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TrueCrypt decrypt without mounting… and then what?

I have a TrueCrypt volume that stopped working recently, but I was able to restore some functionality by restoring the volume header from the internal backup header on the volume. Now, if I attempt ...
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How Can i install Mac OSX, xCode, simulator(SDK) on HP 1000 notebook pc through VMware on Win OS [on hold]

Please help me i can not afford to buy new mac, but i have HP 1000 notebook pc, also tell me how to install, will there no issue in future?
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OpenVPN client tun device name in OSX

I have a VPN server set up that I am using to connect to from my OSX 10.9 laptop. When I load my openvpn profile with tunnelblick, it works, and I get a device named "tun0" just like you would expect. ...
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Kinesis Mac Alt Key

I'm using Kinesis Advantage with my macbook pro retina, mid-2012, OSX Mavericks -- though this has been happening with previous OSX versions too. Every once in a while, my Alt key (mapped to the ...
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Create iTerm2 startup configuration

iTerm allows one to save a window arrangement, I'd like to know if (and then how) I can extend this facility to do the following: Save the name of each tab so that each tab in the restored window ...
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Guest Account Issues Mac

I recently migrated to a new mac and having issue with the the guest account. the issue that I am having is that the guest account is check in system preferences but not showing up on the log in ...
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how to avoid the x terminal forwarding

I use our remote server along with a team. apparently they made all the apps automatically do x forwarding. I know this b/c now if i simply want to run a git command git pull I get this error: ...
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Textual is not in the Applications folder after installing from the app store

I've purchased and installed Textual from the App Store, however it doesn't appear in my Application folder and I can not find it. The App Store insists it's installed. Screenshots: ...
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Why does Textual have a “party” theme icon for no obvious reason?

I just noticed that my IRC client, Textual, has a different icon than usual. Why? There are no notifications in the app that could explain this. It's not my birthday or anyone's I know either.
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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OS X Chrome Saved Passwords Deleted

After running Onyx and a couple other optimization applications (yeah, my fault, I know), it appears Chrome no longer has any saved passwords listed. However, when I pull up Keychain, all of my ...
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LC_LOCALE settings interactions between Mac OSX and LINUX via SSH

I have been struggling with the following problem for years now. I have never been able to solve it, and I adopted several workarounds to keep being able to work. However now I can't stand it anymore, ...
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nodejs app on Mac causing “excessive wakeups”

I have a nodejs app that runs periodically on my Mac. I noted the following and thought it curious. 2014-07-22 8:37:34.000 AM kernel[0]: process node[32764] caught causing excessive wakeups. Observed ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted volume became mountable?

I have a TrueCrypt-encrypted volume as an external USB drive used with my OSX tower. Usually when plugging in the drive, the OS gives a popup indicating it recognizes the drive that was inserted does ...
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cannot get Mac to do dns-sd to CUPS print queue

I'm trying to create DNS records so that Macs on our network can auto-detect available printers via dns-sd (broadcast alone isn't an option due to our WAN environment) If I manually "Add" the CUPS ...
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How can I diagnose intermittent samba connection problems?

This is a rather new problem that came up suddenly. My setup has been working well for a while but now I have the following scenario: OS X 10.9.3 server running Samba version 3.6.23 (from homebrew, ...
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Netbeans 8.0 300% cpu usage mac osx

This happens after a while of using netbeans with php web development. Anyone know if this is a common problem or not and if there is a fix. Don't want it to slowly kill the macbook air I just ...
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Mac Terminal: Loop through subdirectories and optimise all images

I have a folder containing many subfolders full of images. See attached image for example. Basically I want to loop through them all and downsize the images so none are wider than 1024 pixels. ...
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Bash: move all files in all recursive folders to the root of the volume?

I have a disk with files and folders, a few levels deep. Eventually, there are mp3 files. What I would like to do is move *.mp3 from every level to the root of the disk, and then delete all the ...
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ST3: Annoying file changed reload popups

I use sublime text for my editors. I love it for everything else but 1 thing which is so annoying according to me. Whenever I change my branch, it brings up a pop up saying that file has changed and ...
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Use a USB HDD connected to a Wi Fi router as a backup for both Windows Desktop and MacBook pro

i've a macbook pro with Retina ( running latest osX, 10.9 i guess ) and a desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Can i buy a router with a usb port like this one, connect a USB HDD to it and use it as a ...
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mac keep on losing printer

My mac keep on losing printer. I set up a static IP for the printer. Everything works fine when I start the computer, but at some point (probably when the laptop get to sleep) it loses it. I need to ...
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How can I run OS X on a virtual machine in OS X? (Use case: testing software on different OS versions.)

