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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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MacBook 2015 - dual/triple external monitors?

I’m interested in the new 2015 MacBook (not Pro or Air), but only if it supports the ability to have two or three external monitors. I’ve only found sources indicating that this is not possible, but ...
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Mac Monaco/Menlo font is too thin in my terminal/ide

I am using the Monaco/Menlo font (15px) with iterm 2 and Atom IDE, but my font for some reason is too thin. How I can make the font more bolder as shown below and not as
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Prevent outgoing traffic unless OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf on Mac OS X

I've been able to deny all connections to external networks unless my OpenVPN connection is active using pf.conf. However, I lose Wi-Fi connectivity if the connection is broken by closing and opening ...
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ps aux status column meaning?

On a Mac, 64 bit, osx 10.8.5, two of my ps aux output lines, plus the header, are ; $ ps aux | head USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND myuid ...
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How can I exclude a port from macports upgrade outdated?

I want to update all my outdated ports, but as libgcc-devel takes upwards of 3 hours to build, I want to exclude it. The tip I read on the internet is applying logical operators. So I run $ sudo port ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 .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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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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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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Unstable display signal from Mac to External Monitor with a DP to D-Sub/VGA cable

This a problem I've been having on-and-off for the last two months or so. I have a brand new iMac16 replacing an older Mac. I had an external LG 20M35A Monitor connected via a DisplayPort to D-Sub/VGA ...
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Unresponsive mouse and keyboard on login screen (macbook pro 2015)

When I boot the laptop from shutdown state (not resuming or awakening), it quickly goes to the login screen as normal but the mouse and keyboard seem unresponsive, but not completely: Every like 5-7 ...
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how to make scutil login to VPN with password on Mac?

I'm trying to login to my VPN (Cisco IPSec) through command line on a mac scutil --nc start "myVPN (Cisco IPSec)" --password "mypassword" When running that script i just get the usual popup ...
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Share iCal calendar with Google Calendar

Here's a concrete problem: I use Google Calendar and my coworker uses iCal. We need to be able to read (not write to) each others events. I can share my different Google calendars with him by ...
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How Does Homebrew Add Things to My Environment?

OS X 10.11.5. I'm new to OS X and Ruby. I used homebrew to install chruby and ruby-install, then used these to install Ruby and Rails. Later I installed RubyMine. I like it, but it does not support ...
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import xml bibliography into microsoft word

How can I import an XML bibliography file into Word for Mac 2015? I found this page: http://cpps.brepolis.net/bbih/manual/bbih_en/pages/bbih_en/bbih_19_en.html but I don't see a "browse" button in ...
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How can I switch between Google Chrome windows, including minimized ones, on Mac OS X?

On OS X apps I can switch between apps using ⌘+Tab. And I can switch between multiple "normal" windows of an app using ⌘+`. I know that switching between full-screen Chrome windows is special and ...
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.docx document can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

Today I received a docx document via Facebook. I tried to open it on my Mac. I couldn't open it "because it is from an unidentified developer". This surprised me. I've seen such alerts before when I ...
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Python installation errors

This is incredibly, annoying, I can't do anything in python until this is fixed. Thanks if you can help, I know it can be annoying to have to look at so much code but i'd really appreciate. I'm trying ...
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How to search for all sub-tags of a specific tag with Evernote?

This question applies to the Desktop versions of Evernote (for PC and Mac). Say you have the following tags Work ->Job 1 ->Job 2 Since job1 and job2 are subtags of Work their items are only ...
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How do I get OSX to recognize my USB modem is plugged in?

How do I get OSX to recognize my USB modem is plugged in? Sometimes In System Prefs -> Network the Wi-Fi is green, but the WWAN LTE is red. How do I get WWAN LTE to turn green? The only thing I've ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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Is there a way to listen to the input sound on Mac OS X?

Is there any easy way to listen to the input on a mac? For example, assume I have a microphone hooked up to the input (i.e. line in) of my mac, and I have headphones hooked up to the output of my ...
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Internal disk only partially usable after failed dual-boot OS X/Ubunutu setup

I did the following things in an attempt to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot setup: Install rEFInd. Setup a Ubuntu USB stick using unetbootin. Partition internal SSD using Disk Utility on OS X into 2 ...
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Remove a physical partition on a Mac drive

I wanted to install ubuntu with rEFind on my Mac but I made a mistake during the installation and created a physical drive instead of a logical drive for Linux. My Mac boots fine, but I want to ...
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Configure OSX Firewall to Allow SSH Server?

If I turn on my OSX firewall, ssh is disallowed. If I turn it off, ssh can connect just fine. These are the settings from the ssh host: while I don't know what I'm doing, I figured that giving ...
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Unable to get Windows clients connecting to VPN OS X Server

My aim is to allow for all employees to be able to connect to the office via a Mac mini running OS X Server (Mavericks). I've set up the VPN service on the Mac and can connect to it fine with a ...
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how can I dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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X11 error in MAC OS X

When I try to run x11 on my mac in R i get the following error: x11() Error in .External2(C_X11, d$display, d$width, d$height, d$pointsize, : unable to start device X11 In addition: ...
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After npm install -g, command still not found?

