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Is there a way to see when an application was launched? [duplicate]

Is there a way to see when an application was launched? I need to restore some tabs that were open in my browser when I launched it several weeks ago (it is still running) and I want to look in the ...
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'alt vs option': Is the 'option' key still used somewhere? Where exactly (geographically)?

My first Apple computer that I bought in 2011 had a "Ctrl" key, an "Alt" key, a "Cmd" key and a Shift key. My second Apple computer too. I haven't seen a single Apple computer or a single Apple ...
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iTerm2 - Split vertically with same command history

Is it possible to have same history of commands when I split window vertically in iTerm2 with Command + D as in current window? For example history command shows different list of commands, looks ...
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When did Apple adopt the JIS keyboard layout as it is now for their MacBook Pros?

When was the current JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) keyboard layout adopted on Macbook Pro's? The JIS keyboard layout keeps the Roman letters in the English QWERTY layout, with numbers above them:...
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Bash history not initially remembered with iterm2

I've got an annoying problem with iterm2 not remembering my history when I close out a terminal window. I'm not sure if it might be my .bash_profile config or what. Here is what is happening: 1) ...
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Why is my partner's iphone safari history showing up on my macbook history?

For some weird reason my partner's iphone safari history is showing up on my macbook's safari? Only my phone is connected to my macbook (for imessages and icloud), so I can't understand how his ...
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How to make Time Machine inherit backup history after restoring from Time Machine

I received my MacBook Pro back from repair (got a new Logic Board which includes the SSD) and restored from my Time Machine backup. I made sure to restore everything, including all settings. Now I ...
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Clean OS X install, keeping Time Machine history?

I need to wipe and rebuild my Macbook Pro Retina's hard drive (OS X Yosemite, if it matters) and am planning on using Setup Assistant to restore all my data from my Time Machine backup. Question: once ...
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Ancient Apple Easter Egg

Back in the mid '90s one of my Macintoshes had an easter egg, which I'm almost certain could only be accessed at boot time. You saw an image of the headquarters, a flag pole, and the flag was ...
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How can users find out or download what information Apple has about them?

The issue of digital privacy is becoming more prevalent in the minds of many smartphone and social media users, especially after controversies such as the recent Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal....
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Did Ronald Wayne ever disclose his reasons for leaving the company so early? [closed]

I’m curious about Apple history, and this has puzzled me for a long time. For any Apple fans like me, it’s a famous fact that Ronald Wayne sold his share of Apple very early on for only $800. Does ...
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Why was ⌘ used as the command key on Apple computers, why not the Apple logo? [closed]

I was just curious about the command key, a little thing that seems to have been used for quite a long time. Is there any particular reason that the founders of Apple decided to use the ⌘ symbol, not ...
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How can I see which files I used some days ago?

I had a telephone conference days three days ago. I took notes while talking and now I can't find them. It could be that I just tipped them into an open document or maybe I created a new one and didn'...
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Safari history disappears despite settings

I like to have my browser history span years back so I can look at things which may have interested me a long time ago. To pursue this desire, I have set Safari to remove history items "manually" ...
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Stop macOS from creating/storing previous versions of a document [duplicate]

macOS creates a history or previous version of each any every document/file I edit and this not only happens across the os but also happens across every mac apps. These version files takes up huge ...
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How to open all Safari history at once?

I was navigating through a website but I forgot which one was it now going back to Safari History and searching for the website is a painful thing to do so I was asking is there anyway to open all ...
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Can i somehow check my iPhone safari browser history with exact time?

I'm in court and I need to confirm by law something and the only way I can do it, is to offer the exact time I checked for a particular web page on that day. Can someone give me a software or a trick ...
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Does reducing message history on one device affect other devices?

If I have one apple account signed into multiple devices, and I change the iMessage message history from Forever to 30 Days on one device, will this have any impact on any other devices with this same ...
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What deficiencies in Classic Mac OS led Apple to replace it? [closed]

In the movie "Steve Jobs" with Michael Fassbender, it is implied that Jobs started NeXT, not to sell hardware, but to develop a new OS and have Apple buy the company, only for the OS. We all know the ...
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Decode MacBook assembly date from system report file?

My task is to create a simple database containing information about the MacBooks my company owns. In order not to do it manually, I decided to ask everyone using a Mac to send me a system report file ...
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Decrease Xcode code editor's file history limit

If you open files A, B and C in the Xcode's Standard Editor, Xcode will keep all of them in memory to enable the ability to go back to them. You can see this clearly when you close Xcode after a long ...
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Shift+Delete macOS equivalent?

So, the particular Shift+Delete that I'm referring to is on a website like Reddit or any website with a search bar, on Windows, one can delete past searches by selecting an item and press the shift ...
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How to completely delete and app from iphone (including all the data and history)

So this problem particularly emerged with the Tinder app. I was using Tinder with a user account (A) and one day I logged out and created a new user account (B) which I never succeeded to activate due ...
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Call History Location

When I go to 'Recents' in iPhone, I can see the location of my callers. I'm wondering how this location is determined. Is it the exact location of the caller at the time of the call, or just where ...
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Retrieve older call history on iPhone

When I look at the "Recents"-tab on my iPhone, I can see about 100 call entries. But when I delete a call an older call moves up. So, older calls must be stored somewhere. Is there a way to recover ...
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Moving Messages History from Macbook to iPad Mini

I have my messages synced with my iPad Mini and computer, but I've had the computer longer and I want to copy my message history from my computer over to my iPad. What's the easiest way to do this?
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About Mac histories of programs?

