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Go to specific row number in Numbers (Mac)

Is there a way in Numbers to go to a specific row number? For example I need to find an alternate way to not have to scroll but rather can immediately go to row # 3000.
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Sharing Android Phone's WiFi connection with OSX

Is it possible to tell OSX to connect to an Android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) via BlueTooth / USB and use the WiFi connection that's setup on the Android phone? I've tried to setup Bluetooth PAN on the ...
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Get OS X Chrome to accept self-signed SSL certificate for localhost

I've been trying to get this working all day, and I have a strong feeling that my issue is specific to Yosemite. I'm running OS X 10.10.3 on a retina Macbook Pro. I took instructions from ...
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OSX - Stop Bluetooth Low Battery Message

I've seen this asked before but never any solution. When using the Apple wireless keyboard and trackpad a message pops up when the battery level gets down to 15%. When you click the message away it ...
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In a Terminal profile, how can I set it to cd right after ssh connects?

I'm on OS X, using Terminal (bash) to connect to my web server. I'd like to set up the Profile so that it opens to a specific subdirectory after ssh connects.I don't always want to start in this ...
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Which tools can perform cross platform external disk encryption?

With TrueCrypt headed out the door, which cross platform tools can one use to transparently encrypt a partition on an external disk? Personally I'm looking for both OS X and Linux support though I ...
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Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Make a custom yosemite install image on os x

I'm in charge of reinstalling os x on the computers of every new hire in our company. We're just starting to learn about the awesome things that you can do with OS X Server including NetInstall. I ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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.zshrc doesn't export variable for anaconda

I installed Anaconda Python on my Mac today and following line was added to .bash_profile by Anaconda. Since I am using zsh so I moved this line to .zshrc. However, it doesn't work properly even if I ...
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mac find -name *.png does not work [duplicate]

I am trying to recursively search for a filename ending in .png My find command works fine for *.js, but not for *.png. ~ >find dev -name *.png ~ >find dev -name bluerightarrow.png ...
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Routing RDP traffic to Windows 7 VM using pf

I have a machine running OS X Server which has a Windows VM running via Parallels. I need to route traffic from the external adapter on port 3389 to an internal/virtual adapter. I have tried quite a ...
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running scripts using SSH Tunnel mac

I have got a SSH tunnel setup using Coccinellida tunnel manager but I really can't work out how the hell I run the scripts I need to!?!? its says it is connected but I have no text area to write the ...
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Setting Environment Variables on Mac OS X

I'm new to using Mac OS X. From my understanding, it uses Linux under the covers. I have a need to add an environment variable. Currently, whenever I start a terminal window, I've been executing ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 Preview .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
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reset scrollbar iTerm2 or (terminal) under MAC

I am switching from Putty to iTerm2 (windows -> Mac). Is there a way to disable "Reset scrollback on display activity" but enable "Reset scrollback on keypress"? Thank you in advance More ...
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Sublime text – configuration to focus selections right away while searching

Transitioning from Textmate to Sublime text and sorely missing one feature: In textmate, when searching for "sometext" in a single file, "Cmd–g" sets focus to selection, so that you can edit current ...
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Cannot copy large files between a Mac and a PC over WiFi

I have a 17" MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model). Whenever I copy a large file between them (> 1GB), the transfer stalls or fails outright after the 1st gig or so. It doesn't matter if the file is on the ...
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Why does bash need && to echo a variable on one line?

Why does SOMETHING=1 && echo $SOMETHING need && to return 1 Why doesn't SOMETHING=1 echo $SOMETHING return 1
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How to find a file which ends with “/folder/subfolder/” in Mac OS X Terminal?

I would like to find a file which is located for example in /Users/username/Library/folder/subfolder. I know that last two subdirectories would be /folder/subfolder but I don't know in advance what ...
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Applescript Ext Loop early

I've created an applescript loop that automates a repetitive task. It prompts for the amount of times to loop, and then does it's thing. However I've been asked for a way to exit the loop, if for ...
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Files opened when I open Word

When I open word for first time it opens a bunch of other word documents, probably some of the documents that I used and closed last time. Is there anyway to avoid this? I want to open just the file I ...
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How can I scroll horizontally with my regular mouse?

Normally, I only need to scroll up and down, but when using software like trello, waffle.io, a text editor with large amounts of code on a single line, etc, I need to scroll horizontally. Using the ...
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XAMPP won't start Apache on Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite

I had a local XAMPP stack running on my Macbook Pro fine for weeks (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, XAMPP 5.5.24). Then, I spent some time trying to install a library, in which I somehow messed up the ...
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Windows 10 Preview as Fusion Guest VM

I tried to install Windows 10 Insider Preview (x64) - Build 10074 in a VMware Fusion 7.1.1 VM but it always hangs at Please wait a moment (with the spinning thing). Is there a way to get around this? ...
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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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colorize files on MacBook terminal

I have a dedicated remote Linux server, and was able to add this code to my ~/.bashrc file: alias ls='ls --color' LS_COLORS='di=34:fi=0:ln=36:pi=5:so=5:bd=5:cd=5:or=31:mi=0:ex=35:*.rpm=90' export ...
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USB PPD Printer (Sharp AR-M160) does not show up on OSX 10.10

