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How to Remove Synergy from Mac OSX

Hi I don't remember installing synergy but it's been in my computer for a while. However now since I don't have much space in my computer, I can't afford it taking up any space. But I couldn't ...
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Mac Mini running Yosemite randomly shutdowns then gets caught in reboot cycle for a while - logs don't show much

Running a Mac Mini 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with 16GB RAM. I've recently been experiencing random shutdowns that appear to have no noticeable cause in the logs. This is a log showing the most recent ...
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Unzip a file into a target directory?

I have a file called All CRGs.zip and I want to unzip its contents into a directory called data (which already exists and has some other files in). Is this possible? I'm working on OSX. I've tried: ...
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How to safely re-install Windows 7 in the Bootcamp partition on a MacBook Pro

I have a 3-year MacBook Pro laptop. It has a Mac partition and a Bootcamp partition with Windows 7. I want to re-install Windows 7 - basically start fresh and get rid of all the gunk. Based on ...
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How to remap paragraph key to Delete with KeyRemap4MacBook

I have what I believe is a UK Apple keyboard, with a small left Shift key and the tilde key next to it. There is a paragraph key where tilde key is on the US keyboard (above the Tab key, left of 1). ...
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when set default application fails

I am running Mac osx 10.10.3. I have developed an app. I have placed the default version in /Applications, but I have other versions around. When I double click the target file, the wrong version of ...
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OS X can connect to Windows machine, but can't access shared folders

I can create new folders on my Windows XP machine, set them to "shared". On my Mac, I pick Finder → Go → Connect to Server → smb://192.168.1.4 → Connect → Name / Password. ...
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Accessing files located on a Windows drive from OS X via Parallels is very slow

I have Visual Studio 2013 running in Windows 8.1 in Parallels on OS X. I prefer to use text editors on the OS X side. The project files are stored on the Windows drive. Before I had them on the OS X ...
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Cannot ssh into server

I am trying to SSH into a linux machine running ubuntu, but the interactive shell stuck somewhere and I can't key in anything. I am on Mac OS X Lion. This only happens when I am trying to access via ...
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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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Launch executable with custom root directory

How can I launch an executable so it thinks that the root directory is at a custom path, and not at the actual root. I thought it would be possible with sandbox-exec, but I haven't found any ways so ...
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Chrome for Mac re-opens old tabs when clicking on a link in Mail, etc

I use Chrome on my Mac and on my PC. On the Mac (as all of you probably know), it's possible to close all of the Chrome windows/tabs, and Chrome stays running. AFAIK, this isn't possible on Windows, ...
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iTunes naming pattern different on Windows and Mac

On my Windows machine iTunes renames and moves all my imported TV episodes to the following format: TV Shows/[show]/Season [Season#]/[Season#]-[Episode# with 1 leading 0] [Episode Name] but on my ...
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Wireshark fails to install on OS X 10.10.3 using brew

I've encountered the following issue while installing wireshark via brew. ➜ ~ brew reinstall wireshark --with-qt5 ==> Reinstalling wireshark with --with-qt5 ==> Downloading ...
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Unzip all zip files in a directory without overwriting?

I'm working in OSX. I have a lot of zip files in a directory called data and I would like to unzip them all: $ ls data 62.zip 63.zip 64.zip ... I'm using the following command: unzip -d data ...
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Automating tasks in OSX like VPN Connection?

I am using my school's VPN service to surf on netflix. I have to connect to the VPN most of the time. My school uses Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. I have to enter password and accept a ...
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After applying security update 2015-04 on Mavericks some site SSL certificates fail

I applied security update 2015-04 on Mavericks and afterwards some site SSL certificates (e.g. Twitter, support.apple.com, etc) fail. How can I fix this?
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Changing Java on my Mac to 8

I'm about to get back into java programming, so I downloaded the latest version of Java, Java 8 update 40. Now, my MacBook has seen better days, and who knows how many version of Java is in it. At ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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Error message: sudo: mysql_secure_installation: command not found

I'm trying to learn PHP and I'm just in the process of installing apache,msql and PHP. I'm on a mac osx 10.7.2 I downloaded: mysql-5.5.18-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg I'm now at the point of setting the ...
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Mac Terminal showing bash instead of my username

This makes it hard to know what directory I am in. I installed a version of python for school and now it says -bash-3.2$ instead of MyMacbook: ~$. I'm sure this is really simple, but I know nothing ...
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Make Cmd+1..9 to switch tabs in Safari?

