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How is it possible for Maps in iOS 13 to have location permissions set to “Whilst Using” but provide navigation instructions in the background?

Whilst taking a look at the apps that have permissions to view my location in iOS 13.2.3 from Settings/Privacy/Location Services, I've noticed that the stock Maps app is only listed as having access ...
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Set up global shortcuts for media keys (next, prev, play/pause)

I've had the (mis)fortune to get a new work laptop with the O' so great Touch Bar which I so immensely hate and have changed the Touch Bar to display F-keys. However one thing I do miss is my global ...
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Default window size and position? [closed]

I want all windows to be positioned at a given position with a given width and height (motivation: my display is to huge and always looking right/left etc. is not comfortable in the long run). Is ...
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Universal Access Handoff and any clipboard manager

With Handoff enabled, when text is copied on iPhone (e.g. in Notes) the copied text also is saved to the Mac desktop clipboard. And if using a clipboard manager on the desktop, that same copied text ...
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Why is my compile time in Eclipse so long on an older iMac?

I have an iMac 27" from mid 2010 with 2,8 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and 10GB RAM. It is running macOS High Sierra and things are okay on it except the browser gets a bit laggy when opening too much tabs. ...
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How to find picture in Photos that shows up as wallpaper (after Systems Preferences work) in Mojave

I have a large Photos library with approximately 100+ folders in My Album. I have set System Preferences Desktop to use my complete Photos library as source for wallpaper. Occasionally I have a ...
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macOS catalina ignores shell in AD and uses zsh instead

We have Catalina hosts connected to our AD domain. Directory Utility shows AD users having /bin/bash as their shell (in Directory Editor), and the default shell for the domain is /bin/bash (in ...
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How to fix a completely unresponsive MacBook Pro 2018 keyboard?

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro 13” with Touch Bar running MacOS Catalina. Today my keyboard suddenly stopped working after sleep. It simply would not output ANYTHING. I foolishly restarted my computer ...
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Can there be problems copying files from AFPS to other file systems?

I have a simple question: I bought a NAS from Synology and I copy my files from macOS (my filesystem is AFPS) to the NAS with Samba, formatted in ext4. Sometimes I also copy files from AFPS to NTFS (I'...
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What is the exact difference between 'tty' and a 'console'?

I know the general idea of console, tty as here explains https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4126/what-is-the-exact-difference-between-a-terminal-a-shell-a-tty-and-a-con But when run who (using ...
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Set a coloured text and send it to the clipboard

This is probably very easy, but all the solutions I found were directed to specific applications. At my work, we use an online system within the browser and I find myself every day setting the color ...
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Photos library - importing photos from DSLR camera - missing Masters directory (macOS Catalina)

I used to import photos from my DSLR camera (Canon 50D) via Photos Library and then copy them from ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/ directory. They were grouped by year/month/day of ...
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MacBook Pro showing weird screen on reboot and trackpad not workong

My MacBook Pro 2017 version is showing this screen for some reason. And my trackpad is not working.I have no idea what to do. Any help would me much appreciated
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Applescript - Close all windows except frontmost window

I have created an automator quick action that runs the following apple script tell application "System Events" set frontApp to name of first application process whose frontmost is true --...
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How Can I Delete Some Disk Images in My Recovery Partition? [duplicate]

When I updated my mid-2011 MacBook Air from Sierra to High Sierra last year I had some installation issues... which resulted in creating at least 2, maybe 3 disk images in my recovery drive. I have ...
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Iphone or Ipad button not appearing on Catalina Preview while adding signiture

Catalina 10.15.1, iPad Pro 2nd generation Pad OS 13 I am trying to add a signature, but when I see some websites I see this: But I only have this: Where is my iphone or ipad section? Unfortunately,...
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Copy a Time Machine “backup” from the TimeCapsule to a HD

I'm reading this, but I'm concerned about one point. In the Check the format section, it says the drive has to be Journaled HFS+ and have a GPT map. My drive is AppleAPFSMedia and the map is Unknown. ...
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Google 3rd party authentication failing on comcast (xfinity) - debug advice

I use MarsEdit on my Mac with blogger blogs. In the past two weeks I discovered I could no longer authenticate with Google from MarsEdit. I believe it uses Google's OAUTH 2 API. The login form showed ...
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Do the version 4 Boot Camp Windows drivers depend on any older versions being installed beforehand?

When Snow Leopard was released in 2009, both its installation DVD included with all sold Mac machines and the retail DVD that could be purchased directly through Apple included version 3 of the Boot ...
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Upgrading Mojave to Catalina failed

When i try to upgrade to Catalina from Mojave, the error message showing as "you may not install to this volume because your home directory is in incompatible location, please log in to another ...
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No Audio on macOS QuickTime MPEG-4 Video

I am wondering what can be preventing the Quicktime player from playing the audio track alongside a video. The files I have are MPEG-4. When launched on macOS QuickTime, there is no sound. I tested ...
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On iOS, is there any way to see what the “Documents & Sync” system service is using cellular data for?

I’m using iOS 13.2 on an iPhone X, and would like to drastically reduce the amount of cellular data my phone is using. In less than a month, my phone has used 10.7 GB of cellular data. 8.5 GB of that ...
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How do I export text messages from android into iphone

When moving back from Android to iPhone, I'm unable to transfer my text messages with the "move to iOS" app. About half my text messages are missing for some reason. I'm looking for an alternative ...
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Find which files are shared in iCloud Drive

This seems obvious, but can't figure it out. How can I find which files are shared to other people in iCloud drive? Finder shows individually a text under each shared file, but I would like to see a ...
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Why is a secure erase 'not necessary' for SSD's?

