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How to avoid having to re-permission 3rd-party apps every time MacOS is upgraded

I'm currently using MacOS 11.7.8. I make use of a small number of 3rd-party apps. When first installing a few of these 3rd-party apps, I understand that I have to go to "System Preferences => ...
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How can I look for software on my machine which could be installed from Homebrew, but currently isn't?

So assume there are various apps on my machine which I installed manually at some point WITHOUT using brew. Reasons for that could include: I specifically decided not to use brew, even though I could ...
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Dock alternative respecting virtual Desktops [duplicate]

I'm searching a replacement for Apple's Dock. Constraints: Should look/work similar to Windows 7's task bar No Window groupings Don't show windows of other virtual Desktops ↑ This is very important ...
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How can I avoid an error preparing macOS Monterey installation on a Mac with an OWC Aura Pro x2 SSD?

I have a 1TB OWC Aura Pro X2 on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) model. I'm currently running macOS BigSur 11.6.1. When I tried to upgrade to macOS Monterey the update fails with a generic ...
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macOS 10.14/10.15 3rd party applications do not start

3rd party applications do not start. The computer does not have an internet connection by default, but only to the local network. When the connection to the Internet is established, all the ...
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Mac Vanilla Menu Bar App - How can I move the icon around?

This is my current menu bar. The little caret at the far left is the Vanilla app hiding some icons. Works great, but I want to move the caret all the way to the right. Is there a way to do that? Using ...
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Existing 3rd party software migration

Did Apple mention/provide a way to upgrade existing 3rd party software once systems with the new CPU are released or are we expected to buy from scratch? Does anyone remember how they handled this ...
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Does a 3rd-party keyboard with Allow-Full-Access ALWAYS have access to text?

As I understand from other posts, a keyboard can only: access full text with Allow-Full-Access enabled never access text inside sensitive (e.g. password) fields But how does inactivity/background ...
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What size is this internal screw for the Macbook Air (A1466)?

I just replaced the battery for my Macbook Air (A1466), but in the process I lost one of the screws (image attached). I initially ordered a standard replacement set from Amazon, but realized it may ...
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Enterprise App on iOS 12 Won’t Verify

I have an enterprise app on my iPhone, and it states it will be verified until it is deleted. But today, all of a sudden it stopped working and refuses to re-verify. How can I fix this?
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How to connect MacBook Pro to an iMac with a 3rd party keyboard?

I was following the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592 which say to press CommandF2 and that works fine when I use my Apple keyboard. However, I want to connect my Apple ...
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Can you distribute an iOS app outside App Store using a single bundle identifier?

Is there a way to distribute an iOS application to customers with a single bundle identifier outside App Store? The software firm I work for is providing iPad software to several large companies. ...
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Installing Dell LITEON 512GB m.2 w/adapter in 13" 2015 MacBook Pro w/High Sierra, not showing up?

Bought one of those nifty m.2 adapters on eBay for my 2015 MacBook Pro a1502 so I could save some money on buying an OEM drive by using a cheaper 512GB LITEON nvme SSD. MacBook's firmware is up-to-...
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Are 3rd Party Mac Chargers ok for using as spare parts to repair an original charger?

My original Macbook Air charger (5 years old) still works great, but the cord after the power block is torn up and all the sheathing is almost off. The bottom point (including the brick) work great ...
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Unable to open "Remote Desktop Protocol" (RDP) URLs from command-line

I am unable to open RDP URLs from the command-line. Whenever I try to open RDP URL from command line by executing the following: open rdp://localhost/ or any other IP address, I get the following ...
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Where can I find the schematics/CAD model for MacBook Pro's components?

Device: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) I'm looking for detailed schematics, preferably official Apple publications, describing and/or annotating the dimensions or other specifics of the ...
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If a downloaded package verifies, is it safe?

I'm trying to install the Java JDK. The download page does not use HTTPS. I downloaded the .dmg file anyway; when I open it, Finder spends some time verifying it and then I have the option to install ...
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3rd party gaming mouse works before login but stops working afterwards

I replaced my broken gaming mouse with a new one and it doesn't work. The weird thing is that the mouse works when I reboot but only until I login, then the LEDs turn off and the mouse doesn't do ...
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Removing 3rd party extensions

I found that I have a lot of unknown 3rd party plugins installed in my Mac. I thought they are Safari extension, but Extensions popup menu in Safari do not show these extensions. How to remove ...
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Collecting All Clients logs every night

We have a financial institution we are bring on as a client running on Mac's. The are looking to collect all the system logs from each computer every night and keep each for 90 days. I have seen ...
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How can I install template from 3rd party to Keynote?

