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Can the spacing of menu bar apps be modified in Big Sur?

It's much too wide, which is a problem if you use a lot of menu bar apps.
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possible to enable “gumdrop” buttons (close/minimize/zoom) in all windows (disable auto-hide of these buttons for non active window)?

I often want to use these on non-active windows and of course they're not visible until you hover over them or activate the window, which prevents instant tracking of their location. I don't think ...
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UI bugs in Wallet on iOS 14

Three bugs: I have added all of my cards to Apple Wallet on iOS 14, but this notice still shows really big when I open the app: The cards have been lumped together with my flight tickets in the same ...
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Why these window couldn't appear in the right location after enabling “Auto hide menubar” feature on macOS Catalina?

On my mac, I have enabled auto hide menubar and auto hide Dock. After then, I found some applications didn't work as expected. Like Noizio, which is a white noise generation app, it often starts as ...
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Is it possible to disable the gui controls in apple tv (former itunes) app for MacOS?

I got someone to help me disable amazon prime video's gui that shows up when you move the mouse and am happy with how it went, but I understand that works through browser and appletv is an app, would ...
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more “Frequently Used” in “Emoji & Symbols”?

I would like to have a longer list of “Frequently Used” history in the “Emoji & Symbols”/“Character Viewer” window (aka ⌃⌘Space / Control–Command–Space bar). My impression is that this category ...
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What is the radius of the windows on BigSur?

I read Apple's What's New in macOS about BigSur, and they have mentioned about an increase in the window radius, but they have not mentioned anywhere about what the radius is. Throughout macOS 11, ...
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When I double tap on an image url when using Safari, the selected text includes the extension only if the filename is lower case. Why?

I write a lot of SE questions and when I include multiple images I frequently copy/paste just the names. I've just started using Safari on my new MacBook after using Chrome on my old MacBook, and I've ...
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Can I see where I'm touching my trackpad on the screen and whether it's being interpreted as a right or left click?

As a way of addressing Is there a spatial map for 2020 MacBook Air track pad's right-click "sweet-spot"? I was wondering if I can see in real time on my screen what my trackpad "...
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Typed text showed on central-top part of screen

I have a brand new MacBook Air, last night I updated to 10.15.6. Now, every time I type something, it gets replicated on the top, central part of my screen, above all other windows. I can even select ...
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Why does the “hand” cursor in macOS have three vertical lines?

What are the three vertical bars in the middle of the cursor supposed to represent?
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Where is the “Open in Low Resolution” setting stored for an app?

I'd like to script the opening of an app - which is normally used in retina resolution - to open in low resolution. set low resolution setting open app clear low resolution setting But where is the &...
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Is there a spatial map for 2020 MacBook Air track pad's right-click “sweet-spot”?

I'm migrating from a late 2012 to a new 2020 MacBook air and having difficulty right clicking. Sometimes when I push with the side of my right thumb: a light touch works perfectly and I feel some ...
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Why is it still not possible to cut files to paste them elsewhere in Catalina? [duplicate]

I find it weird that this simple functionality doesn't exist in macOS, as it does in other OS. IIRC, it used to exist in the System 7 era. What would be the rationale to get this simple functionality ...
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Miniaturise all windows with AppleScript

tell application "System Events" set mywindows to windows of (processes where background only is false) repeat with theItem in windows of (processes where background only is false) ...
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macOS overall slow UI when running (Adobe?) apps

I do have an almost new iMac (27", i9, 32gb ram, 512gb SSD, middle of the GPU options, 5k display + fullhd second monitor, Catalina, all up to date). using it to do graphics design (InDesign, ...
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State of xorg support in MacOS Catalina (10.15)

I'm currently setting up a new Mac with Catalina (10.15) and Homebrew. What is the current state of xorg support in this combination? Is XQuartz still maintained, and is it compatible with 10.15? The ...
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Why does my volume adjust bezel not show properly in macOS Catalina?

I recently updated to macOS Catalina (10.15.3), and the "volume adjust" bezel that pops up in the center of my screen when I adjust the volume via touch bar no longer looks correct. Specifically, it ...
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Run a command without opening the terminal

Is it possible to start a terminal command without opening the terminal first? I have some quick commands, and for those I open the terminal window, run the command, and close it again. I generally ...
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AppleScript click Ui Element with modifier keys

I want to click an Ui Element button with modifier keys pressed. Here is my code: tell application "System Events" tell process "Pro Tools" tell (1st window whose title contains "Edit: ")...
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Strange icon in all system password boxes on Mojave 10.14.6

For a few days, I've been seeing this very strange icon every time a system password box shows up. I have no idea what it means? Does anyone know? I do not have capslock on.
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UI Exerciser for Installed Apps

I'm working on a project where I want to start installed apps an on iOS device and then simulate (random) user actions on the screen: clicking buttons, accessing menus/ Similar to the Monkey app on ...
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Brew cask install emacs takes control of the emacs command line command

I'm currently using Homebrew to install both the command line version of Emacs and the GUI version of emacs, with the following commands: brew install emacs brew cask install emacs When I first ...
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Touch Bar has blank/void button after Catalina update

After the Catalina update, the Touch Bar shows a void button on the left of the play button at all times as you can see from this screenshot. As far as I know, the number of buttons that should ...
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macOS emacs in the terminal (no GUI)

Since the update to macOS Catalina, I installed Emacs separately using brew cask install emacs. Now when I type emacs in Terminal, Emacs is opened in a separate window with a GUI (the Emacs.app?). How ...
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How to set Apple TV's language back to English?

