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Application software. Applications, or apps, for short, is software that runs on the computer.

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App Privacy: Why does the railroad company need my steps made and other health data? How-To revoke?

I was surprised to see that the local railroad company, accesses Health and Fitness data. I use this app only as a timetable for trains. The Health app can track your daily footsteps and the flights ...
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Where application bundles get their environment variables from?

A user of my (Python based) app reports that they can't open it in regular way (via double clicking the icon in Finder) -- nothing just happens. When they run it from Terminal, they get an error (from ...
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Uninstalling Final Cut Pro Trial fully

I buy full version of FCP and I would like to uninstall a trial version but I can't delete two files Directory: /Library/Apple/System/Library/Receipts com.apple.pkg.FinalCutProXTrial.plist com.apple....
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Work arounds or naming the problem for this message: 'do not have permission to open the application "ECGWorkbench'

I'm trying open this application: http://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~lucag/ (It's a research tool might might be great for my work so I really want to access it). I'm running big sur on a 2014 mac book ...
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Can iOS apps read your clipboard, and can it be stopped?

An article says that iOS apps have been caught reading data from user's clipboards: researchers found the following iOS apps were reading users’ clipboard data every time the app was opened with no ...
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Can I recover files lost in OneDrive Mac App Store update installation that had not been synchronized to web?

I am on 10.12.6. I know I should have had a backup. I have not used OneDrive locally for years, not launched the app etc, but I have a local OneDrive folder on my Mac where I stored things in the past ...
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Disabled mac os SIP but still can't delete default apps [duplicate]

I'm using mac os 11.2.1 Big Sur. My question concerns using the Terminal utility to delete Apple default apps protected by SIP. I have disabled System Integrity Protection and confirmed that it is off ...
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LgHub asking for Accessibility features after deletion

I recently deleted the LgHub application from my mac, yet it keeps asking for Accessibility access. I don't know how it's asking, how to make it stop or what residue is left. I looked up how to ...
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Which tools are the Stig Viewer developed in? [closed]

The DoD provides STIG Viewer tool (here) which is a desktop application that runs on various platforms. I am working with the one for Windows 10. My question is which technologies is it developed on? ...
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How can I update an application to version newer than what I have but older than what the App Store offers? [closed]

In order to do anything in HomeBrew, I need to update Xcode to the most recent version compatible with my OS (Mojave 10.14.6), namely Xcode 11.3.1 (I currently have Xcode 10.1). Half of the resources ...
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some app settings not transfered to new iphone

I got a new iPhone SE 2020 and after turning it on I opted to move settings and everything from my old iPhone SE (old version). Not via iCloud but "directly" between the phones (I believe it ...
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AppleScript App to start a Slideshow in Finder

I want to write an AppleScript App that starts a full screen slideshow with all pictures in the currently active folder in Finder (on Big Sur/Apple M1). Manually, in Finder I would have to open a ...
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Installing HomeBrew `.app` on M1

I am using MBA M1 with macOS Big Sur v11.2.1. Recently discovered that the program mpv is now available natively for M1 macs through brew. When I do brew install mpv then mpv is surely installed and ...
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What, if anything, has changed regarding retrieving an older version of an iOS app from a local backup?

In the past, I know that there was a procedure that allowed one to delete an iOS application from an iPhone and then restore on that iPhone the version of the application that is stored on a backup. ...
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How to stop applications / programs starting on startup on macOS?

I'm trying to have precise visitability of, and most importantly, control over which applications / programs do and do not automatically start when the OS starts up (e.g. after a reset etc). I've ...
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How to override default `Modifier key + Click on app icon in Dock` behaviour on macOS?

For example, by default Option(Alt) + Click on application icon in Dock hides all windows of currently active application. And Option(Alt) + Cmd + Click hides all applications, except for one which's ...
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Bring only one app to front after “show desktop” applied

Consider the situation: I have many active apps on my (main) workspace and I've taken screenshot of one of them, which was auto saved on desktop. I need to put this screenshot to another active app(e....
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App crashing because of cache issue [closed]

Our app is in development and currently in test flight. The latest version release crashes when the calendar feature is engaged. Our dev agency says it’s a cache issue and instructed us to delete the ...
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Why I can't open my macOS app normally?

I encountered an error while compiling an javafx application on mac in .app format, indeed this one, when double clicked, bounced in the dock as if it was trying to open and then close directly ...
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Exploring RAM contents

I would like to explore the contents of the RAM my application is using? I would like to see if I can find that string I allocated. Any suggestions to print out the entire contents of my application's ...
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How to prevent safari from opening links in third party apps on macOS

Some services like Zoom or BlueJeans have capabilities of working both in app or in the browser. However when an appropriate app is installed links are automatically opened in the app by safari (macOS)...
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What Mac app has an icon like Google Cardboard?

There's an app that I'm searching for, which I recently saw it on someone's Macbook Pro. The icon looks like a brown VR headset placed on a white background. It was kinda similar as the Google ...
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App's screen goes away while being used

Whatever I'm doing on my MacBook Pro (10.14.6) after a little while the App window slides to the left, leaving me with just the desktop screen. It happens on any App I use including when I am ...
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Can I delete Applications-folder from desktop?

On my desktop on my Mac, there is a folder called "Applications". I think it is a shortcut to the actual applications-folder, but I am not entirely sure. If I delete the folder from my ...
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Can I distribute Xcode at my company internally through configuration management scripts?

