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Two custom home pages for two focus modes whilst having a blank Home Screen when not in a focus mode

For the custom “Piloting” focus mode I have created, the Home Screen looks like this: When I turn this focus mode off, the Home Screen is empty. This is how I would like it. It is one empty page with ...
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MacOS Sonoma and Chrome: the window title bar hides the tabs of Chrome when the cursor overs on top of the screen

I see that in the video included in the following question that the tabs move down when over on top of the screen (which some people seems to dislike): Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full ...
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Configure touchbar to only show when holding the function key

I have a 2020 Macbook Pro that comes with a Touch Bar. I'd like it to be normally empty and inert, because I keep touch it by accident. When I hold the "fn" key, I'd like it to show the ...
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Items vanished from Finder sidebar

macOS 14.3.1 (23D60) & Finder 14.3 Earlier today, most of the icons vanished from my Finder sidebar.  I did not change any settings, and in fact, they are still selected to be there: I do not use ...
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Surprise changing of Terminal background

I was doing various things with Terminal but at one point, without typing anything, the background behind the text changed from white to pink.  No settings windows (nor any other window) had appeared. ...
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How do I disable any kind of function from the f-keys? [duplicate]

As the question implies, I need some help about the f-keys, more specifically with the f9 key. I have a program that runs in terminal, and I need the f9 key to be completely function-less in order to ...
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macOS - can I remap a function key to do nothing

I have minor dexterity problems and I keep hitting F12 when I want delete (usually I get both as the top of my finger brushes F12). I use the delete key a lot! Is there a way to disable a function ...
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How to Prevent Title Bar from Auto-Showing When Switching Between Full Screen Spaces on macOS?

On macOS Sonoma (version 14.2.1), I encounter an issue where the application's title bar automatically shows up each time I switch between full screen apps across different spaces. This behavior is ...
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Some old games have problems with music setting on iOS 10

I noticed that some old AppStore games, released back in 2010-2015 years, have some problems with music playing on iOS 10 at least. I think, it's usually 32bit games (some games supports 64bit). It ...
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How to permanently disable the live photo setting on an iPhone 13 Pro?

How to permanently disable the live photo setting? The "live photo" option is turned on in the preserve settings menu, but live photo turns itself on every time I turn it off in the camera ...
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How to use different sender address in iMessage when messaging different contacts?

My Apple account has my phone number and my email address. In iMessage settings, it allows me to select the default sender address (phone number or email). I want to know if it is possible to use ...
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Creating an Apple Script to change "Show as Wallpaper" option in "Screen Saver" pane

I am working on a project, and it requires toggling the "Show as Wallpaper" option to True automatically. I've tried using my limited knowledge of Applescript and looking it up, but to no ...
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Removing websites from notification centre - macOS 14

There are quite a few websites listed System Preferences -> Notifications that I can't remove. The thing is, they don't appear in Safari-> Websites -> Notifications either so I can't delete ...
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Wallpaper reset to "Fill Screen" on log out

How can I stop my wallpaper getting reset to "Fill Screen" every time I log in? I have to keep going to settings, select an image, set it to "Fit to Screen", then switch back to ...
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MacBook Pro M2 with macOS repetitive opening of System Settings to "input monitoring" and automatically close

A new MacBook Pro M2, with barely anything installed on it, opens the System Settings window by itself sporadocily. Every 2 to 4-ish minutes the System Setting windows opens, navigates to the "...
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How can I toggle Natural Scrolling in macOS Sonoma 14.0 without using third-party software?

I want to toggle natural scrolling without using third-party software, as is done here and here. However, these scripts no longer work in macOS Sonoma 14.0 because the layout of the System Settings ...
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Is it possible to rotate the screen on an M1 or M3 iMac?

The option to rotate the screen has disappeared from the Display settings. After much searching, I have not found a definitive answer: Is it possible to rotate the screen on the new iMacs? I'd like to ...
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Mac monitor connected, but not showing up in display settings

I accidentally rotated my external monitor 90 degrees and now the setting to switch it back is not showing up. My external monitor works, I can use it and see the desktop, but the Display Settings ...
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How to Disable the Hardware-Based Backlight Key on a Keychron K2 via macOS?

I'm using a Keychron K2 keyboard with my Mac, and I'm struggling to disable the backlight key that changes the keyboard's lighting. This key seems to be managed at a hardware level because its ...
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How to set the amount of time delay before Mac sleeps in macOS Sonoma?

In macOS Sonoma, I cannot find the Settings panel for changing the amount of time delay to wait before sleeping the MacBook Pro M1 Pro 16”. Search for "sleep", or "energy", does ...
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How to determine details of backgound process?

In my system settings on macOS Sonoma I see a bunch of apps in the "Allow in Background" for example in the screenshot there are there are several entries for Docker. How do I find out ...
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How can I fix “Error 15” System Settings so the control center pane renders and works reliably?

A while ago, I started to get an error notification when I navigated to the Control Center section of System Settings. "The operation couldn't be completed. (com.apple.extensionKit.errorDomain ...
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Why is iPhone not allowing access to microphone, camera for all the apps that I use? [duplicate]

My apps do not have camera access or microphone access. I tried to delete and re-install Instagram, WhatsApp, and phone pe apps but it did not resolve the issue. I even tried to reset the location ...
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Can I change iOS lock screen wallpaper while keeping the default on home screen?

