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How to download Pluralsight videos?

Someone must have a streamlined way to pull down Pluralsight videos without using a mobile device or screen capture utility. In the middle of watching a video, Pluralsight's site went down... they ...
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Macbook Pro shutting down on its own after sleep

My Macbook Pro 2013 (upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite) keeps shutting down on its own after I put it to sleep by closing the lid. It used to be that this happened a few hours after I closed ...
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Apache and VirtualHosts in OS X 10.10

So I've been using the default OS X install of Apache for a few years with no real issues beyond my own idiocy. However, I recently upgraded my MacBook to 10.10 Yosemite and now my VirtualHosts have ...
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Closing SugarSync Mac app window with AppleScript

I am trying to set up an AppleScript that will open some apps (including SugarSync) after startup so I don't need to have them as login items. It works, except that with SugarSync it also opens the ...
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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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What is the correct method to locate and throw away unnecessary files when your disk is full on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Looking the size of each file in your system manually in order to find the bottlenecks is, obviously, too inefficient. What is the correct way to have a good overview of which files are consuming most ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Move Large Apple Mail .mbox Folders to Gmail

I have e-mail from accounts that no longer existed archived in Apple Mail, in their .mbox format. Does anyone have recommendations on how to move the messages to Google Mail, so they'll be more ...
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In Mavericks why can't I change the password of an account even though I am admin and have unlocked the lock icon?

I am on OS X Mavericks, and I am admin. I need to reset another user's password. So I choose: System Preferences -> Users & Groups and clicked the lock icon to make changes (and entered the ...
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How to create multiple profiles in OS X Mail (Yosemite)?

Is it possible create multiple profiles in OS X Mail, with specific mail accounts, and switch between them? I am responsible for 30+ different mail accounts (accessed via IMAP). It is distracting ...
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Key combination Ctrl + \ is not working inside virtual Parallels machine in MacOS

I'm new to Mac world, just got a Macbook with OSX Yosemite. I'm using Windows software for work and I have installed Windows 7 within Parallels Desktop. I used to use Far Manager for file operations. ...
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Boot OS X from USB enclosure on Asus laptop?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15". Like many others that I have seen on the internet has developed a problem that causes it to crash constantly, on reboot I get horizontal reddish lines across my screen. ...
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error when installing Mac OS X on virtualBox

this error comes to me when I want to install ( Mac OS X ) on VirtualBox VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and ...
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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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OSX Launchd /Library/LaunchDaemons

I have created a plist file (see below) and stuck it into /Library/LaunchDaemons/ . (It starts a virtualbox via a script that runs VBoxHeadless .) I can start the plist as user "nobody" sudo -u ...
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Why is my Mac slow?

I've started seeing the beach ball cursor on my Mac a lot lately, and I haven't been able to track down the cause. It happens even after restarting, with only a few applications running (basic stuff ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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Computer freezes when going through a list of files in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks

When scrolling through contents of folders on the hard drive, the computer (Mac Pro 2008 running Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks) freezes and the ball spins. At first, this was occasionally and just annoying. ...
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Access windows file servers from Mac

I'm looking for a solution to a big problem were having in the office. Essentially we have MacBook Air that we use to work remotely from the office and at the moment we've been logging into the ...
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Samba fails to connect to VMWare CentOS guest from Mac Mavericks host

Trying to connect through smb to my VMWare guest at 192.168.0.138:139 gives me the following message: There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.0.138" This file server will not ...
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Mac RAM with SSD

I have a Macbook Air with 8GB or RAM and an SSD. Recently, I've been doing a lot of high-RAM-use tasks (like image processing) in MATLAB. I noticed that it uses a very large amount of RAM, which in ...
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How to grep everything from AFTER the last YAML delimiter onwards

I normally use grep to search for a pattern in a string. However in this particular instance I have to identify a YAML header which ends with a triple dash. My test.info file has the following ...
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how to know if there is malware in mac osx [on hold]

I have followed this guide here and ran below scripts in sequence to look at the output https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4243511?tstart=0 1) kextstat -kl | awk '!/com\.apple/{printf "%s %s\n", ...
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“broken pipe” after every terminal command

I’m running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with iTerm2 and Oh-My-Zsh. After every command I run—even if the command is successful—I receive the error “broken pipe.” How can I troubleshoot what is ...
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Vim: how to perform this task every time I open a file?

For a time I have one vim configuration on my laptop and another on my desktop, so when I edited filed on my Dropbox between the two I would end up with format issues. Specifically, I had ...
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Ignoring .DS_store preferences clientside

At work our largely shared fileserver is filled with .DS_store preferences from various users. We clean these files now and then, but still it happens constantly that I run into a folder where someone ...
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SSH using IPV6 getting error “No Route to Host” in Mac OS X 10.10.1

I am trying to SSH with IPv6 in Mac OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite) but I am getting error No Route to Host"** I can do it successfully with IPv4. Can anyone guide me please if it require any network ...
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Customize mac spotlight search extensions to categories - possible?

