A Unix-based operating system developed and sold by Apple Inc. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac].

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Remoting into an iMac from a Mint1 17 computer

My father was using an old iMac ( not sure how old ) before he passed on. He took care of it completely. Now his widow is using it to keep in touch with people. She is in her 80s and not all that ...
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How to run a BASH script in response to a network event?

I've got a little BASH script I'd like to run on a few Mac's (A mix of 10.8.5 and 10.9.4). I'd like to trigger the script whenever my mac attempts to connect to another one through a particular TCP ...
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Mac .bash_profile.save How to make it run by itself / where to actually change paths

trying to change my path for Ruby / SASS. I have always used a file in my home called '.bash_profile.save' In there I have the export paths which work fine but only when I run: source ...
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Unable to boot into OSX after installing Windows with Bootcamp

I installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise via Bootcamp on my MBP (Nov 2013 model), now I can only boot into Windows, no way to boot into OSX. When I hold the ALT button at boot, the menu shows only Windows ...
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RStudio does not start with Mac OS Mavericks and R 3.1.2

I am confronted with the problem that my RStudio does not start anymore. I got the newest version of RStudio 0.98.1091 and it all started after I installed the newest version of R. After some ...
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How can I VNC to a machine that is using a Shared Internet connection from my iMac?

I have a Windows XP machine that is connected to the Internet using a shared ethernet connection with my iMac. From my Macbook Air that is connected to the same router, I'm still unable to connect or ...
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Authentification fails with TeamViewer after reinstalling the application

I used to control a remote computer via TeamViewer. This morning, my TeamViewer application (I am on Mac OS) crashed while I was using it. It then failed to open and close properly. I did not ...
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Apps crashing with EXC_BAD_ACCESS when changing to a custom keyboard layout

I have a custom layout installed (svdvorak_mac6.keylayout). After a reboot another keyboard layout was selected, so I selected my usual one instead. This lead to a lot of apps suddenly starting to ...
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Printing sorted files in Mac OS X (wrong order)

I have many (about 100) files 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf... In Finder I sort them by name and sent to print, but they are not printing on the sort order (always 2.pdf -> 1.pdf -> 3.pdf or something like ...
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Google translate client for OS X

I'm using Translate Client on Windows. This tool instantly get translation of selected text in any application by double press Ctrl What are alternatives for Mac OS X? Good implementation would be as ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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How to delete old $PATH echo in Mac

After i changed my Mac username(using the way supplied by Apple Documents), I found that when echo $PATH, there are some old paths in it. ...
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Xcode has deleted my folder contents

I created a new Xcode project with AFNetworking Application template, then I chose a folder in which to create the project. Suddenly, Xcode crashed, and this folder has nothing in it except a 2kb ...
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Prevent some programs from using VPN on Mac OS X 10.10

Problem: I have created a VPN and it works flawlessly. However, I want to prevent certain programs, such as FTP and IRC, from using the VPN. In other words I want everything except FTP and IRC to go ...
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How to mount/unmount webdav server directory using Terminal

I use OS X 10.10.1 and I want to mount a HTTPS webdav server directory as a volume on my local machine using Terminal. I found this utility -- mount_webdav -- which seems to work - I created a ...
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LibreOffice not recognizing font variants on OS X

I recently installed Source Sans Pro and Fira Sans on my Mac. Source Sans Pro has twelve variants (Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Light, Extra Light, etc...) and Fira Sans has 32 (absolutely ...
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If I install a Linux VM, will I be able to work with ext filesystems from my Mac?

I'm working from a Mac and need to edit a few lines on a Linux partition. (I need to enable SSH on Raspbian for a Raspberry Pi, but I need to do so effectively headless – I don't have any peripherals ...
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Safari dosen't open anymore “reopen”

I cant open Safari anymore! :( Every time I try it opens a window with this message instead: Process: Safari [336] Path: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari ...
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“Part of menu-item path is not sub-menu” error in vim config

I recently started getting this error when I opened vim, and I have no idea why. Error detected while processing /usr/share/vim/vim73/menu.vim: line 352: E327: Part of menu-item path is not ...
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How to transfer files between OSX and Android phone wireless?

I have MacBook running OSX 10.10.1 and Android 4.4 phone (Sony Z3 Compact). Both devices are connected thru Wi-Fi to the same router. Is there any way to easily transfer files wireless between them? ...
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how can I dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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OSx Transparent proxy authentication with pf

I'm under a corporate, squid proxy. It is problematic to develop under this proxy since I have to setup the proxy details for every thing I use (for example, setting npm, or terminal http_proxy) I ...
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Create Backtrack 5 R3 USB Macbook Air 2012

I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like: UNetbootin (created on both Windows and Mac ...
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Remote Desktop Connection (Mac) does not share drive/folder to the Vista target

I have a Mac OS X 10.5/Intel system, runnging RDC 2.0.1 (latest as far as I know). When I connect to the remote Windows Vista system, I can control the remote desktop, and everything behaves as ...
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Mac OS X not allowing to intercept HTTP traffic. Am I missing something?

