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Why did the function key shortcuts in Pages, for text paragraph styles, just completely stopped working on in macOS?

On every single Mac I have (whether 2015 MBP with 12.6.1, or brand new latest Macs w/ Ventura), The fn key shortcuts, for text styles, no longer works in Pages. What could this possibly be? When you ...
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On MacOS 10.15.5, "About This Mac --> Storage" is not recognizing my RAID-1 drive correctly

I upgraded from El Capitan to Catalina 10.15.5 on a MacbookPro mid-2012 , the oldest HW that Catalina will run on. Then, I created a RAID-1 drive using 2 USB disks. "About This Mac --> Storage" is not ...
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Recurring system.log process: "com.apple.dpd: Service exited with abnormal code: 75" - Catalina 10.15.7

I've been trying to remove this weird recurring process that happens every second in my system.log: Sep 27 23:45:12 User-iMac com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.dpd[1749]): Service exited with ...
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Photos not synching, macOS 'optimize storage' not working, and 175GB of photos downloaded for no reason

Suddenly, my Mac stopped synching my photos: I have tons of free space on iCloud, and optimize storage is turned on: There's no way that photos should take up 170 GB of space when there's only 250 ...
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Mail not sending on macOS

Suddenly my Mail client on macOS doesn't send new mail (on any account). I can use the send UI as normal, but no mail is sent, none is recorded in Sent Mail, and I get no feedback or warnings that ...
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1 answer
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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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Yellow tooltip stuck on screen

There is a yellow tooltip stuck and it floats above all other windows. I do not know from what program it came. How can I get rid of it without restarting my computer? EDIT:
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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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Dock process creates lock screen images continuously

I noticed today that my disk is completely full despite the fact that it was half full just yesterday. OmniDiskSweeper revealed that in private/var/folders/gn loads of lock screen.png screenshots that ...
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Voice memo only saving part of audio

I recently conducted a 1h30 interview using voice memo, but when trying to save the file the app froze and did not allow me to press any button. It showed that the interview was 1h30 long, though. I ...
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Cannot toggle "Prevent automatic sleeping on power adapter when the display is off"

I can't toggle the option "Prevent automatic sleeping on power adapter when the display is off" under Settings -> Displays -> Battery & Energy. It just remains on. This looks like ...
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iPhone 7 Plus not getting notification beep

I’ve been having this issue for quite a while now. I just suddenly noticed my iPhone 7 plus stopped giving me notification beeps despite all notification settings properly configured. I’ve read ...
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MacOS keeps reinstalling iMovie and GarageBand

I want to uninstall iMovie and GarageBand. But each time after I uninstall them, they are automatically reinstalled (without any message and notification). I tried to uninstall them directly (click ...
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Keyboard shortcut for service only works after I manually run the service

After I assign a keyboard shortcut to initiate a service in System Preferences, I press the keyboard shortcut and nothing happens. I have to first click on the service title under the services menu (...
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After updating to Ventura 13.6.5, the login items are missing and the computer is extremely slow

I use MacBook Air (M1, 16GB, 2020). Today I updated the macbook to macOS Ventura 13.6.5. After the update, The computer boots up and I can login to it. The CPU usage is 1% (i.e. 99% idle) and the ...
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XProtect Consistently Eating Tons Of RAM?

I recently updated my 2017 MBP to Ventura. Ever since, my system has been running very poorly I've noted that 90% of the time, when it is acting up, there is an XProtectRemediatorSnowBeagle process ...
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Bizarre macOS Browser Problem

I have encountered a rather bizarre macOS problem and I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this in the wild, or has any ideas on how to mitigate it. I've been a Mac admin for a very long time, and I'...
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What causes macOS to stop launching all apps?

I don't get error messages and the apps I have open still work fine, but my Mac is refusing to launch any new apps, including terminal.app. It doesn't matter if I try to launch an app through ...
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How to debug M2 Macbook Air screen going black right after unlocking

First of the hardware/software involved here: 2023 15” MacBook Air M2 16GB RAM Sonoma 14.4 Randomly, but rather frequently, right after unlocking my Mac with Touch ID my screen go black and ...
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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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Can’t get rid of “Finish setting up family sharing” badge

Even after I complete all the steps, the notification just comes back: Is this a bug or can I solve this without asking Apple for support?
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osascript bug: AppleScript's initial "choose from list" dialog is unselected

I run the following code in Terminal: osascript "/Users/Me/Desktop/Run this script on wake.scpt" If the first dialog of my .scpt file is a choose from list dialog, then this dialog will be ...
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iPhone Notes become blank/empty in times, you get them back after OS restart

This is taking up the wording and image of the 201911 Apple forum question Apple Notes Blank. Sometimes when I go to my notes on my phone, the contents of my notes have disappeared. If you still ...
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iPhone not asking to store passwords

I’m running the latest iOS available (15.5) and my iPhone 13 is not asking if I want it to keep my login details in the “password vault”. Actually, sometime, for some websites I’m asked, but for a ...
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USB Internet Connection Sharing disconnects after updating to macos 12.7.3

I have been using USB Internet Connection from my Macbook Pro for some years, fairly reliably. We rely upon it since we are a Wifi free house. After updating to macos 12.7.3 Monterey, both iPhones ...
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FileZilla stopped using keys from ssh-agent on macOS

I recently set up SSH access to my web servers on my Mac by following GitHub's documentation for Generating a new SSH key and adding it to the ssh-agent. After that, I installed FileZilla and the ...
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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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How do you stop an in-game mouse cursor switching to the OS's default cursor?

