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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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Mac: inconsistent boot problems

I have been having some serious issues with my Mac Pro recently, and my business has been brought to a standstill. First my specs: Mac Pro 3,1 quad 2.8, 14GB RAM, ATI Radeon 2600 (stock), ATI Radeon ...
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OSX-Launchd leaving processes open

I've written a script in Python that I call using launchd every night. The script uses a time delta to stop after a few hours. I'm finding that my plist file and script are working properly (launching ...
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How do I find the path to a program in Terminal?

I installed an application and now I can access it via terminal as myapplication. It is an alias, though. How can I find the full path to the file?
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Rsync --checksum does not catch changed files

I am transferring files from a Linux computer to a Mac. The connection sometimes drops and I restart. This is usually fine, but I check everything for a possible data corruption using md5sum. With ...
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How to find extracted Zip files and their folder in mac

How can i list all zip files and their extracted folders in order to remove one of them, i downloaded lots of zip files in years(like everybody) and extracted them so now they are taking twice as ...
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How can you export WiFi settings from Windows 7 to an Apple Mac OSX?

Bought a new Mac but can't access wireless networks I used to because their passwords are saved on my old pc. Can WiFi names and their passwords be exported from a Windows 7 PC and imported to a OSX ...
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How can I quickly access the Microsoft Word zoom setting on a Mac?

I get a lot of Word documents to work on, and the first thing I always do is access the zoom setting (View-> Zoom) and change the zoom to "Page Width". There's no keyboard shortcut for the zoom ...
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How to transparently substitute sha1sum for shasum in sh shell?

I have a test that needs to run on multiple platforms. On all other platforms, the test uses sha1sum, but on my Mac OSX El Capitan, there is no such program installed, but shasum works fine as a ...
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Deploy root certificate to Firefox on Mac OS X

I want to know how to deploy a root certificates for the Firefox on Mac OS X. I've found some solutions to do it on Windows and it works like a charm. Now I want to do the same on Mac OS X. we have ...
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CTRL+] in Vim on Macbook

I have an annoying issue with the Ctrl+] key combination in Vim on my Macbook. I have a Scandinavian keyboard, so I do not have a ] key. Normally I make a ] character by Alt+9. This is an issue when ...
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All apps in OS X Mavericks keep crashing

I did a clean installation of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 a month ago, and since then many of my Applications keep crashing multiple times while I’m using them. Twitter, MPlayerX, VLC, Photoshop, Sketch, ...
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Set the title of the terminal window to the current directory

How can I get the Terminal.app in OS X to display the current directory in its window or tab title? I'm using the bash shell.
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Resume interrupted file transfer to harddrive

I was copying my whole user folder over to a harddrive for backup, but I had to plug out the disk because I had to leave. I got about 160 of 220gigs transferred, and now the file is sitting on the ...
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Find first number greater than x and return another value in that row

I have created an investment spreadsheet. In one column I have the ending balance each year. In another column I have the years. A B 2000 500K 2001 450K 2003 1.2M 2004 1.5M How can I display ...
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VBA Excel 2011 for Mac: Create custom category for user defined function error

I created several functions i.e.: "cal_adval". I would like to add it to a new function category named "Custom Clearance" I read the documentation, and wrote this macro: Sub add_category() ...
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Get rid of PivotTable help on Excel for Mac

Every time I start up Excel For Mac 2011 and build a Pivot Table, Excel feels it's needed to remind me in a modal what Pivot Tables do ("PivotTables summarize data and reveal patterns and trends"). ...
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How do I use Excel 2011 Personal Macro Workbook?

I realized I asked about excel 2010, but that only covers Windows OS. How can I use the Personal Macro Workbook in Excel 2011 on OSX?
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How could I oversee remotely a Linux computer with my MacBook Pro using SSH?

I equipped Linux Mint on every computer that my coworkers have for all those times that I would like to jab them in the kisser, but I need to supervise their computers for when my boss yells and needs ...
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How to use exact path in Mac OS X open file dialog?

How do I to use the exact path in the Mac OS X open file dialog? /Users/username/Workspaces/Enide-2015/_ws/atom.ico I have found this answer, but there are still few extra clicks. There is also ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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Stop Firefox 46.0 on Mac from resetting start page to Firefox start page

After I upgraded to FireFox 45.0.2 it started resetting my homepage every time I restart FireFox. I have researched this and cannot find a user.js file on my system.
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How to get track changes version of document back after after closing document?

I'm wondering if there's a way to get tracked changes back after accepting them, saving the document as a new title, and closing out the document? I'm working in Word on a new MacBook Pro running OS X ...
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How to use graphical line drawing characters with Midnight Commander on OS X under ssh?

