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Dock opaque in Yosemite

How do I make the dock, menus translucent in Yosemite? The upgrade from Mountain Lion on a Macbook 2010 seems to have remove the translucent look. The opaque look is what is there now.
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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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How do you update/upgrade the Google Drive client for Mac OS X?

Does the Google Drive Mac OS X desktop app automatically upgrade/update itself? If not, what's the best way to upgrade the app on a Mac OS X machine?
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Drag drop files behaviour from external hard drive

I want it to work like the OS partition. If I drag a file from external HDD to my OS HDD I want the file to get removed from the external HDD. Is that possible?
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Reset Mac OS X Windows Position after de-attaching external monitor

Using Mac OS on multiple monitor is great, but after removing external monitor (2nd monitor) usually windows position originally on the external monitor doesn't get re-positioned to default monitor. ...
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Connection Refused on Mac via FTP

I have MAC OSX 10.9.5 and I'm new to FTP connection on Mac. I couldn't find a clear list of reasons that I cannot connect to a server. The server is running but when I try to connect through ...
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Mackeeper.zerobit pop-up SAFARI

When ever I open any link or search for anything that has the word Mac, Computer, Keeper, etc. A new tab opens with an advertisement for mac keeper. The website is called ...
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GitHub Mac OS application is launched but its application window is hidden

I just installed GitHub Mac OS application. I do some work with that, closed it and then open it again. After that the application opens but apparently the application window is hidden. I can work ...
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How to completely remove Ruby, Ruby gems on Mac OS X 10.6.4

Most rubyists might be shocked when they'll read this, but I'd like to know if it's possible to completely remove the Ruby framework as well as all the tools and gems that ship with Mac OS X 10.6.4. ...
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Google Chrome Window Resize “Sticking” on OS X

I'm using the most recent version of Google Chrome (34.0.1847.131 at the time of writing) on OS X 10.8.5, and for a few months I've been having intermittent issues resizing browser windows. There ...
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Hide iTerm ScrollBar

How can I hide the scrollbar of my iterm console?
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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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How to get a file's UTI from the command line in Mac OS X?

Is there a command line utility to which I can pass a filename, that will return applicable UTIs for that file? For example: hypothetical-uti-fetcher /Library/Desktop\ Pictures/Aqua\ Blue.jpg ...
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Mavericks Dock Lag

Im having an weird bug on my MacBook Pro. When I start the machine, the dock have some graphic lag, the same when I open and close windows. The solution is simple, just open the AutoCAD and close it ...
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How to dd or use something like WinDiskImager to copy a hybrid disk image to a thumb drive?

So this started as a question on how to get a file visible in Windows but invisible in Mac and vice verse: Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X? I was suggested to try ...
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When I turn off notifications for Facebook in Mac OS X, it turns itself on some point later

From time to time I always have to turn of Notifications in Mac OS X via the Notifications settings from the Settings. I never turn them on, but sometimes like they turn on automatically and I have to ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X?

Essentially, I am trying to have a thumb drive with two versions of a piece of software, one Windows executable, and one Mac executable. I want the Mac file hidden in Windows, and vice versa. I found ...
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OSX Yosemite - How to add route having two default gateways

I'm on OSX Yosemite and I have two different active connections... - WIFI (en0) - Tethering USB (en7) SnakeBook:~ root# netstat -nr Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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One way upload to dropbox

I have large media files of several gigs that I want to upload to Dropbox without storing them on my computer. When I try and use the web portal for the upload, it takes several hours and my computer ...
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Should I delete all these Python frameworks? (cross-post from Ask Different where nobody is answering)

I'm just getting started with web development and I'm trying to set up my environment, and I can't do that until Dr Homebrew has discharged me from N00bcake Hospital. This is what I'm getting: ...
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shortcut to bring hidden Chrome window to front on Mac?

On Mac OS 10.10, I have two google chrome windows stacked on top of each other. How can I bring the window that is hidden behind to the front? From the "Window" menu, I can select the window that I ...
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How do I create a hyperlink with only one word in Pages?

I use Pages.app on OS X Leopard to create a monthly newsletter. How do I create a link to a URL using only one word, such as "Garden" linking to a gardeners page? I have exhausted all graphics in ...
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What is the difference between 'physical' and 'logical' size?

I just found out about the mdls command on OS X which prints out the metadata associated with a given file. This command tells me both a 'physical size' ("kMDItemPhysicalSize") and 'logical size' ...
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How to switch terminal to full screen in Mac OS X

Is there a way to go full screen with Terminal in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?
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How can I change an application icon in Mac OS X?

