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Is there a working method for recreating a quicktime video resource fork?

A few years ago, I backed up a directory of family movies in quicktime format to my NAS. Unfortunately, only the data files went, and NOT the resource forks. Months later when I went to import those ...
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How to search for all labeled files, except those in some folders?

I want to add a saved search to my sidebar that contains all labeled files on my Mac, except files that are in certain folders. Files that are in subfolders of the excluded folders shouldn’t be ...
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CFURLCreateWithString error from outlook on OSX Lion

After I upgraded to OSX Lion Outlook 2011 for mac has been very slow. My system console shows thousands of this error: 12-02-22 10:09:10.255 AM Microsoft Outlook: CFURLCreateWithString was ...
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SSH, VNC, HTTP(S), telnet… connection manager for Mac OS X

I'm searching for a tool on Mac OS X, that is able to manage multiple and different connections. On Windows, there is a tool like this called mRemote. Until now, I've been using the .ssh/config file, ...
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Mapping extensions and UTI on OS X

In OS X, an extension can correspond to one or more UTIs. The sample code gives an array for an extension. NSArray *UTIs = (NSArray *)UTTypeCreateAllIdentifiersForTag(kUTTagClassFilenameExtension, ...
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Sharing L2TP VPN on OSX with natd

I want to share a VPN connection that has been established by my Mac OS X 10.7.2 computer with another machine in my network. This is what I did: In the /etc/hostcongig file on the main computer I ...
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Working with document bookmarks in Word 2011 for Mac

I frequently work on long Microsoft Word documents that have chapter headings, and I often set up bookmarks for those chapters. However, the only way to see a list of them is to open the "Go To" ...
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Macbook Pro constantly wants to shut down

With about 10 minute intervals I keep getting a popup-message saying "Are you sure you want to shut down?" With options; sleep, shutdown, cancel etc. Usually I hit Cancel to remove the dialoge box, ...
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Why is Google Chrome so slow when searching from the address bar?

I'm using the latest dev version of Google Chrome (17.0.963.6 dev) on OS X Lion (because I heard the latest version works better with Lion). I've cleared my cache and history, but when I search from ...
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Is there a way to navigate Outlook for Mac with keyboard shortcuts?

I use a lot of folders in Outlook/Exchange and rules for automatically sorting incoming mail. I know that there are shortcuts like: ⌘1 = Mail ⌘2 = Calendar ⌘3 = Contacts ... and so on. I've also ...
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Menu Bar that shows Evernote note list

Is there a mac application that shows a list of note titles from an Evernote notebook from a menu bar icon on Mac OS X? I use Evernote for task-management, and would like a way to quickly see all the ...
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In Windows 7, if I play a full screen game, then all apps become “full screen” as well

In Windows 7, when I play a full screen game, then quit the game, all windows, such as those belonging to Firefox or Windows Explorer, become full screen as well. This means that they will expand to ...
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Can't get webcam working (VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.10 on Mac OSX 10.6.8)

I installed the Guest Additions, installed the isight-firmware-tools by using the AppleUSBVideoSupport file but I still can't get access to the iSight webcam. When I launch >vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I ...
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VLC: Play on Fullscreen

(Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard) Is there any way, to configure VLC to start playing paused videos when it enters fullscreen mode like in older versions of QuickTime (or newer versions with this ...
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Copy the output of the last command in Terminal.app

!! | pbcopy would also run the commands again and couldn't be used with interactive commands. This relies on the prompt always being $ : tell application "Terminal" to tell window 1 to history do ...
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Display VLC stream while copying

How can I copy a video stream with the command line version of VLC for Mac, and simultaneously display the video stream on the screen? I use: vlc -vvv -I rc mms://... --sout ...
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Something is changing the OSX default shell to tcsh

On one of the mac machines I'm somewhat responsible for (Snow Leopard), something periodically changes the default login shell from bash to tcsh. This seems like it's probably suspicious, but not ...
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Can I move the services menu to the top of the contextual menu?

Is it possible to move the services section of the contextual menu from the bottom to the top?
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dmesg.log on Mac OS X

Mac OS X does not seem to dump the exact output of dmesg to a file. I need to log the dump of dmesg to the disk. kernel.log and system.log do not contain the required information. Only output of ...
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Are there guidelines for the performance implications of adding multiple usb/firewire drives to a Mac?

I have noticed that I get a significant performance drop on a Mac Pro with more than 5 daisy chained firewire 800 drives. Task switching grinds to a halt, and the machine often beachballs between ...
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Single command to stop Parallels hypervisor (kernel extensions)

I'm using multiple virtualization products on my MacBook Pro (VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, Parallels). To avoid problems I always make sure only the procesesses/kernel extensions for one of those ...
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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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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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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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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I work for a small publishing company, and we regularly create catalogues, brochures, etc., where we feature various hand-picked subsets of our available titles. Based on the titles that are to be ...
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How to remove Massacdusettes from dictionary in Chrome for Mac?

I notice a misspelled word being offered for Massachusetts typo as: Massacdusettes on Mac OS X Yosemite in Chrome Version 44.0.2403.107 (64-bit). I looked in Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary but ...
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Airport card not working

I have a Macbook pro mid 2010. A time ago I replaced my superdrive with an extra hard drive. All works fine. But I replaced the second hard drive, and managed to damage the Airport connector (a tiny ...
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How to remove space from bootcamp partition and add it to Mac

I'm currently in the same situation of this https://superuser.com/questions/816666/increasing-mac-partition-after-shrink-windows-bootcamp-partition#= I've used MiniTool Partition Wizard to increase ...
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Troubleshooting network connection with Ubuntu in VirtualBox (OS X)

I am setting up Ubuntu Server 14.04 using VirtualBox on an iMac running OS X Yosemite. I know very little about setting up network information, and cannot get Ubuntu connected to the internet (though ...
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How can I change Finder's default font size system wide?

I am using an iMac 5k with 27 inch screen. The screen is great. The problem is the screen is too large which makes the font looks smaller in Finder. Command+J can only change the view option for one ...
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No proxy tunnel softwares works properly on my OSX Yosemite 10.10.2

I run PoroxyCap 2.7 on my OSX and it used to work properly 38 days ago, then expired, so I bought a licence number, and the software now opens.However it doesn't redirect through proxy.Before buying ...
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How to route traffic through two different network adapters based on TCP port in OS X

(cross-posting from ServerFault, as this forum seems more appropriate for this question) I have a scenario where we will be using a Mac to stream video content to an RTMP server. This RMTP service ...
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Restrict an admin user from using sudo on os x

I have multiple admin users on my mac. Is there a way I can block a particular admin user from executing sudo on OS X? My understanding is that if the user name is "abc", abc ALL=(ALL) ALL in ...