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Concerning the operating system and applications or programs that run under it, as opposed to matters concerning computer hardware. In troubleshooting, it is essential to distinguish between problems concerning software and problems concerning hardware.

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can't upgrade macOS version on Macbook air 2015 from Catalina to any newer version

I have a MacBook Air 2015 and I'd updated it to Catalina when it released. now I'm trying to upgrade it to macOS 12. but when I go to software update it says there's no update. and when I use link to ...
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How should I adapt my software's keyboard shortcuts for macOS users (e.g. when to use Cmd instead of Ctrl)?

I'm not familiar with macOS at all. Nevertheless, when designing cross-platform software features, one needs to be aware of such small differences. I've seen a lot of keybindings which are usually ...
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how to install SBCL on Apple Silicon without brew and without sudo / admin?

I have an Apple M1 macbook pro in which I want to use SBCL for Common Lisp but without homebrew. The official SBCL page says one way is to build SBCL from source, though you need to bootstrap that ...
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Unable to re-install macOS on Macbook Air [duplicate]

After erasing my Mac I am not able to re-install macOS any way. I tried creating the bootable USB. but everytime I try installing by pressing Option, it takes me to Internet Recovery. Also post ...
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Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes | USB Drive Inquiry

re: Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes Article Hi - Thank you for posting this process as I have been trying to locate the answer to this question for 2 years as I have been locked out ...
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How can I spoof the macOS version on macOS 13 or 14?

I tried to install Adobe Photoshop Elements on my MBP with macOS 14 Beta but it threw an error saying "You must upgrade/update your system to install the product ... macOS 11.10 (Minimum required)...
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MacBook Air 2013 not updating software

New to this site. 2013 MacBook Air refurbished from IBM in 2017. Factory reset accidentally to original software: Mountain Lion. I could update 6 items. The last iTunes update comes with an error code....
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Software update to Ventura 13.3.1 results in blank screen in system settings

When I go to update to latest Ventura 13.3.1, I click "Update Now" in the System Settings > Software Updates view. After clicking "I Agree" on the license agreement, the System ...
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How to test middle-mouse button

I have a bog-standard Tecknet USB mouse. I'm having trouble with my MMB when using Blender (3D). At first I assumed it was a software issue but now I'm thinking maybe its the button itself. Is there a ...
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Hide application is greyed out

Sometimes "Hide ... application" is greyed out. It usually works fine but I can't determine what causes it. For example, in Chrome, Hide Google Chrome is greyed out and the only way I can ...
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Issue with an installed public Github package: how and where can I raise my point? [closed]

Recently, I habe some issues with a (public) software package available on Github which I would like to communicate to the developer such that others can follow the discussion. How and where is the ...
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Apple Software Vendors

I'm trying to round up a list of all of my previous software purchases through the years, but it goes back decades. I know Paddle has a front end for consumers, and I have reached out to Fastspring ...
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Is it possible to dual-boot SteamOS with Asahi Linux’s UEFI environment on an M1 Mac?

I was thinking about how Asahi Linux is based off of Arch, and how SteamOS is also based off of Arch (at least the Steam Deck version), and thought maybe I could install the Asahi Linux UEFI ...
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Why the Xcode 8.2.1 explicit version does not appear at Apple Developer Download?

For a MacBookPro with El Capitan - 10.11.6. About Xcode, according with Xcode Releases the latest acceptable release is: Xcode 8.2.1 for macOS 10.11.5+ Once logged on Apple Developer at https://...
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Is safe install MacPorts and keep Homebrew together? It for macOS El Capitan

I have an old Mac, which uses El Capitan, impossible to do an upgrade, it is a MacBookPro bought in 2012 - it has 8GB of RAM and the disk is not SSD. Anyway I use this laptop in peace until some point....
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A rogue process heats up my Mac - how to find and remove this program?

A year ago I got a used Mindstorms EV3 set, fired it up and played around with my son. I installed a setup where we could write Python scripts to control the robot. The connection to the robot used ...
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Mac software to edit audio track for a video file?

A couple of times now, I've 'cuffed' a movie to make it family friendly, by reversing any bits of swearing - "We want ze neekuff money, Lebowski" etc. (the latest was Beetlejuice which has ...
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Why Apple OS, Software and so many things are highly stable and smooth? [closed]

Even when using Windows on high end computers it lacks is stability when using many programs. I want to know how apple manage to provide such grate experience to users, even not running apple macos (...
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eMac with no OS

I have an eMac with no OS and I have no install disk. Can someone provide instructions on creating an install USB or DVD for the latest version of OS X which is compatible with my eMac?
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Install Dagster on M1 MacBook

I am trying to install Dagster on my M1 MacBook Pro with pip. But keep getting these error messages. ImportError: dlopen(/Users/test/.local/share/virtualenvs/test-pRGt4I8q/lib/python3.9/site-packages/...
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Trying to install macOS Mojave on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro

I've been trying to install macOS Mojave on this thing for a few hours now but I've come across a few problems. If I try to update it through the appstore software updates it gives me error (102), you ...
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I unintentionally deleted the private/var folder and now I the Mac book gets stuck in the loading screen infinitely

I ran a terminal command to delete the folder since it was taking up 30% of my 128SSD MacBook. I needed to transfer some big files to my laptop Big mistake. I can't login in anymore. I also can't boot ...
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What is Apple's equivalent to Adobe After Effects?

I was wondering, what is Apple's version of After Effects? In the same way that Final Cut Pro is the apple alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro.
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There is a file on my mac I cannot delete, even through Terminal [duplicate]

There is a file on my Mac and is sucking my storage and it is showing a prohibit sign on it and I cannot delete it. I cannot delete in Terminal either. I was just trying to download the old Mojave ...
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What level of access does a password manager app in iOS have?

