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Run script or app at logon for all users on the Mac

I want my Mac to auto-trash some cache-files from Adobe for all the users that log on to the computer. I am really new to this, so I'm sorry if my question is obvious. I have made a script and/or app ...
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Spotlight and apple.developer.com (?) using 100% and more CPU

Sporadically, my OS X 10.10.2 machine start using a crazy amount of CPU for no apparent reason. If I look at Activity Monitor, here is what I see: Spotlight is using 180% of the CPU, while a ...
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Mac has lost view of certain files, but they still exist

So I am having trouble with a mac. After the antivirus removing a virus it got, all the files in the User Directory folders Applications, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Movies has disappeared. ...
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VNC to OS X Yosemite, added Server and now double login prompts

So I have VNC setup and it works fine, prompts me for the base password, then has me authenticate for my account, and I'm in, great. I add the Server app to the system, and now when I VNC in, I have ...
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Applescript can't get process “…”

I am getting an error in applescript In the first script i created a search engine and the script is as follows on dialogBox(theMessage) display dialog theMessage default answer "" buttons ...
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Is there a way to provide access privileges to USB scanner via TWAIN SANE-backends for all users in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)?

I want to enable all users of a Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) system running to use a USB flatbed scanner. Such scanner works using TWAIN SANE from my account (admin) without sudo-ing, while other users ...
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table%5Fof%5Fkeyboard%5Fshortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X: Move the focused window Resize the focused window ...
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iWorks 09 displaying blank screen after downgrading OS X 10.10 to 10.6

I had to downgrade the OS X version of a friend's intel Mac after Appleworks 6 stop working after his grandson upgrade it to Yosemite. The friend has hundreds of Appleworks outline files typed ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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basic: adding a profile in Volatility

Just starting out with the Volatility framework. I want to use a pre-built profile for OSX. I've downloaded the MacProfileAll.zip file and have copied the profile I want into the ...
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download complete when run from command line but not complete run from launchd

Curious thing. I have a Python script that I've set up through launchd on my Mac to run every 5 minutes. All it does is download a file from a website. My issue/question is that when it's run that ...
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Alternatives to Xcode Storyboard XIB NIB interface builder?

Maybe it is just me because I am a programmer, but I find Xcodes interface builder for creating xib/nib/storyboards to be extremely difficult to use and not intuitive at all. I would much rather play ...
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Why won't Java 8 update 31 x64 work with Chrome 42.0.2288.6 dev x64 on OS X 10.9.5?

I've updated to Java 8 update 31 x64 on my OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and now it will no longer work in my Chrome version 42.0.2288.6 dev. Why is this? It worked prior to updating. I've tried the Java ...
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Show hidden files on OS X except .DS_Store

I want to see all hidden files on my Mac except .DS_Store. Is there a way to do that?
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My admin user has completely lost the use of sudo (only gets 'permission denied')

OS X 10.8.5 I first realized the problem trying to delete software from a Japanese wireless carrier when I installed their client while I was there. Then I realized I actually can run no command ...
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“Non-system disk press any key to reboot” after removing Windows 7 on Mac

My MacBook had Snow Leopard. I was trying to remove Windows 7 to make more space available. When I thought I had successfully removed Windows 7, I powered off the laptop and when I turned it back on, ...
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How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution?

How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution? The reason is that I want to record a screencast and I want the screen to be natively HD, no stretching and no black bars. ...
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How do I encode a hyphen in a Bash terminal's open command?

I'm trying to write a small script that launches Beyond Compare when I do an svn diff. I got it working up until so far: open -a /Applications/Beyond\ Compare.app "$6" "$7" To get the full ...
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Homebrew does not completely uninstall nginx

I installed yesterday nginx on my machine using brew install nginx Today I would like to remove the software, therefore I tried brew uninstall nginx which has been correctely executed. In fact ...
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Third party encryption tool for specific folder or files

I usually store some ansible permission key files which are used for local office servers. I need to use ansible online with all nodes. At the same time, I want those files available on dropbox so I ...
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Restore Snow Leopard Mac OS gestures

I haven't used a Mac since Snow Leopard (I am currently using Yosemite) but just got one for work and I was hoping to use the old gestures but cannot seem to get them to work. Is there any way to ...
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How to stop Mac to convert typing double dash to emdash?

