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Sort App Shortcuts in OS X System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts

I have a long list of custom shortcuts I've created in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts for menu items in Pro Tools. Despite having edited the application's plist file (com....
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OSX stuck in logon screen

I have Macbook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014 (MacOS Sierra Version 10.12.6).Since a week ago, whenever I wake up the laptop from a long sleep - its freezes:The login screen is being displayed.The ...
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uMatrix “forgets” my settings after every restart

every time I restart my Mac, I have to set every single uMatrix entry again. It doesn't remember anything. I doubt that this is the way it's supposed to be?What can I do to make the data persist?
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Mac OS Terminal - Change to Recent Directory

In Mac OS Terminal, is there a way to either have the Terminal remember the directory it was on after I last quit the Terminal application or easily "cd" to a recent directory?I often "cd" every ...
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Is using a RAM disk better for a SSD?

I am a macOS (MacBook Pro mid-2015, has a 256GB SSD) user that downloads a lot of stuff using torrents. I know that torrenting can harm your SSD so I decided to create a RAM disk where I temporary ...
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Mac Guest (virtual-machine) can't disable big display scaling

The problem is described on the animated gif: https://media.giphy.com/media/3oFzmnDa3LdMZue8Du/giphy.gifso I'm trying to reset Mac guest resolution to normal but it scales everything and it becomes ...
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Can Windows in macOS Boot Camp access an external HDD formatted as Journaled extended?

I currently have a MacBook Pro with an external HDD formatted as journaled extended and use this for my time machine backups.I'm planning on adding Windows using Boot Camp but was wondering if ...
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Mac OS Sierra and High Sierra occupies 95GB on my MacBook Pro 2017 128GB Edition. How to Clean?

I am an iOS developer. I am using a 2017 MacBook Pro with 128GB disk space to do my job (company laptop 😭 ). But recently, I found I don't have enough space to build my app, switch Git branches. It ...
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Ctrl R not showing latest history

On mac when I try to search my history of commands I get only very old commands. No new command is saved in history. You see here that after history I did a command fdfsdfsd but then if I reopen the ...
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Can I add google calendar to outlook without synching/downloading gmail eMails?

I want to read my gmail calendar in Outlook 2016 (Mac and or Windows). Editing would be a plus.I use Outlook for work eMail only and don't want it to download my gmail address, but I do want to see ...
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How do I remove Apache server from my MacBook Air? [on hold]

How do I remove the Apache server from my MacBook Air? It is blocking my access to emails.
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Strange behaviour with space in front of number value on Excel 2016 macOS

I encountered some strange behaviour in my excel 2016 on macOS High Sierra.I opened fresh new workbook, then I typed " 1.5" (I typed space then 1.5), then wrote this formula on A2=TRIM(A1), then on ...
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Failing to pair Samsung Gear Iconx earbuds with macOS Sierra

I am trying to pair my Samsung Gear Iconx earbuds with my MacBook Pro via the Bluetooth UI. I put the earbuds very close to the MacBook Pro, but it seems the Mac is not able to discover them. Any ...
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Problems installing MySQL Server 5.7.2 on Mountain Lion

Apparently when you install MySQL Server 5.7, a window is supposed to appear showing a temporary password for the root account. This window never appeared, and it won't let me log into mysql as root ...
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Mac OS X Server Unusual User accounts [duplicate]

regarding the thread you responded to on Has my macOS Sierra system been infected by unknown users? - I started seeing the same users on my device running the Mac OS X Server app. Do you have any idea ...
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How to move to the middle of the remaining sentence?

On a Mac, when you are going through texts and sentence, (for example in an editor like Atom), I know that the hotkey combo: command + right direct key will get me to the end of a sentence.looks ...
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Cannot make a TCP connection on private network

I am testing the local connection between two OS X computers using netcat. They are both connected to the same router (through wifi) and have the same public IP, so I believe they have access to the ...
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Is it possible to set a single key—not a function key—to switch input methods on a US keyboard?

I have the U.S. version of the Apple Magic Keyboard, and occasionally use the Japanese input method with it.Currently I have Ctrl+Space to switch languages, but it's a bit of a hassle. Is there a ...
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Recovering deleted file from old user account with time machine

I am a Mac OS time machine user! I have an external drive that I use to hold backups every month or so. Earlier this year I was having a user specific bug so I created a new account. I used both of ...
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If text string exist select cell containing text string

I recorded a macro that finds a text string and then it deletes. My problem is that sometimes that text string does not exist. I would appreciate some help in changing the macro to check if the text ...
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execute remote command over ssh strange behaviour

Following this instruction how to setup access with public key from https://linode.com/docs/security/authentication/use-public-key-authentication-with-ssh/ and wondering what is wrong with:ssh ...
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Windows 10 full screen mode to work like OS X

I have been using OS X for a while now and when I changed a job recently I was force to go back to using Windows, it was then that all my problems began!Is there anyway I can have my windows in full ...
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macOS Google update fails with “Agent is running as user id 502, which is not the console user. Bailing”

I am using an iMac with High Sierra (10.13.2). There are some problems with it running slowly and as part of the investigation have looked at the system.log file.Google Software Update seems to be ...
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Macbook asking for username password when connecting to WPA Personal network

I have a network with WPA2 Personal encryption, so not Enterprise, but I have a Macbook here that's asking for a username & password, instead of only the password. Other laptops do not have this ...
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Reach web-application on host OS from within VirtualBox

I'm running an OSX host with an Debian box inside virtual box. How would I be able to reach the guest OS (i.e. web-app on port 3001) from inside my VM?I tried ifconfig from inside my VM, taking that ...
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Have multiple title bars in VLC player, is there a way to disable one of them?

An additional title bar appears on my VLC player which doesn't go away in full screen view. Is there a way to remove it?
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File copied from NTFS drive greyed out and inaccessible

The file's contents are confirmed to be correct, and it has read, write, and executable filesystem flags set. The file is grayed out in Finder, and cannot be opened or read. (the file in question is ...
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My USB to Ethernet adapter seems to need a router connection to operate. Is this true?

I’ve a 2015 MacBook Pro with no physical Ethernet port. Occasionally I need to connect directly to a system of several devices on a Brainboxes SW-504 Ethernet switch. From an older MacBook with a ...
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MacOS has recently become messed up

I've recently been noticing that my OS has been a bit buggy lately, especially my notification.. They doesn't appear in the upper right corner as before but seem to appear in the middle of the screen.....
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Why is my mac's host file missing the fe80::1%lo0 localhost entry?

I searched all over the internet but cannot find any answers that make any sense to me. Can anyone please explain for less experienced users like me, why my mac's host file might be missing the fe80::...

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