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Mac OS X Ad-Hoc Network Certificate

I was wondering if on a Mac with the built in "Create Network" feature, to make the client (which will always be an iOS device) accept a .cer file before joining the network. I know some professional ...
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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Back up Mac Server with Time Machine Server installed on the same Time Machine Server

I want to back up several Workstations (“Workstations 1-4” in diagram below) and a Mac OS X Server (“MacMini Server” in diagram below) that runs “Time Machine Server” on that same “Time Machine ...
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Terminal: go through autocompleted options after pressing tab

Pressing tab on terminal shows the possibilities you can choose from like below: MacBook :~ user$ ls _ Directory1 Directory2 Directory3 How can I make the possibilities appear on the cursor (the ...
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How to change `Virtualbox VMs` directory's name on OS X?

I installed Virtual Box on my mac and would like to change the name of the directory that has all my virtual machine folders Virtualbox VMs because it's too long. I unsuccessfully tried CMD+, to ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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Cannot Install sklearn with pip on Mac

I got the following error message when trying to install scikit-learn on a Mac: http://pastebin.com/sfsbqcm6 I tried to install scikit-learn using this command: pip install scikit-learn I found on ...
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Where is the .zshrc file on Mac?

I’m using iTerm and wanted to customize the look of my terminal window using Oh My ZSH!. And according to the documentation I need to change the ~/.zshrc file and add a ZSH_THEME value: Once you ...
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How can I use Xcode as an IDE for an existing PHP/HTML web application in Mac OS X? [on hold]

On Max OS X I'm trying to use XCode as my main editor for a Codova-app, so I can edit en run it in the same environment. My iOS-app is being built while using PHP and HTML, so it would be nice to edit ...
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How can I diagnose why my launchd task isn't running on schedule?

I've read the launchd.plist man page, Is launchd supposed to pick up "missed" events?, and launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite but none of those have allowed me to ...
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How to close open (20+) notification windows from terminal or disable HP Alerts?

For some strange reason an app called “HP Alerts” filled my screen overnight with notification windows telling me one of my inkjet cartridges are low on ink. I have now disabled these notifications ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: How to disable the Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces? Unfortunately, Xcode is not one ...
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NSUserAppleScriptTask and Script Monitor

I am wondering why some users of our app ghostnoteapp.com see the Script Monitor icon in their menu bar and others, including myself do not. According to the AppleScript release notes " (Script ...
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Curl shows redirection to localhost

I am using an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) running Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109). Recently I ran a curl command and it appears as though there is a local proxy or server running on my computer. Here is the ...
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Safari doesn't use the proxy in network configuration on Mac OS X. What should I check?

I set the HTTP and HTTPS proxy in network configuration on Mac OS X. After that, I start Safari but it still doesn't use the proxy server. How can I make Safari use the proxy?
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Extend wifi range from Mac Pro with Airport Extreme

I am trying to extend an office wifi, called "NetworkA" to my desk area. The signal comes from a Mac Pro (which is hard wired to our network) that has internet sharing enabled. I have an "AirPort ...
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Mac OS X using over 4 GB of memory with nothing running

My Mac seems to be using a ridiculous amount of memory when close to nothing is running. Immediately after restarting my computer, and only starting up a terminal and the activity monitor. How could ...
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How can I quit the application opened from terminal in Mac OS X?

I know we can start an application from command line like: open -a "/Applications/Google Chrome.app"/ How can I quit that application from command line?
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Using Java-based Extensions (zotero) in OpenOffice on Mac OSX 10.6

I wanted to help a friend to setup zotero (Citation and bibliography management) on her Mac. The browser-add-on for Firefox works flawlessly but the installation of the zotero openoffice integration ...
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Chrome on OS X: Any way to pause all network activity?

I'm trying to debug an app running in the iOS simulator, and I'm using mitmdump to capture the network traffic. iOS simulator doesn't let you set a proxy directly, so I have to set my whole Mac to ...
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Undesired Locked cells on OSX Excel 2011 (but not in 2010 Win7)

I have an Excel-document where in most of the sheets are locked, and only few cells are available for editing. I don't have the password for the document as I am not supposed to edit anything in the ...
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OSX: Snort: ERROR: /etc/snort/../rules/local.rules(0) Unable to open rules file “/etc/snort/../rules/local.rules”: No such file or directory

I'm trying to setup and run Snort IDS on mac using this kinda tutorial: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3370709?start=0&tstart=0 OSX Yosemite (10.10.2); PostgreSQL 9.4.1 (installed with ...
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How to access a computer remotely?

I am a beginner in terms of my computer knowledge. Recently I have been finding the need to log onto my girlfriend’s computer and was wondering if there were any good methods. Just to be clear—it is ...
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OSX: Postgresql port 5432 is closed. How to open?

Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.2) Postgresql 9.4.1 (installed with Homebrew) Snort 2.9.7.0 (installed with Homebrew) I can't connect to psql - port 5432 seem to be closed: $ psql postgres psql: could ...
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Permanently change Chrome user agent

It's handy to be able to look at web server logs and tell which are my hits based on the user agent. I can change my user agent on a per-site basis with an extension, or for a whole session by ...
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How to get the duration of multiple video files in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosmite)

A folder of 10 video files, how to get the total duration of them? BTW, I have tried (Command+Control+I) and it doesn’t show the total duration.
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Is there any way to save a search in Xcode or OS X?

I want to improve my workflow by having a saved search that I can either simply open, or would automatically update. For my current particular use (may change in the future), it would search the ...
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How to iterate windows in Chrome on Mac OSX

On Mac, I was always able to iterate over windows in Chrome and Safari using "command-`" This seems to have stopped working in latest Chrome, Version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) with OSX, Version 10.10.2 ...
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Not able to cut files in ntfs drive

I recently purchased a md101 macbook pro model. I installed tuxera for ntfs read/write permission. I can access my drive without any issues. I cut write to the drive, delete a file in the drive and ...
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Is there a shortcut key to go back to search bar in Chrome in Mac OS X?

Is there a shortcut key to go back to the search bar on Mac OS X using Chrome while in image search mode? For example: Enter a search term in Google Go to images search How do you get back to the ...
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Does the Mac OS X SSH client integrate with other systems?

I have MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), when I enable the SSH from (“Preferences - > Sharing”) it gives me link like this : members-12-13.hallsnetwork.xxxx.com Well, clearly the link ...
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Filezilla can't connect with TLS on one domain name

I've two websites: one hosting by OVH, and I have no problems with connection with Filezilla (I can use FTP connexion with TLS) one another not hosting by OVH, and when I'm trying to connect with ...
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How to add external library to Homebrew ffmpeg install?

I successfully installed ffmpeg through Homebrew. I want to add additional libraries/codecs. FFmpeg can be hooked up with a number of external libraries to add support for more formats. None of ...
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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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How to search files from a specific time with OS X 10.5.8?

I’m trying to search for a file on my Mac laptop from a long time ago. I know the type of file and I now approximately the time period when it was recorded. It’s one of those Word files that was ...
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Showing different space in Windows and Mac [duplicate]

I have a Mac which has a 500GB drive. I used bootcamp to split the whole drive into 300GB for Mac OSX and 200GB for Windows 7. However, when I went into Windows, I found the spaces for the two ...
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How to install “elastix: a toolbox for rigid and nonrigid registration of images” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have downloaded Mac OS X 64 bit binaries for Elastix and tried to run ./elastix in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): $ cd elastix_macosx64_v4.7 $ tree . ├── CopyrightElastix.txt ├── bin │   ├── elastix │  ...
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OS X - Disk Utility - “Free Space” on external HDD can't be modified

I have an external 1TB HDD and can assure it's fully working. Now I wanted to split it into two partitions, one for r/w on OS X and the other one for r/w on Windows. However, I selected Free Space ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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Sudden BSOD (blue screen of death) on MacBook Pro running Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro (2014 Mid) running Windows 7 and it encountered a sudden blue screen death as the screenshot shows. The information on the blue screen reads: A problem has been detected and ...
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How come I can ping only certain computers and not others?

I use a Macbook Pro Retina, and using my old Macbook Pro, I can ping my retina successfully, and I can also ping my Macbook Pro from my retina successfully (all in the same network). However, I can't ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) unable to connect to “Personal Hotspot” on an iPad running iOS 8

After I moved over to a new user account on my Mac—to try to fix another issue—my Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and iOS 8 “Personal Hotspot” function quit working. At first it wouldn’t show my iPad’s ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Reverse vnc from OS X

I looked at ARD, macports, fink, and homebrew but could not find a working command line vnc server that supports reverse connections. (yes I want to avoid turn/stun/upnp/tunnels/proxies). X11vnc ...
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Cannot get RAID working with Mac Mini after adding drive

I had a working RAID array with 3 2TB drive in an external Startech.com SATA enclosure that was set to RAID5 I wanted to add another 2TB drive, so I added the drive but according to the manual, I ...
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Chrome youtube doesn't play/Twitch plays with no sound

I have OS X Yosemite, Chrome version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) When I open youtube video it loads but I can't play the video. I didn't download any extensions before youtube stopped working correctly ...
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Mac network and Internet access issues

I work in a school that has a department server running a Windows platform. We have some oldish Macs running OS 10.5 that won't take a departmental image and so have been kept to use as extra stand ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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Start two scripts that run indefinitely in shell script

I'm a webdev and I am using JSX compiler and SASS preprocessor to compile my .jsx and .scss files. When I start working, I launch these two separate commands: jsx -x jsx jsx js --watch --no-cache-dir ...
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How do I search files in specified destination and let them all showed in one Finder window on Mac OS X?

I want to search all .xml files inside a specified folder (and its subfolders) ~/folder/ and make all the result showed in one window, what can I do? I can search all files but don't know how to ...