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

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Is there a known fix for apps that suddenly stop delivering notifications for any obvious reason?

For several years now, I've noticed a really strange thing with notifications delivered from third-party apps on iOS - whereby they will just stop without any obvious reason. When checking within ...
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The “2Do” application shows a blue dot in app's titlebar on macOS - what is it for?

What does the blue dot next to the other red/yellow/green dots do in the title bar of 2Do on macOS?
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Unsandboxed macOS app error: System Policy: deny(1) file-read-data

I am working on a macOS app which is distributed outside of the App Store and isn't sandboxed. My understanding is that non-sandboxed apps should have access to everything that the user can access. ...
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Maps on iPhone gives me completely wrong distance estimates

Let's say I look up "Coffee Shops". It gives me a list of coffee shops around and their distances. But when I choose a coffee shop and press on it, it gives me a completely different ...
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How can I make the Facebook app forget everything?

If I delete the Facebook app, it asks me whether I want to delete only the app or also its data. Even if I confirm that I want to delete both but, if I re-download the app, it remembers all my ...
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How do you see more than the Last Opened date when an application was launched on Mac?

I'd like to find more dates that I've opened an application besides the latest date shown under the Last Opened field. I was going through my list of apps and found some old ones which I had forgotten ...
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How do you enable “bootable” on MacBook?

12” MacBook (Early 2016) Model: 1534 EMC 2991 I’m trying to use a USB to use a software on a MacBook that won’t boot. I’ve been doing everything from recovery mode. Everything is fine with the USB it’...
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Security implications of user owned directory in /Applications

I was checking the content of /Applications and I saw that some directory are owned by root and some are owned by myUser. Eg: $ cd /Applications $ ls -l $ drwxr-xr-x 3 myUser admin 96 Sep 1 11:...
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disable COMMAND+TAB app switcher in 10.15

The other questions asking the same thing are from many years ago and for different versions of MacOS. Is it possible to completely disable the COMMAND+TAB shortcut for the app switcher? I want to ...
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Restore macOS Mojave Stickies app RTFD files in macOS Catalina

When a Mac authorised dealer was migrating my MacBook Air 2015 (early) 250 Gig data from a 500Gb SSD to my new Catalina MacBook Pro 2020 2 Terabyte, my data was corrupted and somehow the dealer also ...
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Is it possible to repackage macos app store app?

I have a MacOS App Store app that I depend upon, almost on an hourly basis, that is no longer available in the app store (or anywhere else for that matter). I've been tried contacting the original ...
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What is the name of this application?

To be honest, the icon got me curious What is the name of this application?
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Unable to restore a deleted app from App Store Connect

I had deleted an app for our beta bundle ID from App Store Connect a few months ago. Now I am trying to restore it. But I am getting the following error. Can anyone help me in understanding this or ...
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Completely reset app on iPhone

I have an iPhone 8 and I have installed and used the Nike Training Club for a while; however, recently I tried to start a new fitness plan and the app crashes every time. On Android, I would have ...
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How to customize iOS app icons?

Since the release of iOS 14, people have been sharing "aesthetic" iOS Home Screens. These screenshots often feature fully custom app icons, designed and selected by the user. How are these ...
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How to close 1/n app instances?

I have an IDE open with multiple instances. I want to close a specific instance. I tried ctrl + w but that just closed a specific tab on that instance. What's the easiest way to close a specific ...
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How can I know the top dowloaded apps in my country

How can I know the top downloaded apps (by category, say games, messaging, etc.) from the App store in my country? How can I access Apple's Kids App Store?
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How to prompt to give specific folder access or full disk access to /bin/bash when run in an app bundle on Catalina?

I am trying to get an .app bundle wrapping a shell script that invokes /bin/bash to be allowed to read a plist file in ~/Library/Mail/V7/MailData/Signatures and to write to other files in that ...
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What is the Headset icon on apps in dock on iPad?

I use ipad occasionally but today I came across a new "icon", which I have never seen before. I have not connected any headphones to the iPad. So, what is the little "headset" ...
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Cannot not install application from App Store on macos mojave

I am a new Mac user and have purchased a Mac Pro 5,1 running Mojave to learn the basics of macOSX. After some initial difficulty, I have logged on to the mac, created an appleid, added payment details,...
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Change what app the command “Open .” opens

How can you open another file manager with the command Open .? I've tried the command, and it opens Finder. I'd like it to open another file manager, if this is possible.
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In mac OS, Is it possible to make a certain app use the root “Application Support” folder?

I'm curious to know if there's a way to make a certain app use the root Application Support folder on mac OS? So all user accounts on administrative level can run that app with the same data base/...
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How is this windows Airdrop app working?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/airdrop/9nzs8p65cd6q?activetab=pivot:overviewtab I came across this app in Microsoft store, which seems to be an ''airdrop'' app on windows 10. I am wondering how it ...
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Is it possible to disable the gui controls in apple tv (former itunes) app for MacOS?

I got someone to help me disable amazon prime video's gui that shows up when you move the mouse and am happy with how it went, but I understand that works through browser and appletv is an app, would ...
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“R cannot open because of a problem”

I've installed R 3.6.3 on a Mac OS X El Capitan, but when I try to open it I get a pop-up saying "R cannot open because of a problem". The message is not in English, but it's the same as ...
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Google Earth Pro not working after upgrade to Catalina

After I upgraded my macOS to Catalina on my MacBook Pro 2018 (13.3", i5, 16GB RAM, TouchBar), Google Earth Pro will not open anymore. When I launch the app, it opens the window but it will freeze ...
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Is it possible to change/add the icon of an app without submitting a new binary?

