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Decrease RAM frequency for older computer

Does anyone know any software to decrease RAM frequency. I heard about Typhoon Burner, however I am looking for free solution to match speed of 8500s 1066mhz from DDR with speed of 1666mhz. I know ...
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Firefox won't let me select any kind of script as the protocol handler for an SSH link

I'm trying to run a script when I click on a SSH link in Firefox. I have tried using the protocol handlers in the application section of the Firefox settings. For some reason, I cannot select any ...
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Mac mail.app crashes almost immediately after startup

July 11, 2014 OS X 10.9.4 The mail.app has been crashing consistently almost as soon as I open the app. I have a "godaddy" mail (IMAP config) account and a gmail account connected. I've removed the ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

Per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then locate USB Prober at ...
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USB Modem On OS X Doesn't Respond to Python Modules

My goal is to communicate with my USB modem on my iMac with Python so I can send commands and read the results and responses. I have a USB modem hooked up to my iMac and I can communicate with it ...
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How to determine which brew package provides a given file?

Is there a way to figure out which brew package provides a given file (like apt-file on Ubuntu or pgkfile on Arch)? I'm not talking about querying which locally installed package owns a file on my ...
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Adjust pixel format for an external display in OS X on iMac (early 2013)

I just replaced a custom build desktop with a new iMac (early 2013 model). One of my external monitors that I use needs a different pixel format than the one currently set as default in OS X. On the ...
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iPad/iOS using a bluetooth keyboard with own hardware keyboard

I use a bluetooth keyboard with programmer's dvorak layout with OSX. In the app store I see Dvorak software keyboards. I'm unsure if there are hardware keyboards My keyboard is qwerty but I changed ...
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How to enable unread Skype message counter on Mac

When I used Ubuntu or Windows it was very comfortable to see count of unread skype messages in the system tray. Bun here, in the MacOS, I can't find how to enable this nice option. The only what I can ...
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Excel - take two csv files and map them

I have two csv files. 1 has a list of emails, another has a longer list of emails with first names, last names, address, etc. What I am looking to do is take both of these files and map the emails ...
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Can't access my computer with its public ip

I installed MAMP on my Macbook Pro. It opens on 'localhost:8888'. I went to http://www.whatismyip.com/ and it gave me my ipv4 address. I copied my ip and put it on my browser like this: myip:8888 and ...
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Can't connect to specific FTP?

Have a bit of an issue and I'm pretty confused by this one. Yesterday I was connecting to my FTP all day and it seemed to be fine but now I'm having issues. I use a VPN and I'm not sure how that ...
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How can I start/enable `at` on MacOSX?

I just noticed that at jobs submitted in my terminal on MacOSX are never executed: $ atq 2 Fri Feb 7 12:07:00 2014 3 Mon Feb 10 10:36:00 2014 4 Sun Mar 9 09:59:00 2014 5 Mon Mar 10 13:39:00 ...
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Problems when installing NumPy on MacOS 10.9.4

I am using MacOS 10.9.4 with Xcode 5.1 (command line tools installed) Today I upgraded macports and installed py27-numpy. Everything looked ok in my terminal window. Then I tried to install PyCogent ...
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HP LaserJet 1010 driver for OS X 10.7

I've been looking for a website where I can find the software of HP LaserJet 1010 driver for OS X 10.7. I found a source in the official website of HP but I couldn't find the download button or link ...
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All steps to set up and resolve subdomain.localhost to 127.0.0.1?

I suddenly feel stubborn about my subdomain on localhost not working. My /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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Removing or Uninstalling Ruby, Rails, and/or Gems from Mac OS X 10.9.4

I had some health issues and was away from my iMac for about 6-8 months. I’m not exactly sure which version of OS X was running when I stopped using it, but I had just installed Rails and was about ...
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OSX input source before OS loads

When OSX reaches the user log in screen I can enter my password using the input source I have selected in keyboard preferences. When I start my mac up while holding option to pick a different ...
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Can't build using MacPorts in OSX

I've submitted a ticket here but am pretty pessimistic it'll be addressed. As I say, there, I'm running MacPorts 2.3.1 on OSX 10.9.3. In trying to install llvm-3.2, I get the following error: --> ...
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OSX Operation Not Permitted on Immutable flag

Anyone know super command for replacing locked .plist? I have locked desktop.plist (immutable flags) needs to replace with a new desktop.plist. Problem is unable to replace the existing .plist. I get ...
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Mac OSX finder requiring permissions when deleting file, even after chmod

I created a Python script that requires sudo permissions to run (doing ICMP requests). This script creates a small directory and a couple .csv files, as well as a log.txt file. At first, after running ...
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Where is the DefaultKeyBinding.dict file on a Mac

I have a MacBook Pro w/ OS X 10.9.3 installed. I have read various pages that talk about adding custom keyboard mappings to the mac. They all mention modifying a DefaultKeyBinding.dict file. Where ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Terminal logs in Server (OS X Server)

I installed OS X Server, then uninstalled it. Now, Terminal logs me in as server:~ John$ Even though my computer's name in Sharing Preferences is called "John's MacBook Pro" It's no big deal, it ...
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How can I redirect OS X dtruss output when running with sudo?

