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Used rm -r command in OS X and think I screwed something up?

So I was installing iterm, brew, zsh and ohmyzsh. Everything was going fine until I started installing ohmyzsh - during the installation I was asked about my password and entered it in a wrong ...
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Gimp on OSX - How can you move the frame of the selection area when in selection mode?

The official guide (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tools-selection.html) says that you have to press Alt to move the selection frame, while creating it. However, on OSX pressing the Option key does ...
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Outlook for Mac 2016 & Gmail

Has anyone gotten Outlook on Mac to behave properly when using with Gmail? Because of the Archiving feature, All Mail is synced with Outlook, and that's great. But, whenever I search for a mail, or ...
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Setting the 'default folder' that opens when attaching a document in Mac Mail on El Capitan?

Is it possible to set the 'default folder' that opens when attaching a document in Mac Mail on El Capitan?
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Add a custom terminal command to context menu in mac

Is there a way to add a custom command when I right click a folder in mac? I have a global NPM module which I run like this from the terminal: ~ make-assets The behaviour I want to achieve is ...
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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB drive freezes Finder copy after a few GB

Something weird is going on with my new Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB drive on OSX. If I start copying a large folder, it goes fine up to about 5-8GB. At that point, the copy operation outright ...
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mac mini(2010) can not bootup

I have an old mac mini (2010 type) memory has been upgraded to 4M hard disk 110g used, 2g free left yesterday when I reboot the mac mini it always displayed the small circle then shutdown ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open new tab next to current tab in Google Chrome

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or is there a way to create one without any extensions or third-party stuff) that opens a new tab next to the currently open tab? For example, let's say I have 10 tabs ...
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How to use colleagues systems as servers to run Storm

At times when connectivity to the internet is not very good or unavailable, my colleagues and I are considering using each other's laptops as servers (Storm supervisor nodes), to run our Apache Storm ...
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MacOS doesn't download the “Yelda 6.0.1” update

I'm using "MacOS 10.12 Beta 2" and the App Store can not download the voice update. How can can I fix that?
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How can I observe all network traffic to and from a certain domain in OSX?

I'd like to observe requests from my machine to certain domains and optionally insert my own canned responses instead of the ones they provide. eg: any GET request to api.googlemaps.com I intercept ...
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I have a MacBook Air currently running Windows 10 natively, but want to dual-boot OS X without wiping Windows. Is this possible?

My laptop is currently running Windows 10, and it was installed natively on a blank system. This resulted in the drive being partitioned using the Master Boot Record scheme, which OS X cannot install ...
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How to interpret extended attributes on MacOS X?

I have a problem with rsync (version 2.6.9 which is outdated, but this is another problem) not correctly synchronizing files from MacOS X to MacOS X (versions Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and ...
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file modified date wrong on Android by 8 hours when transferring files with OSX

I moved files to my desktop in OSX from an sd card and then to another sd card. I then put that SD card into my android phone and the last modified date is off by 8 hours on all photos. The modified ...
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Making Mac backups on cloud services

Is it possible to make a Time-Machine-like (or indeed use Time Machine) to make a Mac backup on cloud services? I just got unlimited Google Drive storage and 1TB on Box and incidentally, my physics ...
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Snow Leopard instant Kernel Panic, no boot

While downloading a program called "multibeast" in Snow Leopard, the machine crashed. The only part of the program I loaded was the kext & enablers files. Now, my Mac crashes without booting. ...
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Big arrow in El Capital icon alias

Do you know what it means these big arrows in the icon alias? I know that the small arrows means that this is an alias (a kind of symbolic link).
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Which XFINITY WiFi hotspot service - Use 'xfinitywifi' or 'CafeExpress' or 'XFINITY' network to use?

The XFINITY WiFi by Comcast hotspot service has an app with a Help file that shows a screenshot saying: You can also select any network listed above the Available Networks option as shown in this ...
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How to route all traffic from one vm through other vm on OS X

Challenge: to get one Debian VM (Virtualbox) to route all its traffic through another Debian VM (Paralles), both hosted under OS X 10.11.5. I've tried for days, I hope you can help here. Schema: vm1 ...
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Rewrite hostname on OS X

I'm trying to rewrite a hostname using the hosts-file in OS X using the hosts-file and the following entry localhost db meaning that when i access http://db/ it should in reality access http://...
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Location of Recorded Audio of Keynote Presentation on OSX

So, as you may or may not know, you can record yourself as you give a Keynote presentation and play it back later. You can export the presentation to a movie and then you get the audio on top of ...
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How can I compare and delete duplicate files between multiple folders on El Capitan?

I'm dealing with two different types of file on OS X El Capitan. They have the same file extension but have tags at the end of the file name (e.g., abc123_m.psarc and abc123_p.psarc). I have one ...
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Unable to Copy or Cut MTS Files

I have a set of MTS files from Panasonic GH3 DSLR, cut and pasted from my SD card to my external HD (WD My Passport). While some of them can be cut (or copied) over to another harddrive (same - WD My ...
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Windows 10 EFI installation in MBP 8.2 (without bootcamp)

I know this topic has been covered extensively, but trust me, this has not been resolved yet: I want to do an EFI Windows 10 installation on a MacBookPro8.2 (early 2011) running El Capitan. Using ...
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sftp onto mac local machine from remote server

Posted this on SO but that was deemed off topic so re-posting it here. I am trying to download a dataset from a private remote server through sftp onto my local macbook pro machine. I was informed by ...
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How to programmatically restart network account server on Mac?

