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Will data be lost in resetting macOS admin password?

My GF recently started working with a Mac and while I'm a IT tech with Linux and Windows knowledge, I'm very much a noob with Macs. The problem is she's working on a Mac that another user (the guy ...
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Where does Firefox (Quantum) download updates prior to restart, and what should I delete to prevent a current update to occur after a restart?

Where does Firefox Quantum download updates prior to restart, and what should I delete to prevent a current update to occur after a restart? I want to manually update Firefox every time, but this time ...
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How to get Night Shift on both external monitors?

I just surprisingly find that only one of my two external monitors gets Night Shift effects. Can anyone tell me how I can make both work with Night Shift? MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2017) macOS 10.14 Both ...
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Use SIM card on international roaming only for voice calls (sans mobile data)

I would like to know whether I can use my iPhone 6 with Pakistani SIM card to make and receive phone calls while roaming in UK. I would not like to consume any mobile data (for Internet/background ...
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OneDrive selective sync adding to file quota

In MacBook Pro, I have installed OneDrive and enabled selective syncing. All seems to be working properly and I have made most of the folders as cloud-only. However, for some of them, they are ...
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Copying blocks of text in terminal

Is it possible to copy a "block" of text from a terminal window without having to copy entire lines? Example: Say I just wanna copy the text I’ve circled in the image above, is this possible? Or do ...
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Applescript : generate a new list based on existing list

my script is generating a list (random number of items) and for each item I like to add a colour. I can do it manually : > set myList to {{"demo", "#5cdf64"}, {"icloud.com", "#FFFF00"}, {"more &...
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Can micro-USB android device (Redmi 4 (India)) be charged using a hybrid converter (USB type-C to type-A) with MacBook Pro high watt charger?

I have MacBook Pro (15'', 2017 model). It comes with a very high voltage charger with USB type-C port. I have a hybrid converter (USB Type-C to VGA + USB Type-C + USB Type-A). I want to charge my ...
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How to remove restrictions in latest IOS?

This is probably a duplicate, but the &@$#& app won’t let me scroll through the suggestions. I keep getting “page is restricted” in Safari for pages that are obviously quite innocent. (Some ...
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Merging to disks to one?

I installed MacOS on disk 0. I have one HDD drive which is splitter to multiple disks. Now I would like to merge disk 0 and disk 1 (same hdd) to one disk. Is it possible and what should I do? For ...
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WebDAV client for iOS [on hold]

Are there any? I need to synchronize my files on WebDAV server with my iPhone 6s. More particularly, I need to synchronize KeePass file, if there are any iOS KeePass client with built-in WebDAV, that ...
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What are all these tvOS services?

I noticed Apple's tvOS broadcasting no less than 7 mDNS PTR-RRs (via Bonjour, I presume): + Apple TV._airplay._tcp.local + Apple TV._mediaremotetv._tcp.local + Apple TV._companion-link._tcp.local + ...
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MacBook 15" (2017) - Battery Charging Problem

Since yesterday my MacBook charges really slow, so I gave coconutBattery a try, and it showed that my MacBook is only charging with around 14 Watts. I am charging with an Apple 86W Power Supply. So ...
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1answer
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Magic Keyboard: issues at startup [on hold]

When I get to the filevault login-screen of my Macbook Pro running 10.14.2, my Magic Keyboard (newest generation) has some terrible issues: bascially it doesn't let me enter my passphrase correctly, ...
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How can I use Apple News without changing my region on macOS Mojave?

I want to use Apple News on macOS but not to change my region to the United States. How can I do that?
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How to select and move the shapes in Preview

An oval shape has been added to an image in Preview.app by using Mebu bar command Tools → Annotate → Oval: I have no means to move this oval: trying to do so only results in getting handles to resize ...
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About converting to UFT8 from a “Simplified Chinese” file having a “garbled” file name

I use Mac with English MacOS interface. I download a file from Chinese website(Simplified Chinese). It is garbled file name. The garbled file name: %E6%B9%96%E5%8D%97IPTV.apk The real file name: ...
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Why is my external WD MyPassport 2TB drive suddenly extremely slow?

I have a WD MyPassport 2TB drive in an external USB 3.0 enclosure that I use for backup purposes. Every few months, I manually copy my entire Documents and Music folders to the external drive. There'...
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SystemExtr quit unexpectedly

This message keeps on popping up again and again. I tried restarting my Mac and did no good. I thought it was steam causing these problems but deleting it did not make any difference. Do you think ...
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merging separate Notes setups in iCloud

I have a question about the Notes app and how it interacts with iCloud. I own both an iPhone and a Mac and I am using iCloud on both of them with the same account. A lot of things like Photos seem ...
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Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
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How to extract Software Update in macOS 10.14?

I have 4 macs. Every time when there is an update it means I have to download 2-3GB of software update across all my macs. This seems inefficient at best. Is there a method to extract software updates ...
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Do you hear the Silence? [on hold]

Please, don't respond to this! (...unless you know what you're doing, and I did something wrong.) Trying to earn this hat.
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iOS Parental Controls and Passcode

On iOS 12, with parental controls enabled, is there anyway to override or bypass the system passcode (on the lock screen, not the passcode specifically for parental controls)? Parental controls seem ...
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How to install a fresh copy of Mojave on a Macbook Air?

