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Can I move my Applications folder to my SSD and always use them from SSD without OS X Yosemite bugging me?

I want to move Applications folder to my external SSD but i do not know if OS X likes that.
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Start QuickTime and set camera to iPhone from command line

I'm attempting to start QuickTime from AppleScript and select the camera of my iPhone like I do from QuickTime. I can't seem to make it change the camera. The script I have now is: tell application ...
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Mac OS X equivalent of “udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyACM0”

What is the Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux command udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyACM0? I am attempting get the USB information about a device (/dev/tty.whatever) in a script.
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Mounting smb shares on OS X accessible with Microsoft account

I have a Windows machine which shares a particular directory and only an owner of this directory is able to access it over the network. Owner account is linked to Microsoft account. I am trying to ...
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Nano in Pathfinder Terminal Shows 2-Line Header

I use nano (= pico) for editing git commits in my terminal window. I'm trying to use the terminal in PathFinder but this happens: There are almost no settings for Path Finder. Is there anything I ...
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Can't start mongodb by launchctl on OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)

I've installed mongodb 2.4 via homebrew: brew install homebrew/versions/mongodb24 Then I've made a simlink to the config provided by homebrew: ln -sfv ...
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Applescript exec shell script with space in path

The problem I'm trying to solve is to simply run Google Chrome with the --disable-web-security switch in OSX. Since it appears that I cannot add a switch (argument) to an alias I started looking for ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite and Network account with AD

I am logging in my Mac using network account which is binded with Active Directory. My problem is that at the login screen sometimes the network account is not visible and the only solution is to ...
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Create a bootable UEFI USB

How do I create a bootable USB with Windows 7 SP1 64bit using OS X? I need to setup a fresh new ASUS laptop, the only thing I have is – Macbook Pro. What I have: Fresh new ASUS laptop with ...
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Macbook filevault paused

So during the setup of my mac I have checked the FileVault box, and now it isn't finishing. When the macbook is not connected to the chargers it asks me to do so. When I connect the mac the Filevault ...
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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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Error installing Fink on Mac Os X (“Argument 10.10 does not match the expected value of…”)

I'm trying to install fink on Mac, from source as there is no installer for 10.10. However I get this error when running the bootstrap command : $ ./bootstrap Checking package...UNIVERSAL->import ...
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how to set .vim color scheme to vim editor OS X

I downloaded some .vim color scheme files in github and moved them by sudo mv ~.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors then I wrote colorscheme ~.vim in vimrc. The original schemes already existed, are ...
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Mac <--> Linux encrypted e-mails

To send encrypted e-mail between Linux and Mac, what are some solutions on both sides? The Mac seems to be settled on GPGTools -- looks pretty good. On the Linux side, I'm using Thunderbird, so, ...
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clipboard between osx and linux over ssh

My dream: From my osx machine I ssh to a linux machine and can copy paste with a commandline application like xclip or pbcopy, and then be able to use it on my host machine. Example input (mac)$ ...
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Python not finding appropriate modules/ python version problems

I'm trying to install w3af, and getting a myriad of dependency issues; these I'm trying to resolve by attempting to run a python script which imports the required modules - if this runs without ...
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BOOTCAMP: Missing Operating System after installing Yosemite

I recently installed Yosemite, and that broke my Bootcamp partition. I think the problem is that I resized my Bootcamp partition after I made it, and now there is a bit of dead space, and the ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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How to change bullet color in OSX Notes

I'm trying to change the theme of my Notes app (to ultimate get green text on a black background). I changed the background by changing the paper.tiff file in Notes.app/Resources to black, and ...
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Download osx from the app store without installing it

I'd like to know, if I download mac osx from the app store, will it install it ? I just want the dmg file. Don't want to install it... Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Disable JS-initiated print actions in firefox 31

How do I prevent web pages from displaying the print dialog in firefox 31? In firefox 17 I used user_pref("capability.policy.default.Window.print", "noAccess"); to disable JS-initiated print actions, ...
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Java development in osx vs. ubuntu

In my job I do 60% hands on coding and the rest is divided between biz-dev and product. I've been using Ubuntu for the last 5 years and I've been extremely happy with the experience. especially when ...
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Is there a way to stream mp3 's from one drive on Mac Os?

