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How to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard to automatically connect to my Bluetooth Speakers for sound output?

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use for audio output on Snow Leopard (the Sony SRS-BT100). Generally I like it, except for one thing: When my laptop wakes from sleep it does not automatically ...
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Start Appium server at system boot (MacOS)

I'm trying to setup Appium server to stat automatically after system startup. Also I'd like it to restart after a crash. Appium was installed as a npm package and it launches and works fine when I ...
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3 displays, one GPU, passive DP, ubuntu

I have a Radeon HD6850 card that I was using with Ubuntu 14. I had 3 dell monitors connected to this card and they worked great at 1600x1200. I had bought a Displayport to DVI adapter to get it ...
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JSFiddle CSS and Result text areas squeezed

I am using Chrome on OSX and have encountered an infuriating bug which makes JSFiddle unusable: As the screenshot shows the CSS and Result text areas are squeezed off the screen with no handle to ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 memory usage on the high side. How to lessen or improve

I bought a Macbook with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It comes with 2GB of memory but it using alot of it from looking at the Activity Monitor. Here's what it shows: Free: 140 MB Wired: 441.4 MB Active: ...
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OSX - Custom lockscreen incorrect password script

As you probably know, in Mac OS X you can enable a lock screen when waking from sleep, where the user enters their password. I am looking for a way of running an Automator.app workflow when an ...
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How can i get itunes to backup my iphone with limited disk. I linked the backup dir to an ext drive with space yet still won't backup?

On OSX yosemite, a machine with limited disk space free. In order to backup my iphone, I've linked the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup dir to an external drive. iTunes, correctly ...
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Command to paste over but copy selected text

I'm looking for a command that pastes over a selection but copies the selection to the clipboard after pasting. I'm working on OSX, would like an OS wide solution but an IntelliJ Idea solution would ...
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Bug with resizing panes in tmux when using ZSH

I am using Tmux with ZSH and have a problem when trying to resize panels. I am currently using these bindings to resize panels as I work: unbind-key M-j ; bind-key -n M-j resize-pane -D 1 ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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Is it possible to change the default user account directory names in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to change the default user directory names, such as: Downloads -> dl Applications -> app Documents -> doc etc… In Linux, you can change those in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file.
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Add verb to Word vocabulary so Word stops claiming sentence is fragment?

I'm working with Word for Mac, version 14.3.9 (131030). The same problem exists for Word on my PC, like Word 2013 and Word 2010. Word has flagged the following sentence as a fragment: The ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Is there a way to provide access privileges to USB scanner via TWAIN SANE-backends for all users in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)?

I want to enable all users of a Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) system to use a USB flatbed scanner. Such scanner works using TWAIN SANE from my account (admin) without sudo-ing, while other users can run ...
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Transferring Files Over Ethernet to Network Storage Kills Internet Connection

I have an Airport Extreme router (newest model) with a USB drive attached that I transfer files to. My Mac Pro (3,1 running latest Yosemite) is connected to this router via Ethernet, and I've been ...
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Jekyll installation successful but command not found

I am trying to install Jekyll following http://jekyllrb.com/docs/installation/ ○ → sudo gem install jekyll Password: Fetching: jekyll-2.5.3.gem (100%) Successfully installed jekyll-2.5.3 Parsing ...
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Changing language of functions in Excel 2011 for Mac

I use Office 2011 for mac, with Norwegian language. I don't mind menus and such being Norwegian, but for some reason, the names of functions have been translated from English to Norwegian, and that is ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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Non-Functioning Mac App Store

When attempting to upgrade my OS on my MacBook Pro to Yosemite (currently 10.9.5) by launching the App Store, I receive the following empty screen. I had previously begun successfully downloading ...
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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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Accidently deleted my OSX “login” keychain

I think I messed up - I am fairly new to OSX and accidently deleted my "login" keychain. (I actually just wanted to delete a certificate I had just created but oh well.) This also means I lost my ...
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SSH Public Key Auth doesn't work under clean reinstall of OS X Yosemite

After a clean reinstallation of my MacBook Pro with current Yosemite, the SSH login to all my servers using Public Key auth stopped working. Generating a new Public Key out of my Private Key and ...
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Port forwarding outgoing request with PF

I'm trying to redirect all outgoing traffic from my local machine on port 843, to go to my local service on port 1234. So, when I make a request to e.g. 1.2.3.4:843, I want it to connect to ...
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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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Dropbox asks me for password and resync on DropBox start

