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Does BootCamp on OSX El Captain support Windows 10?

I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro next to my Surface Pro 3 for some iOS development. But I must to be able to run Windows 10 on this machine. Does bootcamp on El Capitan support Windows 10 or is ...
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How do I fix vim colors in OS X Yosemite?

I've been trying to fix this for weeks, to no avail, and it's been really frustrating. Here is the issue: Fed up with the wrong colors and general plugin mess, I decided to wipe my .vim and ...
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Why is my MAC address invalid?

My macbook has this MAC address : 68:A8:6D:09:2A:D4 This page tells me that its invalid. This page correctly identifies the brand of the mac address. I have a MAC filter for my router and I ...
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Mac unable to browse to any websites hosted at a single IP

I am unable to browse to any websites that are hosted on a single IP address - a reseller web hosting account that I manage, with a number of websites on it. This occurs in all browsers. Other ...
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Add a package(RPM) to CentOS ISO

I'm having some trouble trying to install CentOS 7 (Everything iso version) on my Laptop with OSX Yosemite installed (Hackintosh). The error prompts when starting installation because it looks for ...
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Specifying multiple cd commands in a .command file

I have a very small .command file set up on a mac server that's basically just meant to launch a Python process. It's more intuitive for other people to use than opening terminal, typing out 'python' ...
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Can I reference multiple interfaces in OS X pf with wildcards?

I use /etc/pf.conf and pfctl from within a program to programmatically block and unblock network interfaces. When I for example want to unblock all tunnel interfaces I want to unblock all interfaces ...
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How to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive in Mac

I had a problem after trying to triple boot my Mac when I installed Linux upon Windows and Mac OSX, now Windows won't boot. That's why I want to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive to repair startup, is ...
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Loading Windows 8 Phone onto Mac showing as Unix Executable Files

I'm trying to get videos off my Nokia Windows 8 phone onto OSX using the Windows Phone app. When I import the videos it shows as Unix Executable Files and won't open in Preview/Itunes/Photos/etc. How ...
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How to get file path of selected file in Finder into clipboard? Issue with Jumpcut

I used to be able to get the file path from any selected file in Finder by hitting a keyboard shortcut. I'm running an automated script that takes Files and Folders in Finder and uses the built-in ...
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Possible to delete OS X app without administer password?

I have a school issued Macbook Air and have installed some apps through the app store. I used my private Apple ID to download the apps but am not unable to remove them without the administer password ...
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“Wait for everything but particular usbmodem” zsh regular expression

I am writing firmware for different devices that communicate with each other and both of them are connected to my mac by USB. I am using zsh. First one is always on /dev/tty.usbmodem1 and for some ...
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Mac app for temporarily pasting things into or writing notes in (like Evernote Helper) [on hold]

I'm looking for a Mac app that basically functions like the Evernote Helper, but just for pasting things or writing temporary notes. Something that sits in the menu bar and allows me to paste text ...
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WebSocket error for WhatsApp Web on Chrome on OSX

I am using Google Chrome on Mac OS X, and for the past day I cannot connect to WhatsApp Web This is the error that I see in the Chrome Developer Console I do not see anything that is blocking ...
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Equivalent of Linux /boot directory in an Mac OS?

In linux /boot, we have the Linux kernel and boot loader files. I wonder whether there is an equivalent of Linux /boot directory in an Mac OS?
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On booting, Internet recovery option pops up though I hold down the option key

I formatted my hard and removed all the partitions from it on my macbook pro 2012. Now, I want to install Yosemite on it, but when it starts, and I keep the option down, but no startup disk menu ...
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Getting memory error while adding static route on mac

I am on mac with two interface Wifi LAN 144.33.22.22 I want that one ip go through to different interface I did this sudo route -n add -net 172.22.33.22 144.33.22.22 Then i get this error ...
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Why does sound say it's working but isn't in windows 7 bootcamp?

I recently installed windows 7 home premium in bootcamp on os x Yosemite. The sound driver is working and everything. The sound appears to be working. I don't hear anything though. I have the volume ...
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How to remove Massacdusettes from dictionary in Chrome for Mac?

I notice a misspelled word being offered for Massachusetts typo as: Massacdusettes on Mac OS X Yosemite in Chrome Version 44.0.2403.107 (64-bit). I looked in Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary but ...
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Mac's machine name turns to Nokia_X2-3cee35f9e3149e48 in terminal app

Machine's name is finder Machine's name in terminal and iTerm2 I really have no idea, please help to fix this. Thanks
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How to change the font(s) used by a PDF in OSX? Specifically I want to change from bitmap to vector fonts

I have a number of PDFs of scientific papers that I want to be able to read on a Kindle. They look fine on my laptop but on the Kindle they look like low quality scans and are awful to read. As far as ...
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Trouble setting up the class path for MySQL and running MySQL via terminal

Question: what is the easiest way to run the MySQL app from the terminal What I have tried: Using some stackOverFlow suggestions I have used the following commands echo $PATH, produces ...
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The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

I have transcend 2TB portable hard driver; i am suddenly get following error The disk you inserted was not readable by this compute Disk info is as follow Name : StoreJet Transcend Media Type : ...
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Google Drive Temp download folder on Mac OS X

I'm looking for the temporary download folder for Google Drive on the Mac. I'm downloading a 5GB file and I'm trying to see how much had been downloaded so far.
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Windows equivalent of Mac OSX Cmd + Left/Cmd + Right shortcuts

When in text editors on a Mac, you can do ⌘+← or ⌘+→ to skip to the beginning or end of lines, respectively. You can also add shift, such as ⌘+shift+←, to highlight an entire line. Are there Windows ...
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In Finder, when I change extension it adds .txt to end instead of changing it

I have a file.txt I want to change it to file.faa I click on the file in Finder and change it to file.faa, it says it changed it but then when I Get Info it says file.faa.txt so I need to manually ...
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Do Unix-based Systems retain Daemons or Hardware Information post-Reboot?

