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Disable USB C on MacBook Pro 2018

Is there a way to disable USB C ports on my MacBook Pro 2018 for anything except charging ?
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Is there a method to target an open Finder window from the “Save” dialog?

In some ancient version of the Mac OS, I seem to recall that, while in a "Save" dialog, there was a way (or an extension which provided a way) to click on an open folder in the Finder in order to ...
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Is there anyway to disable ctrl-click? [duplicate]

I've been trying to play some games on my macbook (running on mojave) and whenever I try to hold CTRL and click it won't let me. Is there anyway to disable Ctrl-Click?
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Unhide desktop icons

I recently had tried to make some hidden desktop icons on my desktop following the instructions found here. I am on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I ended up somehow making every file a hidden file. The ...
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How to disable Mac Preview blurring / smoothing images in a PDF?

I scanned a paper document to a PDF. Each page of the PDF is an image of a paper page. When I view the PDF in Mac's Preview app and zoom in, Preview blurs / smooths the image. When I view the PDF in ...
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Setting Environment in Xcode for C Implementation [on hold]

Making it all work together. What am I doing wrong? When you have a few files (see below), how do you get them all working inside Xcode for a C implementation? I am getting errors because files ...
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Looking for a lightweight MP3 player for OS X

I'm looking for something, preferably free, to play MP3s in OS X in a way they don't automatically get dumped into iTunes. Any suggestions? Songbird is not lightweight. VLC I use for videos.
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Macbook Pro a1278 fails to boot [on hold]

i have a personal Macbook Pro a1278 that fails to boot. I made the choice to contact an Apple service who changed the SSD and my antivirus failed to start not having the right permissions. I did not ...
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WindowServer high usage; fresh install not running at all

Had lag spikes running Mojave 10.14.6, narrowed the culprit to WindowServer process. Googled for answers: WindowServer process takes a lot of memory OSX Sierra - WindowServer process hangs, high ...
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Overdrive the fans but fails to boot [on hold]

Hello for about 3 weeks i have a problem with a virus. I did contact an apple service and after changing the SSD the problem still persist. For the Macbook pro a1278 i have, i need to find the BIOS ...
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'Unexpected error has occured' when opening Photos app after the latest OSX update

Today I tried opening Photos app on my MBP and the library started updating, but after getting to 83% the app crashed with the message in the title. I tried some steps I found online, but to no avail. ...
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Time Machine - An error occurred while restoring from the backup

Having some trouble restoring a Time Machine backup. After some initial disk problems we had to reinstall OSX and this is what has been done thus far: Booted into Internet Recovery Mode (Command (⌘) –...
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Is the macOS recovery also upgraded when i run mac upgrades?

I upgraded my Macbook Pro that had Mojave (MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 15-INCH, MID 2014))to Catalina Beta and this completely broke my Mobile Development using Flutter. There are numerous issues with ...
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Tons of mail windows opened because of no preferred outgoing server

I don't use mail normally. So today when I open my app, this caught me by surprise I selected one of the server and then close the mail window, but there are just so many to go through. My questions:...
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2017 iMac won't read SDXC Card

I did not find any solution for my problem, so I'm asking this here: My 2017 iMac won't read a 128 GByte SDXC Card (used to store photos in my Canon 5D Mk IV). It mounts and (most of the time) the ...
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Applescript service which utilises “on idle”?

I have been trying to run a script on a recurring basis via an apple service. Most answers I have seen have been are for 'stay-open' apps - whilst this possibly works as a solution and I have glanced ...
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macOS alternative to Meld

The mojave upgrade from 10.14.5 to 10.14.6 broke my old VLC install (already fixed by upgrading the VLC install) and I think it has also broken my Meld 3.19.2.osx6 build provided through Homebrew. I ...
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How to fix Time Machine claiming not being encrypted anymore?

My MacBook (10.13.6) is backing up via Time Machine to two separate NAS (Synology). This has worked fine for almost a year now, having Time Machine selecting one destination after the other. Since ...
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iPhone System Storage over 50 GB

The extremely high system storage is making my phone unusable. What do I do? None of my apps have any storage more than 3.44 GB. When I connect to iTunes it shows like 30 something GB available. It ...
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How do I fix the index on my iPhone?

