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How do I prevent emacs from loading `update_terminal_cwd` with autojump?

On MacOSX 10.7, Apple puts into /etc/bashrc a function: update_terminal_cwd that checks to see if Apple Terminal is running AND if we are not in emacs (snippet pasted below). Unfortunately, by ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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OSX Menu bar doesn't appear til opening an application

When I boot my MBP, the menu bar doesn't appear. When I open Mail.app or Safari, the menu bar appears. I've searched for a bit, and nothing seems to talk about this. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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.chm creator for Mac?

I'm trying to create a .chm file on a Mac, but can't seem to find an application to do it. Are there any .chm creators for OS X?
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Encrypt time machine backups

What is the best way to encrypt backups made by Time Machine?
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Always WI-FI Timeout Error On MacOS

I'm using MACOS X 10.7.5, this is my first time as a MacOS user. I have just gotten a new MacBook and I have 2 problems with WI-FI. I keep getting 'connection timeout' when i try to connect any ...
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OS X software updates download but don't install

I've got three 10.6 computers that won't install OS X updates. Checking for new software will show about a dozen updates (Security updates, Safari, iPhoto, printers, etc) and if choose install it ...
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Mac, VNC and multiple monitors

I asked a similar question here before but apparently I wasn't as clear as I had expected by the responses. That said, I'll try again. I have a Mac Pro with quad monitors which I would like to ...
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MacBook (late 2008) EFI Firmware Update 1.8 Problem

Last night I applied EFI Firmware update 1.8 to my Macbook (late 2008). After installing EFI Firmware Update and rebooted my computer and installed SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0. After that my ...
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What would interfere with changing the default application for opening files on OS X?

I know how to change the default application for opening files. I select a file in Finder, right-click and select Get Info from the context menu. In the file's Info window, expand the Open with: ...
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Invalid Argument when moving items to new directory. Command works anyway

Here are the steps I took: cd ~ nano .bash_profile alias dtcl='cd ~/Desktop; mv * Desktop\ Cleanup' Ctrl - X Y Save If I run dtcl, it totally works. It moves everything ...
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Location for 3rd Party Plug-In in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6?

I'm trying to install a third party application into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 (Mac) and I have been told the place to put it is: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-Ins/CS6/MediaCore/ ...
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How to type 《 》and 〈〉efficiently on Mac OS X?

How to type 《 》and 〈 〉efficiently (such as with a simple key combination) on Mac OS X?
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Downloaded files not launching in Chrome - Why?

Strange behavior in Chrome, in OSX Mountain Lion. After I download a file, it appears in the bottom bar of the browser, normally I can just click on the file and it launches. Or click the small arrow ...
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How to select processes by command name when using ps in Mac OS X

In Linux, I use ps -C command_name to select processes of specified command name. But it doesn't work in Mac OS X. I read the the man page of ps carefully, but just can not find any option to do this. ...
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Is there a screen sharing/remote desktop app for mac that lets you use a different host screen resolution?

Ok, there are tons and tons of questions about remote desktop for mac and they're all being closed as duplicates. I however am specifically looking for one that will let me use a different resolution ...
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Connection problems via Wifi (multiple devices)

I'm having connection issues with my router (Linksys WRT610N) at home. There are a number of things that are happening (may be more, this is just what I've mainly noticed)... 1) Using my laptop ...
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Run verilog on Mac

I need to simulate verilog on my Macbook Pro for school. I've tried downloading, configuring, and installing icarus and veriwell. The make test works for icarus, but not for veriwell, neither of them ...
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Sharing files between Mac Mini and Ubuntu

I want to get files off a Ubuntu box (10.04) and transfer them to a Mac Mini. I am connecting the two directly with a piece of network cable (it's not a crossover, but I am told the Mini can handle ...
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Port Forwarding for Remote Desktop

I have two Mac notebooks at home, I have assigned them static private IPs. I have also set my router to a DynDNS address, which updates everytime my router gets a new public IP. I have enabled Screen ...
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How do I access an Ubuntu VirtualBox guest at a static IP from an OS X host?

How does one configure an Ubuntu guest to use a static IP that's visible to an OS X host, and ensure that the static IP is independent of the host's network configuration? I previously used bridged ...
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OS X 10.6.5: Admin user can log into his account, once logged in, the same password fail to work

I've just ran into an issue where an admin user can log into his account but once logged in and a password is somehow required, OS X says he's using the wrong password. The password doesn't have any ...
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Mac OSX audio output effect

It seems that almost every Windows audio driver has this feature: echo effects on the system output. What is there on Mac OS X?
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Strange characters in OSX Terminal

I am using Terminal in OSX to Git files to and from remote repositories. Suddenly I notice that some Git commands and status responses are returned and contain strange characters in them, such as the ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says ...
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Set up ad hoc wireless connection between Windows Vista and Mac OS X

I have the following problem - Windows Vista does not connect to adhoc wireless network created on my Macbook. I have tried to create secured (with 40 bit key) and unsecured network but Windows Vista ...
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GVim Crashes In Edit Mode

I currently have vim installed on my MacBook Pro via fink. I can edit files just fine in vim, but when I enter edit mode in gvim, it crashes with the following error. Vim: Caught deadly signal ABRT ...
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How to save opened application settings in Mac OS X?