So, our daughter thought it would be funny to change the Apple TV's language setting. She is now complaining that she can't watch TV shows. Of course she can't, because nobody can figure out how to ...
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How to use Applescript to turn off Apple TV in iTunes?

In Automator, I would need an Applescript who turn off Apple TV sound. See this picture. I need the "Apple TV salon PT" checkbox unchecked.
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How to simulate keystroke in a GUI application programmatically?

On Windows I use AutoHotKey, I can create a GUI window that can be "Always On Top", I can create different Tabs that contain buttons with names that will send keystrokes/macros to a particular ...
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How to display photo albums in iOS12.4 as a list rather than an array of thumbnails?

I dislike the array of thumbnails or large icons as a user interface. Is there a way to get my iPhone XR running iOS 12.4 to display my photo albums as a list?
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How to submit UI ideas to Apple for consideration

Doubletap (rapid-successive) of the iPhone's power button (aka "side" button) could be intepreted by the iPhone to invoke an app or action that is user-configured (camera, etc.). Where is the ...
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Left-align Safari Favorites labels

Is there a hack to make the items in Safari's Favorites bar be left-aligned rather than centered? I've never gotten used to having to scan visually for the folder I want.
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Does Apple prohibit the display of a non-interactive preview of a system notification on an app's UI?

I'm on initial design stages of a new iOS app, and for one of the screens I'm thinking of having the user build a custom notification. For that, the app would feature a preview of the final ...
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Is it possible to update macOS's emoji keyboard (to use all emojis)

Following this question, I have obtained and installed macOS Mojave's Apple Color Emoji.ttc on macOS Sierra. While I can now see these emojis if I'm texted them, they don't show up on my emoji ...
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Switch to another desktop faster on macos high sierra

On a macbook with macos high sierra, how do I switch between desktops faster by sliding 3 fingers across the touch pad? Currently it takes ~1 second to switch to another screen. It does not matter if ...
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Custom 24-hour single-hand watch face for Apple Watch

Is there a way to make the Apple Watch display a 24-hour single-hand watch face? Preferably with midnight on the bottom, and noon at the top? Something like this:
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How do I remove the left column in finders column view?

When in column view in finder, there may be several columns displayed, one for each folder. Let's say the one I really care about is 5 folders deep, and so its far to the right side of the window. How ...
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How to mirror files on all desktops when running in extended desktop mode

I want to mirror files/shortcuts on all desktops/screens when running in extended desktop mode. I don't want to manually copy them and I also don't want to mirror my displays. Is there any way to do ...
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macOS: How to keep an app and its new windows/dialogs always hidden?

I am running a 3rd party app on my Mac that spawns new small in-app windows/dialogs/popups almost every 3 seconds, to show the progress of a specific command. These windows are closed automatically by ...
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Run AppleScript in background without showing in app switcher?

Is there any way to run an AppleScript command (which runs infinitely) completely in the background without any icon showing in the dock or app switcher (⌘+Tab)? For example, hiding the AppleScript ...
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Hide the cursor from the terminal

I want to be able to hide the cursor programmatically. I am okay with giving any required permissions to the script.
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AppleScript with list selection and Cancel button suppressed or disabled

Is there any way to suppress/disable the Cancel button in a list selection dialog - in other words, force a response? Here's what I came up with (I'm forcing a response by displaying an error message ...
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Tips or Tricks: Identifying if there are Opened Documents

New Mac user here, trying to figure out how to adapt my workflow and the like from Windows/Linux to Mac. I think the answer might be "it's not possible" but here goes anyway. I'm used to leaving ...
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GUI unresponsive or slow, but CPU and RAM healthy

I've go two MacBooks: MacBook Air, 11-inch, 2013, running 10.11.6, 8GB RAM, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, integrated graphics MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2018, running 10.13.6, 32GB RAM, 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9, ...
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Keyboard viewer in macOS Mojave dark mode

I upgraded to macOS Mojave and switched to dark mode. I use Accessibility Keyboard. I am wondering if the keys on it are supposed to look like this in Light mode.
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macOS Force User Global Preferences Reread To Refresh GUI

The user global preferences file (High Sierra, Mojave) ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist contains a user's GUI preferences. The preferences are read at login, but, how do I force the ...
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Grey line above the window on Mojave

With the Mojave update a grey line appeared above every window, in either dark or light mode. Is it possible to remove that line? Any sort of hack of "hidden" setting? I've tried with: defaults ...
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How to disable Mojave’s desktop tinting (with reduce transparency)?

Even with “Reduce transparency” enabled, Mojave’s desktop-tinting is quite horribly annoying, in both Light Mode and Dark Mode (regardless of accent color). Switching to a solid red desktop background,...
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AppleScript get value of a button

I want to get the value of a button from an internal tool. tell application "System Events" to tell process "App" set myNumberIs to get value of radio group 1 of group 1 of splitter ¬ ...
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Get password prompt in the terminal/shell

When I am connecting a Mac through ssh, I don't have any GUI. However, for some of the commands like security find-internet-password, there will be a GUI prompt for the admin's password. How can I ...
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How exactly is PATH calculated?

I've read a dozen different answers and talked to a bunch of people and am having difficulty understanding how PATH is calculated in different scenarios. Specifically I'm thinking of How exactly is ...

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