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

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Make AppleScript App Default Browser

I'm aiming for an incognito shell over Chrome (or Brave, idm) and so far the best answer is making an applescript. My motivation for this is switching to Alfred and wanting to make use of search ...
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What might cause an app to open but not show any windows or errors?

When double-clicking an app, the app opens (in that the icon appears in the taskbar) but no windows appear, no errors, no notifications, etc. When running from Terminal, interestingly the binary runs ...
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How to determine which apps are incompatible with an iOS upgrade?

Since apps sometimes stopped working after an iOS upgrade in the past, I’m curious as how to know in advance which apps will be affected (I don’t wanna use any trial-and-error approach). This ...
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Open new application window via commandline

Background If you need a new window of an app you can right-click the app in the dock and click New Window. This is very tedious and takes away precious time. I'd like to have a shortcut for that. ...
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Unopened app taking 95%+ of battery power

I have a 2015 MBP on MacOS 11.6 and it recently has been running out of power quickly. When I click the battery icon on the top bar, it shows Atom is drawing significant power. This is weird because ...
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Photos Storage 16gb when I don’t have any pictures

So my iPhone storage says the Apple Photos app is 16.8 GB. However, I have no photos. Anyone know why it’s taking up so much space or how I could shrink it?
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Any ABBYY Finereader users here?

I am trying to scan old source code in BASIC and other languages like Pascal. I have tried a couple of OCR products with mixed results. The big problem is they don't treat spaces as important and run ...
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can't upload to TestFlight tab on App Store Connect

Problem: No builds in my TESTFLIGHT page. Here's what I do... Create Xcode Swift project Create App ID on Apple Developer Identifiers page for project's Bundle ID Add new app to App Store Connect ...
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Why does my "Apps" storage not align with what is in Finder? [duplicate]

Out of the blue, My Applications folder on the storage management has been showing an extreme number of used Gb for which I cannot locate using finder. I was, at first, under the impression that it ...
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Different apps stopped working after updating to Monterey 12.3.1 from 12.2.1

Yesterday I have updated my M1 Mac mini from 12.2.1 (or .2) to 12.3.1. I had some work apps opened (vscode, figma, slack, firefox..) so I decided to let the Mac update given that my work day was over. ...
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OpenVPN Connect profile path

I'm trying to find the path to imported profiles in openvpn connect app in macos. I tried /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/OpenVPN Connect/ but nothing there. I'm using OpenVPN ...
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macOS Mojave: Text file that I downloaded from my personal Google Drive triggers App Security Check?

I have a large (a few GB) text file that I downloaded from my personal Google Drive. It's a text file, although it wasn't labeled with a ".txt". When I try to open it in a text editor, I get ...
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application start from command shortcut

Hi I'm using grandma3 and for more options like soundcodes I'm required to start from the command line. which can become quite furstrating after a while. I'd wish it could be done in a press of a ...
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How can I restore the window location of the app some part of whose window is off the main screen?

I would like to keep my Chrome window slightly off from the left hinge of the main screen of my Mac. That means that about 20% of the Chrome window is invisible, including the top-left red-yellow-...
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How can I totally remove an app from my account?

I had downloaded a free app and now I don’t need it. I want to remove it from purchase list. I don’t want to hide it, I want to totally remove it from the purchase and from the hidden purchases as ...
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How do I add Wireless Diagnostics to Launchpad?

In macOS, if I Option+Click the wireless network icon on the top right of the screen, there is a button for "Open Wireless Diagnostics...". I find this tool quite useful, not useful enough ...
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You do not have permission to open the application “Anaconda-Navigator”

It all started because I had an alias of Anaconda in the Applications folder, so I searched the Original Anaconda, moved using Cmd and drag it in the Applications folder, in order to have the Original ...
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How to check my own voicemail Greeting on iphone?

I want to listen to my voicemail greeting on my iphone. I would think that there would be an option somewhere in my voicemail section of the phone app, but when I go there and I am forced to "...
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Disable App Library on the iOS Home Screen

App Library is the feature, first introduced in iOS 14, that automatically groups and surfaces your installed apps. It is located to the right of your final organized iOS home screen. I find App ...
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How can I create a PKG installer that can be installed on an external drive?

I am trying to create a PKG installer with pkgbuild which lets the user decide if they want to put a part of the data to an external drive. I already did set the customLocationAllowAlternateVolumes to ...
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How to always show current refresh rate of my Mac on screen (MacBookPro18,3)

My MacBook Pro has a 120Hz display, and supposedly ProMotion should decrease the refresh rate down to 24Hz when nothing is happening to save battery. I installed a Ubersicht widget that constantly ...
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Tomb Raider II save file location on MacOS Monterey (Aspyr Media)

I used to use MacOS Mojave, and used the Aspyr Media version "Tomb Raider II" on the App Store. This game no longer works in later versions of Mac, so I dual boot Mojave and run it there. ...
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Why is LANG environment variable wrong in shell?

When I start a Terminal (in Monterey 12.2.1) my LANG is sv_SE.UTF-8, which is fine. When I start a shell, or any other sub-process that reads environment, from GUI Emacs it is set to LANG="en_SE....
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Lock multiple instances of app on multiple desktops

I'm using a macbook with two (usb c) screens connected to it and that works wonderful. Keeping my apps arranged however is terrible. I'm a programmer and my layout is very simple: One screen for my ...
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MacOS Dock adapter for Linux and/or Windows applications?

