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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...
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Mac OS: How to revert settings that have been changed by a certain program

Short Story I've installed a program on my Mac that altered some settings (e.g. graphics, position of dock). I've uninstalled the program but the settings haven't changed. Is there a way that I can ...
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Run script when I connect something to the line in port?

I'm connecting my phone to my mac via the line in port to listen to podcasts. I'm using the app LineIn to do this and I was wondering whether there was anyway I could have: My audio input be set to ...
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Can I capture Spotlight input and use it in another process?

I'd like to capture everything I type into Spotlight and use the text as input for a script, possibly a new instance of a Services workflow. From that point of course anything is possible; the most ...
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Keeping column width in Finder

Is there a way to keep the columns width settings? Every time I open Finder, the columns width default back to whatever OS X's setting.
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Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
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Launching an app in a specific display in Mavericks

I have recently set up dual monitors on my mac mini and am happy with the set up. However applications such as the very useful Alfred or other applications automatically open up in the second display ...
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Can't connect to a specific server via http or ftp on macbook/imac (ok on iPhone)

More often than not I can't connect to my clients server via web and ftp, it may occasionally work (once every couple of days) but then after a couple of page requests it stops responding - it's like ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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Serious problem with Time Machine (external HDD)

My Mac Mini (late-2012) got repaired by Apple, and the hard drive was reseted. Now I want to restore the Mac Mini from my Time Machine Backup (on an external 1TB HDD), but it doesn't appear in the ...
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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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Configuring a Mac to use Oxford spelling

I cannot figure out now to make my Mac (OS X 10.8) use Oxford spelling in its spell checker (note I am being absolutely precise in the use of that term)! For example, I want to be able to write ...
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Open With - Change All reverts back to original application CS5/CC

I have just set up a Mac (10.8.4) with CS5 and CC. By default all my Indesign files now want to open in Indesign Creative Cloud. If I Get Info of the file and choose Indesign CS5 and then select ...
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Is there a virtualization program that will let me run a Linux vm and use a whole disk in a supported way?

I'd like to run a linux VM that let's me treat a disk exactly the same way a real Linux installation would - i.e.: I want to use it to prep disks that will then be transferred to and used on Linux ...
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Figure out which app is using Java

If I check my activity monitor there is an instance of java that is constantly taking 5% CPU or more. I know that there is some app that are using java on my system and therefore my question is: Is ...
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My Mac keeps forgetting settings

My Mac seems to keep forgetting the following settings: I have to type my wireless password everyday (and checking "remember"). I couldn't permanently set a particular app to be the default opener ...
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How to install PhoneGap with Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3)?

I have a Mac OS X Lion(10.7.3). Now I want to install PhoneGap in my XCode. My XCode version is 4.3.2. I followed the instruction of installation from PhoneGap web site at the time of installation. ...
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Can I increase desktop icons larger than 128x128 on OS X Lion?

I have a little Mac question. Is there a way to boost the cap on desktop icon sizes from 128x128 to anything larger such as 512x512? I found some solutions for Leopard but none for Lion. It would be ...
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Screenshot reader for Mac

Is there a screenshot reader similar to ABBYY Screenshot Reader (you are just selecting area on the screen and getting text into the buffer, something like that)?
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Keyboard Shortcut for moving left/right a space doesn't work

After going to: Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mission Control I am able to assign a keyboard shortcut to move left/right a space. However pressing shortcut I assigned does not ...
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Yosemite Problems - Mac OS X Base System

I am trying to clean install Yosemite, not using a bootable usb. Instead, I want to upgrade to Yosemite from Mavericks, then erase my Macintosh HD (I will leave my bootcamp) from recovery mode then ...
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MacBook Pro Retina problems Wifi connection

i recently bought a power Mac but it recognizes my dedicated wifi but when I got to open a window no connection. And that's when it connects on wifi after many attempts. My iPhone and iPad are ...
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Unable to boot into ElementaryOS on MacBook after PRAM reset

I installed ElementaryOS on a separate partition of my HDD. Not sure what happened but the audio in OSX stopped working after the installation. After trying everything else, I found resetting the ...
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Apple Script - FIND files containing… in prefix, in ALL SUBFOLDERS, COPY

I'm looking for an Apple Script that will: REFERENCE a list of names in a column on an Excel sheet (not complete file names). SEARCH a specified folder, including subfolders FIND file names that ...
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10.9.5 mac pro - cannot ssh out

I cannot ssh to any server. ssh -vvv joe@ip OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/joe/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config ...
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How can I change the text on the shutdown window?

