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Banshee wont run

Sorry for the vague title. I'm trying to install Banshee but opening the application does nothing. I get a warning to say this application has been downloaded from an unknown source, I press open and ...
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Disable OSX 10.10 dashboard

I noticed that my dashboard was using 25% of my cpu on osx 10.10 after I upgraded... now I want to disable the thing altogether because I never use it and it is doing two things that I do not like, ...
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spoof MAC address uinsg BearExtender 1200 external WiFi booster (Mac OS X)

I’ve been using 0xdeadp0rk’s script (also at the bottom of this post) to spoof my MAC address in OS X 10.9.5. Works perfect. I would to recycle this script to spoof the MAC address in the ...
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Installing Generic USB Wifi Dongle to OSX

I purchased an old Mac Pro to use as a home server. It has no WiFi card. I have a generic Wireless N USB dongle. I got it a long time ago and it's not branded. Windows installs the drivers ...
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Look up SSID my Wi-Fi interface is associated to, based on interface's IP address

How can I use bash to get the SSID name of the Wi-Fi network my Wi-Fi interface is associated to, when I know the Wi-Fi interface's IP address? I get a list of IP addresses by using the ifconfig ...
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Tramp Issue in Emacs 24.4 Installed through Homebrew

I recently installed Emacs 24.4 through homebrew through the command brew install emacs --cocoa I need to edit the files in a remote cluster with two step authentication. To do this I save the ...
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How can I share my Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi on OS X?

I am trying to share my Mac mini's ethernet connection over my wireless adapter (internal), with no success. I know about sharing in settings but if I try to share connection with sharing below Mac ...
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On OS X Safari, is there a way to open a page I had been reading on my iOS device?

My iPhone, in its tab organizer screen, shows me open pages on my iPad and even on my computer. (This feature pre-dates iOS 8’s Handoff, going back to at least iOS 7, if not earlier.) However, ...
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On which processor(s) do my simulations run?

I am currently running 11 numerical simulations (coded in C) on another Mac computer via my Terminal using ssh and screen (Bash) on Mac OS. The computer that is running the 11 processes has 16 ...
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Use SOCKS proxy for several IP addresses on OSX Yosemite

I just wanna use socks proxy for some ip addresses. I found this setting: Sorry for non-English screenshot. Here is OSX Networking settings for SOCKS proxy. I can see only "black list" for ip ...
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Merging two or more selected audio files into one using the contextual menu of the finder on mac osx

Is there any software which can add this into the Finder's services menu or as a contextual menu? I don't want to do this using an editor or DAW, as the files just need merging together in a ...
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How can I ensure domain network share are always discovered on a Mac?

My office network is a domain network. We have a couple mac (Yosemite) users in the network who need access to shared folders. They have intermittent access. Sometimes the network is discovered on ...
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Assign hostname to Paralells virtual machine?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS inside a virtual machine via Paralells Desktop 10 on OS X. I'm accessing it via SSH via its IP-adress but I'd like to assign a hostname to it. How can I do so?
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Mac OS Yosemite popd: How do you keep the dir in the stack and cd to that dir at the same time?

As the document of popd says, using "-n" will keep the dir in dir stack, but on OS X Yosemite, when the dir stack is like this: 0 ~/0 1 ~/1 2 ~/2 3 ~/3 and if I use popd +2 -n The working ...
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VirtualBox network performance on Mac OS X host

I'm getting terrible network performance running VirtualBox 4.3.20 on Mac OS X 10.10.1 host. The guests I've tried were Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7 using bridged and NAT networking. A simple HTTP ...
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Yosemite Permission Error While Creating Folder

While running TextEdit, Preview or any application, I was able to save the files in any directory and also create new folders on my hard drive from the application itself while saving the file. After ...
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Google Chrome crashing on OS X Yosemite

Recently Google Chrome has started to crash constantly on OSX Yosemite. I have been running the 64bit Dev Channel of Chrome successfully for a long time with no issues, recently it started to crash ...
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How to make static ip for mac in its own shared network?

I use Android app mac remote to control my mac. It is achieved by ssh into my mac. Usually the step is : shared mac's network. connect android in the shared network. enable ssh in mac. I can see a ...
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Best way to avoid HDD head parking under OSX via bash script

After replacing the optical drive of my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) with a SATA-II HDD, I'm having trouble with the HDD's annoying head parking after short intervals of usage. Since I'm using the MacBook ...
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Synology and Dropbox

I'm planning to buy a Synology NAS to use as an always-on media server. I currently have all my photos and music in my Dropbox folder on two Macs, and would like to simply mirror them onto the NAS as ...
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OSX - Specific website doesn't display properly in Chrome

I tried getting help from the Chrome forums, but alas I got nowhere with that so I'll attempt it here. I've been having an issue displaying a specific site in Chrome for a few months now. Site is ...
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Unpaper only processing first page?

I'm trying to use unpaper to process some PDFs that I have. But unpaper only seems to process the first page everytime. I'm using Mac OS X Yosemite. Here's my process: I scan in the document in PD ...
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How to find what version of Canon printer driver installed on OS X (Mountain Lion)?

