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What is the difference between Ctrl+L and Cmd+K for clearing the terminal screen?

I've to realize that both of these keyboard shortcuts accomplish the exact same goal: clearing the terminal screen in OS X. The only discernible difference I can see is that the Cmd+K shortcut ...
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How to rename multiple files easily on OSX?

I have 300 files, which are numbered, but I want to know how to quickly rename them all in 1, 2, 3 method. For example, I have the first one called File name 1, then another one called the same thing ...
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Whats the process for erasing disk, reinstalling Mac OS and restoring data and apps

I was told by the Apple genius bar that my OS was messed up and is slowing down my macbook. I was told to erase the disk, reinstall the OS and restore the apps and data from my Time Machine. I'm ...
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Mac: How to install Windows 10 Preview on Parallels

I'm trying to install Windows 10 preview on Mac OS X with Parallels, but the ISO file is not recognized by Parallels. The ISO is not defect, I've checked the Hash.
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Screensaver spanning multiple monitors on OSX

Is there anyway to have a single screensaver span multiple monitors in OSX Mavericks? On windows, there are certain screensavers (including default ones I believe) that are multi monitor aware and ...
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run a script when an application is open in OSX

I want to be able to know when an application is open sot hat i could run a bash script in osx. How to monitor for open applications? say for example I open chrome browser then i want to run a bash ...
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How to view sent time for Outlook event invitation

I'm using Outlook Mac 2011 on OSX 10.9.5, and I cannot figure out how to see when an invitation was sent. The event invitation doesn't have the 'Sent' field like a normal email does. I tried looking ...
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How to ssh from Linux client to OS X host without error message “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”?

My LAN comprises a desktop computer running Linux (Debian Wheezy), a MacBook with OS X Mavericks, and a modem-router; ssh with Linux host and OS X client functions well - no problems connecting from ...
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Making application globally available in Terminal

I've downloaded ffmpeg and placed it in a folder, say /user/bla. Now every time I wish to run ffmpeg, i need to enter system:random/path user$ /user/bla/ffmpeg [arguments] Can I make the application ...
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Can't convert PDF into image, because of 'no images defined' error

I've the following PDF file: http://www.fmwconcepts.com/misc_tests/pdf_tests/test.pdf But when I'm trying to convert it via: $ convert test.pdf test.png I've the following error: convert: no ...
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How to install the debian bash-completion using homebrew?

I want bash to install bash command completion on my mac using brew.
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VLC media file kind attribute differs from Mavericks to Yosemite

I have noticed since I started using OS X Yosemite beta 3 that any files that by default open with VLC now have the Kind attribute set to just VLC Document, except for MP4 which also opens with VLC by ...
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View macbook pro desktop screen on my MacPro display OSX Mavericks 10.9?

I got two systems: Macbook pro and Mac pro Both are connected to the same WiFi network. I would like to use my Macbook pro while working on my Mac pro, interfacing with it a window or ...
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Cloud storage/backup/sync options

I have the following four needs and am looking for one or more apps/services that can solve them. I have a lot of photos that need to be backed up. These are rarely ever viewed, but I don't want to ...
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Similar command suggestion in terminal

In ubuntu (and likely elsewhere), if I misspell a command, the shell suggests similarly spelled commands: askewchan@foppl:~$ exi No command 'exi' found, did you mean: Command 'ex' from package 'vim' ...
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logmein is constantly trying to launch something on my Mac

I have looked everywhere but I can't find what is kicking it off. I can't catch it either since it's only there for split second. 9/30/14 5:15:57.792 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: ...
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Disable only one of two connected iSight cameras?

I have two Apple TB displays connected to my laptop, ant I'm running into all kinds of problems having both iSight cameras detected. Is there any way to selectively disable just one of the cameras? ...
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Scrollbar hit area is too small on OS X

Here is a zoomed screenshot of a terminal window corner with lots of output. I marked with a red paint an actual area I need to click to drag the scroolbar, anything below or to the right from that ...
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Both Thunderbolt and WiFi are connected at the same time. Which is being used?

At the office I've got a MacBook Pro running Mavericks, connected to a CalDigit base station which provides Ethernet over Thunderbolt. This works perfectly. However, I often have to go to meetings ...
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detox not removing all whitespace

Here's a process that is giving me some trouble. Hope you can help: I unzip a file generated by system X. All files have white spaces interspersed in the file name. I use detox to remove the white ...
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CTRL + SPACE Shortcut Key for Context Menu on Mac

I'm writing as a last resort after my many hours of searching.... My System is: Mac OS X 10.9.4 Firefox 31.1.1 Thunderbird 31.1.2 It seems I must be going about my goal to access the context menu ...
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Fixing bad timestamps on Skype 6.19

I was doing a bit of testing of a javascript app that had me changing my timezone all over the place. While that was happening, I got a couple of Skype messages that got assigned bad timestamps. Now ...
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Ask Homebrew to open URL of a package?

Homebrew packages include a URL to the package webpages. For example: 13:38:39 ~ $ brew info atk atk: stable 2.14.0 (bottled) http://library.gnome.org/devel/atk/ /usr/local/Cellar/atk/2.12.0 (205 ...
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installing octave on OS X - get error and not sure how to fix

I have done a brew update && brew upgrade and brew install octave --without-docs afte a while I get: patching file libgui/qterminal/libqterminal/unix/ExtendedDefaultTranslator_mac.h ...
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OSX and bacula: system backup or malware?

Worrying about the bash "shellshock" bug, I have taken my iMac off the network and checked for open ports. On OS 10.9.4, when I run netstat -atp tcp on the terminal, I see an unexpected entry for ...
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Sudo suddenly not working correctly on OS X?

