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Run Launchctl as root programmatically

I'm trying to start our service using launchctl from OSX app as root programmatically, but I get error status -60031. I can run without problems the command in Terminal: sudo launchctl load ...
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How to switch writing direction (LTR/RTL) in Word 2013 on Mac

I'm working on a content table and the levels' text in coming on the right and the pages on the left, how can I make the text on the left and the numbers go on the right side? Thanks.
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Opening many of the same document with preview causes multiple icons in dock

I want to open the same pdf three times with preview so i can have the pdf open in three different places so i can compare the pages side by side. I came across this stack exchange post about how to ...
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Unable to use Administrator option on my MacPro

for several month i have been unable to use Administrator oppion. Whe I try , the screen freezes. It seems that Finder is the problem . I remember that I had to Force quits several items and Finder ...
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is a “Fusion” drive still usable after the flash portion fails?

It seems like with a Fusion drive you now have two separate components that can fail. The MTBF between the SSD part and the spinning part isn't going to be all that different, although the reason for ...
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OS X terminal eating the shift key

I'm switching from iTerm 2 to the stock OS X 10.8.5 terminal (work policy, iTerm isn't on the approved software list). In my tmux configuration, I've mapped shift-left and shift-right to change ...
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Label distribution and scaling in Numbers

I'm currently working in OS X Numbers on a document with two columns and 1078 rows. Using this data, I have constructed a simple 2D line graph which I am fairly happy with. The issue that I'm having ...
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Sliding, docked Terminal window in OS X

In this video the author has an ever present Terminal window which he can hide (sliding to the bottom) and pull up with a hotkey or something. Does anyone know how to achieve this? It could greatly ...
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Why has my symlink stopped working? - OS X

A while ago I noticed my symlinks in OS X Mavericks weren't doing anything. On closer inspection, Finder was showing them as flat files. If I opened them in a text editor I simply saw a relative path ...
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iOS simulator, dual monitor & rotation issue

I've got two monitors, with iOS simulator is on a secondary monitor. Xcode is full-screen on a primary monitor (iMac). Whenever I rotate simulator on a secondary display, primary display goes off the ...
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Where to download Mono 3.8? (installer, not sources)

Because of a bug in Mono 3.10, I have to revert to Mono 3.8. Where can Mono 3.8 be downloaded? At http://www.mono-project.com/download/ only 3.10 is available for download. At ...
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Running Mac OS X in Parallels Virtual Machine on a Mac reduces hardware specs

I have a problem with a virtual machine of a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) LVMin Parallels Desktop 10 where the hardware specs are all reduced so the OS runs extremely slow. I have a 2011 iMac with OS X ...
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Connect Macbook and Android App without internet

I have a computer(Macbook) that is running an Apache xmlrpc server and an Android app running an xmlrpc client. The short story is that I need the app to be able to make rpc calls to the computer, but ...
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Copying Printer Shortcuts From Windows to Mac

All my school computers have a folder that has the drivers for each printer in the building. If I type up a project or essay on my Mac, I have to transfer the document from my Mac to the school ...
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OS X 10.8 or 10.9 not booting after running Monolingual

Someone gave me a MacBook to fix after using Monolingual, because the computer does not start. I started it in single user mode and did a /sbin/mount -UW / and went in ...
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Dropbox SSL Certificate issue on OS X in both Chrome and Safari

Currently unable to connect to www.dropbox.com via https. This is only happening on one machine on the network. The machine is running OS X 10.6.8. Safari gives - When trying to connect in chrome ...
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iterm2 ssh is using escape chars instead of “esc”, “left”, “right” buttons

Silly question, but when I am ssh'ed inside iterm2, the arrow keys and esc become escape chars, e.g. right becomes "^[[C". In the faq it states: For the normal mode, iTerm2 generates ESC [ ...
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Packet forwarding for guest VMs not working

I'm am running some VMWare Fusion VMs on OS X, and I'm having trouble with networking. OS X has a Wifi interface with two IP addresses: en0: ...
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How to Delete Email

When I try and delete an email it won't allow me to move it to the trash. Instead it say's "The destination mailbox Trash - "my email account" does not allow messages to be moved to it". Who do I ...
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How do I erase a blocked disk - Mac OS X Extended Journaled [duplicate]

Mac OS x 10.7.5 when i select the disk to erase the following info is already compiled: Format: Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Name: Macintosh HD and it won't let me select the 'erase' button
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How can I erase all disk data on a locked disk - Mac OSx Extended (journaled)

when i select the disk format and name are already specified (format: Mac OS X Extended Journaled, Name: Macintosh HD) and it won't let me erase it.
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Mac can't resolve PC name on a local network

I have set up a simple http server on my local Windows 7 machine and I can access it from my Mac using the ip address and port number. However I can not access it using Windows machine's network name ...
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How can I remove these “devices” on the root of my Macbook Air?

Deleting (cmd+delete) doesn't work. Right click shows an "Eject" option which also does not work. I have Chrome on the Dev channel. They are all empty despite the Size column informing they aren't. ...
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How would I restart Apache using the Terminal in Mac OS X?

This is what I’ve done but I’m really new to terminal: Jeremys-MacBook-Pro-2:~ jeremyoconnor$ apachectl restart This operation requires root.
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Packets are delivered to the host, which has the (dst) IP, but the application bound to the IP/port never see the packets

I have an iMac and a dd-wrt router. On the Mac side of things I have a proxy executable that I wish to use, but I've been unable to figure out how to make pf forward packets to the same host. ...
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How does OS X work when connected to multiple internet connections?

