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Questions tagged [applications]

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

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iPhone 6 iOS 12.3.1 (before Ios 12.2) apps stuck in waiting/loading/greyed out

I believe I have already read all related posts on stack. Hardware/Software: I’ve got an iPhone 6 with iOS 12.3.1 (before iOS 12.2). Problem: Some apps are stuck in loading/waiting or are greyed out....
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Intercept Macos notifications

I would like to create an App (Python or whatever language) that would be able to "intercept" other apps notifications before they appear and sometimes block them. Do you known if it is possible ? I ...
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Can promo code users update a 'custom app for business'

I've made a small app for the company I work at and I'm looking to distribute it. It isn't going to very many people, less than 100. I don't want to use it as a B2B app as then I'd need to setup a ...
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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iPhone: Game app able to access Photos without permission

I have downloaded a game from the App Store onto my iPhone. My understanding is that apps need to ask for, and be granted or denied, permission to access iCloud, Photo gallery etc. But in this game, ...
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How do I create a vertical baseline in Pages?

How do I create a vertical baseline for credits for illustrations and photographs using Pages? Beside a photo used in an article I want to run a credit line "Photography: Black Star Photo Agency, Inc....
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macOS app review process: Touch Bar functionality in metadata

I have a macOS app that get bug fixed. But the latest Apple review process drives me a bit insane. They always tell me that my app's metadata indicates Touch Bar functionality which my app do not have....
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Can't launch JetBrains Toolbox on macOS Mojave 10.14.5

I'm trying to launch the JetBrains Toolbox, but it seems I can't. When I launch via Spotlight search, nothing appears to happen. But when I try to run the launcher manually from the command line, this ...
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Bypassing Gatekeeper in macOS Mojave 10.14.5

At least until macOS Mojave 10.14.4, a user could run any application on a Mac, signed or not, by right clicking it in Finder and manually selecting Open. Does this still work for all applications ...
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Force an app for macOS 10.12 Sierra and later to run on OS X Yosemite 10.10

I have an application that wouldn't start on OS X Yosemite and throws the following message This application required OS X 10.12 or later. The application itself is fully functional. I can easily ...
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Cannot launch executable with source file using drag-and-drop in Finder

I always thought I could drag-drop a target file onto a src executable in Finder, and make macOS perform src target. But I don't seem to be able to do it and I’m not even able to recall if this was ...
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Rename application so I can search for it with spotlight

Is there a way to rename an application so I can search for it with Spotlight? I don't see a rename option there.
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Is there an easy way to remove some of the built-in apps on macOS Mojave? [duplicate]

In the past I was able to do sudo rm -rf /Applications/<app name>. The following resources indicate that this will no longer work without dealing with System Integration Protection (SIP): How ...
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Do I need version.xml file in Applications folder?

While cleaning out my folders I found a XML script with ~160K lines of code. Maybe i'm ignorant and this is normal for a version file? I won't paste snapshots because Im unsure if there is sensitive ...
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Mac OS Sierra Feedback app came out of nowhere

So I was just using my mac normally until I looked at the dock and saw a feedback app (which I didn't open). I thought it was from google due to the material icon design but I cannot find a source ...
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How can I simply and sustainably remove Chess from my macBook Air, Mojave? [duplicate]

I have a list of applications I was interested in possibly removing as long as the OS does not need them to function. For starters I want to remove Chess and Stocks as I never use them. However when ...
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LuaRocks default installation location in macOS

By default, where is the LuaRocks package installed in macOS? I am looking in the following directories, but I couldn't find it: usr/local usr/lib opt/local What am I missing?
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Privacy and Google Apps for iOS

I have installed Google's apps to view online spreadsheets on a new iOS device. I then receive an email from Google: "Your new Device doesn't have the latest Google apps". While I understand and ...
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Fix Application launcher from Java 1.6 Legacy to Oracle Java 7

I'm using a Mac Pro 64bit Mojave. Is it possible to create a .command or .sh or some other low-effort "launcher" for a Java program where all of the compiled code is in the "plugins" dir that does ...
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App appears (not regular icon), can't open, doesn't appear elsewhere, but App store says it is on the iPhone

I have the Instagram app on my iPhone that doesn't open. The icon isn't the usual app icon (it crashed at one point). I can press the usual Instagram app icon and delete it. However, it still appears ...
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The application “XYZ” can't be opened!

I am running macOS version 10.14.4 (18E226) on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.) Frequently, at least twice a week, I get this error while opening any application: The ...
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How to create an IPA file (non-payload folder method)

I'm trying to create an iOS IPA file using Xcode. I have archived it (Product → Archive) and it is visible under my archives (Window → Organiser), but Xcode says I can't Export it unless I have an ...
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iOS: How to change text size in app or otherwise read covered part?

A certain app displays a number in a large font, and it happens that if the digits are too wide (eg. there are no narrow digits like "1" in the number, but only wide ones), the number is cut off at ...
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What's this little white circle on my Mac's screen?

Can anyone help me identify this little circle on the screen of my Mac?
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How to delete the News app on OSX?

I want to remove the News app from my computer. I tried to remove it myself: dsenableroot su - root sudo rm -rf /Applications/News.app "Operation not permitted" It appears I no longer in control of ...
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How to get rid of an spyware on iPhone 8 called News?

