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How to fix a .mov file in hex editor from Photo Booth crash on OS X?

I was recording a ~4GB video using Photo Booth on OS X. The program terminated for some reason (unsure of whether it was computer sleep or something else). I have a corrupted file of about 4GB in ...
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Always show file extension for screenshots

If you take a screenshot with ⌘+⇧+4 the file is saved as a .png to the desktop, but the extension is hidden. You need to open the Info dialog and untick "Hide extension" if you want to show the ...
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How to set up per-user mount points in Mac OS X?

I have a Mac OS X client machine with several users, let's call them UserA and UserB. I also have a Linux server that exports a couple of Samba shares. Let's say, one of these shares is called ...
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Is there a way to have two or more clipboards via keyboard shortcuts for storing & using multiple text items simultaneously? (OSX)

I would like to be able to have multiple clipboards on Mac OSX (happen to be using Mavericks currently). The end-solution would look something like this: Let's say I copied one piece of text using... ...
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Search for files created at specific time in folder OS X

I have a folder with 2000+ image files in it from a time lapse camera. I want to find/select all the images that were taken at the time 10:00 and 15:00. The find function has a "date created" but I ...
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Rsync - resending all files, because files have different timestamp (off by 1 second!)

I am using rsync to backup files from my Mac laptop to a usb drive (exFAT) on my Windows laptop. The usb drive is shared within my home network, and mounted on my Mac. I noticed a weird problem when ...
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how to set/adjust the size of system memory cache on osx

My mac physical memory is 8.00 GB. After a while usage, used memory increases to 3.98 GB cache increases to 1.1 GB. when I compile ios project, sometimes mac runs very slowly. Just wonder if I can ...
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AES Encrypt DMG for Windows?

I need to encrypt a dmg file with an AES key. On MAC we can do so on Disk Utilities but how to do it on Windows? I tried Mac Tools Lite but it has no such function. I also tried Google Search but I ...
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Flip through all the instances of all the applications running - mac

Got my first Mac couple of days ago and I may be missing something.. Usually need to I open couple of instances of the same application: couple of IDE's for different projects, couple of Chrome ...
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Convert Wav to Ogg

I have a folder with a large number of Wav files which I wish to convert to Ogg. How do I do this for the latest release of Mac Os X. I have tried to run Drop Ogg X but it does not work, complaining ...
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How does OS X's Terminal pass the new tab's dir to login or bash?

In OS X, you can add a shell to /etc/shells and set it as a user's default shell, such that when they open the terminal they are presented with that shell. In addition, When you have the option to ...
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Reducing the height of the tab/address bar in Firefox (OS X)

I would like to save those extra few pixels, since I'm often on the go on a laptop and overall customize FF. Is there a way to shave off those extra pixels here? (Picture for reference)
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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How do I disable the full screen transition in Firefox?

When I watch a video on YouTube with their video player it does this relatively long transition when I go into full screen. How do I turn this transition off? I'm using Firefox 38.0.1 on Mac OSX ...
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Part of the screen flashes black when using photoshop in MBP retina

I have a mid 2014 Mac Book Pro retina, and I use the latest version of Photoshop CC. When I'm working on something, like moving the cursor around, clicking and dragging a text element, etc., the right ...
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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
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How to make a symlink to make it Compass on my Mac?

I have everything installed on my Mac that should do the job to run Sass and Compass, but it seems that the paths are not optimal. When I installed Compass and Sass I did it by following these ...
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Why are my NAS drive transfers so slow?

I've a rMBP with 802.11ac, connected to an Asus RT-AC66U on 5GHz and a WD My Cloud EX2. If I transfer large files via the router from the Macbook to the NAS drive I see a mere ~10MB/s (80Mbps say). ...
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Bash Script: How to set a variable as the current time, in the format XX:XX:XX

For a script I'm making, I need to be able to set a variable as the current system time. For example, 11:40:55. This is so the computer sleeps at the exact time, so if there's an easier way to do ...
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Telnet: How do I un-escape?

I know that when connected via Telnet, I can hit Ctrl+] to escape. This brings me to the telnet command line interface. How do I get back to my telnet session? I occasionally hit Ctrl+] by accident ...
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How do I specify multiple (but not all) drives for an osx Smart Folder to search?

When I create a new Smart Folder I can either set it to "This Mac" which searches all my drives (including ones I don't want like my backup drive), or to one location like my Macontosh HD root folder. ...
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Can't Log in to azure VM running Linux from OS X

I´ve been trying to log in to a VM running Ubuntu in Azure from OS X through SSH verification. But when I try to connect to the virtual machine I get a Permission denied (publickey) error. To create ...
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Is this process a reasonable way to remove personal data from a Mac before giving it away?

Occasionally I give away (or sell) an old Mac that I'm not using anymore. Before I do that, I want to make sure that none of my personal data remains on the drive, but I'm too lazy to reformat the ...
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How to periodically show alert message *in foreground* on Mac OS X?

I want to have an alert / dialog box to fire up periodically in foreground on my Mac. I tried a combination of AppleScript and launchd and managed to have the script (actually converted to a app) ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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Bug with resizing panes in tmux when using ZSH

I am using Tmux with ZSH and have a problem when trying to resize panels. I am currently using these bindings to resize panels as I work: unbind-key M-j ; bind-key -n M-j resize-pane -D 1 ...
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0x8007054f an internal error occurred trying to create file

In a scenario where a Windows domain controller was configured with Folder Redirection (for its domain users) to an existing set of folders on a Mac Server, that is/was being used by Mac domain users, ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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Set Lync Available Status in Guest Win 7 based on activity in Host Computer

I am running Windows 7 in a VMWare Fusion Guest VM with Mac OS X Yosemite as the Host. I am using MicroSoft Office 2013 with Lync messaging application. I would like my Lync "Available" indicator to ...
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How can I stop OSX from combining spaces when I unplug a monitor?

