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Connected to internet but can't browse after trying to remove Covenant Eyes

I recently got a MacBook Pro. It connects to ethernet\wifi and has internet but when I open Safari or Firefox, nothing happens. I get a timeout for all websites. I had Covenant Eyes on my Mac before ...
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What does “Updating Boot Support Partitions for the volume as required” mean?

I have used GNU ddrescue to copy a crashed WD external disk over to an identical one. ddrescue told me that 9 MB out of 2TB could not be rescued, so I think that's pretty good. Anyway, being a Mac ...
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Mouse button still controls settings of other Synergy client when changing window

I'm using Synergy as the server on OS X Mountain Lion. Now I have a strange problem using a specic piece of software on the Mac. It is a program for viewing medical images (Osirix). The left mouse ...
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Mountain Lion: Launchpad always scrolls left

When activating the launchpad in Mountain Lion, and try to scroll to one of the panes to the right, after a second it automatically scrolls left again. This is on a mid 2011 MBP, with no other devices ...
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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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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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Time Machine says it must create a new backup erasing my backup history?

Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “MyBackupDrive”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you. What does this mean and why did it happen?
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Printing PDFs quickly from Finder - OS X 10.8

I've read a few hacks on this and tried a couple but nothing cutting it yet. Dragging files to desktop printer causes them to print out in portrait when they should be landscape and they therefore ...
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Keyboard buffering since OS X 10.8

Since installing OS X 10.8 keyboard buffering when composing in Apple Mail has become a problem. Sometimes I can key a six or eight letter word before it appears on the screen. Mail is off right now ...
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Create AddressBook group without creating individual contacts

Is there a way to create a mailing list for AddressBook.app and/or Mail.app without individually creating contacts for each person on the list? Specifically, I have an e-mail addressed to each ...
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Automount of AFP shares on Lion clients from OS X Snow Leopard server - not working right

Recently upgraded Snow Leopard clients to Lion. AFP shares are set up as login items. The network shares on some of the machines now take a long time to come up (10 minutes). Several machines that ...
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In OS X Messages, can I disable double-click opening a conversation in its own window?

I keep Messages over on the left side of the screen so I can see when someoene's sent me a new message. But if I click to make the window active, and then click again to make a conversation active, it ...
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How to disable OpenGL threaded optimization on Mac OS X?

How can I do the equivalent of this on my 2009 Mac Mini (Mac OS X Lion):
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iMac wakes up from sleep

I'm having quite an annoying problem with my imac: After I tell it to go to sleep, it wakes back up approximately 5s later. I've taken the following steps to try and diagnose the problem: ...
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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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Prevent Parallels from dismounting data HDD when starting Windows

I've got two harddrives in my Macbook. A SSD with OSX and Windows 7 (via Bootcamp) on it and a ordinary HDD for data which is formated as exFat (because both OSX and Windows can read/write it). I'm ...
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Using keyboard specific keyboard-layouts in OS X

I use a Kinesis Advantage with my MacBook Pro. While I use the dvorak layout when using the MBP's built-in keyboard the Kinesis has its own internal dvorak mode which assumes the host computer is ...
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Hacker News mysteriously blocked on my Mac OS X Lion

When I try to access http://news.ycombinator.com on my computer, I get 502 proxy error: Proxy Error The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not ...
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Using dnsmasq on OS X when not connected to the Internet

I'm routing dns requests through dnsmasq so that domains I'm using for local development point to 127.0.0.1. This works great when I'm connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet, but I start to ...
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AppStore: how to login permanently?

I'm starting to go nuts already, how to ALWAYS be logged in? I can't stand logging in every freaking time when I want some app...
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Drafts in Apple Mail spinning out of control

My draft mail continues to duplicate and keeps duplicating. It never stops. It is like the national debt sign that keeps adding and adding. I'm at 289.000 and counting. What is going on here? I have ...
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How to hide the dock on one desktop but make it visible in others?

I have 3 desktops with different apps and windows on. I want to set the dock to auto-hide in one of these but keep it visible in others. How can I achieve this? If I choose auto-hide, it becomes so ...
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Install two different versions of same application on OSX?

A friend of mine is running OSX, and wants to install two versions of World of Warcraft onto the same machine: one being the current official retail version, the second being a much older ("Vanilla") ...
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Chrome + LCD Font Smoothing = Not Working

Recently, LCD font smoothing stopped working on Chrome; it happened no more than two weeks ago. Seeing that I use Chrome as my default browser, this issue is very annoying, as I prefer the look of ...
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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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Create/Modify folder actions from terminal in OSX

I have a set of folders that have similar folder actions attached to them. I want to create a folder action to attach to their parent folder, so that if I create a new folder within it, this folder ...
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Mounting an NFS share with udp or mntudp options

According to the documentation of NFS client on Mac OS X 10.7 user can specify following options: udp Use UDP transport protocol. and mntudp Force the mount protocol to use UDP transport, ...
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Is there a working method for recreating a quicktime video resource fork?

