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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 Apple's .textClipping files to plain text?

If you select some text in an app (e.g. Chrome or any other app which allows dragging text), and drag the selection to a Finder panel, then a file will be created in the panel with an invisible ....
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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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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 ...
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How can I open apps at a specific window size together?

I found this one quite tough to Google. I want to have a command (or an app) that opens these 2 applications just the way I want to. In this case I want to open them with these screen sizes -- more ...
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Lost the color dots on browser's window control buttons

I lost the color dots on my browser's windows on the top left, now they are all black. How do I change them back to red, yellow and green?
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Is there a way to turn off flat UI in MacOS Sierra?

I recently "upgraded" to macOS Sierra (10.12). I understand that many people have opinions on efficient and aesthetic UIs, but I personally hate (and that is the correct word) a flat UI. If you like ...
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What is causing Safari to crash when dragging image or text?

I've recently been encountering an issue whereby dragging either an image or selected text on a webpage causes Safari (10.1, on El Capitan 10.11.6) to force reload the page (not a real 'crash', I ...
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Can't add some shortcuts folders to the dock

Very strange situation I have two folders that I can't add to the dock in macosSierra, I can add all the other folders correctly. I check the library\Preferences\com.apple.dock.plist but they aren't ...
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Large dropdown menus (off expected location)

I have a problem with dropdown menus appearing in really large size, in a wrong location to where it should be on screen (namely below and to the right of the expected location). I have experienced ...
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Is there a way to send Apple proposals for usability improvements?

I think this would be nice to have if there already isn't a way to send UI feedback. For example, is there an e-mail address dedicated for that proposal, such as usability-improvement-proposal@apple....
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What is the name of Network Setup Assistant's window?

This is a somewhat common interface, and is generally used to move a user through a series of sequential operations. It can be found in Apple's Network Setup Assistant (System Preferences > Network > ...
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iOS guidelines archive

I'm researching historical changes of UI widgets. Do you know if there's an archive with all the iOS interface guidelines published by Apple over the years?
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How did a user manage to get my multi-window app to run in “Tabbed Windows Mode”?

Today one of my users sent me some screenshots showing my application running in "Tabbed Windows" mode, i.e. with all the usually-separate windows showing up as tabs inside a single window, like this: ...
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“More Info” always “Fetching…” when I “Get Info” from a file

I'm having this issue with the "More Info" section of the Info window of a file (Cmd + I or "Get Info" in contextual menu): I'm running Sierra 10.12.3, and I'm not sure when this started to happen, ...
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Many GUI Programs suddenly not appearing on El Capitan

I was adjusting Accessibility options and then poof the following programs disappeared from view. Finder Google Chrome Atom (editor) Opera Safari is the only guy still working. Note: the processes ...
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Change the iOS double tap home button reachabity predefined function

I would like to set the double tap on the home button on the iPhone 6s as a click on the same home button. Has anybody done this?
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How to force the items of a window to be well-formed, like in Windows?

When I create a folder it will be placed in an irrelevant position to the existing items in that directory, making a mess, killing all aesthetics, whatsoever. How to make the elements to be listed in ...
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Check mark disappeared from dropdowns

In all dropdowns both in the browser and in the system the checkmark has disappeared. This is macOS Sierra and every dropdown in Chrome, Safari or any app looks like this: Anything I can do? I tried ...
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How to drag window from anywhere on the window without using the title bar?

I have made iTerm borderless, like this: So, how can I move the window from anywhere inside the window and not just the title bar?
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Three finger drag not working on trackpad

I just got the new macbook and the three finger drag does not work in a limited area of the trackpad (between center and top left). I've got a new one and it has the same problem. Did anyone find ...
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How can I instantly move the cursor to the end of a long document in iOS?

I edit Markdown documents on iPhone 7 sometimes. Some of the documents I want to work with are pretty long — 15,000 words or more. When I open a document to work on it (for example in the Byword or ...
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is it possible on a mac to quicky see the desktop along with the last active window?

