A Unix-based operating system developed and sold by Apple Inc. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac].

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Does mac support video out?

What I want to know, essentially, is whether it's possible to use my macbook as a webcam for my raspberry pi. Is there any software/specific cables that will take the video feed from the built-in ...
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Why is my old laser mouse so slow on my new Mac?

I've got a Microsoft laser mouse that I've had for maybe 15 years. It has always worked well. But I've been using a Macbook Pro for a couple years, and although I find the trackpad a bit ...
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Command to paste over but copy selected text

I'm looking for a command that pastes over a selection but copies the selection to the clipboard after pasting. I'm working on OSX, would like an OS wide solution but an IntelliJ Idea solution would ...
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Windows/OSX execution and load tree

I'm curious to learn how an operative system works from an execution and loading perspective. What is the first thing and the last an operative system executes, loads and does to prepare it for the ...
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Strong “Force Touch” feedback for normal clicks

On my new Retina MacBook Pro with the "Force Touch" trackpad, the click feedback feels disappointingly weak compared to the physical click of the old trackpad (and my Magic Trackpad). However, the ...
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Prevent Google Search from focusing on search box on (almost) every key

The opposite question (Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?) has the accepted answer that amounts to "... just begin typing again". How can you prevent this? I'd ...
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Translate in OSX Preview (for PDF)

I'm French studying in Germany (so in German) and lots of the docs of the university are written in German. Unfortunately, I'm not native speaker so I was wondering, is there a way to have the ...
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Rename txt files based on the file's content (OSX)

I have about 250 txt files that are all named link.txt and they have this information always on the line/row 3: title: Some kind of title I need some kind of script that can go through these ...
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Mac OS 10.9.5 How to search all documents for a specific phrase?

We've read other questions similar to this and the answers they received but none of the answers proved satisfactory. We want to search the contents of all documents on our mac for the two word ...
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SSH fails to connect from Raspberry Pi to Mac laptop

I've got two machines on a local network, a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian wheezy, and a Macbook Air running OS X 10.8.5. I'm trying to set things up so I can ssh freely back and forth between the two ...
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Can I customize the way the mouse moves between monitors?

I'm using my Mid-2014 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display along with two 20" external monitors. Both are 1200x1600 rotated to portrait orientation, one on either side of the laptop. The screens are ...
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Scripting sleep and wake up

I have an iMac that when it boots up the screen is all red and fuzzy, but if you put the Mac to sleep and wake it up again the screen is normal. Has anyone had this issue? If so what is it? I am ...
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transferring files from MAC on an SD card to save onto NTFS EHD via PC

Can files that are loaded onto an SD card (format to FAT32) be transferred to the NTFS EHD if I do this through a PC?
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Copy files using a pattern or wildcard

I'm trying to copy all files like this: ... dialogue022-en.txt dialogue023-en.txt dialogue024-en.txt ... into files like this: ... dialogue022-pivot.txt dialogue023-pivot.txt dialogue024-pivot.txt ...
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Disable auto launching of Photos application on Mac OSX Yosemite

I'm aware that there are solutions existing that allow you to prevent auto launch of applications such as iphoto or the newer replacement, Photos on a per device basis through the UI of Photos itself, ...
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Why does Chrome store its cache in my home folder?

It seems like Chrome stores its cache in my home folder. Every site that I visit cause Chrome to store files in my home folder. It is pretty annoying since my home folder is always filled with tons of ...
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OSX Yosemite - fstab not working - changing mount point

I am trying to set a different mountpoint for my external harddrive in osx yosemite. I have tried editing /etc/fstab using the following line (my external drive has no UUID so I can't use that): ...
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Omnigraffle paste creates a list

Editing a text area and hitting Command+V doesn't just paste the text, it turns the entire text block into a numbered list. I've spent hours now and can't figure out how to fix Command+V to just be a ...
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Separate setups of Sublime 3

Is it possible to have two or more different setups of Sublime Text 3? What I mean by that is: I would like to have one Sublime with my Python settings. This includes the packages, theme, ...
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radius authentication os x server and client certificate

I configured a Mac mini with OS X v10.10 and OS X Server, and an AirPort Extreme. The Wi-Fi network is WPA2 Enterprise, and the server provides RADIUS authentication service. I want the client ...
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How do I transfer a user's Thunderbird profile from Windows to OSX?

I thought this was simply a matter of doing an effective scp -r user@PC:Application\ Data/Roaming/Thunderbird ~/Library/Application\ Support/ and restarting Thunderbird. But when I do this I get this ...
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Restore MAC files from Windows

I was dual booting (Hackintosh) OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 7, one drive, two partitions. I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows 7 on it and I have repartitioned and formatted the old drive, ...
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Mac open command without any windows

I'm using open command to open a .zip file that contains an .app with the following: open my_zip.zip I need to use open because it's important to use the default application (it's part of a script) ...
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How do I edit points of a shape in PowerPoint 2016?

In PowerPoint 2016 (the preview version), you can edit points in a shape by right-clicking and selecting Edit Points. Now, under Windows, you would add a point by Ctrl-clicking, or change its ...
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Arrow key navigation in Finder (OS X Yosemite)

I like to use the arrow keys to navigate through files in Finder, but when I'm in icon view (which is sometimes more appropriate than list view), I cannot jump to the next line using the right arrow ...
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How to mount iso9660 filesystem as read,write on Mac OS X?

man: -w Mount the file system read-write. The options specific to NFS filesystems are described in the mount_nfs(8) manual page. bogon:OperatingSystems Forever-Always$ sudo ...
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How to fix a .mov file in hex editor from Photo Booth crash on OS X?

