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How to disable snap/jump scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac

I'm desparately looking for a way to disable snap-scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac. Basically as you scroll Excel will continually try to keep the cell you're focused on in the centered. So when you're ...
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How can I make non-anti-aliased text look good in Firefox on Mac OS X?

After being a Windows user for the last 10 years, I got a MacBook Pro, which I'm working on configuring to my liking. I find small-size anti-aliased text to be blurry and hard to read, so I typically ...
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Why does Google Chrome listen on port 8000?

Occasionally when starting up a development server (again), it will die with the message that the port 8000 is already in use. Running $ lsof -n -i4TCP:8000 | grep LISTEN then reveals Google ...
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OS X: From ipfw to pfctl - Forward port 80 and 443

I found a way to forward ports 80 and 443 to other arbitrary ports (3000 and 3001 in my case) using ipfw. But ipfw is deprecated and replaced by pfctl. Here are my ipfw declarations: sudo ipfw flush ...
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iterm2: Ctrl-C doesn't work sometimes

I'm using iTerm2 on Mac OSX (10.10.5). Recently I encounter something very strange: after using iTerm2 for a while, Ctrl-C would stop working. Initially it was fine. Only after a certain period of ...
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Highlighting tool overlap with multiple lines in Mac Preview on Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. When I try to highlight two lines of text on Preview, the highlight overlaps, which looks really horrible. Is there a way to control the height (size) of the ...
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How do I make “bash -x” (debug mode) recurse into sourced scripts?

I'm trying to debug what bash does on login initialization for Linux. I've read that "bash -x" will make bash print out what it's doing, but it doesn't print commands in sourced files like "set -x" ...
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Error installing Homebrew on macOS Sierra: The user “me” cannot be found

I need to install homebrew but I get this after pasting the command The user "me" cannot be found There was an unknown error. This script requires the user “me” to be an Administrator. If ...
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Unintentional vi mode in iTerm on Mac?

I occasionally find that while working in iTerm the default Readline key bindings are replaced with the vi keybindings. For example, I will try to go to the beginning of the line with ctrl-a, and ...
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Route traffic from local network to VirtualBox host-only adapter

For a test I need to allow routing from my local network to a guest inside a VirtualBox. The guest already have outside access. So far I enabled ip forwarding on my local machine (OSX 10.9) and added ...
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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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Weird rendering artefact in vim (terminal, not MacVim)

Running Mac OS X, using either Terminal.app or iTerm2, there is a strange artefact with the character rendering that I have a hard time explaining and an even harder time understanding. I'll start ...
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Upload file via URL

I'm a recent Mac convert. In Windows when I wanted to upload a file to a website I could do this (see the URL in the File Name text field): However there's no way to do that in the upload dialog for ...
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Scaling display for Mac OSX in VMWare

I'm running Mac OSX 10.10 under VMWare 12, my monitor is a 4K 27" display - so the text is tiny. I opened System Preference -> Display -> Scaled, but the only option available is 3840 x 2160 (my 4K ...
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USBProber replacement in El Capitan

There used to be a useful utility called USBProber for OS X, but I can no longer locate it. I am assuming it has been replaced by another utility, but I am not sure what Apple replaced it with or ...

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