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Cannot partition w/ Boot Camp Assistant on macOS Mojave

Late 2016 Macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.3, APFS-formatted (ugh). I have run Disk Utility to verify my disk, and I've run fsck -fy from single-user mode several times. Both of these have reported ...
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My iPhone 6 problem

My iPhone 6 has a broken home button I tried to restore it on to a different iCloud backup and did it up to the point where it says press home to upgrade but I can't do that so my phone is stuck on ...
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Disabled phone and no computer

My phone says it I disabled and I should connect to itunes. I have no idea what to do and all the answers here require a computer.. Can you help?
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Recovering OS X partition after FFFF volume error and gpt add error

I am currently running a 2014 13'' rMBP. I recently tried to delete a Bootcamp partition in Disk Utility. When I tried to reboot my system, it did not boot OS X (Mojave) and instead could only boot to ...
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What do you call the OSX Window Server, Window Manager, and Desktop Environment?

In Linux we have three layers that represent the Window Server, Window Manager, and Desktop Environment. All of those three layers have more than one competing technology. I'm confused when talking ...
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How can I disable XQuartz entirely and use Xorg with my own Desktop Environment?

I want to use i3, which is available in Mac Ports. I've installed it and xorg (with ports install xorg). Now I want to boot into that. I've tried created an ~/.xinitrc and an ~/.xinitrc.d/99_i3 script ...
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can't hear FaceTime on Macbook Pro Retina Mid-2015

I can't hear people when they FaceTime me, of course at first I thought they had muted themselves but actually the call works perfectly on my iPhone 7. I guess this is a problem with the FaceTime app ...
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Will installing OS X Sierra mean my Mac can receive two factor authentication codes?

I managed to get myself in a two-factor authentication pickle. My Apple id is associated with a Mac (currently running OS X Yosemite), an iPhone and an iPad. The iPad just came back from repair and ...
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Recommendations for networking an encrypted OSX Extended format drive

I have a 2TB external USB drive. I formatted it using OSX Extended encrypted. I'd like to have it available on my local network preferably without having to have it permanently connect to one of my ...
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Screen time statistic for longer periods

The screen time feature is awesome! However, having only daily or weekly statistics is a bit limiting. Is there any way to see usage for a longer time, like the last month? Alternatively: does ...
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How can I check how many times an iPhone or iPad has been charged?

On my MacBook Pro, I can see in the About this Mac → System Report → Power link, how many times the laptop has been charged. It lists the condition (currently as "Normal") on my laptop. I've seen it ...
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Change the info iTunes displays for a song

The majority of the songs I have are individually purchased or downloaded songs, not complete albums. In the categories "Recently Added" and "Downloaded" iTunes shows under the album artwork the name ...
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Rolling back Apple Watch G0

I have a 0th gen Apple Watch, which is getting incredibly slow these days. Is there any way I can roll this back to older WatchOS, even WatchOS 1?
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Command-line for iPhone Wifi Sync

I have a Mac mini which is on sleep but set to wake for network access. This works very nicely with something like Carbon Copy Cloner as the machine indeed wakes when I sync another machine to the ...
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Unable to boot Mac. Single user mode not working

I lost admin access when I tried to change user name on my Mac. I have entered into single user mode, entered all the commands suggested (including the spaces) and it isn't working. It continues to ...
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my library is showing without pressing the command key, and random mac os files show up

after granting my library access to a mac cleaner, my library suddenly appears in the "go" section. besides that, random files appear in my mac, but the icon is slightly darker. when i open that, it ...
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Can the Cellular Applewatch operate without an iPhone?

My 80 y.o. mother will not use a smartphone, however, I would like to give her a cellular (T-mobile service) Apple Watch, because it sports the fall sensor, that automatically calls EMS / designated ...
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Help choosing new monitor for my Mid 2012, 13-inch Macbook Pro Non Retina [on hold]

I've been reading posts here and elsewhere for weeks but I'm trying to get input for my specific situation. My Mid 2012, 13-inch MBP is usually always in clamshell mode hooked up to a decent 1080p ...
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How to add “All my Files” back to Finder sidebar?

The "All my Files" icon in my Finder sidebar has disappeared, I may have inadvertently deleted it with an unlucky motion on the trackpad. This helpful answer shows the following technique, but I have ...
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HDMI Stop working after Macbook OS Update

HDMI Stop working after Macbook OS Update to Mojave Version 10.14.3. Was working perfectly. I tested cable and monitor and it works on other laptops.
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Slow fade from opaque to full vision - iMovie

I would like to slowly fade a video clip of a person speaking from opaque at the beginning to full vision at the end over a cutaway of a moving star field. Any way I can do this please? Cheers Kurt
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Text to Speech Custom Rate (beyond slider)

In System Preferences, under Dictation & Speech, there is a Speaking Rate setting: Is there a way to change the Speaking Rate to a value that is not on that slider bar? For example, if I want ...
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Bootcamp assistant cannot partition drive

I am trying to install Windows 10 1809 via bootcamp assistant on my 2016 MBP and it keeps showing me the following error: Here is the output from diskutil list: Carsons-MBP:~ carsonclark$ diskutil ...
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Importing only RAW with Photos - ignoring JPEG

My camera creates both RAW and JPEG photos. Normally I delete the JPEG photos before importing. Today I forgot to do that. Now the photos on the card are deleted, and it seems that I only have JPEG ...
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Resetting PRAM through Terminal

For some reason, my Mac won't let me reset my PRAM in the usual way (by holding the relevant keys down when restarting), simply nothing happens when I try it and my Mac just boots up normally every ...
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X11 Development Libraries?

