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Can't install Homebrew on macOS Mojave; installer doesn't recognize Command Line Tools

I'm trying to install Homebrew on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. To do this, I'm running the command line suggested at the Homebrew website: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/...
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Differences between the three Ask to Join Networks settings in iOS 13?

Before the release of iOS 13, when navigating to Settings/Wi-Fi/Ask to Join Networks there were two options listed: On/Off. The idea was that if this setting was enabled, if the iOS device in question ...
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How do I use my external keyboard for typing in a foreign language?

I have a MacBook Air with a British English keyboard layout and a bluetooth keyboard with a Norwegian layout. I would like to use my bluetooth keyboard for when I am typing in Norwegian, and the ...
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Is it not possible to use Preview to highlight text or a portion of an image from a screenshot? macOS High Sierra

I am trying with both a PDF and/or a PNG file, but this does not seem possible. Nothing I am trying works. Is it possible to take a screenshot natively in macOS, then highlight a portion of said ...
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Add a Google account to macOS 10.14.6 running Safari 13.0?

Starting on September 20, 2019, my macOS 10.14.6-equipped iMac began asking me to enter the password for two Google accounts I've long had connected to the machine. I clicked the notification bubble ...
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Where are Apple's default desktop images stored?

When I go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver, I see many images in folders such as "Desktop Pictures", "Nature", "Plants", etc. Where are these images located? I want to use them in ...
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How to stop Terminal from starting minimized in the Dock?

Every time I start Terminal, it starts minimized in the Dock. As I saw from this question, the problem is in my profile (under preferences) but I can't find any option to change this behaviour. How ...
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Which 27" monitor for mac mini at lower resolution to look larger?

I'm considering getting an HP Z27 (4K UHD) or HP Z27n G2 (QHD) for my mother. She has a (2018?) mac mini. I plan to turn it to a lower resolution so that everything looks larger, because it would ...
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Fix fan noise and CPU throttling after imac SSD upgrade

I've replaced the original 3,5" 3TB HDD in my imac (27", late-2013, 3,4 GHz Intel Core i5, A1419, iMac14,2) with a new 2,5" Samsung 860 QVO 4TB SSD-drive. The system was equipped initially with a ...
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Can I recover a deleted Whatsapp conversation in iPhone?

I deleted a Whatsapp conversation around 10 days ago (dragged the conversation > more > delete chat) on my iPhone. iCloud backup was turned off at the time. I guess I’ve definitely lost it. I wonder ...
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HiDPI: only working with 16:10 resolutions (it seems)

I'm having trouble making HiDPI work on my MacBook Pro (13" 2015 with Retina, Mojave up-to-date). I plugged it into a 1440p Dell U2719D, which works fine out of the box, except that fonts look ugly ...
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Install Mac OS X El Capitan on used Macbook Pro from USB doesn't see the USB

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X El Capitan from a USB bootable pen drive I just did. The ...
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Magic Mouse is frequently losing its connection to MacBook Pro

My Magic Mouse is intermittently losing its connection to my MacBook Pro. First the mouse becomes unresponsive and a few seconds later, a picture of the mouse appears on the screen wit the words "...
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MacBook Air's Safari browser keeps opening new tabs

I have checked for extensions but there are none installed on the laptop, and I have checked everywhere in Finder to no avail. This is also happening on Chrome and would probably happen on Firefox and ...
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Could my iPhone be installing malware on factory reset?

Hi I have an iPhone 7s and have been doing the factory reset, erase all content, data, and settings option. Every time I do this I get three loading bars, not the normal two like my other phone. The ...
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Why does my Asus PB277Q screen keep waking up while the Mac it is connected to is sleeping?

Whenever I put my Macbook Pro running High Sierra to sleep my Asus PB277Q keeps waking up displaying a blue screen saying 'HDMI no signal' every few seconds, forever. Some other times it sleeps ...
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Mac Screen - red discoloration

At random times, there is a red discoloration in the corner of my screen that varies in size from nonexistant to stretching across the right edge. It is similar to the following thread except that ...
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Play/pause buttons launches iTunes instead of playing/pausing the Deezer app

I am using the Deezer app music. It worked well, I could use the media buttons to control play/pause/next track/previous track. But a few days ago, (after an macOS update?) now when I hit play/pause ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 - HDMI Arc Support?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" (2018) model. I just purchased a Sonos amp, and so I'm currently enjoying the quality that this provides. The issue is however AirPlay can be a bit flaky at times with the ...
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Creating a future proof Macbook Pro [on hold]

I'm waiting to buy a 2020 Macbook Pro. Assuming I want a mac that lasts for 15 years, so until 2035, what specs should I get? I'm not a power user. The most intensive activity I'll ever subject my ...
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Cannot delete {Documents, Desktop} folders from iCloud Drive

NOTE: Please don't simply link me to an existing similar question unless it offers an approach I haven't tried. I have researched thoroughly, and spent several hours on this. My iCloud Drive is full. ...
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New Apple ID cannot be created

I want to create a new Apple ID on my iPhone. I have forgotten my old ID .But when I create new ID, after I type the new email address, I get an error. Your Apple ID could not be created because ...
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Visited and unvisited Google search results have identical styles in Safari 12.1

In Safari 12.1.1 for macOS (or perhaps since version 12.0), I've lost the ability to see which of Google's results I've already clicked on. The links corresponding to visited sites aren't colored ...
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Is the iPhone's eSim for the home or roaming carrier?

