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Should I create APFS encrypted disk image on hard disk drives?

I'm about to create an encrypted sparse disk image on my HFS+ formatted hard drive, but then I wondered if APFS's drawbacks on HDDs will mean anything in this case, since the hardware is anyway on HFS+...
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How to have a random background color in Terminal.app

In X11 days, I had a script that would randomly pick a pastel background color and then open a fresh xterm. This was easy to do because I could just pass an argument for (as I recall) -background. ...
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Calculating sha256 returns also “-bash: <string> command not”

I'm trying to find a SHA256 hash of a string: $ fdsafdsa | shasum -a 256 While it returns a hash, it also throws an error: -bash: fdsafdsa: command not found ...
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calendar spoils links in events from exchange calendar

Exchange server seems to have some link-wrapping routine, so if event creator writes a link to meeting room (e.g. https://meet.example.com/join/room1234), it becomes wrapped (e.g. https://...
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Time Machine backup problem

I have been using Time Machine for ever but since Mojave I can't use it. It takes long to calculate duration. When it finishes it says it needs 20 hours to back 214 GB! But the worst thing is that ...
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What is the best charging strategy for a macbook? [duplicate]

I heard several strategy about macbook power supply connection: keeping alway at least 50% of battery level let unplugged until reaching the 10% warning perform once a month a full discharge What is ...
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Black screen when using 4 ram sticks on brand new iMac 5K

I bought a 5K iMac 4 months ago, with the stock 8gb of ram. I bought an extra 2x4GB off Amazon (Crucial Ram). But then, it looks like I cannot use all 4 ram slots at the same time. The iMac won't even ...
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Is there a tool to simply join 2 pdf pages in one?

It seems a hard to find an answer to such a simple request: I have a pdf file with 16 pages A4 size. I would like to make a 'spreads' view of it, this means that page 1 and page 16 (cover and ...
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Recognize externel hard drive as internal

I need my 2018 Mac mini (Mojave) to recognize the external hard drive as an internal one so I can use Bootcamp and install Windows on it. I tried the answer in "How to let MacBook Pro recognize my ...
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How to use HFS+ encrypted partition as Time Machine backup drive

I formatted one partition on my external drive as MacOS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). Now when I open Time Machine and want to use that partition I see a checkbox Encrypt backups. Because I don'...
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Split screen divider stuck on Desktop, not actually dividing any windows, distracting - how to remove?

How can the split screen divider be removed, please? When not using a Desktop workspace/area, I can see the vertical divider over the Desktop, but this isn't serving any purpose and is therefore ...
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Easy way to bulk change folder icons in Mac

In order to change the icon of one MAC folder, all we need to do is: Open the image Copy the image from the menu ("Edit" -> "Copy") Right Click on the folder and click "Get Info" Click the icon at ...
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Settings: Tap to Click?

My computer's battery was getting too old so I sent my macbook to an unofficial A/S center. After a week, I got my macbook back and my trackpad felt a bit wrong. It was moving and clicking like it was ...
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Weird system dialog keeps showing up on OSX

For some time already I get a system dialog showing up in my computer (OSX El Capitan, 10.11.6), saying: accountsd wants to use your confidential information stored in "Skype for Desktop MSA" in ...
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Google Calendar Notification not making any sound on iPhone 6

I am on iOS 12.1.2 I would like to use only ONE app for all my reminders and task management. I think Google Calendar fits the bill nicely. Beautiful web-interface, pretty app, reminders, events ...
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How is it possible to put the X Axis at the top of the chart in Numbers App

I have a vertical line diagramm and I need to put the x axis at the top of the chart. How is it possible? Thanks
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Sign in to apple ID with a certain iMac; The action could not completed Try again

I've been having this problem for nearly a month now; to sign in to my Apple ID and I have not found any solutions. I have tried all potential solutions from what I have fount on the web. Even a ...
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3 locations for SSHd configuration

So I want to harden my SSH daemon when Remote Login is enabled. So far I've found: /private/etc/ssh/sshd_config /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist -> protected by SIP /etc/ssh/sshd_config Why ...
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Do LAN transfers use both Ethernet and WiFi by default?

So, I'm doing a 100+GB transfer over my LAN from my iMac to my NAS, I was simply wondering if it would utilize both the ethernet and the wifi for the transfer. If not, is there a way to enable ...
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Erase app data on iOS simulator or real devices

I am developing natives apps for both Android and iOS and when debugging some login scenarios I need to reset the app to its initial stage without any token persisted on the (virtual) device. On ...
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Can I restore Flickr mac internet account from TimeMachine backup?

Can I restore Flickr account on mac (Sierra) from TimeMachine backup? Hello. I have been having problems uploading to Flickr from the photos app. I have a 2011 macbook pro, which I have upgraded and ...
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“File Sharing” without Shared Folders still shares folders

I have been experimenting with the "File Sharing" settings between two MacBooks. For some reason, unexpectedly when on the Host laptop I remove all "Shared Folders" I can still use "Connect to server" ...
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Why does it take so long when I click on the filename in the window title?

