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Software to put company-specific info on the desktop [migrated]

I need to place company specific info (phone numbers, reports etc.) on the desktop background of our company computers. It's dynamic data, so I need a quick way to change it on over 20 computers. We ...
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Mercurial authorization issue on Yosemite

I have a local HG repo for my client work. I've configured the HG server before on earlier versions of OS X without any issues, but on Yosemite I am stuck. I used MacPorts' mercurial package, ...
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Workaround for Mavericks OSX for Java security

Is it possible to run a version of Java on OSX Mavericks that allows for "medium" security settings? This setting is required for my business' web-based remote access portal. Any suggestions/tips ...
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Installing GIMP on Mac OsX 10.8.5: There is no application to open the document

I'm trying to download and install GIMP on Mac OsX 10.8.5 from this page. I've tried both the "Download GIMP 2.8 from gimp.org" and "this link" hyperlinks under "native builds." The first downloaded ...
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How do I break out a DB-9 or DB-25 serial port from a PowerBook-G4 or even a more modern MacBook Pro

Essentially, we would like to interface to an external device which conforms to a serial DB-9 type hardware interface (or DB-25, because we have a crossover cable for that), and all we have are Apple ...
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Should I install 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 on VMware Fusion? [closed]

My MacBook Pro 13" has been extremely sluggish ever since I started working my new job earlier this year, to the point it significantly affects my productivity. I have finally decided to do something ...
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Move an off-screen window back on-screen on Mac [duplicate]

I met the problem on move an off screen window back on-screen on mac. The application is Adobe Element 11 Organizer. It can't be solve by adjust desktop resolution, or maximum the app window, or ...
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How can I become root in Yosemite? [duplicate]

I have a late 2013 Mac Pro running Yosemite. How can I become root in Yosemite? There is no root user listed in Users & Groups under System Preferences... I need help to be able to be root so I ...
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Mac Terminal Hostname problems

I have an Imac with Yosemite installed with all latest updates. It uses a static IP. When I open up a Terminal window it appears like this: IMac\203975092370517331:~ peter$ This is very strange. ...
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How to update/edit MAC keyboard input source definition file

Somewhere back in time (and possibly in a galaxy far far away) I had added an Input Source to my OS/X mavericks. I believe I have located the file that was used as the definition. However, it is not ...
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Share internet as Bridge instead as a Router using PFCTL (OS X)?

I've got an Airport Time Capsule (TC) and a Macbook Air (MBA) and another PC. The MBA connects the TC wirelessly while the PC connects to the MBA with Ethernet cable. The problem: The MBA takes the ...
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Modify default saving folder/location for Adobe CS6 (Ps, Ai, Id) in Mac OS X?

In Adobe Photoshop CS6: Selecting Menubar / Save As… (commandshiftS) defaults to the file's current folder (expected). Selecting Menubar / Save for Web… (commandoptionS) defaults to the ...
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OS X - GPU Panic

For half a year, I've been experiencing random freezes/reboots on my MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 model. My current OS is OS X Yosemite, but I started experiencing the issue in the Mavericks era. The ...
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How to fix php in Yosemite?

Once I've upgraded to Yosemite my PHP stopped working. After a quick search I've found this guide which worked fine on my work computer. When I tried the same on my home Mac, it didn't work. 1) on my ...
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osx 10.9 monitor arrangement issue, laptop is the larger display

Tiered of these strange issues, why my MacBook 10.9 ( started with .1 now I'm at .5 ) think that my laptop monitor is the external desktop monitor ? The laptop has a high resolution and everything, ...
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How to get Eclipse to detect Java

I have always been able to use Eclipse without a problem. I had it installed on my Mac but when I switched to Yosemite I removed it. Now I have installed it again, but when I try to compile my Java ...
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lsregister, msd and Dock using ~100% of CPU in Yosemite

Upgraded to Yosemite 7 days ago on my 2013 MBA and CPU has not stopped maxing out on 2 instances of lsregister (one for my username and one for root), one instance of mds and one instance of Dock ...
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Running a binary in 32bit on mavericks

I was just wondering if anyone knows how to run a Mach-O binary file on Mac OS X Mavericks as a 32 bit, or ppc. X11 is no longer supported.
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Handling user authentication when printing from OS X

After implementing user authentication for printing to a Konica Minolta C554e from OS X, print jobs not originating from the system dialog are rejected. The system dialog sends jobs from either the ...
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Running kextutil in 32bit mode on Mavericks OS X

I need to use the following command in 32bit architecture for OS X Mavericks sudo kextutil -t -v file.kext I've tried going to System Preference's Get Info and checking the "Open in 32 bit mode" ...
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CentOS 7 on VirtualBox Using 100% CPU

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest in a VirtualBox 4.3.18 virtual machine, with the latest guest additions installed too. The host operating system is OS X Yosemite running on my 2014 MacBook Pro ...
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Unable to Login to my MAC after OS X Yosemite upgrade

I'm unable to login to my office laptop after upgrading from Mavericks to OS X Yosemite. I tried things such as removing .AppleSetupDone and creating an Admin account but none of them are helping me. ...
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MS Word: preserve hyperlinks when exporting to PDF

How can I convert a Word document to PDF and preserve all hyperlinks? I have Word 2011 and Acrobat XI available on OS X. Save As -> PDF from Word doesn't preserve hyperlinks. Acrobat's File -> ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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From the command line, how do I zip specific files and directories into one compressed folder?

