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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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OSX text-to-speech: key words are badly synthetise in French. How to overcome?

OSX has a great Text to Speech (TTS) feature, but I noticed some limitations. I set OSX 10.9.2 in French with French TTS voices. The words "pages", "user", and pseudo-word "fire" for example are not ...
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Why do Windows file windows populate faster than OSX?

I apologize for only having anecdotal data available, but whenever I use a Windows machine I'm impressed with how quickly a window loads its directory information. My mac often takes several seconds ...
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How can I add Messages to SelfControl's whitelist?

I am using OS X 10.9.2, and how can I add Messages to SelfControl's whitelist?
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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How Do I Set Document Language in Word for Mac?

You can change the default language, but Word for Mac doesn’t seem to have a document setting, and it brings English (US) in from other docs when you import text and infects the whole thing. Why no ...
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Convert Mavericks' NotesV2 to Mountain Lion's NotesV1 format

I recently reinstalled Mountain Lion after having issues with the Mavericks upgrade. I wanted to restore the Notes from the Mavericks backup, by restoring the files mentioned in this question: ...
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Loopback Address on OS-X

Wikipedia has this to say about the loopback address Various IETF standards reserve the IPv4 address block 127/8 (from which 127.0.0.1 is most commonly used), the IPv6 address ::1, and the name ...
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Linux compatibility layer for Mac OS X

I have a closed-source piece of Linux software written in a combination of Java and C. The application installs on my Mac (it uses InstallAnywhere), however, it isn't intended to run on a Mac. The ...
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How does one know if the Mail app on OSX is using SSL to connect to your email account or not?

I set up an email account, which is supposed to use SSL. But while setting it up Mail said that it "Could not send the password securely" to the server, and that If I send the password other people ...
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How to move cache folder to to the external drive in OS X 10.9?

I want to move cache folder for opera, safari and some other apps to the external drive. I heard that it is possible with symbolic links but also I heard that symbolic links don't work in OS X 10.9 ...
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Set port for DNS on OS X

I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and I want my DNS lookups to happen on port 54 instead of 53. First I looked here but the file states: This file is not used by the host name and address resolution or the DNS ...
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How do I make Finder use my default view options for disk images?

I've set the default view options (using the Use as Defaults button in the View Options panel). This is what I expect, and, indeed, what I get most of the time: Yet every time I create a disk image (...
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Cannot connect to local ip address OSX (Mavericks)

Here is the situation: I can ping and connect to localhost / 127.0.0.1 I can resolve hostname (dig / nslookup) I can ping my ip local ip address (10.63.66.185) and hostname from another machine I ...
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Technical reason behind Mac OSX-formatted exFAT disk cannot be written in Windows 7?

Read from this discussion thread and my current experience (annoyed by a USB drive), a USB drive formatted to exFAT in Mac OS X is unable to write in Windows 7. However, a disk formatted with exFAT in ...
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Xcode: create new custom templates and code snippets?

I'm trying to tame Xcode for writing things in Perl. Naturally, I'd like to use the "IDE features", not just the text editor. That includes Perl-specific templates, which brings me to the question: ...
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Safe option to handle NTFS on Mac

What are the risks associated with the following methods and which one is the less likely to damage the OS or the drive? Tuxera/Paragon OSX "native" NTFS support (via terminal tweak) Windows Virtual ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...
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How to install RPM on OSX using macports

I'm attempting to use macports to install rpm on OSX 10.9. I initially hit this problem, and solved it with the provided patch file: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/40128 Now I am getting the ...
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How to make FTP Server in Mavericks listen on IPv6 interfaces?

Althought native IPv6 connectivity is not yet possible with my ISP, I can access IPv6 websites via 6to4 tunnel. The Server App in Mac OS X Mavericks comes with FTP features. However it seems to accept ...
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OS X configurations partially lost when sharing home directory with Linux

I've installed Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. I created an HFS+ volume(journalling disabled) for home directories so that my personal data can be shared between the two OSes. Sometimes,...
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Installing MySQL-python raises compiler warnings after Mavericks

I had many python modules installed before I upgraded Mavericks and were very disappointed when I noticed that they had been removed. I installed Mavericks, and I installed the command line tools. ...
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How can I find what type of encryption my DMG is using?

