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macOS is the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).

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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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VBA IIf Function different result to If Then Else

The user-defined function Excel VBA Office 365 Mac (Version 16.86 (24051422)) on macOS Ventura 13.6.7 generates different results if an "IIf" function is used instead of an "If Then ...
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How can I program my Mac to know when my iPhone is home?

Situation: I wrote an alarm clock app that runs on a MacMini. (No, I have never found any commercial app that works like I want it to.) But sometimes I spend the night away from home, and I don’t ...
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How to find out what is changing my PATH?

OS: 14.4, shell: zsh, additional software: homebrew, vim, oh-my-zsh, iTerm2, et cetera One day I noticed that my PATH contains strange part: /opt/homebrew/bin:/opt/homebrew/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/System/...
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Is it possible to enable a proxy when tethering from iPhone to a Mac over USB?

When tethering over Wifi there's a Proxies tab available: But no such tab is visible when tethering over a USB cable. Is there an alternative way to enable a SOCKS proxy when tethering over USB? ...
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How to fix broken Dual boot (Mac/Linux) My Linux won't boot anymore

I need help. Im stuck with my computer. Can't start Linux anymore. This was working Dual boot before. But now i can't boot Linux. What should i do, mount or try to repair it? I need your help with ...
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My other Mac mini's clipboard history has my laptop's clipboard history and it's freaking me out

When I perform a copy/paste action on my laptop, then go to my Mac mini and whatever I copied on my laptop is now on my Mac mini's paste buffer. I Googled this and saw something about "universal ...
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Keeping date of original recording in converted video file

I have some video files that came from a digital video camera. If I examine the file using exiftool, I see an output that includes: SB-iMac(~/Movies/trial) % exiftool f1.dv ExifTool Version Number ...
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Can Bash case-insensitive matching for executables in $PATH be disabled?

Today I typed Grep by mistake in my Terminal and to my surprise, the /bin/grep command was executed anyway. I do NOT want this behavior. But, it seems it's not possible to disable it. I'm currently ...
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Wake only with touch id

Is it possible in macOS Sonoma, wake from sleep only with Touch ID? (means not with a password)
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How to control buffering for processes in terminal pipe? `stdbuf` doesn’t seem to work

I’m trying to use stdbuf to control buffering for a process in terminal — specifically, using stdbuf -o0 to prevent buffering when piping output onward, roughly as described in this answer — but it ...
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How can I figure out macOS privacy settings when an app asks again for permissions it already has been granted?

I feel like this happens fairly regularly - I get a request from an app to grant permissions, I click to grant it, and they are already enabled. In the screenshot below this is after a patch-level ...
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Override MDM-controlled notification settings

We get Macs issued from my workplace, which has MDM (mobile device management) on it. When there is a scheduled system update upcoming in a couple of weeks I'll get daily reminders about it, which is ...
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How big was my latest Time Machine backup?

I can't find anything that tells me how big the latest Time Machine backup was. For most folders, you can choose "Get Info" and it tells you the size of the folder. But when I do that for ...
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Controlling the new man page pop-up

Frequently while typing comands in Terminal, a yellow window pos up which tries to display a man page. I haven't figured out what triggers it, but it's almost always empty and is trying to show man X ...
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In Microsoft Teams, how to share only audio without screen share?

When joining calls in MS teams, others teams will be doing the presentation. Once a presentation is done, I need to play a small audio clip. However, I won't be sharing the screen. How to share only ...
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Starting an app often doesn't bring the window forward

Pretty often if I start an app (which I primarily do from command-space, i.e. Spotlight) the system executes the program, but the window is buried, so I have to then search for it in the switcher. I ...
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How can I add a keyboard shortcut for a Terminal Profile?

It used to be possible (on macOS 10.14 below at least), to set up a keyboard shortcut to open up a specific terminal profile: Unfortunately, on macOS 12 and later (at least, I never ran 10.15 or 11), ...
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Is it okay to plug everything into unpowered USB hub?

MBP 14" 2021. Anker hub is this thing. I have an HDMI cable plugged into it, two powered hubs, one SSD hard drive (USB-C) and USB-C power (67W). Everything works perfectly; the hub is a tiny bit ...
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How to set "Keyboard navigation" option via command line?

How can I turn on & off keyboard navigation toggle programmatically via command line?
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How to change setup language when using Mosyle to manage Mac?

MacBook Air M2 running macOS Sonoma was initially setup using “Français (Canada)” language (during initial setup). Now, when Mac is factory reset using Mosyle, language selection step is no longer ...
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Unable to create more than 127 windows/terminals in tmux

I am using tmux on macOS. As the number of repos that I am working with increases, the number of tmux windows increases as well. Just yesterday, I run into the issue that I am not able to open more ...
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Can I change Safari's dispatch thread limit of 512?

When trying to launch Safari on M2 Macbook Air with 24GB Ram, Activity Monitor shows that the thread count quickly jumps to about 309, and then 517, at which it becomes non-responsive. When reading ...
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Audio format identification

I have two files that I don't know how to open.  Neither has an extension. exiftool says both are MP3 filename isn't helpful because they came from an iPhone eyeD3 says 0445…b24542 is "MPEG2, ...
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How to remove system extension on 14.4.1

$ systemextensionsctl list 1 extension(s) --- com.apple.system_extension.network_extension enabled active teamID bundleID (version) name [state] * * DE8Y96K9QP com.cisco.anyconnect.macos....
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Proper value for com.apple.quarantine on 14.4.1

I’m running into an issue on macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 relating to file quarantine xattr -w com.apple.quarantine true uTorrent\ Web When I write quarantine metadata to a this file, it results in utorrent ...
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Grant permissions from the command line

I want to grant a permission to an application (Cliclick, needs permission to control the computer), but currently only have ssh access to the machine I'd like to do this on. Is there any way to ...
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I can't clone projects from my companys git from my new mac

2 days ago I replace my pc with a new mac and trying to set it up for my work, but I can't clone a project from my company's local repository. I don't know what to do at this point can u guys help ...
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How can I automate opening a new window if none exists in the current space by a dock click?