I'm currently running OS X 10.8.5 and I would like to set up a virtual machine that runs OS X 10.9. (The other way around would be fine too. I would upgrade to OS X 10.9 and run OS X 10.8.5 in a ...
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Problems with ipfw Mac OS X 10.9

I want to forward port 80 to 4000 on my mac so that when I try to access my computer from my phone (which is on the same Wireless LAN) I don't have to write http://computers-ip:4000. For some reason ...
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IOSurface seed changed errors since 10.9.4 update

I only updated to 10.9.4 last week, and ever since my system.log has been filling up with IOSurface errors whenever Safari is running - with the number of errors per second roughly equal to the number ...
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Not able to get network configuration on a Ubuntu guest running on Virtual Box on a Mac OS X host

I have VirtualBox 4.3.12 and I am trying to use a Ubuntu 13.04 guest on a Mac OS X Mavericks host. I used to be able to do Host-only networking on my VM till I tried to get Bridged Networking working ...
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Need help converting some linux commands to OSX

I want to convert some linux commands into OSX. (Mavericks 10.9.4) root@bt:/# /etc/init.d/apache2 start (will "sudo apachectl start" do the same?) root@bt:/# echo “some Site Goes Here!” > ...
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DD stop and resume cloning inquiries and the optimum BS size on OSX

I have a dead harddrive , that cant be mounted on mac although disk utility can still recognize it. So i opt for using dd utility to clone the hard drive and recover it later. Its been painfully slow ...
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Can't 'see' contents of USB hard drive in Max OSX 10.9.2

I used this external hard drive with my Mac before. Last time there was a sudden Mac automatic restart (kernel panic?) while this hard drive was connected (usb) to my mac and after that I am unable to ...
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Command for opening or switching to a new tab in Chrome under OS X

I would like to write a script that opens up a window in Chrome if it isn't already present or switches to an instance of the tab if it is already open. A site should count as open if any address ...
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Application start stealing focus after entering password to ssh key

After entering password to ssh key for ssh session in Terminal app (the same for iTerm2) that Terminal window start stealing focus after closing apps. I.e., if I close some other application (⌘Q) ...
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Triple boot pc with windows, linux(any flavor) and OSx [closed]

I am a .net developer, lately started THINKING on learning android and ios development. I learnt the technologies that i will need to learn, but what bothers me is the hardware or you can say ...
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ipython notebook can't find python

I had a couple of Python 2 versions under home-brew. Since I was only using ipython notebook, I decided to uninstall all Python 2 instances, which turned out to be a bad idea because now I just get an ...
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synergy interprets a 'space' for a 'slash'

My setup is : Linux Server OSX Client Every time I use the space on my Linux box keyboard (and the pointer/focus is in a window on my OSX machine), I get a slash '/' instead. How do I fix this?
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Excel chart axis with personal label instead of number

I'm a simpleton with excel but writing a research dissertation. Much charting involved... My y axis has values 0-6 but each number represents a patient response (for example never, very rarely, ...
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Disable mouse interactions in Command-Tab UI on Mac?

Pressing Command + Tab in OSX brings up the "alt-tab" or window switcher UI. After pressing Command + Tab, if you continue to hold Command key the window stays on the screen. You can also move your ...
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Mac Mail app: Archive option issue

I am using the Mail app with my Gmail account. What happens to my mail when I choose archive? Where I can find this archived mail? Why don't I have an Archived folder? How can I set up an Archived ...
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map jj to Esc globally on mac

So, I like vim and use the key mapping jj for Esc. Is there some way to on a global level in Mac OS X map jj to Esc? I've tried Better Touch Tool where I can have global key mappings but they don't ...
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Constant name of iterm2 tab

I can change the title of terminal tabs in iTerm2 by pressing CMD-I and setting some name. But as soon as I open e.g. vim and close it, tab name is reset to what my prompt says, instead of being ...
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Chrome and Firefox randomly disable trackpad scrolling os x

I recently installed the current Mavericks update. Now when browsing in Chrome or Firefox (haven't had problem in Safari) the track pad will stop working and am forced to use up/down arrows or scroll ...
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App Window missing! OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) [OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)]

Just like the title says. Never had this problem before, and I need this to work! Tried lots of solutions, but nothing worked.
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Changes to “language and text” preferences won't stick

I recently got a macbook air (OSX 10.9.4) and when I try to change the preferences in "language and text" they don't stick, but go back to what they were in about 3 seconds. Any ideas on how to get ...
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Java/JDK filesystem organization on OSX (Mavericks)

If you install the JDK via the Oracle DMG, you get content put under /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_xx/Content/Home/bin as well as ...
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Can spotlight index the iTunes library?

I would spotlight to index not only music files on my hard drive, but also the iTunes library. Background: I have a MacBook air with limited space. In order to be independent from physical burdens, I ...
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arduino serial port not showing

i bought a arduino compatible freeduino board atmega8 (i selected the board type as arduino ng or older atmega8). i installed the arduino IDE on mac OS X and the FTDI drivers. but my serial port looks ...
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Mac SSD freezing & I/O error

6 months ago I've added a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB) on the back of the superdrive and enabled TRIM. It's still as fast as it was when I bought it. Since some days my mac randomly freezes twice a ...
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iTerm2 2.0 Unable to resize the main window

Ever since I updated to the latest version, my iTerm window is not taking full screen. Even more weird the Maximize/ minimize buttons are missing. This 50% window arrangement is really irritating. ...
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Fully-independent MAMP stack on external drive?

More and more, I find myself needing a common environment between my work and home machines. Right now, I have two separate MAMP installs (one on each box), with the webroot symlinked to a folder on ...
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How to share my Linux home directory with Mac OS X

I have an internal development server running Debian Testing. Some times, I find I'd like to do some "on the box" development. I can (have) setup a VNC server and do development that way, but some ...