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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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MySQL Workbech editor hiding value

I have Workbench on my Windows PC and the Editor looks great .. But I just loaded it onto my Macbook, and it looks funky (I can't see the whole value) .. Does anyone know if there's a setting where I ...
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Default character variant features for system font

The San Francisco system fonts have character variants as OpenType features cv01, cv02, etc., used e.g. in the Notes app for the minuscule a, but also for other letters. Some of these are helpful to ...
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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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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 bouncing dock icon 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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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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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 ...