I have an encrypted DMG file on my Mac. Is there any way to use Terminal, and maybe the diskutil command to list what type of encryption the DMG is using? Or perhaps some other command? Or maybe there'...
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Retaining creation date with unison

Is there a way to retain creation dates using unison? I can preserve the modification times, but I also need creation dates. Edit: OS in use are BusyBox (EXT4) and OS X (Extended Journal)
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Browers (Chrome, Safari,Firefox) can't see files after OSX is upgraded to Maverick

Everything work well, until I decide to upgrade my OSX. I tried logging in and Out as forums suggested. But Browsers can't see any single file from finder.Using finder Normally is okay.
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Clean OSX (Mavericks) install: User folder / ACLs / .DocumentRevisions-V100/

I want to do a clean install of OSX Mavericks and manually transfer user-files. Reasons: I have migrated my User-Account over 3 or 4 releases and I want to make sure i don't carry old data or ...
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Mouse and keyboard is not working in VMware

I installed Mac OS X in VMware. With that setup, Mac's mouse as well as keyboard is not working in VMware. How do I get my mouse and keyboard working?
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How can I use bitcoind from the command line on OS X

Apparently bitcoind should be bundled with Bitcoin-QT which I have installed, but I can't find it?
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SoX fails to concatenate *some* newly generated aiff files

I have a Python script that is using Mac OS X's built in speech synthesis API to create aiff files of some processed text via PyObjC/AppKit. Everything is working fine, but I can't get the aiff files ...
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SIMBL is implemented in two places on MacOSX

I have encountered a problem when I launched mvim via terminal on MacOSX, the warning message is the following, objc[679]: Class SIMBL is implemented in both /Users/username/Library/...
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`brew doctor` shows warning: “config” scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories

When I use brew doctor, I get following error. Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look for *-config scripts to determine if ...
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Disable recent Chrome zoom control/panel

MacOSX Snow Leopard, current version of Chrome For the past few months, Chrome responds to a zoom request (Command +) by putting up a small "panel" or popup in the top right of its window. That ...
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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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Mac died with error IOUSB family specific matching fails

I have had this Mac for 6 years or so, always worked perfectly. There has been no new hardware/software for over 3 years. Two days ago while it was playing itunes, it shut down itself and would not ...
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Multiple OSX users to multiple spaces

IS there a way to have multiple users on OSX active at the same time, and switch between them by swiping to go between spaces, rather than using "fast user switching"? I want to do this, because I ...
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Try two different domains for an exchange server in OSX

Our mail server is accessible through domain1 on LAN and domain2 from outside. Is it possible to round-robin a CNAME in OSX? Any other way to solve this (other than multiple Office identities, which ...
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How do I remove the Emacs toolbar in a maximized window on OS X?

I hid the Emacs toolbar with (tool-bar-mode -1), but the toolbar appears again when the window is maximized. I'm using Emacs 24.3 (9.0) on Mac OS X 10.7.5. How can I remove the Emacs toolbar in any ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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Netbiosd trying to connect outside subnet on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a mac mini running Mountain Lion. I have LittleSnitch installed to monitor my outgoing connections. However, since a couple of days netbiosd tries to connect to an IP outside my local ...
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Has anyone managed to run Xorg from console mode on OS X?

I'm an avid user of XQuartz and use it for all my computing needs on OS X. Since I essentially don't use any Aqua apps any more, I wondered if it would be possible to start the X window system from ...
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edit equations in PowerPoint 2011 (mac) that were saved in PowerPoint 2010 (windows)

I'm trying to edit a file that was saved in PowerPoint 2010, on Windows. I'm using PowerPoint 2011 on Mac OSX. The problem is that any text box that has an equation in it is un-editable (rendered as ...
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Can I make shift+arrow keys work the same way in iTerm2 as they do in text boxes or the Matlab CLI?

this question has some discussion on why shift+arrow keys don't use the default behaviour of selecting text, but it doesn't have any suggestions on how to make it have that behaviour. I'm ok with it ...
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Can't access OSX truecrypt from linux

I have a truecrypt volume generated on osx. I don't remember which filesystem type I chose, but I think it was macosx extended. I am trying to access this disk from linux ubuntu 12.02, but ...
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sox error on white macbook 1.1 no default audio device

I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal sox -d ada.mp3 I got the following error ...
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OSX Sound Output vs Communication Device

Windows sound options allow me to have two different devices configured: a default output device (my speakers) and a default communication device (my headset). This was great, because I could be ...
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Matching bracket selection on gnome-terminal, like Mac OSX terminal

I have recently fallen for a (non obvious) feature of the Mac OSX terminal: Given a display of some kind of deeply nested text with lots of matching brackets, parenthesis, or quotes (ie. JSON), the ...
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VMWare Fusion annoyance - fullscreen hiding dock and menu bar

I'm running a multi-monitor setup with one fusion running fullscreen to one of them and my OSX doc on another. When focused on fusion, the mac menu bar and dock disappear. This is annoying since then ...
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Time Machine backs up symbolic links that haven't changed

Lately I've noticed that my Time Machine backups are taking a very long time. I recently replaced my boot drive, and I thought the problem might have been due to the way I reconnected the drive to the ...
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How do I uninstall MongoDB on MacOSX?

My installation is not from MacPorts or Homebrew. I did it from the 10gen build as specified in http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-os-x/