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stopped (err = -3253) iTunes

iTunes error message when downloading music stopped (err = -3253) the network connection was reset. this message will pop up once or twice before it will download the song. It will eventually download ...
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Dock badges for Microsoft Teams not working since 11.2.1

Has anyone noticed that dock badges aren’t working anymore on Microsoft Teams since 11.2.1? I am hoping that isn’t the case, I am missing so many messages because of this. Banners and badges in the ...
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How to sync folders outside of the usual OneDrive sync folder?

I am setting up a OneDrive account on my Mac (macos 10.15.7). The OneDrive local folder is at ~/OneDrive/. I would like to sync other folders as well, e.g. ~/Music/, ~/Documents/, etc. OneDrive for ...
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How to disable `Microsoft Outlook`'s keybindings in macOS

I am using Microsoft Outlook in macOS. Is it possible to disable its keybindings such as command-a for select all, since I am using that binding for something else. Basically, I just want Microsoft ...
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How could I mute all notifications in Microsoft Teams on macOS 10.15.6?

Microsoft bypasses the standard notifications mechanism in macOS: there is nothing in System Preferences -> Notifications to control both the sounds and the incessant popups. Has anybody found away ...
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Can we install/side-load outlook custom add-in for Mac programatically without manually installing

Is there a way to install outlook custom add-ins in Mac from terminal without requiring manually installation.From outlook documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/outlook/...
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Open rdp:// Link from Browser in Microsoft Remote Desktop

I was wondering if there's any chance to open rdp://host.ip.address links from my browser (Safari, Firefox, ..) in Microsoft Remote Desktop (MacOS Version)? Is there any script or command something ...
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How is this windows Airdrop app working?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/airdrop/9nzs8p65cd6q?activetab=pivot:overviewtab I came across this app in Microsoft store, which seems to be an ''airdrop'' app on windows 10. I am wondering how it ...
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Issue with Microsoft Word on Mac

Hopefully, this is the right site for this. I am using a 2020 MacBook Pro and Word 2016. I am having issues opening a document sent by a friend. He is able to open it, and this problem does not ...
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VS Code will not Update

I'm using VS Code v1.45.1 and it will not update. It automatically checks for updates as set in preferences - default for Windows and macOS - and I'm presented with the notification dialog box ...
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Microsoft Teams Camera Shows Black Screen

Having tried a Mac Mini and MacBook Pro, Microsoft Teams shows a black screen in the video preview during calls. Others on the video call see the same black screen. This issue has manifested on the ...
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How can I clear metadata (personal data) from an Excel file in Microsoft 365 for macOS?

I want to make sure that an Excel file I created is purged of all personal and user metadata before passing it on, for confidentiality reasons. For Windows, there are many guides for removing ...
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Can't recognise Microsoft keyboard and mouse after OS Catalina update

I updated to the latest OS Catalina 10.15.4 on my MacBook Pro 15 with the Microsoft keyboard and mouse connected and working during the download process. Once the computer was updated the keyboard ...
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What are these extra /Zone.Identifier files created during Windows Remote Desktop file transfer?

Steps to Reproduce Installs Windows Remote Desktop client for mac Connect to a Windows 10 server, mounting a local folder over the connection On the remote server, copy a pdf (e.g. my_file.pdf from a ...
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Mac Catalina And Microsoft Teams Screen Sharing Permissions

I recently updated my MacBook Air OS to Catalina V 10.15.1 and since have issues screen sharing via Teams. When I try to share my screen I get an error prompting me to go to my "Security & ...
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Where does Microsoft Word store autorecovered documents in Catalina?

I can't seem to find the Autorecovery Save folder in Catalina. Previously I used a command line string to see the files, but that command doesn't work anymore. Is this feature still implemented with ...
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How to delete on-demand files on onedrive for mac without having to download them first?