I have an old Sharp AR-M160 Multi Functional Printer and I want to get it to work on OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Here they offer PPD-Drivers for 10.4 which I suppose should be fine and installed. I checked ...
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Get my computer’s location from Terminal in Mac OS X

Can I get my computer’s location (running Mac OS X) to the granularity of city and country from the command line? The system clock has it so I am wondering if it's possible. I know I could get the IP ...
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wifi still connected while macbook in sleep/hibernate mode

my brand new macbook is still connected with wifi even i put it in sleep mode how do I know wifi still on? i pinged macbook ip from another machine accidentally, thats how i found out. is it normal? ...
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Deleting user defaults under Mac OS X 10.10.3

Since a short time (I (guess* since Mac OS X 10.10.2) I was able to clear my settings under NSUserDefaults via defaults delete ~/Library/Preference/<my app>.plist But all of a sudden it does ...
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Problems installing Metasploit Mac OS X 10.10: Claims wrong Ruby version is installed

I am trying to install Metasploit on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), but it doesn’t work because it says I have the wrong version of Ruby. Gem::InstallError: metasploit-concern requires Ruby version >= ...
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OSX: Locking in vagrant with Ubuntu guest using NFS doesn't work

On OSX 10.10.3 using VirtualBox 4.3.26 and vagrant 1.7.2 when using NFS for the shared folder in a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest, PHP application ins the guest trying to use LOCK_EX on the shared folder ...
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Bash history deduplication causing dangerous multi-shell behaviour

I am using the following code in my .bash_profile to filter and de-duplicate my bash history: shopt -s histappend HISTSIZE=100000 HISTFILESIZE=100000 HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:erasedups ...
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Chrome ignores self-signed SSL certificates in MacOS

I'm trying to get a self-signed certificate from a Raspberry Pi accepted by Chrome (42.0.2311.90) in OSX 10.10.2. A method I've found involves: click the (red, crossed) lock symbol left of the URL ...
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MAC equivalent - user name & appdata

I have a couple of questions: On PC I can get the username from the environment variable USERNAME and on LINUX it is USER - what the MAC equivalent? The users local area on windows can be found via ...
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Changing PrimaryGroupID for admin? Mac OSX 10.9

Im wondering if changing the PrimaryGroupID of a user to 20 (which is the administrator group) will grant the user admin. Is there a possibility of corruption problems ect doing it this way? By the ...
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How to launch an AppleScript via URL handler?

Here's my workflow, I want to create clickable links in various places that run scripts with inputs. For example, I might have a link ...
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Changed user ownerships on Mac OS X and now Terminal is not working

I did this on Terminal: Machine:user> sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local Machine:user> sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/bin Not very smart, I know, but it was done in order to workaround a ...
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OSX Yosemite - Flashing colored bars on screen

Running OS X Yosemite on a mid 2012 13-inch MacBook Air, I've noticed that flashing bars will occasionally appear on the screen for no apparent reason. Sometimes these bars are solid colors (often ...
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Is the Smartfolder configuration saved somewhere?

I have put some effort in creating Smart folders in Outlook 2011 for Mac. Is the definition of these Smartfolders saved anywhere? My Mac was stolen and when I re-install the Outlook on my new Mac my ...
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Automator service to label files containing letters

I've been trying to make a service that will scan the selected Finder items for any filenames containing a character that isn't a numerical number or an underscore. Currently have tried: Get ...
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Firefox & Chrome isn't launching

I recently updated Xcode and the OS to 10.10.3. Firefox, Firefox Dev Edition, Chrome, and Canary all stopped working. They just bounce in the dock. They do the same thing in safe mode. Only Safari ...
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Mac kernel panic, how to solve this?

I got the following kernel dump my Mac Mini after hibernation. This issue has been a certain event after Mac going into hibernation for a period of time. Then I tried to reinstall Yosemite on my Mac ...
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What protocol do networked scanners use? Linux server emulation of same?

TLDR: What protocol do network scanners use, and how do I use that to set up a Linux scan server to OS X client? I have a Brother DCP-7065DN laser printer/scanner. It's great. It's connected to ...
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Copying part of an image in GIMP

Using GIMP on Mac OS X (10.9.4), copying part of an image using the select tool ends up copying the whole image instead. I've selected the part of the image I want to copy with the Rectangle Select ...
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Shift-F5 and Shift-F6 don't work in Midnight Commander on Mac OS X

ShiftF5 does not copy file. ShiftF6 does not rename file. How I can reassign these key combinations?
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How get OS X to view windows server links in outlook?

Currently my work uses Exchange and mapped active directory drives. That means when people link server files in outlook emails the file link looks something like SRV002/Administration/rules.docx ...
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Get rid of “Resource Busy” message on Mac OS X

I am trying to repair a lost HSF+ partition table an iMac by running the i command inside of sudo pdisk /dev/rdisk1. Once I try running the i command, I get an error message saying that the resource ...
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Unable to ever properly get Windows running under bootcamp

I have a late 2012 iMac I'm trying to get Windows 7/8/8.1 running on. I've tried all 3 versions, and nothing ever works. I'm pretty certain it's a driver problem - the OS installs fine and I can do ...