I discovered that when I do ssh to a machine using OS X 10.6 and use mc I do not see the graphical line drawing characters. This does not happen if I open terminal and start mc. I'm connecting using ...
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I can't seem to install Team Viewer 9; keeps downloading 8

I downloaded TeamViewer to my iMac ( v 10.5.8 ); inadvertently loaded 8 instead of 9. When I download what I think is version 9, it keeps showing up as version 8? I uninstalled 8, did everything else ...
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Reference shortcut

I am new to OSX/linux. I have all my development stuff in the following location: ~/Dropbox/Dev/CompanyA Is there anyway I can create a link to that folder by just referencing ~/dev or something? I ...
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One Mac computer with multiple network connections?

I have a Mac (OS X 10.5) that I would like to connect to a dedicated/isolated Internet connection (one that is not connected to the LAN), and a LAN. The LAN is set up with its own, separate, Internet ...
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curl lookup time is 5.5 seconds when accessing address in /etc/hosts

In my /etc/hosts file I have a custom entry since the name doesn't actually exist like this: 5.5.5.5 someinternalserver.thing.net #thats a fake IP for this post Using curl like so: curl -o ...
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Is there a Ctrl + Tab equivalent on Mac OS X?

I want to cycle trough the windows of the currently active application on Mac OS X. Some applications respond to Ctrl + Tab but they all seem to do something else. I want to switch between the ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop not writing to external hard drives?

Alright, so I have a computer with data for my research (OS: Windows 8.1). To transfer the data, I use Microsoft Remote Desktop to make a connection from my work computer (Mac Pro, OSX 10.10.3). The ...
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USB Drive that can disconnect itself

This is just an idea I'm trying to do, but I don't know where to start. Imagine having a USB Drive that you can connect it to selected PCs. If the USB drive ever get connected to any other device or ...
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Macbook Air WIFI not working after wake up

I have a late 2010 13" Macbook Air and I have problems turning Wi-Fi on when I wake the computer up. I keep my laptop connected to power, an external screen and a USB ethernet adapter at home and ...
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Windows 95 as guest on VirtualBox Mac OS X Host - Successful installed, but boot fails

I am running VirtualBox (Version 5.0.20 r106931) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014; 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3) with OS X El Capitan (10.11.4). I already installed Windows ...
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Handoff from Chrome on Mac to Safari on iPhone

I noticed today while browsing Safari on my iPhone that Chrome popped up in the Handoff spot in the Dock on my Mac. This got me wondering, is it possible to do this the other way around? I like using ...
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TRIM Debate: Mac OS X El Capitan & Samsung 8xx EVO/PRO

As you may know there are opposing arguments on enabling TRIM on Mac OS X systems. Some people claim that, since it’s blacklisted in Linux systems, TRIM should never be enabled in Mac OS X systems for ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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How to find the number of rows that have date time fields between 5 and 6 PM

I have a phone log that I want to report some data off of. All of the solutions out there that I have looked up seem to assume I only have a time value and that they don't include an actual date. I ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says ...
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How can I delete these leftover hard links?

I was working with many small files (about 1million) and for one reason or another had to create a bunch of hard links to them. Now I am trying to delete all this data, but can't. After removing the ...
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What is the point of the .trashes file in Mac Os X?

What is the point of the '/.trashes' file in Mac Os X? It appears to be useless. I've never seen it being used by programmers. Would it be bad to delete it?
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Invert color of specific window or portion of the screen on mac os x

When coding, I have a dark theme on my text editor. However the browser window is bright white (eg. the web app I'm coding and the dev tools in chrome) and it's not very comfortable for the eyes to ...
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Mac OS X Apache server not seen by other computers

When I use the Mac OS X Yosemite and connect to localhost the page loads. Same for 127.0.0.1 and 10.0.1.61. But, if I use my laptop with Windows 10, it says "This site can’t be reached 10.0.1.61 ...
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User named 'daemon' has a process 'urlexceptiond' in OS X process list

What is this process called urlexceptiond in OS X (latest version)? The user is daemon and I wonder if it could be malware ?
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Mac OS X firewall settings

Hello everyone and thanks in advance. I'm having some issues with setting up firewall on Mac OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4. I have number of network interfaces including en3, which is my main ...
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How to clear the recent files list in Adobe Acrobat Professional DC on Mac?

Does anyone how to go about clearing the "recent files" list in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS X? As soon as the application opens, a list of recently opened PDFs is displayed. I know there is a ...
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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 style window management on Windows? [duplicate]

On Macs you can command+tab to select the program you want and then command+~ to cycle through instances of that program you have open. Is there any way to easily replicate that behavior Windows?
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What does a question mark after the file name mean using ls terminal command?

What does a question mark after the file name mean using ls terminal command? I am using a Mac running OS X Yosemite (v.10.10.5) When I do ls command at terminal, I get back a list of files (the same ...
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word not showing all the picture

I have a pig picture that i want to insert vertically I did that but not all the picture is shown, please look, you can see that the pic is not shown completely from the button (i hope you get me ...