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Allow Shell Script to Access Protected Library Folders (launchd)

I'm trying a bash script that works fine when run from the command line (Terminal). Apart from the shebang, it just has: ls -alt /Users/<username>/Libary/Mail/V6/.../Lists.mbox (Using ls as a ...
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High disk dsage in Bootcamped iMac after repairing the drivers

I force closed my iMac for a specific reason (Thunderstorm) and when I restarted it my iMac started to scan and repair its drivers. I waited for 4 hours and everything was fine, until I realized that ...
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How to backup efficiently and effectively iMovie 10.0

I have a long list of Projects in my iMovie 10.0 and the focus of this question is about iMovie 10.0 backup files / folders and methodology. I would like to backup everything so that if I move to a ...
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Why does Apple send a verification to an iPad/Mac that is logged out

I was trying to reset my apple ID password on my Mac. Apple sent a verification to my iPad/Mac which is logged out of iCLoud and iTunes. Why is that? I thought that after logging out on my iPad/Mac, ...
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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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iPad or iPhone doesn't charge until unlocked?

When I plug my iPhone or iPad into my laptop with the USB cable, it doesn't start charging until I unlock the device with touch ID or code. Is there a way I can change this behavior? I don't think it ...
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Exit silent mode without vibrate

When using the hardware switch on the side of my iPhone to change from silent mode to non-silent mode, the phone vibrates once. How can I turn off this vibrate? There is no vibration from non-silent ...
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Restoring a white Macbook with OSX Lion

I'm trying to restore an old Macbook for my kid. I've erased the hard drive and want to reinstall the OS, which is Lion. However, I have a problem - I have no idea what Apple ID I used originally (...
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MariaDB cannot reset lost root password according to usual process

I'm preparing a local copy of MariaDB on OS X (already works fine with one local dev site) for a data dump and forgot my root password (stupid I know). But the usual reset password fails like this: $...
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External hard drive not mounting

I have an external hard disk drive that's a few years old and lately it's been causing some issues. It started by unexpectedly unmounting, and a few days later it wouldn't mount at all. If I open Disk ...
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Any way (even if roundabout) of having access to other countries' Apple Books catalog?

My App Store account is Brazilian, and I find the Apple Books catalog to be very lacking, especially in native language editions. As an example, the single book by Kurt Vonnegut that's available in ...
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Running FFmpeg in Automator/AppleScript

I have written an apple script previously to automate a task I do in my work many times. With Apple updating to Catalina I will lose the use of Quicktime 7 (which is part of my Image sequencing ...
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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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How do I restore a Mac to its original macOS version?

I've just followed the steps here to try to format my wife's laptop so we can sell it: https://superuser.com/questions/959422/reinstall-os-x-without-cd-dvd-or-apple-id Unfortunately I'm still getting ...
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How to uninstall iTunes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to uninstall iTunes since its giving me a headache. The permissions are read only and when i try to change them to read&write I get the dreaded The operation can’t be completed because ...
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calendar full with this recurring event

It's a few weeks now that I repeatedly find events similar to this in my calendar, everyday the same, forever: I don't know how it gets there I'd like to cancel it without notifying anyone (just to ...
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Make GIF element in Shortcuts crashes shortcut

I’ve created a shortcut which should make GIF out of burst image but when I run a shortcut it crashes and doesn’t make GIF. Has anyone had the same problem? Here’s how my shortcut looks like: iOS 12....
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How to automatically turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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What are the dangers of running Flash on Mac?

I've heard a lot of articles say how bad Flash is, but what can it actually do? I've played browser games that use Flash in Chrome, and now Firefox. I know I have a real version of Flash, and I haven'...
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Is there anyway to set up more than one do not disturb schedule on iPhone?

I would like to have it so my phone has do not disturb on at night, and then have it turn on later in the day as well. As far as I know, you can only set up one schedule in settings. Is there an app/...
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My iTunes media files sometimes randomly get deleted

My iTunes media library is located on an external hard disk. Occasionally when I try to play an old saved podcast episode, I will get this alert box: This means the file was mysteriously deleted (or ...
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How do you update the default version of Nano on MacOS X without using the homebrew package manager?

I did do some research to check for installation methods but I primarily came across the homebrew method, and I didn't actually see any information about a binary download for Mac. The binary on the ...
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How to configure a non-Safari browser as default on a jailbroken iPhone XR?

How can I set a non-Safari web browser (such as Firefox) as default on a jailbroken iPhone XR, preferably deleting Safari?
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MacBook Air Sierra install fail: Couldn't mount base system dmg! (error code 60)

I have a MacBook Air and I tried running a Sierra install USB on it. Everything went smoothly but it showed "An error occurred while preparing the installation." So I looked that up on the internet ...
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Is there a way to block email tracking services on Apple's Mail app OTHER than blocking all remote images? Any extensions?

I work in an industry context where I deal with numerous promoters who all love to include click tracking software on their emails (both for opening message/links), for example via MailChimp, Constant ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro from dimming the screen on battery power?

