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Can’t seem to SSH from an iPhone to Mac

I’ve tried using several iPhone apps to connect to my Mac (a 2012 Retina MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan) via SSH, but it never seems to work. I have remote login turned on and know my Mac’s IP ...
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How can I enable media button support in Opera on OS X?

I'm used to controlling Google Play using the media buttons which are part of a Mac keyboard's function key row. Switching from Chrome to Opera, it looks like these buttons don't work out of the box; ...
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Spotlight now treating bash scripts as 'Document' instead of 'unix executable'

I have a directory of bash scripts I use frequently, and I tend to launch these via Alfred Alfred in turn relies on Spotlight to index scripts, and assign them a meta content type of 'public.unix-...
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Create wpa_supplicant.conf from a Mac's preferred network list

Can I generate or export a wpa_supplicant.conf file from the preferred network list on my Mac?
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How reset the console encoding in OSX?

I don't know what I had done, but now my console output half of the console output as a weird "buffer like" output. 0=71, 1=101, 2=110, 3=101, 4=114, 5=97, 6=116, 7=101, 8=68, 9=83, 10=89, 11=77, 12=...
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My Mac Pro body is too hot

I have a Mac Pro (Not Macbook Pro). It was working so good but recently when I touch its body it is too hot. I checked the RAM, CPU and memory usage. all of them are below 70% so I can not find the ...
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NAS is very slow on OS X10.11

I am currently using a Retina MacBook Pro 13" (512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Early 2015). It's connected via Wi-Fi (5GHz) to Asus RT-AC67U (AC2400) Router in which a Seagate Expansion 2TB (4 Partitions; Main ...
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How to set default startup disk from Mac Startup Manager? [duplicate]

When starting a Mac computer, the option key can be held down to invoke the Startup Manager. From here, choices are given for possible boot volumes. Is there a way to make the selected volume the new ...
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Connecting to openvpn behind a firewall by using SSH tunnel in OS X

Openvpn is blocked but I can connect to SSH servers. I want open a tunnel by -D [port] command in terminal and add localhost [port] to openvpn config to bypass firewall restrictions but the problem is ...
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Regarding files resulted in equating file properties in “ls” command

I have a folder in which there are thousands of images. Of those thousand images, I want to bring together all those images whose “Last created” and “Last modified” properties are exactly same. ( In ...
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Better to change Alt to Ctrl or Ctrl to Alt, using same keyboard for Mac & Windows [closed]

So I just got myself a Windows 10 PC. I use the same keyboard/monitor to switch between them. I also have a Chromebook that I use. In OS X, the keyboard's Alt key is the Cmd key. So sometimes to ...
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Why is there a visual indicator at the top of the screen when using a Cmd-shortcut on OSX?

I've noticed that on OSX, when you press Cmd+Q, for instance, the File part will be highlighted for a fraction of a second, as do the other buttons when using a shortcut with Cmd. Is this a UI ...
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How from my Mac can I regain access to my Windows 10 VM under VMware?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac running current El Capitan. This may be my first attempt to access it after a hard drive and/or memory upgrade; when I first tried to access it, VMware ...
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Disable autocomplete hints on iTerm2

I would like to disable the autocomplete history things that come up on the iTerm, as shown in the picture below: I would like to get rid of the blue hint that comes up when I start typing a ...
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OS X - El Capitan - How To Remove unused services from “Services” context menu

I would like to remove entries from the Keyboard_Services_list (Sys Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services) because they are either obsolete or unused. Indeed some entries are zombie entries ...
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Limiting iTunes Station Control

I am working on setting up an iTunes station that only allows adding songs to a queue instead of allowing songs to be stopped and a new song played. Is there any way to do this already, or is there a ...
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osx spotlight open primary display

Is there a way to make spotlight always open in the primary display? I went through the options for spotlight and display options and there doesn't seem to be a place for that in the normal settings. ...
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Increase dragging-folder-opening speed

When I want to go and drop a file from my Desktop dir into a given directory that is many levels deep, I typically click on the file and drag it into finder and allow the folders to open themselves ...
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Allocating more Video RAM to wine

I'm using wine on my mac to play Universe Sandbox 2. When I open the game, it warns me that I at least need 512MB of VRAM, when I currently have 64MB. I have a Macbook Pro Retina (Mid-2014), and I ...
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Adding process supplementary gid to access file with the same group

I've got a file that I'd like to give read/write permissions only to selected processes. Therefore, I gave the file unique group id using the following command : for example (my file is foo, and ...
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How to find Microsoft Office Excel Version on a Mac?

How can I find the version of MS Excel in a Mac system. I followed this link but I am not sure what version 15.17 corresponds to. Is it MS Office 2013 or MS Office 2016?
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How do I keep the app f.lux in bedtime mode during the day?

I want to be able to toggle f.lux on all the time :( https://justgetflux.com/ This app is great, especially if you are coding on a high energy 27inch Apple cinema display.
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How do I set up an NFS mount in OSx?

I recently purchased a NAS that supports NFS. I am trying to mount the NAS NFS filesystem on a macosx, so that multiple users can use it. What is unclear to me is how user names and permissions are ...
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PPTP VPN issue with Mac OS X over ADSL

I have a MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite (even El Capitan) version 10.10.5 and I use ADSL connection to connect to my university internal network which works just fine but when I use the PPTP VPN to ...
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Installing libssl-dev, libffi-dev on OS X?

I tried using command brew install libssl-dev libffi-dev but it's not working for me. Does anyone know how to install it on Mac?
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How to install libssl-dev ,libffi-dev on Mac os?