In Linux there is an option to save the currently opened windows such that when you shutdown and boot later, these applications are there the way you left them. It is similar to Hibernate in Windows. ...
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Copy a file from source directory to target base directory and maintain source path

Forgive me, I am probably not using the right terms to describe the problem and misunderstanding the most basic usage for a couple of common commands. I have a simple find statement that is ...
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Problem with macbook pro default iSight(built-in iSight)

I have many trouble with my iSight, in skype in show green video instead of my video, in "image capture" iSight was not recogonized , just it was recognized in "photo Booth". When I wanted to switch ...
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VPN to a Mac that is in sleep mode

How can I log into and wake up a sleeping Mac remotely through a VPN connection?
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Are there any affordable, good parametric modeling applications for OS X?

I've been searching with Google and Bing all morning and haven't found anything. I can't afford a $3000 cad system. I just want an affordable, hobby-level, parametric modeler.
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When I ssh into my ubuntu server, from Mac OS X, I can't seem to get full window addressing no matter how I what I set TERM to

No matter what the TERM variable is set to, vt-100, xterm, xterm-color the terminal does wierd things, like force a carriage return after 80 characters, and only address the upper left corner of the ...
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Time Machine/iMac loses all trace of external hard drive after a few days

First time posting, also a Mac newbie (recent windows convert) so I'm hoping I can get some help here :) I have a Hitachi Deskstar drive in an external casing that I got from ebuyer. (its one of ...
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Audio driver on Mac OS X sounded like it had a bit crusher on it… reset SaffireMix parameters and it went away. What happened?

Does anyone else use a Saffire Pro 24 audio device, or similar Focusrite/Saffire device for an audio I/O? Gradually over the last week it has sounded like my Mac's audio system has descended deeper ...
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Why is Ripping a DVD on OS X so Slow?

I need to rip a few dozen DVDs. However, it takes about 45 minutes or so per DVD. Anyone know why there seems to be a limit to ripping speed? Running Macbook Pro, 4GB Ram, Intel CPU, OS X 10.6.4. ...
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How to record a screencast and embed it as video in an iWork Pages document?

I must do exactly that. There are rumors that PDF can have embedded video. So what I want to do is make a short screencast from a software, and then embed that into a Pages document, and export it as ...
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RMVB encoder for Mac

Is there an RMVB encoder (RealVideo 9 & RealAudio 8 64kbps 44.1khz) for Mac? I am currently running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4
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How do I use an SSH public key from a remote machine?

Setup The public keys are set up on a Macbook. I can do a passwordless push to github and a server (iMac) on the local network. The Problem I know the keys are partially setup correctly, because I ...
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How can I open an App from Safari?

After downloading a kindle book, I can open Kindle for Mac app by clicking a button. How can I do some similar things? I mean, how can I open an app from Safari?
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Can I run/build Malzilla on Mac OS X?

I'd like to use Malzilla on Mac OS X but I can;t find any binaries. Would it be easy to build it for Mac OS X?
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Running a Java Applet from Firefox with 1.6.0_17?

Anyone able to successfully run a Java Applet with the 1.6 Applet Plugin in Firefox? I'm using an applet loaded in tomcat that other non-Mac users can access and run using their java applet plugin, ...
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How do you change the user in Subclipse on Mac?

I did a checkout using a temp username and password yesterday. Now that I have a new username and password, how can I change my credentials without having to delete my checkout and recheckout?
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Add new attachment actions in thunderbird

is it possible in thunderbird 3 to add new action for different types of attachments? For instance, I receive a file with extension .xyz and I want to specify which program I need to use to open this ...
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Setup Entourage for Exchange via HTTP communication

Our ISP set up a hosted exchange server for all our mail. I've setup all our Outlook users with no problems. We have two people using Mac OSX Leopard and Entourage. Entourage has the option of ...
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iTunes crashes with “Attempt to allocate 1073741824 bytes for NS/CFData failed” error

This is a pretty common occurrence. Every two days or so iTunes will crash on me with this error. FYI, 1073741824 is 2^30, which is gigabyte. The crash log is below if you're interested. Process: ...
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How to install mac on a new hard disk without a dvd or bootble usb

How can I prepare myself for installing MAC on a new hard disk. I am worried if someday I wake up and find my hard-disk has crashed then how can I re-install MAC on my new hard-disk. I know how to ...
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Mac firefox - How to play flash videos using vlc or mplayer?

I was wondering if there is a way to play Flash videos without the Flash browser plugin and redirect it to other players like VLC or mplayer? e.g. Imagine I was on Youtube, then the next thing I do ...
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Mac always restarting after reboot

I created an AppleScript to restart my Mac: tell application "System Events" restart end tell I put this script into Calendar.app and set it to start at 7.00. When I put script into calendar and ...