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

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Tor browser preference and configuration files on external USB rather than in ~/Library

It is well know that many applications can be installed to external media, such as a usb drive. However, running these applications creates preference and configuration files in, for example, ~/...
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Application Window won't zoom / magnify

For most applications on my 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro, I press Shift+Cmd++ to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+- to zoom out. However, there are 2 applications that won't respond to these key inputs: Studio 3T ...
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Is it possible to undo the purchase action of an iOS app?

I have downloaded a lot of apps on App Store. I want to undo the purchase action of some apps so that I won't have to re-download them when I get a new device. It's pretty annoying to see a new device ...
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Revoke app permissions to make changes to the Mac macOS Monterey

On macOS Monterey an application (non App Store) wanted to install a plugin for another app (Lightroom). I was promotet if I want to allow the app to make changes to the Mac. I granted the permission. ...
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While using bash on macOS, why is it necessary to use the "open" command to launch the firefox application?

I am new to macOS. Also, I am using Apple Macbook Air M1 Monterey 12.5. Before buying this Mac, I was using Linux (NixOS and Ubuntu) for several years. In Linux, while using bash, I was able to open ...
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How do I delete the Falcon client application in macOS

How can i delete the Falcon app. I've tried running sudo rm -rf /Applications/Falcon.app in the terminal but that didn't work.
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How to determine what process plays relaxing jazz music on MacOS Monterey 12.4?

My computer(macOS Monterey 12.4, Apple M1 Max) occasionally starts playing some relaxing jazz music. I don't have any players running or at least the task bar doesn't show anything. The computer has ...
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Application icon still present in dock after I closed app to let it run in background

After I closed the Vuze app to let it run in the background which I can see in the menubar above(also called tray icon) the icon is still present in the dock. Is there a way to remove the icon from ...
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Fully delete Virtual Machine application & associated files

I have a Virtual Machine app installed on my Mac called UTM. However, I want to fully uninstall/delete it because it's taking up a massive amount of storage. However, I am concerned that if I drag the ...
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Getting "Unable to install MyApp" Generated by Xcode Version 13.4.1 on real device iPhone 13 Pro Max

I am new to app development and I am trying to launch my app generated by Xcode 13.4.1 on my real device iPhone 13 Max Pro but I am getting Unable to install "MyApp". It's been days browsing ...
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How to redirect traffic on iOS device without a computer or Mac

I am currently using Telerik Fiddler, a free web debugging proxy, on my Windows computer to redirect traffic on my iOS device to another server. The “AutoResponder” feature allows me to match a ...
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How to keep a history/records of past calculations in the calculator app in the paper tape?

On macOS Monterey (12.4), after doing some calculations on the calculator app, quitting the calculator, and then opening the calculator app again. The paper tape feature is cleared and does not have a ...
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How to save icon / bookmark to iPhone home screen for Google Sheets?

On my Android Pixel 3, I was able to save a specific file from Google Sheets to my home screen. I can then click that bookmark, and it opens the Sheets app directly to that file. How can I accomplish ...
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What is an effortless way of toggling the Single Application Mode?

I normally toggle the Single Application Mode via the terminal or in the app TinkerTool. However, I wish I could toggle it with just one click and without going through the menus of TinkerTool, for ...
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Is there an app that allow me to see in Google Cardboard what the iPhone front camera sees?

Is there an app that allow me to see in Google Cardboard what the iPhone front camera sees? Google call it See-through mode and there is this cardboard which has a "Camera cut-out used by ...
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Reverse scrolling per individual mouse

I know this is a thing for mouse and trackpad and I know the application "Scroll Reverser". What I'm looking for is an app that let me set the scroll direction per individual mouse. I want ...
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how to uninstall Dictionary and other built in APPs? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro. I want to uninstall built in apps, like Dictionary. How is this done? Version 12.4 M1 chip
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Delete Applications shown in Launchpad

I recently got a new MacBook Pro and used migration assistant to transfer files over from my old MacBook Pro via an intermediary external hard drive. After completing the transfer, my new Macbook’s ...
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"corrupted" DMG image on download but works fine from storage app like Box

I'm cutting my teeth on writing software, widgets and the like, and have successfully created an app in python, packaged it in pyinstaller, and then created a .dmg through the brew install create-dmg ...
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How to uninstall something from /usr/local/bin if it is installed in /opt/homebrew/bin [closed]

what the title says for example, > where dockutil /opt/homebrew/bin/dockutil /opt/homebrew/bin/dockutil /usr/local/bin/dockutil how would you remove the redundant installation(s)
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How to make an application think it is running a different version?

I own an application which, let's say, is version 7.2.6. I would like to make it think it is 7.2.8 when it goes to check. Is there anything I can change in a plist or files alike?
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How to pass command line options to Google Chrome App / Shortcut?

I have created a Chrome Shortcut following this answer: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/329655/460176 Now I want the app to open in full-screen mode every time I launch it. I know I can open the app'...
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Episode temporarily unavailable, despite best efforts

I’ve been recently having the issue where several of the podcasts I listen to will give the “Episode temporarily unavailable” dialog box while others will play without issue. I’ve tried everything ...
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Possible to restore Appkit after Catalina→Monterey Update?

