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I disabled Apple Push Notification Service but it's still attempting to connect ot Apple servers

I disabled the service as per the instructions on this page: How to disable Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) on OS X 10.8? Yet this service is still running at startup! How the hell do I ...
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How to remove a very thin screen protector from an iPad?

I have an iPad with a "Paper-Feels Like" screen protector, which I now want to remove. I have tried toothpick, fingernails, etc., but it is so thin and well-placed that I cannot find an edge. Apple ...
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MBA (2013-15?) wont boot from macOS boot stick

A friend of mine somehow managed to delete his internal drive including the recovery partition while trying to reset his MacBook to factory settings. Now when trying to boot up the MBA only displays ...
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Missing storage after deleting boot camp partition

Using an iMac 27 inch - Late 2012. I deleted my bootcamp partition and lost 300gb. I didn't let it uninstall properly, rushed and closed the window and thats where all the errors and lost space ...
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How can I troubleshoot a Mac that can’t ssh to Raspberry pi?

As you can see from the title, my Mac cannot connect to my Raspberry PI (SSH, HTTP, FTP) that sits on my local network. I've tried both via IPv4 and IPv6 address, but none of them works. I've also ...
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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View all files in folders at once

When using Finder, the files in my folders do not appear all at the same time. It says "see all" or "see less". I would like to be able to see all files in my folders at once and make it a default. ...
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Library conflict in MacOS Catalina - UIFoundation vs AppKit

I've installed the Beta3 of Catalina (and matching XCode) and my shell spews out this error whenever I open a terminal. objc[1209]: Class NSDataAsset is implemented in both /System/Library/...
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Could I recover pictures from an itunes backup missing PLIST files?

I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes ...
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Deadlock of Disk Utility while trying to install Windows via Bootcamp on external SSD

I am trying to do the following: Installation of WIN10 on a bootcamp instance located on an external SSD which shall be partitioned accordingly: 1 Time Machine Volume 1 Data Volume 1 WIN10 Volume ...
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Macpro 3.1 won't boot from USB

I cannot get my MacPro 3.1 early 2008 to recognise a bootable USB stick. I'm trying to upgrade from 10.11 El Capitan, to a newer version using the unoffical patcher tools. I've tried both Mojave, and ...
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Lost All Files in a folder because of undo on my mac [duplicate]

What just happened? I have a flash drive of mine with a lot of school files that I just planned on doing a format. So before I went to Disk Utility then erasing it to the format I wanted, First I ...
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Disabling a specific system notification?

My Macbook Air 13" (macOS 10.13.6) has a USB problem which triggers a warning notification every five minutes: Looking in the Console, I see lots of "overcurrent detected" warnings; testing the two ...
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Can I use AppleScript to delete files on NAS listed in a file?

I am cleaning up my iTunes folders. I realized that there are more than 3k of files which are actually not in iTunes. I identified them and I have all of them inside a text file called "untitled.txt" ...
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What are the practical differences between Bash and Zsh?

With the news that Catalina will default to Zsh instead of Bash, I'm finding lots of results telling me about the switch, and that it may cause problems with shell scripts, but I'm not familiar enough ...
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Fix Exercise Type in Activity App

I did 60m of yoga yesterday and didn’t realize until the end that I had accidentally specified Indoor Cycle as the activity type. Looking for a place to edit this in the Activity app on my phone and ...
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4K HDMI output from MacMini (late 2018) to LG C8 (OLED55C8PLA)

The LG TV just says "no signal". I'm connecting the Mac Mini to another TV just fine (1080p though). I'm using the same cable to connect a Windows 10 machine and it works over 4K just fine. Is there ...
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reorganize mail folders (not in V4 on Sierra)

A while ago, after filling my MacBookPro disk, I (stupidly!) moved my Mail (all IMAP or Gmail) folders to an external disk (using Terminal). After cleaning up my disk, I did Mailbox > Rebuild on ...
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Reverting CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled in VSCode

I turned on font smoothing in VSCode using the following commands: defaults write com.microsoft.VSCode CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled 0 defaults write com.microsoft.VSCode.helper ...
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extract the top-level domain and the second-level domain from a URL

I'd like to extra the top-level domain and the second-level domain from a URL like "https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/ask" Example URL with desired result below. https://apple.stackexchange....
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Is it possible to send a text file from terminal to the Notes App on MacOS?

I like how my notes in the Notes App gets synced via iCloud. I spend most of my time in the terminal during the day, so it's convenient for me to keep notes in a text file. At the moment I simply copy-...
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Automated Individualised (personalised) emails based on survey outcome? [on hold]

I am distributing a survey to students, and this survey has multiple-choice questions. What I want is, when the answers are revealed depending on the answers, I want the pc to send automatically an ...
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Remove side menu(right side) from finder

When I open any Finder window it appears with options in the right side. I can hide it by dragging it to end. But if I open a new window of the finder it appears again. So, please help me to hide that ...
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Where can I find the APFS format documentation / volume specification?

