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How to run .jar file on Mac 10.11 without installing Java?

So I made an application using Java swing and converted it to a .jar file and would like to share it with my friend. However, he is not a programmer so his computer needs to install Java bloatware to ...
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mac OS X password recovery / using utility/terminal reset no hard drive or user shown

My password stopped working on my macbook running OS X 10.11. I keep getting diverted to the guest screen. I searched through stackoverflow and followed the instructions to recover my password ...
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So much memory being used and programs disappearing Mac OS

My computer is saying that too much memory is being used and is shutting down randomly. The only few programs I run are League occasionally, Skype and Parallels Desktop. I have 8GB on RAM and here is ...
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Incorrect icon association Mac - El Capitan

I have recently switched from PC to Mac and since I am not very familiar with the environment I would like to ask for a help. My MacBook Air with El Capitan installed has problem with icons ...
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Way too many disks in rEFInd?

I'm using rEFInd on my mac that is installed on its own partition. Everything works fine except when I boot into rEFInd (the "EFI Boot" option under the disk selection menu on startup) it shows my OS ...
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Windows 7 in Boot Camp can't read other FAT32 partitions

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, I have OSX 10.6.8 installed, Windows 7 (through Boot Camp), and 2 FAT32 partitions. The extra two partitions are not visible to Windows 7, but they are visible on the OSX ...
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Terminal: cp -r with directories with same name and different case

I'm trying to copy around ~250Gb from one drive to another. Catch is that the destination drive is formatted in NTFS or FAT or something and isn't case-sensitive, and I've got folders I need to copy ...
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Package HTML and image folder as single file

Is there a cross-platform way to create a 'package' for a HTML file and its related content (e.g. images, CSS)? This way a HTML file could be easily distributed as a single 'document'. Similar ...
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Google Chrome doesn't trust mitmproxy's certficates

I'm running mitmdump (from mitmproxy) on my Macbook Pro, and I'm connecting to the proxy through my Windows desktop PC. However, Chrome (running on the PC) refuses to connect to so many sites because ...
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Synergy client auto config selects wrong sever IP

I have Synergy (1.7.5) running as a server on a Windows 7 machine and as a client on an OS X El Capitan (10.11.3) machine. Whenever I boot up the Mac, the Synergy auto config looks for the server at ...
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Mac OS X “Verify Certificate” every time connecting to secure wireless

Every time connecting to the secure wireless, Macs are getting a prompt to verify the certificate: Verify Certificate Authenticating to network "Network-Name" Before authenticating to ...
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Gmail text highlighting bug in Safari

I have a simple problem. As a Gmail user, I often like to drag tags from the left sidebar and drop them on individual conversations in my inbox. Quite recently, I started encountering something that ...
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Wireless network (802.11ac) problems with OS X El Capitan and different region codes

I use an TP-Link Archer C7 v2 as router (802.11ac/5 Ghz) and a Macbook Late 2013 with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). Normal speed in OS X is around 800-900 MBit/s. After wake from sleep or restart i ...
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Split a Flac file and create a cue sheet on OS X

I'm looking for a way (software or command line tool) to achieve the following on Mac OS X. Take a single Flac file with its Cue sheet. Split it into several tracks. Automaticaly generate a new cue ...
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How to move the Adobe Creative Cloud folders on my Documents folder (Mac)

Is there any way to move the folders that Adobe Creative Cloud creates on the user Documents folder on a Mac (El Capitan) to some other location? Currently, I have an Adobe folder with two subfolders ...
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Group different values with same name field in Excel

I'm having troubles with the following document. Is there a way to group different values with the same name field?
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Is there a zsh add-on or an iTerm addon that allows arbitrary string autocompletions?

I often find myself staring at a string that was printed in my terminal, I need to use it in a command, but don't want to move the mouse to copy/paste it. I'm wondering if zsh or iTerm support ...
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Looping through wildcard folders and executing multiple commands in Bash

I have a set of commands to change the contents of files called MenuSettings which work fine when directed to a folder. cd /Applications/snowflake/table-updater/Testing/Applications/Salford_100 sed ...
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Setting proxy settings to Auto Proxy Detection using command line Mac OSX

Hi I want to know how to set the proxy settings to Auto Proxy Detection like in network preferences but using bash. I have tried looking around but I only am seeming to find commands like this ...
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Synchronize clipboard with ssh + tmux + vim + iterm2

I just want to make local copies from vim, and paste them on the remote vim, or vice versa. I know, there are dozens of posts, but I cannot make the clipboard sync on my configuration. I have tried ...
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Mac OS Numbers: Can't merge cells beneath unmerged cells

I used to merge cells with "right click > merge cells". But it doesn't seem to work for cells beneath rows that I have filled with content In the image above you can see in the first row I have ...
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SOLVED OS X Boot Camp No Windows boot option after installation

I've searched around for a day and couldn't find a relatable solution. I recently installed Windows 10 on my MBP (10.11.3) using Boot Camp Assistant, getting the ISO from MS site. After the ...
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What is the ACS6x.kext extension?

