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Does Sonoma encrypt a disk without asking?

I installed Sonoma earlier today.  First time I logged in to my 2019 MacBook Pro Intel 15 inch after the upgrade, I got a notification that an encrypted disk had an unencrypted backup destination. I ...

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user avatar asked by WGroleau Score of 6
user avatar answered by Ezekiel Score of 8

Is there a way to change the text cursor color in macOS Sonoma?

Sonoma seems to be a pretty nice release overall so far. But in this version they changed the text cursor/I beam to match the accent color selected in System Settings > Appearance. This has proven ...

macos sonoma  
user avatar asked by Lasse Score of 6

Can I distribute an app for only arm64 (M1, M2) in the app store?

I moved from Intel to M1 some time ago and I am about to drop the Intel package of my program but I get this error when I try to upload to app store: “… bundle supports arm64 but but not Intel-based ...

mac-appstore developer-program  
user avatar asked by Johan Mattsson Score of 5
user avatar answered by bmike Score of 7

How to prevent an application to automatically set itself as the default application?

I noticed following procedure with several applications (e.g. MS Office), on different OS versions. I have a file in Finder. I double-click it, but it opens in an application A that I do not want to ...

macos finder applications defaults  
user avatar asked by Karlo Score of 4
user avatar answered by benwiggy Score of 4

Where is wallpaper setting stored?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro from Ventura to Sonoma yesterday. Today I was going through System Settings, to see if there were any interesting new settings, and inadvertently changed my wallpaper. My old ...

macos wallpaper sonoma  
user avatar asked by Barmar Score of 3
user avatar answered by ErniePC12 Score of 0

A blank icon or space in the Menu Bar, unable to identify or remove it

There is an empty space in the Menu Bar. I am unable to identify what it is. I can't even remove it. I tried with Cmd and moving it out. I have restarted my Mac. I restarted the Menu Bar with the ...

user avatar asked by kumar gaurav Score of 3
user avatar answered by Redarm Score of 1

How can I migrate my backups of my iPhone to my local drive?

My iCloud is almost full and there are a couple of iPhone backups that are hogging pretty much data. How can I save these backups to my local drive? I cannot see them in iCloud Drive on my Mac...

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user avatar asked by Kuubs Score of 3
user avatar answered by nohillside Score of 2

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Difference between GSM and Global iPhone 5

I want to download iPhone firmware, but I don't know my iPhone is Global or GSM so… What is difference between "iPhone 5 (Global)" and "iPhone 5 (GSM)"? How can I recognize if my iPhone is Global or ...

user avatar asked by Mehdi Hadjar Score of 16
user avatar answered by zwerdlds Score of 17

How to check whether my Intel-based Mac is 32-bit or 64-bit

I want to install new software that has these two versions, and I need to know which one to install. How can I tell the 32 or 64 bit capabilities of my Mac?

macos mac 64-bit  
user avatar asked by iddober Score of 78
user avatar answered by Paul Lefebvre Score of 28

How do I find my IP Address from the command line?

I know you can do ifconfig | grep inet, but that shows you several IPv4 addresses. How do I get the specific one for SSHing et al?

terminal network  
user avatar asked by JShoe Score of 383
user avatar answered by daviesgeek Score of 443

Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Mac Equivalent?

Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows provides a variety of functions, the main one of interest being the Task Manager. Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut & indeed Task Manager for carrying out ...

macos keyboard  
user avatar asked by Simon Score of 127
user avatar answered by Mathias Bynens Score of 148

How can I list my open network ports with netstat?

I would like to list my open network ports in Terminal with built in commands. As what I know, netstat is the command to use. But I'm struggling to get any useful information out of it. How can I ...

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user avatar asked by Jonas Score of 337
user avatar answered by grg Score of 482

How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?

macos terminal file symlink  
user avatar asked by Patrick Score of 450
user avatar answered by grg Score of 684

How can I permanently add my SSH private key to Keychain so it is automatically available to ssh?

It seems that ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/id_rsa will load your key but will ask for the password each time you reboot. I am looking for a solution that would not require me to re-enter the key password ...

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user avatar asked by sorin Score of 847
user avatar answered by trisweb Score of 1264

Can you answer these questions?

How can I configure an external spanish keyboard on new macOS Ventura?

Previous incarnations of macOS had detailed keyboard layout for Spanish keyboards (and other languages, of course), but since upgraded to Ventura I found only 2: Latin America and Spanish. And as you ...

macos keyboard  
user avatar asked by Nisanio Score of 1
user avatar answered by Tom Gewecke Score of 0

Rearrange comments in macOS Pages

After rearranging a macOS Pages document, the comments now point to deleted sections. However the information from those sections is now available elsewhere and the comments still apply. Is there any ...

user avatar asked by Ivana Score of 1

Google Sheets data to Apple Reminders

I'd like to transfer a list of names and dates from a Google Sheet into Apple Reminders. The names would be the reminder text, and the date next to each name would become the reminder's alert date. ...

google reminders  
user avatar asked by gills Score of 1
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