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Copy-on-select, paste-on-middle-click on Mac OS X?

Is there a way to give OS X the usual X-windows behavior where selecting text in any application automatically copies it to the clipboard, and the middle mouse button automatically pastes it? +C, +V ...
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iTerm2 vim cannot map alt key

I'm having trouble trying to map the alt-key bindings on vim in iTerm2. I want to map shortcuts for switching between buffers like this: map <A-Right> <C-w>l map <A-Left> <C-w>...
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How can I remove unnecessary text from a command line output?

I'm using GeekTool, which takes the output of terminal commands and turns them into Desktop widgets, and wanted to display the current battery percent of my bluetooth keyboard to the Desktop in the ...
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How to change to brightness of an external display on a macbook pro running OSX 10.6

I am using a macbook pro running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. In System Preferences/Displays/Display, I can change the brightness of the macbook's screen. However, this option is not available for the ...
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How to check if a server i connect to supports ECN (Explicit Congestion Notification)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explicit_Congestion_Notification How do i check if a server i connect to supports ECN? I'm on OSX 10.11.5. What i'd like to know is what commands to use to see if a TCP ...
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Get my 4G router Huawei e5172 to work on battery power

I have a Huawei LTE CPE e5172 4G router, the router have a little spot in the back for battery connection, so I went ahead and purchased a battery pack for it. The battery is charging, and there is ...
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How to make Mac OS X <Cmd-f> “find” feature local to application window

Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Sometimes I open up multiple windows of TextEdit and multiple tabs on Chrome and use the Cmd-f to find certain text. In each window, I'm looking for different texts. ...
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Mount Zip on OSX

Is there any way to mount a zip (or tar, or any compressed file archive) as a volume on OSX? If this is a stupid question for some reason (the structure of zip archives), that would be good to know ...
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Mac OS X, mouse moves but mouse clicking and keyboard stroke doesn't respond?

On my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.8, if I move the mouse, the cursor moves around the screen. However, the computer doesn’t respond to clicking or keyboard strokes. How do I recover from this ...
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Illustrator files created and exported on Mac look stretched on Windows

Hopefully someone knows what's going on here. A file created in illustrator on Mac then exported to PDF or PNG looks stretched when viewed on Windows! I can't find any settings for aspect ratio etc, ...
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Is it possible to force a complete reset of a local copy of Dropbox?

I have broken Dropbox on my laptop and now it is stuck indexing. Is it possible to delete my local copy of Dropbox completely and force the Dropbox on my laptop to just reset itself with the server? ...
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How to configure network with two routers under Mac OS X

I have difficulties configuring network under Mac OS X. There is two routers. Router 1 has internet and I'm connecting to this via WIFI. Router 2 has no internet, but into this router is connected a ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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How to Switch Some Basic Keys in Windows (Windows VirtualBox Guest on OSX Host)

I am going crazy switching between Windows XP in a VirtualBox and the host (OSX), mostly due to the use of control-c, control-v, control-x and that they are different between the two OSes. Is there ...
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Chrome on OS X: Every new session kills all my pinned tabs

I am running Mavericks (10.9.4) on my MBP with Google Chrome (Version 36.0.1985.125). Anytime I pin a tab, it will stay pinned for the remainder of my browser session. Every time I exit Chrome (...
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Mouse not working correctly on OS X inside VMware Player during a Windows Remote Desktop session

At work I have a VMWare image of OS X El Capitan that I'm running in VMWare Player 12 on Windows 7. This works perfectly, but when I access this Windows computer from home using a Remote Desktop ...
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Is it possible to launch MacVim NOT in full screen mode?

Whenever I Launch MacVim it takes up the whole screen. I don't want this. Is there any way to prevent it from happening? I run OS X 10.8.
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Daisychaining two DP1.2 displays on rMBP2014

I have two displays (a Dell U2515H and a new Dell UP2516D) and both of them support MST and DP1.2. I have tried connecting one to the other via a Displayport cable and then finally to my 2014 rMBP, ...
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Connecting 2 Displays with a MacBook in serie does not work

I'm trying to connect the MacBook A1286 / A1278 (got 2) in this following configuration: I can do that with Windows and the monitors just fine. And it works perfectly, but when I try it with ...
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Python 2.x and Python 3.x with Beautiful Soup Package on Mac OSX 10.9.5

I am fairly new to Python and have run into some problems installing Beautiful Soup. I am running Mac OSX 10.9.5. I installed and used Python 3.4 during a summer and installed Beautiful Soup 4 for a ...
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Create a complete local copy of a website using Wget

OK, here is what I need : I'm on Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.8) I want to completely mirror a website on my hard drive (this is what I'm using as a test) I want all images and prerequisites there, so that ...
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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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Installing Homebrew on a Mac with NPM already installed

I am trying to fix my npm permissions. On this page, under Option 3, it says: If you're doing a fresh install of node on Mac OS you can avoid this problem altogether by using the Homebrew package ...
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Cowsay doesn't say anything

Okay, I know this is kind of a stupid question to bring to the table here... but why not. I'm using OS X 10.9.2, Mavericks, and have installed cowsay in my terminal with $ sudo gem install cowsay and ...
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Run virtual iOS on windows and install an app

For reasons unknown, I would like to run a virtual iOS environment on my windows computer. Inside of this environment, I need to be able to install a specific app from the app store, be able to run it,...
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Mac OS X equivalent of the Ubuntu “tree” command

Is there any equivalent of the Ubuntu tree command for Mac OS X ?
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How can I make the DNS server list persist on OS X?

