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Can't display at full resolution on an external monitor from my MacBook

I have a 24" Asus V246H and a new MacBook ($999 one). I am trying to display to display to my Asus at 1080p via VGA. So I boot up with the lid closed and the external monitor plugged in. Everything ...
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Music remixing with a Mac?

I have few songs which I want to create mixes from, maybe adding some additional beats, etc. Does anyone know how I can do this with a Mac (OSX)? Surely this sort of arts-related activity is well ...
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Running Windows software on Mac OS X

My friend needs to run some Windows (XP/Vista/7/whatever) software on her MacBook Pro, ideally in a window whilst running Mac OS X. Is that possible? EDIT: The most important issue is ease of setting ...
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How to mount an encrypted ext3 filesystem under OS X?

I know how to mount an ext3 filesystem in OS X with MacFUSE and fuse-ext2. But how can I mount an encrypted ext3 volume? I have Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" running.
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How do I automate the adding of hidden photos to iPhoto using a folder action?

I'm trying to find away to create an automator action that puts photos into iPhoto but also adds the hidden tag to them. I've started with the folder action template because I'd like to save the files ...
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How do I make compiling code not bring my system to its knees?

I have a MacBook with Snow Leopard and 2 GB of RAM. When I compile C or C++ code, my system becomes all but unusable. For instance, when I compile LLVM I notice that there are about 10 or 11 ...
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Snow Leopard VNC client [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac VNC client for controlling Mac Mini remotely? I know how to VNC into other computers from a Windows and Linux system, but have never done it with a Mac before. I have ...
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Safari Tabs like Firefox / Chrome

Two things I miss from Firefox and Chrome when using Safari on Mac are the Command + Option + Arrows, that are replaced by Control + Tab or Command + Shift + Arrows, and specially the Command + #...
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Can Google Gears be installed for Chrome on Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

Can Google Gears be installed for Google Chrome on Mac OS X Snow Leopard? Google Chrome is a nice browser (very fast, much less memory intensive than Firefox), but until offline storage for Gmail and ...
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What's the equivalent of Linux's updatedb command for the Mac?

If I want to use the locate command on a Linux machine, I usually run sudo updatedb first to update the database. I can run the locate command on OS X 10.5 but I can't find updatedb. What's the ...
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where is the .emacs files in Snow Leopard?

where is the .emacs file in Snow Leopard? I need it to configure Emacs.
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Can I check what's in a folder when restoring from Time Machine on OSX?

I have just swapped my imac for a macbook pro and did a Time Machine backup to then restore. the problem I have is that the hard drive on the macbook isn't big enough to take my restore point. I de-...
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Is it safe to put a Mac directly on the internet?

In the past I have always run a NAT router between my Windows PC's and the internet. I'm wondering if I still need this or whether the OSX firewall is good enough to let me put a Mac directly on the ...
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How do I ensure that the Mac OS X Terminal asks me for my private-key’s password every time I SSH?

The only time the Mac OS X Terminal seems to ask for my identity file’s password, is when I restart. I’m fairly paranoid, and this seems insecure; how can I ensure it asks for the password every time ...
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How to disable minimise-to-dock upon double-tapping Ctrl or Command?

Whenever I double-tap the Control (Ctrl ) or Command ( ⌘) keys, the current window is minimised into the dock. Annoying as it's pretty easy to trigger this completely undesired behaviour. I'm fairly ...
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Why did Growl stop working with Adium after I installed Google notifier?

Once I installed Gmail notifier, Growl stopped working with Adium. I don't know if it switched it off somewhere, or what. Either way, I've since uninstalled Gmail notifier and still no dice on Growl ...
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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, re-...
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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 harddrives/...
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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 --enable-...
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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 ...