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How to set the default virtual machine in VMware Fusion?

I'm running VMWare fusion in Host OS: OS X - El Capitan. There are 2 Guest OS in my VMWare fusion: Windows 10 - one that I seldom use. Ubuntu - one that I use quite often. My problem is that ...
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Macbook Pro loses internet constantly for a couple seconds

my new Macbook Pro (13", i7, Early2015, OSX 10.11.4) is loosing its internet connection every couple minutes. The wifi itself stays logged in, but the internet connection is gone. After a short while ...
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Xcode 7 Simulator - “SpringBoard cannot be opened because of a problm.”

I was successfully using the Xcode Simulator yesterday evening. This morning when I came into work, I didn't change anything, but suddenly, every time I open the Simulator, this error pops up ...
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how do I show favorites on dialog boxes?

I thought that originally it appeared on all windows but now it only shows on the finder window. Can I somehow have this favorites appear for any dialog box?
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How to rotate only one page in document to landscape in MacOS X Pages?

How do I rotate only one page in document to landscape in MacOS X Pages? How do I set up unique style for one page in MacOS X Pages? For example, making specific paddings.
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The proxy failed to connect to the web server error code 32

I use the Macbook Pro on OS X El Capitan. When I try to enter on trello I get the following error The proxy failed to connect to the web server error code 32. I tried with Safari and Google Chrome How ...
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How can I convert FLAC to other formats in OS X?

I have a few FLAC files that I'd like to play with iTunes. I would like to retain the metadata if possible. How can I convert the files to a format supported by iTunes?
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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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Is there a plugin or extension for OS X's Terminal.app which blocks pastes ending in a newline?

I recently came across a screenshot (in a repo illustrating pastejacking, at the bottom of the README), showing that iTerm will block pastes ending with a newline character. Is there any plugin or ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 Preview .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
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How to print in Grayscale from 'Preview' on MAC OSX?

I can't for my life figure this out?! The accepted answer here isn't helping me.
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Tilde on Ubuntu virtual machine with QWERTZ keyboard (MAC)

I want to do a tilde (~) on my virtual machine Ubuntu Server (14.04.4) but I couldn't do it from now. I have OSX as OS (QWERTZ keyboard). How is it possible to do it ? I already look at some topic ...
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OS X won't move files to Trash

I am trying to delete some things and put them in my trash. It says "Moving items to trash", but the dialog is now open since 24 hours. When I try to empty my trash it won't let me due to the fact ...
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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 the error “There was an error in iCloud Preferences”

I keep getting this error: Not sure how to fix it. I tried moving the MobileMe.plist file from the preferences but still get this. Ive saved the log file specifically for the iCloud error: ...
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Open http/https URLs from Mac Mail in Linux virtual machine

I'm running VMWare Fusion 8.1.1 on OS X 10.10.5 with an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine. My primary email client is Mail in OS X, but I'd like to configure it so that http/https URLs in emails are opened ...
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Automating email sending by using telnet & FTP on OS X CLI

Running the following script: #!/bin/bash cvs_domain=abc.com cvs_mail_server=mail.${cvs_domain} cvs_port=25 telnet $cvs_mail_server $cvs_port<<_EOF_ EHLO $cvs_domain MAIL ...
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How to completely remove account and data from Outlook 2016 for MAC?

I would like to know how to completely remove account and all of its related data from Outlook 2016 for MAC. The account can be removed from preferences of Outlook 2016. But where are all data ...
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The same MAC address twice on network?

Recently the Wifi network at our small company was messed up in a strange way. When I did a arp -i en1 -a I did in fact see the same MAC address listed twice. When I inquired with a ...
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how can I have a persistent group chat on lync?

I want to create a group chat just like we can do in Skype. I open a chat to one person, then click on 'invite by name or phone number' and add each user one at a time. Then we can have a group chat. ...
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Change a shortcut on keyboard plugged in in OSX

Friends, I have two USB keyboards and I want to have different combinations of the following shortcut with different keyboards. Is there a way that I could automate that change on keyboard being ...
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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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After declaring Panda3D's python as my interpreter, it unlinks all other libraries that I need

(I use Eclipse on mac but I can switch to any other tools that can solve this problem.) Since I need to use the library Panda3D, the way to setup Panda3D showed on its official website is to make the ...
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How do I monitor internet data usage for a specific network?

So here's my problem. I am using a wifi hotspot from Airtel (in India) that provides internet connectivity via a SIM card on their 4G network. The data goes to 0 way too quickly (in my opinion) and ...
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Network Settings per Network

I'm using macbook air with Mavericks. I'm connecting so many wireless network, I could set up TCP/IP settings per network which I connected. How can I do this in Mavericks? example: I have a router ...
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How do I remove GRUB from Macbook after Debian install?