I am trying to intercept http traffic. I have setup proxy on Macbook and set the ip of it on the mobile device. I have tried setting up burp suite as well as charles proxy but nothing works. (NOTE : ...
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Always WI-FI Timeout Error On MacOS

I'm using MACOS X 10.7.5, this is my first time as a MacOS user. I have just gotten a new MacBook and I have 2 problems with WI-FI. I keep getting 'connection timeout' when i try to connect any ...
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start program via SSH as different user

Problem description: there are two Macs, #2 one logged in with exampleuser and #1 I am logged in as admin. exampleuser doesn't have SSH rights at all, as it isn't an administrator. admin has full ...
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Ask for password every time i mount encrypted partition

So I created an encrypted partition on my main hard drive. Mac OS X would ask for its password only when I would start the system. Then I unmount it, then I try to mount it again and OS X wouldn't ...
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How do I set up a OSX service to delete the first page of a PDF?

I frequently receive PDF files where the first page is either empty or is just a cover page for which I have no use. Can you suggest a quick and efficient way (Applescript, Service, or ???) for me to ...
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Hugin crashes before creating the panorama

When I try to create a panorama with Hugin on OS X, it crashes with the following error message: External program open not found in the bundle, reverting to system path What does this error message ...
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MAMP “localhost” doesn't work unlike 127.0.0.1

What to do to fix this? my etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost and using terminal with command: file -b /etc/hosts i got ASCII English text, with CR line terminators but ...
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how to apply CSS when using Devonthink Pro's “Clip to PDF” Bookmarklet?

I use Chrome on Mac OSX Yosemite to view articles on the web. Some of these articles I want to capture to DevonThink Pro Office as PDF. Obviously I want only a clean ad-free rendering of the article, ...
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How can I increase the size of thumbnails when opening files?

This is the view I get when I want to upload a file to OS X' browser. I like the thumbnail view, but as you can see, they are too small. I don't mind showing fewer pictures – I just want a bigger ...
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How to update bash on Mac OS X Yosemite

Just trying to learn bash scripting a little. My old bash version: Bash version 3.2.53(1)-release... I've updated my bash on mac os x yosemite with homebrew: brew update brew install bash Then ...
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Sending key via ssh or using mouse to activate Target Display Mode?

Is it possible to send a keystroke via SSH? I want to be able to send CMD+F2 via ssh from/to Mac OSX. If not possible a mouse solution would also be good. The reason I need this is because I only ...
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Every hotkey in Photoshop selects the Path Selection Tool. How do I get my shortcuts back?

Since updating to Yosemite, my Photoshop CS4 for Mac has decided the Path Selection Tool can do every job, lol. I went to "Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts..." and made sure it was on the default settings. ...
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Yosemite: Three Finger / Look Up Trackpad Gesture Not Working

The Look Up / Three Finger trackpad gesture is not working in Yosemite for my user. This gesture was working in Mavericks, but stopped when I upgraded. If I log in with the Guest user, the Look Up ...
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synergy interprets a 'space' for a 'slash'

My setup is : Linux Server OSX Client Every time I use the space on my Linux box keyboard (and the pointer/focus is in a window on my OSX machine), I get a slash '/' instead. How do I fix this?
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Personalized keyboard doesn't work on Windows using Parallels with a OS X 10.9 host

I have a personalized keyboard I made using the ukelele application. Whenever I open some applications, though, my keyboard is completely ignored. Parallels is one of those. How can I fix the issue?
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Access forbidden 403 trying to access files

I've just gotten a new macbook pro, now i have had no experience in macs before so I'm a noob with them. I have tried to install xampp, it was done successfully but then i type into my browser ...
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Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up SAFARI

When ever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for mac keeper. The website is called ...
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How to create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X?

How do I create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X to use the ISO in Parallels later? I thought Winclone could do it, but it can't. Any alternatives?
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Uninstalled Program Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 on a MacBook Air. As a quick note, while this program was installed through Steam, I don't think it's a Steam issue. Background: Through Steam, I recently ...
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PHP mail() function not working in Mac OS X

I know this question has been asked many times and people use to give many solutions. I have followed almost all the possibilities which I come across after investigating on it. but nothing worked ...
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iPhone doesn't complete loading iTunes library via Home Sharing

I've been trying to use iTunes / Music.app on my iPhone 4S running latest iOS 7.1.1 (11D201) and access the "Home Shared" iTunes library that my Mac Pro (10.9.3) makes available on my network. No ...
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Capture screen with fixed region

I would like to know if there is a systematical way (software) to capture a fixed region on the screen, under Windows 7 or OS X. It must be accurate about the region. I always want to capture the ...
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Why is Postgres sending network traffic on OSx

I was looking through my Activity Monitor seeing if there was anything running that was hogging my network and noticed that Postgres has the largest amount of bytes sent. Now the numbers aren't ...
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Path Display at bottom of a Finder window in Mac OS X

I have seen "A status bar like tray at the bottom which displays the path of a directory" in Finder window. How do I turn that on?
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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Mount encfs volume created by encfs4win on OS X or Linux

I created a few encfs volumes on Windows 7 using encfs4win. One is on Dropbox others are elswhere. I am not able to mount these volumes on Linux or OS X. On Linux Mint I use the frontend Cryptkeeper ...