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Restrict an admin user from using sudo on os x

I have multiple admin users on my mac. Is there a way I can block a particular admin user from executing sudo on OS X? My understanding is that if the user name is "abc", abc ALL=(ALL) ALL in ...
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Canon Printer - Strange issue on Mac (ccpd wants to connect to the internet)

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and my native firewall is active. Whenever I restart/open my computer, I see a messagebox that asks me whether I want to allow ccpd to connect to the internet or not. I ...
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How can I open a port in my Mac OS X yosemite(firewall) ?

I have a java-based server(jar file) and it is running on port 8080. It is running well on my localhost, but I can't access it through other networks I think it's a firewall issue. so, First, I ...
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Tmux doesn't respond to scroll in OS X Yosemite Terminal

Recently, I updated to OS X Yosemite and was delighted to find out Apple has added mouse support to their Terminal app. This works great in a standard Terminal window scrolling through my history and ...
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how can I scroll in yosemite's terminal using the trackpad

Ever since I upgraded to OS X yosemite I have been experiencing this sporadic issue where I suddenly lose the ability to scroll up/down in terminal using my trackpad. Scrolling on the trackpad will ...
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How to know which wireless band I am connected to when router is running dual-band?

I have my router set up to work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz using the same SSID in dual-band mode. Sometimes, when I am on the edge of the 5GHz range, I suspect that my very poor internet performance is ...
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Fresh Install R Studio crashes

Tried posting this to R Studio's Support, but haven't gotten a response. I need to install RStudio on a new computer, but get errors when trying to open the program. Question: What is the problem ...
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excel - generate a username from a full name field

I'm trying to generate a username using a single name field in excel which has the person's first name and last name. I'm open to what the username would be, as long as its intuitive for the user. The ...
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Cisco AnyConnect to Mac built-in VPN

I have Cisco AnyConnect installed on my laptop which let me connect to company's network. For some reason I want to use Mac OSX built-in VPN client instead. With AnyConnect, I just provide the server ...
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Snow Leopard will not accept password after reinstall from Mavericks

I have a 17" Macbook Pro which I upgraded to Mavericks about six months or a year ago. Yesterday, the disk crashed and so I reinstalled from the original install DVD (thus reverting to Snow Leopard), ...
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change dialog position and spotlight OS X

I'm using a mbp(late 11) a Dual head 2 go and 2 screens. Whenever a dialogbox opens, OS X will open it in the centre of my 2 screens. Which is annoying because there is a bevel in the middle of the ...
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Start Appium server at system boot (MacOS)

I'm trying to setup Appium server to stat automatically after system startup. Also I'd like it to restart after a crash. Appium was installed as a npm package and it launches and works fine when I ...
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How can I make the individual profiles for Chrome appear on Mac Dock?

On my Windows computers I have a fixed icon for each profile (work, home, etc.) that I can pin to my task bar. On Mac there is only one icon and I do flipping between the different profiles using ...
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how to make scutil login to VPN with password on Mac?

I'm trying to login to my VPN (Cisco IPSec) through command line on a mac scutil --nc start "myVPN (Cisco IPSec)" --password "mypassword" When running that script i just get the usual popup ...
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JSFiddle CSS and Result text areas squeezed

I am using Chrome on OSX and have encountered an infuriating bug which makes JSFiddle unusable: As the screenshot shows the CSS and Result text areas are squeezed off the screen with no handle to ...
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How do you install libtorrent-rasterbar Python bindings with a brewed Python?

The standard approach does not work: brew install libtorrent-rasterbar Will install the boost requirement (linked against the system Python), and libtorrent-rasterbar will install without any ...
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How do I recover lost/inaccessible files on the Mac platform?

Can anyone tell me a really good file recoverer for the Mac platform?
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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java_home command missing on OS X

Mac OS X 10.8 does not include java_home(1). The Apple docs stop at 10.7.4, so I'm not sure what I should be using to set JAVA_HOME in a login script. What are we supposed to use to set JAVA_HOME?
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Cannot increase maxfiles limits on Mac 10.7

I an only set lower values for the launchctl limit maxfiles. I try launchctl limit maxfiles 2048 2048 and nothing changes: $ launchctl limit maxfiles maxfiles 500 500 $ launchctl limit ...
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Does pbpaste empty the clipboard under some circumstances?

The manual for pbcopy and pbpaste reads as follows: pbpaste removes the data from the pasteboard and writes it to the standard output. The wording read odd as remove for me carries the ...
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Force Mac OSX notes to refresh &/or force iOS notes to update FASTER

I just wrote a note on my iPhone. The benefit of using cloud services like Notes is that its supposed to be somewhat concurrent when connected to the internet. My phone & my laptop are connected ...
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Connecting to a Mac with MS-RDP 3389?

