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Sideload iOS apps on M1 mac if they are not in the App Store

My ISP, China Telecom, has a router/modem that does not have a web interface. They only provide functions like port forwarding in their app, available for iOS. I have run iOS apps on Mac before, but ...
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Finder not filtering searches when pressing 'Enter'

What I'm trying to achieve: Search through a bunch of files using the search bar in Finder. How I tried to achieve it: By typing a word into the Finder search bar and pressing 'Enter' How the system ...
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Error 1643 The file at 0x0025a48f could not be archived

I recently upgraded to Monterey (on my 2015 MBP) and have been occasionally getting the following message popping up. Error 1643 The file at 0x0025a48f could not be archived I have tried to track down ...
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Can I make the "Hey Siri" popup go away without using my mouse/keyboard?

After saying "Hey Siri... do " I am always left with the Siri popup and have to press Escape or use the mouse to remove it: It seems odd a voice assistant requires manual input to dismiss ...
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Where are the default icons stored on macOS Monterey?

Running on macOS Monterey v12 I recently learned that if you create a folder called Developer in your home directory, you can drag it to the sidebar in Finder and it will display with a tiny hammer ...
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Does anyone have copy-paste between screen-shared Macs working when using "Push Through" with macOS Monterey 12.4?

Before AND After installing Version 12.4 I use Screen Sharing (full screen) on my Mac Mini (M1, 2020) to connect (via LAN) to my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015). My Mac Mini screen sits to the ...
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Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application. No /Volumes/Shared\ Support

Tried to make USB stick with Monterey installer and got Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application. There is an answer on this portal Install macOS Monterey.app ...
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How can I use my Mac as a Camera?

It is very inconvenient for MacBook users to take photos. On Windows, there is the Camera app which can be really useful at times. How can I use my Mac to take pictures?
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macOS Monterey - How do I rename a virtual audio input / output device?

So I have 2 audio input devices listed in Sys prefs > Sound > Input on macOS Monterey as shown below, how do I rename the virtual audio input device BlackHole 16ch to something else? How was ...
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Macbook Pro 14" M1 logs in with Touch ID but not with password

For some reason I can't login to my Mac with a typed password, only with Touch ID. I have checked if I was entering correctly, if caps lock was activated and have also changed the password, but I ...
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Universal Control Stopped Working (12.4)

I upgraded to 12.4, I had been using Universal Control between two MacBook Pros (Intel ones that are still new enough to support Universal Control) and it had been working great. But after upgrading ...
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Disable automatic Rosetta translation for `.pkg` applications

When I'm installing Microsoft Office for Mac (universal), the installer hangs at the end. Checking the logs, I see that it's because oahd is translating the Intel part. I do not use any plugins, so I ...
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Apple Photo's Library from Mojave to Monterey looks stuck on updating

I have a Mini Mac running on Mojave. On an external drive I have my Photo Library saved. I don't use iCloud for Photo's. Now I have a MacBook Air too. Running on Monterey. From this MacBook Air I ...
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How do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

I just upgraded to macOS Monterey 12.4 and now the flags, primarily the one for the current input source, is gone from the menu bar and was replaced with a country code. I find the colored flags much ...
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Mounting SMB share on Monterey is rejected

Both my server and my client are running macOS Monterey 12.4. I've shared folders on the server, enabled SMB sharing in the options and enabled the accounts for Windows sharing. On the client, I ...
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MacOS Monetery File Dates are not rendering correctly

MacOS Monterey Version: 12.4 (21F79) So since doing a massive jump in updates, finder is no longer showing dates correctly, all I get is at. Also if I go and "Get Info" on the file you see ...
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Spyware in MacOS: Spotlight Search Privacy

I have Macbook Pro 14.2 from 2017. I don't have Apple ID and I don't own Iphone or any other apple products. I wanted to know are Spotlight search private? Or, in my case is it possible to mask my ...
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Macbook Pro Can't Boot From macOS Monterey of External SSD

I have recently decide to install dual OS (macOS and Windows 10) on this newly bought SSD to run both Mac and Windows on my Macbook Pro 2017. What I did was, Disk Partition on Windows. Got three ...
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Why a new M1 brand new Mac takes so long to start after login?

I have no application starting or loading anything when the mac starts. I start my mac, see the login window, type my password and after that it takes a long time to login. I guess 2 to 4 minutes to ...
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How to get specific value of power management parameters (pmset)

I am following few topics on adjusting sleep setting using pmset to fight battery drain on modern mac (https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/423635/136107, With Power Nap off, what causes MacBook Pro ...
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M1 Mac Mini monitor has gone to sleep and I can't wake it up

M1 Mac mini (M1, 2020), with 2 Lenovo L22e-20 monitors. I left the Mac unattended for 10 minutes, when I came back, 1 monitor is still on but the other has gone to sleep. The one that stays on is ...
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How to see the content in document folder in Finder in Monterey?

Current when I select 'Documents' in the side bar of the Finder, it only shows this image How can I make it behave similar to previous macOS version i.e. just show the files inside the document ...
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How can I import reminders from *.ics files to Monterey's Reminders app?

I am migrating from an old mac running macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra to a new mac running macOS 12.3.1 Monterey. I am having difficulty migrating my Reminders items manually to the Reminders app on ...
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Others can't edit a file after creating a file and copying it to Mac Server 5.7.1

Monterey Mac Server 5.7.1, client is on macOS 12.3.1 Monterey, has been given staff read/write access by the server. Creates a file and drops it on the server, copies. Another user with the same ...
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MacBook Pro M1 13" macOS Monterey can't set external display as main display

In the display settings, I tried to drag the menu bar from the laptop display to the external screen, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. How can I resolve this issue? Thank you!
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Why the preview windows follow me when I update to the Monterey?

