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How can I run PowerPoint 2011 (v.14.01) for Mac in “windowed” mode?

I want to run a power point presentation in a window instead of full screen. I don't want any of the UI to show, just the presentation itself. How can I play a presentation without UI as if it's ...
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How to batch extract from archive using tar to directories

I m trying to extract files contained within a directory in a tar.gz file. The extract I m using is tar zxvf foo.tar.gz. It extracts the files from the archive but removes them from the directory they ...
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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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Chrome Kiosk-mode in OS X Lion allows top menu bar?

Using the information here, I was able to place Chrome into Kiosk mode on OSX Snow Leopard. However, in Lion it appears to work but if you move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen, the menu bar ...
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What do I do with a private key and a .ppk file to log into a remote client?

I am new to SSH and I have to log into a remote client. The owner of that client sent me a private key in a text file and a .ppk file. How do I use these to login? I'm running OS X Lion.
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Mac OS X Finder scrolling stops working and locks up

Whenever I open a browse dialog in Mac OS X Lion my finder becomes unresponsive (locks up) and scrolling stops working. I can use the mouse arrow keys to partly move around the finder and eventually ...
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Bittorrent clients won't open at all, is my ISP throttling them?

I noticed that the bittorrent client that I normally use, uTorrent, stopped launching. The icon would pop up on my dock for about 2 seconds, then proceed to disappear and nothing would happen. I have ...
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Messed up $PATH variable in Mac OS X

I did something to my PATH. I was trying to add some new path and now none of the command like open ~/.bash_profile work, and echo $PATH only shows one path which is /Application/Filename. Is ...
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Install VMWare Tools on Mac OSX Lion - need to reboot?

I'm trying to install Mac OSX Lion on Windows 7 by VMWare 8, everything is alright except the fact that I can't install VMWare tools for MacOSX Lion. I tried installing it using VMWare's toolbar ...
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Resize images via drag and drop on OSX with good quality

I want to be able to drag and drop images on an application(icon) which preferably doesn't run. This application has to resize the images to 600x450px and drop them somewhere. I already created an ...
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Microsoft Keyboard F-shifted function keys on Mac OS X do not work

I'm having a problem with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) getting a Microsoft Wireless Comfort keyboard's special keys to be seen; I've installed the latest Intellitype "driver" and using it am able to reassign ...
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Why is Mac OS X Lion Apache DocumentRoot /usr/htdocs?

I am baffled. I don't see where /usr/htdocs is specified as the DocumentRoot for apache2 on Mac OS X Lion. It is the default DocumentRoot on a new OSX Lion install. Can someone point me to where ...
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How to VNC to Mac OS X Lion?

How can we VNC to Mac OS X Lion to use screen sharing? RealVNC for Windows connects and shows a lock screen, but I cannot click or type a password. What clients will work now?
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Print multiple worksheets to a single physical page

If I have three worksheets in a workbook, how can I print them on the same physical page? On Excel for Mac 2011, doing "Print What" "Entire Workbook" gives me three different pages, even if in ...
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Why does OS X Lion's terminal treat the PS1 prompt codes differently than Snow Leopard?

I get different behaviors in terminal with the same prompt definition in Snow Leopard and Lion. On my Snow Leopard system, I define my terminal prompt in .profile as follows: export ...
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Confusion about xdebug FAQ answer that says 'run configure'

Of course the real subject is xdebug and phpize, but since it's probably me misinterpreting the instructions about the script i'm posting my question here; I'm running mac osx10.7.5 This is the FAQ ...
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How to get OSX finder to calculate duration and bit rate in finder window preview

I cannot figure out how to get the preview area (to the right side of selected audio files) in finder windows to display the correct data. If anyone has a suggestion of how to force Finder to either ...
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Reveal in Finder from Eclipse Juno/Lion

I just upgraded from Eclipse Indigo on Snow Leopard to Eclipse Juno on Lion. The old system allowed right-click or option-click on the title bar to drop down a menu with a path to the current file. ...
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Conkeror won't play youtube videos

I installed the Conkeror web browser on Max OS X 10.7.5 using 'conkeror_mac_bundler.git' (I couldn't get XULrunner to install using macports) shown to me on the installation guide with Firefox 22. I ...
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Keep Apple Mail offline but still send emails

When processing tons of pending emails I like to put Mail (OS X Lion) in offline mode so that I do not receive more emails and therefore distraction. The problem is that I am not able to send email ...
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Forbidden access on Apache in Mac Lion

I'm trying to configure Apache to work with Symfony in my Macbook Pro. I Have installed Lion OSX. I uncommented the line Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf on ...
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iMac OSX Lion upgrade - Photo Booth stopped working

After I upgraded my [2009] iMac to OSX Lion (a few days ago), the Photo Booth program stopped working. When I click on the icon, all I get is the following error message: Photo Booth cannot be opened ...
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No windows when I connect to my old Mac Mini via VNC

I wanted to reactivate my old Mac Mini (from 2007, OS X Lion 10.7.5) to use it for some server testing stuff. As I don't want to add another monitor, keyboard and mouse to my desktop, I want to ...
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How can I reset the password on a Windows 7 VM under VMware 4 on Mac Lion?

I have a Mac running Lion, and a Windows 7 virtual machine running under VMware 4. The problem is that the password was lost in a phone upgrade. Is there any way using command line or other tools on ...
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What traffic uses an interface bound route (RTF_IFSCOPE flag)?

I have a following up question to an question I found answered on unix.stackexchange.com (see link below). What is the difference between the following two routing table entries: default ...
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Why a Macbook Pro Retina can't open a big folder of images without freezing?