I don't know what's going on, but none of my installed node packages are actually registered. npm and node work fine, but if I sudo npm install -g ffmpeg or brew, they're listed at ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu Guest OS on an external hard disk, “Startup Disk Full” error

Trying to install Ubuntu as guest os(using VMWare Fusion) on a Macbook pro. Internal Hard disk size is 128 GB, plugged in a external hard drive (2TB). I want to install Ubuntu on this external hard ...
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How to configure network with two routers under Mac OS X

I have difficulties configuring network under Mac OS X. There is two routers. Router 1 has internet and I'm connecting to this via WIFI. Router 2 has no internet, but into this router is connected a ...
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Terminal fails with a “Could not create a new process and open a pseudo-tty.” message

Yesterday, I upgraded my Mac to Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and since then I couldn’t open the “Terminal,” each time I open a session, the following error is shown: [Could not create a new process ...
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How can I avoid TeamViewer‎ 9 from asking for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On Mac OS X, I have recently upgraded from TeamViewer‎ version 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now every time I ...
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Piping bash through netcat and openssl

I'm currently piping bash through netcat with the following: Server nc -l 4444 Client mkfifo foo nc localhost 4444 0<foo | bash 1>foo I'm now trying to secure the connection by piping it ...
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Bluestacks Application - Failed to Load Channels. Unable to connect to the Internet

I have installed the Bluestacks 2 application (bluestacks.com) on Mac OS X (El Capitan). The application is installed successfully. When I launch the application, I get this weird error "Failed ...
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Where can I find a list of all formulas available for homebrew?

Is there a way to get a list of all formulas (packages) I can install using homebrew for Mac OS X?
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Can I set a default Window size in OSX or snap to notification pane? (Because of broken screen)

Because of this I can't really see the notification area/pane anymore. I want to be able to set a default window size for all windows, is this possible? If app windows went up to the notification pane ...
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XAMPP won't start Apache on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

When I try starting Apache from the XAMPP control panel (Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard), I get the following error popup and Apache won’t start: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/apachectl: line 70: ...
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Created A Mess Trying to Change OSX PHP Version

So, in a bit of a mess here. I was TRYING to change the version of my El Capitan PHP version (5.6.2) to PHP7, however I made a bit of a mess. Now I just want to send things back to normal. When I ...
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OS X - Eclipse - WindowBuilder -> “Incompatible Java versions”

No matter what I do, Eclipse keeps saying that "Eclipse is running under 1.6, but this Java project has a 1.7 Java compliance level, so WindowBuilder will not be able to load classes from this ...
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Install OS X: USB bootable, launch path not accessible

I am trying to downgrade a MacBook from Yosemite to Mavericks. I have created a bootable USB with Mavericks, restarted and booted from USB. When I select Install OS X and click Continue, nothing ...
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What is the meaning of GID below 0

While working on a yosemite box i found that two user groups had GID value below 0. $ dscl -plist . -readall /Groups PrimaryGroupID <dict> ...
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how to make keychain access share data across all users mac

I'm a religious user of keychain access on mac. It simply makes my life very easy. Further, I use several accounts on my mac to make it easier to jump from one project to the next. You guessed my ...
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Change DNS Server From Terminal (or script) on Mac OS X

How can I change my DNS server from the Terminal on Mac OS X? [I need this because my DNS is not working correctly with my VPN. Sometimes it's using the DNS for my main connection, and sometimes it's ...
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Firefox not accepting App Keyboard Shortcuts on Google docs, StackExchange sites etc.?

I used custom keyboard shortcuts via App Shortcuts in Keyboard preferences. Now Copy is mapped to Control+C and Paste to Control+V. It works well on other systems apps and Chrome On Firefox, the menu ...
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How do I move / install Homebrew onto my Mac user account? Another user set it up

I have a Mac on Mavericks that was set up by a different user. He set up Homebrew under his account, but when I type brew on my login I get ...
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Reset a MacBook to original settings without losing the files

I've effed up an installation of at least two software on my Mac. XAMPP and MAMP. I'm pretty sure those two shouldn't mix. Anyway, if all else fails, is there a way to restore my MacBook to factory ...
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A service for looking up process names? [on hold]

Does anybody know if there is a online service or site for getting more information on process names? I occasionally see services in the Activity Monitor (Mac OS X) and have no idea whether or not ...
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Can Safari 5.1 for Mac OS display favicons for bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar?

When bookmarking a web site, most contemporary browser will display the site's favicon next to the bookmark, both in the bookmark view and the bookmark toolbar. This is a useful feature. In the ...
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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 ...