I am ripping all my cd 's to mp3 's and putting them in my OneDrive and I do not keep them on my Mac as I do not have enough space. When I want to listen to an album, I download the album I like to ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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Can't find executable (pipsi) in my PATH even though my PATH is set correctly and permissions are also correct in ZSH

I have just installed pipsi. I'm on Mac OS X Yosemite and I'm using iTerm and running zsh via oh-my-zsh. My problem is that I get the following: ~ >>> pipsi zsh: command not found: pipsi ...
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How can I keep SSH sessions alive when the IP changes when switching between Wi-Fi and Ethernet?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I want to be able to create a virtual interface with a Static IP that’s tied to both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces, so that when I undock my laptop, I don’t lose my SSH ...
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Ask for SSH key password every time

I am trying to set up 2 factor authentication to SSH in some of our servers and I would like to prompt for password EVERYTIME you are trying to access it. I could set up a password on my key doing ...
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h:mm:ss for workout data in MS Excel for Mac

I am trying to store my running data in an Excel spreadsheet, but Excel keeps formatting it as a date and time. For instance, I enter in 30:00 for 30 minutes and 0 seconds, and Excel converts it to ...
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I destroyed my Mac's PHP setup: SSL certification fails

Long story short, I deleted the PHP symlink on my Mac, and replaced it with a symlink from XAMPP. Now it seems that there's a problem with my SSL configuration or what seems to me, a lack thereof. ...
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Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...
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Quit Chrome process from within app

I have a custom web app written in Angular that is launched from a bash script. The app provides a GUI for the user to enter some information. Once the user is done, I'd like the bash script to ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un Mac 802.1x Hotspot

I'm having some trouble trying to set up a wifi hotspot with my mac. Essentially what i'm trying to do is connect my chromecast to the network but chromecast does not support the 802.1x ...
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Why can’t I see my Macs on LAN under “Network”?

EMBARRASSING UPDATE: I rebooted my laptop and it solved the problem. D'oh! Thanks for your thoughtful answers. I’m using OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I’m not sure when this changed, but certainly a ...
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Changes to menubar don't persist across restarts

This is driving me up the wall. Any changes I make to my menubar items are not persisted. I want to remove the system clock from my menubar. When I remove the clock and killall SystemUIServer, the ...
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my Mac Pro Yosemite randomly restarts

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2011) When I upgraded to Yosemite, it was fine until a month ago, then there is no day that my computer does not restart/freeze randomly. I am really tired of it, ...
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Installing a vim color scheme

After some research, I've discovered that in order to properly install you need to create a .vim directory inside of the path represented by the $VIMRUNTIME variable from this StackOverflow post. When ...
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Installing Windows 10 on OS X Yosemite with BootCamp

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro, the late 2011 model, using BootCamp. However, with all of the videos I have seen there is an option in Boot Camp Assistant that says "Create a ...
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Multi-monitor set-up: Prevent OSX from changing main displays when switching HDMI input

I use a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro Retina (2012) where I connect one 24-inch monitor through a DVI to mini-display cable and a 32-inch monitor using an HDMI cable. The 32-inch is my main ...
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Optical fiber symmetric 200mb. Less speed in download than upload OSX 10.10.2

I Have Optical fiber symmetric 200mb. The problem is I have a less speed in download than upload: Download: 50mb 100mb Upload: Wifi 100mb Ethernet 197mb. The conection is ok. I tried with ...
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Is it safe to remove extra interface languages?

MacReviver is suggesting I remove most interface languages to clean up 198 MB in my MacBook Air to speed it up. Should I do it? Will it affect any other program adversely?
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Mac OS X: keychain fails to save passphrase when connecting to remote host via ssh as root

When using ssh to connect between two mac machines as a standard user passwordless connection works ok on both macs. But each time when doing the same as root it asks me to enter the passphrase. I ...
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Mac OS X: ssh: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_*_key

When doing this check: $ /usr/sbin/sshd -t Getting: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key But when doing same check with sudo all is good: ...
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Getting consistent results in NetRestore for a multiple model Mac deployment

I'm currently the Mac QA Admin for over 120 different Macs. I have MacBooks, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMac 24", 21.5" and 27". That's a lot of different screen sizes. I have a Default User ...
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What do these lines in the dock mean?

As in the picture below. I get that the dots underneath each icon are to indicate that the app is running. But what do the lines mean? Is this, as I'm inclined to think, a bug in OS X? Or do they ...
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OSX Yosemite backup

I have a MBP running OSX Yosemite and the Time Machine backup has stopped working. It's showing the following: OSX Yosemite time machine error: sparsebundle” could not be accessed (error ...
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What is the difference between terminal and bash? [duplicate]

When I open Terminal Window in Mac OS X, I can type bash and hit enter and I will see: Last login: Fri Feb 20 14:30:56 on ttys000 Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ bash bash-3.2$ I can for example ...
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Mac osx VPN for internet sharing

Im looking for help in creating a VPN for my mac. I have downloaded cyber ghost and know it is possible to connect a vpn but am unsure at the configuration for the server address etc. Someone in this ...
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Please explain what the Error with OS X 10.10.2 and MacWinDjVu (does not open any more) is and how to solve it

Please explain what the Error with OS X 10.10.2 and MacWinDjVu (does not open any more) is and how to solve it. I use DjVu regularly, and until today I did not have any problem. I just turned on my ...