I recently updated my macOS from Catalina to Monterey. But then I find that when I create multiple desktops and open a Preview window on desktop A, then changing to desktop B via the three-finger ...
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How to stop power chime on Monterey with lid closed

I would like to completely disable the power chime on my 2019 MacBook Pro running Monterey (12.3.1). I was able to partially disable it with git.io/powerchime, which keeps it from chiming when awake; ...
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Is there a terminal command to change app icons?

Changing app icons in macOS keeps getting harder, especially since Big Sur where a lot of the best icon management apps no longer work, and the newer apps all seem a bit flakey and unreliable. Other ...
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how do i delete apps from the Launcher on Mac Monterey?

Clicking on the icon until it wiggles does not allow me to drag it to the Trash.
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How to `kill -HUP` apps in macOS 12+?

Long ago it was relatively simple to kill and start some apps and processes in macOS by issuing a killall -HUP PROCESS_NAME. It seemed that most apps and processes respected the -HUP signal, but that'...
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Interpreting AppleSmartBattery manufacturing date from ioreg in macOS Big Sur and later

I am trying to make sense of the age of the battery (by calculating it from its manufacturing date). I need the information for something I am working on and need to know how to access it ...
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Poor (and loud) quality out of good Bluetooth headphones on Monterey

I'm getting horrible audio quality out of some good headphones, and it's too loud even at the lowest possible volume setting. It sounds as if it's clipped, and then the clipped signal has been ...
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Access iOS voice memos from macOS ≥ 10.15

Since macOS Catalina, Finder replaces iTunes as the way to manage iOS devices. However, the panel/ability to access and transfer voice memos seem to disappear. Currently, I either AirDrop those voice ...
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Debug MacOS optimized battery charging

I have an issue with the optimized battery charging in MacOS. Namely: Around two months ago, while travelling, I anticipated I would need 100% of my battery and requested my Macbook charge to 100% via ...
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"Now Playing" icon will not go away in Monterey

This image says it all. As you can see, I have turned off Now Playing's "Show in Menu Bar", but it's still there. Yes, I have closed and opened the control panel, clicked various controls in ...
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automount is broken after upgrading MacOS Monterey

I'm having issues with automount with my NFS shares after upgrading to MacOS Monterey 12.3.1. /etc/auto_master: # # Automounter master map # /System/Volumes/Data/mnt auto_mounts +auto_master ...
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Monterey - repeated kernel panics : watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from dfrd in 180 seconds

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019) is experiencing repeated kernel panics with the message below: panic(cpu 1 caller 0xfffffff02856d6ec): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from dfrd in ...
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macOS: A CoreServicesUIAgent Verifying ...dylib Popup keeps popping up every time

A popup keeps popping up every time on my system and looks like this: It does not go away when I click on the 'x' and it does not progress. It hinders everything by keeping itself on top of all ...
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Network environment switch with Wifi network change

I have two network environments I want to set up, with one having Wifi enabled but not connected, while the other is connected to a Wifi network. While I can configure whether Wifi is enabled or not, ...
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Middle click on trackball

I just upgraded to a M1 Monterey Mac and I have a Kensington orbit trackball with two mouse buttons. On Pre-Monterey, I could (with Kensington Trackball works) press the left and right mouse button ...
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Remove Fn shortcut for switching input language

Ever since updating to Monterey, pressing the Fn key switches the input source (language/character set). I normally press Fn+F11/F12 to change the volume, and now every time I change the volume I also ...
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How to see an indication that I have notifications? (on a Mac laptop)

When clicking on the datetime, I see list of notifications, why is nice. I see the latest messages I can act upon. See screencap below. When I look at the screen, I see the notifications popping up, ...
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Bash script or AppleScript to connect & disconnect an Airplay display in Monterey+

In System Preferences > Displays, bottom left corner is "Add Display". I can choose another (Monterey+) Mac, Apple TV, iPad, possibly other things, to effectively become an additional ...
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What is the purpose of directory /var/dirs_cleaner?

I'm using a 2020 MacBook Pro on Monterey 12.3.1, and noticed a new directory, var/dirs_cleaner which is empty, has permissions of read and write by the system. I've tried to find out on Google, but ...
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Where is the IPA pronunciation option in Dictionary?

In macOS, the Dictionary app used to have an option to show IPA pronunciation. I found that useful, since I use multiple languages. Now I can't find the option. I'm using macOS 12.3.1 Monterey. Did ...
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I can't delete NDNS interface in network preferences on macOS Monterey

I uninstalled that profile but my network hasn't been deleted. I use the terminal to search using -listallnetworkservices to delete it but can't find it What should I do?
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How to swap left/right stereo channels for one sound device in MacOS?

I need to swap left/right audio channels for bluetooth speakers in MacOS (Monterey, M1 iMac). I have tried swapping channels in Audio MIDI setup (as suggested, for example, here), but playing stereo ...
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HDMI display will sometimes not wake on but SSH works

Ever since upgrading my Macmini8,1 to OS v12 or 12.3, the display will sometimes not wake the next morning when I try to use it. When in this state, nothing I try gets me a working display and I am ...
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How does Firefox send link to external application?

I want Firefox to call a bash script to open a certain type of URL. I've created a directory MyScript.app and put an executable bash script MyScript into it. When clicking a link, Firefox asks to ...
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MacOS native VNC client asks for (non-existing?) password

I've got a Linux server with VNC server listening on localhost only, without password. I'm using an SSH tunnel to connect to it. When using a third-party VNC client, I connect without any problem, and ...
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