When I do the Option + Command + R, I am presented with several options. One of those options is to reinstall Mojave from an already existing image. I don't want to use that image, rather, I want to ...
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How to succesfully create a bootable Windows installation USB stick on Mac?

This should be a trivial one; unfortunately, it isn't. I've been trying to create a bootable USB stick for Windows 10. The bootcamp tool seems easy to use, but it always stops with the following ...
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How come my mac pro failed to wake up?

I have been trying to wake up my mac pro from sleep daily using System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Schedule. The laptop is connected to a power adapter, but still my laptop failed to wake up. ...
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Can't Turn off Finder Tabs on Mojave

MacBook Air with Mojave (14.2) and the option in Finder > Preferences > General NOT Checked: "Open folders in tabs instead of new windows." Yet Finder stubbornly opens all new windows in tabs. For ...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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iPhone keeps disconnecting & connecting when transferring data

I have a MacBook Pro (2015), and an iPhone 7 Plus. The problem is the following: If the iPhone is connected to my Mac, then whenever I run an app via XCode, or the Mac is just transferring data, the ...
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How to force iPhone to upload to iCloud over mobile data

Using iPhone 10.3.3 with no possibility of WiFi. Is there a way to force the use of mobile data to upload to iCloud? I understand why the phone will not update using a potentially insecure signal but ...
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Erasing Data from a Water Damaged MacBook Air

I have a water damaged 2015 MacBook Air which will not turn on. I would like to sell it for parts but want to firstly erase all the data from it. I know that one method of doing so safely is just to ...
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Is there a way to use the IPad 2018 with both a midi controller and audio out?

The iPad Pro 2018 has a single USB-C port. I have a dongle (USB-C => Audio) that lets me use headphones, I have a dongle (USB-C => USB-A) that lets me plug in a MIDI Keyboard. What I want is to be ...
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Firefox: How to disable “delete-key closes current tab”?

When I'm working in Firefox, I often accidentally-close a tab when I press the Delete key. (For example, if I'm in Google Drive, and highlight a file, and then press Delete, the tab closes - instead ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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Are iMessage encryption keys sent to all listed devices even if they're broken?

Are iMessage encyption keys sent to all authenticated devices listed under Apple ID, even if the device isn't powered on and is broken?
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Tips or Tricks: Identifying if there are Opened Documents

New Mac user here, trying to figure out how to adapt my workflow and the like from Windows/Linux to Mac. I think the answer might be "it's not possible" but here goes anyway. I'm used to leaving ...
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What is the most accurate method of testing batteries for A1278 MacBook Pro?

I have about 20 batteries I want to test. I'm trying to find out if they will read "replace" or "service" in the OS. Usually, I'll stick the battery in long enough to collect a cycle count and ...
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Creating a new tab at specific position using JXA

I've been trying to see if it's possible to re-create this AppleScript that was posting on Daringfireball here. tell application "Safari" tell front window set _old_tab to current tab ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 system using 90GB of disk space [duplicate]

I am currently working on a Macbook pro running High Sierra version 10.13.6 that is using 90GB of storage for system. I have checked apple forums, removed tons of files that are taking up space, and ...
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Can a backup drive be removed from Time Machine and be re-added after?

I've been attempting to set up Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012), but had run into the "The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned" error, despite my harddrive having more than ...
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How do I fix an unresponsive touch screen? [on hold]

I have an iphone SE and the touch screen isn't working whatsoever. I dropped it a couple days after I got it and it has a couple miniscule cracks, which have never been an issue, and I haven't dropped ...
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iPhone and FaceTime [on hold]

Since a couple of days, when my wife calls from her iPhone in Turkey to my iPhone in France, my screen shows unknown telephone numbers in Germany. Can anyone can explain what is happening?
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iPhone Hotspot no longer showing on iPad

I have my iPhone's hotspot turned on in both the Cellular and the personal hotspot area. I used to be able to open my iPad and if there was no wifi around I could see my phone on the list and connect....
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Chrome command line : Provide custom “Chrome Safe Storage” Keychain password

To decrypt Cookies and passwords, Chrome needs the "Chrome Safe Storage" password stored in the Keychain. I want to be able to run Chrome with a different "Chrome Safe Storage" password. Is there ...
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All of Google Drive doesn't appear in my Finder [on hold]

Only some of my Google Drive Files appear in my Finder under 'google drive' on my Mac. Why?
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I am not able to turn off the bluetooth [duplicate]

When i open bluetooh menu from menu bar I don't have options for turning bluetooth off/on. And in system preferences->bluetooth the button for turning off bluetooth is grayed out. I have already ...
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Problem loading images from googleusercontent

Recently switched from Chrome to Firefox Quantum and noticed that images from *.googleusercontent.com aren't loading because "The connection used to fetch the resource was not secure" If I attempt to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for moving (not copying) files in Finder

I copy and paste files in Finder all the time, but when I do I end up with both the original file and the copied file. Is there another shortcut besides CMD-V that will just move the file instead?
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Is there a way to import just an album from iPhone to Apple Photos?

I have selected a few photos on my iPhone and placed them into a new album. I want to import that album only, but in Photos it doesn't look like there is a way to import just a single album. From ...

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