In iOS, can a password manager app access and read everything that's displayed on my screen? Like app being used, or url being visited etc? How does it actually work? How does a password manager know ...
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How to use XLD's "import tags from a text [file]" feature

I have a batch of AIFF files I am trying to transcode to mp3 and tag using XLD (X Lossless Decoder). I have all the tag metadata in a text file like so: 01 AUDIO "Package" "Peter Howard&...
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Samsung Portable SSD T7 Not Recognized in Big Sur

The Samsung T7 Portable SSD has an encrypted volume that only becomes visible to or usable by macOS when the drive is unlocked using the Samsung Portable SSD software. For an unknown reason (possibly ...
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How do I get El Capitan to install from a usb installer

I tried to perform a clean install for Mac Pro El Capitan. The app store said it was unavailable so I purchased a bootable usb installer but it won't install. What do I need to do
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How does the hardware know the restart? [closed]

A Mac can be switched off via the software. But switching on the hardware cannot be done if the software is not running. How can a Mac restart when it is switched off? Somebody else has to do that or ...
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How do I add a custom icon to the macOS menu bar? [duplicate]

I’ve been looking and the only thing I can find is how to add ones that already exist. Say I want to add a picture of the pog face, And when I click it it says ok. Is there any software to help me do ...
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Any suggestions for M1 optimized file comparison tool? [closed]

I installed kdiff3 on my m1 mac using homebrew but it seems that it doesn't have an apple m1 optimized version and hence takes 2-3 secs to open. Does anyone know of a file comparison tool similar to ...
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How to remove software/drivers related to Alfa Networks Wifi Adapter

Alfa Networks Wifi Adapter installed some software onto my Mac, and I don't know where to look to remove it. Specifically I am trying to get rid of this in my menu bar.
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Mac Book won't install software

I just recently replaced the drive in my MacBook Pro and after partitioning the drive, formatting it correctly, and multiple attempts to install it the process won't complete. When going through the ...
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How to completely remove/uninstall “Disabled Software” from MacOS System Report when a provided uninstall tools + CleanMyMac etc or do not work? [duplicate]

I am having this problem for 5 straight days and tried everything mentioned in various forums without any success (on Catalina 10.15.7). Some help please as I need to completely uninstall/remove this ...
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How to open multiple windows of Foxit Reader on macOS?

I am using Foxit Reader to read PDFs. I am trying to figure out how to open multiple windows simultaneously. For example, in Preview we can open separate window for every PDF we want to view. I don't ...
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How to mount by SOFTWARE a USB SSD that shows not mounted on Mac?

How to mount by SOFTWARE a USB SSD that shows not mounted on Mac? System: macOS 10.12.6 (16G2136) Sierra. If the USB SSD is connected before rebooting or cold booting the Mac, then it shows. If the ...
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Is every program that ran on Intel Macs capable of being run on the new M1 Macs?

I am aware that the M1 is a different chip and requires programs to be rewritten to run on that new chip. I am also aware that some programs which have not yet been rewritten to work on M1 chips can ...
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What third-party games have been included with Macs at some point?

To phrase it differently: Over the years, Mac computers have come with various pieces of software not developed by Apple, many of which are games, such as Marble Blast Gold, Bugdom, and the Big Bang ...
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My Mac machine is extremely slow all of sudden? [closed]

It was functioning very well until all of a sudden it went extremely slow, I still had a good size of hard disk space and to top it off I reset, wiped out entire disk and reinstalled the OS, even ...
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Right Arrow Key spontaneously stops working after startup

Right Arrow Key spontaneously stops working after startup Context: Sometime today, I noticed that my right arrow key was not responding. I first was unable to skip forward 5 seconds on a YouTube ...
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Custom app keyboard shortcuts: different commands with the same name

I've created some custom keyboard shortcuts for Sketch within system preferences: I'd like to create some additional shortcuts, but what do I do when the commands have the same name within the ...
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iPhone 11 Pro Max lagging/freezing when using any app

I have iPhone 11 Pro Max since 2019, and it worked perfectly fine until last week ( mainly few days after updating to the latest iOS) where all the apps keeps on freezing/lagging. If I text on ...
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iCloud Drive Saving Document Edits to Archive

I have an iCloud drive folder where I store my word documents. I edit the word documents while they are located in iCloud Drive. I recently noticed when I opened up a word document that it was the ...
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Can I get older (recent) versions of Keynote?

I have just updated Keynote to 10.0, and have noticed some loss of features. In particular, it seems the "typewriter" animation has been replaced with "keyboard". I recall having the option with ...
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make computer wake up at time

I'm working on a project that involves using launchd at a certain time. I have heard that launchd will only work if the computer is awake/logged in. What is the best way to insure that launchd will ...
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Motion5 replicator can not randomize?

We all know and use the replicate option in Motion5 and it works great. but I can not find the option to randomize the start offset, or how to do this. So just a double check to hear from fellow ...
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External Monitor is detected but displays black screen on MBP 15" 2017

I have a 15" LTN156HL01 Lcd display which I turned into an external monitor by using a controller board. Here's the thing: It works perfectly on my PS4. It works perfectly with my brother's MacBook ...
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Keyboard not registering input after replacement

I just replaced my top case on my late 2016 MacBook Pro Touchbar. Trackpad and Touchbar both work, and I even get backlight on my keyboard, however it doesn‘t register any input when booted into Mac ...
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MacBook 13" Mid 2012 shuts down with 20% with new battery [duplicate]

I have this problem with my MacBook: when I turn it on, the battery reports 0%. After replacing the battery, I've the same problem. New battery has 4 cycles and 100% of charge capacity. I have ...
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What CAD software is depicted in this screenshot?

This screenshot (source here) apparently depicts a CAD software (German version) for macOS: What software is it?
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