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How can I test with Internet Explorer while on my Mac?

I work on a Mac, but most of my users are on Windows. What's an easy way to test my websites in IE 7, 8, & 9? Wine seems kinda buggy and unfriendly.
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Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store its configuration

I want to find a way to share some Microsoft RDP configuration information with my team. Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store its connections and configuration?
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Seeing All Icons on the Menu Bar

I currently have the following icons on the status bar. However, I have other applications running, specifically OneDrive, which I believe it is supposed to show an icon.         ...
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Can't create new notebook in Microsoft OneNote for Mac

When I try to create a new notebook in OneNote for Mac, I receive the following error: Cannot Create This Notebook The location may not be available at this time, or you might not have ...
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Mouse hover doesn't work when Microsoft mouse is connected

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop for one and a half years now and had no problems with it. A couple of days ago I noticed weird behaviour with the mouse. The same behaviour was with ...
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Where does OneNote for Mac store its notebook files?

"Create a new notebook" with OneNote for Mac is not possible in offline mode. :( Editing and updating your notebook, however, works flawlessly in offline mode. My question is: where does OneNote for ...
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How to map Caps Lock as a second Control Key on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

I've got a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, with the latest IntelliType drivers installed. There is an option to swap a Caps Lock and a Control key in the Microsoft Keyboard preferences pane,...
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How to view the To-Do-Bar in Outlook for Mac?

I am new to Apple and I have Outlook 2016 installed in my Mac. I am unable to see the To-Do-Bar which I use in Outlook for Windows. How do I view the To-Do-Bar in Outlook for Mac?
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Is there anyway to stop Microsoft Office 2016 on macOS prompting for update?

I want to stop this prompt: Normally I’d encourage people to keep their system / app up-to-date, but there is only one word that can describe what Microsoft had done in Office for Mac: catastrophe. ...
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Using “Microsoft Surface Keyboard” on Mac Sierra

I know the Microsoft Surface Keyboard isn't compatible with the lastest Mac OS. But was wondering if anyone has found workarounds to some of these problems. 1) It's not recognized as a keyboard but a ...
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How can I mount Microsoft OneDrive as a network drive in OSX?

I have a 50GB OneDrive account which is basically full. I'd like to store/access stuff directly on/from my OneDrive by mounting as a network share, rather than syncing with my Mac, and therefore ...
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bluetooth keyboard not in keyboard preferences

I have a Microsoft Surface Ergonomic keyboard and a 2016 touchbar MBP running macOS 10.12 (Sierra). The keyboard is connected to the MBP (I can type) but it doesn't show up in keyboard preferences (so ...
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Why do I need to press C twice to copy in Mac MS Word 2011 and 2016?

I have had this issue for years with MS Word 2011. I upgraded to MS Word 2016 and am still having the same problem. I can only copy if I press command, then double press C while holding down command. ...
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OneDrive on mac doesn show all shared folders with me

On the website my account looks like this. There are 2 people sharing with me some files: but after I have installed one drive on mac, I can see the following files: A whole frolder from the second ...
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Installation of Office 365 for Mac is freezing at “Running Package Scripts” (Sierra)

I just downloaded Office 365 for Mac, and tried to install it in macOS Sierra 10.12.5. The installation froze when Running Package Scripts. It is a common problem. I followed this answer and launched ...
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How do I recalculate in Excel for Mac?

This is driving me a little bit crazy. In my old PC days I used to press either F5 or F9 (I can't remember) to have Excel recalculate. What is the Mac equivalent? PS: Perhaps this is not the place ...
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Script to change downloaded mac wallpaper automatically?

I want to change my mac wallpaper daily with microsoft bing images. I found this script that download the daily picture automatically, but I sill have to set the wallpaper automatically. Is it ...
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El Capitan “Paste and Match Style” not working in Microsoft Word

I want to set up my computer to paste unformatted text by default. When I try to do this (following the advise of several online guides) my paste no longer works. I went to keyboard > shortcuts > app ...
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How do i disable Fn Key on Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard for OS X?

I recently acquired a MS Surface Ergonomic Keyboard. Its a great device for everything other than a Fn lock key that is awkwardly placed between the CTRL and OPTION/WINDOWS key. I've looked at the ...
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Remove spacing between pages in microsoft word for mac

How can I remove the spaces (header/footer areas) between pages in MS word? On my PC, I just double click the spaces and it automatically removes them. When I try on my Mac, it just opens the header ...
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Microsoft Arc Touch mouse doesn't want to connect in MacOS High Sierra

I've been able to pair a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface with my MacBook ever since Yosemite, but when I updated to High Sierra the mouse stop connecting. When I turn on the mouse, the Bluetooth ...
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MS Word documents changing to .cpio files and then to .zip files

I really need help with this issue: whenever I try to open a word document file from my Mac, the archive utility application opens up and turns the .doc file into a .cpio file and if I click on that ...
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Microsoft keyboard requiring double capslock press after Sierra update

I installed Sierra last night and my Microsoft Wireless Comfort keyboard suddenly started requiring me to press CapsLock two times in order for it to activate caps lock. I plugged in an Apple ...
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Outlook for Mac 15.9 missing ribbon

I have installed a fresh copy of Outlook for Mac v15.9 twice now and after a few days of use the ribbon disappears from all of the windows (main window, email window, etc). When I select View > Ribbon ...
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Mac Catalina And Microsoft Teams Screen Sharing Permissions

I recently updated my MacBook Air OS to Catalina V 10.15.1 and since have issues screen sharing via Teams. When I try to share my screen I get an error prompting me to go to my "Security & ...
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How do I install .NET Core on OSX?

