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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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Systemwide custom text edit function possible?

i'm wondering if it is possible to create some sort of system-wide shortcut or automater service or whatever, where i could create some small script to be run on marked text, like "this is an example"...
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Mapping keyboard shortcut to escape code sequence (to jump back/ahead a word)

Using 2019 MacBook Pro 16" Most simple apps support option-leftArrow => back one word, option-rightArrow => forwards one word, but some (mostly using Ulysses, other markdown editors as well as ...
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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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My texts aren’t delivering, but I can receive them perfectly fine

I use an iPad Pro (10.5 in, 2017). I have this one friend I text often. However, while we are having a conversation, some of my texts seem to not get delivered. It doesn’t say “Not Delivered” in red ...
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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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How to disable auto text lookup?

This behavior occurs in most Apple-provided apps (Preview, Notes, etc), and it occurs with times, dates, names of bands, etc. I don't even know what it's called, but it's very annoying. Most of the ...
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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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Text displays with slight cyan highlight after scaling display

I'm using a 2019 Macbook Pro with Catalina 10.15.2. When I update the display resolution to the largest or second largest option under "scaled", the text appears strangely in many, though not all ...
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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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Way to read multiple text files in order using TTS?

I organize many text files by tags using the Finder tag system. Sometimes I want to have my Mac speak all of these files by some tag(s). Is there an easier way of going into each text file and ...
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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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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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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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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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