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Connect very old Macs to Win 10 file server

Our office has a very old Apple environment (Consisting of Mac OS 9.2.2, OS X 10.9.5 and Mac OS 10.3.9 machines) connected to a Microsoft Server 2012 file server. Now we want to connect Win10 Home ...
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How to play an audio file on a specific soundcard output on OS X

I would like to play sound files Wav/Mp3 on a specified channel of a multichannel output on OSX. Unfortunatley afplay does not allow me to specify its output on osx as aplay does on linux. Looking for ...
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Can I upgrade to latest OS on my Macbook Air 2011?

My Macbook Air 2011 is running Yosemite 10.10.5, which is the latest it can have through apple updates. But I need to install the latest Apple OS in order to build Xamarin code for iOS. My Macbook Air ...
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How to stop Chrome from using 100% CPU periodically

So when I open up the computer again after standby Chrome starts to use 100% CPU by itself without me doing anything. It lasts for about 10-20 seconds. The problem is that my battery health is around ...
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Navigate variables in Visual code for Mac

I am using visual code for Mac version to write python code for several projects of mine. I have noticed that while in my Linux system when I am using VS code I can navigate to the definitions of ...
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Upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan - 'No Packages Available for Install' - Create Bootable USB Drive in Windows

I have a new-to-me early-2009 iMac. It came to me without any updates since early 2016 and I decided to update it from OSX Yosemite to El Capitan (the last version supported on this hardware.) I ...
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Exit command that doesn't result in 'Process Complete'?

I see that exit 1 in a shell script results in the 'Process complete' message, causing the shell to become unresponsive. Is there a way to use the exit command and return to a prompt? I don't want to ...
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OS X network routing issue trying to use 2 interfaces

I am having issues with routing on my Mac(OS X Mojave), I have two network interfaces set up on separate networks, 12.20.10.191 for en0 and 170.16.20.69 for en1. I have set up routing using route -...
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What is the address I need to go to on my phone to access locally hosted (laptop) website?

I started a simple web server using: python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 in directory = ~/Dropbox/Distro My host name is "bob" How do I access the website from my phone on the same network? Using the ...
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How do I transfer operating system Mac OS Yosemite to external hard drive?

I want to take the operating system from internal drive and copy it to an external drive that I can boot into. I am doing this so I can use disc utility from external system and run disc utilities on ...
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Where to find Mac pictures after a computer hard drive crash?

This is my problem, my computer's hard drive crashed and I am currently using Linux to try and find my photos and back them up, but I can't find the file where most of the photos are. I did find some ...
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PDF image text missing

I can view the following PDF without problems in a web browser (tried more than once). https://s3.amazonaws.com/video.udacity-data.com/topher/2017/December/5a24786e_dsfnd-handbook/dsfnd-handbook.pdf ...
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Where is the Java installation that is installed by Java Updater located?

I am running OS X Yosemite. I add Java to my path in .bashrc like this: export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8) export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH /user/libexec/java_home -v 1.8 points me ...
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PureOS ISO (on USB) unavailable for boot (EFI) on Mac OS X

Goal Replace OS X with PureOS on my old Mac. I essentially want to give PureOS a go and buy a Librem PC if it works out. Issue PureOS doesn't appear in the boot 'drive' choices when I restart my ...
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How can I run the following Unix command (script?) on Macs?

I am in a situation where I was informed very late that a program we use to track inventory will have it's EOL October 31st. We have about 400 Mac computers where we have to uninstall the old version (...
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Find Wi-Fi password on Mac without admin rights

Usually one can just go into Keychain Access and then click ‘Show password’. Then, macOS asks for the admin password, you type it in and it spits it out. But, I do not know the admin password. Also, ...
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How can versions earlier that macOS Sierra ignore the .ssh_config UseKeychain option?

I am sharing my ssh_config between a sierra macbook and machines with earlier versions, ie Yosemite. But when it reads UseKeychain yes, it considers it a missconfiguration. Can this be fixed?
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External monitor(s) not working via HDMI from macbook

Ok, disclaimer, I am not a mac person, but my wife uses one. She needed a space at home, so I picked up 2 (used) acer monitors for her. The macbook has the mini-DP and HDMI outs. The mini-DP, even ...
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What is mac process 'wirelessproxd'

A process called wirelessproxd is running on port 80 in my mac. What does this process mean? This also does not have any information on it. Any help is appreciated. OS - OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 I ...
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yosemite, force reinstall, remote profile still exists

Folks, I am trying to do a clean install of OSX Yosemite, and am running into an issue that there is a profile that is trying to get pushed down to the system. This happens after the initial ...
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Blank Macbook pro with no operating system. Trying to fix [duplicate]

I'm trying to fix a 2010 MacBook Pro. It had Yosemite 10.10. It was running slow, so I performed a factory reset. Unfortunately, when I tried to re-install Yosemite 10.10, it prompted me with an Apple ...
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Update Emoji font on older Mac OS?