A few years ago, I backed up a directory of family movies in quicktime format to my NAS. Unfortunately, only the data files went, and NOT the resource forks. Months later when I went to import those ...
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How to search for all labeled files, except those in some folders?

I want to add a saved search to my sidebar that contains all labeled files on my Mac, except files that are in certain folders. Files that are in subfolders of the excluded folders shouldn’t be ...
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CFURLCreateWithString error from outlook on OSX Lion

After I upgraded to OSX Lion Outlook 2011 for mac has been very slow. My system console shows thousands of this error: 12-02-22 10:09:10.255 AM Microsoft Outlook: CFURLCreateWithString was ...
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Mapping extensions and UTI on OS X

In OS X, an extension can correspond to one or more UTIs. The sample code gives an array for an extension. NSArray *UTIs = (NSArray *)UTTypeCreateAllIdentifiersForTag(kUTTagClassFilenameExtension, ...
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Sharing L2TP VPN on OSX with natd

I want to share a VPN connection that has been established by my Mac OS X 10.7.2 computer with another machine in my network. This is what I did: In the /etc/hostcongig file on the main computer I ...
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Working with document bookmarks in Word 2011 for Mac

I frequently work on long Microsoft Word documents that have chapter headings, and I often set up bookmarks for those chapters. However, the only way to see a list of them is to open the "Go To" ...
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Macbook Pro constantly wants to shut down

With about 10 minute intervals I keep getting a popup-message saying "Are you sure you want to shut down?" With options; sleep, shutdown, cancel etc. Usually I hit Cancel to remove the dialoge box, ...
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inotifywait alternative command for Mac?

Something like $ macwatch dir_or_file cmd_to_execude_when_arg1_is_changed during which I do not have to write XML. I am aware of ...
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Why is Google Chrome so slow when searching from the address bar?

I'm using the latest dev version of Google Chrome (17.0.963.6 dev) on OS X Lion (because I heard the latest version works better with Lion). I've cleared my cache and history, but when I search from ...
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Menu Bar that shows Evernote note list

Is there a mac application that shows a list of note titles from an Evernote notebook from a menu bar icon on Mac OS X? I use Evernote for task-management, and would like a way to quickly see all the ...
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How to disable password prompts when changing something in OS X?

If I start MAMP Pro, I need to type the password. If a Flash update is available, I need to type a password. If I install an application, I need to type a password. Is there a way to stop this ...
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In Windows 7, if I play a full screen game, then all apps become “full screen” as well

In Windows 7, when I play a full screen game, then quit the game, all windows, such as those belonging to Firefox or Windows Explorer, become full screen as well. This means that they will expand to ...
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Can't get webcam working (VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.10 on Mac OSX 10.6.8)

I installed the Guest Additions, installed the isight-firmware-tools by using the AppleUSBVideoSupport file but I still can't get access to the iSight webcam. When I launch >vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I ...
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VLC: Play on Fullscreen

(Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard) Is there any way, to configure VLC to start playing paused videos when it enters fullscreen mode like in older versions of QuickTime (or newer versions with this ...
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Display VLC stream while copying

How can I copy a video stream with the command line version of VLC for Mac, and simultaneously display the video stream on the screen? I use: vlc -vvv -I rc mms://... --sout ...
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Something is changing the OSX default shell to tcsh

On one of the mac machines I'm somewhat responsible for (Snow Leopard), something periodically changes the default login shell from bash to tcsh. This seems like it's probably suspicious, but not ...
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Can I move the services menu to the top of the contextual menu?

Is it possible to move the services section of the contextual menu from the bottom to the top?
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dmesg.log on Mac OS X

Mac OS X does not seem to dump the exact output of dmesg to a file. I need to log the dump of dmesg to the disk. kernel.log and system.log do not contain the required information. Only output of ...
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Why do some PDF documents appear garbled and unreadable in OS X Preview?

I occasionally come across some PDF documents which are unreadable on a Mac when using the standard OS X Preview. They work OK in Adobe Reader, but not in Preview. Does anyone know what the cause of ...
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Are there guidelines for the performance implications of adding multiple usb/firewire drives to a Mac?

I have noticed that I get a significant performance drop on a Mac Pro with more than 5 daisy chained firewire 800 drives. Task switching grinds to a halt, and the machine often beachballs between ...
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Single command to stop Parallels hypervisor (kernel extensions)

I'm using multiple virtualization products on my MacBook Pro (VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, Parallels). To avoid problems I always make sure only the procesesses/kernel extensions for one of those ...
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OSX network filesystem with local MRU cache?

I don't know if this is possible, but here is the problem I'm looking to solve: My local computer has a 128G hard drive, and I have a network mounted drive containing about 1TB of data Most of the ...
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Rendering Ligatures in PDFs in Chrome on OSX

When viewing pdf files in Google Chrome on OSX Lion, certain PDFs do not render properly. Namely, when there are ligatures (an fi combination or a ff combination) the two letters are replaced with a ...