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Quicksilver in OS X does not show up in menubar or tab items

I can't get Quicksilver to show up in the menubar or the tab items. Which also means I can't get to any of the preferences. I tried reinstalling a few times, but that doesn't seem to help either.
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DNS resolution fails on Mac OS X for single host

I have rather peculiar problem. I run a small local network with a dedicated Bind9 DNS server. All hosts are in an invented .lan TLD. I use soemthing like service.mydomainname.lan for addressing ...
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Synchronize two folders on the same Mac os X Lion

Is there a way to synchronize two folders on Mac OS X Lion on the following scenario please: 1) Each time I update or delete a file on a given folder, the other folder will change accordingly. 2) ...
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Mac OS X admin password reset utility

Is there any way i can reset my mac admin password with a tool like chntpw. Booting from a Mac OS X Install CD is not an option, since the firmware password is set. Are there any simple ways of doing ...
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Xcode Installation Fatally Crashed My Mac

I borrowed a macbook with mountian lion today and I put a dmg of xcode on a flash drive and tried to install it but it crashed the mac and the mac WILL NOT load. It always goes to the crash screen ...
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Remove OS X, install Windows 8 (w/o Superdrive or USB-boot)

At the moment, I'm running Windows 8 on it's own hard drive (5400 RPM - OLD) which was replaced with the standard Superdrive (DVD-drive) a while back. The problems first occoured when I realized that ...
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Cookies not persisted after restarting Chrome on OSX

I'm not sure if this is by design, but whenever I quit Chrome on OSX all of my web account logins require that I re-login. This is a little annoying on gmail as I have 2-step verification setup so I ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to fullscreen VMWare Fusion?

This has been driving me crazy for awhile. I like to keep most apps pinned to specific, separate virtual desktops (or whatever Apple calls them... "Spaces?"). Using the Keyboard control panel, under ...
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mac osx web server starting

I have mac osx server (10.7). I started web sharing. Tried to hit home page. Said no permission to go to /. So I found the httpd.conf file in /etc/apache2, edited it (that took a while) to make ...
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How to create new directory in Netatalk 3.x (AFP) share with group write permission

I have 2 users : userA userB both in the group : studio They are using the same shared folder workdir if userA creates a new folder inside workdir, it looks like : drwxr-sr-x+ 2 userA ...
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KeePass Portable with Mac

I downloaded Keepass Professional Portable edition and it works perfect on Windows but I can't seem to open .exe files on mac. I'm not sure if it's because school computers won't allow it or if I'm ...
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In Mac OS X how to define the thumbnail for a specific file type?

I have many files with the file extension ".dat". I wish to assign a thumbnail to these files with this extension because the default one is of very low resolution and is disturbing when working. I ...
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Copying images into Mac PowerPoint 2011

I have an image I've copied into a PowerPoint presentation "content box" or whatever that is. However the aspect ratio between the image and box is not the same, so I selected the option to let ...
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Remove all user folders except one on reboot

On a Mac, how can I create a script to automatically remove all user profile folders except a specific one on a reboot?
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MacBook Air gets added to Watchguard XTM-21W Appliance's Blocked Site List?

We have this issue where one of our MacBook Air (Mountain Lion) users is periodically getting added to the Blocked Sites list within our Watchguard XTM-21 Appliance (XTM21-W). Couple of questions: ...
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OS X initiate reboot from app without knowing user admin password

Is there a command to initiate a reboot (restart) from my app without knowing admin password of the user? For now I was using sudo reboot, but this requires admin password. I need something similar ...
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Fail to install Git with MacPorts

I am trying to install Git and OpenJDK 6 using MacPorts, however when I type: $ sudo port install git-core it returns: sudo: port: command not found I think it might be a path problem, but I ...
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OSX Mail - Gmail account sync issues

I had my mail in sync with the MacOSX Mail application about two months, however since last week i have experienced issues with the account synchronization (after a while of trying to sync it ask for ...
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Mac Osx Lion gets stuck on loading screen

I have an IMac Pro. I wanted to install Windows 7, so I created a partition with Bootcamp, and installed Windows 7. Everything was fine, Windows was working and the Mac too. After two days, I ...
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How do I reserve a Space to a single application? (Snow Leopard Spaces)

Once in a while I try to use Spaces in OS X, but I quit after a little because I can't find the way to make Spaces behave the way I want. I would like to emulate the Lion full screen feature, so I ...
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jdk 7 not active

I just installed jdk 7 and I can't seem to be able to use it. I updated /Library/Java/Home/ to softlink to /Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_13.jdk/Contents/Home I added /Library/Java/Home/bin to my ...
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OS X 10.8.2 renders blurry screen with slight vertical stripes on my new Dell monitor

When I visit System Preferences > Displays and change the refresh rate from 60Hz to 75Hz, then hit revert suddenly the display becomes clear and sharp. Selecting scaled resolution as opposed to "best ...
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VPN on OSX disconnects after precisely 2 minutes and 30 seconds on specific network

When connecting to my own VPN server on a specific network, called public-network, my Mac disconnects the VPN connection after 2 minutes and 30 seconds. I have performed several tests and this is the ...
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Galaxy Nexus (GSM) will connect to adb, but is unrecognized on Mac (10.7.5)

I know there is already another question about galaxy nexus and macs, but it has not helped me. Google's own website is completely useless as it says that on Mac "it just works" which is completely ...
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Filter Finder Items

How can I get Automator to exclude Folders or Aliases from "Get folder contents" results in OSX 10.5.8? the "Filter Finder Items" action doesn't have either of these options. Thanks
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How to set up Windows for guest file sharing from Mac?

