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Google Drive and Local Directories in Mac OS X

I want to create a symbolic link between local directories and my Google drive. In other words, I don't want to synchronize it by hand. If there is a change in the directory, it should synchronize it ...
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Shared folder not connecting over Mac VirtualBox guest

I am trying to connect with the Windows 7 host's shared folder from my VirtualBox Mac (Yosemite) guest. It is showing my PC's name in Finder's sidebar but when I double click it, it fails to connect ...
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OSX suddenly says I'm out of space, and terminal says low on swap space

I'm running a pretty dated Mac but its what I have and can't afford throwing hardware at the issue. I am on Mac OSX 10.6.8 Suddenly Terminal says: Terminal has detected the system is running ...
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How do I to modify Automator Service ditto command?

Using and Automator Service and an AppleScript that is redly available and exists on this thread of but a "GUI" around ditto. The solution works well, however, I am not getting the behavior I ...
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How can I address Microsoft Word 2011 Mac (14.4.3) freezing, possibly with a CPU burning infinite loop?

I am working with Microsoft Word 2011 Mac 14.4.3, running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has happened a couple of times with an hour that it freezes; the fans fire up like I'm burning CPU, and the menu from ...
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How can I use OSX to share an internet connection WITHOUT being a DHCP server?

I have a small network of single-board linux computers (beaglebone blacks running Arch if it matters) that I would like to route to the internet by way of my Macbook's wifi. There are two ...
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CDROM does not appear on desktop, MACOS 10.5.7

When I pop a CDROM into the drive of my Macbook Pro, It spins up, I hear it, but no icon appears on the desktop. (I think it's 10.5.7; actually not sure how to verify this on Mac, but I think I saw a ...
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Auto-resolving conflict with unison

I've set up a custom automated sync between 2 folders (in OSX) with unison with the following line: unison folder1 folder2 -batch -debug update+ Which worked fine until I encountered: ...
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ggplot2 doesn't load in R/RStudio - Application not responding

I have installed ggplot2 version 1.0.1 on R version 3.1.3, using install.packages('ggplot2', dependencies=T) Checking for the installation: find.package('ggplot2') returns [1] ...
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Mysterious misspelled words in OS X's autocorrect/spellcheck

Since I got my MBP 2 years ago, I've found some really strange misspellings that the system's autocorrect will change correct words to. The latest of these is "Ulbrichbt", which OS X unhelpfully ...
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Dedicate keyboard to app / workspace on mac osx

Setup: two keyboards, two monitors - one with fullscreen terminal, the other with random things. Is there a way to force the input from one of the keyboards to the terminal? (I am writing this ...
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CentOs 6, rsync/scp of big file stop at 40% (2.4G)

I'm trying to download from the remote server to local laptop a big file (~5G), but the download stops at 40% of the size (2.4G). I'm using this rsync command: rsync --bwlimit=1200 -rh --progress ...
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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks breaks passwordless SSH to localhost (for hadoop)

Sorry if this sounds like a repeat, but I'm fairly sure it's specifically Mac OS X 10.9 related, it works fine for me on my 10.8 machine. I've done everything identically, as usual: $:~ ssh-keygen -t ...
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Why does sudo -n on Mac OS X always return 0?

It looks like sudo -n on Mac OS X (10.10.3) always returns 0 as a return code. So something like this will always show 0, regardless of whether the user has authenticated with his password first: ...
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Can you make an image a Hyperlink in iWork Pages '09?

I know how to make text a hyperlink in Pages '09 but when I want to link an image to a webpage, it's not giving me that option. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to make an image in a ...
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Why do unix-oriented users sometimes prefer Macs? [on hold]

For the last few years much of my "for fun" development research has regarded Vim and Git. It seems more-times-than-not a "guru" in the field is using a Mac but is extremely proficient (and using ...
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Excel 2011 on OSX always opens on same monitor

I am running OSX and I have 3 monitors. In Mission Control, I have all 3 monitors to be their own Space. So each monitor has a toolbar at the top. Only one monitor has my dock on it (obviously). 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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How to set up web mail server on MAC OS?

Now I use XAMPP to set up MYSQL database and Apache server. My project is about establish a web mail server. We already have a domain name, but I don't know how to set up a mail server on my Mac and ...
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MacBook White 2010 Unibody - Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10 on BootCamp?

I have Windows 8.1 installed (not by upgrading from 8) on my MacBook White Unibody 2010 via BootCamp. Before, I had Windows 7 installed and searching through the internet tells me that if I upgrade ...
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how to use fzf on Mac Terminal with bash

I found a utility called fzf https://github.com/junegunn/fzf which is a fuzzy-finder for your shell. Two questions: 1) After I run fzf and run a file, I press Enter and then the file I found is ...
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minimize button is gray and non responsive, how do regain that function

I have a MacBook Pro and am running OS X Yosemite. The minimize button goes gray if the window is opened fully. This happened before and I found an answer online but am unable to find a solution now. ...
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How to make a symlink to make it Compass on my Mac?

