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The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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Xcode Download Won't Resume

[Macos Big Sur 12.0.1] I started downloading the Xcode developer tools from the Mac App Store. After a while I paused the download because I needed the bandwidth for something else. But now when I try ...
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macOS forcefully cancel a stuck app update

macOS 12.3.1, updating Xcode (v13.3 to v13.3.1) is ongoing ridiculously long considering it's a minor update and has a massive CPU usage causing a noticeable effect. Surprisingly, the usual routine of ...
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Is it safe to uninstall some of the default MacOS apps? [duplicate]

By default the MacOS (Catalina, BigSur or Monterey as far as I have used) comes with some applications pre-installed by default which I don't really (want to) use. For example: Mail, Contacts, ...
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Can not open a bundle signed for mac app distribution

I'm experiencing a strange issue. When I signed my bundle with a "Mac App Distribution" certificate, I can’t launch my app (foo.app) neither my foo.pkg in local. Is it an expected behavior ...
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Is it possible to set a transparent background to any app on macOS Montery?

I use iTerm with transparent background and it is great so I just thought if it is possible to do the same for other apps on macOS Monterey (like WhatsApp for example). Any ideas?
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Why is the "Get" button missing from MacOS Big Sur download page? [duplicate]

Context: MacBook Air 2014, Sierra, to be upgraded to MacOS Big Sur. The Get or Download button is missing. Why? A search for Big Sur in the AppStore fails to return the installer:
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How do I actually download this "Big Sur" upgrade when everything is a dead end and all online instructions are lying? [duplicate]

I've now wasted countless hours of my life, just being led around in circles with broken links and broken commands. My mum has a MacBook Air from "early 2014" running El Capitan 10.11.6. The ...
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New to mac and I my app store is acting up

I just bought a Mac to try it out for the first time. I tried to DL a game from the app store just to try it out and I get this same "The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U....
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How can I sync Stickies across Mac devices?

The MacOS Stickies app does not allow syncing between devices. Is there any way I can do it? Note: This solution https://superuser.com/a/393013 does not answer my question as Notational Velocity does ...
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How can I set "Install app updates from the App Store" automatically using the terminal

How can I enable this following checkbox using the terminal: The following things are not helping (maybe I need to kill some app, even though I killed the System Preferences app): # Enable the ...
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Where can I find the syntax for macos spctl (gatekeeper) rules?

I'm trying to code-sign an electron app for submission to the "Mac App Store". As expected, it has been a tremendous pain for 101 reasons. However, I have now discovered a ray of light in ...
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No App Store updates after changes in terms and conditions

In the last week the MacOS App Store has refused to update some free apps (Microsoft Remote Desktop, TickTick). I get a notification that the App Store's T&Cs have changed and I must agree with ...
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macos Catalina "Cannot connect to app store" popup

I see this general issue has been asked about a number of times, but none of them appear to be exactly the same as in my case. The problem enters if I try to use a link to Apple One services, such as ...
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How to set max download speed on MacOS updates?

My Mac is downloading a new update and it is hogging the internet so I can't work at all. How do I throttle the speed? Here's an example of how it's done in Windows:
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How come my MacBook Air won't let me sign in to my apple ID?

I just got a new MacBook Air and I was in App Store, trying to download some stuff. But then, it tells me to sign in to my Apple ID, so I did. But it tells me to review my account information and I ...
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Cannot login to App Store, all services and iCloud works

Whatever I try, entering correct iCloud username and password still does literally nothing in App Store. It just does not work! iCloud account logout, shutdown, and start again and login does not help....
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Does macOS Monterey automatically install apps to folders?

When installing a Sudoku app from the App Store, I went to check the install progress in Launchpad only to find it was automatically installing the app in a folder I had created in Launchpad called ...
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Disable App Store For Non Admin Users on BigSur

On a new Mac OS 11 BigSur I would like to restrict App installation to just the administrator of the computer and not allow any non administrator users to install or even see the App store. I know ...
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Link for MacOS Mojave installer does not open App Store

I'm trying to install MacOS Mojave on my computer (MacBook Pro running Catalina). When I open the link to download the installer, I am lead to a blank page with the title "@@softwareName on the ...
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Is it possible to download an App directly from the Browser without going to Mac App Store?

I want to use Microsoft Todo which is an application that is available in App Store. Even in their official pages, if one needs to download it they redirect to the App Store page. Now the problem is ...
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Apple APP store will not accept my current password [duplicate]

I recently decided to revive an old phone to use around the house on wifi when my current phone is charging. I set the phone up fine with my Apple ID and password, but when I went to go to the App ...
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Old Mac Book Air reset to factory settings - can't connect to App Store

Currently running on Mountain Lion, but will not connect to App Store. Internet connection is great. I have erased and reinstalled through Disk Utility several times now but it still will not connect ...
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How can I update macos from app store that does not support 2fa?

I have a machine with Yosemite currently and I aim to install Big Sur on it. Unfortunately, even after I found the secret link to Big Sur on the app store, I'm not able to "get" it because I ...
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What is the correct certificate to setup for AppleScript apps?

In the past I haven't been code signing but with the new security features that are in current operating systems I thought I should to prevent user issues. Under Certificates, Identifiers & ...
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Why don’t free apps have a thank or tip feature?

