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Is there a way to test Postgresql connection from VMware Fusion on a Mac?

I have some reasons to believe that VMware Fusion is not connecting to my postgresql database hosted on my Mac OS. Is there a way to test this connection from my Windows portion through VMware?
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Restore Deleted Mails in Mail App

I am using MAC Mail app for my mails from several accounts. So somehow two of my gmail's mails got deleted and since it was using IMAP the web also deleted all of it. Other emails from Yahoo and ...
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Tesseract couldn't load any languages

Running tesseract makebox command produced me the following error Error opening data file /opt/local/share/tessdata/eng.traineddata Please make sure the TESSDATA_PREFIX environment variable is set to ...
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Why is Google Docs slow on OSX / Chrome?

I recently noticed Google Docs is very slow on my MacBook (mid 2011 with OS 10.8.5) when using it in Chrome (latest version 35.0.1916.153). Safari seems to be doing OK. Tested it on another MacBook of ...
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Is there a way to eliminate the owner and group from `ls -l`?

I never need to see the owner and group for the files listed with ls -l (actually, ls -laF) and am wondering if there's a way to remove them from the output. So I want to change this: lrwxr-xr-x 1 ...
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how can I use my WD My Password 1TB drive on mac and windows also

I want to use my external drive both on windows and mac. The drive is currently synched with my mac book air and I want to access some files on windows from the drive. How can I use the same drive ...
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OS X Terminal Tab Name Current Directory Causes Duplicate Name in Title Bar

In OS X (10.9.3) I'm setting PROMPT_COMMAND to set the terminal tab name to the current directory such as function set_tab_title { printf "\e]0;${PWD##*/}\a" } PROMPT_COMMAND="set_tab_title; ...
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Mac addresses of devices on network

I'm on OSX Mavericks. I'm connected via wifi to my network. How can I find the mac addresses of all other devices on the network?
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How to Eject Stuck Disk Image

My kid apparently tried to install Minecraft and the installation disk image (.dmg) is still open. I've forced ejected it through several different methods (GUI and command line) and I've restarted ...
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Mac Keyboard Power Button Scan Code?

Does anyone know the scan code sent by the Mac keyboard power button? I would like to control the power on my Mac from an microcontroller.
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How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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Applescript to run when connection to specific network on OSx

I have an apple script that I can manually run that will connect to a couple network drives. I would like it to have that script run when my mac connects to a specific wireless network connection ...
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Why do some Process ID's in top have a - next to them?

When you enter top in the terminal, I noticed that some PID's have a - like com.apple.qtkits. Why is that, since I can't find anything about it in the documentation.
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Installing lapacke using make on Mac

I have downloaded and unzipped lapacke-3.5.0. The installation instructions say to use make in order to install. It goes on to say that configurations must be set in the make.inc file. I am a complete ...
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right vs left option and command keys

When I look at the decimal numbers for the right and left command and options keys I see they are different. I've done some searching and can't find anything that states if they are used for different ...
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Change Pronunciations for Mac Text-to-Speech

I often use the text-to-speech ability on a mac as I'm dyslexic. It works great, however, as I am studying science I would like to change some of the pronunciations it uses. This is possible in the ...
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Tesseract OCR : Unsupported image type

I converted the PDF to TIF file using the following commands on terminal convert -density 300 -depth 4 lang.font-name.exp0.pdf lang.font-name.exp0.tif convert lang.font-name.exp0.tif -colorspace rgb ...
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How do I update an old iMac (early 2008)?

I have an old iMac (8,1 early 2008), 2.8 ghz Intel core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 24 inch, running OSX 10.5.80. I'd like to know how and whether I can update it to the latest OSX. Thank you!
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How do I make the region for right click on the trackpad larger?

Right now I have secondary click set to bottom right corner in system preferences, but I would like for secondary click to be detected on the right half of the track pad. On my pc the trackpad comes ...
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An error occured uploading to the iTunes store

I'm on OSX Mavericks 10.9.4 and I'm getting an a message "An error occured uploading to the iTunes store. " when trying to upload an application through the Application Loader app. I checked in ...
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Installing Mavericks in VirtualBox

I would like to install Mavericks in a virtual box. I tried different solutions but I can't get this work First I downloaded Mavericks from the app store. Then I converted the InstallESD.dmg to an ...
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Incorrect lookup as user, but correct at root

I have a new OSX machine running Mavericks and have an interesting situation getting to rubygems.org. As a normal user: $ curl http://rubygems.org|head curl: (7) Failed connect ...
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Sending ALL logs generated by Mac OS 10.6 to a syslog server?

