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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the osx seems to be stuck with the previous proxy settings....
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pseudohydrophobia process Mac

Recently I started noticing when I browse a web page in my MBP 10.10.5 Yosemite that Chrome Canary Version 53 was opening a new tab or some pages were not opening...this tab was redirecting me to ...
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Chrome: Disable elastic scroll at end of webpages

It seems that with Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.84 (or very recently) has introduced an "elastic rubber band" effect when you try to scroll past the top or bottom of a webpage, with a mouse wheel (...
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Installing iMac drivers on Windows

I have installed Windows ony m iMac, and do not have OS X installed on it. Is it possible to get drivers for Mac to be installed on Windows, without going into OS X?
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Bootcamp assistant doesn't show windows partition anymore

I want to install Windows 7 back on my Macbook Pro mid 2010 model. But When I run Bootcamp assistant I don't see a Windows partition to resize it, only one big Mac partition. Here is some ...
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Some videos on youtube drop to black screen

Black screen issue playing video in youtube on Mac os x El Capitan 10.11.5, firefox
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Can't delete meters on htop with the delete key

When customizing htop my setup through the F2 menu, I accidentally put up some unwanted meters. I tried using backspace/delete according to the bottom menu, but it didn't affect the entry. I'm using ...
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My z x c v and n m , . / keys in and external USB mechanical keyboard randomly stops working

My z,x,c,v and n, m, ,, . and / keys randomly stop working and they also randomly start working for an indefinite period of time. The external USB keyboard in question is TVS bharat gold keyboard and ...
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When it comes to internet sharing in a Mac OS X Maverick, is this normal?

I currently have internet sharing enabled on my iMac: When I try to connect other devices to the Mac's WiFi, be it smartphones, tablets or laptops, I don't have internet access regardless. Checking ...
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Mac OSX modifying keyboard shortcuts - different methods

There are 2 ways to make F2 button rename files in OSX in file ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict, insert this: "\UF705" = "rename:"; run this command: defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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Canon LPB-6020 printer not working in LPR/LPD over ASUS RT-AC3200 router

I just bought ASUS RT-AC3200 and I realized that it does not work with my Canon LPB-6020 printer over LPR/LPD protocol on Mac (Mac OS X El Capitan). I have installed it using this docs https://www....
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Route Through Different Gateway Based on Source Address

I currently have two internet connections in my network, my default gateway at 192.168.1.1 and a 3G access point at 192.168.1.8. My OS X en0 has two IPs, 192.168.1.28 and 192.168.1.29. Currently ...
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El Capitan TextEdit bug: renaming file on desktop moves the file's icon

I upgraded my OSX from 10.8.6 to El Capitan (10.11.5) and since then I’m having this bug: modify and save a text file located on Desktop using TextEdit app --> Sometimes the file icon is moved to a ...
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Thunderbird: create smart folder

Several months ago I created a smart folder in Thunderbird, one that works as a saved search action. I want to create another one, but don't remember how to do that, and can't find a decent tutorial. ...
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How to Identify automount mount path

I need to know all the mount points monitored by autofs/automount. I came across "automount -m" to dumpmaps and "/etc/init.d/autofs status" in the older versions. But these commands doesn't work ...
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`open` command is not working

I do have a problem with the open command on Mac OSX 10.11.5. It works fine when opening the finder via open ., however I can't seem to open Firefox: $ open test.html [1] 78952 trace trap open ...
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Simulate keyboard strokes with exact delay as being typed

I am trying to simulate keyboard strokes exactly how its typed with proper delay between strokes. I am trying to achieve this on keyboardmaestro or Automator on OS X, but I cannot figure it out. Is ...
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Macports port install error: /Volumes/Macintosh: No such file or directory

I have been trying to install keybase on my OSX external dev drive. It fails to install gnupg. I ran sudo port clean gnupg and sudo port -v install gnupg and then to get the details cat /opt/local/...
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launchd job not on list, but still running

I have a launchd job that is running every two minutes, but it is not on the sudo launchctl list. I was changing the plist file, both the name of the file, and the Label key. I didn't unload it ...
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Icon files showing in OS X Finder

I have a bunch of Icon files showing in my Finder. I believe these are supposed to be hidden, I think it may be related to a terminal command I ran across my file system for another issue but now I ...
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Where are login and menubar items stored in El Capitan?

Where are your selected startup applications and menubar items stored in El Capitan? I suspect that the cache mechanisms introduced in recent versions of OS-X have really complicated things. In 10.8 ...
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sort -V on Mac OS not working?

Sort -V works on Linux (which means natural sort of version numbers within text) and looks like there is no -V option on MacOS? Any alternatives? regards, Lin
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Connect an external display, close lid and avoid sleep on MacBook

So I want to connect an external display, close my laptop lid and let the other display stay on (e.g. to watch a movie or something). I found the app NoSleep which works if I don't connect an ...
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Internet Sharing on OS X Mavericks stopped working

I have an iMac with OS X Mavericks (10.9) installed. I've been using the Internet Sharing feature to connect to other devices regularly, but since last week the Internet Sharing option has stopped ...
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Setting explicit command to run SFTP server in FileZilla client (Mac OS)

Basically what I am looking forward is the same functionality on Mac OS as the WinSCP screenshot below I have SSH tunnel application to establish tunnel with the server and using the FileZilla for ...
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How do I change pathname of a file in a zip

