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Mac OS X Lion Apache Server not Found

After upgrading to Lion 10.7.2 today, Apache virtual hosts are not working anymore. When I go to http://XYZ.localhost, it say "server not found". I am using Apache on my Mac OS X Lion and until ...
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How to route certain applications through a VPN and others to use my 'standard' connection in OSX 10.6?

I am currently working abroad and use my company's VPN for FTP and some browsing. This is a relatively slow connection and while it is suitable for those VPN necessities; much of my other internet ...
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Mouse 4 and 5 for Mission Control pages?

I am not a mac noob, and I have searched through system preferences, and yet I cannot find a way to use the scroll wheel left and right buttons to switch between Mission Control pages on my mac. I ...
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So much memory being used and programs disappearing Mac OS

My computer is saying that too much memory is being used and is shutting down randomly. The only few programs I run are League occasionally, Skype and Parallels Desktop. I have 8GB on RAM and here is ...
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OS X Boot Camp No Windows boot option after installation

I've searched around for a day and couldn't find a relatable solution. I recently installed Windows 10 on my MBP (10.11.3) using Boot Camp Assistant, getting the ISO from MS site. After the ...
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How do I install GRUB as a boot loader when I currently use Mac OS X (Yosemite)

I currently have a Hackintosh running Mac OS X Yosemite. I'm in the process of updating it to El Capitan any day now. I have an empty drive slot that I'd like to install Ubuntu onto. I'd like to use ...
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Command-line application for converting SVG to PNG on Mac OS X

Are there any command-line programs that can convert an SVG to PNG, that run on Mac OS X? Edit: Dylan B had a good answer with ImageMagick. For reference, to install ImageMagick with SVG support on ...
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New Chrome page is retina zoomed on non-retina screen

Below is a screenshot of my browser. I'm using Chrome and opened a new window. It appears to have loaded as if the computer thinks I'm using a retina screen. I'm running a mac with an external display ...
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Windows 7 in Boot Camp can't read other FAT32 partitions

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, I have OSX 10.6.8 installed, Windows 7 (through Boot Camp), and 2 FAT32 partitions. The extra two partitions are not visible to Windows 7, but they are visible on the OSX ...
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How to run .jar file on Mac 10.11 without installing Java?

So I made an application using Java swing and converted it to a .jar file and would like to share it with my friend. However, he is not a programmer so his computer needs to install Java bloatware to ...
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mac OS X password recovery / using utility/terminal reset no hard drive or user shown

My password stopped working on my macbook running OS X 10.11. I keep getting diverted to the guest screen. I searched through stackoverflow and followed the instructions to recover my password ...
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Incorrect icon association Mac - El Capitan

I have recently switched from PC to Mac and since I am not very familiar with the environment I would like to ask for a help. My MacBook Air with El Capitan installed has problem with icons ...
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Way too many disks in rEFInd?

I'm using rEFInd on my mac that is installed on its own partition. Everything works fine except when I boot into rEFInd (the "EFI Boot" option under the disk selection menu on startup) it shows my OS ...
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Terminal: cp -r with directories with same name and different case

I'm trying to copy around ~250Gb from one drive to another. Catch is that the destination drive is formatted in NTFS or FAT or something and isn't case-sensitive, and I've got folders I need to copy ...
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How to change DDMS icon on OSX

I would like to change DDMS icon(Android Debug Monitor) on OSX Mavericks. It's appeared on Dock like below when to run it from Android Studio. And, It's not unremarkable because it's almost composed ...
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Package HTML and image folder as single file

Is there a cross-platform way to create a 'package' for a HTML file and its related content (e.g. images, CSS)? This way a HTML file could be easily distributed as a single 'document'. Similar ...
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Prevent open -a Terminal.app from automatically exiting on Mac OS X

On my Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks, I wrote a small bash script to open a log file for a terminal game application I'm writing so I can see print statements: #!/bin/bash printf '\e[3;0;0t' ...
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Alias command from terminal that opens a new terminal on a specific folder

I have this command already working in my .bash_profile: alias mysite='cd /Applications/sites/mysite;pwd; php artisan serve --port=9000 | open http://localhost:9000 | open -a Finder ./' So it: ...
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Google Chrome doesn't trust mitmproxy's certficates

I'm running mitmdump (from mitmproxy) on my Macbook Pro, and I'm connecting to the proxy through my Windows desktop PC. However, Chrome (running on the PC) refuses to connect to so many sites because ...
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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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Resize Photoshop windows that extend offscreen?

After using Photoshop with an external display and having the "Layers" and other windows extended the full height of the display, when I unplug the external display, the bottom of those windows go ...
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Recovering Deleted Files after Emptying Trash on OS X Lion

I moved a complete folder to the trash, then I emptied my trash. How do I recover those deleted files which I emptied from the trash on OS X Lion? By searching with Google, I have found a few tools ...
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Launch synergy client on boot in Mac OS X

I have a mac as a secondary machine at work. Currently I use synergy on my main machine to share its keyboard and mouse with the mac. I created a launch agent for my user to launch synergy when I ...
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Synergy client auto config selects wrong sever IP

I have Synergy (1.7.5) running as a server on a Windows 7 machine and as a client on an OS X El Capitan (10.11.3) machine. Whenever I boot up the Mac, the Synergy auto config looks for the server at ...
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Mac stuck at 50% while booting?