I can install libssl-dev and libffi-dev on Ubuntu with the command apt-get install libssl-dev libffi-dev, But I can't install on Mac; I have tried using the command: brew install libssl-dev libffi but ...
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Where does TextMate2 store the icons it uses to represent specific file-types?

When you save a TextMate 2 document with a .py extension the window's title acquires a Python icon that I've only ever seen in TextMate: Does anyone know where this icon, and the icons associated ...
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Create a select list of users in Bash on OS X

I am trying to create a copy script to quickly copy a user folder in OS X, while excluding all the junk (caches, old iPhone Backups, logs, etc.). As far as not copying those files/folders I am not ...
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What OS and file system for an raspberrypi NAS in apple eco-system

I'm trying to create a NAS, running on a raspberry pi, which will be used entirely in an apple eco-system, and doesn't need windows support. The NAS will be run purely from the OS SD card with no ...
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mac boot, and windows storage on same USB

I have a 64GB usb to install mac OS X on, but it will not use the whole drive so I would like to partition it. I want the other partition to be accessible from pc and mac. To install mac I need to use ...
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Is it safe to cancel hdiutil compact?

A sparse image is a type of disk image file used on Mac OS X that grows in size as the user adds data to the image, taking up only as much disk space as stored in it (quoth Wikipedia). If a sparse ...
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Moving photos from iPhoto to Photos on my Macbook Pro, in El Capitan 10.11.5

I have moved all my pictures from iPhoto to Photo on my MacBook Pro. I then moved all the photos in the old iPhoto Application to the iPhoto trash. My question is (and I admit being afraid) can I ...
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How to fix the access denied on folders in a old Time Machine Backup drive?

Specifics: Mac OSX El Capitan Time Machine is from an older mac that this new mac replaced. Both running El Capitan. The specific issue I am trying to solve is that some folders show the red circle ...
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Startup Disk Almost Full

My mac is running out of space, but I do not know why. It says that I have only about 100-200MB free space when I go to Apple icon > About this mac > Storage. But when I check how much storage is ...
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OSX control volume with keyboard

I'd like these keybindings: Cmd+PageUp = volumeUp Cmd+PageDown = volumeDown I followed these instructions: creating AppleScript worked fine, but it is impossible to set Cmd+PageUp shortcut in ...
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Different options for installing Fish shell on OS X

I want to install Fish on my Mac, and there are three different installation options on the Fish website: there is an installer, installation via Homebrew, and an app. Which one of these should I ...
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Could curl print latency in terms of milliseconds?

Wondering if there is an option for curl to print latency in milliseconds? An option that works on either Linux or Mac OSX would be good.
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Import WPA-EAP Wifi config from Mac OS X on Linux

We have a serviced office and the company that provides the Wifi service only gives out a unique username and password and an .EXE file for Windows users to configure the Wifi connection, which is of ...
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Problems connecting to my Mac via SSH

I have Mac with remote access enabled. I can easily connect to it via SSH within local network. I have configured 22 port forwarding on my router. But I can't connect to my Mac via SSH by using router'...
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How to toggle between different windows in Pages (Mac)?

Normally I use Cmd ` (the key above the Tab key), it is perfect for most of applications and Finder, except Pages. If I have 2 documents editing at the same time and want to switch back and forth ...
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How do I override osx to use direct connection instead of current proxy settings?

My mac has been using a specific app as a proxy manager, I then switched to chrome extensions which works fine. But as I uninstalled the app, the osx seems to be stuck with the previous proxy settings....
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pseudohydrophobia process Mac

Recently I started noticing when I browse a web page in my MBP 10.10.5 Yosemite that Chrome Canary Version 53 was opening a new tab or some pages were not opening...this tab was redirecting me to ...
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Chrome: Disable elastic scroll at end of webpages

It seems that with Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.84 (or very recently) has introduced an "elastic rubber band" effect when you try to scroll past the top or bottom of a webpage, with a mouse wheel (...
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Installing iMac drivers on Windows

I have installed Windows ony m iMac, and do not have OS X installed on it. Is it possible to get drivers for Mac to be installed on Windows, without going into OS X?
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Bootcamp assistant doesn't show windows partition anymore

I want to install Windows 7 back on my Macbook Pro mid 2010 model. But When I run Bootcamp assistant I don't see a Windows partition to resize it, only one big Mac partition. Here is some ...
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Some videos on youtube drop to black screen

Black screen issue playing video in youtube on Mac os x El Capitan 10.11.5, firefox
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Can't delete meters on htop with the delete key

When customizing htop my setup through the F2 menu, I accidentally put up some unwanted meters. I tried using backspace/delete according to the bottom menu, but it didn't affect the entry. I'm using ...
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My z x c v and n m , . / keys in and external USB mechanical keyboard randomly stops working

My z,x,c,v and n, m, ,, . and / keys randomly stop working and they also randomly start working for an indefinite period of time. The external USB keyboard in question is TVS bharat gold keyboard and ...
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When it comes to internet sharing in a Mac OS X Maverick, is this normal?

I currently have internet sharing enabled on my iMac: When I try to connect other devices to the Mac's WiFi, be it smartphones, tablets or laptops, I don't have internet access regardless. Checking ...
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Mac OSX modifying keyboard shortcuts - different methods

There are 2 ways to make F2 button rename files in OSX in file ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict, insert this: "\UF705" = "rename:"; run this command: defaults write com.apple.finder ...