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Bootcamp Error “WIndows cannot locate the disk and partition”

I have a Macbook Pro 13 in. 2020 on Big sur 11.5 and am trying to get bootcamp again. I previously had it up until a few days ago when I tried to increase my bootcamp storage by creating a new ...
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How can I make an app not open new windows in full screen when it has other windows open in full screen?

Here's the behavior I see: have 1 or more windows in app A open, all in full-screen command-tab from app B to app A command-n app A opens a new window and immediately full-screens it I want to be ...
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Error linking library `libusb`

For some reason, while CMake is able to find libusb-1.0 (from pkgconfig) and correctly identify its linked location, the linker is not able to find the library (i.e., I receive the error ld: library ...
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What attachment do you need to plug the Apple EarPods that came with the iPhone 8 Plus into a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (USB Type-C)?

I have the Apple EarPods not AIRpods. I'm trying to find the attachment that would allow me to plug those directly into my Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra which uses the Type C adapter.
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Time Machine encryption variations - how does each work?

I've seen some great answers on Time Machine encryption, especially one by Gordon Davisson. But the variations regarding networked volumes is still hazy. The rules for locally attached volumes seem ...
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Battery dying every night, question is about Battery Level in settings jumping from 100 -> 0

I am experiencing issues with my 16" MBP dying every night. I have followed several guidelines on how to resolve, including NVRAM reset, SMC reset, trying to figure out if any processes are ...
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Ear-piercing sound at the start of many Apple Music songs

I happen to be running the macOS 12 beta, but this happened on macOS 11 as well. At the start of a lot of songs in Apple Music, there's an extremely loud buzz/pop sound. It ignores all volume settings ...
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What cable/adapter do I require to use DellU2715H as second monitor on a 2020 Retina iMac?

I own this monitor https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PRCRWRU / https://www.dell.com/lv/business/p/dell-u2715h/pd It supports the following inputs: 2 HDMI(MHL) connector 1 Mini DisplayPort 1 ...
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How to disable smart quotes?

I disabled smart quotes in System Preferences, and I am trying to do this in every app. For example in TextEdit they're disabled. In Xcode they were already disabled but as I tried to change anything ...
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Safari on IOS doesn’t save cookies

iPhone, latest IOS, Safari. I do very little web browsing from my phone; in most cases, I just open Safari and search for something. I always had this rather frustrating issue: every time I search for ...
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AppleScript to prompt for url input, open url in safari, then open bookmark with specific name

I have a bookmark that runs some JavaScript code on the website the user has open at the time of running the bookmark - I'm aware there is a way using AppleScript to execute JavaScript on a Safari ...
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Intel MacBook Pro 2020 battery life much shorter than advertised

Ever since I updated to Big Sur, I've noticed my battery life on my intel MacBook Pro 2020 13 inch is quite poor. It lasts about 4 or 5 hours from full to 0 when I'm web browsing (I always use safari)....
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Pycharm app keeps opening my html files and links [duplicate]

Issue: .html files and links and ipython notebooks seem to be all routed through pycharm. Whenever I open a html file or start a jupyter server, it opens up with pycharm instead of chrome. I made sure ...
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Cannot boot normally or in safe mode, booting to recovery mode results in circle with line through it

I opened my Macbook Pro to discover it was off, I pressed the power button and it had the AHH and the apple symbol and loading bar. However, the screen is covered in alternating bars of pink and blue....
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What can I do to prevent the connection to “sleep”

My friend has an iPhone and an iPad at home. If the devices stay on for a while, let's say 15 minutes, they become unreachable through messages or FaceTime. After reviewing all the settings on her ...
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How to disable autocorrect for correctly spelled words?

Is there a way to stop autocorrect from altering words that I spell correctly? While still keeping autocorrect on for incorrectly spelled words. I have tried turning off Autocorrect in Settings > ...
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Toggle silent mode with automation in iOS?

