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How to stop command-W from closing iTerm2 when it's active instead of the Python plots I'm intending to close?

I regularly run Python scripts from an iTerm2 command window, and the scripts usually generate several plots. I have an IDE open as well. From time to time I end up accidentally closing the iTerm ...
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Any way to configure fsck_hfs to use more memory to speed up verification of Time Capsule images?

Periodically Time Machine verifies sparsebundle backups with fsck_hfs. When the sparsebundle is on a Time Capsule (TC) it does this by creating a partial and much smaller representation of the ...
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Looking for USB diagnostics

Four times, my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) has had a panic and restarted while supposedly asleep (lid closed). The last time it was closed, I was still logged in when I opened it more than two hours ...
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Settings --> Privacy --> Microphone shows "App Clips" as the only item, no apps listed, and the microphone does not work in any app

Taking up for example the answer of Microphone not working on third party apps only (iPhone 6): Under Settings > Privacy > Microphone you'll be able to allow/deny each app that require the ...
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Why/how does `man` invoke xcodebuild?

Generally, when I look for a man page, it comes up immediately and the Terminal title bar shows less - man <cmd> But the first time I do it after a restart, there is a delay of two or more ...
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How can I teach Siri how to spell my child's name correctly in texts?

When I text my husband something like "I picked up Hailey from school and am on my way," Siri always misspells my daughter's name as Haley (with no "i"). I have an entry in my contact info identifying ...
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Delete all duplicate files

I have accidentally imported images from an app twice, resulting in list which repeats this pattern: filename1.ext filename1 2.ext filename2.ext filename2 2.ext about 5,000 times. All details (...
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Sharing website in Books (= printing as pdf) does not work anymore in Safari, crashing the website. How to save a pdf of the website to Books?

On my iPhone 7, roughly till 2021, I used to print Safari websites that I wanted to save as a whole pdf by just sharing it with Books. I stopped doing so after switching to another browser, but now, I ...
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Can the iCloud email be obtained from an iPhone in Lost mode?

Basically I am very worried because my wife lost her phone 1 week ago. However, few days ago she got an email from a person saying that they had found it. At first, we were happy because this person ...
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The error "Keychain "login" cannot be found to store ..."

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...
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Apple fitness spells my first name incorrectly

My first name is Martin but all the messages and awards on the Fitness app (iPhone 12 mini, iOS 16.0) insist on calling me 'Martyn'. It's not exactly critical but it's annoying. I've checked my ...
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Running the same commands on multiple remote hosts

I have the need to run some simple commands on multiple remote hosts, then view the output side by side. For example I might want to run: cd /var/log/server grep 'UUID: 12345-12345-12345' *.log Then ...
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iCloud Sync Problems

I have two computers that are both using iCloud Drive. One is a 2018 MacBook Pro and the other is a 2020 M1 Mac Mini. Both are running macOS Monterey 12.5.1. I frequently alternate using these two ...
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How to delete the text between the insertion point and the start of the line or paragraph

Just like Control-K delete the text between the current cursor position and the end of the line, I would like to delete the text between the start of the line and the current cursor position with a ...
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Dell C2722DE always charging my MBP

I bought this and everything's working perfectly. Thing is, I don't seem the need to charge the MBP separately. The Dell monitor is charging it and it's always at 100% now. Is there a way to bypass ...
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MacBook Air M2 Dual Monitor Setup

I am connecting two Samsung 24” monitors (CF24F390 - 1080p) to a new MacBook Air M2. One monitor is connected through an HDMI to a USBC hub and the second monitor is connected through a Wavlink HDMI ...
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Automation privacy preferences unavailable at random times

I have this strange symptom in which all of the apps registered under the automation privacy & security preferences sometimes are non-existent after unlocking my MacBook. I have similar problems ...
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How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple?

There are many posts on the Internet where instructions are given for creating OS X USB installers by using the TransMac and other such applications on a Windows machine. Many of these posts assume ...
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iPhone SE20 won't restore, and on each failed attempt locks me out for 3 hours

My daughter set up a pin for her iPhone and forgot it, so can't log in. A quick browse of the Apple website suggested a restore was needed. After following the instructions on apple website, iTunes ...
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How can I download Mac OS X El Capitan without app store?

I was going to install a new copy of El Capitan via my USB drive, but it turns out it's dead, it's been corrupted. I erased everything before that, so I'm stuck with the installation screen. How can ...
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Drawing a time chart in Numbers 11

I am trying to use numbers to plot a chart of my electricity consumption. I have a table that looks like: date consumption 01/01/2021 10 15/01/2021 110 17/01/2021 140 10/02/2021 180 As you can ...
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How to create bootable installer USB for macOS in Windows? [duplicate]

I purchased a 2008 Mac from a friend. It's now formatted and internet recovery option is not working for a fresh install. I want to create a bootable USB drive in a Windows machine. I am unable to ...
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macOS Big Sur Startup Error - "Backup and Restore has Encountered a Fatal Error"

I have been getting this error message constantly upon startup: From some quick research, I found out that this might be related to permission issues for Google directory in Application Support. So I ...
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Canon Pixma multifunction not detecting scanner via network

I have a multifunction Canon Pixma MX725. I've connected it to the local network via wireless, same as my laptop. I installed the drivers from the Canon site. I added it to "Printers & ...
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Writing successful invitation to tender

This is my first post here, do not judge me hard, I will work hard to improve my question if needed. I use macbook air for work and privately for many years. Every time I use to buy these laptops ...
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Screenshot from protected DVD

How can I take a screenshot of a protected DVD? There was an answer some years ago, but doesn't seem to work now. Tried VLC, but the DVD won't play. Shift-cmd-4 gives blank screenshot.
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Same volume left and right headphone

I am using bluetooth headphones and the volume is lower on the left side than the right side. Is there a way to configure this permanently? Left headphone have significantly lower volume than right ...
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How can I make a column reference a row in another table?