Many times, I feel the need to keep the current window open while having access to the desktop. A good scenario to picture where this could be handy is this: Say, you are on a web page and you want ...
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Can I show keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) on Mac OS X?

When I right-click on a link in Firefox in Mac OS X, I get a menu like this: Now most of these items have keyboard shortcuts, so I can quickly press a single key instead of moving the mouse to a ...
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Drag and drop so slow?

I've had my MacBook Pro for around half a year. Before I used Windows all my life. The problem I'm having with my MacBook Pro is that it's very very very slow when I try to drag a file into a program ...
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Three finger drag not working in Safari 10

I've noticed that three finger drag does not work in the latest Safari. I used to be able to select text or pan in Google Maps easily. Now I have to push finger. Outside Safari it works as usual. I ...
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How to drag file to the running, but minimized (or in second desktop) app on OS X's dock?

I am trying to switch from Windows to the OS X, but I have one problem. How can I drag file to the running application on dock? For example, I have running Chrome which is on full-screen mode (on ...
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Stop Acrobat Pro from opening docs with expanded windows

When I open a PDF file in Acrobat Pro DC (2015 Classic), it opens with a window the size of my 27" monitor. This is not very usable. I'd like to suppress this feature, which was not present on ...
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How to make Mac OS X more convenient for a person with low vision?

Is there any way to adjust Mac OS X GUI to have larger buttons, larger texts, larger and more distinctive window borders? The long story. I'm a software developer, I'm using Windows as my main ...
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When I drag a pix from Photos to the desktop, why doesn't it stay where I dropped it?

I'm using El Capitan and the Photos app. I drag-and-drop a photo from Photos onto a visible spot on my desktop. The problem is, the photo icon appears elsewhere on my desktop, so to do anything with ...
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Is there a way to add ‘separators’ to the menubar?

Does anyone know of a tiny pseudo-app that adds fake menubar widgets, ones that take effectively no resources and have no icon, so I can ‘space out’ my menubar? (I ask because I use Bartender.app, ...
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Dark theme for El Capitan?

How can I enable dark theme of GUI? I can not believe that it is not possible. As I googled - theming was possible at the past but now for security reasons I need look to the bright screen at night. ...
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Animated gif as user picture in OS X?

How can I set an animated gif as user picture in OS X? Is it possible?
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Mysterious box floats on second display and won't go away

I don't know where this comes from. I can't click it, it is only present on the second display; when I mirror displays it goes away. Does anyone have an idea what this could be? I realise a reboot/...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the printer in Mac printer dialog boxes?

I want to jump to the printer selector with the keyboard and select the desired printer with the keyboard.
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CoreDragCreate error - drag&drop and copy-paste stop working

From time to time drag&drop and copy-paste stop working. Somehow the clipboard machinery gets messed up (I suspect Microsoft Remote Desktop is causing it). In the console I see the following ...
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Why doesn't the iOS status-bar network activity indicator show all activity?

I have noticed that the spinning network activity indicator doesn't always show up when I know it's using the network. For example, I have my iPhone SE and my iPad 2 both downloading iOS 9.3.2 right ...
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Where did my desktop preview icons go?

When I started up my MacBook today my preview icons where gone as can be seen by attached screenshot. Any clue why they disappeared? And how to get them back? Thanks!
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Tap and drag delay

I enabled dragging with the trackpad in my preferences: It works well, but there is a delay after I release my finger from the touchpad. So, I: Double tap and begin dragging If I release my ...
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GUI Firefox, Safari and other apps freeze after 10.11.3 update

Some apps seem to freeze when they were started at login. The apps are still responsive, but the GUI does not update. Did anyone else experience this problem? What can be done to solve it?
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How to enable “Preview” in open/save dialogs (viewed as List)?

I hate open/save dialogs. They suck. Specifically, I want the same functionality as... here.. I don't want to use "Browser View", I don't want to use Quicklook. I don't mind a nasty hack. Any ...
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Make mac become more server [duplicate]

Take another system I use (for example CentOS). I use the following code to make it become server. # No GUI systemctl set-default multi-user.target # Enable SSH sudo systemctl start sshd It has two ...