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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -...
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Migrated VPN server broken with macOS Catalina

My Mac mini has been working just fine with macOS Mojave as a VPN server following the migration method described in https://developer.apple.com/support/downloads/macOS-Server-Service-Migration-Guide....
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Set "Load remote content in messages" per sender?

In the Mail setting (under Viewing) tab, there is a option Load remote content in messages which I unchecked, so for each email that contains remote content, I need to click the Load remote content ...
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Font rendering on external display broken in Big Sur

The best example I have of font rendering problems introduced by MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur is with iTerm2. This screenshot shows the window as it appears on the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) Built-in Retina ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600" I am getting error

While running ./getcov -s from Jenkin to MAC-OS and I am getting following errors: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600 for the file /Users/imacsbuild/Documents/XXX/XcodeCoverage-master/lcov/...
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How to track screentime of Java apps with Catalina

I am using macOS screen time as a mechanism for parental controls. Before updating to Catalina, the screen time tracked the total time a one user was logged in with his/her credentials, regardless of ...
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Native way to speed up/remove desktop switching animations

I want a native (and therefore free) way to speed up a specific animation. My research covers these questions and links on this that have gone unsolved for High Sierra and no answers there cover this ...
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Save 'Look up & data detectors' history?

A system gesture I use often when reading is to force press on a word which will pull up a definition and/or wikipedia page of the selected word (referred to as 'Look up & data detectors' in ...
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Zoom in or out with trackpad stops working

I am using OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G1217) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Sometimes when reading PDF's I notice I suddenly can not use the trackpad zoom feature anymore. It is not ...
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Why does my `rootless.conf` not always affect SIP’s choice of which files get the `restricted` flag treatment?

What sources say Like everyone else’s, my /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf file contains the following entries: $ cat /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf […] /System […] * /...
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Two different keyboard layouts for internal and external keyboard

My internal keyboard has a different layout than my external (USB) keyboard. Is it somehow possible for Mac OS X 10.11.2 to recognize from which keyboard the input comes and to chose the layout ...
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How to change keyboard type if that option is no longer visible in Yosemite?

I am using an EU keyboard layout and the button below the ESC key is "double quotes" on OSX 10.10.3 Suddenly that key is automatically changed to the < >| key I checked keyboard layout and it ...
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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2019) from powering up when an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched or the lid is open?

While I know there is a hack to prevent MacBooks — 2016 and higher — from starting up when the lid is open, I would like to know if there is a similar hack to prevent a MacBook from powering up when ...
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Does .metadata_never_index work for keeping folders out of Spotlight in Catalina?

In older releases of macOS one could create .metadata_never_index in any folder to prevent it and its children from being indexed. This seems to have stopped working at some point. Does this or ...
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Xcode Simulator - Show White Devices Instead of Black

When I run Xcode Simulator the devices are simulated with black cases. I'd like to be able to toggle to show devices with white cases to see them easier. I don't see a setting in Xcode for that. Can ...
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This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
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Whitelist available in Apple Mail for automatic Load Remote Content when this option is deselected in settings?

The 'Load Remote Content' is a great feature and I like to use it. Is there a way to make a whitelist of sender addresses for which remote content is loaded automatically, whilst remote content of ...
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MBpro - Battery drain in sleep mode - Wake Reason : EC.USBC(Maintenance)

So I have a MacbookPro 2018 from septembre and a week ago, I noticed that my battery computer drain really fast in sleep mode. So I tried a lot of things like setting hibernatemode in 25 and other ...
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Apple's online version function support-sp.apple.com/sp/product?edid= does not work for all macOS versions

I would like to get the Apple marketing name, the code name, for a given version of macOS (e.g. 10.12 is macOS Sierra) from Apple's online service at support-sp.apple.com/sp/product?edid=. This is ...
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Is there a way to disable Safari CSP (Content Security Policy) check?

Seems like Safari has a very strong restriction on Content Security Policy (CSP). For example, on GitHub, most of the userscripts and extensions don't work because of it. I get errors such as this ...
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How to activate only one window of an app to the foreground?

I am using a multiple-monitor setup. Every time I click on a window of an app, it will bring all windows of that app to the foreground, which hides some other apps on the other monitor. This is very ...
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caffeinate can't keep display from sleeping

I have a fleet of 7 macbook pro's running mac osx 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12, and 3 mac pro's running mac os 10.13 ("high sierra"). On all systems, I have set it to never sleep the system or display. ...
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Configuring an SSH tunnel with Transmit

Is there any way to configure Transmit so that it connects to an SFTP server through some SSH tunnel? (without having to launch the SSH tunnel via command line) E.g., with WinSCP on Microsoft Windows,...
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Some of my iOS 10 apps are losing saved settings and information

Over the past week, may of my apps have started resetting, losing saved settings and information. I have an iPhone 6 on iOS 10.1.1 and a Watch on watchOS 3.1. I updated my iPhone to 10.1.1 on October ...
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Writing to routing socket: not in table, Why?

▶ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default 192.168.100.1 UGScI 15 0 en0 10.9.4/...
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How to display google calendar "reminders" on macOS calendar app?

So google recently implemented reminders on both their web application and their mobile applications. This is a nifty little feature that instead of creating events on your calendar it creates these ...
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Macbook doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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Why mac smb connect fails with login from cli but works from finder and with guest account?