When I try to build startup-notification, I'm getting configure: error: X11 development libraries/headers not found Is it possible to compile this library for OSX. I believe it's needed for i3 (...
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Boot Camp: Plugging in an external mouse makes mouse click not work anymore

So this started happening recently, I think after the last OS upgrade. Now if I plug in an external mouse (any mouse, I've tested several) while in Windows 10, the mouse click and scroll won't work ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2014 can't adjust brightness

My laptop: Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB OSX Mojave Version 10.14.3 My screen ...
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How long does it take for an initial charge with MBP?

We unboxed a new 2017 MBP three hours ago. I wasn't expecting it to start by opening the lid. I then went through all the stuff you have to do when you startup (icloud, apple id, etc) It was at 34%. ...
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None of the videos or photos on my iPhone show up in iTunes on my macbook?

It detects the iPhone when it's connected by USB cable, but when I open up the phone's videos/music/photos in iTunes, it's all empty. What could be the matter?
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Add arcfour Cipher to Mojave 10.14

Im trying to use the arcfour cipher with SSH. Yes, I am aware of the risks, but I have my own reasons for wanting to use it. When I list available ciphers, it's not there. Is it possible to add it ...
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The screen of my macbook suddenly broken down how can I do to recover

It suddenly turned to have two light bars on the top of the screen how can I fix it and get the files back. I needed to use the Macbook for 3 years for school and I can't afford a new one
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How can I block email signup overlays or javascript popups in Safari?

Is there a Safari extension or something that will block the Javascript modal popups that are now ubiquitous (soliciting mailing list signups)? Failing that, are there extensions that will simply ...
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What is “Sign on via TV Provider” (Apple TV)?

I'm interested in 'cutting the cord' to digital ("cable") TV service, so I'm exploring the "online" options, such as streaming through my Apple TV (3rd Gen.). I notice that usually when I try to do ...
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Remove bookmark on iOS with content restriction on

I have turned on Content Restriction on my son's iPad. However, there is a bookmark for a restricted site on his Favorites. I can't Edit Favorites with Content Restriction turned on. (So this is not ...
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internal SSD crash. macbook retina early 2016. Mac OS X el capitan

My macbook crashed after an ongoing update. I get the "?" file when rebooting it. After several test i decided to reformat my SSD as it was impossible to install a new version of mac OS X on it. At ...
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will I have to provide banking information and tax forms upon enabling IAP in addition to signing the Paid Applications agreement?

Here https://help.apple.com/app-store-connect/#/devb6df5ee51 it says To sell your apps for a price or offer in-app purchases, the Account Holder user must sign your Paid Applications agreement. To ...
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Finder.app won't open after I edited Info.plist

I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.3. I wanted to remove the Finder.app from the CMD+TAB, so I followed this tutorial and this solution to be able to edit the Info.plist file. The steps I followed were: ...
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Why does java app move with desktop spaces selection?

If I switch desktop space my Java app window follows to the selected space. It doesn't matter which space I select, my java app always turns up on it. Is there some osX setting or java compile flag ...
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How can I keep light mode for Google Chrome while using dark mode in Mojave?

I've just got my Google Chrome updated to Version 73.0.3683.86 and run it on macOS Mojave 10.14.3 with dark mode set. I prefer to use Chrome in light mode with some custom themes. Can I revert ...
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Is it possible to send notification to Apple Watch but show alert on iPhone?

I want to receive notifications for Messages.app on my Apple Watch (so that I can see the notifications in the control center), but I don't want my watch to vibrate every single time I get a message. ...
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How do I get rid of iCloud connection between iPhone, iMac and iPad?

How do I get rid of the iCloud connection between my iPhone, iMac and iPad?
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How do I get my Touch ID (home button) to work? [duplicate]

I changed my screen on my IPhone 6 16GB and now my Touch ID doesn’t work anymore?
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A lot of mysterious executable files inside /Users/Shared

Recently I've noticed that a lot of mysterious .tar.gz and executable files have spawned inside my Shared folder, and by a lot I mean 466 total. /Users/Shared $ ls | wc -l 466 I'm the only user ...
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1st Gen Apple watch opened my Mac out of the blue and while I'm sitting 8 feet away

I was watching TV in a chair 8 feet away from my mac when all of a sudden my 1st Gen Apple watch vibrates and displays the "MacBook opened by this apple watch" message. This happened at 5pm and I ...
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LG UltraFine 5k and LG 4K 27UD88-W with MBP 13” 2018

I have the 2018 MBP 13” with the four ports. I have an LG UltraFine 5k which connects fine. I also have an LG 4K 27UD88-W which has a USB-C port. I’ve realised I can’t plug these both in at the same ...
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Do downloaded songs stay on my phone after the playlist changes?

I have added a dozen playlists to my library on Apple Music, which are managed by Apple or other organizations, so they get updated. When I go on road trips, I use Wi-Fi to download all those ...
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Extract numbers from string using shell

Using shell script, how do I extract two sets of numbers from a string like "R14C11"? I'd like to get the result as an AppleScript list. R14C11 -> {14, 11} R5C9 -> {5, 9} "R" and "C" will be ...
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How to resync Photos with iCloud when Apple's recommendations don't pan out?

On Mojave, Photos has stopped syncing with iCloud in either direction. Apple support has dead-ended. Even opening the iCloud Preference pane and looking the the Photos sync config caused Preferences ...
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CoreStorage disk won't unmount

My roll-your-own Fusion drive has become corrupted somehow, and I want to start all over. However, it won't unmount. When I run (from another startup disk, of course) diskutil cs delete <Logical ...

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