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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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iPhone shortcuts speak to text

I’m trying to understand the iPhone shortcuts and play around with it. Right now I’m using script speak text but I changed the rate and pitch. When I’m testing, the shortcut sounds as I set it up, but ...
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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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Change Function of Command+Delete when Editing text in Catalina

In Catalina, when editing text hitting command+delete appears to delete the entire line, and option+delete will delete a single word. I would basically like to swap these, making command delete simply ...
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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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How to join a range in numbers?

I want to join the cell values of a certain range to a list with some separator. Example Given this table | A | 1| 7 | 2| a | 3| 4 | .| . | .| . | .| . | If the delimiter I choose is || the resul ...
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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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Anti aliasing not working on external display

I have MacBook pro 13 inch 2017 with macOS Mojave version 10.14.5. then attach an Samsung External LCD model S24C450 through a USB-C to DVI converter. The text on External Display doesn't look good. ...
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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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Is it possible to turn off text insertion point blinking on an ipad?

Is it possible to stop the cursor (text insertion point) blinking on an ipad? On MacOs, it is possible to turn off (effectively) cursor blink using this in a Terminal? defaults write -g ...
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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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Right click selected text on a link, but only copy raw text

I select the text of a hyperlink, but when I right click on it, there's no option to simply copy the text. It only allows to copy the link itself. How can I achieve what I desire?
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Applescript to chop specific text out of a text file and paste it to notes file

I have created a text file from a pdf using automator. I am now trying to copy two separate slices of this file and paste them to a Notes file. Here is a sample file: A lot of text above...............
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How do I turn on / off 'text to fit' in Keynote 9.2

Driving me crazy - Text to fit doesn't show on the presentation I am creating, but does show when I open a apples template slides (under - Inspector - Format - Text - Layout - Under text inset tick ...
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How to restore wrongly edited + wrongly saved TextEdit file?

Have an important text file, but I accidentally edited its content and accidentally closed it (auto saving it). Now I have a text file containing gibberish. How do I restore the previous version? ...
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Where can I find a reference for Apple's extensions to RTF format?

I was inspecting an RTFD file and I noticed it contained several Apple-specific directives. Where can I find a reference or explanation for all of these directives? Examples: \appleattachmentpadding0 ...
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Pages - how to hide header but not footer on first page of section?

In Pages, there is an option to hide headers and footers on the first page of a section. But I want to only hide the header, not the footer. That's because I have the page number in the footer and I ...
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I need to examine an 82.7 GB (!) text file. What can open it?

We recently had a meltdown of a Tomcat server, that produced an 82.7 GB "catalina.out" log file, which I saved for forensic analysis. What macOS editors can open monster text files without consuming ...
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AppleScript to massage URLs

I want to have a Services menu item that takes the selected text (a URL) and escapes the percent character and the # character: Replace % with \% Replace # with \string# I copied and edited an ...
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iMessage checker

I'm trying to do a number checker in imessage. We all know that there is no such api, so I'm trying to use the tools at hand. The main took with past issues on this site on this topic. I made a ...
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Stop autocorrect from autocorrecting a word even if I re-type it after it has been autocorrected

If I type 'grg' it gets autocorrected on the next time I press space to 'gtg'. If I backspace the 'tg' and then type 'rg' to once again form the word 'grg', it still autocorrects (again) to 'gtg'. ...
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Some sites show illegible numbers after Catalina upgrade

After upgrading to Catalina I noticed that some sites were showing this weird text. It looks like the site is showing characters that are not supported by the font, but this is not just one site, it ...
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Table in Keynote with booktabs style

When creating tables in Keynote, is there a way to create them with the booktabs style of typesetting? For those not familiar with booktabs, an example table looks like this: ------------------------...
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How to copy the current text line without highlighting it?

I find it annoying that I have to highlight a given piece of text and then press CMD +C to copy it into the buffer. I want to be able to copy text by simply pressing CMD +C, which would copy the ...
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How to select single word in URL in iOS 13?

Given a text with a link inside: Prior to iOS 13, i could long press a word that was not part of the URL to select the word, then drag the finger over a word in the URL to select only that word of ...
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precision regarding timestamp of sent text message on iphone

Is the timestamp of a sent text message on iphone is the timestamp of when the user sent it from his phone (pressed the send button), or the timestamp of when it was acknowledged/received by a cell ...
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How to change text transparency in the Mac preview?

This text is the watermark I want to add. Just wondering how to change its transparency.

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