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Sluggish cursor with usb-mouse connected through dongle MBA M1

I have a new MBA-M1 with the Anker 8 in 1 dongle. I currently have plugged to it the following devices simultaneously: 1) HDMI for my 1080p monitor, 2) USB-A for keyboard, 3) USB-A for backup external ...
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Why does "Terminal" retain focus / stay in the foreground when I open other apps, and how do I prevent or change that?

When I have "Terminal" in the foreground and open another application, the new application opens in the background (rather than the foreground). This is rather annoying, as I always need to &...
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Shortcut for vowels with accents from Spanish using US keyboard layout

I write regularly in both Spanish and English, and I have a US keyboard layout. I'm aware that one of the key combinations for generating vowels with accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) is: Opt. + e + the desired ...
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Did the Macintosh OS in 1997 really not have multitasking?

In a notice in a local computer magazine from February 1997, they announce that "BeOS" is about to be launched for Macs (or already has been). It's claimed that this can "run several ...
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What would throttle Ethernet speed on a Mac?

I am using a Mac mini for playing media from a local network media server connected by cable (Ethernet). This Mac stays on 24/7 and is prohibited from accessing the Internet (router firewall). ...
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Changing color of folders, files, execs on iTerm2

on iTerm2 bash If there any way to change the color when 'ls' so i can quickly know if it's a directory, a file, a script, exec? Just like the Ubuntu terminal so you know a directory color for ...
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How do I cover up the color of my macbook?

I have recently gotten a "old" macbook 12" (from 2018) from a family member, unfortunately the color is rose gold. It doesn't look that bad, but I would prefer a darker/space grey color....
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Macbook Pro does not recognize 2 8Gb RAM upgrade

I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro (mid-2011, running High Sierra 10.13.6), boot ROM MBP91.00D3.BOC. Successfully replaced HDD with SSD. Wanted to upgrade RAM to 16Gb using 2 8Gb DDR3 A-Tech PC3-10600-DIM ...
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Uninstall Anaconda from macOS Big Sur

I've some question about uninstalling Anaconda from macOS Big Sur. I was wondering if someone can please help me figure it our what to do. I followed the instruction on the official website (https://...
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How can I point gcc and g++ to the gnu compiler collection?

I want to use the gnu compiler collection instead of the x-code compiler to compile some bioinformatics tools on the mac, which did compile on Linux but fails to build on macOS. I did install homebrew ...
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How can I resize panes in iTerm2 using keyboard shortcuts [closed]

How can I resize panes in iTerm2 using keyboard shortcuts
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WiFi Parental controls for Private Address feature in IOS 14

I have setup parental controls for certain devices on my WiFi and all works fine on the MAC address. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT211227 However, in iOS 14 there is a new privacy feature which ...
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Is there any way to modify the titles of opened PDFs displayed on the tabs?

I used to work on Chrome but I am considering to switch to Safari entirely due to the horrible battery efficiency of Chrome. I noticed when opening PDF files, the titles of tabs all appeared as links ...
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SIMBL Agent crashing frequently

I just replaced a MacBook Pro running High Sierra with a new MacBook Pro M1 running Big Sur, and migrated my applications and accounts using Migration Assistant. I noticed this evening that ...
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Show notifications on lockscreen

My iPhone has always been in do not disturb mode. Before the most recent iOS update, to 15(.2.1), it used to be the case that notifications would show on my lockscreen. Now they never do. How can I ...
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homebrew installed librdkafka to /opt/homebrew/Cellar/ instead of /usr/local/Cellar/

I'm on Mac Monterey (Apple cpu) and I've installed librdkafka: https://github.com/edenhill/librdkafka using homebrew. It has installed to /opt/homebrew/Cellar/librdkafka/ However, online sources ...
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Recover auto-generated Time Machine password?

I've reinstalled my 2015 MacBook Pro recently. Before that, I've created a full Time Machine backup to my local NAS with an automatically generated password. Unfortunately, I cannot find this ...
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Photos.app is missing the All Photos view / Photos sidebar button

This question I think is best served with a screenshot. In Photos, the sidebar for a new library, basically looks like this: Well, for one of my macbooks, it just literally doesn't have the "Photos"...
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How do I export Safari history as a CSV or JSON file? [closed]

I know there are extensions to simply export Chrome history as a JSON or CSV file, but how do I do the same on Safari?
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How to change the file icon inside the folder in the dock

I have a shell script inside my Applications folder to open an app via terminal. To make it fancy I changed the icon of the shell script to the app logo. My issue is that it doesn't work inside the ...
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"Pause" button in Wine (playonmac) on OS X?

I'm trying out playonmac 4.3.3 on OS X Mojave (10.14). It installs Wine 5.0.2. I'm looking to type the windows "pause" button, but there's no pause button on a macbook pro. How do I type ...
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Restoring Silicon Mac in enterprise environment

Is there some way to do a full IPSW restore in an enterprise environment? In our case this means no DHCP and behind a proxy. Other machines all have a fixed IP and proxy certificate installed. But ...
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macOS Monterey: Bluetooth mic issues when Mute/Adjust input volume

Whenever I try to mute my Bluetooth audio input (mic) by either applying a shortcut with the following code set volume input volume 0 or by manually minimizing the sound to 0 on Sound Preferences ->...
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Separate keyboard layout for each window in macOS Monterey

Is there a way to set up keyboard layouts preferences to have a separate layout for each window? Use case described step by step: I use two keyboard layouts: English and non-English one. I often open ...
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which certificate/identifiers/profilers should be used for python script to be distributed as a pyinstaller build/bundle outside the app store?

