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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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OSX Unique Applications In Dock Per Desktop

I have many applications open and all of them show up in the task bar. However I only use a handful per desktop screen. I want to find a way to only display applications that are active for that ...
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How do you update/upgrade the Google Drive client for Mac OS X?

Does the Google Drive Mac OS X desktop app automatically upgrade/update itself? If not, what's the best way to upgrade the app on a Mac OS X machine?
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Drag drop files behaviour from external hard drive [duplicate]

I want it to work like the OS partition. If I drag a file from external HDD to my OS HDD I want the file to get removed from the external HDD. Is that possible?
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GitHub Mac OS application is launched but its application window is hidden

I just installed GitHub Mac OS application. I do some work with that, closed it and then open it again. After that the application opens but apparently the application window is hidden. I can work ...
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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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How to dd or use something like WinDiskImager to copy a hybrid disk image to a thumb drive?

So this started as a question on how to get a file visible in Windows but invisible in Mac and vice verse: Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X? I was suggested to try ...
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When I turn off notifications for Facebook in Mac OS X, it turns itself on some point later

From time to time I always have to turn of Notifications in Mac OS X via the Notifications settings from the Settings. I never turn them on, but sometimes like they turn on automatically and I have to ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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OSX Yosemite - How to add route having two default gateways

I'm on OSX Yosemite and I have two different active connections... - WIFI (en0) - Tethering USB (en7) SnakeBook:~ root# netstat -nr Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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Should I delete all these Python frameworks? (cross-post from Ask Different where nobody is answering)

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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shortcut to bring hidden Chrome window to front on Mac?

On Mac OS 10.10, I have two google chrome windows stacked on top of each other. How can I bring the window that is hidden behind to the front? From the "Window" menu, I can select the window that I ...
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One way upload to dropbox

I have large media files of several gigs that I want to upload to Dropbox without storing them on my computer. When I try and use the web portal for the upload, it takes several hours and my computer ...
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OS X Xcode Libraries

Tired of having to change my header and library search paths in every projectto be able to link libraries from homebrew in /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/include. Is there a way to make Xcode recognize ...
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How do I tell which OSX Raid partition needs fixing (and fix it)?

Investigating why my OSX Software RAID disks weren't all being used I discover my RAID-1 system (4 x 1.5TB in two mirrored 3TB slices) is running in degraded mode: airhead:kitematic sholden$ sudo ...
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Get saved email password on iPhone [on hold]

My iPhone is the only one place where my email password is saved. I don't remember it. The Email service "forgot password" process didn't help me. I've tried to connect the iPhone via proxy and ...
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Tunnelblick OpenVPN IP Not Being Changed

I am using Tunnelblick 3.5beta08 (build 4236) on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). My OpenVPN configuration file: client dev tap proto udp remote XXX XXX resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun ca ...
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How to use `undo.data` to recreate `pending.data` for TaskWarrior after encountering a disk full condition?

When my disk hit 100% TaskWarrior overwrote my pending.data with a zero byte file. I have an intact undo.data but I can't find a way to "replay" the data in it to get my todo list back in a consistent ...
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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How to play multiple instances of VLC on Mac?

It seems on Windows there is an option: 'Allow only one instance', but I can't find it on OS X. How do I force VLC to open new separate instance for new videos? Currently it's just replacing the ...
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Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X?

Essentially, I am trying to have a thumb drive with two versions of a piece of software, one Windows executable, and one Mac executable. I want the Mac file hidden in Windows, and vice versa. I found ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single files on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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How to convert vmware OS X Yosemite virtual machine to virtualbox?

First I've done vmx to ova : ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas /Users/madzohan/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmwarevm/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmx /Users/madzohan/Documents/VirtualBox\ ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini

I am having a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model.Earlier I was having 10.7.5 OS,my microphone was working Fine.But recently i Updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working.In System ...
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Hyperlink to file in TextMate

I use TextMate to edit LaTeX documents. Let's say I have the file foo.xlsx on my Desktop. In my .tex file how can I add a hyperlink to foo.xlsx, so that when I click on the link, the file is opened ...
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Automating an ssh connection with crontab

I've been struggling to crontab automate a git push process with ssh, and it's proving tricky to setup a key with the ssh agent. Starting with a basic script to test the agent: # set paths (all ...
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Nginx Echo Subrequest not working

I am new to Nginx. My requirement is I need to make a service call but along with proxy passing that request, I need to make call to another service/servlet. For this I decided to use Echo module to ...
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Mac as a wifi hotspot using 802.1x auth

I am trying to use my Mac as a wifi hotspot. Currently, Im running Yosemite on it. The internet connection is through en0 and the local connection is through en1 network interface. Now, I want to ...
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Is there a way to get “arp” to list devices on all subnets of a network?