When you press the power button on a mac laptop, a window is shown that reads "Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now?" An image of the power symbol is shown next to this text and at the ...
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Time Machine next backup size

Is there a way to find out what is expected size of the next Time Machine backup? My computer is backed up regularly. I turned off TM for a while and I wish to find out what is the next back up size. ...
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Restore iPod nano 4th gen for Windows

Is it possible to restore an iPod nano 4th generation using a Mac to be formatted for use on a windows computer? Windows computer is currently not recognizing the device however the Mac is able to ...
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how to install a java 1.6 jdk on my maverick mac

I have jsd 1.7 on my machine and I want to install 1.6 as well I couldn't find a way to do so. Anybody know?
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Macintosh HD no longer shown in ⌥-boot menu after creating partition in Boot Camp

Today I was in Boot Camp Windows 7 creating a partition from some free space for Time Machine backups (I know this isn't the best way to store backups, but that's not the problem). I clicked to create ...
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Macs running Mavericks break permissions periodically

I work for a college in the UK. We have around 60 Macs on site for which I am responsible for managing. Ever since we upgraded them to Mavericks, we've been experiencing a very strange problem with ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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Automator or Applescript for custom script to download bank statements?

What's the best tool to script to automate downloading statements from my bank and credit card companies' website in each of their statement download area? All banks, credit card companies, and ...
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Customize the granularity of native application zooming in OS X?

In apps like Preview, Cmd + = and Cmd + - perform the menu items Zoom In and Zoom Out, and zoom the content natively with no loss of image quality, (at least for zoom levels up to 'actual size'), as ...
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Why am I warned about not properly ejecting a disc every time I open my computer?

For the past week, each time I open the computer in the morning, there is a notice saying I didn't properly eject the disc. I have not had any disc, camera, or any other appliance plugged into the ...
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How to sync Mac clock with GPS?

I want to sync my Mac clock using GPS. I know I could use NTP, but I need to use GPS. What i need to do to sync clock? I have these: GPS Receiver - EM-506 (48 Channel) GPS Receiver for Arduino ...
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Ducking in iMovie 10

iMovie 10 makes ducking a lot less easy... I'm trying to make interview clips automatically reduce the music, but it's making life difficult for me. Can someone please tell me how to do audio ducking ...
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Best way to backup a handful of Macs?

We're a relatively small company that are seeing a need for remote managing (installing apps, updating etc) and backing up a handful of Macs, and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way ...
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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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Getting the list of saved BSSIDS from a Mac OSX

I have recently started jailbreaking students' iPhones and iPods at my school. Today, after successfully jailbreaking a student's Verizon wireless iPhone 4, it was stolen. My school, however, blocks ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro Hanging when using two VGA monitors, one connected to HDMI and the other to a USB port?

I have a MacBook Pro that started to hang recently. I'm looking for insights on the cause and potential fixes. The Apple Genius Bar folks did not find anything. It is configured as follows: ...
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Amongst Macs that can be upgraded to support OS X Recovery, can any model *not* accept a firmware downgrade?

Focusing on computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery: is there any Mac on which firmware can not be downgraded? I see that for at least one type of MacBook Pro, firmware can ...
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IOStorageFamily / IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily kext errors on Mavericks

Occasionally when I start up my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro, I see the following error messages a few moments after logging in: This happens about every second or third login. After seeing these error ...
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External monitor has no signal on first boot — Mac must be rebooted

I'm on a Mac Pro running OS X 10.9 with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB, and I'm using a BenQ E2420HD as a monitor. The Problem: Every day I start my Mac in the morning, and every day the monitor has ...
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Filezilla multiple windows on mac

Dose anyone know how to open a new window for this application on mac? I have googled for the answer, the one comment was to copy and past the application and rename it.
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How to save sent messages in Outlook to the same folder as message being replied to?

If I am replying to an email in Folder "TEST", how do I get a reply to automatically go to the Folder "TEST" as opposed to the Sent folder? This helps with productivity so that I don't have to move ...
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Can I rotate presentations on Keynote on my iPhone?

I'm prototyping an app — including custom animations, etc — on Keynote for the Mac using a custom vertical template. I want to be able to see what this feels like underneath the thumb by opening up ...
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mac blue screen and computer freeze

I have a macbook pro, OS 10.8.5 In the past month or so, I have had problems where the computer will freeze, and then switch to a blue screen. It's not 100% blue, but has some very slight vertical ...
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How do I figure out what is keeping my Mac Pro from sleeping?

For some odd reason, my Mac Pro won't sleep by itself. Unlike, this question, it does stay asleep; it just won't go to sleep by itself. I read Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode, but ...