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Mac is Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. All current Macs ship with macOS. This tag is for any and all questions that relate to the actual hardware. For operating system-related questions, use the [macos] tag.

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How to have 5 different always-on-top notes, one on each screen?

Screen as in the different desktops in mac os I'm using macOS and I frequently work with multiple spaces. I'm looking for a way to have 5 different notes or quick notes that are always on top of all ...
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New SSD only bootable via USB, not SATA

I've been working on a very problematic Early 2011 MacBook Pro. Recently I managed to install macOS Sierra, using another Mac to perform the install. There are lots of other avenues I've been down ...
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Copying slides from one Keynote presentation to another in iCloud

Can slides be moved from one presentation to another in Keynote in iCloud? I cannot simply download them both and do this via copy and paste locally because one presentation was created a couple of ...
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How could I toggle modifier keys (Cmd, Ctrl, Opt, etc.) instead of holding them down, like the caps lock?

I looked at Sticky Keys in settings but it only stays down for one keystroke, I want to keep the modifier keys held down. Basically, I want to toggle modifier keys on and off like how caps lock works. ...
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Restrict Mac with Touch ID to unlock only via password

Is there a way to prevent a Mac to unlock via TouchID and use password for authentication instead?
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How to stop Mac Safari from closing itself?

I'm running Sonoma on an M1 MacBook Air with the maximum 16gb RAM. I always used to just use Chrome for browsing but a few months ago I switched to using Chrome for everything but YouTube, which I use ...
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WIN + SHIFT + RIGHT/LEFT arrow alternative for Mac with multiscreen setup

In Windows when I used multiple screens connected to my laptop, I loved a feature Win + Shift + Right/Left arrow to send tabs/windows to other monitors, is there something like that for macOS?
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Raspberry Pi Connect. No hash when using alt 3 from a mac

Ive just started using Raspberry Pi Connect with a RPI5 and the latest OS. Im writing Python code and want to comment it by starting lines with a hash. However the usual way of writing a hash, alt + ...
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Delete photo from photos app in mac does not remove that photo from the storage

I don't see the point of the Photos app on Mac. I tried to use it to look at all my photos and delete unwanted ones, but it looks like I am only deleting them from the Photos gallery. And yes, I also ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 boot looping and showing “Debugger called: <panic>”

I have an old 3,1 Mac Pro that is boot looping and showing this text (below) when booting up. I can’t seem to get it out of this loop. I was attempting to reinstall the operating system before this ...
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What is the difference between nominal resolution pixels and raw pixels?

I've just read on this page of the Keyboard Maestro application that one should be aware of the difference between raw pixels and nominal resolution pixels when setting our Keyboard Maestro macros. As ...
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Viewing Backed Up Notes With No Internet

If in the event of an internet outage, is there an easy way to access and view my notes files while still with no internet that are backed up on external drive? It sure doesn’t seem that way. I got ...
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Hard crash with Quicktime on simple edits, no help from Apple

I use Quicktime player as a direct and simple way to trim the head and foot of videos I record in ecamm. I'm on a Mac Studio with Apple silicon and plenty of ram and hd space. Sonoma 14.5 and ...
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How to represent a software's name in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts?

I am now trying to change the default shortcut Cmd+H to Cmd+M because it is difficult for me to reach the H key. Then I try to set it in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts. I can change ...
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I'm trying to set my Mac's Menu Bar automatically with the `defaults` command, but it doesn't work

I am new to the defaults command. It confuses me a lot. Sometimes it doesn't work but the com.apple.xxx domain has changed successfully. Now I want to set my menu bar automatically. I find it stored ...
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How to set a shortcut in finder for the "Public" folders?

I notice that OneDrive add its folder to "Finder->Go",just like this It means there is a way to change the folders under Finder's Go Tags.So how to realize it? I tried to defaults read ...
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Why does system data take up so much? [duplicate]

It is taking up 162gb but i am unsure what it is, It also doesnt make sense my apps is only 17 as i have games installed from steam. Thanks I would attach a photo but idk how to sorry. i've tried ...
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Cmd + W on safari inconsistent?

Sorry if this has been asked before or has an obvious solution, I couldn't find either a reason or solution online when searching for this. ⌘ Command W closes tabs on Safari. The problem is, I don't ...
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To know whether another person have physically accessed your Mac

Is there a simple way to know an "average person" have physically accessed your Macbook at work or at home? Of course, I can use a keylogger or an app to record what is going on the screen ...
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How can I turn on Messages notifications when it is not listed in Notifications?

I am using a Macbook with the identifier Mac15,6 and I can't turn on Messages notifications. When I go to Notifications, Messages is not in the list. Any ideas?
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What is Ctrl+Opt+Cmd+←/→ bound to on a fresh Sonoma 14.4?

I just got a new MacBook Pro and want to bind ^ Control+⌥ Option+⌘ Command+← / → to snapping windows to the left/right half of the screen (with Rectangle Pro). But I only hear an error ding when ...
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In MacOS, how do you use the Signet symbol of the Live Speech window?

I am trying to use Live Speech to easily dictate things repeatedly instead of having to say them I see a signet icon at the right of the Live Speech window, but I cannot understand how to use it. When ...
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Segregate or identify each command interaction in Terminal.app?

