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Embed a terminal in the desktop - OS X?

I'm sure many people have seen the gnome-terminal embed in the desktop feature. Pretty sweet stuff. Many also likely use GeekTool on the OS X side, perhaps for weather or to show output from some ...
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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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How to fix Homebrew error “/usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin”

I am sure this is not a new question, and have ben answered on this website before. I have tried the solutions prescribed but unfortunately the error is still persisting. Hence, approaching the ...
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How can one apply a quartz filter to the screen? (like invert colors)

Just like how one can invert the colors of the screen with the accessibility preferences, how would one put other filters like the ones in /System/Library/Compositions such as 'Color Pencil' or 'Comic ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, 10.0.0.1/...
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How to snap GarageBand project length to end of last region?

In GarageBand, is there a shortcut for snapping the end-of-project (project length) marker to the edge of the last region in a project or track? On-line help says to drag the marker in the ruler. ...
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Windows guest in VMware Fusion not able to see Mac's internet connection

My VMware Fusion Windows VM can't access the internet. I had to swap a MacBook Pro's HDD to another MacBook Pro. The Mac is the host and the Windows 7 VM reports Ethernet cable not being plugged in; ...
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Mac OS X Routing Table Protection

I'm looking for a way to protect my Mac OS 10.8 routing table. After connecting to my employer's network using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, a bunch of new routes are installed into my ...
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Limit Xquartz to One Monitor

I'm on OSX 10.7.4 in a multi monitor setup. I use X11Forwarding via SSH to work remotely. Both stock X11 and Xquartz X11 have no (obvious) setting to limit themselves to one monitor. Is there a way I ...
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In Numbers for Mac, possible to have custom formatting depending on value of other cell?

I have several columns of numbers, and I want to highlight one of those with a background color. I have created a single cell at the top of these columns, that for each column contains either a 1 (...
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Why does my Time Machine backup fail?

I am trying to backup my Laptop to my UnRAID server. Now the third time it failed and displayed this message: My backup is 650 GB big and contains 1.6 million files. May this be the problem? Or is ...
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How to mount SMB share from terminal using keychain?

I need to be able mount a SMB share from terminal, for MAC OS versions (10.7). Is there a way to use mount_smbfs with keychain so I don't get prompt the username/password or have to add it to the ...
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Upgrade to OS X Lion broke TortoiseSVN. Now getting database errors (SQLite?)

It was suggested over on Stack Overflow that I post my issue over here. Hope someone has some answers. =) I've been running SVN 1.6 on my development Mac Mini since getting it earlier this year (to ...
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Play video files in VLC media player from behind HTTP basic authentication URLs without a password

I regularly open HTTP URLs and play them directly in VLC media player, using the "Open Network..." option. Unfortunately, the URLs are behind HTTP basic authentication (they require a username and ...
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Make a dock icon always open a new window in OS X?

In OS X (Snow Leopard), I find that for web browsers and terminals, whenever I click the dock icon, it opens the existing window, not open a new one. Is there any way to modify the behaviour so that ...
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Disable Connected / Connection Lost bezels on OS X

Is there a way to disable the notifications shown when the connection status of a Bluetooth device changes? (Either globally or per device.) You could remove /System/Library/LoginPlugins/...
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routing single application through any kind of vpn on OSX

OSX Application should run through manually selected route (vpn connection). Best idea I had is to put squid on separate linux machine, setup VPN on that machine and make iproute (shorewall) handle ...
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Installing Tcl and Tix in OSX

I'm having trouble installing Tix on OSX the version of Tix I am using is 8.4.3. I try to install it by following the instructions in the README % ./configure % make % make install And iat the very ...
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Alternate iSCSI clients for OSX

I am looking for a iSCSI initiator that is not ATTO or GlobalSAN.
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UIDs for service users in Mac OS X

Some third-party servers should be run under a special user for security reasons (eg, PostgreSQL is typically run by "postgres"). Of course, these service users should not show up in the Mac OS X ...
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How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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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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Two mice, two separate settings on mac

Is it possible to have separate settings (tracking speed, scrolling speed etc...) for each individual pointing device on OS X? In system preferences there are separate settings for mice and trackpads,...
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How to paste into selected folder using “Path Finder” on Mac?

Using the Mac app, Path Finder, how can I paste a file into a folder I've selected with my keyboard? By "selected", I mean it gets highlighted with a blue background. I'm looking to do this without ...
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How do I stop autoplay videos (CNN, Yahoo) on a Mac, running Safari?