I've been customizing my Mac to enhance my productivity and there’s one last hiccup: the Dock's behavior with spaces and opening new windows. Context I use separate spaces for different activities—...
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on macOS can I hide the titlebar on certain apps? [duplicate]

For instance, I want to hide the titlebar in the Roblox app. I wonder if there's some plist setting I could add or change, or another way to hide it.
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Using WiFi and Ethernet for same LAN at the same time, resolver issue

MacBook Pro M3 max, macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 Connected to a LAN with Wifi using DHCP. I have also a dock with 10G ethernet card connected to 10G switch on the same LAN using DHCP. There are also some other ...
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Relaunch Terminal using a command

Today, to convert from Markdown to PDF using Pandoc, it was necessary to install pdflatex. I did brew install basictex and then it was necessary to relaunch Terminal. For this, I simply quitted it and ...
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Connect a DVD player to an iMac

I have a DVD player that I want to connect to an iMac M3. This is not the standard external-drive DVD player, but one that you'd normally hook up to a TV or similar; more a set-top box style. It's a ...
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How can I change/remove the shortcut fn+C for opening the Control Centre

Since I upgraded to macOS Monterey, fn + C (i.e. the fn key + the C key) opens the Control Centre in the Menu Bar. How can I change or even remove this shortcut? Same question for the shortcut fn + A. ...
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Framework to create custom account on macOS and iOS - does it exist?

My e-mail server supports OAuth for login. It would be nice to replace username/password with a OAuth, the same way that other accounts such as Microsoft Exchange, Google, etc, work. Is there a ...
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Any free VM's for Apple Silicon MacBooks? [closed]

I hope to run Windows XP and similar versions of Windows that don’t support Apple Silicon, either virtually or through an emulator layer. I tried VirtualBox, but it says "Intel Core needed". ...
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Keep Ignore ownership on this volume for APFS partition on local disk

I need to make a local partition for DATA only on the same disk than the OS disk. I search to keep the box "Ignore ownership on this volume" ticked, But it's untick on every reboot. I tried :...
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Macbook air 2017 is responding very slowly

I have a Macbook Air 2017 and it became very slow after I installed Monterey in August 2022. I reinstalled macOS twice and also formatted the disk completely. There is no overheating issue at all, but ...
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Hide a non-active app by clicking on its window

Is it possible (natively or using a third-party app) to hide (zap) non-active apps by clicking on their windows? When having many windows open, I'd like to hold a button combo and click on the windows ...
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If a hacker succeeds in using my Apple ID to log his device into my iCloud account, can he spy on my devices well enough to hack into my web accounts? [closed]

I ask, assuming the latest versions of iOS and MacOS. Can he capture keystrokes created on my devices? Can he access my Google, Yahoo, etc website accounts if I'm logged into those sites, assuming he ...
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Why can't my Mac make phone calls?

My iPhone is not currently allowing calls using this Mac. I’d like help to troubleshoot and enable this feature. iPhone Settings > Cellular > Allow Calls on Other Devices is off. I tried to turn ...
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emacs-like key-bindings for window management within macOS

Is there a way to have macOS key-bindings that let me manipulate windows? For example: ⌘ Command → to move the window to the right ⌘ Command + → to grow the window to the right I'm looking for tools ...
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Turn off iCloud sync for Books

Sonoma 14.4.1. System Settings > Internet Accounts > iCloud > Apps Using iCloud: Show More Apps. I have turned off iCloud sync for all the apps in the provided list (screenshot #2), but for ...
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What hardware differences between a Mac Studio and a MacBook Pro might cause differences in performance?

I’m in the enviable position of having a nice wad of cash to spend on a new Mac setup. Since Tensorflow and PyTorch are now both supported by Metal, at least on my 16gb MacBook Air M1 I’m more than ...
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MacOS turns on Modem mode on iPhone. How would I disable that?

iPhone personal hotspot is listed in the list of WiFi networks on my mac even though Allow Others To Join is off and personal hotspot is off. MacOS turns on Modem mode on iPhone when I click on "...
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How could you add a site to HSTS list on MacOS

Say you have a bank site that you want safari to go to always by https rather than http. How could you pin that site to https if you are too lazy to type https:// prefix manually? Alternative/shorter ...
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How to debug internet issue on macOS 14.x

I'm using MacBook Air, with M1 chipset running macOS 14.4.1 and connected to my home Wifi. Over the last few days I am facing a weird issue which leads to the internet not working for few apps like ...
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Leopard dock in Mojave

is there anyway to get the leopard dock to mojave without cdock. I have the dock. app from leopard system folder but I know replacing it does not work. Any of you know what code I need to modify to ...
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Unable to Clear 'Manage Recent Places' in Finder on macOS

I've encountered an issue with clearing the 'Manage Recent Places' list in Finder on my Mac. Previously, I was able to clean this list using the following command in the Terminal: defaults delete ....
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When I am presenting from macOS, can I temporarily freeze content on the external display while I set up the next scene?

Is it possible, natively or with a software, to allow a mac that is mirroring onto an external display to freeze that display so that the macbook may change scenes and then unfreeze the frame. For ...
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