I use spaces with the "Displays have separate Spaces" setting selected on OSX 10.10. In this mode, OSX seems to have a "phantom space" that disappears when a monitor is unplugged, and reappears when ...
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Remote Management address different from Computer Name

We are an educational institution with managed computers using a management server. Our computers are bound to an AD server as well for LDAP. The issue we are having is the remote management addresses ...
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How to always make all files/folders visible using 'ls' command?

I don't want to unhide just one folder at a time like /usr, /Users, /path/to/whatever. I want to be able to see everything rather than the pains of using the chflags every time I can't see a ...
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How to enable the Tab key for navigating OS X Yosemite dialog boxes and buttons

How can I enable the Tab key for navigating OS X Yosemite dialog boxes and buttons? When I hit tab it should jump between save, do not save, cancel items. Is there keyboard shortcut in Yosemite for ...
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Can I modify the Mac's default “next word” delineator to include an underscore?

For example, if I hold the option key and press the left arrow, the cursor jumps to the next space or special character. I use this a lot when naming files, for example, "description-date.ext". If I ...
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Your greatest uncommon Mac tip? [on hold]

Do u have any unique tips about using computers on Mac OS X? For speeding up, save disk space or anything else.
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SMB Share - NTFS permissions - recent OS X like 10.10

We use a shared SMB resource to which we connect with Windows clients and Mac OS X clients. The folder tree in the SMB share should be protected as it is used by an automated workflow. I've put share ...
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How to record audio when connected to a landline via Google Hangouts?

I would like to record audio when connected to landline phones via Google Hangouts (on either my Macbook or my Android smartphone). Which software is currently available? Ideally, it should be free ...
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Issues with SOCKS proxy over SSH Tunnel on windows - works via OS X

I setup an ssh tunnel to my ubuntu VPS from an OS X machine like this: ssh -p 12345 -N -D 9999 root@128.222.222.222 password: * etc. I have tried to follow many a guide on how to use either putty or ...
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Apache config being re-generated when using OSX Server?

I recently installed OSX Server on a clean install of Yosemite 10.10.3, and wanted to customise the apache config to change the version of PHP being used by the server. I installed php using homebrew ...
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Mac OS X Terminal, shows special characters like slash, space etc as strange character codes after using localedef

I have recently used localedef command to add support for the multiple locales. After doing that I noticed on my terminal for every space, backslash, forward slash etc… it is instead showing UTF code ...
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Huawei E303 “CD Rom Image” not mounting anymore

I desperately tried to get my HUAWEI E303 Surf Stick working on Mac OS X, without any success. I tried various Guides and Drivers. I think I also followed one Guide in which I deactivated the Image ...
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Delay packets sent through a given TCP port

What is the best way to purposely delay packets (by 10 seconds for example) uploaded to a given TCP port (e.g. 1935) on the RTMP protocol? The approach must work on Mac OSx Yosemite. I have tried ...
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How to get Centos 7 Evolution Email Client App to Connect to Apple mac/me/icloud Account

I have CentOs 7 runing as a VM in Parallels on my Mac tower. All is fine except when attempting to set up the Evolution email client it has a place to enter everything but the password required to ...
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Remap Spacebar to Underscore in Caps Lock Mode Mac

Similar to this question: When caps lock is pressed, space bar returns underscore, I would like to have the spacebar remap to an underscore when Caps Lock is engaged. Is there any way to do this on ...
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Is there a way to switch connected device of apple bluetooth keyboard via keyboard shortcut?

I'm wondering if it's possible, with an apple bluetooth keyboard, to switch devices that the keyboard connects to. Let me give an example, for instance if I have a macbook pro and my android cellphone ...
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Enable tab autocomplete in PhpStorm terminal on mac?

I am using PhpStorm for a pretty big project. We use Git for our versioning control. Needless to say, this leads to me switching back and forth all day between branches. I'm using the terminal window ...
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VM: Mac OSX Host, Windows Guest: Use VT-d so that the fast GPU is available for the VM?

Vt-d is enabled in recent MacBook Pros, but I did not find any information on actual gpu sharing. Is it possible to set up a MacBook Pro with two GPUs (Intel, nVidia or AMD) so that I can use the ...
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How do I share an OSX external drive with a Seagate GoFlex media box?

At home, I replaced a Windows 7 box with an iMac running OSX Yosemite. We used to stream our photos and (own homemade) music stored on the PC to the TV set via a Seagate GoFlex media server. All I had ...
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Vmware Fusion: Will Windows 10 Preview Run Smoother than Windows 7 Home Basic on Macbook Air [on hold]

I use the vmware fusion so i can use windows on my air. I need windows not to lag bc im running R, SAS, minitab, etc. Im new to macs and thus to new to virtualization. Will the new windows 10 preview ...
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How to recover the overridden file on my MacBook Pro?

I have Windows excel on my MacBook Pro. I accidentally saved one Excel file overtop another excel file. Is there anyway to recover the earlier file (the one I just saved over)?