If I delete a file from onedrive for mac with files on-demand turned on and that file has not downloaded to my computer, it has to first download it and then move it to trash. This is rather annoying ...
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Microsoft Word 15 - Default Image Paste Size

Is there a way to set the default paste size of images in Microsoft Word 15? Specifically I'm looking to set them to actual copied size, currently the images are pasted to a default of fit-width &...
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How to stop MS AutoUpdate prompt

So far as I know, I don't have any Microsoft applications on my MacBook Air. I had installed Microsoft Teams in the past, which I later uninstalled by dragging the app to the trash (after I first saw ...
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Bypass “Finish setup” screen after iOS Update with devices in kiosk mode?

We've about 300 devices (+ 300 employee coperate iphones) enrolled as media entertainment tablets. After the iOS 12.3 has been released, every devices installed that update. That's fine so far, but ...
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Why is the MS To-Do App adding things to my reminders, and how do I stop it?

I have a corporate Office 365 account for work and have the Microsoft To-Do app installed to manage work related things. When I add a task, it seems to be added to my iOS reminders: I haven’t given ...
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Is Internet Explorer 11 mode available in the new Microsoft Edge for Mac browser?

Microsoft announced several weeks ago that it was abandoning its proprietary rendering engine for Edge and replacing it with Chromium. More recently (May 2019), it announced that it is making this new ...
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How to read 3.5 inches Floppies with 1.7MB on them?

I have an external floppy drive (Teac FD-05PUB) that reads 1.44MB Floppies fine when they are formatted normally (classic 1.44MB MS-DOS format) but fails when floppies have 1.7MB on them (Microsoft's ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop client failing to connect via Remote Desktop Gateway in AWS

I am on Microsoft Remote Desktop Version 10.2.2 on macOS 10.14 (Mojave). The error log looks like the following. An error occurred while communicating with the Remote Desktop Gateway. If this ...
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Is there anyway to stop Microsoft Office 2016 on macOS prompting for update?

I want to stop this prompt: Normally I’d encourage people to keep their system / app up-to-date, but there is only one word that can describe what Microsoft had done in Office for Mac: catastrophe. ...
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MS Word documents changing to .cpio files and then to .zip files

I really need help with this issue: whenever I try to open a word document file from my Mac, the archive utility application opens up and turns the .doc file into a .cpio file and if I click on that ...
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Can you search for tags in OneNote for Mac 2016?

Searching for tagged content within a notebook in OneNote for Windows is straightforward. There's a Find Tags menu option. This option does not seem to exist in OneNote for Mac 2016. There's nothing ...
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Unable to open “Remote Desktop Protocol” (RDP) URLs from command-line

I am unable to open RDP URLs from the command-line. Whenever I try to open RDP URL from command line by executing the following: open rdp://localhost/ or any other IP address, I get the following ...
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How to view the To-Do-Bar in Outlook for Mac?

I am new to Apple and I have Outlook 2016 installed in my Mac. I am unable to see the To-Do-Bar which I use in Outlook for Windows. How do I view the To-Do-Bar in Outlook for Mac?
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Keyboard Backspace key not working but repeats when reconnecting USB

I've been using, and enjoying, a Microsoft Sculpt Wireless keyboard for the past couple years. All of a sudden tonight the backspace key stopped working. Using the keyboard viewer, I can tell all the ...
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Microsoft Arc Touch mouse doesn't want to connect in MacOS High Sierra

I've been able to pair a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface with my MacBook ever since Yosemite, but when I updated to High Sierra the mouse stop connecting. When I turn on the mouse, the Bluetooth ...
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OneDrive on mac doesn show all shared folders with me

On the website my account looks like this. There are 2 people sharing with me some files: but after I have installed one drive on mac, I can see the following files: A whole frolder from the second ...
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Changing drive format for OneDrive?

I need to use OneDrive on my systems, but ran into a snag on one in particular (I don't know how or why this one machine ended up different). It's reporting that it can't be used as the file system ...
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What does the “cdw” do exactly in the canned Search for “Recents”?

