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

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How do I launch Finder from terminal or command line [duplicate]

I use command line a lot, like most programmers. I want to be able to launch Finder, Safari or any other application for that matter from command line e.g. finder . where it will start Finder ...
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Best app to switch between all open windows

After 4 years of being a Mac user, there is only one thing that I still miss from the Windows world, and that is being able to switch with a single keystroke between all open windows in the computer. ...
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How do I move a window whose title bar is off-screen?

I encountered a strange problem today. I downloaded FileZilla and on first launch the title bar was above my mouse pointer's reach. Making the window unmovable. Here is a screenshot of my situation. ...
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How to disable command-Q for Quit?

Is there any way to disable command+Q for quitting apps? I tried adding this menuitem to the "Keyboard Shortcuts" preference pane (as suggested here), and remapping it to command+option+Q (slightly ...
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How to remove chrome app icons from launchpad?

I uninstalled Google chrome by deleting it from the Applications folder and I also deleted the associated profile data from ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome. But I have failed to remove all ...
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

Now that Apple has removed the ability to access the iOS App Store in iTunes 12.7 on Mac/Windows (See MacRumors article), I can't find any way to download an IPA file from the App Store. As a note, I'...
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How do I find out the applescript commands available for a particular app?

I'm trying to find out if I can get iTunes to do something complex, but don't know what can be scripted. Is there a way to find out what applescript commands an app will respond to?
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What is Mobile Sync - Backup and why is it taking so much space?

I was checking my directory and found out that the Folder Backup in Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup, is taking 13GB of my Harddisk ... What is this and why is taking so ...
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How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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iOS Untrusted Developer error when testing app

I am trying to make my own iOS applications by using Xcode 7 and iOS 9.0. I have successfully been able to install the app on my own iPod by following Xcode 7 develop for iOS without developer account ...
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Where should I store command line applications?

When I download command line applications they are located in my ~/Downloads/ directory. But I feel this is wrong place to have a command line application located. Where in the Mac OS X filesystem ...
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How do I find out what entitlements an app has?

Sandboxed apps have to declare their entitlements. Of course, that doesn't do me any good if I can't tell what entitlements it declares. A text editor that has entitlements for Core Location, ...
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Is there a way to hide certain apps from the cmd+tab menu?

Is there a way to hide certain apps from cmd+tab? The problem I'm facing is that I have some apps (like iTunes and of course Finder) always open. But when I'm working and switching between apps that ...
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Alternative ways to set a timer on macOS

I'm trying to set a timer on macOS to no avail, as Siri prompts me to set a reminder instead: Most, if not all apps found on the Mac App Store don't provide this functionality without being too ...
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Unable to add Visual Studio Code app's icon to macOS Dock

I had Visual Studio Code app's icon in my Mac's Dock before, but I can't put it there again. I tried dragging and dropping the app bundle from the /Applications folder, but the icon doesn't land in ...
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How to hide a specific active app on OS X (has to be reversible)?

Is there a way to hide the application window and the dock icon of one specific active app in OS X? Kinda like a background service that can be turned on or off.
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How can I get two calculators going?

Is there anyway I can have two instances of native Calculator app running simultaneously.
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Various iOS apps log out randomly, lose all data & settings

I've been experiencing an issue that has causing me a lot of problems, as various apps including Whatsapp, Telegram, Linkedin, Authy, Lastpass, and more will randomly log out, and reset back to their ...
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App crashes, dock icon remains, can't reboot, yet no process in ps aux to kill

I've been encountering an extremely annoying problem since I upgraded to Yosemite. FCPX (but I've been having reports of this problem on other computers with finder.app and safari.app) sometimes will ...
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Prevent Photos app on OSX from launching when plugging in device

The Photos app opens whenever I plug in my phone. How can this be prevented? I have seen many solutions for the old iPhoto app that involve changing the "Connecting camera opens" option, but the ...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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Can I globally change the cmd-Q shortcut to require holding for two seconds, like the option in Chrome?

Many, many times, I accidentally press ⌘+Q when I meant to close a tab or window, or switch applications. When I saw the option in Google Chrome to require the shortcut to be held, I was overjoyed. ...
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Damaged and can't be open app error message

I bought the iBoostUp app when I was using Lion, and one day it suddenly stopped working, I uninstalled it, and yesterday I got Mountain Lion hoping that it would get magically fixed, but it didn't. ...
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App Store: "To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page"

I'm trying to update Keynote in the Mac App Store and I get this message: Unable to update “Keynote” To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page in the App Store. I get the ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have Xcode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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Is there a way to detect what program is stealing focus on my Mac?

