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How can you minimize full screen apps in OSX Yosemite?

I like keeping my windows full screen. However, when any application is full screen, the yellow button in the upper left becomes grey and is not clickable. How can I minimize the window without ...
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How to prevent firefox from melting my CPU?

While many people complain about small battery life on notebooks, I'm much more annoyed by a hot one. Normally, the best way to avoid this is by disabling flash on my browser, using click to play for ...
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Mac OS X Mail messages moving back to inbox after Applescript moves them to another folder

I used Automator with an Applescript to move messages from my inbox to designated folders. When I check, they are all there. If I get another message with a related topic, it seems that both messages ...
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Open terminal with telnet from command

I'd like to open a telnet sessions from a sublime text build process. I've tried using open /bin/bash --args telnet 127.0.0.1 but that fails .. is there anything similar I can do? Edit I'm ...
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How do I open a google search link with a new tab using the keyboard?

Previously, I was able to use Cmd + Enter on my Mac using Chrome. However, lately, I noticed that it does not work anymore. Cmd + click still works. It works by opening that link in a new tab. Does ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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Rsync file has vanished error on OS X

I'm trying to rsync between two shared drives. For the most part this works fine, however any file with international characters reports the following error: file has vanished: ...
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Is there a free tone generator for OS X that can be “dialed” in real time?

I am in need of a free tone generator (enter a frequency to output) for Mac OS X that can be "dialed" in real time. I need to be able to adjust a slider without having to stop/start/type in a new ...
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Cmd+Enter to open link in new tab not working

I am using Chrome on Mac OS Yosemite and occasionally when in chrome, the cmd + enter shortcut to open a link in a new tab just stops working. Is there anyway to check the keyboard shortcuts in ...
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Problems connecting to a Mac OS X machine via FTP

I have many problems with my Mac OS X. The system is only reachable via SSH, but not with FTP and not with SMB. So I tried to concentrate on FTP, seems easier to debug and may be it's one problem for ...
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Export first few pages of Doc to PDF using LibreOffice

I have been using LibreOffice in my rails app to convert my Doc to PDF using the command /Applications/LibreOffice.app/Contents/MacOS/soffice --headless --convert-to pdf --outdir ...
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Why is “It works!” showing up at my http://127.0.0.1 (localhost)?

So, I was playing around with Java sockets, servers and streams, the other day, and I decided, purely out of curiosity, expecting no good results, to open Google Chrome and navigate to 127.0.0.1, and ...
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Change Terminal Title in Mac OS X

How can I arbitrarily change the title of a Terminal window in Mac OS X? I have seen this question and this magicwrap thing, but think it's just a simple Mac OS X command.
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Cannot start Hyper-V on MacBook in Bootcamp but can in Parallels

I am running Mavericks on a late 2013 model MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Intel i5 chip) and have installed Windows 8.1 into a bootcamp partition. Under Bootcamp, an attempt to start a VM in Hyper-V ...
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Wacom icon won't appear on system preferences?

I'm using Yosemite OS X, and I haven't been able to use my Intuos tablet because all the preferences were reverted, but not shown under system preferences.
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Is there a way to enable sound via HDMI on my TV Monitor from the MacBook Pro late 2010 (OSX 10.8.3)

I have this issue when connecting my MacBook Pro Late 2010 on my Samsung TV Monitor via HDMI there is no sound coming out only picture. Alternativly when I'm using my dualboot Windows 7 installed on ...
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How can I get rid of GoogleVoiceAndVideoAccelSetup on Mac Os Yosemite?

Can you please see the attached image: I have no idea where these came from and I can not get rid of them.. The eject buttons next to them do not seem to do any work. This happened after Yosemite ...
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iMac target display mode - non-standard apple keyboard

So enabling TDM with an apple keyboard works by pressing cmd + f2. But it won't work on my logitech. It is very annoying to have to plug in my apple keyboard just to get this to work. Can anyone ...
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Why does a progress bar persist for files in my download directory?

When I download files using a browser in OSX, a progress bar appears on the Dock. It's a great feature that I like. I downloaded some files a few days ago, but the progress bar remains. How do I ...
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How can I disable automatic send and receive in Outlook for Mac 2011?

If go into Tools - Run Schedule - Edit Schedules, send and receive is not checked. However, Outlook still checks for mail quite frequently. How can we disable this?
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PHP mail() function not working in Mac OS X

I know this question has been asked many times and people use to give many solutions. I have followed almost all the possibilities which I come across after investigating on it. but nothing worked ...
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iPhone doesn't complete loading iTunes library via Home Sharing

I've been trying to use iTunes / Music.app on my iPhone 4S running latest iOS 7.1.1 (11D201) and access the "Home Shared" iTunes library that my Mac Pro (10.9.3) makes available on my network. No ...
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How to enable path folder in mac terminal

As You see when I put command "pwd" I'm in folder: MacBook-Grzeg% pwd /Users/Grzeg/ticket_managment But my terminal still show only that's: MacBook-Grzeg% Now as you can see I have ...
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how to solve burning cpu message in Console

When I run Google Earth or any viewer for Second Life, and it shows 3D imagery, the Console shows a message like the following: 26-01-15 19:51:58,000 kernel[0]: process Google Earth[5427] thread ...
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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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Does Mac OS X have the ability to change Retina scaling per-app?