I've been suspecting my iPhone to be hacked for quite some times now. After setting the two-factor authentication system on it earlier this week, a connection attempt has been made by someone else (I'...
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Limiting iOS app update to stores in specific countries

We have an iOS app that is available worldwide. If we limit it to UK App Store only, and send a new update of the app on the App Store, will existing users in other countries get the update too? Or ...
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In-app user agent change

My organisation is using Okta for authentication, and Okta blocks away your login if your machine is running macOS, based on the User Agent. I managed to log into O365 by changing User Agent in ...
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How to avoid 'Move to Applications folder' prompt?

I downloaded the zip file of iterm, unzipped it and copied the iterm.app folder to /Applications from terminal. When I open the iterm file in applications, I still get the prompt to move it to ...
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BBEdit asks for Apple ID password on every launch

When BBEdit came out on the App Store, I removed the app bundle that I downloaded from the website, and installed via Mac App Store. Now every time I launch the app, it asks for my Apple ID password. ...
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How to remove application that is damaged or incomplete when it can't be found in the applications folder

I have an app called Template on my computer with no icon. When I click on it it says that "You can't open the application "Template.app" because it may be damaged or incomplete.". I've looked in ...
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How to ssh with public-key on an iPad?

I want to use an iPad to connect to a linux server through ssh. However, the server only accepts encrypted access using public-key authentication. Is there any way to do that? So one question is ...
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Unable to completely uninstall Zoom meeting app

I am unable to completely uninstall the Zoom meeting app from my Mac running macOS Mojave. I once installed the Zoom meeting app. Then I deleted it from Applications directory. Now, every-time I open ...
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Is it possible to force a specific program to remain in memory after closing it?

Alfred is great, of course, and I use it all the time. However, if I haven't opened it for a little while it can take a few seconds to open the search-bar UI. Otherwise, it will open in less than a ...
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Bundle identifier of Zathura (not listed in 'Applications' folder, to be used in Karabiner)

I installed a PDF reader called Zathura in MacOS Mojave 10.14.4. Zathura's version is 0.4.3, and I installed it through Homebrew (brew install zathura). It works correctly: I can open PDFs in ...
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Access app data of a 3rd party iOS app

I want to access data stored in a 3rd party iOS app called FriendLoan. This app crashes every time I try to open it. Also, it's not available on the App Store. I just need to recover the data somehow. ...
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Mysterious apps with strange names and no Icons showing up on my iPhone

I was going through Settings app → Screen Time → Always Allowed, and noticed a couple of mysterious entries. I ssed the first ones, you can see them in the pictures, but there are more all throughout ...
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keep installer applications up to date

I have a folder with apps to deploy. But I would like these to be up to date. Anyone have any idea how to keep these applications up to date? I can't use the MAS (mac app store?) because they are ...
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How to temporarily disable the Finder application?

I am trying to incorporate the use of CLI commands in my daily workflow to learn them better. I have tried the seemingly popular solution of force-quitting Finder from the Apple menu, but it isn't ...
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Accessing ancient iOS app(s) no longer available on the App Store?

There is an iOS app that got removed from the App Store around 2012. It was a freeware game. I would like to study the game's design. First of all, if I were to find a copy of the game IPA file ...
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How do you troubleshoot an iOS app that is not behaving as expected?

I downloaded an iOS app named “world history” from the App Store on my iPhone X with the latest firmware. However, whenever I open the app it just open for less than a second and closes immediately. ...
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App Store: “To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page”

I'm trying to update Keynote in the Mac App Store and I get this message: Unable to update “Keynote” To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page in the App Store. I get the ...
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Books.app not working, Generic icon

I updated to Mojave 10.14.4 last night and when I came back to work my Books.app has a generic icon and will not open. Executing the binary from terminal gives me the following Mar 28 14:01:11 MBP ...
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What would happen if I deleted AdSheet.app and iAdOptOut.app (iOS)

I have an iPhone 6s, jailbroken running iOS 10.3.3. In /Applications/, there are two apps, one named AdSheet and the other names iAdOptOut. What would happen if I deleted these with terminal? Would I ...
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How to change default app to open magnet:// link without using a third-party UI app?

How to change default app to open magnet:// link without using a third-party app? I knew I maybe could use RCDefaultApp to do it but I am trying to figure out how to do it without installation of ...
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The application is not open anymore

I am trying to open Discord.app but it doesn't open, instead I get a box that says The application "Discord.app" is not open anymore. I press cmd shift esc and I can see Discord.app in the list, ...
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Is there an iOS email app that can unsubscribe from IMAP folders?

I have a boatload of folders on my IMAP servers that I don't need day-to-day -- they are really archives. Using Apple's mail application, there's no way to unsubscribe from folders, so these archive ...
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How can I check how many times an iPhone or iPad has been charged?

On my MacBook Pro, I can see in the About this Mac → System Report → Power link, how many times the laptop has been charged. It lists the condition (currently as "Normal") on my laptop. I've seen it ...
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iPhone see apps downloaded from different Apple ID

On iOS 12 iPhone is there a way to see a list of apps downloaded from a different Apple ID (the one I’m not currently signed-in to). I would like to get all apps on one account so I don’t have to ...
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On iOS how to view the tweets of a particular user in Twifferific and Tweetbot

Let's say I found in a bio the twitter handle @BarackObama (or even a less popular one) and I want to quickly look at the tweets of this user. I'm having a hard time finding an easy way to do this ...