My program works as follows In a while loop, it checks for the active window change - AppKit library used from AppKit import NSWorkspace active_window = (NSWorkspace.sharedWorkspace()....
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How to find tagged files/folders using the command line in Terminal? [duplicate]

What commands do we have for finding tagged files/folders using find on the command line? I have done a search and looked on this site and found nothing.
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OSX tags from terminal/console

Is it possible to create some script to show all the finder-tagged items in terminal/shell? I'd like to create something like this: ls-tag "Music" to display all the items of Music tag
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Extract Finder tags for multiple files? [duplicate]

I have hundreds of videos that have been tagged in Finder with various keywords. I'm moving to a proper Media Asset Management system now so I'm looking to mass extract these tags into a text or csv ...
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Is there a way to automatically backup my iPhone call history to a csv or otherwise

Is there a way to automatically backup my iPhone call history to a csv etc, and that this file will also stay on my iPhone or maybe be transferred into the cloud. There are many Mac apps that can do ...
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Mavericks input source is set to US keyboard in login screen

I'm from Belgium, and on my own user account, the input source is set to a Belgian (actually French) keyboard. The input sources menu is enabled in the menu bar, so I can switch it to the Belgian ...
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New Family Sharing account does not create shared Photos/Reminders/Calendar

The official landing page for the Family Sharing feature states the following: https://www.apple.com/family-sharing/ When you set up your family, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos ...
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How to get rid of remnants of a user profile in /var/folders?

I created a user, TestUser1, via System Preferences > Users and Groups on 22 April 2021, deleted it, didn't let it create a backup (since it was a test profile), but I noticed in /var/folders ...
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Apple Script: Website: Get all values from a class which is used mutliple times (loop/iterate)

I made a script to get the class "asin" and truncate it to the last 9 digits needed. But now I need to get all "asins" available from the website opened. Tried it with iterate and ...
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hidutil mapping a key to two, possible?

Here are some information on hidutil: https://rakhesh.com/mac/using-hidutil-to-map-macos-keyboard-keys/ I was wondering if it is possible to register two or more keys for one key? I know Karabiner ...
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detaching a chrome tab on catalina causes a jump to a different workspace

It is my habit to have dozens of chrome tabs open across a dozen workspaces in macOS. Often I want to to re-organize these tabs. For example, I may have an instance of chrome on workspace 5 with 10 ...
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How to add "Open in Safari" to Chrome right-click menu?

When I'm in Chrome, I'd like to be able to right-click on some links and choose "Open in Safari" from the Services submenu. As a security precaution, how can this be done without relying on ...
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AMSupportURL* "is implemented in both"?

I get the below error message when I run git for the first time after a reboot: objc[728]: Class AMSupportURLConnectionDelegate is implemented in both ?? (0x1eff3a7a0) and ?? (0x1188402b8). One of the ...
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How do I make applescript perform an operation ONLY on a specified application?

I am trying to make something that types a word automatically on Google Chrome. However, when I run my code, it types the specified word on any open application with an available textbox. How do I ...
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Small Mac Server Overwrites Permissions when Saving Directly to the Server

I have instances where I have files open on Photoshop and if I try to save them my Permissions are revoked I have to manually go change the read/Write permissions for that Enclosing folder and apply ...
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Voice control command to play/pause media [closed]

I often find myself watching something on youtube, and wanting to take notes on what I'm watching in another application. This entails a lot of changing the focus between the applications (mouse click ...
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Is it possible to include a shared calender from Exchange in the calendar app on Mac OS X?

I am trying to add a shared Exchange calendar to my Mac Calendar app. The shared calendar shows up in the Outlook calendar, but how do I add it to the Mac Calendar?
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Convert a number of zip file to rar?

Any suggestion of how to convert tens of zip files to rar format? App or command line tool are welcome.
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Are Slide Layout changes saved in the Theme?

If make changes to a Slide Layout (using the Edit Slide Layout button), is it also changed in the currently used Keynote Theme? In other words, if I later create a new presentation based on the same ...
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Is there a way of toggling dark mode using the Shortcuts app?

I've come across ways (AppleScript to toggle dark mode with fading and How to toggle dark mode on and invert colors using Automator) of toggling dark mode using Automator and AppleScript, but haven't ...
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Homebrew: How to ignore formula on `brew upgrade`? (since `pin` was removed)

How is it possible to ignore a formula by name while upgrading packages in Homebrew with brew upgrade? Is there a command equivalent to this?: brew upgrade --ignore <FORMULA> This Stack ...
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Explicitly tasking Keychain Access to sync

It is not clear to me if Keychain Access syncs up with peer devices on the network or if the username/password data is stored in iCloud (yikes, vulnerability). From macOS Catalina or newer, is there a ...
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How to summon credentials from Keychain Access?

The website: https://ritx-fl-sales.bswa.net has username / password fields: For some reason the fields do not prompt Keychain access. Is there a work-around to summoning the password manager to ...
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MacBook Pro won’t boot in any mode. Stuck on loading bar

I have a MacBook Pro 15” mid 2014 (running Mojave) which has been stuck for a day on loading bars. It all started after the computer shut down despite being at around 60% of the charge. I have tried ...
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Configure macOS Notification Center Banner self-dismiss time

How can I reduce the amount of time before a macOS / OS X Notification Center banner dismisses itself?
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Why does the 'open file' dialog contain an 'options' button on some devices but not others?

I‘m using <input type="file" accept="image/png, image/jpeg" /> (run it on CodePen to test it). in my web page to allow the user to select an image file. In the first picture ...

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