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Command + Tab sometimes does not switch to maximized window of app in another Space

An app (such as Firefox) is opened and maximized on another Space. I'm on a separate Space, and then when I hit Command + Tab, to switch to Firefox, I can see its menu is displayed at the top of the ...
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iMac dual monitor set-up cursor locked on main screen in gameplay

Lately, when playing video games on my iMac configured with an external display, I noticed that I can't navigate to my external monitor. It is quite annoying to me, since I need to access it to turn ...
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Transfer media files from an Android device to an iOS device

Is there any software or app that can directly transfer media files (videos, images, audio) from an Android device to an iOS device (similar to AirDrop)?
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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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I can't see Google Calendar on macOS Calendar app

I have had some sync issue with my Google calendars and my iPhone / iPad / macOS calendar app, so I have decided to try to fix it. I removed / added my Google Account from my iPhone and now I can ...
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How to log the search history in Mac Dictionary when using the pop-up dictionary mode

how to log the search history in mac dictionary The answer to this post provides an AppleScript to record the words that have been looked up by actually opening the Dictionary app (using an assigned ...
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How to create a text file in a folder

In windows I right click and then there is an option to create a text file. How to do so in mac?
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How can I boot back to Mojave from Boot Camp 6 with password-locked boot manager?

The situation is as follows: I have a MacBook Air 13" (early 2015), which was corporate but the employer allowed me to buy it when I was changing jobs. I have installed Windows 10 from an official ...
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2013 MacBook Air 13" won't boot - green MagSafe LED

I have a 2013 Macbook Air that suddenly won't boot. It was working as of yesterday. I woke up this morning and it wouldn't start. At the time, the Magsafe2 Adapter was not lit up. My wife has a ...
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My MacBook Pro doesn’t wake up after sleep mode

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2013). After it goes into sleep it does not wake up. I see the tabulator key light goes on if I press it, but the monitor stays black. I can only restart the Mac by pushing ...
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After latest Safari update, bank websites don't recognize my computer or autofilled name+pwd

I'm running 10.13.6 on a late-2014 MBP. After the latest Safari update (to 12.1), bank websites don't recognize my computer and/or autofilled user name+password. I don't have this issue with lower-...
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Can't install updates from macOS App Store

I'm on a new Mojave install and I can't install updates to Apple suite programs (Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and iMovie). I've updated macOS and Xcode command line tools successfully from the ...
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Native Mac timer app for Freshbooks

What's a Freshbooks-compatible native Mac time-tracking app that is still updated? I found a few that work on Freshbooks's site, but it looks like they haven't been updated in years. I can track via ...
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Open Keychain Access Get Info window after loading certificate

I add in my program certificate to login keychain and opened Keychain Access application. I wanted also to open Get Info window for this specific certificate automatically. But it is neither possible ...
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Is it possible to open Merlin 2 files on the iPad? [on hold]

I'm Merlin 2 user and want to use my project files on the iPad. Have I to go with Merlin Project (https://www.projectwizards.net) or what can I do to open such files?
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Which iPhone app is connecting to e.crashlytics.com?

My iPhone tries to connect to e.crashlytics.com several hundred times a day (and this is just the time it is connect to my wifi), according to my Pi-hole. How can I identify the app that tries to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for 'Clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac

How do you 'clear filters' in excel in office 365 for mac using the keyboard? On PC I can do alt+d,f,s or using the mouse I can go to Data > Filter > Clear
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Songs in my library “cannot be played on this iphone” anymore

After updating to iOS 10, most of the songs in my library that I could play before now won't sync and the error message I get is Some of the items in the iTunes library, including "Song name", ...
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Mac Finder: Getting the path of a directory or file as as string

In Windows it is possible to right-click on a file. Then select "properties". In "properties" the file-system path is shown. Can then be copied by marking and storing (into the clipboard). I couldn't ...
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Remove number from FaceTime

On a recent visit to US I bought a pre-paid SIM for use during my visit. On my iPad this number (which is now expired) is still shown in a number of places - in particular "You can be reached by ...
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problem with upload an update of an application on the appstore made with xcode 8.3.3 [on hold]

I am currently working on an application for IOS made on xcode version 8.3.3 and swift 3 on a VM of mac Sierra and i can't update my app on the appstore because of sdk but can't have choose the ...
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iPhone 6s with iOS 12.2 not connecting to MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.3

I am using an iPhone 6s with iOS 12.2 and a MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.3. Since recently (I am not exactly sure when it started), I cannot charge the phone with my computer anymore. As soon ...
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Ubuntu HUD in Mac OS

Is there and app or something that gives Yosemite the functionality that Ubuntu HUD has - search menu for items? I am switching to Mac from Ubuntu. Even thou I was on Ubuntu Linux for only a few ...
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How does MacPorts work with /Applications/MacPorts and /opt/usr/local/bin

I have installed i3 under MacPorts. Whenever I run uxterm under X11 it works as expected and I can get vertical and horizontal splits with i3. However, when I try to run kitty -- also installed under ...
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What can an Apple Watch do beyond what an iPhone can already do?

