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How can I make non-anti-aliased text look good in Firefox on Mac OS X?

After being a Windows user for the last 10 years, I got a MacBook Pro, which I'm working on configuring to my liking. I find small-size anti-aliased text to be blurry and hard to read, so I typically ...
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How to change font size or use another font in Quick Look on OSX?

I would like to change text files font in Quick Look on OSX. Tried to find answers on support forums but found none.
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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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How to rearrange or remove items in Google Chrome's right-click context menu in OS X?

Here is what Chrome's context menu looks like right now for me: Is it possible to move Inspect Element to the bottom of the menu? Or is it possible to remove the bottom two menu items? I never add ...
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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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Is MacVim copy-to-clipboard supposed to be working on OS X Mavericks?

I've recently found out that I can no longer copy text out of MacVim and paste into other Mac apps. I used to be able to do this on Mountain Lion. I have the usual configurations set, namely: set ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - See unread notification badge in menu bar or Notification Center icon

Is there a way to show a badge or to highlight the notification center icon where there are unread notifications? A program, an app, anything that do this! A badge on the Notification Center icon or ...
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Multiple linked sessions/instances of Vim and R with Vim-r-plugin

OSX 10.8. MacVim + Vim-r-plugin = Vim sends commands to R. Awesome! (Note I'm here asking about using MacVim and R.app (i.e. w/ Gui), not either in a terminal, since for this purpose I need both to ...
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How to hide the dock on one desktop but make it visible in others?

I have 3 desktops with different apps and windows on. I want to set the dock to auto-hide in one of these but keep it visible in others. How can I achieve this? If I choose auto-hide, it becomes so ...
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MDS errors: “DiskStore: No block in wakeup” and “Ignored bogus fetch for MDSQueryWithBlockTask”

I've been getting tons of these entries in my system log. I can't find any indication of what they mean. I assume it's a problem with spotlight somewhere, and I've rebuilt the spotlight indexes, but ...
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OS X some files on SMB share are grayed out

On my Mac with OS X 10.6 I can mount and work on a SMB share without any problems. But some times some files on this share are grayed out. If I double click on them nothing happens. If pull a grayed ...
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Replace or disable OS X dns cache?

I'm having trouble with OS X's dns cacher and I'm wondering if it's possible to simply disable it or replace it with a better / more configurable program? I don't suppose it's as easy as deleting an ...
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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How to copy connections to other locations in Mac Network Preferences

The Problem: I want to be able to use selected connections in different Location(by Location I mean Location combo in Mac Network Preferences). I want to be able to find a connection in Network ...
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How can I make Mac Mail mark messages as read automatically?

I have rules set up that correctly filter messages into different folders, but for some reason no messages are marked as read.
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Can't access Linux Samba share from OSX

I have a samba share in an arch linux server, that I cannot access from OSX, but I can access it normally from any Windows machine. When I try to access it from the terminal (from OSX) with the ...
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Mac OS X 10.3 DMProxy -4231 error stopping Aqua bootup

I have an old Apple iMac G4 (700MHz) which (sort of, right now) runs Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther). The day before last it was working absolutely fine, booting up as always, but yesterday it just sat and ...
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Apache fails to display/follow symbolic links

I'm running apache v2.4 to host a personal web site on my office mac mini running OS X 10.10. The basic site is working fine but its throwing the 403 forbidden access error when I add symbolic link to ...
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Mac OSX remove Hide Window keyboard shortcut

When I press commandH, the current window is hidden. I'd like to disable this shortcut, because I'm using it in another application. I opened System Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard -> ...
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Change outlook default search behavior

I'm using v 15.13.1 of Outlook for Mac. I'm trying to figure out how to change the default search behavior from "search this folder" to "search all folders", as I rarely change to the correct folder ...
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Microsoft word doesn't have the bitmap special paste option

I'm working on Mac OS, Word 2011 I'm studying a tutorial for word, and in the tutorial, it's written that: However, when I click on "Paste Special", there is no bitmap option, the only options are: ...
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Stop OS X from hiding menus when clicking the separator/spacer

Is it possible in the OS or with a third party app/plugin to stop menus (right click etc) from hiding when you click the space between two items? For example, if you click the Apple menu in the top ...
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How can I prevent high CPU usage from Chrome tabs in OS X?

I do this a lot: Notice my MacBook Air is running hot Open Activity Monitor, see "Google Chrome Helper" process pegged at 100% CPU Open Chrome's Task Manager to find the responsible tab Find and ...
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How to mount SMB share that can be accessed by anyone on Mac OS X El Capitan

How can I mount a SMB network share that can be accessed by anyone? Here's what I tried: Using mount command me$ sudo mkdir /Multimedia me$ sudo chmod 777 /Multimedia me$ sudo mount -t smbfs -o ...
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How to force a new line at the end of a file in Xcode

According to this site, text files (i.e. source code files) should always end in a new line. But Xcode (as of at least version 7.1) defaults to have no new line at the end of a file unless you ...
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Is is possible to change the emoji set on OS X?

