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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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CDROM does not appear on desktop, MACOS 10.5.7

When I pop a CDROM into the drive of my Macbook Pro, It spins up, I hear it, but no icon appears on the desktop. (I think it's 10.5.7; actually not sure how to verify this on Mac, but I think I saw a ...
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Opening a new window in spaces with Mac OS X

I use a Mac together with Spaces which permits more than a single desktop. I have a problem though, whenever I click on let's say a new browser window (loading firefox), spaces jumps to a desktop ...
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Burn AVI with embedded subtitles to DVD on a Mac?

I have an AVI file that has subtitles within the file itself (no .srt) that I need to burn to DVD on a Mac for a presentation at work. How do I accomplish this?
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Read everything that has been echo'd and 'errored' to terminal window?

I've inherited a complex shell script running on OSX that gets run on a crontab. Within the script I would like to periodically read everything in the terminal window and write it to another file... ...
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Mac OS X and Spaces, assign to keys

Is it possible to assign the 4 or 9 spaces to some key combinations? Also that they do not interfere with another combinations?
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How can I tell a fresh ubuntu 9.0.4 install to boot from an external Mac OS X usb drive?

I have a reformatted Mac mini containing only a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.0.4. The Apple boot loader as been removed, so I can't hold down option, or the c key to get it to reboot form the install ...
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Installed GIT for Mac, but cannot locate file

I'm a new MAC user running OS X Mavricks and I am trying to get git up and running on my MAC. I successfully downloaded the program from the website and ran it. However I can not find it installed ...
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Let user '_www' execute binary in /usr/local/bin

Total *nix n00b, so I apologize in advance. I installed ffmpeg through homebrew, now I want to call it from a PHP script with shell_exec(), e.g. ffmpeg -v. But nothing is happening. From Terminal it ...
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Is it possible to set terminal to open at login on a mac?

After taking a computer architecture class, I noticed I've been using my trackpad less and less and instead relying more on keyboard input to open, edit, create files, folders etc. But I have to ...
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How to work with OSX's system preferences without a mouse?

My trackpad stopped working. I can't get a replacement now, so I've been working all day without it. Fortunately that was not a problem as I barely use it with VIM, ChromeVim, QuickSilver etc. Now I ...
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Public domain app to send files to trash in OS X

Is there any Public Domain (using the unlicense or something similar, not really relevant) app that sends files to the trash in OS X? There are a bunch of alternatives to this (example), but I need a ...
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What causes commands to print on first line in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.8?

Every time I execute a command in Terminal.app, the command prints in the beginning of the first output line like this: > ls lsfile1 file2 file3 This only happens in Terminal.app, iTerm.app for ...
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How to configure network with two routers under Mac OS X

I have difficulties configuring network under Mac OS X. There is two routers. Router 1 has internet and I'm connecting to this via WIFI. Router 2 has no internet, but into this router is connected a ...
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Process clipboard content on Mac OS?

I want to see if there is a tool or script available that I can use to modify clipboard content on the fly. Often when I'm writing code, I'd like to take a string of text and make it a slug. Instead ...
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Android sync pictures both ways

I have a Galaxy s3 and I'm wondering if there is a way to sync pictures that is better than Dropbox Right now I use Dropbox which just downloads all my pictures but it doesn't use the same folders ...
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How to mount a Windows shared drive on OS X given a Windows user like this: myserver@mydomain.com

I have a script in OS X which is something like this: tell application "Finder" try mount volume "SMB://myuser:mypwd@myhost/sharedfolder" end try end tell It works fine, but now ...
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How can I replace tab-delimited data with line breaks?

I have a lot of tab-separated data, and this means when I import that I'm getting a lot of columns (too many for Google Drive and OpenOffice). I think what I need to do is find and replace all tabs ...
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Mac Terminal -bash warnings on start

Upon opening a new Terminal window on my Mac, I always get the following message - Last login: Wed xx xxxxx on xxxxx -bash: export: `-s': not a valid identifier -bash: export: ...
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Resetting OS on each boot

Anyone know anything about resetting these 3 OS's on boot, I prefer some kind of software. I have 3 machines that i use for testing software, i want those machince to be as clean as possible after ...
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Zip a folder on a daily basis (mac)

I have an online backup utility (zipcloud.com) And i scheduled an upload of projects folder every day at 12pm. Thing is my projects folder contains a lot of files so i thought the best I could do is ...
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Opera kiosk home page resets on guest account

I'm setting up a kiosk with Opera on a MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Using the Opera "-kioskmode" on a Guest Account. The homepage at startup resets to ...
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How can I allow a user account to SSH into a shared folder on my macbook?

I want to host a subversion repository on my MacBook, in some folder within my home directory. I want to give the person I will be working on this coding project SSH access, but only to this shared ...
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Option key on MacBook Pro not behaving as expected

I honestly cannot understand what I've done over the past few hours or so but the Option key has suddenly just....stopped working how it should Basically, UK versions of the MBP don't have a the ...
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iMac OSX “no route to host”

I have an issue with one of my computer on my network. It is an iMac running OS X 10.5.8. The issue is accessing certain websites. For instance, one of these websites is that the computer is ...
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Sync file system changes in a folder to server on LAN (via SSH or NFS) automatically

I'm looking for a solution that'll automatically sync file system changes in "/folder1" to "/folder2". Any change should be synced (deleted files, new folders etc.) without any confirmation. ...
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Stop Quicksilver Clipboard History From Popping Up On OSX

Quicksilver and the clipboard history feature in particular are invaluable tools for me, but the clipboard history has the infuriating habit of opening up randomly and sitting on my screen until I ...
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Set iCal on Mac OS X to show a fortnightly view

A week is too short, a month is too long. How can I setup iCal to show me a fortnightly (14 days) view? I'll consider switching apps if that's necessary and unworkable in iCal.
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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 ...