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Reference shortcut

I am new to OSX/linux. I have all my development stuff in the following location: ~/Dropbox/Dev/CompanyA Is there anyway I can create a link to that folder by just referencing ~/dev or something? I ...
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One Mac computer with multiple network connections?

I have a Mac (OS X 10.5) that I would like to connect to a dedicated/isolated Internet connection (one that is not connected to the LAN), and a LAN. The LAN is set up with its own, separate, Internet ...
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curl lookup time is 5.5 seconds when accessing address in /etc/hosts

In my /etc/hosts file I have a custom entry since the name doesn't actually exist like this: 5.5.5.5 someinternalserver.thing.net #thats a fake IP for this post Using curl like so: curl -o ...
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Is there a Ctrl + Tab equivalent on Mac OS X?

I want to cycle trough the windows of the currently active application on Mac OS X. Some applications respond to Ctrl + Tab but they all seem to do something else. I want to switch between the ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop not writing to external hard drives?

Alright, so I have a computer with data for my research (OS: Windows 8.1). To transfer the data, I use Microsoft Remote Desktop to make a connection from my work computer (Mac Pro, OSX 10.10.3). The ...
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USB Drive that can disconnect itself

This is just an idea I'm trying to do, but I don't know where to start. Imagine having a USB Drive that you can connect it to selected PCs. If the USB drive ever get connected to any other device or ...
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Macbook Air WIFI not working after wake up

I have a late 2010 13" Macbook Air and I have problems turning Wi-Fi on when I wake the computer up. I keep my laptop connected to power, an external screen and a USB ethernet adapter at home and ...
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Windows 95 as guest on VirtualBox Mac OS X Host - Successful installed, but boot fails

I am running VirtualBox (Version 5.0.20 r106931) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014; 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3) with OS X El Capitan (10.11.4). I already installed Windows ...
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Handoff from Chrome on Mac to Safari on iPhone

I noticed today while browsing Safari on my iPhone that Chrome popped up in the Handoff spot in the Dock on my Mac. This got me wondering, is it possible to do this the other way around? I like using ...
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How could I oversee remotely a Linux computer with my MacBook Pro using SSH?

I equipped Linux Mint on every computer that my coworkers have for all those times that I would like to jab them in the kisser, but I need to supervise their computers for when my boss yells and needs ...
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TRIM Debate: Mac OS X El Capitan & Samsung 8xx EVO/PRO

As you may know there are opposing arguments on enabling TRIM on Mac OS X systems. Some people claim that, since it’s blacklisted in Linux systems, TRIM should never be enabled in Mac OS X systems for ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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How to find the number of rows that have date time fields between 5 and 6 PM

I have a phone log that I want to report some data off of. All of the solutions out there that I have looked up seem to assume I only have a time value and that they don't include an actual date. I ...
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Snow Leopard can see Windows shares in Finder but can't connect

I have an iMac with the latest version of Snow Leopard on it. I have a NAS drive and a Windows machine that both show up in the Finder's 'Shared' section. However, if I click on them, Finder says ...
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How can I delete these leftover hard links?

I was working with many small files (about 1million) and for one reason or another had to create a bunch of hard links to them. Now I am trying to delete all this data, but can't. After removing the ...
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What is the point of the .trashes file in Mac Os X?

What is the point of the '/.trashes' file in Mac Os X? It appears to be useless. I've never seen it being used by programmers. Would it be bad to delete it?
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Invert color of specific window or portion of the screen on mac os x

When coding, I have a dark theme on my text editor. However the browser window is bright white (eg. the web app I'm coding and the dev tools in chrome) and it's not very comfortable for the eyes to ...
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Mac OS X Apache server not seen by other computers

When I use the Mac OS X Yosemite and connect to localhost the page loads. Same for 127.0.0.1 and 10.0.1.61. But, if I use my laptop with Windows 10, it says "This site can’t be reached 10.0.1.61 ...
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User named 'daemon' has a process 'urlexceptiond' in OS X process list

What is this process called urlexceptiond in OS X (latest version)? The user is daemon and I wonder if it could be malware ?
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Mac OS X firewall settings

Hello everyone and thanks in advance. I'm having some issues with setting up firewall on Mac OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4. I have number of network interfaces including en3, which is my main ...
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How to clear the recent files list in Adobe Acrobat Professional DC on Mac?

Does anyone how to go about clearing the "recent files" list in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on Mac OS X? As soon as the application opens, a list of recently opened PDFs is displayed. I know there is a ...
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Is it possible to create an alias for a drive name on Mac?

I have an external drive that I now reference via: /Volumes/FreeAgent Goflex Drive/ I wish to rename this to something that doesn't have spaces, as AngularJS's lite-server doesn't work on paths ...
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Mac style window management on Windows? [duplicate]

On Macs you can command+tab to select the program you want and then command+~ to cycle through instances of that program you have open. Is there any way to easily replicate that behavior Windows?
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What does a question mark after the file name mean using ls terminal command?

