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Disable password authentication on SSH server on OS X Server 10.8
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As any BSD system you should toggle off some options in your sshd_config like I've described in this Stack Overflow answer: UsePam yes # it will not be used ChallengeResponseAuthentication no ...

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how to disable Firefox's app tab glow?
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Put one of these snippets in your userChrome.css file, depending on your Firefox version: Firefox 69 Toggle toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true in about:config as well as ...

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How to insert .flv in iTunes library
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You can convert it to the mp4 and insert it. I use handbrake to convert or fix indexes. Also you can give a try to Perian if it'll work in your OS.

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Making the active window more obvious in OSX
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You could try white on black - then the shadow becomes more of a glow. Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-8 or Apple -> System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Seeing -> White on Black. On the other hand you can use a ...

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Mail and multiple accounts in Gmail
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Open accounts tab in preferences Open any mail account you have Drop down "Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)" Select existing account or select "Edit SMTP Server List" to create and/or modify some.

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How to convert .mdf/.mds to .iso?
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You can use very simple command line program mdf2iso for this. it is available via MacPorts (for example). PS: This utility can be also used in any Linux, *BSD and Windows systems

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How to automatically mount NFS shares on OS X
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If you try default /etc/auto_master file, you can see line /net -hosts -nobrowse,hidefromfinder,nosuid Then you can cd /net/host/exported/path and found that mac tries to mount this ...

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How created watched folder with Automator to auto import new files into itunes?
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You can do it better by placing files to the folder ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Automatically Add to iTunes in Finder (or ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Automatically Add to iTunes.localized in Terminal....

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Paralells Desktop changes default Application to play .mp4 files
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Have you tried same with Info (Cmd-I). This is better way to change default program. Also I've stopped sharing anything else than folders between Windows & Mac since upgraded to Parallels Desktop ...

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Downgrading OS X version from Mavericks to last OS upgrade?
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The last Mac OS which supported Power PC emulator (Rosetta) on x86 was Snow Leopard. You can back up your data using Time Machine, find distributive on your CD and install it. UPDATE As people said, ...

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Where does MplayerX keep its playback history?
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MPlayerX saves playback positions in plist file ~/Library/Application Support/MPlayerX/bookmarks.plist

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How does Parallels handle hard drive usage?
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I haven't seen fixed disk support in Parallels Desktop. All my virtual machines has about 64Gb HDD, but space occupied is about 8-10 Gb. I have configuration "Automatically compress virtual disks" on (...

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Disable audible alarm on UPS
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There is APC UPS Daemon can do exactly what you want: Apcupsd can be used for power mangement and controlling most of APC's UPS models on Unix and Windows machines. Apcupsd works with most of APC's ...

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How do I keep the new line/line break/end of line in a file consistent across mac and windows
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Which editors and viewers do you use? This topic describes how to set newline in BBedit and Textmate. Also you can use TextWrangler and Notepad++ which are freeware PS: I commonly use Vim in Windows ...

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Google chrome disable autoupdate
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Google has shared knowledge how to disable it correctly. You don't need to remove or mangle any files you have on your system. You should set check interval to zero like this: defaults write com....

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Remove applications from Software Update
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Somebody asked about it on Apple Discussion Groups here. The answer is: For the software update you would like to hide - make sure the full description of the update is shown - click "More..." if ...

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Disable network drive unmounting
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You can mount share via command line using mount_smbfs(8): # mount -t smbfs //user@server/sharename /path/to/share/directory This directory can't be unmounted from Finder directly and user have to ...

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Macports cccc terminates when run - how to solve
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Because I don't know your story, there's possible issues which can be found over Google: You've installed MacPorts then upgraded your OS You've installed MacPorts then upgraded XCode where produced ...

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Is it possible to disable Terminal's automatic tweaking of colors in Lion?
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Open Window settings for your theme, toggle background color, set blur to 0% and Opacity to 100%. After this your colors will be same as you want. Also you should check every color you pick for text ...

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Mount root of SMB Server
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There's no root in Samba protocol. To list shares on your server you can use smbutil(1): $ smbutil view //Administrator@10.211.55.8/ | awk '$2=="Disk"{print $1}' ADMIN$ C$ and then use ...

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Downgrading to iOS 4 on my iPod Touch from iOS 5
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clean & simple, works under Windows and Mac OS X: Download ipsw firmware you need Enter your iPhone into DFU mode open iTunes and click "update" with alt pressed then choose your ipsw and install ...

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Cannot install 64-bit iTunes (v10.5) on Vista
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You should reinstall all your Microsoft C++ redistributable packages and install all of them (x86 and x64): for VC 2005, 2008, 2010. and then install iTunes 10.5

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Old password not being accepted when attempting to change password
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You can reboot into recovery and run resetpassword from Terminal to reset your password.

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Compress folders with lots of duplicate files
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I use 7zip to handle this and encodings issue. I use it from macrpots/command line, but there're many GUI versions

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iPhone with external hard drive
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No, it is not possible in iOS and I'll bet it won't be implemented in near future. To be this feature possible, you need at least very fast wifi everywhere.

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Weird Output in terminal
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You can read through the thread on Apple Discussion Group for details. The most important that some routers doesn't like computer names which can't be part of valid DNS name (English letters, numbers, ...

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Problems running Britannica 2013 in OS X 10.8
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Personally I don't trust Oracle JDK at all. I use JDK from Apple. Can you try it?

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How to set Finder to show all files in search including hidden and Library files?
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The simplest way is using TinkerTool

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Install Xcode 4.2 on OS X 10.8
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There's answer on Apple discussions groups to install Mac OS X Lion into virtual machine to use previous FM-ios. PS: You're allowed to install Mac OS X in virtual machine on Apple hardware which ...

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How to restore calendar events from iCloud?
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The only way is to have external backups.

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