Questions tagged [applications]

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

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How can I remove an application which is preventing me from logging in normally on my MacBook?

MacBook Air 2015. Today I installed a third party application. After that my MacBook is stuck loading after entering my password. I remember selecting “allow application on start of MacBook” so that ...
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Can I push notify based on geo-fencing without an iOS App?

I want to know, if there are any way to get notification when I entered in any marked geo area. For instance when entering a mall, I want to push to devices a notification to download a specific app. ...
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Set java version for one specific application

I have multiple Java Versions installed and want to run a packaged application (JabRef) with a specific version at /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/zulu-8.jdk which is not JAVA_HOME. If I would run ...
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How can I hide an app from the dock while keeping it in the menu bar?

There's a messaging app I often use that includes both a menu bar icon (to hide/show the window, as well as indicate how many unread messages there are) as well as the app itself which resides in the ...
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How to contact Apple to check if they will permit an iOS app?

Specifically there's a site called gab.com that's about free speech and has attracted a number of radical people. Because of this it has been banned form the Apple app store, even in its more recent ...
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Looking for Encryption application

I want to encrypt a file then email it. The recipient needs to decrypt it. Needs to be free. I'm looking for an encryption application that runs on Windows 10 and macOS 10.10 at a minimum. Would ...
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How to release an app used internally (but in a different way)

we need to release an App for one of our customers but we got rejected, we are told that this app does not comply with guidelines 3.2: Guideline 3.2 - Business During our review, we found that ...
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How can I get rid of the '“Visual Studio Code” is an app downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?' message? [duplicate]

I just installed VSCode on macOS latest (Mojave 10.14.5) and every time I open it I get a popup saying: “Visual Studio Code” is an app downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?...
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How can I prevent apps from opening on startup that don't respect Login Items?

The application I'm specifically talking about is Cisco AnyConnect VPN, which I have to use for work so I can't delete it. It opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes ...
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iPhone asks for Apple ID password on third party app launch after iTunes sync

I've just synced my iPhone with iTunes to get some Music on the iPhone. After doing so, the iPhone wants my Apple ID password, when I try to launch a third party app. All Apple apps (Photos, Safari, ...
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If we install “modified games” on our iPhone or iPad, what risks are we exposing ourselves to? [closed]

For example, through TweakBox, AppValley, or even some website, we can install some "mod" or "modified games" (such as a Pacman that never dies, or a game that requires your location but the app can ...
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iPhone X UI support for existing app on Appstore

I have application on store which last updated 2 years back and compliant with 64 bit requirement but now there is no active development going on this application but we don't want to disappoint ...
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What's the duration of a In-App Purchase Promo Code for Auto-Renewable Subscription's?

I just can't seem to find any answer to this question on the internet, so it might be good to just ask it here for future reference of people Googling the same question. In my App, I have a Auto-...
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Problem in installing Xcode on MacBook Air 2017 with macos Mojave version 10.14.5

I am trying to download Xcode from the mac app store but it fails again and again. I am using my mobile hotspot for internet. It has a daily data limit of 2.5 GB but Xcode is of 6.1 GB. Once I put ...
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How to see list of purchased apps on the Apple Mac App Store in macOS Mojave?

I have seen postings talk about a "Purchased" tab in the Mac App Store to see a list of apps you own. Then you can hit a button to install that app on a new Mac you own. I do not see any "Purchased" ...
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Clock icon next to some apps on macOS Mojave

Notice the clock or piece-of-pie icons next to 3 of the apps in this screenshot of the Finder. The icon has been there for two days. All three apps work; I have used each of them. ➥ What does that ...
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iOS: App installed on device can't be found via the search feature

I've got an iPhone 8 running iOS 12.3.1 (latest as of writing). Recently I've noticed that when I search for an app that is already installed on my iPhone by using the built-in search feature, the ...
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Cloud download icon gray and cannot re-download purchased app

Why can't I download this purchased app on iOS 12.3.1?
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Disabling Gatekeeper is unfruitful : still get the prevention

I found out googling around that while the option to manually allow apps from anywhere to be opened directly was removed : https://www.techjunkie.com/gatekeeper-macos-sierra/ you could still use a ...
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How to quit multiple application on mac using an automator app?

I made an application on Automator (app x) that launches few applications (app a,b,c). I was wondering instead of creating another application to quit the apps(app a,b,c), is there a way I can get ...
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How to delete pre-installed apps on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I used csrutil disable to turn off System Integrity Protection and deleted some unused pre-installed apps before macOS 10.14. Recently, I upgraded to macOS 10.15 Beta (19A487l) and found this way didn'...
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How can i run same application between two macs?

I work in a small office where we share same jobs. We need to purchase another Mac desktop and somehow connect the 2 so we can both use the same program at the same time and it will update ...
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Check the status of a Finder copy-paste operation from Apple Watch

Today I had to leave my Mac, while a copy-pasting operation was in progress with a large number of files. I found myself wanting to know how long the operation had left (and if it had encountered any ...
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Completely deleting an app from my iPhone to download a clean copy

I'm trying to delete the Firstrade (financial brokerage) app from my iPhone 8 (iOS 12.3.1) so that I can re-purchase it cleanly from the App Store. I believe the app I originally purchased was ...
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Cross button on iPhone app icon doesn't appear when trying to uninstall

When I tap and hold on an app icon on my iPhone to uninstall it, the ⓧ button do not appear for certain apps. As far as I recall, the apps in question were installed using a different Apple ID which ...
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Utility to identify what mouse buttons are being pressed?

