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

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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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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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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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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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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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Fix Blank Icons in Dock Stacks and Grids

I use Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), and here's my problem: Stack and grid views of folders very often look like this: These empty boxes are not very useful for finding files quickly. When I open a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to customize drag-n-drop-to-Terminal path escaping results?

How can I change the way in which filenames are escaped (formatted) when dragged from applications and dropped into Terminal? For example, paths may be escaped with \, just spaces (), or other ...
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Safari modify suggested url

Imagine I visited a website: http://example.com/food/cake.html with the title Delicious Cake. When I use Safari and start typing Del, one of the suggestions shown by Safari might be the aforementioned ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to close the strange blank white panel on my screen?

It's really strange there is often a small white panel on my screen, which can be moved and resized, but I can find no way to close it. I don't know where it is coming from. Does anyone know what's ...
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How to: Automator, launch an app, as if I dragged n dropped file on App's dock icon?

Using automator, I know how to "Launch an App". I would like to know how to "Launch an App in a specific way". The app I want to launch, acts differently depending how its launched. If one: clicks ...
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Replacing iphone interface with terminal

Is there an app in cydia or just anyway to replace the normal interface(having to tap icons in order to open) with a terminal. Im using mobileterminal but its just an app. Im looking to replace it all ...
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OSX 10.8.5 file picker dialog doesn't allow sort by column

First post to this site and I'm writing with a user gripe. I haven't found any reference to this issue after some searching. I have a MacBook Air with OSX 10.8.5 and I've noticed a new behavior. ...
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Search Results Within System Preferences Not Highlighted

This is just a minor annoyance, but usually, when typing in the search field inside of System Preferences, the icons for matching search results receive kind of a glowing background or highlight. ...
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Milliseconds delay after unlocking phone causes unresponsiveness

Does anyone realise a delay after unlocking the iPhone screen on iOS7 ? You cannot swipe left or right until the animation finishes at 100%, rendering the phone unresponsive till then. This is kind ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dragging away a fullscreen window on Mac

I have recently switched to Mac after using Linux Mint and still getting used to its UX paradigms. Is it possible to: Go on full screen with a window by clicking on the blue dot. Then drag the ...
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How to change to workspace on non-active monitor?

I have multiple workspaces. I can switch them via Ctrl + Arrow Keys Left and Right. I also have multiple monitor setup. I realized I can only switch this way on the current, active monitor. How do I ...
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Long text-drag delay

Dragging text used to be instant. Now, especially after an application’s been open a few minutes, it takes forever from the time I press the mouse button on text until I can drag it. (If I try to drag ...