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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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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)?
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Use a VST plugin that's a .dll on Mac [on hold]

I have downloaded what I think is supposed to be a VST plugin, so that I may use it to analyse sounds in the creation of music. (A VST, or Virtual Studio Technology, is an effect [or VSTi for ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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How to switch between command-line and GUI in VM on a Mac?

I have installed CentOS 7.1 in VMware Fusion of my Mac. I logged into the terminal (default runlevel 3) and started the GUI using the command "startx". I want to switch back to the terminal. ...
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How can I change the colors of PowerPoint 2011's presenter view notes?

For whatever reason, in PowerPoint 2011 on OS X, the notes to the slides in the presenter view are black on grey instead of black and white. It's the case for a presentation I just created, and it's ...
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Double-Underlined Tab in Word (Mac)

While I was inserting equations into Word 2011 on Mac, pressing tab after a new line sometimes makes this strange double-underlined tab. Can anyone explain what it is or how to get rid of it?
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Is it possible to change the default user account directory names in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to change the default user directory names, such as: Downloads -> dl Applications -> app Documents -> doc etc… In Linux, you can change those in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file.
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Why must I use sudo for ssh public key authentication to work?

I cannot ssh from my computer (OS X) to my raspberry pi (ubuntu mate), unless I use sudo. I am using a public/private keypair to authenticate. The appropriate public key is added to the ...
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Mac proxifier to use with Transmission?

I am attempting to route just my Transmission traffic through a proxy instead of all of my traffic through a VPN. My attempts at getting this to work: Attempting to just route Transmission traffic ...
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Issue with backing up and restoring XAMPP due to unknown software version

I had a ton of permission errors with my XAMPP installation, so I decided to uninstall and start over to avoid hassles with figuring out the correct permissions. I used the XAMPP backup and restore ...
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MacOS 10.10 Apache user sites folder permissions

Following this guide: http://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/get-apache-mysql-php-phpmyadmin-working-osx-10-10-yosemite/ to set up Apache to use a user (me) Sites folder. (I have seen the same steps ...
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Trouble negotiating rsync protocol versions

I am trying to rsync between a Linux box and a MacOS box. The MacOS (yosemite) seems to come with an old version of rsync so I've updated that using homebrew. OK, I seem to have perfectly matching ...
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How to Set my Mac $PATH back the way it was before in Mac OS X

I’m just getting started with “Terminal,” the other day I might have messed something up with my /usr/local/bin. When executing echo $PATH it returns me with: ...