I sometimes work on my MBP in the car (from the passenger's seat, of course) and it is impossible to see anything unless the screen is on the maximum brightness. Every few minutes, however, I have to ...
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Possible to choose Screenshot output method with Keyboard Shortcut?

The revised Screenshot utility in Mojave brings the handy option of choosing if the resulting Screenshot should be copied to the clipboard or saved as a file, or saved to email, etc. However this ...
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How can I encrypt or prevent access to a user's files to another user in the system?

I need to take my macbook pro (MBP 15 mid 2015) to a mac repair shop for a screen replacement. I don't want to leave my files exposed to another user in the system. I plan to create a second admin ...
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What if I download a different IPSW for a different Device? [duplicate]

I've always been doing research on how to download a firmware for a different device. What i'm trying to say is: What will happen if I download a firmware that is not meant for my device? I downloaded ...
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Can the macOS Notification Center be made wider?

When the text of a notification gets cut off, I keep wanting to make it wider so I can read more.
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Is there a method to target an open Finder window from the “Save” dialog?

In some ancient version of the Mac OS, I seem to recall that, while in a "Save" dialog, there was a way (or an extension which provided a way) to click on an open folder in the Finder in order to ...
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How to disable Mac Preview blurring / smoothing images in a PDF?

I scanned a paper document to a PDF. Each page of the PDF is an image of a paper page. When I view the PDF in Mac's Preview app and zoom in, Preview blurs / smooths the image. When I view the PDF in ...
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Setting Environment in Xcode for C Implementation [on hold]

Making it all work together. What am I doing wrong? When you have a few files (see below), how do you get them all working inside Xcode for a C implementation? I am getting errors because files ...
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Are the results of Apple Photos processing shared between my computers?

I have a MacBook and and Mac mini with same Apple ID. My photo library size is 55,109 photos, 3,670 videos, 68 items. photoanalysisd has been running for 7 days on my MacBook. It doesn't appear to ...
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Disable USB C on MacBook Pro 2018

Is there a way to disable USB C ports on my MacBook Pro 2018 for anything except charging ?
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Macbook Pro a1278 fails to boot [on hold]

i have a personal Macbook Pro a1278 that fails to boot. I made the choice to contact an Apple service who changed the SSD and my antivirus failed to start not having the right permissions. I did not ...
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WindowServer high usage; fresh install not running at all

Had lag spikes running Mojave 10.14.6, narrowed the culprit to WindowServer process. Googled for answers: WindowServer process takes a lot of memory OSX Sierra - WindowServer process hangs, high ...
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Help! Have I Messed Up My Fusion Drive?

Last week my late 2012 iMac was running slow and generally not working well, I erased the hard drive to reinstall a fresh copy of Mac OS but somehow messed up the erase (Reading online I think the ...
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'Unexpected error has occured' when opening Photos app after the latest OSX update

Today I tried opening Photos app on my MBP and the library started updating, but after getting to 83% the app crashed with the message in the title. I tried some steps I found online, but to no avail. ...
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Overdrive the fans but fails to boot [on hold]

Hello for about 3 weeks i have a problem with a virus. I did contact an apple service and after changing the SSD the problem still persist. For the Macbook pro a1278 i have, i need to find the BIOS ...
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Applescript service which utilises “on idle”?

I have been trying to run a script on a recurring basis via an apple service. Most answers I have seen have been are for 'stay-open' apps - whilst this possibly works as a solution and I have glanced ...
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How to configure iPhone 6 manually with SOCKS proxy using mobile data [on hold]

How to I configure an iPhone 6 manually, using mobile data with a SOCKS proxy?
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How do I fix the index on my iPhone?

When I type something in the index, no items appear. In addition, when I click on Siri and Search in settings, the app crashes. Is there any way to correct this issue? I've done a hard reset on the ...
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Time Machine Sparse Bundle failed to verify after catalog rebuild

After reading about the fsck_hfs man page, I feel like the need to rebuild catalogs. However, when I do a repair before the rebuild, it succeeded, but then printed a lot of errors during the build, ...
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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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No Prompt & Password Fill Install for Homebrew

I'm trying to create a script to deploy macOS and the last piece that isn't automated is installing Homebrew. Because of the unique scenario where Homebrew shouldn't be installed with sudo, and it ...
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Is it possible to choose which language to use when I type by speaking?

I want to enable dictation, but on multiple languages. Sometimes I speak Chinese to type in, sometimes use Japanese, etc... Is it possible to decide which language to speak, when I type in the text? ...
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How do I import a MP4 audiobook into iTunes to be played on an iPhone?

How do I import several MP4 files that constitute an audio book into iTunes so I can synchronize it with my iPhone? I selected Audio Books, and tried to drag & drop the folder and files into the ...
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Viewer for pdflatex/beamer presentation with reload and without blurry transitions

When using pdflatex to create a beamer presentation and then viewing it in Preview.app (single page or fullscreen mode), page transitions are blurry: when going to the next slide, a blurry/low-...
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iPhone XS - face id will be available when iPhone cools down

I upgraded iOs to 12.4 yesterday on my iPhone XS and am having problem with Face ID since then. There is no other temperature warning. Only Face Id seems to be having problems. Have tried restarting, ...

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