Questions tagged [applications]

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

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Notification on new app version in IOS app store

Is there a way to be notified when a new version of an application is published to the app store? I don't mean the general notification on the app store when opened. I would like to get an email or ...
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What are the two beeps my iPhone makes before bluetooth connection is made in this video?

See the video here: https://youtu.be/RDEszGStvjY I'm using an app called Zello, and triggering a walkie talkie message using a bluetooth button called a Pryme BT-PTT-Z. In the video you can hear ...
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Remove Default Apps with Configurator 2

I've been tasked with creating profiles and blueprints with Configurator 2 for deployment on company owned iPhones. However, I'm hung up on one problem. I was told to remove some of the default apps,...
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Is there a way to limit which installed apps a macOS user can use? If so, how? [duplicate]

I'm interested in having two users on my MacBook, but restrict some apps from being used by one of them. Is there a way to block apps from being used by another user of the same Mac? Or maybe ...
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iPhone calendar: How do you set up an event for next year?

I want to set up a reminder for 1 Aug 2021, but there's no way to set the year. All I can do on the scrolling wheel of dates is set it up for this 1 Aug 2020 and add a "repeat annually" to the entry. ...
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Notarizing App Distributed Out of App Store

I don't have an Apple Developer ID and I have an installer and app, neither signed nor notarized. Apple now blocks the App in Catalina and even the Open option won't work. Rather than I seek ...
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How to return back to the default view of pages in Pages?

I've screwed something up with a settings and I cannot go back to the defaults. How to return back to the default view of displaying pages (page under page) instead of having them diagonally or page ...
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Platypus - get selected file name

I am using Platypus to create an app which runs bash script on opening of a file. I need the clicked/opened file name to be passed as an args to the script. Does Platypus have any option or macro to ...
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Is it possible to set an individual sound volume for each program on a Mac?

I would like to be able to lower the volume of certain software without lowering the overall volume, I know that we can do this very easily on a PC, but on my Macbook Pro (2012) (Catalina) I can't do ...
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How to reset available apps (what macOS sees as viable options) and test if they're are present options in 10.15.x Catalina?

I'm having some odd issues where, after moving to Catalina, some applications are not now being seen. This especially holds true for some (awesome) Epichrome apps. I've had some LSD crashes that ...
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How to install FaceApp to mac?

How do I install FaceApp in macOS? Is there anyway to do it without using an iPhone or Android emulator?
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Disable opening 'new file' when opening app

In Catalina, but also in the previous MacOS, when I open applications such as Word, Excel, etc, or most applications, a new file is opened automatically by default. Is there a way to disable this? I ...
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Apple VPP apps asking for user's password when updating applications

I've got an issue with a pilot deployment of iPhones with VPP device licences assigned. These are iPhone 11s, running iOS 13.3, managed via a MDM solution that pushes VPP device licences to DEP ...
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What is the best method of locking a kids ipad to a particular app?

I would like my children to have unlimited access to a Sonos device in their room so as to listen to Pandora or Audible audiobooks or whatever. However, controlling Sonos requires a device with an ...
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all the apps I install and start are in “not responding” mode

Not sure what is the cause for this but I am not able to start these apps that I just downloaded: Fetch CyberDuck FileZilla I have Catalina
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In bash, how to open .png file in a Mac app which only has “import” in the app menu

I'm using 'engauge Digitizer' to digitize the charts (.png file). When to automate the process, I wish to write bash script or to use Python Subprocess library to control it. The first step is to ...
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Is there a battery monitoring app that can send a notification when the battery reaches X %?

I would especially love an app where you could customize the percentage at which point the app will send a notification (for example, 80%). I looked at some battery apps I found on AppStore, but none ...
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Application removes itself from “login items”

Probably an opposite issue compared to what people post in here. I have a simple menu bar app hider, Vanilla, in free version. A "pro" feature is to make it start at login, which can be done from ...
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Any way to view /System/Volumes/Data/Applications from Finder?

For years I've maintained a "clean" /Applications folder that contained only the apps that were installed with the current version of macOS, and then put most third party apps into ~/Applications. ...
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User cannot install the fully compatible app on older versions of iOS

I have an app in the App Store. It works fine when trying to install the app on an iOS device with iOS 13 / 12, but when trying to install it on any iOS prior to that, installation fails with the ...
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Are users on iPhone 5 (iOS 10) able to see new apps on the App Store?

We're an app developer and want to ask if iPhone 5 users (who cannot upgrade to iOS 11) are able to see newer apps or updated apps on the App Store that has been made 64-bit compliant. Can they see ...
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Application file on Macbook will not show up in Finder and is not able to be deleted from computer

One file on my computer "Total War: Rome II Emperor edition" is not able to be deleted from the system. When trying to delete it from the manage storage window panel, there is no way to do it. When I ...
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View refreshing problem for a Python application

I'm trying to install the Wikidpad app on macOS High Sierra following these simple official instructions. After installing everything needed, as indicated, I move from the terminal to the folder where ...
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Control stays with previous app after four-finger swipe?

