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Is there a way to enable a super kiosky guest mode for macOS to protect a setup?

I have an elderly relative who always seems to manage to accidentally mess up the computer. (it's really hard to make a computer accident(=idiot)-proof.) what I need is that I can set up a computer (...
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I want to track keyboard usage telling me which keys I press (not which characters I type)

I want to track keyboard usage. More specifically, I want to check how much I really use the numpad. I am looking for a solution that: runs in the background differentiates between numpad and numeric ...
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PDF reader for iPad that refreshes automatically after changes to the PDF?

I am looking for a pdf reader for my iPad Pro, which automatically refreshes the pdf when another app makes changes to the pdf. I using Vim in a-Shell to edit my LaTeX document and display the pdf ...
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Old iPads and data pull automation

I have 20 old iPads (mini 5th gen, software version 12.2) that are used for note taking daily. The application, Tap Forms HD has a export folder that holds a .csv file. The .csv file is still stored ...
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iOS apps that lets you SSH into a server using Yubikey 5 NFC with Public Key authentication and gpg-agent

I have a Yubikey 5 NFC, and iPhone 11. I am also running an Ubuntu Server. To log into my server on from mac using ssh. I use ssh with gpg-agent and public key authentication, and have the private (...
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What would be the practical implications of trying EXWM (Emacs Window Manager) in my macOS machine concerning the native macOS applications?

I have been using a Macbook Air M1 for professional reasons and would like to amplify Emacs in my life. I have been searching for the introduction of EXWM in my workflow. Unfortunately, as I started ...
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How to extract Safari .webarchive file to folder, from command line?

Safari offers the .webarchive format to download a webpage, together with embedded resources (images, etc). As described/linked in answers to How do I turn a Safari Webarchive file into a folder?, ...
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Solution to switch quickly between different group of windows by keeping their state (position) on macOS

I am using macos/osx now for more than 15 years and I always try to figure out a good way to group windows and persist their position and state so that I can quickly switch between those groups (...
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Is there an iPhone app that displays scientific notation during calculations?

I'm teaching students online and find they have a lot of trouble doing calculations involving scientific notation. I think the reason is that as they are doing the calculations, what appears in the ...
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Show capacity of unplugged drive

I have a lot of stored drives into my physical desktop and since I’m only using them on my own computer, I want to be able to keep an eye on the space left even if they’re not plugged in. Do you guys ...
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Are there tools to allow export of Console.app output with same format?

So for years I have not found a way to export a clean output of results collected in the macOS Console app I primarily want to save my results in the same format as the data is organized in the ...
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A lightweight free tool to convert SVG to PNG or JPG, that doesn't require Homebrew

I need a free tool to convert SVG images to PNG or JPG. I cannot use Homebrew, because this is a company computer and Homebrew is against the company policy. I'd like a GUI tool, but that isn't ...
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Free WYSIWYG Markdown editor

I've been using Typora as a Markdown editor when it was free (during beta), but now it's pay for use and I want to find an equivalent, free (preferably open source) tool. My requirements: free (...
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Indexing and searching comments inside PDF files

I'm searching for an app capable of indexing/searching not just PDF files content, but also the comments and revisions inside them - some of the docs I'm using have more than 1000 comments...and the ...
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How to stream your ipad screen via standard streaming protocol

I want a solution to stream iPad screen wirelessly to anywhere I want (especially video chats). The solution should rely only on some standard protocols like rtsp or some other (I’m new to streaming ...
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Which Media App Supports to Open a Video/Audio file from its Previous Seek?

I was looking for a media player app that would play video/audio from its last seek point when the file is opened, like the one available in Windows VLC Player. I tried it with MK player but it look ...
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iOS/macOS audio player with millisecond-level delay control?

I'm trying to perform an amateur experiment related with sound waves. Let's say I have a file on my iCloud Drive, let's call it wave1.wav. I want to play it on my Mac/iPhone, but with a slider or ...
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Are there SFTP command-line tool for macOS that have history or auto complete?

Is there software for macOS that adds command history, autocompletion or other features to an ftp command line client?
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ps_mem alternatives for Mac?

ps_mem is an utility to accurately report the in core memory usage for a program. Currently, it works only on Linux. It doesn't have OSX support. https://github.com/pixelb/ps_mem/issues/6 Are there ...
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How to combine 4 images into a grid?

This old question asked how to combine 2 images into a single image side by side. I want to do something different - combine 4 images into a grid. So I have 4 png files, all the same size +----------+ ...
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Apple Watch Web Browsing app

I'm finding the Apple Watch to be surprisingly capable for browsing the web! If I send myself an iMessage with a link to nytimes.com, I can log in to my New York Times account, scroll through the ...
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Apple Watch app to trigger shell scripts on remote UNIX box

I've finally switched from a Pebble Smartwatch to an Apple Watch, and I need a replacement for this app: https://store-beta.rebble.io/app/568a4cfa496916a93f00004e The watch displays a list of shell ...
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Alternative to DimSum (tool for Chinese)

DimSum is (was) a Java tool I found useful for Chinese, but it is twelve years old and the website says it should solve some “problems on Snow Leopard.” (!) It will not run on my Monterey laptop (and ...
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View recently recorded videos from camera on Apple Watch?

It looks like I can only view recently taken photos. Is there an Apple Watch where this works? Mine is old, a series 3 running watchOS 8.7 and I consider buying new hardware a fix if newer watches ...
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Backup app like Macrium for mac

I'm looking for a app that can backup a Mac system to an image file, like Macrium that does a sector to sector backup, including the system files and doesn't start complaining about OS versions and ...
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iPad 2 in the year 2022

I own an iPad 2 (MC980/A) with 32 GB of storage in good condition. It has no scratches nor cracks. It runs iOS 9 as the latest software. Any suggestions about things I could do with my iPad 2 are very ...
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Are there apps to split one big screen into multiple spaces?

