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What to trash in Library to fix touchId

So I had to move to a different user on my Mac and I foolishly copied the whole Library directory over to the new user. Most stuff worked (I had to trash some stuff to get Chrome working again), but ...
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How to have Emacs keybindings everywhere in Macbook Air M1 Monterey 12.5? Is tweaking ~/Library/KeyBindings/ the best approach?

I am new to macOS and a big fan of Emacs. I am trying to achieve Emacs keybindings everywhere. Despite the fact that I have read multiple times on the web people stating that macOS was friendly and ...
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How do I add music to an iPhone from a Mac laptop without replacing the library on either device?

I am trying to add music from a laptop running MacOS 12.4 to an iPhone 7 running 15.5. When I try to do this no matter which options I select, I get a message saying that syncing the two devices will ...
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How can I modify /System/Library/ScriptingDefinitions/CocoaStandard.sdef and have the changes persist?

I'm trying to modify /System/Library/ScriptingDefinitions/CocoaStandard.sdef. I want to do this because a lot of applications reference this file in their own scripting definitions, and I want to ...
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Password required when deleting files from Macintosh HD

I'm trying to uninstall my Wacom drivers from my Mac and each time I try to delete any, it asks me for my password. I think this is what is annoyingly preventing me from removing them all in one go ...
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Understanding Mac IdentityServices

I'm trying to understand the information included in the Identity Services folder on my Mac. Is there a way to differentiate between sent and received within idstatuscache.plist and ids-pub-id.db? ...
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MacBook StatusKit explanation? (~/Library/StatusKit/database)

When browsing the Library folder on Mac (~/Library/StatusKit/database), I'm trying to figure out what information is included in statuskit-cloud.db. Specifically the following tables: ZINVITEDUSER ...
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What is com_apple_MobileAsset_EmbeddedSpeechMac and can I delete it?

I'm trying to clear some space on my MacBook Pro M1 13" and have found a directory at /System/Library/AssetsV2/com_apple_MobileAsset_EmbeddedSpeechMac containing about 2Gb of files. It mentions &...
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How do I merge Photo libraries from 3 different machines into one and keep my Shared Albums?

I have a 2007 iMac, a 2012 macbook pro & a 2019 macbook pro. I want to move all of the photo libraries from the imac and the 2012 macbook onto my 2019 macbook. So far I have exported my System ...
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"macOS needs to repair your library to run applications" after restoring Time Machine backup

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro with High Sierra 10.13.6. I haven't used this computer for 2 years. When I turned it on, the drive was dead. After reinstalling the OS in an external hard drive, restoring my ...
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What is '~/Library/Application Scripts'?

Sandboxed apps and most built in apps will automatically create a folder called their package identifier inside ~/Library/Application Scripts and will sometimes break if that directory is unavailable ...
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Access Applications directory with Terminal in Recovery Mode

I hope someone can help. I'm trying to access my Appplications directory in Recovery Mode of my iMac with Terminal. I want to copy a folder to an external hard drive. After updating to Big Sur, my ...
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Clean up old internet accounts

Over the years I've tried lots of different hosting services in my Mac, so I've got mail, contacts, calendars, etc. from Gmail, outlook.com, and a couple different smaller ones. I deleted them from ...
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Checkin history of apple source code?

https://opensource.apple.com I see apple source code can be browsed on line. Is there a git repo in which checkin history can be viewed?
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Where is renameat2 on Catalina?

https://www.unix.com/man-page/osx/2/renameat/ I see osx has renameat2 as shown here. But I don't find it on Catalina. Could anybody where I can find the manpage of renameat2? EDIT: man renameat gives ...
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Weird restart - need help troubleshooting

I restarted my 2011 iMac running High Sierra and after entering my username (this field was blank this time whereas it's usually pre-populated) and password, my desktop came up but I was presented ...
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Replace symbolic links to libraries in executable with full path

Because I use homebrew to manage my packages but I compile ffmpeg by myself (I need to enable some components that is not included in the homebrew build), when homebrew upgrades one of its formulas ...
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Move from Intel to M1 with TimeMachine

I'm thinking about switching to new Mac with ARM in next months. I usually backup with TimeMachine my Mac. 3 years ago I moved from MacBook Air to MacBook Pro really smoothly using backup from ...
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Can I delete any of these items from library?

I erased my hard drive and installed Big Sur from a bootable hard drive. I don’t know why it takes up almost 15GB on an erased hard drive. Update: I just noticed on Disk Utility that 14.9GB is used ...
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Why am I getting this "AppLifecycleEvent" crash?

macOS has been greeting me with weird crashes caused by scripts from "~Library/Application Scripts": The first line in the stack trace leads to this: 6H4HRTU5E3.com.avast.passwords....
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Backing up home directory, can I exclude ~/Library?

I want to backup the home directory of my Mac. For reasons I won't go into, using builtin Mac backup tools is not an option and the backup cannot be too large. Luckily I already have my own software ...
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How do I delete songs on my iphone using Windows version of iTunes?

I have an iPhone 8+ and use the Windows version of iTunes. There are all these songs my son purchased thru iTunes showing up on my iPhone. How do I get these listings off my iPhone? Note: The songs ...
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Where does macOS really install the SF Pro Text fonts? [duplicate]

I know that it's limited for creative use Apple's proprietary fonts, and required downloading a DMG from Apple's Design Resources and installing so you can use it on your design tools, despite it ...
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How do I make my Favorites icons fit their squares?

