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How to completely remove homebrew?

I am seeking for the equivalent of rvm implode In the Ruby rvm world rvm implode completely uninstalls everything ruby related installed via rvm, including rvm too. Is there anything similar for ...
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Help with Mountain Lion installation on USB - Wont boot internally

I'm hoping you can help me out with a strange issue I've been dealing with the past few days. I recently purchased a 2008 Xserve. I've been trying to get Mountain Lion on it without much luck, ...
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Downgrade from OS X Mavericks [duplicate]

I totally messed up today and I hope that you can help me. I have the latest version of the mbp. Since this is my first apple pc, I thought, that I can just install the developer preview, despite ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 upgrading issue

I need to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.7.5 to latest (10.8.5) I am trying to download the latest OS from App Store, download starts but newer progresses. I was able to successfully upgrade with same ...
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Does OSX Lion come with iPhoto?

I need iPhoto, but I don't know if I deleted it or I just never had it to begin with. I'm currently running OSX Lion.
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How to fix multiple errors when installing Homebrew on OSX Lion (mainly OSXFUSE and Mono related)

I'm trying to install Homebrew but I'm getting multiple errors when brew doctor is run. I'm a complete noob at this and I've tried uninstalling Homebrew and re-installing, but still not working. ...
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How can I **EASILY** install this Mac OS X on a bunch of Macs without downloading the whole thing every time? [duplicate]

I am a Linux guy, and I have to provide support for about 15 Mac users. I need to install this OSX 10.8.x and I got the license codes all sent to me. But I can't figure out how to get whatever file on ...
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Why did my Mighty Mouse stop clicking?

MMighty Mouse isn't so mighty since it won't click any more. Surprise is it does move the cursor around the screen. I have of course been through the Mouse and Bluetooth parameters to check for any ...
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How to debug slow Chrome on MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air that is behaving poorly with Chrome. Symptoms include: Chrome often giving the "Ahh Snap" error message for lots of different websites, this happens frequently with the Google ...
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How to Partition New Bootable Drive to Include Recovery Partition

I just completed a restore from Time Machine to a newly partitioned drive and discovered that the Recovery Partition wasn't created. Other than that, the restore went well and the new drive runs fine. ...
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How to disable dmg autorun?

I have downloaded a dmg file called BaiduYun_2.2.0.dmg, which, on double-click, shows the license agreement window straight away, instead of showing an installation package or an application that can ...
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How can I completely disable desktop background change?

I need to block the possibility for a single user to change the desktop background, or at least to make it possible only by inserting his password on OS X Lion / Mountain Lion. I want to lock every ...
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How can I put the Dashboard icon on my dock in Mountain Lion?

I have no Dashboard icon in my Dock. How can I put it on my Dock as there is no option to 'Keep in Dock' that I can find?
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Where is the autoexpect command line tool on OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

On a fresh OSX 10.8.5 install, I was surprised to find no autoexpect tool. Where'd it go?
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Unsupported hack or workaround to get 64-bit OS X to install on a MacBook Pro having only 32-bit EFI?

I want to install the 64-bit OS X 10.7 on my MacbookPro 2,1, which has a 64-bit processor, but only 32-bit EFI and Kernel Boot mode. I know that this is not officially supported, but I assume there ...
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Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo won't install 64-bit OS X 10.7

I am trying to install OS X 10.7 x64 on my Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro from 2007. Before I was running OS X 10.6.8 x64 which worked fine, but I can't seem to install 10.7 as 64-bit. Somehow it ...
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How to configure Apache for XAMPP on Mac OS X Lion to use mod_rewrite?

I am totally newbie when it comes to .htaccess or Apache. I don't know how it works. My URLs are like http://localhost/category.php?category=something and I'd like to get the variable value as ...
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Upgrade OS X Lion (10.7.4) to OS X Mountain Lion

I have OS X Lion 10.7.4 and want to upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. What do I have to do for the upgrade? Do I have to backup my system? If yes, which program can I use for the backup? If I have any ...
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How to get Mail.app to show email addresses?

In 10.7's Mail.app, it shows all recipients as a blue bubble with a name in it. In order to see the email address, I have to click on the right side of the bubble, to get a pop-up menu. This is a ...
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Cannot access vital boot options on Mac Pro with OS X Lion

I have this used Mac Pro (mid-2010) that I recently bought, that came with OS X Lion installed. It was apparently installed from an image because there are a lot of installed apps and, though there is ...
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Trouble accessing the OS X Lion web server from other device

I'm developing a web app for mobile phones. To easily get a feel of how it is to use, I simply copied the app into ~/Sites (after enabling web sharing in the System Preferences). Navigating to ...
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Unable to Perform Name Resolution

My MacBook Pro, for some reason, detects the wireless connection, but I cannot go to a web page using Safari. I can open the iTunes Store, but cannot access my email. I ran the Network Assistant and ...
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What percentage of Mac users have OSX Lion or higher?

I'm working on a web app and the user needs Safari 6.0 or higher which means they need Mac OSX Lion or higher (per Wikipedia) Users can install Chrome in that case, but I'm wondering how much of an ...
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Admin can't administer

I'm trying to launch Appstore on a Macbook running Lion while logged in as an admin user. It won't let me. Lots of icons in system preferences are greyed out with "The system administrator has not ...
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How to reformat the latest iMac?

