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OS X Snow Leopard stops processing clicks from Wacom Intuous2

I'm using a Wacom Intuos2 graphics tablet in OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2, which works great, 80% of the time. Every 20 minutes or so, OS X to just start ignoring input from the pen. More specifically, ...
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Can I create a DVD from a video-ts folder

I have a VIDEO-TS folder with some BUP, IFO and VOB files. Is it possible to create a DVD from this folder? What programs could I use. Both Mac and Windows are OK.
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Why can't Emacs on Mac OS X find the Info directory node?

The default Emacs on Mac OS X, 22.1, appears to have some problems with the info/help stuff. When you hit C+h i, it says: Can't find the Info directory node. It works in AquaEmacs, but I ...
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Why are the file permissions in OSX this often wrong and have to be repaired?

The first thing (or second, after a clean re-boot) to do when you have problems with your Mac OSX is "repair permissions". This often helps for minor problems. But why are these permissions this ...
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Dvorak Setting on Mac OS X 10.5.8 for Right Hand or Left Hand only

I use Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X 10.5.8, and I mostly only use the keyboard on my mac. There are only two Dvorak Settings. I only use standard Dvorak so far. How can I enable Dvorak for right hand or ...
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Both Camino and Firefox on OS X Crash Immediately Upon Startup

I was uploading some pictures in Camino to Facebook and it hard crashed. Camino crashes now upon almost all web pages while trying to load. Firefox crashes the second it tries to restore its lost ...
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Why does MacOSX try to resolve zero padded IP addresses as host names?

This one caused a friend some headache when setting up a switched internet connection which had zero padded IP addresses in the configuration paper like so: 192.168.019.254 No matter how he tried to ...
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Apple remove dir - user.sparsebundle

The Sparse bundle directory in my Mac Snow Leopard is taking lot of space. I don't have an option to disable FileVault on my Mac. Would like to know the after affects of removing the sparse bundle ...
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How do I fix a Mac OSX Profile call to missing /usr/local/bin directory?

Somehow, possibly in-between installing RVM and MacPorts, I get an error message whenever I open up my terminal in Snow Leopard that complains that I have an invalid identifier in my bash export. I've ...
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Is there a way to hide Terminal.app's credentials (prompt text)?

I lose too many columns in my terminal because of the credentials ( Victor-Rodriguess-MacBook-Pro:~ victorrodrigues$ ). Could I shrink this? The only information I see as really needed sometimes for ...
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What's mac software is available to create videos like the squareup.com intro video?

This is a somewhat famous video now: https://squareup.com/intro What mac software is available to easily create these effects? Could it be done with iMovie or do you need something like FinalCut?
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Windows Task Manager equivalent for OS X, showing more details than Activity Monitor?

Being a Windows convert, I am looking for Task Manager equivalent for OS X. Please do not recommend Activity Monitor, since it misses two important features of Task Manager: per process disk i/o ...
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Is there a way to select multiple ranges or lists of files in the Finder in Mac OS X?

In Windows, if I had a list of items numbered 1 through 20, I could select items 1-5 and 15-20 by pressing ctrl-shift, clicking 1, clicking 5, holding ctrl but releasing shift, clicking 15, ...
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Having troubles with unRarX

I downloaded unRarX and whenever I try to open a .Rar file (video), it does this and does not play the video: UNRAR 3.60 beta 6 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Alexander Roshal Extracting from ...
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Opening an AVI file

I tried to open an AVI file, but this shows up: Additional software is required for QuickTime to playback this media. It may be available from the QuickTime Components page. Make sure ...
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Mac OS X - rmdir fails with “Operation not permitted” for a folder created by a PC on a removable drive

I have a problem (using Mac OS X 10.5.8) with the access rights of a folder that was presumably created by a virus on a disk-on-key drive when I used it with a PC. I can't remove the folder or change ...
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Mac Mini connecting to Airport Extreme at only 802.11a, how to push to 802.11b/g/n?

My Mac Mini is capable of 802.11a/b/g. I have an Airport Extreme that is capable of 802.11a/b/g/n. The Mini connects at only 802.11a. It is close and has a very strong signal. How do I push the ...
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Install OSX Snow Leopard and Windows XP 32-bit on same HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Mac OS X on Non Apple Hardware How can I install OSX Snow Leopard and Windows XP 32-bit on same HDD?
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GUI wrapper for Wine 1.1.38 in OSX?

I have successfully installed Wine (version 1.1.38) on my MacBook following these instructions. Basically, I have a set of command line utilities, which I think are very nice, but I do not want to ...
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Zeroconf SSH advertising : utility?

On my Airport Express I can set up SSH advertising for computers on my network. I have the same option with avahi on a linux server. What is the utility of doing this ?
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How do I uninstall Visor?

Visor (made by Blacktree) is not a regular application, but it seems to be a plugin for Terminal.app in Mac OS X. How do I uninstall such things?
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Photo Management Software for OS X That Supports Multiple Library Locations

I'm looking at the possibility of changing our photo management software. Thinking about Aperture or Lightroom. And want to know if either supports: Having folders/libraries on separate ...
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How do I retrieve the stored password from Thunderbird?

