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Mac process identification

When I look at all the processes running on Mac, I see a ton of them I have no idea what they are. Occasionally I google a few and find answers on the web. However, I was thinking, it would be really ...
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Better tabs management in Safari 6.x

I'm looking for extensions to allow the Safari 6.x versions to manage a large number of open tabs better than the current implementation. In particular I'm looking for two features: Vertical tabs. ...
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Adding custom email headers on iOS

I use Mozilla Thunderbird on OSX but I am considering getting an iPad. Thunderbird allows me to add any kind of custom email header. For me, this feature is essential. Will I find an iOS app that ...
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Start menu + taskbar for Mac OS X

I am looking for a start menu and taskbar for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): Start menu: Multi-column ...
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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How to analyze font substitution in Catalina

I used to use a program called FontRevelear to analyze the font substitution behavior. Basically, if you type some Unicode character from font "A", but the character isn't actually in font "A", the ...
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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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Looking for an iPad pencil compatible app with a large or infinite canvas

I tried Sketch and some other drawing apps. I’d like a bigger canvas to work with. Most seem to only be 8 1/2 by 11 or standard page size. Is there a way to expand the canvas on some of the basic ...
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Is there version control software with commit messages that preserves macOS tags?

As I mentioned in my answer on tags best practices, the distributed version control software (VCS) Git does not preserve macOS tags (or other extended file attributes). Is there version control ...
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Image browser for raw Canon cr2 files

I would like to have quick preview of raw cr2 files on my mac. When I was Windows user I've used Irfan View. On a mac I've tried preview but it chokes multiple (200+) high-resolution cr2 files. Can ...
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Is there a software program which is basically a custom dictionary for mac

My wife translates legal texts from language a to b (and back). She has her own phrases which translate to specific other phrases. Is there a tool on the market where she can add these lists, and ...
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Is there a Mac RSS reader which shows unreads in the dock menu

I've been a user of NetNewsWire as my RSS reader for god knows how long... it must be over ten years. Alas when it changed hands the new developer removed my favourite feature - showing the unread ...
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Is there a video recording app that stores the exact time the video starts (time of day to the millisecond)?

I'm looking for an app that will log the exact time a video starts to millisecond precision. I know that normal .mov videos recorded on Apple's Photos app stores time of day information - but from ...
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Customize external HDD spindown timeout?

It's possible to enable spinning down of mechanical hard drives using the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option in Energy Saver, and it's possible to customize the timeout period with sudo ...
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How to automatically hide/show dock depending on whether any apps are running in foreground?

In GNOME (on Linux), there is an extension called "Dash to Dock", which gives you a macOS-like dock. One very nice difference is that when you set it to automatically hide the dock, it only hides it ...
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Others can't read my annotated PDFs

I annotate PDFs in the Mail app on iOS with the pen. Some people complain that they cannot see the annotations at all. On my Mac, using Preview, I can see everything well. Things I tried: Printing ...
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Can Karabiner perform complex mapping to make British key layout function more like the US layout?

My MacBook Pro has a British/European keyboard and would like to do the following remaps so my keyboard behaves more like a US keyboard. Specifically, the more complicated items I need to change are: ...
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Archive email to selfhosted cloud

Our users have a very small mailbox. Increasing it's size is out of the question and they're using only iPhones and iPads. There is a big possibility of them losing/destroying their devices (don't ...
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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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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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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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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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IOS App - Start/Stop Timer Like App - Suggestion Needed

Hopefully this is the right place to ask as this is more about "looking for an appropriate iOS app". I've got some noisy neighbors that do construction at all hours of the day and night. My city has ...
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How to record Audio & GPS on an iPhone

How do I record a GPS track (including height) and audio simultaneously on an iPhone (iPhone 8 / iOS 11) in a way that I can later see which time of the audio relates to which GPS position?
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Invalid file or folder characters - OneDrive

I'm looking for some help, I'm trying to help a user migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive, However, I've found that OneDrive doesn't support some of the file names that she has within Dropbox. Which are ...
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Is there a Settings/System Preferences simulator for macOS/iOS tech support?

Frequently when offering technical assistance, I either want to follow along with my own instructions to make sure they are correct, or provide a screenshot to demonstrate my instructions visually. ...
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Is there a way to restore the functionality removed from Health in iOS 10?

Prior to iOS 10, the Health app made it easy to collect and focus on health aspects of interest, and to view how these change over time. It was possible to: collect (only) specific aspects (weight, ...
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Repeated alerts after a missed call on an Iphone

How can I get repeated alerts after a missed call on an iPhone SE? I am looking for some way to blink the LED flash and vibrate, periodically after a call has been missed. This periodic blinking ...
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Can I read one pdf document on two ipads each showing a facing page?

