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Windows users can see a strange letter (a white dot on black background) on text originally typed on a MacBook

I and my colleagues happened to see a strange letter appearing randomly in texts typed by another colleague who uses a MacBook and with the "Simple Telex" input method used for their keyboard setting. ...
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Odd behavior in “Find and Replace” functionality, possibly a bug?

I have just noticed an odd behavior with Find and Replace: if any matches are found, the replaced string is first inserted at the current insertion point (unexpected), and only afterwards used to ...
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Copied text in iOS Stack Exchange app pastes as weird data file in Notes app [migrated]

When I copy a "comment" or "post" using the stack exchange app in ios13.3.1, And paste it in my notes app, it pastes a weird data file with what seems to be a guid with random numbers inside of it. ...
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Can I extract plain text subtitles from Netflix when playing in Safari?

I want to select text in subtitle when playing video for learning English. For example, when i playing video, i have a new word in subtitle, i select and translate it. macOS 10.14 and Safari Netflix ...
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iOS: Type occasional straight quotes with smart quotes turned on

The question Type straight quotes (",') when smart quotes is turned on answers this quite well for macOS, but the solution (using a text replacement with the straight quote as the replacement ...
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Text search in PDF files with iPadOS 13

In iOS 12 the Preview builtin in the Files opens a PDF file nicely but there is no text search possibility (magnifier glass). To find a word in a large pdf document it is necessary to reopen the file ...
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How do I get my MacBook to stop sending iMessages to non-Apple devices?

This behavior just started randomly today, with no discernible connection to an iOS update. Though it was around the time I began to sync my iMessages to the cloud. Using my MacBook iMessage, which ...
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What technology/protocol is used in iMessage app to show that user at other end is typing? [closed]

In, iMessage when other party types, we see three dots on our end. How is this implemented? 1a) Is this also implemented using Apple Push Notification Service ? I see same option in few other web ...
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Texts from husband show as from myself

I receive a notification indicating I have a new text from my husband - showing his name/contact. After clicking on the notifcation from him and reading the text, my Messages show the text came from ...
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Text Clippings in macOS 10.14.3 Don’t Wrap

Now that I’ve upgraded to macOS 10.14.3 (from 10.10.5), text clippings in the Finder no longer wrap to the window width, and they also inherit the background that was behind the text when it was ...
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iPhone: Cannot call or send SMS to a specific DDI/DID number

At some point (perhaps after an upgrade), one particular iPhone stopped being able to voice call or send SMS to another number using PSTN. Functionality was OK using data, it affected only dialling ...
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Keyboard acts strangely when using Chrome with certain web apps

When I use Chrome to type text in Dropbox Paper, Wordpress Custom CSS or Facebook, the keyboard acts strangely. When I want to remove a character, two characters get removed instead of one, and when I ...
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Applescript : text delimitation in a loop

I'm trying to get values from a log file of all the occurrence of a value Recorded on the following key : > <key>MyTime</key> <string>2019-03-29T08:48:18+0000</string&...
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Getting a Text from someone that does not have my mobile number but has my email

I am getting text on my iPhone from clients that do not have my mobile number. Is it possible that they are sending text using my email address that is linked to my iCloud account?
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Is there a way to select text squarely or vertically (not just in Preview)?

I want to select text in the browser that is grouped in columns, it would be useful to be able to just select text (or objects) in a certain column, but selection is done horizontally only. I know ...
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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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How to prevent iOS from styling an emoji?

Look at these characters: 💬💬︎🌄🌄︎ Depending on your device, they'll look like this (a Windows screenshot of a Facebook comment): Notice how the 2nd and 4th emojis are flat rather than ...
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Preview doesn't show the content of text file with a certain extension (`.jl`) in Finder [duplicate]

When looking for a script of a programm (.py for Python, .m for Matlab, .jl Julia or .txt in general) it is very handy to go in the finder a simply highlight that script file ==> then a preview of ...
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Preview everything as text by default in Finder [duplicate]

I would like to preview a file which macOS has no idea how to open as a text file. For example, when I'm previewing foo.pdf or bar.png, I want Preview.app to be opened and render a PDF document or an ...
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Add text to a line in OmniGraffle

If I have a line or arrow connecting two objects, how do I get a piece of descriptive text attached to that line? If I move the line, the text should follow.
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Make all occurrences of string superscript

I'm currently using Pages to write a rather long essay and have run into an annoying problem I can't seem to find the answer to. I have included a bibliography in my document and have referenced the ...
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Make light-grey text darker on Mac (white background)

I have a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra with a white desktop background. My problem is that any light-grey text (e.g. the words "Answers for your Apple questions" under the Ask Different logo ...
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Text to PDF without losing/destroying the set tabs

I tried to print out a huge text file to a PDF file (DIN A4 landscape or A3 landscape). Unfortunately, every way I try, I always lose the formatting of the tabs I used for tabbing some tables with the ...
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How can one save a file as plain text in TextEdit? [duplicate]

I'm not seeing an option to choose plain text encoding (.TXT extension) when saving a file in TextEdit.app in macOS. My documents seem to all be rtf - rich text format. How can I change this?
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Preview.app uses large font size regardless of settings

macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Preview Version 10.1 (944.6.16) Preview.app fails to adjust the font size of text entered in PDF text fields appropriately to the ...
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iMessage not showing contacts' phone #s when texting- only their emails

I am using iOS 12.0.1 on an iphone 7. In iMessage, when I type in a contact name in "to," the person's email address will appear, and the phone number will NOT appear. iPhone will only give me the ...
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How can I type the Multiply symbol (“ד) on iPhone?