I've just created an AppleScript simple application and I'd like it to have a nice icon (besides the rolled paper it is by default). How can I change an icon for this application (or any other ...
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Are there any extensions or tricks to reopen several closed tabs in Safari

I know Safari 5 (on OSX) allows undoing of a recently closed tab with Cmd-Z. However, that works only for the very last closed tab. That is, I cannot press CmdZ twice to reopen the last two closed ...
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can't ping from mac host to windows guest in virtual box

I am trying to ping to the windows 7 guest in virtual machine from mac host. but I get below message ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 5 I set bridged-network in network ...
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How to remove the limit of how many desktop spaces can be opened in mission control?

The title says it. I'd like to remove the limitation of 15 additional desktop spaces from mission control. Is there a way how to do it (for ex. by tweaking some plists or from cocoa app in code)?
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head and cat don't recognize Microsoft Excel text files

I have a large .xls file with 53760 rows and 19 columns. I saved it as Tab Delimited Text in order to pre-process it through command line tools and load it into R later. However, when I run head ...
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How can I batch shift the creation date of files on OS X 10.6.8?

Please note that I am not asking how to change the creation date of a bunch of files to a given date. I want to shift the date by a given amount of time, for example 47732400 seconds. Can I ...
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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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OS X Xcode Libraries

Tired of having to change my header and library search paths in every projectto be able to link libraries from homebrew in /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/include. Is there a way to make Xcode recognize ...
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How do I tell which OSX Raid partition needs fixing (and fix it)?

Investigating why my OSX Software RAID disks weren't all being used I discover my RAID-1 system (4 x 1.5TB in two mirrored 3TB slices) is running in degraded mode: airhead:kitematic sholden$ sudo ...
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Get saved email password on iPhone

My iPhone is the only one place where my email password is saved. I don't remember it. The Email service "forgot password" process didn't help me. I've tried to connect the iPhone via proxy and ...
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How to use `undo.data` to recreate `pending.data` for TaskWarrior after encountering a disk full condition?

When my disk hit 100% TaskWarrior overwrote my pending.data with a zero byte file. I have an intact undo.data but I can't find a way to "replay" the data in it to get my todo list back in a consistent ...
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Tunnelblick OpenVPN IP Not Being Changed

I am using Tunnelblick 3.5beta08 (build 4236) on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). My OpenVPN configuration file: client dev tap proto udp remote XXX XXX resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun ca ...
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What ZIP compression method do common OS's natively support?

7-zip gives me 5 options for the compression method to zip files with: Deflate Deflate64 LZMA BZip2 PPMd On my Windows 8 machine, the built-in Windows Explorer utility appears to handle LZMA with ...
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Set the title of the terminal window to the current directory

How can I get the Terminal.app in OS X to display the current directory in its window or tab title? I'm using the bash shell.
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How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought around 2011. How do I know what level of SATA the internal hard drive interface supports? This is the About This Mac: And this is what the SATA section of the ...
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Microphone not working in Mac Mini

I am having a Mac Mini Mid 2011 Model.Earlier I was having 10.7.5 OS,my microphone was working Fine.But recently i Updated my system to Yosemite 10.10.2 and my microphone stopped working.In System ...
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How to play multiple instances of VLC on Mac?

It seems on Windows there is an option: 'Allow only one instance', but I can't find it on OS X. How do I force VLC to open new separate instance for new videos? Currently it's just replacing the ...
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How do I read a PDF in 2 simultaneous views (split view) / Mac

Sometimes I need to see and read two different parts of the same document at the same time (e.g. reading the explanation of a chart while viewing it). How can I do that? Is there any PDF reader with ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single files on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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Is there a way to get “arp” to list devices on all subnets of a network?

I'm using arp -an on Mac OS X to list all devices on my network, but (as I understand it) this just lists devices on the same subnet. Is it possible to list all devices on the network and not just my ...
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Installing a GCC/G++ for my mac OSX 10.8

My problem is simple, I would like to get the OSX/BSD version of the GCC and G++ compilers from the GNU.org website. However after some research (as described below) I learned that Apple uses LLVM ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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How to convert vmware OS X Yosemite virtual machine to virtualbox?

First I've done vmx to ova : ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas /Users/madzohan/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmwarevm/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmx /Users/madzohan/Documents/VirtualBox\ ...
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OS X: Base64 encode via command line

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X which will base64 encode a file or stdin?
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Automating an ssh connection with crontab

I've been struggling to crontab automate a git push process with ssh, and it's proving tricky to setup a key with the ssh agent. Starting with a basic script to test the agent: # set paths (all ...