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Why wont my mac pick of some of the keystrokes on my gaming keyboard

So today I bought a new Armaggeddon AK-700 keyboard and plugged it into my mac expecting the normal, plug and play. But this just wasn't the case. As I started using it, I realised that the, CNTRL , ...
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Mac OS X Apache server not seen by other computers

When I use the Mac (Running OS X Yosemite) and connect to localhost, the page loads, same for 127.0.0.1 and 10.0.1.61. But, if I use my laptop(Chrome, Windows 10), it says "This site can’t be reached ...
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How could I oversee remotely a Linux computer with my MacBook Pro using SSH?

I equipped Linux Mint on every computer that my coworkers have for all those times that I would like to jab them in the kisser, but I need to supervise their computers for when my boss yells and needs ...
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MAC: Stop launch process. (Logmein Hamachi, not in system preferences)

I simply cannot find a way to stop LogMeIn Hamachi loading at launch. I use it rarely but don't want to un-install it yet it bugs me that it's there. As you can see, LogMeIn Hamachi is not here... ...
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“Directory not empty” when I try to remove a folder from trash

I am going crazy: I can not delete a folder inside the trash of my external drive. The file path is /Volumes/drive_name/.Trashes/501/dir_name/ I tried sudo rm -R ...
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Mac OS X El Capitan Fix Scaling

I currently have a MacBook Pro Mid-2014 13" running OS X El Capitan. I have an external monitor attached to it, Philips 223V5. It is a 1080p monitor and I am having a hard time seeing text on the ...
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Applescript to get link from a button on a Safari web page and copy it to the clipboard

I'm struggling to make an Applescript that gets the URL of a specific button on Safari and then copies it to the clipboard. This is the source code: <div ...
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Dropbox is trying to sync more than is in the folder? Mac OSX

Dropbox v3.18.1 OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) I have 2.54 GB in my Dropbox folder on my Mac. but my DropBox app keeps syncing for some reason (over 3 GB) and it's out of space :( This is really really ...
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How do I stop Firefox 46.0 on my Mac from resetting start page to firefox start page after I set my own homepage

After I upgraded to FF 45.0.2 FireFox started resetting my homepage every time I restart FF. I have researched this and cannot find a user.js file on my system.
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OSX - Remapping Capslock without admin privileges

What I really want is to use Capslock as a escape key inside Vim (which is being run inside iTerm2). The solution I'm looking for could, for instance, remap Capslock not necessarily to Esc but to ...
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Mac OSX proxying

On my mac (OS X Mavericks), I am trying to redirect all the outgoing calls to a server (192.168.1.2) to a proxy server (192.168.1.3). I am using the following command (assuming that I don't need any ...
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Hangouts on Mac using safari NOT same as on iPad?

https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_ this link will open hangouts on safari I couldn't get it to work same as on my iPad Does anyone have ideas ?
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Terminal: How to list current directory while typing out a path

I'm not sure how to phrase this correctly but I want to know how in the terminal to do the equivalent of 'ls' when typing out a path. So for example i'm typing in: sudo "/Library/Application\ ...
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Can I request a read receipt in Mac OSX Mail?

I have found sevveral pages on the web about how to set default for Mail so that read receipts are automatically requested with e-mails. I don't want that. I simply want to occasionally request a ...
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Microsoft word - how to remove weird spaces

Suddenly in some lines in my document, the space between the words is longer than usual look the space between the red boxes is more than the normal, and that for example just happend in two ...
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Mac OS X El Capitan - Wi-fi drops when a lot of requests (or high load of processor)

This is very annoying issue. I'm noticing it when having multiple requests (slack, telegram, a lot of tabs in chrome, etc.) - wi-fi just drops (all wi-fi networks are not displayed in the dropdown). ...
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Can I create a bootable Linux live USB flash drive using a Windows computer?

I have a rescued 2013 MacBook Air with a broken screen backlight due to a beverage spill and missing its internal SSD. I don't yet have any OS installed on it. I have access only to (32 bit) Windows ...
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security: SecKeychainItemDelete: UNIX[Operation not permitted] on OS X when trying to remove a system root expired cert

So I see some expired certs under 'System Roots' (not 'System'), so I want to delete them via cmd. sudo security delete-certificate -c A-Trust-nQual-01 ...
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Virtualbox: booting OS X guest on Ubuntu host on a Macbook Pro

I want to boot Linux natively, and boot the Mac's own native OS X virtually inside Linux. I've followed the same procedure as I've used in the past to boot Windows partitions in a Linux host, but it ...
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Change Spelling Language on Google Chrome

I use Google Chrome to write in UK English, most of the time. However, occasionally I need to write in US English. How do I change spelling language in Google Chrome? Most advice on the Internet says ...
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cVim in Chrome Browser OSX

What are the very first steps for using cVim after enabling it in the Chrome Browser? I would expect that after entering ESC and : a command bar opens, but nothing happens. What is the basic ...
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I just installed GMP, where did it install to?