After downloading a template for my Keynote program, I can't seem to install it correctly so that I can utilize the 200+ slides that are included when I wish to add a new slide in the presentation. I ...
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Twitter Revoke 3rd-Party Permissions from iPhone & iPad iOS9

I know similar questions have been asked, but I couldn't find an answer to mine. Is there any way to control Twitter permissions to third-party access from an iPhone / iPad? I've tried to do it ...
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Do third-party USB ethernet adaptors work in Macbook Pro Retinas?

There seems to be conflicting information on the web, so I wanted to check if there are any problems buying a third party ethernet adaptor (eg this one). This is for a current (mid 2014) 15" rMBP. I'...
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How can I make it so that customers can download my app on their ios device without using the app store?

I have already made a native iOS app and I was wondering if the consumers could just download the app onto their phone without jailbreaking or installing anything. I could maybe use a third party app ...
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Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?

I've recently seen third-party apps like Smultron and iA Writer mentioning in their Mac App Store descriptions that they support iCloud syncing. Are the files saved to iCloud via these apps ...
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Can I stream with Airplay from my iPhone to a compatible 3rd Party device?

It may be just me, but Apple's website seems to beat around the bush regarding the use of Airplay. I just need to know: Over wireless can I stream directly from my iPhone to an Airplay-Enabled 3rd ...
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How can I extract multipart iso files in Mac OS X?

E.g.: part1.iso part2.iso I know The Unarchiver can extract a single ISO file, but how can I extract multipart ISO files?
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for copying login and password in 1Password without using the browser extension?

I am using 1Password (version 3.8.5) to manage my login data and somehow I am reluctant to use the browser extensions. I want to speed up my login and password acquisition though and therefore I am ...
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Is vHub Updater for VisualHub legit?

I got a newsletter to go to store.kagi.com It's an offer to buy an update to the discontinued video converting software Visualhub by Techspansion. What makes it a bit suspicious that there is no ...
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Snap feature for Mac?

Coming from Windows I have gotten extremely used to the Windows Snap feature, which resizes a window when it's dragged to the screen edges. However, it's not built into OS X. Are there any 3rd party ...
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iPod Touch 4G case recommendations

What is the best iPod Touch G4 case that clips on a belt and covers the screen? The main annoyance I have with my current case is that I can't always reach the edges of the screen.
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Does PlainText transmit data securely?

Does the iPhone App PlainText transmit data securely (i.e. does it use SSL?), or it there a risk of my data being read by third parties when I sync with dropbox?
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How to access ProXPN's settings?

I installed ProXPN on my Mac and successfully used it. It installs an icon in the menu bar which you can use to enable and disable the application. I was messing around with the settings and clicked ...
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Experience with iLugger?

I have an iMac and I use it for development and video editing. I am looking for greater portability and I'm considering a MacBook or MacBook Pro. My other option is an iLugger. I'm looking for ...
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Using TextFree with a Google Voice account that uses Google Apps account

Is there any way to get TextFree working with a Google Voice account belonging to a Google Apps account? I have been able to get it working with a Gmail account by simply adding the [email protected] ...
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How can I enable invisible files with "Transmit" FTP client?

How can I enable invisible files with "Transmit" FTP client ? It asks me to show them only if I override one of them. I actually would like to always see them.
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Centralized update for third party apps

I kind of hate it when applications, which I start, at first search for updates. It's not the updates. Well I fire up an app because I want / need to use it (now). I liked the centralized, system wide ...
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Can I change my OS X theme?

Some of my friends said that OS X sucks because you only have to choose one theme on every device that have OS X. I searched, but I didn't find any feasible solution just one little thing that cost ...
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What is the best media player for the mac (besides .mov - e.g., .mp3, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, etc)

I've recently switched from PC to Mac, so I'm slowly building a library of useful utilities. So, any recommendations for the best generic media player? On the PC - I've found the VLC player to be ...
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Can you solve these intermittent audio problems with Ford Sync and iPhone?

Most of the time my iPhone 3GS works well with the Ford SYNC system (based on Microsoft Auto/Windows CE) in my Mercury Milan Hybrid. I connect the iPhone to the car's USB input (inside the center ...
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