I love spotlight search, but some unusual file types get categorized as "Other", which means they end at the bottom of the search results. Is it possible to edit some plists or other config to add ...
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Is there an easy way on mac to rotate a video 180 degrees? [duplicate]

Unfortunately some important videos got recorded upside-down. I would like the program to rotate the video 180 so it is right-side-up.
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Why is oracle instant client so slow on OSX?

I have both a PC and Mac environment setup to connect to the same Oracle server. Both are using Oracle instant client 11.2.0.4 and are on the same network. Both machines are similarly configured ...
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Can't fill out an application on Apple MacBook Pro? [on hold]

I recently downloaded some applications on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop from 2012, yet I can't fill them out. Are there steps I need to complete after the download or is it that my MacBook Pro doesn't ...
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tmux key-binding doesn't work over ssh

I am using iterm2 on a Mac, the tmux key binding works well if I start tmux locally. In particular, the Alt + arrow to switch panes. bind -n M-Left select-pane -L bind -n M-Right select-pane -R bind ...
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External SSD drive(s) in USB enclosures are not being recognized by Mac OS X

I have two external SSD drives that Disk Utility Mac OS X on my 2014 MacBook Pro doesn’t see at all. The laptop basically gives zero indication that something has been plugged in. I’m connecting the ...
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Chrome browser freezes on Mac OS X when using D-Link 655 router

Chrome intermittently freezes on my home network when surfing via Wi-Fi from my D-Link 655 router. Safari on the same computer/router combo works fine. Chrome works just fine when connected to any ...
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How to remove osx kernel extension

I am trying to remove a kernel extension but every time i restart it keeps coming back how to permanently remove it? i believe this com.ab.kl.engine is some sort of spyware output of: kextstat | ...
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Tunnelier replacement for OSX using Beyond Compare 4

I use Tunnelier on my PC when I need to connect SFTP using Beyond Compare 4. Now that i've switched to OSX I cant use Beyond Compare 4 to connect SFTP to my cloud hosting to compare files. Is there a ...
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New Hard Drive increasing RPMs over time on OSX

My new replacement hard drive slowly rams up the RPM speed. Its looks like linear growth, from a poorly written program but I just erased it and reinstalled OS X to make sure it wasn't a software bug ...
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Is an .RDP file cross-platform?

If you create an .RDP file on a windows machine by using the save as feature, can you then use the same .RDP file on a mac if the mac has a proper RDP client installed, such as "RD Client"? If not, ...
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Run Launchctl as root programmatically

I'm trying to start our service using launchctl from OSX app as root programmatically, but I get error status -60031. I can run without problems the command in Terminal: sudo launchctl load ...
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How to switch writing direction (LTR/RTL) in Word 2013 on Mac

I'm working on a content table and the levels' text in coming on the right and the pages on the left, how can I make the text on the left and the numbers go on the right side? Thanks.
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Opening many of the same document with preview causes multiple icons in dock

I want to open the same pdf three times with preview so i can have the pdf open in three different places so i can compare the pages side by side. I came across this stack exchange post about how to ...
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Unable to use Administrator option on my MacPro

for several month i have been unable to use Administrator oppion. Whe I try , the screen freezes. It seems that Finder is the problem . I remember that I had to Force quits several items and Finder ...
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Project specific command line command management

Are there any command line tools that help streamline commonly repeated project specific commands? I have always built a .bashrc with aliases such as cdmyproject cdthatproject. I'm suddenly curious ...
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is a “Fusion” drive still usable after the flash portion fails?

It seems like with a Fusion drive you now have two separate components that can fail. The MTBF between the SSD part and the spinning part isn't going to be all that different, although the reason for ...
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OS X terminal eating the shift key

I'm switching from iTerm 2 to the stock OS X 10.8.5 terminal (work policy, iTerm isn't on the approved software list). In my tmux configuration, I've mapped shift-left and shift-right to change ...
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Label distribution and scaling in Numbers

I'm currently working in OS X Numbers on a document with two columns and 1078 rows. Using this data, I have constructed a simple 2D line graph which I am fairly happy with. The issue that I'm having ...
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Sliding, docked Terminal window in OS X

In this video the author has an ever present Terminal window which he can hide (sliding to the bottom) and pull up with a hotkey or something. Does anyone know how to achieve this? It could greatly ...
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Why has my symlink stopped working? - OS X

A while ago I noticed my symlinks in OS X Mavericks weren't doing anything. On closer inspection, Finder was showing them as flat files. If I opened them in a text editor I simply saw a relative path ...
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iOS simulator, dual monitor & rotation issue

I've got two monitors, with iOS simulator is on a secondary monitor. Xcode is full-screen on a primary monitor (iMac). Whenever I rotate simulator on a secondary display, primary display goes off the ...
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Where to download Mono 3.8? (installer, not sources)

Because of a bug in Mono 3.10, I have to revert to Mono 3.8. Where can Mono 3.8 be downloaded? At http://www.mono-project.com/download/ only 3.10 is available for download. At ...