The Finder's sidebar search for "Recents" (in High Sierra) is a raw query, which can be found here: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/myDocuments....
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Traces of Visual Studio for mac throughout macOS!

I recently installed Visual Studio For Mac. I didn't liked the IDE and UI so I removed it, according to steps suggested by various stack exchange community posts. Today when I used Omni Disk Sweeper ...
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Office word 2010 history/activity

I was curious if Word 2010 for Mac has a activity/history viewer for what there has been written/deleted in the document, like Google Docs has? So far I have not found anything, not even on the web (...
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MS RDP client minimum iOS version on Apple iPad

Kinda new to Apple world so need some clarification here: does official MS RDP client support older iPads or no? On the official app page they say that minimum required iOS version is 8.0, but in ...
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Internet Authentication Service (IAS) for Mac OS X does not work on macOS Sierra

I need to connect my MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra to my company using IAS for Mac OS X. If I double-click the icon of IAS for Mac OS X (made in the year 2008) it is denied due to incompatibility (...
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How do i disable Fn Key on Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard for OS X?

I recently acquired a MS Surface Ergonomic Keyboard. Its a great device for everything other than a Fn lock key that is awkwardly placed between the CTRL and OPTION/WINDOWS key. I've looked at the ...
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any idea what the heck Microsoft is doing with this brew install?

I found this install script for msodbcsql at odbc-driver-13-1-for-macos-released The relevant contents are: /usr/bin/ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/...
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El Capitan “Paste and Match Style” not working in Microsoft Word

I want to set up my computer to paste unformatted text by default. When I try to do this (following the advise of several online guides) my paste no longer works. I went to keyboard > shortcuts > app ...
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Installation of Office 365 for Mac is freezing at “Running Package Scripts” (Sierra)

I just downloaded Office 365 for Mac, and tried to install it in macOS Sierra 10.12.5. The installation froze when Running Package Scripts. It is a common problem. I followed this answer and launched ...
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Using “Microsoft Surface Keyboard” on Mac Sierra

I know the Microsoft Surface Keyboard isn't compatible with the lastest Mac OS. But was wondering if anyone has found workarounds to some of these problems. 1) It's not recognized as a keyboard but a ...
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How can I copy a PDF from OneDrive to iBooks using the OneDrive iPhone app?

I have a PDF file in OneDrive that I would like to copy to iBooks on my iPhone. Usually apps have an option to copy the PDF to iBooks, but apparently the OneDrive app doesn't. I tried pressing the ...
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Remove files from MS Outlook

A couple months ago I thought I'd switch from Thunderbird to Outlook, I thought it would make sense seeing as I'd started paying for MS Office. However it reminded me on just how bad Outlook is and I ...
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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard doesn't work on macOS Sierra

I have a MacBook Pro 2010 and I bought the Sculpt keyboard but I can't get it working! The keyboard just doesn't exist for macOS Sierra. I searched for drivers, tutorials, etc., but all I found were ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Session always opens in full screen

I am using a Macbook Pro system with El Capitan that has an external monitor plugged into the lightning port and has my desktop expanded across the laptop screen and the external monitor. Whenever ...
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Why do I need to press C twice to copy in Mac MS Word 2011 and 2016?

I have had this issue for years with MS Word 2011. I upgraded to MS Word 2016 and am still having the same problem. I can only copy if I press command, then double press C while holding down command. ...
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bluetooth keyboard not in keyboard preferences

I have a Microsoft Surface Ergonomic keyboard and a 2016 touchbar MBP running macOS 10.12 (Sierra). The keyboard is connected to the MBP (I can type) but it doesn't show up in keyboard preferences (so ...
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Microsoft keyboard requiring double capslock press after Sierra update

I installed Sierra last night and my Microsoft Wireless Comfort keyboard suddenly started requiring me to press CapsLock two times in order for it to activate caps lock. I plugged in an Apple ...