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Can the Nager IT mouse be used with Macbook Pro OS X Yosemite?

I checked the FAQ and am uncertain about limitations of mouse support on Mac OS X in general.
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Python process spawned by Chrome on Mac?

In the Energy tab of the Activity Monitor on Mac, if I expand the Google Chrome item, I see several "Google Chrome Helper" processes and a "Google Chrome Helper NP" process which seem normal, but also ...
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Chrome default resolution MAC retina

I've got a mac with retina display. Nevertheless my chrome browser renders everything with 1440p resolution. I couldn't find a way to set the resolution in chrome settings. Any chance to fix this? ...
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How to restore Mac OS X’s system libiconv?

I was having trouble getting the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (ghc)—and Haskell programs in general—to run on my MacBook. I’m running Apple’s current Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) beta, but the problem had ...
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Difference between Command + H and Command + W in Mac OS X

I am brand new to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and was going over the keyboard shortcuts. I wanted to know what the difference was between command+H and command+W. From what I have seen is that ...
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Impossible to mount an external hard drive on mac after bug [duplicate]

I made a mistake by plugging my external WD hard drive with my GoPro link (they look like the same). Everything was working, and, during a file transfer, my hard drive disappeared from my MacBook Pro, ...
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VNC just one screen from Windows to Mac

I'm looking to connect to a Mac system via VNC from a Windows system, but am looking for the feature similar to what is present in Apple Remote Desktop where I can choose which screen to show. The ...
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How to un-default Emacs on Mac OS X 10?

I’ve installed Emacs 24.4 on my Mac 10, and it took over the “default editor” role from my other editors (TextMAte, for example). How can I revert that without un-installing Emacs? Could not find ...
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Focusing issues in OS X using Cyborg R.A.T 3 mouse

When I use my Cyborg R.A.T 3 mouse with OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) I get no focus on most apps unless I click. It works fine in games, but in the system UI the cursor won't focus unless I click. For ...
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Public Folders on Office for MAC 2011

I have big problems with Public Folders on Office 2011. Basically, I need to subscribe thousand of sub-folders manually, in order for them to appear on the subscribed list of folders. Is there any ...
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Stop `exit` from running

When I run terminal within Pathfinder, typing exit is just a mistake (blocks the Window for nothing). How may I Figure out I'm in Pathfinder Suppress exit in Zshell if I am in Pathfinder?
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Teamviewer for Mac keeps rejecting my Authentification for my Teamviewer Account (List of my Devices)

I just wanted to use the latest Teamviewer (10.0.38xxx) on my mac to connect me to my Windows PC (Latest Teamviewer installed by the time beeing, can't get the exact version number right now for the ...
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Look up in a dictionary pop-up window in OSX

Is it possible to call "Look up in dictionary" in OSX from the dictionary pop-up window? It would look like stack or cascade of pop-ups.
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Built-in display brightness can't be changed and one USB port not working after upgrade to Yosemite (10.10.2) on Macbook Air (early 2014)

Started happening right after I upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. I tried changing the brightness from the keyboard and from the System Preferences and it doesn't work either way. The brightness ...
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On OS X, can you force Chrome to open a new window on your current desktop rather than switch to the desktop that currently has Chrome opened?

Say I have Desktop 1 (D1) and Desktop 2 (D2). I am currently focused on D2 and want to open a new Chrome window but there is already a window open in D1. I want to make it so that when I click the ...
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SonicWALL Bridging WLAN VLAN Sub-Interfaces to LAN

We have a WLAN with two sub interfaces, one for a WPA wireless network and the other for an open wireless network. The WPA wireless network is on the 172.31.2.* ip address range and the open network ...
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Is it safe to move system applications like Preview in OS X?

I'd like to move a bunch of applications from /Applications/ to /Applications/Preinstalled/ like Preview, Mail, etc. OS X complains that I can't do this: “Preview” can’t be modified or deleted ...
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different behavior: “sudo nmap” vs just “nmap”?

I'm attempting to do a simple port scan with nmap: $ nmap 192.168.56.101 Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-03-10 19:30 IST Nmap scan report for 192.168.56.101 Host is up (0.0048s ...
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Script to delete all non-admins with launchd or logout script on OS X

I've found a number of articles that touch on this subject but they are not running for me or perhaps because they are years old they do not work OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In short we run Deep Freeze but ...
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Markdown files corrupted after syncing in Dropbox

I like to take notes in Markdown format and save them to Dropbox. Today I tried to open one of my note files and discovered that the file extension had been changed to ".MD.blfwiqj". When I attempted ...
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OS X Script to delete all non admins with launchd or logout script

I've found a number of articles that touch on this subject but they are not running for me or perhaps because they are years old they do not work OS X 10.10 Yosemite. In short we run Deep Freeze but ...
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Moving itunes from windows to mac

I tried copying my itunes folder from windows to mac and then running import in the mac, but all I have is my music and no playlists like I had in the Windows machine. How can I get my library back ...
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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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Is it possible to run Linux, Windows and Mac OS X on one machine in parallel? [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible to run all three big operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X) using a (preferable Barebone) Hypervisor in parallel on one system? Please state the configuration ...
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How to I auto-refresh an Excel auto-filter when data is changed … On a mac

this question is a variation on a previous question posted here How to I auto-refresh an Excel auto-filter when data is changed? I implemented this solution and it works fine. But on a mac this ...
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budget formula using IF and match?

