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Keep menu bar even in full screen mode?

Is it possible to keep the menu bar on top of everything and not hide when you open a full screen program? I know you can drag your mouse up and it reveals, but I would like it to stay there all the ...
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How do I keep the app f.lux in bedtime mode during the day?

I want to be able to toggle f.lux on all the time :( https://justgetflux.com/ This app is great, especially if you are coding on a high energy 27inch Apple cinema display.
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How to get and analyze Chrome Network Details bug reports properly

I'm facing strange symptom I can not browse Internet using Chrome but other browser such Chromium works. This problem occurred several times. So, I would like to analyze this problem as much as ...
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All undocumented keyboard shortcuts for OS X terminal app?

Is there a comprehensive list of the actual keyboard shortcuts available in the terminal app? Here's an example of an undocumented shortcut: the "select next tab" action in the Window menu is ...
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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setting visual bell to flash in iTerm

I am using iTerm on OSX (leopard) to ssh to a linux machine. I run screen on the dev machine to save my work between sessions. I am not a big fan of audio bell and I don't like screen's default 'Wuff ...
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How do I set up an NFS mount in OSx?

I recently purchased a NAS that supports NFS. I am trying to mount the NAS NFS filesystem on a macosx, so that multiple users can use it. What is unclear to me is how user names and permissions are ...
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How to have full directory path always shown in mac terminal (like linux terminal)

In my ubuntu terminal I have always current directory shown completely. Just like this: blabla@blublu:~/music/my_album/classical/beethoven$ But in my Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.5) terminal does not show ...
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OSX map network drives on login WITHOUT finder windows popping up

I have followed some other tutorials to get OSX to mount my network drives when I log in, using the "Users and Groups > Login Items" method, which works fine, but this brings up a whole load of finder ...
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Using VPN connection in OSX will only route through the first service in “Service Order”

I am trying to get my VPN connection to only route network traffic related to my workplace through the VPN connection and any other traffic through my Wi-Fi connection. If I have my Wi-Fi at the top ...
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Is there a way to enable sound via HDMI on my TV Monitor from the MacBook Pro late 2010 (OSX 10.8.3)

I have this issue when connecting my MacBook Pro Late 2010 on my Samsung TV Monitor via HDMI there is no sound coming out only picture. Alternativly when I'm using my dualboot Windows 7 installed on ...
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Access OSX Server over VPN

I have an OSX server in my home and I would like to be able to access some of the services like the Wiki Server over the internet. However, I because my ISP (xplornet) is not very good, I cannot do ...
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Create a select list of users in Bash on OS X

I am trying to create a copy script to quickly copy a user folder in OS X, while excluding all the junk (caches, old iPhone Backups, logs, etc.). As far as not copying those files/folders I am not ...
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Mac OS X equivalent of the Ubuntu “tree” command

Is there any equivalent of the Ubuntu tree command for Mac OS X ?
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Problems connecting to my Mac via SSH

I have Mac with remote access enabled. I can easily connect to it via SSH within local network. I have configured 22 port forwarding on my router. But I can't connect to my Mac via SSH by using router'...
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Java applet needs permission but doesn't ask for it!

I'm trying to connect a VPN connection (on Mac OS X 10.6.6) through a Check point java applet. The first time it ran I chose NOT to give it access to my files and such and now every time I try to ...
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Outlook for Mac 2011: Lost a Folder/Subfolders

Here's the scenario: After Outlook forced me to rebuild my Main Identity about 6 weeks ago, I found I was missing a mail folder and its subfolders under "On my computer." I immediately did some ...
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Tmux doesn't respond to scroll in OS X Yosemite Terminal

Recently, I updated to OS X Yosemite and was delighted to find out Apple has added mouse support to their Terminal app. This works great in a standard Terminal window scrolling through my history and ...
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iMac OSX “no route to host”

I have an issue with one of my computer on my network. It is an iMac running OS X 10.5.8. The issue is accessing certain websites. For instance, one of these websites is that the computer is ...
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Mac OS X Finder - Creating New Folder with Right-Click in List View

I am aware that when using Finder in List view, I can create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty row, and pressing 'New Folder'. However, when I happen to be browsing a folder with quite a lot ...
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Startup Disk Almost Full

My mac is running out of space, but I do not know why. It says that I have only about 100-200MB free space when I go to Apple icon > About this mac > Storage. But when I check how much storage is ...
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Installing ruby / gems / jekyll on mac

I tried to install newer version of ruby, because I needed it for install the Jekyll. Now when I try to use any gem command (i.e. gem install jekyll) I get a my little pony image in the Terminal and a ...
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Configure OSX Firewall to Allow SSH Server?

If I turn on my OSX firewall, ssh is disallowed. If I turn it off, ssh can connect just fine. These are the settings from the ssh host: while I don't know what I'm doing, I figured that giving /usr/...
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What does an “X” on the top of a folder mean? Image shown

I was transferring data from my Windows USB flash drive to my new MacBook Pro. Apparently one of the folders copied now looks like this: What does this mean? I would think that this displayed the ...
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Is it possible to access in a Guest OS (Windows 10) files in an Encrypted Data Volume in the Host OS X (El Capitan)?

