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Parallels leaves unwanted trails

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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How to log vnstat or equivalent to file

I have a few servers that run both Linux and OS X. I would like the ability to capture and log the amount of data passing through eth0 interface. The file should look like this and rotate daily with ...
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IPSec Connection established but no IP-Traffic going through with OS X client

I've got a problem that's driving me nuts! I'm at my girlfriend's house here in California. She's got a Time-Warner-Cable internet connection with a Technicolor TC8715D cable modem/router. The ...
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Can't remove items (torrent files) from Folx that were failed to load

Can't remove few items after the torrent files was not loaded. Most probably the files were corrupted. Have no clue at all. Btw I am running Folx 4.1.12414 on OSX Yosemite. Any kind of help is ...
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mac yosmite, how to edit a file in the var/root folder

I'm new to mac and I've this file named config.properties in var/root/. How do I edit this file and save it. I've searching for how to do this for some time and I'm really tired, not finding a ...
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OSX HID control from PHP

Here's a real challenge: I have created a command that types from the CLI in OS X 10.11. osxtype "hello" will send the actually keyboard keypresses for h, e, l, l and o. it will type into what ever ...
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install Mac OS X yosemite on AMD A6 [on hold]

I have AMD A6 powered lenovo laptop. Configuration of my laptop is 500GB HDD, 8GB ram , AMD A6 2Ghz processor, AMD radeon 512mb graphics. I am an iOS developer , I don't have enough money to buy ...
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OSX (10.7.5) cloned from HDD to SSD, how can I say it to the OS?

I cloned my previous HDD to an SSD with a block-level cloning tool (dd :-) ). Now my OS, which was initially installed to a hard disk, now boots and works perfectly from the SSD disk. But I want to ...
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Strange TCP Connections - How to kill

My parents Mac is having some random issues - my mum paid £160 to get the computer repaired as there were some "trojans" according to the guy on the phone from india On hearing this news I had a ...
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How do I modify the definition of a view in Sequel Pro?

I just switched to Sequel Pro (OSX) from HeidiSQL (Windows), and can't seem to find an easy way to modify the base query of a view. Is there something I'm missing? Or do I have to drop the view and ...
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Free Transform in Photoshop in Mac OS X, cannot click and move the cursor and manually inputting values?

I am a PC user and recently moved to Mac to work with Photoshop. A problem bugs me a lot is when I press "Command + T" and use the free transform tool, and I want to manually input some values, say ...
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Synchronize large OSX “package files” across Internet

I use Parallels to run a VM on two different Macs. I would love to have a nightly sync process that updates the virtual machine files (which are packages I believe on OSX) without having to copy the ...
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How do I use Terminal on Mac OSX 10.10.4 to extend the time SelfControl Program is set for?

I would like to extend self-control beyond 1 day on Mac OSX 10.10.4 I found this terminal command below by Charlie dated 2012: "You can easily make SelfControl block for any length of time you ...
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YouTube in Safari reloads page when I click on comments

I know about this trouble in other browsers but I can't found a solution for Safari (Safari 8.0.7). How can I fix it?
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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. How ...
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Bootable drive mac and put other folders

If I create a bootable hard drive (for example using SuperDuper!) will I be able to put folders on that drive (just for temporary copy reasons) or does that make it impossible to boot from this hard ...
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Mac OSX finder : how to use the finder search results?

When I perform a search in the Mac OSX finder. For example, if I search for "23" in a defined folder, here is what I find : So...what can I do then ??? I can't even select a file in the search ...
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How to start matlab daemon

I have a plist calling a python script every day. The python script calls different matlab routines depending on their success. This works perfectly fine when I'm using the computer but when I'm not ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I work for a small publishing company, and we regularly create catalogues, brochures, etc., where we feature various hand-picked subsets of our available titles. Based on the titles that are to be ...
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Bootcamp - Function key `fn` of my MBP not working on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP. All seems fine but the only problem up to now seems to be that the key fn is not working and therefore I cannot trigger the extra functionalities attached to ...
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What is the purpose of ftp-proxy.plist in os x?

Could anyone explain what is the purpose of ftp-proxy in OS X? Is it just another ftp server for alternative non-privileged port 8021? Or it's just a port forwarding measure which should work together ...
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Trying to create a shell script to move all files with a certain year in their name to a year based directory

Here is the block of code that I have so far. No matter what I do with the find command, I can't seem to get it to function as I want. Trying to move all files with these long year names into their ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 8,2) will not boot Mac OS X after installing Linux

Until a couple of months ago, I loved my triple-boot MacBook Pro (early 2011, 8,2 with high-resolution screen). Then I tried to run the Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) upgrade and everything fell apart. I ...
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Moving files on a Mac Pro

I am new to Mac and need to replace some files that are drilled down deep in sub folders. Is there any easy way to copy and paste them without using the command prompt
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Does BootCamp on OSX El Captain support Windows 10?

I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro next to my Surface Pro 3 for some iOS development. But I must to be able to run Windows 10 on this machine. Does bootcamp on El Capitan support Windows 10 or is ...
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How do I fix vim colors in OS X Yosemite?

I've been trying to fix this for weeks, to no avail, and it's been really frustrating. Here is the issue: Fed up with the wrong colors and general plugin mess, I decided to wipe my .vim and ...
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Why is my MAC address invalid?