I'm on a MacBook Pro, running OSX 10.11.4 and browsing with Safari. I cannot figure out how to stop videos from autoplaying (particularly in Yahoo and CNN). It wasn't a problem in Yosemite, but since ...
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Cannot import colour presets into iTerm 2

Long time user of the standard terminal, short term user of iTerm 2. I've found a colour preset I want to use, however after importing them when I select them from Preferences > profiles > load ...
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SSL error when connecting to git from Mac OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan)

When I try to clone / pull / fetch from a git repository via https from a Mac System I keep getting an error: error: RPC failed; result=56, HTTP code = 200 fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly ...
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Saving Skype voicemail messages on a Mac

I would like to save two voicemail messages that I received today through Skype. I would like to do this quickly and get the source file if possible, or at least get the source file to open in an ...
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How can you modify the file size property or read more bytes than it indicates?

A friend of mine saved a file when her computer (a Mac) crashed. She assumed the file was saved and didn't worry about it too much, but now she saw the file size is 0 bytes and the file is empty for ...
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Text blurry external monitor

I recently bought a Samsung monitor (S24E500C) and I connected it to my Macbook pro Retina (15-inch, Early 2013 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and version 10.11.3) using HDMI-HDMI cable, but the text ...
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Change tel: handler on El Capitan Mac OX

I'm going nuts trying to figure this one out. Currently, tel: links from a web page open Facetime but I would like it to open Skype instead. How can I do this? RCDefaultApp, the most suggested app ...
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RTL8153 driver for MacOSX

I just bought a USB Hub that has 1 Ethernet port, 2 USBs, and SD card support. Currently the Ethernet is not working although I see a green light on the port when I plug the Ethernet cable. The ...
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Disabling USB storage devices on OS X El Capitan (10.11)

How can I disable USB Ports (storage devices only) on OS X El Capitan (10.11), without using profile manager? I already tried to use the kextunload command (sudo kextunload IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext)...
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How to have to two different versions of Java on the same computer in OS X

I got an iMac with OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan. I have installed the latest version of Java SE. However, I have a problem with running some Max for Live effects because Max for Live requires Java SE6 in ...
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How to monitor the unix socket statistics in OSX per-seconds

I can monitor a net-device in the OSX, like below $ netstat -I eth0 -b 1 1000 input (Total) output packets errs bytes packets errs bytes colls ...
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iTerm2: Numeric keypad enter does not get mapped to <CR>

I've set up iTerm2 to map numpad keys to send correct xterm key codes as suggested in this answer. However, I have an issue with the Enter key: all I get is the bell in my shell. When I try to set up ...
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What may cause .ssh/config changes to be ignored

I had a ~/.ssh/config file that was working fine. it was in this format: Host * IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_null TCPKeepAlive no ServerAliveCountMax 5000 Host *.domain.com User mydomainuser ...
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Mac OS: Shortcut for restoring a minimized window?

I've managed to find or set shortcuts for "zoom" and "maximize" a window, but I can't find the way to restore a minized window, other than click the icon in the dock. Is there a way to set a shortcut ...
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Setting up a watchfolder

I want to make a folder that I can put any video file into and have ffmpeg catch it and spit it out as an mp4 and remove the non-mp4 file. I have the following: for f in *.*; do ffmpeg -i input -c:...
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How do I use the shortcut CTRL+;?

Okay, I've been wondering this for very long, but I haven't bothered finding a solution, till now. Okay, my problem is that many applications have shortcuts like CTRL+; or similar. Using the semicolon....
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Why is diagnostics_agent “inherently inefficient” and what to do about it?

I have a clean install of 10.11. When I boot the system in my own admin account, with no login services enabled, nor any internet or cloud accounts enabled (e.g., Messages, Facetime, Mail, Calendar, ...
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OSx Yosemite - turn on memory compression

So I noticed after manual restart( for some reason mac was freezing ) that my mac has become very slow. I checked at Activity monitor and saw that there was no memory compression at all and the ...
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OSX SSD huge amount of writes

I have a Mac retina Early 2015 model with 128gb SSD. According to a teardown from fixit, I have a MLC model, which is the worst in terms of SSD lifetime. I am a developer and actively use Android ...
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How to block a port from all traffic on all interfaces in Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

I need to block port 27017 to do some testing but I can’t seem to figure out how to do it in Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). I know that sometime ago they moved from iptables to pf tables, but the ...
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Kernel task memory is not released in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I was working on a large Illustrator project in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) which takes up 4.5GB+ memory but after I save and quit the application, my kernel task has still 4.8GB in it and not being ...
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Is it possible to remap the “Hide Window” shortcut in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to remap the “Hide Window” shortcut in Mac OS X? I know about the possibility to remap just about any shortcut in the System Preferences that are either built in or just available in a ...
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Apple Yosemite Root Problems

I always work as a root user, and I've been facing some problems: Finder never saves passwords. Icon positioning changes aren't saved. Other problems in strong sandbox hardening and I can't load a ...
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Mac OS LACP Connection Can't Ping Certain Hosts

I have a Mac OS Machine that I've set up a LACP connection with a cisco SG300. bond0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 options=23<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TSO4> ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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Disable memory compression in Mac OS X for specific application?

Is there any way to disable the memory compression in Mac OS X for a specific application? I read how to disable it in general at Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? , but in my case ...