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Sharing focus state while still allowing them to bypass

iPhone 14, iOS v17.5.1 I've setup work focus and bedtime DND. I want a few other iOS users to see that I have a focus set in iMessage (eg. 🌜 Nick has notifications silenced), while still allowing ...
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Two custom home pages for two focus modes whilst having a blank Home Screen when not in a focus mode

For the custom “Piloting” focus mode I have created, the Home Screen looks like this: When I turn this focus mode off, the Home Screen is empty. This is how I would like it. It is one empty page with ...
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Allowing specific apps only during specific focus?

What I want I have the Work focus scheduled during my work hours. I have several work-related apps that I would like to allow notifications from only whenever I happen to have the Work focus on. ...
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Manually get focus of Bluetooth audio device

I'm connecting to a Bluetooth audio device (Google buds) 4 devices: 2x MacBook pro (Sonoma) 1x Google Pixel 7 Sony TV Let's say I'm playing some audio on one of MacBooks. Suddenly I get a call on ...
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Prevent websites from regaining tab focus in Safari on macOS

macOS Safari somehow allows unfocused tabs to regain focus. This can be very annoying as tabs keep changing in the middle of doing something else. One such example is https://www.kiwi.com On this ...
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MacOS Shortcuts - Restore previous Focus mode after switching to Do Not Disturb

I'm trying to build a Shortcut for switching to Do Not Disturb for a given number of minutes. Afterwards, the previous Focus mode should be restored. For example, I have a mode called "Work"....
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Can I fix macOS apps from losing focus when notifications are delivered?

Since upgrading to Sonoma (currently on 14.3 (23D56)), focus is lost when a notification is received. This is driving me absolute mental. It's pretty much making apps unusable - specifically when ...
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Move focus to next window does not work on some applications

I have set a custom shortcut for "Move focus to next window". This works fine on most applications but on some it does not e.g. Android Studio. I could not find a application specific ...
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How to permanently disable the Do Not Disturb focus setting on a Mac? (disable the ability to turn it on)

How can I remove the ability to enable the Do Not Disturb focus on a Mac? I've had a number of times where I inadvertently, unknowingly enabled the Do Not Disturb focus with the F6 key, and didn't ...
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Using the iOS Focus feature, is it possible to allow calls and texts from a different set of people?

Using the iOS Focus feature (on an iPhone running iOS 17.2 in case it matters) is it possible to have the following? While the work Focus mode is on... A phone call should only come through if it's ...
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Hide / show apps badges in Dock

When I have a certain focus (e.g. Personal) I’d like to disable all app badges (red dots) in Dock so I’m not bothered by Slack, Mail, etc. None of the scripts I found here/on GitHub/ on Medium work on ...
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Strange offset between VoiceOver Focus and Firefox Focus

What happens When I use VoiceOver (VO) together with Firefox (FF) (doesn't matter if I have all extensions disabled, even tried to run it with a completely fresh install of FF developer edition.) Then ...
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Delayed focus when switching workspaces (lost keystrokes)

I'm using macOS 13.6 on a 2023 MacBook Pro with an M2 chip. When I switch workspaces (using the Ctrl+← / →), there is a delay of probably several hundred milliseconds (or maybe even a second) before a ...
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On iPhone, the Clock app steals focus after delivering a Notification

I've got an iPhone SE, 3rd Gen, running iOS 16.6.1. Let's say I'm using Google Maps to navigate somewhere while I'm driving, and one of my (many) alarms in the native Clock app goes off that I forgot ...
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iOS 16.6 enters sleep focus 2 hours early

In the Health app, I have one sleep schedule, set at 12 p.m. Wind down is set to 1h. I would expect the OS to enter into Sleep focus at 11 a.m. Instead, it consistently activates the Sleep focus mode ...
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How much faster can apps download if they have the focus on iOS?

I saw this notification on my iPhone 12 Mini running on iOS 15: This made me wonder: How much faster can apps download if they have the focus on iOS? Focus = running in the foreground.
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Spotlight search puts Finder window in background behind other windows

Usually a Spotlight search presents choices, where clicking on one of the items found displays a Finder window with the item. I have probably been using this feature since I converted to Apple in 2009....
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Set Focus for a specific duration

By default, the 'Focus' button in the control center of macOS provides three options. Among them, there is a 'For 1 hour'. I would like to have a similar 'Focus' with its duration configurable, such ...
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How to control Focus mode across devices?

I've recently made the jump to go all-in on Apple, so I have 2 iPads (one for my daughter), a watch, and an iPhone. I have my iCloud+ account connected to each. I want to be able to control ...
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How can I add custom apps to Sleep focus allowed apps?

How can I add a custom app that is not available on the list of apps to add to sleep focus? I'm on Macos Ventura 13.4
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CoreServicesUIAgent stealing/ taking Window-focus

Since updating my MBP with M1-Chip to Ventura 13.3.1 the apps I currently work with are not in focus anymore after a random time. I found out with a python-script which prints out the name of the ...
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How to stop Gmail going behind Chrome when link clicked?

I have Gmail open on my Macos laptop screen. Connected is a second monitor, with a Chrome window open. Also on the laptop screen, but behind Gmail is another Chrome window. I click a link in Gmail and ...
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Terminal stays on top even after I click on a notification of another app

I have a couple of issues with the macOS Terminal app. I'm working on the Terminal and I get a Slack notification. I click on the notification to jump to the Slack message — and Slack takes me there —...
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How to get current anti-distraction focus in macos with bash?

