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osx spotlight open primary display

Is there a way to make spotlight always open in the primary display? I went through the options for spotlight and display options and there doesn't seem to be a place for that in the normal settings. ...
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Increase dragging-folder-opening speed

When I want to go and drop a file from my Desktop dir into a given directory that is many levels deep, I typically click on the file and drag it into finder and allow the folders to open themselves ...
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Allocating more Video RAM to wine

I'm using wine on my mac to play Universe Sandbox 2. When I open the game, it warns me that I at least need 512MB of VRAM, when I currently have 64MB. I have a Macbook Pro Retina (Mid-2014), and I ...
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Adding process supplementary gid to access file with the same group

I've got a file that I'd like to give read/write permissions only to selected processes. Therefore, I gave the file unique group id using the following command : for example (my file is foo, and ...
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How to find Microsoft Office Excel Version on a Mac?

How can I find the version of MS Excel in a Mac system. I followed this link but I am not sure what version 15.17 corresponds to. Is it MS Office 2013 or MS Office 2016?
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How do I keep the app f.lux in bedtime mode during the day?

I want to be able to toggle f.lux on all the time :( https://justgetflux.com/ This app is great, especially if you are coding on a high energy 27inch Apple cinema display.
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How do I set up an NFS mount in OSx?

I recently purchased a NAS that supports NFS. I am trying to mount the NAS NFS filesystem on a macosx, so that multiple users can use it. What is unclear to me is how user names and permissions are ...
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PPTP VPN issue with Mac OS X over ADSL

I have a MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite (even El Capitan) version 10.10.5 and I use ADSL connection to connect to my university internal network which works just fine but when I use the PPTP VPN to ...
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Installing libssl-dev, libffi-dev on OS X?

I tried using command brew install libssl-dev libffi-dev but it's not working for me. Does anyone know how to install it on Mac?
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How to install libssl-dev ,libffi-dev on Mac os?

I can install libssl-dev and libffi-dev on Ubuntu with the command apt-get install libssl-dev libffi-dev, But I can't install on Mac; I have tried using the command: brew install libssl-dev libffi but ...
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Where does TextMate2 store the icons it uses to represent specific file-types?

When you save a TextMate 2 document with a .py extension the window's title acquires a Python icon that I've only ever seen in TextMate: Does anyone know where this icon, and the icons associated ...
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Create a select list of users in Bash on OS X

I am trying to create a copy script to quickly copy a user folder in OS X, while excluding all the junk (caches, old iPhone Backups, logs, etc.). As far as not copying those files/folders I am not ...
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What OS and file system for an raspberrypi NAS in apple eco-system

I'm trying to create a NAS, running on a raspberry pi, which will be used entirely in an apple eco-system, and doesn't need windows support. The NAS will be run purely from the OS SD card with no ...
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mac boot, and windows storage on same USB

I have a 64GB usb to install mac OS X on, but it will not use the whole drive so I would like to partition it. I want the other partition to be accessible from pc and mac. To install mac I need to use ...
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Is it safe to cancel hdiutil compact?

A sparse image is a type of disk image file used on Mac OS X that grows in size as the user adds data to the image, taking up only as much disk space as stored in it (quoth Wikipedia). If a sparse ...
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Moving photos from iPhoto to Photos on my Macbook Pro, in El Capitan 10.11.5

I have moved all my pictures from iPhoto to Photo on my MacBook Pro. I then moved all the photos in the old iPhoto Application to the iPhoto trash. My question is (and I admit being afraid) can I ...
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How to fix the access denied on folders in a old Time Machine Backup drive?

Specifics: Mac OSX El Capitan Time Machine is from an older mac that this new mac replaced. Both running El Capitan. The specific issue I am trying to solve is that some folders show the red circle ...
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Startup Disk Almost Full

My mac is running out of space, but I do not know why. It says that I have only about 100-200MB free space when I go to Apple icon > About this mac > Storage. But when I check how much storage is ...
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OSX control volume with keyboard

I'd like these keybindings: Cmd+PageUp = volumeUp Cmd+PageDown = volumeDown I followed these instructions: creating AppleScript worked fine, but it is impossible to set Cmd+PageUp shortcut in ...
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Different options for installing Fish shell on OS X

I want to install Fish on my Mac, and there are three different installation options on the Fish website: there is an installer, installation via Homebrew, and an app. Which one of these should I ...
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Could curl print latency in terms of milliseconds?

Wondering if there is an option for curl to print latency in milliseconds? An option that works on either Linux or Mac OSX would be good.
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Import WPA-EAP Wifi config from Mac OS X on Linux

We have a serviced office and the company that provides the Wifi service only gives out a unique username and password and an .EXE file for Windows users to configure the Wifi connection, which is of ...
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Problems connecting to my Mac via SSH

I have Mac with remote access enabled. I can easily connect to it via SSH within local network. I have configured 22 port forwarding on my router. But I can't connect to my Mac via SSH by using router'...
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How to toggle between different windows in Pages (Mac)?

