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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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"Background Items Added" appears for App that I uninstalled, would like to remove it

In my notification bar I can't seem to get rid of these pesky pop-ups. I uninstalled the "Razer USA Ltd." app, but apparently some process still is running in the background. When I go to ...
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screen utility (terminal app) installed on my mac and I don't know where it came from. How to uninstall it?

I have homebrew installed on MacOS Big sur. However, when I type brew search screen, homebrew clearly shows that the screen terminal app is NOT installed on my Mac through homebrew. However, in MacOS ...
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How to save clipboard text directly to file? [duplicate]

I have huge text data in clipboard that has been copied using Cmd + C. Now I want to directly save the text in a file. If I open vi/vim and paste it takes long time as rendered to the vi UI. Is there ...
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Why can't I give bluetooth privilege to python3?

It is grayed out. But other executable/symbol link work well, as you can see from the screenshot. I found similar question MacOS Firewall: Program grayed out, can't be added to Firewall Options. ...
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Airpods 2nd Gen on Mac Mini 2018 Ventura 13.5.1 won't connect, works w/ 3 other Apple devices

I come to you having exhausted every option I can think of to try. The behavior I see is as follows: I can (re)pair the AirPods successfully with the Mac Mini 2018. After, I click their name from the ...
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How do I create a bookmark to a specific Gmail message when reading Gmail inside Chrome running on macOS?

There are answers to my question on the Web, but they appear to be for people running Chrome on an OS other than macOS. Here is one. The problem seems to be the URL in the address bar (is that the ...
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Installing Cocoapods on an M1 Mac with latest ventura fails miserably

I have tried everything to install cocopods on a M1 mac. When I do a brew install cocoapods it apparently goes without a problem but when I try to issue pod install I see pod install zsh: command not ...
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Set different default browser for different apps on macOS

My default browser is set to Edge but I would like that when I open links from apps like Outlook for example they, and only they, will open in Chrome. Is there a way to manage this setting per app?
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Can i run a python file/vscode in sleep mode [duplicate]

Can Macbook Pro M2 run a Python file / VScode in sleep mode?
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Running Vagrant on Apple Silicon (M2) with v.gui=false

Background I've recently upgraded from an Intel MBP to an M2 MBP, so I had to update my Vagrant. Reading around led me to first download the latest VMware Fusion Tech Preview, then update my Vagrant ...
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Does macOS support HDR wallpapers?

There was an article Windows 11 is getting true HDR desktop wallpaper support and better screen casting Are HDR wallpapers supported on macOS? If yes which version? Can it cause burn in issues?
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mounting a bit by bit copy of a partition in macos

Is it possible to mount a bit by bit copy of a partition in macos? I tried with mount -t apfs backup.img backup/, but it didnt work. Is there a better way?
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Display a Tooltip at Mouse Cursor (via Applescript or Shell Script)?

I tried googling for info about this for a while, but came up empty handed. Is there any way, either with shell or Apple script, or maybe even via python, to display a tooltip relative to the mouse ...
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Brother printer MFC-J4340DW(E) driver for 10.10 Yosemite

Can anyone help me find a driver for a Brother printer MFC-J4340DW(E) for 10.10 Yosemite ? Thanks
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I'm trying to install ncdu using MacPorts in macOS Catalina, however it depends on zig but zig is no longer compatible, looking for workaround

I have an old MacBook which cannot be upgraded to anything higher than Catalina (at least officially) and I had been using Homebrew but since now it's not supported it tries to compile every package ...
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Why do we have 2 /usr directories

I am relatively new to MacOS, previously I used Ubuntu, so some things are quite strange for me. One of such things is that on MacOS we have 2 /usr directories. The 1st is with path /usr and the 2nd ...
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Fix Slide animation for Command tab for mac [duplicate]

Is there a way to completely remove the fade (or slide) animation when you switch (⌘+Tab) to a full-screen app that is on a different space?
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DNS problem likely caused by fortinet VPN

I have two Mac computers which have the same problem: I had Fortinet VPN installed which routes the company's domain when typed to an internal server. It looks like this has changed a setting on both ...
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Error 0x80070070 installing Windows 11 on BOOTCAMP [duplicate]

This error is reported several times but with no answer anywhere, such as here and there. I tried to install Windows 11 on a Macbook 2017 Retina using Boot Camp Assistant. The device had previously ...
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Can macOS preview CSS files? [duplicate]

I was surprised that when I select a CSS file and press the Space bar, there is no preview and instead an error. The extension com.apple.tips.TipsAppQuicklook-macOS does not implement file previews. ...
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Change the Date format in the menu bar

Specifically, I would like to include the year for the menu bar date display and, even better, if I could change it to the iso format like YYYY-MM-DD. I was able to change how it is displayed in the ...
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Set Environment Variable for specific application that starts at login

I need to set an env var for an app on MacOs. This is an app that I want to run on startup (currently via Login Items). I can set the env var as a LaunchAgent plist file with the RunAtLoad key set ...
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Keyboard Setup Assistant triggered at every boot with Logitech MX Mechanical Mini

I recently purchased a Logitech MX Mechanical Mini keyboard. The keyboard has an "easy switch" feature so it can be paired with up to 3 devices and toggling between them is handled through a ...
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Is there a way to see changes that have been made to my Apple OS (Monterey)?

Over the years I know I've made a few changes where I've had to turn system protection off to get into the deeper OS to make some changes, but I don't quite remember what I've done. I might have had ...
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sudo spctl master disable command not found [duplicate]

I have transferred information from my intel 2019 MacBook Pro running I THINK Catalina to an M2 Max MacBook Pro running Ventura and would like Apple to stop telling me what I can do with my own ...
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macOS fullscreen videos not using new space on Chrome/Edge

Switched from Safari to Chrome/Edge. In Safari when I fullscreened a video it used a new space so I could keep using the other tabs I had opened on Safari. On Chrome/Edge whenever I fullscreen a video ...
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How to show keyboard shortcuts in menus?

