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virt-manager on Mac OS X can't connect to remote libvirtd

I have installed virt-manager 1.3.2 on Mac OS X 10.11.5 via homebrew. When I try to connect to my remote libvirtd daemon, running on a different machine at 192.168.1.70, I cannot connect. However, ...
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How to freeze all user programs till email inbox is empty?

Is there a way to force a user to read his/her email on regular intervals. Perhaps a [shell|apple]script to freeze/stop all user applications like chrome and vlc till the user has read all his/her ...
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Working with different implementations of cp across different environments

So I figured GNU's cp is different than OSX's (BSD). While OSX copies the contents of a directory that ends with a slash, or the directory itself without the slash, GNU/Linux just treats somedir and ...
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iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) running OS X 10.11.4 restarts during partitioning and doesn't complete Windows 10 installation using Boot Camp Assistant

... as well as leaves an empty WINDOWS partition. Help! What can I do? I'm having a hard time finding any solutions anywhere. Here's some of my System Information: Model Name: iMac Model Identifier:...
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Microsoft Office via Parallels on Mac: core utilization

So I guess it is a well known fact that Microsoft Office for Mac utilizes only one core. I am wondering how I can make it faster or how can I make it use all four cores I have on my Mac? We can ...
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AppleScript Dismiss a website dialog box whose text contains something unique

I have this code to dismiss a popup for a website. The popup has no title, however it has text. How can I make this so it doesn't do it for all websites and/or doesn't do it for all dialog boxes. I ...
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Can't seem to export a p12 file

I've been over this more than 10 times now, but I still can't seem to get the .p12 file I need to publish my app. On the developer platform from Apple, I already have a development certificate. I'd ...
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Installing ruby / gems / jekyll on mac

I tried to install newer version of ruby, because I needed it for install the Jekyll. Now when I try to use any gem command (i.e. gem install jekyll) I get a my little pony image in the Terminal and a ...
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How to install a standard 102..105 windows keyboard in OSX 10.10 and up

How to install a 102..105 windows keyboard (USB) in a iMac (OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 in this case) in foreign languages layouts... I want PT-PT in this case... but I extend my question to other ...
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What does “cc” mean in airport command results?

I'm using the airport command to scan nearby wifi networks ( /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport -s ), and I've decoded the other datapoints. What does ...
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MacBooks cannot ping gateway or internet, can communicate with LAN DNS and other LAN hosts

TL;DR: Problem MacBooks cannot ping gateway and several other hosts within netstat -nr output. LAN DNS is up and functioning properly. Problem Macbooks can access any service on most hosts in the ...
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Reverse tether Nexus5x to OSX El Capitan

How can I configure a Nexus5x to connect to the internet over it's USB connection while I am developing apps for it on OSX El Capitan? i'd prefer to not root the phone
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Netatalk server on ubuntu with AD authentication

I need to install Netatalk on ubuntu 14.04 server, and allow users to mount their desktops on Mac OS X. User credentials are stored on Active directory servers, but I have centrifydc installed on my ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto an OS X bootable and encrypted USB stick?

Im trying for now 3 days to install Ubuntu Desktop on an encrypted USB stick that is bootable by OS X. Preface: I tried it several times, destroyed 3 OS X installations, x Ubuntu installations and ...
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My mac is automatically formatting usbs?

I have a feeling that my mac is reformatting disks automatically. For instance, I connected my TDK 16GB usb to my windows machine first to see what was on it (it worked), and then I plugged it into my ...
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In OS X, how do you get the finder's path bar to show server name?

I usually have one or two hosts (also Macs) in my finder side bar "Shared" section and often want to navigate to a folder in one of those hosts. I have the path bar on the bottom of the finder window ...
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OS X: Trying to run an application in terminal and create an image of it

I am trying to run a program such as tload or slurm which graphs a system metric over time, and make its input into an image that has ANSI color support. The best I can think of is using ...
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Where are custom system shortcuts stored?

I have my personal custom shortcuts for different apps and I would like to have them synced across devices, but I can't find the file where Mac OSX stores them.
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How to Access `/dev` From Inside a `chroot` Jail?

     How can one access /dev from within a chroot jail? I'd like to know how to do this on OS X v10.11.5 'El Capitan,' in particular. I've already tried to create an ...
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How can I correct two-finger scrolling on a Linux VM under OSX?

An earlier poster posted some of my concern at http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/235029/in-terminal-how-to-exit-the-two-fingers-history-scrolling-mode, and I am grateful; I now know how to get ...
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How to set a window to display on every workspace on OS X?

I have 2 screens and 4 workspaces. I'd like one screen (which displays only 1 window: a terminal) to be "pinned" and do not change when I switch workspaces (only windows on the other screen should ...
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How do I change my desktop folders from having addition characters per line?

A few weeks ago I had an issue with copying a folder to my external hard drive, and I solved it by deleting this file with desktop.plist at the end of the file name. It solved my problem, but now on ...
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Unbound DNS: Setting up an NFS Share to Bring `/dev` into the Software's `chroot` Jail

NOTE: This question follows up on the question 'Unbound DNS: Troubleshooting/Resolving Unbound Configuration Problems?'      Like this question's title says, I'm trying to ...
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How to change a character on a certain line without delimiters with awk

I have a file, and I would like to change a single character on lines 400 through 600. The character happens to be the 22nd character on each line. It is also the 5th column, so I tried the following: ...
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Auto refresh Excel worksheet after changed by external application?

I have a question similar to this one but I'm just using an Excel file, no CSV involved: Open a .csv file in Excel and have it update whenever .csv file changes I have an Excel file that I ...
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OSX on VMPlayer, running on Windows 10: SMB shared files keep getting “resource is busy”. Windows 8.1 was fine

I have a swwt arrangment that allows me easy iOS development: Windows 10 El Capitan running inside VMPlayer. OSX 10.8 as the VM host. I'm sahring files between the Win and OSX machines via SMB: ...
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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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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 ...