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How can I add Messages to SelfControl's whitelist?

I am using OS X 10.9.2, and how can I add Messages to SelfControl's whitelist?
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how to use the apple script to put value in test box using apple script for external application on mac os

I am opening my application on mac machine but i am unable to recognize login text box using apple script. please tell me how can i do that. it is not a web application,it is a mac based application. ...
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How to prevent Safari from slowing down Javascript web-apps when entering background? (OS X)

I remember that one of the latest Safari versions has a feature that makes Safari consume less resources by slowing down Javascript and Flash on inactive (background) tabs. Unfortunately I have a tab ...
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changing apache root directory prevents me from accessing .git/config

I copied over a php folder from computer to another and hooked it up to apache.. however apache would return page forbidden.. after doing some research it turned out it was a matter of giving apache ...
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Coloured commands in iTerm

Previously I had a friend to set up my iTerm2 environment for me, and I got used to it. Since I changed computers, I now have to setup my environment again. I used to use ir_black as my iTerm2 theme, ...
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Copy files with specific name from subdirectories while renaming duplicates

I want to copy all files named apple.txt from several subdirectories with random names. I am able to do this with cp -R ~/fruit/*/apple.txt ~/fruit/destination The wildcard (rightfully) makes it ...
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On OSX, how can I reload all visible browser windows at once?

I'd like to reload/refresh all my open/visible browser windows at once. Ideally I'm looking for one keyboard shortcut, or something like the existing contextual menu for reloading all tabs in a ...
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How can I turn on ECN for Mac OSX?

I'd like to run some networking tests with Mac OSX 10.8 and using the ECN option. However I cannot find any documentation on how to configure it. Does anybody know how to alter Mac OSX TCP networking ...
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mac os x byobu vertical split using iTerm, tmux, zsh

How to get vertical split on Mac OS X in byobu? Ctrl + F2 is not working. It open new window instead of spliting the current. In oposite spliting horizontaly with shift + F2 works ok.
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How to clean an already installed Mac OS Mavericks without a complete reinstall

I have an iMac that has OS X Mavericks installed. I've been using it as a desktop computer for quite a while now. Downloaded movies, installed apps, have several users, etc. Now I need to give this ...
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wireless connection get listed as eth1 + UNIX + MacoX

I'm not sure what is the best word to put forward for this since I'm connected to my wireless router and by that definition I was assuming the ifconfig to list my ip in wlan0 section but it display ...
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Bad connection between Qnap and Mac

The connection between my MacBook and the Qnap TS-112 is very poor. When I try to mount it, it usually says "Connection failed". When it does connect it can be very slow. The thing I want is when I ...
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Mac OS X and VPN Option all traffic over vpn

i have to say, i am new in using a Mac. So please don't expect too much. My operating system is Mac OS X 10.9.2. To connect to my company's pc, i managed to create a vpn connection using VPN (PPTP). ...
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Virtualbox proper network configuration

I'm trying to setup Centos 6.5 on Mac OSX so that: CentOS can use internet using NAT mode adapter 1 (eth0) Host (Mac OSX) can connect to Guest (CentOS) using static ip via Host Only mode adapter 2 ...
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disabling password require via applescript freezes Mac

I wrote little script to enable/disable screensaver and password check. Idea is that when my iPhone is near to my Mac (Proximity app checking this), screensaver and password check should be disabled. ...
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VirtualBox exit setup menu

Using VirtualBox on OSX How can i exit the setup menu? Once I start the process of setting up a new virtual machine there is no way to stop. If i create a new machine my accident I have to force ...
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Security for mac? [on hold]

Recommendations for evaluating mac system log security?
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Can't auto connect to samba drive on login?

I have a old PC running Ubuntu server with samba and for some reason, my mac cannot connect to it automatically on login. I added the volume to the login items in system preferences but every time I ...
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OS X / Windows bootcamp, Wi-Fi drops on OS X only

While I know there can be a vast sea of different explanations to this matter, I am trying to figure out why my Wi-Fi keeps dropping on OS X but not on my Windows(bootcamp)-partition. Symptoms: - I ...
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“Show in Finder” switches Desktops

Here's an odd problem I noticed with Chrome and the Finder. I'm new to OS X so I'm not really sure if this is a bug, or there is some setting that may fix it. Select Assign To..None for the Finder ...
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How to identify what apps are using internet? [duplicate]

I have slow internet connection, when I watch online TV I'm trying to close those apps and processes on my Mac that use internet. Besides the intuitive way (close skype, browser tabs, dropbox, etc) ...
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Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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OSX Terminal: FTP upload only if file size different

I am currently using FileZilla to backup my Documents. The manual procedure for this is as follows: Sign in to FTP using username and password Open Documents folder on FTP site Drag documents from ...
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Network Settings per Network

I'm using macbook air with Mavericks. I'm connecting so many wireless network, I could set up TCP/IP settings per network which I connected. How can I do this in Mavericks? example: I have a router ...
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MacOS X write result from variable to file

