Questions tagged [applications]

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

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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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Can I edit an .ipa file when I unzip it?

so I have a .ipa file and I have done the necessary steps to open it up and view the contents which include: replacing .ipa with .zip, unzipping it, and opening up the file it has created. inside the ...
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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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App Store Connect - Can't see my app rejection issues in TestFlight

I uploaded a build of my app to App Store Connect and submitted it to a group of external testers in TestFlight (without submitting to App Store). The build status goes from "waiting for review&...
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how to set app lock with password using MDM?

I am looking for a payload by which we can set a password on the application. By if any user wants to access then they need to enter the password before using that application. this feature is already ...
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How to use voice recognition with Apple Script

can someone help. tell application "SpeechRecognitionServer" set theResponse to listen for {"open (said application)", "who are you"} with prompt "Hello... I am ...
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How do you prevent launched apps from taking focus?

I often launch large applications that take many seconds to finish launching. I will click their icon in the dock or launch them from the terminal, and go on with my life. Then seconds later when the ...
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How to re-download offloaded app (with data) from my old iPad to new iPad

I searched a lot for this question; found this question (How do I transfer app data from my old iPad to my new iPad?) but it's from nearly a decade ago, so it may not be relevant. I will be buying a ...
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Gifting an App from the App Store

I want to purchase an iPad photography app now (while its on sale at half price) and gift it to a student later in the summer when she gets an iPad. Since I already own the app, the App Store doesn’t ...
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How to remove additional vertical line from dock created by Automator app

Can you help me by telling how to remove vertical line from dock created by Automator App. As you told that we can create it by following this process but i want to know how to remove it. Using ...
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How to stop Safari from hijacking Amazon app links?

Apple iPhone SE with iOS 13.5.1: When I open an Amazon hyperlink from an email or imessage it will launch the Amazon app and before it can fully open, Safari will hijack the link and open Amazon in ...
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Can someone tell me What app this could be [closed]

I saw something I’m curious about, there was an app icon that was purple and had a smiling devil face outline on it. It was on an iPhone 10s, it was definitely an application on someone’s phone. Can ...
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Xcode error stating “Unable to install < name of app >”

I just recently began taking an interest in iOS development and was trying to run my first app I've made onto my phone. I created a free developer profile today using my Apple ID. The app runs on a ...
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How to Customaze Main Menu in Catalyst Application using Storyboard [migrated]

When I buid my iOS app for macOS using Catalyst, X-code provides default MainManu for macOS app. I would like to customize this menu using storyboard, remove some items and add others, just several ...
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How to better position ios app in search results?

You can download it here: As you can see I have a lot of positive votes (726) and almost 5.0 average;) The question is why am I displayed to the user behind the apps that have significantly worse ...
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If my app *links* to pirated content, does my app "contain, display or access third-party content”? [closed]

I know that question is borderline, but my app does not contain third-party content: only links.
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Get error output from an double-clicked app

How can I get the output written to stderr and stdout from an app that has been installed by .dmg, and is opened by double-clicking its app icon in the /Applications directory? (I can see the output ...
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App from USB always shows verifying app dialog

I have a USB drive, and I decided to transfer a few apps from my Mac to the USB that took up a lot of space. Now every time I launch an app from the USB, it always shows the verifying dialog. Is ...
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My application specialized icons no longer show in Dock. Instead it is showing default icons in the dock

Recently Application-specific icons are not appearing in the dock. Instead it's showing the generic icon for many apps I'm running. The icons for many apps is this. Why are my app-specific icons no ...
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How can I change the default programs that open Outlook email attachments?

On my MacOS Catalina I chose already to always open JSON files with VSCode. This works from Finder. But from Outlook (for Mac v16.35), when I get receive an email with a JSON attachment, the file ...
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cannot cancel failed Mac App Store update [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted Pages.app on my mac with sudo rm -rf /Applications/Pages.app and clicked on the update button to update Pages.app in the Mac App Store. The update was downloaded successful but ...
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Can I purchase an App from the Mac App Store for multiple users?

How do I make a bulk purchase of an app on the Mac App Store? I know there are 2 options for bulk purchasing: Apple Business Manager Account and Apple School Manager Account but what if I do not have ...
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Change default app for all files in a folder

I know you can change the default app for single files on Mac simply by going in "Get Info". But, it's a bit inconvenient if I want to change the default application to open all files for only a ...
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Make command line app behave like a normal macOS app?

Is it possible to make a command line app behave and act like a normal Cocoa app? I want to be able to set command line app Zathura, for example, as a default pdf viewer. I want it to appear in ...
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What is a typical Notability's file size?