Background: I dual-boot Mac OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Pro Retina with rEFInd boot loader. I have a customized daemon for controlling the fans on Ubuntu, the reason being that I have ...
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One-size-fits-all package manager for ubuntu? [on hold]

I’m a mac user and I was thinking about switching to Ubuntu since Apple is becoming a little to expensive for me. One of the first things I couldn’t live without is a good package manager. Now, brew ...
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Is is possible to have multiple partitions on windows disk for bootcamp os x?

I'm wanting to install windows on my mac. I have a 1tb hard drive and I won't need that much space for it, and I want to use the drive for other things. Is it possible to have one part of the drive ...
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Using homebrew how can I install multiple versions of the same software?

I'm using OSX and homebrew. I need two versions of the same software. In my case I'd like to install vim that's built with the flag --without-python --with-python3, and vim built without those flags. ...
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What is the hotkey for getting back a just-minimized (CMD+M) window?

I am using Mac OSX Yosemite (10.10.4) When I hit the CMD+M to minimize a window, it'd be inconvenient to get it back. Is there any hotkey to get it back immediately?
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Captive portal, fool OSes about authentication, is this way correct?

First (intro), why do I want to fool OSes ? - because my captive-portal is intented to keep captive. Clients can only visit a local website. There is never access to the Internet for freely surfing. I ...
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Replicate data across folders on-the-fly automatically in Mac OS X 10.10.4 (Yosemite‎)

Long time Mac User running OS10.10.4. I'm looking for the best method to replciate data across separate folders on-the-fly. That is to say, I want to copy data to Folder A then have it ...
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Excel for Mac conditional matching statement

In Excel for Mac. What I am trying to do is create a formula in cell A13 that will take a value from cell A1 and look for a match from a a list of multiple values from a list (column a) from tab b. ...
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SSH from OSX with password 1 line

I can ssh from my pc using putty, 1 line like so ssh root@myname.mydomain.us -pw abc123 but when I try this from OSX terminal, I get an error Bad port 'w' How can make this work on OSX?
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macbook retina NIC spiking CPU

Frequently I'll be listening to music my Macbook Pro and it will skip and crackle every few seconds. top -o cpu shows kernel_task spikes to near 100% CPU, and it coincides with output of dmesg, for ...
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How to give direct partition access to virtual machines in vmware fusion 6.0?

Here I have an osx 10.7.5 (newer can't be installed on my laptop), with vmware fusion 6.0 (newer can't be installed on osx 10.7.5). I want to construct virtual machines which have direct partition ...
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Why does sl have different speed in different environments?

Perhaps this may seem a silly question, because the utility sl is a rightful member of each page containing the words Linux and fun. I was wondering why does sl on my Debian in ssh session work two ...
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Airport card not working

I have a Macbook pro mid 2010. A time ago I replaced my superdrive with an extra hard drive. All works fine. But I replaced the second hard drive, and managed to damage the Airport connector (a tiny ...
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I used OS X transformation on windows 8

yesterday i install OS X transformation pack on windows 8 after it boots the windows 8 login screen is came,but it does not shows any thing.BLACK SCREEN is displaying.How can i get it back.I want it ...
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How to completely remove account and data from Outlook 2016 for MAC?

I would like to know how to completely remove account and all of its related data from Outlook 2016 for MAC. The account can be removed from preferences of Outlook 2016. But where are all data ...
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Google Earth .kmz files are opened with Adobe Photoshop on OSx Mavericks

I frequently get GE placemarks as email attachments. Whenever I click on a Google Earth .kmz placemark my Adobe Photoshop CC launches. I can't find anyplace in PS preferences to block auto launching. ...
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OS X: LaunchDaemon not running: Service could not initialize

I used Apple's seemingly straightforward docs to create a LaunchDaemon to run a Node.js script I wrote. Here's the plist file. It's basically exactly a copy-paste from Apple's docs, set to run every ...
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What files can take half my mac's disk space

I'm on mac with a 120GB SSD, I don't have much applications and no large files on it. You can see a screen of a Disk Inventory analyse here As you can see in the picture, my SSD is 120GB with only ...
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Are MAC OS X wifi credentials limited to each user and not the entire computer?

I just logged into a mac in my school and use my personal school log in credentials to use the wifi at the school. I can forget the network because i don't have access to the settings. But I just ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite strange Jira folder in Users

I have found recently a strange Jira item in my Users folder: This folder had permissions: System - read & write, everyone - no access. And after I have added myself to permissions I have ...
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How to force mac to use ssh dsa key?

When I try to log on ssh in my linux server from OSX, I force it to use a dsa key with the ssh config file. However, before connecting with the dsa key, it tries to connect with a rsa key (which ...
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Can't install adobe flash player on Mac osx

I have installed the adobe flash player for Mac OS x safari 10.5.8. Have enabled Java script n did everything possible. When I try to open it, It just quits saying the application install adobe player ...
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Mac OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Finder fails to open pdf w Prieview.app or save with normal icon

Icon is blank "sheet" on all users' file names ending with .PDF. Finder will not open any .pdf files with default "Prieview.app. Info shows prieview is listed with "Open with:" for these files. ...
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Is it possible to customize fonts / color of messages?

In the Mac client for Slack, I'd like to be able to change the fonts and colors for messages (e.g. have all messages / text in the message area be white text on a black background, or be a larger ...