I made a partition on my secondary hard drive and installed Debian to it. As outlined in the docs, this makes GRUB the default boot loader. Since I don't really use the Debian install, I'd like to get ...
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OSX 10.6 keep using default route other than what it gets from wireless DHCP

OK, this problem has been driving me nuts for days now. I'm typically a linux guy, so while I'm comfortable with the command line stuff. I have no idea where to look on OSX. And typical googling is of ...
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How to use Seagate hard drive for both Mac and Windows

I recently bought a Seagate for Mac 1 TB external hard drive. When I connect to my MacBook through the FireWire, it works fine, but I also have media on my Dell laptop which is running Windows Vista. ...
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Didn't use bootcamp, just upgraded to Windows 10 and now can't reboot in OSX

I was runnning Windows 7 Home on an updated 27" iMac via bootcamp. Someone else installed it for me and other than knowing how to reboot in either and then working with OSX or windows, I don't ...
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How to restore bookmarks before accidentally syncing Chrome

I accidentally lost all of my bookmarks by signing into Chrome. How do I restore my bookmarks? I do not have the path: /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks ...
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How to open a specific port in Moutain Lion Firewall

I cant seem to find how to open a specific port in the ML firewall? I know you can give applications permisiion, but thats no good to me. Is there a way I can specify a specific port?
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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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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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How can I swap the usage of the 'fn' key for my Razer Blackwidow on OSX?

I just bought the Razer Blackwidow 2013 keyboard, and after installing drivers (Synapse 2.0) I run into a strange issue: My function keys started to work very strange. They started to use their ...
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In OS X 10.6+ how do I use Finder with a wildcard characater in the filename to find files?

In OS X 10.6.6+ Finder I want to list filenames that have the word "windows" in it with a filetype of ".doc". Here's what I used to be able to enter in other systems: *windows*.doc. I know I can ...
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How would I restore data of a Chrome extension only using backup?

My Mac essentially stopped working, but I have this awesome extension for Google Chrome called Simple Window Saver, which saves a window with lots of tabs, so I can open it whenever I want to. I ...
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Installing separate plugin for GIMP on Mac os lion

I use GIMP for my editing and I needed to convert an RGB file into CMTK. I found that I can do that using a GIMP plug-in called Separate. I followed all instructions for MAC as specified in the ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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How to remove accepted insecure server certificate in Mac OS Safari

I ignored warning from Safari (El Capitan) and connected to a site (it is actually my own self-signed certificate). I now want to remove the cert from Safari so I can get the warning again. How do I ...
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Why does terminal repeat “//: is a directory” after I source .bash_profile?

Sergios-MBP:~ home$ nano ~/.bash_profile Sergios-MBP:~ home$ source ~/.bash_profile -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: ...
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Is is possible to change the emoji set on OS X?

I dislike OS X's set of emoji (mainly, it's too difficult to tell what they are at a glance, esp. at small sizes). I like Google's set of emoji. Is there any way I can use Google's emoji set as my OS ...
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Terminal for Mac with code snippets (commands)?

I need to know if there is a terminal replacement for Mac which allows me to store frequently used or long command snippets. e.g. this one: netstat -plan|grep :80|awk {'print $5'}|cut -d: -f ...
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LibreOffice on OS X: running soffice keeps saying no Info.plist or no NSPrincipalClass in Info.plist

I'm trying to run LibreOffice 5.1.3 from the OS X terminal, to script some conversion tasks. However whenever I run soffice, I always get this error: No Info.plist file in application bundle or no ...
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Python Script with .py Extension Data Recovery

I have deleted some of my python scripts about 3 months ago and now I want to recover them, I tried Data Rescue 4 which is told as the best data recovery software but it was unable to find .py ...
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Add more than two windows in SplitView macOS

Is there any workaround that enables adding more than two windows in the SplitView introduced in El Capitan?
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Mail OS X png attachment changes to jpg

Created illustrator image with transparent background, saved (exported?) as.png. When I attached the png file to an email - MacMail OS X 10.10.4 - it converted to a jpeg. As a test I sent it to ...
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How to add extra text encodings to TextEdit on Mac OS X?

When saving a file as in TextEdit on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), you can choose a text encoding for the file. There are a few options and then at the bottom “Customise Encodings List…” However, the ...
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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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os x cat or grep like commands on large files are extremely slow

I have a macbook pro 2015 with an ssd. Doing a cat to a file is incredibly slow like 5 lines per seconds. I removed *.asl files but it's still extremely slow. I can't seem to find posts of people who ...
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libcurl or cURL not working OSX Mavericks

Before I start let me say I have uninstalled, reinstalled, compiled from source, used macports and generally tried for the last 6 hours to get curl working on my Mac OSX Mavericks but I still haven't ...