# All Questions

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### Is there a spec or standard for .mobileconfig?

I see a lot of talk about mobileconfig files for standing up new boxes. It seems as if they're a configuration file for Profiles. Is there a spec or standard from which there are generated, or can be ...
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### Enlarge APFS container with free space

The container scheme of my hard drive is the following I have more or less 87 GB free, that are not contained in this list. I have removed the container of size 87 GB with the command sudo ...
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### iTunes Sync Calendars does not show Outlook

I want to sync my iPhone calendars with Outlook via iTunes. Here are the instructions from Microsoft support Office, which require iTunes. Step four says: Under Calendars, click Sync calendars ...
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### Place html data on the macOS clipboard via applescript

I want to use applescript to place HTML data onto the clipboard from a text variable. I copied data from firefox. I looked at what data class was on the clipboard via applescript (clipboard info). ...
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### Shortcuts - Saving a file to specific folder that is NOT ‘/shortcuts/‘

I’m trying to create a shortcut from the sharesheet to save a file to particular iCloud Drive/Files folder. However within the options for the ‘save file’ action in shortcuts only allows me to save ...
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### Mac doesn't recognize internal microphone

On my Mac the internal microphone suddenly disappeared from devices, it doesn't even appear in the sounds settings, as seen in the attached photo: Resetting the PRAM solved it temporally, but then it ...
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### AU Lab won't start. AULab failed to initialize the audio engine — Error Code: -10868 — SOLVED [on hold]

TL;DR Hold SHIFT when you open AU Lab to prevent error -10868 Sometimes (frequently, but intermittently and unpredictably) when I start AU Lab it will fail with the following error over and over, ...
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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: Face Time freezes, modem loses internet connection. Every.Single.Time.
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### Mini Mac or just an apple question

My friend and I are both administrators on the mini. However, no matter who signs in, my dock always displays. Shouldn’t his Dock with his mail pull up when he logs in?
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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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### Take screenshot of screenshot with AppleScript

I want to open an image on the desktop with the 'Quick Look', then screenshot it, and then open the new screenshot to take another one of it. In resume, I want to know how to screenshot an image that ...
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### Mojave Hosts File

Was there some new behavior around the /etc/hosts file in Mojave? Cannot get the thing to pick up any new entries which I make in the file. I am restarting the DNS resolver thingy, and I vetted my ...
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### Prevent services from prompting for imported keychain password on login

I have a new Macbook, I exported my old Keychain and added it to my new account. I have a couple of these keychains that I've brought with me to each new machine over the years. When I login, it ...
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### MacBook Pro keep on “unplugging” battery and need SMC/PRAM reset

I recently brought my 2015 13" MacBook Pro to an Apple center to get a screen replacement for Staingate. They did it for free. Before this replacement my MacBook was doing really good actually. After ...
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### Opening any LaTeX-made PDF file with a hyperlink or internal link freezes entire computer

After a recent software upgrade, opening almost any PDF file I have freezes the entire computer for 15 seconds. The problem is worse for larger files, but present even for tiny files. The problem is ...
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### Printing 2 pages per sheet results in 4 pages

Every now and then, I use the "Layout" option in macOS's print dialog to fit two pages on a sheet, for instance when printing presentation slides. For some reason, this sometimes leads to 4 pages ...
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### Siri is giving out wrong phone number for my business

I am an optometrist and when people use Siri to find me Siri is giving my home number instead of my office number. How can I correct this issue?
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### How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

I have a lot of Notes on my machine which I don't want to loose. It's not logical to export them one by one. Is there any way to export them in one go, which would make me either use them on my new ...
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### Any idea what happened to /Library/Receipts in Mac OS X Lion?

Does anyone know why all the .bom files in /Library/Receipts moved to /var/db/receipts?
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### MacBookPro12,1 BootCamp Windows 7 repair “GUID CODE: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF (Unknown)”

I am trying to fix my windows 7 MSR partition. Everything was working since I decided to install ubuntu. I was able to fix the boot partitions before but now I'm stuck. The image shows GUID of MSR is ...
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### Creating screenshots on macOS Mojave without missing regions [migrated]

I have some code to create screenshots. On High Sierra it worked without issues. However, it does not work anymore properly since I run it on Mojave. Some parts are cut out. I use this API call: ...
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### How can I manually lock an iPhone X screen

I have my iPhone X configured to auto-lock in 30 minutes. But sometimes I want to manually lock sooner, is this possible? By lock, I mean require the passcode. I know that I could set the phone to ...
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### How to Rescue a Scratched CD/DVD on Mac OSX

I have a scratched DVD and can't copy its content to my hard drive on Mac OSX. When trying to copy, I get error 36: "can't complete the operation because some data can't be read or written" How can I ...
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### Safari in a strange mode where pages randomly zoom in and pages slide to the right

Recently Safari has gotten into a mode where unwanted events are happening. Pages I'm viewing will randomly zoom in with no known way to zoom out. Pages will also "slide" off the app by sliding ...
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### Chrome address bar's suggestion shrink into tiny space

My Chrome is suddenly acting weird. The suggestion size from address bar is somehow shrink into smaller space. I'm using Sierra and Chrome 73. The normal condition will have more white space between ...
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### Photoshop on mac “could not save [file] because write access was not granted”

I've been seeing this error a lot lately: Could not save [file] because write access was not granted I've checked all the standard reasons why permission to save a file might be denied: The file ...
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### How to install default/stock Terminal app?