What commands are needed to install .NET Core on OSX?
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Support for special Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 hotkeys on OS X 10.11

I'm trying to get the special keys on my Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 working under OS X El Capitan. Officially, Microsoft only offers limited support for this keyboard on Mac. The multimedia keys ...
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Microsoft Mouse Settings do not work after restart until I open preferences

I seem to have this same problem my work and home Macbook Pro Systems. Both are running Mavericks. The Mouse is a Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and I have the latest version (8.2) of IntelliPoint ...
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Remove files from MS Outlook

A couple months ago I thought I'd switch from Thunderbird to Outlook, I thought it would make sense seeing as I'd started paying for MS Office. However it reminded me on just how bad Outlook is and I ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard doesn't work on macOS Sierra

I have a MacBook Pro 2010 and I bought the Sculpt keyboard but I can't get it working! The keyboard just doesn't exist for macOS Sierra. I searched for drivers, tutorials, etc., but all I found were ...
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How to use the “Paste Formatting” function via Keyboard in PowerPoint?

In Powerpoint 2013 (Windows) there is a function "Paste formatting only" (Ctrl + Shift + V) that will apply formatting of the object in the clipboard to the currently selected object (see list of ...
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Can you search for tags in OneNote for Mac 2016?

Searching for tagged content within a notebook in OneNote for Windows is straightforward. There's a Find Tags menu option. This option does not seem to exist in OneNote for Mac 2016. There's nothing ...
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What are these extra /Zone.Identifier files created during Windows Remote Desktop file transfer?

Steps to Reproduce Installs Windows Remote Desktop client for mac Connect to a Windows 10 server, mounting a local folder over the connection On the remote server, copy a pdf (e.g. my_file.pdf from a ...
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What does the “cdw” do exactly in the canned Search for “Recents”?

The Finder's sidebar search for "Recents" (in High Sierra) is a raw query, which can be found here: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments....
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Traces of Visual Studio for mac throughout macOS!

I recently installed Visual Studio For Mac. I didn't liked the IDE and UI so I removed it, according to steps suggested by various stack exchange community posts. Today when I used Omni Disk Sweeper ...
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Microsoft 2011 for Mac

For school I have to create a Powerpoint presentation and I am experiencing a problem. My teacher asked me to use a Text Effect of Gradient Fill - Black, Outline - White, Outer Shadow and when I try ...
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Changing drive format for OneDrive?

I need to use OneDrive on my systems, but ran into a snag on one in particular (I don't know how or why this one machine ended up different). It's reporting that it can't be used as the file system ...
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any idea what the heck Microsoft is doing with this brew install?

I found this install script for msodbcsql at odbc-driver-13-1-for-macos-released The relevant contents are: /usr/bin/ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/...
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VS Code will not Update

I'm using VS Code v1.45.1 and it will not update. It automatically checks for updates as set in preferences - default for Windows and macOS - and I'm presented with the notification dialog box ...
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How to stop MS AutoUpdate prompt

So far as I know, I don't have any Microsoft applications on my MacBook Air. I had installed Microsoft Teams in the past, which I later uninstalled by dragging the app to the trash (after I first saw ...
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Office word 2010 history/activity

I was curious if Word 2010 for Mac has a activity/history viewer for what there has been written/deleted in the document, like Google Docs has? So far I have not found anything, not even on the web (...
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Can I dual boot Mac mini with Windows 8?

I am planning to buy a new computer. I want to use Visual Studio 2013 and app development for iOS. Is it possible to make a Mac Mini dual boot with Windows 8? Will I be able to run all Microsoft ...
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Cannot differentiate between LEFT ⌘ (0x37) and RIGHT ⌘ (0x36) keys

I would like to swap the right-⌘ key with the right-⌥ key. KeyRemap4MacBook's EventViewer shows that Alt Gr key acts as the left-⌘ (Command_L in EventViewer), whereas I'd like to be the right-⌘ (...
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Bypass “Finish setup” screen after iOS Update with devices in kiosk mode?

We've about 300 devices (+ 300 employee coperate iphones) enrolled as media entertainment tablets. After the iOS 12.3 has been released, every devices installed that update. That's fine so far, but ...
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One Note for Mac Images not Showing

Now that One Note as come out for Mac I was trying it out but already have a problem in that all the images I insert do not render - I get just an outline and a red cross) Tried jpg / png Via Copy/...
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Is Internet Explorer 11 mode available in the new Microsoft Edge for Mac browser?

Microsoft announced several weeks ago that it was abandoning its proprietary rendering engine for Edge and replacing it with Chromium. More recently (May 2019), it announced that it is making this new ...
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MS RDP client minimum iOS version on Apple iPad

Kinda new to Apple world so need some clarification here: does official MS RDP client support older iPads or no? On the official app page they say that minimum required iOS version is 8.0, but in ...
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How could I mute all notifications in Microsoft Teams on macOS 10.15.6?

Microsoft bypasses the standard notifications mechanism in macOS: there is nothing in System Preferences -> Notifications to control both the sounds and the incessant popups. Has anybody found away ...
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PowerPoint 2011: How to Insert image with “crop to fit” by default?

I am preparing technical presentations with a lot of graphics using PowerPoint 2011 for Mac (version 14.4.9). Whenever I insert an image, it is set to crop to fill by default (the most useless option ...
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Finding all files that contain a string in Finder

This should be easy, but for some reason it is alluding me. For background, I am trying to completely remove Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 due to a bug that renders the application nearly unusable. ...