So i have one mac (Yosemite) sharing a folder read only for many users and the guest account is enabled to mount/access that folder so users may download whatever. I am connecting to the share as the ...
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Macs Disconnect from SMB Share: "STATUS_NETWORK_SESSION_EXPIRED (0xc000035c)"

I have some Ubuntu Servers running Samba with Winbind. Everything is fine, but Macs will randomly disconnect overnight, or at some irregular interval. On the servers, Samba logs this as two events: ...
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Install X11 version of Firefox on OSX 10.8.2

I'm trying to install a x11-enabled version of Firefox on my OSX 10.8.2, so it can integrate nicely with xmonad. My problem: Firefox in macports is extremely old (7.x) and building 17.x from source ...
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Mac OS X running so hot when connecting to a secondary monitor

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) I'm not sure if anyone else also experiencing this high CPU on their Mac Book and lead to a really hot fire 🔥. I’ve experienced this issue a few months after getting this ...
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How to block "No Caller ID" calls but not unknown calls

My phone number is published on the website of a project I run. However, it seems some young people have found it really funny to start prank calling me. It's very annoying and rather humiliating to ...
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why is the .HEIC suffix sometimes uppercase and sometimes lowercase

I just took five pictures on an iPhone 11 and then Airdropped them to my Mac Mini. I noticed that every other image has the file extension .HEIC in uppercase. I am pretty sure that I have noticed this ...
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Is there a FileVault compatible 3rd party Bluetooth keyboard?

Whole disk encryption on macOS requires HID devices to be able to connect before most of the system has booted up. Logitech support recommends turning off FileVault (!!) or not to use Bluetooth (their ...
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How do you change the notification duration in Apple macOS 11 / Big Sur

How do I change the time of how long a notification stays on the screen in macOS 11 Big Sur? There's no setting for this in the system preferences. I macOS Catalina the following command in Terminal ...
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Is it possible to disable XProtectService for a given folder?

I'm using a MacBook for C/C++ development and I'm creating a lot of native executables with clang. While running some of those (mostly those that are on the bigger side - around 500 MB), I can see a ...
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x86 CPU CATERR panic

I'm experiencing frequent x86 CPU CATERR panics on a new 2020 13-inch mbp. Here are three logs: #1 panic(cpu 1 caller 0xfffffff021cef7b4): x86 CPU CATERR detected Debugger message: panic Memory ID: ...
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why does Macos PowerChime use the network

PowerChime Sent Bytes:236 KB Rcvd Bytes: 8 KB Sent Packets: 7,210 Recvd Packets: 209 This alarms me! Running Catalina 10.15.3 on a Macbook Pro 16"
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Using iPad camera as default in Sidecar

Sidecar works well, but is there is any option to use my iPad camera and speaker as default while using Sidecar. Catalina V 10.15.3 (19D76)
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Fine-tuning “Open safe files after downloading” - Catalina Edition

How can I change what Safari considers a "Safe File" that opens directly when downloaded? Pre-Catalina used to have ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DownloadAssessment.plist, and this worked perfectly ...
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How to disable Safari top hit?

As of Safari 13.1 (perhaps earlier versions as well), Safari has changed the search bar behavior: where the first result used to always be "do a search on search engine with the text I entered", the ...
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When connected to iPad, the Web Inspector on my Mac is empty

I am struggling to use the Web Inspector on my Mac to inspect the webpage on my iPad. This is how I am trying to connect my Mac to my iPad: I have turned on web inspector on my iPad. I have checked ...
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How to enable modifier keys mapping for bluetooth 4.0 keyboards?

In macOS 10.13.6, when I use a bluetooth 4.0 keyboards the modifier keys mapping seems to be missing (keyboard not showing up). After I switch the keyboard to bluetooth 3.0 mode it shows up. Does it ...
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MacOS error: -67050 on Authd

After the upgrade to HighSierra, my mac has been running very sluggish and stuttering at times. There is little CPU usage and randomly in any application I'm in, the mac will lock up for a few seconds....
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Can't wake up Mac-connected display when in clamshell mode

My setup is this: MacBook Pro TouchBar Late 2016 (15'') a Dell P2415Q display, connected via USB-C → DisplayPort cable External keyboard, mouse, connected wirelessly (through dongles/hub/then usb-c ...
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Don't switch Spaces automatically **ever**, even when double-activating app, on Sierra

I'd like OS X to stop switching Desktops when an app gains focus. The traditional solutions to this do not work in Sierra. There is now a new behavior: if an app is brought to the foreground twice in ...
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macOS 10.12.6: Panic, assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, bsd/netinet/in_pcb.c, line: 3458

I am getting sporadic kernel panics like this: *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff80189d435f): assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, file: /Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/...
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Disable QuickTime setting time in status bar to 9:41 for screen recording of iOS device

When you record a video of your iOS device QuickTime helpfully tidies up your status bar, including setting the time to 9:41. This is great in many cases, but I have several apps which display the ...
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Applescript - Reminders - Unbearably Slow

I wanted to write a script to "push" reminders back by an hour. I came up with this: tell application "Reminders" launch set c to current date set newtime to c + 3600 set the remind ...
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Highlight all instances of a search in Preview

When I use Command+F to search for a word or phrase in Preview, it finds all instances of the search in the document, but only highlights the matched areas when I click on a specific page on the ...

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