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Safari disallow the use of certain @font-faces

Is there a way for a user to not allow the use of certain @font-faces in the css of a Webpage? My first thought was using Safari's user style sheets but I don't know how I could over-ride certain ...
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Setting up a git (ssh) server using OS X Server

I would like to use OS X Server to set up a git server that I can ssh into from other machines on my network. I realize that Xcode Service has repository functionality built in, but I am looking for a ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
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Mac is not recognizing dot underscore “._” resource fork

I have some files that are being saved onto a network drive that forces Mac to save the resource fork as a ._ file. This generally works just fine, but, when I look at the same file on a different ...
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What's the shortcut key or setting to not have Chrome's magnifying glass from appearing by default when opening inspector

When I open the element inspector on chrome (CMD+Shift+C) the magnifying glass automatically is selected. Is there a setting to keep it off unless clicked or keyboard shortcut to turn it off? Just ...
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How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920x1080) that is almost always connected to a projector (native 1280x800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac ...
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Lost part of HDD

I have two partitions, HD and HD 2, on my 500 GB SATA HDD. I added another partition, HD 3 for OS X Yosemite Beta. However, after installing the final OS X, I tried to delete HD 3. The partition got ...
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Create OS X Yosemite Virtual Machine using DMG in VMWare Workstation

I have downloaded Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 DMG file from torrent and want to create a new virtual machine in VMware Workstation so that i may have clean install of Mac OS X Yosemite. Googling around ...
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Changing transparency and blur in yosemite

OSX Yosemite uses blurred backgrounds that are not useful. The blurred image in Dashboard is not useful. Is it possible to change the blur to have clearer images? Is it possible to change the ...
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PKCS#11 capable usb token that works in Mac OS

I want to buy a usb token that is capable of PKCS#11 under Mac OS, but i can't find one. Is such a product out there?
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Free RAM memory from terminal

How can I free all "Inactive" RAM's memory? I'm looking for purge but this is not what I need: purge -- force disk cache to be purged (flushed and emptied) I would create a little script to ...
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How can I resize the Open File dialog in Chrome for OSX?

Somehow the open file dialog ended up being bigger in height than my screen so I can't resize it back. Here's a full screen screenshot: Reopening chrome / restarting OSX does not fix the issue.
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How to fix /etc/hosts which doesn't work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I've updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. /etc/hosts file was working in 10.9.5. But after update it doesn't. Are you have any ideas how to fix it? UPDATE: I found that my problem is similar to this one. ...
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Chrome on Mac is all black and white (grayscale). How do I get it back to normal colours?

The tabs and icons on top of Chrome are coloured It's just the webpages themselves that are grayscale When a page loads, it is coloured for a few seconds depending on how long it takes to load, then ...
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Dock opaque in Yosemite

How do I make the dock, menus translucent in Yosemite? The upgrade from Mountain Lion on a Macbook 2010 seems to have remove the translucent look. The opaque look is what is there now.
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How to copy Unix file path in OS X Yosemite

When I try to get the path using Command+I, it gives the path in a different way. I see this only after updating to Yosemite. It is not a text. How do I get it in the format Users/Documents/Myself? ...
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How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
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Can you recommend an alternative to iTunes on Mac computers? [on hold]

I have a large iTunes database (over 750 GB) and iTunes can't manage large databases without screwing up. I am looking for an alternative solution to manage the metadata of my collection (including ...
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OS X YOSEMITE, LOGITECH mouse M510 scroll wheel moves very little if do only1 click

If you turn the scroll wheel slowly; just one or two clicks at a time then the screen barely moves. You have to spin it more to get the screen to scroll significantly, and then it's difficult to ...
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2 java versions and unable to change environment variable

I am working on Mac OS 10.9 I did not know that macs come with java by default. So I installed my own java(version- 1.8.0_20) Now here is the confusion - I have a java in the following locations - ...
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itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
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Ubuntu formatted drive not visible on macbook pro or windows desktop

I have an older SSD (12.04 installed on it, encrypted) that was inside an ubuntu server, this particular server is on its last leg so I removed the SSD and tried mounting it on my mac to format it, ...
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How is a basic daemon made on OSX?

