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Why did my iPhone in the United States show a test emergency alert and play a siren when all government alerts were turned off in settings?

I heard there was a planned test of the emergency alert system in the United States today, October 4, at 2:20 PM. To avoid being disrupted, I turned off all alerts in Settings -> Notifications (...
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How to suppress alert 'this app is not optimized for your Mac'

I get this pop-up warning on one-off installers and such irrelevant situations. I understand it's to encourage a migration away from 32-bit apps; fine, but there's nothing I can do about it. It's ...
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How do I change the default sound for Reminders in El Capitan?

It is very important as I use it for medication reminders. I would like to use one of the sounds (.aif) that I already have stored on my computer. Changing default sounds in Calendar would be helpful ...
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Big Sur confirm alert button keyboard shortcut

In Catalina and earlier versions of macOS, certain keyboard shortcuts worked for dismissing alerts, but these same shortcuts no longer work for me in Big Sur. You could and you can still cancel alert ...
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How do I add a custom alert sound in macOS Sierra?

How do I add a custom alert sound in macOS Sierra? I've made some sounds I want to use in a variety of applications but when I try to add them to the /System/Library/Sounds folder, it says The ...
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Move Notification Center to the left

Is there a way to move the OS X notification center, or at least the notification alerts, to the left side of the screen?
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How to get ongoing notifications of unread texts?

One of my family members texts me at night when they are having nightmares. I want to know when they text me at 4 am instead of sleeping through it. Is there a way to make text notifications keep ...
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What's making this sound on my mac?

A few months ago, my laptop started playing a strange sound alert, but it's not from anything I recognise. There is no visual clue as to what it's related to. Just the sound plays, most commonly when ...
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What is the difference in "time to leave" and "at start of travel time"

As you can see on the screenshot, I have both "at start of travel time" and "time to leave" options. Are there any differences?
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Googleapis outgoing connection

I have little snitch installed on my mac. Recently I am getting an alert about an outgoing connection to gcs-eu-00001.content-storage-upload.googleapis.com. The IP address seems to belong to google. ...
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When Do Not Disturb is set on iPhone, what will fire off and what will not?

It seems if Do Not Disturb is set to on (manually or daily scheduled) on the iPhone, then alarm (in the Clock app) will still fire off, but Calendar alerts will not fire off? What are the rules?
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Continuous chime after RAM upgrade on mid-2011 Mac mini

I have a Mac Mini, which came with a 2 Gb 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs but I already tried to upgrade with 2 kits: Timetec 8GB KIT(2x4GB) Compatible for Apple DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 Timetec 16GB ...
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What is opt-cmd-] bound to and how can I switch this off?

In my newish Mojave install on an iMac I experience some odd behaviour: ⌥ Option⌘ Command] plays the alert sound even if it is bound to an action in a keyboard shortcut tool like Keyboard Maestro ...
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macOS, Can't disable default calendar alerts

I've been having this problem for probably about a year now, and I have no idea why. I like having a default calendar alert, and I do use them. However for many of my repeating calendar events, I ...
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How do I get Calendar to stop emailing me reminders about Google Calendar events?

I get an excessive number of email reminders sent from Calendar when I have it enabled for my Google Calendar account. When I set a reminder on a Google Calendar event, Google properly sends me one ...
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Why does Safari automatically dismiss JavaScript alerts after a few seconds?

My Safari (14.1.2, macOS 11.5.2) automatically dismisses JavaScript alerts after a short period (ranging from ~0.2s to 5s). It does not matter if the website itself generates an alert or it's done via ...
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closing all notification alerts at once [duplicate]

The difference between alerts and banners is that alerts require user input to disappear, whereas banners go away on their own. Is there a way to close all notification alerts at once? In the ...
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Is it possible to close all notification alerts? [duplicate]

I've come back from vacation, and I have an unknown large number of e-mail alerts piled up. Hitting the x in notification center only cleared some of them - I'm assuming it was the last 5 since that's ...
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How do I turn off presidential alerts on my iPhone?

I already have Settings > Notifications (bottom) > AMBER Alerts and Emergency Alerts turned off, yet I still get Presidential Alerts. How can I turn off Presidential Alerts? iPhone 5, iOS 10.3.3.
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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I don’t get a notification when I get a new text message (iPhone 5, iOS 12)

For some time now I have not been receiving notifications when getting a text message on my iPhone. Notifications for all other apps work fine, and I have checked that notifications for messages are ...
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Is it possible to auto-expand the Alert when received?

so i JUST noticed today, that if you hover over the lower boundary of an osx Alert, or notification, you can expand it to read the whole message / text / ect. however, once its closed, the next one ...
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Can I set an app to ignore Do Not Disturb? [duplicate]

I have an app that informs me of critical events - for example, scheduled automated tasks failing. But when I set my phone to Do Not Disturb, this app goes silent as well. Is there a way I can set ...
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Remove seen notifications from Notification Centre

I am using MacOS Monterrey, and whenever I get notification from say, Slack, I get a temporary banner on my screen, which then hides in the notification tray. Then I open Slack (without using the ...
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Installation Alert won't go away

After a failed installation of updates the following alert won't go away. It gives me no option to cancel. Any ideas on how to get rid of it short of rebooting the machine? Using OSX 10.9.4. ...
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Stop multiple alerts for incoming message etc. on iPhone