I'm about to trade in a 2010 MacBook Pro with an SSD. However, I'm unable to do a Secure Erase from the recovery disk (as I used to do with mechanical hard drives before selling or giving away a ...
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macOS Catalina software updates issue

During parallel downloading Xcode and installing homebrew, I stopped installing Command Line Tools for Xcode. Now I can see in Software Update two items related to that. With different versions. After ...
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How do I force a “Waiting” file to upload to iCloud?

In this question, I learned that the "dotted-line cloud" icon in OS X's iCloud file view means "Waiting to upload". While writing a document in Byword today, I saved it and found it had been marked ...
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Verifying Xcode is installed on High-Sierra

I am having pip3 difficulty installing hidapi: a question was asked if Xcode is installed. To verify Xcode Installation instructions provide two commands for verifying Xcode command tools: My ...
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How do I make the play/pause button (F8) on my mac keyboard play/pause in the Amazon Music app

How do I make the play/pause button (F8) on my mac keyboard play/pause in the Amazon Music app. I'm running Catalina. I have an apple wireless keyboard. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MQ052LL/A/...
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mail - pop account crashes mail when it checks

I'm using osx mail with a pop account (need for my workflow). Issue: when mail opens and checks the a specific pop account mail crashes. It's only this specific account. Other pop accounts work. ...
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What is the shortcut to close the current chrome window? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to close to current (chrome) window on macOS ? Unfortunately command+W : closes only current tab command+option+W : closes all windows so I need something in between.
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Enabling Time Machine for a USB HDD with NTFS

When I've plugged in my USB HDD (WD Passort Elite) for the first time, the system had asked me whether I want to use this HDD as time machine drive. I've chosen smth like 'decide later' and continued ...
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Is it possible to fix the spacing when using “ls” with colored output?

This is the exact same issue found here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/165154/changing-the-spacing-between-files-in-ls When you run the command ls -G or CLICOLOR=1; ls the spacing in the ...
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macOS No Longer Connecting to Wireless Keyboard Wirelessly

I have an Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and normally it works well wirelessly, and was doing so this morning, but suddenly it's no longer working. The keyboard still works perfectly via ...
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How can I repair missing referenced photos in Photos.app on MacOS Catalina?

A while ago I moved many photos from my Mac to external storage. However, I forgot to consolidate the library before performing this change. And now I can't remember the original folder structure I ...
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How can I stop my computer time to reset to my local time-zone time?

Sometimes I want my Mac OS time to be different from my local time zone. In order to do that I uncheck the box "set time and date automatically" and set the time to whatever I want. This works ...
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Safari randomly changes to first tab

Every so often, while typing in Safari, I randomly got switched to the first tab in the window. I don't have clear steps to reproduce. It seems to happen primarily while typing. First I thought I ...
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External display not recognized after waking from sleep until restarted

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) which fails to detect an external display after is has woken up from sleep. (Update: Now running macOS Mojave 10.14.5 on a ...
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Where is the terminal application on the filesystem?

I want to be able to launch a Terminal window using JiTouch, which allows me to make a gesture open a file, so I want to know the location of the Terminal app so that I can open it.
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How do I send text messages (NOT iMessages) from my Mac?

I recently bought my first Mac, after having been impressed with my iPhone 7 Plus for the past year. On my iPhone I can send both iMessages and text messages by switching on the "Send as SMS" option ...
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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Intel Power Gadget causes kernel panics

The latest version of Intel Power Gadget (3.6.1) is causing frequent kernel panics in macOS Catalina (10.15.1), causing the system to freeze and then shut down. This happens when some app is already ...
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Does Find my Friends share active status of the friend? [closed]

Does find my friends tell you when someone is active? Or does it show its location even when the device is on but you’re not physically on it?
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Turning off Apple hardware checks on startup

Since I stay on top of possible hardware errors using utilities, I don't want to allow my Mac to boot up and go through the checks each time. How do I skip over this process each time the computer ...
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Symlinked Dotfiles Are Not Working

I'm on macOS Catalina and I'm trying to move all my "dotfiles" into a folder, where I can place them under version control, then symlink them back into the home folder. I've created a hidden "....
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How do you play music from your iPhone through Apple Music in OS Catalina?

I used to be able to plug my phone in via my USB/lighting cable and from there, there would be a tab where I could play songs exclusively from my phone. Since upgrading to OS Catalina, iTunes is ...
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How to prevent iOS 10 apps from “resetting” when activated after being backgrounded?

Sometimes, I'll get a notification for an interesting story on the Medium app, tap it, opening the story in Medium, but then get interrupted, so I switch to another app, putting Medium in the ...
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How to specify network interface for different protocols?

At work, I have 2 interfaces active: WiFi and Ethernet. Eth connects to company network for shared volumes over SMB. But then no Internet. WiFi connects to Internet, but not to company network. I ...
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A way to run console commands in menu bar?

I have a couple of console commands that I a) want to run and stop at demand (optionally automated) and b) without opening terminal window and/or leaving it open, ideally from menu bar. Some of them ...

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