I'm switching from three smaller screens to one big 42" monitor with Rectangle to emulate multiple monitors. It works great and I enjoy the flexibility in arranging the windows. However one thing ...
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What tool to edit subtitles embeded in mp4 video?

What tool can I use to edit the subtitles embedded in my MP4 video on osx 12.5 ? I tried Aegisub, it loads my video but not its subtitles. Then I tried Jubbler (7.0.3) which froze at video opening. $ ...
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Is there a way to show my mouse-wheel actions on-screen?

I see lots of great apps that will display keystrokes on-screen, and a few that will show left-click or right-click actions. This is useful for screencasts and screengrabs. But is there a similar ...
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view or test mini sites locally in Safari browser with relative source references iPad iOS 15.x and higher

Project goal: Publish on iPad html/css static multi page site, external style sheet, images, and maybe animated GIF clips or very short videos. This must run offline from iPad Files storage no calls ...
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Is there a bash command to make a screen text box?

I am writing a small application for Intel OS X to display a range of internal temperatures but I have not been able to find a satisfactory text box command/application. Applescript works but the box ...
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Is there a pre-installed GUI text editor that can edit html files without entering WYSIWYG mode?

I'm looking for something similar to windows notepad. textEdit exists, but opening a *.html file with it will instantly treat the code as rich text and add a bunch of other markup to the document the ...
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Turn a bunch of photos into a PDF book, splitting and "fixing" pages

I have a series of images of the pages from a very old reference book that I use all the time. Some are a single page, some facing pages. On iOS are there apps that will automatically fix-up such ...
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Apply outgoing firewall rules per app selectively (MacOS Big Sur)

Question: Which firewall can selectively apply multiple named domain resolving rules per app? E.g. like the One Periodic's Hands Off firewall Details: I'm looking for an app or combination of apps ...
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Call recording on an iPhone 13 Pro

I just bought a new iPhone 13 Pro to use as my main phone. Are there any call recording apps, or ways of recording calls, regardless of whether they are free or premium? After searching through the ...
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Toolbox/Podman Alternative for MacOS

I primarily develop on Linux and recently bought a Macbook, and am looking to make the development experience familiar to what I am used to. Note that this focuses on work native to the OS, rather ...
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Is there a QTranslate for MacOS?

I'd like to translate selected text using one keyboard shortcut and see translation in a pop up window, similarly to how QTranslate works on Windows. I tried Mate, but it requires several key ...
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Middle click on trackball

I just upgraded to a M1 Monterey Mac and I have a Kensington orbit trackball with two mouse buttons. On Pre-Monterey, I could (with Kensington Trackball works) press the left and right mouse button ...
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Is there an alternative for fontconfig?

I have been a Linux user for years and now I might switch to Apple. I use fontconfig for font configuration including default font replacement and setting stylistic sets for OpenType fonts. I have ...
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Mojave 10.14.6 is it possible to specific folder icons links in the finder context menu?

Being a 25 plus year daily Mac user I should be able to figure this out, but I'm lost. I'd like to create a clickable folder link in the context menu - hovering over it to see the contents if said ...
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Different Desktop Environment for Mac?

Is is possible to change the entire desktop environment of a Mac (12.2.1)? Are there any desktop environment alternatives available? (Xfce or unity-like would be nice) My major concern is the default ...
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iPhone app to track stocks that allows me to set price alerts

My task I'm looking for an iOS app that can track a set (technical name is portfolio?) of stocks: show the (time, value) plot of each stock in real time (this is something even the barebone Stocks ...
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Why iOS m3u does play first file only? Open Network Stream - Play streams directly without downloading

Issue native Safari or iOS VLC does allow to play only first song of m3u file see VLC for iOS issue m3u does play first file only Safari error example repo Question how to play file playlist with ...
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App which allows me to comment *and* to write free-hand on PDFs

I'm looking for a PDF editing app with the following requirements that runs on macOS 11.6.5 (Big Sur): highlight text, different colors add comments/notes, same as above write and draw free-hand (...
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Convert SVG to PDF using command line in Mac OSX

I want to convert a SVG file to PDF from the command line on Mac OSX. Is there any way to do this?
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MacOS Dock adapter for Linux and/or Windows applications?

I have a Python+GTK application I use frequently on Linux and MacOS. It's at https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/~strombrg/hcm/ . Right now at least, I'm turning it into a MacOS app bundle using https://...
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Is there an app for iPadOS (or any workaround) that can put multiple pages from PDF in one big board or canvas?

As the question title said, I would like to know if there is an app for iPadOS where I can put and "clutter" several pages from multiple PDFs on a very big board or canvas and I can freely ...
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Are there any Tiling Window Managers similar to Pop!_OS's Tiling WM?

With Pop!_OS's tiling window manager (found here: https://github.com/pop-os/tiler), I can use my mouse instead of the keyboard to tile the windows. I find it easier than complex keyboard combinations. ...
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Changing language on ID3 lyrics

eyeD3 has an add-lyrics option that takes arguments Lyrics, Description, Language.  Lyrics is supposed to be a filename, description a string, and language the three character code from ISO3166-2. If ...
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Looking for a calendar or date display app for iPhone

I am looking for a calendar app for the iPhone that simply displays the date and what day of the week it is in large letters. And that's it. If there are extra bits of info such as sunrise and sundown ...
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