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iOS 11 Field Test Mode permanent signal reading

Today, Apple released their first iOS 11 public beta. As some noticed in earlier versions (first developer beta), using Field Test Mode to permanently switch your signal rating from bars to numbers (...
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Globally Disable Notifications on Lock Screen

I'm using macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.3) on a 27"-iMac and on a MacBook Pro. Almost every time when I'm going to log in, I see various notification on the lock screen, even before I've entered ...
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Replace password prompt with Touch ID to read Keychain password

I'm using the following command to fetch a password from the Keychain in a shell script: security find-generic-password -w -s "MyServiceName" It works, but it's showing a popup window asking me for ...
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Is there a way to download Screen Time data from iPhone or other Apple iOS devices?

I am a data analyst and would like to look at the underlying data that is the basis for the relatively simple screen time reports. I want to be able to look at my phone usage data in more detail and ...
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Use more than one PS4 Dualshock controller over bluetooth

I have two Playstation 4 Dualshock controllers and am thinking of getting two more. They have both bluetooth and usb connections, but prefer bluetooth to avoid cable salad — and of course to be able ...
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How to make fullscreen windows appear next to the current space with “…rearrange spaces based on recent use…” disabled

I keep a lot of apps running at the same time. I keep some apps in fullscreen next to the first desktop for general usage, and some other fullscreen apps next to a second desktop for "work" stuff. ...
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Third party USB Ethernet adapter won't wake up

I have a mid 2015 Retina MBP 15" and regularly use multi screens and hard wired ethernet. So I've bought a third party HandAcc USB ethernet adapter with Realtek 0x8153 chipset (the device also ...
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authd/taskgated error -67050/-67062 on MacOS High Sierra

I am on High Sierra, and I have opened Console. I am seeing TONS of authd : MacOS error -67050 and sometimes -67062. Sometimes I see this on taskgated and also iCal. What can I do to trace what ...
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iOS 8: Prevent Safari Mobile from reloading tabs by default

When switching between tabs in Safari Mobile -- Even within a few seconds -- Safari will automatically reload the tab. This will happen more frequently between sessions: Switching between Safari ...
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Importing photos from iPhone to iMac. Can I get just edited, or just unedited and not both?

I have an iPhone SE and a five year old iMac running El Cap. I use iPhoto on the iMac. Since the iOS 11 update, whenever I import photos I get both the edited and the unedited version of the photo on ...
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Plugging in external monitor “logs out” (crashes?) user session

When plugging a second external monitor, macOS Sierra "logs out" (crashes?) user session. I get presented with the login window. No error message. It's not just "show login window", because all apps ...
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OSX / Chrome keeps jumping back to video when in fullscreen

When I am playing a video in google chrome on fullscreen, for example netflix or a youtube video, my macbook seems very determined to keep me focused on that video. If I try to go to any other ...
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How can I turn off responses to Calendar invites?

When I accept or decline a meeting invite, Calendar automatically sends an email to the person that invited me to the meeting. OS X 10.10.2 calendar app How can I turn this off so that no response ...
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How to hide Spotlight in menu bar but leave the ⌘Space keyboard shortcut?

I want to hide spotlight from the menu bar I never click this button. So I followed the instructions here and used this code to change the Spotlight file in some way: sudo perl -pi -e 's|(\x00\x00\...
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Supported USB-C Alternate Modes on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

I am curious exactly what USB Type-C alternate modes (and variations of those modes) are supported on the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016). I've done some searching on the internet, but I've been unable to ...
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Why does my `rootless.conf` not always affect SIP’s choice of which files get the `restricted` flag treatment?

What sources say Like everyone else’s, my /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf file contains the following entries: $ cat /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf […] /System […] * /...
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iTunes 12 opens automatically when CD inserted

I don't use iTunes, but I can't prevent it from automatically opening every time a CD is inserted. I have already changed the system preferences for when a CD/DVD is inserted to "ignore" or to "open ...
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Completely uninstall iOS App and all associated data

Background I am the server side developer working on an API for an IOS app. From time to time as we are in development (when we have big database changes) we reset our server. This process clears all ...
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How to cycle through recently *used* tabs in Safari?

I want to cycle through recently used tabs in Safari 7.1.3 (MacOS 10.9.5) like one can in in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. I predominantly run Opera 11.64, and it exhibits the best behavior for this ...
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Is there a way to decolorize Safari 12 pinned tab icons?

Safari 12's pinned tabs now show garish, distracting, and unpredictable colored icons in place of the subdued grayscale icons of previous versions. Is there a way to decolorize these icons?
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Unlock keychain with Touch ID

Is there a way to authenticate with Touch ID instead of password on Macbook Pro when I need to unlock the keychain?
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Save 'Look up & data detectors' history?

A system gesture I use often when reading is to force press on a word which will pull up a definition and/or wikipedia page of the selected word (referred to as 'Look up & data detectors' in ...
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MacBook pro mid 2014 with High Sierra and APFS - Overallocation Detected on main device

Can somebody explain what 'Overallocation' means in context of file system? I constantly see this message when trying to resize APFS partition, disk checks don't find any problems.
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Smart mailbox for unread messages in Mail.app

Problem I've created a smart mailbox in macOS Mail for "Unread" messages with the following rules: Contains messages that match all of the following conditions: Message is in the mailbox: ...
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Zoom in or out with trackpad stops working

I am using OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1217) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Sometimes when reading PDF's I notice I suddenly can not use the trackpad zoom feature anymore. It is not ...
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Some of my iOS 10 apps are losing saved settings and information

Over the past week, may of my apps have started resetting, losing saved settings and information. I have an iPhone 6 on iOS 10.1.1 and a Watch on watchOS 3.1. I updated my iPhone to 10.1.1 on October ...
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List all purgeable files in macOS Sierra

I disabled macOS Sierra storage optimizations and the Storage tab in About this Mac still shows over 70 GB as purgeable space. Is there a utility to display which files are considered as purgeable?
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How do I view inline images in w3m?

