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OS X not reopening old windows of Adobe Acrobat on restart

When I restart my Mac and have it remember the old windows, it is able to do this correctly for all applications except Adobe Acrobat 10.1.10 I have checked if Acrobat is storing its old windows ...
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On restart, how to have Mac OS X reopen windows in their original space?

Right now when I restart my Mac and have it reopen the windows automatically upon login, they all load in a single space - the first one. Originally however, before the restart, these windows were ...
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How to find files by type and show it's respective path

I'm trying to list all JPG files inside a directory tree because I want to make report of JPG files inside this tree without searching inside every directory one by one. The command I'm using is this ...
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Mac port issue with Nginx and Tomcat

Configured Nginx to interact with Tomcat on port 9090 on mac. This configuration works when querying on localhost. Fails to work when connecting from outside, until firewall is disabled. I have ...
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How to SSH into VM running within Parallels on OSX while connected via Junos Pulse VPN?

I am working with OS X 10.9 and Parallels Desktop 9. Within Parallels I run a Linux VM using a Shared Network setting. If I am on my company network I able to SSH into the VM from my OS X terminal ...
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Macbook Air OS X 10.9.4 Ethernet Adapter

I have a macbook air os x 10.9.4 and I'm a college student. I can get wireless connection easily on campus, however, in order to install my wireless printer I needed to put it through an access point ...
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Need to change usbport access to all users

I need to have full access to USB port to read and write from it, it's for a script I'm developing, I know what the security risks are, I just need to know how could I change those permissions in ...
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Issue accessing Web service on Guest Win 7 VM (Parallels) from the Mac host

My Parallels Desktop 10 network configuration is set on Bridged network ->default adapter. I am trying to access a windows 7 guest OS from my Macbook Pro on Mav 10.9.4. I am able to access the guest ...
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Google Chrome sometimes loads a new tab with only a quarter of the page visible

This happens once a day or so, seemingly at random. It never happens in any other program. Refreshing the tab doesn't change anything. I have to close the tab and reopen it. The whole page is there, ...
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Insert AppleScript variables without comma seperating them from text

I need to run a shell script in an applescript like this set key_status to (do shell script "defaults read " & path_to_plist & " PlistKey") But unix gives an error because this script seems ...
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OSX shortcut for switching input language working erratically

I'm using the keyboard shortcut option+shift+command+L to select the next source in the input menu. When I'm doing language work I frequently have to switch between Arabic and English keyboard ...
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Reveal a broken symlink

Our application uses /usr/bin/open --reveal $filePath to reveal a file in the Finder. Unfortunately, this does nothing (except of showing an error when invoked from a terminal) if invoked for a broken ...
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Navigate through folder like Mac in win8 or use alternative

The Mac way of navigating file is making SOOO much sense than windows way of opening a gazillions of windows and confuse myself... I wonder as a Windows8 user, is there way to make windows folder ...
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Setting up a small SSD

I've decided to improve my Swiss-Army knife laptop by buying a mSATA SSD to give me the flexibility to access multiple operating systems. My question is, do the following seem reasonable? Windows 7 ...
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Mounting Windows 8.1 hosted network volume on OS X Marericks 10.9.4

From a Windows 8 machine, I have shared an NTFS partition, full rights. On the Mac, I can access it as expected. However, if I right-click on the volume and select Make alias, I will get the ...
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Creating and running a launchd daemon

I'm trying to follow along w/ the tutorial located here: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/11/how-to-keep-homebrew-and-xquartz-updated-automatically/ I've properly set up all of the script files, but am ...
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Run command on startup (Mac OS X)

I need to run the command: sudo apachectl stop So that my database web server can handle incoming requests instead of the Apple server. However, this does not survive a restart. I tried setting up ...
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Seeing output of `make` in MacVim GUI

I recently switched to using MacVim gui and I'm really enjoying it. One of the issues I'm currently facing, however, is that when I run a command (such as make), I see the output of the command in ...
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I can't copy my file into my 2GB memory stick

I have a Verbatim 2 GB memory stick that I need to copy an MP4 movie onto to post off. The movie is 544.5 MB. As far as I can see, all other files have been removed from the USB stick, but it says ...
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In Mac how do I signal end of file (EOF) on the shell

IN windows, I press F6 function key to introduce the CTRL + Z character that signals the end of file. c:\> copy con filename copies the command line input to the given filename. At the end, ...
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Why would an arp table be incomplete?

Last night I connected to a local BT Fon network that my housemate was already on. My aim was to find his mac address, so I did an arp -a command (from OS X) and it returned only the router address. ...
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How to capture copying of file by user in mac os x?

