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How to Jump to A Specific Window in Mac OS? [duplicate]

I often have a million windows opened, and I use spotlight to jump directly to the window of interest, by typing the app's name. This works well for app like Slack, where only one window will be ...
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How can I sync and store data for offline access on an iPad?

I am asking a question which, despite tons of Internet research and trying out many different options, I can't seem to find a solution to. I am a software engineer by the day, and a musician at night. ...
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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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Tool to objectively test performance various external drives on my Mac via USB & Thunderbolt

I would to test the relative performance of various external storage devices: Thumb drive Samsung MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus 256GB - 300MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive (256 gigs) Spinning metal drive Toshiba ...
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Can anyone suggest a good alternative to Cs Music Player?

When iOS 10 was released, I quickly realized that I didn't like that Apple removed the ability to clear the "Up Next" playlist in the native Music app. I also wasn't a fan of its new appearance. At ...
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Apple Pencil app without any analytics or syncing or network use

I am looking for an Apple Pencil app that does not go to the internet for any reason. I want the convenience of the Apple Pencil. I don’t want data syncing of any sort Same with any analytics The ...
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macOS: How to take a picture from camera after 1 minute

I normally take pictures using Photo Booth. But I now need to take a picture in which it takes quite a while for me to get into the right position. Once I am in the right position, it is fine, I can ...
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File/Disk Recover Mac Book [duplicate]

How can I recover lost, erased, files from Hard disk bad shut-down. Free apps only please. MacBook.I had a bad shut down, then restarted system. I lost bunch of docs, pics, music
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Notepad++ alternative with the ability to search in folder [duplicate]

I am looking for an alternative program on macOS, like Notepad++ with two abilities: To write and edit program code, and Search specific string in a folder full of text files.
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View PostScript documents in iOS?

I am looking for a way to view PostScript files in iOS. It appears that there's no built-in mechanism in iOS for the same. Also, I'm unable to find any viewer app on the App Store. While Safari for ...
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How to enable Google Translate on text selection in iPhone?

Android offers integration with Google Translate. You can get translation of selected text right from Google Translate in any app you're in currently: Select a piece of text: Get the translation: ...
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How can I download files from Linux to macOS only using the existing SSH connection?

How can I download files from Linux to my Mac OS using only the existing ssh connection? I know if I use the Windows System, I can use lrzsz to down files: yum install lrzsz sz file // there can ...
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Why doesn’t screen capture videos doesn’t show up in Video app or any other video players in iPad?

I’m using the built in screen capture to capture videos. They only seem to show up in the “Photos” app under “Videos” section. I really don’t like the Video player (with frames and stuff at the bottom)...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...
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Use automator to download csv-reports form a password protected website

Square Dashboard is a website for Square POS, on that website you can download sales report of the day. You need to sign in, go the a specific category, select one of the locations for the sales ...
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Keyboard for IPA, open back rounded vowel “ɒ”

I need to write/modify a keynote using many characters from the international phonetic alphabet (IPA). Currently, I am doing this on an iPad within Keynote. I started by copying and pasting the ...
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Collaborative spreadsheet application

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to create fields that represent 'points' to keep tally on mod actions by my online community. Another mod or user who i give permissions to can update ...
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Packet sniffer for MacOS Mojave and above

I'm looking for a packet sniffer app that runs on MacOS in a GUI (I know I can accomplish some functionality with native CLI utilities like tcpdump). Previously I used Packet Peeper, however it doesn'...
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How can I record the screen and the rear camera on an iPhone simultaneously?

I've seen many apps that can record the iPhone screen and the front camera (facecam) into a single video. It embeds the facecam into a corner of the iPhone screen recording. I want an app to record ...
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What software provides a code editing environment on iPad?

I am seeking recommendations for code editing primarily in Java, C, C++ My research shows these as candidates to meet this need: Coda - iOS app for code editing and SSH (runing the code on remote ...
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Generate and view macOS system performance report

I want to generate a system performance report for my Mac. I would like that this report have CPU, Memory, disk and network activity statistics over a time period. Like, I start the report generation ...
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Remote call from another phone

I am in US now and I need to call Ukraine, it would be way too expensive as I need to make a lot of calls (business related). I have a friend in Ukraine so I though if there was a way to connect my ...
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How to view Google Chrome Media Cache in macOS?

I am able to access the Google caches on macOS here: ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome/Profile 2/Media Cache But the files are as here: I want to see them in their original form. While I can do this ...
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Blur screen live on macOS

Any suggestions for an app that can blur a specific part of the screen while working on in macOS? Or a browser extension that blurs the specific part of the screen (again) while surfing the Internet?
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Being able to colour in a PDF with the pencil

I have the ipad 9" (not pro) with the apple pencil. I'd like to get a PDF with colour in pages and then on the ipad be able to colour in with the Apple pencil (think of the Pigment app, where you can ...
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Are there any modern X11/Xorg Browsers that compile for OSX?

Currently I'm using macports. I'm wondering if there are any graphical X11 browsers like Chromium, or Firefox, or the like that compile under X11 (and not native OSX). I want a browser that I can ...
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How can I block email signup overlays or javascript popups in Safari?