Is it possible to enable/disable Silent mode using Automation in Shortcuts on iPhone? If not, is it possible to detect the position of the silent rocker switch? I am not interested in toggling DND for ...
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Monitor Mac external USB SSD wear?

What is the best way to monitor the wear of my new external USB boot SSD? I'd like to order a new one to have ready before it gets too slow. I have WD Blue and love the speed, and it worked perfectly ...
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Can't restore ipad from backup

Tried to update an iPad mini 2 from iOS 12.5.1 to iOS 12.5.4. The upgrade through iTunes failed. I didn't get a shot of the exact error in Tunes. The iPad mini also got stuck with the progress bar @ ~...
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iPad Mini 2 - stuck in install loop (Kindle for iPad)

An iPad Mini 2 running software version 12.5.1. In the App Store, I install Kindle for iPad for the first time, enter my Apple password, and the installing icon circles away, then it goes back to ...
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Dual monitors waking from sleep very slow?

I have 2 EIZO screens via Thunderbolt/Display port connected to my MacPro (2013 cylinder). One day I press a key and the screen comes on straight away after sleep, the other day it can easily take 20-...
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Can I fit a 12GB tensorflow model in the mac air m1 chip with 16GB Unified RAM

I've read that the M1 chip uses a 'unified memory' architecture, where both the CPU and the GPU share RAM. Is this equivalent to the VRAM on a traditional NVIDIA GPU? E.g. If I have a 12GB tensorflow ...
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Can’t copy files into the samba share on iPad’s default files app [duplicate]

I set up a samba share on Linux Fedora computer. And I connected to that SMB share on my iPad but when I try to copy files into that share from my iPad I couldn’t. It shows me a error (The operation ...
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How does iPhone still recognize Airpods even with turned off bluetooth?

I turned off bluetooth on my iPhone so it doesn't automatically connect to Airpods yet when I opened the case near my iPhone it still managed to offer option to connect. I saw similar dynamic on iMac ...
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How to change voice on iMovie iPad?

I want to change the voice of my clip. For example, I want to make the voice more deep, or high, more masculine, or feminine. How can I do that on iMovie on iPad?
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Show more than three recent applications in Dock

By default MacOS has Show recent applications in Dock enabled. But the Dock only shows the three most recent applications. How can I make the Dock show more than three? Note: I know that if you have ...
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How to enable/disable grayscale mode in Accessibility via Terminal/App?

I'm wondering what would be the process of enabling/disabling the grayscale mode in the Accessibility panel in System Preferences? I would like to run a simple script, either by clicking on an app in ...
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Remove comma at end of line in sed on MacOS?

I created a file in TextEdit on the Mac called stuff.txt: stuff and stuff More stuff Stuff with a , in the middle Stuff with a comma at the end, More stuff If I run this command: cat stuff.txt | sed '...
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Crooked Apple iMac M1 Display

I ordered the new iMac in blue and found it had a slightly tilted display, about 3mm to the left, so I returned it and ordered it in yellow. After receiving it yesterday I noted that the yellow iMac ...
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Should I block incoming connections from “netbiosd”?

My (application) firewall settings are configured to block incoming connections from netbiosd. I don't recall setting this myself, and wonder what the consequences are. What are the consequences of ...
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iCloud folders not appearing in the Mac Finder

Really frustrating problem where files and folders in a folder synced to my iCloud were not appearing in Finder. They were still on my iCloud and when I looked into my iPad which synced these files ...
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pf: Dynamically add rule to nat-anchor

I connect to a Cisco VPN Server and want to share that connection via wifi. Using the macOS Internet Sharing feature, I can only select one interface to share - either my LAN adapter, or the VPN ...
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Asking Siri what is the weather

I use a Homepod on iOS 14.7 (and 14.6) I say "hey Siri what is the weather" Siri pauses and then replies "You need to continue on the companion device" I go to the device an Iphone ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 stuck in strange half-bong sound loop, can't boot from anything