Everytime I start the Dropbox app (version 2.10.41) on Mac OS X (version 10.9.5) it asks me to log in and after login it starts to sync and tells me that my computer is linked successfully. This ...
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How to hide external drive's Eject button in Mac OS X

How can I hide/disable the Eject button for a specific external drive, like JetDrive or StorEdge, in a Mac OS X? Because usually the JetDrive or StorEdge does not need to be removed. The Eject button ...
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Edit bootable img file on mac OSx

I have downloaded a bootable image of ubuntu (7.95Gb .img file) for a Parallella (minicomputer), but its too big to fit on my 8 Gb micro sd card (which actually is only 7.8 Gb!). I would like to ...
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Bootcamp is unable to boot Windows 8.1

Ok I've tried the most tactics to this but i am still stuck. I am unable to boot into windows on my Macbook pro 2012. I have been using Parallels lately and for the first time it read that it is ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Why does Google Chrome listen on port 8000?

Occasionally when starting up a development server (again), it will die with the message that the port 8000 is already in use. Running $ lsof -n -i4TCP:8000 | grep LISTEN then reveals Google ...
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How use zigbee4java and mac os x?

I want use zigbee4java project, but how use com ports in mac os x? I need something like this: ZigBeeConsole.main(new String[]{ "COM5", "11", "4954", "true" }); this works on windows ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for menu with a dynamic name, such as “Move x Items Here”?

In Finder, the menu item to move files has a dynamic text. If one item has been copied, it says "Move Item Here", but for multiple files it says something like "Move <x> Items Here". In the ...
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LC_LOCALE settings interactions between Mac OSX and LINUX via SSH

I have been struggling with the following problem for years now. I have never been able to solve it, and I adopted several workarounds to keep being able to work. However now I can't stand it anymore, ...
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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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How can I change the comment start character for a language in Sublime Text?

I am trying to override the comment start character in Sublime Text's Python bundle. I copied the relevant file, Miscellaneous.tmPreferences, from the Python bundle supplied with the application to ...
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SUBST for OSX? Error when trying to map local folder as network drive on Mac OSX 10.9

I would like to map a local folder as a drive (similar to Window's SUBST). One solution I found was to map a shared folder, which would be fine but I get the following error when using a local ...
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Restore Launchpad DB from Backup using Bash/Terminal?

Context: I'm using an OSX shell script to update my settings system-wide after a fresh OS install. One snag I've ran into is restoring Launchpad. I have my launchpad DB backed up via GoogleDrive at: ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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OSX text-to-speech: key words are badly synthetise in French. How to overcome?

OSX has a great Text to Speech (TTS) feature, but I noticed some limitations. I set OSX 10.9.2 in French with French TTS voices. The words "pages", "user", and pseudo-word "fire" for example are not ...
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Why do Windows file windows populate faster than OSX?

I apologize for only having anecdotal data available, but whenever I use a Windows machine I'm impressed with how quickly a window loads its directory information. My mac often takes several seconds ...
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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Is there anyway to use Bluetooth SPP on Mac OSX Mavericks

I am working a project that transmits data over Bluetooth SPP and would like to use Mac OS X "Mavericks" as an interface. I have read that certain options in the Bluetooth Menu in System Preferences ...
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Prevent removal of invites from OSX Outlook

Is there a setting so that when an Outlook for Mac meeting invitation is accepted the invitation is not automatically removed from the Inbox in Outlook for Mac 2011? I often accept invitations and ...
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How does one know if the Mail app on OSX is using SSL to connect to your email account or not?

I set up an email account, which is supposed to use SSL. But while setting it up Mail said that it "Could not send the password securely" to the server, and that If I send the password other people ...
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How to move cache folder to to the external drive in OS X 10.9?

I want to move cache folder for opera, safari and some other apps to the external drive. I heard that it is possible with symbolic links but also I heard that symbolic links don't work in OS X 10.9 ...
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Set port for DNS on OS X

I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and I want my DNS lookups to happen on port 54 instead of 53. First I looked here but the file states: This file is not used by the host name and address resolution or the DNS ...
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How do I make Finder use my default view options for disk images?

I've set the default view options (using the Use as Defaults button in the View Options panel). This is what I expect, and, indeed, what I get most of the time: Yet every time I create a disk image ...
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Cannot connect to local ip address OSX (Mavericks)

Here is the situation: I can ping and connect to localhost / 127.0.0.1 I can resolve hostname (dig / nslookup) I can ping my ip local ip address (10.63.66.185) and hostname from another machine I ...