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weird xcodebuild install prompt out of the blue

I ugraded to macOS Monterrey a few days ago. Yesterday, without having done anything, I get this prompt. The annoying thing is that if I click Cancel it just reappears. I didn't ask for this, so I ...
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macOS constantly adds input sources

Some time ago I played around with some custom keyboard layouts for Ukrainian and I don't remember in much detail what I did, but as a result I started to experience this weird bug. I downloaded a ...
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Can’t get rid of “Finish setting up family sharing” badge

Even after I complete all the steps, the notification just gomes back:
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Mouse pointer doesn't change back to default arrow and gets stuck as a resize-icon or text-edit-icon

The mouse pointer on my MacBook Pro M1 gets stuck as a resize-icon or text-edit-icon. A specific example case where this happens: When I'm in Finder and cross over between the main window (with all my ...
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`open folder` may fail due to “untranslocated nodes”

For some reason, opening a folder in the Finder from the command line with open path/to/folder does not work anymore for subdirectories of my Documents folder: % cd % mkdir Documents/TestDir % open ...
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External Display Image Looks Much Better @60Hz Than @120Hz

I recently bought a Mac Studio and have been using the Samsung CRG9 external monitor that supports up to 5120 X 1440 at 120Hz, but for some reason, I've noticed that the image on the display looks ...
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External Display Keeps Switching Refresh Rates After Waking From Sleep

I recently set up my new Mac Studio with my Samsung CRG9 external monitor, that supports up to a 5120 X 1440 resolution at 120Hz. I set my Mac Studio to run at that resolution and refresh rate, but ...
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How to remove "mysterious" tooltips on iphone?

Suddenly, the following tool tips have appeared above every single item on an iPhone. They appear above app icons, above each text message, etc I assume its an accessibility feature but can't, for the ...
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Mac mini not showing picture after changing resolution

I just updated my 2018 Intel Mac mini to macOS 12.3, and after updating I tried changing the resolution on my monitor, but got a blank screen after the log-in screen that would normally show my ...
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Mac shut down during update

I just tried updating my Mac mini to the latest version of macOS, and when I thought the update was finished, my Mac wouldn’t start up or display any image on my monitor. I shut down my Mac with the ...
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What is my Mac doing at 12 at night? Random process heats up Macbook to 80c while it's sleeping

So I put the laptop to sleep around 5pm and then all of a sudden when I'm going to bed the laptop fans start going crazy. Weird, since the laptop is closed and it's been quiet for quite some time. I ...
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BBC iPlayer ToolTip stays on screen

In MacOS Monterey, the tool tip stays popped-up on the screen and won't disappear. For example, here: Is there anything that can be done? I have recently formatted the hard drive and reinstalled ...
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Uncloseable virus-like window asking to connect to a server. How to kill it?

I have the following window from unknown application appearing if I press Cancel it appears again. If I enter any password it thrills meaning password is wrong. If I reboot it appears again. Killing ...
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Why do my Apple Calendar events "revert" or vanish?

Frequently (about 10-20% of the time) new events that I create in Apple Calendar either lose information I've entered for them (e.g., go from having any info at all to being a default new even with ...
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Can't click in Safari nor interact with menus

I am stuck with Safari : when I open it, I can't click anywhere (I just here the "bong" sound), most of menu items are grayed (including Quit Safari), none of keyboard shortcut will work, ...
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Tap to Click not working correcty

Tap to Click is only working in some parts of the macOS user interface. If I tap a window frame to move/drag the window it won't work. Selecting text doesn't work either. I mine multiple word like ...
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Lost Messages history for Legacy Contact

After designating one of my contacts as a Legacy Contact all of my history for that contact in Messages has vanished (along with all links on other apps to shared content in Messages). The contact has ...
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What does "sort by recent" do in Books?

In Books on iOS if I sort by "recent" I see a jumble of my recently read books interspaced with books labeled as "new", which includes books that I've had for years. PDFs, in ...
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Books not detecting current reading

Apple's Books app on iOS has stopped detecting books I'm currently reading in "Reading Now". In order to get a recent book to appear in the list, I need have it open in the app, force quite ...
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macOS Monterey "Save As" file naming bug - is there a fix?

I've noticed when assigning file names during a "Save As" in Monterey, the text I type gets put in the wrong place. For example, if I am trying to save the file as img.png, I instead get i....
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Floating keyboard menu renders most messaging apps unusable on latest iPad Pro?

I’m enjoying my first ever iPad, it’s the 2021 11” model running latest iPadOS. That’s how Messenger looks like when I’m using my iPad with Logitech Combo Touch keyboard attached. Notice how the two ...
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What does "unsaved photos from Messages" mean?

When I try to favorite a collection that Photos on my iPhone recommends to me, I get a message saying that I have "unsaved photos from Messages which you need to save before continuing", and ...
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Text shortcuts are constantly erased with macOS Monterey

I noticed that with macOS Monterey, my text shortcuts (System Preferences → Keyboard → Text) can never stay put and are erased every time I add them (not quite sure when, but surely soon after). Is ...
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Download problems after upgrading to Monterey

After upgrading to Monterey I cannot save files using Safari or Brave Browser (it's browser on Chromium engine). Downloads are starting forever and never finish. I waited like an hour to test it. What ...
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Podcasts app on macOS keeps asking me to sign in

No matter how many times I try signing in or click cancel, the pop-up keeps reappearing with no way to finally get rid of it and to keep it from coming back permanently. Is anyone else having this ...
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I can’t type the number twenty on iOS

Since upgrading to iOS 15, I can no longer easily type the number 20. iOS automatically replaces it with 2.0, as shown in the screenshot. I don’t have a Text Replacement that would do this. Is this ...
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iOS Shortcuts not registering some presses

Whenever I try to enter settings for some actions, the variable menu won’t show up. It will lift up as if I’m trying to move the action even though my finger is on the variable. This is currently ...
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Why is Mac Mail refusing a correct password?

