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How to make blinking vertical text cursor/marker more pronounced

I am writing a Master Thesis on my Mac. Unfortunately I have to use MS Word. The blinking vertical marker that shows where I am writing is not pronounced enough sometimes when there is a wall of text, ...
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I created a new group chat excluding one contact but messages in the new group chat are showing for some people in the old chat

I created a new group chat with all the same people minus one contact. In the new chat, my first text populated in the old group chat with the contact that was not included in the new chat. This ...
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Message a number using Services - Automator

When I highlight a number and right-click on it, I want to be able to access the Messages app to text that specific number. I have tried many different ways but none has worked. Not sure what ...
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(Pages) Keyboard shortcut to change colour of selected text

Is it possible to make a shortcut in Pages to change just the selected text (not entire paragraph or part with the same style) to any colour of choice? I am trying to achieve some sort of a quick ...
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UTF-8 characters rendered ISOLatin1 in Music but not every time)

Seems like a bug in Music or in the third-party app eyeD3 or in the third-party app Amadeus Pro. Not sure which, or even if it is something else. I use text and audio to help me learn a language.  I ...
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Using Multiple Phone Numbers in Big Sur (and Monterey) Messages app

Before Big Sur (and Monterey), I used to be able to copy, say, 10-15 phone numbers, each separated by a comma, and paste them into the Messages app, and then send a message to those 10-15 people. In ...
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How do I turn off the feature on my MacBook Air that highlights all texts when the mouse points to that text? [duplicate]

I am using macOS Catalina version 10.15.7. Everytime I move my mouse to any text, that text automatically gets highlighted in a display box. This is a very annoying feature. How can I turn this ...
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How can I open or read /textClipping files from early- or pre-OS X systems

I have text clippings (.textClipping) from various previous Mac systems ranging through System 8 and all the various OS X versions. On BigSur, these appear blank. On previous systems they also ...
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How does an iPhone decide on whether it should send a text to Messages or Android SMS?

I have an android phone and a Macbook for work, I set up Messages on my Mac with my email account so that I could join group chats with my family. Now when they try to text me individually it all ...
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ER: MacOS Keyboard Text Shortcut Delimiter Options

I rely on text snippets which I have built up over years. Coming from Catalina to a new M1 MBP I have attempted to switch from TextExpander to Phrase Express. However, both company's Arm-compatible ...
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Accessing the transcript generated by the Slack App for an audio file

I'm normally using Slack from Linux which seems to lack this transcription feature of the iPhone app. From an iPhone I see that uploaded audio files come with a generated transcript. How is the ...
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Text drag and drop not working on text since Big Sur upgrade

Since I upgraded to Big Sur, drag-and-dropping text no longer works. The UI feedback indicates that the text has been "picked up": A thumbnail-size copy follows the cursor. The cursor ...
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macOS partially blurring text in mac apps on external display

This issue is distinct from Turn off blurring on Mac Book Pro with Retina display, because part of the text is crisp, part is blurry. After upgrading to Big Sur, I've noticed an odd blur effect ...
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SMS formatting rules for iPhone - numbers, phone numbers, tracking numbers [closed]

I'm looking for list of rules that iPhone applies on incoming SMS texts. Here's an example of message I have received: The first number in the text is postal tracking number. iPhone thinks it's a ...
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How to type superscript in iMovie?

I want to type superscript in iMovie to indicate a large number (like 10^50). I don't know how to do this if there's a way, so can someone please help? thanks.
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How to blur an image halfway/not fully in keynote?

I'm making a keynote presentation (animation, really) where there's an image on the slide. Next, after a few seconds, some text moves in on top of the image, and what I want is for that image to ...
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Automator: I want an Applescript to remove the first part of a file name, up to "-". Irregular number of characters before the "_"

Please, I need help to incorporate an Applescript that allows me to remove all characters before the "" (including first "". The files have several "_", but I only want ...
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Service to underline plain text with a line of dashes

I am looking for a text service that I can call from a plain text editor (BBedit for example) and will operate the following modification: Before: This is a line of text After: This is a line of text ...
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Can't open text file from Finder without extension even though execute flag is not set

Running Big Sur 11.3.1 I've got loads of text (UTF8) data files coming in from another Mac that I'd like to just double click or drag and drop to BBEdit or TextEdit. The files have no file extension ...
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Is there any native Mac OS X 10.15.3 keyboard layout that contains all ASCII characters plus č, ç, è, ǩ, ò, š, and ž?

I am creating a conlang that uses all ASCII characters plus č, ç, è, ǩ, ò, š, and ž. Is there any natively supported Mac OS X 10.15.3 keyboard that contains these special characters?
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Text substitutions for superscript and subscript

There is a way to individually create text substitutions on Mac for most applications, by going to System Preferences→Keyboard→Text and then creating text substitutions. For example, I've made the ...
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imessage going to receivers messanger or computer, not their phone

A couple of months ago my friend told me the text messages from my iPhone were going sometimes to her messenger and sometimes to her phone. I thought perhaps it was a technical issue on her part and ...
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Numbers: Possible to transpose Rows and Columns during Import of txt file?

I have a txt file which has 5,000 data points separated by commas. i.e. data123,data456,data17,data918,etc,etc If I open this txt file in Numbers, it creates each item as its own column, whereas I ...
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How can I send “text messages” from iPhone to Android with an email (not cellular) as the address?

Is there any way that would allow me to send a text message from my iPhone to someone who has an android phone. The person who has the android phone and doesn’t have a phone number but has an email ...
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Show videos, animations or text in Mac's touchbar

Given that the mac's touchbar is an actual display would it be possible to do things like display arbitrary text, a video or an animation in the touchbar? For example, what would it take to display a ...
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iPhone app to transfer text messages backed up in IMAP account to text messaging app (similar to Android's SMS Backup+)?

