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What is the keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen in OSX Mountain Lion?

If I have a window on my desktop in OSX Mountain Lion, I see an icon in the top right corner o the window, made of two diagonal arrows pointing away from each other. I can click this to put the app in ...
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How can I keep SSH sessions alive when the IP changes when switching between Wi-Fi and Ethernet?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I want to be able to create a virtual interface with a Static IP that’s tied to both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces, so that when I undock my laptop, I don’t lose my SSH ...
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Mac <--> Linux encrypted e-mails

To send encrypted e-mail between Linux and Mac, what are some solutions on both sides? The Mac seems to be settled on GPGTools -- looks pretty good. On the Linux side, I'm using Thunderbird, so, ...
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Installing Windows on Mac from USB drive without having a DVD drive installed

I've 15 inch Macbook Pro non-retina. I've removed the DVD drive and install SSD instead, when I try to install Windows on bootcamp drive from USB drive, the USB drive doesn't boot. I remove the SSD ...
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Search through text files in Mac OS X

Is there a way to search through all the text files in a folder (and subfolders) for a specific string or bit of text in Mac OS X?
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How to select processes by command name when using ps in Mac OS X

In Linux, I use ps -C command_name to select processes of specified command name. But it doesn't work in Mac OS X. I read the the man page of ps carefully, but just can not find any option to do this. ...
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clipboard between osx and linux over ssh

My dream: From my osx machine I ssh to a linux machine and can copy paste with a commandline application like xclip or pbcopy, and then be able to use it on my host machine. Example input (mac)$ ...
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alt Shift language switch on OS X

Is there a way to bind alt shift to switch keyboard layouts on OS X?
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Python not finding appropriate modules/ python version problems

I'm trying to install w3af, and getting a myriad of dependency issues; these I'm trying to resolve by attempting to run a python script which imports the required modules - if this runs without ...
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BOOTCAMP: Missing Operating System after installing Yosemite

I recently installed Yosemite, and that broke my Bootcamp partition. I think the problem is that I resized my Bootcamp partition after I made it, and now there is a bit of dead space, and the ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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Download osx from the app store without installing it

I'd like to know, if I download mac osx from the app store, will it install it ? I just want the dmg file. Don't want to install it... Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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How to change bullet color in OSX Notes

I'm trying to change the theme of my Notes app (to ultimate get green text on a black background). I changed the background by changing the paper.tiff file in Notes.app/Resources to black, and ...
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Move Large Apple Mail .mbox Folders to Gmail

I have e-mail from accounts that no longer existed archived in Apple Mail, in their .mbox format. Does anyone have recommendations on how to move the messages to Google Mail, so they'll be more ...
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Can't run localhost PHP server on OSX Mavericks

So i've done this before but I don't remember the command. I was able to use a directory a localhost file. I've tried sudo apachectl start but when I go to localhost the page isn't found. I've also ...
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Normalize and remove silence from mp3s

I have a large number of audio files, each of which contains the pronounciation of a certain word. I need to batch process these files such that they all sound equaly loud when I'm finished with them. ...
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How to find which app is using iSight (the iMac camera)

How do I find out which application has the camera open on an iMac (Running Leopard)? The green light is on indicating the camera is in use as well as photo booth can't connect to the camera. The ...
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Disable JS-initiated print actions in firefox 31

How do I prevent web pages from displaying the print dialog in firefox 31? In firefox 17 I used user_pref("capability.policy.default.Window.print", "noAccess"); to disable JS-initiated print actions, ...
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Check CPU usage by tab or by add-on on firefox on mac

My version of Firefox has a runaway process/thread that makes it use 100% cpu on my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.7.4) after a few minutes. I've tried to use about:memory and about:addons-memory to try to ...
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Any ideas how I could get cpu and disk information from 2 raspberry pis connected on a network and displays them on my mac?

I have 2 raspberry pis on my home network performing different tasks. sometimes, I'd like to see their cpu and disk usage on my mac, without needing to login via ssh. is there a service (can this be ...
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Java development in osx vs. ubuntu [on hold]

In my job I do 60% hands on coding and the rest is divided between biz-dev and product. I've been using Ubuntu for the last 5 years and I've been extremely happy with the experience. especially when ...
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Is there a way to stream mp3 's from one drive on Mac Os?

