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Top new questions this week:

Why is extracting this tgz throwing an error on my Mac but not on Linux?

I'm experiencing a rather odd problem, and I can't figure out what's going on. I have a tgz file, scip-3.2.0.tgz, that is throwing an error when I attempt to unpack it. The error is only occurring on ...

osx yosemite command-line archive-utility tar  
asked by Geoff 8 votes
answered by Adam Liter 11 votes

How to access App Store using only IPv6?

There must be people curious about why I have to do this, so let me explain the reason first—Now I'm in an institute of Chinese Academic of Science, and the network environment is irritating. I'm ...

network mac-appstore ipv6  
asked by Stan 6 votes
answered by Stan 0 votes

How do I map a Mac function to an 'unfindable' Windows keyboard key?

The issue is this: I'm using a PC keyboard with my (closed) MBP at work, and am using Karabiner (TAFKA KeyRemap4MacBook) to map the Mac keys to their appropriate places on it. So far so good. ...

osx keyboard  
asked by leHeft 4 votes
answered by leHeft 2 votes

Screenshots for iPhone 4/5/6/6+/iPad

I must attend to edit screenshots for an application, available on iPhone and iPad in 14 different languages. Each screenshot contains a text explaining the screen in all 14 languages. As each iPhone ...

iphone ios ipad itunes-connect screen-capture  
asked by Cutixa 4 votes
answered by stuffe 0 votes

Create a Global Shortcut for a Single Letter

The "w" key on my MacBook Pro broke due to water damage. Currently I am copy and pasting the letter whenever I need that, but I would prefer to be able to press a keyboard shortcut to type it. The ...

yosemite keybindings  
asked by Peragon 4 votes
answered by Buscar웃SD 3 votes

How to enlarge the reading pane font in Office 365 (Outlook)?

The font is too small on the reading pane of Outlook 2016. Is there a hack to enlarge the reading pane font? I've had Macs for years but then Helvetica Neue font is too small for me.

ms-office  
asked by sue 3 votes
answered by Mr Rabbit 2 votes

Small business using iPads needs to allow access to documents stored on office computer

I am currently running a small business with Sales people and installers. I have issued each one of them an iPad to take with them on consultations. I am currently looking around for a program that ...

ipad icloud  
asked by Jesse 3 votes
answered by Dave 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I type the euro value sign € on a Mac?

I've tried bashing on my keyboard with the ⌥ alt/option key pressed with the ⇧ shift key pressed but I do not seem to be able to find how I can get the euro value sign. ⇧ shift+4 gives the dollar ...

osx keyboard  
asked by FLY 35 votes
answered by Mark 42 votes

How do I know the IP addresses of other computers in my network?

Say that I have two computers connected to the same network. I know that from computer1 and file sharing enabled I can snoop around inside computer2. But say that there is something interesting on ...

network  
asked by donkey kong 22 votes
answered by michaelmichael 42 votes

Can you answer these?

Can't close tabs on browsers using middle-click unless the browser has focus

I have just recently acquired a Mac Pro 3.1 and have been a strictly Windows/Linux guy my whole life. But I'm really liking Mac and starting to get used to it. I imagine that I'll be on this ...

osx mouse  
asked by Damian Vu 1 vote

Is there an alarm clock app to replace Sleep Cycle?

I've been using the Sleep Cycle accelerometer-based alarm clock app for a while now: But since very recently the app seems to be using up all of my battery overnight, which it didn't do before, and ...

ios software-recommendation ios-appstore  
asked by MikeF 2 votes

Force netaccounts network device list to show up at loginwindow

Is there a flag within com.apple.loginwindow or somewhere else where I can force the network dropdown list above username and password to appear (even without WiFi being on or an ethernet device being ...

osx plist login-screen configuration-profiles 802.1x  
asked by TryTryAgain 1 vote
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