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Disable some programs and use VPN for others - Mac OS X 10.10

Operating system Mac, OSX 10.10 Problem: I have a VPN set everything works flawlessly except I wish to limit/disable the use of VPN on certain programs e.g. FTP, IRC. Meaning everything except ...
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If I install a Linux VM, will I be able to work with ext filesystems from my Mac?

I'm working from a Mac and need to edit a few lines on a Linux partition. (I need to enable SSH on Raspbian for a Raspberry Pi, but I need to do so effectively headless – I don't have any peripherals ...
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How to transfer files between OSX and Android phone wireless?

I have MacBook running OSX 10.10.1 and Android 4.4 phone (Sony Z3 Compact). Both devices are connected thru Wi-Fi to the same router. Is there any way to easily transfer files wireless between them? ...
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MAMP “localhost” doesn't work unlike 127.0.0.1

What to do to fix this? my etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost and using terminal with command: file -b /etc/hosts i got ASCII English text, with CR line terminators but ...
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LibreOffice not recognizing font variants on OS X

I recently installed Source Sans Pro and Fira Sans on my Mac. Source Sans Pro has twelve variants (Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Light, Extra Light, etc...) and Fira Sans has 32 (absolutely ...
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how to apply CSS when using Devonthink Pro's “Clip to PDF” Bookmarklet?

I use Chrome on Mac OSX Yosemite to view articles on the web. Some of these articles I want to capture to DevonThink Pro Office as PDF. Obviously I want only a clean ad-free rendering of the article, ...
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How to update bash on Mac OS X Yosemite

Just trying to learn bash scripting a little. My old bash version: Bash version 3.2.53(1)-release... I've updated my bash on mac os x yosemite with homebrew: brew update brew install bash Then ...
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Every hotkey in Photoshop selects the Path Selection Tool. How do I get my shortcuts back?

Since updating to Yosemite, my Photoshop CS4 for Mac has decided the Path Selection Tool can do every job, lol. I went to "Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts..." and made sure it was on the default settings. ...
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How to mount/unmount webdav server directory using Terminal

I use OS X 10.10.1 and I want to mount a HTTPS webdav server directory as a volume on my local machine using Terminal. I found this utility -- mount_webdav -- which seems to work - I created a ...
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Mac OS X not allowing to intercept HTTP traffic. Am I missing something?

I am trying to intercept http traffic. I have setup proxy on Macbook and set the ip of it on the mobile device. I have tried setting up burp suite as well as charles proxy but nothing works. (NOTE : ...
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Personalized keyboard doesn't work on Windows using Parallels with a OS X 10.9 host

I have a personalized keyboard I made using the ukelele application. Whenever I open some applications, though, my keyboard is completely ignored. Parallels is one of those. How can I fix the issue?
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Access forbidden 403 trying to access files

I've just gotten a new macbook pro, now i have had no experience in macs before so I'm a noob with them. I have tried to install xampp, it was done successfully but then i type into my browser ...
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How to delete old $PATH echo in Mac

After i changed my Mac username(using the way supplied by Apple Documents), I found that when echo $PATH, there are some old paths in it. ...
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Xcode has deleted my folder contents

I ve this huge problem and I don't know what to do. I created a new xcode project with AFNetworking Application template, then chose folder in which to create the project, and suddenly xcode crashes, ...
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Yosemite: Three Finger / Look Up Trackpad Gesture Not Working

The Look Up / Three Finger trackpad gesture is not working in Yosemite for my user. This gesture was working in Mavericks, but stopped when I upgraded. If I log in with the Guest user, the Look Up ...
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Why is Postgres sending network traffic on OSx

I was looking through my Activity Monitor seeing if there was anything running that was hogging my network and noticed that Postgres has the largest amount of bytes sent. Now the numbers aren't ...
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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OS X: Capture video from Flash player anywhere on the web

It's almost 2015 now, and almost all known methods on OS X to capture videos from Flash player seem to have ceased to work for me. I'm not talking about well-known video hosting websites, which are ...
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No audio booting windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro using BootCamp

I've been trying to run Win8.1 on my MBP using BootCamp assistant, but for some reason there is no audio. I've tried everything, including installing all the latest drivers and restarting the boot ...
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Safari continually crashing in Mac

I was trying to install Bluestacks for Mac from this site - http://bluestacks-app-player-mac.en.softonic.com/mac. After downloading, Safari crashed while installing it. Then the installation finished, ...
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Access Denied while visiting Site

I've ran into the second case where I cannot visit a site. I first ran into an Access Denied while visiting ticketmaster.com I just ran into another instance while trying to visit us.topman.com which ...
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How to use mdfind for a literal exact match in filename?

I want to locate a literal filename exact match, and not all files containing that word in their name. I tried mdfind -name "^filename$" but the regexp doesn't seem to work.
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What's the smartest way to copy-rename (backup) several files in different folders at once in the shell?

I want to copy-backup several files in different folder at once before updating ntpd. Example (one file only): sudo cp /usr/sbin/ntpd /usr/sbin/ntpd.old Files: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen ...
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How to install windows software esword onto mac using wine

I opened this app setup.exe from http://www.e-sword.net/downloads.html In wine bottler and it created this .app file in a directory of choice. When I double clicked it, it opened this wine file ...
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How to input Chinese in emacs of mac ox?