Recently Mac Mail started requesting the password for my MSN mail account and refusing the correct password when entered. I'm 100% certain the password is correct (I've used to to log in on iOS in ...
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Certain Songs on Apple Music won’t download after upgrading/restoring to new iPhone

I’ve tried downloading my playlists after restoring to my new iPhone, and only some of the songs within them will download, while all others don’t (using Apple Music here). I tried restarting, ...
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Can't control volume on HomePod minis

Suddenly I’m unable to control the volume on my HomePod mini stereo pair. I press the volume buttons on my remote and get no change in volume. Generally the volume change indicator doesn’t appear ...
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Slow Wi-Fi after update to tvOS 15

After updating my AppleTV 4K to tvOS 15, my network speeds (as measured by Speedtest) drop from over 500 Mbps to around 100 Mbps (and intermittently much lower). I've rebooted my AppleTV and my ...
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How can I get music files thumbnails to show in Finder?

My music files suddenly appear like this (as shown below.) This is what I've tried so far: Toggle on/off Show icon Preview Delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist sudo find /private/var/...
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How do I stop "node" asking for my password?

How do I stop "node" asking for my iCloud keychain password (for Adobe Creative Cloud)? My goals are never to see this dialog again, to continue using Photoshop. If I can't accomplish 1 ...
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I do not understand why `touch -h` is not working as documented in the man page on macOS Big Sur

The default touch utility on macOS Big Sur does not respect the -h flag. If one wants to use the -h option as claimed in the man pages of Apple, one has to use the GNU version of touch. Is there a way ...
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Desktop is not working anymore (no interaction or files on the desktop)

My desktop does not work anymore. I can't work with it anymore: only my wallpaper is visible. My files and hard disk don't appear anymore. I can't click on it, nor drag and drop anything on it. I put ...
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How can I stop iOS from substituting emoji icons for some Unicode characters? [duplicate]

On iOS I'm getting bizarre (and mostly goofy) icon glyphs substituted for the glyphs that I expect — and see as expected on macOS — for many fonts. For example, if I enter a "Black Right-Pointing ...
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Chrome looks horrible on fullscreen [duplicate]

Whenever I put any website on fullscreen, it keeps showing the tab bar. Here's the image of what it looks like: Is there another way to fix this issue?
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Disable Mission Control in Big Sur

I would like to completely disable Mission Control in Big Sur. If there is a way to stop it from triggering when I drag a window to the top of a screen that would also be greatly appreciated. I've ...
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Screen Time fails to set limit for some apps and the total screen time!

I am using iOS 14.3 but I have found Screen Time has a such serious bug in all iOS versions. This is my screen time rule: All Apps for 35 min and Games 15 min But it fails to work at all. For example,...
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How to resolve black screen on WhatsApp for macOS?

I have tried re-installing the app (deleting it and downloading a new file), but I still get the following screen on macOS 11.3 (Big Sur): Anyone else getting this same issue, and how to resolve?
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iPad Pro update button greyed out

I'm trying to update to 14.6 from 14.5.1 iPad Pro 2018 (cellular) tells me to connect to wifi while it's connected and can access websites from safari. It has no sim inside, nor esim configured. ...
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How do I keep my iCloud keychain from locking itself?

For some time I've had an issue with my "Local Items" keychain keeps locking itself (apparently when my machine sleeps and/or after a timeout). This was happening despite no timeout being ...
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Hold to diacritics keeps disabling itself randomly

For some reason, the feature where you hold down a letter to get the diacritics menu (to type è, à, é etc.) keeps turning off randomly, sometimes after a reboot. When it happens, I have to enter ...
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YouTube on Safari Very Stuttery After 11.3

I just updated my Mac mini to macOS 11.e3, and it seems as if all of the videos I watch are now very laggy and stutter and I don't know why. Anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it?
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Black rectangles in menu bar that randomly appear

I recently purchased a MacBook Air M1 and it runs the latest OS version. I noticed that sometimes there is a black rectangle in the menu bar. I have attached two screen shots. I am now worried if this ...
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With dual monitors, changing one desktop will change the desktop of the other screen as well

Since I updated my Mac (I'm using a Mac Mini M1, macOS Big Sur 11.2.3), it has a strange behavior now. I have 2 screens. There is a mirror-like effect but not completely mirrored on both. I have the ...
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USB 3.0 hub connecting over USB 2.0; How to correct?

Issue: I have a couple USB-C 3.0 hubs, and a 2016/2017 MacBook Pro 13" [Fn-Key]. The first hub, everything connected over USB 2.0, so I assumed it was just a shitty hub, so I bought one from ...
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Option Shift word selection doesn't work in Visual Studio Code on Mac OS Big Sur

I can't exectly say when this started, but from some version of Visual Studio Code Option + Shift + Right Arrow/Left Arrow selection stopped working. Currently I use macOS Big Sur, but I am almost ...
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Big Sur: Documents & Desktop folders totally empty after turning off "Desktop & Documents Folders"

In the latest Big Sur 11.2.2: My documents and desktop folders went totally empty after turning off "Documents & Desktop" syncing in iCloud Drive settings. Steps I did: I went to ...
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Big Sur menu bar changes color from black to white when switching virtual desktops – possible to pin it to a single color?

So my menu bar changes its color when I switch virtual desktops. On desktop 1, I have black text on a white menu bar. On Desktop 2, it is white text on white menu bar. On desktop 3 and beyond, it is ...
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