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Questions tagged [software]

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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Software Glitch iPad 2 Caused Activation Lock

I’m very new to this thread and I hope I’m in the right place for help. I’ve got an iPad 2 WIFI only model and have an issue, some time ago whilst I was using the iPad it suddenly and out of nowhere ...
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Company software still on computer

I bought an iMac from a company that was upgrading their computers. They assured me that it was clean of their applications. Just to be safe I did a wipe of the hard drive and reinstalled macOS High ...
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Is there a function in numbers that allows to select elements that have an index congruent to 2 modulo 3 for its row, from a given column?

I want to select and do the average of one every 3 numbers and the row index of the first is 5. So I want to select 5,8,11 etc Is there a way to do it in Numbers?
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Is there official documentation for the Mach-O file format/ABI used by OSX that still exists as of December 2018?

Why can't I find any official documentation for the file format? I've seen this link a lot, but it seems that they've taken whatever used to be there down. The best I could find was some blog posts ...
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How Google Maps continuously gets' updated even without Internet? [duplicate]

few days back i was going to my friend's house but i was not sure about his[my friend] exact location so i used Google maps and didn't closed the Map's tab. On my way to his house when i checked maps ...
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Can (Moving cursor using arrow keys in terminal) interfere with moving cursor using Trackpad?

MacBook Pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014. MacOS Mojave version 10.14.1. In terminal Preferences I looked under the tab Keyboard because I read that it's possible to use Moving cursor using ...
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How do I get old apps like Photoshop CS5 to work on macOS Mojave

On the weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave. Things are mostly ok but I have some apps that no longer work. The one I’m most stressed about is Adobe Photoshop CS5. When I try to run it it ...
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Trackpad works for Diagnostic Test. Can I rule out it has a hardware problem?

If a MacBook Pro trackpad is able click and scroll, swipe, move cursor, etc. during a during Diagnostic Test (when I startup holding down the D) then, am I able to rule out that it has a hardware ...
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need help I screwed my macbook so bad thiere is one drive and no partitions, please read below [duplicate]

So...I somehow messed up my macbook Pro model 1502 raetina 13" Late 2013, core i5, 4GB. I wanted to clean install High Sierra. Long story short I now have a macbook with one, yes one, there is no ...
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MacBook: Prevent mouse from switching to external monitor placed above main display

So I got an external monitor witch is positioned above my MacBook. Sometimes I want to use the Menu bar of my MacBook, and I often move my mouse too quickly and it goes to the secondary monitor. Is ...
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MacBookPro A1278 WiFi refuses to turn back on after working for 10 min after restart

I recently repaired this laptop from dead state (water damage) and it works fine now, except for the WiFi, which has intermittent problems. When I restart the Mac the WiFi works fine -- it connects ...
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How to reinstall OSX from single user mode?

Running macOS High Sierra (iMac mid-2011 21.5 inch), stuck in boot-loop, white screen at Recovery and Internet Recovery. I do not have access to another Mac nor USB boot. I can boot in to ...
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Make MacBook German keyboard behave like windows

I could not find a thread which exactly answered my questions, even though it seems like a common concern. So, sorry if this question is not appropriate, but I really did some reasearch and only could ...
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Hiding/Unhiding FaceTime audio window macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

I created an Automator app to hide the window during a call following these instructions: How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13 But is there a way to bring the window back as ...
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Auto-split audio with Audio Hijack 3.5.3

I am using Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack 3.5.3 on macOS High Sierra. I would like to use it for recording audio from an application source (an old LP currently stored in iTunes as a single file) in such ...
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How to create /dev/null in a jail-environment (chroot)?

In short: I am trying to install BIND9 on OSX inside a jail-environment (chroot) and failing to create a /dev/{null, random} file inside. Since Apple is slowly removing support for DNS, DHCP and more ...
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Macbook startup problem. Once started is extremely slow

I have a serious problem with my Macbook pro retina 13" early 2015. Some days ago, after a normal shutdown, the Macbook did not startup anymore. It emitted the short start sound and it went back to ...
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Anyone knows what this third party input method? And is it safe to use it since it's from an unidentified developer?

It basically gives you a PinYin-like words prediction but for English
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Where should I install new (source code) software on a Mac?

I am new to the Mac philosophy, but I have been using Ubuntu since a while. Now I am using Mac at work, and I have to install a few programs, not apps, from source code distribution. I did try to ...
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iDrive backup for Mac failing

I got a message from my Mac IDrive app that there has been no backup for four days. The message says the most common cause is the Mac being turned off, but my Mac is always on and connected. IDrive ...
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Switch from Outlook 2016 Mac to Apple Mail

I have been using the mac for a long time, earlier I used Entourage as my email client, then came the Outlook 2011 for Mac and now its Outlook 2016 for Mac. Due to some official guidelines I now need ...
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How do I use a Wacom Intuos 2 on OS X Sierra? [duplicate]

I have a Wacom Intuos 2 and a 2009 MacBook running OS X Sierra (not High Sierra). Is there any way I can possibly get the tablet to work with my computer?
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iCloud warning does not go away

Apple keeps asking me to accept the new iCloud terms and conditions on my new iphone x. I have accepted the terms and conditions (many times) but the warning does not go away. Anyone that have a ...
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Free PDF reader for iPad with 2 pages side-by-side layout (like a book)

I just bought a 12.9" iPad Pro. I was surprised to realise that I couldn't read my PDFs in 2 page, side-by-side layout in landscape orientation with iBooks. Is there any free PDF reader app that ...
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How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

Is it possible to hide FaceTime audio? It certainly was possible to hide or move the window in earlier macOS versions but with macOS High Sierra I can't select the window nor can I hide it with ...
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Tool to remove image parts in PDF

The reader of my university lecture regularly posts lecture notes online. The pdf contains handwritten mathematical theorems including the proofs. Everything is written on a completely white ...
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“Open with” equivalent on Mac

I have a very simple problem and I thought the solution would be simple. However, I do not see any straightforward solution to this problem so far. I have a CSV file and in Windows world you can ...
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Why does `g++ --version` say LLVM/clang?

