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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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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 can I force the traffic of a shared internet connection through a proxy?

I'm testing a system which requires my iPad to (appear to) come from another location. The iPad also has to use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client. I configured a manual proxy on the iPad, but AnyConnect ...
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Bash not running script at /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/

I wanted to have bash autocompletion for git commands, so I dropped a bash script file into /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/. When I open a new Terminal, the script file in ...
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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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NTFS write not working any more after update

I searched for solutions to make OS X write NTFS disks, and found this one; How do I write to NTFS drives in OS X? It worked like a charm, until I updated my mac recently. Now it does not want to ...
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Why does Back Up Now work from Time Machine Preferences but not from the status bar?

I am backing up to a Western Digital network drive (via Ethernet LAN), but my Time Machine won't run automatically. Whenever I run it manually from the status bar, selecting Back Up Now it fails with ...
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How can i enable Time Machine encryption on the command line?

Is is possible to enable encryption for a Time Machine target disk with a script/using the command line? Is an encrypted Time Machine disk really just the same as a normal disk, full-disk-encrypted ...
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RDP from OS X to Windows using RD/TS Gateway Services?

I am trying to connect from my Mac 10.8 to my work Terminal Services server. It think it runs Windows Server 2008. When using the RDC Client on WinXP ➞ Win 8 it bring up these menu options: You ...
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Is it possible to create a special character and add it to special characters?

I have to type up papers with medical abbreviations. 4 common abbreviations are ā, p, c, s (also with a line over them like the ā). Right now I have to use a text box with the line in it and place ...
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Prevent mounted volumes/folders from clogging the desktop on log in [duplicate]

I have a lot of volumes (folders) mounted from remote machines, about 10 of them, which I set to be mounted automatically when I'm logging in by adding them to the Login Items list in Users & ...
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Unable to Access Local Snapshots when external Time Machine is disconnected

My local snapshots are behaving weirdly. When no Time Machine backup is connected and if I enter time machine, I get this prompt: Your Time Machine backup disk can’t be found. …but when my ...
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Leopard or Lion with Photoshop 11.0?

I just downloaded OS7 to my iphone. To back it up on itunes it needs itunes 11.1. It wont download to my computer because I'm still running 10.5.8. If I upgrade to Snow Leopard or Lion I need to know ...
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Can Anyone Identify This Icon

I noticed this icon next to my clock a couple days ago: I thought it might be related to Microsoft SkyDrive, but that is a different icon. Any ideas what program that came from? (I'm thinking ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8.5 VPN can not connect to internal http sites

I VPN into my companies network. Yesterday all was well. Today when I try to go to an internal website it will not go there. I am using Chrome on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. ssh, telnet, nfs all still ...
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Troubles install Xcode 5 on Mountain Lion

A few days ago I started to download the new Xcode 5, but I canceled this update at nearly 40%. Today I'm tried to download the update but it won't download. When I go to Mac Appstore, Updates it ...
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Problem loading images on Cultofmac.com in Safari and Chrome

I have had a problem with the cultofmac site for a little while now. The pages will load the text, video and some ads. But does not load the main images for the articles until about a minute. This is ...
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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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Menus don't respond on mouse hover

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. No matter what application I'm in, the menus don't respond to the mouse hovering over them. If I click a menu, then it responds with the appropriate action. I've ...
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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 ...
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Installed new SSD on Macbook Air now won't let me reinstall OS

I have a 2012 Macbook Air. It shipped with 64GB SSD but I upgraded it to 240GB using a 3rd party manufacturer. I was planning on doing a clean install on the system but when I checked to make sure if ...
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keyboard stop working randomly

I've a MBA 2009 which has a little uncommon issue : The keyboard and the trackpad stop working randomly, sometimes just after the boot and sometimes after a few minutes. At first I thought it was a ...
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What Solution(s) Exist to Rectify A Corrupt User Account in OS X? [closed]

This is a theoretical question, which hasn't happened to me (yet), but could affect many people. Assuming one has only one admin user account and apart from wiping the hard drive and doing a fresh ...
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How do I prevent OS X 10.8 from autoconnecting to a specific wireless network?

I have two wireless networks at home. I want my Mac to autoconnect to one of them, but not the other. However, I do not want to remove the other network from my preferred list, since I want to keep ...
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No GDB in the new Command Line Tools (OS X Mountain Lion) for Xcode - September 2013?