I have started noticing that commands requiring the use of sudo on OS X Mavericks are failing, e.g. I just updated Meteor and it couldn't write the launcher script sudo cp ...
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Is it possible to hide directories on share using Apple ACL?

I'm just setting an office server running Maverick Server. I can setup control to directories and block some users or group from accessing certain things. However, I can't seem to find any way to ...
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Python 2.x and Python 3.x with Beautiful Soup Package on Mac OSX 10.9.5

I am fairly new to Python and have run into some problems installing Beautiful Soup. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.5. I installed and used Python 3.4 during a summer and installed Beautiful Soup 4 for a ...
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Error on “brew tap homebrew/science”: Could not resolve host: github.com

When I try to execute the following command: brew tap homebrew/science I get the following error: Cloning into '/usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew-science'... fatal: unable to access ...
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Mac Mini fail on install fresh copy of maverics

I tried to install fresh copy of OSX Maverics on mac mini. I restart my pc hold option+r and erase the HD and i go to install fresh copy of OSX but won't give me to download for a long time there was ...
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Homebrew (mac) : Reinstallation failure

Ok so I was having problems with homebrew where it would give me an error when I use any brew command, so I decided to reinstall homebrew. I used the most standard uninstallation commands you see on ...
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How can picture 1 be x KB and picture 2 be x MB?

I have made two screenshots: Size of 1: 751.039 bytes (754 KB) Size of 2: 3.739.946 bytes (3,7 MB) How is this possible? They're both screenshots, made with the same program (the built-in Mac ...
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Upgrade a Mac, can i keep old OS?

I need to upgrade an old PowerMac 10.4 buying latest version of imac or mac pro. But first i need to know if there's a way to keep alive old software such as Photoshop CS2, Free Hand MX, Quark ...
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How can I copy-paste between emacs and other applications on mac?

All of a sudden, I cannot anymore copy-paste text from Safari to Emacs. I don't think I changed anything relevant to my .emacs recently and I am pretty sure this was possible a few days ago. I am ...
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How to block DNS from DHCP on OS X 10.9?

I've been trying to configure my macbook (10.9) with ice floor and openvpn to prevent outbound connections from my real IP. So i had to allow connection between my real IP and OpenDNS so as to be able ...
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Is it possible to use OSX Finder tags in Adobe Bridge?

I know Bridge uses its own keywords, but I was wondering if it could also read/add OS X Finder tags. I'm using Adobe Bridge CC 6.1.0.115 and Mac OS X 10.9.4. Thanks!
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how to use fzf on Mac Terminal with bash

I found a utility called fzf https://github.com/junegunn/fzf which is a fuzzy-finder for your shell. Two questions: 1) After I run fzf and run a file, I press Enter and then the file I found is ...
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Absolute positioning (or specify coordinates) for layers in Photoshop actions

How can I specify an absolute layer position in an action? Using Free Transform and translate defines the translate function relative to the layer that defined the action. Here's what happened: I ...
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How can i restore the chrome extension's data from data file?

I just migrate my windows laptop to macbook last week, and i can successfully get all chrome extensions re-installed by using google sync server. However, it only sync the extension itself, not the ...
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Re-add ssh key every time I restart my mac

Every time I try to interact with git after I restart my machine I and given an error saying I have been denied access. To fix this I enter the command sudo ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/github_rsa This ...
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How to make standalone app using python on mac osx

I am making an app in python 2.7 on osx 10.9 Used py2app to create .app. python setup.py py2app is making semi-standalone app. As my.app/Contents/MacOS there is shortcut to /usr/bin/python. Now I ...
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Is that safe to use Mac OS X Maverics standard e-mail client?

I mean, MS Outlook is ugly and I don't like the usability, but I use my mac for work, and I need to use a client. Is that safe to use mac os client as working e-mail client? Does it backup something ...
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Using a .PEM key without a password on OSX, but asking for password

I have a PEM key named relatient2.pem that I was given by a client I'm working for. I've already put it in my ~/.ssh folder and have given it permissions of 600. When running: ssh ...
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Mac OSX connected to an Active Directory domain is not mapping to the network drive over VPN. I suspect DNS, but the settings all look fine

I've got a remote user that's using a new MAC book pro to log into the windows domain via LogMeIn Hamachi. Hamachi is connecting to the domain: I can ping the mac book from the Hamachi Server it's ...
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Not seeing Terminal colors properly in OSX

I'm a new OSX (10.9) user, and I wanted to setup the Terminal with a decent color scheme, but I'm not able to. I followed simple instructions here: ...
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git commit not working in shared folder under VMware Workstation 10

I'm working in Ruby on Rails under MacOSX 10.9 in VMware Workstation 10. I moved my RoR project folder from the Desktop into my VMware shared folder. The reason is because some character's location ...
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OSX Lion clang error on .bss command

I'm getting persistent error in OSX 7.5 Clang version 425.0.28 error: unknown directive .bss (I'm compiling micropython for an OSX host). It took a lot of fooling around to get pkg-config working, ...
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Can I remove my MBP SSD and install it into my PC?

I have a dying MBP due to the Radeongate issue. I just built myself a new PC. It is Intel based. Can I remove the SSD from my MBP and install it into an SSD bay on my PC and then boot into OS X? ...
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Is my SSD dying?

I walked away from my late 2012 Retina Macbook Pro for about 10 minutes, and came back to a gray screen with a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I wasn't doing anything too disk intensive at ...
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Localhost on Mac causing system-wide problems?

I had some trouble with my 2013 MBP bogging down this summer (apple wasn't sure why...too many chrome tabs or filesystem corruption. in any event a complete reinstall fixed it). I've been doing web ...