Questions tagged [applications]

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

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How to stop a Mac app from launching at startup?

How can I stop an app from launching at startup when: right click on the app on the dock > options > open at login is not ticked. the app is not on the login items list (System Preferences > ...
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There is no application set to open the URL

Similar to There is no application set to open the URL rstf3://, I am getting the following error when clicking on https://miro.com/* links from another application (Slack): There is no application ...
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Messenger on High Sierra crashes at start

It has been around two months that Messenger, right at start, crashes with the following message: It never worked really. I kept it installed and waited for various updates (I have the latest version,...
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How to distribute custom app using Apple Business manager?

We trying to distribute the custom app using the apple business manager, we purchased the app in the business manager. And we are trying to add the device to the business manager account. We didn't ...
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An app to click somewhere on the screen via keystrokes

I'm looking to reduce my mouse usage. (It's bad for your hands.) If you ever used Vimium extension (e.g. for Chrome), it does this brilliant thing where once you hit F it shows you some keystroke ...
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Application to save state of all open applications and windows for context switching

I'm looking for an application that is able to capture the state of my mac (open applications, open folders, open files, window sizes, etc) such that I may be able to restore it to this state using a ...
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Call/Cancel Popup in Google App on iOS [Clarified] [duplicate]

A few days ago I was using the Google iOS app (not Chrome, but the specific "Google" app that you can download in the App Store) to go to shady website in an attempt to stream a movie online....
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The icon for my vscode application looks scrambled is there a way to return it back to normal?

I noticed my vscode icon looks odd. What I did so far: Reset my computer -> Result: Icon still looks scrambled Turned off my computer -> Result: Icon still looks scrambled Update my apps and ...
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Options to download Garage Band app for macOS unsupported in App Store?

Apple dropped support for my Mac Mini Late 2012 to upgrade to BigSur. With it I can't download GarageBand (I already have iMovie) software compatible with my macOS version Catalina. "We could ...
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Use `brew` installed applications as default

I want to install an application (a video player) available through brew natively for M1 macs. Is there a way to use that application to automatically play all files with extension .mp4, .mkv etc? I'm ...
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App from app store taking too long to download, and it won't let me stop the download

Over 10 days ago I tried to download a game on my mac, within about an hour it read 2.65/2.65 GB downloaded, but it still is not finished downloading. I've went to my app store purchases and pressed ...
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Why a downloaded app can read/write to ~/Downloads/ without requiring the privacy allow permission in Big Sur?

In MacOS Big Sur, I figured out an app (downloaded from internet) normally can not access ~/Downloads/, ~/Documents/, ~/Desktop/ folders directly. When it tries to access those folders at the first ...
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Is running an app directly after opening .dmg file without installation safer than installing it?

For macos apps downloaded from the Internet, I am kinda paranoid and don't trust most of apps for security reasons, especially I am living in a country which does censorship too much. I think there ...
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Distribute discount coupons for our app on AppStore (sent via email)

As a developer (with Apple Developer program membership), is there a way to give discount coupons for an app sold on the AppStore? Example use case: some users who bought many of our apps in the past ...
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Unable to upgrade recent 1Password through App Store in macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91)

For the very first time I cannot upgrade the app through App Store. It fully downloads the upgrade, but when it comes to installation it fails because it cannot quit itself I assume. I can force quit ...
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How to approve a lot of executables with unrecognized developers? [duplicate]

So I've downloaded a program by a developer that macOS doesn't recognize, and when I want to run it I get the usual "we don't know who wrote it, would you like to trash it in one click?" ...
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Bandwidth monitor in topbar for MacOS

I used to have Du-meter app to track the bandwidth status (upload / download sped) from the topbar, but it was discontinued some years ago. I recently saw someone in a video call using an interesting ...
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Verify code signature of a package installer

On macOS when you open an app downloaded from the internet Gatekeeper automatically verifies the code signature and in case of any problem warns you and blocks the app. As far as I understand that ...
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How to download an App file from the App Store

Using this app as an example: https://apps.apple.com/app/deezer-music-podcast-player/id292738169 I would like to just download the file itself, is that possible? To better explain, for example with an ...
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Can I run old versions of (now incompatible) apps on MacBook Air?

A bunch of apps require an M1 chip when you try to download from the App Store. Specifically, I'm asking about Classplus. https://apps.apple.com/in/app/classplus/id1324522260 I'm pretty sure it's not ...
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Distribute an app directly to customers: MacOS vs. iOS

I have a Developer Program subscription ("Enrolling as an Individual", not as an Organization). With MacOS, it's possible to code-sign / notarize an app, and ship the .dmg / .pkg to ...
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Creating an installer (.pkg file) from the command line

I've seen multiple tutorials in how to create an installer to distribute a MacOS application, but they're all very simple examples (just installing an application and placing it in /Applications). To ...
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Mac doesn't start updating or downloading apps

When ever I try to download or update any of my apps in the app store, nothing happens and it is just stuck at nothing. I have tried this with different apps but just gives the same out come. I have ...
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I cant get any apps to open anymore, how do I fix it?

I was trying to get apps to not pop up on the MacOS dock,even when they weren't closed and I found a thread with the same question as me. I looked through the answers area of the thread and this is ...
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Atom app on Mac does not show open windows

Atom keeps getting stuck in the background somewhere. I can't view any of the open tabs or windows. Bring All To Front option doesn't work. Sometimes I can bring up Mission Control and see the window ...
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Adding alias of an App or actual App onto the right side of Dock

How do I do add an app placed on the right side of the Dock as shown? (On the right of the line separator, along with the Downloads and Trash icons). This is on a Macbook Air 2015 running Mac OS ...
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How can I remove unwanted preinstalled apps from macOS?

In macOS there are a lot of pre-installed bloatware applications. I know that I will never use them. Examples of such apps are: Chess, Stocks, Messages, TV and so on. While some of them may not take ...
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Limit application launching to boot disk only

Does anyone know of a way to restrict macOS (High Sierra) to only launch apps stored on the boot drive? I have several alternate bootable drives on my system (different OS versions, bootable backups ...
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Terminal, Opening Applications Directory

When in Terminal and cd to "Applications" and typing "ls" nothing comes up however when cd to "/Applications" and typing "ls" all the applications come up, ...
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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

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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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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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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