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Questions tagged [applications]

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

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Mac App Store app freezes when downloading apps or clicking on update tab

I have always had issues with Mac App Store. After I upgraded to macOS High Sierra, the app store basically died. If I click on the update tab, Mac App Store freezes. This is inter-user. I can't ...
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Do we have a Screentime on Mac?

I want a tool that limits the usage time of apps. Say, 2 hours per day. It would be even better if there is a Leechblock on Mac for apps, so I can, for example, limit the usage of an app during night,...
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How to reinstall Viber with no connection with my previous Viber usage?

I used to use Viber on iPhone for a while with one set of Viber credentials. Now I want to reinstall Viber on the same device "erasing its memory" completely: to use it with completely different ...
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Use iTunes credit to purchase items

I have redeemed several hundred dollars of iTunes money to my Apple account. Is there any any app(s) in the store that allow you to pay for something (at a high price of course, due to Apple’s fees) ...
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Can’t start applications from Spotlight

I recently noticed that some of the applications cannot be started from Spotlight anymore. They show up correctly in the search results but then hitting return doesn't do anything (other than closing ...
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How to display standard output in Mac application converted from shell script?

It's easy to convert a shell script to a Mac App as suggested here. But I am only able to see the operation result of the script(or the Mac App) after the script finished and there seem to be no easy ...
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Close other user’s app

Is there a Terminal command or script that will close an app running under another user? I’d rather close than kill, but if not possible, kill would work, too.
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How can I delete the reminders database?

seems my reminders data are corrupted. A regular task is popping up again and again which I cannot delete (error message). I am fine with deleting ALL regular tasks from both the reminders and ...
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How can I delete an app where no one realises I have downloaded it?

Basically there are apps which I will download, like Instagram, and delete it when I’m done for the day. But when I go back to the app store there is a cloud and an arrow on it which means I have ...
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Syncing .apps via dropbox/resilio sync

Is it a good idea to sync .apps so that I can have the same app on multiple Mac's? How often do .apps change, afaik, the app's data is stored the Library folder, so, except for updates, the .app ...
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Quickest way to share an iOS app

I have a game app installed on my iPhone by the name of Odyssey. One of my friends likes it, and asked me to share it with him. I asked him to search by the name on the App Store, but he was unable to ...
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AppStore API for search and download?

I am looking for an AppStore API, official or 3rd party, that would enable me to both search for (using keywords) and download apps. I'd be downloading free apps, such as: https://itunes.apple.com/...
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How to use the 'rules' feature in Copied on iOS?

copied.app has a rules setting which - I think - allows particular items to be sent to particular clipboards - eg a Stack Overflow url about a thing will get sent to a clipboard named ‘stack’ via a ...
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Password protect WhatsApp iOS app

I’d like to place a passcode over the WhatsApp iOS app. So that when the app is opened, it does not launch right away, but rather asks for passcode verification first.
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Cycle between the last two windows (similar to CMD+TAB)

I generally have two screens but I'm stuck with just a laptop for a while. Is there a way to cycle between the last two apps you're using? CommandTab would cycle between all open apps. I'd like just ...
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Remove iOS apps from purchase history

I'm trying to remove apps I'll never use again from my purchase history. Does anyone know how I might be able to do this? I don't want to just hide them, I want them gone. Realize same question was ...
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Translate an app on the fly

I want to use apps that are in Mandarin Chinese but I can’t speak that language. Are there any app translation apps? I’m picturing an app that translates text shown by another app on the fly. At ...
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Deleting iOS app completely [duplicate]

Does native iOS app uninstaller really remove all the data and footprints from the device, or should a person use some app cleaners like on OS X. I am wondering if leftovers cause any decrease in ...
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Completely removing an iOS app from iPhone xS

I'm trying to delete a few old apps from my iPhone but the best I can do is hide them. Does anyone know of a way to completely and fully delete the apps? Thanks
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How to share an app with friends and family only

I am currently developing an iOS app for one of my family members. The only thing is, I do not want it on the App Store. How would I be able to share this with my family member? I know that I could ...
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Marketplace on top of an iOS app?

Is it possible to write an app for the iOS App Store, where developers can write Web apps to run on the top of your app. The developer's app will run in a Web View that has been injected with a cookie ...
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Can't install a removed app

I installed an app named 'dayone' from App Store earlier, and then I was told that my OS(version 10.11.6) was not compatible with the current app version. So firstly I removed the target app, hoping ...
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How Do I Gain Access To The Content Folder Of A .jar File?

I want to use a modded Minecraft launcher on my Mac but the launcher I want to use is from an unidentified developer. When I try to open the app it says “TechnicLauncher.jar” is from an unidentified ...
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Why a bash script ran directly doesn't need user permissions, but a .app file running the script needs them? [migrated]

I have a bash script myscript that loads some applescript to prompt a graphical interface to the user, to ask for his password. If I run the bash file directly, outside of a .app bundle, it can do ...
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Double-click bash file -> pwd outputs my home directory instead of the current directory [duplicate]

In my Downloads directory, I have an executable bash script : #!/bin/bash pwd when I double-click on it, pwd outputs my home directory. But I want my script to run from the current directory from ...
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Application Running with Wine Not Displaying Correctly [closed]

I am trying to run Super Smash Land using Wine on my Mac Book Pro (Mojave). I have installed Wine and XQuartz using Home-brew on my computer and ran the .exe file with wine SuperSmashLand.exe. While ...
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Is it possible to include emoji in the app description in the App Store? Wouldn't the app be rejected or banned?