Macbook Pro is connected to internet connection E via thunderbolt/ethernet and to internet connection W via WLAN. What defines which connection is primarily used and what happens if one or the other ...
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Why does the “last” command wipe its log every time I run it?

I manage a Mac OS X 10.8.5 server and use the last command to check who’s been logging in. However, about three weeks ago, I noticed that every time I would run it the log would clear itself. It ...
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Brew & Ruby no longer functioning properly due to a recursive trap

After updating to OS X 10.10 (Though this might have been irrelevant), I was not able to run any brew commands. Any command gave me this error: /usr/local/bin/brew: /usr/local/Library/brew.rb: ...
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Unintentional vi mode in iTerm on Mac?

I occasionally find that while working in iTerm the default Readline key bindings are replaced with the vi keybindings. For example, I will try to go to the beginning of the line with ctrl-a, and ...
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Don't show notes on mac mail inbox (10.7.5)

In mac Mail.app, I go to preferences> accounts> (iCloud) And when I try to uncheck "Show notes on inbox" and save the Preferences, it just freezes. I've notices that the server is greyed out, and ...
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Best approach for multiple virtual Mac OS environments

I'd like to test a piece of software against as many different versions of Mac OS as possible. If I was to do this with Windows I could use something like VMware to install multiple versions on the ...
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Windows 7 PC refusing to accept RDP connection

We operate a mainly Mac network but our 3 main video rendering machines are all Windows 7 PCs. 2 out of the 3 are accepting RDP connections but one of them just refuses to work both internally or ...
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Weblogic setEnv properties on Yosemite do not work

I am trying to use the WLST script tool from weblogic i have the following output cd /Users/cris/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/wlserver/server/bin Last login: Fri Nov 14 12:53:42 on ttys002 ...
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FTP clients uploading random blank files (OS X)

I'm a web developer and a few weeks ago I started to see a weird issue when uploading files to a server via FTP. Some files, apparently randomly, are being uploaded as 0kb empty files. At first I ...
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How do I configure the plot area to display my entire series of data?

The simplest way to describe my question is to view this image: When I click on the series (i.e. the bars, you can see that the "shadows" of the non displayed bars are displayed outside the plot ...
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pstopdf mac terminal width and height options

Are there any options which set width and height of outcome document of pstopdf command in terminal? I've used a2ps command to convert my Java code files into .ps file, now I want to convert .ps file ...
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How to remove folders from Bittorrent Sync

We're starting to use BT Sync to distribute files across our network. The problem is we would like to remove old shares from the main 'server machine'. With the application on the Mac there seems to ...
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Disable MacBook Pro from booting into OS X Installer

I've had problems with MacBook Pro some time ago - screen went black screen (probably GPU problems as there are lots of complains on the internet fitting my problem) and after that I couldn't boot ...
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/usr/loca/bin does not exist on OS X until MATLAB install

I just installed a fresh copy of Yosemite on a formatted hard drive, I did not migrate any data over to it and am starting fresh. I am installing MATLAB for the first time on the device and when I ...
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Warning issue with homebrew brew doctor in Mac OS X

I just installed homebrew and am getting this Warning: $ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If ...
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can I use Time machine backup to reinstall software applications I have mistakenly erased?

I am selling my iMac 2006 and have erased the hard drive - re installing OS Snow Leopard from a retail disc I bought when I upgraded. Now I realise I have probably erased all the software that came ...
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What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro

What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro, then I will create my own Apple ID and register it in the User Account and AppStore? Will all the downloaded apps and software, ...
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Can I convert the font and SVG to base64 via offline OS X and Linux terminals?

I know how and I can convert the images to base64 via OS X and Linux terminals. But I'm not sure if I can convert the fonts and the SVGs to base64 via offline OS X and Linux terminals. I don't know ...
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Reset Mac OS X Yosemite settings to default

I just did a clean install of Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) in my Macbook Air. Before installing 10.10, I erased the whole SSD and installed 10.10 from the web using Recovery Tools. And after the ...
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Mac OS X virtualization on a PC [duplicate]

Is it possible (and legal, and to be precise: EULA does not necessarily mean law) to buy Mac OS X (without Apple computer) for the purpose of virtualization on a PC?
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Internet browsing in bootcamp much faster than OS X

Hardware: iMac mid 2010 i3 processor 8GB ram Crucial M500 256GB SSD 120 Mbps internet through Time Capsule 4th generation connected with 1 Gbps cat 6 cable Software: OS X Lion Windows 7 through ...
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Live System Repair is not supported in my Mac Primary disk

My Mac system is stuck with the booting process and it automatically shutdown. While I tried to repair my Hard disk it shows Error:Live file system repair is not supported.
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How do I turn off the spell-check in Google Chrome on OSX?

As documented here, Google Chrome has an automatic spell-check built in, and it is possible to disable it for certain fields temporarily. Can it be disabled for all sites?
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scp whole folder recursivly while using sshpass

I am aware of this answer How to scp a folder from remote to local? But when I try to join it with sshpass the results is that inside /Users/andi/media it will start creating also recursive copy of ...
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Skype thru SSH tunnel not working

At school, many ports but 21, 25, 80 and the ones for IMAP and POP3 are closed by a firewall, preventing students to go into "malicious" places. Obviously, this has turned into an issue. As it ...