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fn + backspace (delete) works just at the second time as expected

I'm facing a weird misbehavior on my MacBook Pro (Retina). I switched the operating language from German to English several days ago. Since then, I can't use the "delete" button (fn + backspace) ...
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How to wipe entire iCloud library without having to download it first?

I have a Macbook and an iPhone who are both not syncing to iCloud, but the iCloud itself is filled with pictures that i want deleted. Is there any way of doing this without first having to delete ...
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Deleting Time Machine backups from external drive

I have a 500GB HDD that I want to use for media storage. Currently, it's 75% full of TM backups for an ancient iMac that expired. I replaced it with a MacBook Pro. I don't need to keep any of the TM ...
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Bluetooth device still paired after clean install

I'm facing some issue with Bluetooth device(s) still paired to my Mac after a clean install. I'm currently using a 2013 Macbook Pro on Sierra, which was previously used by one of my co-worker for the ...
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Reassign CTL + Backspace on External Keyboard?

I have an external Apple Keyboard. I am used to using FN + DELETE to invoke Backspace on my laptop, but this keyboard does not have the Function Key in the same location. There in an actual ...
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Repeated “styles” folder in trash

I am having recurring "styles" folder inside my trash and when I try to delete it, it is showing "the operation cannot be completed because the item "styles" is in use! Is this a virus?
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Cannot delete contact from Address Book

I have a particular contact I cannot delete from Address Book. There was a birthday event in calendar for a person I didn't recognize, so I tried to delete it. However, Calendar said that I needed ...
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How to delete one specific file permanently in OS X Yosemite?

My MacBook is running Yosemite 10.10.2. I want to delete a single file permanently using command-shift-delete but it asks "Are you sure you want to permanently erase the items in the Trash?" which is ...
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Cannot delete old Exchange account from Internet Accounts in El Capitan

I have an old Exchange account, I don't have access to it nor remember the password. I want to delete it. When I go to Internet Accounts, select it, and click "-" to delete it, it asks "are you sure"...
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Locked file is stuck in trash

I have a file in my Trash. The filename is 'codedesign' and it is a Unix executable file. This file ended up there in the process of me trying to fix a corrupted patch installer. The original ...
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iPhone 5s Phantom Photos Will Not Delete

I have about 14GB of space taken-up by photos that aren't there. I've seen the date reset to delete recently deleted photos, however that does not work for me. I do not want to reset my iPhone to ...
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Deleting Iphone from iCloud

My phone is backed up daily, so all my pictures...are in my iCloud account. My phones screen completely shattered and part of the body is warped and I am waiting for my replacement phone to get here. ...
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Changed Time Machine hard drives

Wonder if anyone can help. I changed over hard drives to use for my Time Machine backups of my mac and have completed a new backup on my new external hard drive. On the old external drive that i ...
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How can I make songs I delete in iTunes also delete songs of synced devices?

I have an iPod Touch 5 and and an iPad 1 (don't ask), and I have them both set to sync entire library with iTunes. My library mainly consists of mp3 files stored on my computer, with a few iTunes ...
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How to remove Apple System Apps

How can I delete Apple OS X application such as Photos, iPhoto, and others that I never use?
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iPhone 6S, Delete HiCalculator App

How do you uninstall the HiCalculator app? I have tried the usual, hold down till jiggles and click on the X. Does not work, it won't jiggle. I have researched and researched on internet, cannot find ...
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Can't empty trash on Mac

Recently every time I try to delete files, my OS asks me to type in a password. After I type in password, the files are deleted from the folder, but it doesn't free up space and the files don't show ...
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Administrator password lost for late 2013 MacBook Pro with Yosemite

An ex-employee change her administrator password when she was fired and nobody can access the MacBook Pro (late 2013 model). It is running on Yosemite. I have tried using the Command/S key to change ...
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View and delete individual messages directly from POP server in OS X Mail

There is/was a feature in OS X Mail that allowed to fetch the list of messages from the server in a configured POP account. This fetched only message headers - all at once - and displayed the list in ...
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How can I remove a paused app for my iphone 4?

I want to delete that camera 360 app after I paused it but when I long pressed the app, yes the X mark was there but it is not deleting. What should I do? Please help me. I'm new in using an iphone. ...
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How to move an opened file to trash?

It's possible to move files to trash via Finder with ⌘⌫. But if i have an opened file (e.g. pdf or txt), is there any way to directly move it to trash without first closing it and finding it in Finder?...
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Why does OS X delete files directly without moving them into the trash?

On an external HD, when I delete a file, OS X prompts me that the file will be deleted without putting it into the trash folder. What is the reasons for that? How can I move it in trash folder before ...
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When will podcasts be automatically deleted in iTunes?

I've heard that downloaded podcasts that are visited would be automatically deleted after some time. But I'm not sure about when or which condition does this occur. When will the downloaded podcast ...
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How do I delete a file with a NULL byte in the filename?

I made a file by accident with a filename of (NUL).xml, except instead of (NUL), it's literally '\0'. None of the methods I've tried have worked to actually delete it. Is there a way I can delete the ...
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Delete apps from Launchpad or from Finder?

