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

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App and Terminal Isolation / Sandboxing

Not often I need to do something very unique and specific on my m1 (apple silicon) macbook air. Something like: I'll be interested in video game emulation, and need very specific controller support, ...
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Will the EU / DMA changes spare iPad and macOS devices?

Apple has issued a statement "Update on apps distributed in the European Union" regarding the support of "Home Screen web apps", which is their term for PWA's. It's essentially ...
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Avoid having to enter password for updates of app on child's account

When I update App Store apps on an iPad using my child's account, I'm each time asked to enter the password for the account. Is there anyway to avoid this? I don't see the reason why app updates would ...
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Circumvent the build process without AppleTeam ID, TeamID and so on

TL;DR; How to compile non-apple products without involving Apple Inc. How do you circumvent this stuff in/for/with XCode for project like Wireguard and compile like normal programmers? I downloaded ...
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Individual accent colors for Mac OS Apps? [duplicate]

I'd like to change the individual accent colors of my apps in Mac OS (so that they arent all the same). I'd like to change my Mail app accent colors to blue specifically. Is there a way to do this ...
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Delete all app's preferences on iPhone

I installed an app, watched its intro slider and tapped signup with a certain social media, which shared my email. Before continuing to accept the terms, I decided to backtrack of sharing my email, so ...
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Some old games have problems with music setting on iOS 10

I noticed that some old AppStore games, released back in 2010-2015 years, have some problems with music playing on iOS 10 at least. I think, it's usually 32bit games (some games supports 64bit). It ...
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Is it safe to re-download an iOS app within seconds of deleting it, or could this cause problems with data corruption or stability?

One of the recommended methods for fixing a malfunctioning app in iOS is to delete and re-download it. Does iOS have protections in place to prevent misconfiguration or app corruption when a user re-...
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DeepL using significant energy

Why does the DeepL desktop application consume a lot of energy? Even more than Chrome. How can I diagnose it? MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2019 (Intel chip)
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Quit Application on pressing Close

Essentially, I'm trying to find a way to make the red Close button do the equivalent of Cmd+Q, consistently (think; Windows/Linux close buttons). A previous question asked the same question, ...
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Search fails to find app on iPhone

My iPhone has the app Economist installed. I can find the app’s icon. A tap to that icon launches the app. Yet when I swipe down on the Home Screen to display the search bar, and type in the word ...
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how to completely remove a 3rd-party app?

I have a 3rd-party app that is misbehaving - often crashing as soon as I open it. It seems like the best approach is to completely remove the app and then re-install it. So I removed the DMG file (...
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How do I get my missing Fitness badges from my old iphone to my new iphone?

I backed up my old iphone onto my laptop, then restored everything from my laptop onto my new iphone. My apps, contacts, photos, podcasts, etc. seems to have transferred over. However, when I looked ...
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MacOS Sonoma to group minimized app icons like Windows

I come to MacOS from Windows, and I'm wondering if I can group minimized app icons just like Windows: in the order of when the windows was created, instead changing their icon orders every time group/...
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Opening multiple instances of an iOS app on macOS with M2 Macbook Pro

I'm using an M2 Macbook Pro to open iOS apps (Any Mac with Apple silicon allows this), but I'm trying to open multiple instances of the application. However, there's no way to do this in the UI. ...
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The built-in Phone app hangs and crashes, how to restore without resetting the phone?

iPhone 13 Pro Max running iOS 17.1.2. Starting several months ago, the Phone app began to hang noticeably when started. It would display a blank black page for ten seconds or so, then the app's ...
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Is there an app that replaces the phased-out TouchBar? [closed]

I have just purchased a new M3 MacBook Pro, and am upgrading from a 2016 15" MacBook Pro (with TouchBar). While this is not a post about whether TouchBar was good or bad, there are a few things ...
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Is it safe to uninstall apps from AppStore from Finder instead of Launchpad

Apple tells us to uninstall apps from AppStore by using Launchpad and apps not from AppStore by using Finder. Is it safe to use Finder for both "kinds" of apps?
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“GlobalProcesserfld” will damage your computer [duplicate]

From past few days whenever I switch on my Mac m1 air, I am getting a warning popup saying “GlobalProcesserfld” will damage your computer' along with two option 'OK' & 'Show in finder'. When I ...
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How can I get the AppStore URL of a macOS app by parsing the embedded MASReceipt?

I need to obtain a list of URLs for AppStore apps on a number of systems. I'm vaguely aware that the URL can be formulated by concatenating the string https://apps.apple.com/app/id + the numeric ...
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I would like to prompt Mac OS X 10.6.8 to download Rosetta by running a dedicated PPC application

Does anyone know where I can download a dedicated PPC application to try? I would like to find one to attempt to run in my install of OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard so it will either prompt me to install ...
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How can I let steam games launch from finder instead of only thorugh exec?

Games from steam had never worked when opened by double clicking on the app in launchpad or apps folder, but a few months ago it also stopped working when launched from Steam. I thought this problem ...
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Finding where program lives

I installed a program yesterday in a mess of terrible installation instructions and I have no idea where it lives. I have files that default to opening that program, but that doesn't tell me where it ...
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Trouble with ~/Applications folder and moving applications on macOS Ventura

I recently encountered some issues with the ~/Applications folder on my macOS system and need some guidance on how to resolve them. Here's what happened: I contacted Apple Support, and a technical ...
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Terminals no longer work in Visual Studio Code after updating to macOS 14.1

I recently updated my MacBook Pro to macOS 14.1. I opened a folder Visual Studio Code and tried to run the command npm start. The first time, Node.JS crashed, giving me an error message that basically ...
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Any apps that can show a chronological record of your phone’s movement?

