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Unable to correctly install Adobe InDesign CC in OSX 10.9

Myself and the senior Mac technician at my office have been working on a users machine for the past 3 days and we can't seem to get anywhere. hopefully you can help us. There was an earlier semi-...
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OSX mDNSResponder opening all ports on Billion

I recently swapped my router for a Billion 7800VDOX, and noticed some attempted connections to my iMac from external addresses. On investigation I found that a uPnP port had been opened on the router ...
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How do I move / install Homebrew onto my Mac user account? Another user set it up

I have a Mac on Mavericks that was set up by a different user. He set up Homebrew under his account, but when I type brew on my login I get /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/...
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Mac OS X issue: new Finder window is “blank” until Force Quit > Relaunch

Machine is a '06 Mac Pro 1.1 running OS X Mavericks (installed via SFOTT) Sorry, don't have enough of a "reputation" yet to post links, so you'll have to Google 'SFOTT for Mac' if you're unfamiliar ...
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Is it possible to create an alias for a drive name on Mac?

I have an external drive that I now reference via: /Volumes/FreeAgent Goflex Drive/ I wish to rename this to something that doesn't have spaces, as AngularJS's lite-server doesn't work on paths ...
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Mac Pro, OSX 10.9.5, Mirror Display to Raritan Cat 5 Reach KVM

I can get my MacBook Pro, OSX 10.9.5 to work fine, using the Raritan KVM. As well as a Mac Mini, with the same OS. When I try to use the MacPro, the computer the KVM is intended for, It doesn't even ...
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Can you have user-specific tags in OS X?

I.e. I have tag(ged file)s that I don't want to see with user A, but would like to see with user B. Is that possible? Where are the tags stored?
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Mission control - Show different folders for in each desktop

I made 3 different desktop in Mission Control and I want to show different folders and files in each one according to the use. For example: Desk 1 - Work Desk 2 - School Desk 3 - Entertainment ...
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dhcp server or routing rules on a lan with internet server

I have two machines : Imac with Mac OS 10.9.5 & a Debian 8 server headless both have one ethernet interface and one firewire. The DHCP is still on the router and has statics ip address, the two ...
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OS X Partition debacle

Here's what I did. I was on OS X Mavericks on my 1Tb SSD internal drive. I wanted to do a clean install of OS X El Capitan so I made a 80Gb partition for it and installed it on the new partition. ...
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Why would SSHing to a server gives me REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED, but my known_hosts file and the server have not changed?

Putting this here in the attempt to help others who may run into this obscure problem. I recently upgraded OSX from Mavericks to El Capitan. I then attempted to log into a system I had previously ...
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VirtualBox Centos Not having network connection

After reading several posts on the above topic, i was forced to post this question because i m still stuck. I am running internet connection on MAC OS X el captain(wifi) and trying to run internet in ...
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update Mavericks to El Capitan with standalone installer

my mac version is Mavericks now. i have "Install OS X El Capitan.app" file in my hard disc. how can i update my mac to El Capitan with this file ?? just update. not clean install
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Unicode filenames in Windows vs. Mac OS X

I was trying to use a couple of Windows file syncing programs (Microsoft SyncToy, FreeFileSync) to sync between two folders: a local Windows folder and a OS X folder mounted on the Windows machine ...
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Creating custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OSX and repeating actions

Most native apps have the following: Ctrl + n = up arrow Ctrl + b = left arrow Ctrl + p = up arrow Ctrl + f = right arrow I've been dying for a solution to make this global. Recently I discovered ...
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Arnold render Maya 2016 and OSX 10.9

I've recently encounter an issue, with the installation of Arnold render from Solidangle on Mac OSX 10.9. I've installed Maya 2016 whithout any issue, so I tried to install Arnold on it. The problem ...
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SSL handshake fails for google.com only, in all browsers

I can't connect to google.com via HTTPS on any browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome). All other sites (HTTPS or not) are fine. The error I get is ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED in Chrome, Secure Connection ...
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No indents in Table of Contents

I'm having a problem creating a Table of Contents (TOC) in MS Word. I'm using 2011 Office for Mac on a MAC running OSX 10.9.5. I've created a TOC in 2 other documents with no problem. I'm using ...
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Cannot change font properties when editing Imovie 10.02 title

I am finishing my project and I am adjusting titles. Even though the editing menu appears normally and active (T highlighted) when I click on it none of the sub option (Bold, Colors, font size) is ...
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Disable *other* Facebook notification 10.9 Mavericks

This differs from this question How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X? The notifications are different to the rounded banner alerts I get, and in fact, before I disabled the other ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks. I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, restarted and booted from USB. When I select Install OS X and click Continue, nothing ...
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Reinstall OS X Without CD/DVD or Apple ID

I purchased a used iMac. It has OS X Mavricks installed. I'd like to re-purpose it for my web designer to use here at my office, since she cannot easily run the Adobe suite on the Ubuntu machines we ...
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Aftereffects and Photoshops ui do not work in vmwere 7 in a maverick VM

so first off i will explane I set up a VM of mavericks in VMwere fusion because some of my software will not work in Yosemite and I want to upgrade so I created a legacy VM in VMwere fusion 7. ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't start decryption after password entered

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Pro. Last week I found the computer with a gray background with a folder symbol with a question mark in the middle. I couldn't do anything with the computer so I ...
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OpenZFS ACLs on OSX

