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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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Terminal on Mac Always Starts in PHP Process

I am on a Mac running Yosemite 10.10.4 and every time I start terminal or open a new terminal tab I am inside of an actively running php process. I must CTRL+C before I can do anything else. I don't ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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How to transfer data from Windows to Mac using USB

What is happening: I have a PC running Windows 8.1 and a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.2. I also have a USB which is 8GB. My Mac isn't connected to the internet but my PC is. When I connect my USB to my ...
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How to make MacBook sharing Wi-Fi from iPad

I connected from iPad to MacBook Pro (mid 2012) by USB. In iPad personal hotspot turned on and iPad sharing Internet to MacBook Pro. It is working. I want that MacBook Pro share internet too. I made ...
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cross hairs cursor for OSX

Now that I have 3 large screens on my mac running Yosemite, it can be difficult to locate the cursor. I have an app that moves the cursor to the centre of the current screen that worked pretty well ...
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You do not have sufficient access privileges to rename the item

I am logged on as main user and try to rename a file in Finder Get info tells me I have read/write access I finally did a chmod 644 in terminal - that did not help -rw-rw-rw-+ 1 myuserid staff ...
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How to change Info.plist in a signed package?

I want to change a flag in the Info.plist of a signed OSX app (specifically I just want to set Application is agent (UIElement) = true so that it doesn't show up in the dock). First, it won't let me ...
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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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Program to customize mouse buttons?

I have a Logitech M510 wireless mouse and am on a Mac. Right now I can assign different actions to the 2 thumb buttons through the Logitech control panel. What I want to do is have mouse button combos ...
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How to use windows for creating a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite flash?

I have windows 8.1 and my another device is Macbook air mid-2011. My Macbook air OS didn't startup and I unintentionally erased my Macbook HD partition. Now, I only could access my restore part of ...
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How to instruct `sshd` to use its absolute path when forking?

I have an an older PowerMac G5 with a PowerPC that needs modern SSH access. There is no vendor support. I updated OpenSSL and OpenSSH, and installed them in /usr/local. The updated sshd is located at ...
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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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Talk command only shows “Checking for invitation on caller's machine”

The talk command on Yosemite doesn't work and the /etc/inetd.conf file is nowhere to be found. Why is this file no longer included with OS X and why doesn't talk work anymore? Running talk just says: ...
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Problems starting Apache2 installed via Homebrew on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Some how I broke default Apache2 which comes with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Later decided to reinstall Apache2 with Homebrew. So I followed the instructions on this site. It seems all steps went ...
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How to get file path of selected file in Finder into clipboard? Issue with Jumpcut

I used to be able to get the file path from any selected file in Finder by hitting a keyboard shortcut. I'm running an automated script that takes Files and Folders in Finder and uses the built-in ...
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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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FFmpeg doesn't see any fonts in the directory set in fontconfig

FFmpeg's ASS filter works properly with the following fonts.conf file: <?xml version="1.0"?> <fontconfig> <dir>/Library/Fonts</dir> </fontconfig> But when I change ...
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Powerpoint fullscreen remove black frame

When I activate slideshow mode in Powerpoint 2011 for mac, my slides get a black frame around them. Is it possible to remove this black frame and stretch the slide to fit to the screen? NOTE: If ...
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sshd and -i option on OS X

According to the man page on sshd(8): -i Specifies that sshd is being run from inetd(8). sshd is normally not run from inetd because it needs to generate the server key ...
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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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How can I disable “private browsing enabled” notification each time I open the first window in Safari?

I wish that Safari have the option to erase history browsing on exit, but apparently it does not have it, so instead I selected the option in preferences>general>safari opens with "a new private ...
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Wi-Fi issues starting with OS X v10.10.4

My Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting. More activity leads to a quicker disconnect. Using pings to time it, with no other activity, it takes about 8 minutes to disconnect, whereas with some browsing, it drops ...
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launchd equivalent for Windows?