I've got a problem with some app on my Mac stealing the keyboard focus (the current window's title bar becomes inactive). However, it is not actually putting up any windows or menu bar of its own, and ...
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How can I open a single app by an unidentified developer without allowing all

I know to secure safety it is now not allowed anymore to open apps that were not downloaded from the mac app store. But surely there is a workaround for this to open an app that you know is 'good' ...
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Excessive "Opening application for the first time" dialogs

I often get the dialog box warning me that I'm opening an application for the first time. But, it isn't the first time. Some of these are applications that I use daily. I seem to be getting more ...
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How can I reinstall an application that the Mac App Store thinks is installed already?

I'm the developer of an application that is currently on the Mac App Store. I'm trying to download my own application so that I can test out the binary that is on the store. (As opposed to running it ...
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What iPhone apps can't you live without? [closed]

What are your "must-have" iPhone or iPod touch apps—the ones you can't live without? (Figuratively speaking, I hope.) Please omit apps that come pre-installed. Rules One app per answer. Use this ...
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Check the version of an app installed on iPad

Is there anyway to check the version of an app installed on a iPad without connecting back to iTunes on my desktop / laptop?
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Unable to completely uninstall Zoom meeting app

I am unable to completely uninstall the Zoom meeting app from my Mac running macOS Mojave. I once installed the Zoom meeting app. Then I deleted it from Applications directory. Now, every-time I open ...
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Has Apple hidden any tributes to Steve Jobs?

In Apple's software, are there any hidden tributes or memorials to Steve Jobs? Someone told me you can find his glasses in an app but I can't find them.
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How to permanently put TextEdit in the Open with... menu list?

I'm a developer and often dealing with unusual file types. If I want to open one of these files in TextEdit, I have to start it first and then open the file with it, or drag the file to the TextEdit ...
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Problem with "Always Open With" in OS X

I want know how can I apply a software to open all my same document, for example I want to open all my PDF document with Skim but when I right click on it> open with > other and choose my desired ...
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Is there a way to password protect individual apps?

Is it possible to password protect a specific Mac application? For example, I am interested in protecting Mail because even if you cannot retrieve new emails, you still can read all the already ...
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Prevent "<application> quit unexpectedly" message on sigquit

I kill Python processes with SIGQUIT by pressing Ctrl\ sometimes (usually my own that are misbehaving). Can I prevent the "Python quit unexpectedly" message? I know I can just hit escape, so it's not ...
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How can I make applications on OSX open new windows in the same space when opening a file from Finder?

OSX 10.8. Pretty simple. Right now when I open a file through Finder, if the filetype is set to be open by application Y, oftentimes OSX finds a space that has an open window of Y, and sends the file ...
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What is the macOS equivalent to Window's AppData folder?

I was originally looking for my Google Chrome profile because something went wrong and I need to delete it. In the process I realized that I don't know where applications in general are putting this ...
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Re-downloading apps purchased in a different country?

I lived in Canada for several years, but now I live in Norway (again). In Canada, I have purchased many apps on both the iOS and Mac OS X app stores. Some of these apps I have uninstalled over the ...
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Avoiding all apps reopening when OS X crashes

Sometimes my computer will crash and restart due to unknown errors. It usually happens when I'm working on something so a few apps are open. OS X has this annoying feature where it tries to reopen all ...
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Is it possible to merge two iTunes Store accounts so we can share apps and other purchases?

My wife and I each have iTunes on our PCs. Originally, I set these up with separate iTunes Store accounts. I was led to believe that we ought to do this because an email address is used for the ...
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Is there something stronger than "Force Quit"?

I have an app that won't die: it's gone from the dock, but the window remains (with a beachball, if I mouse over it). It's using no CPU, but I want it to go away. Is there something stronger than "...
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How to get a complete list of all applications installed?

Using OSX 10.8.4., I am having a hard time finding a complete list of all software applications installed on my Mac. Of course, the Launchpad only shows the list of those that have an app shortcut ...
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How do I see version numbers of my apps on iOS?

The App Store is telling me I have an update to an app that is currently installed, and it shows the new version. How do I see the version I currently have? The closest thing I was able to find is a ...
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How can I see bandwidth usage on a Mac?

I am having internet problems and the ISP technicians suggested that something is using my bandwidth. Is there a software to monitor which processes use how much bandwidth?
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Save file to hidden directory with standard OS X save dialog

Using TextEdit, when I try to save example.txt to some hidden directory, for example ~/Library, I can't because save panel doesn't show them. The only way I found was to save file to non-hidden ...
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Mac App Store update stuck (Installing - Calculating...)

I opened GarageBand for the first time, to find that most of the loops required me to download the Apple Loops from Software Update. I agreed to this. The App Store opened and gave me the option to ...
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How do I get Safari to stop launching an app automatically?

I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7. Previously, when I clicked on a link from an e-mail telling me about a group discussion in LinkedIn, it opened LinkedIn in Safari and took me right there. Now, Safari ...
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Looking for a decent time-tracking application for Mac [duplicate]

I am a freelance graphic designer and need to track the time spent on projects so I can bill my clients accordingly. There are a ton of services and applications out there but somehow none of them ...
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