I've recently formatted my Mac and when I reinstalled the command line tools, I installed the new Command Line Tools (OS X Mountain Lion) for Xcode - September 2013. I've just typed gdb in my ...
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Mountain Lion auto closing apps

When do some apps (like preview) auto close when I stop giving them focus? Whats the difference between those and others that don't close? thanks
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Clicking Notification Center Button Makes Dock Hang

I'm experiencing a very strange issue on my Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. All of the sudden I discovered that I was unable to command-tab between open applications, the dock would not ...
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Rearranging screens in Mission Control on OSX mountain Lion

Is there a reason why you can drag to rearrange all screens in Mission Control apart from screen one?
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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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Flash Drive Not Detected in Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion)

In my Macbook pro flash drive is not detected. But When I attach my iphone it is detected without problem. I also check in Disk Utility, but It is not shown. if I attached the same pen drive on ...
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What is the expected behavior with external monitor & no external keyboard/mouse if lid is closed on MBP Retina 15"?

I have a MBP 15" Retina early 2013, external monitor connected through Thunderbolt port (Thunderbolt to DVI adapter), and absolutely NO external keyboard and mouse connected. I shut the lid. The ...
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Issue when saving files with Keynote

Today I have run into issues with Keynote v5.3 (1170) running on MacOS X 10.8.5, all current updates installed. It is reproducible most of the time when saving documents in iCloud and sometime when ...
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How do I log into my child's OS X account (under parental control) without knowing the password?

My child (single-digit age) and I share the same Mac Mini. She has an account under parental control. However, she doesn't want to give me her password. How can I log into her account? Both from (1) ...
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Hidden “Hot corners” preferences

By looking here, I discovered I can access programmatically, through the command line, my hot corner preferences. The only problem is that those values are clearly out of date (there's no "Spaces" ...
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Encrypt data before sync to dropbox?

If I have FileVault on, this will encrypt all my data on my HDD. so this said, will this send to dropbox the encrypted files or the original files?
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My mother changed her session password and now the system can't unlock the “login” keychain

The title says most of it. My mother changed her password through the Accounts pane of System Preferences to a lengthy one (17 characters) about three weeks ago. Then, the next day, she left for ...
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Change Date Format to German (English)

I accidentally changed my date format from "German (English)" to "German (Germany)". Now I can't seem to get it back. I need that format. I changed a UK Format to my needs but having a predefined ...
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Disable VoiceOver Speaking Time Remaining Parental Controls

I have parental controls set up on my mac, and it is set to auto-logout at 9 pm. But when it is asleep, it says "something minutes remaining" at full volume. When someone forgets to turn off the ...
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How can I reformat the internal drive and install Mountain Lion from an external drive?

I have a very weird problem - I messed up with the partions when I installed Bootcamp. I want to upgrade my 10.7.5 to 10.8.5. I have bought the 10.8.5 from Apple Store. I downloaded it and when ...
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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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Why can't Preview export some TIFFs to PNG?

Some TIFFs can't be exported to PNG in Preview. What is preventing this and how do I correct it?
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How to install OS X Mountain Lion without an Internet connection

I wish to upgrade my MacBook Pro's hard disk to Solid State Drive, and that requires an installation of OS X on the SSD drive before I can replace the hard drive. The typical installation ...
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What would cause a MacBook to restart instead of shutting down or sleeping?

I know there's a lot of advice for MacBooks randomly shutting down or restarting, but my question is a bit different. My MacBook Pro (mid-2010 15") only turns off when I instruct it to. However, it ...
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AirDrop: Problem with previous file sender

The story is like this: File was trying to be sent via Airdrop, I can't receive the file, both of us were on the Airdrop window, nothing happens. Quit the connection. Days later, Airdrop still shows ...
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How to recover file from Trash

Windows user here. How am I supposed to recover file without using a command line? I run Mac OS X 10.8.5
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Setting iCal Calendar defaults

I have a calendar with birthdays in them and I'd like to set the repeat to "Every year" -- unfortunately setting each manually seems quite painful. Would there be an easier way to accomplish this? Im ...
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Flat toolbar textures on mountain lion 10.8.5

I just updated from mountain lion 10.8.4 to 10.8.5 and some weird thing started happening to the toolbars on some of the apps. They used to have this nice grey texture and I changed something on the ...
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How to install XCode on OS X 10.8.2

I've recently installed Mountain Lion 10.8.2. The installation is successful and had sound and network working out of the box. Now I wanted to install XCode for class and App Store says that I should ...
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MacBook Core2Duo OSX 10.8 GetInfo on my user account says Mac (me) not username

When I log in to my account Phil and view the sharing and permissions on my home directory it says I have custom access and the name is "Mac (Me)" when I expect it to be "Phil (Me)". It shows as a ...
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Can't run postfix on Mountain Lion due to missing system_user_maps.db

When I start postfix, I see in /var/log/system.log the following error: error: open database /etc/postfix/system_user_maps.db: No such file or directory How should this file be created so that ...