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Can i set “accept incoming connection” option for Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)?

We already use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) for Admin > User connections for admin / tech support sessions. In this instance we DO NOT require the User to confirm acceptance for the ARD session. We ...
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How to run privileged programs without elevation by sudo?

I got the mtr ping-traceroute combo util through Homebrew and I'd like to run on new Terminal windows without having to become superuser (or elevation, sudoing, whatever it's called on UNIX) each time ...
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Change font size for PDF Text comments in Preview

I would like to change the font size for PDF Text comments in Preview? I am aware that acrobat allows you to do this. I am looking for a solution in Preview (Version 8.1 (877.7)) This is a ...
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How to map Ctrl + Delete to Fn + Opt + Delete with Karabiner-Elements

I would like to map Ctrl + Delete on a Windows keyboard to Fn + Opt + Delete on a Macbook keyboard, so it deletes the next word after the cursor. I can't figure out how to represent Fn + Opt + Delete ...
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Can Touch ID for the Mac Touch Bar authenticate sudo users and admin privileges?

Does Touch ID for the MacBook Pro 2016 Touch Bar support elevating admin privileges in macOS? Somewhat differently, can the Touch ID give sudo access in Terminal? I'm guessing that the former may be ...
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process was killed — why? how can I find out?

I have written a computer program in C++, compiled it and ran it within terminal using the command line. This program has run fine many times, but it appears that whenever it's accumulated CPU time ...
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Why does systemsetup sometimes fail to do anything?

I recently came across this issue on GitHub: https://github.com/saltstack/salt/pull/48583#issue-201371696 Mac-6:testing root# systemsetup -setlocalsubnetname blah4 setlocalsubnetname: blah4 Mac-6:...
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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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What external hardware allows a fingerprint to login/unlock a Mac?

I own a mid-2009 MBP with OS X Mavericks installed. I'm a hi-tech enthusiast who wants to use the fingerprint scanning feature made available by many scanners on the market to login into my account ...
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Area code creating apple ID

I'm trying to create a new apple ID. I live in the Netherlands but have a UK number. Every time I try to type in my number (with United Kingdom selected), it tells me "please choose an area code which ...
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Installing Expansion to Bottled/Running Base Game via CrossOver [on hold]

Attempting to install an expansion (SoD) into/onto a base game (BG: EE) via CrossOver, and I'm bumping into the (in hindsight perhaps predictable) issue of the setup immediately failing to detect the ...
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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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Can i invite someone on my LAN to view my screen using Apple Remote Desktop?

Im aware i can use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) to connect to other OSX computers on my LAN as long as they have remote management pre enabled. But can i invite someone on my LAN to view my screen ...
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How do I restore an iPhone 5 without Factory reset with a forgotten password?

My friend has an iPhone 5 that he forgot the password to, and he wants to recover the password without Factory resetting the device. Is there a "brute-force" password cracker that can be downloaded, ...
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Is it possible to use Ethernet connection on Mac without battery draining?

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 model. I want to use wired Internet connection with it. I've tried using 2 different USB-C hubs to accomplish this, both are USB-C to Ethernet plus some USB-A 3.0 ...
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Microsoft Word Forcing “Spaces” Switching

When I have Microsoft Word on one “space” (virtual desktop in usual english), sometimes clicking anything on another “space” forces me to go back to the "space" where the Word window is opened. How ...
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Pros and cons of clone with dd VS Carbon Copy Cloner or similar backup [on hold]

From Louis Gerber’s answer on Will a cloned hard drive function exactly as the original? that: Technically speaking CCC and similiar tools do not make bitwise exact copies of volumes. My ...
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Is it any different to clone each partition separately VS cloning the entire disk, when clone is meant for data recovery?

As directed by an answer on: How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I tried to clone my Mac internal disk of 256GB. When I ran diskutil I got this: /dev/disk0 (...
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How do I start a new blank image page in Preview?

I want to be able to paste an image in a new blank page in Preview.app but do not see this option in the program.
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How do I combine two text values from different cells to equal another cell?

Let’s say I always know my row will be 14. I only know the column by another value above it. For example, $Q$7 = A I want to be able to take that value A and add it so that my formula is now $A$14. ...
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Are there any GUI Git clients that support diff with —color-words?

I use Git for both programming and writing projects, the latter using LaTeX. All the GUI clients I’ve tried on the Mac (e.g. Tower, sourcetree) do a fine job with traditional line diffs. But for ...
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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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Technical reason why Safari 9 doesn't support modern sites

I am still using Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) on one of my machines so as to be able to run older versions of Adobe software etc. I prefer to use Safari as a web browser because it is designed for the ...
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Installing Older Version of MacOS/OSX alongside current

So with the end of 32-bit App support, I was thinking maybe if I run across an app that I really need to run than will no long run post 10.15, that it might be a good idea to have an older version on ...
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How do I prevent repeated iCloud logins when switching boot disk?

