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How to select non-consecutive text in OS X

In Windows I would hold the ALT key to highlight non-consecutive (or non-contiguous) text pieces, but how can I achieve this in the latest OS X (mavericks)? If it's any consolation, I'm trying to ...
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How can I select 2+ lines using the keyboard?

When holding option + shift + left/right, I can select whole words as opposed to one letter. However, I cannot find a similar command for vertical lines: option + shift + up/down only selects one line ...
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TextAnalysisTool.NET equivalent for OS X

I've used TextAnalysisTool.NET in the past for analyzing log files on Windows machines and found it incredibly useful. I love the simplicity+power that it achieves for dynamically grepping log files, ...
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App to apply color to text across apps in OS X

I am looking for a way to hotkey a change in color of highlighted text across a broad range of applications on OS X 10.9. This could be: a small app that acts on selected text (something like ...
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double click drag to select text in OSX

On windows I can double click a word and then drag the selection, which does a by-the-word selection change. It's a lot easier to select areas of text like this as you don't need to absolutely get ...
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How to capture text from the operating system in a practical and simple way?

Sometimes we can't select the text to copy & paste, such as dialog boxes. Sometimes it's just not practical, such as 100 files inside a folder. Is there any practical and simple way to capture ...
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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Edit all lines at once

I have a .txt file with almost all of the airports in the world. Each line is a different airport, and the lines are in this format: City, Country - Airport Name (Airport Code) ie: Le Mans, France - ...
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Saving a group of images from powerpoint as a picture, and the text is gone

I'm saving a group of images/text in PowerPoint as a picture for a graduation announcement. When I open the png file after it's saved, the text of the name will not appear. I tried saving the text ...
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Creating hotkey or keyboard shortcut for pasting specific text phrase in Mac OSX

I have a text phrase (actually, several phases) that I use frequently in multiple applications. I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut or hotkey that will paste this text phrase wherever I have placed ...
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Text tagging/analysis tool for Mac

I'm a doctoral student doing research in the humanities. As part of my research I have gathered together a lot of interview text. To analyse this data I want to be able to easily tag sections of text ...
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Hidden characters inserted after pipe (|) followed by a space

Very often, on my Mac, when I use the pipe (|) character followed by a space character, an invincible character will be inserted in between. This is especially annoying when using the terminal, as it ...
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From the Mac OS X command line, how can I insert a line after a certain marker line?

I have an HTML file. One line is the file is white space followed by this text: <!-- insert new downloads here --> How can I insert a line of text after that line in the file, just from the ...
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Convert .doc or .rtf to clean HTML on OS X

When I export a file from Word or TextEdit, I get very bloated HTML, full of crazy style tags on every paragraph, so I can't even clean it by hand. The only information I want preserved is: ...
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On a Mac, can I read a file written to a thumb drive by Windows?

If I write simple text files to a thumb drive using a Windows PC, can they be read later on a Mac? If so, can they also be locked and unlocked with a software program (not encrypted) if I forward ...
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Photoshop text spacing issue

I am having a problem with letter spacing in Photoshop (CS5, Mac) Word: Mister, "i" has too little spacing left and right. This occurs when anti-aliasing is on "none" and is most noticeable on ...
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PDF to text convertor

I'm looking for a "one-click" way of taking ANY PDF and converting it to plain text. Ideally on OSX or Linux. Ideally, the solution would include OCR functionality, but it need not necessarily. The ...
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FTP text editor - Mac

Perhaps this isn't the proper thing to ask the Stack Overflow community, but I can't think of a better place to ask. Can anyone suggest a free text editor for the Mac that allows for FTP I currently ...
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What options are there for generating custom text snippets on the Mac?

As I am getting more heavily into programming as a job and no longer as a hobby, I am definitely in need of some ways to improve my productivity. One thing that would definitely help in that respect ...
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Very, *very* strange characters on Mac OS X after copy-paste from PDF

I did a copy-paste from a PDF, the text that should have been pasted is: (\<(/?[^\>]+)\>) But, instead, I get some VERY strange characters. Demonstrated in the following screenshot: The ...
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How to get Mac OS X text substitutions working on Thunderbird

Is there a way to get this working on Thunderbird? When I right-click on the email message window, the popup menu doesn't include the usual Mac items (Substitutions, Transformations, etc…)
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Converting the encoding of a text file (Mac OS X) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I convert multiple files to UTF-8 encoding using *nix command line tools? Okay, now that I can detect the encoding, I know that my encoding is using ...
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Determining the encoding of a file on Mac OS X?

How can determine the character encoding of plain text files (such as html) on Mac OS X?
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How to replace special characters (curly quotes, dashes, ellipses) in OS X?

Pretty simple: I need a way to convert special characters like curly quotes, ellipses, etc to their "plain text" version, i.e. … to ..., “ to ". This is on OS X, meaning I can't use a macro in ...
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Recovering text files in terminal using grep on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I foolishly removed some source code from my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine with rm -rf when doing something with buildout. I want to try and recover these files again. I haven't touched the system ...
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Are Snow Leopard text substitutions scriptable?

I prefer using typographical quotation marks when possible, so I love the Smart Quotes part of Snow Leopard’s text replacement feature. But there are a few cases in which I need to toggle it, and it’s ...