I'm working in a directory that looks like this: folder >.git >css >img >js Archive.zip bla.html bla.yml During work on this project I very regularly have to zip up the ...
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Switching from Lubuntu to Mac: how do I import existing virtual machines?

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OSX, and now I am curious, ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failes with error -10810 on Yosemite from within tmux

Trying to open an application from the commandline (terminal.app), inside tmux (installed through macports, version 1.9a), and getting the following result: $ open /Applications/Adobe\ Reader.app/ ...
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Can't install mod_scgi on Yosemite

I'm trying to install mod_scgi on Apache2 on Yosemite, but I get the error below. Could someone who knows better than me explain why this happens and how to fix it if there's a way to install ...
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OS X Yosemite: Make it “really” dark

With the latest release of OS X, 10.10, one is now able to make the menubar, the doc and other smaller components become black - or "dark", as they call it. As a user of the inverse function (an ...
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OS X Sidebar language is messed up

I use OSX in English - but with Hungarian as secondary language and with Hungarian format language in the system preferences. Still I get some sidebar names (like Downloads, Desktop, etc) in ...
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How to use /etc/fstab and/or automount with sshfs on OSX?

I'm attempting to automount a directory from a remote Ubuntu machine on my Mavericks Mac. SSHFS works perfectly when mounted manually, in many different ways. The standard sshfs mount works great: ...
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Restrict Launch Services from registering App bundles

Is it possible to restrict Launch Services on Mac OSX (I'm on Yosemite but I guess the same applies to older versions) from registering certain App Bundles? For example, if I have on my disk several ...
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Setting up alternate routes to blocked sites via Wi-Fi in Mac OS X

My office has restricted access to Internet sites such as Skype & Dropbox. I also have access to an unrestricted Wi-Fi. The laptop is connected to both access points. Now my problem is, when en0 ...
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Constructing menus.xml. Dreamweaver Mac

When I try to open Dreamweaver CS6 in a Mac it appears this message: Dreamweaver encountered problems while constructiong the menus from the current menus.xml file. Please delete the current ...
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Passing Windows Command via Citrix Receiver with Mac (for show windows side-by-side shortuct)

I have a Mac computer that I use to connect to a Windows 2012 server via Citrix Reciever 11.8. I would like to use the show windows side-by-side shortcut that is typically engaged by pressing the ...
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The OSX Process that wont die

I've got a process on OSX 10.9.5 that just wont die. I have tried kill PID kill -9 PID sudo kill -9 PID killall sshfs killall -9 sshfs sudo killall -9 sshfs Activity monitor / select process / ...
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How to configure dnsmasq to work with vmware fusion?

I am trying to set a local development environment in which every .loc domain will default to my ubuntu vm running with vmware fusion. Currently I have to add every domain in my /etc/host like ...
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How can I remove apps from Launchpad in OS X Yosemite?

Is there a way to delete unwanted app icons from Launchpad without using any management app? Lion allowed to do using terminal, what about Yosemite?
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Multimonitors and Mac apps [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can control which monitor an application goes to when it is launched? Also, I need to open multiple applications with a click on different screens.
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Making a “virtual” drive?

I want to make a virtual flash drive on OSX so I can install something onto it and then back that virtual flash drive up to an iso so I can boot it into a virtual machine... Any ideas on how something ...
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OS X Yosemite - Too many files open

I recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite....headaches ensued I'm pretty sure my problem lies w/ the number of files I can open - but I'm not sure how to solve it. I'm also pretty sure I've ...
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sudo route - n add not working in Yosemite

I'm hoping someone can help. I log into one of my customers via a PPTP Mac native VPN. Prior to Yosemite, I would connect to the VPN, then run this command so I could access mail/internet while ...
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Downgrade from Yosemite to Mavericks

Few days, ago I bought my first MacBook Pro (late 2013) with preinstalled Mavericks. It worked really great until I updated to Yosemite. Now everything is slow and – more importantly – some tools ...
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remap kinesis keyboard with modifier keys

I just purchased a kinesis advantage and would like to remap the "delete" key (delete character right of cursor) to [shift] [Back Space] using [prgrm] [f12 Remap]. This failed as [Shift] is now ...
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Apple Macbook Pro - Remote desktop to Windows 7 with drag & drop feature

I have a Macbook Pro and I have downloaded a remote desktop program to connect to a Windows 7 computer remotely which is this one:- ...
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Safari disallow the use of certain @font-faces

Is there a way for a user to not allow the use of certain @font-faces in the css of a Webpage? My first thought was using Safari's user style sheets but I don't know how I could over-ride certain ...
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Improved bi-directional language support

In the new features for Pages 2014 Yosemity, they say that they have : Improved bi-directional language support. What does it really mean?
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Setting up a git (ssh) server using OS X Server

I would like to use OS X Server to set up a git server that I can ssh into from other machines on my network. I realize that Xcode Service has repository functionality built in, but I am looking for a ...
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How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
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Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...