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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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Photos Album Disappeared

I am using iPhone 5 (32GB) updated to iOS 8.1.2. Recently I opened the Photos app and saw that my all albums are gone but the photos are still visible in Moments. I checked my iPhone Usage ...
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Safari Downloader+ and Streaming Media

Using Safari Downloader+ on iOS 8. How can I prompt download for streamable media? Direct links to files work without any problems whatsoever, but streamable media doesn't prompt anything more ...
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MacBook pro 2010's - software issue -Some issue means keyboard and trackpad completely useless

My MacBook pro 2010 keyboard and trackpad do not work. The trackpad when clicked only brings up the options as if you were holding down ctrl and clicking. The numbers occasionally work, spaces are ...
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Does Apple approve widget-only iOS apps?

Does anybody know if Apple will approve an app whose sole purpose is to provide one (or several) today widget(s)? Somehow I have a feeling that they won't, but the fact that keyboard-only (or crappy ...
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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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Cursor jumps around on Macbook Pro mid-2010, without trackpad installed

to solve my erratic cursor on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro, I brought my computer to the local apple store and had the trackpad completely uninstalled. Does anybody know what it means for the trackpad to ...
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Stocks widget will not let me add new stock

I'm trying to add new stocks to my stock widget but it won't let me do so. It validates the symbol and then does nothing. I have to remove a current stock and then only will it let me add a new one. ...
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iPod Classic 160GB deletes all files and isn't recognized on PC

I purchased a 160 GB iPod Classic last year. Regularly throughout the year I found that the iPod would often freeze and need to be reset every time it was plugged into my computer. Formerly an Asus ...
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Why does Office for Mac need Safari and Chrome closed for installation?

In an update for MS Office for Mac, the installer asks to close Chrome and Safari — why? What do those programs have to do with Microsoft Office? I only have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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How to Create an image in DeployStudio

I just installed DeployStudio v1.6.13 on OS X Server Yosemite. Followed some directions to get everything installed and everything looks like it's working. For example, another mac can boot into the ...
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Replacing alert file in app package contents?

Probably a strange question - not sure if this is possible or not....I purchased a utility app for Mac recently to manage my NAS and external hard drives. Works great, only thing that's really ...
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How can I rotate a video?

I just recorded a video on my phone, but when I play it on my Mac it's in the wrong orientation. How can I rotate the video by 90 degrees so that I can upload it to youtube? Free solutions are ...
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Is it possible to launch a program in a specific language?

I'm a developer, and my primary language is French, so I use Mac OS X in French. However, I need on a regular basis to open an application in English to do support. Right now I'm going to the ...
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Multiple instances of the Mumble client

I have tried command that I found and it works for second and after that second client closes. open -na /Applications/Mumble.app Other command that I tryied with the same resul. ...
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What's a good Mac app for making timelines (Gantt charts)?

What's a good native Mac app for making timelines on Macs? I'm looking for an easy-to-use program that I can use to create timelines easily without delving into graphics programs like Illustrator. ...
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How do I install and run MySQL?

I installed MySQL: but MySQL certainly isn't on the path when I open a terminal, nor do I see it in applications, as I seem to recall Windows handles MySQL.
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mysql: command not found [duplicate]

How do I use MySQL from the CLI? When I use the terminal, I get: Darrens-MacBook-Pro:~ thufir$ Darrens-MacBook-Pro:~ thufir$ mysql -bash: mysql: command not found Darrens-MacBook-Pro:~ thufir$ ...
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How to schedule Mac software updates at a particular time in Yosemite?

I saw this helpful answer, but cannot find the Software Update.app file when I search for it on my Mac (Yosemite) to insert it into the iCal event. So how can I schedule software updates on Yosemite? ...
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To use MySQL, system preferences must quit and reopen, and quit and reopen

How do I just get the MySQL Admin GUI to run: then: final loop: I can't seem to get out of whatever sort of infinite loop is in there.
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Installing the most recent version of Ruby on Snow Leopard

I downloaded and compiled the latest version of ruby 1.9.2 which was installed in /usr/local/bin/ruby, however the system officially recognizes /usr/bin/ruby which is only 1.8.7 which came installed ...
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What's the path for Jitsi config files?

As near as I can tell, Jitsi is able to dial out and make a phone call using babytel: 17:35:39.320 INFO: [881] impl.protocol.sip.OperationSetBasicTelephonySipImpl.createOutgoingCall().184 Creating ...
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where is the jitsi log?

On Linux, I can "tail" the jitsi log: thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ tail .jitsi/log/jitsi0.log.0 00:08:08.579 WARNING: [59] service.resources.AbstractResourcesService.getSettingsInt().596 ...
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how do I launch firefox after installing it?