My company is slower to upgrade our developers' workstations and as such we often lag behind in Mac OS and Xcode versions. As such, developers often have trouble installing and configuring the correct ...
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How to get yabai to recognize zathura pdf viewer

I have been trying to switch to zathura from Skim but whenever I launch Zathura, yabai doesn't recognize and tile it like other windows, is there a way to fix this? For those not familiar with the ...
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Is there there an iOS equivalent of Android's “Delete app storage”?

For many years Android has had a function which allows one to wipe a certain app's data by going to Settings -> Apps -> (select app) -> erase app storage. Most of the time, this will reset ...
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Is there an app for iOS that can create split zip or rar files?

I'm looking for an app for iOS that can create a split zip or rar file. For example, instead of creating one big zip file (e.g. test.zip, 90 MB), it would create two smaller zip files (e.g. test.zip....
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Creating A Shortcut/desktop Icon To Run dotnet console application

Total newb to macs here... I've got a dotnet application that runs on my macbook. I can manually open a terminal and run dotnet myapp.dll and the application runs. I've put that single command into a ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcut to highlight text in foxit reader on macOs?

Foxit Reader : 4.4.1 macOs Big Sur I want to create a custom shortcut for highlighting text in foxit reader mac. Currently what I do to highlight text is: Select the text -> Right click -> ...
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Why do programs run after I close them? [duplicate]

I am more familiar with Windows and Linux where when I close the application window, the application is closed. On Mac Big Sur, commonly, when I close an application, a small dot exists under the icon ...
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Viewing Old iOS App Function

I have an old photo editing 32-bit iOS app from around 2013/14. It no longer works on iOS since the transition to 64-bit but I wondered if there was a way to look into the apps code to discover some ...
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App that tells me what app is using data (Big Sur)

We just installed Eero and it has the ability to report which devices are using how much data. I was surprised to see one of our family's laptops uploading a ton of data. Nearly twice as much as ...
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Most Apple apps wont open on Mac Big Sur

So this issue has been happening for a while now, ever since I updated to Big Sur, apps like Safari and App store will not work. For Safari, I can open it and enter a url, but it will never actually ...
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Mac desktop says “Unable to download App” but the App is downloaded on the iOS device?

My desktop is now running MacOS 11.1 (Big Sur). I also have several iOS machines. On my iPhone I successfully downloaded the iOS Axos app. On my desktop, I am now seeing this error: This is confusing,...
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Unable to install Signal from App Store on iPhone

I had been using Signal on my phone for a week. last night it stopped working and i was not able to send messages. I tried uninstalling and when i installed it again it does not install. it throws an ...
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Stop application from coming on top

I'm doing some web development testing which requires me to run a script which generates a virtual browser window. Whilst the script is running, the script interacts with the browser window several ...
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How can I download my app package directly from app store connect?

I had an ios app created, which has been uploaded but not yet released on the App Store. However, I have not been able to get hold of the original files used to create app from the developer who made ...
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How to avoid suspended apps getting killed in iOS 14?

I have updated my iPad operating system from iOS 11.4 to iPadOS 14.3. Unfortunately, suspended apps are now immediately killed in the background while in the older version I could keep many apps ...
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Window positions and sizes

Most questions I've seen look for exactly the opposite thing, but what I want is to always open an app in its default position and size. I don't want its layout saved on quit. Is there any way to ...
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Selecting app icon in app switcher (w/ alt+tab) doesn't show its window if the app is on different workspace in macos catalina

Whenever an app icon is selected in app switcher (triggered by alt+tab) its window does not show in macOS Catalina if the app is on a different workspace. When the icon is selected, nothing happens ...
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How to remove deleted programs from Visual Studio

I recently installed the trial of Parallels Desktop and after the 14 days expired I uninstalled. Visual Studio still lists the program in the debug/release like the picture below. Is there a way to ...
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I need an alarm clock to wake me up before sunrise with music? Any help?

I am on a IPhone 6, running ios 12. I have tried to use a shortcuts but I am having difficulty setting it up as I am an amateur. Need a step by step or an app that is free to do this.
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How to extract IOS application Data from iPhone 11?

I'm running ios 14.0.1 on an iPhone 11 and I have an appication that is no longer on the App Store. (By the developer, who abandoning the app.) The app in question was a manga app that let people read ...
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Use pre-Big Sur icons in macOS apps and keep them persistent across updates

With Big Sur, macOS introduced a new icon design. Unfortunately, more and more apps are switching to that new icon design which I don't want as a user of Mojave, i.e. I would like to keep the old app ...
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Help Me Remember: A Developer Reference App

everyone. I'm trying to remember a macOS application that I used to use. It could be opened with a keyboard command within almost any application or the Finder, and it would pop up a dialog to search ...
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Notarized and stapled app can't be opened by other users

Used to get users to simply run chmod, but recently I got an Apple developer account and set up by signing, notarizing, then stapling the application. Although, on a friend's laptop I'm still getting &...
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Add custom URL schemes to existing applications

Before bringing up the technical challenge I'm having, let me tl;dr with what I expect the result to be tl;dr I would like to open both vscode:... and vscode-insiders:... URLs with VSCode Insiders ...
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What is the difference between “App Store” and “App Store Connect”

I keep reading documentation on the process of creating an app for the 'app store' where it references app store connect and app store seemingly interchangeably. Apple is normally very deliberate and ...
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iMac takes too long to open apps

My father has a 2019 iMac (with latest version of macOS installed) and about 800GB of free space. The Mac is taking too long to open apps. First, when you click on an app nothing initially happens. ...

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