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Mac Monaco/Menlo font is too thin in my terminal/ide

I am using the Monaco/Menlo font (15px) with iterm 2 and Atom IDE, but my font for some reason is too thin. How I can make the font more bolder as shown below and not as
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Unstable display signal from Mac to External Monitor with a DP to D-Sub/VGA cable

This a problem I've been having on-and-off for the last two months or so. I have a brand new iMac16 replacing an older Mac. I had an external LG 20M35A Monitor connected via a DisplayPort to D-Sub/VGA ...
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import xml bibliography into microsoft word

How can I import an XML bibliography file into Word for Mac 2015? I found this page: http://cpps.brepolis.net/bbih/manual/bbih_en/pages/bbih_en/bbih_19_en.html but I don't see a "browse" button in ...
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I accidentally `git init`ed my home directory. Now my command line prompt won't load

Is there some way to enable hidden files on OSX without using the command line? This is a real Catch 22 since I can't use my command line to undo the thing that's preventing it from loading in the ...
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How can I switch between Google Chrome windows, including minimized ones, on Mac OS X?

On OS X apps I can switch between apps using ⌘+Tab. And I can switch between multiple "normal" windows of an app using ⌘+`. I know that switching between full-screen Chrome windows is special and ...
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How Does Homebrew Add Things to My Environment?

OS X 10.11.5. I'm new to OS X and Ruby. I used homebrew to install chruby and ruby-install, then used these to install Ruby and Rails. Later I installed RubyMine. I like it, but it does not support ...
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Internal disk only partially usable after failed dual-boot OS X/Ubunutu setup

I did the following things in an attempt to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup: Install rEFInd. Setup a Ubuntu USB stick using unetbootin. Partition internal SSD using Disk Utility on OS X into 2 ...
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Remove a physical partition on a Mac drive

I wanted to install ubuntu with rEFind on my Mac but I made a mistake during the installation and created a physical drive instead of a logical drive for Linux. My Mac boots fine, but I want to ...
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X11 error in MAC OS X

When I try to run x11 on my mac in R i get the following error: x11() Error in .External2(C_X11, d$display, d$width, d$height, d$pointsize, : unable to start device X11 In addition: ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu Guest OS on an external hard disk, “Startup Disk Full” error

Trying to install Ubuntu as guest os(using VMWare Fusion) on a Macbook pro. Internal Hard disk size is 128 GB, plugged in a external hard drive (2TB). I want to install Ubuntu on this external hard ...
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After npm install -g, command still not found?

I don't know what's going on, but none of my installed node packages are actually registered. npm and node work fine, but if I sudo npm install -g ffmpeg or brew, they're listed at /usr/local/lib/...
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Created A Mess Trying to Change OSX PHP Version

So, in a bit of a mess here. I was TRYING to change the version of my El Capitan PHP version (5.6.2) to PHP7, however I made a bit of a mess. Now I just want to send things back to normal. When I ...
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What is the meaning of GID below 0

While working on a yosemite box i found that two user groups had GID value below 0. $ dscl -plist . -readall /Groups PrimaryGroupID <dict> <key>dsAttrTypeStandard:PrimaryGroupID</...
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Can I set a default Window size in OSX or snap to notification pane? (Because of broken screen)

Because of this I can't really see the notification area/pane anymore. I want to be able to set a default window size for all windows, is this possible? If app windows went up to the notification pane ...
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how to make keychain access share data across all users mac

I'm a religious user of keychain access on mac. It simply makes my life very easy. Further, I use several accounts on my mac to make it easier to jump from one project to the next. You guessed my ...
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Firefox not accepting App Keyboard Shortcuts on Google docs, StackExchange sites etc.?