Is it possible to configure or connect (with or with out software) that helps us emulate the 3389 RDP that Microsoft has for Windows, but on the Mac? I am a Major PC guy, but I am finding needs to ...
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“WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!” constantly occurring, even *after* deleting known_hosts

As per title, lately I started getting the error "WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" after I set up a new server in AWS. I'm on OSX Yosemite (10.10.3) I'm aware of nearly all the ...
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SMB slow read/write from Mac workstation vs. Windows

We have an SMB share running in Hyper-V on Server 2012. Read/Write to the share from Windows workstations on the network is around 100 MB/s, which seems good. Read/Write from Mac workstations to the ...
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OSX TextEdit save with the first line

Is it possible to make TextEdit save an unnamed opened file with the first line (or first word) of the text of that document? eg: I create a new text document in TextEdit; write the first line as I ...
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Mac and Windows Server 2008-based SSTP VPN. Does it work?

Does anyone know how to set up a Mac with a Windows Server 2008 SSTP VPN? Is it even supported? We have said VPN installed here, and I need to know if we can have Macs as well as Linux clients working ...
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OS X iptables owner equivalent OR use only vpn for specific user

I am trying to make sure all network traffic initiated by a specific user on OS X Yosemite will go through a specific vpn or otherwise be blocked. I imagine I could do that easily on linux using ...
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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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Mac Office 365 Home Application Crash

I know what's causing my MAC PRO to crash, any Microsoft Office 365 app, but I don't know how to fix it. Either does MS tech support. So far their only answer has been to reinstall - now 3 times! ...
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CR versus LF: which should I recognize as “end of line” in terminal program? [on hold]

I understand the use of line feed and/or carriage return as line separators in Windows, Macintosh and Linux. But now I'm writing a program that will accept text user input over a TCP socket, and I ...
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OS X Sidebar language is messed up

I use OSX in English - but with Hungarian as secondary language and with Hungarian format language in the system preferences. Still I get some sidebar names (like Downloads, Desktop, etc) in ...
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Install windows 7 on mac without product key

My goal: create a windows 7 partition on my macbook for dual boot purposes through Boot-Camp. The problem: I bought the install disc for windows 7, but can no longer find the product key that came ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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Reducing the height of the tab/address bar in Firefox (OS X)

I would like to save those extra few pixels, since I'm often on the go on a laptop and overall customize FF. Is there a way to shave off those extra pixels here? (Picture for reference)
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How to switch back to previous window on OS X?

As a long time Windows users I'm used to switch between two windows using keyboard. Now at Mac I just can't figure out how to do that! Command-Tab works nicely between apps, but how to do the same ...
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Key codes: xterm vs. Terminal.app

I mostly use iTerm, and it lets you customize the key codes sent to your terminal by individual keys. It has a couple presets labeled xterm Defaults and Terminal.app Compatibility. I'd like to make my ...
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High Sleep Power Consumption in Yosemite

Over the last week, my OS X Yosemite (rMBP 2015) has been consuming large amounts of power in sleep mode (~20% over 12 hours). I am not aware of any particular thing I might have done to make this ...
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How to find a Word file if it isn't in auto recovery?

I have a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 and was working on my dissertation in Word, pressing Save regularly. A message came up saying Word had to unexpectedly quit, and then when I went to open my ...
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Per-process network usage on OSX?

I want to periodically poll for per-process network usage. Is there a way to do this efficiently in OSX like netstat -p on Linux? I know there's lsof -i -Tqsf but it doesn't seem to show bytes ...
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Write content to file with Automator

I'm building an Automator Service to create an .html file and write some text in it. I've managed to create my .html file by using the New Text File action, but how can I write text in it? I see no ...
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Concatenate with column header but omit blanks with Excel for Mac 2011

I want to modify this formula: =A$1&": "&A4&" & "&B$1&": "&B4 Sample: Column A: a info & Column B: b info So that if there is a blank cell the Title and the blank ...
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How To Keep Wi-Fi On Even When Your Mac Sleeps?

Whenever I want to download something which is over a gigabyte, I leave my computer, so the download could happen smooth and fast, but that's not to be, when my computer goes to sleep, and the Wi-Fi ...
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Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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Setting proxy via http_proxy on Mac

I am using an HTTP proxy on MacOS 10.7 (which works for Safari.app, when set in the system preferences). I'm now trying to set the proxy for command-line applications using the $http_proxy environment ...
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How to best setup PC or Mac to access a website that requires older JRE?

I have a website I need to access that requires JRE 1.5.0_11. I'm looking for the best solution to be able to load that particular website using this old Java version without cluttering my system or ...
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Yosemite: Terminal command to toggle Dock maginification?

I have found a number of Terminal commands to control the behavior of the Dock, e.g. defaults write com.apple.Dock orientation -string left to show the Dock at the left edge of the screen or defaults ...
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Stop application windows hiding when app loses focus

How can I stop windows on my mac (Mac OS Snow Leopard) from hiding when the app that owns the window loses focus. Not all apps on the mac do this, but Photoshop and Transmission are perfect examples ...
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Access a built-in mac webserver from another machine

I'm using php to create a built-in web server in my Mac, so I can access my webpage files and route them through a file. In order to do this, I'm using the terminal command php -S localhost:8080 ...