According to the Canon website the current version of the MG7500 series CUPS printer driver is 11.7.1.0. When I open up the Print & Scan system preferences and view the Options & Supplies of ...
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Find partition in file backup on OSX

I have a file which contains some kind of filesystem or partitions on it. I would like to find partitions in the file. I have read a great article on this topic here: Mounting a hard disk image ...
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Error Code -36 Deleting from Finder, but ok in Terminal [duplicate]

For some reason, I cannot delete files from this one external HDD that is in NTFS on one specific MacBook Pro. On other MBPs I own, it is fine, it's just one system. When I try to delete from Finder, ...
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cannot delete file on windows or mac [duplicate]

I have a NTFS drive that I was editing on my Mac. I have Paragon 9 that allows me to edit NTFS. When I was moving or deleting a folder with two files in it, something got messed up and I cannot ...
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Brother MFC Doesn't Show Up in OS X's Image Capture, etc

I’ve noticed in OS X Yosemite (10.10.1) that my Brother MFC-7820N no longer seems to have OS-level support for scanning. If I look in “Image Capture”, the scanner is not listed under shared devices ...
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Mac Mini running Yosemite randomly shutdowns then gets caught in reboot cycle for a while - logs don't show much

Running a Mac Mini 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with 16GB RAM. I've recently been experiencing random shutdowns that appear to have no noticeable cause in the logs. This is a log showing the most recent ...
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Can't sync repositoy from GitHub Mac client

When I try to sync using the GitHub client for Mac, I get this message: Authentication Failed You may not have permission to access MyRepository. Check Preferences to make sure you’re still logged ...
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VmWare Workstation 10 How to make OS X maverick guest connect to my wireless network?

I am trying to work with OS X Maverick using VmWare Worsktation 10.0.1 on a host machine that runs Windows 8.1. So far everything is working fine except for the network, i cannot make the guest ...
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Windows keep spontaneously moving from workspace to workspace in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

I keep finding windows have moved from one workspace to another. This is often correlated with my opening something in fullscreen mode, but not always. Does anybody know how to make my windows stay ...
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Cannot install netbeans plugin - netbeans instalation corrupt?

While trying to install the Node.js Projects plugin, it says that: Some plugins require plugin Progress API to be installed. The plugin Progress API is requested in version >= 1.40 but only ...
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How do you “forget” Apple TV on iDevice and Mac?

Is it possible to make devices “forget” Apple TV? I have reset my Apple TV, and now it’s listed as Apple TV(2) even though its name is set to “Apple TV”. Screenshots:
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How to setup ALSA Linux audio to Virtual machine sound card?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit installed on an HP Probook 4440s machine. On said machine I have installed VMware Workstation (version 10.0.3 build-1895310) as my default Virtual machine app. I ...
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Need help fixing Pathway on Mac OS X 10.6.8(Snow Leopard)

Whats up folks, i have posted this question on other forums but got no reply, just note before you read, my terminology is not the greatest, im only studying IT this year, so my knowledge be still a ...
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Yosemite: accessing to a shared computer connection issues

I hope you can help me with this. It's hours I've been struggling in understanding why since the update to Yosemite accessing to a shared folder has become an impossible task. Useless to say I ...
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How to get optical 5.1 surround audio output Retina MacBook Pro from Logic Pro X

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina and a set of Logitech z906 speakers which has two TOSLink optical line-in ports. I bought a mini-TOSLink to TOSLink cable on Amazon which arrived this morning, and I ...
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Highlighting tool overlap with multiple lines in Mac Preview on Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. When I try to highlight two lines of text on Preview, the highlight overlaps, which looks really horrible. Is there a way to control the height (size) of the ...
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Does pbpaste empty the clipboard under some circumstances?

The manual for pbcopy and pbpaste reads as follows: pbpaste removes the data from the pasteboard and writes it to the standard output. The wording read odd as remove for me carries the ...
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Do Mac OS Yosemite users need internet security?

Just got a new Mac Book Pro, and I upgraded to the latest OS Yosemite, which impressively encrypts your data by default (like several other new released os, i.e. Android 5.0) I was wondering whether ...
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OSX AppleScript fails to run as service

I would like to run a simple shell command via hotkeys. So far I've created a service via Automator wich runs the following AppleScript command: do shell script "/bin/bash -c ...
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Mercurial: Meld launching issues in Mac OS X and Meld not detected in Mercurial

I installed meld using Macports following the instructions in here. I even installed XQuartz as well. Problem is: every time I tried to launch meld from command line, I received a bunch of errors ...
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Mac chrome printing the image without zoom out

I wrote a web page which, when a button is clicked, a windows pops up with an image(400px*300px). When I use Chrome (in Windows) to print that page in A6 size, it successfully fits it in the whole ...
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Accidentally clicked “Don't save” in new Word document

After accidentally closing a new document without saving, on Windows I feel I might have a chance at finding temporary files. On a Mac with MS Office 2011 is there somewhere I might find a scratch ...
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.inputrc: Delete word on option-forward delete? (OS X)

TL;DR: In my .inputrc, how do I enable the forward delete key (in conjunction with the option/meta key) to delete by word? Introduction Lately, I've been working to perfect my shell setup. I ...
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How can I get off the OS X beta track?

I’m on OS X Yosemite — I upgraded earlier, using a developer build. Now I keep getting pre-release seeds for OS X updates, but I don’t want them. How can I opt out of this and mark my computer as a ...
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mac book pro slowing down with age [duplicate]

I have a mac book pro that's about 4 years old. It's been slowing down. I tried to defrag the hard drive, but that didn't really help. I am using about 70% of the hard drive, but I haven't had a lot ...
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Personal /etc/hosts?

/etc/hosts lets you set system-wide hostname lookups. Is there a place in OS X to set per-user hostnames? I use two user accounts on my laptop and I'd like to override IP addresses for just one of ...
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Unable to mount network shares over VPN on Mac

I recently upgraded my server from OS X 10.7 to OS X 10.9. Since then I haven't been able to access network shares over VPN. I am using iVPN to create the VPN server (I have tried with both PPTP and ...
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Google Chrome quits unexpectedly

A few hours ago Chrome closed on my MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and there's no way to recover it. Everytime I try to launch it quits with the message "Google Chrome has quit unexpectedly", ...