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Play video files in VLC media player from behind HTTP basic authentication URLs without a password

I regularly open HTTP URLs and play them directly in VLC media player, using the "Open Network..." option. Unfortunately, the URLs are behind HTTP basic authentication (they require a username and ...
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How do I cancel Mac OS X install halfway through?

I'm installing OS X 10.4.5 from the original media, but have discovered halfway through (after the computer reboots into the new install and uses Disk 2) that the second disk is faulty, so I can't get ...
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Rendering Ligatures in PDFs in Chrome on OSX

When viewing pdf files in Google Chrome on OSX Lion, certain PDFs do not render properly. Namely, when there are ligatures (an fi combination or a ff combination) the two letters are replaced with a ...
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NFS mount on Mac OS X 10.6.8 - Problem with special characters such as “á”

On Snow Leopard, I used Disk Utility's "NFS Mount" feature to automatically mount a NFS shared folder from my Synology NAS. Here are the Advanced Mount Parameters I used: ...
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Samba share mounts fine in linux, doesn't mount in OS X

I have a NAS server running Arch Linux configured to share a simple samba share. My smb.conf looks like this: # cat /etc/samba/smb.conf [global] workgroup = MSHOME security = user [External] ...
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OS X Lion crashes on print

Any time I try and print any file from any application, the application trying to print crashes with this error: sandbox.d deny file-write-create /Library/Caches/Canon/UFR2 Sandbox seems to be ...
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tail -f is not updating on AFP mounted share

I am running Mac OS 10.6.8 I have mounted a network drive, whose file I need to watch. I was planning on using tail. When I run the following: tail -f /Volumes/Cache-A/TransferLog.txt I end up ...
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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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Mac OS Modal Dialog Offscreen Blocking Google Chrome?

I have a MacBook Pro that I take from work to my house. I rarely open the lid and almost always hook up to an external monitor. I frequently find, and I'm unable to find a pattern to consistently ...
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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Make a dock icon always open a new window in OS X?

In OS X (Snow Leopard), I find that for web browsers and terminals, whenever I click the dock icon, it opens the existing window, not open a new one. Is there any way to modify the behaviour so that ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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OSX: Stop CDROM spinup during Open or Save

If there's a CD in my Macbook's drive, it spins up any time I invoke the Open or Save dialog in an application. And while it spins up, it freezes the application for about 5 seconds! How do I make ...
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Windows within OSX VMWare Fusion not able to access mac partitions

when I run my bootcamp Windows 7 natively, I installed macdrive and it can see all of the HFS+ partitions as windows drive letters. Read/Write performance is great. When I run my bootcamp Windows 7 ...
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How can I get all of my keys and mouse to work using Midnight Commander on OSX?

I used port to install it and I figured out how to fix home/end/pgup/pgdn in the terminal preferences, but still, none of the keypad keys work. the mouse doesn't work. Any assistance would be ...
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How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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Final Cut Pro: Multi-Multiclips?

I have several videos in the Browser that I can make a multiclip out of with no problems. Then I thought that it would be great to: Take a camera angle, shrink it, lay it on top of another one and use ...
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How can I make Mac Mail mark messages as read automatically?

I have rules set up that correctly filter messages into different folders, but for some reason no messages are marked as read.
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Safari proxy bypass for IPv6

I'm a first-time n00b on Mac (but have been doing computers since before PC's). This Mac has 2 VLANs, vlan0 in IPv4, vlan1 in IPv6. Safari can surf via IPv4 squid proxy OK. Safari can surf via IPv6 ...
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How do I change OSX package install directory?

It drives me nuts that every time I download a binary to run on OSX that it wants to install in system directories. ~/Applications is a perfectly fine place to install and doesn't require blindly ...
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When I lock my screen on my MacBook Pro my running application automatically closes after a while

First I must said that I have been asked this question in different form in this topic. but my problem didn't solved yet. When I want my laptop do a long schedule thing (like get all Mac OS X new ...
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Garageband file backwards compatibility

Is there anyway to open a file made with Garageband 5 in Garageband 4? Would it be possible to open it in another program, like Audacity, so that I can re-edit? I'm a bit new to Macs, so if someone ...
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Is there a way to provide access privileges to USB scanner via TWAIN SANE-backends for all users in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)?

I want to enable all users of a Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) system running to use a USB flatbed scanner. Such scanner works using TWAIN SANE from my account (admin) without sudo-ing, while other users ...
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tcpdump - rotate capture files using -G -W and -C

I'm looking to be able to capture a rotating tcpdump output which captures 30-minutes worth of data, into 48 files, cyclically. The man implies this should be possible, but my testing doesn't seem to ...
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Can Dropbox under OS X be accessed from a command line?