My macbook has this MAC address : 68:A8:6D:09:2A:D4 This page tells me that its invalid. This page correctly identifies the brand of the mac address. I have a MAC filter for my router and I ...
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Mac unable to browse to any websites hosted at a single IP

I am unable to browse to any websites that are hosted on a single IP address - a reseller web hosting account that I manage, with a number of websites on it. This occurs in all browsers. Other ...
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Add a package(RPM) to CentOS ISO

I'm having some trouble trying to install CentOS 7 (Everything iso version) on my Laptop with OSX Yosemite installed (Hackintosh). The error prompts when starting installation because it looks for ...
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Specifying multiple cd commands in a .command file

I have a very small .command file set up on a mac server that's basically just meant to launch a Python process. It's more intuitive for other people to use than opening terminal, typing out 'python' ...
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Can I reference multiple interfaces in OS X pf with wildcards?

I use /etc/pf.conf and pfctl from within a program to programmatically block and unblock network interfaces. When I for example want to unblock all tunnel interfaces I want to unblock all interfaces ...
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How to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive in Mac

I had a problem after trying to triple boot my Mac when I installed Linux upon Windows and Mac OSX, now Windows won't boot. That's why I want to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive to repair startup, is ...
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Loading Windows 8 Phone onto Mac showing as Unix Executable Files

I'm trying to get videos off my Nokia Windows 8 phone onto OSX using the Windows Phone app. When I import the videos it shows as Unix Executable Files and won't open in Preview/Itunes/Photos/etc. How ...
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How to get file path of selected file in Finder into clipboard? Issue with Jumpcut

I used to be able to get the file path from any selected file in Finder by hitting a keyboard shortcut. I'm running an automated script that takes Files and Folders in Finder and uses the built-in ...
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Possible to delete OS X app without administer password?

I have a school issued Macbook Air and have installed some apps through the app store. I used my private Apple ID to download the apps but am not unable to remove them without the administer password ...
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“Wait for everything but particular usbmodem” zsh regular expression

I am writing firmware for different devices that communicate with each other and both of them are connected to my mac by USB. I am using zsh. First one is always on /dev/tty.usbmodem1 and for some ...
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Mac app for temporarily pasting things into or writing notes in (like Evernote Helper) [closed]

I'm looking for a Mac app that basically functions like the Evernote Helper, but just for pasting things or writing temporary notes. Something that sits in the menu bar and allows me to paste text ...
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WebSocket error for WhatsApp Web on Chrome on OSX

I am using Google Chrome on Mac OS X, and for the past day I cannot connect to WhatsApp Web This is the error that I see in the Chrome Developer Console I do not see anything that is blocking ...
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Equivalent of Linux /boot directory in an Mac OS?

In linux /boot, we have the Linux kernel and boot loader files. I wonder whether there is an equivalent of Linux /boot directory in an Mac OS?
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On booting, Internet recovery option pops up though I hold down the option key

I formatted my hard and removed all the partitions from it on my macbook pro 2012. Now, I want to install Yosemite on it, but when it starts, and I keep the option down, but no startup disk menu ...
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Getting memory error while adding static route on mac

I am on mac with two interface Wifi LAN 144.33.22.22 I want that one ip go through to different interface I did this sudo route -n add -net 172.22.33.22 144.33.22.22 Then i get this error ...
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Why does sound say it's working but isn't in windows 7 bootcamp?

I recently installed windows 7 home premium in bootcamp on os x Yosemite. The sound driver is working and everything. The sound appears to be working. I don't hear anything though. I have the volume ...
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How to remove Massacdusettes from dictionary in Chrome for Mac?

I notice a misspelled word being offered for Massachusetts typo as: Massacdusettes on Mac OS X Yosemite in Chrome Version 44.0.2403.107 (64-bit). I looked in Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary but ...
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Mac's machine name turns to Nokia_X2-3cee35f9e3149e48 in terminal app

Machine's name is finder Machine's name in terminal and iTerm2 I really have no idea, please help to fix this. Thanks
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How to change the font(s) used by a PDF in OSX? Specifically I want to change from bitmap to vector fonts

I have a number of PDFs of scientific papers that I want to be able to read on a Kindle. They look fine on my laptop but on the Kindle they look like low quality scans and are awful to read. As far as ...
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Trouble setting up the class path for MySQL and running MySQL via terminal

Question: what is the easiest way to run the MySQL app from the terminal What I have tried: Using some stackOverFlow suggestions I have used the following commands echo $PATH, produces ...
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The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer

I have transcend 2TB portable harddrive; I suddenly get following error The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer Disk info is as follow Name : StoreJet Transcend Media Type : Disk ...
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Google Drive Temp download folder on Mac OS X

I'm looking for the temporary download folder for Google Drive on the Mac. I'm downloading a 5GB file and I'm trying to see how much had been downloaded so far.
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Windows equivalent of Mac OSX Cmd + Left/Cmd + Right shortcuts

When in text editors on a Mac, you can do ⌘+← or ⌘+→ to skip to the beginning or end of lines, respectively. You can also add shift, such as ⌘+shift+←, to highlight an entire line. Are there Windows ...