Questions tagged [applications]

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

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How do I make spotlight activate applications based on path instead of Bundle Identifier?

I use multiple copies of the same app on my system. New copies are added and removed on a daily basis. I change the name of the app so they have unique names, which is convenient when using Spotlight, ...
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Is there a way to make certain applications hide as soon as they no longer become the active window?

I have a few application which I would really like it if they were to hide automatically instead of moving behind the new active window. It would be great if I could make some sort of daemon which ...
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How do I reverse whatever the App "one-sec" did?

I downloaded an application called One Sec and I can't open Messages now. I am not very familiar with how to use Macs as I'm quite old and my wife is telling me to figure it out! Imagine what 57 years ...
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Relationship between iOS/iPadOS apps in macOS and similarity to the same app installed on iPhone/iPad [closed]

I'm wondering about the behavior of iOS Apps installed in MacOS via Mac App Store, how much it is similar to installing the same app on iPhone/iPad, and the relationships between the two. SIDE NOTE: ...
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What would be the practical implications of trying EXWM (Emacs Window Manager) in my macOS machine concerning the native macOS applications?

I have been using a Macbook Air M1 for professional reasons and would like to amplify Emacs in my life. I have been searching for the introduction of EXWM in my workflow. Unfortunately, as I started ...
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MacBook Air Yosemite not loading apps

I am new to Mac but am a steady Linux and Windows user. My friend gave me an old MacBook Air 2012 to look at and as far as I know, it looks bad. Maybe somebody will have an idea. http://lneletro.us/...
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Overlay of any app is positioned incorrectly

Here's an image of a problem I got when bought a second monitor. It does not appear on my primary one. Has anyone ran into the same problem? Any app with overlay, downloaded from app store, is ...
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How can a mac admin access my laptop by files while I’m offline?

I have a company laptop and my Mac admin was able to update my application apps, remove unnecessary apps, and clear old files in my document folder. However, he was able to do all of this while my mac ...
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How to uninstall Webex?

I needed to attend a Webex meeting and by going to the provided address I was given a file to download (Webex.pkg). After the installation of it, there was no respective application in the /...
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Why does my Applications take up 79GB of storage but I don't see what is actually using all the storage [duplicate]

I tried to clear up some storage but I see 79gb of storage used by my applications but i can't see what is taking it up
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Application Uses Command Line Behind the Scenes

I use a gui application that can access the command line to run commands/scripts/etc. Is there a place where these commands are logged? They don't show up in .bash_history or .zsh_history and I need ...
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How to find out which apps aren't shown on home screen?

I have deleted a folder on my iPhone and removed the containing apps from homescreen. Now they are only in the App Library after the last homescreen. I don’t know exactly what apps where in this ...
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Cannot run Alacritty from the launcher

I have installed the latest version of Alacritty with the following command: brew install --cask alacritty --no-quarantine Then, Alacritty appears in the launcher, but when I click on the icon it ...
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Can apps downloaded under another Apple ID be transferred to new iPhone?

I'm recently planning to upgrade my iPhone from an 8 plus to a 14 plus. There is an app, Shadowrocket, I purchased an vpn service, along with an bought version of Shadowrocket from others, so I have ...
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Does iOS app location tracking require permission?

Some apps say they track location in “data linked to you” in their app privacy label. For example, the game Roblox. But, these apps (like Roblox) don’t always appear in the Settings -> Privacy &...
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Configure iOS Gmail.app to open links in Safari.app (not internal browser)?

I have Safari set as my "Browser" in "Default Apps" in Gmail.app's "Settings". When I open a link in Gmail, it opens an internal browser instead of the Safari.app. How ...
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Use back function in iphone with one hand

I want to use back function in iphone in all apps with one hand. I can't swipe from left edge of the phone because I can't reach out to it with my finger. I also didn't want to use swipe down function....
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How to prevent one specific app from reopening, or delay it

I'm on Catalina 10.15.7, this reopening feature is awesome and really useful but some of my apps when opened by it since it's too early when this happens, they won't function property I have to close ...
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Why is the storage of Applications showing incorrectly in mac? [duplicate]

I've had problems regarding my storage on the HDD recently. The applications total shows up as 56GB but all the distribution that I can find is this (in the image). Where else is that remaining 40+ GB ...
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iPad apps on MacOS don't start

I have an M1 Mac running macOS Monterrey 12.6.2 (21G320). I've used the App Store to download some iPad apps that say "Designed for iPad" but don't say "Not verified for macOS" (...
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Some apps don't accommodate small screen of iPhone SE

I rarely install apps because I don't want to navigate the uncertain security implications. On the few occasions that I do, however, a significant portion of those apps seem to be designed only for ...
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If you close the App Store app while apps are being updated, does it interrupt the updates?

So, while you’re updating apps in the App Store app, you send it to the background, and swipe up and close App Store by accident, while the updates are still commencing and not finished. Does this ...
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Can/How to delete Apple Shared Support zip file?

I have this file (seems like a macOS Big Sur dmg file), which takes loads of space and showed up from nowhere. How can I get rid of this file (is it even safe to delete it?). Searched from Google and ...
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How to create an app from a .command file? [duplicate]

I have a MyMacVim.command file with this content: source ~/.zshrc /Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/bin/mvim Is it possible to create an app, say MyMacVim.app, from MyMacVim.command that I can place ...
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Does using different emails for making an account in an app track the IP address for the device I am using to make the account with

I am making an account for my mother on an app using her email with my device. Does it show on the app the IP address from which I made the account? Will the account still be linked to my IP address ...
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Compiled Javascript for Automation (JXA) script does not show applications

I wrote a small script to sync one folder to another as a Javascript for Automation script. If I run it directly from terminal: $ osascript -l JavaScript myscript.js then it works as supposed - the ...
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Is there a way to close ALL apps at once on an Apple Watch?