I mistakenly did a chmod ug+rwX rather than chmod ug=rwX and have now gained a host of ACLs on the folder and I cannot get rid of them. It is really screwing things up with shared use and rsync to NAS ...
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OSX 10.9.5 running very slow

I have Macbook Air having Memory 4 Gb and Intel i5 Processor, it is running very slow as no application is opening and if it opens it freezes and its very hard to work over it , I check the Activity ...
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What is the config file for the sh shell on OS X? (i.e., ~/.bash_profile for bash shell, etc)

R uses the /bin/sh shell environment and I'm running scripts (that cannot be modified) that call gfortran-4.8 instead of gfortran so I'm creating an alias. I have added the following line to my /etc/...
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All the System Root certificates are untrusted in Mavericks

I have a OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) in which all the certificates in System Root are being shown as un-trusted. List of all available trusted certificates in OS X Due to this I cannot open websites or ...
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Disable Chrome 43 smooth scroll

I recently upgraded to Chrome 43 and I've noticed that it unpleasantly smooth scrolls on all keyboard scrolling action (space bar, page up / down, home / end). Is there any way to disable this ...
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Disk Utility Requires Admin Password

I've been experimenting with Disk Utility lately, trying to create a password protected folder. The strange thing is, I tried to make an image out of this folder called "Chess" and it created ...
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Is it possible to define custom Power Nap tasks/behavior?

In OS X 10.8, Power Nap was introduced. When it's turned on, a machine can perform tasks like checking for new email and backing up using Time Machine. I was wondering if it is at all possible to ...
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Changing the default action when clicking on links in Terminal.app

Previously I've been able to open links just by clicking them on Terminal.app. After updating my OSX, the terminal now gives Quick Look as default option for links. Is there any way to disable Quick ...
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How to setup Windows 7 in Qemu on MAC?

I've installed quemu using homebrew . But in application folder there is no Qemu app. What to do? Im on osx Maverick.
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VNC attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Screen Sharing" (i.e., VNC access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: screensharingd[1584]: Authentication: FAILED :: User Name: N/A :: Viewer Address: <...
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ssh attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Remote Login" (i.e., ssh access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: 22/04/2015 13:05:23.364 sshd[2118]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from 43....
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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After applying security update 2015-04 on Mavericks some site SSL certificates fail

I applied security update 2015-04 on Mavericks and afterwards some site SSL certificates (e.g. Twitter, support.apple.com, etc) fail. How can I fix this?
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Website loads only on second attempt in Chrome on Chromebook as well as a MacBook Air

When I enter a URL, the website fails to load on the first attempt, but when I click “refresh” the page loads without problems. There is no pattern when this is happening (~ every second website I try ...
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Strange GUI Error

I'm using 2013 Mac Mini with OSX Maverick 10.9.4 installed. I don't know how to google this one because it's randomly happened, everything's normal after boot up, but here's the problem: Suddenly ...
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OSX Mavericks - Recovering from an Invalid Record Count error

I've ended up with a friend's Macbook Pro that won't boot. They've given it to me asking me to fix as they have family photos not backed up (naughty, I know!) they want retrieved. When booting up, ...
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Can I run mavericks on a 2015 mac

Can I run mavericks on a new Yosemite macbook? In the past I had a new mac and could not run an earlier version of MacOS on it. Ideally I would like to make a time machine of my 2011 macbook pro ...
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How to get rid of some rules imposed by the Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.0?

My question is related to this: How to force split tunnel routing on Mac to a Cisco VPN I am having though a bit of hard time figuring out what to do. The problem I have is that, after I connect to ...
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How can I make Command+Backtick cycle through all application windows, even in different Spaces

I have a MacBook Pro with Mavericks, and multiple Spaces. When using a given application (say Preview) I would like to use Command+` to cycle through all windows belonging to that application, but for ...
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Location of Firefox cache and clearing it in Mac OS X

Bear with me, as the Firefox cache has gotten more byzantine over the years so is the question. I am using Firefox 35.0.1 on Mavericks. I want to mess around with the cache. There is a lot of ...
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How do I access my external hard drive from my new computer with a new user account?

I have a new computer (iMac with Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks) and a new user account. When I connect to my external hard drive—which I had used to back up my old computer—but the folders have a little ...
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How can I duplicate a mac user account including username and password?

I have an account on my friends mac that I would like to move to my mac, so is there any way to duplicate everything in that account, including username and password? By the way, I am using OS X ...
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Why won't Java 8 update 31 x64 work with Chrome 42.0.2288.6 dev x64 on OS X 10.9.5?

I've updated to Java 8 update 31 x64 on my OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and now it will no longer work in my Chrome version 42.0.2288.6 dev. Why is this? It worked prior to updating. I've tried the Java ...
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is it safe to delete a “login.keychain.sb…” file?

I donwloaded MPlayerX and it seems it had a bunch of Addware. Anytime I type something in Safari it will take so some advertisement site, like MacKeeper, ZipCloud etc... Now I was looking in my ...
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Which congestion control algorithm is used by the TCP stack in OS X?

What congestion control algorithm is implemented in TCP in OSX 10.9? I would like to know if it uses NewReno, or something newer like Cubic in Linux.
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Is it possible to stop fsck_hfs running on external drive?

I have a 2 TB external firewire drive that won't unmount to be erased. I think it won't unmount because fsck_hfs is running, but I don't know how to confirm what drive fsck is running on. If I can ...