The IntelliJ IDE by JetBrains will have a new Terminal window with the nifty feature of segregating each command-and-response. This feature makes visual scanning and re-reading much easier. Is there ...
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Mac Photos Restoring from iCloud

I have 30,000 photos and 3,000 videos in Photos. I've only decided to store these on iCloud now and have paid for 2TB space but Photos on the Mac seems to be stuck on Restoring from iCloud I have ...
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Finder sync claims phone doesn't have enough free space (but it does) [duplicate]

I am old-fashioned and listen to downloaded music on my phone. This past week, I've been getting a strange error where the phone refuses to sync with my Mac laptop because there's supposedly not ...
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PhotoBooth: Export multiple photos at once

It there a user-friendly way to copy multiple photos from PhotoBooth at once? For some really stupid reason, maybe this is a bug, if you select multiple photos there (e.g., by using Shift-click) and ...
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To save a file to the last folder you have used in Finder

Here is what I mean. For example, usually you save your Safari downloads to ~/Downloads. But today you have found a useful PDF on the web, and you want to save it to ~/Documents/your_project. You have ...
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"Preview" cannot add bookmarks to specific pages

I prefer to read books in PDF format (and not in ePUB). For this, I use Preview, and of course I use bookmarks (menu bar > Tools > Add Bookmark, or Command-D). The problem is that some books ...
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Is there a way to override a Mac system font

I am using Avenir Next Condensed.ttc which is a Mac system font. This is my client's brand font. My Mac OS and my Adobe software are all up to date. The problem is most definitely in Adobe Acrobat, ...
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How to replace Finder and make SpaceDrive as the default file explorer on Mac

I have started using Spacedrive on Mac. But the default Finder is still in use. I want to replace Finder and use SpaceDrive as the default Explorer, such that all default actions such as save file, ...
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MacOS Monterey Disable Control+Left Click = Right Click [duplicate]

How do I stop my Mac from right-clicking when I hold control and left-click? This hotkey is extremely annoying when playing games where I have to hold control and left-click constantly.
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No proxy icon in macOS Numbers app window?

Seems to be no proxy icon in the title bar of the Numbers app (13.2) in macOS 13.6.5 -- the icon you can use to drag/drop the file. Am I just overlooking it?
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Prevent grouping windows in nested app icon that are only accessible via right click?

in mac if I use the yellow "-" button on the left corner of a chrome window it puts it in the doc, but it groups it with the rest of the chrome app, then when I click the icon it doesn't ...
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To understand how Finder uses icons [closed]

I cannot speak for everyone, of course, but it seems there are many people, not just me, who have or had the issue that Finder shows wrong icons. For example, you have Sublime Text installed, and you ...
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To quit Safari instead of closing its window

I have a Safari window on my Mac with multiple tabs. If I press Command-W or click the red Close button instead of pressing Command-Q, the next time I click the Safari icon in the Dock, the tabs are ...
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MacBook Pro 16 inch 2019 disk Partition not merging

First, I installed Windows 10 with Boot Camp, just to exchange data between macOS and Windows. I created an ExFAT partition of 50 GB. After sharing data, I decided to remove the extra partition and ...
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what's wrong with my cron command?

In my cron file (Mac, El Capitan) I have a line that simply updates a file name with a date every day. 0 1 * * * mv /Users/me/0backup* /Users/me/0backup_$(date +"\%m-\%d-\%y") This allows ...
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How to export certificates (.crt) from System Keychain via command line?

My question is identical to Import certificates into the System Keychain via the command line except I need a way to get an existing certificate in the form of a crt file via terminal.
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Make a login/logout script in mac [duplicate]

What would be the best way to log login, logout and the user that is logging into the mac? I have some machines which I control from remote desktop. I want to monitor who is logging into them and what ...
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My 2019 intel MacBook is dying in sleep while unplugged any ideas on how to fix?

I'm getting "DarkWake from Standby [CDN] : due to EC.ACDetach/Maintenance" every minute or so in the sleep logs and it never really gets to sleep. Any ideas? I have reset PRAM, SMC, and ...
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Can see Windows machines from mac but not Mac from Windows

I've tried all of the advice but none seems to work I have an iMac M1 running Sonoma 14.4 and an older iMac running Windows 10 via Bootcamp. From the M1 iMac, I can see the Windows machine and can ...
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S3 lauchctl error input/output. Boot doesn't mount S3 bucket

My script to mount an S3 bucket works fine, but mount at boot is not working. I tried launch daemons on macOS Sonoma, compiling with this plist. Here is the code: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Cannot access web app on LAN when hosted on mac

I have a web app on port 3333 on my mac os (ventura). This mac has a static internal network IP (192.168.1.234). I want to access this web app from another machine on the. LAN via 192.168.1.234:3333. ...
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Mac is draining battery way too quickly, especially when it's off

This morning, my mac was at 90-ish% battery, but after closing it for about an hour, it drained all the way to 30%. My mac battery isn't the greatest, but it drains slower when it's on than when it's ...
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Drag-and-drop files to another folder on the Path Bar?

In Finder, you can show the Path Bar (View > Show Path Bar). Is it possilbe to select a group of files and drag-and-drop them to another folder there? For example, I may want to copy/move file1 and ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to lookup in dictionary in the books app?

I already assigned a keyboard shortcut for Look Up in Dictionary: However this shortcut only works if I use it on apps like the Safari. It does not work if I try to use it on the Books app. Why is ...
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How to edit locked css files on Mac?

I'm trying to change the font size of the popup dictionary by following instructions in this link: Dictionary lookup wider and taller (pop-up dictionary lookup styling) in OS X I need to edit ...
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How to increase font size of dictionary in lookup?

I'm connecting my macbook to a 24inch monitor. When reading in Apple Books, I often use the lookup dictionary. However the font in the popup window is too small for me see. How can I increase it? For ...
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Remove shadow frame that is on every image opened in Preview

Anytime an image is opened in Preview on my iMac desktop computer running 14.3.1, they always have a faint shadow around both sides and the bottom, At the top is always at the minimum a thin white ...
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Can't remove systems folder from a faulty installation of Mac Catalina

I had Mojave installed on my late 2012 Mac mini, and attempted to install Catalina on it using the internet recovery mode. This install was made to the /Volumes/Local disc, and it failed miserably not ...
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