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What’s the difference between diskutil unmount and diskutil eject?

On macOS (eg. Mojave 10.14), what is the difference between the diskutil unmount and diskutil eject commands? For example, if I want to execute this from the command line (eg. bash in terminal), but ...
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iPod Classic160gb/MacBook Air [duplicate]

Can anyone figure this out for me before I send iPod away and spend money?! I have over 18k tracks on my iPod but after its battery ran down last week, I plugged it into my MacBook via USB and when I ...
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My mac keyboard print ˜ instead of ~

when I press delta key a ˜ instead of ~, I have to hit space every time after printing ˜ to get ~. How to print ~ directly without clicking space after it? my system is Mojave 10.14.4 my keyboard is ...
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Fast User switching

I have touch ID and fast user switch between accounts using diffrent fingers. They have have diffrent gmail info and home folders. I don't make the guest an admin. Whats the best way that I can ...
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List PIDs of processes that require high perf GPU

Macbook Pro with Radeon card is huge pain. Is there a way to list in terminal processes/PIDs that use high perf GPU so I could easily kill them? I know Activity Monitor has "Energy" tab and there you ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...
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How to quickly move mouse cursor between monitors?

I have two external monitors, positioned horizontally on each side of my MacBook Pro. When I am working in the far left or far right screens, I find it a little annoying to have to move the cursor all ...
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Do I need a newer Mac if I want to continue to use Xcode with my iPhone?

Recently I updated my iPhone 6s to iOS 12.2. When I went to compile my app, Xcode told me it needed to be upgraded to deploy to device running iOS 12.2. When I went to upgrade Xcode, it told me my ...
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Apple Store Connect: Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles grayed out

I want to add one of my friends to our development team in App Store Connect, so he can see/add Certificates and Provisioning Profiles. There is a Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles ...
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Is it possible to make a macOS app accessible via Status menu?

Is there any way to place a macOS app in Status bar which does not originally have a Status bar component? Is there any simple app which can make this conversion for any macOS app?
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(Mojave 10.4.2) Missing top right items (clock, network, battery etc.)

I don't know what happened. I restarted mac and since then I don't have top right icons: network, sound, battery, clock, notification but from time to time it blink and for a moment become visible but ...
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macOS Terminal.app can't split with Command + D

I installed zsh. When I press Command + D in iTerm2, it could split normally. But when I return to using Terminal.app, I use bash or zsh, it can't split with Command + D, it changed like the ...
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iPhone SE: broken screen and no connection via USB

I have an old iPhone SE from which I need to recover all media, but its screen is broken. I've tried the suggestions given at https://www.restore-iphone-data.com/unlock-iphone-with-broken-screen.html ...
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Display arrangement gets reset after connecting to a different external display

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) is connected to two Lenovo ThinkVision P27q-10 displays via a Kensington SD5200T docking station. One display is connected to the docking station via DisplayPort; the ...
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Is it possible to customise Look Up in Mac Mojave?

When I three-finger tap a word, I get a variety of definitions, from my dictionary app, Siri knowledge, News, the App Store, etc. Would there be any way, either through settings or through developing ...
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Automatically Mount Encrypted Core Storage Volume (10.14.4+)

Prior to Mojave 10.14.4, macOS would automatically attempt to mount locked Core Storage volumes, and if the necessary password was found in the current user's keychain this would occur automatically. ...
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Disable Wi-Fi card on macOS Mojave

I have disabled the Wi-Fi by moving the IO80211Family.kext from /System/Library/Extensions with SIP disabled of course. However, this does not seem to work anymore. Before (on macOS High Sierra and ...
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How to make Siri be aware of Chrome browser on MacBook?

I have Chrome browser on my MacBook. It is my default browser. I tell Siri: Siri, open browser It opens Safari. I tell Siri: Siri, open Chrome browser: It says "It doesn't look like you have ...
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How to make Boot Camp partition bootable again after update?

I use an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15". It has partitions for Mac OS 10.13.6, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Recently, when I tried to update Mac OS, the update failed with a message warning that the ...
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How Apple EarPods send the volume up/down signal?

I am trying to trigger an iPhone's camera with my own development board. I figured it out volume up/down signal is trigging the iPhone's camera, but I managed it at an Android device with touching an ...
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FaceTime continually drops and loses net connection

Comcast high-speed internet; up-to-date Apple devices. I'm never able to complete a conversation: FaceTime freezes, modem loses Internet connection. Every.Single.Time.
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MacBook going into blank screen after Apple Logo

I’ve been trying to turn on my MacBook Pro. It goes into a black screen while it’s trying to boot ( as the progress bar reaches 50% on the Apple Logo Screen). I am able to boot into the recovery mode ...
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Word for Mac: Quickly checking a check box

I have several Word documents with check boxes On Windows, you can simply click them to change the status (checked / not checked). But the only way I found to check/uncheck the checkbox with Word 15 ...
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Wrong date format in the menu bar

I set up some custom date formats, and while at first the date in the menu bar did honor them, now I've noticed it stopped and it's just using a standard one. How do I switch it back? Screenshot: ...
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Disabled always use location for Google Maps, but I still get “Google Maps is using your location”

So basically, here are my settings for Google Maps for iOS (running on an iPhone): As can be seen Location is set to While Using, and Background App Refresh is turned off. But, still when I exit ...
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How to trigger iOS-Alarm to start another app in iOS Shortcuts-App?

