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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?

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, ...
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How is a basic daemon made on OSX?

I have an OSX system that I'd love to have some daemons set up on that will automate the updating of all of my console utilities. How would I go about creating and running such daemons? I'd also like ...
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Strange web traffic issues with Apple servers from Dubai

I know this is rather unorthodox for SU but this thing has been really puzzling me... For the last 3 days, all traffic from my home to Apple servers has been erratic at best, including : access to ...
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Delete a file inside multiple ZIP archives on the OS X command line

I'm trying to delete files with specific extensions from multiple zip archives. For example I want to delete all .html files contained in the zip archives in the current path so I have tried this: ...
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How can I tell if my ip address is static or not (Mac OS X)?

Well everything is in the title really... :-) I want to exclude my IP from my GA account but there is no point in doing that unless what I get from http://whatismyipaddress.com/ for example, is a ...
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How can I get Apache 2.4 localhost subdirectories to resolve when root resolves perfectly?

Based on other answers here I was able to get Apache to load localhost pages: 2.2 configuration: Order allow,deny Allow from all 2.4 configuration: Require all granted This works great for ...
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OSX dictation default mic won't stay at “internal”

I use dictation a lot. However, I want to use the laptop's internal mic but the mic always switches back to an external USB mic port I have attached to the computer. Alas, I have no mic to plug into ...
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DNS Resolving Issue For Mavericks

I am observing a weird issue on my Mac running Mavericks (OS 10.9.5). I am able to browse any website without any connectivity issues. However, when I check my nslookup results, I am observing weird ...
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OS X 10.10 Apple Mail not recognizing S/MIME certificate

After upgrading to Yosemite, Apple Mail no longer recognizes my S/MIME certificate. This was working in Mavericks. I've checked Keychain and the certificate is valid, even evaluated it as S/MIME for ...
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OS X: uninstall git

When launching git from a freshly installed OS X 10.10, it asks whether to install the Git command line tools. After confirmation, how to get back to the previous state where I'm getting asked (no, I ...
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cp: fts_open: No such file or directory / Why?

I have following bash script: #!/bin/bash echo "This script will copy all JPG files inside directory '~/temp/merged':"; pwd; read -r -p "Please confirm, that you want to copy all JPG files [y/N]" ...
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gfortran not working on my Mac OS X

I tried running gfortran on my Mac OS X, but it wouldn't work. When typing gfortran in the terminal I got the error -bash: gfortran: command not found. So I thought maybe my installation was not ...
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Where do my $PATHS come from on osx? [duplicate]

I KNOW this question it's kind of a duplication, but I think my problem is a bit different than the other questions I found here. If I echo $PATH, I can see the usual string with several paths. Ok. ...
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OS X yosemite blocks hotspot connection

Background I used to connect my Macbook Air running OS X Mavericks to a hotspot created by my desktop running ubuntu. The desktop connects using ethernet and shares the wired connection on an ...
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How can I prevent a LaunchAgent from running automatically but enable it to run when loaded via the command line?

I like using the idea of using LaunchAgents to manage services that run in the background on OS X, but there are a few that I don't use often so I wish they would not start automatically. Is there a ...
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Hiding Table Borders in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I want to see the table borders in the document when I am editing it but not when I go to print the document. I am using Microsoft Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro. Is there any way to do this? Aside from ...
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How to test if file is a socket in command line?

As titled. Is there a way to test in command line whether a file is a socket? By test I mean whether I can tell from the stdout, and not programmatically as in a bash script, although that's fine too. ...
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Why is docker reporting 100% disk usage on a fresh ubuntu image?

I am no longer able to use docker or effectively run new images -- it is reporting that I have 100% disk usage. Here, you can see I am launching a pristine copy of ubuntu, and yet it is telling me I ...
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Understanding traceroute output / high latency vs blizzard server

I've been trying to read about understand the output of the traceroute command on the mac but i really can't understand it very well. I'm experiencing terrible latency connecting to the diablo 3 ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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com.apple.emond keeps getting restarted

My system log tells me that the Event Monitor is constantly getting restarted and I have no clue what the actual problem might be. system.log: Oct 19 21:03:44 funkymachinename emond[51201]: ...
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PhpMyAdmin shows error 1146 after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I was working with XAMPP 1.8.3-3 on OS X Mavericks. After upgrading to Yosemite, MySQL server stopped working. And an upgrade to XAMPP 1.8.3-5 fixed the problem and MySQL server started working. Now ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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OSX “._” prefixed file names

when i name a file with prefix "._" it just disappear, altrought, other "." beginning files are still visible what are "._" and how can i see them in finder? Note: i did enable to see files ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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Google drive app not working in OSX Yosemite

Just upgraded to OSX Yosemite. And the google drive app seemed not to be working. Anyone else experienced the same issue? It seemed to be able to sync the documents in my folder in OSX and the folder ...
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isight not working, lost it after upgrade

right now i am running the OS X Yosemite 10.10, after upgrading my OS X i lost my camera, i tried everything in the forums, but nothing helped. i can't FaceTime, or Skype or anything. normally i ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...
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Safari downloads failure on OS X

I had Speed Downloader installed a while ago and it seems I have deleted it improperly since almost all downloads in safari look exactly like in this question here - Safari does not download files ...
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Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi is always looking for a network

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi states that it is always looking for a network even when it is already connected to a Wi-Fi. Here is a screenshot: How do I stop it from Looking ...
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External android/usb attached mass storage unit does not show up under Mac /Volumes?

I have an Asus tablet running JellyBean 4.1. In the settings it shows "Attached as USB device" So on the Tablet end things are looking good. On the Mac the Android tablet does not show up in the ...
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Apple late early 2009 MacBook Pro does not wake (easily) from sleep

My MacBook Pro does not wake up from sleep. Someone told me (because she also had a problem with the same symptoms as mine) there is a sensor at the hinge at the bottom of the display that tells the ...
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Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
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Quick look folder content on Mac

Is it possible to quick look folder content? I found good plugin for zip folders but cannot find for directories (found Folder Quick Look plugin, but developer site not works and I can't download it). ...
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How to sign gmail email with digital signature?

I have my personal digital signature on the special card and the according reader. How can I sign an email (sending it with gmail) with this signature? I am on the latest OSX and use Google Chrome ...
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Why /Applications Folder not opening in Finder but works in Terminal?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug. My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the ...
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Paste numerical expression to OS X Calculator

Given a numerical expression, for example: 1 + 2 If I paste it to Windows calculator (in scientific mode), I got the expected calculation: 3 However, pasting it to Mac OS X Calculator (tried in ...
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Admin vs Standard User

I will be using a lot of free wifi spots soon. I currently have 1 user which is admin. Should I create a standard user and use it while I am away from home? I ask because even if I want to do ...
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Turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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Open files limit does not work as before in OSX Yosemite

I just updated the Mac OS X to Yosemite, and now some applications do not work (IBM DB2). I know that I need to set the Open Files to 65000, however the command does not work. Andress-MBP:~ root# ...
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Yosemite upgrading process quit and shows “File system verify or repair failed”

I tried to install Yosemite, but I got an error: "File system verify or repair failed". Now I want to get back to my Mavericks. How can I do this?
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Yosemite Installation Error while Extracting Files

I'm getting this error: OS X could not be installed on your computer An error occurred while extracting files from the package "Essentials.pkg". Quit the installer to restart your ...
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Access iCloud Drive via terminal

OS X 10.10 was just released, and one of the features I personally awaited the most was iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, I had to learn that it was not as accessible as Dropbox. file ~/Dropbox ...