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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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multiple Mac performance issues, possibly related?

In the last few years my Mac has acquired several annoying quirks. In order of severity: Save-dialogs take 15~45 sec to appear – and take awhile to dismiss if I hit cmd-S by accident. Hitting caps ...
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Photoshop Dialog Boxes not opening in the center of the program?

My machine: Macbook Pro 15" 2017 with additional monitor on the side. I've been searching for a solution for this annoying thing for awhile and just seems there is no solution. Dialog boxes ...
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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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Random popup out of nowhere: "Verifying file.."

As the title says, a popup appeared while I was on the internet, I was not on any sketchy website btw. I was not downloading anything either. All I saw was "Verifying file", I don't think it ...
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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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Desktop workspaces switch back and forth

I am using macOS Big Sur version 1.1 on MacPro i7. The problem seems to be with Preview Version 11.0 (1018.2), when on desktop2 I try making either: Export... File->Take screenshot-> from ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for "Revert Changes" in closing dialog?

A few releases of macOS (Mac OS X) ago, many native apps (such as Preview, TextEdit, etc) changed their closing dialog options from "Don't Save", "Cancel", and Save"… …to "Revert Changes", "Cancel", ...
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How do you specify the type of file you're looking for in an 'open file' dialog with a pattern?

On every other operating system except MacOS, when you bring up an Open File dialog, you can type (for example) *.txt or even *recipe*.txt to narrow down the list shown on the screen. On MacOS, ...
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AppleScript: Is it possible to have an unselected "default answer" in an input dialog?

When one uses the default answer parameter in display dialog in AppleScript, whatever text is set to default answer is automatically highlighted upon display of the dialog. Is it possible to specify ...
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Applescript - wait for window/dialog to appear/disappear

I am scripting iTunes and have bumped into two problems when I in one step of my script need to verify wether windows/dialogs are displayed or not. According to Waiting until a window exists in ...
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How to "require an answer" in a dialog in AppleScript?

If one inserts an "Ask for Text" action into their workflow in Automator, they will be presented with the option to "Require an answer" of the user: If the user fails to provide an answer, the user ...
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Apps purchases pop-up options

Whenever I am trying to dowanload free apps from the store it asks me about additional purchases. I am unable to understand this . Please help
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"slash trick" Accessing arbitrary paths in open dialogs in Sierra

In previous versions of mac/os/x you could type a slash in a open dialog, and the dialog would then let you enter an arbitrary path, such as /tmp. In Sierra, the slash key does nothing in open dialogs....
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How to create multi-field dialog box in AppleScript (to request time from user)?

I have an Automator Application that I would like to ask the user to enter a time of the user's choosing. Ideally, I would like the dialog box to have three fields: 1) Hour field 2) Minutes field ...
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How to open a file using Applescript?

Seems to be a very simple question, but i cannot find the answer in the many many documentation that is around on Applescript. I have a non-scriptable application for which i want to open a file ...
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Need to force close suspicious tab/dialogue box jamming everything

Need to force close suspicious tab without accepting a download from a dialogue box that currently has the whole browser stuck.It wants me to click "OK" to unfreeze things. The screen shot (for those ...
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Codesign dialog does not allow "accept"

Whenever I run codesign from the command line (or a pre-existing script tries to run it) – e.g. by running codesign -s "Local Developer" foo the following dialog appears. Clicking 'Deny' cancels it ...
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How can I review the most recently shown dialog box in OS X?

I was just typing a long string of text into an input field in Chrome. I saw my screen flash briefly and the shape of a dialog box appear, but before I could stop typing I had already hit some key ...
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set position {0,0} of element accessibillityTitle via Applescript

I have a UI element called accessibillityTitle with value Layers and I want to position this element in the top right corner, but I don't know how to acces it via Applescript. I have found the element ...