I have everything installed on my Mac that should do the job to run Sass and Compass, but it seems that the paths are not optimal. When I installed Compass and Sass I did it by following these ...
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What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac? [on hold]

What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac? I'm using Leopard.
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Outlook Showing Conflicting Times for Messages Sent

One of our end users has flagged a bizarre issue they've come across from time to time. What happens is this: User sends an email from Outlook for Mac 2015 User looks to see when the email was sent ...
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OSX Terminal Start VPN Connection

I am trying to find a way to use terminal to connect to an existing VPN connection (that was created in System Preferences > Network > + VPN Type: Cisco IPSec, etc etc) instead of using the VPN ...
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Unable to update guest OS hard drive size

I am running VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 on OS X 10.10.3. I have Windows 7 as the guest OS. Originally I had the hard drive set to 60GB. It was running out of space so I increased it to 100GB. However, ...
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How can I remove the Mac shortcut for apple shift F?

I want to set a program's shortcut for apple-shift-F. My new MacBook X.10 says apple-shift-F is being used. Looks like it is in use with Finder's presentation mode. How can I remove the shortcut, so ...
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Installing OSX 10.7 on MacBook 4,1

I am not a Apple user, but I want to upgrade a MacBook 4,1 to Lion 10.7/10.7.5 but when I boot from the CD with the dmg file I bought from app store, I click on Reinstall Mac OS X but I get a message ...
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Cannot start Hyper-V on MacBook in Bootcamp but can in Parallels

I am running Mavericks on a late 2013 model MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Intel i5 chip) and have installed Windows 8.1 into a bootcamp partition. Under Bootcamp, an attempt to start a VM in Hyper-V ...
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Stream video from Mac to OPPO BD player

I used to stream video from my PC to my OPPO BDP-103 player without any problem (I just go to "Network" on my OPPO and find the PC and the shared folder). Now I have a Mac as my main computer and I ...
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Canon Printer - Strange issue on Mac (ccpd wants to connect to the internet)

I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and my native firewall is active. Whenever I restart/open my computer, I see a messagebox that asks me whether I want to allow ccpd to connect to the internet or not. I ...
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Shared usb-mount is read-only when accessed from another computer

On my Windows 7 machine, I have shared a usb drive to my Macbook Pro, over the network. I've shared it by right clicking the drive and sharing it in properties. However, I can't seem to write to the ...
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How can I delete the content between two tags in a large xml file (>2GB)

The File in Question is XML but I want a Shell Script to remove all the binary (Base64) encoded images that are embedded. The files are generally huge (>2GB). I want to delete everything between: ...
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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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Trying to compile afloat using xcode on OSX 10.9.4 - garbage collection is no longer supported

I was following the instructions on making a single window sticky with afloat Here are the instructions in from the post: Download the SIMBL zip file Unzip the file Double-click/install ...
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OSX Firewall keeps asking for approval

I'm in the midst of moving from one Mac laptop to another. I decided to start from scratch and install everything by hand to avoid the cruft I accumulated over the years. My old laptop is on Yosemite ...
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Mac OSX restart from command line and close all windows

I want to use command line to restart my mac OSX, I'm using: sudo shutdown -r now But i want to restart without the reopen windows option, I've looked at the documentation here but with no luck, ...
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Excel for Mac 2011: cannot enable add-ins

I have a UDF I've been pasting into one new Excel workbook after another. Thought I'd finally get smart and make it available to all workbooks, so I re-read a couple of tutorials and Saved the ...
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OSX map network drives on login WITHOUT finder windows popping up

I have followed some other tutorials to get OSX to mount my network drives when I log in, using the "Users and Groups > Login Items" method, which works fine, but this brings up a whole load of finder ...
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How to send a file to another computer with bash script?

I know that you could use sftp to send a file, from the command line - but I don't know how to do this in a .sh file. Is there a way to do this is one line, or many lines, as long as it's possible in ...
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is microsoft remote desktop the best remote desktop for mac os [on hold]

i used to access a remote server using IP and password from my widows machine. now for some reasons, I can't use that machine anymore, and I have to use a mac os machine. what is the best remote ...
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Why don't I have any Canon printer drivers on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm migrating from a 10.7 Mac to a new 10.9 Mac. I have a Canon Pixma iP3000 printer hooked up to an Airport Extreme, which works fine on my old machine. However, when I try to set it up on my new ...
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Create a bootable Ubuntu USB for PC from my Mac

I've searched the web for hours trying to find out the following: I am having problems with Nautilis. I want to create a Ubuntu Boot-USB for PC's. However I own a PC with Ubuntu 13.04 (the Disk ...
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Mac4.1 SL 10.6.2 Disk Utility log

Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x . Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has ...
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Script to Open Quicken and update Accounts

I am trying to write a script that will open the Quicken Program and then execute a Shift Command U.. when it finishes updated the accounts, it will close the application. This is what I have. tell ...
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How can i avoid teamviewer to ask for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On MacOSX, I have recently upgraded from Teamviewer 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now everytime i want to open ...
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OS X: let scutil use stored secret when connecting L2TP VPN

This is a follow-up question of Start configured VPN from command line (OSX). I tried the answer by @encoded, which suggests the following command: scutil --nc start ...
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Numbering a list in Word document starting after 1

How can I start a numbered list in Word that doesn't begin with 1? Or how can I skip a few numbers to start later? I am editing a Word document on Mac OS, I have a numbered all the points I am making ...
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Should Complete OS X and iOS Source be Available via GPL? [on hold]

I have been familiarizing myself with the GNU General Public License (GPL), and the way I understand the license is that any piece of software that includes open-source software licensed under GPL ...