I would like to be able to read a 60 page pdf on 2 ipads that will display facing pages. (one page per ipad) Pages should turn like a book as if both ipads are the facing pages of a book.
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Audio Recording iPhone app using separate microphones

I want to make a 2-element microphone array using my iPhone. I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that can record through both microphones of the iPhone. Does anybody know an ...
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How do I mount an encrypted DMG on Windows

I am looking for a piece of software that can mount a DMG file on Windows or encryption software that can mount the encrypted volume as a virtual drive on Windows or mac Most of the software I have ...
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Morphing Vector Shapes

I have two vector shapes, and I need one to morph into the other as an animation. What application is best suited for this?
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App to allow battery charge only to a certain extent

I'd like to charge my rMBP battery only up to 85% or 90%, in order to preserve it. Is there any app that stops charging at user selected percentages? If not, is there any other method? (Apart from ...
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Is there any Safari extension similar to “WasteNoTime” that allows you to attribute different amounts of time for using different sites?

Is there any Safari extension similar to "WasteNoTime" that allows you to attribute different amounts of time for using different sites? For instance, let's say one wants to block completely Facebook ...
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Is there an iOS email client that does IMAP properly?

I specifically am looking for an iOS email client that supports IMAP's ability to delete messages "in place", i.e. without moving them to some "trash" folder. I would want to be able to view deleted ...
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A calendar app that shows different projects side by side in columns?

I want to find an app (preferably for OSX and iOS) that shows all my different project calendars side by side in columns. For several years now, I've been using a spreadsheet: Every row is one day, ...
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Any OS X Whiteboard apps/software designed for large screen multi-monitor use?

We're looking at upgrading our static whiteboards to interactive whiteboards/smartboards, and one option is simply to buy 1-3 large multi-touch displays and hook them up to a Mac Pro, and use some ...
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Time tracking across devices with tagging

I'm looking for a quality time-tracking app/system. Here are the features I need: Works on both OS X and iOS with syncing (iCloud or Dropbox preferred) Includes tag/label system to allow for ...
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Is there a way to queue YouTube videos on iOS?

I've recently been listening to a ton of music on YouTube via iOS. I'd like to be able to start playing a song, go search for another song (while the other song is playing in the background), and add ...
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PostScript viewer for iPad

Are there any Postscript (.ps) viewers for iPad? Secondly, having used Okular on Linux that can read .ps, .pdf and .djvu files, is there anything that does all three or more? Finally, I am looking ...
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Window

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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ss (netstat alternative) for OS X

How do I install ss on OS X? I couldn't find the iproute package in homebrew. Red Hat recommends ss over netstat in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. ss is provided by the iproute package. Red Hat ...
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Which App saves and restores window size/position on relaunch of an app?

Is there an app that saves (when I quit the application) and restores the window size and position of an application the next time I start it? I found apps like Optimal-Layout, Breeze and Simple ...
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How to access LAN devices and files from iPad, iPhone?

Are there any free iOS applications that let us browse LAN devices, so we could access files from devices in same network. I use ES File Explorer to do the same in Android phone but I didn't find any ...
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Cannot checkout full SVN repository - operation timed out

I am trying to checkout the SVN repository. However, I am still getting the connection timeout after some files are downloaded. The error says: Cannot checkout from svn: svn: E000060: Operation ...
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Render html in quick look to display MathJax equations

I am grading homework assignments for a stat class. The students knit rmd files to html. For expedience, I want to use quick view to read the files so I wouldn't have to open each of them. ...
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Software for reading pipermail/mailman listservs (and not feeling its 1991)?

Does anyone know if there's a piece of Mac (or web?) software that can grab and reformat/organize a good 'ol pipermail/mailman listserv archive, so it a little less infuriating? You know what I'm ...
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How to listen to these downloaded BBC radio shows with Catalina?

For years I have been downloading radio shows from the BBC, tagging them as 'podcasts' and putting them into iTunes. With the Catalina update these files no longer seem to be listenable! The Podcasts ...
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Is there a log of all the apps I am running on my macOS?

I think being able to see what apps I use the most on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis would be a good idea for macOS users. Are there such applications already available or a log file / ...
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SSH apps for iPad that run 9.3.5 and earlier

I own an iPad2 (I guess it's an iPad2, it's an old iPad, one of those that you can't update past 9.3.5). Not only that I can't update past iOS 9.3.5, most of the apps I was looking at require at least ...