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Run virtual iOS on windows and install an app

For reasons unknown, I would like to run a virtual iOS environment on my windows computer. Inside of this environment, I need to be able to install a specific app from the app store, be able to run it,...
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Installing Homebrew on a Mac with NPM already installed

I am trying to fix my npm permissions. On this page, under Option 3, it says: If you're doing a fresh install of node on Mac OS you can avoid this problem altogether by using the Homebrew package ...
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How can I make the DNS server list persist on OS X?

I usually set the DNS servers on my laptop to be 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, which are Google's DNS servers, via the System Preferences > Network > $Interface > DNS pane. Far too often though, these servers ...
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Connecting 2 Displays with a MacBook in serie does not work

I'm trying to connect the MacBook A1286 / A1278 (got 2) in this following configuration: Connection Setup I can do that with Windows and the monitors just fine. And it works perfectly, but when I ...
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rpcsvchost using 99% CPU on MacBook Pro

Recently I noticed that my fun got really loud even when just doing simple tasks as searching with my browser on Google. The activity manager of my MacBook Pro (Late 2011, running OS X Yosemite ...
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Mac OS Multiple Active Windows

I would like to be able to look at my notes on my laptop screen, while having the ability to change slides on the projector which is acting as my second "monitor". I have extended my desktop so that ...
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Is it possible to force a complete reset of a local copy of Dropbox?

I have broken Dropbox on my laptop and now it is stuck indexing. Is it possible to delete my local copy of Dropbox completely and force the Dropbox on my laptop to just reset itself with the server? ...
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Switching between last active windows on a Mac

On Windows and Linux if I hit Alt-Tab it will bring forward the last active window of the application I was using. If I try to do this on a Mac, Cmd+Tab brings forward all the windows of the ...
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Strange prompt color issue with Solarized and OSX 10.11 Terminal.app

I am trying out some Terminal.app customization and have switched from the stock bash to zsh with oh-my-zsh. I have installed patched Powerline fonts and the a port of Solarized theme for the 256-...
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Why can't Google Chrome resolve subdomains from /private/etc/hosts?

If I define subdomains in /private/etc/hosts on OS X, such as test.localhost, Google Chrome (51.0.2704.106 (64-bit)) isn't able to resolve them (even though it worked until today). Other browsers (e.g....
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Cmd+backtick strange behavior with multiple spaces

I'm configuring a new MacBook Pro and I'm seeing a strange behavior using the keys cmd+`. Supposing I have the following disposition: Space 1: 2 Atom windows 3 Chrome windows Space 2 1 Atom ...
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Opening a new terminal from the command line and running a command on Mac OS X 10.10?

So I want to run a script, that launch when I log in, in a new terminal and print in a few line. Do I need AppleScript as for what I've read so far ? Is there not a simple bash command to run this ? ...
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How to isolate logical disks on Mac OS X?

I partitioned two logical disks on my Mac (saying disk1 and disk2). I installed OS X on the two disks repectively (saying OS1 and OS2). In OS1, the disk2 can be accessed via finder, and vice versa. ...
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How to cycle through applications in current space on Mac OS?

I want to separate my applications for personal use from those I use for work. Working on a different desktop doesn't solve anything, since I use Cmd-Tab and Cmd-` exclusively to switch between ...
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Video file no matter the format stops playing after 3 minutes

I have a video file that I saved to a flash drive. The video was in a wmv format. The video shows that the file is 12 minutes (which is the original length) however the file only plays about 3 minutes ...
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lpd printer configuration in osx prints, but not when using windows. Why?

I'm using a really strange print server, from win-star, model WS-NU78W44, trying to share a HP LaserJet M1120 MPF. When I tried to use the print server's installer, on windows, it worked well, but now ...
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Unable to correctly install Adobe InDesign CC in OSX 10.9

Myself and the senior Mac technician at my office have been working on a users machine for the past 3 days and we can't seem to get anywhere. hopefully you can help us. There was an earlier semi-...
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how to backup MS OneNote notebooks (on Mac OSX)

The instructions I have found for backing up OneNote notebooks don't seem to apply to the Mac version. I just want to find my notebooks and copy them to a thumb drive. Anyone know how? Thanks.
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How to force dialog windows to be displayed in front?

When I open a zenity dialog window with bash, the window is always displayed in the background rather than in front of the terminal window. For example zenity --info --title='Just a title' --text='...
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Virtual Audio Cable equivalent for OS X [on hold]

I have been astounded by the lack of programs for OS X that have similar functionality to Virtual Audio Cable. My goal is to "redirect" audio output to auto input. I realize that OS X's and Windows' ...
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Why do I run out of disk space when I attempt to update a VirtualBox VM to Windows 10?

I have installed VirtualBox (version 5.22 with latest guest additions) on MacBook Pro (running Yosemite) and have one VM which is running Windows 7. I want to upgrade this to Windows 10. The Windows ...
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Powerline-status & iTerm2 3.0 glyphs not rendering

Ever since I upgraded to iTerm2 3.0 (currently 3.0.2) the Powerline fonts aren’t rendering with the special glyphs in the Terminal. The glyphs still render in VIM, so I know they’re there. I’m ...
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Setup Mac OS JAVA_HOME

I have fresh installation of OS X El Captain version 10.11.5. In my .bash_profile I did setup Java home as export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home) export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH However if I ...
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Mac OS VPN uses default Subnet Mask

We expanded our subnet mask from 255.255.255.0 to 255.255.254.0 to incorporate more IP addresses in the business: 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.1.255 is the new subnet. All of the servers etc are on the 192....
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How to get notes from Notes.app off hard drive and onto Mac

I recently wiped my mac's hard drive clean in order to reclaim a bunch of memory which I had no idea where it was being allocated. Before I wiped everything I backed it all up on my external hard ...
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Is there a way to overlay keyboard usage on-screen?

