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How to repair damaged hybrid partition table from Windows?

I am using a 2010 27" iMac with Mac OS High Sierra and Windows 10 via Bootcamp. Recently, I have had an issue where every Mac update renders the Windows partition unbootable. This means that after ...
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Is it possible to keep dot files with specific extension unhidden in Finder?

I know that all the hidden files (dot files) can be viewed in Finder by using the keyboard shortcut: Command + Shift + . or by running the following in Terminal: defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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How to revert single iCloud calendar event edits/deletions?

I have accidentally deleted an event from a shared iCloud calendar. Is there a way to restore it? I don't want to restore the whole calendar from an earlier backup. Some new events have been added ...
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Once backward conversion of encryption has started, can it be stopped?

I have accidentally given my external Extended journaled hard drive (with password) the command to "decrypt" the disk. When you restart the decryption starts immediately on the external, how can you ...
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What is the “ls” directory in my home directory?

I was just exploring the directory structure on my Mac and there's a directory in my root/home directory, named ls. [~]$ ls -l . . . drwxr-xr-x 6 XXXX staff 192 Dec 8 2018 ls [~/ls]$ pwd /...
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Converting macos dictionaries to portable format

The best thing about macos is the dictionaries accessible from dictionary.app. Is there a way to convert them to a format that is usable on other platforms as well (such as the dict format or the ...
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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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Why does my mac not have free space even after I delete files?

Today I want to install Catalina but it requires 17 GB of disk space, and I only have 8 GB. So I started to delete files but only found out that the disk space was unchanged or even shrinked more ...
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OSX 10.11 incorrectly sees application as powerPC

I have built and successfully run an application on OSX 10.11. Then I decided to create a bundle for the app and launched it successfully. Then I moved the bundle to the Applications folder and it ...
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What does Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut do?

Apple's macOS Human Interface Guidelines shows that action for the Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut is: Varies. Apple Reserved. Does that mean that Apple is reserving it for future use?
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Cannot sort folders in Finder by name

I can't figure it out how to sort folders by name in Finder. The contents should look like this: 0629e7bc-8110-4db9-aaa9-b67b0b73743d 06a409e1-98c6-4bf4-afa4-c814f7899d82 0a3a5c12-e459-4aa0-b9cb-...
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Why there is no cancelling mechanism for filevault?

Is there a technical reason? Once it is started you have to wait for days and it is extremely annoying.
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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

I did an upgrade from a previous version of Windows 10 to the current version. The Windows 10 ISO file was downloaded from the official Microsoft website. Afterwards, the Mac would get the following "...
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iMac: Use external display as default

I have a Late 2015 iMac running macOS Mojave. I am looking to disable the main display and use an external display as the primary/default display. I am looking for a command-line that can do that. I ...
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MacBook Pro crashes to black screen. Works fine with Ubuntu Linux

I have a very weird problem with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro. When running macOS, it suddenly stops with a black screen. Nothing in the logs. I tried upgrading it to macOS Mojave, but did not help. I ...
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macOS Mojave suddenly changes focus to a Chrome window

For some reason, when I am working on my MacBook Pro (15", 2018) either typing or doing whatever, the focus changes to a specific Chrome window for no apparent reason. The window that the focus goes ...
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How to see total memory usage per app?

Is there a way to see memory usage per app in macOS? That is, I want to see the total memory consumed by each app, including its child processes. The Activity Monitor shows memory usage by process ...
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Is it possible to prevent Magic Keyboards from pairing without disabling Bluetooth entirely?

In our office, we have a whole bunch of Magic Keyboards, and for various reasons too complex to go into here we have a habit of moving them around and connecting them to different Macbooks. As soon as ...
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Use AirPods with the Vonage Phone service on my Mac

I use the Vonage service to make calls from my MacBook Pro for business, both outgoing and incoming. My Mac shows the AirPods as connected but if I try to make a call, the sound still comes out of the ...
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Display error when running NEdit

I have a Mac Pro running macOS Mojave. I installed NEdit (using Homebrew). When I type nedit in the Terminal, I just get the message: NEdit: Can't open display. I am running bash. I check my display ...
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Set keyboard shortcuts to move to the next space to wrap around?

I currently have 4 different spaces open my Mac. If I hit Control + Option + → three times (my shortcut for moving right a Space), I'll end up to the last Space. If I hit it again, nothing happens. ...
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MacBook doesn't turn on after SSD switch

I have Mid 2012 MacBook Air. I decided to clean it from dust, but I totally forgot to shut it down instead put it into sleep mode. I removed the SSD while it was asleep, I think this is the issue. ...
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How to make Mojave's quick actions for movies show up in finder?

I've two quick actions for movie files in Automator, one of them was a service before the upgrade, the other one is new. Neither of them shows up as quick actions in Finder, and only the older one ...
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Share VPN connection (over internal Wi-Fi ) to USB Wi-Fi adapter (set up as access point)

I'm connecting to Wi-Fi via my MacBook's internal Wi-Fi adapter. Then connect to my VPN. I want to share this VPN connection over USB Wi-Fi adapter (I'm using Archer T2U) First of all, I am not able ...
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Is there a shortcut to “Switch User” from the Lock Screen in macOS Mojave?

Let's say you lock your screen with Command + Control Q. Now, you want to log in as a different user, without using the mouse. It seems that this is possible if you press Shift Tab twice, followed by ...
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How do I change icon shown in Dock for a macOS app?