When I use echo "$variable" > /path/file it works perfectly "from finger input" but when I try to use it within a shell script then nothing from $variable is written into the file. Any ideas ...
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Picasa Syncing with Dropbox via different PC/MAC

Gd day everybody, following challenge: I have a ton of pictures on my computer (Mac 10.9.2) and I am using Picasa. All good working on a single computer, however I have another 3 Macs on which I would ...
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how to make four windows of the same app fill four quadrants of a screen using slate

I can move a window to the top left corner of a screen using something like this in slate bind a:shift;cmd;alt move screenOriginX;screenOriginY screenSizeX/2;screenSizeY/2 usually when I fire ...
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How can I concatenate multiple clipboard selections in Quicksilver?

I've been using Quicksilver's clipboard module for years but I've always wanted to do this: copy several bits of text. Then paste them as a concat'd list. I found this Stackoverflow post trying to do ...
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OS X: How to change file name from time stamp

I would like to know how to change file name using the time stamp but keep the initial name of the file. Reason: Time stamp of my file has been changed by microwave so I would like to keep the time ...
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Commandline arguments in Mac OSX

In linux I can do something like this: rm test.txt -f On Mac however, I get the following error: rm test -f rm: -f: No such file or directory Is there a way to fix this?
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Transfering big sized files between external hard drives and MacBook

I want to know how to transfer big sized file or folder(e.g. 11 GB or 15GB) between external hard drives and Mac. I know there is a file transferring limit and how much GB is allowed to transfer? I ...
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How to install Mac OS on VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I maintain an application I wrote in pure C. Its multiplatform (windows/linux) application. But, unfortunately, my boss wants me to write a version for Mac OS. Since I don't have such computer, its ...
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how to resize window to quarter screen width and height in slate

I'm using slate as a window manager, and I would like to bind a certain key combo to automatically resize and position the window as follows window width and height will each be half the size of the ...
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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Shift+9 not working

I just got a Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard to use with my mac. Using KeyReMap4MacBook, i was able to get the command/option/control keys mapped correctly. There seems to be 1 key that isn't ...
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Mail.app rules not triggering

I have a mail.app rule set up to run an applescript when incoming emails come in with a certain subject, but it does not trigger. I see the emails in my inbox, and the rule is activated, but it does ...
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Set Search Domains from Terminal

Is there a file that I can view/edit from terminal that has a list of the search domains? I know it's possible to set these up from the DNS tab in the Network preferences, but is there a way to do it ...
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How do I rename the computer name/root in Mac OSX

I'm new to Mac. I would like to rename the computer name/root title that shows up when I open the terminal. Usually it's like computername:~ xxx$ Any and all help is appreciated!
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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is pip install scipy fails with ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64

I am trying to install python scipy in a virtual environment using pip install scipy It fails with the following error ... ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64 collect2: error: ld ...
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Unhide folder from hidden in osx

How to unhide the folder? No answer found here
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OSX - How can I make Textmate 2 automatically close the previous output window

On my old computer, when I use Command-R to run a python script in Textmate 2, it opens an output window. If I run the script again, Textmate closes the previous terminal window and creates a new one. ...
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com.user.loginscript[ ]): Exited with code: 1

Whenever we restart our server it changes our DNS and apache settings. I haven't been able to figure out why, so I wrote a quick script to restore these to safe settings on login to fix Mac OS X ...
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Change NSButton Background Image While Tab order [closed]

I have a window with 5 buttons. On the mouse hover i am able to change the background image. but while switching tab between these 5 button i need to change background image like mouse hover.. i am ...
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Trouble Partition Hard Drive

In my PC I currently have a 1TB hard drive that I am trying to make into three partitions: one for Windows, one for OS X, and one as a storage for movies and Steam games, just to keep them separated. ...
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OSX Mail Server Forward to External Address

This is a duplicate of my question over on Apple Stack Exchange: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/126566/osx-mail-server-forward-to-external-address I have an OSX mail server set up on ...
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10.8 Is there a way to jump to the top or bottom of current page when viewing a PDF in Preview?

To be clear, I am not asking for function right, which sends me to the end of document or space, which scrolls one screen height. If I am viewing page 31, I want to jump so that the top of 31 is at ...
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A terminal based instant messenger client for OS X [closed]

I've found one called CenterIM and Finch, but they both seem to be made for linux and don't have any guides on how to build or install the software. If anyone can recommend a nice, lightweight ...
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Can a DHCP router with MAC address whitelist be hacked with a VM?

I locked down my whole network’s MAC addresses so that only CPU’s on the whitelist can get an IP from the AirPort Extreme DHCP server and router. Well, guess what. A Mavericks VM with a completely ...
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Can flush DNS command resolve internet speeds?

Was assisting a user that had been downloading 8 movies from iTunes. Her speed was sitting at .06 mbps down with ethernet. Restart and power cycle got her up to 2.36 mbps down. 0% packet loss. I ...