I ran the following to see what version of g++ I had: $ g++ --version Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM ...
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Is there a macOS alternative to delaycut or eac3to?

I'm looking to edit some audio tracks for movies without reencoding them. I've searched online, and apparently delaycut and eac3to would be good for what I'm aiming to do (according to an Original ...
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Why won't iPhone 5c update to 10.3.3?

When trying to perform the software update I see the message Unable to verify update iOS 10.3.3 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet. Even though I am connected ...
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Qt location has changed. What to do?

Good day, I am using Mac OS High Sierra. And I have a piece of scientific software (I haven't written it) which doesn't run. A different version of the same software runs ok. But I need that one that ...
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MacBook Pro dead screen with update to High Sierra

My MacBook Pro 15” 2012 Retina screen is completely black. This happened right after I updated to High Sierra. I tried doing all the resets, and at some point I realized that I could flashlight the ...
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Why do we install software via `.dmg` files?

When I want to install software, I typically download a .dmg (Disk iMaGe) file. When I open it, this .dmg file looks like what I would call a "virtual disk" (hence its name I presume) and is listed in ...
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WD Drive Utilities app crashing on launch?

Today, the WD Drive Utilities app on macOS started crashing on launch. This is very strange, since it was working fine as of yesterday. I have three versions of the app: v2.0.4.9 (preinstalled on WD ...
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My iPhone 6s is glitching like mad after the iOS 11 update, what should I do?

Specifically, after I unlock my device many phantom buttons are being pressed and random apps are being opened by accident and things like that. Additionally, many specific clicks that I make have a ...
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How to fully disable auto-fill-mode in Aquamacs 3.3?

After upgrading Aquamacs to version 3.3, many modes turned on auto-fill-mode. I've followed the answers from questions such as "How can I disable auto-fill mode in emacs?" to disable it, but without ...
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“Open Recent” lists are empty

My Open Recent lists in various softwares (e.g. XCode, Logic Pro) keep going empty. I read somewhere that I needed to fsck -fy on boot to fix the file system which seemed to work the first time, but ...
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How to Backup Apple Mail Gmail database to External Hard drive?

from quite some time I am using Apple Mail signed in with my Gmail Account. I have almost 20K emails and I need to clean up my Gmail account, make separate folders and categorize them. But before that,...
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What's the specific cause of the headphone/built-in speaker switch?

So for a very long time this question has been asked and asked again: How can you play audio from the built-in speakers with the headphones plugged in? When other people's Macs are dual booted (...
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Macro software on iPad

I wanna have a background software than can press a certain spot when the notification appears immediately. Is there any app that can do that? Or can I manually write an app and execute it on my iPad?
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I want to split an image into small, equally-sized tiles

I’m an artist with a stupid question, the answer to which might easy… I have need of a process that can segment an image into a specified number of equal-sized tiles, that will then go through a ...
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Sierra meets El Capitan OS installation issue

I tried upgrading the software on my Macbook pro from OS El Capitan to Sierra. I downloaded software and was installing it. Got the instruction to restart computer. On re-starting, I find I don't ...
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Does macOS ship with software developed by third parties?

I know in the days of Classic Mac OS, Apple had a habit of shipping the OS with pieces of software, often useful little utilities, that while on the face of it look like any other piece of bundled ...
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Podcasts no longer play sound

My podcasts played fine two days ago, and sound works on other apps. My podcast episodes are fully downloaded. One I listened to two days ago and was halfway through when I paused it, but now it ...
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New software on old device

Is it possible to install one of the latest software on a old iPad or iPod? The device still works good. But because there is old software on it, I can't do anything with it. Is it recommended, or ...
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How do I install Jalmus?

I am trying to install this music reading software: http://www.jalmus.net/Download.html I downloaded it and double clicked on it and went through the installer. Now there's a file in my Applications ...
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How can I backup Outlook for Mac 2016 on my mac?

I am in need to clean up my outlook for mac 2016 and looking forward to an organized mailbox. But before that, I need to backup all my email database from outlook mac so that I don't lose any emails. ...
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Should I restart after uninstalling software or drivers on a mac?

I know that the Mac doesn't use a registry, but is there anything I'm unaware of that would make it better to restart a mac after an uninstall of software, a printer etc.?
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What does mkdir -p do? specifically the “-p” part?

I have had some trouble understanding when manipulating my Terminal with the making of directories, and I've encountered with this "-p" option in the network trying to find easier ways to create ...
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What's the structure behind Apple version numbers / build numbers?

macOS Sierra 10.12.3 is 16D32, but the SDK is 16C58 according to my Xcode. iOS 10.3 beta is 14E5239e. Xcode 8.2 is 8C38. You know how they look, and they are shared among all Apple software. But ...