can quickly delete currently playing song from iTunes? I know how to delete a song from iTunes. What I want is to create a ...
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How to force Slack to reconnect?

I use the standalone Slack client for macOS. When I switch or join a wi-fi network, I often get this message: It doesn't go away, even after my connection is working. I haven't found a way to tell ...
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Gimp on OSX - How can you move the frame of the selection area when in selection mode?

The official guide (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tools-selection.html) says that you have to press Alt to move the selection frame, while creating it. However, on OSX pressing the Option key does ...
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Right click contextual menu seems to have disappeared for one use on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

So I think this problem might be one of cumulative upgrades & benign neglect. This machine (used Mid 2011 iMac 27" iMac12,2 Intel Corei7 3.4 Ghz) is my wife's newest Mac in a long line that began ...
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unix/linux chmod to let everyone read every directory and file

I'm having file permission trouble backing up my MacbookPro through my LAN to my Windows computer. I want to set permissions of all files and directories on MacbookPro to allow reading by all. On the ...
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Docker beta for mac not setting up bridge to allow access to my container using it's IP?

I have researched this question with no success: why is Docker Beta not setting up a bridge that allows me to access my containers using their IP? I am using Docker beta for mac Version 1.12.0-rc4-...
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Build iOS apps using immutable server pattern

My team is looking to build an iOS application, and repeatability is key here. To that end, we use Martin Fowler's Immutable Server pattern. Specifically, our build hosts for everything else are ...
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On OS X, saving breaks hard links

I'm using OS X 10.10.5, and I'm seeing a strange issue with hardlinked files. When I update one of the linked files and save the change, the other linked file becomes blank -- a zero-byte file. This ...
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Starting Docker for Mac from the command line?

Is there a way to start Docker for Mac (and / or Docker for Windows) from the command line? I can't find any documentation about it. My team uses a set of scripts to automate setup of our ...
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truecrypt cannot mount with error: hdiutil: attach failed - no mountable file systems

Few days ago I updates macbook air to 10.9.5 maverics just slight update (security bla-bla) from 10.9.2 or 10.9.5 forgot already.. after this today tried to mount my truecrypt entirely encrypted disk ...
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How to fix application showing generic app icon in OS X (Yosemite)?

This happens in one particular application (emacs for Mac) in a particular directory in my /Applications folder, for one particular account in my system. It used to show the correct icon before but ...
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How to disable Remote Management and Screen Sharing Ports in OS X El Capitan Application Firewall?

I have purchased an OS X 10.11 VPS. I would like to lock down the box to only allow port 22 SSH through the firewall. So I turned on the application firewall under System Preferences -> Security and ...
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Error after installing Git

I have just downloaded Git for my OS X 10.7.5 When I type: which git I get: /usr/local/bin/git But when I type: git --version I get: Illegal instruction: 4 I'm looking for advice on how ...
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Outlook for Mac 2016 & Gmail

Has anyone gotten Outlook on Mac to behave properly when using with Gmail? Because of the Archiving feature, All Mail is synced with Outlook, and that's great. But, whenever I search for a mail, or ...
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git clone segmentation fault 8237

Since shortly I have a problem with my git. The repo's I already have on my computer still works so I can still push and pull, etc ... But when I want to clone a new repo I always get things like this:...
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How to selectively restore OS X?

Recently, it has come to my attention that as a programmer, I messed around too much with system files, (bash profile, homebrew .pc files, unlinked libraries for C++, messing something up really badly ...
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In Outlook 2016 for Mac, how do I find all emails containing either “A” OR “B” anywhere within them?

I've found a bunch of similar questions, but none that seems to address my specific situation well enough to solve it. There doesn't seem to be an "or" search operator available in Outlook 2016 for ...
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Setting the 'default folder' that opens when attaching a document in Mac Mail on El Capitan?

