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How should I submit bug reports and feature requests?

Inspired by Marco Ceppi's DS_store question I became curious about what is the current preferred mechanism for submitting bug reports and feature requests to Apple. I'm aware that they have the ...
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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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Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, you'...
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Read .iwa files from Pages

Pages has crashed, my file is now corrupted and I'm trying to get the text from this file. if I Right click on the file > Show package content > open index.zip , I can see a bunch of .iwa files which ...
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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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What could cause iCloud Drive to refuse to sync Desktop & Documents?

After a sort of manual system restore in which I copied my ~/Library/ from my now-dead 2017 MacBook Pro's BackBlaze to a 2019 MacBook Pro, pretty much all my software has nicely restored its settings, ...
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Workout sync from Watch to iPhone is unreliable since iOS 14 update

Since updating to iOS 14, about 20% 50% of my workouts fail to sync from my Watch to my iPhone. I've restarted both Watch and iPhone, several times. Quit and relaunched the Activity app in iOS. All to ...
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to "never" sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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Invisible region on screen is blocking mouse cursor

In the bottom right corner of my Macbook Pro (running MacOS 10.15.3 Catalina with a second screen connected as main), sometimes, there is a region (invisible) where I just can't move the cursor to. I ...
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How do I disable or remove the root account created as a side effect from this High Sierra security bug?

This article describes a bug where entering root when prompted for an unlock allows any user to unlock system preferences. It warns that: There’s no need to do this yourself to verify it. Doing so ...
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Messages brings macOS to its knees with soagent and callservicesd

When I launch Messages on macOS and attempt to do anything at all with it (or even, it seems, if I just wait a while until a message is received) the two processes soagent and callservicesd start ...
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PDFs looking different in Yosemite Preview.app [duplicate]

I've just installed Yosemite on my iMac and noticed that my PDF files viewed with the Preview.app don't look the same as in Mavericks. If I view the PDF files directly in Safari, all looks like it ...
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On my iPhone I can't give my apps access to the camera, microphone, etc

iOS Version: 11.3 My iPhone won’t allow me to give any apps camera, microphone, or library access. I’ve gone to their individual settings for the apps and there’s no options. If I go to Camera in ...
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Mac does not sleep automatically in Lion!

My Macbook Pro will not sleep even though it is set in System Preferences → Energy Saver. I do not have any sharing options enabled (System Preferences → Sharing). I do not have "Wake ...
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Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor

I'm using a MBP with a second (external) monitor and since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, I encountered some display issues that appear in the Application Switcher, and sometimes in the menu-...
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How to mitigate CVE-2015-1130 (Hidden Backdoor with Root) due to lack of Apple support?

This is related to CVE-2015-1130, a.k.a Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X. It appears Apple has refused to fix it in OS X 10.9 and earlier. Emil Kvarnhammar, the one who reported ...
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White bar over menu bar?

I'm experiencing this weird bug on OS X El capitan. There is a white bar over most of my menu items in the top right of my screen. The items are still there and are interactable. Anyone got any ...
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Is Soundflower 1.6.6 compatible with Mavericks 10.9?

Is Soundflower 1.6.6 compatible with Mavericks 10.9?
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How to investigate Mail app's random popup bug on Mojave?

My friend's computer (running the latest version Mojave) is experiencing that bug where mail.app suddenly — randomly? — and automatically takes focus while having his Google-account connected to it. I'...
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Apple Shellshock patch for 10.6?

I am running a small HTTP server (Apache) off my Mac mostly as a hobby. If it becomes compromised it isn't the end of the world but it is something I would certainly like to prevent. I set up a ...
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Disable Java Auto Update Prompt for 1.7u25 on Mountain Lion

I'm having a heck of a time trying to disable the option "Check for updates Automatically" I ran composer to see what plist was being modified and it looks like ~/Library/Preferences/com.oracle....
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Command+Tab between apps does not work in Sierra

Since updating to macOS Sierra, many apps fail to respond correctly to Command+Tab switching. For example, if the three most recent apps are any two other apps A and B and C, in the order A B C, ...
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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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How can I delete a (null) app in usage?

In my usage list(settings>general>storage & iCloud usage>manage storage), there is an app that registers as (null) with no icon, a version number that doesn't match anything I've previously ...
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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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How to delete a specific line of a paragraph in AppleScript, while retaining the original format of the text?

