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OS X: Run script at Login screen

How to run a script at Login screen (BEFORE user types password to log in)? I have tried launchctl and place the script under both: /Library/LaunchDaemons/ /Library/LaunchAgents/ Still the script ...
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Unable to launch application in tmux

I get this error when I try to launch Sublime Text or SourceTree from tmux: $ subl Unable to launch Sublime Text 2 $ stree Unable to open SourceTree It seems that I can't open os x apps either: $ ...
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Making system wide equalizer in OSX with AU Lab, but I'm getting an annoying noise. How do I get rid of it?

Using this guide I'm trying to make a system wide equalizer in Mavericks. But unfortunately when I set up the new document in AU Lab and run the audio engine. I get this annoying constant noise unless ...
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How to view an SVG image?

I'm working with a bioinformatics visualization tool, which saves a biological pathway as an SVG image. I now want to view the SVG image... but am having some trouble doing so. I tried opening it as ...
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OSX: Terminal - Custom shortcut key combo?

Any way to create a custom keyboard shortcut key (such as ctrl+cmd+k long as the shortcut key isn't taken already) that would store say a large snippet of text without having to download any extra ...
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Mac Partition Table issue

I went to install Windows in my macbook air by creating NTFS partition. But my purposed wasn't served. So I've deleted that NTFS partition (40 GB approx.) from Mac recovery mode. Then that space ...
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Setting up User accounts on a new IMac such that all users can access the same basic file system

I am in the process of setting up a new iMac and would like a suggestion or two on the above. 1) My Account would be admin. (this would also be the dev environment) 2) A Guest account for the whole ...
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Where Logs about User Boot on OSX?

My friend installed Yosemite OSX to his Macbook pro. For some reason, it is lagging in the booting very much; many others have the same problem in some Macs. Mine not in the newest Macbook Air. I ...
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Midnight Commander on OSX.Opening files

I am using Midnight Commander on Mac OS X (version 4.8.13). I have two problems and I would be very glad if you can help me: /opt/local/libexec/mc/ext.d/doc.sh: line 134: wvHtml: command not ...
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What is the highest supported OpenGL version in Virtualbox 4.3 and VMware Workstation 10 guests? [on hold]

This question is due to the fact that I can't afford a mac, but have a decent PC. I am planning to virtualize Mac OS X for developping on iOS, but I don't really know what is the minimum OpgenGL ...
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Need Adobe to work on my Mac [on hold]

I am trying to use Adobe on my my Mac to send a PDF. Currently using Preview. I have downloaded Adobe Flash player, and it says download successful, but then I am unable to locate it through any ...
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How to automatically update FileZilla?

Everytime I open FTP client software FileZilla, there is a new version that I need to manually download and install. How to automate the process so it is not as obtrusive as prompting me for update ...
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Open firewall port on Mac OS X

I need to open port 8181 on my Mac OS X. On Linux, I would do: iptables -t filter -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 1664 -j ACCEPT iptables -t filter -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 1664 -j ACCEPT How do I do this ...
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How do I keep a process running when connected to a particular network and not running at all other times, on Mac OS X?

I have a process that I need to have running whenever a certain network connection is active, but not running at all other times. Initially I thought LaunchAgents could help, if there was some useful ...
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Deleted most recent Time Machine backup, will my alias still work?

I deleted my most recent Time Machine backup and now my 'Latest' alias tells me "The operation can't be completed because the original item for 'Latest' can't be found." Will this autocorrect once I ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks [Hackintosh] issue on my Sony Vaio Laptop

I am trying for 1 week to install mac os maverics on my sony vaio laptop. I'm trying all the Hackintosh ways, but when i came to setup menu, suddenly the screen seems different. I installed just like ...
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Why is NSLookup returning more than one record?

I am doing an NSlookup on my OSX machine and getting more than one record. 174.0.100.24.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer my-machine.domain1.domainname.com. 174.0.100.24.in-addr.arpa domain name ...
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What could cause HostName in command line to display differently?

I am on OSX, and my host name in the preferences panel reads "User's Computer Name" but when I go to my command line it is reading: something else:~ myusername$ My understanding is the first part of ...
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Cannot access old time machine backups in mac osx due to permissions

I can't access my old backups on my external HD because I'm getting permissions errors. I have no luck even with trying to change the settings via "Get Info" in Finder. Can someone please help me?
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I keep getting repeated keychain popups on OSX Mavericks

I constantly get messages 'x program wants to use the "login" keychain'. None of the passwords I enter work. I tried changing the password I use to unlock the computer and it didn't work, and I tried ...
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“Save Page” or “Download save” window extends beyond bottom of screen (OS X)

When saving page or downloading file, the"save" window extends below the bottom of the page, i.e., I cannot access the "save" or "cancel" buttons. I believe that this has happened since upgrading to ...
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How to make a full windows 7 hardrive shared on a home network for macs?

This my setup: 1 PC - with a 1 TB Hardrive called E:/ (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) 1 Mac Apple Mac Book Pro (Mac OSX Yosemite) 2 Windows Laptop (Both with Windows 7 Pro 64bit) 1 Router I want to ...
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Improvement of transfer speed over afp shares

I was performing speed tests on my upgraded network, and i'm not getting all the speed i thought i could get across network shares. The tests i did between machines A and B (both running OSX Yosemite, ...
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I do not want to get rid of or re-format hard drive : how to get rid of phishing pop-up? [on hold]

for past couple of years my Mac OSX 9 (UP TO DATE)system AND all work I d IS PESTERED BY frequent phishing BOGUS SCAM POP-UP MESSAGE THAT insists my subscription to F_SECURE anti-virus ...
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Resize window using Appkit in python

I'm writing a python script which gets some string representing a name of window, than it finds that window, gets its size and logs it to some txt file. On Windows I used pywin32 module, and it worked ...
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Is OS X 10.9+ Using parentalcontrolsd: Remote Service and xpcd: for Automated Updates & Maintenance?