What is a good method of accessing from Windows 10 (running in a virtual machine using Parallels Desktop 11) encrypted files (using Veracrypt) that are located in OS X El Capitan? My goals are: To ...
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MacBook 2015 - dual/triple external monitors?

I’m interested in the new 2015 MacBook (not Pro or Air), but only if it supports the ability to have two or three external monitors. I’ve only found sources indicating that this is not possible, but ...
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Can local Allow before local deny - correct canonical form for ACL?

I have been trying to get up to speed with Access Control Lists and feel I have got a little confused understanding what order you can put things in. I get the idea (from the chmod man pages): ...
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Is it safe to cancel hdiutil compact?

A sparse image is a type of disk image file used on Mac OS X that grows in size as the user adds data to the image, taking up only as much disk space as stored in it (quoth Wikipedia). If a sparse ...
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Unable to Boot OSX After Windows 10 Upgrade

I was running Windows 7 Home on an updated 27" iMac via bootcamp. Someone else installed it for me, so other than knowing how to reboot in either and using OSX or Windows, I don't anything about ...
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Scrolling on Mac with Tmux and iTerm

I'm using iTerm 2.1.4 and Tmux on OS X Yosemite. I'd like to be able to scroll my iTerm windows up and down but I'm not sure what controls scrolling. Does tmux control scrolling when I use it with ...
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Moving photos from iPhoto to Photos on my Macbook Pro, in El Capitan 10.11.5

I have moved all my pictures from iPhoto to Photo on my MacBook Pro. I then moved all the photos in the old iPhoto Application to the iPhoto trash. My question is (and I admit being afraid) can I ...
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How to fix the access denied on folders in a old Time Machine Backup drive?

Specifics: Mac OSX El Capitan Time Machine is from an older mac that this new mac replaced. Both running El Capitan. The specific issue I am trying to solve is that some folders show the red circle ...
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Mac OS X Lion Apache Server not Found

After upgrading to Lion 10.7.2 today, Apache virtual hosts are not working anymore. When I go to http://XYZ.localhost, it say "server not found". I am using Apache on my Mac OS X Lion and until today,...
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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 can I print source code on OS X with line numbers?

I'm looking through some of Wordpress' core code and would like to print it out to review. I'm looking for a tool that defaults to a monospace font can wrap long lines possibly print line numbers ...
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Could curl print latency in terms of milliseconds?

Wondering if there is an option for curl to print latency in milliseconds? An option that works on either Linux or Mac OSX would be good.
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Connect an external display, close lid and avoid sleep on MacBook

So I want to connect an external display, close my laptop lid and let the other display stay on (e.g. to watch a movie or something). I found the app NoSleep which works if I don't connect an ...
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Bootcamp assistant doesn't show windows partition anymore

I want to install Windows 7 back on my Macbook Pro mid 2010 model. But When I run Bootcamp assistant I don't see a Windows partition to resize it, only one big Mac partition. Here is some ...
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Installing iMac drivers on Windows

I have installed Windows ony m iMac, and do not have OS X installed on it. Is it possible to get drivers for Mac to be installed on Windows, without going into OS X?
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How to toggle between different windows in Pages (Mac)?

Normally I use Cmd ` (the key above the Tab key), it is perfect for most of applications and Finder, except Pages. If I have 2 documents editing at the same time and want to switch back and forth ...
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Opening/Sharing Exchange Calendars in Outlook for Mac 2011

Problem (in short): Mac users cannot open/share calendars in Outlook. Background: I have five users who need to work on one calendar in Outlook. Three users are running Microsoft Outlook 2010 on ...
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Different options for installing Fish shell on OS X

I want to install Fish on my Mac, and there are three different installation options on the Fish website: there is an installer, installation via Homebrew, and an app. Which one of these should I ...
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El Capitan TextEdit bug: renaming file on desktop moves the file's icon

I upgraded my OSX from 10.8.6 to El Capitan (10.11.5) and since then I’m having this bug: modify and save a text file located on Desktop using TextEdit app --> Sometimes the file icon is moved to a ...
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Mac OS X onscreen keyboard like Windows

Since I have my Mac Mini connected to a touch screen I want to have an onscreen keyboard (just like Windows 10). And I don't mean that poor keyboard display built in. When I tap on a text field I ...
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In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

I often use the Cmd+Tab shortcut to switch between different applications (for example: Xcode and Google Chrome), but is there a shortcut to switch between different windows of the same application (...
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Creating multiple Time Machine volumes for a couple users on Synology NAS

I have a Synology DS414 NAS device and I would like to allow my whole family to perform backups of their Macs on the NAS storage. So far I have followed the official Synology guide and created a ...
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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the osx seems to be stuck with the previous proxy settings....
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Switch between windows on Mac OS X?

On Windows when I do alt+tab I can switch between windows. If I have 5 firefox windows open then using alt+tab will switch between them. On my MacBook, cmd+tab switches between applications, not ...
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Logitech Performance MX Mouse Jumps on OS X Lion (10.7.4)

I have a Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse that I am trying to use with OS X Lion. Everything is working except for one problem... there is a small, but quite noticeable, jump when the mouse ...
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How to verify a .md5sum file in snow leopard?

In snow leopard there is program that can do md4 checksums. How can I verifiy a .md5 file?