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How do I clear disk space on Mac OS Catalina?

diskutil shows Container Total Space: 250.1 GB (250135076864 Bytes) (exactly 488545072 512-Byte-Units) Container Free Space: 10.1 GB (10112528384 Bytes) (exactly 19751032 512-Byte-Units) ...
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Sophos AV always runs double instances of it's app. How do I just have 1 running?

I run Sophos Anti-Virus on macOS Mojave and it always runs two instances of the app. It has 2 menu bar icons and it runs as 2 separate processes. When I attempt to quit or force quit either of the ...
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iCloud vs iCloud Drive [duplicate]

I have just watched several professional-level YouTube videos on iCloud and one on iCloud settings in Sys Prefs, but remain unclear on what different settings do. To take a very simple one: Click on ...
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How to replace rather than add tags in MacOS?

I've been scratching my brain on this one for a while. In macOS, it's easy to add tags to a file, and it's easy to remove them, but I can't find a way to replace existing tags with a new one. Here's ...
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Using @me.com email when @icloud.com is also available

On iCloud Mail I can see that I have two email adresses: myname@me.com myname@icloud.com I would like to use the @me.com as my primary email address. However, on Apple Mail (on macOS and iOS), it ...
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Finder connects to FTP server, but has blank file list

Description When I mount a LAN or WAN FTP share in Finder under High Sierra (10.13.6), it lists no files or folders. Steps: Connect to the server via Finder's "Connect to Server..." command ("Go" ...
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Macbook A1342 2010 - OS Installation Issue

I purchased a Macbook A1342 2010 (white one) from eBay and it arrived with software and a password on it. This was not in the seller's description. I instinctively (have had many macs before) used ...
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Enable screen zoom via terminal

There are two accessibility settings (indicated by the red rectangle in the screenshot below) that allow for zooming into the screen by holding ctrl and scrolling the mouse. Is there a way to enable ...
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MacBook Pro 2011: vibrating horizontal dotted lines all over the screen

I have had the well known AMD GPU failure on my 2011 MacBook Pro. Thanks to the instructions of Nimesh Neema, I have successfully disabled the AMD GPU and enabled the onboard Intel GPU. Fantastic! ...
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Comparing Directory Structures recursively in bash

I'd like to recursively compare two directories in bash using something I can put into an if ![ x=y ] type test. The directories are intended to have a synchronisation between them using rsync which ...
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Cycle through pair of spaces for two screens with one keyboard shortcut

I have two displays and created for each display with Mission Control several desktops (also known as Spaces): Display 1: Desktops 1-5 Display 2: Desktops 6-10 I have following related settings ...
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How to embed matadata when recording files in an iOS app [on hold]

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I want to be able to synchronize video recorded from an iOS devices in my software with data recorded from a data logger. Since both devices ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 Dead after waking from sleep mode running Catalina [on hold]

Have been running Catalina since it came out looking to use the shared tablet screen mode when it is available. Last time I used the machine, it was in sleep mode, (MacBook Pro 2018) and when I tried ...
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How to remove podcast from home lock screen?

Is it possible to turn the podcast home screen to off? Currently if I lock my phone, the last podcast I was listening to is displaying and if I accidently press the start button it turns on. I don't ...
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Mojave 32 Bit Apps: Finder dialogue boxes are slow

When using a 32 Bit app on Mojave, parts of the App that use the Finder are very slow (e.g. Open/Save dialogue boxes). Sometimes I can take over a minute to select an option in these dialogue boxes. ...
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Is there a way to expose virtual USB controllers in mac os x? [on hold]

I was wondering if Mac OS X allows me to develop a driver / kext that looks like a USB host controller to the rest of the system. Windows provides such a driver model called USB device emulation. To ...
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How do I set the terminal tab title via command line?

I want to set the terminal tab name from the command line. I am using this command to update the name echo -en "\033]0; New Name \007". Here is what my terminal now looks like. When I use the ...
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How to get DMG file for making macOS USB on Windows PC?

I saw this discussion and updates on StackExchange on making macOS USB on Windows. I'm unable to comment there, so I'm posting a new question. I have been trying everything from that page, but as of ...
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“Prevent the Dock from being modified” not working in Mac managed user account

I am creating a standard user account with parental controls ("managed" account) on my Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5) for my housemate to use. I want him to be able to modify the Dock as he sees fit, and ...
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Issue setting environment variable that points to smb [on hold]

Can someone tell me the proper syntax for setting an environment variable that points to a smb volume directory? What I have tried so far: PATH=/Volumes/abc PATH=smb://servername/abc PATH=/...
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Prevent files in a folder from being moved?

On a Mac, is there a way to prevent files in a folder X from being moved by any means (by the Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V on Finder, or by mv command on the command line, or by other apps etc.) to another ...
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Opened a zip file in a spam email which created a folder in the /net folder

I accidentally opened a zip file from a spam email. There is a text file in the zip file which I have also clicked to view. Later, I checked that this file has the following content: /net/us.e-fax....
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Down arrow doesn't work unless holding ctrl key

As the title indicates, my down arrow key doesn't work with the exception of the keyboard shortcut "ctrl + down" showing the windows of a specific application. Since it works in this one situation I ...
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My IPhone 7 is not connecting to the wifi

My iPhone 7 is not connecting to my office wifi, but my iPad Mini and Android devices are able to connect. The problem is only with my office wifi, I am able to connect my home wifi. Steps I did to ...
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What happened to iTunes File Sharing in Mac OS X Catalina?