My Mac OS is 10.10.1 My Emacs is : GNU Emacs 22.1.1 Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of Emacs under the ...
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OSX + X11 + KVM keyboard mapping

I'm ssh -Xing from my macbook air into a remote linux machine, on which I'm running virtual machines with kvm. Somewhere along the way, something is lost--it says I can press ctrl+alt to release the ...
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OSX – remove google update drives

In finder I have dozens of Google update drives but it's not possible to eject them. How can I get rid of it?
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Execution from OS X terminal returns nothing

I am attempting to configure and then execute a waf file. When I run ./waf configure --mode=release --with-python --with-cpptests --with-examples --with-vamp it does not return an error and it ...
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OS X Routing Table Breaks VPN Server Access

How do I set OS X's routing table to allow access of VPN clients to services on the host machine? OS X's routing table is preventing VPN access of the VPN server. All other connections work fine. Any ...
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osx - When unplug a second screen, transform the unplugged screen into space in the remaining screen

When I unplug my 2 screens from my MacBook Pro (Retina/Yosemite), I want they become 2 new spaces (or virtual desktop) in the remaining screen (the screen of my laptop). Instead of bring all the ...
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What does @ mean at the end of filenames in auto complete in OS X?

I had yadr installed on my laptop, and I decided to get rid of it by running rm -rf ~/.yadr as instructed by its author. However after I did that weirdness commenced: If I try to edit my vimrc and ...
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Backup Git repository from Xcode server

I have a OSX server with the Xcode service activated. The server hosts multiple git repositories, git is installed automatically by the service Xcode server. I use Time Machine, but the problem is ...
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Safari not opening in Macbook Air Yosemite 10.10.1 [duplicate]

Safari is not opening, I get two button Ok, Reopen. The safari crashes when click on Reopen. ============================================================================================ Process: ...
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Safari dosen't open anymore “reopen”

I cant open Safari anymore! :( Every time I try it opens a window with this message instead: Process: Safari [336] Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari ...
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Cannot SSH to my Server, The connection Hangs

Hello i have setup a home server which I am trying to access remotly. I did this a while back and untill recently I moved homes and ISP. I have port forwarded with my new ISP to be able to access the ...
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HDD recovery formatted for win from for mac [on hold]

I have a 1Tb disk which I was using with OSX. and unfortunately my friend tried to transfer files with it and after it didn't work the HDD is not recognised for Mac OSX. I checked forums and there is ...
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Mac Terminal's Find menu resets settings when I navigate away

I'm trying to search through some script output on the Mac terminal (Mac OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, recently bought MacBook) using the built in Edit > Find > Find... utility. I want to do a search that ...
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Creative solutions to work around kext signing issue in Yosemite? [closed]

Unfortunately Apple has decided to create kext signing in Yosemite that creates issues for SSDs that require Trim support for optimal function and longevity. Whether this is vendor lock in or ...
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OS X Yosemite - Unwanted Scrolling When Copying

I've noticed recently with Yosemite that when I highlight text and press command + c, the computer scrolls when command is first pressed, ruining the accuracy of my text selection. What's with this, ...
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python broken after conda remove openssl

While trying to resolve package dependency problems, I used conda to uninstall openssl, since this appeared to be one of the packages with unsatisfiable specifications. However, once I did this, ...
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How to get different prompt look for root and regular user

My .bash_profile has different styles of prompt for regular user and root but in order it to work the .bash_profile should be reloaded every time I switch users. How can I achieve this? Can I make ...
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Working out which java instance is which on OSX

I OSX I regularly have this issue: All three Java are different Java programs, I probably want to leave one open, close another and look at the output of the third... but I've great trouble ...
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Cannot access https://mail.live.com from osx (safari or firefox)

I'm currently seeing the below error messages when trying to access mail.live.com: Firefox: "The connection to mail.live.com was interrupted while the page was loading" Safari: "Safari can't open ...
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Mac App: Pdf Compiler to generate “reports” [closed]

I'm looking for a mac compatible software that can take multiple PDF-files as input, and output a merged and structured compilation of those files into one single PDF. The purpose being: making a ...
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Websphere Full Profile on Mac

Do anyone know how to develop with a mac against a Websphere Full Profile server 8.5.5. I thought there will be a possibility to add a websphere to eclipse or intellij for development as remote ...
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RStudio does not start with Mac OS Mavericks and R 3.1.2

I am confronted with the problem that my RStudio does not start anymore. I got the newest version of RStudio 0.98.1091 and it all started after I installed the newest version of R. After some ...
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Why is my bash history not sorted by date?

My mac bash history looks like this (I'm copying just the last +100 lines): 2769 23/09/14 17:54:09nano ~/.bash_profile 2770 23/09/14 17:54:21nano ~/.bash_profile 2771 23/09/14 17:54:28source ...
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What is the shortcut for invert color on Mac OS X Yosemite?

I did some search but find the most discussed shortcut Command-Option-Control-8 is not working anymore. Is it changed or do I need to set it manually? Thanks
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Compilation with (configure -> make -> make install) is very slow on Mac compared to Linux

I have the highest Mac. Book Pro. 15 Retina on apple's website, my experience with mac is just 3 months (when I bought this mac), I'm facing huge issues in speed when compiling anything from source, ...
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Colorschemes in vim using mac

I've trying for a while to implement the colors in vim and they does not appear. I have saved various colorschemes in the vim/colors folder and all that seem to be fine. Also, when I load the color ...