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Where's the location of incognito Chrome cached files for Mavericks?

Just wondering the location of the cached files for incognito mode.. I know regularly it's in /users/{$user}/Library/caches/google...etc, but for incognito mode I have no idea where they are stored. I ...
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Hugin crashes before creating the panorama

When I try to create a panorama with Hugin on OS X, it crashes with the following error message: External program open not found in the bundle, reverting to system path What does this error message ...
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brew install gcc48 fails on os10.9

I tried to install the gcc on brew and it fails. I am tring to find the configure dir... ohad@Macintosh-2:/Volumes/fiverr_dev$ brew install gcc48 Warning: You seem to have osx-gcc-installer ...
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How do I read a PDF in 2 simultaneous views (split view) / Mac

Sometimes I need to see and read two different parts of the same document at the same time (e.g. reading the explanation of a chart while viewing it). How can I do that? Is there any PDF reader with ...
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Mac Console Log Messages, reccuring issue

My log file is littered with the following entries: (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Exited with code: 1 (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds As you can imagine, this ...
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Mount ddrescue imaged password protected drive

I'm trying to recover a crashed HD from a Macbook. I've imaged the HD successfully onto my external HD but when I try to mount it I get a mount_hfs: Invalid argument error. I'm assuming this is ...
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Is there a way to output the status of dd (on OS X) during the copy process?

I am using dd to copy iso images to a thumb drive. Is there a way to output the status of dd during the copy process?
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Is it safe to install Os X (iATKOS) on top of Windows 7 and Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with this configuration : Model : Acer Aspire 5742G CPU : Intel Core i3-380m Ram : 4GB Disk: 500Gb CG : Intel HD & nVidia 610M I already have windows7 and Ubuntu 14 ...
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Google Chrome on Mac Google websites very small (zoomed out)

This is the strangest thing but I got on my Mac this morning and fired up Chrome and for some reason any google related site is showing up extremely small. See the below images. Any idea what is going ...
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brew link error - installing freetype for Circos

I am wanting to use Circos and have been following a tutorial on how to do the initial setup. (http://kylase.github.io/CircosAPI/os-x-installation-guide/) I went to use: $brew install freetype and ...
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How to get first line of output from command line?

I'm running a find command that's returning multiple results, but I only need the first result. A bit of googling led me to the "read" command, but I couldn't figure it out, and the man page didn't ...
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How can I change the system.log file on OS X mavericks to log DEBUG level messages?

Looked around for this and I see complex methods involving changing syslog.conf files and stuff. This seems overly complicated and I am sure that I am missing something obvious to just change the ...
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How can I install jdk1.6.0_02 on Mac OS?

I want to install JDK 1.6.0_02 on Mac OS. I've tried the Linux version, but it didn't work on Mac OS. How can I install it?
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Can I mount my local (OSX) directory to a remote linux host during my SSH session?

I spend a lot of time using SSH. While using Vagrant, I've found that having a shared folder between my local machine and the guest that I can access from the guest really makes life easier. Is ...
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use windows version of cisco vpn client on linux and osx

I have tried wine, but it crashes before finishing the installation. So I switched to virtualbox, installed the cisco vpn client there, and ssh into the guest win7 os. My question is: Is there a ...
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Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
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Converting a MBR partition table to a GPT on a HFS+ hard drive

I have a HFS+ 2TB drive that I used to use with my Mac. I wanted to read its contents from Linux (Ubuntu server 14.04) too, so I plugged the drive and played around with gdisk, fdisk, parted and so ...
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What does ctrl-opt-v do in OS X?

If you edit text on a Mac and press ctrl-opt-v, nothing appears to happen. But if you now use the arrow keys to move the cursor, you will notice that it will "stand still" at the point where you ...
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Can’t launch daemon with launchctl in Yosemite

I have a launchd daemon placed in ~/Library/LaunchAgents that worked well in Mavericks. But it won’t start in Yosemite public beta. The daemon plist is like this (my username is darksair with UID ...
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Joining Active Directory from OS X

We have added a Mac (OS X 10.9) to Active Directory and mapped a uid of 10000 for a user called "Administrator", along with the gid of 80, to allow it to be a member of the administrator's group. ...
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What is the difference between .zshrc and .zshrc-e

I've recently switched to using zsh instead of bash and I installed both zsh and oh-my-zsh. while messing with my configuration I noticed that there is a file named ".zshrc-e" in addition to the ...
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curl to resume dropped file copy

I refer to an older question in the forum: Question asked by Simon Fox My laptop froze up in the middle of a (large) file copy from my desktop (over a simple LAN). The copy operation was about ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks: Applications not opening

My System Preferences: 27-inch, Mid 2011 Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB Serial Number C02H2A7YDHJP Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) I ...
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Mac Users - Bootcamp, VirtualBox, or something else to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio?

I'm taking a computer science class that requires students to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio for programming assignments. I have been using Macbook Pro, so i'm considering getting either ...
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Where did my command (Heroku) go?

I expect to be schooled on this but have exhausted my Google searches and scant knowledge of how OS X finds a command. I've been using heroku for years and for some reason today I get the result: ...
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While on VPN, how do I use my fast internet connection for files not on the VPN?

When I connect to a VPN, I notice all my internet access slows to a crawl. From ~5MB/sec to ~250KB/sec. I'm using Cisco AnyConnect on OSX, which doesn't appear to have any basic options to say ...
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How to delete whole python and reinstall?