I am using a mac (el capitan), and trying to use w3m. But I don't see images when browsing pages. My question is: I want to view inline images in w3m, but don't find a way to do so. I have ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600" I am getting error

While running ./getcov -s from Jenkin to MAC-OS and I am getting following errors: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600 for the file /Users/imacsbuild/Documents/XXX/XcodeCoverage-master/lcov/...
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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How do I prevent FaceTime call notifications from exiting fullscreen apps on OS X?

When I get a call through FaceTime, it switches away from a full screen app/video I'm using. I don't want to turn it off, because getting calls on the computer is useful, but I don't want it to ...
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Time Machine attempts to inherit backup from wrong Mac

Most people seem to want to get their new Mac to inherit their old Mac's backup. I seem to have the opposite problem. I have a person who used Migration Assistant to move from a Mac mini to a laptop. ...
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Can't dismiss invites from shared Google calendars in Calendar.app

At work we use Google Apps for Work. The calendar feature in Google Apps for Work allows you to add other colleagues' calendars to your own so that you can see their schedules. When I import my work ...
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Is there a way to clean up possibly invalid disks that only show up on Mac OS Recovery through ‘diskutil list’ in Terminal? Does Recovery use them?

Hopefully that question is clear enough, and hopefully this is just me being silly. When I boot into the Recovery Partition, go into Terminal, and run 'diskutil list', I get quite a few tiny and ...
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Audio output limiter for Mac? NOT volume control

I'm often victim to some loud sound playing on my computer all of a sudden when I have my volume level turned up already to watch a quiet video. I can't turn everything down to the level of the ...
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Where is a list of “Boot flags” available for Parallels Desktop for Mac?

In the need to disable/remove the not configured ata5, ata6, ata7 and ata8 devices, I was looking for a list of available Boot flags for Parallels Desktop for Mac. So far I found this list: devices....
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Can I trigger an Automator workflow from a Notification Center alert?

I know there are ways to trigger Notification Center alerts inside an Automator workflow. I'd like to do the reverse. I'd like to set up an event listener which, when a particular app emits a ...
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Make all occurrences of string superscript

I'm currently using Pages to write a rather long essay and have run into an annoying problem I can't seem to find the answer to. I have included a bibliography in my document and have referenced the ...
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Why is Target Disk Mode so slow?

Two macs: maxed out 2017 MacBook Pro (MBP) base model iMac Pro (iMP) Using the MBP standalone, the internal drive gives me read & write speeds of about 2600 & 2000 MB/s respectively. Using ...
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WindowServer process takes a lot of memory

I'm using a MBP 13" 2014 on macOS high Sierra with a 4k monitor. The memory usage of WindowsServer can go quite high (up to 40 GB). The only solution I found is to reboot my computer -- as the ...
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Trackpad secondary click requires more pressure than usual in Mojave beta

I've just updated my MacBook Pro Retina Early 2015 to Mojave via Apple Beta Software Program. Everything works smoothly except the Trackpad. Tap with one or tap with two or three fingers work as ...
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Google Drive does not work with the Files app on iOS 11

I can't use/see Google Drive files on the Files app on iOS 11. Instead it comes up with this error: I have tried pressing Try Again several times but still will not work. It doesn't seem to be the ...
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MacOS error: -67050 on Authd

After the upgrade to HighSierra, my mac has been running very sluggish and stuttering at times. There is little CPU usage and randomly in any application I'm in, the mac will lock up for a few seconds....
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Why is iTunes showing books that don't exist, and how can I delete them?

When I plug my iPhone in to sync I have a "Books" section in the menu of items on my device. In there are some old books that are no longer on my phone, at least that I can see. If I remember ...
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Does a newer MacBook's camera light need to be activated when the camera turns on?

Does the camera of a newer MacBook require the green camera light beside it to turn on when the camera itself is turned on? Is the camera light hardwired to the camera, meaning that if the camera is ...
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Iphone 6+ USB disconnects from Macbook Pro constantly over and over

My iPhone keeps disconnecting from my MacBook Pro; in fact any iPhone I try to connect (and with different cables) can never connect to it. I am very familiar with command line and Linux so please if ...
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How do I stop mail from automatically trash meeting invitations?

Every time I accept a meeting invitation from Mail or Calendar, the invitation email automatically went to Mail's Trash folder. Is there a way to stop Mail from deleting accepted email invitations? ...
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Stop iTerm2 from using disk (disk cannot be ejected)

How can stop iTerm2 from using the mounted disk I cd'd into? Sometimes, even when i cd out, it's still blocking the disk. I have to ⌘-Q the entire program which is very irritating. It's just idling ...
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Lots of AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning

My Wi-Fi of my MacBook is really unstable since the month December, I also get a lot of errors: default 13:06:03.754394 +0100 kernel AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning (and of ...

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