On my Android device I use an app called SMS Backup+. I think its pretty cool, it connects to my IMAP server and creates a folder to store all the text messages and phone calls as a backup. I can ...
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Can print graphics, but no text to Canon printer

This has stumped me. Printing was working normally before. I wrote a document in Pages with text, and one horizontal divider line. I printed it, and only the line printed. After that point, I could ...
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Can I make Reminders text bigger on Big Sur? [duplicate]

Every year I ask the same question on a new macOS: can I make Reminders text bigger? I guess it's still impossible on Big Sur too. Isn't so strange that Reminders app has such small text (smaller than ...
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iPhone: turning off default text tone also turns off contact text tones

I used to be able to turn the default text message tone to none and set the text tone for specific contacts so that I'd only hear texts from my contacts. This no longer seems to work. Turning off the ...
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Convert bulleted list HTML code to Markdown in AppleScript?

I have this text to manipulate in AppleScript (e.g. the text of a variable): Example note exported from Apple. <ul> <li>Indent</li> <ul> <li>*Further* indent</...
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Convert HTML hyperlink code to Markdown (MD) in pure AppleScript?

I have a text file or some text to process via the clipboard. It contains a few lines of HTML code, and I'd like to convert it to pure Markdown. E.g. from: This is a link: <a href="https://...
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IOS 14 - I stopped receiving text notifications while I’m on a phone call. How do I get that notification back

IOS 14 - I stopped receiving text notifications while on a phone call. How do I get the text notifications back?
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When using equations in Pages, how can I make the square roots less "tall"?

I'm writing in Pages and have embedded or in-line equations. At some point Pages is not the tool and I'll have to learn how to use TeX or LaTeX perhaps, but for right now: will the square root always ...
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How can I do a batch conversion of HTML entities to Hanzi?

I have a huge .txt file which contains lots of HTML entities representing Unicode characters, like this: &#21696;&#29282;&#23665; In Pinyin, this would read "Ai Lao Shan" or &...
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Push text files between my phone and my laptop using native OS/apps, not third party installs?

I like to keep track of information with simple text files, and I'd like to push them back and forth (or synchronize them) with native iOS and macOS software. Is there an easy way to do this? Here's ...
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Is there a way to convert an audio to text using terminal?

I have 2000 audio files named as audio1.wav, audio2.wav, etc. Each file contains one or two words like "house", "car", "beach house", etc. Is there a way to read the ...
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Finding repeated words in a PDF

I wrote a 200 pages PDF and someone pointed out to me that there are some repeated words that I should eliminate. For example, sometimes there are phrases like The the book is orange or the book is is ...
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What language is used in equations in Pages and Keynote? e.g. \texttt{}, \mathtt{}, \tt{} and \text{}

This answer to How to include equations in-line with text within the cell of a table in Keynote? is quite helpful. I noticed that \text{} is interpreted as boldface, and I had to find something else ...
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No User Account or Text on new install

I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro, and had High Sierra installed, on which I started having booting issues, due to which I finally resorted to a clean re-install via recovery mode to Catalina. I was ...
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Drag and drop text with mouse [duplicate]

Something I often find myself doing is drag and dropping text one website into another app (e.g. Notes). Using the trackpad, the process works as I expect it to. However, when I use my external mouse (...
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LG UltraFine & replacement Belkin USB-C cable gives blurry text

I have an LG UltraFine 5K screen and a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro. The original USB-C cable that came with the screen broke. So I bought a Belkin USB-C replacement. Now all text is noticeable blurry. So ...
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How do I drag a text box in Preview?

When using Preview, I can create a text box to add text on top of a PDF. However, the text box is not always created in the correct area. I find that I can use the Arrow Keys to move the text box. Or, ...
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enlarge text from pasteboard

I have no idea how to call what I'm looking for so bear with me. I'm looking for a simple tool or method for displaying text larger than normal. At best screen filling. Imagine me sitting at my desk ...
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In System 6.0.8 with MacWrite 1.0 how do I open a plain text file?

I'm using Mini vMac which emulates a Mac Plus (I don't even think I have a Mac Plus anymore, and the SE/30's in the closet probably with leaking caps). I've managed to get a copy of MacWrite 1.0, and ...
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How do I make a text border or also called "stroke" around text in documents that have text such as Pages, Markup, etc?

How do I make a text border or also called "stroke" around text in documents that have text such as Pages, Markup, etc? I want white text with a black border or "stroke", what program can I use in ...
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Quick text string search, perhaps in Applescript, for fixed search term so can be bound to keyboard shortcut?

I spend a lot of time editing text. At work, I use the medical software Epic where the key F3 is bound to search and select the next instance of “foo bar” from the cursor. If F3 is pressed again, the ...
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What is this annoying popup when I try to edit text:

Recently in some apps when I select a word to edit it, I sometimes (not always) get this annoying popup: Once this popup appears, I cannot edit the text selected, and have to click away from it and ...
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Automatically convert cooking recipe units

I am looking for a way to manipulate cooking recipe texts in such a way, that measurement in units foreign to me are converted to the ones I know. For example: 2 cups of milk → 568 ml of milk Here ...
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Xcode - save all errors and warnings to file?

Is there any way to save all errors and warnings generated by Xcode to a target text file? My current way of doing this is by copy-pasting and indenting every single error and warning, but that is ...
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How to easily type a template without copy paste?

Several times a day I type the same URL (in text form) into website forms. I would like a simple script (or Automator action) that types the URL where I have a cursor placed.
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