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Can't get rid of incomplete download bar underneath dock icon

My Downloads folder in my dock has been showing a download/progress bar at 50% since yesterday. There aren't any half-complete files in my Download folder, Google Chrome isn't awaiting any action to ...
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Is the “Cellar” folder only used for Homebrew?

So if I am not using Homebrew, I can safely remove it?
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Automatically reboot OS X 10.7 after kernel panic?

Is there a way to set up Mac OS X (10.7) to automatically reboot after kernel panics? Yes, it shouldn't kernel panic, I know. But it does. I've replaced all the RAM in the system, ran memtest and ...
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Macbook Pro vs. PC - Validation for VA Chap 31

I am in college studying software development and working towards my college degree thanks to the United States of America Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation program called Chapter 31. ...
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Can't remote into Mac mini

I have a MacBook Pro and a Mac mini, both running Mountain Lion. This problem, however, started when I had Lion. I can remote in to my MacBook Pro just fine from my iPhone and iPad. But I can't remote ...
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Is it normal to still see what's on the screen when it's fully dimmed?

I'm using an external monitor, so most of the time I've got the MacBook Air's internal screen dimmed to 0. But it doesn't switch off completely at 0 brightness as I can still see some graphical ...
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How to disable the MacBook trackpad click but keep the tap enabled?

I have a 3-year-old Mac and either the battery or something else is broken (does not matter because it's not worth fixing) and due to this the trackpad keeps getting stuck. Now my question is: can I ...
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On what basis does the Finder update the file copy progression bar?

I want to know that the progression of the progress bar in OS X is based on which factors by the Finder? Time (passing or estimated) Number of files remaining Size of files remaining If possible, ...
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How to not allow other people to access your mac?

i've been noticing strange things since I moved in my apartment. One time or another I can see airplay icon that appears out of no where, I'm concerned that someone might get access to my mac, is ...
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How to edit any text in chosen editor?

I'm looking for a small app that will let me move any selected text (ie in a text box or another app) into my chosen text editor (in this case Sublime Text 2), and when I save will move it back to ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly (Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Eclipse 3.8)

I had an Eclipse environment all wrong, than I decided to install another (newer) version from scratch. After I "uninstalled" the older version, I downloaded the Eclipse for Java Developers 64-bit for ...
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Apache Mac WebSharing not working

I'm new to Mac and I'm trying to setup a simple webserver. I have configured apache, turned on websharing and turned off the firewall. I can connect to the ip address locally via a web browser but ...
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Mountain Lion networking bottleneck once download starts

I've noticed that with Mountain Lion (running on a mid-2011 iMac w/SSD) that once a download has started in Safari, or iTunes or Finder (AFP), etc. that any subsequent network activity is severely ...
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Sent items listed by sender's name (my name!) not recipient in Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2011 on a Mac (OS X 10.7 Lion), on a (mostly PC) office network using Microsoft Exchange server. In Outlook 2011, in the network "Sent Items" folder, all emails are listed showing the ...
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Can't unmount the disk during Mac OS X install

My MacBook started to get really slow recently. Now it can’t start up properly anymore. All I see is the Apple logo and then it shuts down. I've tried rebooting multiple times, but I've seen the same ...
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Clean up iTunes excess

Over the past years, I have removed plenty of songs from my iTunes library, but not deleted the files, and now my Music/iTunes folder is double the size of what iTunes reports as my library size. I ...
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How can I access my iCloud files on my Mac?

When I save a file that I've written in TextEdit, it saves to iCloud by default. If I close the file, and close TextEdit, the only way for me to find that file is by searching it in Spotlight and ...
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OS X Command Line using Pacifist to downgrade Safari on a 10.7 System

I want to downgrade Safari by using a command line script. With a GUI I used the Pacific tool (http://coderwall.com/p/ndm-iw) in order to work around the OS 10.6 requirement. Right now I'm search ...
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How can I get my new mails? It is “disconnected”

I can't get Mail to fetch new emails. Even after quitting and restarting, I can't get new emails and the refresh button is disabled. I really don't know what to do. I am using Apple Mail 5.2 and Mac ...
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Is Mac OS X in a VirtualBox VM suitable for iOS development?

I have finally successfully managed to install Mac OS X in a virtual machine on my Windows 7 laptop using VirtualBox and a tutorial from Lifehacker. Performance is very slow, with Mountain Lion ...
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Java applets freezes browser [closed]

Java applets freezes every browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox). Java version: 1.6.0_33 Software: OS X 10.8.1 (12B19) "Native" Java applications (like Eclipse etc.) works fine.
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What software can add a Windows-like taskbar to the Mac OS?

What's the best Windows-like taskbar for a Mac?
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Migrating Local Folders from Thunderbird to Mail.app

I am moving from Thunderbird to Mac mail on my iMac running OSX. If I uninstall Thunderbird will the local folders I created in Thunderbird remain on my computer for importing later? I don't want to ...
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MacPorts on mountain lion - cannot install apache2 due to gettext package

I have been having problem with installing gettext package from macports. When I am launching /opt/local/bin/port -v install apache2 it checks dependencies, and continues with gettext package ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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Select text in a Quick Look window?

