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Xerox 3117 driver for OS X Yosemite

I am using Yosemite on MBP 15 mid2010 I already tried this tutorial http://vadimk.com/2010/10/11/xerox-phaser-3117-mac/ Didn't work for me. Also tried Splix: http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ again, ...
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Key remapping without Karbiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karbiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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'Macintosh HD' not bootable anymore after installing Yosemite on a second disk

So I installed a second HDD that I plan on eventually using as my main system disk and did a fresh install of Yosemite on it. The thing, is that I'd like to boot back into the original Macintosh HD so ...
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How to switch dictation language in Yosemite using a voice command?

I write in both English and French, and quite often I need to switch between them. I'd like to know if I can achieve this using a voice command?
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What are the dictation commands in French?

Apple has a list of dictation commands online here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6482 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6481. Does anyone know where I can find the French versions?
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Yosemite grey background on login screen

I recently installed yosemite (fresh install) on my mbp retina and i notice that the login screen has a grey background with only my account pic. I can login normally and without any problems but it ...
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Yahoo Widgets - crashing - clean uninstall

Anyone remember Konfabulator / yahoo Widgets? Anyone still use it/ them? Well, I do… to track my IP, and put rotating pictures on my desktop. Pretty low-level stuff, but it's been part of my desktop ...
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Does Profile Manager for iOS Need to be Accessible over the Internet?

We're replacing our BlackBerry handsets with iPhones, and we'll be using OS X's Profile Manager for MDM deployment and management. I've done some exploratory research and I'm happy with the general ...
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Is Yosemite Mail caching signature files? How can I get around that?

I created a little script that looks up a random signature from an ever-growing list of quotes I have and modifies the HTML of my signature file to insert the quote into place. I trigger this script ...
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Connecting to FTP, directory seems to be blank

I need to transfer some files into a guest computer in VirtualBox, and I think FTP would be a good way, but am having trouble connecting the two "computers". I tried running: sudo -s launchctl load ...
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GRAB utility invisible in FINDER

I use the utility GRAB occasionally. It does not show in the utility list under applications in Finder. However, I know it is there because when I search I find it - How can I make it appear on ...
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Confirmation Dialogs in Yosemite

In Mavericks and lower, when a confirmation dialog, such as , popped up, there were 2 states. The button that would be activated if you hit the space bar and the one that would be activated when you ...
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Wifi Homehub shows up as shared in explorer but I've no access, OSX adds random shared remote devices? [on hold]

[editted for waffling] For some reason unknown to me in the left of explorer in Mavericks 10.9.5 shows the name 'bthub4' as a 'shared' server. None of my neighbors use BT, and I'm the only person in ...
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How do I replace a symlink with the actual file?

I want to remove the symlink and instead insert the file it links to, if possible all with one command so I can have it as an "External Tool" in phpStorm.
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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Newly added images not showing in “Desktop Pictures”

I have just bought myself a new Mac and am finding the new OS a little alien at present. I've just downloaded a new background screen and moved it to the /Library/Desktop Pictures/ folder. However ...
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Not supported input when switching from external TV to monitor on Yosemite

I'm using a LogiLink Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2013, 15", non-retina) to external screens - Dell monitor (through an HDMI-DVI cable) at my desk and a Samsung TV ...
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Is there a way to “reposition” the sound source when using headphones?

Whenever I use headphones to listen to music or synthetic noise (e.g. one of those white noise / natural sound apps), it sounds like the source is coming from inside my head instead of somewhere "out ...
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Can't Update Yosemite “Show Details” loop

I was on the Yosemite Developer Preview all summer and now I can't install OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 1.0 1) It alerts me that there is an update (everyday) 2) I open the App Store and click ...
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How can I know what URL address an APP on OSX is using? [on hold]

Like I am using a Twitter app, how can I know what URL address this Twitter app is using?
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Compile new version of WebKit for Safari

I have a requirement in our automation to upload our file using Selenium. Selenium Safari file upload is not working and its already a bug. And doing this way in js also not acceptable : ...
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AutoHotkey Equivalent for OS X?

Is there an equivalent product/method for AutoHotkey. For those that don't know, its a product that allows you to program your mouse movements and keyboard. This allows me to "macro" certain functions ...
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Open resource from inside the bundle using c++ / qt

I have a Qt app set as a bundle, and it requires a resources database. If I place it inside the bundle, how do I open it ? The app was created in Windows, and in Windows and Linux, I can use the path ...
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Why does OS X use swap memory when memory pressure remains low?

My system (Yosemite / 10.10) has been paging out to swap memory despite my memory pressure reading less than 50% over the last 7 days (tracked with iStat Menus). How is this possible? It would be one ...
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Setting up a git (ssh) server using OS X Server

I would like to use OS X Server to set up a git server that I can ssh into from other machines on my network. I realize that Xcode Service has repository functionality built in, but I am looking for ...
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Copy and move with Ultracopier without doing it through tray icon [duplicate]

So when you start Ultracopier this warning message shows up. The replacement of default copy/move system is not supported and blocked by finder of Mac OS X. You need do the copy/move manually by ...
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Developing on a macbook air [duplicate]

I know this question might have been asked like tons of times but I need some answers from those who own a macbook (air). I am thinking to buy a macbook air 13inch 128GB ssd or the 11inch 128GB ssd ...
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OSX - Only show apps with open windows in the dock?