One of my favorite Mac apps, DiskWarrior, has been waiting for the APFS format documentation (also called the APFS volume specification) for a while, in order to make a new program version which can ...
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Inaccessible voice memo

This 3-hour long voice memo that I recorded yesterday comes up when I search my phone but doesn’t show up in voice memos. I initially thought my phone is taking time to process this and it would show ...
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Why can't I create new network connections after enabling PF with a simple custom ruleset using `pfctl -f`?

Why can't I create new network connections after enabling PF with a simple custom ruleset using pfctl -f? I'm reading the official FAQ tutorial for OpenBSD's PF firewall, also used in macOS. I've a ...
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Can I limit my dock to only show up on the main display?

I use 2 external displays with my Macbook. I use the Macbook's display as my main display and only want the dock to ever show up on this display. Is this possible? Right now when I mouse to the bottom ...
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Why isn't a binary file shown as 0s and 1s?

In my Mac OS, we know the files under /bin all are binary files.: crafts-MBP:bin ldl$ pwd /bin crafts-MBP:bin ldl$ ls [ csh ed launchctl mv rmdir tcsh bash date expr ...
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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Implications of giving app access to camera roll

If I give an app access to my camera roll, what exactly does that imply? Can the app in theory upload all my photos to their server? E.g. when I upload an image to Instagram I can scroll through my ...
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How to fast forward and rewind a youtube video in the external monitor without moving my mouse out of the main screen?

I want to do programming in my MacBook Pro while looking at the lectures on Udemy on my external monitor. Thanks to How do I control the Play/Stop button for a website (e.g., YouTube) in my external ...
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Apple Developer Enterprise Program - Change Account Holder

I have access to our company Apple Developer Enterprise Program account as Admin. The guy with the Account Holder role left the company a few weeks ago, but his Apple is still linked to the account as ...
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Google Voice Indicator

I would like to know when an inbound call originates from the GV number (versus the iPhone's carrier number). Is there a procedure that allows one to configure the iPhone to indicate the call is a GV ...
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Where can I find default Microsoft fonts Calibri, Cambria?

If I want to test or use default Microsoft fonts on my Mac, and I own a post-2006 copy of Windows or Office, I believe I can legally use Calibri and Cambria although IANAL. This would be especially ...
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Is my screen being shared?! With whom?

For the last few days I've been getting a message on my lock screen Unlocking with Apple Watch is not available with your screen is being shared A tad worrisome but I sort of disregarded and ...
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VMWare Tools do not allow changing resolution in El Capitan

Looks like VMWare Tools do not allow changing resolution in El Capitan. Input data as follows: VMWare Workstation 12 Latest VMWare Tools 8.0.2 (here) Mac OS El Capitan, build 15B42 I've tried ...
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iMac (mid 2011, OS X 10.12) gets stuck on white screen on boot, all DIY options exhausted?

iMac (mid 2011, running OS X 10.12) gets stuck on white screen (after playing the chime sound and displaying the Apple logo and progress bar) when I try to boot normally boot in safe mode (holding ...
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Apple IAP Custom Discount

We're doing a treasure hunt in our city with the smart phone. It will include a lot of real-world stuff combined with AR-Stuff in the Phone. So, to promote it, we want to make custom discounts for in-...
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Display protocol in Safari address bar

Currently Safari shows the url of the open page without mentioning the protocol: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/ask Is there a way to have Safari show the protocol in the address bar: https:/...
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High Sierra 10.13.6 - Security update 2019-003 failing install

My 15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is running slowly since I attempted but failed to install Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra. After researching the problem, I discovered a number of reports ...
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Set iTerm2 as the ssh:// URL handler

Currently, Terminal is set to handle SSH urls. For example, if I do: $ open ssh://machine.example.com Then it will spawn a new SSH session in terminal. I'd like these to be opened in iTerm2 instead. ...
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What happens if you plug more than one charger in the new MacBook Pro (2016)?

Apple's controversial decision to convert all the ports on their 2016 MacBook Pro lineup to USB-C ports contributes to blur the difference between ports that supply power (such as a power adapters) ...
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How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to convert to a remote server (i.e. so when I am in a random coffeeshop I can connect to it to run computationally intensive tasks as it sits on my desk at home). Are ...
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Frequently visited not showing up from OSX Safari

I removed all my caches, removed ~/Library/Safari folder and disabled&enabled iCloud Sync but Frequently Visited section of new page tab doesn't show up. I checked that I enabled Frequently ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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Is an Archive Mailbox just a regular mailbox? Or is it special?

Apple Mail 9.3 has an archiving feature. I'd like to better understand what this feature does, how it works, and why someone would want to use it. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding ...
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What are my hardware upgrade optoins for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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“Backup Disk Not Available”, Time Machine can't find Time Capsule any more

I have a 2 TB Time Capsule and it was used by Time Machine for many months. Some days ago the Time Capsule was disconnected from its power supply and today is now connected again. Time Machine ...
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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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how can I use $HOME, ~ or environment variable in plist file of LaunchDaemons

I want to run a program by use plist, eg <key>Program</key> <string>/the_path_to/startup.sh</string> But the path could be changed in different system, so it would be nice if ...

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