Why don’t free apps on the app store have a “Thank You” button where people can say thank you or send you a tip so freeware developers don’t starve to death? Youtube has this feature on some but not ...
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Installing iOS/ iPad applications in macOS m1

I'm not sure what the rule is around installing apps for other Apple platforms (like iPhone / iPad) on macOS. Specifically, I would like to install the Lumi app shown here: https://apps.apple.com/app/...
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Numbers can’t be installed on “macos” because macOS version 11 or later is required

I have used Apple Numbers in the past, have deleted it because of a tiny 128GB ssd. I'm still on macOS 10.15 Catalina, want to install it via the Appstore, and get this message: Numbers can’t be ...
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Why is it that when i try to update something on apple store it doesn't let me

This has been happening a lot i'd try to update my VPN or any other app but apple store gives me an ID that isn't mine and I can't click on it to edit and type in the right one so I can't update any ...
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App Privacy in App Store

How reliable is the information on the application's page in the App Privacy section about not collecting data? Can it be checked?
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How do I check the access rights of an app?

I am reading the following document: About App Sandbox It says: Access to any resource not explicitly requested in the project definition is rejected by the system at run time. Is there a way to ...
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Downloading Catalina to M1 for Intel Macbook [duplicate]

I need to download macOS Catalina and make a bootable USB for my macbook pro 2015 which has intel chip. But have only m1 chip macbooks here, can't download from app store. It says Not compatible for ...
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Which of Homebrew or mas-cli to choose when a package is available via both?

I'm using the opportunity of a new Mac laptop to get to grips with automating the post-macOS-installation setup process, rather than going through the usual mind-numbing click-fest or crud-inheriting ...
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I can't edit a shared Numbers spreadsheet

I can't edit a shared spreadsheet in Numbers and an alert pops up to say a new update available. So one would think I need to update Numbers, right? But no, I have the most current update, so after ...
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What is meant by "Institutional Purchase" in App Store Connect?

I've recently discovered unusual spikes in the downloads of my app. I could trace them back to the source type "Institutional Purchase". What does this mean? The other source types are more ...
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Do I have to learn and use Apple's language if I want to make "App Store" apps for iDevices and Macs?

Let's say I have made something in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and I currently have it running in NW.js, the Chromium-based "webview" which runs on Windows, macOS and Linux. Now I want to ...
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App Store giftcard: How to remove plastic strip without making the code unreadable

Often when I buy an App Store giftcard, as I remove the grey plastic strip covering the code number, the number itself tears and becomes unreadable. Removing it slowly doesn't seem to work any better ...
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App Store Sign-in Problem

I just got a MacBook Air, and because it's my first Mac, I set up an Apple ID and account while setting up my MacBook. However, I can't sign-in to the App Store. Here's what happens: Box that says &...
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Xcode Installation Fails

I'm trying to update Xcode, but it is stuck (this is what it looks like). Other posts I've seen suggest a bunch of different things, each of which didn't work for me: waiting overnight for it to ...
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How to download Xcode 13 if the App Store is not accessible?

My organisation is blocking access to the App Store for security reasons, so I can't download Xcode 13 from there. I looked at https://developer.apple.com/download/all/ but there I only see a bunch of ...
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Mac App Store Xcode download stuck at "Installing"

I've pressed the "Update" button in the Mac App Store to install a new version of Xcode. The Mac App Store itself shows no visible download progress or error messages, but the circle is ...
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App Store signon is unresponsive

I have a MBP from mid 2009 with OSX 10.11.6, El Capitan, and, of course, can't install further OSXs because of hardware issues. For a few years I've been able to browse the App Store but cannot ...
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How to update apps on a shared computer?

I gave my mom my old iMac after creating a new user on the Mac and importing her data via Migration Assistant. I made her an admin, but kept my old user accounts on the computer, which have admin ...
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Apple App Store Sign in loop (Mac Appstore)

Whenever I try to sign in using my Apple ID it says "This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store." and asks me to review my account info I click review and then it asks me to sign ...
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How can I download an earlier version of an app to my macOS on the App Store?

I’m using an app that I have download from the App Store on my Mac OS. After updating it to it’s latest version recently, it doesn’t seem to have worked very well on my MacBook. An earlier version ...
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Cannot get App Store purchase because Apple ID required but I'm already logged in

I'm already logged in on my Mac with my Apple ID. When the App Store asks for my Apple ID before getting a new app, I enter it correctly and have no wrong password errors. The odd thing, is that when ...
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On Mac OS 11.4 Big Sur, how to remove old apple id from app store, that is associated with XPS Reader? [duplicate]

I bought a used macbook from another person. I have everywhere (seemingly) set up my apple id, for game center, apple id, etc, but sometimes I can still see some remnants from the old user which is ...
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Invoice for purchases made on App Store

Does Apple provide invoice for purchases made on the App Store? I want for one of my past purchases. I am unable to find the invoice email from Apple.
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How to resolve “App Store Connect Operation Error”?

I am trying to upload my app to App Store, but Validation process fails with the error: Unable to process app at this time due to a general error I have uploaded several apps earlier but this one is ...
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What If App Store Purchases Can't Be Viewed?

The App Store connects, and all the tabs work — except the Purchases tab. That tab "Cannot Connect to the App Store". So, I cannot install any of the apps I brought from the App Store. The ...
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App Store app icon is duplicated in Launchpad

Somehow, Apple's App Store app icons are duplicated in the Launchpad on my MacBook Pro running macOS 11.5 (Big Sur). Since this is a system-level application, I cannot delete one of these redundant ...
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