I have this table that was created by using the "Form sheet" on iPad Table A ------------------------------------- Month | Rent | Groceries | Netflix | January | 100 | 100 | 100 ...
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Customize drop-down menu items of programs in macOS via Terminal [closed]

I would like to remove or grey-out a few menu items in a program via Terminal in MacOS. Problem is, I've been searching Google and also DuckDuckGo for quite some time and I keep getting redirected to ...
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What’s com.apple.iomfb_bics_daemon in macOS Monterey?

I noticed in my boot logs that this service fails to start because the executable is missing. So, what is it supposed to do? I can’t find much about it on the internet besides that it was introduced ...
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Is there a way for the host of a Zoom meeting running the Zoom app on a Mac to admit everyone from the waiting room via keyboard not mouse?

If I am the host of a Zoom meeting and people arrive at the meeting late and I want to admit them to the meeting without interrupting the flow of my presentation, is there any way to "Admit all ...
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can't change password on Mac Help!

I am trying to change the password of a user on my MacBook Air. from the apple dropdown menu, I go to System Pref then User/Groups and I can log in to my user but the bar to "Change Password&...
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How to remove all Mach-O executables in a directory via Terminal?

Let's say I put all my C codes and the executables in ~/anta40/Codes/C. Removing all the C codes via Terminal is easy: rm *.c My question is how to remove all Mach-O executables (from compiling the C ...
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Why were me.com addresses retired? [closed]

It seems so much more convenient for entering in on forms. Why would they discontinue it?
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Enable Firefox video player full screen mode as default mode for other applications

Videos in Firefox when made fullscreen do not create a new space, but rather sit on the same desktop as other content. Is there a way to make this happen by default for all windows in macOS? I assume ...
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MacOS unable to login after user folder moved to external SSD

I‘m running MacOS Monterey on a Mac Mini M1. I wanted to use an external SSD for all my data. Therefore, I moved my users folder to the SSD and then changed the account settings to point to the new ...
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Can I group Spotlight results by folder?

I did a search in Spotlight and got 500 results: I want to group them by folder. Is that possible? I tried right-clicking the column headers but there's no Folder option: I tried pressing Cmd-J to ...
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2017 Intel 4K iMac, broken FileVault decryption

macOS Monterey on a 2017 4k Intel iMac. Another person has reported it on their 2017 MBP where FileVault was enabled intentionally but then turned off. A week ago I turned FileVault on by mistake, so ...
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Why Homebrew is connecting to Google analytics and how to disable it?

I've noticed that when I run : brew update Homebrew is connecting to Google analytics. Why? And how to disable it?
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Restore Time Machine backup

I want to restore from my Time Machine backup. My Time Machine backups where saved on a QNAP NAS. After a clean install (forgot password) of my MacBook, I wanted to reinstall from my Time Machine ...
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How does iOS app remembers my permission, even though I deleted it?

I noticed that at least one iOS app, remembered that I earlier gave it permission to send me notification and access my location, even though I have deleted it, and then re-installed it. What am I ...
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Understanding APFS firmlink black magic

I'm slowly coming to terms with the black magic behind the APFS system/data volume split. Today, however, I found an artifact that I just don't understand: files that simultaneously exist and do not. ...
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Is it possible to change the display name in Finder Favourites?

I have added a number of folders to the Favourites in the Finder sidebar. Is it possible to change the actual display name from the original folder name?
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What keyboards can reliably be used to start up recovery or diagnostics mode on a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini which is stalling during boot. I have been trying to boot it to recovery or diagnostics mode, but run into an unexpected problem. The keyboard I'm currently using with it is a ...
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Sending rich text email via Shortcuts on Mac shows HTML text in Apple Mail compose

I have created a small a shortcut using Shortcuts on Mac to send email. It takes markdown text, converts it into rich text and passes on to Send Email action. Below is the screenshot. But when the ...
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I want my Mac to only bring the top window of an app to the front when clicking the app icon in the dock

I work/live with Windows/Linux/Mac every day. While I'm pretty comfortable with Windows/Linux some Mac behaviors do throw me off. One of these behaviors is the following: I have several open windows ...
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How to delete images from media library and shared folder

I have some images in shared folders fo the Photo App (Version 7.0). If I delete them from the media library I expect them to disapear from all (shared) folders as well. I also went to the deleted ...
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Why does "Look Up" on iOS briefly flash and image?

When I use "Look Up" on iOS, I briefly see an image flash, which then vanishes: I've had this behavior for several iOS upgrades, and through two hardware changes. I assume the image is ...
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System hangs when creating bootable disk drive

I followed the instructions provided in this answer which explains how to make an El Capitan bootable disk from a system running Catalina I copied the commands exactly as prescribed, reproduced here: ...
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How to re-order the "Look Up" button when holding to select text?

I am a big-time user of the Look Up functionality of the iPhone, added in iOS 11. However, I don't like that I have to jump through hoops to get to the "Look Up" button when I hold to select ...

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