I'm rather new to OS X, and my machine has Retina scaling. That's great for everyday tasks, but some applications (for instance, IDEs) benefit more from screen real-estate. Is there any way I can make ...
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MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.3 - Excel for Mac 2011 [on hold]

I am trying to save a spreadsheet that was built in a different version of excel and the conditioning formatting formulas are too complicated for Excel for Mac 2011. Any ideas?
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Why not having /tmp default permissions to 777 in osX?

I'm often using, on unix servers I'm working with, the /tmp folder as a folder where I write temporal stuff needed for my software (mainly web applications). It has usually 777 permissions. I found ...
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How to prepare Laptop (or other device) for a mobile hotspot to save data

I want to browse the internet with my laptop over my mobile data plan using a mobile Wi-Fi- or USB hotspot. My data plan is limited to a certain amount of data and I don't want to spend that on ...
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Go to directory of symlink file target

How can I create a command (or alias) to go to the directory which contains the target file of a symlink. For example, if I have a symlink symFile@ -> /Users/zhermes/some/dir/someFile I'd like ...
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Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up SAFARI

When ever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for mac keeper. The website is called ...
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Select all text with similar formatting in Word 2011 for Mac?

I'm using Word 2011 for Mac. I'm writing my thesis and I now need to format them. I initially wrote some using Google Docs, and when I downloaded and try to format using word, I found that I need to ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...
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Ruby RuntimeError on launching terminal (Mac)

Whenever I open the terminal on Mac I get this error: /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/bin/ruby: invalid option --1 (-h will show valid options) (RuntimeError) ...
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What's like OSX's pbcopy for Linux

In a terminal in OSX I can pipe output to pbcopy and then go into a web browser and paste it. I tried this in Linux with xcopy but when I switch to the browser it just overwrites the clipboard with ...
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Lexmark S305 printer won't print wirelessly over WIFI on Snow Leopard

I have a Lexmark S305 printer which won't print over wifi however it will happily print a test page. The printer worked fine before upgrading to Snow Leopard. I understand the Snow Leopard in built ...
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How to run app as sudo? [on hold]

I can run the terminal in Applications folder, but how to run an app using sudo? Can I run a specific app as root using System Preferences settings? EDIT I am using a GIT client software, named ...
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how can I print in grayscale/low quality from preview

I have a color printer but would sometimes prefer to print grayscale (for documents where color and quality does not matter) As far as I can see there are no such settings in the preview printing ...
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How can I scan documents from a Lexmark x543n over the network on OS X 10.6

I just got a Lexmark x543dn and have some trouble getting my computer to recognize it as a scanner. The printer is working fine from my OS X 10.6 machine, setup was as easy as it gets. I just ...
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is it safe to delete a “login.keychain.sb…” file?

I donwloaded MPlayerX and it seems it had a bunch of Addware. Anytime I type something in Safari it will take so some advertisement site, like MacKeeper, ZipCloud etc... Now I was looking in my ...
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How do I make a backup of OS X Yosemite boot USB as an image on the hard disk?

For CDs one could make an image file and store it on their hard disk. If they wanted to use it again, they could burn to disk or emulate using something like daemon tools. I want to know if something ...
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Are there any extensions or tricks to reopen several closed tabs in Safari

I know Safari 5 (on OSX) allows undoing of a recently closed tab with Cmd-Z. However, that works only for the very last closed tab. That is, I cannot press CmdZ twice to reopen the last two closed ...
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Unable to Retrieve Supply Levels in Print Queue

Retrieving the supply levels of my printer in the print queue application used to work fine but now I get an Information Not Available error. In the error logfile it says Unable to query ink levels. ...
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Change iTerm settings using defaults

I have to set custom hotkeys in iTerm (in order for my option-left and option-right keys to work properly, and I'm looking for a way to do this via the command line so I can script it. I've ...
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OSX Yosemite USB Flash Drive Missing Space Issue

I purchased a 128GB flash drive. Available space after exFat formatting is 123.6GB I transfer roughly 25GB (a TON of files beyond the 100,000 range) from another flash drive onto this one. I now have ...
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Prevent websites from playing audio when they are opened in Safari 8

Is there any way to prevent a website from starting to playing audio when it's opened in Safari 8? As an example, this MacWorld article exhibits that behavior.
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Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently got a macbook air (OS X) from school and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate admin, etc. They have it restricted and you are not ...
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Home wifi started misbehaving when I attached a windows device

On my home wifi I normally have a macbook pro, a few iPhones and a chromecast. A few days ago, I bought one of those new cheap windows 8 tablets. It works great, but while it's powered on, the other ...
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Searching for files in my computer's filesystem named food using find . and grep together

So I'm trying to run a search of my computer's entire filesystem for files named "food" using find . and grep together. According to my homework instructions the search should take a while. I've ...