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Mac OSX Space - wrong add up

The picture posted below should explain my problem in 100%. The storage space calculated by adding up spaces from folders like Applications, Users etc. is completely different than this showed next ...
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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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xmonad on debian: how to change screen resolution

I've installed xmonad in a debian vmware vm on osx. In Gnome I changed the screen resolution to 1440/900 using the GUI menu but this change did not affect the resolution I get when I'm logged in with ...
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How can I get zsh to display international characters properly?

I just started using zsh, and love it. However, I've stumbled upon an annoyance when it comes to international characters: ➜ ~ touch åäö.txt ➜ ~ ls ...
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OSX El Capitain shutdown doesn't work

This is going to be my first post, so I hope will be clear and understandable ( I'm not native eng). First of all, I just want to clarify: I'm not a developer or everything related to coding. I have ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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Can't find zlib when installing other libs with brew

I'm new to both *nix and brew. I tried to install many things with Homebrew, but it always said: configure: error: *** Working zlib library and headers not found *** Then I tried install zlib ...
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How to get rid of Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up from Safari

Whenever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for MacKeeper. The website is called http://mackeeperapp.zeobit....
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Dragon Dictate adding extra characters

It seems that often at the end of the It there will be an extra character or two. Often this is just some random letter. For example the S following the sentence was added by Dragon dictate. Is there ...
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Will double-clicking install OS replace contents of the disk?

Will double-clicking install OS replace contents of the disk? In other words, if I want to do a clean install of Mavericks can I just double-click the downloaded file and perform the install? Will it ...
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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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AWS EC2 Instance SCP: tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified

Hello SuperUser Heroes, I have been using my system's terminal (Mac OS X El Capitan) and have never had issues with it. Today, wanted to upload some folders to some EC2 machines (which I used to do ...
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How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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Chrome Not Saving Passwords on Mac

I recently was forced to destroy everything in the ~/Library/Keychains folder on my Mac (we're using Active Directory users and I've always had keychain troubles when it's time to change the password)....
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Emacs on Mac, trouble with jshint

I am testing out a small fibonacci program and purposely removed a semi colon in hopes to run a joshing for debugging. When i submitted the command I got an error of: "Compilation exited abnormally ...
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How to get macOS app's resource usage during a time period?

We can use the Activity app to see an app's CPU and memory's real time usage, I was wondering if maybe we could get the resource consumption graph during a time period? Or if there're some system ...
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TextEdit on Mac - how to downgrade?

After upgrading to TextEdit version 1.11 (325) I'm having this bug. I found source code of version 1.9 (309), but it also contains that bug. Is there a repository with all previous versions of ...
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Stuck with spinning gear (NOT beach ball) after OSX login

Running latest OS X Mountain Lion. I shut down hard (held power button until power off) after an application froze and rather than doing force quit I got frustrated and just shut the system down. ...
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Mac OS X: Increase mouse speed on login screen

I have an iMac 27" and it takes so much time to move the mouse pointer from the upper left corner to the center of the screen to click my account entry on the login screen. Isn't there a way to ...
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PHP mail() function not working in Mac OS X

I did follow all the links given in this post, nothing worked out. Please explain me why PHP mail() does give so much problem? what exactly happening and why it will not work? I am using Mac OS X ...
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The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion to a virtual machine (VMWare). Every time I power on the machine, it goes to the apple logo and pops up with the error: "The CPU has been disabled by the ...
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I can not open XMGRACE

I can't open xmgrace although I have installed everything correctly. The errors I encounter are: Warning: Widget must be a VendorShell. Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown event type : ...
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How to make Google Chrome display contents of properties file, instead of downloading it and using external editor?

I am requesting a URL in Chrome that ends in /foo.properties. The response includes the header Content-Type:application/x-java-properties, so Chrome writes the body of the response to a foo.properties ...
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Mac: white screen after login

I have a Mac Air 2011. So yesterday I tried to backup my ipad with it and it cause the hard drive to be full. Today I can't login anymore. Tried rebooting it, it goes to the login screen successfully. ...
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Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed

I know it's just a pet peeve, but I hate it that Mac OS X's Preview.app stays open when it has no windows open. Is there any way to make it close when its last window is closed? Since I don't see ...
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How exactly does one install `.egg` files?