I have done an embarrassing mistake i.e. in Mac OS X (Yosemite). sudo chown -R user / Now it gets stuck at 50% while booting. I have tried “Repair Disk Permissions” from Disk Utility we get in ...
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Wireless network (802.11ac) problems with OS X El Capitan and different region codes

I use an TP-Link Archer C7 v2 as router (802.11ac/5 Ghz) and a Macbook Late 2013 with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.3). Normal speed in OS X is around 800-900 MBit/s. After wake from sleep or restart i ...
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Mac OS X “Verify Certificate” every time connecting to secure wireless

Every time connecting to the secure wireless, Macs are getting a prompt to verify the certificate: Verify Certificate Authenticating to network "Network-Name" Before authenticating to ...
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Gmail text highlighting bug in Safari

I have a simple problem. As a Gmail user, I often like to drag tags from the left sidebar and drop them on individual conversations in my inbox. Quite recently, I started encountering something that ...
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How can I remove Postgres completely from my Mac?

I have been experiencing spooky behavior with Postgres after using the Mac installer for Postgres. There seems to be an existing half-baked Postgres installation that was already there and remains ...
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With tmux on OSX, how can I make command+k clear more gracefully?

When I use the terminal in OSX, I frequently use ⌘+K to clear the screen and scrollback buffer. It's deep in muscle memory. I've started tinkering with tmux, and one gripe is that ⌘+K wipes the whole ...
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Split a Flac file and create a cue sheet on OS X

I'm looking for a way (software or command line tool) to achieve the following on Mac OS X. Take a single Flac file with its Cue sheet. Split it into several tracks. Automaticaly generate a new cue ...
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Easiest way to create a new text file in a Finder window on OSX

OK, so if I'm browsing directories in OS X Finder, what's the easiest way to create a new text file? Right now I have to either open TextEdit, click around until I get to the same directory I'm in, ...
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Cannot format micro SD Card in mac OSX 10.9

I tried everything but I cannot format it. When opening the disk utilities I get 2 partitions, one which is greyed out. When trying to format the first one it says "couldn't unmount disk". When ...
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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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How to change MAC address on Mac OS X 10.7.3 Lion?

I'm trying to change the MAC address for the interface en1. ifconfig Output: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 ...
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Group different values with same name field in Excel

I'm having troubles with the following document. Is there a way to group different values with the same name field?
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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How to move the Adobe Creative Cloud folders on my Documents folder (Mac)

Is there any way to move the folders that Adobe Creative Cloud creates on the user Documents folder on a Mac (El Capitan) to some other location? Currently, I have an Adobe folder with two subfolders ...
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iMac OSX “no route to host”

I have an issue with one of my computer on my network. It is an iMac running OS X 10.5.8. The issue is accessing certain websites. For instance, one of these websites is that the computer is ...
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How to stop table of contents listing itself as the first chapter?

I'm using Word 2011 on OS X and have a problem with the table of contents. It lists itself as the first chapter. How do I stop it from doing so?
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Is there a zsh add-on or an iTerm addon that allows arbitrary string autocompletions?

I often find myself staring at a string that was printed in my terminal, I need to use it in a command, but don't want to move the mouse to copy/paste it. I'm wondering if zsh or iTerm support ...
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Git has taken over my Mac

When ever I open terminal it goes to a "git" window and git is running in my activity monitor and about 80% of the cpu. When ever I force quit it in the activity monitor, it just pop's back up in ...
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How to stop Mac to convert typing double dash to emdash?

I think it's a Mountain Lion thing, when you type - (dash) twice, it becomes — (emdash). When you type tm, it becomes ™ (trademark symbol). Or when you type three . (dot), it becomes … (elipsis). ...
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Remove custom formatting from a sitcky (OSX Stickies)

When pasting text into a sticky, the original font/color/style of the source text is preserved. This can be really annoying over time. Other applications have a clear formatting shortcut key (Google ...
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Logitech Performance MX Mouse Jumps on OS X Lion (10.7.4)

I have a Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse that I am trying to use with OS X Lion. Everything is working except for one problem... there is a small, but quite noticeable, jump when the mouse ...
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Looping through wildcard folders and executing multiple commands in Bash

I have a set of commands to change the contents of files called MenuSettings which work fine when directed to a folder. cd /Applications/snowflake/table-updater/Testing/Applications/Salford_100 sed ...
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cfprefsd using > 90% CPU - any way to find out what program is using it?

In the last few weeks I've noticed my macbookpro (mid-2014, core i7, retina 16Gb RAM, el capitan patched to latest) running quite hot and looking at the CPU usage it seems it's cfprefsd that's doing ...
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Cannot find pdfLatex after upgrade to Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

I just upgraded to Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) now pdflatex cannot be found. I am using TexWorks to compile. I get the error TeX may be installed I just need to find it. Where can I find the ...
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Can't unlock disks encrypted with Mavericks after upgrade to Yosemite?

I have 2 (microSD) disks encrypted under OS X Mavericks. I didn't use FileVault 2, I just used normal "Encrypted Logical Partition" from Finder with a complex password which was not saved in Keychain. ...
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Does App Store show updates in progress?

I suspect Apple's document on this subject is incorrect. In the section titled "Monitoring the progress of installing software updates" it shows: I saw no such indicator today. I now see from ...