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can't scale for external monitor

I got a 4K display for my MacBook (late 2013) but I'm unable to scale everything after this monitor plugged. (Browser content is scaled, but the system app is not.) Can I still scale everything with ...
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Current Period in Cellular Setting

Is it possible for the "Current period" to have a value when you didn't call anyone? This is for 6s+. There's 23 minutes in Current Period, which to my understanding is the last call time. Am I ...
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Mac Pro goes to sleep despite settings

My Energy Saver system preferences look like this: The thing is, I don’t want my Mac to ever go sleep — especially last night when I had Handbrake transcoding a ton of important files I was expecting ...
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How do I find out which app is using my location in the background?

There is a hollow location icon present at all times in my iPhone's status bar. How do I find out which app is causing this? There used to be a section called "Location Services" in Settings but I ...
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Canon Print Driver Setup

We use Pharos and have two printer queues for our students to use. One is black & white; the other is color. For convenience, we want them to be able to print any document to the BW queue and ...
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Can't use self signed certificates any more, because “Enable full trust for root certificates” is gone from settings

As you can see, "Enable full trust for root certificates" is completely missing. What do I do? This is on iPhone X 11.4 btw.
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Facebook log-in in macOS “Internet Accounts” suddenly stopped working [duplicate]

As of about a week or two ago, I started getting notifications in macOS (High Sierra, 10.13.4 17E202) that I need to sign in again ("Facebook Password Required"). It seems to accept my (definitely ...
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Change the modifier keys on the right side without changing the left ones

I have a new keyboard connected to my macbook (high sierra) that I'm currently adjusting, and I would prefer if the first key to the right of the spacebar was an option key and the next a right ctrl ...
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How do I revert a change I made to a specific file type's default application?

A few days ago, I was trying to play a .mkv video that was giving me a hard time. VLC wasn't agreeing with it for some reason, so I ended up shifting my efforts to a slick media player I found on ...
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Is there an easier way to turn wifi on and off on iOS?

I realize that there are no shortcuts specifically for the Settings program on iOS. With that in mind, perhaps there's another way to do what I'd like. I live in the boonies, where the only ...
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After RESTART every new Safari window no longer reflects its DEFAULT appearance. How fix this? High Sierra MBP [closed]

OS X 10.13.3 Safari how set default window size & position (NOT FINDER)
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Cannot fully disable message forwarding (as of iOS 11.3)

Intention I wish to disable message forwarding for all conversations in the Messages app that comes with iOS. Problem After updating to iOS 11.3, some message conversations are shared between two ...
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App not showing up on the home screen

I happened to download an app and it got completely downloaded (yes, its showing “open” next to the app in AppStore) but somehow its not showing up on the Home screen. Points to consider:- I have ...
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Create schedule to turn off iOS device every night..?

Is there a way to automatically turn off an iOS device every night (say from 0:00 to 6:00) to save battery WiFi bandwidth? There's an iPad mini in our living room basically running as Spotify/Podcast ...
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How to get rid of extra top bar in safari

My safari windows suddenly started to include an extra bar containing the bookmarks. How do I remove this bar?
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Control iPhone Remotely

Can you control an iPhone remotely using Mobile Device Management protocol? or any other protocol/service? Of course, the user's consent will be obtained before performing any actions. I am mainly ...
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How do I disable the prompt to discard or keep downloads in Google Chrome on Mac OS?

I have seen other posts asking similar questions to this but they were for Ubuntu and Windows. All answers were exclusive to the respective operating system. I have not seen something that will work ...
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Globally Disable Notifications on Lock Screen

I'm using macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.3) on a 27"-iMac and on a MacBook Pro. Almost every time when I'm going to log in, I see various notification on the lock screen, even before I've entered ...
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How do I change the gender of Siri’s voice on the HomePod?

This article implies there’s a “Language” and “Siri Voice” section in the HomePod settings of the Home app; unfortunately, these sections don’t appear for me: How do I enable this configuration ...
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Find queries appear automatically in the find fields for other applications [duplicate]

After years on a much older version of Mac OS, I'm now on v. 10.13.2, and I observe strange behavior when I use find functionality, in various applications. If I search for some string in one ...
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Can I back up the saved WiFi passwords on my Mac?

Too frequently my Mac connects to WiFi but can’t access the Internet on cafes (my iPhone works properly). It has been tormenting me for over a year and I tried everything I found on the web but still ...
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Restore iPhone 7RED

How do I restore my phone to factory settings, I choose a password & cannot remember what - rather than the numeric code, as well as my fingerprint being on there. Is it possible I can restore ...
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'Wallet and Apple Pay' missing from Macbook Pro settings

I have macbook following version. MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014), OS: Mac OS Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) I am using the following link to setup Apple pay for Mac. https://www.imore.com/how-set-...
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How to get Verizon WiFi Calling to work on new iPhone X

I just activated an iPhone X on Verizon Wireless. My previous iPhone was able to do WiFi Calling on my home network. Now when I try to turn WiFi Calling on (Settings -> Cellular -> Wi-Fi Calling), I ...
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System Audio is picked up on microphone when using headphones (discord, skype, macOS), how do I turn this off?

Specs: macOS Sierra 10.12.5, JBL in-ear headphones with microphone Ever since I got my new headphones, people on Discord and Skype could listen to me watching videos and listening to music, which is ...
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How can I force my right-hand monitor to always be my primary monitor on my MBP?

