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APFS Container Disk & APFS Container Scheme Mismatch - Cannot Resize

I have an issue where I screwed up my partitions by removing a PC formatted partition, and it did not recombine itself with my overall partition. Issue happened because I got a new SSD, loaded my mac ...
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how to i can change caller id on my phone in iran

i have android phone. i live in iran and use irancell operator. on my phone i can not change outcalling caller id and this feature is disabled on my phone. also when i dialing this code: #31#+...
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5answers
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Is there a way to hide certain apps from the cmd+tab menu?

Is there a way to hide certain apps from cmd+tab? The problem I'm facing is that I have some apps (like iTunes and of course Finder) always open. But when I'm working and switching between apps that ...
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2answers
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what is the correct ownership for files in /Applications

It has been a while since last using Fritzing, and I was trying to open one of the files I saved almost 2 years ago. The iMac was purchased early 2018, and everything copied from my MacBook I have ...
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I turned off iCloud… How do I get my files back

iCloud was hammering my CPU since I got my new computer so I turned it off... Not realizing it would delete ALL of my local copies (WTF). I also canceled the "final sync" that happens when you turn ...
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4answers
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Can't add items to iTunes library

Starting this morning, every time I try to add an item to my iTunes library, a blank window appears. I can close it, and in the main iTunes window there's an exclamation mark in the top right corner. ...
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1answer
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How can I reenable admin privileges without an administrative user?

I installed server and fiddling around settings and I unchecked administer this account and the server crashed immediately. Now I am listed as standard user and cannot perform any changes: $ dscl . -...
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MacOS Sierra: I forgot my password but have the SSD's Filevault recovery key. Can I reset my password?

I'm on MacOS Sierra. I forgot my password, but I have the SSD's FileVault recovery key. I used the "Recovery Key" account recovery method when I set up FileVault, so I can't use iCloud to unlock my ...
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2answers
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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Files from flashdrive became .exec

Everything is okay when I opened my flash drive. I opened my files and about to copy it but suddenly my file became .exec. What to do? This is what it looks like when I'm opening it with Terminal.. ...
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Automate moving and renaming files

I have files nested within multiple sub-folders. I want to move these files, one folder up the folder structure and rename the files as per its new parent folder. I will need this to be automated with ...
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1answer
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Is this a legitimate email address from Apple support?

I received this email from Apple Support in regards to a current support case; HOWEVER my last contact about the case was this past Monday and we (somewhat) resolved the issue. I received this email ...
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2answers
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How to bring application to foreground using Spotlight/keystrokes (named windows/named applications)?

I can open Spotlight with Command + Spacebar. That's nice, and I can search for the program I want in the foreground, but sometimes the application doesn't come to the foreground. Is there some series ...
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1answer
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Custom 24-hour single-hand watch face for Apple Watch

Is there a way to make the Apple Watch display a 24-hour single-hand watch face? Preferably with midnight on the bottom, and noon at the top? Something like this:
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2answers
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Turn on Bluetooth on an iMac without a keyboard or mouse?

I have a 2015 iMac, that I use with a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad. Today I was changing some settings and accidentally turned off Bluetooth, disconnecting my peripherals. Is there any way to ...
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9answers
52k views

How to make right click using keyboard?

Is there any keyboard short-cut or key for Mac to make mouse right click? It feels me very frustrating to touch the mouse every time to view options. Is there any way like windows option key? Added ...
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MacOS partition doesnt boot up and shows as FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

Quick specs: Macbook Pro Mid2012 500GB SSD thats been in the Macbook for around 4 years MacOS Mojave BOOTCAMP Windows (100GB) Yesterday while I was browsing on Safari i refreshed a site and my ...
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GarageBand tempo change

I’m currently making a song in GarageBand by importing MIDI files (made by me, duh.) into the track. However, two tracks are playing at different tempos (102 and 140)and I can’t seem to find a way to ...
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The cli history is unexpectedly gone - any way to find out what happened?

My cli history is empty for no reason I can see. Is there any way to find out what happened?
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1answer
701 views

Unlock keychain with Touch ID

Is there a way to authenticate with Touch ID instead of password on Macbook Pro when I need to unlock the keychain?
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1answer
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Restrict macOS from automatically enabling “Keep in Dock” after rearranging Dock icon

I like to have many programs running and move around things as needed, but I hate keeping anything permanently in the Dock. As of now, I have to manually uncheck Keep in Dock every time I move an app ...
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2answers
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How can I Hide Desktop Icons on Mojave?

The following commands used to work to hide the desktop items. In Mojave, it just refreshes the dock and everything remains. Is there another way to do this? defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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1answer
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How should I react to an email saying my Apple password has changed?

Few weeks back I had a email from Apple telling me that my account was being tried to logon to from location they don’t recognise “China”. And they have locked down my account. Today I got email “Your ...
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1answer
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Rename application so I can search for it with spotlight

Is there a way to rename an application so I can search for it with Spotlight? I don't see a rename option there.
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1answer
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I have lost magic mouse2 & keyboard Thanks

as above I think I have to uninstall and re-install both but theyare undiscoverable as well. . Am I on right track? I'm nogeek also could not find library anywhere. Appreciate help have been at this ...
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How to clear space on c drive on windows 7 laptop

I had to download the latest iPhone software update via iTunes, as my iphone’s Wi-fi stopped working. I have installed the update on my phone, but the c drive on my laptop is now full and in the red. ...
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Move a paragraph up or down in pages

In MS-Word I could move a whole paragraph up/down within the text using Shift-Alt-Up or -Down keys. No need to highlight anything, just have the cursor somewhere in the paragraph. This worked like a ...
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1answer
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Apple support requesting an id to activate the Apple Developer Enrolment

I accidentally wrote the name that’s on my Apple ID on the billing info which is different from the one on my credit card. I don’t know how to proceed since if they reject my payment it’s not clear ...
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1answer
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if “Speak” was used, following Select All, in iOS notes, is that audio stored anywhere on iPhone or in iCloud?

iOS 12 Notes App when using iOS Notes app, i will frequently Select All, then use the Speak contextual menu tab to hear it read back. Twice, i have had a subsequent action (like tapping spacebar in ...
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1answer
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Where can I see Cisco IPSec VPN logs?

