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Batch rename directories in OSX

I currently have a large set of directories containing photos. The directories are currently named in the format of yymmdd_text. I would like to rename them all to yyyy-mm-dd Text (notice capitalized ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shit Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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Adobe Wave Install on Startup

Every time I start up my computer an Adobe Wave installer launches. IT's quite frustrating, how do I remove this? I have tried both canceling and completing the install process, no matter what it ...
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Can't send mail with Apple Mail with Outlook.com due to SMTP

To preface, I know for a fact that the password I am using is correct as per outlook.com's instructions and every tutorial I can get my hands on. It should be my password I use to enter the account, ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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Can a Chromebook run Mac OS

I am thinking of getting a HP chrome book 11 or 14 (not sure yet) and I like Mac OSX could I run it on a chrome book? I also am curious if it could run Mine craft with shaders mod
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Netbeans 8.0 300% cpu usage mac osx

This happens after a while of using netbeans with php web development. Anyone know if this is a common problem or not and if there is a fix. Don't want it to slowly kill the macbook air I just ...
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/usr/sbin/installer requires root, not Admin, to install a package

Prior to Mountain Lion, I was able to install packages with /usr/sbin/installer as an Admin user. However, with Mountain Lion, when I try running installer -pkg blah.pkg -target / I get the error ...
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Rsync to a WebDAV filesystem on OS X copies all files regardless of being changed or not

I am trying to sync from my (Mac) desktop to an iPad and an iPhone. MacOS X mounts WebDAV as a native file system, but syncing results in all files in my directory structure being copied again. This ...
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Mac: Moved Applications folder, can't install peripheral software?

Here's the Situation I have a Mac Pro, and it runs Mac OSX 10.7.4. For faster performance and startup speed, and an easier way for me to backup my files, I did the following 3 modifications: 1) I ...
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Can you run Mac OSX in Virtual box on an AMD pc?

I thought about coding a few iOS apps. To do that you need a mac. I have an AMD based pc and I don't want to buy a mac. So I wonder if its possible to run mac OSX in virtual box on an AMD pc. Thanks
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Bluetooth audio out of sync with Internal Speakers (OS X)

I have a new Bose Soundlink Wireless 2 Speaker that I've paired to to my iMac with Bluetooth. It works fine, but I'm having some difficulties getting things working the way I want. My main issue is ...
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Incognito browsing with Safari: how to browse privately?

What is the equivalent to Google Chrome incognito in Safari browser? In other words, how to browse privately using Safari (in my case version 7.0.6)?
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how can i print all browsertaps using Mac, FF 31 or latest chrome?

I want to print all opened browser taps. I have tried to downlaod "global print" for FF, but it allows to send prints only to printers. How can I print all tabs to pdfs ?
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Objective C IDE on Mac other than Xcode?

I've Xcode installed but I want to test some code snippets without messing with the main project. I also have Eclipse installed on my Mac, is there anyway I can run Objective C code on Eclipse? Or is ...
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Apache Virtual Host hangs when loading, but it's subdomains load perfectly

I have a WordPress Multisite installation, with quite a few subdomain sites set up. These all work perfectly fine, however the main domain doesn't work. It doesn't even show a white screen, or any ...
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VirtualBox and Vagrant uninstall succeed, PID still exist

I've recently tried to uninstall the Vagrant and VirtualBox softwares, and everything seemed to be fine. I ran the uninstall.tool from my shell to uninstall Vagrant and moved the VirtualBox.app from ...
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Is there any way to prevent a Mac from creating dot underscore files?

At work we're letting one of our very tech savvy clients actually help out a little with a few development projects specific to him. However, he uses his own personal Macbook, and as he edits files on ...
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Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
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Can Safari 5.1 for Mac OS display favicons for bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar?

When bookmarking a web site, most contemporary browser will display the site's favicon next to the bookmark, both in the bookmark view and the bookmark toolbar. This is a useful feature. In the ...
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Mac mail.app crashes almost immediately after startup

July 11, 2014 OS X 10.9.4 The mail.app has been crashing consistently almost as soon as I open the app. I have a "godaddy" mail (IMAP config) account and a gmail account connected. I've removed the ...
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Netflix very quiet on Mac OS

Possibly a very simply problem but I'm not as familiar with OSX as I am with Windows or Linux. When I watch anything on Netflix on OSX (10.7.2) which uses Silverlight (5.0.61118.0) whether I use ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac?

