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Use a USB HDD connected to a Wi Fi router as a backup for both Windows Desktop and MacBook pro

i've a macbook pro with Retina ( running latest osX, 10.9 i guess ) and a desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Can i buy a router with a usb port like this one, connect a USB HDD to it and use it as a ...
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mac keep on losing printer

My mac keep on losing printer. I set up a static IP for the printer. Everything works fine when I start the computer, but at some point (probably when the laptop get to sleep) it loses it. I need to ...
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How can I run OS X on a virtual machine in OS X? (Use case: testing software on different OS versions.)

I'm currently running OS X 10.8.5 and I would like to set up a virtual machine that runs OS X 10.9. (The other way around would be fine too. I would upgrade to OS X 10.9 and run OS X 10.8.5 in a ...
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Problems with ipfw Mac OS X 10.9

I want to forward port 80 to 4000 on my mac so that when I try to access my computer from my phone (which is on the same Wireless LAN) I don't have to write http://computers-ip:4000. For some reason ...
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IOSurface seed changed errors since 10.9.4 update

I only updated to 10.9.4 last week, and ever since my system.log has been filling up with IOSurface errors whenever Safari is running - with the number of errors per second roughly equal to the number ...
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Not able to get network configuration on a Ubuntu guest running on Virtual Box on a Mac OS X host

I have VirtualBox 4.3.12 and I am trying to use a Ubuntu 13.04 guest on a Mac OS X Mavericks host. I used to be able to do Host-only networking on my VM till I tried to get Bridged Networking working ...
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Need help converting some linux commands to OSX

I want to convert some linux commands into OSX. (Mavericks 10.9.4) root@bt:/# /etc/init.d/apache2 start (will "sudo apachectl start" do the same?) root@bt:/# echo “some Site Goes Here!” > ...
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DD stop and resume cloning inquiries and the optimum BS size on OSX

I have a dead harddrive , that cant be mounted on mac although disk utility can still recognize it. So i opt for using dd utility to clone the hard drive and recover it later. Its been painfully slow ...
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Can't 'see' contents of USB hard drive in Max OSX 10.9.2

I used this external hard drive with my Mac before. Last time there was a sudden Mac automatic restart (kernel panic?) while this hard drive was connected (usb) to my mac and after that I am unable to ...
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Command for opening or switching to a new tab in Chrome under OS X

I would like to write a script that opens up a window in Chrome if it isn't already present or switches to an instance of the tab if it is already open. A site should count as open if any address ...
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Application start stealing focus after entering password to ssh key

After entering password to ssh key for ssh session in Terminal app (the same for iTerm2) that Terminal window start stealing focus after closing apps. I.e., if I close some other application (⌘Q) ...
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ipython notebook can't find python

I had a couple of Python 2 versions under home-brew. Since I was only using ipython notebook, I decided to uninstall all Python 2 instances, which turned out to be a bad idea because now I just get an ...
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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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Excel chart axis with personal label instead of number

I'm a simpleton with excel but writing a research dissertation. Much charting involved... My y axis has values 0-6 but each number represents a patient response (for example never, very rarely, ...
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Disable mouse interactions in Command-Tab UI on Mac?

Pressing Command + Tab in OSX brings up the "alt-tab" or window switcher UI. After pressing Command + Tab, if you continue to hold Command key the window stays on the screen. You can also move your ...
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Mac Mail app: Archive option issue

I am using the Mail app with my Gmail account. What happens to my mail when I choose archive? Where I can find this archived mail? Why don't I have an Archived folder? How can I set up an Archived ...
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map jj to Esc globally on mac

So, I like vim and use the key mapping jj for Esc. Is there some way to on a global level in Mac OS X map jj to Esc? I've tried Better Touch Tool where I can have global key mappings but they don't ...
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Constant name of iterm2 tab

I can change the title of terminal tabs in iTerm2 by pressing CMD-I and setting some name. But as soon as I open e.g. vim and close it, tab name is reset to what my prompt says, instead of being ...
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Chrome and Firefox randomly disable trackpad scrolling os x

I recently installed the current Mavericks update. Now when browsing in Chrome or Firefox (haven't had problem in Safari) the track pad will stop working and am forced to use up/down arrows or scroll ...
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App Window missing! OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) [OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)]

Just like the title says. Never had this problem before, and I need this to work! Tried lots of solutions, but nothing worked.
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Changes to “language and text” preferences won't stick

I recently got a macbook air (OSX 10.9.4) and when I try to change the preferences in "language and text" they don't stick, but go back to what they were in about 3 seconds. Any ideas on how to get ...
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Java/JDK filesystem organization on OSX (Mavericks)

If you install the JDK via the Oracle DMG, you get content put under /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_xx/Content/Home/bin as well as ...
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Can spotlight index the iTunes library?