I've seen that some applications to protect files from copying make them invisible. When user tries to copy file in Finder by using drag'n'drop they show popup like "Warning copying of file is ...
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XCode left shift not working when in combination (for example cmd+shift+o)

My Mac decided to make my life harder and challenge me to use only right side shift key please help me bring back my beloved cmd+shift+o command.... Ok enough winning and some problem description on ...
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Safari: Problems with pop ups and cursor control in addition to massive resource use! OSX 10.9.4

I currently have a Macbook pro mid 2012 i7 with 8g of ram. When I use Safari my resource use and cpu temperature rise to 205˚F My cursor does not register the links I guide it to (Sometimes the ...
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Is there any way in OS X to switch between full screen windows on either a within-app or an MRU basis

Once a window is made full-screen in OS X, it no longer seems to be available for switching to with Cmd-Backtick. If I make all the windows in an app full screen, Cmd-Tab to the app will take me to ...
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How do I safely change primary group in OSX Mavericks?

I'm trying to implement consistent UIDs and a GID for OSX and Linux, so that I can easily share user data between the systems. I picked a UID of 1001, and a GID of 1001 to get started, as these appear ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Can't send mail with Apple Mail with Outlook.com due to SMTP

To preface, I know for a fact that the password I am using is correct as per outlook.com's instructions and every tutorial I can get my hands on. It should be my password I use to enter the account, ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shit Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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Can a Chromebook run Mac OS

I am thinking of getting a HP chrome book 11 or 14 (not sure yet) and I like Mac OSX could I run it on a chrome book? I also am curious if it could run Mine craft with shaders mod
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Can you run Mac OSX in Virtual box on an AMD pc? [on hold]

I thought about coding a few iOS apps. To do that you need a mac. I have an AMD based pc and I don't want to buy a mac. So I wonder if its possible to run mac OSX in virtual box on an AMD pc. Thanks
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Batch rename directories in OSX

I currently have a large set of directories containing photos. The directories are currently named in the format of yymmdd_text. I would like to rename them all to yyyy-mm-dd Text (notice capitalized ...
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How can I print all browser tabs to PDF using Mac, FF 31 or latest chrome?

I want to print all opened browser tabs. I have tried to download "global print" for FF, but it allows printing only to printers. How can I print all tabs to pdfs?
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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Objective C IDE on Mac other than Xcode?

I've Xcode installed but I want to test some code snippets without messing with the main project. I also have Eclipse installed on my Mac, is there anyway I can run Objective C code on Eclipse? Or is ...
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VirtualBox and Vagrant uninstall succeed, PID still exist

I've recently tried to uninstall the Vagrant and VirtualBox softwares, and everything seemed to be fine. I ran the uninstall.tool from my shell to uninstall Vagrant and moved the VirtualBox.app from ...
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Apache Virtual Host hangs when loading, but it's subdomains load perfectly

I have a WordPress Multisite installation, with quite a few subdomain sites set up. These all work perfectly fine, however the main domain doesn't work. It doesn't even show a white screen, or any ...
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Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
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MacVim always return focus to terminal upon leaving

I'm running Mavericks and I recently started playing around with sshfs to try to boost my productivity by using MacVim (I've been using in-terminal vim for a few years now). I really like MacVim. I ...
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Default Mac Ruby Gems?

A Mac always comes with some default ruby gems installed in the local RVM. Is there anyway I can check or view a list of the default ruby gems installed in a Mac OSX Mavericks?
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OS X Theme to grow Menu Bar

Are there any Themes that are safe and will increase the size of the Menu Bar in OS X? I find it hard to see the menu bar on our 42" screen using the HDMI output.
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OS X has been securely deleting user for a week

...and counting. I am deleting the old admin user, from a new admin account. This is done through system preferencecs > users & groups. While the system is deleting the user account and ...
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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OS X Bash 4 terminal exits

I have the latest OS X running the standard terminal app, with bash 4.0 via homebrew However, if I run a script that contains an exit command, it's expected it would exit the script. Instead the ...
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Encode degree sign in vnc url scheme

I would like to open ScreenSharing.app from terminal like this : open vnc://$user:$pwd@$host This works fine, but I've a password with a "°" sign in there, and it's not working with this one. How ...
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Do you have to open the Mailbox Mac App for it to return emails to your inbox?

Mailbox provides a method to delay your emails until later. After a time, the emails will re-appear in the inbox allowing you to deal with it then. Do you need to have Mailbox open in order for these ...
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OSX Convert and Network User to Mobile User or force all Network Users to Mobile

We have Macs that I am working on binding to LDAP (not AD) and I want to make sure when a user logs in using their ldap credentials that it either create them a Mobile Account or it runs a script to ...
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How to create custom shortcut for Forward delete on Mac?

I want to add or change shortcut of forward delete (fn + backspace) to custom shortcut on Mac os X. Has someone any idea how to do it? Thanks.
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Vim with DBExt using FreeTDS on OS X

When I try to run a simple line of SQL like select 1 DBExt doesn't complain, the status bar says 'Executing SQL...` but nothing is showing up. Using homebrew I have installed unixODBC and FreeTDS ...