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Keyboard is getting dismissed after typing one character in the search bar [migrated]

First I enter some text in the search bar controller, it works fine. Next I delete the text and retype the same text or different text. In this case the keyboard is getting dismissed immediately after ...
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Alphabet column of letters missing from macOS Contacts app?

The alphabet column of letters on the right edge of the list of contact names is missing from macOS Contacts app. It still exists on the iCloud.com website and on iPhone. Reboot does not bring it back....
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AX88179a self assigning IP

My ax88179a interface is self-assigning its IP address. I do not know how to fix it, and know very little about network functioning. I know that my router, computer, and PTZ cameras are plugged into ...
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Items vanished from Finder sidebar

macOS 14.3.1 (23D60) & Finder 14.3 Earlier today, most of the icons vanished from my Finder sidebar.  I did not change any settings, and in fact, they are still selected to be there: I do not use ...
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BBEdit - how to move sidebar from left to right side of screen

I'm currently using BBedit 14 and I can't find any option to move the sidebar from the left side of the screen to the right. In earlier versions the default was for the sidebar to be on the right and ...
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How to scroll to previous location on macOS?

When I grab the slider with the mouse pointer and start scrolling I can't go back to the exact location of where I started. I tried pressing Esc before releasing the mouse button but that doesn't work....
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How can I convert a path of UI elements to string/text?

I am using the following to get the UI element path for the mouse pointer location. use framework "Foundation" property NSEvent : a reference to current application's NSEvent property ...
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How can I add/use two identical audio interfaces on a Mac?

I have two PreSonus Audiobox USB96 audio interfaces. I would love to use both and create an aggregate device. However, they both have the same name so Apple will only recognize whichever one I plug ...
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why would "as list" be greyed out in finder?

I was just now trying to give some support to my 90-year-old father-in-law over the phone, and apparently the "as list" option under Finder / View was greyed out/disabled. The only option he ...
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Paths to UI elements in System Settings for Applescript

Is there a good resource for learning how to generate paths to UI elements in System Settings for AppleScript? Specifically, I am trying to access the keyboard scrolling button in the Accessibility ...
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What is the meaning of these user interface elements in macOS System Settings? [closed]

In the macOS UI there are several visual elements that seem to do the same thing. Why are they different? What is the meaning of each? For example, all the clickable things shown below bring up a ...
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Ellipses in macOS UI [closed]

For macOS UI design, what does the ellipsis (tripple dot) puntuation mean? For example, in the picture below, why does the button "Delete Service..." have it, but "Make Inactive" ...
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Remove the play icon displayed on audio and video files in Finder

Is there a way to remove the play icon displayed on video and audio files when using icon view mode? They are extremely annoying. When accidentally clicking on them, audio starts playing in the ...
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How to implement a GUI based Linux (XUbuntu) linux on arm Mac M1 processor

I want to install a software which predominantly uses GUI, and is available across all the platforms. Interestingly, this software does not function properly on the Mac M1 natively, even with Rosetta. ...
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"Syntax Error: System Events got an error: Automator is not allowed assistive access" for Miniaturise all windows with AppleScript

When I try to Miniaturise all windows with the following AppleScript, Automator minimizes all windows, then tells me: "Syntax Error: System Events got an error: Automator is not allowed assistive ...
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How do I prevent windows from maximizing when "touching" the menu bar in Ventura?

After upgrading to Ventura, everytime I drag a window up towards the menu bar, it maximizes. How do I disable that?
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Drag and Drop file on Open / Save Dialog boxes to navigate to folder

Just upgraded an old mac from High Sierra to Monterey (Thanks to OCLP) and I noticed that when I drag and drop a file on open and save windows it doesn't accept my file nor does it navigate to the ...
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Select dropdown appears small and off center

Has anyone experienced this before? Chrome on Macbook and my dropdown options are appearing like the image below. I've been trying to track down the issue, if it's css or a user preference on the mac. ...
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How do I make the UI elements larger without changing the screen resolution?

I'm coming from Windows world where I can scale the UI and set it to, say, 125% to make the UI elements (mainly fonts) acceptable on my QHD screen (while keeping the screen resolution the same). I ...
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Open a background-only app in the foreground

I developed a MacOS app with a GUI and I set it as A background only application in the Info.plist file. In addition I added it to start-up applications in order to keep it working while Mac is ...
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Menu bar doesn't free space in full screen mode

On my MacBook I found, that menu bar doesn't deoccupy space on top of the screen. When mouse moves away from menu bar, it disappears, but blank space persists and remains unusable. This is MacBook Pro ...
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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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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: Use blueutil to pair keyboard via the command line via solution below or: Pair with a Bluetooth device over Terminal I have trouble pairing again my white Apple Wireless Keyboard (2003) (S/N ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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