I have a new MBP with 2x 4k monitors. Due to the layout of my desk, I want my right-side monitor to be my primary display. I know how to set this up within the display settings, however, I have to ...
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No option to remove Bluetooth device in iOS Settings app?

I would like to remove my Raspberry Pi from my iPhone 8 (running iOS 11.2.1) as a connected bluetooth device. Normally, I would go into my Settings -> Bluetooth and select the info button (a little ...
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How to prevent default pdf viewer from being changed to iBooks

Every so often the default viewer for PDF files gets changed to iBooks. I want PDF files to be opened with Preview, and I want that setting to persist. I know how to manually change the default back ...
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How to change the default app for callto/tel links from Facetime to Skype/other?

Callto/tel links inside Chrome open up for me in Facetime. How can I change the default application used for opening such links? (I'd like to set it to Skype)
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Configure proxy on mac

I followed this tutorial to set up a proxy using an AWS instance. I was able to do so, and upon running this command: ssh -L 3128:localhost:8888 -i /path/to/yourkey.pem ubuntu@xxx.xxx.xxxx I am able ...
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How to disable “x days since last backup” reminders in High Sierra

Since I updated to High Sierra (Version 10.13.1 to be exact) the "x days since last backup" reminders have returned, showing up every day or so in the top right corner of the screen. I checked, and ...
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Keyboard Layout after startup reverts to “ABC - Extended”

I am an ordinary QWERTZ keyboard user. Now, when I setup my mac, I neglected the Keyboard Layout setting (I thought it would default to the usual). But, the layout was set to ABC - Extended. I can ...
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iOS 11 mail - manual fetch gone?

Except for my iCloud account, which gets very little traffic, I only use POP3 email. I prefer it because it means I don't have to store 17 years back catalogue on every device I own. I get all my ...
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iPad auto locks even with auto lock ‘never’

My iPad Air 2 auto locks suddenly without any sign as to why, and the lock screen comes up. I have checked the settings and the auto lock is set to ‘never’ yet it auto locks. What could be the problem ...
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Is there a way to get Auto-Brightness back on my iPhone X?

One of the best features of my iPhone 7 Plus was the way it could be configured to auto-dim the display, which not only helped the phone's lighting to match the mood, but was also appreciated by ...
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How to keep last modified date of directories unchanged when files in directory change?

I am syncing files between macOS and a remote Ubuntu server. On Ubuntu, the date of last modification of a directory doesn't change when I store, modify or delete a file inside this directory. This ...
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How fix fonts on external tv look good view?

i have a little problem with my mac and external tv (LG 4K). Macbook air 2012 (intel HD 4000) LG 43UJ6307 i connect macbook with MiniDisplayPort -> DVI -> HDMI (1.4). by default i cannot set ...
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macOS change SSID based on Location

I have multiple SSIDs in the building. When I choose a different Location, how do I make it connect to a different SSID? When I choose a Location where Thunderbolt Ethernet is first in the service ...
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How to remap “quit application” to Command+ESC system wide? [duplicate]

As of now it's set to ⌘Q everywhere which is very unintuitive and being next to ⌘W, which I use a lot, it's very annoying too. ⌘Esc doesn't do anything (on my laptop at least) and I think it makes ...
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Caps lock option for input switch is absent

I have a MacBook Air 11" and a MacBook Air 13": the 11" is lot older than the 13". Although High Sierra is installed on both MacBooks, on the 13", I can't find caps lock option in Settings-> Keyboard->...
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What is the technology used in iOS 11 settings migration (moving blue dots / particles pattern / animated QR code?)

During the setup of a new iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X, there is a step for migrating the settings from another iOS 11 device. On the old device, it says: Set Up New iPhone Use your ...
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Excel API data query - populates into a single column

I am trying to populate some data from an API call. (Below is the process to get the same example) Everything works fine until I hit the last button: all the data goes into the first column and does ...
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Force iPhone to remember “don't trust” setting when connecting to computer [duplicate]

Every time I plug my iPhone into one of my computers to charge it, it prompts me to trust or don't trust. How do I force it to remember he don't trust setting? I don't want this specific computer to ...
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iOS Calendar: What is the meaning of Time Zone Override?

I have had issues in the past with time zones and alarms when traveling, but I think I have it solved. I have just one more point of confusion. Current versions of iOS have the option Time Zone ...
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Set Different Language

I am trying to have everything in English, except day and month, which I want to change to my language. I followed this post, but this command does not work. defaults write NSGlobalDomain ...
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Display Arrangement disappears with 3 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I have been able to connect 3 external monitors to my MacbookPro. However when I started to arrange them in the Arrangement tab all monitors disappeared from the window. When I unplug one of the ...
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Automate change in settings upon plugging mouse in

I am using a MacBook Air running Sierra. I like to use different mouse settings with my touchpad, and my USB mouse. To facilitate this, every time I plug my mouse in, I have to go to System ...
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“Automatically adjust brightness” nowhere to be seen

I have a situation where I'm using an app that calibrates my monitors. I have several monitors attached and when I go into System Preferences -> Displays, I unfortunately don't see any options on any ...
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iPad Air WiFi + Cellular, but no cellular settings? [duplicate]

I have an iPad Air 16gb I bought off a popular classifieds website. It was advertised as WiFi only, and in the settings there is only WiFi. But when I look up the serial number on Apple's site, it ...
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Can my former employer still monitor my iPhone after I erase all content and settings

My former employer allows employees to keep their work phones after they quit. When I was with my former employer, I had to install a series of corporate and company related apps so that they could ...