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is it safe to delete a “login.keychain.sb…” file?

I donwloaded MPlayerX and it seems it had a bunch of Addware. Anytime I type something in Safari it will take so some advertisement site, like MacKeeper, ZipCloud etc... Now I was looking in my ...
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How do I make a backup of OS X Yosemite boot USB as an image on the hard disk?

For CDs one could make an image file and store it on their hard disk. If they wanted to use it again, they could burn to disk or emulate using something like daemon tools. I want to know if something ...
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Change iTerm settings using defaults

I have to set custom hotkeys in iTerm (in order for my option-left and option-right keys to work properly, and I'm looking for a way to do this via the command line so I can script it. I've ...
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OSX Yosemite USB Flash Drive Missing Space Issue

I purchased a 128GB flash drive. Available space after exFat formatting is 123.6GB I transfer roughly 25GB (a TON of files beyond the 100,000 range) from another flash drive onto this one. I now have ...
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Searching for files in my computer's filesystem named food using find . and grep together

So I'm trying to run a search of my computer's entire filesystem for files named "food" using find . and grep together. According to my homework instructions the search should take a while. I've ...
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How to run app as sudo? [on hold]

I can run the terminal in Applications folder, but how to run an app using sudo? Can I run a specific app as root using System Preferences settings? EDIT I am using a GIT client software, named ...
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HP Printer Unable to connect to SMB on Mac

I've got an HP Officejet 8600 which can scan to an SMB Network Folder. I've got an iMac running Yosemite that I would like to use as the SMB destination for Scans from the Officejet. SMB has been ...
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How to install osx or windows on my iphone 6? [on hold]

My pc is slow. Can I install Windows or OSX on my iPhone 6 so that I can use it as a computer and use its resources including cpu, disk space etc,,, and use the screen and mouse of my laptop?
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Prevent websites from playing audio when they are opened in Safari 8

Is there any way to prevent a website from starting to playing audio when it's opened in Safari 8? As an example, this MacWorld article exhibits that behavior.
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How to modify an bundle in OS X?

In order to make my Plex media server play nicely with my SONY SMP N-100, I'm trying to edit the DLNA profiles in ~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media ...
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Odd 7z Extracting Behavior

In short, I would like to use command-line 7z to extract an archive and recreate the directory structure of the archive. I know the function letter for this is "x" yet it does not seem to work for ...
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accessing remote web-pages from local computer

Suppose I can access my remote computer from the console putting (using OSX) ssh my_name@my_ip Suppose now I want to visit web pages of the remote computer, and this from my local only using the ...
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How do I configure easy_install to use the right Python interpreter?

I am using mac OSX and have installed python 2.7.9 via this article, from /usr/bin if I run the command ls -l /usr/bin/python* in a bash terminal, I get lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 67 Jan 24 02:12 ...
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Cannot use Cmd+Enter in Google result page to open links in new tabs after upgrading to Yosemite

I enabled Google result page's shortkeys, so when searching for something, in the result page, pressing down arrow on my keyboard would make the pointer arrow to point to the first result, and that ...
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Changed home folder name and lost everything

I tried to change the home folder name on my mac by using this sudo code in the terminal: sudo mv /Users/old_name /Users/new_name And I lost everything, every document, every file. Its like my user ...
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Running a web server through a Thomson ST780 SpeedTouch router

I run my own web server on my Macmini for years. I used to simply connect to my ISP via the Mac OS X Network System Preferences Pane. I have a static IP for which I pay a monthly fee. Physical ...
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How to create private ssh RSA key from text file on mac?

I requested a client's sys admin to give me access to their AWS account.. so he sent me an email that looks like this -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- XXXXXXXXXXX -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY----- And ...
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Accidently deleted my OSX “login” keychain

I think I messed up - I am fairly new to OSX and accidently deleted my "login" keychain. (I actually just wanted to delete a certificate I had just created but oh well.) This also means I lost my ...
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Can't use numbers and similar keys (0-9, -, etc.) in zsh without pressing fn?

Running zsh on a macbook air. Everything used to work normally until this morning - I don't even think zsh updated or anything like that. I can't type numbers, -, ., or / without holding fn. It does ...
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Cannot open the /dev folder in OS X

Running Mac OS X 10.8 and can't seem to get into the dev folder. The folder pops up when I type ls / But can't seem to call cd on it or go via its direct path in Finder (Shift + Cmd + G) I ...
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Sound output mac Boom

I uninstalled the boom application, I can't find any file related to boom in my system (maybe I am missing something) but I still have this in my output devices configuration: How can I delete the ...
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Open Bookmark page from Bookmark Manager on Google Chrome in Mac OS

I'm trying to find a shortcut that opens a web page from Bookmark Manager on Chrome. I couldn't find a way that doesn't use the mouse. I tried command+down arrow, but this shortcut doesn't open the ...
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Why chrome doesn't (seem to) need Flash while Firefox and Safari do?

I have a newly installed OS (OS X Yosemite) I downloaded the Chrome and Firefox browsers, in addition to the pre-installed Safari browser. Now flash videos work fine with Chrome, but both Safari and ...
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MacVim / Vim retain content of all buffers (like Sublime Text). Preserve swap?