What does a question mark after the file name mean using ls terminal command? I am using a Mac running OS X Yosemite (v.10.10.5) When I do ls command at terminal, I get back a list of files (the same ...
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word not showing all the picture

I have a pig picture that i want to insert vertically I did that but not all the picture is shown, please look, you can see that the pic is not shown completely from the button (i hope you get me ...
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Tmux copy-pipe with mouse selection

I use copy-pipe on OS X to share the system clipboard with Tmux 1.8: unbind -t vi-copy Enter bind -t vi-copy Enter copy-pipe "reattach-to-user-namespace pbcopy" This works when entering select mode ...
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How do I connect to a RabbitMQ server installed on Mac from within Windows 7 VM image?

1) I have a Mac and I installed RabbitMQ Server on it. I can access the RabbitMQ Management webpage using a url like this: http://localhost:15672 2) I have a Windows 7 32-bit installation in VMWare ...
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How to fix “Did not find mosh server startup message.” when connecting from OS X to Linux router?

I did install Mosh on (1) a Mac OS X 10.9.5 machine, (2) a Debian 8 VM, and (3) as Entware-ng package on a router that runs an embedded Linux. Mosh connection from Mac (1) to (2) Debian is ok. Mosh ...
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OSX fullscreen mode unexpected behaviour

I'm facing a very frustrating issue with OSX 10.11.3. I start recently to work with all my apps using fullscreen mode, and switching between them with CMD+tab. However, sometimes, it does not ...
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Homebrew determine which directory binaries will be installed in

How do you detect the directory where homebrew installs binaries, (assuming that brew itself is on your path) My hunch is to parse the output of brew --env $ brew --env returns the following on my ...
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Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
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“Directory not empty” when I try to remove a folder from trash

I am going crazy: I can not delete a folder inside the trash of my external drive. The file path is /Volumes/drive_name/.Trashes/501/dir_name/ I tried sudo rm -R ...
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How does KeePass know when I've used the password?

KeePass securely stores any number of passwords, and allows for convenient copy-and-paste operations of stored passwords when a password is needed. The interesting part: KeePass allows the pasting of ...
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MAC: Stop launch process. (Logmein Hamachi, not in system preferences)

I simply cannot find a way to stop LogMeIn Hamachi loading at launch. I use it rarely but don't want to un-install it yet it bugs me that it's there. As you can see, LogMeIn Hamachi is not here... ...
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Why does some of the songs in my iTunes library stop prematurely and go to the next song?

For the couple of weeks a whole bunch of the songs from my iTunes library stop early and skip to the next song (just as if it was at the end of the song). Although the point where it skips varies for ...
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Change screen resolution OS X El capitan

I changed some resolution settings using ScreenResX and after reboot my display screen doesnt show anything I cannot see the login screen I can only access the terminal but I can't clone any github ...
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Setting up automatic login causes a Preferences Error

Mac mini running 10.9.5 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 I am following the steps here to set up automatic login. After completing step 4 ("Choose an account from from the 'Automatic login' ...
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An Executable to clean up ram in MAC?

I was searching if I could clean up RAM with terminal and I came across few resources. I found one way it could be done is to use the command sudo purge in the terminal window, but I really don't ...
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How can I write the null character on a Macbook Pro?

How can I write a null character on a Macbook Pro? I'd prefer to use just the keyboard or something that I can reach everywhere, without using a third-party program.
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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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How do I stop autoplay videos (CNN, Yahoo) on a Mac, running Safari?

I'm on a MacBook Pro, running OSX 10.11.4 and browsing with Safari. I cannot figure out how to stop videos from autoplaying (particularly in Yahoo and CNN). It wasn't a problem in Yosemite, but since ...
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Is there any program or way to make Mac OS X's ⌘-tab behave like Windows' alt-tab?

Is there any program or way to make Mac OS X's ⌘(command)-tab behave like Windows' alt-tab? That is, instead of switching between applications, to switch between windows of all applications. I do ...
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Where is the keyboard definition file for a custom input source?

Somewhere back in time (and possibly in a galaxy far far away) I had added an Input Source to my OS/X mavericks. I believe I have located the file that was used as the definition. However, it is not ...
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Can't save a Photoshop file on a Mac while Google Drive is syncing

I have a Google Drive folder where I keep some .psd Photoshop files. The folder is set up for automatic background Google Drive sync. When I work on a Photoshop file and save it, Google Drive starts ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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stop Chrome from asking for proxy credentials

I wanted to change my proxy settings for Chrome. I opened the Network tab in Preferences panel on Mac and entered username and password along with ip and port data. When I opened Chrome browser, it ...
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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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Can RAM disks realistically decrease SSD wear?

To be specific about my issue, I have a script that uses youtube-dl to download videos and outputs its progress to a file. This means youtube-dl is constantly writing to a file on disk (on /tmp), ...
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install php7.0 pthreads using package manager

I do web development. For development I use mac, installing PHP7.0/Mysql5.6 using macports. On production I use Ubuntu, installing PHP7.0 using apt-get via a PPA. I have looked at the documentation, ...
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How to install GRUB command-line tools on OSX?

I need access to grub-mkrescue for a project I'm working on. I know that the GRUB command-line tools come builtin to Linux, but how do I get them on OSX? Is there a package? Is it built into the ...