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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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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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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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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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“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 ...
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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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Why doesn't home-brew correctly configure my python installation?

I installed python 2.7.11 using home-brew on my OS X EI Captain. Note that EI Captain shipped with python 2.7.10 already. However, it seems like the install done by home-brew did't correctly configure ...
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cURL command units of Dload speed?

When I run curl I sometimes see a progress meter like this: % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total ...
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SSH remote problems - ongoing issue: Besides ssh not running on the Linux host or firewall running on that host, what other issues could it be?

Regarding the firewall: Linux Mint uses UFW by default. I disabled it with sudo ufw disable. Regarding the SSH Server service not running: I started it after I got a "Connection refused", leading ...
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is it possible to RUN mac OS X (preferably 10.11 el capitan) ON a usb drive?

I would like to know if it is possible to run OSX (preferably El Capitan) on a USB drive. I am not talking about an installation USB drive to install OSX on my computer, I am talking about installing ...
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iTerm 2 window resizing

My iTerm 2 window is up against the menubar at the top of the screen. When I resize the window vertically from the top to the bottom, a small gap is always left. It never resizes down fully to the ...
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forgot my password for encrypted external disk on mac

I forgot my password for the encrypted external hard disk on a Mac which contains important files. How can I recover the password, or open the hard disk? I do not want to lose any of the files. I am ...
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Roblox puts an icon in my Mac dock without my permission

I have a Mac with OS X El Capitan. My daughter plays Roblox on my computer. Whenever she opens Roblox, a Roblox Studio icon is placed permanently on my dock. I have to manually drag it from the dock ...
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Create a shortcut for application on Google Chrome for MacOSX

Google Chrome on Windows comes with a very usefull feature allowing the user to Create application shortcuts from the settings menu: ...
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Why am I having / how can I fix this error: “shell_session_update: command not found”

Background I am getting into Ruby 2.x, and Rails 4.x, on a MacBook using OS X El Capitan (10.11.3), using the fish shell, employing the integration listed on this page: RVM - Fish Shell (Integration) ...
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Can I create a bootable Linux live USB flash drive using a Windows computer?

I have a rescued 2013 MacBook Air with a broken screen backlight due to a beverage spill and missing its internal SSD. I don't yet have any OS installed on it. I have access only to (32 bit) Windows ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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Speed Up Rate of Text To Speech via Terminal

I used to have my TTS custom set to read things back nice and fast, works better for me as I'm basically ADD & mildy dyslexic. Now I'm not much of an expert like most of you on here, but I've ...
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Why wont my mac pick of some of the keystrokes on my gaming keyboard

So today I bought a new Armaggeddon AK-700 keyboard and plugged it into my mac expecting the normal, plug and play. But this just wasn't the case. As I started using it, I realised that the, CNTRL , ...
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Mac OS X Apache server not seen by other computers

When I use the Mac (Running 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(Chrome, Windows 10), it says "This site can’t be reached ...
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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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sudo chown fails with operation not permitted

I have found similar questions here, but the answers provided to those questions do not resolve my problem. If I do: sudo chown <username> main.m I get an operation not permitted error. ...
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El capitan unable to reach internet via wifi sometimes

Since yesterday (when my internet provider had some maintenance) my mac book pro (el capitan 10.11.4) has some problems with the Wifi, here's an extract of me pinging google.com via wifi: Request ...
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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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Dropbox is trying to sync more than is in the folder? Mac OSX

Dropbox v3.18.1 OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) I have 2.54 GB in my Dropbox folder on my Mac. but my DropBox app keeps syncing for some reason (over 3 GB) and it's out of space :( This is really really ...