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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/
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Why are YouTube videos having so much trouble?

I am getting sick and tired of this. Youtube, in my browser, Google Chrome 26.0.14.1065, on my MacBook Pro, is running so slowly. I am at the point where I can download a 10 min video before it loads ...
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File shows different size after copying to another directory

I used cp -rP <dir name> <new dir name> to copy the contents of a directory, including permissions etc from one dir to another. The odd thing is, either du is giving me some strange ...
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adding symbolic link to os x finder sidebar

I'd like to add a symbolic link to the OS X finder sidebar, but when I do so the sidebar follows the link and creates a direct link to the target folder. This is not what I want, the reason I use a ...
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Keyboard shortcut to highlight the text in adobe reader

What is the keyboard shortcut to highlight the text in the adobe reader on Mac? Do some settings in adobe reader preferences need to be changed to use it? For some strange reason I am not able to ...
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Launching Sublime Text 2 on the command line doesn't result in opening the specified file

When I type subl ~/.profile I expect Sublime to open my .profile file. This works with some files, although I couldn't find a pattern to which files. Is this a bug in Sublime or have I done ...
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Why is AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement devouring my CPU?

Once in a while, for not apparent reason my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.7.5, late 2011 model) will ramp up to 65%+ CPU usage by "System", and stay there for upwards of an hour. If left long enough, the ...
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Better Way to Train (Calibrate) Mac OS X Speech Commands

I'm using the Speakable Items feature in Mac OS X, to voice activate some simple stuff like "Play Music", etc. Since I'm in a lab and put my macbook off to a corner of my desk, connecting it to a ...
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Unable to enter data into cells in sc

I'm trying to use sc, the classic Unix spreadsheet calculator, mainly because I want to be able to look at some csv files nicely formatted in my terminal. I installed sc 7.16 but am seeing some ...
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Launchd not launching ssh-agent after plist edit

I'm trying to reconfigure my ssh-agent to have a timeout via the -t argument. I edited /System/Library/LaunchAgents/org.openbsd.ssh-agent.plist <array> <string>/usr/bin/ssh-agent</...
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Having problems with booting GRUB for EFI on USB stick

Whatever I do, it constantly drops me into the 'bash prompt'. Never displays a menu, nothing. I'm running GRUB on a USB stick formatted as msdos (so, FAT) and when I boot into it, GRUB simply won't ...
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How can I link an EPS file into Word for Mac 2011?

I'm trying to import an EPS file generated in ChemDraw into Word for Mac. I've used the Insert>Picture and Insert>Object options and have chosen to "Link to file". However, it appears that the EPS is ...
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How to run php script (via web server) as different user under Mac OS X

I'm trying to call an executable from a PHP script that needs to be run as a different user (NOT root) than the web server normally runs as. I thought it should be sufficient to just set the setuid ...
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Issues installing .pkg file on OS X

I'm having a real hard time installing an app I made for Mac. I created the package with Xcode 4.6.1 on OS X 10.8. I can run the .pkg fine on 10.8. The deployment target was set to OS X 10.7. However, ...
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Libcurl-devel on Mac OS X

I am trying to build an application that depends on libcurl version 7.21 or newer on Mac OS X 10.5.8. I tried downloading and installing the latest version from libcurl's website, but the application ...
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Mac OS X Caps Locks Key Flash on HD Activity

Is there an application or plug-in that can make the Mac OS X caps locks key flash on HD Activity. I have switched the binding on Caps Lock to Ctrl so light is sitting there idle. If this doesn't ...
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Mac Crontab Deleted

I was messing around with creating cron jobs and somehow I wound up deleting crontab out of /usr/bin. Does anyone know of a way that I can recover it without having to re-install multiple components ...
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Recover FreeNAS network volume affected by rm -rf

I'm on OS X 10.8.2 and have FreeNAS 8.0 running with a 6 TB volume connected through AFP. 5 TB were recently deleted with rm -rf by a malicious script. The FreeNAS volume has no ZFS snapshots, because,...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -128

I' opening an ML file from the terminal using an open command is OS X. Currently, the bindings are such that it opened the file through Sublime Text 2. I get the following error whenever I first open ...
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Mac forgetting multiple monitor settings

I have a MBP running ML. I have 2 extra monitors. one is attached via the mini display port, and i never have problems with it. the other is attached via usb and a displaylink adaptor. combine that ...
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How can I focus the document and “unselect” everything in Sublime Text?

Can someone tell me if there is a better way to deselect than using the ESCAPE key? I'm Using OS X. I often get frustrated when using sublime text if the focus is in the search box at the bottom and ...
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Using the heap command line tool

I am getting a crash while using libgmalloc and I get a complain which says something like Failed to VM allocate XYZ bytes Explicitly trapping into debugger!!! Now I when I encounter this ...
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Problems with network connection mac os x mountain lion

I'm having issues with my wireless network connection on my macbook pro 10.8.2 I thought it might be airport/hardware issues but it's not. At the moment I'm using a wireless usb adapter (Realtek ...
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Disable preview when scanning with MacOSX

Is there any way to disable preview when scanning in flatbed mode? I don't understand why does it automatically scan a preview since I usually rescan the whole area: it's just a waste of time! I ...
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Switch focus between monitors in multi-monitor setup

I'm using a multi-monitor setup and I often use the second screen as a display for a virtual machine. My problem is that I haven't found a good way to switch between the virtual machine and the host ...
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What does “WLAN adapter PCIE config space was not restored” mean?