I want to be able to create videos (screen recordings) that show the keys I am pressing on my keyboard. E.g., I hold Shift, and Shift is shown on-screen as I hold it. Is there a way to do this on an ...
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OSX 10.10.5 Kernel Panic with no Log of Crash

I've been having an issue recently with a MacBook Pro 13'. It seems to randomly crash to a grey error screen, stating "Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds ...
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Can't get launchd plist run successfully in Mac OS X

I’m using Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite) an learning to use launchd (Launch Daemon) to auto-run some scripts. To make it simple, I decide to use a shell script which only contains a echo command. ...
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Microphone cable --> Macbook Air

How do I get my microphone cable to plug into my MacBook air? (What adapter is required?) I cannot plug it into my headphone slot b/c I'll have headphones plugged into it, but my firewire and USB ...
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Mac OSX Space - wrong add up

The picture posted below should explain my problem in 100%. The storage space calculated by adding up spaces from folders like Applications, Users etc. is completely different than this showed next ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 works with secondary monitor, but integrated screen remains black

Yesterday I was using Microsoft Excel 2011 to do my accounts and the screen suddenly went black. I tried restarting but this did not solve the problem. I have connected to another monitor (also Mac) ...
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OSX El Capitain shutdown doesn't work

This is going to be my first post, so I hope will be clear and understandable ( I'm not native eng). First of all, I just want to clarify: I'm not a developer or everything related to coding. I have ...
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Will double-clicking install OS replace contents of the disk?

Will double-clicking install OS replace contents of the disk? In other words, if I want to do a clean install of Mavericks can I just double-click the downloaded file and perform the install? Will it ...
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AWS EC2 Instance SCP: tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified

Hello SuperUser Heroes, I have been using my system's terminal (Mac OS X El Capitan) and have never had issues with it. Today, wanted to upload some folders to some EC2 machines (which I used to do ...
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Emacs on Mac, trouble with jshint

I am testing out a small fibonacci program and purposely removed a semi colon in hopes to run a joshing for debugging. When i submitted the command I got an error of: "Compilation exited abnormally ...
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TextEdit on Mac - how to downgrade?

After upgrading to TextEdit version 1.11 (325) I'm having this bug. I found source code of version 1.9 (309), but it also contains that bug. Is there a repository with all previous versions of ...
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How to get macOS app's resource usage during a time period?

We can use the Activity app to see an app's CPU and memory's real time usage, I was wondering if maybe we could get the resource consumption graph during a time period? Or if there're some system ...
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The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion to a virtual machine (VMWare). Every time I power on the machine, it goes to the apple logo and pops up with the error: "The CPU has been disabled by the ...
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How to make Google Chrome display contents of properties file, instead of downloading it and using external editor?

I am requesting a URL in Chrome that ends in /foo.properties. The response includes the header Content-Type:application/x-java-properties, so Chrome writes the body of the response to a foo.properties ...
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I can not open XMGRACE

I can't open xmgrace although I have installed everything correctly. The errors I encounter are: Warning: Widget must be a VendorShell. Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown event type : ...
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Google Chrome not saving passwords (prompting to save but not saved)

Chrome does prompt and offer to save passwords. However every time I click Save, it doesn't actually save. The Manage passwords - Saved passwords is an empty list. In chrome://settings/search#...
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Alternative to run htop as sudo on OS X?

To see the CPU and memory usage of processes in htop on Mac OS X you need to change the user rights as described in "htop isn't returning CPU or memory usage!?". htop running with root rights is able ...
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Can't clear Apple Mac Dock Icon after Oracle SQL Developer App has closed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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Connect via VNC to own machine

When I have a second user logged on my MacBook I just want to open a VNC/remote desktop connection to this user instead of always going through the login window. VNC will just connect to the same user ...
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On Airport Extreme, how to force requests to specific IP on the local network?

I am trying to route requests to http://example.com from my smartphone to my dev server, running on my laptop. This means my router needs to look for those requests and route them appropriately to my ...
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sslv3 alert handshake failure (_ssl.c:590)?

this is my code: def test(request): paypalrestsdk.configure({ "mode": "security-test-sandbox", "client_id": "XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX", "client_secret": "XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" }) payment ...
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Why can't I change my Windows domain password from Mac OS X?

I'm using Mac OS X, with the machine not joined to the domain. Some file shares in the company are now on the domain, and logging into these has just started causing failures, telling me that my ...
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Iterm 3.0.2 no colors when using ls

I recently upgraded to Iterm 3.0.2 and I noticed that on my local session, both files and directories have the same color when I use ls. This happened in Iterm2, which I fixed by using this answer: ...
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Pull out matches with formula

I am trying to compare two columns and pull out the data is the same? I have tried multiple formulas but unable to produce multiple data? I am using 2016 Excel for Mac. Sample info: I have tried ...
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How can I manipulate Mac Excel 2011 to automatically populate a table from change in stock?

Good evening everyone. You will have to excuse my poor descriptives as I am not overly literate with general computing. I am running a MacBook Pro with Excel 2011 and the latest OS X (El Capitan 10.11....