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me, but I'm aware it might be a long-shot. I've come to rely on an app called Auganizer which has been completely abandoned by its developers. After upgrading ...
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Sideload iOS apps on M1 mac if they are not in the App Store

My ISP, China Telecom, has a router/modem that does not have a web interface. They only provide functions like port forwarding in their app, available for iOS. I have run iOS apps on Mac before, but ...
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Configure app (Slack in this case) to open with flag [duplicate]

I have been able to open Slack from Terminal as follows: 'open -a /Applications/Slack.app/Contents/MacOS/Slack --args "--remote-debugging-port=' + port + '"' Which allows me to do some cool ...
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Using AppleScript to click on the correct button

I would like to code a simple program to click on one of 3 different buttons: Red, Yellow, or Blue, depending on what the prompt shows. If the prompt says "Red" it has to click on red etc. ...
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What might cause an app to open but not show any windows or errors?

When double-clicking an app, the app opens (in that the icon appears in the taskbar) but no windows appear, no errors, no notifications, etc. When running from Terminal, interestingly the binary runs ...
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How to determine which apps are incompatible with an iOS upgrade?

Since apps sometimes stopped working after an iOS upgrade in the past, I’m curious as how to know in advance which apps will be affected (I don’t wanna use any trial-and-error approach). This ...
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Open new application window via commandline

Background If you need a new window of an app you can right-click the app in the dock and click New Window. This is very tedious and takes away precious time. I'd like to have a shortcut for that. ...
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Unopened app taking 95%+ of battery power

I have a 2015 MBP on MacOS 11.6 and it recently has been running out of power quickly. When I click the battery icon on the top bar, it shows Atom is drawing significant power. This is weird because ...
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Photos Storage 16gb when I don’t have any pictures

So my iPhone storage says the Apple Photos app is 16.8 GB. However, I have no photos. Anyone know why it’s taking up so much space or how I could shrink it?
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Any ABBYY Finereader users here?

I am trying to scan old source code in BASIC and other languages like Pascal. I have tried a couple of OCR products with mixed results. The big problem is they don't treat spaces as important and run ...
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can't upload to TestFlight tab on App Store Connect

Problem: No builds in my TESTFLIGHT page. Here's what I do... Create Xcode Swift project Create App ID on Apple Developer Identifiers page for project's Bundle ID Add new app to App Store Connect ...
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Why does my "Apps" storage not align with what is in Finder? [duplicate]

Out of the blue, My Applications folder on the storage management has been showing an extreme number of used Gb for which I cannot locate using finder. I was, at first, under the impression that it ...
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Different apps stopped working after updating to Monterey 12.3.1 from 12.2.1

Yesterday I have updated my M1 Mac mini from 12.2.1 (or .2) to 12.3.1. I had some work apps opened (vscode, figma, slack, firefox..) so I decided to let the Mac update given that my work day was over. ...
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OpenVPN Connect profile path

I'm trying to find the path to imported profiles in openvpn connect app in macos. I tried /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/OpenVPN Connect/ but nothing there. I'm using OpenVPN ...
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macOS Mojave: Text file that I downloaded from my personal Google Drive triggers App Security Check?

I have a large (a few GB) text file that I downloaded from my personal Google Drive. It's a text file, although it wasn't labeled with a ".txt". When I try to open it in a text editor, I get ...
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application start from command shortcut

Hi I'm using grandma3 and for more options like soundcodes I'm required to start from the command line. which can become quite furstrating after a while. I'd wish it could be done in a press of a ...
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How can I restore the window location of the app some part of whose window is off the main screen?

I would like to keep my Chrome window slightly off from the left hinge of the main screen of my Mac. That means that about 20% of the Chrome window is invisible, including the top-left red-yellow-...
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How can I totally remove an app from my account?

I had downloaded a free app and now I don’t need it. I want to remove it from purchase list. I don’t want to hide it, I want to totally remove it from the purchase and from the hidden purchases as ...
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How do I add Wireless Diagnostics to Launchpad?

In macOS, if I Option+Click the wireless network icon on the top right of the screen, there is a button for "Open Wireless Diagnostics...". I find this tool quite useful, not useful enough ...
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You do not have permission to open the application “Anaconda-Navigator”

It all started because I had an alias of Anaconda in the Applications folder, so I searched the Original Anaconda, moved using Cmd and drag it in the Applications folder, in order to have the Original ...
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How to check my own voicemail Greeting on iphone?

I want to listen to my voicemail greeting on my iphone. I would think that there would be an option somewhere in my voicemail section of the phone app, but when I go there and I am forced to "...
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Disable App Library on the iOS Home Screen

App Library is the feature, first introduced in iOS 14, that automatically groups and surfaces your installed apps. It is located to the right of your final organized iOS home screen. I find App ...
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How can I create a PKG installer that can be installed on an external drive?

I am trying to create a PKG installer with pkgbuild which lets the user decide if they want to put a part of the data to an external drive. I already did set the customLocationAllowAlternateVolumes to ...
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How to always show current refresh rate of my Mac on screen (MacBookPro18,3)

My MacBook Pro has a 120Hz display, and supposedly ProMotion should decrease the refresh rate down to 24Hz when nothing is happening to save battery. I installed a Ubersicht widget that constantly ...
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Tomb Raider II save file location on MacOS Monterey (Aspyr Media)

I used to use MacOS Mojave, and used the Aspyr Media version "Tomb Raider II" on the App Store. This game no longer works in later versions of Mac, so I dual boot Mojave and run it there. ...
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Why is LANG environment variable wrong in shell?

When I start a Terminal (in Monterey 12.2.1) my LANG is sv_SE.UTF-8, which is fine. When I start a shell, or any other sub-process that reads environment, from GUI Emacs it is set to LANG="en_SE....
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Lock multiple instances of app on multiple desktops

I'm using a macbook with two usb-c screens connected and that works wonderful. Keeping my apps arranged however is terrible. I'm a programmer and my layout is very simple: One screen for my browser ...
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