I'm running dtruss on Mac OS X 10.9. Simple example is: sudo -c ls But I'd like to capture the dtruss output into a file. I saw something that suggests that I can do something like: sudo bash -c ...
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How do I upgrade to xcode 6 beta 3 when I already have beta 2 installed?

I am currently running xcode 6 beta 2 but would like to upgrade to the new beta 3 release. Do I have to uninstall beta 2 completely before doing a fresh beta 3 install, or is there a way to upgrade ...
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Access dual booted OS from VirtualBox

I have a LinuxKali/OSX dual boot. I have to install some packages in the linux system but as the Wifi drivers do not work without those packages (Mac air has NO ethernet) I would like to access the ...
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How to cycle in Finder autocomplete suggestions?

For example I want to go to ~/Library/Application Support. By pressing command+shift+g in Finder and type ~/Library/App, Finder will autocomplete it with ~/Library/Application Scripts. I need to ...
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Delayed SSH Connection, Authentication, and Commands

My home computer, a Mac running OS X 10.8.5, normally accepts SSH connections over the Internet (I have port forwarded) but is asleep right now. It sometimes may wake up for various reasons while I am ...
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setAttribute(“href”,“mailto:”…) causes link conversion on OSX [migrated]

When I include javascript code of the following form: element.setAttribute("href","mailto:foo@bar.com") I get element pointing to http://mailto:foo@bar.com rather than mailto:foo@bar.com, and a ...
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Direcy DNS query to specific server on Mac

I found information as to how to direct a DNS query to a specific server via this link. However, I am using Mac OSX Mavericks and am having trouble replicating.
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Shared calendar in company with Mac and Windows computers

I would like to give my company a common ground to work on in aspects of a calendars where everybody notes his "dates" / meetings. Some of my employees work with Mac, and some work with Windows. I ...
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How to get access to MAMP mysqldata base when 1045 access denied error is posed?

Been stuck for a few days now. I've been SCOURING google for solutions and have tried many things. Basically I was editing my users in phpMyadmin and I think I erased the user 'root' which is my ...
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How to use Google Glass as a headset with MacBook?

I connected my Google Glass to my MacBook via Bluetooth, and Sound Preferences shows that I can select my Glass for audio output, but doing so does nothing. Google Glass makes no sound even though ...
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Broadcom Wifi card (PCI-ID:14e4:43a0) not recognized on dual boot OSX/Kali

I have a dual boot Mac with OSX and Kali Linux(1.0.7). Today I tried to get the Wifi working according to this guide: http://samiux.blogspot.de/2014/02/howto-kali-linux-106-on-macbook-air-mid.html ...
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Prevent XBMC from switching video mode

I am using XBMC on OS X. All videos have noticeable posterization effect, while they look fine in other players. I think XBMC is switching to a 16-bit colour video mode. How can I prevent this?
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'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM from OSX. Why, and how to fix?

The question explains the problem. For months I've never had any problems along these lines. Then, yesterday morning, I couldn't get into my VM! Took a long time to troubleshoot but here was the ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Scratch disks in Photoshop filling instantly

I have an issue on my MacBook Air: When I save a .psd file (About 1 gigabyte), with seven gigabytes available to save it, my Macintosh HD fills up completely to the point of Photoshop not being able ...
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-bash: java: command not found MacOS 10.7.5

I recently "uninstalled" Java 7 because it isn't compatible with Chrome, following the instructions on this site: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml. Then I re-enabled Java ...
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Can I delete contents of /private/var folder?

I see that it takes ~4G space I have MacBook Air and wanted to check if it is safe to delete the folder
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Line-wrapping `less` in OS X (specifically for use with 'git diff')

Using less +-S does not work (although it does ask Chop long lines (press RETURN)), and entering -S once inside less also does not work. Is there a solution? I am usig OS X Mavericks (10.9.3). ...
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Installing linux on a macbook pro - boot broken

So I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (completely replacing OSX). I had refit installed, but not it seems gone. And every time I boot, the PC can't find any OS. I tried using ...
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Kotoeri only lets me use its first recommendation

I recently had to re-install Mavericks (10.9) on my Mac Mini (late 2012 model), and since then Kotoeri has been acting a bit erratic. It'll usually work fine for a few words, however it quickly ...
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Associating tags with chrome windows - macox for better switching

I usually have a lots of chrome windows open and am concentrating on a few windows currently. Like out of 10 open windows, I would need to jump between 3 of them at any point of time. The switching ...
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Chromium Source Download Very Large — 15 GB so far and downloading

I'm currently trying to download Chromium via these instructions. I followed the initial checkout instructions then typed fetch --nohooks chromium --nosvn=True into Terminal in the folder I wanted ...
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What OS X app. or program opens the file extensions .exec and .kext in Mac? [closed]

What default OS X app. or program opens the file extensions .exec and .kext in Mac? When I check Get Info it lists Terminal as the default application. Is this correct or should it be replaced with a ...
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Safari on MacBook won't save bookmark changes [on hold]

My new MacBook won't save changes to bookmarks in Safari. Any adds or deletes revert after cycling Safari off / on.
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How do I find out where emacs 24 (OSX) puts my aspell corrections?

I would like to see if it's possible to back them up into github with the rest of my dotfiles. I searched the config options, but am only seeing the default dictionaries used. I'd like to know where ...