Dustin Wheeler
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How to open new windows as separate application instances for Chrome, Terminal?
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Ok, a complete answer for the general case and for Chrome specifically: For most applications, launching with open -naF "App Name" or open -nF /path/to/application.app should be sufficient (see ...

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Did `man ls > temp.txt`. Output textfile is corrupted
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As an alternative, I have the following shell function defined (called from Oh-my-ZSH's OS X plugin): man-preview () { man -t "$@" | open -f -a /Applications/Preview.app } This results in the ...

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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?
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I would have liked to comment on the previous answer, because it's a (nearly) perfect description of what to do (at least for the Linux distros I've been working through over the past week), but I'm ...

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iTerm2 does not show username, machine name, time
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Everything you're asking has more to do with the shell than with iTerm. There are numerous tutorials on how to set up your PROMPT variable (I use a modified version of this one). Since you're using Oh-...

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Is there a way for locking the screen and putting it to sleep/activating the screen saver to be two different events on a MBP?
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There are a number of posts (here and here) on superuser.sx. To lock the screen (actually invoking the "Login Window…" action from the User menu, and a direct analog to the Win+L shortcut in Windows)...

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Rename/delete files in Mac OS X save window
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A quick test in OS X 10.10 shows that you can copy and delete, but not rename files from the save dialog box. Right(control)-clicking on a file brings up the options for Move to Trash and Duplicate. ...

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Mac becomes slow and unresponsive when opening complex pdf
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I ran into some issues like this with a PDF which contained some embedded vector images… the images were plots generated by Mathematica which had been exported as PDF files. The images were composed ...

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How to start App Expose without using Force Touch or the keyboard?
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It's possible to trigger this as a Hot Corner or with a mouse click in High Sierra (available from the Mission Control area of System Preferences), though these only work for the active application. I ...

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TextWrangler running Python 2.7 after I removed it from my Mac
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As the root of your question seems to be, "How can I run scripts via TextWrangler in Python 3 (rather than 2.7)?", I'll provide an answer to that. (Please let me know if I've misunderstood). As I'm ...

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Export Keynote to PowerPoint in high resolution
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As there doesn't seem to be any way to make PowerPoint handle vector graphics, the only solution is to export the image to the correctly sized PDF image (essentially treating it the same way one might ...

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Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot Through OSX Internet
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This should trivial to do using something like an Airport Express (or Airport Extreme, though I haven't personally done it there). The method I've used involves activating Internet Sharing from the ...

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Treat MacBook screen as monitor even when closed?
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I'm not sure that this is quite the solution that you're looking for, but the utility Stay does make sure that windows return to a set position when connecting an external display. I haven't had a ...

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Can MacBooks run without a battery?
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I had an issue with a swollen battery on my 2011 MBP (13"). While I waited for the replacement battery, I ran it at home with the old battery removed (it was swollen enough that the trackpad didn't ...

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Issue with Homebrew when trying to parallelly install Python 3.x
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brew doctor spits out possible sources of error in your setup (see a description of some errors and reasons for which they are triggered on the Homebrew Github page, like this). If you aren't running ...

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Process completed immediately after opening Terminal
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This could be something as simple as some borked permissions. I was having some issues starting up a shell when I migrated a machine to Yosemite, and a permission repair took care of the problem. ...

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Any way to "right-click->open" application using application launcher or AppleScript?
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I've discovered how to get halfway there… It appears that PathFinder does have an "Open" option, and it just has to be enabled in the preferences under the Features -> Contextual Menu tab. So now I ...

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