I have a folder with 60000 32x32 images. Opening that folter on my Macbook Pro Retina causes it to freeze for almost a minute. Also, navigating from one image to another displays a lag on the Finder ...
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Homebrew keeps saying XCode is not installed

I'm trying to installed Ruby using Homebrew, the OSX package manager. When I run 'brew install ruby' I keep getting the message 'Warning: XCode is not installed!'. XCode is installed, it's lying. ...
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My Macbook Pro with Lion OS is slow. How to speed it up

I am running on Macbook with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Lion OS X 10.8.4. Last weeks I have noticed that the work with it is so slow, for example browsers. Doesn't matter whether I ...
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Boot Mac Lion into Command Line

I have a Macbook currently running Mac OS X Lion 1.5.7, and I primarily use the terminal for most of my work. While it is nice to have the terminal on top of the Aqua GUI, I would like to be able to ...
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How can I hide/show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal in OS X?

I want to be able to hide and show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal. Can I do this with the defaults command? I've narrowed it down to com.apple.systemuiserver. It looks like this: { ...
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How to make application remember desktops for multiple windows on quitting and restarting

In Mac OS X Lion when you quit an application with multiple windows on multiple desktops, it doesn't seem to remember which desktops they were assigned to on restarting? Is there a setting to make ...
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How do I automatically close Terminal.app on exit in OS X Lion?

I've recently acquired a new Mac with OS X Lion, and I'm tuning it for my needs. I was trying to configure autoclose on Terminal using its preferences (as I've done with Tiger and Snow Leopard) but ...
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View Source in Chrome Font Missing

I've just installed a font management software on OS X called FontExplorer X Pro and have installed a few new fonts. Unwittingly it seems I may have accidentally messed around with some of the system ...
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Lion disable animation of fullscreen

On Mac OS 10.7.2, how can I disable or quicken the slow animation that happens when I fullscreen most apps?
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Dual Monitors Mac OS X - CMD + TAB AND move mouse to focused Application

On my computer setup I have dual monitors, one is vertical for code and the other is horizontal for the web browser. I am new to Mac OS X and was wondering if it was possible when switching apps with ...
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Can't see logical Windows NTFS partition in OS X

I have installed Mac OS X in my MacBook Pro. I have installed Windows 7 on the same machine but by creating a separate partition. Is there any way I can access files (like mp3 files or photos, ...
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Why do I get files downloaded with %20 instead of spaces?

I need to download the notes from the school website, it is a easy task. But the file I downloaded always get a ugly filename on OS X, such as D1.5%20-%20Software%20testing%20strategies, it should be ...
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Using Mac Remote Desktop Connection--ctrl-s not working on remote computer

This may simply be a Remote Desktop Connection bug -- I believe Lion isn't fully supported yet -- but here's the problem. I'm using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection and everything's awesome ...
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Open a terminal in Finder's current path in OS X Lion

In OS X Leopard, when using Finder, somebody released some sort of script which was added to the Finder toolbar/panel as an icon, so if you clicked on it, a terminal window would appear directly at ...
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MAMP Pro 2.0.3 doesn't work in OS X Lion

When I start MAMP Pro 2.0.3 on Mac OS X Lion I get the following error: Apache wasn't able to start. Please check log for more information. When I look at the Console it says: kernel: ...
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How can I prevent a disk image from unmounting in OS X?

I would like to use a case-sensitive and encrypted disk-image for my development work. I need some folders inside it to be Dropbox-ed (using symlinks). However if I accidentally unmount the dmg, ...
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After upgrading to Mac OS X Lion, I can't boot Windows anymore

I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion and I can't run the installed Windows anymore. It seems the issue is that the Lion installation created extra partitions so the Windows partition has a different number ...
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Terminal shows “launchctl usage: setenv <key> <value>” on top of every session

Every time I open a Terminal window the following is printed on the top: launchctl usage: setenv <key> <value> I figured something must be wrong with my .bash_profile but I could not ...
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Why can't I mv a file?

I followed these instructions to remove Java from my Mac (Lion): http://stikine.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/howto-remove-java/ As part of the procedure, I needed to edit the file ...
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what is the proper SSH command for logging into Github

After following the standard roadmaps to setup a github environment, I inmediatley encounter errors. I like to see these clarified. I have put a more detailed question below after the code garble that ...
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Mac network locations - automatic selection by available network?

When at work, I have to have a bunch of special network configuration for proxies and DNS. I have configured this under the 'location:Automatic'. When at home though, these proxy and DNS settings ...
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How can I set up a local SOCKS5 proxy whose only purpose is to chain to an authenticated SOCKS5 proxy — on OS-X?

For access to certain resources, I use an authenticated SOCKS5 proxy which runs on a remote server. For various reasons, I don't want to use that proxy system-wide, only with specific applications. ...
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Mac OS 10.8.3 Lion vmware virtual machine doesn't detects darwin.iso file to install VmTools?

I just installed MacOS 10.8.3 Lion in a vmware virtual machine, and I want to install Xcode but when I get to the CD/DVD IDE settings and select the darwin.iso file to install vmTools and click ...
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remove duplicates command prompt on mac

I have looked for various free software to remove duplicate on my mac but could not find a good one. I have finally settled on command prompt to delete duplicate files but I can't get it to work ...
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Removing Java from OS X Lion

OS X Lion ships without Java now. Installing it is not very difficult - however, our product relies on Java so we need to test the scenario of not having Java installed. Once I've installed Java, is ...