I uninstalled the default/stock Terminal app via AppCleaner. How to get the default/stock Terminal back without reinstalling Mojave?
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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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### Keynote equation: is it possible to predefine LaTeX macros?

Is it possible to add to the LaTeX preamble for the Keynote equation tool? For example, the default setting is that \vec{x} generates an arrow over the letter x, but I would like this to produce a ...
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### Control data usage of Safari and other Web browsers on Mac

I find that Web browsers like Safari tend to consume data even after my Web pages are loaded sufficiently to be browsed/read. May I know why? As an example, I use TripMode to control the data usage ...
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### Where to find documentation for whois command options?

macOS has whois command available. Running it without any argument shows the following: usage: whois [-aAbfgiIklmPQrRS] [-c country-code | -h hostname] [-p port] name ... Here, the -c, -h, and -p ...
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### How to always use macbook microphone with Bose QuietComfort 35?

I have noise canceling headphones (Bose QC 35), that also have microphone built-in. If the microphone is active, noise canceling doesn't work, they just pass through ambient sounds (this is by design. ...
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### Safari Google calendar iframe embed broken [on hold]

I can't seem to get an embedded shared Google calendar to show up on Safari. The calendar is being displayed on my company's Intranet. The calendar is shared with individual employees, and therefore ...
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### constant popup: “iTunes has found purchased items on the iPhone ”xyz“ that are not present in your iTunes library”

I keep getting the popup shown below every single time (or almost every single time) I connect my iPhone to my MacBook Pro with a Lightning cable. Every time I click "Transfer" but it always comes up ...
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### Saving an old project that used Java 1.6 and compiled to 32-bit on Mac OS X 10.6.8 by bringing it to java 1.7, Is cocoa used to get Java 1.6? [on hold]

I'm having trouble with a project I'm bringing from Java 1.6 to Java 1.7 (yes I know that's still old, baby steps...). The new targets are macOS Mojave. I managed to convert the project to Java 1.7 ...
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### Identify square icon with filled triangle up icon in iOS status bar

There's an icon just to the left of the battery percentage icon in the Status bar of my iPhone, which I am unable to identify. I have tried looking for it in the Apple Support document, but was ...
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### Generate and view macOS system performance report

I want to generate a system performance report for my Mac. I would like that this report have CPU, Memory, disk and network activity statistics over a time period. Like, I start the report generation ...
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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 Cmd-Opt-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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### iPod Classic160gb shows “No Music” and unknown storage use. Charged with MacBook Air [duplicate]

I have over 18000 tracks on my iPod. I plugged it into MacBook Air via USB and when I went to get it after charging the message appeared that there was "No Music". I use my iPod almost constantly in ...
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### Use Shortcuts app to format text

I have text in this format: Apple Pear Banana Orange Melon Grapefruit I need it in this format: c("Apple", "Pear", "Banana", "Orange", "Melon", "Grapefruit") I also have these numbers: 1 172 3 ...
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### Syncing and deleting categories in Outlook?

I created a bunch of Outlook categories via AppleScript using the following command: make new category with properties {name:"Snooze2", color:"blue"} These new categories work as expected, but don't ...
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### Change user Privileges Mack Book using ARD [on hold]

I'm hoping that you can help me with creating a unix script for sending a terminal command through ARD to multiple networked computers. I'm hoping to Change user from admin to standard. Thanks
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### Override iTunes “media” keys (play, pause, etc) for Spotify?

Is it possible to set Spotify as the default program when the "media" keys (play, pause, previous, next, etc) are pressed on the Mac keyboard? For the most part when Spotify is open, the "media" ...
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### How can I center a PNG with a transparent background using the CLI?

I'd like to come up with a technique for properly posting images on this site on my Macbook using a CLI tool to do the conversion. This is a sample image that I'd like to make it so that the image is ...
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### Broken Git installation on my Mac. How do I fix it?

I've had git running on my MacBook Pro (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) for ages. I recently uninstalled Xcode because I never use it, but that seems to have broken Git and I can't figure out how to fix it....
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### Two apple IDs registered on Apple Servers and one local iPad 2 [Reworded] [duplicate]

I bought icloud-locked iPad which was stolen from trash center in Denmark. Honestly, I did not know they were stolen and I was scammed. (The seller did not even say they are iCloud locked) I ...
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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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### Remote call from another phone

I am in US now and I need to call Ukraine, it would be way too expensive as I need to make a lot of calls (business related). I have a friend in Ukraine so I though if there was a way to connect my ...
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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 envirionment in Django web application framework. I tried to look the following question and answer on stack overflow: ...
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### macOS: Kernel Panic at USB insertion, system restarts or freezes [duplicate]

When I insert a USB, macOS system (running High Sierra, Mavericks, Mojave) restarts or freezes with a panic report: Panic Report: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801e4ba207): "a freed zone element has ...

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