I am really looking for a Radio-Clock for my iPhone. This seems to be non-trivial looking at iPhone/iPad alarm clock app with custom radio stream support . All proposed solutions require the app to be ...
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Share Photos library with other user on same Mac

I would like to share my Photos library with another account on the same Mac. I have done exactly what @metatechbe suggested in his answer to How can I share Photos across multiple users on Apple ...
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How to enable Spotlight search in NAS attached folder with macOS Mojave 10.14.4?

I'm using Synology NAS for my file storage solution. It has been doing great, except one thing. I am unable to do Spotlight search to any of my network drive. I have enabled the indexing in my ...
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Login problems with Automount and SMB shares

I am using automount to mount a set of network shares on my macbook. My problem is that when these shares are not available, e.g. when I am out of the office using a different network, I cannot login ...
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How do I disable mouse acceleration AND adjust tracking speed in High Sierra?

The obvious answer you can find everywhere is: defaults write .GlobalPreferences com.apple.mouse.scaling -1 which disables mouse acceleration, but locks you at one sensitivity. Old solutions: ...
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Why can't I import AAC files downloaded with youtube-dl into iTunes?

When I download a song with youtube-dl into AAC, then I cannot import it into iTunes. iTunes doesn't give an error. It just ignores it. youtube-dl -x --audio-format aac https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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macbook pro stuck in boot loop - recovery mode and safe mode not working

I have a macbook pro 2015 (8gb ram, running macOS mojave) stuck in the loading screen with the apple logo and the loading bar 100% completed. I tried leaving it for long periods of time. Resetting ...
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Which iOS RTMP live streaming library to use for iPhone devices? [on hold]

I want to put live streaming functionality in my iPhone App. The user will be able to record using the iPhone app, and the video will be available for viewing using Amazon aws streaming. Rtmp ...
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Mac Wifi Slow, Fine on Other Devices

I've read through a similar sounding problem here: My MacBook pro Wi-Fi is slow, other devices are OK. However, my MCS index, Transmit Rate(Tx), RSSI and Noise seem to be relatively acceptable. See ...
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Can an eGPU work on Boot Camp with a Thunderbolt 2 port?

I aim to purchase an external GPU (likely this: https://amzn.to/2UvNTeh) and am wondering if a Thunderbolt 2 port will work with an eGPU on Windows 10 Boot Camp. I know there is a file for the macOS ...
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Has Apple completely dropped support of the COM API for iTunes?

Apple used to provide a COM-based SDK for iTunes on Windows. This could be found via https://developer.apple.com/downloads/ and a search for iTunes COM. It appears as if the download has been removed. ...
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Finder constantly not responding/freezing

My system I've read about a dozen similar questions to this. I'm running a 13" retina MacBook Pro and using El Capitan 10.11.6. System is generally stable. Model Name: MacBook Pro Model ...
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Wireless Mouse Lag

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina that runs OSX El Capitan (10.11.6). I'm trying to use my wireless Logitech mouse (Anywhere MX, the first edition), but there is an intermittent lag problem. Sometimes it ...
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See connected device log on iTunes?

is it possible to see a history list of devices I have connected to my computer on iTunes so far? The other day I connected a device and I would like to see if that was logged somewhere.
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Viewing Google Chrome (v69+) Cache on macOS?

I recently viewed an image from Imgur on Google Chrome for Mac. The image is no longer available, and I would like to fish it out of my cache. chrome://cache no longer works. Looking through the files ...
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How to fix 'Too many levels of symbolic links' error in virtuanenv? [on hold]

I am getting error (Too many symbolic link levels) while setting up virtual environment in Django web application framework. I tried to look the following question and answer on Stack Overflow: ...
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How to find out whether NVRAM was reset?

I was having some issues with my mac so I reset NVRAM by holding ⌘+⌥+P+R. The problem is that this laptop does not chime when NVRAM is reset, so I'm not sure if NVRAM was indeed reset. How can I ...
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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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Mail.app: Moving messages out of IMAP accounts to local folders without keeping a copy in the Archive

I have my Mail.app set up with multiple email accounts (from different providers). For each of these accounts, I would like to make sure that when I drag an email out of the respective inbox into a ...
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I would need a way to monitor the sound volume on python macos

The title says it all, but I would also prefer if you don't need any permissions (like a terminal command that starts with sudo) Summerised : Need to see when the volume on MacOS hits a certain ...
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How do I change my background on my MacBook?

On my MacBook Air, I accidentally somehow pasted a picture on Olaf on my screen and when I try to change it, it just goes into a black screen. I have tried changing the screen saver and it just doesn'...
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Why doesn't iTunes allow to search for podcasts related to Uyghurs?

It just occurred to me while trying to locate an old podcast on Uyghurs that iTunes doesn't allow to filter your podcasts based on that word, but allows to filter podcasts for other words such as ...
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Using mv to rename files on terminal ended up with lost files

I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.4, on a APFS SSD. Last week some students delivered me some image files over an image processing assignment. I have an automated routine on Matlab to grade the assignments, ...
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What is the normal fan speed on Mac computers

I have noticed that fan speed on my Mac is 499 rpm. Now this is a computer with installed OSX El Capitan, Xcode 8.2.1... I have noticed this when Xcode got crashed few weeks ago (the information was ...

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