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iPhone “disabled” when trying to enter recovery mode

I forgot my iPhone's lock code. I don't believe I have an iCloud/Find my iPhone configured on there. I never synced with iTunes. I'm fine with deleting all the content on the device. I tried ...
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Mac OS Catalina not Downloading

I have re installed my mac to fresh El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. Now at the app store it is showing the Catalina version Updates but when I click on Download nothing is happening. I have previously ...
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How to fix “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”

I'm trying to connect to remote Macs via ssh. I can connect to one Mac without a problem but on a second Mac (in the same LAN) I get this error: RD:/ ruisi$ ssh -v rui@192.168.1.32 OpenSSH_7.9p1,...
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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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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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What does “Initialize” mean? I have just connected my micro-SD card to my Mac, this just shows up

The micro-sd card is used as the storage of my dashcam. It works fine before. But today when I connected it to my Mac, as usual, there is a popup saying: It seems my sd-card has broken. But what does ...
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How do I disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) AKA “rootless” on macOs [OS X]

Apple has introduced System Integrity Protection, also known as "rootless", with OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I understand this is a step for general protection against malware but as a developer I need ...
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How can I force Chrome to open links with specific profile?

I'm using user profile switching in Chrome, which works perfectly fine. Except for when I'm clicking links, that are depending on one of the profiles being logged in. By default Chrome just opens the ...
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Catalina Music app crashes on launch

I seem to be encountering a rare issue. Every time I launch the Music app, it crashes immediately. I found one post (with no replies) in the Apple Developer Forums that describes the same behavior. ...
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connect to relative remote iMac via finder hanging

I want to connect to my Mother's mac mini computer (who lives in another state) via the "Connect to server" so that we can transfer files over the network. This is the first attempt so forgive me for ...
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Can't unmount external disk used with Music app due to AMPLibraryAgent process

I use an external storage disk for my Music library in macOS 10.15 Catalina, because the required file size is several times my internal SSD. After upgrading to Catalina, now when I connect the drive ...
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My Mac crashes every time I shutdown. What may be causing this?

My Mac crashes every time I shutdown. I have an iMac iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), 24 GB of RAM, 500GB of disk free. I find dozens of crash files named Kernel_....._mercury.gpuRestart (mercury is my ...
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MacBook pro 15 inch 2019 screen flickers with purple horizontal lines when iPhone is near my MacBook screen

When i bring my iPhone near my MacBook pro screen, the screen flickers with horizontal lines. I have tested the flickering with iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. All the devices are up to ...
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Slack is trying to add a helper tool [closed]

@slack please fix this. I am about to uninstall Slack, despite being the owner of a ~1000 subscriber commercial account. The MacOS message is completely opaque, and does not sufficiently indicate the ...
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Is there a widget for Mac OS X dashboard that has bigger sticky notes?

Is there a widget for Mac OS X dashboard to write down notes? N.B. What I use now are yellow small sticky notes (I'm using 8 on several spots on the scren). I really love them, but sometimes it ...
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Esc button from touchbar has disappeared

After a clean reinstall of OSX Catalina 10.15.2 on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018), Esc button from the touchbar has disappeared. I don't have any 3rd party tool or app installed. Any idea on how to ...
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What external monitor to buy that has same clarity as the MacBook?

I want to buy and external monitor for my MacBook 13 inch 2015. What I want is the monitor to have the same clarity as I have on my Macbook. I am not very familiar with the resolutions, I just ...
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Installing fresh macOS High Sierra on SSD (Crucial MX500) on iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311) (Mid-2011)

For reference, I previously successfully installed a SSD (WD BLUE) on my MBP Pro 2011 with no issues, but for the life of me I can't get it to work on my iMac (A1311, mid 2011). SSD: Crucial MX500 (I ...
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imagemagick fails with dyld: Library not loaded

After wasting a lot of time until finally finding a solution, I decided to share this with the community. The problem: convert dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/little-cms2/lib/liblcms2.2....
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How do I restore an album that Apple Photos deleted by itself?

I use Apple Photos, with iCloud Photo Library, and I created an album, but after a while I noticed that the album disappeared. I never deleted it. The album is called "Nexus vs iPhone", and it no ...
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How to update Korg NTS-1 firmware? [closed]

Korg documentation says that the NTS-1 supports macOS Catalina. And the official instructions say to do the following: Press and hold the oscillator button. Plug into computer with microUSB cable. ...
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Remove 'Tags' section from macOS Finder right-click context menu

When I right-click an item in Finder, the context menu has a Tags section containing colored tags: Tags... In previous versions of macOS / OS X, the section was called "Labels". I don't use Tags ...
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External monitor blinking

I have Apple Cinema Display connected to MacBook Pro 2019 (Catalina 10.15.4). For connection, I'm using Dell WD15 dock station. The problem is that the external monitor blinks every 5 seconds (i tried ...
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system.log flooded with xpcproxy errors during sleep time. How do I diagnose?

A few weeks ago my Macbook Pro 2018 with Catalina 10.15.2 started to get mad during sleep-time, actually it's not really going to sleep as it's flooding the system.log with hundreds of these lines: ...
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Remove item from Context Menu

I noticed extra options pop up in my context menus, I'm not sure how I managed to get it (or how long ago I installed this item), but does anyone know how I can remove it? Particularly the iconStiX ...
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Ask for password input when mounting a volume via Automator

I have Automator mounting a volume with hdiutil, but it requires a password to mount. Natively macOS would prompt with a hidden-password input field; but I don't know how to trigger the same when ...
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Apple now says you have to have iPhone turned on to get iMessages on all devices?

iMac Pro - 10.15.3, iPad 13.3 and iPhone 13.3.1. This AM I noticed that when I did some logging in to different sites, that I have text message 2 step verification turned on, I was not getting the ...
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Mac OS X goes to sleep mode when watching video or suddenly restarts

Mac OS X Catalina goes to sleep right after I start watching video/youtube. I also can hear how its fan's extensively working. It started after I installed MineCraft, but this maybe just a coincidence ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro 2016 (Catalina: 10.15.4) slow to a freeze and report an error when shutting down or restarting?