The XR, XS iPhones feature eSIM capability. Assume that the user lives in the US and uses T-mobile. Does it make sense to use the eSIM with the home carrier or to use it with roaming carriers the ...
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Install Mac OS X Lion on used Macbook Pro

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X Lion. I choose Macintosh HD, click install, and then a login ...
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MacOS terminal Hangs on `login`

On my macbook, I've found that sometimes it gets into a state where it cannot open up a new terminal - a blank terminal window just appears, and it hangs. Rebooting solves this, but it seems to ...
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iMac freezing on boot Apple logo

I have a 2017 iMac running the latest version of macOS Mojave. When restarting my machine it freezes on the Apple logo about a third of the way through the progress bar. Sometimes half of the logo and ...
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How to see recent calls in contact's info?

My phone is Iphone XR with iOS 13. I have contacts with few numbers. When I open some of them I can't see what number was used for last call (incoming or outgoing). And I can't find last call by ...
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How to easily save all open Safari tabs on iOS?

On macOS, I can choose Add Bookmarks for These 108 Tabs... which let's me save all open tabs to a bookmarks folder. Is there an equivalent on iOS? My workaround is to use iCloud tabs to copy the ...
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Where's the iMessage contact icon stored?

Where is this empty avatar stored on macOS Catalina?
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iOS dictation duplicated

My wife and I both run into a problem with some regularity on our iOS phones where the dictation (via the microphone button off stock iOS keyboard) will get duplicated. Often we dictate 10-25 words ...
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Why do I have a /home folder and do I need it?

In my root folder, there is a hidden folder called "home" at the path /home. It's empty. Do I need it and can I delete it safely?
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Safari search bar doesn't lose focus on Enter

When I'm searching something using Safari's search bar, the search bar doesn't lose the focus when I hit Enter, so the suggestions shows up again. Has someone else had this problem? Is there a way to ...
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How to prevent terminal from printing passwords from keychain?

I currently use the command-line utility security in a shell script to access a password from keychain. I am surprised that echoing my password variable works and reveals the password in my terminal ...
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Boot Camp Assistant: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition - Trying to install Windows 10

I am trying to install Windows 10 on to my Mac via Boot Camp Assistant, however when I go to try and install it (after downloading the ISO) I get the popup error: The startup disk cannot be ...
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WI-Fi Calling Notification keeps coming back

This notification keeps appearing on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.13.6 (17G65): I have: Clicked "Not Now" Clicked "Turn On" On my Mac: Turned off all notifications for FaceTime On my Mac: Logged out ...
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How to reset default shell for root from user space

I've switched my bash to zsh in root using chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh root After when I change back to bash, I type the wrong path: chsh -s /usr/bin/bash root Now I cannot enter root and I get this ...
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Can't restore password for my AppleID

I can't restore my AppleID. On stage sending text message I got This action could not be completed Your request could not be completed because of an error. Try again later But I have wait for quit ...
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Why does Mac OS overwrite whole folders rather than merging their contents?

I’ve noticed that if I have two folders of the same name but different files in each, copying one on top of the other (eg: from different parent locations) will cause the contents of the first folder ...
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Is it possible to use MacPorts without an Apple ID

MacPorts requires XCode. One seems to be only able to install XCode through the App store which requires an Apple Id to install stuff. Is there any way to circumvent this?
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How can I download the file on iCloud Drive manually?

I have a few music files I put on iCloud Drive a while ago, and now I want to move them to my Dropbox directory. So I tried to download them locally in order to move to my Dropbox directory, but the ...
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sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 501, should be 0

To run programs as sudo without password, I edited /etc/sudoers with wrong content. Then I re-edited it with Mac's default text editor(course sudo cannot be used when /etc/sudoers is wrong). I ...
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How to change the home screen wallpaper randomly

How can I set to change my iPhone's wallpaper automatically? I have an album called wallpapers and I want these wallpapers set as wallpapers on my home screen randomly. I'm using iOS 13 and ...
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My MacBook Pro 2017 camera images not clear

I bought a MacBook last year but I never tried the camera, but now I realise the camera is not good. The picture below is from Photo Booth. Is it possible to reset this?
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iPhone makes calls on its own

My wife's iPhone went crazy over the past week. There is a large number of calls to and from Romania in it's call log (5-10 a day). These include outgoing, incoming and missed calls (all of which ...
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Hide frequently used Memojis from Emoji keyboard in iOS 13

I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 13 and I noticed that, while composing a message, when switching to the "Emoji" keyboard (that now can be accessed through an apposite button), it shows, on the very ...
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Cannot turn Bluetooth off

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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How do I fix “Battery is not charging” for 2012 macbook pro retina?

I have a Macbook Pro, and it's battery is not charging. If I switch off the power adapter, the computer instantly switches off. No shut down sequence. I have to plug in the power adapter to switch ...
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How to show total number of powerpoint slides in a folder filled with powerpoints? [on hold]

I have a folder full of powerpoints. Rather than counting the number of slides per powerpoint and adding everything manually, I was wondering whether there was a way to automate this process for macs. ...
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iPhone to make a sound when it shuts down due to low battery

Is there a way to have the iPhone make a sound just before it goes to sleep due to low battery (i.e. when battery goes from 1% to 0%)?

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