Is it possible to set the 'default folder' that opens when attaching a document in Mac Mail on El Capitan?
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Time Machine drive can't be mounted

I have a "WD My Passport for Mac" external hard drive that I've used for over two years as a Time Machine disk. I have recently removed about 130GB of data from my internal drive (Macintosh HD) to ...
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Assigning Icons To File Types (El Capitan)

I recently downloaded an app called Decompressor by Rocky Sand Studios from the Mac App Store. While this app works perfectly well and opens rar, 7zip and other formats, it does not supply icons for ...
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Add a custom terminal command to context menu in mac

Is there a way to add a custom command when I right click a folder in mac? I have a global NPM module which I run like this from the terminal: ~ make-assets The behaviour I want to achieve is ...
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Missing file icon associations after application change in Mac OS X 10.11.5

So there's a couple of file types whose associated applications I've changed (notably .csv files and .m (Matlab) files). At some point, however, the files stopped displaying the appropriate ...
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how to remove content belong to another mac mini

I have two mac mini. One of them has almost full hard disk cause it can not be recoveried automatically. mac mini(2010) can not bootup I hope use another new mac mini access the hard disk of this mac ...
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redirect 127.0.0.2:80 to 127.0.0.1:3000 using pfctl

Background I'm trying to make a redirection setup to make it so that when I make a request to example.com it would be redirected to 127.0.0.1:3000. I know that I can map example.com to 127.0.0.2 via ...
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Git returns “dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib” error on Mac OS X 10.6

I'm on Mac OS 10.6. I did some weird stuff trying to run a Jekyll and Node.js based site locally, which didn't work, and I'm now having problems with basic git functionality. The earlier process ...
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Why does curl and wget take so long to resolve locally mapped DNS on OSX?

I work with a team to develop a web service and client, each of us, of course, working on our own machines. To keep things simple and more consistent, we use similar domains in the code and update /...
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How to get latest version (8.2) of thc-hydra on homebrew?

I used brew to install thc-hydra on OSX and it installed the 8.1 version I ran 8.1 that and realized the bug fixes I needed were in the latest version, 8.2 https://github.com/vanhauser-thc/thc-hydra ...
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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...
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Preview custom files types in Finder [on hold]

I would like to preview my experimental data stored as text files with specific extension in Finder. I mean I would like to see the experimental curve in Finder. Is it possible to do by scripting or I ...
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Why Vivaldi didn't get focus when opening link from another app in another space in osx?

When I try to open links let's say in Mail.app or Slack, whatever, and Vivaldi is in another space it didn't get focus. I'm staying in the original space. I got this on Vivaldi 1.2 and osx el capitan,...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB drive freezes Finder copy after a few GB

Something weird is going on with my new Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB drive on OSX. If I start copying a large folder, it goes fine up to about 5-8GB. At that point, the copy operation outright ...
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How to proxy request to a given domain name to a local port?

I want to make it so that when I perform a request to test.com, it will be redirected to localhost:3001. How can this be done in MacOS? I know that there is /etc/hosts but it's only concerned with ...
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OSX 10.1.4 Compressor produces 19GB file Finder shows as Zero Bytes

When compressing video from Final Cut Pro X using Compressor (4.2.2) the files produced are large, 19GB or more. The process takes about 7 hours. I usually let it run overnight. (Yes, 7 hours, Intel ...
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Sort 'top' by CPU time accumulated since launch of top

OS X 10.11.6, GNU bash v3.2.57. How I want top to behave top in 'accumulative mode' (that's the name according to the man page, which I understand to mean: accumulated values are counted from launch ...
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Install Jekyll on Mac 10.11 without homebrew or sudo

I tried to install Jekyll on my Mac (OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan with Xcode cli tools installed) using gem install jekyll, but I received this error: $ gem install jekyll ERROR: While executing gem ...
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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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dark screen except for a selected area

I'm writing of math equations from my screen and I would like to dim the screen except for a selected area. I only want to see one line and only or a selected area. I imagine there's a funky trick or ...
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Failing to dual boot Ubuntu and OSX

Let me preface this by saying that 1) I have little experience with EFI systems and 2) I have little experience with Apple systems. System specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011) OSX El Capitan (...
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Symlink to ~/Desktop or other system files not working in OSX Sierra

Prior to OSX Sierra, having symlinks pointing system-related folders to other in a different place, worked flawlessly (moving Desktop folder from OS's SSD drive to a HDD with bigger capacity, for ...
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Resolving adresses with “.localhost” TLD in Mac OS X

When developing a web app locally I like to use addresses like app.localhost:8080 to access them. They work fine in Chrome but not in Safari. I guess this is because Chrome has special handling for ...