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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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Cannot enable Java in Safari (or any other browser) in OS X

I have the following running on my Mac: OSX Yosemite (10.10.2) Java version 8 update 31 Safari 8.0.4 I am unable to run any Java applet on Safari. I have added multiple sites to the exception ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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iterm2 resize pane/window with command

So iterm2 on the Mac has some proprietary control codes that let you change the profile by sending them to the terminal on the command line. I'm wondering if there's a similar way to set the window ...
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intellij idea 14 code style xml can't find in mac

I am trying to import new code style xml into intellij Idea 14. I created a new code style with name wso2_codestyle. But I can't find it in anywhere in Mac. I have installed Yosemite OS. Where I can ...
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How do I get the numpad to work in vim using iterm2 on osx with term=xterm?

My numpad works in iterm2 (bash), but it inserts characters instead of numbers in insert mode for vim. How can I get vim to recognise the correct escape codes. I have tried editing the escape codes ...
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How to uninstall Firebird from Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

I’ve found this script from Paul Beach, but I want to know if there is a better way (maybe a script included in the installation).
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Is it more memory/processor-efficient to open many windows in one desktop, or to make all these windows fullscreen? [on hold]

I have many, many windows that must be open all at once (VM, Email client, browser, IDE, source navigator, issue tracker, notebook, etc...), and have often bumped up against my MacBook's 16GB of RAM. ...
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Restoring the XAMPP installation in Mac, MySql

I have a XAMPP on Mac Yosemite that during a mess I was having, I copied the entire directory under /Applications/XAMPP/ to another location. Then I copied it back, but its not working, Apache runs, ...
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How to remove toast notification for Lync on OSX?

Whenever somebody sends me a Lync message when Lync doesn't have focus, I get a toast notification in the lower right side of the screen. I really only want a badge icon and a single bounce, not a ...
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Why would my computer suddenly refuse to open one particular website?

I've had this happen once before recently on a different site, and I don't know what I did to fix it. Now my computer will not open any page on stackoverflow.com. When I try, I get the error message: ...
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When a Python process is killed on OS X, why doesn't it kill the child processes?

I found myself getting very confused a while back by some changes that I found when moving Python scripts from Linux over to OS X... On Linux, if a Python script has called os.system(), and the ...
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No idea what is listening on port 80 in OS X

I'm on OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.3, and I've freshly rebooted my Mac. I want to start a service (like Apache on port 80), but there is already something going on with port 80: telnet localhost 80 ...
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List wireless networks on Mac with external WiFi adapter

I know I can use the airport command on a Mac to list nearby wireless networks, but this only seems to work for the built-in WiFi card. How can I do this if I'm using an external, USB WiFi adapter? ...
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How can I get an address bar in Finder?

I'm used to knowing where all my files are. Is there a way to get an address bar to show up in Finder in OS X (10.5+) like in Explorer in Windows or Nautilus in GNOME? I also want to be able to copy ...
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Prevent Spotify auto-update on OS X: are these file/folder permissions too restrictive or problematic?

As some people may know, Spotify sports a forced auto-update feature. Recently they rolled out a new update that many users feel is a downgrade instead. The update is done via temporary files stored ...
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How to remote desktop from OSX into Windows 8 Pro machine?

As the question states, I primarily use OSX (Mountain Lion), but have a Windows 8 installed on a separate machine. How do I remote desktop into my Windows 8 machine from OSX?
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ST3: New Build Systems / SideBarEnhancement: Keyboard shortcut that opens files to different browsers via localhost

Using Sublime Text 3 on a mac. I'm currently learning d3.js and would like to be able to preview source codes on different browsers via the localhost, preferably, without using 3rd party browser ...
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How to get git-completion.bash to work on Mac OS X?

I have followed http://blog.bitfluent.com/post/27983389/git-utilities-you-cant-live-without to add git-completion.bash to my /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion and I put ...
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Mac Shows Java 6 in Terminal After Installing Java 7

I am trying to run a server that requires Java 7 using terminal. After installing Java 7, typing java -version in terminal still shows Java 6. Previously, I would use the Java Preferences ...
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OSX Menu bar doesn't appear til opening an application

When I boot my MBP, the menu bar doesn't appear. When I open Mail.app or Safari, the menu bar appears. I've searched for a bit, and nothing seems to talk about this. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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Programmatically set the color of a tab in iTerm2?

My daily workflow includes me Launching iTerm2 Creating 3 tabs Setting one tab each to red, orange and yellow Changing to a specific path in each tab I would like to script this process; shell, ...
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How to remove protection from a table cell?

I have an old Word 2007 file, which I already worked on for a while using Word 2011. Unfortunately I ran into the issue of a locked cell, which I cannot edit nor remove. Even the Edit / Cut ...
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In Parallels, can I view the my Windows 7 VM desktop without turning off the coherence view mode?

I'm new to using Parallels and I really like using the coherence view so I can have windows applications floating anywhere in my OS X environment. But I have the need to check the windows desktop ...
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How can I check if a file is newer that the target file in a shell script

How can I check if a file is newer that the target file? In a shell script, intended to run on a Mac, I want to do something like this: #!/bin/bash if [ $SourceFile dateisgreater $TargetFile ] then ...
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How I can use oathtool in OSX while keeping the secret key in OSX's keychain?