The problem: Whenever I try to shut down or restart my MacBook it almost freezes takes about five minutes to turn off, but eventually does, and when I turn it back on there's an error message and it ...
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Native way to perform otool -L recursively?

When I run otool -L (e.g. otool -L /Applications/IBM/informix/lib/cli/iclit09b.dylib), I can see all the shared libraries and check that they have current version >= compatibility version /...
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Applescript, how to mount remote server without error if unavailable?

I attempted this question earlier today but finally realized I had completely mangled what I was trying to ask and also posted the wrong script code. This is attempt #2. I have two Macs that reboot ...
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How to know what a certain “defaults write” command changes?

I have seen a few different posts on this site and others containing the command $ defaults write ... What I'm wondering is how do you know what defaults write command to use to change what you want ...
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Time machine backups don't seem to show latest one

I just upgraded from Sierra to Catalina on an MBP mid-2012. Techtool said I mightbe running into drive issues so I decided to back stuff up. Note that in the picture the last backup is 3/31/20. But I ...
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Temporary dyld_shared_cache taking a lot of space

I am developing an application with Flutter and using an iOs simulator (iPhone 8 13.4). I noticed that while I am running my application (I am using VSCode), a lot of space is taken by some files. ...
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creating APFS fusion drive / conversion to APFS from HFS+ fusion drive fails - “you are trying to create an upside down Fusion”

I have 1TB Internal SSD and 512GB SD card in a SD slot. I can create a fusion drive in HFS+ format, and the drive was running fine on my previous El Capitan system. Now that I upgraded my system to ...
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Can I install / downgrade to Mojave on a new MacBook Pro 2020 that comes with Catalina? [duplicate]

I'm planning on buying a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, it will come with Catalina, and I still rely on several 32-bit apps. I was wondering if it's possible to downgrade to Mojave? I was thinking ...
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Cannot toggle between YouTube on full screen and other apps in Google Chrome

I recently switched by browser from Firefox to Google Chrome and now when I have a YouTube video on full screen it won't let me toggle between the video and other apps using the ⌘ Command ` shortcut ...
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How does Watch determine distance walked if Location Services are off?

Apple Watch 3 (newly purchased) and iPhone XR I rarely enable Location Services on my phone. When I go for an ‘Outdoor Walk’ the ‘Activity’ app tells me my step count and the distance covered. If ...
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My System Preference window moved and isn't in the center anymore

Since I updated my Mac, the System Preferences window no longer appears in the center. How do I return it to its default position (like shown below)?
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Using night shift/f.lux on external monitors Mac OS 10.15

I’m having an issue using Night Shift, f.lux, or any blue light filter application on 2 of the 3 external monitors I have hooked up to my MacBook Pro via a Dell docking station. This is my hardware: ...
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How do I control Macbook volume when a DP display is connected?

When I plug my Mac into a DisplayPort monitor that has loudspeakers, the Mac's volume controls become disabled. Is Apple assuming that if I have external speakers I am so much better using their ...
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Applescript exits return loop before complete

I have to go through a stack of hard drives & usb keys looking for old quickbook files. So, I've written an applescript which triggers when a new drive is mounted. It then searches the drive for ...
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Write in NTFS using Mavericks [duplicate]

I was able to read and write NTFS filesystems normally in Mountain Lion, but after the upgrade this stopped to work. I installed ntfs-3g and fuse4x using homebrew in Mountain Lion and followed the ...
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How to restart USB subsystem?

I'm developing onto Arduino and sometimes the USB port that is being used stops working. Then I need to plug the device into another USB port. Once all the USB ports stop working I have to restart the ...
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Mail and Calendar App Stop Working After Upgrade to MacOS 10.15.4

After upgrading my MacBookPro to 10.15.4, when I try to startup the Mail or Calendar app, I get the spinning rainbow ball. With the Mail app, it starts and the icon on the Dock shows the unread ...
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Just updated to Catalina, did I lose a lot of disk space? What's a good procedure to follow to dupe to a new drive?

I just updated to Catalina and noticed that the new version of TechTool 12 is warning me that I am running out of disk space (500 GB on a 13-inch MBP mid 2012). I upgraded from Sierra. I want to ...
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Dictation under macOS Catalina not working with display microphone

I have this very strange problem that dictation is not working on my laptop when its lid is closed and it is connected to an external monitor (Cinema display). It does work fine when I use the laptop ...
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Remap quit app keyboard shortcut globally

In Windows and Linux I can remap the Close Window key globally to something else (usually Ctrl + F4). When I tried doing the same in Mac, it seems that I would need to remap every app independently. ...
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How to remove/edit some metadata attributes on a file?

I want to remove or edit the date when a file was opened, please. I know it has something to do with "kMDItemLastUsedDate" but I don't know how to edit or remove the date in this. I entered : "xattr -...
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How to remember only a username in Safari?

Chrome and Firefox allow to remember only a username (gmail, for example) without no problem. But it's not working the same way for Safari. Safari, if remembers, it remembers both, username and ...

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