I have an app that is very useful, but from time to time it changes its icon in the Dock, which I found disturbing for my workflow. I would like to prevent that as I am perfectly satisfied with the ...
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Can I speed up Disk Utility First Aid by running “fsck_hfs” with the “-c” option?

I ran Disk Utility’s First Aid on a portable hard disk I use for Time Machine, which took around 13 hours (with no repairs being needed). I was wondering whether there’s a way to speed that up. Disk ...
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iOS IMAP background sync for offline use

A script creates e-mails in specific folders (on a self hosted mail server) in 15 Minute intervals. The iOS mail client should download emails inside those folders while connected to Wi-Fi so all the ...
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How can I create a bootable windows 10 usb installer on Mojave?

Boot Camp Assistant no longer allows to do this dd shouldn't be used for bootable sticks (see here) Using unetbootbin I can only write on FAT32 formatted USB, but that does not work (see here) How ...
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How to take full-resolution screenshots on iPhone? (Getting reduced from 1242 x 2208 to 674 x 1200)

I've downloaded an app (that I built - I am preparing to submit) on my iPhone 6s Plus and I'm trying to prepare some screenshots for the App Store. Per documentation, the screenshots should be 1242 x ...
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iPad doesn’t support a nonexistent peripheral?

Three times tonight, my iPad has popped up “this [vague term] is not supported by this iPad.” Nothing is plugged into the lightning port. A GPS device that can connect was far out of range. my wife’...
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how to delete a locked app

I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac. I recently loaded the Karabiner-elements.app but when I tried to delete it, a message appeared that said it was locked and couldn't be deleted. So I opened ...
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I can't delete photos on my iPhone 4s even though the delete button is there, why? [duplicate]

I've selected the photos I want to delete but, the delete button isn't turning blue.
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Why does my Early 2015 MacBook Pro thinks it has a Touch ID sensor?

Touch ID preference pane is shown on my Early 2015 MacBook Pro that doesn't have a Touch ID hardware. Clicking on it says fingerprint limit has reached. Apple Pay says unknown error occured while ...
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How is my $PATH variable built on macOS?

I've recently installed Homebrew on my Mac and it's complaining that /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin in my $PATH variable, meaning that system-provided programs will be used instead of those ...
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Automatically zip attachments on Mail getting sent

How can I have a single file or several files that I dropped into an email on Mac, automatically become a zip file before getting sent?
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Terminal Closes Immediately

I accidentally deleted some files from my Applications directory. I don't recall exactly what but some of them included the Cellar directory. Now, each time I try to open the terminal, it opens the ...
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If I disable Screen Time, do I lose my settings?

Because of a problem receiving Slack Notifications1, I want to disable Screen Time as a troubleshooting step. However, I have a lot of configurations (like all the specific apps that are selected to ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2015 15" swollen battery

I bought the MBP around 2016 April. Few months ago, around 2018 Nov, bottom of the device appears a bit uneven, with slight gap with my desk. Over past few months, it wobbles more and more serious. ...
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Good software for watching videos on Mac?

I want to watch videos on my Mac but I don't like QuickTime. I was wondering what the community recommends. In particular, I was interested in some granular ability to slow down the video or speed it ...
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Export original HEIC/HEVC files to iOS app

I am trying to transfer the original HEIC/HEVC encoded media files from the iOS app to another app (namely, Readdle's Documents app). I would like to do this without converting the files. ...
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How to access a launch daemon's values/ system defaults value

So I am trying to silence the "Your Disk is Almost Full" notification from a mac running Mojave, as right now it pops up way too frequently and it is so annoying. I followed all answers from this ...
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How can I detect which button was clicked in the DMG EULA confirmation screen

I'm using the open command to automate (via bash) opening a dmg which has a EULA attached to it. When I run open my_app_distribution.dmg I get a screen that looks like this: The open commands uses ...
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Qemu Files not deleting “No Such File Or Directory Found”

I have some malware that installed crypto mining on my mac - I'm trying to delete all the files in terminal but keep coming up with "No Such File Or Directory Found" as an error. I'm tearing my hair ...
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Auval and Auvaltool not working through SSH

I was successfully validating audio unit plugins with OSX 10.11 over SSH. On my new machine which runs OSX 10.14 (Mojave) everything works fine until I try to validate a plugin from an SSH connection. ...
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Fixing “The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition” error on a fresh Mac OS installation

I've been working on this problem for over 10 hours. First of all, I installed Mojave using the Mojave patcher on an older MacBook. I completely erased my disk before installing Mojave. Here is the ...
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Choose a note in Preview PDF

I just move from a Windows user to a Mac user. I have a problem selecting a (yellow) note in Preview for Mac OS Mojave. I want to click a note and then delete it. However, when I click on a note, ...
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Catalina File Structure [on hold]

Why there are many strange directories (folders) say /sw along with /opt /mnt stays at root. What "sw" is used for? The external SD/HDD all auto-mount to /Volumes/xx, what is the point for /mnt? It ...
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Tell iPhone that this wifi is a hotspot so it doesn't download 1MB/s for no reason when idle

I've just connected my iPhone to my mobile 10GB wifi hotspot. Went to the hotspot's setup page and it turns out the iPhone is consuming about 1MB of data per second. iCloud Drive and Backup is ...
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Boot Camp Fails to Save Windows Support Files [duplicate]

So I'm running macOS 10.14.5 on a 2012 Macbook Pro. I just put an SSD into the system to replace the internal spinning drive and reinstalled a new copy of the OS from scratch then did the migration ...

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