I'm using OS X Yosemite, which I don't want to update to the latest due to compatibility and performance issues. But I want to update the emoji font used by Messages to match the latest iOS. ...
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Yosemite reset password that lost

I pressed command + r and clicked power button and release it (command + r) when I saw apple logo. I tried several but the mac doesn't enter recovery mode. How to reset password in yosemite?
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Flush DNS cache on mac not working

I have setup a github pages repo and linked my custom domain to the pages site. When I open the custom domain mrmtech.co.za on another mac I get the site that I'm looking for. However on my mac it ...
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Remove AutoFill in Gmail Login

When I try to login to Gmail after clicking "sign in with a different account" via the Login Page to use one of my non-regular emails, I get Suggestions. The suggestions are mostly times I messed up ...
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log in history in safe mode: OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

What command can I use in terminal to see login history if someone created a hidden account or booted the machine in safe mode.
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Office 365 Powerpoint for Mac cannot input Chinese

Powerpoint fails to show word candidateThe word candidate window fail to appear after inputing the SuCheng ()codes. Word, Excel have no problem. Only powerpoint. Any fix? Thank you, Eric Word can
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Filevault recovery issue on dead Macbook OS X Yosemite

My daughter spilled rum into her MacBook, and it has died. No screen, no proper boot, just a ping when first turned on. The harddrive did survive, but when I attach it to my Mac mini, there are no ...
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Broken zsh with chmod; trying to fix with compaudit

I have Homebrew zsh as my shell. I don't have root on my machine, but I do have an additional account with elevated privileges -- this is just how it's been set up by my work and I can't do anything ...
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Can I remove "teh" from the dictionary in Mac OSX Yosemite?

I've never had use of the word "teh". Not even certain it's actually a word beyond "Urban Dictionary" definitions. However, "teh" is a common typo, hence the urban dictionary entry. And it is a typo ...
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OSX Yosemite FileVault encryption issue

Today I was updating my MacBook Pro and decided to turn on FileVault, but when. I saw the estimated time to complete, I decided to disable it by going to, Disk Utility > File > Turn Off FileVault. ...
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osx disable osx upgrade

I've stated installation of osx el capitan. After reboot I'm stuck on "there's no enough space to install osx el capitan" (I have 8GB free). After each restart there is the same procedure. Is there ...
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du command not found on osx

I have here a macbook air and I'm wondering how can I check the size of some folders. I wanted to do so with du command but I cannot find it. Is it possible to somehow install it? Or is it possible to ...
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redirect 127.0.0.2:80 to 127.0.0.1:3000 using pfctl

Background I'm trying to make a redirection setup to make it so that when I make a request to example.com it would be redirected to 127.0.0.1:3000. I know that I can map example.com to 127.0.0.2 via ...
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Does Yosemite 10.10.5 comes with nginx?

I am a little confused why a fresh Yosemite 10.10.5 seems to have a nginx process. If I issue the command ps ax | grep "nginx" or ps aux|grep nginx I get: 1266 s000 R+ 0:00.00 grep nginx ...
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Opening a new terminal from the command line and running a command on Mac OS X 10.10?

So I want to run a script, that launch when I log in, in a new terminal and print in a few line. Do I need AppleScript as for what I've read so far ? Is there not a simple bash command to run this ? ...
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OSX 10.10.5 Kernel Panic with no Log of Crash

I've been having an issue recently with a MacBook Pro 13'. It seems to randomly crash to a grey error screen, stating "Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds ...
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Location in Finder of Mac OS X iPhoto albums

I am having problems locating my specific albums in iPhoto in the Finder - does any one know how to do it? I have a OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
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Temporary files of Chrome in OS X Yosemite

I don't find any "Google" file at "Library/Caches", nor I found "Chrome" file at "ApplicationSupport/Google", so the given answers for finding temporary files don't work for me. Does anybody know of ...
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How to share Brother USB label printer through Tomato router?

I have a Brother QL-500 label printer, which works over USB. I have an Asus router running Tomato firmware (Shibby 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-131 K26 USB VPN-64K). From what I have read, the configuration ...
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How to connect to an AP via terminal (OS X)

I've been wondering, but couldn't exactly find any relevant answers on SO or Google, if there was some way that I could connect to a wireless access point via the terminal. This question is mostly ...
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Can the id command query Active Directory for a uid?

If I run id 1000001 (freebsd or mac), configured to authenticate with Active Directory, it returns id: 1000001: no such user. Running id DOMAIN\\user1 returns the info correctly, after which I can ...
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How do I use uncompyle6

I am new to Python. I have version 2.7.11 installed on my MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5. I am trying to figure this out because I would like to decompile the scripts to the Native Instruments ...
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Keyboard and Mouse sharing before login with OS X Yosemite

Are there any solutions available that would enable sharing a mouse and keyboard connected to a Windows machine (specifically Windows 10) with a Mac running OS X Yosemite before the Mac has been ...
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Store data from 10.5.4 os x on external hard drive

I would like to make a backup of my data from old MacBook. The version of OS is: 10.5.4 os x I would like to copy the data to the external harddrive and encrypt it. Then I would like to be able to ...
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OSx : User appear in /Users but not in Preferences/Users And Groups

So I have these users in /Users But in Preferences -> Users and Groups some users don't show up. When I open the command line the the prompt looks like it's shown in the screen shot. So I have two ...
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OSX smooth scrolling in tmux

I'm SSH'ing into a linux box using iTerm2. On that box I run tmux 1.6. I have enabled mouse mode: set -g mode-mouse on This works fine, and I can scroll when using tail, but it's not the same ...
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How would I create and manage a .txt file with Terminal

How would I create a .txt file, customize what it says, and open it. All with Terminal. [OSX Yosemite]
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Terminal SSH command not working while connecting to another computer

After entering the command: ssh [username]@[ip address of remote computer] I got the error: ssh: connect to host 10.3.32.1 port 22: Connection refused Does anyone know what causes this?
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Issue upgrading from osx Yosemite to El capitan 10.11.4 on iMac

I'm currently using version 10.11.5 of OS X Yosemite and I tried to upgrade to El Capitan (current version 10.11.4) because I need to upgrade some apps. The App Store update didn’t work (it ...
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