I used custom keyboard shortcuts via App Shortcuts in Keyboard preferences. Now Copy is mapped to Control+C and Paste to Control+V. It works well on other systems apps and Chrome On Firefox, the menu ...
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How do I move / install Homebrew onto my Mac user account? Another user set it up

I have a Mac on Mavericks that was set up by a different user. He set up Homebrew under his account, but when I type brew on my login I get /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/...
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Is it possible to access in a Guest OS (Windows 10) files in an Encrypted Data Volume in the Host OS X (El Capitan)?

What is a good method of accessing from Windows 10 (running in a virtual machine using Parallels Desktop 11) encrypted files (using Veracrypt) that are located in OS X El Capitan? My goals are: To ...
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Apache can't find the files in /~user/Sites

Macbook Air (Early 2014) | OS X El Capitan version 10.11.5 Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Unix) | Server built: Feb 20 2016 20:03:19 I'm following a PHP course and have MAMP installed. A year ago ...
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Macbook air keeps shutting OFF randomly

These are my system logs. Pleas help. May 26 12:17:30 Akshays-MacBook-Air com.avast.proxy[385]: Error connecting to 77.234.43.23: Operation timed out May 26 12:17:34 Akshays-MacBook-Air com.apple.xpc....
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Changing the password for an FTP account on vsftpd on Raspberry Pi 3

I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 as a server for local IP cameras which use plain old FTP. I followed the instructions here at Botter workshop. While the built-in SFTP works fine, I can't seem ...
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Moved VM Ubuntu from Windows to Mac, no longer able to access shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VMware Workstation 11 under Window 7. I have installed Samba and mounted /var/www/ to be accessible through the network connection to access through the native ...
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Can local Allow before local deny - correct canonical form for ACL?

I have been trying to get up to speed with Access Control Lists and feel I have got a little confused understanding what order you can put things in. I get the idea (from the chmod man pages): ...
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How to handle .ics files properly on MAC OSX?

With CATSone we can download .ics files to share calendars between collegues. When I click this download link on Windows, the .ics file is downloaded after which I can import it in my Outlook calendar....
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How do I “tab to” the next control within Safari's viewport?

Hitting TAB in Safari on OSX will focus controls in-order, starting from the top of the page. When I scroll down a long page, I want TAB to focus the first visible element in the viewport, rather ...
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Mac OS X 10.9.5

I need to run a .bat file on my Mac, the file is a portable version of R called RCommander and I need to run it because it comes with all packages I need to work with and I have problems to download ...
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MACS osx will not load

I re-partioned my mac drive and then when I tried to removed those partitions my MAC no longer boots. diskutil list /dev/disk1 0 GUID_partition_scheme 500GB disk1 1 EFI EFI ...
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Unable to download OS 10.11 El Capitain

It tried to download it but it always fails. I have plenty of room on my disk. It's a MacBook Pro 2013 running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. First of all, it says it is going to take 1.5 days to complete. ...
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Unbound DNS: Troubleshooting/Resolving Unbound Configuration Problems?

     Every time I try to launch the Unbound DNS server via Homebrew Services with the command 'sudo brew services start unbound,' I start seeing log entries of the following ...
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Devices connecting to WAP can only get self-assigned IP

My router, a Netgear DGND3300 from Costco years ago, won't issue valid IP addresses when being used as a WAP in my home network. Devices used are running either iOS or OS X. The network consists of ...
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How to set the default virtual machine in VMware Fusion?

I'm running VMWare fusion in Host OS: OS X - El Capitan. There are 2 Guest OS in my VMWare fusion: Windows 10 - one that I seldom use. Ubuntu - one that I use quite often. My problem is that ...
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Xcode 7 Simulator - “SpringBoard cannot be opened because of a problm.”

I was successfully using the Xcode Simulator yesterday evening. This morning when I came into work, I didn't change anything, but suddenly, every time I open the Simulator, this error pops up "...
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The proxy failed to connect to the web server error code 32

I use the Macbook Pro on OS X El Capitan. When I try to enter on trello I get the following error The proxy failed to connect to the web server error code 32. I tried with Safari and Google Chrome How ...
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Is there a plugin or extension for OS X's Terminal.app which blocks pastes ending in a newline?