When I tried downloading the Sphinx installer here, my computer couldn’t find a default application to run the installer. easy_install doesn’t work either. I’m running Python 2.7 but only have ...
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Google Chrome not saving passwords (prompting to save but not saved)

Chrome does prompt and offer to save passwords. However every time I click Save, it doesn't actually save. The Manage passwords - Saved passwords is an empty list. In chrome://settings/search#...
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how to hide text in a PDF in Preview

I need to send a pdf containing bank details about a payment, only some of the data in the pdf is relevant to the receiver, and I would like to hide everything else. I have opened the PDF in preview ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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How do I use visual studio debugging shortcuts on a Mac?

I want to use 'Step into' debugging in visual studio. I saw question this, 'chrome developer debugging shortcuts on a mac'. I did 'Step over' method but I still can't do 'Step into' method. How do ...
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Can't clear Apple Mac Dock Icon after Oracle SQL Developer App has closed

I just started experiencing a bug where the SQLDeveloper 4.1.3 (latest) app icon freezes in the mac OS dock. This prevents me from relaunching the app without a hard reboot of the computer. ...
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Alternative to run htop as sudo on OS X?

To see the CPU and memory usage of processes in htop on Mac OS X you need to change the user rights as described in "htop isn't returning CPU or memory usage!?". htop running with root rights is able ...
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Older Version of Chrome for OS X?

Oldapps and filehippo both don't have OS X apps (at least Chrome) Old version doesn't either.... I need to test 17x through 20x in order to reproduce a bug and can't find these browsers! Where can ...
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How do I create a .url file on OS X?

I am creating a zip file and would like to include a link to a website within it so that users can double-click on the file and go straight to the website. In my research, I discovered that what I ...
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Connect via VNC to own machine

When I have a second user logged on my MacBook I just want to open a VNC/remote desktop connection to this user instead of always going through the login window. VNC will just connect to the same user ...
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On Airport Extreme, how to force requests to specific IP on the local network?

I am trying to route requests to http://example.com from my smartphone to my dev server, running on my laptop. This means my router needs to look for those requests and route them appropriately to my ...
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What is this random “Do you need more hard disk on your Mac?” pop-up on a Mac about?

I get a random popup that asks “Do you need more hard disk on your Mac?” It happens only when I’m in Safari. It pops up on the top right hand corner of my screen.
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Cannot format micro SD Card in mac OSX 10.9

I tried everything but I cannot format it. When opening the disk utilities I get 2 partitions, one which is greyed out. When trying to format the first one it says "couldn't unmount disk". When ...
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Spotlight now treating bash scripts as 'Document' instead of 'unix executable'

I have a directory of bash scripts I use frequently, and I tend to launch these via Alfred Alfred in turn relies on Spotlight to index scripts, and assign them a meta content type of 'public.unix-...
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bind tmux prefix to OS X cmd key (or any other binding)

I'm used to iTerm2 (or Terminal.app for this case) on OS X. But I want to move to use tmux (or screen, but the problem is similar to both apps). So my idea is to have a single iTerm tab with a tmux ...
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Mount a VHD (VirtualBox) in OSX

How can I mount a VHD (created in VirtualBox) of a Ubuntu Server install on my Max OSX (Mountain Lion) and allow it to be found in Finder (so I can select a folder and view it's contents). If it ...
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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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Why can't I change my Windows domain password from Mac OS X?

I'm using Mac OS X, with the machine not joined to the domain. Some file shares in the company are now on the domain, and logging into these has just started causing failures, telling me that my ...
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VPN DNS configuration bug in OS X

I am using TunnelBlick to connect to an VPN (OpenVPN) with OS X 10.9.2. I can authenticate and pass traffic but the DNS entries injected from the VPN do not work. Here is the output of scutil --dns (...
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Error connecting to synergy on mac server

I installed synergy. I ran it on mac OS X mavericks 10.9.4. When I open synergy on the mac a window pops up quickly and disappears. Then, I connect from my windows workstation and get an error: ...
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How to find Microsoft Office Excel Version on a Mac?

How can I find the version of MS Excel in a Mac system. I followed this link but I am not sure what version 15.17 corresponds to. Is it MS Office 2013 or MS Office 2016?
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Iterm 3.0.2 no colors when using ls

I recently upgraded to Iterm 3.0.2 and I noticed that on my local session, both files and directories have the same color when I use ls. This happened in Iterm2, which I fixed by using this answer: ...