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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 ...
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What is a free alternative to something like Daisy Disk, for finding out what is hogging your MacBook hard drive? [closed]

I suddenly lost a bunch of hard drive space...Has anyone had good success with a FREE Daisy Disk alternative that graphically shows the disk usage that you can recommend? Thx.
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Full video+audio recording with QuickTime on Mac OS High Sierra?

An old (2014) link suggests that it is possible to do a full video recording (video+audio) on a mac with Quicktime, using only free software. That seemed a little bit too good to be true, and when I ...
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Cross-platform password manager that syncs with iCloud Keychain?

I am currently using the macOS/iCloud Keychain as my main password manger, and have been for ~20 years. It's of course great with Safari and iOS apps, but not ideal when using multiple browsers, an ...
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iOS 12 replacement for default Music-app which can “remember playback position”

I upgrade from iPhone 4GS 16GB iOS 7.0.6 to iPhone 8 Plus 256GB iOS 12 so i can put all my audiobooks on my phone. but in new Music app remember playback position does not work anymore. In iTunes it ...
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How to do speaker correction on a MacBook Pro Retina

On a MacBook Pro 15inch Retina I find the sound output from the internal speakers to be quite 'strange'. It is like there is too much bass from where the spectrum starts and then as if there are some ...
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Clock app alarms are stopping recordings

I just found out from Apple techs that the clock alarm is supposed to stop all activities, such as making recordings, playing apps, etc. when the alarm goes off. Who else finds this ridiculous? I've ...
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Process recognition tool for macOS to remove unnecessary processes

I have a gazillion (408 atm) processes running on my Macbook Pro. I'm running MacOs High Sierra 10.13.6. The system isn't slow and I understand that many of them are necessary, but I think the number ...
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How can I control an iOS device from my computer?

My iOS device is cracked and is not working properly. It got me thinking: Is there a way to control an iOS device from my computer? I know that I can use Quicktime to view the screen but it doesn't ...
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Best practice/OSX software for managing Hard Drive archives

I have two dozen bare hard drives (3.5" and 2.5") which are used as long-term storage for personal photos, videos and documents. Most files are duplicated across at least two drives. For the most part,...
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MathJax on iPad

I would like to be able to write HTML mathematics documents on my iPad without internet. On my MacBook I use MathJax and it is excellent (using LaTex).
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Windows has MS Word. What does Mac have as a word processor?

Microsoft has MS Word as a word processor for Windows. What does Apple have for macOS? I'd like same feature rich application MS Word offers.
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Alternatives to chkrootkit for root kit checking? [duplicate]

I am currently using chkrootkit to check for rootkits on my MacBook. Does anyone know of a more efficient piece of software to run rootkit checks on MacBooks and macOS?
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How to open .cfg file on iOS

I have downloaded a .cfg file from Windows 7 that I want to open in iOS. Are there any apps that will allow me to read the contents of this file ?
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Move tabs to the side of Safari

Some employees in my office get confused by tabs on the top of Safari. It is measurably affecting productivity. I need to get the tabs on the left side of the screen with a title next to each tab. ...
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Text editor to search/replace newlines and tabs

A time-saving feature I often used while editing large text files (the kind used for batch processes of data exchanges, aka, "flat files" for feeds between multiple systems) was Notepad++'s extended ...
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Stitch PDFs with a small overlay

I have large A1 sheets that I want to digitise. With an A3 scanner I was able to get four PDFs -------------- | 1 | 2 | | | | -------------- | 3 | 4 | | | | -------------- ...
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reader mode on iOS Chrome?

I miss Safari’s Reader mode’s ability to cut down on website cruft, for example Medium’s banners. But I really don’t like Safari otherwise. Can I get Reader mode in Chrome? How? I tried chrome://...
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Location Based Alarm on iOS

Yup. I fell asleep on the train and missed my stop. So next time I was smart and thought that I would set an alarm. Then I went to sleep with the alarm set for 6:09 instead of 8:09. So I missed the ...
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How to use External camera in iPad Pro 2017

I want to record whiteboard lecture along with pip video of my face using explain everything (app for whiteboard ). Using front camera is not posible as while writing on iPad using pencil because of ...
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How to use Mac Keyboard, on iPhone, with lightning cord?

I am looking for a way to type on the Mac keyboard and have it type on an iPhone. I know there are many bluetooth Apps to do this, but I am using a typing script and bluetooth does not transmit the ...
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How to unzip .xz

How can I unzip a .xz file? Archive utility failed. Is there an app that I should get to do it? (Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.5)
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Opening a pdf file from the command line

I have been using latexmk to make a pdf file in the following way: latexmk -pdf filename.tex; open filename.pdf This opens the pdf in Preview. However I want to open the pdf with a given zoom (...