What is this extension ACS6x.kext? It's mentioned here How to remove osx kernel extension and I have it on my system but I can't find any more information on what it's used for. Any ideas?
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how to create a tar archive on mac

My instructor asks to submit HW by creating a new tar archive of the top-level directory. Can anyone tell me what does the "top-level directory" mean. Can I just change the folder extension to .tar? I ...
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Best Way To Get Around School Proxy? [on hold]

To connect to and use the school wifi requires using a provided .pac file, which then blocks pretty much every useful website to exist. I know web-based proxies such as glype work to get around it, ...
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Self-signed root CA certificate on OSX does not authenticate own-signed certificates

I have a Vault server configured with TLS running on a vault.dev machine. The certificate for vault.dev is signed by a self-signed root CA. I have two client machines: Debian and OSX, both separate ...
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Mac OSX El Capitan (10.11.+) Disable USB Ports

Can anyone please help me how to disable USB Ports (Storage Devices only) on El Capitan, without using Profile Manager? I already tried to use KEXTUNLOAD command (sudo kextunload ...
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FTP: executable file changing to a text file during download

I have unix executable files along with a mac OS X app that I have transferred to my FTP server. When I download these files after uploading them, the unix executables download as TextEdit documents. ...
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Unintended multiple PHP versions on OSX

For an application i'm making i need the PHP stats functions. My OSX (10.11) came with the default PHP 5.5, but i needed 7.0 to install the PECL stats package so i updated my local PHP version to ...
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Apple OSX - Prevent second partition asking for FileVault Password

wonder if anyone can help... So my work provides me with a MacBook Pro, what I have done is created a second partition with a second installation of OSX for personal use when at home. Both ...
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Install OSX on NTFS? Want windows compatibility with file sizes > 4gb

I have a macbook pro, and I'm putting a nice new 500gb ssd in it. I'm going to reformat and do a complete reinstallation. I would like a filesystem that Windows computers can read/write (not OSX ...
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Man pages are outdated

Background: I recently learned about the mv -t flag option in bash, but when I checked the man pages on my computer, there was no mention of it. The man pages were dated 9 July 2002. I ssh-ed into ...
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how to browse to specific folder in mac while downloading a file in chrome

I am using mac. I am downloading some file in chrome. I have to download it into a folder where I want. But I am not able to achieve. I am seeing few folders which I put in favourite list in 'Finder' ...
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Delete all images in a folder except those with defined string in title?

I have around 50,000 images in a folder (I'm using Mac OSX), and I'd like to delete all of them unless they have x300 or 300x in them. I was hoping it's possible using the terminal or automator, but ...
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Pip3 duplicate installation in OSX

I recently removed pip3 from my Mac and then installed it again using the get-pip.py script. Now I have pip and pip3 installed. If a run a -V on either of those, both gives me pip 8.0.2 from ...
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What is happening on a Mac computer when you rename a (e.g.) Word File without closing it

Other posts have asked if this is possible... Is it possible to rename an open Word document without closing it? I am asking what happens and how it is programmed. I would have thought that some ...
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grub always hides menu and boots to Ubuntu 14.04; must press ESC

No matter what I change in /etc/default/grub or /boot/grub/menu.list, grub always hides the menu, shows a 10 second countdown timer, and then boots to default (Ubuntu 14.04). To access MacOs, I must ...
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How to create an ssh connection Terminal shortcut with commands on Mac OS X (Yosemite)

On my Windows PC I got a Putty Batch File that connects to my Pi (SSH - Openelec), authenticates as root, kills a process (hyperiond), and starts it again. I have to use this file frequently because ...
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Apple Script: cannot call id3tag from script with “do shell script”

Trying to rename mp3s from an apple script which will be part of a larger script including Audio Hijacker. set folder_p to "/Users/me/Music/" set folder_path to POSIX path of folder_p set file_path ...
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Missing md5.h header as I install cmusfm scrobbler for cmus on OS X

I'm trying to install cmusfm to be able to scrobble tracks in cmus. I am on OS X 11 and when I run the ../configure --enable-libnotify command from the installation guide for cmusfm I get the ...
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Mac OS: How do I change my hide Command (CMD + H) to CMD+Shift+H?

I am just trying to change the shortcut for the global window hide command. Default: CMD+H Desired: CMD+Shift+H I already tried to change it under keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, but it ...
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expected 0xdeadbeefdeadbeef but found 0xdeadbeebdeadbeef

I got this error during boot on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I'm not sure if a bit is flipped. I looked at the binary and it looks like a bit was flipped. 0xf = 1111 0xb = 1011 so it looks like a bit may have ...
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chrome temporary files in macosx

I'm trying to download streaming videos on chrome running on osx. I saw this earlier post (chrome and firefox temporary files in macosx) but I couldn't find any playable files under ...
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Alias command from terminal that opens a new terminal on a specific folder

I have this command already working in my .bash_profile: alias mysite='cd /Applications/sites/mysite;pwd; php artisan serve --port=9000 | open http://localhost:9000 | open -a Finder ./' So it: ...
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How to reorder chart legend in Excel 2016 (Mac OS X)?

In Excel 2016 for Mac OS X, how do I reorder the objects in the legend for a chart? For the example below, I want to change the order of the countries in the legend, e.g. alphabetically or by the ...
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Most commands won't work on bash

So I updated to latest version of El Capitan (10.11.3) and adb stopped working for me. Upon messing with ~/.bash_profile, I made it worse and now most commands like open etc. won't work in terminal. I ...
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Brew cask uinstall does not remove installed cask

I've installed cask via brew cask install and I would like to remove it, however, brew cask uninstall cannot find it: me-bash-3.2:/$ brew cask list macdown me-bash-3.2:/$ brew cask uninstall macdown ...
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How to type accent marks / symbols on Win7, using Mac-style key combos?

I like the way I can type upside-down question marks, accents, etc, using "option + [character]" on a mac. On Windows, of course, you have to hold alt and then type in random strings of numbers. Is ...
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Create HFS+ Partition on Existing NTFS Drive

I have a 2TB hard drive which has been formatted to be NTFS. I have my Windows 10 machine backed up to it. I also have a Mac which I would like to back up to it, but I do not want to delete the ...
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bsd (osx) pf nat - change source port on outgoing UDP packets

I am running docker-machine on osx. docker-machine is running NAT so when my container send out a UDP packet on port 1812, NAT is translating it to some random port. I am playing around with pf nat ...