In a budget spreadsheet I have a column for a dollar value (C) and column for how I will pay the amount (D) (by Bank, Cash, or Credit card). Then another 3 columns labelled Bank, Cash, Credit card , ...
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Use the tab key for Mac OS X Spotlight?

As the title goes, how can I use the tab key to cycle through Spotlight suggestions, instead of arrow keys?
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How can I play old Final Cut Pro .mov files? (VLC only plays the audio.)

A few years ago, I exported some .mov files from Final Cut Pro on my old Mac Pro. I am positive that I made them self-contained files, so they didn't need to reference the original footage. I backed ...
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Use gpg2 as gpg replacement OSX

I installed the gnupg2 formula from Homebrew successfully and can run gpg2 from the command line. However, certain programs such as git expect to run gpg rather than gpg2. I resolved this problem by ...
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Broken wine install after messing up with home-brew

I played around trying to install an old version of wine and now seem unable to get the latest or any version installed. When I do brew install wine I get brew install wine ==> Downloading ...
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Do .AppleDouble files on web server pose a security threat?

I already had the AFP server set up my Ubuntu Server machine when I decided to also use it as an Apache web server. I got it set up, then started editing sites over AFP from my Mac. It's been up for a ...
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Windows 8 PC cannot access files on Mac OS 10.9.4

I have a mac and a PC running on my home network. The iMac runs Mac OS 10.9.4. It has a netbios name of IMAC, and the computer name is imac'. In system preferences I have turned on filesharing, shared ...
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Uninstall specific version of mysql OSX

I installed mysql using .dmg, and then I realized I already have mysql installed. Now I have two versions, and I would like to keep the one that was shipped with OSX. Is there a way to do it and ...
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Is there a way to call gnome nautilus sushi to view files using command line?

I like the file quick viewer of nautilus (using to preview files, supporting many kinds of file types). How can I call this previewer from terminal directly? Or is there some alternative program ...
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Removing ~/tmp folder removed all data and reset Mac OS X 10.10 (Mavericks)

I was trying remove data from my own created temp folder under home directory but I accidently ended up deleting default “tmp” directory under home ~/tmp. And to my deepest shock it wiped out pretty ...
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Terminal prompt disappeared?

I was fooling around in “Terminal” (Mac OS 10.6) and typed in sudo ping -f but didn’t put in a URL and didn’t hit return, instead closing the application. When I opened it again the prompt that ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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Facebook doesn't wish to remove itself from Internet Accounts, why?

I have manually deleted Facebook from Internet Accounts, but it keeps coming back, even after stating that I want to remove it from everywhere. This is like the cat that came back... it doesn't ...
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Don't have permissions to save file in Mac OS X using Vim, even after using sudo

I’m trying to edit the following file on my machine: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf First I got an error stating that I don’t have permissions to change the file, fair enough. I then used sudo but I still ...
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Mac OS X Ad-Hoc Network Certificate

I was wondering if on a Mac with the built in "Create Network" feature, to make the client (which will always be an iOS device) accept a .cer file before joining the network. I know some professional ...
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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Back up Mac Server with Time Machine Server installed on the same Time Machine Server

I want to back up several Workstations (“Workstations 1-4” in diagram below) and a Mac OS X Server (“MacMini Server” in diagram below) that runs “Time Machine Server” on that same “Time Machine ...
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Terminal: go through autocompleted options after pressing tab

Pressing tab on terminal shows the possibilities you can choose from like below: MacBook :~ user$ ls _ Directory1 Directory2 Directory3 How can I make the possibilities appear on the cursor (the ...
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How to change `Virtualbox VMs` directory's name on OS X?

I installed Virtual Box on my mac and would like to change the name of the directory that has all my virtual machine folders Virtualbox VMs because it's too long. I unsuccessfully tried CMD+, to ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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Cannot Install sklearn with pip on Mac

I got the following error message when trying to install scikit-learn on a Mac: http://pastebin.com/sfsbqcm6 I tried to install scikit-learn using this command: pip install scikit-learn I found on ...
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Where is the .zshrc file on Mac?

I’m using iTerm and wanted to customize the look of my terminal window using Oh My ZSH!. And according to the documentation I need to change the ~/.zshrc file and add a ZSH_THEME value: Once you ...
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How can I diagnose why my launchd task isn't running on schedule?

I've read the launchd.plist man page, Is launchd supposed to pick up "missed" events?, and launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite but none of those have allowed me to ...
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How to close open (20+) notification windows from terminal or disable HP Alerts?

For some strange reason an app called “HP Alerts” filled my screen overnight with notification windows telling me one of my inkjet cartridges are low on ink. I have now disabled these notifications ...
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Disable non-breaking space (Option-Space) specifically in Xcode

There's a pretty general solution for disabling the non-breaking space in OS X for some apps: How to disable the Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces? Unfortunately, Xcode is not one ...