I used to have a sleep tracking app Rise Sleep, that would show almost like a seismograph of the degree of motion detected by the phone around the clock. In this way if you fell asleep on your bed for ...
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Panic button app for iPhone 15 Pro?

I'm looking for an app that would call emergency services. It's practical, as I can press the button in my pocket in stealth mode. To avoid false alarms, I need to then confirm with a voice, some &...
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How to delete app data from iPhone [duplicate]

I have an app that I downloaded some time ago and later deleted. When I reinstall the app now, it automatically prompts me to sign in into the account from the previous install. Aside from factory ...
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Siri app suggestions not working properly on iPhone

I have an iPhone XR running iOS 16.5. I have Siri suggestions turned on for apps. If I swipe down from my home screen, I get eight app suggestions which are partly based on what I’ve used most ...
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Why does MacOS show different first launch messages on unsigned apps?

As a developer I know that if an app is not signed and downloaded from the internet, macOS shows a message to the user when he first tries to open and that they may need to right click->open or ...
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Brew - How to stop losing app settings when updating?

I am using Brew for almost every app in my Mac, and I'm always trying to keep all these apps updated, so I set up the brew autoupdate command to run daily. The problem is I did realize that every time ...
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What solutions are there for preventing one’s phone from being grabbed from one’s hand whilst recording and the footage being unduly deleted?

It seems that if one begins recording video from a locked state then there is no way to delete and only to discontinue the recording without unlocking the phone. Are there any ways to create more ...
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Using a URL scheme to the apple translation app, can I get text from anki, and then when I click on URL open translate app and translate?

Sorry for the stupid wording, I'm really new to this. I'm trying to essentially create a URL to the apple translate app, so that when I click on the URL it automatically translates text from my anki ...
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Launch a shortcut on the lock screen of an iPhone in iOS 16 without opening the Shortcuts app

In the new iOS 16, it's possible to launch shortcuts directly from the lock screen. Unfortunately, my iPhone 8 isn't supported by this version. After a bit of research, I came across quite a few apps ...
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How to prevent an application to automatically set itself as the default application?

I noticed following procedure with several applications (e.g. MS Office), on different OS versions. I have a file in Finder. I double-click it, but it opens in an application A that I do not want to ...
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WeatherCan app won’t launch on iPad mini 2

WeatherCan app from Environment Canada won’t launch on iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi), model identifier iPad4.4. It used to work just fine and now won’t open. The splashscreen appears and then it closes down. ...
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App icon not visible in Sublime Text 6 after unzipping

I just downloaded Sublime Text 6 from the official website and after the download completes immediately after unzipping, the app icon doesn't show up. Please any remedy on how to address this will be ...
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Automation that will automatically update app icon after its updated

I have a lot of apps where the icons are just unpleasant and I've made much better ones that I have applied. while some apps rarely update a good amount of them do which of course mean the original ...
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Can one copy some applications from one volume to another on the same iMac(Ventura)?

I have a 2015 iMac with an internal hard drive and an external SSD drive attached permanently to it. I would like to copy some Applications from one drive to another instead of re-installing. I wonder ...
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macOS Ventura delete removed application icon

After uninstalling applications from finder Applications tab the icon of the app won't disappear How can I remove the icon of an uninstalled app ?
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OneDrive application keeps vanishing from my harddrive

I'm not sure if this is an issue with OneDrive or MacOS... but the OneDrive app keeps disappearing from my Applications folder. On one occasion, my whole OneDrive folder had '(Archive)' added to the ...
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Menu bar XML searching app?

I'm thinking a simple search app that can be reached from the menu bar and I have put my XML-files in the settings and then I can search through it to find whatever the XML-file is storing. For ...
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PTP/IP access to iPhone?

Is there a way (aka an app) to provide PTP/IP access to an iPhone? Googling has only given me hits on accessing a PTP/IP camera from iOS, or turning an iDevice into an IP (security) cam.
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How to uninstall Covenant Eyes?

I have Covenant Eyes installed and its the worst possible thing ever. It was supposed to be a porn blocker but it didn't necessarily work great, and now is just a pesky blocker that I can't find a way ...
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How can I hide the App Menus on menu bar?

No, not the menu bar. I want to hide application menus like File Edit View on the menu bar. I have searched for several hours and could not find a single solution to do it.
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How can I view the list of all apps in the App Library on iOS 15?

On iOS 14, one could view the list of all apps in the App Library as follows: I use an iPhone mini 12 with iOS 15. I don't see the list of all apps in the App Library. Instead, I only see a list of ...
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Can an application leave some files behind after it is uninstalled on iOS, and can it slow down or harm the OS in other ways after it is uninstalled?

I wonder the following questions about uninstalling iOS applications: Can an application leave some files behind after it is uninstalled? Can an application slow down or harm the OS in other ways ...
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App constantly needs to reload when I leave it and open it again, while other apps don't

I use DayOne app (https://dayoneapp.com/) for journaling on my iPhone 6s, and every time I leave the app and go back, even only after a few seconds, the app freezes and needs to reload, which ...
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Install GarageBand on my son's iPad mini running iPadOS 15.x

My son has expressed an interest in using GarageBand on his iPad mini. It is an older model, upgraded to the most recent version of iPadOS it can run, 15.7.8. However, the current latest version of ...
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How can I change the Main Menu name of a copy of TextEdit.app?

I am trying to create a duplicate TextEdit.app to be able to have open a very specific set of TextEdit files, not affected by other TextEdit files that may or may not be in use. I can simply copy ...
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