I have an OSX system that I'd love to have some daemons set up on that will automate the updating of all of my console utilities. How would I go about creating and running such daemons? I'd also like ...
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Strange web traffic issues with Apple servers from Dubai

I know this is rather unorthodox for SU but this thing has been really puzzling me... For the last 3 days, all traffic from my home to Apple servers has been erratic at best, including : access to ...
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Delete a file inside multiple ZIP archives on the OS X command line

I'm trying to delete files with specific extensions from multiple zip archives. For example I want to delete all .html files contained in the zip archives in the current path so I have tried this: ...
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How can I tell if my ip address is static or not (Mac OS X)?

Well everything is in the title really... :-) I want to exclude my IP from my GA account but there is no point in doing that unless what I get from http://whatismyipaddress.com/ for example, is a ...
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How can I get Apache 2.4 localhost subdirectories to resolve when root resolves perfectly?

Based on other answers here I was able to get Apache to load localhost pages: 2.2 configuration: Order allow,deny Allow from all 2.4 configuration: Require all granted This works great for ...
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OSX dictation default mic won't stay at “internal”

I use dictation a lot. However, I want to use the laptop's internal mic but the mic always switches back to an external USB mic port I have attached to the computer. Alas, I have no mic to plug into ...
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DNS Resolving Issue For Mavericks

I am observing a weird issue on my Mac running Mavericks (OS 10.9.5). I am able to browse any website without any connectivity issues. However, when I check my nslookup results, I am observing weird ...
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OS X 10.10 Apple Mail not recognizing S/MIME certificate

After upgrading to Yosemite, Apple Mail no longer recognizes my S/MIME certificate. This was working in Mavericks. I've checked Keychain and the certificate is valid, even evaluated it as S/MIME for ...
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cp: fts_open: No such file or directory / Why?

I have following bash script: #!/bin/bash echo "This script will copy all JPG files inside directory '~/temp/merged':"; pwd; read -r -p "Please confirm, that you want to copy all JPG files [y/N]" ...
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gfortran not working on my Mac OS X

I tried running gfortran on my Mac OS X, but it wouldn't work. When typing gfortran in the terminal I got the error -bash: gfortran: command not found. So I thought maybe my installation was not ...
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Where do my $PATHS come from on osx? [duplicate]

I KNOW this question it's kind of a duplication, but I think my problem is a bit different than the other questions I found here. If I echo $PATH, I can see the usual string with several paths. Ok. ...
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How can I prevent a LaunchAgent from running automatically but enable it to run when loaded via the command line?

I like using the idea of using LaunchAgents to manage services that run in the background on OS X, but there are a few that I don't use often so I wish they would not start automatically. Is there a ...
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Hiding Table Borders in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I want to see the table borders in the document when I am editing it but not when I go to print the document. I am using Microsoft Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro. Is there any way to do this? Aside from ...
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How to test if file is a socket in command line?

As titled. Is there a way to test in command line whether a file is a socket? By test I mean whether I can tell from the stdout, and not programmatically as in a bash script, although that's fine too. ...
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Why is docker reporting 100% disk usage on a fresh ubuntu image?

I am no longer able to use docker or effectively run new images -- it is reporting that I have 100% disk usage. Here, you can see I am launching a pristine copy of ubuntu, and yet it is telling me I ...
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Understanding traceroute output / high latency vs blizzard server

I've been trying to read about understand the output of the traceroute command on the mac but i really can't understand it very well. I'm experiencing terrible latency connecting to the diablo 3 ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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com.apple.emond keeps getting restarted

My system log tells me that the Event Monitor is constantly getting restarted and I have no clue what the actual problem might be. system.log: Oct 19 21:03:44 funkymachinename emond[51201]: ...
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PhpMyAdmin shows error 1146 after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I was working with XAMPP 1.8.3-3 on OS X Mavericks. After upgrading to Yosemite, MySQL server stopped working. And an upgrade to XAMPP 1.8.3-5 fixed the problem and MySQL server started working. Now ...
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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OSX “._” prefixed file names

when i name a file with prefix "._" it just disappear, altrought, other "." beginning files are still visible what are "._" and how can i see them in finder? Note: i did enable to see files ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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Google drive app not working in OSX Yosemite

Just upgraded to OSX Yosemite. And the google drive app seemed not to be working. Anyone else experienced the same issue? It seemed to be able to sync the documents in my folder in OSX and the folder ...
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isight not working, lost it after upgrade

right now i am running the OS X Yosemite 10.10, after upgrading my OS X i lost my camera, i tried everything in the forums, but nothing helped. i can't FaceTime, or Skype or anything. normally i ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...