I am ripping all my cd 's to mp3 's and putting them in my OneDrive and I do not keep them on my Mac as I do not have enough space. When I want to listen to an album, I download the album I like to ...
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How exactly does one install `.egg` files?

When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer. easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have ...
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Can't find executable (pipsi) in my PATH even though my PATH is set correctly and permissions are also correct in ZSH

I have just installed pipsi. I'm on Mac OS X Yosemite and I'm using iTerm and running zsh via oh-my-zsh. My problem is that I get the following: ~ >>> pipsi zsh: command not found: pipsi ...
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h:mm:ss for workout data in MS Excel for Mac

I am trying to store my running data in an Excel spreadsheet, but Excel keeps formatting it as a date and time. For instance, I enter in 30:00 for 30 minutes and 0 seconds, and Excel converts it to ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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Can I install Homebrew without sudo privileges?

Homebrew nicely allows package installations without sudo privileges, but it seems that I need admin privileges to install Homebrew itself. I'd like to install Homebrew in a Mac environment where I ...
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Ask for SSH key password every time

I am trying to set up 2 factor authentication to SSH in some of our servers and I would like to prompt for password EVERYTIME you are trying to access it. I could set up a password on my key doing ...
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Installing a vim color scheme

After some research, I've discovered that in order to properly install you need to create a .vim directory inside of the path represented by the $VIMRUNTIME variable from this StackOverflow post. When ...
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What is the difference between terminal and bash? [duplicate]

When I open Terminal Window in Mac OS X, I can type bash and hit enter and I will see: Last login: Fri Feb 20 14:30:56 on ttys000 Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ bash bash-3.2$ I can for example ...
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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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on Mac, how to export pdf for certain pages

on Mac, how to export pdf for certain pages. For example, I have a pdf file for 40 pages, I just want to export page 10 and 11. Can anyone help me?thnaks
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How do I get ls --color=auto to work on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to move my bash configuration from Ubuntu to Mac OS X and it looks like ls is slightly different. For instance, it won't accept the --color option. How do I get this to work?
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Mac OS X: How can I see who is using the files I'm trying to delete?

I have a couple of files that I want to delete. So I select them and then do Move to Trash. However, when I do so I get this message: Some of the items you are moving are in use by another ...
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I destroyed my Mac's PHP setup: SSL certification fails

Long story short, I deleted the PHP symlink on my Mac, and replaced it with a symlink from XAMPP. Now it seems that there's a problem with my SSL configuration or what seems to me, a lack thereof. ...
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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 ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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How do I create a hyperlink with only one word in Pages?

I use Pages.app on OS X Leopard to create a monthly newsletter. How do I create a link to a URL using only one word, such as "Garden" linking to a gardeners page? I have exhausted all graphics in ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un Mac 802.1x Hotspot

I'm having some trouble trying to set up a wifi hotspot with my mac. Essentially what i'm trying to do is connect my chromecast to the network but chromecast does not support the 802.1x ...
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Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...
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Quit Chrome process from within app

I have a custom web app written in Angular that is launched from a bash script. The app provides a GUI for the user to enter some information. Once the user is done, I'd like the bash script to ...
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Why can’t I see my Macs on LAN under “Network”?

EMBARRASSING UPDATE: I rebooted my laptop and it solved the problem. D'oh! Thanks for your thoughtful answers. I’m using OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I’m not sure when this changed, but certainly a ...
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Display hotkey presses Mac OS X

Is there a way to display hotkey presses as they happen on screen in large text in Mac OS X Yosemite? Or is there an app that can do this? I have tried “Sticky Keys.” They almost do this, but when ...
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Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)

My printers don't support automatic duplex printing. I'm looking for a solution for my Mac and Linux computers that I've seen with most Windows printer drivers: Check "Manual duplex" in the printer ...
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Mac OS X: ssh: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_*_key

When doing this check: $ /usr/sbin/sshd -t Getting: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key But when doing same check with sudo all is good: ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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How to type greek letters and equations into evernote or any other OSX application

How can I type greek letters and mathematical equations into Evernote or any other OSX application?
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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Changes to menubar don't persist across restarts

This is driving me up the wall. Any changes I make to my menubar items are not persisted. I want to remove the system clock from my menubar. When I remove the clock and killall SystemUIServer, the ...