Normally I use Cmd ` (the key above the Tab key), it is perfect for most of applications and Finder, except Pages. If I have 2 documents editing at the same time and want to switch back and forth ...
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Mac OS X onscreen keyboard like Windows

Since I have my Mac Mini connected to a touch screen I want to have an onscreen keyboard (just like Windows 10). And I don't mean that poor keyboard display built in. When I tap on a text field I ...
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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the osx seems to be stuck with the previous proxy settings....
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pseudohydrophobia process Mac

Recently I started noticing when I browse a web page in my MBP 10.10.5 Yosemite that Chrome Canary Version 53 was opening a new tab or some pages were not opening...this tab was redirecting me to ...
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Chrome: Disable elastic scroll at end of webpages

It seems that with Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.84 (or very recently) has introduced an "elastic rubber band" effect when you try to scroll past the top or bottom of a webpage, with a mouse wheel (...
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Installing iMac drivers on Windows

I have installed Windows ony m iMac, and do not have OS X installed on it. Is it possible to get drivers for Mac to be installed on Windows, without going into OS X?
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Bootcamp assistant doesn't show windows partition anymore

I want to install Windows 7 back on my Macbook Pro mid 2010 model. But When I run Bootcamp assistant I don't see a Windows partition to resize it, only one big Mac partition. Here is some ...
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Some videos on youtube drop to black screen

Black screen issue playing video in youtube on Mac os x El Capitan 10.11.5, firefox
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Can't delete meters on htop with the delete key

When customizing htop my setup through the F2 menu, I accidentally put up some unwanted meters. I tried using backspace/delete according to the bottom menu, but it didn't affect the entry. I'm using ...
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My z x c v and n m , . / keys in and external USB mechanical keyboard randomly stops working

My z,x,c,v and n, m, ,, . and / keys randomly stop working and they also randomly start working for an indefinite period of time. The external USB keyboard in question is TVS bharat gold keyboard and ...
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When it comes to internet sharing in a Mac OS X Maverick, is this normal?

I currently have internet sharing enabled on my iMac: When I try to connect other devices to the Mac's WiFi, be it smartphones, tablets or laptops, I don't have internet access regardless. Checking ...
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Mac OSX modifying keyboard shortcuts - different methods

There are 2 ways to make F2 button rename files in OSX in file ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict, insert this: "\UF705" = "rename:"; run this command: defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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Canon LPB-6020 printer not working in LPR/LPD over ASUS RT-AC3200 router

I just bought ASUS RT-AC3200 and I realized that it does not work with my Canon LPB-6020 printer over LPR/LPD protocol on Mac (Mac OS X El Capitan). I have installed it using this docs https://www....
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Route Through Different Gateway Based on Source Address

I currently have two internet connections in my network, my default gateway at 192.168.1.1 and a 3G access point at 192.168.1.8. My OS X en0 has two IPs, 192.168.1.28 and 192.168.1.29. Currently ...
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El Capitan TextEdit bug: renaming file on desktop moves the file's icon

I upgraded my OSX from 10.8.6 to El Capitan (10.11.5) and since then I’m having this bug: modify and save a text file located on Desktop using TextEdit app --> Sometimes the file icon is moved to a ...
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Thunderbird: create smart folder

Several months ago I created a smart folder in Thunderbird, one that works as a saved search action. I want to create another one, but don't remember how to do that, and can't find a decent tutorial. ...
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How to Identify automount mount path

I need to know all the mount points monitored by autofs/automount. I came across "automount -m" to dumpmaps and "/etc/init.d/autofs status" in the older versions. But these commands doesn't work ...
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`open` command is not working

I do have a problem with the open command on Mac OSX 10.11.5. It works fine when opening the finder via open ., however I can't seem to open Firefox: $ open test.html [1] 78952 trace trap open ...
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Simulate keyboard strokes with exact delay as being typed

I am trying to simulate keyboard strokes exactly how its typed with proper delay between strokes. I am trying to achieve this on keyboardmaestro or Automator on OS X, but I cannot figure it out. Is ...
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Macports port install error: /Volumes/Macintosh: No such file or directory

I have been trying to install keybase on my OSX external dev drive. It fails to install gnupg. I ran sudo port clean gnupg and sudo port -v install gnupg and then to get the details cat /opt/local/...
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launchd job not on list, but still running

I have a launchd job that is running every two minutes, but it is not on the sudo launchctl list. I was changing the plist file, both the name of the file, and the Label key. I didn't unload it ...
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Icon files showing in OS X Finder

I have a bunch of Icon files showing in my Finder. I believe these are supposed to be hidden, I think it may be related to a terminal command I ran across my file system for another issue but now I ...
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Where are login and menubar items stored in El Capitan?

Where are your selected startup applications and menubar items stored in El Capitan? I suspect that the cache mechanisms introduced in recent versions of OS-X have really complicated things. In 10.8 ...
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sort -V on Mac OS not working?

Sort -V works on Linux (which means natural sort of version numbers within text) and looks like there is no -V option on MacOS? Any alternatives? regards, Lin
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Connect an external display, close lid and avoid sleep on MacBook

So I want to connect an external display, close my laptop lid and let the other display stay on (e.g. to watch a movie or something). I found the app NoSleep which works if I don't connect an ...
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Internet Sharing on OS X Mavericks stopped working

I have an iMac with OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed. I've been using the Internet Sharing feature to connect to other devices regularly, but since last week the Internet Sharing option has stopped ...
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Setting explicit command to run SFTP server in FileZilla client (Mac OS)

Basically what I am looking forward is the same functionality on Mac OS as the WinSCP screenshot below I have SSH tunnel application to establish tunnel with the server and using the FileZilla for ...