I'm using arp -an on Mac OS X to list all devices on my network, but (as I understand it) this just lists devices on the same subnet. Is it possible to list all devices on the network and not just my ...
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How do you send all your email content from Outlook 2011 for Mac to a Gmail account?

I have two email accounts. The first is is Outlook 2011 on my Macbook. The second is an online Gmail account. I prefer Gmail and it's search options. Is there an easy way to send the entire contents ...
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iStat Menus forgets which items should be active on launch

When I restart, iStat Menus opens but has forgotten which metrics I'd like in the toolbar. On launch I need to check every one of these again. Anyone have a fix for this? Opened a support ticket ...
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OS X: What use are images in /Library/Desktop Pictures/.thumbnails?

I'm playing around with a shell script that changes the default Desktop background images on OS X. Anyway, I noticed this hidden directory, /Library/Desktop\ Pictures/.thumbnails/, but I'm not sure if ...
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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Hidden “Icon” file not hidden in OS X Dock folder

In OS X Yosemite, I have the Desktop folder pinned to my Dock. Since Google Drive is installed and pointed at my Desktop folder, the Desktop folder has a persistent "Icon" file that I can't delete, ...
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HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer seemingly not connected to Wi-Fi… Yet somehow is?

I am struggling to figure this out. When I attempt to print from my Mac running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) it says it is not connected. On the printer—an HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer—it says it is ...
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Is it possible to get logs of dates when an application is launched in Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Suppose I want to check for an application—such as Safari—the logs of the dates the application was launched. Is it possible to get?
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Doubled terminal emulation sessions renders foreground and background of characters the same color from the destination

I have some no graphics card (“headless”) server that I have to operate via the serial port as the console to install Linux, VMware, and other OSes. For a terminal server I use a Linux box with a USB ...
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Where Sublime Text stores its un-saved windows?

I'm using Sublime Text as a notepad and usually I've plenty of un-saved files which usually are re-open after reboot or crash, but I'm afraid to lose them (which happened few times). Where (which ...
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Why do I have more than one Creative Cloud folder on Mac OS X?

This bugs me. If I delete a folder it seems to try to redownload all of my installed Adobe apps.
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Terminal executes a seemingly arbitrary command when opening a new tab in Mac OS X 10.10

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10. All of the sudden, my “Terminal” started running a command whenever I open a new tab. This is frustrating because I'm used to being able to type immediately when opening a tab ...
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how to change the startup apple logo on OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have tried some applications that replace the apple logo. These worked on older OS's on 10.9 it changed the Apple logo but at bootup you got the apple logo for a second. My understanding is that ...
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How can I get an automatic duplicate/copy of sent messages in Apple Mail?

I have an account using IMAP and through the configuration settings I can make Mail to save the emails on the servers or locally. In any case, they appear in the default "Sent" folder. I would like to ...
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Running Mac in Full Screen in Vmware/Virtual Box in Windows

I need to test an application in Mac.Currently im running Mac in Windows using VirtualBox but it runs windowed and does not support guest additions,so full screen is not possible.Can VMWare player run ...
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What is preventing Firefox from deleting active logins/cookies on exit?

Alright, so I want Firefox to delete all active logins/cache when I close it. My privacy settings are: Accept cookies from sites Accept third-party cookies: Always Keep until: I close Firefox ...
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How can I debug OSX memory card events

I am trying to get kernel messages for memory card insertion - removal, but i don't get logs. I issue the command "tail -f /var/log/kernel.log" So i need to know how to increase kernel log level to ...
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Google drive off-line is off

I am using Yosemite on OSX et Chrome as a web brower. I installed google drive. Everything on my google drive works well when I am online. When I check the content of my local google drive directory, ...
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diff style comparison of directory contents against line by line contents of text file

Unlike many of the file and directory comparison utilities out there, including diff, I've only seen literal file to file (sometime, more than two files) and directory to directory comparisons. I'm ...
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How to install an autoconfig proxy only for the VPN interface when it's connected

In OS X I am using the networksetup tool to enable and put in an autoconfig proxy URL, which works great. Now I am trying to do this for just the VPN service when it's connected. The problem I ...
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Virtualized Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) stuck on boot and slow [closed]

I have a Mac bar issue. When I downloaded And un7zipped it worked but failed to work but I figured out to enable to get hardware virtualazation is on HP Pavilion TS 15. I pressed esc on boot and ...