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Why is Apple Mail showing as 61GB?

Can anyone explain/help with this? (My local Mac techy can't.) My 2013 Retina MBP (running Mojave) is almost full, but it tells me Mail is somehow using 61GB. It was showing 70GB until I deleted ...
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Why am I getting “An internal error occurred while preflighting your volume for APFS conversion”?

I have a Mac Mini 2014. I just installed a second SSD drive Samsung Evo 500GB and would like to use as the primary drive for OS. I formatted both drives with disk utility to OS Extended Journaled and ...
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Display issues using docking station Dell universal 6000

I have bought dell universal 6000 docking station for my MacBook Pro 2018, to plug in 3 monitors via one thunderbolt. The problem is that after installing displaylink drivers I have only 2 displays, ...
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How can I stop MacOS 10.14.4 Safari from automatically logging me in when I select a password?

When I go to a site that has a password saved and I select the password, Safari attempts to log me in immediately. However, this completely breaks functionality on some websites (ex adding accounts to ...
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Overriding the default resolution on external monitor

I have an iMac 5K (mid-2017) and a USB-C to HDMI adapter. I used to have a standard 24" monitor (1920x1080) connected to the adapter, and it worked just fine; however, I have put a video capture ...
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Applescript - opening file inside app bundle

I have used Automator to create an app bundle that activates an app ("Fuse") within the Resources directory of the bundle, which then opens the file "Exolon.tzx" (also located in Resources). However, ...
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Cannot use FaceTime HD Camera on VirtualBox Ubuntu 18.04 guest OS

I installed Virtualbox & extension pack 6.0.6 on OSX host(on Mackbook pro with Type-c, 2018 15". Mojave 10.14.4). On this VBox configuration, I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as guest with default ...
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how can I delete a pkg file on a mac?

I have a pkg file for malwearbites on my computer.I can't send it to the trash or delete it in any other manner, and wouldappreiate any suggestions. Thank you!
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How does Safari (on iOS) decide when to present an SSL client certificate

I've installed a SSL client certificate into the version of Safari that comes with iOS 11.4.1. It apparently allows me to access a protected site as expected. Are there any specific privacy issues ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 (Early 2011, 15'' Unibody 2.3 GHz i7) - OS crashes randomly, after log in screen goes all white

I have a Macbook Pro, randomly started running into issues when logging in after start up. Occasionally will get the desktop to load but shortly thereafter the OS crashes leading to a screen with ...
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Applescript transform date format

I'm using this to transform my date from a DD/MM/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY set today to short date string of (current date) set t to (time string of (current date)) set [_day, _month, _year] to [day, month, ...
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I got rid of Mac OSX and replaced it with linux but now I can't change it back to OSX or windows

I overwrote mac OSX with linux and I can't change it back to OSX because I cannot boot to the apple recovery mode it only boots to linux so I am not able to reinstall Mac OSX or windows.
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cpu clock too low / force cpu clock / overclock

I have a MacBook from a few years back. When I use it write some code and browse the internet, the fans go very fast and the noise is horrible. But the temp shows only 70 C. So I used SMC to force ...
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External HDD No Longer Accessible (ExFAT formatted)

I have an external HDD Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB HDD in an external enclosure. Recently it suddenly no longer accessible. When plugged to a Mac, it will prompt "The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Software Glitch iPad 2 Caused Activation Lock

I’m very new to this thread and I hope I’m in the right place for help. I’ve got an iPad 2 WIFI only model and have an issue, some time ago whilst I was using the iPad it suddenly and out of nowhere ...
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need help on font rendering from website to safari, preview and adobe

I am on an iMac with high Sierra 10.13.6. Have been having this issue over multiple os for a long time. When i go to my financial website and view A monthly statement I n safari pop up, the font is ...
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How to install apps which require a newer version of iOS on a 1st gen. iPad?

I have a 1st generation iPad and when I download apps it tells me “this requires iOS 6.0 or later” but when I go to update it tells me it's fully updated? Why is this happening, and is there any way I ...
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Variable and slow internet speed on my Mac compared to other devices connected on the same network

Background.: I have a 40 Mbps Ethernet connection hooked directly to my iMac running on Mojave. I use the Mac as a router to share the internet connection from Ethernet to other devices using WiFi. ...
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Airpods seem to have a Chinese name by default

When I set up a pair of airpods, the name shown is in what appears to be Chinese + English: This isn't a big deal, but I'm wondering why it does this. What do those Chinese characters mean?
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Where is the Next Backup Size entry on iOS 12?

I briefly saw the Next Backup Size entry on my phone deep in the Settings somewhere, but not I cannot find it at all. Where exactly is it?
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Safari bug renders browser useless

Here's a video of what's going on. I've tried to completely reset Safari by following several methods on the web but the issue persists. I'm on Mojave using Safari 12.1. I have no idea what this ...
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What commands can I run in the Terminal, and how do I use them? [duplicate]

I just found the Terminal and I want to know which commands I can run, and what they do. Is there a command that would list me the available commands? Is there a command that tells me how to use the ...
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Is there a lightning cable power splitter / double charger?

A small example use case will make this clearer. I have a really long lightning cable that I use to charge my iPhone on my bedside table at night (there's no wall socket close). I'm thinking of buying ...
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Can an iPhone 7 be made to function as a NFC Tag?