Is there a Safari extension or something that will block the Javascript modal popups that are now ubiquitous (soliciting mailing list signups)? Failing that, are there extensions that will simply ...
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How do I open up my Mac to remote sharing anywhere?

I've been looking around and I can only find a way to access my iMac and it's files on a local network. But if I'm away or at school, this kinda puts a hold on my work and is mighty inconvenient. If ...
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How to prevent apps from from not letting you restart Mac OS

When I press restart button I mean it. Though Netbeans, iTerm, XAMPP think that they know better than me, and I get an error that the process has been stopped because of one of these apps. Is there ...
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Mac equivalent to AutoHotkey's PixelSearch?

I am aware of AutoHotkey alternatives such as Hammerspoon, Karabiner, and Keyboard Maestro, but do any of these have a way to search for a pixel with a specific colour on the display like how ...
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Screenshot with cursor

I used to take tons of screenshots that included the cursor with SnapzXPro. It’s stopped working in past OS releases requiring a patch, but has stopped again and I’m not sure Ambrosia is paying much ...
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Is there a way to use control keys Bluetooth keyboard via Remote Desktop?

I use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app on my iPad for remote control. I would like to use shortcuts like 'alt + tab', 'ctrl + tab', etc. But I can't, because Microsoft Remote Desktop don't send 'alt' ...
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How to exchange simple text files with Messages, WhatsApp with any recipient

I often have to send simple text files to recipients working on Mac, iPhone, PC running Linux, Windows, mobile running Android. These files are slightly formatted (just tabs and returns) to be easily ...
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Cheap way to import MiniDV video into macOS?

I have some home videos stored on MiniDV media and am currently able to watch them by connecting the camcorder's RCA cable to my TV. However, I am looking to digitise my collection of home videos, and,...
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Which macOS Git GUI app offers a “Split View Staging” view?

I use SourceTree as a Git GUI tool. I'm very productive with the app and find it far preferable to the command line Git interface for common tasks. Unfortunately, SourceTree is incredibly slow, buggy,...
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App to track hours in each work site [closed]

I'm a contractor and I visit my customer places, I would like to install an app that does automatically detect how much time I spend for a customer at which location with an ability to mark the ...
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App like Lightroom and Photos to display geotagged images in a map

I am looking for a Mac app to display locations of the geotagged photos in a folder using google maps. I don't want to import them from Photos because: a) It is not practical to import several ...
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Send clicks to multiple windows / spaces

Is there a way to duplicate or send clicks to multiple (specific) windows or spaces? For instance, an AutoHotkey script would look like the following to make three different clicks in three different ...
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PDF editor: Zoom operation in overview mode

I use PDF Expert in overview mode: but I find that the width of every page is fixed, I cannot zoom them out and in. Is there a way to perform zoom operation in overview mode in PDF Expert? Or is ...
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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Looking for a very simple image viewer for usage of viewing graphic design previews

Ive been looking for a program, that I can use to preview design outputs. On windows Photofiltre used to do it all very fast, but sadly it is for windows only. So Im looking for very simple (fast) UI,...
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Scripted vector drawing app (à la Satimage Smile)

I've used Satimage's Smile app to make vector diagrams (for technical illustrations, laser-cutting patterns, etc) via AppleScript augmented with drawing commands. It's like the opposite of PaintCode, ...
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Is there a way to view/edit Outlook for Mac's SQLite database to edit the signature file?

I am looking to edit the file or reference that is used in the SQLite database that Outlook uses on the Mac. Instead of having to copy and paste an HTML signature in the Outlook program, I would like ...
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iOS video player app with short skip forward/backward feature

I like the feature that YouTube has in their mobile app where you can double-tap the left and right edges of the player and it'll skip ahead slightly in that direction. Netflix has a similar feature ...
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What is the easiest way to move images, clipboard, links from iOS to a Windows PC and vice versa?

I've used PushBullet in the past but it's been so neglected and now barely works. What can I use today to accomplish this task?
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How can I keep a folder on a remote server in sync with a local folder in iOS accessible via Files?

I prefer not sideloading apps onto my devices, so solutions leveraging existing products are preferred. I tried using Nextcloud, but I don’t know how to accomplish my goal of a synced folder with it, ...
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Creating New Images in Preview

It seems to me that the macOS Preview app's purpose is to edit existing images. I'm wondering if it's possible to create new images from scratch. For example, I would like to create an illustration ...
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Annotate/Highlight Safari webpages, and preserve highlights forever

I am looking for a Safari extension or a built-in tool to highlight or annotate webpages. I want to be able to add notes and shapes that are preserved forever. I've already tried Liner and Highlight ...
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Need to show my Mac desktop (no remote control, preferably free) to multiple PC clients

On the PC, I used a free TightVNC server for screeencasting. Students connected to it from the class PCs with a free viewer app and saw my demonstrations in a window, but could not do anything on my ...
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Manual double-sided printing on iOS

I have an AirPrint printer with no Duplex functionality. When I want to print double sided documents from mac, I can easily print odd pages first, then manually reinsert the papers and print only the ...