I would spotlight to index not only music files on my hard drive, but also the iTunes library. Background: I have a MacBook air with limited space. In order to be independent from physical burdens, I ...
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arduino serial port not showing

i bought a arduino compatible freeduino board atmega8 (i selected the board type as arduino ng or older atmega8). i installed the arduino IDE on mac OS X and the FTDI drivers. but my serial port looks ...
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Mac SSD freezing & I/O error

6 months ago I've added a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB) on the back of the superdrive and enabled TRIM. It's still as fast as it was when I bought it. Since some days my mac randomly freezes twice a ...
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iTerm2 2.0 Unable to resize the main window

Ever since I updated to the latest version, my iTerm window is not taking full screen. Even more weird the Maximize/ minimize buttons are missing. This 50% window arrangement is really irritating. ...
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Fully-independent MAMP stack on external drive?

More and more, I find myself needing a common environment between my work and home machines. Right now, I have two separate MAMP installs (one on each box), with the webroot symlinked to a folder on ...
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How to share my Linux home directory with Mac OS X

I have an internal development server running Debian Testing. Some times, I find I'd like to do some "on the box" development. I can (have) setup a VNC server and do development that way, but some ...
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How to prompt user confirmation on Mac from Windows/Linux VNC connections?

is there a way to ask confirmation from the user when someone try to connect via VNC from a Linux or Windows based PC to his Mac? I succesfully connected via VNC from Mac, Linux and Windows, without ...
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How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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Microsoft Office for MAC 2011 Keeps Crashing(

I'm using latest / stable Mac OS X 10.9.4 on my MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 and until yesterday I was also using Microsoft Office for MAC 2008 without any issues. I just installed ...
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Changing the font when printing with lpr

I have searched through the internet, and Super User, but couldn't find the answer. Is it possible to change the font used when printing with lpr from Monaco to some other font, like Times New Roman? ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks - IconServicesAgent memory usage started to grow (leaks?)

Recently I found that IconServicesAgent began to grow up to 130-200Mb but before it was max 6Mb.. As far as I remeber last things that I was installing were Vagrant and Virtualbox. Not sure that ...
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TimeMachine doesn't want to backup

I'm using the most recent version of Mac OS X (Yosemite with Preview Update 3). However, when I want to activate the TimeMachine I get the error The server may not exist or is unavalable at this ...
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Can one put the Dock above the menu bar?

Having the menu bar and the Dock closer would eliminate a lot of vertical mouse movements. The bar also doesn't need to be so thick. Is there a way I can place the Dock above the menu bar (and, ...
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PDF slideshow with notes

I have two .pdf files and they have exactly the same number of pages. I would like to show one file on the projector and another as notes for myself only on my laptop screen when presenting. The ...
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Mac OS X 10.9.3 Default Window Size for Screenflow

How can I set the default window size so that each time I open a ScreenFlow document, it is the same size and position on the screen?
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Add network account to local group with Puppet?

On a client Mac joined to an OS X Server Open Directory, is it possible to use Puppet to add a directory account to a local group on the client?
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make error during Homebrew Installing Apache 2.4 on Mavericks

Having an issue using Homebrew to install Apache 2.4 on OSX 10.9. The tap I'm using is homebrew/apache (and also homebrew/dupes to provide apr and apr-util). Specifically, during the make install ...
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Ubuntu VirtualBox VM locks up frequently on Win8 host

Using the same exact Vagrantfile to build an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 VM on both MacOS and Win8, I noticed that the VM locks up frequently (at least once per minute) on Windows. At first I thought it might be ...
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Active Directory and Mac OS 10.5 - how can I get the GPO's network drive on the Mac, and get the home directory of the user to map correctly?

I have a PowerMac G5 computer that I have joined to the Windows domain network successfully. I am able to login successfully with domain credentials. However, it does not include any of the network ...
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OSX: Can NOT ping to the network interface of NAS

Suddenly, I can NOT access NAS using Finder so I tried to do ping to the network interface of NAS with straight cable which is connected to the box directly. But, I could NOT ping to the interface. ...
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Why Does Clicking on Applescript Notifications Open the AppleScript Editor?

I'm experimenting with AppleScript and with Python. But the big issue i'm having now is not about Python specifically. The end goal is to be able to write Python scripts that use AppleScript features. ...
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Where does Gas Mask store its data on OSX?

I use Gas Mask to manage my hosts file on OSX. Where does it store its data?
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Virtualbox display issue

I installed Virtualbox on Mac and then installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox as a virtual machine. My Ubuntu display comes as 640 X 480 (4:3) resolution and cannot be changed. My actual screen resolution is ...
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Where is Dropbox started in Mac OS X?

If I look at the Dropbox process, I see that its parent is /sbin/launchd. But I can't find any plist file in any of the standard directories (e.g. /System/Library, /Library, ~/Library + LaunchAgents, ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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Format USB thumb drive

I got the following drive: Device Identifier: disk1 Device Node: /dev/disk1 Part of Whole: disk1 Device / Media Name: SanDisk Firebird Media Volume Name: ...