Using launchd on OS X, I can make commands/programs run at boot with launchctl in the CLI, so for example: launchctl submit -l someName touch /usr/local/someFile Would create someFile in /usr/local ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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Static / snow on external display when waking up Mac

I have a Philips 222E display connected via a mini-DP to DVI adapter and DVI cable to a Macbook Air (mid-2011). Every time that the MBA wakes from sleep, the display shows this static: The static ...
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Convert book with a right click from finder in OS X

Is there a way to convert documents / books (PDF, DOC, Mobipocket, EPUB, etc.) from one format to another, e.g. from DOC to PDF, by right clicking a file item? The scenario I'm imagining is opening ...
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Apple Yosemite Root Problems

I always work as a root user, and I've been facing some problems: Finder never saves passwords. Icon positioning changes aren't saved. Other problems in strong sandbox hardening and I can't load a ...
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Force all apps to close on shut down in OSX

I have a Mac and am using lots of apps that don't close by themselves when I press shutdown; they keep prompting whether I want to close them. Is there any way I can forcibly shutdown all of them ...
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac OS X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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Do OS X apps support push notification when inactive?

I haven't seen any OS X apps that act in the same manner as iOS apps when it comes to push notifications (well, except for Messages and Facetime which are not really integrated services in the ...
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How to uninstall preinstalled UNIX software on Mac OS X?

I want to uninstall some applications shipped with Mac OS that are a part of UNIX. My plan is to uninstall most of the default stuff to install it via Macports. That would make upgrading, ...
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dts channel mixer macos

In all DTS based files i play, i have the classical problem of voice volume being too low and explosions too loud. I do not like to " ride the volume ". Hardware is : - Audigy 2zs pci card + kx ...
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Pegasus RAID *missing* a drive

I have a RAID5 Pegasus R6, connected via Thunderbolt. At some point, it started making strange repetitive beeping noises; when connected, one of the drives wasn't showing up at all. Shortly ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open Extensions menu in Chrome?

I open the Keyboard Shortcut menu far more often than I'd like to admit. How do I open this with a keyboard shortcut?
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How to print screen in Remote Desktop Client (RDS) on Mac OS X?

I'm using version 2.1.0 of Remote Desktop Client on my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6). How do I use the fn or cmd call to simulate a print screen on the remote system?
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Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion

I had previously consulted this thread when using snow leopard to move all swap to an SSD: Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard The information appears to be out of date at ...
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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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How does conda's source activate foo work

Anaconda's documentation for managing environments states that activating an environment is done using: source activate <env-name> I've noticed that with conda installed, activate is in the ...
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How do I set my shell in Mac OS X?

I know I can set "Shells open with" in the Terminal preferences, but I'm curious if there's any system-wide way of setting this (similar to updating /etc/passwd in some Unixes).
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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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Where are my custom Photoshop CS4 actions on Snow Leopard?

I upgraded my HDD and I'm trying to import from the old one my custom user-generated actions (and some imported) which I had in Photoshop CS4. Which I can't find. I have looked in ...
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Photoshop text spacing issue

I am having a problem with letter spacing in Photoshop (CS5, Mac) Word: Mister, "i" has too little spacing left and right. This occurs when anti-aliasing is on "none" and is most noticeable on ...
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On OS X, how do you change a file's “Kind”?

On OS X I'd like to change the "Kind" label associated with files. Many of my files are showing up as "Plain Text File" when they are really javascript, php, css, and other file types. I don't have a ...
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client - Multiple Profiles

I'm using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (3.1.05187) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D136). I use multiple VPN Server and whenever I switch to ...
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Free Transform in Photoshop in Mac OS X, cannot click and move the cursor and manually inputting values?

I am a PC user and recently moved to Mac to work with Photoshop. A problem bugs me a lot is when I press "Command + T" and use the free transform tool, and I want to manually input some values, say ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks, I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, i restarted and boot from the USB, when i select "Install OS X" and click "Continue" it ...
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What is the sleep and Lock key board shortcut for MacBook Pro

Sleep and Lock are 2 different things. How to do it in mac. It always goes to sleep. Like if I have set a file on download and I want it to lock it but it goes to sleep. Please let me know how to ...
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How can I remove Postgres completely from my Mac?

I have been experiencing spooky behavior with Postgres after using the Mac installer for Postgres. There seems to be an existing half-baked Postgres installation that was already there and remains ...
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Having trouble creating symlink between the terminal in Mac OS X and Sublime Text 2 so it can be launched from the command line

I’m using Mac OS X Yosemite and I want to be able to open Sublime Text 2 from the terminal with a command like this: sublime . I’ve typed this into terminal as shown on the Sublime Text 2 website: ...