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How to diagnose a dialog box that flashes up unpredictably, at irregular intervals, too fast to read contents?

Over the last couple of days, I’ve repeatedly had a dialog box appear for a fraction of a second and then disappear, much too quickly to read the contents. It’s happened maybe 4 or 5 times so far; it ...
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How to include variables in the text shown in a osascript display dialog

I'm creating a cool script to bother me by asking to close the app with the name of the variable after the specified minutes. The osascript display dialog is become more complex. Now it's working ...
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osascript script to get answer and buttons of display dialog

I'm creating a cool script to bother me by asking to close some distracting apps that I open without realising. For that, I do this: MINUTES_UNTIL_ASK_TO_CLOSE=`osascript -e 'set T to text returned of ...
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How to prevent macOS or Finder from popping up the dialogue to restore my iPhone in recovery mode?

macOS 11.7. Every time when my connected iPhone enters recovery mode, Finder automatically opens a new window and shows this dialogue. Not sure how possible it is, but I'd like it not to show up ...
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How to prevent macOS from popping up "disk not readable" for my external drive without making any change to the disk? [duplicate]

Similar question: How to get rid of "The disk you inserted was not readable" and auto ignore it? (without installing apps). However, in their case they were able to create an additional ...
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In the Save As dialogue, how can I save to the top (or another active) Finder window

Frequently what I would like to do in a Save As dialog box is to click a single button or type a single command that would select the top window in the Finder (or another active Finder window, but it ...
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Keyboard Access and Dialog Box Buttons

After upgrading to Catalina from High Sierra. I found that I can no longer use the enter key in place of the mouse to click on dialog box buttons. Keyboard access and navigation is currently enabled ...
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OS pop-up windows are unresponsive on macOS Monterey

I've been having this issue for many OS versions now, where every other day, all of the OS level dialog windows (sorry I don't know the technical name for them) will become unresponsive after ...
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Dialog boxes will not click Monterey

I have been having an issue lately (I have never had this issue before). When an app gives me a dialog box (such as an applescript error, a permission dialog, or an unexpected quit), I will not be ...
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Can't select files or folders in dialog box

Every time I want to save or open a file from any program (Chrome, Keynote, Numbers, Safari,...) on my 2021 MBP, when the dialog box opens I can't click on any of the folders or files, nor can I click ...
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Why does the 'open file' dialog contain an 'options' button on some devices but not others?

I‘m using <input type="file" accept="image/png, image/jpeg" /> (run it on CodePen to test it). in my web page to allow the user to select an image file. In the first picture ...
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Applescript Illustrator Dialogs

I have an AppleScript that does stuff in Illustrator and saves the file and then does other stuff. On almost every machine it works. One oddball Mac (macOS 11.6.2 - Illustrator 26.0.2) machine the ...
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How can I select from an open dialog an ".app" that is part of the contents of another ".app"?

I have an open dialog where I have to select an .app. But the application that I look for is packaged / part of the Content of another .app: Application / MyParent.app / Contents / MyChild.app How ...
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macOS Save dialog does not show up for Preview

I created an image file by pasting an image into Preview (Command + N). When I want to save it, the Save dialog does not appear. The Preview window looks as follows: The red button in the upper-left ...
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Modal dialogs block all mouse-clicks

Starting a few days ago, mouse-clicks are ignored on many modal dialogs or the dialog does not open. For example, when I open a Printers & Scanners ->Printer dialog, I cannot click to choose ...
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How to show history of pop up/dialogue boxes

Is it possible to show the history of pop up/dialogue boxes? I clicked on one but didn’t remember a crucial piece of information. (In particular, I used Migration Assistant to copy my programs from my ...
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GUI: Why is the modal dialog/window called in such a way "Modal"? [closed]

I searched the web, but I can only find information that explains what the modal dialog is. I would like to know why it's called that. The modality defined in that way. In linguistics and philosophy, ...
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How do I remove the "Do you want to replace it?" dialog in Big Sur?

On a new M1 with Big Sur I attempted to save over a file with Photoshop. Adobe has always presented a dialog box to confirm I wanted to save over a previous file. Note the "confirm" button ...
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Setting a default username in Admin authentication dialogs?

For years, whenever I was presented with a dialog asking for Administrator authentication, the Username field was already filled in. I only needed to fill in the password. This changed (I think) ...
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AppleScript dialog at specific emplacement

is there a way to run an AppleScript dialog as a specific emplacement? like you would do for an app using tell application "System Events" set position of first window of application ...
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Big Sur - unresponsive dialogs to mouse actions

Sometimes at the beginning of 2021, I started to have a problem with the "File upload" dialogs in the web browser. The dialog is unresponsive to the mouse. I can use the keyboard for ...
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File upload dialog file picker groups files by sizes

When I use the file upload dialog to pick files it only shows some files In this example it says "from 10KB to 100 KB" how do I stop grouping files by size? I generally like to browse by ...
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Change File Picker Dialog folder location (avoid latest visited folder)

Whenever a File picker dialog (MacOs Catalina) is being open by a website or in general within the operating system, the UI shows as a default folder the latest used/visited one. Let's consider this ...
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what is this dialog called that appears in the center of the screen?

when using either Xcode or Magnet from the app store, occasionally a dialog like this appears: When using magnet, this dialog appears when the window forces a specific width and cannot change the ...
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macOS Catalina: "file already exists, replace it?" popup, how to select Replace with keyboard?