I want to access Dropbox in my Mac from a remote location with ssh. Is there any way to access Dropbox from the OS X command line?
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Can't boot from USB on MacBook Pro Retina

I downloaded the latest i386 netinst iso for Debian Jessie and have followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx However, when I press alt/option ...
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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is the responsible of creating/managing a window in Mac OS X. I know in Windows it is possible using the Sysinternals Suite tool that ...
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How to debug Firefox crashes on Mac

I'm running Firefox 37.0.1 on OSX 10.10 and I'm always getting crashe. It's pretty much fresh out of the box, so this concerns me that there might be an underlying problem that's perhaps maybe not ...
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Get Syncthing working

I want to install a sync service between phone (Android) and laptop (OSX). I'm not a big fan of Dropbox, so I've tried Btsync. That worked for me until recently, but with the completely new setup I ...
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Launchd process stalls Firefox startup on Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.2

I have long wait times up to 2 to 3 minutes when starting web browsers Firefox and Safari. Looked at Activity monitor and saw "launchd" taking up 98% of memory. CPU Time was 1.40.93 at the time. I ...
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Mac > Microsoft Word 2011 > changes shape color against my will

Do this... create a new Word doc draw a shape remove all formatting from it except a single flat color go to fill color in the ribbon & choose the "More Colors" option bring up the "RGB Sliders" ...
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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Is there a way to set unique applications in the Dock per Desktop in Mac OS X?

I have many applications open and all of them show up in the task bar. However I only use a handful per desktop screen. I want to find a way to only display applications that are active for that ...
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OSX Yosemite - How to add route having two default gateways

I'm on OSX Yosemite and I have two different active connections... - WIFI (en0) - Tethering USB (en7) SnakeBook:~ root# netstat -nr Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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Non-Functioning Mac App Store

When attempting to upgrade my OS on my MacBook Pro to Yosemite (currently 10.9.5) by launching the App Store, I receive the following empty screen. I had previously begun successfully downloading ...
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autocomplete text in all OSX's apps

I find my self typing often certain words. And I remember there was a cool function in Autohotkey (for PC) that let you type only a few letters of a word and an autocomplete function, completed the ...
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Remove shutdown/reset dialog keyboard shortcut

I am often using Ctrl-V (not Cmd-V) inside of some application (ie: source control popup in IntelliJ IDEA), lately, it started popping up an OS dialog asking me if I want to Restart, Sleep, Cancel of ...
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Default OSX hash key produces non-ASCII error in Python?

I'm using OSX Yosemite on a Macbook Pro with a UK keyboard. When I type # into a Python file (using Alt+3) I sometimes, but not always, see this syntax error when I try to run the Python file: ...
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intellij idea 14 code style xml can't find in mac

I am trying to import new code style xml into intellij Idea 14. I created a new code style with name wso2_codestyle. But I can't find it in anywhere in Mac. I have installed Yosemite OS. Where I can ...
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different behavior: “sudo nmap” vs just “nmap”?

I'm attempting to do a simple port scan with nmap: $ nmap 192.168.56.101 Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-03-10 19:30 IST Nmap scan report for 192.168.56.101 Host is up (0.0048s ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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Permanently change Chrome user agent

It's handy to be able to look at web server logs and tell which are my hits based on the user agent. I can change my user agent on a per-site basis with an extension, or for a whole session by ...
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clipboard between osx and linux over ssh

My dream: From my osx machine I ssh to a linux machine and can copy paste with a commandline application like xclip or pbcopy, and then be able to use it on my host machine. Example input (mac)$ ...
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Python not finding appropriate modules/ python version problems

I'm trying to install w3af, and getting a myriad of dependency issues; these I'm trying to resolve by attempting to run a python script which imports the required modules - if this runs without ...
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I destroyed my Mac's PHP setup: SSL certification fails

Long story short, I deleted the PHP symlink on my Mac, and replaced it with a symlink from XAMPP. Now it seems that there's a problem with my SSL configuration or what seems to me, a lack thereof. ...
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Altiris Jobs stuck OSX 10.9.4

I have several jobs currently stuck in "Client Tasks" several of them are the same job multiple times. I have already tried: (in terminal) sudo su /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/bin/rcscript ...
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How to run VMWare and VirtualBox on OSX with Bridged Networking

So here's the issue. I'm running OSX Mavericks as host OS. I've had VirtualBox for a while, and I typically use bridged networking for the VMs I run on Vbox. Had no problems there. I recently ...