I am running TB 3.0.1 on Mac OS X. The password for my email account is saved and I can't remember it. Is there anyway to retrieve it in clear text?
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Deleting a single file from the trash in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In earlier versions of Mac OS X one could delete a file from the trash by opening a terminal window and typing rm ~/.Trash/file_i_want_to_delete. See this previous post. Unlike earlier versions in ...
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OS X Terminal sometimes behaves oddly on cmd-c

I do a lot of copy/pasting of paths in Terminal for svn commits, and I've noticed some strange behavior that I can't quite seem to track down. I use cmd-shift-double-click to select the full path from ...
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Directly printing to remote CUPS/IPP server on Snow Leopard

I need to use Kerberos authentication when printing from my OSX machine, however, the machine itself does not have a service account in active directory, so the KDC will not issue a delegation ticket ...
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How to disable portmap on Mac OS X

I notice the message: Firewall[313] portmap is listening from 0.0.0.0:111 proto=6 repeated on my logs ever 30 seconds. How can I disable portmap (not using NFS or anything like that so I assume I ...
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Renaming Fontfaces

How do I rename a font style in an OTF font? I have this bug here: I now can't select any other style except "Regular".
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What's the shortcut key to jump to the end of a line in intellij idea 9?

What's the shortcut key to jump to the end of a line in intellij idea? I'm using Mac OS X version
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Load-balance with LAN and Wi-Fi

I have a Mac, which runs Mac OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10 or Windows XP (Multiboot). Solution can be for any of the systems, whatever works better. I have two ISPs, one can be accessed via Wi-Fi, one ...
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install pymedia and python audio tools

I noticed a pattern of errors while trying to install PyMedia and Python Audio Tools. For both modules I run the following: $ python setup.py install Then I get a series of compilation errors, and ...
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Can an application be configured to launch with a specific argument by default?

I want Chrome to start with the argument --enable-extension-timeline-api, required by the speedtracer extension. I know I can do it manually with open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args ...
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Random Slideshow

Does anyone know of an OS X program that will let my play photos from a particular folder in a random order? iPhoto provides this functionally but I don't necessarily want to add all these photos to ...
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Macbook cannot see specific wireless network after being connected to it for a while

Okay, so there's a single wireless network that my laptop has troubles with. My Macbook Pro used to be fine with it until it changed to using channel 13 (or 11?). Since then, after being connected to ...
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Cisco VPN Client interrupts connectivity to my LDAP server

I run an LDAP server on my home network to store accounts, automount entries, etc. I spent a lot of time getting the LDAP server configured properly for OS X clients, and everything seems to work, ...
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Mac & Photoshop: Screen capture of an application then pasting it into a new document in photoshop issue

This used to work perfectly up until about a month or two ago. When doing a screen capture onto the clipboard (cmd + ctr + shift + 4) and pasting it into a new document in Photoshop (only in ...
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How do you change the user in Subclipse on Mac?

I did a checkout using a temp username and password yesterday. Now that I have a new username and password, how can I change my credentials without having to delete my checkout and recheckout?
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How do I recursively remove subdirectories and files, but not the first parent directory?

I'm able to use the following to remove the target directory and recursively all of its subdirectories and contents. find '/target/directory/' -type d -name '*' -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf However, ...
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Are Time Machine backups encrypted?

I have snow leopard + pgp 10.0 with FDE Will my backups on the time machine be encrypted?
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Mac4.1 SL 10.6.2 Disk Utility log

Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x . Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has ...
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Incremental backup of an iPhoto 09 library

I want to backup my 40Gb iPhoto library to an external USB drive. Due to the large size of the library, copying the whole thing each time is impractical. As the external drive is rather small, I ...
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Use output sound from one application as input sound to another (Mac OSX 10.6) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recording speaker output on MacBook with OS X Snow Leopard Is there any way to make the output sound from one application the input sound to another? Basically, I want ...
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Can Automator or Applescript copy the number of items in a folder to the clipboard?

In Automator or Applescript, is there a way to get the number items in a folder and save result to the Clipboard or Automator Variable so I can use it in the next Action?
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Shortcut to show/hide application toolbar in OSX

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut on Mac OSX to show/hide the application toolbar. I was not able to find something about this issue... Maybe I was searching for the wrong keyword? Any help is ...
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How do I determine the path to Applications within “Open with” context menu on OS X?

I've got several versions of the Flash Player listed in my "Open with" context menu. I'd like to determine the path to those applications. I'd also like greater control over those items in the list. ...
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Why does an alias work in the Terminal, but not when called from a script?

I've added the following to my ~/.bash_profile # opens "flashlog.txt" in Console alias trace='open -a /Applications/Utilities/Console.app/ ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ ...
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How can I put my MacBook Air into clamshell mode when it's open and working?

I can put my MacBook into clamshell mode by just close it and sending some USB/Bluetooth signals. However, sometimes I want to get into the mode directly without those actions. Is there no button or ...
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How can I get a Terminal-here button added to Finder toolbar?

I've seen Automator and AppleScripts that open a terminal to the path of the file currently selected in a Finder window. I think it would be more useful to me to simply have a button on the Finder ...
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How do I download a mp3 file from my broswer in OSX?

After opening this link, Quicktime automatically starts playing this song. How can I make my browser download the song instead of playing it in Quicktime?
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How do I recover the password of a RAR file on Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.2 and have been handed a couple of old files that need to be extracted. Old backups or finances or bills I believe. They are RAR files, and password protected. Is there a way ...