How to get current focus in macos with bash?
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Focus Mode with App-based Schedule not working properly

I'm setting up a new MacBook Pro with macOS Ventura. I'm excited about the new Focus Modes, and created a custom mode called Video Conferencing. My goal is for the Focus Mode to turn on when I'm ...
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In Safari on macOS, when I close a tab, how can I get focus on the previously focused tab

The default behavior is to focus the tab to the right of the closed tab (or the tab to the left if the closed tab was the right-most tab). How can I get focus on the previously focused tab?
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Possible to switch to a specific page of the home screen when "Driving" focus activates on iPhone?

I have set up some filters for notifications and calls and such when I'm out driving, and my iPhone enters the Driving focus. What I would also like is for the phone to automatically switch to a ...
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phone call made it past work focus - "allow calls from allowed people only" with no allowed people

I have an iPhone 11 with iOS 16.2. I have it scheduled to be in work focus mode every weekday from 9 am to 5 pm. Today in the morning at 11 am, I could clearly see the "work focus" icon on ...
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How can I have Sleep Focus stay on longer tonight?

Last night, I worked late and wanted to push back my usual Sleep Focus end time from 7:00 to 9:00am. It looked like I was allowed to do that: However, at 7:30am I was awakened by an email. Despite my ...
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Prevent iOS focus modes from sending calls to voicemail

When I turn on a Focus Mode on iOS 16, I am able to choose to not receive calls with that Focus Mode enabled. However, I noticed that the focus mode does not just silence the call; it also sends the ...
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iOS 16 custom Focus unexpectedly silences Messages app

iOS 16 allows to create custom Focus where you can select to either silence certain apps or, as already available in iOS 15, allow certain apps. I set up a custom Focus where I silenced 3 specific ...
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Can I configure an app's notification preferences relative to the focus mode?

e.g. I would like a 'call' focus that has Slack previews hidden, but in 'work' focus I want the Slack previews to not be hidden. That is to say, I want Slack notifications in both focus modes, but I ...
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How can I disable vibration during sleep focus? [duplicate]

When I am sleeping I do not want to feel the iPhone vibrating in my hand. That is the most jarring thing that will keep me from getting back to sleep ever. Can I somehow disable vibration when my ...
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In the macOS menu bar, the clock is hard to read during sleep focus

My mid-2015 MacBook Pro (Monterey 12.5.1) has recently started exhibiting a strange behaviour when the sleep focus is activated, and I'm not sure what might be causing this. As you can see it becomes ...
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Do two consecutive facetime audio calls in short succession work to pierce DND states?

It seems that maybe for some odd reason WhatsApp calls do but FTA ones don't. Why could this be?
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How can set up my iPhone so that it is automatically in silent mode when I'm at the office?

Is there a way to configure an iPhone such that it is automatically in silent mode at a particular physical location? The obvious approach is to use Work focus mode, which I can easily configure to ...
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Why is my browser hogging the focus in MacOS?

I have a strange situation, which has now occurred with two browsers (Chrome and Edge). I'm running MacOS 11.6.5 on a Macbook Pro 13" 2017. After a while of running with no issue, I will try and ...
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Monterey - How to trigger DND when mirroring screen

Unitl Monterey you could enable DND when mirroring your screen to an external monitor, via notifications -> DND -> Tick "Turn on when mirroring to TVs and projectors" In Monterey, ...
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How do you turn on DND mode when camera is on?

I'd like to find out how to turn on DND mode when camera is on. This is helpful whenever you're in a video meeting or sharing your screen not to be bothered with notifications or calls. I know it's ...
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Disable group chat notifications with Focus mode, even from allowed people

iOS 15 has a Focus feature that lets you disable all notifications except for a list of specific people. I've added one person to it. Unfortunately, when this persons sends a message to a group chat ...
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macOS Focus: How to allow notifications from commandline apps

I use a small utility to notify me when a commandline application finishes (in this case https://github.com/variadico/noti, but there are various solutions for this). I also use the new Focus modes. ...
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Disable notifications about Focus changes in Monterey?

I like the Focus feature, but constant popups about "Focus: Work" / "Focus: Personal" when I switch the apps are very distracting. Is there a way to disable those specific ...
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Hide macOS Focus / Sleep notifications in Notification Center and on Lock Sceen

Every time I open my Mac in the morning, I see the notification on my macOS Lock Screen: Sleep Off When I get home from the gym and open my Mac, I see Fitness Off How can I hide this notification? ...
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Set duration for Focus/DND on macOS

My MacBook Air has a Focus/Do Not Disturb/DND/crescent moon physical key that I press to activate that mode. It used to activate until night time or until the next morning but now it just activates ...
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How does iPhone know I'm travelling with location services switched off

Recently acquired an iPhone SE (after a factory refresh), and I have location services turned off. Twice recently I've taken a train, and had the pop-up/splash screen offering to turn on do no ...
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Prevent notifications from other apps when specific app is running

I have a GPS app (Waze) and when it runs, I don't want to recieve any notifications from Messages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, etc. Actually I don't want to recieve any notifications ...
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How do I disable Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11 if I'm a passenger?

Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11 looks like a helpful feature unless I'm a passenger. How do I disable it if I'm an passenger?
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