I found that shortcuts for certain functions are shown on Windows right next to the name of the functions when we do right click or something, but not on MacOS, which can be time wasting when we have ...
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Change default app for all .gitignore files

I have a bunch of .gitignore files, spread across multiple folders. I want to change the default app for all current and future .gitignore files. I tried to do this via Get Info -> Open with -> ...
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The “Shimmer” effect in Keynote uses white sparkles. How can I change them to red sparkles?

I would like to modify one of the keynote standard animations to have the white sparkles be red. Below is an example of what I'm referring to. I'd like to have the white sparkels to be red in color. ...
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Is there a free app to do AI text-to-speech?

I'm looking for a free way to do AI-powered "text to speech", so I can copy-paste an article or document and have it read to me. I've tried say on the command line, but the lack of AI means ...
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Can you restore a macOS Sonoma Time Machine Backup onto a fresh Ventura install?

I've upgraded my MacBook Pro 14" (2021) to the macOS Sonoma Beta, but I'd like to reset it to macOS Ventura. However, I've used the beta for over a month and there are a lot of files that have ...
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Why do MacOS mail junk mail rules and filters not work on emails that fail Apple's DMARC policy?

While exploring why none of my MacOS mail junk Mal rules and filters do not work I contacted Apple support. Which a bit of prodding my question was forwarded to an engineering team and received the ...
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Convert passwordLastSetTime to date format YYYY-MM-DD on macOS Monterey

The code below from Convert passwordLastSetTime to date format YYYY-MM-DD works great on macOS Ventura machines to convert the date for when the password was last set on a user account. But when using ...
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Installed MacOS Ventura in a wrong nested volume. How to put it back to the root?

I erased "Macintosh" and "Macintosh - Data" volumes and had a mistake installing Ventura in "Macintosh" volume instead of the root. The OS is now located in the nested ...
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Disable an Apple TV’s ability to be airplayed audio to only

I never AirPlay audio to our Apple TV, but instead use a receiver with AirPlay capabilities. The AirPlay list is therefore crowded with an option that is never used and is only there to confuse. We do ...
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Apple Mail: display original sender instead of Siri's detected one

I need to change Apple Mail's Viewing > Use Smart Address setting via command line, to deploy via MDM. Apparently, this setting is AddressDisplayMode and resides in ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple....
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How can I limit Launchpad to Applications directory

Is there a way to limit Launchpad to show applications only from Applications folder? My launchpad is a mess, I have applications from Python packages which doesn't make sense to appear on Launchpad.
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restrict my Desktop folder access for root (macos)

I have read somewhere macOS is rootless. That means we can put some restrictions so far that even root can't access to some system folders. I would like to apply this restriction to my Desktop folder. ...
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How can select application menu options by fuzzy search using my keyboard only?

When using Ubuntu, I appreciated the Head-Up Display functionality: Press a key combination and enter a search text for the menu item of the currently active application you wish to select. Here's a ...
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Trying to get a MacBook Pro from 2011 running

I'm trying to get a MacBook Pro from 2011 running. From the start there was an account named MacBook that I had the password to. But when logging in it all ended up with a blue screen. After some ...
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"Anthony Gray" app runs in background. Where is it? What is it?

I have an app called "Anthony Gray" with permissions to run in Background. But it's not present with this name in the Applications folder or htop. Is there another way to know where it is ...
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Reveal app window from command line?

I'm trying to bring back up a minimized mpv window using a keyboard shortcut. I use skhd to map keyboard shortcuts to various open commands, so I can quickly launch frequently used apps. This has the ...
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Ethernet USB adapter discard settings

I use Mac Mini Apple M1 2020 with macOS 13.4.1. I have new 1Gbps internet provider and i tried to test speed. My result is only 100Mbps. In my Mikrotik router: name: ether1 ...
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Would restoring from Time Machine overwrite iCloud Drive files?

Just to confirm, restoring macOS from Time Machine wouldn't impact the files currently on iCloud, right? I just want to make sure my iCloud files don't revert to some sort of earlier state from when ...
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Updated from El Capitan to Sierra (10.11 to 10.12) and now no login passwords work

I have an older Mac Pro that I’ve been meaning to update for quite some time so I downloaded the Sierra installer and updated it. It appears the update goes fine and the system restarts but none of my ...
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How to support multiple external displays on Apple M1 silicon

I have a MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip used for the software development. I want to use two external displays to connect with my MacBook. But according to Apple documentation, Apple M1 chip only ...
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Video playback stops working, and then starts working again

This has happened me a few times, most recently yesterday and is weird. For some reason video playback stops working. I then wait a few hours/use the computer for other things, let it sleep a couple ...
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What's the purpose of the message that appears?

I cannot understand this message about the other computer. M1 is the other computer. I do copy on M1, but usually, that has nothing to do with the other computer. I do not understand.
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Stop `open` command from opening two apps instead of one?

My default browser is DuckDuckGo, but for a particular task it doesn't work.  So in a script (zsh) I invoke Safari in a loop with: open -a /Applications/Safari.app \ $(grep ...
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Custom shortcut ^ ⌘ → to switch between Spaces doesn't work from iTerm2

I bound ^+⌘+→ and ^+⌘+← as my custom shortcuts to move between Spaces (Move right a space and Move left a space respectively) in System settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts. These shortcuts ...
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