For years now I have known that, when playing Rimworld on my computer, the in-game cursor will switch to the OS's cursor for no apparent reason. I had thought this was a bug exclusive to Rimworld and ...
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Anything opened in Preview shows for less than a second and disappears

I upgraded to macOS Ventura from macOS Catalina last year, and since then I've had the issue of Preview not working. Whenever I open something (a PNG image, a JPEG image, a PDF, whatever), I see it ...
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Why does "Look Up" on iOS briefly flash and image?

When I use "Look Up" on iOS, I briefly see an image flash, which then vanishes: I've had this behavior for several iOS upgrades, and through two hardware changes. I assume the image is ...
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rm removes file then says it does not exist

Recently, when I remove a file with rm, the file is removed, but I also get the message "No such file or directory" with the same path/filename. Of course, the message is true, since the ...
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How do I configure a Shortcut to send URLs for Safari web pages?

Since updating to iOS 7, a Shortcut that had worked fine for years has stopped functioning as expected. The Shortcut is intend to mail the stuff I currently see to me. Since iOS 7, this continues to ...
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1 answer
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(Macbook Pro 2020, M1) How do we stop the white flashes on safari dark mode?

I've included a gif below of the issue. Every time I open a new tab in safari, I get a momentary white flash. I've tried almost everything, from using half a dozen dark mode extensions (dark reader, ...
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WindowServer taking up much RAM; in fact, too much

For the past few months—and the past few months only—my 2020 M1 MacBook Air has been behaving weirdly. The thread WindowServer keeps taking up an appallingly large amount of my memory; indeed, it ...
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Where does the device list come from in Console.app? (Why are duplicate devices shown?)

Sonoma 14.1.1 (23B81), Mac Mini M1 2020. I noticed recently that Console.app is showing duplicate devices. E.g. screenshot below showing 4 of the same ldh-watch device (I have only 1 Apple Watch). ...
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How can I troubleshoot this re-occuring prompt to give a mysterious app security access?

EDIT: Found some files, not sure if deleting them will fix the issue though. Does anybody know if I can just delete these?: For a couple months now, I've been getting this error, periodically, a few ...
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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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Why does iCloud brctl say that I have 136 "Client Truth Unclean Items" (unsynced files/folders)?

update: I found a workaround for this. Basically, creating a small file inside the Ubiquity folder kickstarts something in the bird daemon. YMMV, but anyone who wants to examine or try my script can ...
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HomeKit is unable to recognize when people are home following update to iOS 17

After updating to iOS 17, HomeKit fails to recognize when people are home and as a result sends endless motion notifications. How do I get HomeKit to recognize when people are home? (Updating my ATV+ ...
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Messages no longer sends images on macOS

My Messages app on macOS (Sonoma) has stopped sending images. Any image I send, using any method (drag and drop, copy paste, etc.) fails to arrive for any participant on a Messages thread. I get no ...
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Can I disable wifi automatically if there is an ethernet connection?

When I wake my machine in the morning, it often stays blank because there's some conflict between my 4k monitor and the 'Your computer name has changed for the 3950th time' dialogue that means both ...
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"Utilities" folder empty?

I turned on my Mac after about a year of inactivity, and wanted to use the Terminal, but the Utilities folder was empty. I tried installing something that would add an item to that folder (in this ...
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Can macOS preview CSS files? [duplicate]

I was surprised that when I select a CSS file and press the Space bar, there is no preview and instead an error. The extension com.apple.tips.TipsAppQuicklook-macOS does not implement file previews. ...
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My Macbook Pro is acting as if the SHIFT key were pressed when it absolutely isn't [duplicate]

This started happening suddenly yesterday, and it's annoying/making my life impossible, to say the least. I've tried searching for a solution but every solution given points toward a hardware issue. ...
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On Lockdown mode, why am I being prompted to allow an SD card to connect even though I don't enter any peripheral?

I am running Venture 13.5 on a M1 MacBook Pro. Because Lockdown mode is on, I am prompted to approve/deny each time a USB device is plugged into my machine. However, I am also randomly being prompted ...
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Icons constantly changes to "generic" one

After updating to one of the recent versions of Ventura, I have faced a bug that happens about half of the time I edit and save txt files. The bug is that the icon of a file become "generic"....
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Phantom unread messages in iMessage

After a (generally) successful migration from an old MBP (2014, Big Sur) to a new M2 MBA, I have several unread messages indicated by the notification badge in the dock on the iMessage icon. I've ...
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Suddenly the "diagnosticd" daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage

Suddenly the diagnosticd daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage, even with Xcode is not running, on OS X Mojave 10.14.1 I can't figure out it. The fans become very noisy.
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MacBook not asking for password after sleep

My mid-2015 MacBook Pro (Sierra 10.12.2) skips the login screen when waking from sleep, it goes straight to my desktop. I have my System Preferences set to require my password 1 minute after being ...
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Calls are switched to desktop screen

I frequently work with tools requiring my full attention on screen and fast reaction times. When I am called on my Mac, however, it switches to my desktop screen and I have to annoyingly click back on ...

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