TL;DR: Can Vim store its swap files, and loads the same set of swap files and buffers on load every time? I'm on a Mac (OS: Maverick), where a number of application keeps the data in some sort of ...
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Upgrade version of PHP installed on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 on my PowerBook G4 (both OS and device is ancient i know). The supported version of MAMP on this OS is 1.4.1 came with the following specs PHP 5.1.6 Apache 2.0.59 MySQL ...
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How to cache data for comparison between two apps in .db file [on hold]

I'm looking for a way to store cached data from two apps for comparison in a .db file. How can I do this with applescript? Here's what I'm looking for: I want to be able to write to this file I want ...
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Bash permission denied error on trying to source ~/.bash_profile

I can't work out why I am getting this error -bash: /dev/ttys000: Permission denied when I try to source my ~/.bash_profile? Nothing has changed in my setup (OS X 10.10.1), except a recent ...
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diagnosing spurious hard-drive spin-down

I've got an external USB drive that is being used for backup purposes. Occasionally it will spuriously spin-down and Mac OS X will complain that the disk wasn't ejected properly. One reason I have ...
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Contents of find-and-replace input shared between programs

When using the find functionality in Firefox and Sublime Text 2, the contents of the input field are shared between programs. Effectively, if I have been using find in one program, as soon as I hit ...
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How to build FFmpeg with Freetype2 for Android

On OSX Yosemite I'm trying to build FFmpeg with freetype library included ( I need it for drawtext filter ). Unfortunately I cannot configure ffmpeg properly and every try ends with "freetype not ...
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How can I connect to MongoDB on my Mac OSX from a process on a Vagrant/Virtualbox machine?

I can't use localhost because from my virtual machine's perspective localhost is the virtual machine itself and not the underlying host that it is running on. How can I connect to the host machine ...
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Unable to loginto Mac book pro after I updated my OS X Yosemite [on hold]

I have updated Mac OS X Yosemite on my recently purchased MacBook Pro.after installation I restarted the system but I couldn't log into the system.the system is under warranty period. What shall I do ...
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How to use 'logon' script for AD users loggin into MAC clients joined to AD domain

I have been trying to make automatic log-in for my shares on MAC client when i login a AD user into the MAC client.In short i am searching for alternative of the functionality called 'logon' GPO which ...
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How do I turn off touch gestures in OS X even when no touchpad is detected?

I have a delicate problem. I use a large multi-touch screen from PQ Labs with a Mac Mini. It is used in an exhibition where I run an application i fullscreen mode. However, since there is a touch ...
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Ruby using 100% CPU on OSX

I'm doing web development and have Ruby running a bunch of tasks.. Grunt serve, Sublime plugins, Brew etc... Nothing fancy. Just some npm installs and a grunt serve command inherited from ...
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Restart Slow Mission Control in Yosemite

I'm getting some pretty high lag for Mission Control in Yosemite a couple hours after launch. I just want to restart the process but this no longer works: killall Dock How do I do it?
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Why is HFS encoding £ to %A3 in filenames?

First off, this just started happening (I have some test code which I run very often that includes testing non-unicode characters). Until a week or so ago, the filesystem was not escaping these ...
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Top -l returning always 0.0 CPU usage when requesting single PID

On Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) & 10.10 Yosemite I’m unable to get the correct CPU usage for a single process using the top -l command for example top -l 1 -ncols 3 -pid <pid> Even though I ...
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Is it possible to use an internet passthrough from OSX to an Android phone for development purposes?

I have a locally hosted website in nginx, and I'd like to be able to access that website from a smartphone or other external device for testing purposes. I tried internet connection sharing with no ...
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Can I take out the HDD of an EFI/iCloud password protected Mac and clone it?

I have a situation in which I have Macs with an EFI and iCloud password protections, and I just need to clone the data in them (data far outweighs the device price), and I read somewhere that removing ...
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Connect multiple Android/iPhone Devices to MacBook Pro

my plan is to control my MacBook via OSC from different smartphones (android/iphone). When I do that in my personal network, everything works fine. But I wonder if it's also possible to create a WiFi ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite - How to Disable Automatic Logout when idle?

It appears that since I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and fiddled with some of the energy saver and screen saver settings, that my user is logged out due to inactivity. Where is the setting where I can ...
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Mac OSX permissions

Please, before jumping to much appreciated answer, please read this, as my problem is not related to files and folders permissions (chmod and chown). I have a Mac, with 2 user, one is an admin, and ...
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How do operating system window managers deal with multiple DPI levels across monitors?

I've been using Linux for years and one of the things that is lacking (due to X being way too freaking old and Wayland living in a far away land) is support for high DPI monitors. Looking at my ...
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MacOSX Terminal with MYSQL command line how to highlight and copy/paste

Is there a default keyboard command when using the Terminal on MacOSX while in MYSQL command line for highlighting and copying/pasting text? I'm looking for a native solution without having to use ...
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How to stop minimized Chrome windows opening automatically in Mac OS

I often leave a Chrome window minimized in the Dock (with something I want to read/do later, and don't want to find again, for example). In the meantime, though, I'll often click on links in emails, ...
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Infinitely typing error

I'm not sure if Google's login page, Chrome, or Mac OS caused this, but recently I encountered an error when trying to type my email into the Google login field of a webpage on my 1-day-old MacBook ...
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Firefox completely ignores my shortcut settings on OSX

On OSX, I've set "Console da web" (web console, in portuguese) to Meta + D, on System Preferences. It show correctly on the menu. When I press Meta + D, though, it opens "Favorites" instead. Why is ...
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OSX macro to simulate holding down mouse button

I would like to setup a keyboard macro on a Mac OSX that, when triggered by a keyboard command, (say ctrl+m), simulates the left mouse-click button being HELD DOWN. When I hit the combination again, ...
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Screen sharing from Windows to OSX

I want to access OSX from my Windows 7 computer. As far as I know, this can be done easily by clicking "allow VNC viewers" checkbox in OSX. The problem is that I need to do it on (a lot of) different ...