I had created a build with a friend's Mac, which I no longer have access to. Now, the last hurdle I have to overcome before my app is released is to create a unique app icon, but I'm not sure if you ...
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Meaning of '“Applications” would like to receive keystrokes from any application'

I am on MacBook and see: A google search for the exact quote reveals very little. Is "Applications" referring to everything in the Applications directory? Is this a common request on macOS (...
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MacBook: Should I close all applications before going to sleep?

Picture this: It's 2 am, I'm coding, got XCode, a Browser, a Terminal... running and want to call it a day. I know very well that the next thing I'm doing on my MacBook is exactly where I left off, so ...
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How to crash an application to produce Crash Report

I want to crash an application in order to produce the crash report and view it in Console.app. However, running sudo kill <pid> or sudo kill -9 <pid> closes the application but does not ...
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MacBook Air camera's not working

When I turn on the Photobooth or Zoom app, the green light keeps on blinking and the screen just shows gray color. What to do?
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Run Mojave apps on High Sierra

Is there any way to run new Mojave apps (like Voice Memos, News, Stocks) in High Sierra? I tried to modify info.plist in particular with stocks, but the app gives me an error, I suppose because some ...
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Is there a flowchart app for MacOS that supports videos or animated gifs?

I downloaded draw.io on my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.6), but the videos and animated gifs I insert are converted to static images. I realize this is oddly specific, but is there any flowchart app that ...
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Block a built-in keyboard in macOS 10.15.6

I'm looking for some tool that would turn off a built-in MBP keyboard. I would like to put my Planck on it. I've already tried: Krabinier's disabled keyboard. Not an option. Karabinier interferes ...
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Is there an app I can use to automatically track screen time for each desktop on my MacBook?

I usually forget to start/stop time trackers when I'm working on different projects and tasks. So I think it would be better if there is an app that can automatically track my screen time on each ...
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What are all of the URI Schemes Available on macOS

This question comes as an offshoot from this question Can MacOS Dictionary be invoked by a URI? I remembered that there are a number of URI schemes that can utilized in macOS, but I couldn't remember ...
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Duplicated text replacement in WhatsApp application

When I type in the WhatsApp application (only that application) with the text replacement being active, the last syllables of the word gets duplicated. But I found out that this only happens when the &...
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Change the permission of package info on system app

I am trying to change the sound of the PowerChime.app(/System/Library/CoreServices), when i plug in the charging cable. That means that i need to swap out the /Contents/Resources/connect_power.aif. ...
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Does “<app> would like to access files in your Downloads folder” give complete access to directory, or just certain files in it?

I see the following (particularly with communications apps like slack and zoom): If I had sensitive info in Downloads, say, client data for a project I'd been working on, could these applications ...
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Do I have to buy a paid app again or can I delete it on an older device? (Family sharing)

Recently I was wanting to download a paid app (Minecraft) onto my new iPhone, however since it was already downloaded on 6 devices already, I would have to pay again to download it onto my iPhone. If ...
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Unable to run self-developed app on my phone

I built an app on my computer using xcode and I want to try running it on my iphone. Whenever I press run it shows me an error saying "Please delete apps signed with your free account from this ...
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Can you record Face and Screen Capture simultaneously as two different video files in iphone

Is there an app that can allow me to record my face and screen capture my iphone simultaneously and have a two separate video files saved? I'm making a reaction video and I need the face reaction as ...
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Which changes are necessary for XM and XMTrading applications to both be approved and not rejected by Apple Guideline 4.3?

There are two applications: One you can see it directly in app store: https://apps.apple.com/gr/app/xm-trading-point/id1072084799 The second one I'll share it to you via Google Play: https://play....
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Waze crashes immediately on startup

When trying to enter Waze from iphone 10 the app immediately closes itself. I tried uninstalling it and rebooting but that didn't work. What should I do?
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macOS password prompt

on macOS catalina,how to determine the name of the app which prompts the user for password? Are there any logs generated which stores the historical information about such .
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Running unverified app on mac [duplicate]

I am on macOS Catalina. On a site they say that, if I am having problems, in order to be able to run the app I need to input (sudo chown -R 755 AppName.app) in the terminal. My question is: is it safe ...
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App to sort through every file on Mac?

I'm switching to a new computer and want to sort though my files to back up some of them. Basically, I'm looking for a Mac feature or app that I can use to sort through every user-generated file. I ...
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I have macOS Catalina 10.15.5. I have two apps folders. Why the two folders for apps and how to make desired changes in them?

I have two application folders. I cannot make the desired changes to 'Applications 1' folder like delete an application or access apps. I face the following scenarios. Once I am in 'Applications1' ...
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How to use keyboard shortcut ⌘ + [ on non-English Keyboard?

A MacOS application I use (Notion) employs keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + [ and ⌘ + ] as "Back" and "Forward" between pages. However, I'm using a Swedish Keyboard, and I don't understand ...
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Why my apps got deleted - diskspace/memory low?

This sucks - my apps got deleted so when I try to open them, I see this question mark in the icons on the tray. Background apps like docker etc, also are not appearing in the system tray at the top ...

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