In Mac -> System Preference -> Users & Groups -> Login Options: At the bottom there is a "Network Account Server" option, I have a few servers running. But occasionally it appears to be red ...
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Yosemite corestorage volumes not created in order

I need to create multiple partitions in a Yosemite(10.10.5) CoreStorage Volume in a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014. MACOS (Yosemire) DEVELOPER to symlink var/local and other(s) WINDOWS (Windows OS) ...
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Find password application uses to access PDF-file in OS X

I have a encrypted PDF-file that I don't know the (user) password to. However, I have an application that can opens and decrypts the file (temporarily) so that it is viewable in that application. Is ...
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Switching between last active windows on a Mac

On Windows and Linux if I hit Alt-Tab it will bring forward the last active window of the application I was using. If I try to do this on a Mac, Cmd+Tab brings forward all the windows of the ...
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Unable to correctly install Adobe InDesign CC in OSX 10.9

Myself and the senior Mac technician at my office have been working on a users machine for the past 3 days and we can't seem to get anywhere. hopefully you can help us. There was an earlier semi-...
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how to backup MS OneNote notebooks (on Mac OSX)

The instructions I have found for backing up OneNote notebooks don't seem to apply to the Mac version. I just want to find my notebooks and copy them to a thumb drive. Anyone know how? Thanks.
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Mac OS VPN uses default Subnet Mask

We expanded our subnet mask from 255.255.255.0 to 255.255.254.0 to incorporate more IP addresses in the business: 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.1.255 is the new subnet. All of the servers etc are on the 192....
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Macbook Pro 2012 works with secondary monitor, but integrated screen remains black

Yesterday I was using Microsoft Excel 2011 to do my accounts and the screen suddenly went black. I tried restarting but this did not solve the problem. I have connected to another monitor (also Mac) ...
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sslv3 alert handshake failure (_ssl.c:590)?

this is my code: def test(request): paypalrestsdk.configure({ "mode": "security-test-sandbox", "client_id": "XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX", "client_secret": "XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" }) payment ...
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My Mac Pro body is too hot

I have a Mac Pro (Not Macbook Pro). It was working so good but recently when I touch its body it is too hot. I checked the RAM, CPU and memory usage. all of them are below 70% so I can not find the ...
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Regarding files resulted in equating file properties in “ls” command

I have a folder in which there are thousands of images. Of those thousand images, I want to bring together all those images whose “Last created” and “Last modified” properties are exactly same. ( In ...
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osx spotlight open primary display

Is there a way to make spotlight always open in the primary display? I went through the options for spotlight and display options and there doesn't seem to be a place for that in the normal settings. ...
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Allocating more Video RAM to wine

I'm using wine on my mac to play Universe Sandbox 2. When I open the game, it warns me that I at least need 512MB of VRAM, when I currently have 64MB. I have a Macbook Pro Retina (Mid-2014), and I ...
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PPTP VPN issue with Mac OS X over ADSL

I have a MacBook Air running OS X Yosemite (even El Capitan) version 10.10.5 and I use ADSL connection to connect to my university internal network which works just fine but when I use the PPTP VPN to ...
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Installing libssl-dev, libffi-dev on OS X?

I tried using command brew install libssl-dev libffi-dev but it's not working for me. Does anyone know how to install it on Mac?
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Create a select list of users in Bash on OS X

I am trying to create a copy script to quickly copy a user folder in OS X, while excluding all the junk (caches, old iPhone Backups, logs, etc.). As far as not copying those files/folders I am not ...
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What OS and file system for an raspberrypi NAS in apple eco-system

I'm trying to create a NAS, running on a raspberry pi, which will be used entirely in an apple eco-system, and doesn't need windows support. The NAS will be run purely from the OS SD card with no ...
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mac boot, and windows storage on same USB

I have a 64GB usb to install mac OS X on, but it will not use the whole drive so I would like to partition it. I want the other partition to be accessible from pc and mac. To install mac I need to use ...
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Problems connecting to my Mac via SSH

I have Mac with remote access enabled. I can easily connect to it via SSH within local network. I have configured 22 port forwarding on my router. But I can't connect to my Mac via SSH by using router'...
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How to toggle between different windows in Pages (Mac)?

Normally I use Cmd ` (the key above the Tab key), it is perfect for most of applications and Finder, except Pages. If I have 2 documents editing at the same time and want to switch back and forth ...
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El Capitan TextEdit bug: renaming file on desktop moves the file's icon

I upgraded my OSX from 10.8.6 to El Capitan (10.11.5) and since then I’m having this bug: modify and save a text file located on Desktop using TextEdit app --> Sometimes the file icon is moved to a ...
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Icon files showing in OS X Finder

I have a bunch of Icon files showing in my Finder. I believe these are supposed to be hidden, I think it may be related to a terminal command I ran across my file system for another issue but now I ...
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Poor video playback in VLC under bootcamp

I am using Windows 7 64bit in bootcamp on my aging Macbook and while recently watching a movie using VLC I noticed slight tearing. It is noticeable when the scene changes and very noticeable in action ...
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Run app before login on Mac OS X

I'm using the ShareMouse application to share my keyboard/mouse between my Windows and Mac Mini computer. It works great after logging in and having the app on startup. However, for the login screen I ...