I like to keep my dock tidy with almost only the applications I'm currently using shown. As such, I tend to completely quit out of apps so that they don't clutter my dock. However, there are apps ...
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I want to create a simple Window Manager application for Mac OS X. How to start? [on hold]

I want to start creating Mac applications and, as my first project, I would like to implement a simple Window Manager for OS X. The idea is an application where the user could set a number of rows, ...
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OS X Yosemite suspends inactive windows

I have some user script that runs every about 10 minutes on specific page at opened tab in Safari 8. The surprise is that safari somehow suspend javascript execution when tab is not active by user ...
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ibooks error: “Zero Kb of 9.22 EB” on Yosemite and failed downloads

I have recently upgraded from OS X mavericks to yosemite in a new mac mini. The previously downloaded ibooks are available to read while the new free ibooks like "Apps At Work" AND "iPad Profiles ...
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Green text “Profile” appears on login? (OSX Yosemite)

Whenever I login to my machine some green text appears in the top left saying "Profile". It has done this since OSX Mavericks too. Here's a screenshot:
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Finder view like FTP clients - two columns

Is here possible to have OS X (10.10) view like in FTP clients (e.g FileZilla) I mean two columns with list view, and of course without need of opening two seperate windows. I am aware of tabs, but ...
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usbmuxd takes all sockets : no other network connection possible

Our build bot Mac mini has a big problem since a few weeks: It seems that usbmuxd will open plenty of sockets and let them linger around. At some point, there are more than 50000 sockets opened in ...
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how to convert windows drivers for mac

I have a wireless model, but they have provided the driver for Windows only. I would like to use it in my MacBook. To convert it to Linux, I found there's a tool called ndiswrapper. But I need a ...
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How to rename formula installed via Homebrew?

I installed gcc with homebrew: $ brew install gcc I can see the result: $ brew list ant gcc go libyaml postgresql tmux autoconf gdb isl mpfr python ...
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Change resolution of different images from different folders

Hej guys, my case is like this : i have cover images under diffrent folders books -->book1_folder--->images_folder-->cover.jpg books ...
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OS X: find hours in use

Is there a way I can parse a log in OS X to determine the total time the computer has been in use? By "in use", I mean logged in and not in sleep mode. If there is no such pre-existing log, is there ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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Re-directed screenshot location via defaults file doesn't work

I'm sure everyone knows about the standard changing default location where captured screenshots are stored. A simple sudo defaults write com.apple.screencapture location <enter path to folder> ...
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Apache2 no longer working in Yosemite

After upgrading OSX to yosemite, my local apache2 server is no longer working. Running sudo apachectl restart does not give any error, however nothing is running on localhost:80, and nothing is ...
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Where can I purchase Mavericks?

My husband would like to install OS X Mavericks, not Yosemite. He's using Snow Leopard right now on his MacBook Pro (early 2008). How could he do that?
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Persistent do not disturb toggle in Yosemite possible?

When Do Not Disturb is on it shows in Notification Center. When it's off, no toggle. I just want it there all the time so I can flick it on while I focus for an hour or so. Anyone know how to make ...
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Memory pressure explosion due to grunt task

So I created a quick icon using PSD to add to an existing sprite sheet that I generate using Compass SASS. When I ran grunt compile this happened to the memory pressure: OSX 10.9.5 running Mavericks ...
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Can I delete things safely from ~/Library?

I am running out of storage space on my 2011 MacBook Air. I was thinking I should clean up before I contemplate adding more storage. I notice though, that while I have ~30 GB in ~/Documents, ~2 in ...
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Paste format/style only?

In Google Docs there is a nice Paste Special > Paste Format Only funtion; is there anything like this in Mac OS X? If not by default, is there a way to get this?
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Folder locations for osx app

I am porting an application from Windows and Linux, to Mac OS X. The application is written in Qt. It has a few dependent dylib (some built, some sdk). The exact same libraries and same Qt version ...
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iPhoto iPhone photo import cache folder?

If I connect an iPhone to my Mac (any iPhone, whether one that is synced with my library or not), iPhoto will open and directly show the photos stored on this iPhone and allows to "Import Selected". ...
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sandboxd for CUPS backends in Mac OS X Yosemite

I am using a custom CUPS backend for printing on Mac OS X. The backend works by forwarding the print data to another machine (using ssh) and feeding the data to the printer from there. For this to ...
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Running a script with assets inside automator application

So, I'm trying to write an automator application that runs a simple script. python Contents/main.py where Contents is the contents of the .app. When the script is run it is run in ~ not in the ...