When trying to save a file that already exists, macOS typically shows the "File already exists, replace it?" popup, like this: In previous versions of macOS (like Mojave, High Sierra, etc) ...
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Input validation, expect error on null input

I expect the code to display an error and then ask the question again when the user enters no text set tname to "" repeat while tname is equal to "" set tname to text returned ...
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Suppress "Are you sure you want to delete..." dialogue when deleting items on SMB shares

When connected to an SMB share in Finder and deleting files or folders, this dialogue comes up: I believe that the reasoning behind this dialogue is because deleted files don't go to a Trash or ....
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What is the "Sign in with Apple ID - The password for "<email-address>" needs to be updated" dialog?

I just encountered the dialog below. It looks a bit suspicious to me and I am wondering whether it is an authentical or some scam/virus. It just popped up after I had an issue with my computer running ...
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Can't read filenames in save dialog box. Names are too faint

I want to click on file to inherit the name for the file being saved. I can't read file names in the dialog box because the color is too faint. This is the same question as File Save dialog unreadable ...
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When I open an Open Dialog box in Catalina, it always displays in "Recent" view, showing items grouped by recently used

I find Recent View to be EXTREMELY anxiety-inducing because it forces me to have to think about when I used the document last and when I used all of the other documents in the same folder. it's in ...
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How to add a confirmation prompt window to warn before closing a window for any application?

This is about adding a Warn-Before-Closing Confirmation Dialog Window to all application windows in macOS before closing a window. How do I add a Confirmation Dialog Window when I click the Red X ...
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How to validate macOS Catalina password dialog? (Has weird icon)

Anyone recognize icon on the App Store download dialog in inline pic below? On macOS Catalina, I am regularly getting a pop-up requesting I enter my Apple ID and password to download from the App ...
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Don’t select extension buy default "Save" dialog

If I’m not mistaking, before I changed computer, the extension wasn’t selected in the "Save" dialog. Is there a way to achieve that?
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How do I choose a dialog option with keyboard, but without TAB?

I want to choose "Add". I guess I can enable "Keyboard access" and use the tab key, but there must be a reason developers have it disabled by default. And that answer says there are dialog-specific ...
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AppleScript exit if no action

I would like my script to stop automatically unless I press a button. display dialog "Continue" with icon caution buttons {"Exit", "Continue"} default button 1 giving up after 2 if the button ...
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How to check the type filter in file open dialog?

In windows, we can check the type filter easily: But in MacOS, it seems the file open dialog has no such thing: The reason why I want to check it: sometimes the open button is unclickable, but I don'...
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Finder tags not appearing in Save Dialog

If I select an existing file with tags in the Save dialog, the Tags field is not showing any pre-existing tags. For example, the check.txt file in the dialog below is tagged (and sitting at ~/Desktop),...
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Applescript refer a link to a file in current finder window

Edited. Where is my current script : set plistfile_path to POSIX file "/users/moi/Desktop/Time/" choose file with prompt "Please choose a file:" of type {"plist"} ¬ default location ...
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How do I focus on file navigation in open / save dialog boxes?

When the dialog opens, it is focused on file navigation. After pressing tab, the search box is highlighted. But how do I get back to file navigation with the keyboard? I used to be able to just tab ...
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How to force-open unsupported files

Here's the problem straight up, I can't select a text file: The goal is to provide my bank's Java app with a text file, so that it may do stuff with it. In their description, they explicitly say ...
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How to select "Don't save" with keyboard in this dialog? [duplicate]

Whenever I close a file with unsaved changes, Sublime Text displays this dialog: (Note that Save is selected by default) In Windows, I would press "N" for "no" to close without saving changes, but ...
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Applescript Dialog

I it possible to make one dialog with multiple dropdown menu and multiple text field using Script Editor (and not Xcode) ? I know Xcode it's probably the best option but some of the script in my ...
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Unexpected Apple ID password prompt - Which App is causing this?

I am getting unexpected prompts for my Apple ID on my iPhone SE at random times, including on the lock screen. Here are a couple of examples: On the lock screen In the EMail app These started ...
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OS X Mixed languages in dialogs

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Touch bar and Touch ID. The company has been bought from a Finnish store, and its language was Finland when bought. I changed it to English after booting up the computer ...
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macOS Sierra: Safari dialog opens with no buttons

Whenever I open safari, this alert opens with no buttons. The only way to close it is to force quit safari. How can I fix this? MacOS 10.12.4 MacBook Air 2013
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Is it possible for an AppleScript application's "Quit" button to override (i.e., cancel) an open dialog?

To witness the issue to which I refer, follow these steps: Create an AppleScript that simply contains one display dialog dialog. Save this script as an .app file. Run the .app file. If you right-...
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AppleScript progress bar bug: How to prevent progress dialog from lingering?

The bug: When AppleScript's progress dialog is succeeded by a dialog, the progress dialog still lingers—even though all progress steps have completed, and the progress bar is full. It will linger ...
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Is it possible to prevent TextEdit's "The file has been changed" dialog from appearing unnecessarily?

Every so often, I will be doing something on my computer (e.g., in Google Chrome), when an alert dialog from TextEdit.app randomly pops up. The dialog looks like this: The dialog asks if I want to ...
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What is the shortcut for confirming dialogs on Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 installed. I have a question about confirming dialogs. I use WebStorm from JetBrains to write code. After some actions I can open Commit dialog. By ...
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applescript: get answer and buttons of display dialog

How do I get both the answer and the button pressed of a display dialog on applescript? The following code will get me the text, but not the button: set myquestion to the text returned of (display ...
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