Is there a shell command or other way to alter the pathname of a file stored in a zip in OSX?
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Recover missing folder/files from external hard drive (Mac 10.7.5)

I did a deep search to see if I could find an answer. I had posted this on stack overflow and was guided here. I found that an important folder was mysteriously missing on my (toshiba) external hard ...
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Mac Outlook 2016 unread message formatting

I just upgraded to Outlook 2016. Previously, unread e-mails were displayed in a bold font. Now, it seems it is replaced with a small vertical bar on the left. I really want the unread messages to '...
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Poor video playback in VLC under bootcamp

I am using Windows 7 64bit in bootcamp on my aging Macbook and while recently watching a movie using VLC I noticed slight tearing. It is noticeable when the scene changes and very noticeable in action ...
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Run app before login on Mac OS X

I'm using the ShareMouse application to share my keyboard/mouse between my Windows and Mac Mini computer. It works great after logging in and having the app on startup. However, for the login screen I ...
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Mac command button working in the MacVim GUI but not when I run MacVim in the terminal?

I am running MacVim in my terminal (iTerm2) using alias vim='mvim -v' (mentioned in this thread: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2056137/how-to-run-mvim-macvim-from-terminal). In my ~/.vimrc file ...
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Building web projects with one Terminal command

I'm looking for a way to create web projects using one Terminal command. The project contains the basic structure of a normal website (index.html, style.css, script.js, images folder .. etc). Thanks,
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LaunchAgent has undesired root access

I am having a problem getting my LaunchAgent to run as a normal (not-root) user. Everything I've read implies this should be the default behavior. The expectation is that if you put the plist in /...
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Why can my iMacs see a networked printer but not Windows machines?

I seem to be having issues connecting Windows machines on my network to networked Xerox Phaser 6180 printers. These printers show up and print just fine on all of our iMacs. I've checked and re-...
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Scrapy using older version of OpenSSL

I am running into errors because my Scrapy is using an older version of openssl (OpenSSL 0.9.8zh). I upgraded my openssl version (1.0.2h) using brew install openssl but I don't think Scrapy is using ...
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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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Scrolling on Mac with Tmux and iTerm

I'm using iTerm 2.1.4 and Tmux on OS X Yosemite. I'd like to be able to scroll my iTerm windows up and down but I'm not sure what controls scrolling. Does tmux control scrolling when I use it with ...
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is there a way to copy files from a mac osx machine to NTFS external hard disk [duplicate]

I have a mac book on osx el Capitan. I want to transfer data from the mac book to my Toshiba external hard drive which has the ntfs file system. Is there any way i Can do it without changing the ...
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OSX CPU Affinity Start and Change Commands?

I've come across some API references but are there console commands to do either (preferably both) of the following two things within OSX? Start a program and assign it to a particular CPU core. ...
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cd won't work when beginning by a “/”

I've got this problem for a long time and it's becoming a hard one. On Mac os x, when i type a directory such as cd /adirectory/another/andelse, I don't find it. I only can type a direct one such as ...
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VIM syntax highlighting works in MacVim but not vi in terminal?

When I edit a file with mvim (Installed via MacVim) I see syntax highlighting in colour on a large range of files. However, when I edit with the built in vi there is never syntax highlighting. Is ...
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Save Terminal Output command on OSX

It is simple question but couldn't find the answer, I found and tried tee output.txt and system_profiler > output.txt but no success, they save blank text file. How do I save my terminal output ...
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Can't delete file with strange characters in name (NUL symbol?)

I have two files named ˇ¡␀␀ˇ¡␀␀␀"9 ␀"9 and ˇ¡␀␀ˇ¡␀␀ which are not deleted when I empty the trash. I have tried renaming them but they do not accept any changes. Things I tried: renaming the file ...
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virt-manager on Mac OS X can't connect to remote libvirtd

I have installed virt-manager 1.3.2 on Mac OS X 10.11.5 via homebrew. When I try to connect to my remote libvirtd daemon, running on a different machine at 192.168.1.70, I cannot connect. However, ...
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How to freeze all user programs till email inbox is empty?

Is there a way to force a user to read his/her email on regular intervals. Perhaps a [shell|apple]script to freeze/stop all user applications like chrome and vlc till the user has read all his/her ...
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Working with different implementations of cp across different environments

So I figured GNU's cp is different than OSX's (BSD). While OSX copies the contents of a directory that ends with a slash, or the directory itself without the slash, GNU/Linux just treats somedir and ...
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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) running OS X 10.11.4 restarts during partitioning and doesn't complete Windows 10 installation using Boot Camp Assistant

... as well as leaves an empty WINDOWS partition. Help! What can I do? I'm having a hard time finding any solutions anywhere. Here's some of my System Information: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier:...
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Microsoft Office via Parallels on Mac: core utilization

So I guess it is a well known fact that Microsoft Office for Mac utilizes only one core. I am wondering how I can make it faster or how can I make it use all four cores I have on my Mac? We can ...
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AppleScript Dismiss a website dialog box whose text contains something unique

I have this code to dismiss a popup for a website. The popup has no title, however it has text. How can I make this so it doesn't do it for all websites and/or doesn't do it for all dialog boxes. I ...
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Can't seem to export a p12 file

I've been over this more than 10 times now, but I still can't seem to get the .p12 file I need to publish my app. On the developer platform from Apple, I already have a development certificate. I'd ...