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How to log the search history in Mac Dictionary when using the pop-up dictionary mode

how to log the search history in mac dictionary The answer to this post provides an AppleScript to record the words that have been looked up by actually opening the Dictionary app (using an assigned ...
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My MacBook Pro doesn’t wake up after sleep mode

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2013). After it goes into sleep it does not wake up. I see the tabulator key light goes on if I press it, but the monitor stays black. I can only restart the Mac by pushing ...
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iMac dual monitor set-up cursor locked on main screen in gameplay

Lately, when playing video games on my iMac configured with an external display, I noticed that I can't navigate to my external monitor. It is quite annoying to me, since I need to access it to turn ...
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Open Keychain Access Get Info window after loading certificate

I add in my program certificate to login keychain and opened Keychain Access application. I wanted also to open Get Info window for this specific certificate automatically. But it is neither possible ...
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How can I boot back to Mojave from Boot Camp 6 with password-locked boot manager?

The situation is as follows: I have a MacBook Air 13" (early 2015), which was corporate but the employer allowed me to buy it when I was changing jobs. I have installed Windows 10 from an official ...
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Command + Tab sometimes does not switch to maximized window of app in another Space

An app (such as Firefox) is opened and maximized on another Space. I'm on a separate Space, and then when I hit Command + Tab, to switch to Firefox, I can see its menu is displayed at the top of the ...
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Which iPhone app is connecting to e.crashlytics.com?

My iPhone tries to connect to e.crashlytics.com several hundred times a day (and this is just the time it is connect to my wifi), according to my Pi-hole. How can I identify the app that tries to ...
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After latest Safari update, bank websites don't recognize my computer or autofilled name+pwd

I'm running 10.13.6 on a late-2014 MBP. After the latest Safari update (to 12.1), bank websites don't recognize my computer and/or autofilled user name+password. I don't have this issue with lower-...
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Transfer media files from an Android device to an iOS device

Is there any software or app that can directly transfer media files (videos, images, audio) from an Android device to an iOS device (similar to AirDrop)?
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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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What can an Apple Watch do beyond what an iPhone can already do?

I'm fairly invested in the Apple system of devices (Mac at home/work, iPad for fun, iPhone always on me) but I'm still struggling to see the value proposition of the Apple Watch. It just doesn't seem ...
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Is there a method to force rebuild all packages in MacPorts? [on hold]

If something changes (base OS dependency) or I want to rebuild all of my MacPorts with a new compiler, as in the case of an upgrade or install of xCode, how would I go about doing it?
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What could cause my MacBook Pro's built-in trackpad to freeze?

When I reboot my laptop, the built-in trackpad works, so I'm fairly confident that it's not a hardware problem, but when I've been using it for a while with my Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad, and ...
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MagSafe 2 - not charging

On my MagSafe 2 plug for my mbp 13 retina (2014) the charger is not working. If I let the charger rest unplugged from the computer then it will turn the green led on for one second then it will turn ...
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Being able to colour in a PDF with the pencil

I have the ipad 9" (not pro) with the apple pencil. I'd like to get a PDF with colour in pages and then on the ipad be able to colour in with the Apple pencil (think of the Pigment app, where you can ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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“arp-a” question

when I type "arp -a" I get all devices on local right? my question is this how come when I type this command into 2 separate machines,I get 2 different results? and when I ping the router not all ...
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Why are my guests in VirtualBox so slow?

I have Mojave 10.14.3, running VirtualBox 6.0.4 and with Debian 9 (with XFCE) as the guest OS. I have installed the guest additions, no errors. I can verify that the usual vbox modules are running: ...
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Selectively Disable Notifications/Alerts Calendar

Is it possible to only receive notifications in a shared calendar of events that you are invited to or that you created yourself? I don't need alerts or notifications to an event I only want to be ...
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MySQL Workbech editor hiding value

I have Workbench on my Windows PC and the Editor looks great .. But I just loaded it onto my Macbook, and it looks funky (I can't see the whole value) .. Does anyone know if there's a setting where I ...
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Faster way to open a private window from a link?

To open a link in a private window, you have to hold down the option key and right click on the link and then select private browsing from the menu. It's mildly irritating. Anyone know of a way to ...
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How to delete an administrator account on mac?

I have an administrator account on my mac I don't need, and know the password but cannot delete it.
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“Characters” window won't stay closed

Sometimes when I open the "Characters" window to get access to special characters (e.g., greek letters), it re-opens itself repeatedly. The re-opening triggers on some actions, but I haven't found ...
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How can I determine how much storage is required for a specific podcast?

I want to download some podcasts for offline listening/viewing, how can I determine how much storage they will take on my device before downloading them?
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What's the difference between the 3 “Apple Keynotes” podcasts?

I want to download a keynote for offline viewing, but I'm not sure how to decide between the three different podcasts: Apple Keynotes Apple Keynotes (HD) Apple Keynotes (1080p) I'm assuming that HD ...
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...
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Empty Keychains “1” that cannot be deleted

When opening Keychain Access I have a bunch of empty keychains named 1 as well as the normal login keychain. These cannot be deleted. What are they and what are they for? How do I get rid of them? (...
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What is the security model of iCloud Drive on iOS?