Is there any possibility (default write, or something else) to copy text directly from a quick look window? It annoys me that i cannot select and copy text snippets directly from Quick Look. Thanks ...
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What is causing a black screen while switching spaces on Mountain Lion?

On Lion I used to see the next space wallpaper while pressing Control + → to switch desktops. But on Mountain Lion I see a Black Screen until the transition is complete. Is it just me who is facing ...
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How to setup a Mac for kiosk mode video presentation?

My situation is: 2 iMacs (Lion), one displays a slide show and the other one a video. If a user comes to the iMac and wants to play the video again, he should be able to play the video with one click ...
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Does Time Machine fix ownership of files when restoring from another Mac?

My computer recently crashed with no backup of Time Machine. I'm having issues getting a clean install to install on my hard drive (it won't let me do a fresh install from my Boot USB disk). I am ...
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What port is this *picture* (mid 2007 13 inch macbook)?

I've been trying to hookup this MacBook I have to an external monitor, but I don't know which adapter to buy. I bought a VGA adapter on eBay, but the connector is really thin. Can someone direct me to ...
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Delete all OS X accounts in terminal when selling laptop

I have an old macbook with some photos on it that I'm trying to sell. I want to keep the OS on there so that someone new can use it, but I have to wipe it through terminal because the screen is mostly ...
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Determine valid iMessage address on a Mac?

On my iPhone, I can try messaging someone by tapping on a contact entry or enter a phone number or email address. If the person has iMessage enabled, the text entry field will say "iMessage" instead ...
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How to make MacOS X ignore nice load when scaling CPU frequencies (“ignore_nice_load” on Linux)?

Is it possible to control/configure the CPU frequency governor on MacOS X? I would like it to ignore load/work from "niced" processes and not spin up the CPU frequency? On Linux this can be ...
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2010 MacBook Pro WiFi ignores DHCP answers only on a certain network

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with OS version 10.7.4 Recently, the wifi connection stopped working on my home network: it fails to get an IP address. Everything's fine if I assign an address, the other ...
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Driver/Kext Realtek 8191SE - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4

I want to develop for the iPhone and I have installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my laptop. However, I don't have any driver/kext for wireless with Realtek 8191SE that runs on this OS. I have tried to ...
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How can I use the “signature” function in Preview on Mac Mini with no camera?

I have a Mac Mini with no attached camera. I would like to use the feature of Preview that allows you to insert a signature. This relies on taking an image of your signature using an ...
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My iMac refuses to log me in

I'm not an idiot, caps lock is off, num lock is off, I am using the correct password. When I type in an incorrect password, the screen shakes as it's supposed to. When I type in the correct ...
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What is the license on mac wallpapers?

As a user (not a developer), what are the license terms governing use of the included wallpapers on broadcast media, for example, a website? Could I, for example, use the mac wallpaper as a starting ...
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Change Date Created based on the filename

I've downloaded a bunch of my Instagram images but the Date Created of the files is set to the time that I initiated the download. What I do have though is the Date Created in the filename. What I ...
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What advantages do Macs offer designers? [closed]

I'll try to make this not be an opinion or a preference question. I am previously a PC owner and I am looking for a new computer. A school of thought around Macs being better for designers than ...
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How can I attach a disk to existing ZFS zpool mirror with Ubuntu and ZEVO?

Is it possible to attach a third hdd to a already created mirror consisting of two hdds with ZEVO? Ubuntu I run an Ubuntu Virtual Machine with native ZFS support. When I attach the third hdd it ...
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Best low-end Mac for iPhone game development? [closed]

I am a freelancer who mostly works on developing websites and other video editing stuff. I want to move into iPhone app development, but I am unable to decide on which Mac I need to buy. I'm looking ...
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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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Safari not working with notification center

I have a new macbook pro with mountain lion. I want to use the notification center for my Facebook/gmail, but when I'm logged into both facebook and gmail, I never get alerts.I have safari available ...
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Icons on buttons changed

I was tweaking my new Mac (I'm new to OS X) and suddenly I noticed that the icons in lots of my apps changed. I've checked all the things I done (using OnyX) but can't find what I done to make my apps ...
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How can I disallow all network operations except for browser, mail?

I am on a rather low monthly limit with my mobile phone plan. When travelling, I usually write mails and browse the web on my Macbook Air via iPhone Personal Hotspot. However, I do know several ...
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Apple Keyboard may be broken.. Any way to be sure?

Well, I "cleaned" my Apple keyboard (2010 model). I used a wet rag to clean the well-used keys. It looks great but it doesn't work. I hate to toss it if I can fix it. Is it possible that I've pressed ...
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How to permanently put TextEdit in the Open with… menu list?

I'm a developer and often dealing with unusual file types. If I want to open one of these files in TextEdit, I have to start it first and then open the file with it, or drag the file to the TextEdit ...
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Automatically removing Dock icons not consistent in Mountain Lion

I know that whenever we add an icon to the dock, it gets added to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist file. So, when I wanted to remove a dock icon from a program, I removed the corresponding ...