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An unintentional mistake or omission in the programming code of an application that causes undesirable results. This tag will be used in discussions identifying potential bugs and seeking ways to circumvent or correct them.

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Excel: how to change Default file option to UTF-8 away from Macintosh file option?

When I double-click and open a csv file in Excel, the OSX Excel always opens it in Macintosh format destroying the visualisation of UTF-8 files with malformatted umlaut characters such as ö and ä. I ...
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Finder on Yosemite misbehaves: doubled text, blank windows, lack of updates

Since updating to Yosemite, Finder has been acting strangely. I can usually get it to show a normal-looking and -behaving window for a few operations, and then the window will either: Be blank, ...
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Catalina upgrade leads to permanent "system has run out of application memory"

After upgrading to Catalina I get a permanent error message stating "Your system has run out of application memory" which appears in a dialog that obscures my active windows. This appears when I ...
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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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After High Sierra, weird colours appear when waking up MacBook Pro

I'm coming from reddit where they suggested me to post here. There seems to be many users with the same issue. Using a 13" MBP Early 2015. After updating to macOS High Sierra I see weird colours for ...
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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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How to force iphone to free space when storage is full?

My phone (ios 13.5.1) was running out of storage, so I freed up a few Gbs of space by removing whatsapp album, photos (also clearing the recently deleted album) and a few app. On the next day the ...
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Big bug: why does iCloud Keychain remember the wrong expiration month for all of my credit cards?

I've been adding credit cards to my iCloud Keychain for years, and after a few months, I notice that my payments receive errors when I use the autofill from iCloud. The bug: I've realized that ...
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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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The color picker in macOS Ventura screen shot tool does not open. Any ideas how to fix that?

When I take a screenshot with SHIFT + CMD + 5 and try to open the color picker via Show colors... to choose a custom border color, nothing happens. If I do the same thing in Preview, the color picker ...
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How to remove "ghost audiobooks" from Finder to iPhone synchronization list

Every time I sync my audiobooks via Finder with my iPhone I get a warning about some files missing. It's caused by 2 audiobooks which doesn't even exist anymore (probably had them in the past but not ...
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Cannot ⌘+V paste into Finder Go to Folder field

When using Finder Go to Folder [⌘+Shift+G], the field will not accept ⌘+V pasted text. I've tested this on 2 Macs (Monterey) with the same result. The workaround is to paste from the right-click menu, ...
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Sub 15ms key-repeat speed on MacOS Monterey

MacOS has always had these settings to adjust the keyboard speed. defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 10 # normal minimum is 15 (225 ms) defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 1 # normal minimum is 2 (...
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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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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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Icons on menu bar redraw at each monitor change

I have an issue with my setup that drives me nuts and is more and more annoying. I have a 4 displays setup and each time I change of monitor most of the icons in the menu redraw and introduce lag ...
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Mouse pointer twitchy since high sierra update

Since I updated to High Sierra, me and my colleagues at work have the same problem with our mouse pointer. It appears to be twitchy when switching from the standard arrow to another image (pointer/...
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Bug: System Services Remain In Context Menu, Despite Being Disabled

I have found that if one disables the built-in "Search With Google" and "Look Up in Dictionary" systemwide "Searching" Services, they are not actually disabled. In this post, I focus on the "Search ...
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Keychain Access not revealing passwords

I was able to fix the problem by restarting my computer, but I wanted to see if anyone else had this issue. If I right click on a keychain item and select "Copy Password to Clipboard" the usual ...
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Coming out of screen-lock, sometimes my machine will sleep/lock 30 seconds after

I haven't pinpointed any potential triggers yet, but sometimes when I come out of sleep or from having a locked screen, after typing my password in and re-entering the OS, about 20 or 30 seconds later,...
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macOS 13.2.1 setting menu is superslow for MacBook Pro 2017

After updating for macOS 13, the menu settings, when I want to change network settings, is super slow. For example, when I try to change the network proxy settings for a WiFi network it took 10 clicks ...
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macOS Safari 16.1 - can't save after customizing toolbar

When I right click on the toolbar in Safari and then select Customize toolbar... from the context menu, the toolbar gets permanently stuck in "edit mode". I tried everything to get out of it,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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systemd is using >150% CPU

I'm not sure what's causing it, but suddenly the systemd process just started using about 150% CPU (according to my iStat menu). I checked in Activity Monitor and it said the same. I checked the CPU ...
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Dock glitch when closing apps

When I'm closing an app, and the dock is about to refresh the app icon (from opened to closed), and the cursor is in the area of the dock, a splitting glitch happens as show in the picture below. For ...
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Weird Safari pixelating issue

The issue started after updating to macOS high Sierra. The problem can't be shown when a screenshot is taken or if the cursor is hovered at those areas. So below is image captured from my phone and ...
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Safari tools symbols missing

I just started using Safari and I notice the tools have no symbols to indicate their role. Is it normal or a bug? How do I fix it?
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iTunes for Windows won't un-pause

I am running iTunes on Windows 10 to play my personal music collection. Oftentimes if I pause the music it won't un-pause. I click the button, which changes to the "playing" icon, but the progress ...
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Finder search of string erroneously returns no results yet substring correctly returns results

Encountering a really bizarre error on a new iMac (5K, Late 2015) that is running Sierra. There is a folder called "Job applications" in my Documents folder that shows up in a Finder search of This ...
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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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Preview hangs no matter what I do

This question is a sequel of Preview hangs when I try to change a PDF but unfortunately it's getting bigger and bigger. Each time I open a PDF I get the spinning wait cursor instead of the normal ...
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iOS8.1 Can't stay logged in to Stack Exchange or Stack Exchange chat

So everything was wonderful before iOS8.1. Now I can no longer log in to Stack Exchange via Facebook on Safari (diagnostics say it's an HTML 5 issue), but can log in via Facebook on Chrome or via ...
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Disabling MBP display with external monitor connected in Clamshell Mode

I have a very similar problem to mikekmcguire's question about clamshell mode. When connecting my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009 | 5,3) running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) to an external display in clamshell mode, ...
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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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Why is the number of unread messages in Messages negative?

Occasionally, and with no apparent correlation with what is going on on other devices where I have Messages enabled, I get a negative count for my unread messages in Messages on OS X: What could be ...
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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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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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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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Cannot drag and drop nor hover, on the whole system, when Razer mouse is plugged in

I have only been able to identify that it happens when that mouse is plugged in because, with any other mouse, it doesn't happen. Sporadically it fixes itself but I have not been able to figure out ...
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Air drop: buttons don't react to click when sharing from a Finder window

I am not be able to start the transfer properly using Airdrop, despite seeing the other devices without problem. What I do: Open a folder with Finder Select a bunch of files Right click > share... ...
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Shortcuts app not loading

Hey fellas I brought a new MacBook air. When I opened gallery in shortcuts app it shows me a lot of shortcuts but when I click or add those it keeps on loading infinitely. Same happens for my friend ...
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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 backup is too small even though iCloud is disabled

I am trying to help my mom. I am aware that iPhone local backups can be smaller due to some photos and whatnot being stored in iCloud. However, that doesn't seem to be the case here. iCloud photo ...
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