I think it's a Mountain Lion thing, when you type - (dash) twice, it becomes — (emdash). When you type tm, it becomes ™ (trademark symbol). Or when you type three . (dot), it becomes … (elipsis). ...
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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Access shared folder over vpn

I have a Synology NAS that I would like to access while I'm away. I have set up OpenVPN on my NAS and can successfully connect to it. When I am connected though the shared folder does not show up in ...
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Alias to shortcut from home folder not working

As per this question on How to set up a shortcut to a directory in Mac OS X Terminal? I've added the following alias: alias MeteorApps=‘cd ~/Documents/Github/MeteorApps’ By adding it to the bash ...
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Homebrew OpenSSL: rehash failed to verify, something is wrong

Reposted from StackOverflow Just noticed 'You have mail' in shell prompt. Here is what is says: $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/pain": 1 message 1 new >N 1 ...
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Sublime Text 2 not using new icon in Cmd-Tab on OS X

I had previously exchanged the default icon for a custom icon. Upgrading to the latest update, which included a new, official icon, did not change the icon used when I change between programs ...
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Opening Office Binder OBD file in Mac OS X or Linux

I have an old .OBD file (Office Binder). How can I open it in my Mac OS X or Linux?
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Label and archive mails in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

In gmail, you can label a message and eventually click the archive button which will move the message and any other emails into the same folder. Any way to do this with Microsoft Outlook?
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Is there a way to eject an iPhone directly from Xcode or from Mac OS X without using iTunes?

I’m using Xcode to develop an iOS app. So I connect my iPhone, and when I’m done developing I want to eject the phone to properly disconnect it. I have tried browsing around in the settings app and in ...
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Entering hash key on Word running on Mac

I have a document open in Word 2007 on Windows XP running within Vmware Fusion, hosted from Mac OS X 10.5 and using a UK keyboard. How do I enter the #(hash) key? I'm reduced to choosing it from the ...
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Unable to direct print to Zebra on a Mac via Remote Desktop

Let me explain my usual deployment. I have customers on Windows which have Zebra printers. We install locally thoses printer using Generic/Text printer drivers. They connect via Remote Desktop to my ...
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My computer can't find the git command

I recently installed git on my computer (OSX 10.10.1) and when I run git I get git: error: unable to find utility "git", not a developer tool or in PATH. So I checked, found that I didn't have the ...
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Recursively chown all files that are owned by a specific user

Is it possible to find and chown all files that a specific user owns? I did a bunch of things as the wrong user and need to give the correct user ownership of the files. Is there a recursive and ...
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I'm having trouble with my Apache Server Permissions on Mac

I'm getting this error when I'm trying to create a login page: Warning: file_put_contents(/users/userlist.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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External hard-drive keeps ejecting itself

I've got a Sharkoon 5 bay RAID station with 5 x 2TB drives in it. I've let my Mac do a software RAID on it but it seems I've ran into a bit of a problem - at very random intervals the drives eject ...
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Export history from chome browser

I'd like to be able to export the history from chrome so I can keep track of things like, for example, how many wikipedia articles I've looked at in the last week - all I'm really looking for is a url ...
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What is the command to remove all files and folders, on mac os x terminal?

On Mac OS X terminal, how can we remove all files and folders, including hidden ones, recursively, except one directory? Thank you.
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How to get Fish shell and NVM both installed with Homebrew to work together?

I am trying to manage my packages for OSX using Homebrew as much a I can. I have installed both the Fish Shell and NVM using Homebrew but cannot get Fish to recognize my NVM installation. NVM ...
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ssh attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Remote Login" (i.e., ssh access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: 22/04/2015 13:05:23.364 sshd[2118]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from ...
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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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Java applet needs permission but doesn't ask for it!

I'm trying to connect a VPN connection (on Mac OS X 10.6.6) through a Check point java applet. The first time it ran I chose NOT to give it access to my files and such and now every time I try to ...
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VNC attack attempts on OS X 10.10 — should I worry/respond?

If I turn on OS X "Screen Sharing" (i.e., VNC access), my console log gets regular messages like the following: screensharingd[1584]: Authentication: FAILED :: User Name: N/A :: Viewer Address: ...
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Stuck mouse pointer on Mac OS X remote sessions

After updating to Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 my mouse stays stuck on remote desktop sessions. I tried Screen Sharing and Remote Desktop App, but the problem still occurs. Basically the mouse is ...
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Windows open maximized by default?

I'm new to developing on Mac OS; my usual dev environment is Ubuntu GNU/Linux with the StumpWM tiling window manager. I'm used to starting an app and having it take up 100% of the screen real-estate. ...
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When I hit “command”+“return” Mac OS X speaks. How can I disable this?

I’m trying to use Light Table which also uses command+return. I can’t find the setting for this in my preferences anywhere.
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IP forwarding setup on Mac OS X

I’m writing a script—for Mac OS X only—that creates a “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) like attack with ARP poisoning for research purposes. Right now I am able to construct ARP packets to send to ...
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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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(osX) Applescript to run compile shortcut in TexShop not working while in Sublime Editor

I'm trying to write an script so that when I'm in Sublime I can use a keyboard shortcut to get it to: save in sublime compile in TeXShop (I'm using it with the external editor setting) then switch ...