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Feed / log / page of Windows and OSX Updates

Just wondering if anyone knows of a page / xml feed or something which I can monitor so I can quickly see if any new updates have been released for Windows/OSX. So instead of running Windows/Software ...
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OSX 10.6.7 VPN client only connects once

I'm experiencing an odd problem when connecting from a MacBook Pro to a macMini runing OS X server.The client will only let me connect to the server once. If I disconnect, then I have to recreate the ...
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Copying Time Machine backup to another location

I made a Time Machine backup to an external drive. When I select the ".backupdb" folder on that drive in Finder and copy it to another location, the destination is much smaller than the source. Get ...
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iPhoto: share across computers?

How can I get all the editing, tagging etc features of iPhoto, but see the same thing on two OSX machines? SIMPLE please!
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Resume Execution from where a function left -Applescript

I have an app coded in Applescript where a dialog pops up with three buttons: {Help, Add, Subtract} . When user taps the Help button, a dialog should popup displaying information about the app.This ...
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Boot Camp from USB DVD drive

I can't seem to be able to install Windows 7 64-bit on a 2008 MacBook (64-bit dual core) from an external USB DVD drive. I've done the following: Performed a clean install of Mac OS X Snow Leopard ...
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Can I reset mouse speed in OSX?

Over the years I've tried various solutions like Steermouse to fix my tracking settings with various mice. I'm not entirely sure which settings these programs have altered, and it doesn't seem like ...
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OS X SSH behind proxy with username and password possible?

Is there a way to SSH into a server (my home computer) from behind a proxy that has a username and password? I read about corkscrew, but I was wondering if there is a simpler way. Maybe some nc ...
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Restoring Ubuntu image to a partition on a external drive

My goal here is to install a bootable version of ubuntu onto a partition on my old ipod photo. Here is what i have done: I have been using disk utility to do all of this * 1) Enables disk mode ...
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How do I stop Mail.app from opening previous emails on launch?

Every time I launch Mail.app it opens up a new window for each of the email messages I was checking previously. How do I stop this from happening? It only opens the emails that I launched in a new ...
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Mac file won't print properly on Win 7 networked printer

I have an HP Photosmart 7150 networked on a Win7 PC. I followed the below directions to set up the share on my Mac with SnowLeopard. My issue is that a file that is, say 700 kilobytes gets transmitted ...
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Portable Home Directory without OS X server

I have a Mac Mini and two MacBook Pros. I would like to have documents shared between the two MPBs and backed up to the Mac Mini (where I have time machine running backing up the files to an external ...
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Explore the steps to create & run scheduled task

I am newbie to Mac OS X 10.8. I need something like Windows Scheduler to schedule a command line program that takes parameters to run. Can you explore the steps to schedule a task & run it at a ...
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Synergy 1.4.2 - Windows 7 64-bit client with OS X server - no keyboard on Windows

I have Synergy 1.4.2 configured as a Windows 7 64-bit client and an OS X server. The keyboard doesn't work on Windows. It works fine if I change the configuration to the server on Windows and the ...
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osx login is intermittently locked

I am currently using a global hotkey combo to lock Snow Leopard whenever away from the desk. Every month or so, on returning I am unable to login, even though the password is correct. The only way to ...
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RAM disappears when 64-bit Kernel and Extensions enabled on OSX 10.6?

Preface: My background is mostly windows environments, so I may be missing something obvious. On my OS X 10.6 machine when I have 64-bit Kernel and Extensions turned off (which I gather is the ...
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How do I install Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp?

I need to install Windows on my Mac. I have read that I need to use Boot Camp to do this. However, when I tried, I got the following error on the first step: The startup disk must be formatted as ...
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Dropped recognition of machine on local OSX network - but only one way

I have three networked Macs of varying ages, running slightly different versions of OSX. Only one, in the office, is linked to a printer, but I print documents from the Macbook Pro using wireless ...
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Added and removed a custom service, but the keybinding is still stuck?

I created a custom service in Automator to open a new finder window from whatever app I'm in, and assigned it to CMD+E (I was trying to get the WIN+E effect from Windows.) I tried it for a few days, ...
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Disable the bell in xterm (X11/XQuartz) on OS X

I can't seem to figure out how to disable the bell when starting an xterm in XQuartz (X11) on OS X. Once my xterm window is up I can use xset -b but I don't know how to do this by default. As far ...
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How to install Imagick on Mac OS with XAMPP

I'm having some trouble installing Imagick on a Mac. I have XAMPP installed and when I run 'sudo pecl install imagick', I get this error: checking ImageMagick MagickWand API configuration program... ...
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Fail to run MySQL in Mac OSX 10.5.8

my mac is a powerPC. and I have tried both 64 bit and 32 bit version. Both return me "bad CPU type in executable" when I try to do this /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql I followed all the steps as ...
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How to open a TOD video files in Mac OS X?

When I record with JVC camera, I get .MOI and .TOD files for videos. How to open these files in my Mac OS X Snow Leopard?
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“make” errors when installing Insight debugger on OS X?