I recently came across a screenshot (in a repo illustrating pastejacking, at the bottom of the README), showing that iTerm will block pastes ending with a newline character. Is there any plugin or ...
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how do I show favorites on dialog boxes?

I thought that originally it appeared on all windows but now it only shows on the finder window. Can I somehow have this favorites appear for any dialog box?
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Tilde on Ubuntu virtual machine with QWERTZ keyboard (MAC)

I want to do a tilde (~) on my virtual machine Ubuntu Server (14.04.4) but I couldn't do it from now. I have OSX as OS (QWERTZ keyboard). How is it possible to do it ? I already look at some topic ...
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After declaring Panda3D's python as my interpreter, it unlinks all other libraries that I need

(I use Eclipse on mac but I can switch to any other tools that can solve this problem.) Since I need to use the library Panda3D, the way to setup Panda3D showed on its official website is to make the ...
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How do I remove GRUB from Macbook after Debian install?

I made a partition on my secondary hard drive and installed Debian to it. As outlined in the docs, this makes GRUB the default boot loader. Since I don't really use the Debian install, I'd like to get ...
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Macbook Pro loses internet constantly for a couple seconds

my new Macbook Pro (13", i7, Early2015, OSX 10.11.4) is loosing its internet connection every couple minutes. The wifi itself stays logged in, but the internet connection is gone. After a short while ...
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Unable to Boot OSX After Windows 10 Upgrade

I was running Windows 7 Home on an updated 27" iMac via bootcamp. Someone else installed it for me, so other than knowing how to reboot in either and using OSX or Windows, I don't anything about ...
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How to add Facebook Events and Birthdays to Outlook 2016

Since sunrise is going down soon, I'm starting to look into outlook as an alternative, as they suggest. I added my gmail accounts, but can't find a way to link my Facebook calendar with it. I've ...
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How to remove accepted insecure server certificate in Mac OS Safari

I ignored warning from Safari (El Capitan) and connected to a site (it is actually my own self-signed certificate). I now want to remove the cert from Safari so I can get the warning again. How do I ...
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Open http/https URLs from Mac Mail in Linux virtual machine

I'm running VMWare Fusion 8.1.1 on OS X 10.10.5 with an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine. My primary email client is Mail in OS X, but I'd like to configure it so that http/https URLs in emails are opened ...
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LibreOffice on OS X: running soffice keeps saying no Info.plist or no NSPrincipalClass in Info.plist

I'm trying to run LibreOffice 5.1.3 from the OS X terminal, to script some conversion tasks. However whenever I run soffice, I always get this error: No Info.plist file in application bundle or no ...
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How would I restore data of a Chrome extension only using backup?

My Mac essentially stopped working, but I have this awesome extension for Google Chrome called Simple Window Saver, which saves a window with lots of tabs, so I can open it whenever I want to. I ...
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Python Script with .py Extension Data Recovery

I have deleted some of my python scripts about 3 months ago and now I want to recover them, I tried Data Rescue 4 which is told as the best data recovery software but it was unable to find .py ...
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How to add extra text encodings to TextEdit on Mac OS X?

When saving a file as in TextEdit on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), you can choose a text encoding for the file. There are a few options and then at the bottom “Customise Encodings List…” However, the ...
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os x cat or grep like commands on large files are extremely slow

I have a macbook pro 2015 with an ssd. Doing a cat to a file is incredibly slow like 5 lines per seconds. I removed *.asl files but it's still extremely slow. I can't seem to find posts of people who ...
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PQlabs Multi touch won't register touch on screen connected to mac

Trying to get a touch screen to work while connected to my mac (osx). When I open the multi touch platform and try to run composite configure it does not register the touch, also won't respond to ...
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Why does terminal repeat “//: is a directory” after I source .bash_profile?

Sergios-MBP:~ home$ nano ~/.bash_profile Sergios-MBP:~ home$ source ~/.bash_profile -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: ...