If I open a file using the file picker in an app, can the app now see all files in that folder? Is there any other way in which an app might see all the files in my iCloud Drive?
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iCloud Photo- How to save to the cloud but not share photos between devices

I have 6 phones under the same Apple id. I would like the photos on all phones to backup to the cloud, but not be shared between all devices. How do I do that?
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Are there any modern X11/Xorg Browsers that compile for OSX?

Currently I'm using macports. I'm wondering if there are any graphical X11 browsers like Chromium, or Firefox, or the like that compile under X11 (and not native OSX). I want a browser that I can ...
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Trackpad and keyboard problems

My keyboard is working oddly. The right side shift does not work, but the left side shift command button will. The trackpad will click, but it stopped working to move the cursor around. The trackpad ...
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Google Chrome and nslookup: works. Safari and ping: do not work

So I'm on a hotel WiFi that has been working fine for several days. Suddenly, I'm not able to use many programs on the internet. Safari says "Can't find server". Ping says "Can't resolve: Unknown ...
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Can't resize APFS container

On a 120GB SSD hard drive in a MacBook only 68.68GB are available. The missing 51.32GB are not even shown as a free space. Here is what the output of Disk Utility looks like: As you can see on the ...
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problem with upload an update of an application on the appstore made with xcode 8.3.3 [on hold]

I am currently working on an application for IOS made on xcode version 8.3.3 and swift 3 on a VM of mac Sierra and i can't update my app on the appstore because of sdk but can't have choose the ...
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Can I search for applications compiled against X11/Xorg for MacPorts?

Similar to this question on building against native xQuartz vs MacPort's Xorg, is it possible to search for just applications built against Xorg? For example, I want to know what Web Browsers are ...
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Can I delete a file from being shown in the 'recents' area of the Files iOS app?

I am trying to remove some files out of the 'recents' view of the files iOS app without actually deleting the file. According to this other forum, this is not possible: https://forums.macrumors.com/...
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Normal Push Notification in iOS don't always guaranteed to awake the device [on hold]

I am working on a chat application for iOS. I have applied message received confirmation feature such that on receiving the chat message, the receiver will send the confirmation to the sender ...
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xcode not responding upon launch os x mojave

For some reason, Xcode 10 on OS X Mojave stopped working and now freezes upon launch. I have no other information. I tried re-installing, deleting all the Xcode-related files, but without success. Re-...
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Can I tell MacPorts to build against its own X11 or Xorg?

In this comment there is a distinction drawn between "native macOS libraries" and X11, Haven‘t used MacPorts for years, but most probably Kitty is compiled with the native macOS libraries, not with ...
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Why are my iTunes factory equalizer presets all flat?

If I try to select any iTunes equalizer preset, they're all flat. This includes the factory ones. How do I get them back?
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Is it possible to open Merlin 2 files on the iPad? [on hold]

I'm Merlin 2 user and want to use my project files on the iPad. Have I to go with Merlin Project (https://www.projectwizards.net) or what can I do to open such files?
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Is the Hyperx Alloy Core RGB keyboard compatible with a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave? [on hold]

Is the Hyperx Alloy Core RGB keyboard compatible with a MacBook Air running macOS Mojave? Will it recognize it, will there be any problems and it will be like a normal keyboard?
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Why is .bash_history periodically wiped?

This is the second time it's happened. I just tried grep-ing some historical commands and came up empty. a look at my bash history shows that it's practically empty. Like it's been wiped clean. I use ...
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iOS 12 devices randomly wakes to Home screen and doesn't turn off again automatically

I've got an iPhone 8 and an iPad mini 4 (both running iOS 12) that both seem to have the same issue. For some reason they randomly turn on the Home screen when they are resting, as if they have just ...
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Building webkit2-gtk with macports, errors sys/types not found

Trying to build webkit2 with macports, I get :info:build /usr/bin/cc -c -I/opt/local/include -fno-common -DPERL_DARWIN -mmacosx-version-min=10.14 -pipe -Os -isysroot/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/...
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log-sessions logs not deleting

I have a lot of a log-sessions logs and iTunes is unable to delete them during the sync, as long as Xcode can't (through device browse function). Is there any way to get rid of them?
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How to completely delete Bluetooth and network driver from MacBook Air?

I need to permanently delete Bluetooth and Network drivers (Wi-Fi and Ethernet) from my MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra, so there will be no way to have any connection except the USB. Is that ...
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Mac Wi-Fi can automatically connect to my Samsung hotspot but not my iPhone [duplicate]

I have tested this with 2 iPhones, and one Samsung phone. Whenever I put close my Macbook (put it on sleep), and I open it again, I have to reconnect to my wi-fi. Initially the hotspot will not be ...
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Phone charge initiation vibration missing

My phone (iPhone XS Max iOS 12.1.4) used to vibrate when I put it on the wireless charging pad but now i realize it has stopped doing that. I looked under Notifications and under Sounds and Haptics ...
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Multi User for macOS Server (Mojave)

I want to allow multiple users to be able to connect to my Mac to develop with Xcode. I’m new to macOS Server and wanted to find out what is needed to get it to work. My internet is with FiOS. ...

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