Is there an advantage to delete apps from Launchpad (Hold one app like in iOS) vs from finder? And why some apps cannot be deleted from Launchpad?
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I am trying to disable Game Center on El Capitan

How do I disable, delete, or hide Game Center on El Capitan? I have already tried Terminal deletion, but to no avail.
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What is tmp.0.sDQWBe?

I have a file called tmp.0.sDQWBe located on my MacBook/Macintosh HD /private/var/folders/k1/(a ton of random text)/T/tmp.0.sDQWBe. The file is 13.2GB and I have no idea what it is. I want to delete ...
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Sync and Erase?

I have many songs on my iPhone that were purchased on this same device. I would like to sync music from my computer onto my iPhone and I would like to know if this action could delete the purchased ...
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How do I disable iCloud without losing all my photos?

I foolishly enabled iCloud hoping that I could sync photos between my apple devices. However, I do not want the same photos on all my devices and I do not want ANY at all stored long term in my cloud. ...
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How do I delete useless Apple Apps on OSX?

I tried using terminal with sudo or su, while I do rm -rf to Photos.app, Chess.app, Mail.app, DVD Player.app, iBooks.app, but it said Operation not permitted. How can I delete these apps? (OS X ...
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Photos can't be deleted from iPhone

There are some photos on my iPhone 6 plus that I want to get rid of but I can't. When I click the photo the trash-can disappears. When I click edit a note pops up saying these photos are not editable. ...
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I want to delete Photos for OS X and just use lightroom. HOW do I do this?

I get this error every time I insert an sd card from my DSLR. It opened my sons external library, and when unplugged, I guess it is trying to connect to it. I know I could create a new library; but I ...
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OS X: Shift + Delete = Forward delete annoyance

Has anyone noticed this strange behavior of OS X El Capitan regarding forward delete? The usual keyboard shortcut for this on keyboards that have no distinct forward delete button is fn + delete, ...
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How do I remove or disable the Photos app in El Capitan?

When I try to drag Photos.app or certain other bundled system apps to the trash in El Capitan, I get the error “Photos.app” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by OS X. The solution ...
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How can I remove photos from an iPad Min without having to restore it?

My iPad mini is overloaded with pictures. I would like to delete them without having to restore the device and lose years of my iBook annotations. Is there a way to get these photos off my iPad mini ...
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Logged into Facebook app on two phones

I received a Facebook message on my phone B, but cleared the notification. I deleted the Facebook message on phone B. Will phone A still receive the notification even though I cleared everything ...
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How to quickly delete multiple albums in Photos app (OS X)

My Photos app (on OS X) has very many (well over a hundred) albums sitting inside an iPhoto Events folder. Most of the albums have are named by a day, e.g. '16 May 2014'. In order to delete an album I ...
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Itunes put random photos on my iphone I cant delete

Itunes put some photos from my laptop onto my phone and now i cannot delete them please help! How do I delete them?
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RAID Disk Space not Recovering

I have a RAID disk where I keep my virtual machines. Recently I created and deleted a few and noticed that the space taken up was not being reclaimed. I tried deleting the .Trashes directory via ...
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Can't delete photo, right clicking doesn't bring up trash can

I'm trying to delete a photo but it won't bring up any trash icons I've read about when right clicked. I tried dragging it to trash on the Dock and there are now multiple copies of the photo in the ...
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Whay does my Backspace key not delete in vi?

The delete key works - delete text to the right. But the backspace key (I'm using an external keyboard btw) moves left but doesn't delete (I am in insert mode) However it does work OK (moves the ...
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iOS Keyboard Backspace and Foreward-space Capabilities

Is there an app (or a way in settings, that despite searching I cannot seem to figure out) that can change the keypad on an iOS device to allow for both forward and backward delete (or delete/...
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Photos and iCloud cannot see photos on iCloud safe to delete?

I want to delete photos from my Mac to free up space. I've never gone to iCloud before to check on my back ups and just assumed they occurred. However when i go to iCloud it shows nothing but find ...
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Pages: How to restore original lists styles

I use Pages 5.5.x The problem is that I have occasionally deleted "Lettered" list & bullets style. Now I want to restore the default list of "list & bullets" styles for the document. Is it ...
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Does the iCloud retain data for a period after the user specifies to delete it? [closed]

Does deleting iCloud backups delete the associated data immediately or does Apple retain the data for a period of time?
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Files Deleted After Accidental Time Machine Restore

I keep all my important schoolwork in different folders on my desktop, and i accidentally entered Time Machine while i was in Finder. Following this, three of my six folders disappeared (they are not ...
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Unable to delete a User Account on Yosemite

I had a user account of my ex boyfriend installed on my Mac. I want to completely delete it but it has been over a week now that it has been saying "deleting account.." under the user name. When I ...
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Delete Camera Roll Images

What is the best way to delete all images from camera roll. I am selling my phone and don't want to try deleting them one at a time, nor do I want to leave them.
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I have no photos in my album but it still says that it takes 508 MB of space on my iphone

So I have no photos in my phone, but it still says that it takes 508 MB when I look at my usage in settings. There is literally no photos at all, even the recently deleted has been deleted, and I don'...
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I screwed up manually deleting TimeMachine backup

My TimeMachine backups need to be deleted. I should have been wise and followed this advice, deleting the backups from within TimeMachine. Can't delete old TimeMachine backup I didn't do that. I ...