I downloaded the .dmg for Firefox, clicked on it, was prompted to drag it to the Applications folder, did so, but cannot launch it. The directions are to drag the icon from Applications to the ...
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Problems with Logitech G402 buttons

I recently bought Logitech G402 and I've got some problems with its customising. I use OS X. Apple's mouse can, for instance, swipe between full-screens. I want to bind two side buttons for those ...
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Which minimum hardware for Smartalbums

I need to use SmartAlbums for my job, but I don't yet have a Mac. I am willing to buy a 2°hand Apple computer to run SmartAlbums but I don't want to overbudget it. There is anyone that uses this ...
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How to completely remove Nix packet manager?

I installed Nix packet manager, and now I would like to remove it completely. How can I do it?
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How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac?

I come from a PC background... every time I want to uninstall an application, I must use add/remove programs. On the mac, you can simply run a .app file from wherever you want, and many say that the ...
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How to update MacBook Air OS X 10.7.5 to 10.9

I don't want to update to Yosemite but need to update to at least 10.9 or higher so I can re-load my iPhotos app after doing a factory restore. I've tried both suggestions on here already and neither ...
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Reliable 3rd-party source for downloading softwares for Macbook?

I am a new MacBook user. I am thinking about http://www.filehippo.com/mac for downloading DMGs. Does it have any security/virus issue? If there are other sources then please let me know.
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Can someone help me read this crash report used quarkxpress in yosemite.?

Process: QuarkXPress [7709] Path: /QuarkXPress 8/QuarkXPress.app/Contents/MacOS/QuarkXPress Identifier: com.quark.QuarkXPress Version: 8.0 (8.0) ...
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Migrating with different operating systems … Issue?

Trying to migrate software on two OS X macs with different operating systems. Source is running mountain lion and target is running Yosemite. Is this an issue?? I'm using an ethernet cable, have ...
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How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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Parallels window problem

I'm using Parallels on my mac. But when I open a software the font are so small, it's very weird. Can anyone help me out!!! The picture above is when I open up my chrome, how can I fix it?
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What are Mac OS replacements for Visio?

Visio is the most conspicuous example of a program that I found useful on Windows for which I have not identified a Mac-compatible replacement. Visio's primary function is as a flowchart diagramming ...
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What app could open text from anywhere in the editor of your choice?

On my previous installation, I had a small tool that took text from e.g. a web form after pressing e.g. ⌘ + E, pasted it in the editor of my choice where I would edit it. After saving, it was pasted ...
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trace “too many open files”

I have a program that quits after a time with "too many open files". How can I trace which files are opened and closed? I know I can set this limit a higher value, but that would only defer the ...
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How to disable a specific sensor within a .kext?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina, mid 2014 with a "right palm sensor" that is malfunctioning. It thinks that the computer is overheating, and it therefore is causing the kernel_task to eat up 250% - ...
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Can I move the OS X that was preinstalled on my MacBook pro to a VM running on the MacBook Pro?

I would like to run linux as the primary operating system on my MacBook Pro to replace the OS X that was pre-installed with the MacBook. I would then like to run OS X inside a virtualbox guest ...
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Is it generally advisable to get anti-virus software for Mac OS X?

Is it worth to buy an anti-virus software for Mac OS X? I heard both opinions like "it's not possible to get a virus on Mac OS X" and "Mac OS X is also vulnerable against virus... " Which is true? ...
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Translation of words in spotlight

I am looking for an extension for spotlight on Yosemite, which allows an offline translation of english words into german and vice-versa. Similar to the inbuilt dictionary, but rather giving a ...
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Why is my iPhone 4S showing so much “Other” data in iOS 7?

I've upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s, cleared photos, cleared and turned off Photo Stream, deleted large apps, books, etc… and this is the 4th time I've installed iOS and started from scratch since ...
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installing OBOE in MAC 10.9

I am mostly following this post to install OBOE in MAC OS 10.9: https://projects.coin-or.org/OBOE/wiki/MacosxOboe However, in step 4: I tried to install LAPACK++ with failure from this source: I ...
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Is there a native/cocoa REST client for Mac OS X?

I'm looking for a cocoa REST client for the OS X. I prefer something native so that I'm not in the terminal interface and not looking for any browser extensions.
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How can I add custom error bars to a graph in Numbers

I am using numbers 2014 - above is a screenshot that should explain it.
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Yosemite update problem

Trying to update to Yosemite. Unfortunately I'm encountering the Verify File System and Repair Fail. Ive got no backup whatsoever prior to updating to the new OS. I have Windows and I can boot on that ...
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word freezing after installing yosemite… help!

Can anyone advise me please. Word has completely frozen. I can open a doc but not eidt, copy, paste ... anything ... it's as though I'm doing nothing ... this is to various word doc's that I've edited ...
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Dual boot Mac - void warranty

For work reasons I have to dual boot windows 7 in my mac. Does doing so voids my warranty?
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my “About this Mac” “Storage” screen says I am using more hard drive space than I have [closed]

Using OS X Yosemite Beta 10.10 (This might be the issue) But I can't confirm. MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) Processor : 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory : 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce ...