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Questions tagged [ui]

User Interface (UI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI)

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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)?

In either Light Mode or Dark Mode (regardless of accent color) with Disable Transparency, Mojave’s desktop-tinting is quite horribly annoying. Switching to a solid red desktop background, for example, ...
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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 group 1 ¬ ...
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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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How can I make the dictionary pop-up expanded as default?

I have installed some external dictionaries into dictionary.app. When I force-click on a word, only the first 3 lines of each dictionary will be shown in the pop-up window. I have to click the more ...
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Calendar - How to show day end beyond midnight?

For many people with different chronotypes or works shifts, an effective or net day doesn't end neatly before 12AM - not all people stop doing things and close their eyes magically at midnight. It ...
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Detecting a Floating Menu in Touch Bar with AppleScript

I'm trying to write a simple script using AppleScript that can identify and close a floating menu on the touch bar. An example, for clarity: Suppose that I've opened the Spotify floating menu on the ...
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AppleScript UI for Notability

Okay, using a program called "Notability" for taking notes now. I would like to create a shortcut for changing text colors, etc. However, I'm having trouble scripting the UI. The changing colors is ...
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Applescript : Click at position not working

I'm trying to click on a Chrome extension ( Google Highlight : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/multi-highlight/pfgfgjlejbbpfmcfjhdmikihihddeeji) then click on the text box and past my ...
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How to reduce tooltip appearance delay in Xcode?

When I hover some icon in Xcode I have to wait quite long for tooltip. How to reduce delay?
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Applescript Dialog

I it possible to make one dialog with multiple dropdown menu and multiple text field using Script Editor (and not Xcode) ? I know Xcode it's probably the best option but some of the script in my ...
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How do I scroll faster in general on iOS?

The general scrolling is way too slow and unsuitable for large articles or pages. I want a way to grab a scrollbar on the side of a page (just like on a laptop/desktop operating system) and use that ...
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Octave: Can't start GUI after installing from homebrew

I installed octave using homebrew. When I call octave --force-gui I get error: octave: GUI features missing or disabled in this build Q: How to make it work in GUI mode? I also tried brew ...
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AppleScript UI scripting

I can read the value of a pop menu using this script but cannot set the value tell application "System Events" tell process "App" set myOptionOne to get value of pop up button 1 of group ...
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Applescript click by position

I'm trying to click on a button using YX coordinate, it's work with some app, but I have one app with two windows which give me an issue. here is my original code tell application "System Events" ...
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What should happen when Face ID is turned off after having been used?

I can't find anywhere in Apple's guidelines what the behavior of Face ID should be in the following scenario: I enter valid credentials I enable Face ID I use Face ID to log in (for some period) I ...
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Symbolic integration in Grapher.app?

Several months ago I was using Grapher, something strange happened. Instead of going to Equation → Integrate, I clicked the symbols menu (with the summation notation, cube root, etc.) and clicked the ...
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Mac stuck in partial Grayscale mode

I was bored one day an thought it would be cool to follow this tutorial to make my Finder windows look like Retro Mac OS Finder http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/20/simplify-os-x-finder-retro-mac-os-classic-...
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How can you replace macOS's “I want your attention” dock bounce animation?

I often find macOS's endlessly repeating "I want your attention" dock bounce animation irritating, so I disabled it with the command defaults write com.apple.dock no-bouncing -bool TRUE , followed by ...
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Scripting arbitrary menubar itemns

So I really want to fix this applescript I'm working on. I would like to be able to click an arbitrary item in an arbitrary submenu of an arbitrary menu in any application. Here's where I've gotten: ...
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Is there an app like Groupy by Stardock for macOS Sierra which organize different apps as tabs?

Groupy App by Stardock can organize multiple applications into grouped tabs like below. Is there a Mac app for macOS Seirra which supports different apps as tabs?
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macOS: What is this mysterious white window?

This small white window often pops up and it's very annoying. I'm using macOS Sierra 10.12.6 It may or may not be related to these questions: 1, 2 The only way to get it to disappear is to click on ...
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AppleScript UI Scripting and click

I would like to click and have automatic action with a software, I can refer to it and get the value of the text but can't manage to click tell application "System Events" to tell process "app" ...
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Some icons in random apps are misplaced and/or glitched

I have an iPhone 5s with jailbroken iOS 8.1.2 onboard. Some time ago I have noticed, that in some random apps (Telegram, VK, etc.) icons, mostly in Tabbars and Navbars, are glitched. I've tried to: ...
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Long user and group IDs in OS X

I got issued a Macbook running High Sierra, and the user and group ID seem funky. It was configured by the IT department at my work. Why are they large integers, instead of being single or double ...
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Audio interface from MIDI Keyboard to Logic Pro X on Mac Mini

How do I connect my MIDI keyboard using MIDI to Thunderbolt interface with zero latency which is compatible with Logic Pro X? I'm aware of MIDI to USB interface but Thunderbolt is much faster. ...
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Strange graphics behaviour after rm -rf /

I've received sudo rm -rf on my machine (MacBook Pro 2017 13", Sierra). As it's expected, most of applications disappeared or stopped working. I had to reinstall MacOS completely from the recovery ...
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Flickering white lines

I have a Mac Pro (Late 2013, OS X 10.13.1) and a 4k monitor from Sharp that was back then sold as the standard display. I'm using a scaled resolution on the monitor since otherwise, the font would be ...
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Double-click doesn't “fill” screen

I have a 2017 MBP connected to a monitor with HDMI. On my laptop screen, when I double click the top bar of a window, it fills the whole screen up to the Dock. However, when I do that with a window ...
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Dock glitch when closing apps

When I'm closing an app, and the dock is about to refresh the app icon (from opened to closed), and the cursor is in the area of the dock, a splitting glitch happens as show in the picture below. For ...
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Change selected text foreground color

I know I can go to system preferences and change the background color for selected text. Is there a way I can change the foreground color? Use case: I'd like a dark background color with white text ...
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pseudo class :active not functioning properly in Safari on OS X

I have been experiencing an issue in Safari where the :active pseudo class is not behaving correctly. I would expect the style to be applied on mouse down and then removed on mouse up. but for some ...
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Is there a way to exactly position a window?

I have a Quicktime window, and I would like to have it positioned at exactly (533,118). I have (painfully) achieved this using the Macbook's screenshot functionality (because it shows the coordinates ...
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MacOS High Sierra: Remove the lag when resizing a window quickly

I've been facing this issue since El Capitan. Basically, when I resize a window manually, it lags or whatever you want to call it. Here's a video in real time showing this problem. A gif slowed down ...
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Photos.app Edit-mode UI broken after upgrading to High Sierra

Since upgrading to macos High Sierra, my Photos.app's editing functions have been troublesome. Features such as Retouch simply do not work, and I'm unable to access advanced options, such as the ...
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Very difficult to drag image icons around the desktop in OS X 10.12.6

I have a OS X 10.12.6 recent MacBook Pro. On a previous version of the OS, if I had an image file on the desktop, it was easy to grab the icon with the mouse and drag it onto another application. ...
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How to convert Finder's .textClipping files to plain text?

If you select some text in an app, e.g. Chrome and then drag the selection to a Finder panel, then a file will be created in the panel with an invisible .textClipping extension. This extension is not ...
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Stop Resize On Text Drag

Before upgrading to High Sierra, for many years prior, it was possible to highlight text (e.g. in Chrome), drag it over another application (e.g. Preview), and then hit escape without anything ...
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Dragging PDFs out of safari

Is there a way of dragging an open PDF out of safari into another app without saving it and then having to delete it like to the files app or notes?
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Any way to “close” a group of reminders all at once on OSX?

Every time I turn on my mac, a set of like 10 recurring reminder popups clog up my OSX Desktop screen. I may be a procrastinator and all, but Reminders.app's interface on OSX feels downright buggy ...
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Sierra: Mail client's “Rules” window UI has a bug

It was working a couple of days ago, I was able to set couple of mail rules. But from yesterday, I am seeing that rule window's "perform the following actions" space is so narrow (not draggable) that ...
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Finder “Arrange by date” splits into Today, Previous 7 Days, Previous 30 Days, etc

When I use Finder on OSX 10.11.6, selecting any of the "Arrange by date [modified/last opened/created/added]" splits up the window into various vertical subcategories which I can either horizontally ...
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Troubleshooting Java GUI app that stopped working

I have a Java app that I use on a regular basis that has stopped launching. The application is a Java program with a Mac GUI tied to it. I suspect that with a recent upgrade of Java on the Mac ...
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Mac OS UI Slow Response

I am new to Mac so forgive the naive question. I have used Windows & Linux for a long time in the past and no matter how slow the system becomes (this actually applies almost only to Windows), the ...
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Does Keynote have its own 3d engine?

I often use Keynote's 3D charts. I find the rendering quality, precision of perspectives and speed to be similar to the results one would get from an actual 3D engine. Are these graphics produced by ...
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Change the default system highlight color

Is it possible to change the default highlight color in Chrome and other Mac OS X Applications system wide? How do I customize the default setting in apps like TextEdit or Mail?
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SSH passphrase dialog missing

I switched from an El Capitan machine to a new MacBook Air with Sierra. With El Capitan, when I ssh into an host from terminal, the SSH passphrase GUI dialog showed up, and then it never asked again ...
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Using X11-Forwarding to show UI that runs by different user

I've logged on to my Mac under 'user1', and opened a terminal in which I've switched to another user 'user2' using su command. Now I've opened a .txt file from that terminal by typing open file.txt ...