I'd like to have a file share on my Windows 8 computer so that I can connect to it as a guest from a Mac OS X 10.8. Authenticated file sharing works fine, but I'm trying to set up guest file sharing. ...
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Corrupt bootable USB flash drive created using Boot Camp Assistant

Ultimately, I'd like to have a USB flash drive with multiple partitions: two bootable partitions for the Windows 7 install disk and OS X recovery disk and a third data partition for storing assorted ...
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OSX: Remaining in terminal after C program executes

2nd edit Some clarifying... I wrote a C program that asks for input (in this case, using fgets()). When I compile it into a C executable, I notice this behavior: If I run the executable from the ...
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Vim package vimerl installation problems on Mountain Lion

Vim 7.3 Installation that described in read me is simple: copy everything from tar archive to ~/.vim I did so. Nothing was happened. No highlight... no plugin help. Nothing On Lion I dont have this ...
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Time Machine over network using incorrect realm for kerberos authentication

Question: how can I influence the kerberos realm that Time Machine, or more specifically NetAuthSysAgent, uses? Time Machine backups over the network are failing on OS X 10.7 / 10.8 clients except ...
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PowerBook G4 boots into blue screen with cursor

I have an 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.5.8. I can only boot to the safe mode. I cannot get a normal boot. It stops at a blue screen with a cursor. How can I fix this?
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Mac share ethernet connection with proxy over wifi without proxy

I have a wired connection over a proxy server, and I'd like to share it over wireless to my iPad / other devices without proxy. Is there some software or something that allows me to do this?
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Segate NTFS hard disk on Mountain Lion

I have Segate external hard disk which can hold upto 1 TB data. I was able to use this hard disk on my Mac laptop even after upgrading to Mountain Lion. However since last 2 weeks I am not able to ...
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Installing imagick on OS X with MAMP 2.1.1

I sincerely hope someone here can help me before I lose all my hair. I'm developing a php web app requiring imagick extension and want to test it locally. I have os x 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) and MAMP ...
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Remove Application from Mountain Lion's Twitter Apps

How can I remove an application completely from the list under "Security & Privacy" -> "Privacy" -> "Twitter"?
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Missing HD space OSX. I have emptied the trash (of course)

I have an external HD called "Macintosh HD". It use to be my main drive and has since became my backup. I deleted some music from Macintosh HD (about 20GB worth) which went into the trash. Then with ...
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Step by step installation of Java 7 JDK on Mac OS X Lion

I have fresh mac and don't want to break anything so here's kind of silly question from someone who calls himself java developer. I've installed newest JDK from Oracle 1.7.10 and I can confirm that ...
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Deleting an Even page header on OSX MAC Microsoft Office 2011

I have a huge space on the second page of my resume. It seems there is a defined header on it, causing the appearance of my resume to look unprofessional. How do I delete the even page header to pul ...
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Give Apache and Account User File Writing Priviliges

I am using OS X Mountain Lion for web development. I am running the built-in Apache server. Now I need to allow the PHP script I am running to write in a directory. But if I chown the directory to ...
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How to unzip files that contain .DS_Store from a different computer?

I'm trying to unzip folders that contain .DS_Store files from another computer and because of this, i cannot unzip the folders. I keep getting the error: Error - unable to expand into downloads ...
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Optimize graphics performance with (2) attached displays

I have a retina MacBook Pro and 2 cinema displays attached to it. If I unplug the displays I get quite good performance in games, obviously when they are attached that's not the case (because the VRAM ...
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Transfer iPhoto Library to other computer using Terminal

I want to move my iPhoto library from one MacBook to my MacBook Pro. If I connect in Finder and transfer, it shows a time of about a day. I heard that if you use Terminal to transfer, it speeds it ...
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Mac Shows Java 6 in Terminal After Installing Java 7

I am trying to run a server that requires Java 7 using terminal. After installing Java 7, typing java -version in terminal still shows Java 6. Previously, I would use the Java Preferences ...
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How can I create a filter defining which invisible files to un-hide?

I want to expose .htaccess is the OSX GUI UI, but not other files that should be "invisible." Any ideas?
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mac os x terminal php command not found

I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8. In Terminal, when I enter php -v, I get below message: Last login: Sun Dec 16 20:22:05 on ttys000 You have mail. -bash: e: command not found ~ $cd / / $php -v -bash: php: ...
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macport selfupdate not working

macbookpro:~ eistrati$ port -v MacPorts 2.1.2 macbookpro:~ eistrati$ xcodebuild -version Xcode 4.5.2 Build version 4G2008a macbookpro:~ eistrati$ sudo port -d selfupdate DEBUG: Copying ...
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Create virtual port from another mac

I have 2 Macintoshes. In the first Macintosh I have put in the USB port a device (like a iPod, Arduino, other) and I would like to connect from the second Macintosh to the device on the first. The ...
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Mac OS X: Make home directory at login via SSH

I have LDAP server on Ubuntu 12.04 and Mac OS X 10.7.5 client configured via Directory Service. The NFSHomeDirectory property mapped to #/Users/$uid$. LDAP users can login to Mac via login screen or ...
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OS X 10.8.2 not supporting Java application

Even with the latest update for Java (JRE 7u9) on my Mac book (OS X 10.8.2), I am unable to run Java applet from Safari. Does anyone have idea why this happening? PS: Now that I've enabled the Java ...
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Verifying permissions on OSX

Last week i was having trouble installing homebrew onto a new mac running mountain lion, i tried adding command line tools for xcode and installing X11 aswell as following a load of other things i ...