My MacBook Pro 2017 (which I enabled the boot sound on, very important later) is stuck in a strange boot loop. When I press the power button, you hear the classic Apple sound, but the Apple logo never ...
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Browser web page gets sync'd across different macBooks

I have 2 macBook Pro's (Catalina and Big Sur) and somehow when I open any web page in Chrome/Brave browser on 1 macBook, it gets synced to the other macBook and a new Chrome icon opens up on the dock. ...
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Problems Reformatting SSD on mid 2015 Retina 15" MBP

When I purchased the subject laptop last year I replaced the original Apple SSD with a non-Apple 2 TB SSD. For years I have always kept OS and data on separate drives or at least separate partitions. ...
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How to update macOS to latest release of current version?

I am on Catalina 10.15.3 and do not want to move to Big Sur just yet. Software Update does have the option to update to Big Sur but I am unable to determine how to do just a minor point update. How ...
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Accessibility — click a link/button by typing its text

Background: Voice Control lets you click links by just saying “Click <link/button name>”. Question: How would I do this by typing instead of speaking? (Siri has a “Type to Siri” option, but ...
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Do MacBooks have a true “Hibernate” option?

I've recently switched from Windows to a MacBook pro. In Windows, there are the following shutdown options: Standby - the machine goes into a "light sleep" from which it can awaken very quickly (like,...
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Photos.app is missing the All Photos view / Photos sidebar button

This question I think is best served with a screenshot. In Photos, the sidebar for a new library, basically looks like this: Well, for one of my macbooks, it just literally doesn't have the "Photos"...
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What is the fastest external storage supported on Intel 2020 27" iMac?

I know modern Macs all have USB3 support, but now there's USB 3.1, USB 3.2, NVMe and of course thunderbolt (presumably multiple versions) and I am lost. What does the 2020 Intel iMac 27" support? ...
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Quick search in NAS. Which software for overview?

We use a NAS in our small company to acces our files from different locations. Searching within the NAS does not work well due to the amount of data stored and slow internet connection. So if we're ...
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APFS Partitions corrupted

I recently ran Boot Camp Assistant to remove the Windows partition from my 2017 MacBook Pro, but during the partitioning step I quit Boot Camp Assistant. After restarting the computer the next time, I ...
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Is there a way to force iphone 5 to 2.4ghz?

Upgraded my wifi router to a Orbi RBK22 with 2.4 and 5. I have a wifi camera that only uses 2.4. To set up the camera on the new router, the iphone with the camera setup app, must both be on 2.4. ...
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MacBook Pro 2013 won't connect to new Wi-Fi

I recently moved house and have had a new router installed in the house which is working fine for all my devices until recently my MacBook Pro 2013 started to have trouble connecting. Ultimately my ...
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Wifi dongle stopped working as soon a I upgraded to MacOS Big Sur 11 version

My wifi dongle is not working on Big Sur. Whenever I tried to install the software that came with the wifi dongle, I get a message that the drive is incompatible. I was using a Wifi dongle from this ...
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media keys stopped working

I have a MX Keys keyboard, connected via bluetooth, and recently, the media keys just don't work anymore. If I use something like BeardedSpice, it does, but I don't get why it doesn't work without it ...
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High Sierra partition on Macbook pro 2020

Is it in any way possible to create a partition running High Sierra on a macbook pro 2020 shipped with Big Sur? Ideally, I'd like to be able to boot up holding down option key, and be able to choose ...
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Managed Software Center - update not updating

I have a Brother printer (model: Brother MFC-J475DW) which works fine. However, I keep getting a pop-up from "Managed Software Center" (pictured below). I press "Update" and it ...
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Customize Quick Look to allow me to view .yml files

I would like to use "space" to preview *.yml files directly out of the finder on Mac OS X. I think I have to tell finder to launch the text file quick view handler for files with that type and this ...

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