Is there a utility for mac to show what mouse buttons are being pressed? Similar utilities for Windows are: Spy++ and WindowSpy from AutoHotKey. For Linux I have used: xinput --query-state
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What is WPSD, and why does it trigger a Warning?

Whenever I boot most of the 40 or so Macbook Airs we have in our school I get the warning: "wpsd is not optimized for your mac" I understand why various things are not optimized for my mac. MacOS ...
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iPhone 6 iOS 12.3.1 (before Ios 12.2) apps stuck in waiting/loading/greyed out

I believe I have already read all related posts on stack. Hardware/Software: I’ve got an iPhone 6 with iOS 12.3.1 (before iOS 12.2). Problem: Some apps are stuck in loading/waiting or are greyed out....
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Intercept Macos notifications

I would like to create an App (Python or whatever language) that would be able to "intercept" other apps notifications before they appear and sometimes block them. Do you known if it is possible ? I ...
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Can promo code users update a 'custom app for business'

I've made a small app for the company I work at and I'm looking to distribute it. It isn't going to very many people, less than 100. I don't want to use it as a B2B app as then I'd need to setup a ...
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Change shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps in MacOS

From the Mac keyboard shortcuts page I found shortcut for switching to the next most recently used app among your open apps : Command-Tab. I want to change it to Option-Tab. Does anyone know name of ...
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iPhone: Game app able to access Photos without permission

I have downloaded a game from the App Store onto my iPhone. My understanding is that apps need to ask for, and be granted or denied, permission to access iCloud, Photo gallery etc. But in this game, ...
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How do I create a vertical baseline in Pages?

How do I create a vertical baseline for credits for illustrations and photographs using Pages? Beside a photo used in an article I want to run a credit line "Photography: Black Star Photo Agency, Inc....
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macOS app review process: Touch Bar functionality in metadata

I have a macOS app that get bug fixed. But the latest Apple review process drives me a bit insane. They always tell me that my app's metadata indicates Touch Bar functionality which my app do not have....
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Can't launch JetBrains Toolbox on macOS Mojave 10.14.5

I'm trying to launch the JetBrains Toolbox, but it seems I can't. When I launch via Spotlight search, nothing appears to happen. But when I try to run the launcher manually from the command line, this ...
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Bypassing Gatekeeper in macOS Mojave 10.14.5

At least until macOS Mojave 10.14.4, a user could run any application on a Mac, signed or not, by right clicking it in Finder and manually selecting Open. Does this still work for all applications ...
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Force an app for macOS 10.12 Sierra and later to run on OS X Yosemite 10.10

I have an application that wouldn't start on OS X Yosemite and throws the following message This application required OS X 10.12 or later. The application itself is fully functional. I can easily ...
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Cannot launch executable with source file using drag-and-drop in Finder

I always thought I could drag-drop a target file onto a src executable in Finder, and make macOS perform src target. But I don't seem to be able to do it and I’m not even able to recall if this was ...
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Rename application so I can search for it with spotlight

Is there a way to rename an application so I can search for it with Spotlight? I don't see a rename option there.
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Is there an easy way to remove some of the built-in apps on macOS Mojave? [duplicate]

In the past I was able to do sudo rm -rf /Applications/<app name>. The following resources indicate that this will no longer work without dealing with System Integration Protection (SIP): How ...
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Mac OS Sierra Feedback app came out of nowhere

So I was just using my mac normally until I looked at the dock and saw a feedback app (which I didn't open). I thought it was from google due to the material icon design but I cannot find a source ...
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How can I simply and sustainably remove Chess from my macBook Air, Mojave? [duplicate]

I have a list of applications I was interested in possibly removing as long as the OS does not need them to function. For starters I want to remove Chess and Stocks as I never use them. However when ...
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LuaRocks default installation location in macOS

By default, where is the LuaRocks package installed in macOS? I am looking in the following directories, but I couldn't find it: usr/local usr/lib opt/local What am I missing?
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Privacy and Google Apps for iOS

I have installed Google's apps to view online spreadsheets on a new iOS device. I then receive an email from Google: "Your new Device doesn't have the latest Google apps". While I understand and ...
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Fix Application launcher from Java 1.6 Legacy to Oracle Java 7

I'm using a Mac Pro 64bit Mojave. Is it possible to create a .command or .sh or some other low-effort "launcher" for a Java program where all of the compiled code is in the "plugins" dir that does ...
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App appears (not regular icon), can't open, doesn't appear elsewhere, but App store says it is on the iPhone

I have the Instagram app on my iPhone that doesn't open. The icon isn't the usual app icon (it crashed at one point). I can press the usual Instagram app icon and delete it. However, it still appears ...
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The application “XYZ” can't be opened!

I am running macOS version 10.14.4 (18E226) on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.) Frequently, at least twice a week, I get this error while opening any application: The ...
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How to create an IPA file (non-payload folder method)

I'm trying to create an iOS IPA file using Xcode. I have archived it (Product → Archive) and it is visible under my archives (Window → Organiser), but Xcode says I can't Export it unless I have an ...
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iOS: How to change text size in app or otherwise read covered part?

A certain app displays a number in a large font, and it happens that if the digits are too wide (eg. there are no narrow digits like "1" in the number, but only wide ones), the number is cut off at ...
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What's this little white circle on my Mac's screen?

Can anyone help me identify this little circle on the screen of my Mac?