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Close Terminal "New Remote Session" dialog automatically

When I select "New Remote Session" from Terminal's Shell menu, I can construct a command to connect to a SSH server. This works great! But, even after the session starts (I hit Enter or push ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide/show scrollbars?

I keep scrollbar visibility set to show only when scrolling. Nice and clean. Love it. Every once in a while, however, I need to grab a scrollbar. Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle the hide/show ...
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BigSur - Putting a white border around all windows from all applications?

I'm running Big Sur 11.6.5. I'd like to configure my Mac's user interface so that each and every window that will ever appear on my desktop (not the dock) will have a thin white border, or at least ...
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Always show the "Input" list when the "Sound" status bar icon is clicked

The default behaviour of macOS is to show only the outputs when the "Sound" status bar is clicked. I know that I can press the "Option" key to also show the "Input" list. ...
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Open GUI App after reboot with cron

I'm using Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 and I'd like to open some apps after boot with a cron tab. I use the following cron tab: @reboot /bin/bash /Users/x/script.sh if I run the script, it works as I want ...
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Keys in some GUI applications are mapped wrong

I'm using a USB ANSI keyboard and I've tried this with several keyboards so I'm reasonably confident it's not keyboard hardware at issue. Using text applications, as in iTerm or Ulysses, everything is ...
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Switch between virtual desktops by scrolling on the menu bar

Looking for a script, macro, automation script, TIY solution that will allow me to hover my mouse over the menu bar scroll my mouse wheel up and down which in turn will switch between my left and ...
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Bring PID's window into focus from Bash script

I'm writing a little script to run when a Windows/Wine-turned-macOS(using-Automator) app is opened. To keep it light, the app does not bundle Wine, instead the script checks if it's (Wine) installed ...
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Hot Corners in Monterey are too "hot" - very easily triggered

For almost as long as I've been a Mac user, I have used a Hot Corner to trigger my display to go to sleep, which in effect locks my machine, because a password is needed to get back into the OS. The ...
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Lines between days in Calendar app month view are low contrast

In the Mac Calendar.app, in the Month View, the lines between the days are practically INVISIBLE: I have tried to increase the CONTRAST in the System Settings. But that did not make the lines better ...
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macOS Monterey "Save As" file naming bug - is there a fix?

I've noticed when assigning file names during a "Save As" in Monterey, the text I type gets put in the wrong place. For example, if I am trying to save the file as img.png, I instead get i....
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Is there a way to go forward in Finder like in a web browser?

Sometimes I am using Finder and I want to go back a folder. Then when I'm done doing what I wanted to do in that folder I want to go forward to the subfolder I was previously in. But it seems the Back/...
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How to zoom to make a window take all the space on screen?

I've got a Finder window and I want to Maximize it. But when I click the Zoom button (green button on the top-left side of the window) while pressing the Option key, it just does a little bit of ...
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macOS Monterey -- Possible to enable drag-and-drop from dock "list" style folders?

I'm running macOS Monterey (12.0.1) on a recently-purchased M1 Pro. For folders on the dock, if set to "List" style, I cannot drag-and-drop. If set to "Grid" style, this is no ...
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No Foreground Window Shadow in Big Sur

I recently updated my MacBook Pro from MacOS Catalina to BigSur (11.6). Suddenly, any window that is in focus loses its shadow. This makes it extremely difficult to distinguish it from adjacent ...
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Impossible to pair Apple Wireless Keyboard M9270LL/A after update to Monterey 12.0.1

EDIT: after an ultimate SMC/PRAM reset, @doublepluskat's solution below finally worked. Currently typing on my A1016 keyboard. Many thanks! I have trouble pairing again my white Apple Wireless ...
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GUI: Why is the modal dialog/window called in such a way "Modal"? [closed]

I searched the web, but I can only find information that explains what the modal dialog is. I would like to know why it's called that. The modality defined in that way. In linguistics and philosophy, ...
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How to limit application windows to only windows in the active desktop/workspace?

In Mission Control, there's the Application windows keybinding setting, which when invoked shows all windows from your current application, across all of your desktops. Is there a way to somehow ...
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Sound bar GUI glitch on MacBook

macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29) I vigorously swooshed the sound bar in an attempt to turn the music down. And for some reason, the bar sound is now stuck on the screen as shown in the picture below (Also,...
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How to drag a file from the desktop to a window without manually moving any windows

What is the best way to drag a file from the desktop to an application when the screen is filled with windows that you don't want to manually move or adjust? My current approach: Run "Show ...
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How to find out which application(s) are creating utun interfaces?

I see multiple utun interfaces from the ifconfig command output. I know utun0 and utun1 are system interfaces. utun2 is the tunnel interface for my vpn client. But I can't find out which application ...
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what's the name and function of this "screen swipe" in iOS?

When using my iPhone (with latest iOS 14.7.1, seeing it for a while...) I sometimes have the following behavior: the screen scrolls down by one third, the top one third of the screen is black, but I ...
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Change UI's menu select blink rate

Back in System 7 there was an option to change how many times a menu item would blink when selected: Is it still possible to change this setting in modern-day macOS versions? (I am using 10.14.6 ...
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Midi problem on Edirol UA-101 with Mac Big Sur 11.4

I succeeded in getting my old sound interface Roland Edirol UA-101 to work on Big Sur, audio-wise, however it will not transmit Midi. Any suggestions or drivers that I might install? I realise that it'...
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How to remove unused Menu Bar items

I have some Menu Bar items which I don't use (the bar on top of screen), any advice how to remove them? I've disabled SIP so I can edit system-level stuff. For instance, I have Razer Synapse menu item,...
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What is the difference between erase and restore on macOS Disk Utility?

I want to re-format an external hard drive, but I'm not sure what the difference is between 'restore' or 'erase'. Does erase remove all files, or not? I don't want to lose the files, but I cannot back ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to maximize a window? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu to maximize a window we can select the window key and then the up arrow and the window maximizes. It's also possible to select the window key and side key to pan a window to one side. Are ...
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Removing dark borders from UI elements, including windows and buttons

I have somehow managed to configure my Mac to display dark borders around windows, toolbar buttons, and other UI elements, as you can see in the screenshots below: All apps are now showing borders ...
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iOS 14 Messages swipe left to right to mark read

I have noticed that swiping a message left to right in iOS Messages is suddenly pinning it instead of marking it read and it appears that the is no longer a quick way to mark a message read without ...
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How do I get the gear icon to show for video playback in macOS Photos?

Using the Photos app on macOS Big Sur, when I play a video in my library, I see this as the playback bar. However, according to various guides I see on the web, the playback bar ought to look ...
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Big Sur - unusable UI when waking from a long sleep with sluggish and flickering and pixelated redraws

After waking from a long sleep Big Sur's UI is practically unusable. It's slow, apps don't draw properly, there's lots of redraws happening. It's like garbage collection isn't happening for UI ...
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GUI written in python (with PyQT/PySide2) does not launch

I just updated to Big Sur 11.2.1 and wanted to launch a python script that I wrote in a GUI with PySide2. When I launch the script, the terminals seems to be busy with the app: However nothing more ...
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Xcode 12 can't make sidebar wider

In Xcode 12, my left and right sidebars have a tendency to get "stuck", and I can't pull them out all the way. In this image, I would expect to be able to pull the left sidebar out further ...
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Mac interface for logging in on first session is different from the usual one

When I am signing in to my user account, there is a user interface with a black or white (about the dark mode or light mode is selected) background, there are two text boxes for username and password. ...
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Change File Picker Dialog folder location (avoid latest visited folder)

Whenever a File picker dialog (MacOs Catalina) is being open by a website or in general within the operating system, the UI shows as a default folder the latest used/visited one. Let's consider this ...
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Simulate user login using command-line utilities

Sometimes, I need to create a login session (create windowserver instance, run login items / launchagents) of an admin user, because a lot of software cannot be run under root (but can be run as ...
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Revert UI on Big Sur?

How can I revert the Big Sur UI changes, especially Finder's? While it looks cleaner, it now takes 2 clicks to change the Finder's view type of gallery, list, icons, or columns. I would rather have ...
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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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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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