I have set the python window size wrong. I set the width to something like 99999 and caused a crash. Since then, I tried to delete every package installed with python, and then reinstall, but this has ...
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PHP: Mongo client not found

I've installed XAMPP on my MacBook. PHP and MySQL are working fine, so I followed it up with mongo. I did the following: brew install mongo (success) brew install autoconf (success) sudo ...
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Reset a MacBook to original settings without losing the files

I've effed up an installation of at least two software on my Mac. XAMPP and MAMP. I'm pretty sure those two shouldn't mix. Anyway, if all else fails, is there a way to restore my MacBook to factory ...
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Move Mac Terminal tab to right/left

Is there a way to set a keyboard shortcut to move a tab in OSX Terminal app to the left or right (note that I'm not asking for a shortcut to move to the tab to the right or left but to move the tab ...
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Start an application from the dock within a specific directory

I have an application (Emacs) in the dock that is apparently starting in / (the root folder). Can I configure it to start in $HOME instead? e.g., looking for the equivalent of shortcut properties in ...
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OSX: Shortcuts that only work in certain apps

I noticed there seem to be groups of apps that either all work or all don't work with certain groups of shortcuts. Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 such shortcuts for 2 kinds of operations: ...
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How to setup predictive text (autocomplete) on Mac?

Apart from native support for text shortcuts, how can I enable autocomplete on Mac, presumably Cocoa applications? I mean autocomplete from dictionary or words previously used. Something like ...
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SPSS 22 on Mac OS X won't open window on startup after reinstallation with concurrent license settings

When I installed SPSS 22 on Mac OS X 10.9 everything went fine. I noticed that I had chosen the wrong licence type (single instead of volume) so I deleted SPSS with AppCleaner and removed the whole ...
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Reinstalling OSX after previously deleting it and installing JUST Windows 8.1 UEFI

I bought a 13" Mid-2013 MacBook Air just after they came out (in Australia). I then proceeded to wipe OS X completely and install Windows 8.1 on a GUID partition, booting under UEFI. It took many ...
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What scale should I resize images on Mac retina to look normal on Windows

I am on OS X with Retina - chosen setting 1680 x 1050, the one after Best (Retina) When I open an image in preview 800 x 600 res., Retina display upscales it and it looks bigger than it actually is. ...
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OS X Find and RM recursively through folders with spaces in the names?

WD My Cloud NAS added hidden .wdmc folders to every folder with a jpg without notifying or asking me first. There are many hundreds on my NAS drive. It has something to do with their media server ...
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localhost not working on OS X Yosemite

I have my Mac's local apache server running and when I visit localhost I get the standard "It Works" page. The "It works" page was cached - it is in fact broken the same as 127.0.0.1. When I visit ...
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On a Mac, why do some apps install entire folders in the Application folder?

I'm curious why some apps write entire folders in the Applications folder, while others just result in a single file. So far, it would seem that most apps that use an installer result in a single ...
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How can I perform a second grep on the files returned from a previous grep?

I often find myself searching through a bunch of code using grep in order to pin down what I'm looking for. Sometimes I get a list of files a little longer than I hoped. At this point I want to ...
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How to track Mac computer utilization throughout my organization?

I am looking for a way to track the utilization of 30+ Mac computers by CPU processing, network traffic, and by user. If there are other metrics that would help me determine utilization, that'd be ...
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After upgrade to OSX Mavericks: “Unable to find any JVMs matching version 1.6”

After upgrading my work notebook from Mountain Lion (10.8.5) to the Mavericks (10.9.4) this weekend, everytime I open the terminal I now get the following error message: Unable to find any JVMs ...
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Iostat and top show static resource usage on first value

For one of my projects, I need to obtain resource (CPU, I/O and disk-space) usage programatically. Currently I'm running shell commands (iostat) and parsing the results which works relatively well ...
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cmd + shift + anything shortcuts stopped working

I use xcode and other apps frequently. Suddenly 3 days ago, some of the shortcuts on my macbook pro stopped working namely the cmd+shift+O , cmd+shift+R, cmd+shift+W when the cmd and shift are on the ...
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can you control services and programs that start up in OS X?

Went from windows to OS X. Need to find a program that will let me edit what programs and services start up when I boot OS X. In windows there are many ways that I know of. service manager in ...
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Resolution on 13" macbook pro retina in bootcamp windows 7

I've a macbook pro retina (and i'm disappointed by it). So I wanted to run windows on, used parallels. Almost what I need, so I tried bootcamp. Installation goes good, bootcamp drivers good. ...
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Change expandrive mount location

I am using expandrive to mount a remote linux drive on my Mac. It mounts to /Volumes/myremote. I want to mount it to /myremote. Is this possible? How can I accomplish it?
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How use zigbee4java and mac os x?

I want use zigbee4java project, but how use com ports in mac os x? I need something like this: ZigBeeConsole.main(new String[]{ "COM5", "11", "4954", "true" }); this works on windows ...
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Chrome won't trust DigiCert SSL. I have to trust it manually.

I have been having this problem for a while. I have found this thread which exactly my problem but it didn't solve my problem. Why won't OS X trust GitHub's SSL certificate? I also tried ...
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Why do the subtitles get larger when I use HandBrake to copy DVDs?

I am trying to rip a DVD using HandBrake, but every time I do the size of the subtitles balloons somewhat, so that in parts they are off the screen. I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.4 and HandBrake 0.9.9. ...