I have a Python+GTK application I use frequently on Linux and MacOS. It's at https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/~strombrg/hcm/ . Right now at least, I'm turning it into a MacOS app bundle using https://...
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Is there a way to share a timer?

I have frequent disputes in my family of iphone users where we are waiting on each other and tensions flare. It seems we might be able to alleviate this problem if we could share a timer, perhaps 10 ...
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How do I hide an application by clicking the dock icon?

Is it possible to configure the dock in such a way that a non-visible application becomes visible when the dock icon is clicked the first time and becomes invisible again when the dock icon is clicked ...
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How can I input the sound of an audio file into my microphone?

Is there a way (or app) to input an audio file (for example a recording of my voice) into my microphone?
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How can I sync Stickies across Mac devices?

The MacOS Stickies app does not allow syncing between devices. Is there any way I can do it? Note: This solution https://superuser.com/a/393013 does not answer my question as Notational Velocity does ...
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How can I make my system open my Mac Discord *app* (not Chrome) to the correct place in a discussion whenever I click a Discord URL?

I use the Discord app on Mac. If I click a Discord URL such as https://discord.com/channels/828768337978195969/906115083250307103/938148914362728539 (in a text file or a Google Doc or on a web page), ...
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Record Internal Audio on iPad Pro while listening on Bluetooth Headphones

I am a student who is enrolled in a Zoom lecture. I watch my lecture on my Macbook Pro. The problem is that I record my lectures on Notability, and due to my class schedule I have to listen to my ...
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How do I make certain apps appear in the Recent Apps section in the dock, and others not appear?

There's some apps I would like to disappear from the dock in the recent apps, others I want to stay. The current behaviour is that when the recent apps are full, Reddit disappears instead of staying ...
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"Shortcuts Events.app" keeps taking windows focus, but I'm not using Shortcuts

Every few minutes the application window I'm working in loses focus. With these troubleshooting tips I found out it's caused by the macOS Shortcuts.app. Apparently, the following app gains focus: ...
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macOS doesn't run executable file anymore, after upgrade to Catalina/Monterey

Since I upgraded to Monterey (from Mojave), I cannot run anymore a local server that was installed under /Applications. The app has no extension, the file type is "Unix Executable File". It ...
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How to customize a file type icon when default app has no .icns file in its package contents?

I use an image viewer that has a set of default icons for image file types—png, jpg, bmp, etc.—and would like to learn how to change them. After some searching, most troubleshooting suggestions advise ...
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How to open new instance of applications from spotlight every time on Mac m1 (Big Sur & above)

Instead of directing to the application, how to make spotlight open a new instance/window of the application. Tried flashlight solution but it won't work for recent Mac OS Versions.
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Setting to download app updates only when connected to power?

The last 3 days the app using the most power according to my iPhone is the App Store. I'm guessing it's downloading app updates. Is there a setting to only download updates while the phone is charging?...
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What is the name of app for system settings on macOS

There was a powerful system settings app on macOS that was able to adjust launchpad icon layout and size with GUI, as well as other system settings that did not occur in preferences. I have used it ...
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App doesn't appear in Launchpad

I use Avidemux, which is a great lightweight app for simple video edits. I recently upgraded to version 2.8.0, and around the same time upgraded MacOS to Monterey 12.1. Suddenly, Avidemux is no longer ...
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Uninstalling Lando application in usr/local/bin

What is the best way of uninstalling an application in usr/local/bin/. This application was installed thru terminal.
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Why does "Terminal" retain focus / stay in the foreground when I open other apps, and how do I prevent or change that?

When I have "Terminal" in the foreground and open another application, the new application opens in the background (rather than the foreground). This is rather annoying, as I always need to ...
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How can you set an app to be removed from the Dock when closed?

Apps, that aren't in the Dock are added to its right when opened. My problem: When those apps are closed, they sometimes remain at the right and take away space! That's especially annoying with Apps ...
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Guide for ios app development in ipad

I heard that you can compile, build, release an ios app entirely in ipad. But I have been unable to find a guide for it on the internet. Can you please show me one, by giving me a link or writing down ...
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what is the logic behind not requiring admin password for adding login items on macOS?

I've recently installed steam by just copying app folder to applications and was surprised to discover that app automatically added to login items after first run. I didn't expect that to happen. It ...
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How do I remove IMAP-downloaded emails from my Mac after uninstalling Thunderbird?

I downloaded Thunderbird to try to remove attachments from emails but keep the messages (as per this solution). Before setting up the IMAP connection with my Gmail account, I had about 100GB of space ...
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What app is orange and has an “m” on it?

I need help looking for this app any help is appreciated. I am looking for this app so I can download and use.
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Should I worry for the apps from untrusted enterprise developer in IOS?

I have to install some apps on my personal iPhone from a big and regular company, and the apps are from the "Untrusted Enterprise Developer", not from the App Store. The authentication must ...
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Does TestFlight delete app data after you close the app on your phone?

I have a small app that accepts user signups (name, email, phone, etc.), and I have logic to store a user ID on their device, after the signup process stores their data in Firebase. The ID allows the ...
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How the "Download latest compatible version?" feature supposed to work on older devices?

I have an iPad 4 with iOS 10.3.3 that I am preparing for a family member. I have noticed that sometimes apps remove support for iOS 10 but I am still offered app updates in the App Store. This fails ...
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How to have blank slate user account that does not have access to existing installed apps on macOS monterey 12.1?

I have an admin account where i tend to install apps and make them accessible to all users of the same macOS monterey v12.1 I want to do demo videos on a blank slate user account that has its own apps....
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