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...
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MacVim always return focus to terminal upon leaving

I'm running Mavericks and I recently started playing around with sshfs to try to boost my productivity by using MacVim (I've been using in-terminal vim for a few years now). I really like MacVim. I ...
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Default Mac Ruby Gems?

A Mac always comes with some default ruby gems installed in the local RVM. Is there anyway I can check or view a list of the default ruby gems installed in a Mac OSX Mavericks?
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What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac?

What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac? I'm using Leopard.
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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How do I move notes from Microsoft OneNote for Mac to Evernote for Mac?

I had been using Evernote. When Microsoft launched OneNote for Mac, I experimented with it for a few months. I'd like to move back to using Evernote, but I'd like to be able to move the notes I ...
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OS X Theme to grow Menu Bar

Are there any Themes that are safe and will increase the size of the Menu Bar in OS X? I find it hard to see the menu bar on our 42" screen using the HDMI output.
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OS X has been securely deleting user for a week

...and counting. I am deleting the old admin user, from a new admin account. This is done through system preferencecs > users & groups. While the system is deleting the user account and ...
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OS X Bash 4 terminal exits

I have the latest OS X running the standard terminal app, with bash 4.0 via homebrew However, if I run a script that contains an exit command, it's expected it would exit the script. Instead the ...
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iPhone not syncing with iTunes

In iTunes under apps tab, it list all the apps which I have in my iTunes account. When I click on the Install button of the app, button name gets changed to will install & also on the right side ...
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GUIs treat /tmp as a file

A friend was having trouble using cp to copy a disk image (a sparsebundle to be precise). I figured out that the line he was using copied all of the /contents/ (sparsebundles are packages, i.e. ...
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“A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.”

I cannot start Firefox on my Mac. It just says "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." I have tried restarting the computer. Any fixes? You have ...
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Excel for Mac: Convert Windows split to txt macro

I'm a total VB hack - as in cut/copy/paste and try to make things work. The code below worked on my Windows machine, but won't work on my Mac. I get a file/path access error on this line: Open ...
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How To Keep Wi-Fi On Even When Your Mac Sleeps?

Whenever I want to download something which is over a gigabyte, I leave my computer, so the download could happen smooth and fast, but that's not to be, when my computer goes to sleep, and the Wi-Fi ...
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Encode degree sign in vnc url scheme

I would like to open ScreenSharing.app from terminal like this : open vnc://$user:$pwd@$host This works fine, but I've a password with a "°" sign in there, and it's not working with this one. How ...
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Visualize files and directories

Is there an application (ideally for Mac) that would allow you to visualize / display graphically all the files and sub-directories within a directory?
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OS X Mavericks “Share Internet from Ethernet to Wi-Fi” fails after a period of time

When the computer first boots up, I can share Internet from Ethernet to Wi-Fi without a problem. But after a few days, it starts to malfunction. I notice that when the Wi-Fi is shared, in the place of ...
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Adding a line into the hosts file, getting permission denied when using sudo - Mac

I'm trying to add a line into the hosts file on my Mac by executing a one line command on the terminal. I thought this would be easy using sudo, but it returns "permission denied" when I try to add ...
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Image/Clone Entire Disk including OS X and Boot Camp Partitions

Is it possible to clone an entire Mac disk including both OS X and Boot Camp partitions? Background: My company is switching from PCs to Macs. We want to have a dual boot platform. Before I used to ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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OSX Convert and Network User to Mobile User or force all Network Users to Mobile

We have Macs that I am working on binding to LDAP (not AD) and I want to make sure when a user logs in using their ldap credentials that it either create them a Mobile Account or it runs a script to ...
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How to create custom shortcut for Forward delete on Mac?

I want to add or change shortcut of forward delete (fn + backspace) to custom shortcut on Mac os X. Has someone any idea how to do it? Thanks.
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Vim with DBExt using FreeTDS on OS X

When I try to run a simple line of SQL like select 1 DBExt doesn't complain, the status bar says 'Executing SQL...` but nothing is showing up. Using homebrew I have installed unixODBC and FreeTDS ...
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How to copy entire disk?

Let me be straight forward. I am accepting that - I have installed iDeneb to my personal pc at home.( Just because I want to perform R & D and many experiments with os, yes I also want to learn ...
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Preserve icon with rsync

I was under the impression from here among other research, that rsync was the command used to sync directories and any contents they have. I have tried the following commands: rsync -avzr ...
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changing spotlight default to search file names, not contents [duplicate]

Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Spotlight default search behavior to search file names, not contents? Right now, bringing up the Spotlight field and typing "terrible" brings up a bunch ...