What happened to iTunes File Sharing in Mac OS X Catalina? It seems iTunes is now Music... is file sharing from iPhone completely gone?
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Preview an archive contents without extracting it

less command on Ubuntu allows to peek inside different kinds of archives from terminal. For example, all of these commands would show me the list of files in each of the four archives: less archive....
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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How to recovery data from the internal SSD?

My external drive got unplugged by accident while moving files from the internal SSD to the external drive, resulting in some files getting deleted on the SSD and not getting written on the external ...
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How can I reconnect a USB device (NOT A STORAGE DEVICE) without physically unplugging?

So I'm using Windows on Parallels Desktop for some application. After I disconnect the USB device from the virtual machine, it is not automatically connected back to macOS. I can still see the device ...
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Apple Configurator 2 version and blueprints

If I upgrade from version 2.3 of the Apple configurator 2 to the newest version will my be blueprints disappear?
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Why does unplugging a drive lead to data loss when moving files?

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive. Alas, after a while, I move my Macbook ...
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Is there a way to retrieve WhatsApp backup from iCloud programmatically?

WhatsApp stores its backup in the cloud. Is there a way to retrieve it through a toy app / script etc?
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Removing connected servers from sidebar

The Macs that I admin all have Home Shares mapped (via AD - Force UNC path) and are appearing in the dock. However I need to get rid of the root folder that appears in the sidebar of Finder once the ...
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What do the various USB 'current' labels under macOS System Report mean?

Could someone please clarify what the following values under System Report > USB mean. I am using an iMac 5K 2019 Current Available Current Required Extra Operating Current Sleep current Also, what ...
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How to localize iMovie projects

I'm working on App Previews for my iOS application in iMovie. It contains video footage from device with Disclaimer titles below. I'm looking for a way to localize disclaimer titles. I have 3 videos ...
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iPhone X UI support for existing app on Appstore

I have application on store which last updated 2 years back and compliant with 64 bit requirement but now there is no active development going on this application but we don't want to disappoint ...
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Setting system volume in macOS when an external display with speakers is connected

Recently I purchased an external display for my MacBook Pro (2017). I chose an LG 27UK850. The display has built-in speakers and is connected to my MacBook via USB-C port. The speakers are working ...
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Ways of retrieving photos, notes from iPhone?

I'm trying to copy photos and notes from my iPhone 6 to my macbook. The phone was synced to my old computer which suffered a hard drive failure, so I'm trying to save whatever I can from my phone ...
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Macbook Air without Sound, and missing Input/Ouput device options

I have an up-to-date Macbook Air on which the sound no longer works. I had installed Soundflowerbed on it, and for a long time everything was working fine until a couple of weeks ago when it started ...
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How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?

TL;DR I need to recover lost files from an SSD but don't have the time to do it right now. How can I clone an SSD to another drive on byte level, including drive areas which the OS thinks are free? I ...
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Spring batch JobOpertaor.stop(ExecutionID) is taking more time [on hold]

Is there any other way to make the Spring batch job execution = Stopped. except jobOperatot.stop(execution Id). I'm in Dev Environment now. It's taking more time. when I call the stop method the ...
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Safari favourite favicon icons not displaying Mac OS Mojave Touch Bar

How to get icons in Safari favorites (aka favicons) to display correctly? This is a very similar question to the above link. I was wondering if there is a similar 'fix' for touch bar icons. In fact, ...
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What's the duration of a In-App Purchase Promo Code for Auto-Renewable Subscription's?

I just can't seem to find any answer to this question on the internet, so it might be good to just ask it here for future reference of people Googling the same question. In my App, I have a Auto-...
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How to paste files using Applescript (or bash)?

I want to paste a file copied by Finder in the terminal. Sth like pbpaste but for binaries. (pbpaste itself just returns the basename of the copied file.)
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Unable to mount my WD Easy Store 4TB [duplicate]

I am unable to mount my WD Easy Store 4TB on my Mac. I am using macOS Mojave - 10.14.5. I tried several commands using terminal to unmount, but all in vain. It shows ejected but still shows in ...
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Getting Syntax Error “Can’t get every text item.” while creating new Service on Mac

I am getting the following syntax error while creating new Service on Mac while using below script: "Can’t get every text item." on searchReplace(theText, SearchString, ReplaceString) set ...
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Data loss due to lost connection when transferring to External HDD - are they on the HDD actually?

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive (connected by USB 3.0 with a USB-C to USB ...
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Problem backing up my iPhone to my Mac, the iPhone icon does not appear in iTunes

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. I have iTunes version 12.8.2.3 and iOS version 12.3.1. I want to backup my iPhone to my computer using iTunes. In the past I could connect my iPhone to my ...
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Reminders Disappeared from MacOS, remain in iOS

All my reminders and reminder lists disappeared within the last couple of days on MacOS 10.10.5. If I open Reminders.app for long enough it displays "xxx completed" where xxx looks to be at least in ...
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Which Mac models are afflicted with the “repeating keypress” issue?

My Mac is starting to exhibit unwanted key repeats, where tapping a key once will show two keypresses on screen. This problem is documented at https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8536157 Which ...

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