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Where is the DefaultKeyBinding.dict file on a Mac

I have a MacBook Pro w/ OS X 10.9.3 installed. I have read various pages that talk about adding custom keyboard mappings to the mac. They all mention modifying a DefaultKeyBinding.dict file. Where ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Terminal logs in Server (OS X Server)

I installed OS X Server, then uninstalled it. Now, Terminal logs me in as server:~ John$ Even though my computer's name in Sharing Preferences is called "John's MacBook Pro" It's no big deal, it ...
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How can I redirect OS X dtruss output when running with sudo?

I'm running dtruss on Mac OS X 10.9. Simple example is: sudo -c ls But I'd like to capture the dtruss output into a file. I saw something that suggests that I can do something like: sudo bash -c ...
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How do I upgrade to xcode 6 beta 3 when I already have beta 2 installed?

I am currently running xcode 6 beta 2 but would like to upgrade to the new beta 3 release. Do I have to uninstall beta 2 completely before doing a fresh beta 3 install, or is there a way to upgrade ...
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Access dual booted OS from VirtualBox

I have a LinuxKali/OSX dual boot. I have to install some packages in the linux system but as the Wifi drivers do not work without those packages (Mac air has NO ethernet) I would like to access the ...
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How to cycle in Finder autocomplete suggestions?

For example I want to go to ~/Library/Application Support. By pressing command+shift+g in Finder and type ~/Library/App, Finder will autocomplete it with ~/Library/Application Scripts. I need to ...
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Delayed SSH Connection, Authentication, and Commands

My home computer, a Mac running OS X 10.8.5, normally accepts SSH connections over the Internet (I have port forwarded) but is asleep right now. It sometimes may wake up for various reasons while I am ...
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Direcy DNS query to specific server on Mac

I found information as to how to direct a DNS query to a specific server via this link. However, I am using Mac OSX Mavericks and am having trouble replicating.
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Shared calendar in company with Mac and Windows computers

I would like to give my company a common ground to work on in aspects of a calendars where everybody notes his "dates" / meetings. Some of my employees work with Mac, and some work with Windows. I ...
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How to get access to MAMP mysqldata base when 1045 access denied error is posed?

Been stuck for a few days now. I've been SCOURING google for solutions and have tried many things. Basically I was editing my users in phpMyadmin and I think I erased the user 'root' which is my ...
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How to use Google Glass as a headset with MacBook?

I connected my Google Glass to my MacBook via Bluetooth, and Sound Preferences shows that I can select my Glass for audio output, but doing so does nothing. Google Glass makes no sound even though ...
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Broadcom Wifi card (PCI-ID:14e4:43a0) not recognized on dual boot OSX/Kali

I have a dual boot Mac with OSX and Kali Linux(1.0.7). Today I tried to get the Wifi working according to this guide: http://samiux.blogspot.de/2014/02/howto-kali-linux-106-on-macbook-air-mid.html ...
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Prevent XBMC from switching video mode

I am using XBMC on OS X. All videos have noticeable posterization effect, while they look fine in other players. I think XBMC is switching to a 16-bit colour video mode. How can I prevent this?
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'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM from OSX. Why, and how to fix?

The question explains the problem. For months I've never had any problems along these lines. Then, yesterday morning, I couldn't get into my VM! Took a long time to troubleshoot but here was the ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Scratch disks in Photoshop filling instantly

I have an issue on my MacBook Air: When I save a .psd file (About 1 gigabyte), with seven gigabytes available to save it, my Macintosh HD fills up completely to the point of Photoshop not being able ...
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-bash: java: command not found MacOS 10.7.5

I recently "uninstalled" Java 7 because it isn't compatible with Chrome, following the instructions on this site: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml. Then I re-enabled Java ...
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Can I delete contents of /private/var folder?

I see that it takes ~4G space I have MacBook Air and wanted to check if it is safe to delete the folder
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Line-wrapping `less` in OS X (specifically for use with 'git diff')

Using less +-S does not work (although it does ask Chop long lines (press RETURN)), and entering -S once inside less also does not work. Is there a solution? I am usig OS X Mavericks (10.9.3). ...
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Installing linux on a macbook pro - boot broken

So I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (completely replacing OSX). I had refit installed, but not it seems gone. And every time I boot, the PC can't find any OS. I tried using ...
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Kotoeri only lets me use its first recommendation

I recently had to re-install Mavericks (10.9) on my Mac Mini (late 2012 model), and since then Kotoeri has been acting a bit erratic. It'll usually work fine for a few words, however it quickly ...
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Associating tags with chrome windows - macox for better switching

I usually have a lots of chrome windows open and am concentrating on a few windows currently. Like out of 10 open windows, I would need to jump between 3 of them at any point of time. The switching ...
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Chromium Source Download Very Large — 15 GB so far and downloading

I'm currently trying to download Chromium via these instructions. I followed the initial checkout instructions then typed fetch --nohooks chromium --nosvn=True into Terminal in the folder I wanted ...
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How do I find out where emacs 24 (OSX) puts my aspell corrections?

I would like to see if it's possible to back them up into github with the rest of my dotfiles. I searched the config options, but am only seeing the default dictionaries used. I'd like to know where ...
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The icons in my Dock is locked

Some time ago I locked my Dock, because I was annoyed by accidently dragging the icons around in the Dock. I did that by running this command: defaults write com.apple.dock contents-immutable -bool ...
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Connecting to mac Mini with XSession

I have encounter this problem when I was trying to help my friend who want to learn iOS programming but at the moment cant afford to buy a Mac. I have Macbook and Mac Mini. I was avid use of linux in ...
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Switch from ZSH to default OS X

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13476232/make-iterm2-launch-with-zsh I used chsh -s /bin/zsh as described above to set zsh as default. I'd like to switch back to default standard terminal that ...
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Can't use homebrew installed git

I'm encountering a really weird issue when I try to use the latest version of git I just installed via homebrew. which git is pointing me to the homebrew install, but calling git returns the original ...
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VNC Remote Reboot

I use a OS X (hackintosh) build at my house and a Toshiba Chromebook with an Ubuntu chroot on the go. Sometimes, I'm at an event and installing some software remotely through VNC and need to perform a ...
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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 ...