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How do I get Outlook to compose new emails from the default account and not ignore the actual default setting on a Mac (Office 365)?

I run Office 365 on a Mac (Yosemite) I have two accounts in Outlook. I have set a default account. However, each time I compose a message, it overrides my default account and opts for whatever account ...
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OmniGraffle Objeck Trim

Is there an AutoCAD like Trim Function in OmniGraffle where I can cut of parts of Lines and Objects between Objects? In the Example Picture I would like to trim the red parts of the line, crossing ...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I work for a small publishing company, and we regularly create catalogues, brochures, etc., where we feature various hand-picked subsets of our available titles. Based on the titles that are to be ...
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Name a tab in iterm2, even with pane splits

I see there are solutions to name tabs in iterm2 when there is a single pane, but it doesn't work well with multiple panes/splits. So if I have two terminals open in a split under a tab, I would need ...
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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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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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Ugly LaTeX generated PDF on OS X

I have a book I am writing in TeX, which is nice, but I only recently realized how ugly my local TeX to PDF export looks: For reference, mine is on left, and a random Linux box that I have access ...
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OS X: let scutil use stored secret when connecting L2TP VPN

This is a follow-up question of Start configured VPN from command line (OSX). I tried the answer by @encoded, which suggests the following command: scutil --nc start [A-name-of-VPN-configuration-...
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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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How can I stop OSX from combining spaces when I unplug a monitor?

I use spaces with the "Displays have separate Spaces" setting selected on OSX 10.10. In this mode, OSX seems to have a "phantom space" that disappears when a monitor is unplugged, and reappears when ...
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Can I modify the Mac's default “next word” delineator to include an underscore?

For example, if I hold the option key and press the left arrow, the cursor jumps to the next space or special character. I use this a lot when naming files, for example, "description-date.ext". If I ...
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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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EAS sync in OS X?

I am using an email provider (Zoho currently, but the problem seems to apply to multiple provider) that only supports EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) for proper sync (IMAP supports mail only, no contacts ...
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What protocol do networked scanners use? Linux server emulation of same?

TLDR: What protocol do network scanners use, and how do I use that to set up a Linux scan server to OS X client? I have a Brother DCP-7065DN laser printer/scanner. It's great. It's connected to ...
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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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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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how to change the startup apple logo on OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have tried some applications that replace the apple logo. These worked on older OS's on 10.9 it changed the Apple logo but at bootup you got the apple logo for a second. My understanding is that ...
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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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NSUserAppleScriptTask and Script Monitor

I am wondering why some users of our app ghostnoteapp.com see the Script Monitor icon in their menu bar and others, including myself do not. According to the AppleScript release notes " (Script ...
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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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Infinitely typing error

I'm not sure if Google's login page, Chrome, or Mac OS caused this, but recently I encountered an error when trying to type my email into the Google login field of a webpage on my 1-day-old MacBook ...
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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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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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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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OS X: How to give different icons and titles to simultaneously running instances of Firefox

I often run two different instances of Firefox simultaneously. This works great, except that the various FF instances show up as identical-looking icons in the App Switcher (aka ⌘+tab), Dock, ...
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Replace kernel extension module (driver) in max osx using udev rule

I'm doing development on an embedded device using an FTDI Single RS232 chip for usb communications. I can communicate with the device just fine using the pylibftdi and libftdi libraries over libusb, ...
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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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is a “Fusion” drive still usable after the flash portion fails?

It seems like with a Fusion drive you now have two separate components that can fail. The MTBF between the SSD part and the spinning part isn't going to be all that different, although the reason for ...
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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 Eject Button in Mac OS X for the permanent external drive like JetDrive

How can I hide the Eject Button for a certain external drive in the Mac OS X? Because usually the external drive like JetDrive or StorEdge, does not need to be removed (I want to extend the disk ...
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Invert color of specific window or portion of the screen on mac os x

When coding, I have a dark theme on my text editor. However the browser window is bright white (eg. the web app I'm coding and the dev tools in chrome) and it's not very comfortable for the eyes to ...
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Automount SMB using keychain password

Is there a way to use the automount service to mount my NAS share but without specifying my password in my SMB path? Currently, I have the following: /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # +...
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Is there a way to change OS X (Mavericks) Reminders default alert time?

I am using extensively Reminders to organize myself. I like using the alert to remind me of stuff I have to do. My problem is that the default time is 9am which doesn't suit me. Is there any way to ...
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Is there any way to disable file preallocation in Transmission on OSX?

Is there any way to disable file preallocation in Transmission on OSX? I've tried: defaults write org.m0k.transmission PreAllocation 0 defaults write org.m0k.transmission Preallocation 0 defaults ...
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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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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 reclaim free space after attempting to resize Windows partition with GParted

This is on an OS X Macbook Air with a Boot Camp partition I had a working Win7 boot camp partition that was too small. Being lazy, I googled how to resize it and got a guide for GParted. I ...
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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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Netbeans 8.0 300% cpu usage mac osx

This happens after a while of using netbeans with php web development. Anyone know if this is a common problem or not and if there is a fix. Don't want it to slowly kill the macbook air I just bought!
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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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The Software Update tool shows already installed updates

The Software Update tool shows already installed updates. I already installed them a few times, clicking either the 'Update All' button or the individual 'Update' buttons. The apps are: Keynote, ...
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Scrolling with a mouse on a Mac - either too fast or too slow

I have a Macbook, and love the trackpad. It works like nothing else. However, I've changed the setup of my computer, now use it as desktop with separate monitor, mouse and keyboard. The mouse is a ...
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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 folder:...
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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 ...