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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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How to prevent an application from affecting the display orientation

I'm using a 15in MBP late 2013 running 10.15.5. I have the laptop on an arm mount, and the laptop itself is flipped upside down. This enables me to utilize the space in front of me on the desk — if ...
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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 to fix columns in future playlists view?

I'm using Music.app in Big Sur and curious how to make playlist view by default everywhere? And, in this view, how to make a default set and position of columns? For example, i always need duration ...
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Is it possible to turn off scrollbars in Logic Pro X?

I use a Trackpad with Logic Pro X. Whenever I am trying to click things near the bottom or right of a window I keep clicking the scrollbar instead. I know there are three System Settings options for ...
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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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Created volume navigation and structure doesn't behave like a normal directory

I've created a new volume as my previous encrypted partition was running low on space. When accessing the new image, it does not have a sidebar and when I enter a subdirectory it opens a brand new ...
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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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Big Sur: Remove extra horizontal padding in menubar [duplicate]

In Big Sur MacOS update menubar icons have extra horizontal padding compared to previous OS versions. All the icons I need just simply not fitting there. And they used to fit in Mojave. I am still not ...
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How to enable backtap to switch on Safari Reader View using Shortcuts in iOS?

iOS14.2 Create shortcut to enable 'reader view on' and another for 'reader view off' Enable shortcuts via backtap functionality (two taps for the 'on shortcut', three for the 'off shortcut') I 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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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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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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