My mac (macbook pro 17", mountain lion 10.8.2) is having wireless issues, where it shuts down my wireless connection and I can't bring it up again unless I reboot. The wifi menu bar icon (diamond wifi ...
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Alternative to xxd that returns bytes?

I am on Mac OS X 10.8.2, running a compiled copy of xxd v1.10 (source code) as well as the copy of xxd that comes preinstalled on OS X. I am trying to generate a Base64-encoded SHA1 signature via a ...
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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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How can I get Apache on OSX 10.8 to serve up a directory under a user home directory?

There might be more than one problem here, but I got my Mac back from the shop after the hard drive was failing, and the new hard drive reproduced my home directory but not httpd.conf. Since I have ...
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format external hdd with udf not working on mac os x lion

I formatted my 1tb external drive with the following command: mkudffs --media-type=hd --blocksize=512 /dev/sdb It works on linux but when i plug it in a mac (os x lion 10.7) it tells me The ...
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Dual monitors on vmware workstation in OSX

Anyone know or have gotten multiple monitors to work on vmware workstation running the OSX operating system? I cannot find anyone that has accomplished this and I am wondering if this will be ...
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What are the reason(s) a wireless network's bssid would change

What are the reason(s) a wireless network's basic service set identification (bssid) would change? I'm trying to figure out some bizarre wifi issues I'm having. Apple's wifi diagnostics tool recorded ...
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Unable to connect to Windows 8 PC via network

I installed an upgrade of a clean copy from Windows 7 to Windows 8. After this, I am unable to connect to the PC via network from both a Windows and OS X host. I am able to see the PC on the network (...
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Remove postgres from Mac that is installed in /usr/local/

I want to completely uninstall postgres and start from scratch - the version I have is refusing to work with PostGIS 2.0. I have read other answers on how to do this, but none of them seem to fit the ...
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juniper vpn network connect osx 10.6.8

Juniper Network Connect.app stopped working for me out of the blue, i made no upgrades recently. i see the following log, what else can i investigate? Process: ncproxyd [5322] Path: ...
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Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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Mac OS X libraries path setup

In OSX, by default, (apple) libs and components live in /usr. Since I use MacPorts and compile my own modules, I have the following path setup: /usr -> default Apple /usr/local -> My own ...
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Share external HD on OSX to Windows PC over network, “The parameter is incorrect.”

Another user describes the same problem I'm having in a question here, that didn't get an answer. I'm hoping to have more luck here: My external is formatted exFAT. Neither the Mac nor the PC have ...
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VPN - Accessing computer outside of network. Only works one way

I could use some help here. My ideal goal is to create a VPN for 2 macs that are in different locations so that they can share each others screens and share files. I basically want to do what Logmein'...
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Mountain Lion screen crashes after returning from sleep

During the past 3 days I have experienced the following issue: when returning from sleep, I see an extremely garbled version of my desktop. The only thing that seems to help is a reboot. My first ...
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How to open a server port outside of an OpenVPN tunnel with a pf firewall on OSX (BSD)

I have a Mac mini that I use as a media server running XBMC and serves media from my NAS to my stereo and TV (which has been color calibrated with a Spyder3Express, happy). The Mac runs OSX 10.8.2 and ...
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How to get java webstart 6 on OSX 10.8.2 after java update

I'm trying to find out how to run java webstart 1.6 on a machine running OSX 10.8.2. Every time I try to open the .jnlp file I get java 7 rather than java 6 starting. The system seems to still have ...
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Apache says it's started but localhost does not load

I'm having a problem with apache2 server today. I just wont respons for localhost but it says it's started. Env: Mac OSX. I'm listening on 80 as specified in /private/etc/apache2 lines 51-53. <...
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Why does this line appear every time I launch iTerm on my MacBook?

So I use iTerm on my MacBook Air and also my MacBook Pro. I've been playing around with .bashrc and .bash_profile and trying to come up with clever ways to configure things. At one point I decided I ...
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What does “Updating Boot Support Partitions for the volume as required” mean?

I have used GNU ddrescue to copy a crashed WD external disk over to an identical one. ddrescue told me that 9 MB out of 2TB could not be rescued, so I think that's pretty good. Anyway, being a Mac ...
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Mouse button still controls settings of other Synergy client when changing window

I'm using Synergy as the server on OS X Mountain Lion. Now I have a strange problem using a specic piece of software on the Mac. It is a program for viewing medical images (Osirix). The left mouse ...
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Mountain Lion: Launchpad always scrolls left

When activating the launchpad in Mountain Lion, and try to scroll to one of the panes to the right, after a second it automatically scrolls left again. This is on a mid 2011 MBP, with no other devices ...
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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass file=/...