I dislike OS X's set of emoji (mainly, it's too difficult to tell what they are at a glance, esp. at small sizes). I like Google's set of emoji. Is there any way I can use Google's emoji set as my OS ...
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Drag and drop left behind an outline in Mac OS X 10.9.5

I downloaded music last night, and as I dragged the file into my music folder, the outline from it froze on my screen. I tried restarting my Mac, but the outline is still there. As well as this, I ...
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OSX Memory readings from vm_stat and Activity Monitor.app do not agree

I am trying to write a script to monitor memory status. Here is what I have so far: # Memory Usage ramactive=$(vm_stat | grep "Pages active" | while read a b c; do echo "$((${c%?}*4096/1024/1024))"; ...
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“Installer enountered an error” for latest JDK 8 update on Mavericks

I went to the oracle jdk installation website http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html and upon launching jdk-8u51-macosx-x64.dmg the following ...
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Bug with resizing panes in tmux when using ZSH

I am using Tmux with ZSH and have a problem when trying to resize panels. I am currently using these bindings to resize panels as I work: unbind-key M-j ; bind-key -n M-j resize-pane -D 1 ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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How can I diagnose why my launchd task isn't running on schedule?

I've read the launchd.plist man page, Is launchd supposed to pick up "missed" events?, and launchd seems ignore StartCalendarInterval on Yosemite but none of those have allowed me to ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for menu with a dynamic name, such as “Move x Items Here”?

In Finder, the menu item to move files has a dynamic text. If one item has been copied, it says "Move Item Here", but for multiple files it says something like "Move <x> Items Here". In the ...
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Route traffic from local network to VirtualBox host-only adapter

For a test I need to allow routing from my local network to a guest inside a VirtualBox. The guest already have outside access. So far I enabled ip forwarding on my local machine (OSX 10.9) and added ...
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VPN DNS Configuration bug in OS X

I am using TunnelBlick to connect to an VPN (OpenVPN) with OS X 10.9.2. I can authenticate and pass traffic but the DNS entries injected from the VPN do not work. Here is the output of scutil --dns ...
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Winamp Library Not Displaying Crossover

I'm having issues with getting the winamp library displaying in crossover in both OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm using version 13 in crossover. I have installed directx and then winamp 6.66.
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Reverse scrolling with Synergy from Mac to Windows

I have my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro and my Windows 7 Toshiba laptop connected via Synergy with the Mac serving as the server, and the PC acting as the client. I have an external mouse connected to the ...
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Unzip Multipart Zip from Command Line

Thanks in advance for any help. I am trying to unzip a multipart zip file from the command line in OSX 10.8.5. I created the zip using zip -s 800m foo.zip foo.mov The file foo.mov is 2.7GB. So I ...
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Setting TextMate 2 as Git's difftool

Is it possible to set TextMate 2 as the default Git difftool/mergetool? If so, what are the commands? I have found instructions for the diffmerge tool here, but I would like to try it with text ...
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Homebrew packages in PKG_CONFIG_PATH

I have a bunch of libraries installed with homebrew but I don't know what the right way to get them in pkg-config's search path. Right now I have export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$(find /usr/local/Cellar ...
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How to close suspicious port 999 garcon, is it malware?

On Mac OSX, I ran the command nmap localhost and I found I have this suspicious open port: 999/tcp open garcon Then I tried to see if there is an associated process, but nothing shows up with ...
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Is it possible to replace Forticlient with the native Mac OSX networking tools to connect to a VPN?

Because I don't like FortiClient software, it installs a daemon running all times, and I just really want to run the app when I do need to connect to the VPN (once a month), not really have it use ...
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Setting Multimeda keys and volume knob on Dell Mutlimedia Keyboard using KeyRemap4MacBook?

I have plugged in a dell multimedia keyboard with my macbook and I am using the software KeyRemap4MacBook to change some keys on the external keyboard. However I cannot setup the multimedia keys like ...
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Desktop icons larger than 128px

I'm wondering if there's a way to break the limit of 128px for desktop icons in OSX Lion 10.7 (I have 10.7.5) by hacking some system files?
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How to fix Homebrew error “/usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin”

I am sure this is not a new question, and have ben answered on this website before. I have tried the solutions prescribed but unfortunately the error is still persisting. Hence, approaching the ...
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How can one apply a quartz filter to the screen? (like invert colors)

Just like how one can invert the colors of the screen with the accessibility preferences, how would one put other filters like the ones in /System/Library/Compositions such as 'Color Pencil' or 'Comic ...
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Computer-to-Computer network between OS X and Linux

I want to make a connection point to point via wifi between Mac and Linux. What I did was: I have created Computer-To-Computer network in OS X I have set manually an ip address for Mac, ...
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How to snap GarageBand project length to end of last region?

In GarageBand, is there a shortcut for snapping the end-of-project (project length) marker to the edge of the last region in a project or track? On-line help says to drag the marker in the ruler. ...