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Using a power bank for MacBook Pro 2015

My venerable MacBook Pro 2015/retina still has plenty of life in it but it is of course not up to date with a variety of things. For instance, I understand that its Thunderbolt 2 ports cannot be used ...
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Determining if Low Power Mode is Enabled/Disabled from Command Line · macOS 12.2.1 (Monterey)

According to this article the following script should return the current Power Mode state: pmset -g |grep lowpowermode This is what it actually returns in my case: When set through system ...
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how to get camara 0.5x [closed]

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Post Flexgate - 2017 Macbook Pro screenless setup: How can I connect a monitor to the internal graphics port?

Is there a way to connect a flex-cable or interface card to the mac's internal display connector to branch out HDMI or TB? It would save a lot of time and preserve GPU power for the screens that are ...
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How can I edit macOS system localization files?

Recently, Apple has decided to force gendered expressions in the German locale. They say there is no way to undo this, so I've been trying to sniff out a way to change the affected strings on my own. ...
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AppleScript enter a keystroke as soon as a window opens

I would like to enter a keystroke {return} as soon as a window opens. Currently I set a delay for 20s and then keystroke {return}. But the opening time of the application varies from 10-25 sec. So I ...
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Any way to set a delay before activation on hot corners?

There is a few post on this, but mostly many years old. Is there any way to add a delay on hot corners to avoid accidental activation? Adding a key is possible, but then the advantage over using the ...
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How can I see all available params in the commands for Finder, Dock etc?

I'm trying to build my own settings script with dotfiles, like this one https://github.com/driesvints/dotfiles/blob/main/.macos How can I see all the available parameters can be passed into defaults ...
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Whatsapp on iOS, how to delete voice messages directly?

Some of my Whatsapp group chats contain about 100mb of voice messages and I want to get rid of them. However, they are not being displayed as "media". How can i do it? Thanks
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`Turn display off after` changes to default automatically

I set the Turn display off after in System Preferences -> Battery and System Preferences -> Power Adapter to Never. But it changes to 5 min on its own. MacBook Pro 2019
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Look up value from another sheet based on text

A brief description of the structure so far: I have two sheets Data and Parameters. In Data I have one food ingredient per row with some additional properties input by user such as a column for ...
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Latest downloaded Songs

How do I play a sequence of my various latest downloaded songs without creating a playlist on Apple Music. Eg playing all songs downloaded this week without necessarily creating a playlist. Sony ...
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Which typing keyboard is best for beginners? [closed]

I want a low-profile keyboard that goes to my Macbook setup. What are some popular low-profile keyboards out there that are worth a try? And I want TKLs and a clean design.
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MacbookPro14,2 Gigabit internet Speed. Is it possible?

I have MacbookPro14,2, and following is the internal ethernet spec. I was wondering if its possible to use external gigabit ethernet (found on USBc dock), and have gigabit internet. I have a gigabit ...
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Where does Microsoft store accounts on MacOS?

I installed Edge (chromium) on a work computer and created a new profile using the wrong MS account (personal). I deleted that profile, but when creating another, my personal account still shows as a ...
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Why is a subfolder created when syncing a second Mac's Documents folder via iCloud?

I got a MacBook first and synced Documents and Desktop to iCloud. Then I got a Mac Mini and also enabled syncing. Now with the Desktop it works as expected: Same files on both Desktops. But in ...
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Preview signature annotation: Without the owner password, you do not have permission to create or modify annotations in the document

I need to download a banking form and email it back. After opening the PDF in macOS Preview, I attempt to sign it via Tools > Annotate > Signature This gives the error: Without the owner ...
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access webpages hosted by (macOS) apache web server on LAN where pages are served from a user home directory on the server machine

I would like to run a personal website that is accessible across users on the local area network. Specifically, imagine we have Mac #1 talking to Mac #2 via a router and the goal is to access a ...
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What happened to CreateMLUI? Has it been removed?

In my Swift project in Xcode, import CreateMLUI says no such module. Has this been replaced or just removed?
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Why did AirDrop change the file time attribute for one of my photos?

I was copying over one of my photos from the Photos app using the AirDrop share option. Once the file copied over to my Mac I was very surprised to notice that the created and modified file time ...
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After clicking on an internal link in a PDF in Adobe Acrobat on iPad, how can I go back to the location of the text where the link is located?

After clicking on a internal link in an PDF in Adobe Acrobat on iPad, how can I go back to the location of the text where the link is located? Examples of internal link in a PDF (green rectangles): ...
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Finder corrupt files on copy to external ssd

Problem: sometimes finder corrupts my files when copying to external ssd. Reproduction methodology: copy via finder file to external ssd, then check this file md5 -q ~/Downloads/path/to/source md5 -q /...
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What app is this ? M notif [closed]

Anyone knows what this notif is from?
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Fresh OSX Install Failing

I have a MacBook Pro A1990 EMC3215 (2018 15", either i7 or i9 [I'm not sure which]). I'm having trouble reinstalling the OS. When I try a fresh install using Command-Option-r via WiFi, I get a -...
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How can I remove keychain data from iOS?