I'm fairly invested in the Apple system of devices (Mac at home/work, iPad for fun, iPhone always on me) but I'm still struggling to see the value proposition of the Apple Watch. It just doesn't seem ...
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Can I untick all checklist items in an iOS Notes note?

I've prepared a checklist for air travel with our two kids. Currently everything is ticked but I want to reset it for our next trip. Is there a way to untick everything in one go, or do I have to ...
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Limit cellular data usage on iOS

I have a cellular data contract which offers me a very small amount of data every month. Going over this data limit causes me to automatically be charged for an extra gigabyte, which I want to avoid. ...
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Empty Keychains “1” that cannot be deleted

When opening Keychain Access I have a bunch of empty keychains named 1 as well as the normal login keychain. These cannot be deleted. What are they and what are they for? How do I get rid of them? (...
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Is there a method to force rebuild all packages in MacPorts? [on hold]

If something changes (base OS dependency) or I want to rebuild all of my MacPorts with a new compiler, as in the case of an upgrade or install of xCode, how would I go about doing it?
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What could cause my MacBook Pro's built-in trackpad to freeze?

When I reboot my laptop, the built-in trackpad works, so I'm fairly confident that it's not a hardware problem, but when I've been using it for a while with my Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad, and ...
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Being able to colour in a PDF with the pencil

I have the ipad 9" (not pro) with the apple pencil. I'd like to get a PDF with colour in pages and then on the ipad be able to colour in with the Apple pencil (think of the Pigment app, where you can ...
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MagSafe 2 - not charging

On my MagSafe 2 plug for my mbp 13 retina (2014) the charger is not working. If I let the charger rest unplugged from the computer then it will turn the green led on for one second then it will turn ...
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“arp-a” question

when I type "arp -a" I get all devices on local right? my question is this how come when I type this command into 2 separate machines,I get 2 different results? and when I ping the router not all ...
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Cmd+Tab with arrow keys

So, I used to be able to cycle through apps back and forth by holding cmd+tab while pressing left/right arrow keys. I can't now that I've done a fresh install of Sierra. What happens now is when I ...
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Gmail contact folder disappeared

The contact folder in my Gmail disappeared, both on iPhone and iPad. How do I get it back?
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How do I disable the charging chime with Mojave on 2018 a MacBook?

Searching for commands to disable the charge chime, I have run both of these. defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime defaults write com.apple....
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Is it possible to control the CPU core clocks on macOS?

I would like to have any direct control of CPU core clocks. Is this possible on new MacBooks and macOS ? I use Intel Power Gadget and Macs Fan Control tools for monitoring the CPU and fans speeds on ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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Why are my guests in VirtualBox so slow?

I have Mojave 10.14.3, running VirtualBox 6.0.4 and with Debian 9 (with XFCE) as the guest OS. I have installed the guest additions, no errors. I can verify that the usual vbox modules are running: ...
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What's the difference between the 3 “Apple Keynotes” podcasts?

I want to download a keynote for offline viewing, but I'm not sure how to decide between the three different podcasts: Apple Keynotes Apple Keynotes (HD) Apple Keynotes (1080p) I'm assuming that HD ...
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MySQL Workbech editor hiding value

I have Workbench on my Windows PC and the Editor looks great .. But I just loaded it onto my Macbook, and it looks funky (I can't see the whole value) .. Does anyone know if there's a setting where I ...
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Selectively Disable Notifications/Alerts Calendar

Is it possible to only receive notifications in a shared calendar of events that you are invited to or that you created yourself? I don't need alerts or notifications to an event I only want to be ...
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How to make and use an USB stick with GParted that will boot on a Mac?

I want to create a USB stick with GParted on it that will be recognized by my Mac. Obviously, I want to create it on a Mac, also. This is not mentioned in the documentation here.
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How to delete an administrator account on mac?

I have an administrator account on my mac I don't need, and know the password but cannot delete it.
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Faster way to open a private window from a link?

To open a link in a private window, you have to hold down the option key and right click on the link and then select private browsing from the menu. It's mildly irritating. Anyone know of a way to ...
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“Characters” window won't stay closed

Sometimes when I open the "Characters" window to get access to special characters (e.g., greek letters), it re-opens itself repeatedly. The re-opening triggers on some actions, but I haven't found ...
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How can I determine how much storage is required for a specific podcast?

I want to download some podcasts for offline listening/viewing, how can I determine how much storage they will take on my device before downloading them?
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What is the security model of iCloud Drive on iOS?

If I open a file using the file picker in an app, can the app now see all files in that folder? Is there any other way in which an app might see all the files in my iCloud Drive?
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Can't resize APFS container

On a 120GB SSD hard drive in a MacBook only 68.68GB are available. The missing 51.32GB are not even shown as a free space. Here is what the output of Disk Utility looks like: As you can see on the ...
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...

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