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. I already know how to change the icons (by going to ~/Library/Safari/Touch Icons Cache/Images/ then replacing them with the same named .png) but some of them ...
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What is PrivateFrameworks 'deleted' and why is it using so much CPU? [duplicate]

I noticed a process called deleted using quite a lot of CPU. In the image linked, it shows 10% CPU usage but fluctuates frequently hitting highs of 20% and averaging around 12%. Suspicious that it ...
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Can Library folder on iMac be moved to iCloud Drive?

My disk in my iMac, High Sierra is about full. The biggest culprit by far is the /User/myname/Library folder which is taking up 96 GB. Since I have over 100 GB of icloud storage could I move the ...
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FFmpeg takes long time to start

I recently compiled a full version of FFmpeg, and it would take around 2-5 seconds to start. Are there anyway to decrease this time? When I say "it would take around 2-5 seconds to start", it means ...
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How to reinstall every shared library for a given program?

I am not so knowledgeable on shared libraries and how they work. I am having a complex issue that involves shared libraries, probably because something is missing somewhere. I have tried otool -L ...
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How to properly symlink files in the ~/Library/Preferences

Many apps store their settings in a file under ~/Library/Preferences. I want to version these files in my dotfiles repo. I like my dotfiles repo to be in its own tidy folder so my general approach to ...
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How to create a custom readable symlink out of a sandboxed container?

How do I create a readable symlink from within a ~/Library/Containers/.../Data/ app folder to a file outside? It seems that due to the macOS sandboxing mechanism, this doesn't work out of the box. ...
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Anyone know what libChineseTokenizer.dylib is?

I found it in: /usr/lib/libChineseTokenizer.dylib It looks like it was installed as part of an update, but want to be sure it's legit.
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How to view the Home/Library file on an external drive?

Im running OSX 10.13.6 and I have an external drive in an enclosure that was originally an internal drive of my previous computer running 10.12. I need to retrieve a file from the /Library external ...
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unexpected ApplicationSupport alias in ~/Library

I've noticed a weird alias in ~/Library. It's ApplicationSupport (no space), pointing to the good old Application Support (with a space). $ cd ~/Library $ ls -l | grep Support drwx------+ 111 myuser ...
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ld: library not found for -lSystem

New to Mac. I am going to install a software and running make, returns the error: $ make gcc -I/Users/username/softwarename/include -I/opt/local/include/glib-2.0 -I/opt/local/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/...
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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now "not available in my country or region"

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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'LocalLibrary' file

I'm looking to add a large number of words to my spell checker lexicon. I've been told to go to Library > Spelling > LocalLibrary, but there is no such file in my Spelling folder (or anywhere else on ...
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Build without requiring users to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I'm following this guide on how to build NumPy with Intel MKL on a macOS (I'm on Mojave 10.14.5), and after installing Intel's MKL library, the guide tells me to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH: export ...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc_ext.10.5

When trying to update my port using: sudo port selfupdate: MacPorts base is already the latest version sudo port upgrade outdated: Nothing to upgrade. Then when trying to install Octave: ...
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In Search/Spotlight, can you exclude files within $HOME/Library?

I am trying to make some Smart Folders to compensate for the woefully useless Recents folder but I am having some problems trying to filter out things I don't want to appear. One of them is excluding ...
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“macOS needs to repair your library” error loop on Mojave upgrade [duplicate]

I’ve been having trouble fixing the “macOS needs to repair your library” loop for the past couple of days and I’m running out of options. The message pops up over and over again, no matter what I do. ...
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GLU Library not found

I am trying to install PyFTGL to display fonts in my PyOpenGL project. When trying to install with the python setup.py install command from the downloaded PyFTGL source code folder, I get the ...
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Why are there so many copies of my Downloads directory in ~/Library?

I was recently playing around with the command line utility fzf, when I discovered that direct copies of my downloads directory exist several times across the data in the apps after ~/Library/...
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How should I restore my Library folder from backup archive?

My 6 year old Macbook accidentally got soaked with water and I just bought a new one to replace it. Everything was backed up with Crashplan online so I restored my data using their instructions but ...
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What is the difference between add to library and add to playlist?

On my iPod Touch I can add an album to my library or to my playlist. What is the difference? The iPod also asked if tracks I add to a playlist should be added to my library. What does this mean?
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Can't delete an application in /Library

I made the error of trusting bitdefender and now I can't delete BitDefender VPN. I tried to use sudo chflags nouchg, sudo chmod 777 and then sudo rm -rf but my mac's response is always "Operation not ...
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Clang fetches unwanted headers while using auto-completion from various IDE's

This problem can be seen when we deal with auto-completion feature of given IDE. I noticed this behaviour in text editors like: Xcode, Vim, VScode, Atom. Auto-completion plugins utilizes clang to ...
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What is the equivalent of ~/.cache on macOS?

I'm writing a tool that needs to cache files that are supposed to be hidden from the uninformed user and persist across reboots. On Linux, I am putting these files in ~/.cache. What's the equivalent ...
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AppleScript to delete Users Library files and folders

I have an AppleScript Application that works for a logged in user, but each user of this script has to edit username and run while logged in to Apple account. I have muddled about trying to script a ...
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Where is the source code for mmap function? [closed]

So I was searching for sys/mman.h and ideally sys/mman.c in https://opensource.apple.com/source/Libc/Libc-1244.20.1/ and didn't find it. Any idea why? Where could I find the source?
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How can I always show my user's 'library' folder in macOS Sierra? [duplicate]

I’ve just upgraded to a much newer Mac after having been on an old MBP running Snow Leopard. There’s a lot to learn in the major jump from 10.6 to 10.12. One change is that my user’s Library folder is ...