I need to reformat my work mac. My boss bought it about a month ago, so it's one of the newer ones that didn't come with an installation disc. It's running mountain lion and has a bluetooth keyboard ...
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absolute path to directory accessed by right click 'Show Package Contents'

In OS X Mountain Lion when you right click on an *.app icon you get an option to 'Show Package Contents' leading you into 'Contents' directory. I'm having trouble figuring out the absolute path to ...
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OS X Lion factory refresh problem

I just bought a MacBook Pro from a buddy. He wiped the HD for me and returned it to factory settings. So now when I start it, it says I have to redownload OS X Lion. So once I start the download it ...
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250GB of hidden space on macbook pro 13"

I have 250 GB of hidden space which I cannot track down. I've tried deleting it on Daisy Disk as an admin but I couldn't delete it. I don't know why it's happening but all I remember is using rEFIt ...
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Performance issues, can I recover memory?

In the past month I am having some serious performance issues with my MacBook Pro (2008 model). From the activity monitor, I get that the CPU usage is low (25%), disk usage is low (256 GB SSD drive, ...
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Default 'Authentication Required' dialog username

I've got a 13" MBP running 10.8. I recently changed my full name of my account, but whenever I get an authentication dialog, it has pre-filled in my old full name. Is there anywhere to change this ...
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How to re-download OS X Lion from 10.6.8

I purchased OS X 10.7 lion about two years ago, and installed it on my Mac running 10.6.8. A couple of hours ago I re-formatted my computer and re-installed Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard from the ...
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Fresh Lion install on a MacBook Air (Late 2010) without Recovery Key

As the title says, I have an MacBook Air (Late 2010 - MC505LL/A*), with preinstalled OSX Lion. Also it shipped with an USB key called "Recovery Key", and afaik, I'm supposed to use this key if I ...
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Running 10.7.5 server but would like to remotely manage it with a 10.8 macbook pro

I have downloaded the server app for 10.7.5 but I can not install it on my 10.8 MacBook Pro. Can this be done?
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Mail pops up frequently

Apple mail application often appears and asks me to enter email address and password. I don't use this application. It happens even though I never clicked email address or something like that. How can ...
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Name resolution is using proxy server over my local DNS server

I'm running a local DNS server to resolve .dev as a testing domain on my machine, the resolution works fine and shows the proper answer through dig and ping and I can pull the home page instantly with ...
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Suppress event times in week view?

Within iCal the preferences settings let choose the use of event times in month view. I would like to obtain the same choice for the week view. I'm actually using iCal on Snow Leopard, which I will ...
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Lost Data on Macbook Pro

After I could not boot my Macbook Pro (OS X Lion 10.7.5) I tried to run safe boot. I thought it worked, but only thing it did was booting the mac without any data i used to have. All the software is ...
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Editing Partition

When trying to edit a partition on my hard drive, Disk Utility says: Couldn't modify partition map because the file system verification failed. So I booted into single-user mode and typed in: ...
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How can I bind a multitouch gesture to open a file with a particular application?

I am running Mac OS X Lion. What I want is a way to open an HTML file with a particular application based on my action. For example, the default application is Safari, so it will always open in ...
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I can't boot into single user mode

A while back I partitioned my hard drive into two equal parts. I completely forgot about it and then realized that I only had half of my original drive space available. I startup disk utility and ...
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What is com.apple.launchctl.Aqua?

While troubleshooting a slow boot time in Lion (10.7), I saw these lines in the sys log: 8/21/13 8:47:45.102 PM com.apple.launchctl.Aqua: load: option requires an argument -- D 8/21/13 8:47:45.102 PM ...
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Cisco VPN timeout issues

I'm trying to use the native Cisco VPN client installed with Lion and it's been a terrible experience. The VPN times out between 15 and 45 minutes and I can't seem to fix it. I've followed guides for ...
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How can I share media from phone to computer via bluetooth: video

My home internet connection is limited to 1mbs down which makes it very hard to watch videos on my computer. However my cellular connection is a very respectable 50mbs down, making videos on my phone ...
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Changing Creation Date of a file

Could you please let me know how I can change the creation date of a file in Lion. I realise there is the touch-t command but that does not work in Lion. A couple of people have mentioned another ...
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How to delay a keyboard shortcut in the same way as the Caps Lock is delayed?

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro the Caps Lock button has a convenient delay such that when I hit it accidentally it doesn't turn on immediately. Can I incorporate such a delay for another key combination? ...
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Mac OS Installer Error

I've formatted my old laptop in order to install Lion 10.7.3 version on it. During the installation process it came up with a weird looking error message, similar to the one in the next picture: ...
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Authentication required when moving files into library?

I was trying to add a view files into my Mac's Library & I can't move anything without the authentication popping up... I do not know the password so I was wondering if there was any way to get ...
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?

Here are my stats and brief summary of the problem: macbook pro; mid 2009; 13 inch; 2.26 GHz; 4GB RAM (currently, will elaborate); 10.7.5 The issue I'm having is that the computer constantly gets ...
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Unable to install software using brew install

I am unable to install software using brew install. I have tried brew cleanup & brew update, and deleting the file, but it just does not work! This is the error message: ==> Downloading ...
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How to set gcc 4.8 as default gcc compiler

I recently installed gcc 4.8 using brew on OSX 10.7.5 (Lion). I can now compile using gcc 4.8 by using g++-4.8 some_file.c or using the default gcc 4.2 by using g++ some_file.c I want to use gcc ...