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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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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Reliable software to record webcam videos longer than 5 hours?

i'm doing university exams over the next, and due to covid, I have to do them at home, and record. I need to be able to record for around 5 hours continuously, - if the video fails i'll fail the exam. ...
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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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Delete metadata

There is a program provided by Apple to see most of the metadata in a file. It is nice to have the metadata clearly arranged, but the catch is that you cannot delete it or I don't know how to delete ...
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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?

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 mac?

How to open multiple windows of Foxit Reader on mac? I am using Foxit Reader on my mac to read pdfs. I am trying to figure out how to open multiple windows. For example, in preview we can open ...
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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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iphone SE gyroscope issue

I have a problem with my iPhone SE i recently got that and did a factory reset on it the problem is gyroscope sensor seems to have some malfunction but I don't think it'd be a hardware problem because ...
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iPhone XR take a second to go to sleep, instead of going out instantly

I got my iPhone XR just days ago and just recently upgraded to IOS 14. Now, the problem I am facing is no way near crazy problematic. However, it is kinda concerning given it's a brand new phone. ...
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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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iPhone 8 on iPhone 6 analytics

I have a strange issue where I have iPhone 8 on my iPhone 6 analytics. Listed in analytics as: AppVariant: 1:iPhone8,2:13. I have an iPhone 6.
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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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Recommendation for PDF "organizer"

I am looking for a PDF library organizer / tool. The requirements are: I can create "shelves" where I could sort the PDFs by topics. I could access it both from my iPad and from my Mac or maybe even ...
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Malicious Malware

I've been informed that my laptop has a malicious malware from the IT department in my school, the malware "Scans the entire network for phones and vulnerablilites on the phones." is there any way I ...
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"Open in Low Resolution" is checked on Retina MacBook Pro checked and greyed out

ZBrush 2018 opens with high DPI support, but ZBrush 2019 has the "Open in low resolution" checked, and is greyed out so it cannot be changed. Anybody know what is going on? Pixologic just ...
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My MacBook Pro 2017 camera images not clear

I bought a MacBook last year but I never tried the camera, but now I realise the camera is not good. The picture below is from Photo Booth. Is it possible to reset this?
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Unable to upgrade iOS 13 for my 5th gen Ipad

My iPad is a 5th generation iPad. From what I know it should be able to use iOS 13. However, I have refreshed a few times in settings and it just says it is up to date to the latest iOS 12 version. ...
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What is this dollar sign ($) icon in my Menu Bar?

It just appeared this most recent time I opened my mac and I don't remember installing anything with this logo. It doesn't show any options for me to do anything when I click on it either. Have I been ...
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Finding out if upgrading to a newer macOS version will cause issues?

I'm going to be upgrading my Macbook Pro (mid-2012 model) from its original OS X Lion 10.7 installation to a newer version of macOS. It looks like Apple will allow me to upgrade from Lion directly to ...
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Using iPad as a shared drawing board in a Skype meeting

I use Skype daily for work meetings. My collaborators work in different places around the world and this is the only way to stay connected and work together with them. We are theoretical physicists. ...
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How can I download software onto multiple Macs at the same time?

I'm downloading several software on a number of iMacs (all of the same software). I was wondering if there was a way to use a program to be able to download everything simultaneously on all of these ...
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How can i run same application between two macs?

I work in a small office where we share same jobs. We need to purchase another Mac desktop and somehow connect the 2 so we can both use the same program at the same time and it will update ...
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Prevent app from auto-launching upon system startup

I have downloaded and installed Sunflower remote control client for macOS. Every time I boot up my Mac, the software launches automatically. I do not want the app to launch on startup. I looked up ...
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