I was using speech recognition to send a message in WhatsApp, and when I said “multiplied by” this sign appeared: I can’t remember seeing this symbol on the default iOS keyboards, so I wonder if ...
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Preview.app Fillable PDF: Text drops down when editing form?

I don't know a better way to explain this, besides showing it. I used an example pdf form, but this happens on every fillable pdf form I could find. When editing the text boxes in Preview.app, the ...
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How to turn subpixel antialiasing on in macOS 10.14?

In macOS 10.14 Mojave Apple turned the «LCD font smoothing» setting (which turned a subpixel antialiasing on) to «just font smoothing» setting. So now all the text is rendered just antialiased that ...
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How can you schedule messages on an iPhone?

I am looking for an app that lets me schedule messages to have them sent at a specific time? I do not mind paying as I know this is not something offered for free, but the ones I have tried so far (...
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No text alert for one person only - iPhone 8

My wife bought a new iPhone 8 and her text alerts work for everyone in her contacts except me. I've checked the phone, and hide alerts is not activated, and do not disturb is not turned on. There are ...
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Preview Text Annotation Tool

In a previous version of macOS the Preview app opened a box at the bottom of the screen and allowed me to click the A (type tool) and place the cursor where I wanted the text, then click to create a ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 create new text message won't appear

I am trying to create a new message in my Apple Watch Series 3. I can use Siri or scroll through my contacts but I am trying to figure out the touch gestures. The forum says: press firmly on the ...
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macOS text substitutions: How do I distinguish lowercase and uppercase characters

When using the keyboard shortcuts functionality in macOS (i.e. substitution of a sequence of characters to another sequence of characters), I see that it's randomly detecting the uppercase vs. ...
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I want the ability to easily silence all text messages

TL;DR: Is there a way to toggle all message notifications easily? While at work, I want the ability to by notified by phone calls, and reminders and event notifications, but I don't want to be ...
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Fastest way to filter a string

I'm working on a script that reads the header of some files (medical images), filters the data and then creates a file directory based on that data. But there are millions of images and I need to make ...
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Can I get word suggestions on Mac like I do on iPhone?

Let me explain what I mean. I'm not talking about autocorrect, which I really hate! What I mean is when I type something on my Mac I’ll often get a suggestion like so: But on iPhone if I do the same ...
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Left and right single quotes in Pages document

I just realized I made a big mistake in one of my Pages documents : for a Romanized version of a Hebrew text, to represent the letters ayn and aleph I used left and right single quotes instead of (for ...
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AppleScript added value inside text

Let say I have the following text file : DEMO TEXT1 TEXT2 DEMO etc.... DEMO TEXT1 TEXT2 DEMO etc.... DEMO TEXT1 TEXT2 DEMO etc.... I would like to added some ...
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Replacing text with shortened date and time

-- functions -- replace characters on replace_chars(this_text, search_string, replacement_string) set AppleScript's text item delimiters to the search_string set the item_list to every text ...
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Applescript text delimiter replace line to /n

I'm trying to remove line and replace them by "\n" (to them add the final text in javascript with actual line) set myCaseNote to "e.g here and there" set AppleScript's text item delimiters to {...
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iPhoneX doesn't alert me when receiving text messages from a particular contact

My iPhone X won't alert me when I receive a text from one particular contact. This is happening with only one contact. It vibrates, but there is no notification, and when I open the Messages app, the ...
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Text selection (not built-in but useful) shortcuts

We all now we can select all text (in a text area) in any app by using Ctrl/Cmd + A. And this feature is also available for a lot of other contexts such as file selection (in finder for ex), content ...
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Messages app on my Macbook Pro stopped sending to Android

The Messages app on my Macbook Pro (running High Sierra) suddenly stopped sending text messages to Android devices. I can still send texts to Android users from my iPhone without a problem, but when ...
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Does activating text forwarding between Apple devices forward old messages?

If I turn text message forwarding on my iPhone to forward to Mac, how far back does it forward? In other words, does it only send to the Mac what was sent/recieved via text from the date the ...
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Visualize character glyph in Pages application

Is it possible to visualize a particular character (even if it's a special one) in a Pages document ? (I need it for a third-party doc I'm using, to know if certains spaces are just spaces, tabs or ...
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Why is sed outputting no text?

I have a text file that I need to remove double quotes from. I found this question that suggested using the following: sed 's/"//g' < infile > outfile I understand what it's doing as I'm ...
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How do I stop daghesh from moving when typing in Hebrew

When typing in Hebrew on macOS 10.13, the daghesh sometimes 'jumps' from one character to another. Here is an example. Initially, the daghesh is in the correct place (שׁ): But when I add a 'ה', it ...
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IPhone app that allows search for string inside .js,.html files?

Is there any app that allows me search for string inside huge list of .js,.html,.php files without opening individual files?I have tried an app called Documents to no avail. (Just like Search for ...
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How do text sizes compare between iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE?

When considering a switch from one iPhone form factor to another, one of the importand aspect is: How physical text size compares between old and new phone (each of iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE)? How ...