I was recording a ~4GB video using Photo Booth on OS X. The program terminated for some reason (unsure of whether it was computer sleep or something else). I have a corrupted file of about 4GB in ...
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Always show file extension for screenshots

If you take a screenshot with ⌘+⇧+4 the file is saved as a .png to the desktop, but the extension is hidden. You need to open the Info dialog and untick "Hide extension" if you want to show the ...
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How to set up per-user mount points in Mac OS X?

I have a Mac OS X client machine with several users, let's call them UserA and UserB. I also have a Linux server that exports a couple of Samba shares. Let's say, one of these shares is called ...
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Is there a way to have two or more clipboards via keyboard shortcuts for storing & using multiple text items simultaneously? (OSX)

I would like to be able to have multiple clipboards on Mac OSX (happen to be using Mavericks currently). The end-solution would look something like this: Let's say I copied one piece of text using... ...
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Search for files created at specific time in folder OS X

I have a folder with 2000+ image files in it from a time lapse camera. I want to find/select all the images that were taken at the time 10:00 and 15:00. The find function has a "date created" but I ...
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Rsync - resending all files, because files have different timestamp (off by 1 second!)

I am using rsync to backup files from my Mac laptop to a usb drive (exFAT) on my Windows laptop. The usb drive is shared within my home network, and mounted on my Mac. I noticed a weird problem when ...
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how to set/adjust the size of system memory cache on osx

My mac physical memory is 8.00 GB. After a while usage, used memory increases to 3.98 GB cache increases to 1.1 GB. when I compile ios project, sometimes mac runs very slowly. Just wonder if I can ...
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AES Encrypt DMG for Windows?

I need to encrypt a dmg file with an AES key. On MAC we can do so on Disk Utilities but how to do it on Windows? I tried Mac Tools Lite but it has no such function. I also tried Google Search but I ...
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Flip through all the instances of all the applications running - mac

Got my first Mac couple of days ago and I may be missing something.. Usually need to I open couple of instances of the same application: couple of IDE's for different projects, couple of Chrome ...
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Convert Wav to Ogg

I have a folder with a large number of Wav files which I wish to convert to Ogg. How do I do this for the latest release of Mac Os X. I have tried to run Drop Ogg X but it does not work, complaining ...
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How does OS X's Terminal pass the new tab's dir to login or bash?

In OS X, you can add a shell to /etc/shells and set it as a user's default shell, such that when they open the terminal they are presented with that shell. In addition, When you have the option to ...
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Reducing the height of the tab/address bar in Firefox (OS X)

I would like to save those extra few pixels, since I'm often on the go on a laptop and overall customize FF. Is there a way to shave off those extra pixels here? (Picture for reference)
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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How do I disable the full screen transition in Firefox?

When I watch a video on YouTube with their video player it does this relatively long transition when I go into full screen. How do I turn this transition off? I'm using Firefox 38.0.1 on Mac OSX ...
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Part of the screen flashes black when using photoshop in MBP retina

I have a mid 2014 Mac Book Pro retina, and I use the latest version of Photoshop CC. When I'm working on something, like moving the cursor around, clicking and dragging a text element, etc., the right ...
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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
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How to make a symlink to make it Compass on my Mac?

I have everything installed on my Mac that should do the job to run Sass and Compass, but it seems that the paths are not optimal. When I installed Compass and Sass I did it by following these ...
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Why are my NAS drive transfers so slow?

I've a rMBP with 802.11ac, connected to an Asus RT-AC66U on 5GHz and a WD My Cloud EX2. If I transfer large files via the router from the Macbook to the NAS drive I see a mere ~10MB/s (80Mbps say). ...
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Bash Script: How to set a variable as the current time, in the format XX:XX:XX

For a script I'm making, I need to be able to set a variable as the current system time. For example, 11:40:55. This is so the computer sleeps at the exact time, so if there's an easier way to do ...
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Telnet: How do I un-escape?

I know that when connected via Telnet, I can hit Ctrl+] to escape. This brings me to the telnet command line interface. How do I get back to my telnet session? I occasionally hit Ctrl+] by accident ...
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How do I specify multiple (but not all) drives for an osx Smart Folder to search?

When I create a new Smart Folder I can either set it to "This Mac" which searches all my drives (including ones I don't want like my backup drive), or to one location like my Macontosh HD root folder. ...
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Can't Log in to azure VM running Linux from OS X

I´ve been trying to log in to a VM running Ubuntu in Azure from OS X through SSH verification. But when I try to connect to the virtual machine I get a Permission denied (publickey) error. To create ...
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Is this process a reasonable way to remove personal data from a Mac before giving it away?

Occasionally I give away (or sell) an old Mac that I'm not using anymore. Before I do that, I want to make sure that none of my personal data remains on the drive, but I'm too lazy to reformat the ...
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How to periodically show alert message *in foreground* on Mac OS X?

I want to have an alert / dialog box to fire up periodically in foreground on my Mac. I tried a combination of AppleScript and launchd and managed to have the script (actually converted to a app) ...