I have a phone and an app is reusing the keychain data, even after reinstalling the application. Is there a way how I can remove the keychain data from my phone? I am not talking about passwords only, ...
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Left hand side USB-C ports on 2017 MBP 15" blocked

Ive got a 2017 15" Macbook Pro. This model has 4x USB C ports (2 on each side) which can be used for pretty much anything from charging to connecting to an external display (as long as you have ...
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Unable to connect to local Docker for Mac web server via IP address. Bonjour (mDNS) connection works fine

I am currently running an application via Docker for Mac. I have ensured that the application is properly forwarding the ports via a docker-compose file. I have forwarded port 8083 from the ...
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How to avoid macOS copying a file and the file is different from the original? [closed]

I copied a file from my MacBook Air running Big Sur (macOS 11.6.5) to a Synology NAS, which has been reliable for 2, 3 years. However, recently I may copy a file from this MacBook Air to the NAS (...
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Is there a way to update macOS offline?

I am using a MacBook offline. Is it possible to Air Drop the latest version of the OS or something to this machine so that I can update it offline?
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How to change the backup location of multiple iOS devices using symlink?

This article outline the steps to take in order to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive... https://www.imore.com/how-move-your-iphone-or-ipad-backups-external-hard-drive What I'm ...
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Pin tab does not work in Safari, after creating tab groups

I created a tab group in Safari and added a few tabs to it. It does not give me an option to pin a tab in the tab group. How do I pin tabs in a tab group?
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How to reset the selection of the screen recorder to the default?

When I press Cmd+Shift+5, I summon the screen recording utility. It shows with a resizable curtain which portion of the screen is going to be recorded. However, that selection persists between ...
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Is there any way to whitelist my apps from reinstalling when logging on a new device?

I've been using my Apple ID for years and downloaded a lot of apps. When I logged in on a new device, my apps would automatically download. It's even weird that only a few recently purchased apps were ...
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Can the Cellular Apple Watch be independent of iPhone after it is paired and configured?

The Apple Watch functionality has improved over time. An iPhone used to need to be left on and connected for Cellular to work on the Watch. I was under the impression that with advances in eSim and ...
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I can't share certain files and folder through SMB

I am trying to share some folders and my external USB hard drive through smb for my local network. However, certain folders cannot be shared. The folders appear when go to finder->network and click ...
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How do I write to a plist with defaults?

I've been googling around, reading documentation, but for the love of me cannot really figure out how to write to plist files on Catalina using defaults. I can easily do these changes: defaults write ...
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Should I upgrade my Intel E7600 CPU for an E8600 in my iMac 27" late 2009?

It all begun when my factory Seagate Barracuda started clicking. I knew the end was nigh for my beloved iMac 27" 10,1. I then watched some tutorials, did some research and realised I could do ...
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Regarding never setting MacBook to sleep

If I always keep my Macbook turned on, and never set it to sleep. Plus, I keep a charger plugged into it whenever I use it, so the battery is always at 100%. Will it be a problem?
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a1466 2012 Air configure Swap space

I have a 2012 Macbook Air A1466. Had it for a decade now and still haven't gotten a new laptop since! It's probably the best investment I've made. However, it's been slow past few years with newer ...
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Screen Sharing changes resolution for no reason

I'm using the built-in Screen Sharing client in macOS to connect to a Mac Mini 2020 M1 by running Connect to Server in Finder and choosing the vnc://machine-name.local link. The connection works fine, ...
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Dynamic reference to a cell from another sheet based on text

I am trying to learn how to refer "dynamically" to a cell from another sheet given a textual condition. I have the following scenario: Example There are two sheets labelled "A" and ...
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Ctrl+; does not work to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" for Firefox

I set a shortcut for All Applications, Ctrl+; to "Move Window to Left Side of Screen" and Ctrl+' to "Move Window to Right Side of Screen" it works for Safari, but when I use it on ...
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How can I make a folder that two users will have full read/write permissions for all files and subfolders, including new ones?

I have a folder that I need for two different user accounts to be able to fully access. Both user accounts need to be able to read and write to all of the files within this folder, including its ...
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Equivalent of shift tab for Notes on macOS

How do I achieve this, hello how to, hello how that is I want to reverse tab. On Notes, I select how, then press shift + tab it does nothing. it does not reverse tab.
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I can't boot up disk options when I startup my Mac

I recently installed Asahi Linux, and for a few months now I've had no issue with it. Now, however, my computer decided to boot me up into Asahi Linux when I started charging it after it died. Usually,...
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Automatic log each session from Terminal

Just moved off from windows into a Mac. I used to use Putty and it has a feature of logging sessions into a folder so everything that happens (stdin/out) goes also to a folder for historic record. I ...
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Mark unsorted recents photos in iPhone

I've a habit of sorting all my 'recent' photos into different local albums on my iPhone. I've 30,000+ photos in 'recent' album and NOT all are sorted in various local albums. How can I mark the photos ...
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How to change the default event time to all-day? [closed]

defaults write com.apple.iCal 'Default duration in minutes for new event' 1440 I tried this but this just creates a 24hr event that starts at 9am Alternatively, is there a way to change the ...
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Combining lots of photo folders

I have lots of photo folders, including some with duplicates. I want to end up with a master set which contains everything, with no duplicates. I was wondering what would be the best way to do this? I ...
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Why Might an iPhone Crash and Reboot in Safari?

A few days ago I accidentally clicked an ad in Safari on my iPhone (iOS 15.4.1) which sent the browser through a long chain of redirects, and then the device rebooted. I've heard in the past about ...
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