I know you can close recently used apps one by one on the Apple Watch simply by pressing the side button (not the Digital Crown), sliding from right to left on the app you want, and then pressing the ...
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Executable stops working after saving from hex editor?

I've been playing around with binaries and clang. I was playing around and suddenly the executable stopped working for no apparent reason. Here's what I did: Build hello world ex: echo -e '#include &...
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macOS, call uninstall script when drag-and-drop app to trash icon

I'm working on some app that has LaunchDaemon running on the background, and thus it requires some operations to be removed, prior to deleting the data/exe files. Is there an option to call an ...
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Is it possible to download apps and install them not through the Apple Store?

Every time I want to download some app, download websites would lead to the Apple Store. Is it possible to download apps and install them in an iOS not through the Apple Store?
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Is there a list of standard keystrokes that includes "Open with External Editor"?

Apple has a list of standard keystrokes, but it doesn't include "Open in External Editor", which I'm sure I've seen in various apps (although I might not be remembering the wording exactly). ...
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How do I distinguish between iOS apps and macOS apps on my Mac?

I have a new M1 Mac Mini running Ventura. I downloaded a few of my iPad apps to see them work, and they now appear on the Applications folder and in the launchpad. The question is how can I ...
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Disable or remove NewsToday2

How can I get rid of NewsToday2 process? I tried deleting it but it seems to be protected, even with super user it did not work. Deletion seems to be hard, but maybe there is some way to disable it ...
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Indexing and searching comments inside PDF files

I'm searching for an app capable of indexing/searching not just PDF files content, but also the comments and revisions inside them - some of the docs I'm using have more than 1000 comments...and the ...
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Why does macOS Monterey not enable cmd/⌘-H "hide" an application when it's the only one that's not hidden?

Hiding the current application with cmd/⌘-H does not work when current app is only non-hidden one, but does work when there are other, non-hidden applications. Why? And is there some way to make it ...
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How to check and set all default types of an app in macOS? [duplicate]

I just switched from Windows to macOS. In Windows, I can use "Set defaults for applications" to select an app to see what file types or link types it can open, and change all default types ...
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How do I compress the dynamic range of audio live so that all sounds, voices, music, come out at the same volume?

Sometimes listening to podcasts some people are loud, others quiet, and I have to keep changing the volume throughout the conversation. Is it possible to via command line or other means compress and ...
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The instagram app has stopped auto-logging me in on my new iPhone

On my old phone whenever I opened the instagram app it would automatically log me into whichever account I was last using. However since getting a new phone and restoring from back-up the instagram ...
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"You're opening application XYZ for the first time" warning never goes away

Every single time I try to open a PDF with Sioyek from terminal (using open command) I get this annoying warning: Is there anyway to get rid of this? Ideally I don't want macOS to ever warn me about ...
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Alternative to Notepad++ with saving on the fly [closed]

Any text written in a Notepad++ tab will be saved immediately and recovered after re-opening. (It saves them, in my case, into OneDrive\Documents\Notepad++\backup) That's pretty convenient. You ...
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Disable app library screen

I have apps on my iPad I don't want my kids seeing (games that I don't want them opening and ruining my progress). I have done several things for these apps: Hide from search Disable notifications ...
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Strange Korean Characters in App Keywords Section

I just discovered some Korean-looking characters in the Keywords section of some apps (folder /Applications in macOS Ventura). Below is an example of Safari when viewed in column view in Finder (Cmd+3)...
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Using Apple ID as login method - Can the App Developer track you, if you delete your account and re-do this?

Let's say an iOS app lets you use your Apple ID as your login method, and you create an account this way. I suppose they don't get your APPLE ID, bur rather some scrambled, right? Then, if you delete ...
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IOS 15.5.6 Any way to turn off vibration for certain apps?

For apps like Twitter, I'd like to only receive its notification and badge and NOT the vibration of it. Had this on my Galaxy Note 20, but struggling to find it on my iPhone 11 Pro. When I go to ...
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How to quit an app that can't be stopped from the menu bar?

I need to uninstall the "mate translate" app, but cannot stop it from the menu bar: the app has no menu when I select it. The app doesn't appear in "Force Quit" either. How can I ...
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Separate work CalDAV App for personal iPhone

I have set up a radicale CalDAV server for a client. They want a simple calendar app on their iPhone that can interact with CalDAV while also keeping it separate from all of their personal calendars. (...
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Which Media App Supports to Open a Video/Audio file from its Previous Seek?

I was looking for a media player app that would play video/audio from its last seek point when the file is opened, like the one available in Windows VLC Player. I tried it with MK player but it look ...
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Is it possible to manage/locate galaxy smart tags from an iPhone?

I can see a galaxy smart things app from Samsung in the iOS app store, but I'm wondering if there is actually any way to view the locations of one's smart tags from an iPhone as I can't find any ...
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How to edit/delete/wipe iPhone (local) keychain items to stop Apps from identifying devices

So it has not been news that some IOS developers use keychain items to track the uniqueness of devices through App reinstallation. Amazon is a huge one among them. What made my life particularly hard ...
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App remembers my phone number

Some time ago I installed a certain social network app and logged in using my phone number. Then I uninstalled it. Today I reinstalled it, and when I first launched it, I noticed that the phone number ...
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