I have an app listed in the App Store. Don't you know is it possible to use emoji in the description of the app or use any kind of text formatting (italic, bold, underline)? I have found the ...
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Unable to Cmd+Tab after closing application

When I close an application in macOS 10.12.6, and press Cmd+Tab to switch applications straight after, quite often nothing happens for 2-3 seconds. I have to wait for 2-3 seconds before I can switch ...
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How do I get old apps like Photoshop CS5 to work on macOS Mojave

On the weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave. Things are mostly ok but I have some apps that no longer work. The one I’m most stressed about is Adobe Photoshop CS5. When I try to run it it ...
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Unable to redirect Salesforce links to Salesforce App

I'm unable to open the Salesforce links in Salesforce App. The links are directly opening in Safari, but they need to open in the Salesforce App rather than the browser. Is there some settings ...
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Wondering about discontinued Tabula Mac app

I heard about a good geometry application called "Tabula," developed by Numeracy Works, that was discontinued a few years back. Every website I found that hosts Tabula links back to here, but that ...
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Why would an app constantly monitor /etc/passwd?

I noticed today that Adobe Desktop Services is constantly monitoring /etc/passwd. Would would be the point? Passwords are not stored in /etc/passwd so why would an app monitor /etc/passwd? What info ...
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iTunes Connect app update has an old version number

I made a typo when submitting a new update to my app. The update version in the build is 2.3 (correct), although I accidentally wrote it as 2.1 (incorrect) in App Store Connect. The update was ...
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Is there a way to disable all scrolling online? (for desktop)

I am looking for a solution primarily for macbook and desktop use and in a web browser - possibly an extension or plug in. I have an inner ear condition and scrolling makes me dizzy. It is a long ...
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Change the sleep icon in login window (loginwindow.app)

I would like to change the sleep icon in the login window. I've found loginwindow.app (/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app) and replaced Sleep.tiff with the desired image with identical file ...
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Xcode saying Network Extension capability is not enabled when it is

I have been having a lot of issues for the last two weeks trying to sign and distribute a 3rd party MacOS app. I am unable to sign an app with Xcode properly because Xcode is saying that I do not have ...
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App download stuck in iOS

Whenever I try to download an app in iOS, the icon goes onto my Home screen, but then it gets stuck on loading. What do I do to resolve this?
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How to systematically change a default app for files in a given folder

I would like all of the (say) pdf files that land in my Download folder to open with (say) Acrobat instead of my default Preview (but I want to retain Preview as a default for all other pdf files). I ...
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How to do a clean installation of a software in Mac

I bought a software as a dmg file. It came with a license which was expired on 31st October 2018 So, I bought a newer version of that of that software with a license for the next 12 months. When I ...
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Not being able to verify apps

I have an iPhone SE, running iOS 12. As part of a programming course I do, we made some apps. 4 in total. Whenever I try to open one of these apps I get this message: However when I go to settings ...
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Finder shows incorrect application icon for VMware Fusion

The VMware Fusion app (via Finder) is showing the wrong (After Effects) icon in the Application list. See the selected line in my list of applications below: I’m on macOS Mojave 10.14. How can I ...
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Broken App Downloading?

Sorry - Not sure if this has already been answered. I saw a couple of answers that seemed helpful, but I couldn’t find the right solution that worked. I’ve been trying to download an app for awhile. ...
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Focus sensitive apps unable to detect that some emulated games are focused

So I have some apps* that load application specific profiles whenever it detects that a certain other app is focused. Most often I just have to point to the target's .app in /Applications and the ...
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Mac app for showing a screensaver/image only on mirrored display

I am searching for a macOS program or app which can display a configurable fullscreen image only on the mirrored display (projector). So I can search the presentation files for the speakers and the ...
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Hide “Update” notification for Xcode on macOS Mojave, Xcode is not installed

I'm running 10.14.1 and Software Updater says everything is up to date. But App Store insists in telling I have a "Pending Update" for Xcode, even though I don't have Xcode installed. (I just have ...
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macOS App Store Shows the Downloaded Xcode App as “Not Downloaded”

I download the Xcode 10.1 from the Mac App Store. I checked its version, version is 10.1 in truth. However, the Mac App Store shows that Xcode is not downloaded like this: Is there any way to ...
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Folders disappearing from Launchpad

I have a problem with Launchpad in macOS Mojave 10.14. It was already present in previous versions of macOS. Sometimes I start my Mac and I find the Launchpad completely messy. All of the folders ...
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MacOS application does not launch when double clicked but does launch from terminal

I have written a (GUI) Python script which requires one external file and one module (in a folder). In order to package this script for distribution to others, I am using the following application ...
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Default video app keeps resetting from MPV

The Problem I use the mpv video player to play all videos on my mac, though I also have VLC installed. The problem is that after a while my default video application changes to VLC (and/or Quicktime, ...
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What is this security feature called?

What is this "System software from developers" security feature called and where can I find the technical details for how it works with applications (like AVG)? I believe this is a kernel extension, ...