I'm trying to install the Insight debugger on OS X. I can execute ./configure with no problem but when I try and run make it gets about half-way with no errors, but then starts spewing out errors(?) ...
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Chrome installation volume mounts randomly on Mac OS X

After having installed Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.6.5, I just noticed that about once or twice a day, the Chrome installation volume mounts for a few seconds and then unmounts. Which is strange, ...
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mounting local volume as network share

I have a locally stored disk image. I would like to mount this, but have macosx think it is shared over a network (a network shared volume). I want to do this because TimeMachine would then ...
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Git for Application Settings

I use a lot of tools at work and at home, and im constantly tweaking them in one location or the other. It's somewhat common practice for people to use Git to version their .vim, .vimrc, and other . ...
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OS X 10.6 on Mac Pro - Can My Dual Network Interfaces Be Made Assignable

I've got a MacPro with two NICs on it. Is there anyway of telling OS X that want to use them for differing applications? E.g. NIC1 - for web browsing and general use. NIC2 - for downloads or a ...
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why does “ipconfig getifaddr ppp0” fail?

I am trying to find my IP on VPN (PPTP) so I tried "ipconfig getifaddr ppp0" but it gave me "get if addr ppp0 failed, (os/kern) failure." Why does it fail and what should I do instead? ifconfig shows ...
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I can't connect new Windows 7 PC to Mac iBook with OS 10.3.9

Help ! I have an old iBook wired to a router and a new PC linking wirelessly to same router. On the Mac I have 'seen' the PC but not been able to connect to it. On the PC, the Network and Sharing ...
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Mac OS X Terminal.app Ubuntu 9.10 SSHD and incorrect keyboard mapping

Does anyone have any Idea how to handle this? I can't stand connecting to certain Ubuntu boxes via Mac OS X because of issues with keyboard layout etc. I have set TERM=vt100 and TERM=xterm-color in ...
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Encrypt a Excel (v14) file on a Mac OSX Snow Leopard

Is it possible and how?
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iTunes on iMac, media on Linux server via SMB - slow imports, changes and stalls

I have an unRAID server (If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, you can check it out at lime-technology.com) which is a Linux based server. I'm getting terrible performance with iTunes on my iMac. The ...
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How to prevent Remote Desktop from creating a file named Default.rdp?

I use Remote Desktop on my MacBook to connect to my workplace's Windows server and my own Windows workstation. I have several .rdp files to connect to those machines under different configurations, so ...
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Set resolution of unattached display in OS X?

I have an HDTV that I'm hooking up via DVI to HDMI from my Mac mini. In my struggle to eliminate overscan I managed to set the screen resolution to something not supported by the tv. How do I change ...
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mouse no longer scrolls in Sequential for OSX

I'm using Sequential in OSX to view images. I used to be able to scroll large images using the mouse wheel but now it doesn't do anything. How can I use the mouse wheel to scroll images?
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How to browse Windows XP from Mac Finder when name disappears from finder

Occasionally, like right at this moment, I cannot access my windows share from my mac. Normally, it works, but every now and then, the computer name won't be displayed under SHARED in Finder. ...
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iTunes failing to sync an iTunes U playlist to my iPhone

I am having problems syncing iTunes U content to playlists on my iPhone. I have a playlist with podcasts, audiobooks and iTunes U content and when I sync only the books and podcasts are in the ...
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Mac OSX: Adobe Flash player 10.1.85.3 text issue

Running Flash Player 10.1.85.3. on OS-X 10.6.4 I've run into a very strange issue with Adobe/Macromedia Flash. Text in dialogs sometimes is not displayed, and the containing boxes are distorted. It ...
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How can I mount a network folder on osx so it appears as an optical drive?

I have a bluray drive on a linux box that I have shared across the network via SAMBA. I can access this easily from my Macbook Pro but there is a program I have that won't access it because it will ...
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How can I run rtorrent headless on OSX?

Ideally, I'm looking for a launchd script that will start rtorrent headless as a user daemon, along with the minimal set of configurations that will allow it to work.
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Keyboard shortcut for spelling dropdown menu in OS X beyond Devonthink Pro?

Similar to this question: http://superuser.com/questions/93937/keyboard-shortcut-to-right-click-in-mac-os-x , I'm trying to find more efficient ways to use spell check in OS X. I've discovered that ...
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Is there a way to schedule an automatic WinClone run on my Bootcamp partition?

I've currently got time machine setup to back up my entire OS X installation. I also have a backup tool within my Bootcamp Windows 7 installation which automatically backs up my windows profile data ...
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Upgrading Mac OS X 10.5.8 Corrupted Lightroom 2.7

I use Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. I recntly upgraded to 10.5.8 and began to have issues with LR. So, I reinstalled and downgraded my OS. I'm now running 10.5.2 on my MacBook 2.4G Core Duo with ...
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Clipping in video converted by HandBrake

I own an iPad and an iPhone 4 and my Mac has a Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP 30-inch (2560x1600) display connected to it. I have a wealth of both 720p and 1080p ‘MKV’ videos of various television shows and ...
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Opera momentum scrolling

Opera 10.6 for OS X seems to add its own momentum while scrolling, is there a way to disable this?
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How can I be notified immediately if time machine is not able to make a backup?

My external hard drive sometimes decides not to turn on with my computer. Time machine tries to make a backup, but fails. After ten days of trying to make backups it pops up a warning telling me it ...
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Using windowmaker with quartz-wm in proxy mode on Snow Leopard

I can modify my .xinitrc file to exec /opt/local/bin/wmaker, and get WindowMaker 0.90.2 as my window manager in X11.app. I'd like to use quartz-wm not as a window manager, but to provide the ...
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Textmate: Assign cmd + click to select a word

Is there any way to set cmd + click to select a full word in textmate?
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What piece of hardware is responsible for booting a Mac from the g3 state after a power failure?

In terms of the ACPI the g3 state is a mechanical off, but the mac mini has the ability to boot when it senses the power returned. I am trying to put the system in this state after every power down so ...