On my mac (Sierra, OS 10.12.6), I have it set so that I can swipe between different desktop screens with four fingers on the trackpad. But when I do this, the "control" stays with the app that was in ...
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(Dictated) text in Google Translate iPhone App doesn’t delete with X

Google translate has a little X in the upper right of the area where you enter the text you want to be translated: When you access Google translate using the web interface on Google Chrome and either ...
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Can't re-install apps I've un-installed

A few months ago I installed an app from the app store. A few weeks ago I uninstalled it because I needed space temporarily. Now I want to re-install it, but the app store won't let me. When I go to ...
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How to resolve rejection on App store with In-App purchase, free trial and links of web application

We're developing an app for iOS devices. It has a subscription option if the user wants to upgrade from the free trial. Our app is rejected as we had an option to pay with PayPal along with In-App ...
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Reset the Launchpad to fix the ordering in macOS Catalina

When I was using Yosemite in my old mac, I can simply use defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true; killall Dock to fix the ordering of apps but it is not working in macOS Catalina 10....
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Quit the app after the last tab/window is closed

I find those black little dots under the applications are annoying, like this: In fact, in the figure above, I have no Word docs open. In the case that I thought maybe I was working on something (...
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UI Exerciser for Installed Apps

I'm working on a project where I want to start installed apps an on iOS device and then simulate (random) user actions on the screen: clicking buttons, accessing menus/ Similar to the Monkey app on ...
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How to set a default application to open a file in mac?

In a mac (10.14.6) I want to set the default application to files of type 'err' (i.e. files like test.err or output.err) to be TextEdit. For that I follow the description given here, and set the ...
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How do you reset access permission for Apple Configurator 2 on a Mac mini?

I am trying to install my app as an .ipa file on an iPhone device attached to my Mac mini. I used Apple Configurator 2 menu Actions > Add > Apps..., then selected the button Choose from my Mac.... The ...
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The dot icon on the dock stays despite I have closed the app

As the title clearly describes, the dot icon stays on dock for some apps such as VS Code, Terminal, Safari, and Finder despite I have closed the app. I am using Catalina 10.15.1. I have to manually ...
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How to export the event log from the Console.app into a text file?

According to tutorials, you'd export your Console.app event log by pressing the "Share" and using e.g. the Mail.app: https://help.realmacsoftware.com/en/articles/1905631-how-to-save-console-logs-in-...
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Minecraft not opening in portable drive, only opening in Applications

When I try to launch Minecraft on my portable drive, I get the error message "Minecraft.app" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Bin.: but, when I move it to /Applications and ...
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Is there a log of all the apps I am running on my macOS?

I think being able to see what apps I use the most on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis would be a good idea for macOS users. Are there such applications already available or a log file / ...
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App Translocation trouble: Where's the preferred Applications folder now for macOS 10.14.6+?

I've noticed now that with 10.14.6 (+ "security" updates) I'm starting to see messages about App Translocation and prompts to move apps from /Applications to $HOME/Applications. Does anyone have some ...
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Rejection of iOS app due repackaged website

I have a travel app which showcases the content related to the travel platform like "Offers", "Essentials", "Attractions" and "Ships for different routes" "facilities in each ships". But the "Booking" ...
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How fix the permissions for a mac app [duplicate]

I opened my Frank DeLoupe.app application and it asked for permissions. A window popup that I almost always click allow. This time I clicked deny, and now the color picker is not working. How can I ...
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How to get the keywords with best popularity on App Store Optimisation?

My apps have good ratings (all of them >4/5), but I’m stuck at making their traffic significantly increase. After having read many blog posts and other sources about ASO (App Store Optimization), I ...
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Can I create a Siri custom voice command that performs actions in an app?

I can't seem to find any docs for this so was wondering if this is possible. I have a SmartThings app on my phone for controlling my Samsung tv. I was wondering if I could create a Siri voice ...
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App subscription confusion leads to billing

I just downloaded an app yesterday and I accidentally agreed to the subscription which was about 100 dollars a year I cancelled it but now it says it expires next year so they billed me about $100. ...
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Opening application binary crashes

I want to run an application with commandline arguments without having to open the terminal every time. I'm trying to do something like this, which requires finding the binary and making a dummy ...
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An application to show if Secure Input is enabled?

I'm struggling with Secure Input Mode, since it (quite often) gets left on, because of 1password. I've asked their support and they brushed it off them by saying that 'they didn't experience that'. ...
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Catalina: After some hours various things start to crash and/or stop working

I have noticeg that after some hours or so, Google Chrome starts giving a crashing extensions message, and at that time everything starts acting weird. If I try to open an application it says "Can't ...
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Signed and notarized Go app not launching after Gatekeeper dialog

I have an app written in Go that is properly code-signed and notarized. When I download it and launch it for the first time, Gatekeeper will show the usual dialog telling that this application has ...
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How to locate 32 bit apps in iOS 13

I know that 32-bit applications do not run on iOS since iOS 11. Prior to iOS 13, attempting to start a 32-bit application resulted in an “This app” Needs To Be Updated alert. Now the screen ...
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Shortcut symbols are not properly showing up in menu of LyX

This is a screenshot I took while using LyX, which a WYSIWYG Latex editor. As you can see some symbols for shortcut keys are broken and what I see is a bunch of question marks. How can I fix this? ...
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Is there a service to search for iOS/Android apps with less than X amount of reviews?

I am basically looking for games in the app store with less than 500 reviews. Anyone know if there are any websites/services to accomplish this?
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Weird Files and Folder Permissions behavior (OS X Bug)

I have noticed some really strange behavior with File and Folder Permissions on Catalina 10.15(19A603). I have done some simple tests such as using a text editor to read, view, create, update a file ...

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