I understand it SHOULD work by adding asterisk . asterisk @ip:port. This works with my graylog2 setup...somewhat. Not every log generated and view-able in console shows up in graylog2. Any ideas? ...
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OSX terminal command not found

I'm following a guide to setup airport in monitoring mode to do my networking exercise. I've made a shortcut to airport using this command: sudo ln -s ...
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Permissions on /tmp and /private/var/tmp

I'm having troubles starting XQuartz after Disk Utilities → Repair Disk Permissions: My permissions are as follows (after a+w on /tmp). I seem to recall /tmp should be a symbolic link, but I'm not ...
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Custom Names for SMB shares on OSX

I have a number of (windows) networked drives that I need to connect to using my Mac - the trick is that on many of these servers I'd like to be able to connect directly to the c$ share. So I end up ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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Homebrew App Not Using Python Package

I installed duply using Homebrew and tried to create a backup to Google Drive. Doing so results in the following error: BackendException: Google Docs backend requires Google Data APIs Python ...
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How to permanently make the Output of python codes to appear in a different color in the terminal?

I found it really annoying when I use terminal that everything is in one color. I am looking for a way to print the output of my python code in a different color on the terminal console, so it will ...
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Hibernate OSX like Windows

I have two instances of OSX Mavericks on two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I need to be able to Hibernate one instance and boot into another - like what you can do with two Windows installations on a ...
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How can I browse through Homebrew's formulae according to popularity (# downloads all time)?

Though I can easily find an alphabetical list of all available formulae, there seems to be no resource online, including at Brew's Github, or seemingly anywhere where I'm able to browse through ...
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Mac Os turn off display - change shortcut

In Mac Os we can use hotkeys for turn off display (control shift eject) or restart, shutdown etc. Now I am use keyboard without eject button and can't use this functionality, is it possible to ...
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Poor Preview Behavior

First, I am not sure it is preview. I am using OS X 10.9.3. This is what happens. When I change the size of a graphic inside a window, by pressing command+ for example, some images have their image ...
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Remotely connect to MAC cluster GUI (multiple user accounts)

I got access to a MAC Server cluster running OSX Server (10.6.8). Now most people who are supposed to use this cluster have windows installed so I tried to connect them using TightVNC. However this ...
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Delete folders in directory, but keep certain amount of latest directories on OSX

The following situation: Folder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder Subfolder At first I need to get all folders in the directory, after that sort ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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External Hard Drive Crashing Mac when Plugged in… works after restart

I have a Seagate USB 3 external hard drive... I have had many of the same ones with no issues... This one however, once plugged in causes my Mac (Mavericks) to crash via the grey screen of death and ...
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Changing vim/terminal open location

Before I dove into learning ruby my .vimrc file had this at the very end cd data It was perfect because the home directory is shared with my mac. I tried changing my home directory in OSX. This was ...
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Can't add Android platform to Cordova project as 'the command “android” failed'

I'm having trouble adding the Android platform to my Cordova project. When attempting to add the platform, I get the following error: Error: The command "android" failed. Make sure you have the ...
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When Deleting Files from External Drive I am Constantly Being Prompted for Assurance

I have the new Mac Pro with 10.9.3. The Home Folder is on a separate drive using magnetic links. Lately things have not been running normally. One of the main issues is that every time I want to ...
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Mysql server won't start after Mavericks upgrade

I am unable to start MySQL server after upgrading from OSX 10.8.5 to 10.9.3 prompt: sudo ./support-files/mysql.server restart ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not be found! ...
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Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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How do I move a usb device to another account in OSX

I have a mac mini that my wife and I use to backup our iPhones. Currently we both have user accounts that are both admin accounts. We use our laptops to control the mini from remote. The problem comes ...
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Why do I get better performance on VMWare when I enable all cpus along with adding cpulimit?

I'm curious but at the same time also would like to share my findings of the increased gaming performance in VMWare by enabling all virtual cpus and limiting the VMWare process with cpulimit ...
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Gray stop sign error when installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast on a hackintosh

The Specs: cpu: i7 2600K (1155 LGA) mobo: Z68A-D3H-B3 ram: 6Gb Corsair Dominator (DDR2 or 3 I think, don't imagine that matters) disks: 2 SSD's, 1 HDD - SSDs have Windows 8 and Linux Mint ...
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sed error when launching terminal on OS X

I get these error messages when launching bash or zsh in standard Terminal.app or iTerm2 sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { s#^s ...": extra characters at the end of p command sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { ...
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OSX Mavericks - Upgraded PHP not loading

I was wondering if someone could help me. Im running mavericks OSX ... When i type php -v i get the following: PHP 5.4.24 I needed to upgrade the PHP version, so i followed an online guide and ...
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Keep heading type with number when adding a cross reference in Word 2011

I've got a document I'm cleaning up for a customer that they want fully cross-referenced with internal hyperlinks. Headings for the main areas are in the format of: Phase I: [description of phase ...
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iOS Hotspot (via USB) failed to parse returned path through FTP connections

I am sure this is less usual question. Lately, I have noticed that my iOS hotspot (via USB) failed to parse returned path through FTP connections. It does work when I use WiFi hotspot, or if I connect ...
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Is it possible to work with apple usb keyboard in linux exactly as in mac os x

I have mac os x at home and linux workstation at work. And I want to have minimum differences in keyboard usage. I use archlinux with KDE By this I mean: Command instead of control everywhere, ...