I don’t think I can research from the vendor, and I want to plan if I choose to use this app. What if the notes contains that 20-minutes lecture/audio clips - what is the size for each of these ...
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Xcode Error: Unable to install app (Error Code: Code: -402620383)

I am using my free Apple developer account (Apple ID) for learning to develop iOS apps with Xcode. My iOS version is 13.5 and I am running Xcode 11.5 on Mac Catalina version 10.15.4. I created a ...
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Is it possible to change the default launch behavior of apps, either individually or generally?

I don't like that apps naturally pull focus when you launch them, especially when they launch in multiple stages (like many games/ide's). I saw another post that showed how use terminal to launch apps ...
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Getting 2 error messages when trying to download previously purchased, or free, apps from the Mac App Store

Last week I upgraded from macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina - but many of my programs went grey with the question mark. Yesterday, I backed up my computer and downgraded back to macOS Mojave. After ...
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Will I get charged for an iOS app that a family member already paid for, if I download normally?

By "normally" I mean from the app's listing, instead of from the list of apps purchased by other family members. I'm aware that I can go to the list of purchased apps and download from there to ...
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Is there any working MacOS Yosemite App Store Link to Download? [duplicate]

Does anyone have any link to yosemite installer app from the app store. Like i have for el capitan here- https://itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835434?mt=12 I dont want the one that is ...
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Dock Question - Application folders with the Applications

I know this may be sacrilege but the OCD monster in me really would like to create application folders on the left side of the dock and have them fan out when I wanted to use them. For example, ...
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How can I make htop on Catalina show threads of app?

I am doing some multithread programming and want to view threads of app, that are running. As I migrated to Mac OS from Ubuntu, I prefer to use htop. But there aren't threads available in htop by ...
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How many installs of Emacs do I have?

At the zsh, I enter which emacs and get /usr/local/bin/emacs. In my /Applications folder, I have an application called Emacs. When I click get info it says that it resides at /Applications. So that ...
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How do you enable notifications on the Stack Exchange iOS app?

I want to know when there is something in my SE inbox. Nothing under "Profile" on the app seems to be it, and I've already enabled push notifications in Settings on the device itself.
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Macbook apps are suddenly gone

I was updating Rider app from Jetbrains Toolbox and I went out for a couple of minutes and when I came back half of macbook apps were gone. There wasn't any error message on screen. Before this I had ...
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Do I need to delete an app's related data in ~/Library myself when I delete it?

When I delete an app (move it to Trash) do I also need to delete its related data in ~/Library myself? According to this: Does deleting Mac App Store apps in Launchpad delete related files in the ...
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Cant Close Windows, app already quit

I am running a 2019 macbook pro with GIMP 2.10 installed For some reason, gimp's windows will stay open, even after the app is quit how can I close these windows?
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How to stop applications opening on login?

Whenever I reboot my computer a handful of annoying apps open automatically including Spotify, Epic Games launcher, and some kind of Adobe software updater. I know there are two official ways to stop ...
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What apps allow me to draw on an iPad and sync it with a Mac?

I am wondering whether there is an app that allows me to draw on an iPad and sync it with a Mac. I think doing so is helpful because I can switch between PowerPoint slides and the canvas and do some ...
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Force new instances of an app to open on the current monitor

Major downside to my multiple monitor setup - too often I try to open an app, or a new instance of it, and it opens on another monitor on the opposite side of my setup, so I end up spending a lot of ...
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Pages app icon not changing

Changed the icon in "/Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources" but Pages still shows the old icon. I don't want to change the icon via Get Info as I want to use this to automate my icon change.
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Is it possible to set opening certain apps such as Safari, iWork, MS Office in the full Window mode by default like Mail App (macOS Catalina)?

The only App I can set opening in the full window is Apple's Mail App - it can be set in the App setting. I suppose other application could be set via terminal commands, but I'm not that handy with ...
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Using pkgutil to present only folders that are unique to a certain pkg file

My installer.pkg file contains some files inside macOS pre-existing folders, and some other parts are being created on new folders that are unique to my application. For example, listing of all ...
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How to force a new app to be placed on the main home screen section (iPad 6)

Specs: 2018 Ipad 6, latest iOS When installing a new app, the app is sent to a new section of the home screen. I prefer to have all my apps on a single home screen. How do I force the app to be ...
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How can I limit the applications a user can access? [duplicate]

My brother is using my computer tomorrow and he just needs zoom, how do I force zoom to the foreground until I enter a password? I am not good with apple script, so if you could make it so I can just ...
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Log/list of external/unauthorized programs that were given permission to open

When an app/program is not from an authorized developer, it cannot be opened directly because of security settings. These security settings can be overridden by adding the app as an exception to the ...

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