I'm trying to flush out some weird OS activity that I just started noticing on my (3) different 10.9.5 Mac platforms. Is the OS using parentalcontrolsd: RemoteService and xpcd: Interprocess ...
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Printing to Sharp MFP from OS 10.9 in color

I have Macbooks running Mac OS 10.9. I have a Sharp MX-3100N on the network. I can successfully add the printer by IP. When using the Generic PCL, Generic Post Script drivers from OS X 10.9 then ...
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Making Mac OS X split .rar files available to non-mac users

I've split a 8 GB my_doc.rar file into 4 separate files using the following command from my Mac OS X 10.9 terminal split -b 2000m my_doc.rar my_doc.rar After splitting the file I've generated: ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with ...
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remove rm command not working with wildcards on Mac OS X

I am trying to remove the below file for all user accounts through a bash script but the wildcard * does not seem to work. I have been testing the script locally by running it on mac os x terminal. ...
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Mac Word 2011 Regex

So my question is about regular expressions in Mac Word 2011. I have the following phrases that need to be found within a document and would like to get rid of them all at once. Examples: [set C/G, V ...
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Disable main mac screen to use secondary as main display

My 27" iMac 2011 display has completely stopped working (blank with no backlight either). I have a second display set up already. However the imac screen is still setup as the main monitor, so all of ...
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xcode6-beta 5 code in xcode 6.1 [on hold]

I have written a few cocoa programs in Xcode-Beta 5 in swift. None of them will build in Xcode 6.1. I am getting errors such as NSURL? does not have a member named "path", to Value of optional type ...
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OS X Ignore Wi-Fi network / AP based on BSSID

I have a situation where I have two AP's in two adjoining buildings that have the same SSID name. The problem is that the laptops that are close by are accessing the weaker AP in the other building ...
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Show boot-up details in Yosemite?

(Go to the last paragraph if you want to skip the background of my question) I was previously using a corporate modified version of Maverick. After Yosemite is out, I immediately upgraded my OS to ...
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Cant boot MacBook Pro - HDD File System is Read-Only

I have a big problem - I think. The problem seems to be that my HDD is Read-Only so I cant boot and can not erase the HDD to reinstall the system. But here is the whole story. I bougth a used ...
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OS X: Redirect error output of command to environment variable

I know that I can redirect the stdout to an environment variable, e.g. retcode=$(/usr/bin/osascript -e 'do shell script ... with administrator privileges') but how do redirect the stderr output to ...
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Open iTerm and run Vim from a directory in Finder (OS X)

Is it possible (maybe with Apple Script or something) when I'm in a folder in OSX's finder to open iTerm and run vim with this folder as the working directory? This would be useful to quickly create ...
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How to know the file size information and download progress indication in iterm2 terminal?

Sometime when I download any file from terminal there is no indication of how small or big file and no progress bar to know the progress. Is there a way to get these features?
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Tmux doesn't respond to scroll in OS X Yosemite Terminal

Recently, I updated to OS X Yosemite and was delighted to find out Apple has added mouse support to their Terminal app. This works great in a standard Terminal window scrolling through my history and ...
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Transferring information from a row of data in an excel document into a web form

I spend hours on end every week transferring information from an excel file into a webform. Right now I am copying and pasting each cell individually. What I would prefer to do is select a row in my ...
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How to properly install SCR3500 card reader on mac - Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I am trying to login into some secured site and I am required to use SCR3500 card reader. I found and installed some drivers - http://support.identive-group.com/download_scm/download_scm.php?lang=en. ...
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AppleScript and MacOS X for launching App with credentials

Good day, I haven't done a lot of Scripting, and I need to find out how to make a shortcut for an App on the Desktop that will include the user name and password (so they don't have to type each ...
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How To Login To Terminal (OSX) Without Quitting Or Closing Window

I like to keep my windows open on my work machine so when I arrive in the mornings, I don't have to go through the process of opening them all again; and opening all my files. I can pick up where I ...
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How can I prevent my reviewer name from converting to “Author” after saving a Microsoft Word document on Mac's MS Word 2011?

Upon insertion of a comment or revision change Microsoft Word documents correctly reflects my User Name as the reviewer. However, after I save the document, all of my comments and revisions are ...
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MAC: Registering Apple Id in App Store [on hold]

I am using OS X 10.9. I am not getting the none button (beside the payment options) in the register screen while registering my Apple Id for downloading a free developers tool namely XCode from the ...
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Recently upgraded Yosemite tries to connect to AppleTV

Recently upgraded my 2013 Macbook Pro to Yosemite, and now once a day or so it'll ask me for the code for a particular AppleTV in the office, even though I'm not trying to use that display. Any ...
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Macos Yosemite with ulimit unlimited

How do I run apache2 on Macos Yosemite. I am getting 2 errors: Error #1 + ulimit -S -n unlimited /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/apachectl: line 70: ulimit: open files: cannot modify limit: Invalid ...
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Software to put company-specific info on the desktop [migrated]

I need to place company specific info (phone numbers, reports etc.) on the desktop background of our company computers. It's dynamic data, so I need a quick way to change it on over 20 computers. We ...
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Mercurial authorization issue on Yosemite

I have a local HG repo for my client work. I've configured the HG server before on earlier versions of OS X without any issues, but on Yosemite I am stuck. I used MacPorts' mercurial package, ...