When I click on the filename of e.g. TextEdit, to change the file name and select where it is saved, it always take 1-2 seconds until the selector thingy pops up. That has always been like that for ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 clear thumbnail cache

I use it almost daily and I'm sure there are ways to decrease disk usage. I've noticed that the thumbnail cache never clears. Is there a way to force the old thumbnails to be removed on a regular ...
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WiFi password is correct but it is telling me it is wrong

I know my WiFi password is correct, but just today it is telling me on my iPad it is wrong. How can I get it to work.
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Unable to double tap on the trackpad to highlight multiple words in macOS Mojave

In previous versions of OS X, I was able to "double tap" on the trackpad and then move my finger to the side or down to highlight/select text/multiple text. I'm unable to duplicate this in the new ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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macOS randomly locks up, forcing a hard reboot

I've got a brand new Mac mini 2018 running macOS 10.14.2. At random times, the system locks up completely (except for the mouse). So I can move the mouse around, but all windows and the dock are ...
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What does “Cache location entry for Photos.app in cache file” error signify in Automator app?

I have written a very basic script to count the number of files in a folder, then if it reaches 16 files, to run an automator workflow, as below: #!/bin/bash cd /Users/barbooths/Projects/...
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Trying to update WhatsApp with new Apple ID

Trying to update WhatsApp with new Apple ID. When I enter my password, it keeps saying my account is disabled. So I have to reset it, and when I reset it, the same problem exist.
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Why does my iphone weirdly autocorrect any in-app text field when I type out my email with '@@@'?

This is bizarre but it's been plaguing me for over a year now. Whenever there is an in-app text-field and I type in my email address, the iphone autocorrects my email to '@@@'. It appears as a ...
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Mouse pointer in Android via VirtualBox cannot be controled easily

I successfully created Android machine in VirtualBox 5.2.20. Problem is that I cannot make it so that mouse is easy to control via trackpad. I have searched and tried various solutions with no ...
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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QuickTime Player won't save edited file: The operation could not be completed

I've edited an MP4 movie file in Quicktime Player Version 10.5. When I try to save the edited file, I get: The operation could not be completed. Does anyone know what causes this and/or how it can ...
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Mail filtering in macOS Sierra

I have a MacBook pro running macOS Sierra. All of a sudden the Apple Mail program started filtering messages. I know that they are there in my inbox but I can't see them. When new mail comes, it'...
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Does macOS Mojave comes with java pre-installed?

I just ran which java command and got the output /usr/bin/java I also executed java -version command and also got version information output. So I believe that there is an actual java executable and ...
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iPhone “disabled” when trying to enter recovery mode

I forgot my iPhone's lock code. I don't believe I have an iCloud/Find my iPhone configured on there. I never synced with iTunes. I'm fine with deleting all the content on the device. I tried ...
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how to update date in Pages template with applescript

I'm trying to update the date of a Pages template using a script. The date was inserted from the Insert menu. (see https://support.apple.com/kb/PH26836). It seems like Pages considers it to be a ...
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How to connect an iMac 2011 to an HDMI laptop?

I have a 2011 iMac with one Thunderbolt 1 port and one FireWire port. Is there a way to use one of those ports to connect the iMac to an HDMI laptop so that it can be used as an external display? ...
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Mac App Store app freezes when downloading apps or clicking on update tab

I have always had issues with Mac App Store. After I upgraded to macOS High Sierra, the app store basically died. If I click on the update tab, Mac App Store freezes. This is inter-user. I can't ...
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How to click on an html link using AppleScript

I'm trying to click on the link below using AppleScript and JavaScript, but can't figure out the method. The code snippet below has the link I want to click. The link changes every time, so I would ...
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Connect an iPad Pro to an older Macbook Pro using a generic USB-C to USB-A cable

The older Macbook Pro I'm using doesn't have USB-C ports. The cable that came with the iPad Pro I'm using came with a USB-C to USB-C cable. I tried to use a USB-C to USB-A cable from a Huawei phone to ...
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Mac mini 2018 problem with USB pen drive [duplicate]

When I insert a pen drive in the USB slot of my Mac mini 2018 the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard lose connection. Anyone knows how to solve this? I have Mojave 10.14.2 and both mouse and keyboard are ...
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Change default travel type maps

I have an iPhone running iOS 12. Is there anyway to change the travel type as I walk a lot so that it automatically gets walking directions where possible and shows travel times as walking times?
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macOS Mojave update - what was updated?

My macOS laptop showed a prompt top-right of the screen to restart and install updates. It took about 30 minutes so I guess it was something serious. Now MySQL (through brew) won't start so I'm ...
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How to stop my external (USB) hard drive from sleeping/parking when not used

[MacBook Pro mid-2014 retina, Macos Mojave 10.14.1] I have a 3TB WD Elements (5400rpm) usb3 hard drive plugged into my laptop which I use for storing larger files since my laptop only had 500GB. I'...
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Disable the creation of “Icon?” file on Mac

I'm using Google Drive on Mac and every time I create a new folder, it also adds a hidden "Icon?" file which I've read more about on Stackoverflow. It causes some issues and I'd like to disable this ...
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How can I pair my Apple Magic keyboard to my mac without USB Cable?

AFAIK you have to pair using a usb cable, but my macbook has only USB-C cable and I don't have the adapter with me. Is there a workaround?
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Messages and Facetime on macOS [on hold]

So when i try logging in Messages and Facetime both say contact support on macOS. but when i use another apple id it works fine i tried everything icloud singing in sign out clear nvram checking if ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 not working after upgrade from El capitan to Mojave

I have a 13" mid 2012 Macbook pro. I had upgraded my initial configuration to use a 512GB SSD(Crucial MX200 SSD) and 8GB Ram which was running on El Capitan perfectly fine. Last week I tried to ...

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