I would like to change the wallpaper on my lock screen, on which the wallpaper is saved as png and added from Photos app. However, if I set it, the original home-screen background of my iOS (the one ...
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MacOS Default Sharing Settings

I have a question regarding default macOS settings, how they are if the MacBook is newly set up after buying or factory reset on macOS Ventura and Sonoma? I need to know the default settings for the ...
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dim brightness on inactivity when plugged in

is it possible to enable dimming the brightness when the computer is inactive for some time and it is plugged in? I only found a setting to enable dimming when on battery :/ maybe some 3rd party tool?
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School printer configuration on personal device

My school laptop has an option called "Secure_Printing" where the documents can be printed out on any school printer after inputting the student card number. Here is the configuration in the ...
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How can I change the scroll direction of the mouse on a laptop with Ventura?

I have a laptop with macOS 13.4 (Ventura) and cannot find how to modify the scrolling direction of a USB mouse: not under Mouse nor under Accessibility in System Settings. (This question is related to ...
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Two Apps on iPhone vs the Same Apps on Android: Runkeeper and LibriVox and Playing Well Together

I recently switched from an Android phone to an iPhone SE, 3rd gen, running iOS 16.6, and I installed many of the same apps that I had on my Android. Two of those apps are Runkeeper and LibriVox. I ...
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Stop touch ID from asking for a password

How do I stop touch ID from asking for a password every few days? Is there a setting controlling this? I have searched for an answer and have not been able to find any information. I use a MacBook Pro ...
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Confused about iPad Serial Numbers and Generation - Help Needed!

Hello Apple community, I recently purchased an old Apple iPad (5th generation - 2017) from a marketplace, and I noticed something peculiar about its serial numbers. On the back cover, the serial ...
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Chrome (Version 114.0.5735.198 ) show advanced settings

In the my version of chrome (114.0.5735.198 ) I can't find the advanced setting? Searching says "Alt-H" but macs don't have a ALT key. Neither cmd, opt or fn work. If memory serves I used ...
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macOS Settings will not let me change region from Afghanistan

I reinstalled macOS. I must have mistakenly chosen Afghanistan as my region. However, now I cannot change it. In Settings > General > Language & Region, there is a drop-down list to select a ...
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how can I disable touch scrolling on the magic mouse?

I recently got a magic mouse, and have been trying to use it, but I am finding it very unfriendly to use. Mainly I am constantly scrolling all over the place, on accident when I am moving the mouse. ...
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Enable mono-audio only when one earbud is connected?

I have mono audio enabled in accessibility on my iPhone because most of the time, I'm only using a single earbud, and don't want that to impact what I hear. That being said, from time to time I will ...
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F11 key does not work as function key in MacBook Pro 14"

I have a MacBook Pro 14" M2 Pro Chip. I have noticed that the F11 key has volume low and when I press it without the fn key, it works normally (it lowers the volume as expected). However, when I ...
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How do I make it so that my iPhone plays all audio through it's speakers by default?

I recently bought an Amazon smart watch and I really love it. I can make calls and receive notifications through it, so it's always connected to my phone by default. The problem I'm having with it, is ...
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Paths to UI elements in System Settings for Applescript

Is there a good resource for learning how to generate paths to UI elements in System Settings for AppleScript? Specifically, I am trying to access the keyboard scrolling button in the Accessibility ...
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Set Focus for a specific duration

By default, the 'Focus' button in the control center of macOS provides three options. Among them, there is a 'For 1 hour'. I would like to have a similar 'Focus' with its duration configurable, such ...
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How to disable autocorrection in Freeform?

I'm really annoyed with automatic capitalization in Freeform, for example here I tried to type "yes" 4 times before I finally got "Yes": Clicking that cross with mouse require you ...
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How do I remove the "ignore limit for today" option?

I have Screen Time set up on an iPhone. I scheduled downtime to always run, but it gives me three options: Ignore limit for 1 minute Ignore limit for 15 minutes Ignore limit for the rest of the day ...
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How can I add custom apps to Sleep focus allowed apps?

How can I add a custom app that is not available on the list of apps to add to sleep focus? I'm on Macos Ventura 13.4
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Who's Nikita Borodulin from Settings > Login Items? [duplicate]

On macOS Ventura 13.3.1 (a) in Settings, in Login Items there's an entry "Nikita Borodulin 3 items: 3 items affect all users". Who's this person?
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Text in some apps garbled up with non-Latin fonts after macOS upgrade

Recently upgrade to macOS Ventura Version 13.3.1. One app in particular (Golden Cheetah) has become unusable because all the text now shows in a non-Latin font. The text is unreadable. I have no idea ...
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Why are there so many LAN listings on my network setup, and are they safe to remove?

My laptop has connected to a number of Thunderbolt and USB-C docks over the last few years. While I never really paid attention to it before, I've noticed that I have a large number of "other ...
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Quickly access Settings on iOS

Settings can only be accessed by swiping right a few times or entering the Sett.. and waiting for the app icon to appear? That's really inefficient. So I tried to add it to Control Center but it ...
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Function Keys setting resets

I prefer the default behavior of the Function keys on my Mac to act like old school standard function keys (F1, F2, etc.). So I switch on the according setting in macOS 13: Keyboard / Keyboard ...
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Customize Lock Screen Footnote without administrator assistance

My iPad 6th gen running iPadOS 16.2 is managed by my organisation through Meraki (Cisco) (MDM). They have quite recently added a Lock Screen Footnote (at the very bottom of the Lock Screen) and I ...
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How to make Mac microphone as default?

When I connect my bluetooth headset, macOS starts to use headset's mic, which is terrible by itself. I am tired of constantly entering settings and changing input source from headset to Mac microphone....
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Missing Settings icons in /System/Library/PreferencePanes/

I guess it might be a bug in Ventura affecting systems that upgraded from Monterey without a clean install. This is how the folder looks to me: Any idea how to fix it?
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