From what I’ve read, I know the iPhone 7 can work as a NFC reader, but I want it to be a NFC Tag. I have a NFC reader (an ID-12 RFID reader) for my house that controls a door. I’d like to be able to ...
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Can macOS system open zip and tar archives natively?

I have to upload an archive for some Linux, Windows and Mac OS users. I'm using Linux so I'm sure everybody could handle a tar file, Windows users will get some problems, so I think zip is the best ...
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What is the “studentd” process?

I'm logging network traffic (with Radio Silence), and noticed that the studentd process from /usr/libexec/studentd is connecting to some server. What is this process doing, why does it need internet ...
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Messages in iCloud not exhibiting expected behavior

So I have Messages in iCloud enabled on my iMac - High Sierra, 10.13.6. My iPhone - version 12.2 and iPad - version 12.1.4. The issue id like to solve is this - on the iPhone an iPad when I delete a ...
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Connecting Mac Book Pro 2017 to 2 Projectors via USB C

Just wondering can I connect my 13" MacBook Pro to 2 HDMI projectors? I would like to extend the displays ( 3 display, 1 laptop screen and 2 projector screen) instead of duplicating if that is ...
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Recovering the ability to install an iOS app from macOS

I read about an iOS app and click in Safari (on High Sierra) on a link that takes me to https://itunes.apple.com/app/some-app-name/id-somenumber?mt=8 I'm expecting some link to install the app, but ...
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Upgrade iPhone 4 to run iOS 9 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade my iPhone 4 to run iOS 9.0? Can this be done without a computer? I need it to download Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp.
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dock folders - how to view list/grid/fan on hover & open in finder with 1-click

I feel that its slowing my productivity, to have to click on the dock folders to see the list of contents. Are there any apps or tweaks that will enable me to view the contents automatically when ...
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Why does ‘freedom’ return the french fries 🍟 emoji?

In my emoji picker when I enter freedom I see some french fries. Why is that? Practical example: So if I want to write something like the following: People of the world appreciate what you're ...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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How to Restore Time Machine WITHOUT OS

I’m backing up a time machine on Mojave. But I would like to downgrade to High Sierra, which would force me to format my hard drive. However I won’t want to lose my files. Can I restore the time ...
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How to display the VLC playlist and the main window simultaneously

How can i handle to see the VLC playlist beside my main window? Example: I have a bunch of movies which i created a playlist for. But on my 27" iMac, i don't want to see every movie in fullscreen. ...
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In-app purchase or third party payment vendor for app subscription model for a physical device?

We are developing an application which allows user to synchronize fitness band data, such as step count and sleep tracker with mobile device. we give the hardware (fitness band) free to users with ...
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How can I set the iTerm2 window title to be the same no matter which pane is selected?

I'm aware that the iTerm2 window title can be set with echo -ne "\033]0;"Title goes here"\007" but that appears to only set the title for a single pane. When I switch panes, the window title is ...
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Apple Photos: can I force it to treat 'burst' photos as separate items?

I like the 'burst' feature in my iPhone for taking photos in low light conditions: it increases the chance of there being at least one photo without motion blur. However, Apple Photos insists on ...
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windows pdf highlight, underline, etc come with a square in mac preview?

How to get rid of them in the first place? I mean, I don't want to delete them one by one as in the other threads. I just want to know how to prevent this happening at all(may be has something to do ...
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How can I change the theme (red) color of PowerPoint for Mac?

For example in the picture, the theme color of the PowerPoint is red. How can I change it to e.g. black/blue? There is no option in MS Office to do this, but how about Mac system?
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Slightly broken SD card is not readable on macbook

I put the SD card (sandisk ultra 32gb) in the card slot in macbook pro. But it is not getting detected. When I tried to find on Disk utility it doesnt show up. I have very important data in the SD ...
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Apple Mail rule that combines “all” and “any”

I would like to create a rule for Apple Mail that combines "all" and "any". Specifically, I need to do a rule where I have a group of "any" criteria, "Message content contains X" OR "Message content ...
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Using AppleScript to delete an event still existing in Calendar?

I'm trying to write an AppleScript that clears a calendar (an iCloud one) of all of its events. I have the following: tell application "Calendar" tell calendar "Test calendar" set ...
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Using a pre-owned Mac

My Dad passed away a few weeks ago and I now have access to his Mac computer. I have little to no knowledge of Apple devices and ecosystem, having used Windows for everything before. I have all his ...
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macOS: Name for app shortcut screen found by pinching with thumb and three fingers

In macOS, what is the name for the app shortcut screen (with all the installed apps icons displayed, taking up the whole screen) found by pinching with thumb and three fingers together (or sliding-in ...
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If I exclude a folder from Time Machine, will it be deleted from old backups?

I want to save space on my backup drive by excluding some folders I don't care about. I also want them to be deleted from my old backups so I can keep them for longer. If I add folder exclusions, ...
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Recover Deleted Data from Malfunctioning Hard Drive

I deleted some data accidentally on my Macbook a while ago, and then a couple weeks later the hard drive failed. Now my Macbook can't start normally. I took it to an Apple store and they told me they ...
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How to access ASL (Apple System Log) from macOS Recovery?

I have trouble booting the MacOS system. It's in constant loop. I don't know how can I access the logs from MacOS Recovery so I can troubleshoot it. Any suggestion? Can I do SSH to the system?
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How can I repair a keychain in Mojave?

Whenever I encounter a password field in Safari which it wants to auto-fill using my keychain, it freezes up for a few minutes and shows nothing but the beach ball. I presume it has to do with a ...

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