I usually set the DNS servers on my laptop to be 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, which are Google's DNS servers, via the System Preferences > Network > $Interface > DNS pane. Far too often though, these servers ...
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EFI VMWare Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)

I am trying to turn on mavericks in VMWare but I get this error: "EFI VMWare Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)..." and then it restarts, again error, restart, error, restart and etc. Didn't understand ...
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rpcsvchost using 99% CPU on MacBook Pro

Recently I noticed that my fun got really loud even when just doing simple tasks as searching with my browser on Google. The activity manager of my MacBook Pro (Late 2011, running OS X Yosemite ...
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Mac OS Multiple Active Windows

I would like to be able to look at my notes on my laptop screen, while having the ability to change slides on the projector which is acting as my second "monitor". I have extended my desktop so that ...
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Cmd+backtick strange behavior with multiple spaces

I'm configuring a new MacBook Pro and I'm seeing a strange behavior using the keys cmd+`. Supposing I have the following disposition: Space 1: 2 Atom windows 3 Chrome windows Space 2 1 Atom ...
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Terminal fails with a “Could not create a new process and open a pseudo-tty.” message

Yesterday, I upgraded my Mac to Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and since then I couldn’t open the “Terminal,” each time I open a session, the following error is shown: [Could not create a new process ...
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When /tmp/wifi-*.log will show up and how can I stop it?

OS X version of my MacBook Pro (2015) is El Capitan 10.11.4 (15E65). I got a lot of logs file under /tmp/: fenqideMacBook-Pro:tmp fenqi$ ls -lt wifi-*.log -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 250759 4 12 11:...
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How does one playback MIDI files on Mac OS X?

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and in the past, I used VLC Media Player in combination with FluidSynth to play back MIDI sound files, but according to the answer to this question, this option is no ...
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Is there a simple method to copy an image from Google Docs to the local clipboard?

Google Docs uses a 'web clipboard' approach for cut and paste that works very well so long as the paste target is another Google doc. However, I don't know how to easily copy an image from the Google ...
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Is virus a concern running VMWare Fusion?

Hi I have Macbook Pro running VMWare fusion, do I have to be concerned about viruses? For example, if I have a trojan infected .exe key generator (legal for some reason), can I run it on the Mac ...
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How to start my VM in VMware Fusion with little disk space available

Due to some newly installed software packages my MacBook (Mac OS X 10.6.7) runs with little disk space available (~ 2.3 gb), which actually is enough for working right now. Currently I am on the go so ...
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VMWare Fusion 2.0.6 no longer wants to load my VMs

The issue: VMware Fusion cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program and to access all directories it uses and rights to access all directories for ...
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Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently started using a restricted(can't run apps from unidentified developers) OS X machine and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate ...
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Cannot drag folder to Ubuntu in VMware Fusion

My host is Mac OS X and I used VMware Fusion 3 to install Windows 7, Windows XP, and Ubuntu Linux. I can drag and drop folders between Windows 7/XP and Mac OS X, but I cannot do the same for Ubuntu. I ...
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Can't install Windows 7 through VMware Fusion, missing CD/DVD drivers

I'm trying to install Windows 7 32 Bit. There is no "easy install" for the VMware Fusion 4 setup as shown in this vide. http://www.vmwarefusionlearningcenter.com/intro-to-fusion.html#3 And when I ...
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How to browse my local website running on Mac OS X from my guest VMWare Windows 7 machine?

I am running OS X Mountain Lion as the host, and Windows 7 inside a VMWare Fusion 4.1.3 machine. I have a local website running on the host (under port 5000). I want to access this website from the ...
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What is thnuclnt, vmware

After starting VMware, I noticed that there are more than 10 processes called 'thnuclnt'. They're listening on the port 4000. (Since i use this port for something else, it's annoying.) I'm wondering ...
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Creation of Virtual Machine fails using 'VMWare vCenter Convertor Standalone'

I am trying to convert my Bootcamped Windows 7 partition to a VM using VMWare's vCenter software. The idea being to move the VM to an external drive and reclaim the bootcamp partition. The ...
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VMWare 8 Fusion Installs Trovi to IE on Windows 8.1 Professional

I am facing this very very bizarre situation, which I have never encountered before. I have installed VMWare Fusion 8 (trial - downloaded from official VMWare website) on my Mac OSX machine (fresh ...
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Using VMware virtual machine disk as local on OS X with VMWare Fusion

I am looking for solution to use disk from my virtual machine similarly to using local disk. Currently I am mounting disk over SSHFS, however, this solution is quite unreliable and unstable (...
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How can I copy a VMware Fusion virtual machine to a FAT32 partition?

I created the virtual machine on a host running OS X. I then moved the machine to a FAT32 partition on an external drive. It moved the first time without error. Then I moved it from the external ...
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VMware Fusion how to open a file on OSX with a specific VM machine

This problem is sending me nuts. At the moment in my finder, .pkt files are associated to be opened with the wrong virtual machine. If I right click on a .pkt file and select Open With it says ...
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Pause VM when SQL server idle

In OSX Mountain Lion, I run a Windows Server 2003 VM solely to run SQL Sever 2008. It chews up a lot of battery life. Is there some way to automatically pause the VM when the SQL Server is idle and ...
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VMWare Fusion: “No Permission to access this virtual machine”

I had a VMWare Fusion VM backed up on my home network file server (Ubuntu). I wanted to run it again, so I copied it back to my Macbook. When I tried to launch it in VMWare, I got an error message: ...