I have a text variable of class text that shows something like this when it is returned: " This is sentence 1. This is sentence 2. This is sentence 3. This is sentence 4." I want to be able to ...
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Keystrokes getting eaten randomly

I have a weird problem on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15" running OS X 10.8.2. Every now and then - say every two days - the system starts to ignore most of the keys I press for 2-3 minutes. It's like ...
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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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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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Internal keyboard randomly stops working (after upgrade to Catalina) - any way to reset it?

Is there anything like a reset of the internal keyboard device that I can try doing instead of having to restart my MacBook completely? The internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro just stops responding ...
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Fixing app search in iOS 11 [duplicate]

Since updating to iOS 11, I've lost the ability to surface apps from the swipe-down Spotlight search field. This was my preferred method of launching apps as it was quite a lot more convenient than ...
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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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Why does File:/// crash my app?

Whenever I type File:/// into the URL bar in Chrome, into Text Edit, and more, it crashes the app. I found out about this after reading this blog post. How can I avoid this crash and make it ...
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How do you manually reposition faces in Mac OS X Yosemite's Photos App?

I'm not sure if this is a bug or just me missing something out, but when I try to manually add faces in my Photos app (go to photo, 'Get info', 'Add face'), a circle appears where I can name/tag the ...
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PDF rendering bug in OS X and iOS

I received a PDF by e-mail which is unreadable on my Mac (Lion 10.7.3) and on my iPhone (iOS 5.1.1) but the same PDF renders perfectly on Windows. If I use Chrome on my Mac, (which has its own built ...
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How do I kill the Application Switcher?

All of the sudden the Application Switcher's graphics breaks: Restart does help, but became a nuisance. How can I kill it? Restart it? UPDATE: Logging off fixed this. UPDATE 2: I came to a ...
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How do I avoid "message could not be moved to the mailbox Trash" on iOS 10?

Since upgrading to iOS 10, in certain e-mail accounts (notably an msn.com account) I cannot delete certain messages in Apple Mail. If I swipe left or open the message, and click the Trash icon, I get ...
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Custom keyboard layout problem High Sierra

I have just upgraded my OS to macOS High Sierra. I have been using a custom layout for my Magic Keyboard. But after upgrading to the newer version is stopped working. I have installed the custom ...
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Killing an application

I try to kill a buggy application without success. I tried the Force Quit… feature in the Apple menu but it doesn't work. In order to find the PID I tried the following command from the Terminal but ...
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How do I prevent "Local Items" Keychain from locking?

My "Local Items" keychain keeps locking and I can't figure out how to prevent it from doing so. As near as I can tell it locks when my Mac sleeps (which I want) and also after a very short ...
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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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Which iOS versions are affected by the 2nd December date bug?

There is a date bug on iOS 11.1.2 which causes iOS to constantly respring after 2nd December, caused by recurring local notifications. iPhone with repeating loading spinner I'm currently on iOS 11.0....
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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Messages is unusable due to unresponsiveness!

Messages on High Sierra has become increasingly unusable for me. I get frequent (every dozen words or so, at least once per message) long (5-20s) lags when typing — which seem to occur most often when ...
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Sierra Finder aliases appearing as generic icons

Since updating to macOS Sierra, many Finder aliases appear as generic document icons rather than as the informative icons that were available in previous versions of OS X. Is there something I can do ...
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Bug? macOS Sierra Preview/Quick Look issues with rendering colors of images when using any icc profile other than the macOS standard

When I installed Sierra I also profiled my display (with a spectrometer) and have been using the created icc profiles since then. Both Quick Look preview and the macOS preview app when displaying ...
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Sudden flash of gray in the background

In the last few days I've had a sudden flash of gray in the background. I'm on MacOS 10.7.5. I'm not able to provide a screenshot because it only happens for a split second, but here is a more or less ...
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AppleSpell error: Contacts change history truncated, resetting!

My macOS High Sierra system is increasingly slowing to a crawl and having huge spikes in CPU usage, notably in Messages, but even when it not running. The logs that seem to be most closely associated ...
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iPhone with repeating loading spinner

My iPhone 8 (iOS 11.1.2) has been stable for a month and it was working without any problem so far. But today (December 2) as I was doing my usual stuff it started behaving very strange. Every 10 ...
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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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