Is there a way to make Cmd+1 switch to the first tab, Cmd+2 to switch to the second and so on..? I'd much rather not use SIMBL..
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Apache HTTPD Configuration Errors During Restart

When I try to relaunch the Apache HTTP Daemon on OS X 10.10.2 'Yosemite' using apachectl graceful via Terminal, the software spouts the following error messages: AH00548: NameVirtualHost has no ...
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sed gives “illegal byte sequence” error when trying to replace a character

I am using the “Terminal” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am trying to delete all occurrences of a from a file, by using sed: sed 's/a//g' file Which gives me the following error: sed: RE ...
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PF rule using return-rst on Mac OS X does not reply with TCP reset

I'm trying to add a simple PF rule: block return-rst out proto tcp from any to any port 33128 to filter all outgoing traffic to TCP port 33128, and I'd like it to respond with a reset. However, ...
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How to substitute all occurrences after a certain number with sed in OS X

I am trying to modify a bad .csv file, where the last 'column' is broken into a different number of columns due to extra , characters. I want to use sed to keep the first 4 commas, and replace the ...
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Is it possible to override built-in system shortcuts in OSX with App Shortcuts?

I set up ⌘↑ to maximize / restore windows (via System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > "Zoom"). I chose that combination because it's closest to the Windows combination for the ...
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Looking for utility to batch change created/modified date of multiple files in ascending datetime (windows XP/7/Mac/Linux)

I'm looking for a utility that batch/bulk modifies file datestamps (date-modified and/or date-created) to the second accuracy but does so in ascending incremental order, e.g. File1 2012-04-18 ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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Remove All Illegal Characters from All Filenames in a Given Folder

I'm looking to make some form of process that will let a user select a Folder and will Loop through all the files and clean any slashes, hyphens etc ... out of the respective filenames. I program on ...
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Terminal suddenly disappeared from my MacOS Yosemite

I just had to reboot for the first time in weeks... after the reboot, I noticed that two elements were missing from my dock: Unity3D and my Terminal (more precisely, they had been replaced with ...
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Google Chrome Window Resize “Sticking” on OS X

I'm using the most recent version of Google Chrome (34.0.1847.131 at the time of writing) on OS X 10.8.5, and for a few months I've been having intermittent issues resizing browser windows. There ...
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How do I create strike-through style text on Mac Evernote?

I can create strike-through style text on Windows Evernote. But cannot find the button on Mac version
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Bonjour does not work with TP-Link Archer C2

I recently bought a TP-Link Archer C2 router, and I am very satisfied with it so far. I have only a single problem: Bonjour service advertising seems to be broken. My Network: simultaneous 2.4 and ...
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Starting Windows 7 from an external hard drive on a Mac

I would like to run windows on my MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.3. I currently have a Windows 7 64 bit ISO I can use. The problem is that my MacBook does not have enough space to install windows and ...
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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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Change the sudo su shell

Whenever I run sudo su from my normal zsh (which uses the oh-my-zsh framework), I'm forced to use the old Bourne shell (sh) by default (obviously; this is standard behaviour on most *nix-like ...
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How to stop Spotlight indexing a networked Time Machine backup?

My Time Machine backs up to a hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. After I've upgraded to Lion I have noticed that the mds process (the Spotlight indexer) has been running at 100% cpu every now ...
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How disable creating .Spotlight-V100 and .Trash folders on external drive?

Everytime I put a USB Flash Driver the Mac OS X creates 2 folders .Trash and .Spotlight-V100. Is it possible to disable this operation?
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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Usual port for an internal proxy?

is there a way to know from Mac OS X (a FreeBSD *nix) what port is using the internal proxy used by my institution? the proxy is one of the kind "wpad" proxy, and I need the port in order to ...
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Seting up vnc on mac through RPI ssh

I'm currently away from home, and I would like to access my iMac which is turned on in my place. I set up the mac screen sharing before I leave, but something went wrong, and I can't access it from my ...
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OS X - Static routes / non-standard default gateway for endpoints on *local subnet*

My question is: How can I reliably set up a static route in OS X, for 2 endpoints to pass via a gateway, where all machines are on the same subnet? I provide the context below: For testing ...
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Homebrew OpenSSL: rehash failed to verify, something is wrong

Reposted from StackOverflow Just noticed 'You have mail' in shell prompt. Here is what is says: $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/pain": 1 message 1 new >N 1 ...
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How to remove all Hyperlinks from a .pages Document

I've got a .pages file that contains some copy-pasted text from a Website and therefore has a lot of hyperlinks behind certain words. I know there is the option to Make all hyperlinks inactive, but ...
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Getting info about image dimension on Mavericks [duplicate]

I am using Mavericks OSX and Photoshop CS6. Is there a way to see images dimension when opening image in different apps ? Earlier this was working by default (using Finder ->right click on image->Get ...
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Type a backtick in a single press [duplicate]

I use backticks in programming on mostly OS X but sometimes Windows. Can I configure the system so that I can type them in a single press? I don't care for those òìè just these `
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My Google Chrome.app is too big. Can I remove previous versions from the Content folder?

I recently scanned my hard-drive looking for things that are taking up too much space. I couldn't believe what I found: The Google Chrome.app takes over 5 GB on my hard-drive (Mac OS X Yosemite ...