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How to disable snap/jump scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac

I'm desparately looking for a way to disable snap-scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac. Basically as you scroll Excel will continually try to keep the cell you're focused on in the centered. So when you're ...
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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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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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Edit bootable img file on Mac OS X

I have downloaded a bootable image of Ubuntu (7.95Gb .img file) for a Parallella (minicomputer), but its too big to fit on my 8GB micro sd card (which actually is only 7.8 GB!). I would like to ...
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Why does Google Chrome listen on port 8000?

Occasionally when starting up a development server (again), it will die with the message that the port 8000 is already in use. Running $ lsof -n -i4TCP:8000 | grep LISTEN then reveals Google ...
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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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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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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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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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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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diskarbitrarationd consumes 100% CPU for 10 minutes after ejecting a USB drive

Recently I've had problems when ejecting a Seagate SRD0SP0 USB 2.0 hard drive from my Macbook. It has two partitions, one is my Time Machine backup, the other an ExFAT partition for media. There is ...
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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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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 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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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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Sending only video out of HDMI cables – Mac OSX 10.10.3 (Yosemite)

I have a similar question to this one but I'm on Mac OSX. I currently have a laptop, a second monitor (via HDMI), and a third monitor (via HDMI/thunderbolt adaptor). If I have sound playing, I only ...
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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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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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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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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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Mac OSX: Keep window on top

Does anyone know a way to keep window on top in OSX? I've tried Afloat and works with about 15% of the apps out there. I know that you can snap windows to different corners but I often need to be ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Windows guest in VMware Fusion not able to see Mac's internet connection

My VMware Fusion Windows VM can't access the internet. I had to swap a MacBook Pro's HDD to another MacBook Pro. The Mac is the host and the Windows 7 VM reports Ethernet cable not being plugged in; ...
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Mac OS X Routing Table Protection

I'm looking for a way to protect my Mac OS 10.8 routing table. After connecting to my employer's network using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, a bunch of new routes are installed into my ...
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Limit Xquartz to One Monitor

I'm on OSX 10.7.4 in a multi monitor setup. I use X11Forwarding via SSH to work remotely. Both stock X11 and Xquartz X11 have no (obvious) setting to limit themselves to one monitor. Is there a way I ...
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In Numbers for Mac, possible to have custom formatting depending on value of other cell?

I have several columns of numbers, and I want to highlight one of those with a background color. I have created a single cell at the top of these columns, that for each column contains either a 1 ...
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Why does my Time Machine backup fail?

I am trying to backup my Laptop to my UnRAID server. Now the third time it failed and displayed this message: My backup is 650 GB big and contains 1.6 million files. May this be the problem? Or is ...