My friend asked me a question about "Is it possible to check what programs you open and you made" and I didn't know if its possible or not so I want to ask you if its possible or not. Like how can ...
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How to restore bash history function in macOS Sierra

I installed Sierra OS on my iMac without any troubles. But, when I open Terminal, I can't scroll through the bash history when pressing the up arrow.
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Increase iPhone call history

How can see call history in iPhone one month back, i also tried with tried party software but that is not perfect , is the any solution from apple?
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Access to full FaceTime and Continuity-enabled phone call log (call history) on a Mac

The Mac's FaceTime application, as of macOS Sierra, presents a very simplified call log (call history) in its main window: For any given contact, only a (time-stamped) SINGLE entry for the MOST ...
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How to interpret Diagnostics and Data?

I am trying to understand what all this means. This is one of the many different files in Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & Usage > Diagnostic & Usage Data that I have found on my ...
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Is there a way to request iMessage history from Apple?

Recently there was a famous case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI%E2%80%93Apple_encryption_dispute I was wondering if a regular citizen (US or non-US based) can apply to Apple and request all the ...
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How to know if iPhone was used

I need to know if someone has used my iPhone or not. Sometimes I can't recall the last time I used my iPhone and I've tried many things to view the log if that is even possible. Is there a "Slide to ...
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Strange File Appeared In My Home Folder

I just discovered a strange file in my home folder. It is titled: - The entire contents are the word: ok on the first line & a blank second line. There is no extension. It was created this past ...
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Mac OS X unusual bash activity?

So when I checked my computer this morning I had Terminal open saying: Last login: Sat Mar 5 00:02:43 on ttys000 I checked uptime and it's been up 27 days, 2 users as usual. Now I know for a fact ...
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Bookmark and History

I have deleted all Bookmarks and Cleared History in my iPad. However, when I'm in the address bar of Safari and type www.p, a Bookmark/History shows up that I cannot delete. Can you help?
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How I can save the Skype chat history from my iPad?

How I can save the Skype chat history from my ipad? It does not matter in what format, for example as a text file. In my ipad, I have a chat history, which is very important for me. This chat history ...
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I deleted .bash_history, now history isn't saved anymore (although I re-created it)

I have freshly installed a new copy of El Capitan. I accidently deleted .bash_history, so I just did a touch .bash_history again, hoping this would solve the problem of my bash history not being ...
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How can I locate an iMessage from 1-2 months ago? Possible?

I am trying to find/locate iMessages from a certain day back at the beginning of October. Is this possible? Scrolling back on the history on my iMac in Messages goes back to 10/19/15 but no further. ...
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What is the “128 font limit” in classic Mac OS?

I was reading about Bill Gates' famous "640KB" quote, when I came upon http://www.faktoider.nu/640kb_eng.html, a nice article about the quote and its historical context. However, the article also ...
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iOS - version history

Is there an official version history for iOS? The best similar thing I have found is on Wikipedia: iOS Version History Is there something similar, that is official? I would like to know what could ...
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Increase Activity monitor update frequency to less than a second

I want to use the "CPU history" to monitor how some program uses the CPU, but the update frequency of "very often (1 sec)" is not fast enough for me. The changes I want to observe happen in less than ...
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Accidentally deleted history in Safari. Is there any way to get it back?

I accidentally clicked the delete button when my mouse had clicked on 5 September 2015 under the history page. Is it stored somewhere temporarily or something before it is deleted?
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How do I get calls organized by phone number?

Hi I would like to organize my recent call list by number instead of the default sorting by date. Or I would like to see the list of previous calls & messages with a phone number. Currently I am ...
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Is it possible to find out an app download / installation date on iOS?

Is there a way to find out the exact date of installation of an application that was added to my phone?
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How can I change 'history' command output?

So by default .bash_history stores 500 last used commands. I changed that to 5000 by setting HISTFILESIZE=5000 in .bash_profile It seems to work. Now when I do history it still prints 500 commands, ...
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Is there a way to preserve terminal tab history across computer restarts?

I'm using Mac 10.9.5. When I run a terminal with multiple tabs (using bash shell), I've noticed that when my computer restarts, the terminal will open up with the same number of tabs that were open ...
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Stop synchronising the call history log between iPhones on shared Apple ID?

How to stop synchronising the call history log between my two iPhones that share the same Apple ID. I know this is related to the Apple ID but I have no choice since I have to use my shared iCloud ...
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Early 90s Mac freeware anti-virus program

I'm trying to find information about a popular early 90s Macintosh freeware anti-virus program. I can't remember its name. As I recall it installed as an extension and the icon was a frilly black 'V' ...
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What operating system was installed on the original Apple 1?

What operating system was installed on the original Apple 1? If there was none, what software enabled users to interact with the hardware? Im asking this for a school research paper.