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Issue with WiFi and MacBook Pro when connected to external Monitor

I have recently been having issues with my WiFi connection (on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks) when my laptop is closed and connected to an external 4k monitor. I use a USB-C to HDMI adapter (from ...
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I disabled Apple Push Notification Service but it's still attempting to connect to Apple servers

I disabled the service as per the instructions on this page: How to disable Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) on OS X 10.8? Yet this service is still running at startup! How do I disable it ...
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How to remove a very thin screen protector from an iPad?

I have an iPad with a "Paper-Feels Like" screen protector, which I now want to remove. I have tried toothpick, fingernails, etc., but it is so thin and well-placed that I cannot find an edge. Apple ...
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MBA (2013-15?) wont boot from macOS boot stick

A friend of mine somehow managed to delete his internal drive including the recovery partition while trying to reset his MacBook to factory settings. Now when trying to boot up the MBA only displays ...
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How can I troubleshoot a Mac that can’t ssh to Raspberry pi?

As you can see from the title, my Mac cannot connect to my Raspberry PI (SSH, HTTP, FTP) that sits on my local network. I've tried both via IPv4 and IPv6 address, but none of them works. I've also ...
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Missing storage after deleting boot camp partition

Using an iMac 27 inch - Late 2012. I deleted my bootcamp partition and lost 300gb. I didn't let it uninstall properly, rushed and closed the window and thats where all the errors and lost space ...
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View all files in folders at once

When using Finder, the files in my folders do not appear all at the same time. It says "see all" or "see less". I would like to be able to see all files in my folders at once and make it a default. ...
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Disabling a specific system notification?

My Macbook Air 13" (macOS 10.13.6) has a USB problem which triggers a warning notification every five minutes: Looking in the Console, I see lots of "overcurrent detected" warnings; testing the two ...
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Lost All Files in a folder because of undo on my mac [duplicate]

What just happened? I have a flash drive of mine with a lot of school files that I just planned on doing a format. So before I went to Disk Utility then erasing it to the format I wanted, First I ...
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Fix Exercise Type in Activity App

I did 60m of yoga yesterday and didn’t realize until the end that I had accidentally specified Indoor Cycle as the activity type. Looking for a place to edit this in the Activity app on my phone and ...
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Macpro 3.1 won't boot from USB

I cannot get my MacPro 3.1 early 2008 to recognise a bootable USB stick. I'm trying to upgrade from 10.11 El Capitan, to a newer version using the unoffical patcher tools. I've tried both Mojave, and ...
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reorganize mail folders (not in V4 on Sierra)

A while ago, after filling my MacBookPro disk, I (stupidly!) moved my Mail (all IMAP or Gmail) folders to an external disk (using Terminal). After cleaning up my disk, I did Mailbox > Rebuild on ...
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Reverting CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled in VSCode

I turned on font smoothing in VSCode using the following commands: defaults write com.microsoft.VSCode CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled 0 defaults write com.microsoft.VSCode.helper ...
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Automated Individualised (personalised) emails based on survey outcome? [on hold]

I am distributing a survey to students, and this survey has multiple-choice questions. What I want is, when the answers are revealed depending on the answers, I want the pc to send automatically an ...
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Remove side menu(right side) from finder

When I open any Finder window it appears with options in the right side. I can hide it by dragging it to end. But if I open a new window of the finder it appears again. So, please help me to hide that ...
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Deadlock of Disk Utility while trying to install Windows via Bootcamp on external SSD

I am trying to do the following: Installation of WIN10 on a bootcamp instance located on an external SSD which shall be partitioned accordingly: 1 Time Machine Volume 1 Data Volume 1 WIN10 Volume ...
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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Could I recover pictures from an itunes backup missing PLIST files?

I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes ...
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High Sierra 10.13.6 - Security update 2019-003 failing install

My 15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is running slowly since I attempted but failed to install Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra. After researching the problem, I discovered a number of reports ...
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Inaccessible voice memo

This 3-hour long voice memo that I recorded yesterday comes up when I search my phone but doesn’t show up in voice memos. I initially thought my phone is taking time to process this and it would show ...
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Frequently visited not showing up from OSX Safari

I removed all my caches, removed ~/Library/Safari folder and disabled&enabled iCloud Sync but Frequently Visited section of new page tab doesn't show up. I checked that I enabled Frequently ...
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How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to convert to a remote server (i.e. so when I am in a random coffeeshop I can connect to it to run computationally intensive tasks as it sits on my desk at home). Are ...
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Is it possible to send a text file from terminal to the Notes App on MacOS?

I like how my notes in the Notes App gets synced via iCloud. I spend most of my time in the terminal during the day, so it's convenient for me to keep notes in a text file. At the moment I simply copy-...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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Apple IAP Custom Discount

We're doing a treasure hunt in our city with the smart phone. It will include a lot of real-world stuff combined with AR-Stuff in the Phone. So, to promote it, we want to make custom discounts for in-...
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Xcode command line tools cctools incomplete

I've had Xcode & the command line tools installed for a while. Recently I wanted to start playing with the TianoCode EDK II, which for macOS requires the mtoc command from cctools (of which ld64 ...
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how can I use $HOME, ~ or environment variable in plist file of LaunchDaemons

I want to run a program by use plist, eg <key>Program</key> <string>/the_path_to/startup.sh</string> But the path could be changed in different system, so it would be nice if ...
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Is an Archive Mailbox just a regular mailbox? Or is it special?

Apple Mail 9.3 has an archiving feature. I'd like to better understand what this feature does, how it works, and why someone would want to use it. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Why does Car Play disconnect when I go in/out of WiFi range?

On my 2018 Honda CR-V, when using Car Play from my iPhone 7, it frequently disconnects when entering or leaving WiFi signal range. The head unit then says "No Device Connected". Usually, I have to ...
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What does “Does your app contain, display or access third-party content?” mean for me?

While submitting a new app to the App Store I got this question: "Does your app contain, display, or access third-party content?". Can I answer yes to this question and still submit an app? Does ...
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Why iCloud Drive takes up space though there are no content there at all

As you can see there is no content at all in iCloud Drive subfolders, but the size it takes is 1.7 GB. How?
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Why can't I create new network connections after enabling PF with a simple custom ruleset using `pfctl -f`?

Why can't I create new network connections after enabling PF with a simple custom ruleset using pfctl -f? I'm reading the official FAQ tutorial for OpenBSD's PF firewall, also used in macOS. I've a ...
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This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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What will I have to do if my Macbook Pro (2018)’s SSD crashes [on hold]

This is at this point hypothetical, but is something I think still worth asking. I had a Macbook Air 11-inch (2013) (A1465 EMC2631), and at multiple times (I think 2 or 3) throughout its 7-8 years (I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2010 - upgrade HDD to SDD with intermittent Prohibitory sign

Good morning folks, I can't wrap my head around this one. I recently upgraded a failing 250 GB HDD to a 1 TB SSD and transitioned the data using a hard drive duplicator. When starting from a cold ...
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What are my hardware upgrade optoins for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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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 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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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 its accumulated CPU time ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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