My iPhone with iOS 10 keeps beeping every several minutes to remind me of an incoming message (and other events) until I unlock the device with passcode or fingerprint. Is there some way to stop the ...
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Two Calendar alerts not working since iOS 9 update

Since the iOS 9.0.x update, I can't set two different alerts on calendar entries. Whatever I put in for the first or second alert overwrites both time periods. Is there a fix or workaround for ...
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Edit default alert in subscribed calender

I am currently subscribed to myasics ics running calender which shows my training plan. Its default alert is set to one week before. I want to change that to two alerts. One being the day before and ...
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My MacBook Pro beeps at random intervals

I was awakened last night by my MacBook beeping at what seemed like regular intervals. I shut it down. This morning I turned it on and the beeping came back. It was not completely regular. Sometimes, ...
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Keyboard Shortcut in YouTube Fullscreen in Safari beep alert sound

When playing a YouTube video in fullscreen in Safari, and pressing any of the keyboard shortcuts, for example the arrow keys, macOS plays the alert sound. This makes YouTube unusable for me in Safari. ...
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How do I get ride of an Annoying Alert?

I get the following annoying alert randomly, usually when I launch an application. I believe I got this bug when I consented to have my disk scanned by some proprietary security application. The ...
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iphone default alert not being set on new calendar events created from mail

I have the default alert time for events turned on, set to 30 minutes before. This works if I create a new event from within the calendar. However, if I create a new event following a link from email, ...
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Resolution to unexpected "Profiles/MDM wants to make changes." popups? Beware SpamResponse/wmcglobal?

I'm frequently getting unexpected "Profiles/MDM wants to make changes." popups. It started right after I began installing SpamResponse by clicking GET, but aborted when it prompted to ...
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iOS alert "The printer is low on toner."

Every time I print to my laser printer via iOS, I then need to dismiss the alert: Brother HL-L2360D series The printer is low on toner. OK I really don't care if the printer is "low on toner&...
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Where is the sound file of Installer success stored?

I've tracked Installer.app to be located at /System/Library/CoreServices/ but I can't find the sound that plays after a successful installation. I've looked at the following paths: /System/Library/...
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sms/imessage's allert don't work for one contact

I have an iPhone 11 on 13.5.1 iOs. Suddenly, the alerts of imessage don't work, for one only person. There is no budge for new message in the chat (on the main app, where all the chats are). This ...
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Receiving text alerts on Macbook but not iPhone

I have an iPhone 7. I only recently synced it to the Messages app on my computer. At first, I received text alerts on both devices, but now, when I have the computer open (not the computer's Messages ...
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Identifying alert sounds

I've been hearing this unfamiliar "alert" sound – kind of like a badly played guitar string slapping against the frets. After the sound occurs I don't see any new badges or any other indications that ...
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No ringing for FaceTime, no alert sound for iMessage

I'm not getting ringing for FaceTime and not getting alert sounds when IMessages come in. I believe I've got all my setting right, and I can see the calls coming in if the iPad is in use. Do not ...
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iPhone not getting audio alerts from texts and other notification events

I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3.1. I have notifications for messages configured to alert with a sound. Other apps are set to notify with sound as well. I do have Do Not Disturb enabled, but it is ...
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Is there any way to REMOVE alert default from All day events?

I have not been able to figure out a way to remove that default alert of one day events in iCal? Is there any way of doing it? I use quite a bit of full day events as remainders of things, and I hate ...
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How do I vary the repeat an alert in say 2 hours then 30 min. then 5 min.?

Before Mavericks, I would respond to Alerts (was Alarms) to repeat in 2 hours, 5 min., 1 day, 1 day before event starts, etc., and when, for example, an alert repeats after 2 hours, I can then change ...
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How to disable headphone volume notifications - now that the option seems to have been removed

I use my iPhone to play music in my car through Bluetooth. I use the car's volume control to control the actual volume. However, to avoid distortion issues, when doing this I keep my iPhone's volume ...
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How can I detect which app made that beep?

I've got some weird beeps coming intermittently from my computer, and I don't know what is causing them. Several minutes passed between each occurrence, and they've only happened twice so far, so ...
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Incoming Network Connection alert does not dismiss

I develop web applications and often get the Firewall alert on a new version of my code: This is OK (although I would prefer to just answer one and be done with it). The problem is that selecting ...
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Alert sounds occasionally getting stuck in loop

Every once in a while when I get a standard notification alert sound — this has happened a few times with the 'trash emptied' sound, and once or twice with the 'new mail arrived' sound — the sound ...
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Enable sound on some iOS notifications even on silent mode

How can I enable sound alert even on silent mode for some important events on iOS? Devices: iPhone, iPad iOS: 10.2, 11
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Custom Ringtones & AlertTones locations for macOS Sierra and High Sierra?

Since Yosemite the only way to add custom ringtones was to drop them into: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ToneLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Ringtones Is this location still our only ...
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Have my Mac wake me up

I am currently a thousand miles away from home and will be for 2 months more. Today, another bad thing appended on my Weekend, locking myself out of my mobile, since I wrote the PIN wrongly 3 times. ...
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Why does my iPhone beep with the Messages sound at random intervals?

I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 7 latest version. Several times a day my phone will fire off the tri-tone sound and I will think I have just received an SMS, but there is nothing, and no alerts in the ...
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