I'm running Sierra and trying to connect to VPN network using a certificate. When I press the Connect button I get an error: An unexpected error occurred. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues,...
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1answer
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How to pair a Boxanne Bluetooth speaker

I was given a Boxanne bluetooth speaker as a present and have been trying to pair it with my Mac but have so far been unable to. I just get a message saying: Couldn't connect to the device Is ...
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1answer
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If an app was downloaded and later deleted would it appear on others devices with the same Apple ID?

An app was previously downloaded on a phone with the same Apple ID as mine but then was later deleted. My question is, since it is already on the cloud, will it still go to other devices with that ...
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Sysadminctl - sudo vs no sudo/interactive vs non-interactive

I have a Mac with Mojave installed on an APFS partition. I run sysadminctl to change the Secure Token status for some users. Based on the information I found on the web it wasn't clear to me how I ...
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1answer
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Different output for number of processors using system_profiler

When I'm executing the command system_profiler SPHardwareDataType, I'm getting the shell output below: Hardware: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: ...
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Change permissions of a folder with cronjob [duplicate]

I have a scanner that can "save to folder" only with FTP or CIFS protocols. I managed to set it up with CIFS to save the file to a shared folder on a Mac, however although the folder has read/write ...
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How can I remove an empty folder that I created manually inside the Photos library?

I accidentally created an empty folder inside my Photos library. My import process is a bit unusual. I first import photos from my iPhone as usual. Then I locate the newly imported photos in ...
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iTunes not converting/playing song entirely

When using iTunes for AAC conversion, sometime only a part of the song is converted (also, when playing the song, iTunes does not plays it entirely). But when I use another app (like MediaHuman Audio ...
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Mouse-Pointer behaves abnormally

Sometimes, the pointer(cursor) behaves weirdly, getting clicked here or there, undesired clicks & drags. This has happened around 5-6 times in my MacBook Pro (mid 2012). What could be the ...
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iPad pro green 3… Pop up in Safari [duplicate]

I went to a website in Safari on my iPad Pro and an annoying "congrats iPad user..." pop up keeps coming up. It's a valid website, not a sketchy one. I even shut down and rebooted the iPad and it ...
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1answer
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iPhone: Why does the keyboard language switch randomly?

Currently on my iPhone (current iOS, but this has been an issue since long ago), the keyboard language switches randomly between English and Chinese, every time I go to a new app or an input field. ...
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View detailed data usage/consumpotion on an iPad (running iOS 11 or later)

I want to keep an eye on consumption of the 4 GB data available on a mobile data plan. All I found thus far is consumption in GB, counting from a certain point in time (which one can easily reset) ...
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How can I unpack .7z files via MacOS terminal?

Looking to unpack a bunch of files.7z via terminal. Is there a command-line tool built in, available or I shall install an application that comes with a graphical interface?
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Xcode 10.2 does not open after installation from Mac App Store

When I try to open Xcode 10.2 after installing it from Mac App Store, it doesn't open. After a while, a dialog box comes up with an error check with the developer to make sure Xcode works with this ...
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Is it safe to wash your iPhone with soap and water?

My iPhone XS is water resistant. I just got some burrito juice on it so I went ahead and washed it with soap and water. It's never felt cleaner, and it feels brand new. Is this safe?
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Firefox on MacOS: Default filename when downloading

When downloading from Firefox on MacOS, I would like the filename to be prefixed by the ISO-date (YYYY-MM-DD-original-filename.extension). This can be achieved with a folder action in the downloads ...
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Left clicking freezes mouse movement in games

Sometimes (rarely) left-clicking my mouse prevents mouse movement input from being read momentarily in some apps. I've noticed this in Minecraft and Portal 2. What happens is I left-click my mouse ...
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After deleting kali linux partition, macOS partition startup Volume type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF [duplicate]

First of all I know this problem and similar problems have been solved before, but I had tried the solutions from the other posts and I didn’t have luck. I know klanomath has a lot of experience and ...
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Change color of loading page in Safari

When a webpage is loading in Safari, a white screen appears, be it Facebook, Gmail or any other website. If it's contents haven't appeared, then the tab appears completely white (maybe my Internet is ...
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Lost my APFS partition after using EaseUS partition manager on Bootcamp

I used macOS mojave(APFS partition) and Windows10(Bootcamp). And I tried to expand Bootcamp partition with moving Windows OEM partition by EaseUS partition master in windows. After this, I can’t find ...
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If you give your iPhone + Passcode to someone, what harmful things could they do to your data/privacy/security?

Say you give your iPhone + passcode to someone (e.g. teacher, TSA agent, etc.) for several hours, and then they give you your iPhone back. Assume you're running iOS 12.2 and the person is technically ...

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