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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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strange Verizon Mobile volume mounted on OSX Yosemite

After recently installing Yosemite, I find this Verizon Mobile volume mounted even though I don't use Verizon at all (currently subscribed to AT&T) and never installed anything related to Verizon ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Technical reason behind Mac OSX-formatted exFAT disk cannot be written in Windows 7?

Read from this discussion thread and my current experience (annoyed by a USB drive), a USB drive formatted to exFAT in Mac OS X is unable to write in Windows 7. However, a disk formatted with exFAT in ...
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OSX how to chmod a mounted AFP folder from NAS

I have mounted a drive from my DLINK DNS 320 Nas onto my Mac Mini 10.9 via AFP. One of the subfolders where I usually store photos (named '2013') is currently showing restricted access permissions, ...
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How to change font size or use another font in Quick Look on OSX?

I would like to change text files font in Quick Look on OSX. Tried to find answers on support forums but found none.
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Xcode: create new custom templates and code snippets?

I'm trying to tame Xcode for writing things in Perl. Naturally, I'd like to use the "IDE features", not just the text editor. That includes Perl-specific templates, which brings me to the question: ...
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Safe option to handle NTFS on Mac

What are the risks associated with the following methods and which one is the less likely to damage the OS or the drive? Tuxera/Paragon OSX "native" NTFS support (via terminal tweak) Windows Virtual ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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Unzip Multipart Zip from Command Line

Thanks in advance for any help. I am trying to unzip a multipart zip file from the command line in OSX 10.8.5. I created the zip using zip -s 800m foo.zip foo.mov The file foo.mov is 2.7GB. So I ...
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How to install RPM on OSX using macports

I'm attempting to use macports to install rpm on OSX 10.9. I initially hit this problem, and solved it with the provided patch file: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/40128 Now I am getting the ...
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Exchange server doesn't respond to input from openssl client

I'm using openssl s_client to connect to an exchange server. The exchange server doesn't react to anything I type. I'm on OSX using the terminal. $ openssl s_client -connect pop.server.com:995 ...
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How do I use a URL path instead of a file path in an Open File dialog in Mac OSX or ChromiumOS?

In Windows 7 (and perhaps earlier), the default "Open File" dialog box allows you to type a full URL into the "File name" section as if it were a file path, e.g. "http://www.example.com/pic.gif" ...
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How to make FTP Server in Mavericks listen on IPv6 interfaces?

Althought native IPv6 connectivity is not yet possible with my ISP, I can access IPv6 websites via 6to4 tunnel. The Server App in Mac OS X Mavericks comes with FTP features. However it seems to accept ...
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OS X configurations partially lost when sharing home directory with Linux

I've installed Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. I created an HFS+ volume(journalling disabled) for home directories so that my personal data can be shared between the two OSes. ...
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Installing MySQL-python raises compiler warnings after Mavericks

I had many python modules installed before I upgraded Mavericks and were very disappointed when I noticed that they had been removed. I installed Mavericks, and I installed the command line tools. ...
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Browers (Chrome, Safari,Firefox) can't see files after OSX is upgraded to Maverick

Everything work well, until I decide to upgrade my OSX. I tried logging in and Out as forums suggested. But Browsers can't see any single file from finder.Using finder Normally is okay.
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Clean OSX (Mavericks) install: User folder / ACLs / .DocumentRevisions-V100/

I want to do a clean install of OSX Mavericks and manually transfer user-files. Reasons: I have migrated my User-Account over 3 or 4 releases and I want to make sure i don't carry old data or ...
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Mouse and keyboard is not working in VMware

I installed Mac OS X in VMware. With that setup, Mac's mouse as well as keyboard is not working in VMware. How do I get my mouse and keyboard working?
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How can I use bitcoind from the command line on OS X

Apparently bitcoind should be bundled with Bitcoin-QT which I have installed, but I can't find it?
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Reuse Linux SSH-Key with MacOS

I want to use an SSH-Private-Key generated on Debian 7 with my MacOS-Machine. So I copied id_rsa and id_rsa.pub to .ssh/ on my Mac. The Key is recognized, but every time I enter my passphrase the ...
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SoX fails to concatenate *some* newly generated aiff files

I have a Python script that is using Mac OS X's built in speech synthesis API to create aiff files of some processed text via PyObjC/AppKit. Everything is working fine, but I can't get the aiff files ...
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`brew doctor` shows warning: “config” scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories

When I use brew doctor, I get following error. Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look for *-config scripts to determine if ...
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Disable recent Chrome zoom control/panel

MacOSX Snow Leopard, current version of Chrome For the past few months, Chrome responds to a zoom request (Command +) by putting up a small "panel" or popup in the top right of its window. That ...
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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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Mac died with error IOUSB family specific matching fails

I have had this Mac for 6 years or so, always worked perfectly. There has been no new hardware/software for over 3 years. Two days ago while it was playing itunes, it shut down itself and would not ...
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Try two different domains for an exchange server in OSX

Our mail server is accessible through domain1 on LAN and domain2 from outside. Is it possible to round-robin a CNAME in OSX? Any other way to solve this (other than multiple Office identities, which ...
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How do I remove the Emacs toolbar in a maximized window on OS X?

I hid the Emacs toolbar with (tool-bar-mode -1), but the toolbar appears again when the window is maximized. I'm using Emacs 24.3 (9.0) on Mac OS X 10.7.5. How can I remove the Emacs toolbar in any ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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Netbiosd trying to connect outside subnet on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a mac mini running Mountain Lion. I have LittleSnitch installed to monitor my outgoing connections. However, since a couple of days netbiosd tries to connect to an IP outside my local ...
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Has anyone managed to run Xorg from console mode on OS X?

I'm an avid user of XQuartz and use it for all my computing needs on OS X. Since I essentially don't use any Aqua apps any more, I wondered if it would be possible to start the X window system from ...