Is it possible to store a secret RFC6238 key in OSX's keychain and feed it to oathtool in a secure manner? Would writing an applescript-based application to fetch the secret from the keychain and ...
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Retrieving Chrome History and History Archives for Mac

I've read some articles here that suggest that we are able to retrieve Chrome's history as SQLite databases: Export history from chome browser How can I view "archived" Google Chrome history ...
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install GNU m4 1.4 or later on OSX

I'm interested to install GNU m4 1.4 or later into /usr/bin/, I installed Homebrew, like this, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)", to be able to insall bfgminer, but when ...
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Disable audio output to DisplayPort device

I'm on OSX 10.9.2 using a Samsung SA850 Display connected to the display port of my MBP 15" Late 2012 Model. All seems fine, but there is a problem with audio. Generally, whenever the display goes to ...
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Advice on User Permissions (Mac OS 10.8.3)

My first post here, so apologies for any missing information but I will try to cover as much as possible. In short, I am trying to allow two users access to a folder (and files) in one users Dropbox. ...
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Connecting to two identical bluetooth speakers at the same time

I own two JBL Flip Speakers. They both are able to pair individually via Bluetooth and perform well. When I attempt to make them perform at the same time via the Audio/Midi Setup tool on my Mac ...
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How do I reset the login password on a Mac OS X guest OS running in VMware Fusion?

I installed an OS X instance inside of VMware Fusion since I needed a clean system to test some stuff on, but I've forgotten whatever login password I set for that guest OS's user account and now I ...
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How do I split a .zip file into multiple segments?

I have all the command line utils installed, and need to split an existing .zip (or) new file(s) into (50MB) .zip segments in Terminal. i.e. Folder X = 900MB > Create self extracting .zip archive > ...
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How to allow acces to a symbolic link in my ~/Sites/ for Apache under Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2

I need allow access to a sym-linked directory within ~/Sites from my Apache. I Symlinked the directories like this ln -s ~/path/to/the/source/directory/ ~/Sites/source-link-here Now whenever I fire ...
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Why is my Nikon Coolpix s550 not detected by Snow Leopard?

I am trying to move photographs from Nikon Coolpix s550 camera to a shiny new MacBook. I just connect a cable into a camera and usb port and then nothing happens on both sides. Any ideas how to make ...
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“Show desktop” keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

I am using a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5. Is there a similar function to "show desktop" (shortcut is WindowsD) on a Mac?  It should hide all applications and show a clean desktop.
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How can I change the font size in GnuCash on OS X?

How can I change the font size in GnuCash on OS X? I wasn't able to find anything in the preferences. I tried using 'gconftool-2' on '~/.gconf' where GnuCash stores its GTK settings, but I wasn't ...
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How to change interface language in MS Office for Mac 2011

I have MS Office for Mac downloaded from http://de.msoffice13.com/mac (I found this link and product key in instructions) . Everything works ok but interface language is German. I have "Preferred ...
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Installing Filemaker Server with Apache running

I am relatively new to Filemaker Server. I just downloaded the demo to test it out and I got an error saying: To install Filemaker Server, ports 80 and 443 must be available. I currently have an ...
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Installing MySQL with Macports on Yosemite

I am following this tutorial Step 3 (Install MySQL) but it's failing. I am running Mac OS X Yosemite and have freshly installed Macports 2.3.3-10.10. sudo port install mysql51-server failed with "All ...
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How can I upgrade iMac with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

I am on a 6-year-old iMac desktop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Apple’s app store download page gives me an unhelpful error message hinting that I may need to install software ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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Minimize All in Mac OS?

I am a recent refugee from Windows land (at least on one of my PCs). One thing I really miss in Mac OS is the ability to minimize all windows. I can't seem to find the shortcut that does it, or even ...
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How to rescue from an SD (SDHC) card that I can't reformat (possible hardware failure)

I have a transcend 16GB SDHC card and a lot of photos on it that I'd like to recover. When I plug it into the SD card reader, it takes a while for the Mac to even recognize that there's a disk ...
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Location for 3rd Party Plug-In in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6?

I'm trying to install a third party application into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 (Mac) and I have been told the place to put it is: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-Ins/CS6/MediaCore/ ...
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opening zip over a share (guest: mac, host: ubuntu) writes “hidden” files

the settings: server: Ubuntu, running samba server clients, connecting to the server via windows share: Mac osx 10.10.2 Windows 7 Both clients can copy, create, update, delete files on the ...
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How to totally mute Firefox on OS X?

I sometimes listen to music while working/browsing, and the music is mastered with relatively low average loudness (high dynamic range), so any sound from webpage is like explosion. And there are 2 ...
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How can I convert all “x”s to “y”s in filenames for a specific directory from the command line?

I have been naming files, of out habit as a programmer working on a server command line, with underscores “_” rather than spaces “"—because from the command line you have to escape spaces—but that is ...
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Cannot delete a file on a Windows USB flash drive on a Mac. Locked as “You can only read…” in the Finder

I copied a movie on to a USB flash drive from my Windows computer. Now I am using that USB flash drive on my Mac and I am unable to delete that file. The file info looks like this Any idea how I ...
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Dreamweaver CS5.5 Mac OS X main CONFIGURATION folder deleted

So I had a problem with Dreamweaver telling me that there is something wrong with a file so I went to Google to fix my problem but instead of deleting the configuration folder inside the en_US folder, ...