I've several different APFS bootable volumes. When I restart, and switch from MacOS 13 to 15, or back to 13, after I log into my user account, I'm asked to re-authenticate on iCloud. It seems that ...
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known iOS mail bug? The inbox skips over displaying hundreds of messages (IF inbox has >500 messages or so)

I would like to know if others see this bug, or if it is known -- in other words, if it is just me. If it is a universal bug, it is a big one in my opinion. My iOS mail app is showing a bug in two ...
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How to take 9:41 am screenshots on an iOS Simulator and Device?

I know that it's possible to record the screen on Yosemite and take screenshots that have 9:41 am. Is this same functionality possible with the Simulator?
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How can I prevent apps from opening on startup that don't respect Login Items?

The application I'm specifically talking about is Cisco AnyConnect VPN, which I have to use for work so I can't delete it. It opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes ...
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How to instal Window 10 on an External drive for a MacBook Pro 2019

I read several articles and watched several YouTube videos about how to make a bootable Windows 10 on an external SSD using Bootcamp. However, all of the tutorials are using either an iMac or older ...
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Creating a Windows partition on an external drive

I am trying to basically add a Windows 10 bootable system to an external hard drive because I haven't the space on my internal to do it. I have a mid-2013 MB Pro running Sierra. So I tried the ...
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Is there a sandboxing program like Sandboxie for Mac?

With Sandboxie for Windows, you are able to run applications that you don't entirely trust in a sandbox; it tracks all files the program creates and modifies, and although the files technically go to ...
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Adding a line break to a shell output in AppleScript

I've got a script working but not the way I want. Here's the script return do shell script "BLUETOOTH_DEFAULTS=$(defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth); SYSTEM_PROFILER=$(...
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Is there a difference between recovering data from the original drive VS a clone of it

Following up from How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I did a clone of my entire internal 256GB SSD of my Mac 10.14, with 13-15GB free areas. I have .img file now. ...
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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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Numbers - continuous line connecting gapped data?

This question over on SuperUser is exactly the same as mine, in the sense that I have a CSV that contains gaps in each column, but I want to plot it as a continuous line. However, I'm using Numbers, ...
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Switch “Touch Bar shows” per app

Some apps (eg IDEs) I like to have Function keys directly shown, but most other apps I like the Quick Actions with Control Strip. Is there a way to get the Touch Bar to automatically switch between ...
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Update from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to macOS Mojave 10.14

I have recently got a mid 2012 Macbook Air which I installed Lion on. I am trying to update it to Mojave, but even though it is compatible, when downloading it in the App Store I get this error ...
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Access VBA - Subform populating incorrect records [on hold]

I'm trying to pull Person A and Person B records, once I switch from A-B & B-A the data is not populating properly. I mean B's record is assigning to A. I'm calling data from linked table. Any ...
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`timed` not always working? [duplicate]

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "how to act as NTP server?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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Reinstall mac os x 10.10 yosemite; never had mac os license assigned to my icloud account

Recently I found an old MacBook, probably from 2009 at my company's storage place. My boss allowed me to take it and I really want to try it out. The thing is, when I try to reinstall mac os with ...
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How can I limit iTerm2 text selection to a single tmux pane?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro running iTerm2. I don't have tmux installed on it, but I use tmux on the remote Linux host I frequently connect to via ssh. When tmux is displaying a vertical split and ...
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Automate URL Redirection in Mac OS Automator

I would like some assistance to write an AppleScript to automatically redirect amazon.com to smile.amazon.com. I tend to always forget to use smile. With this automator I will never forget to. ...
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Something taking up 90GB of storage in MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

After installing MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A471t) there is something taking up 90GB of my Disk. I tried scanning with Daisy Disk but wasn't able to identify what those files are. How can I find ...
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Why isn't my movie exporting from iMovie?

I go through the whole export process, but then I get error messages about disk space from outside iMovie... even though I have about 9 GB free and the total export size is only supposed to be a few ...
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Change the order of servers in “Connect to Server” window?

Running Mavericks (OS X 10.9.4) is it possible to change the order that the "favorite servers" are displayed in? Allow me to explain a little more the use case. In Finder if one presses Command-K or ...
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IntelliJ IDEA + JBR11 uninstalled but still appears in Spotlight Search

I have uninstalled the JBR11 version of IntelliJ and installed the standard version, but both versions appear in Spotlight Search. How can I fix this?
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`timed`: how to act as NTP server?

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "timed not always working?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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Transfer data from iPhone to windows and vise versa

I friend of mine has no space left on her iPhone, so we bought a external harddrive and try to transfer the photos and videos from the iPhone to the harddrive. I am using windows 10. I unlocked the ...
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Suggestions for a safe-n-fast charger for a bunch of 6th gen iPod Touch Devices?

I have about 30 iPod touch devices that connect to a charger with multiple ports on it. There are 4x 5V/2.4A ports and 4x 5V/1A ports on the device that charges them. It seems as though the the 5V/...
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Keyboard shortcut flip screen

How can I create a keyboard shortcut that flips my screen upside down? I know how to enable this setting in System Preferences but I want to be able to bind it to a shortcut. Is it possible to make ...

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