I am not familiar with installing programs with ./configure...make and so forth. I just installed GMP like this and now I cannot seem to find where it installed to. I checked in all the bins I could ...
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Apple hardware diagnostics freezes at 95%

Recently my Mid-2011 iMac (default specs except 2x 4GB RAM boards were added years ago, running latest OS X and most recently updated days ago) has been locking up during use - a single random app ...
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My web server and web browser appear to be using port 80 at the same time

If I, on OS X, Start Firefox. Start Google Chrome. Start a Ruby on Rails server on port 80 (using RVM) rvmsudo rails -p 80 Use lsof to look at what is running on port 80 sudo lsof -i:80 Then I ...
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OpenVPN stops working if I change to another network

I have some trouble using OpenVPN. When it's running, everything is fine. However, if I connect to another network while it's still running, it won't be able to connect again to the server. I can ...
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Getting the error “There was an error in iCloud Preferences”

I keep getting this error: Not sure how to fix it. I tried moving the MobileMe.plist file from the preferences but still get this. Ive saved the log file specifically for the iCloud error: ...
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Can't access Linux Samba share from OSX

I have a samba share in an arch linux server, that I cannot access from OSX, but I can access it normally from any Windows machine. When I try to access it from the terminal (from OSX) with the ...
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sublime text 3 vim cursor in command mode same as sublime text 2

In sublime text 2 in preferences, even though it is not mentioned, you can set caret_style to wide and when in command mode it will only underline the character that you are currently on. In sublime ...
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VirtualBox and Mac OS X internet connection trouble

I've read through the proposed solutions and network configurations and still can't seem to connect to the internet in my VirtualBox Ubuntu instance on my Mac OS X running El Capitan. You tell me ...
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Providing API Keys at Runtime for Chromium doesn't work

I installed Chromium for mac OS X. When I launched the browser, I got a message stating "Google api keys are missing". I followed the instructions on the "Chromium developers how-to". I have ...
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Sngrep Unknown File Format Error

I am attempting to use the sngrep utility on a Mac OSX El Capitan 10.11.4 and getting an error when I try to open any pcap file. The error is as follows: Johns-MacBook-Pro:Downloads gojira$ sngrep ...
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Deleted BOOTCAMP partition capacity went into Recovery HD

I am facing a weird problem and it is honestly driving me crazy! I had a bootcamp partition (80 Go) with Windows 7 installed for a while. I then tried to remove this partition using Apple's Bootcamp ...
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after holding a key for a while I can't type until i close and re-open the app

This started happening lately, I am on a Mac OS X El Capitan, v10.11.4. If I hold a key a few seconds pressed, It doesn't matter which app I am using, I can't continue typing. I have to close and ...
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Bitwise Operations Missing? (Excel for Mac 2011)

According to the relevant Microsoft Support page on the BITAND function, I should have access to it, as I am running Excel for Mac 2011 (with the latest updates installed): "APPLIES TO: Excel 2016, ...
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How do I completely download a web page, while preserving its functionality?

I've been trying to save this webpage using all of the methods that I know, but none of them have worked so far. The website itself has some great functionality. It is able to render MathJax in ...
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How to use exact path in Mac OS X open file dialog?

How to use exact path in Mac OS X open file dialog ? /Users/paulverest/Workspaces/Enide-2015/_ws/atom.ico ... well, I have found Open folder for a given path in Mac OS X, but there are still few ...
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Viewing .EXR file types on a mac?

Is there any program or way of viewing .EXR files on Mac OS? I tried downloading a few different programs but none of them worked.
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Can't mount any dmg El Capitain

Help! I just started having an issue where I can't mount any DMG files on my Macbook Pro! I recently upgraded to El Capitain and everything seemed to be find until today. Here's what I noticed, which ...
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My Mac seems to be using some sort of Proxy or VPN without my knowledge

I am using OSX El Capitan 10.11.2. I first noticed a problem when Netflix wouldn't allow me to watch videos because it thought was using a VPN, which I'm not. Upon further investigation, I found that ...
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OS X stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition when I created a new partition before it

I have a 2 TB USB drive that's using GPT, but OSX (10.11.4) on my macbook pro (early 2015) stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition after I inserted a partition before it on the disk. This is what I had ...
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forgot my password for encrypted external disk on mac

I forgot my password for the encrypted external hard disk on mac which contains important files. How can i recover the password or open the hard disk. I don't want to loose any of the files. Someone ...
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Accidentally moved my “Macintosh HD” — how to do move it back?

I don't know how, but somehow I moved my Macintosh HD folder. I must have accidentally dragged it from the sidebar of a folder, because now it's sitting in some random folder along with some files ...
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Can I make a bootable Mac OS USB drive with access to a Windows PC and Inernet but no running Mac?

I've inherited a MacBook Air with no internal drive that is otherwise working and has been diagnosed at the Apple Store Genius Bar. I don't have access to any other Mac but I have Windows PCs and ...
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Nano does not resize to window size in bash on OS X

Any ideas on how I can fix this? I am not sure what to google for =[
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OS X: Port forwarding a VPN to LAN

I have a Mac Mini running OS X 10.6.8. I use this old buddy as a Media Server. On this Mac Mini I have a VPN connection which connects me to a server running a service at port 80 and 4747. I want to ...
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copy files from directory/subdirectory listed in text file (Mac)

I'm looking to search and then copy all files with filenames matching in a text file from a directory (with subdirectories) on a server to another directory. I've found a great solution (though quite ...
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How to block websites via host file with IPv6?

I am following the next tutorial to block some distracting websites: http://masonsklut.com/how-to-block-websites-on-your-mac-using-terminal/ The problem is that the tutorial covers IPv4 ...
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password… Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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How can I show my windows in a non-mirror display (connected to a projector)?

The title is phrased pretty badly. It would be great if someone can improve it. My English is bad. Situation: I am going to do a presentation using a MacBook about my app. During the presentation, I ...
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Make an excel chart based on a pivot table, with multiple years

I've had this problem for some time. Using Mac, Excel v15, 2016. As you can see, I have 2015 and 2016 (ignore the months showing as Jan-15, think of them as just month names; I tried editing that ...