When I type something in the index, no items appear. In addition, when I click on Siri and Search in settings, the app crashes. Is there any way to correct this issue? I've done a hard reset on the ...
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Time Machine Sparse Bundle failed to verify after catalog rebuild

After reading about the fsck_hfs man page, I feel like the need to rebuild catalogs. However, when I do a repair before the rebuild, it succeeded, but then printed a lot of errors during the build, ...
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Have Automator parse down folders and list all filenames without their extension

Automator newbee question here. I've searched around and just can't find what I need (nor fully grasp how things work :-( ). I would like to have Automator parse thru a given folder, which is ...
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No Prompt & Password Fill Install for Homebrew

I'm trying to create a script to deploy macOS and the last piece that isn't automated is installing Homebrew. Because of the unique scenario where Homebrew shouldn't be installed with sudo, and it ...
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Connect a Thunderbolt display and a DisplayPort display to the same MacBook Pro

I'm trying to connect the old generation LG UltraFine 4k Display (USB-C DisplayPort) and the old generation LG UltraFine 5k Display (USB-C Thunderbolt) to a 13" MacBook Pro from 2019 (with 4 ...
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Is it possible to choose which language to use when I type by speaking?

I want to enable dictation, but on multiple languages. Sometimes I speak Chinese to type in, sometimes use Japanese, etc... Is it possible to decide which language to speak, when I type in the text? ...
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Why is there so much outbound traffic from Airmail 3 (from Bloop)?

I have been using Airmail 3 (highly regarded email client from Bloop that you get via the Mac App store) for some time now, but I am not sure how trustworthy they are. What concerns me about the app ...
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MacBook Pro disk utility - disk0s2 not mounted

I am trying to erase all data from my laptop and reinstall OS X before I trade in. I erased all data on Macintosh HD but now when I go to reinstall OS X there is no hard drive appearing when prompted ...
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MacBook Pro sleeps unexpectedly and runs fans at high speed, even after SMC reset

My MacBook Pro (15 in Retina, early 2013, macOS 10.14.5) sleeps unexpectedly, although there is enough charge in the battery. To wake it up, I must connect the power supply. Furthermore, the fans run ...
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Removing iPad virtual keyboard prompt (iOS 13 beta)

On my iPad I’m using a Bluetooth keyboard, I’m using a web page as an app that is downloaded on the home screen of the iPad. When I start typing this iPad prompt pops up as seen in the picture. It ...
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How do I import a MP4 audiobook into iTunes to be played on an iPhone?

How do I import several MP4 files that constitute an audio book into iTunes so I can synchronize it with my iPhone? I selected Audio Books, and tried to drag & drop the folder and files into the ...
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Using scutil to set DNS for specific domains

I'm trying to resolve only example1.com and example2.com using a custom DNS server. I've read that scutil could come in handy, but after doing the following, the system-wide DNS is still used: sudo ...
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Getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing

I'm getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing. I'm on iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.6. iPhone is XS Max 256GB and Mac is MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) ...
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Viewer for pdflatex/beamer presentation with reload and without blurry transitions

When using pdflatex to create a beamer presentation and then viewing it in Preview.app (single page or fullscreen mode), page transitions are blurry: when going to the next slide, a blurry/low-...
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iPhone XS - face id will be available when iPhone cools down

I upgraded iOs to 12.4 yesterday on my iPhone XS and am having problem with Face ID since then. There is no other temperature warning. Only Face Id seems to be having problems. Have tried restarting, ...
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Trouble with updating mobile and local user account passwords

I've started a new position where I manage a number of macbooks running High Sierra and Mojave with Filevault enabled. We've got mobile/network accounts on them that are connected to Active Directory. ...
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It wont let me turn my volume up or down on my macbook air [on hold]

It has a little cross beneath my volume when I try to turn my volume or down and I've tried restarting my computer. When I go to system preferences and go output, the only thing there is Apple TV so I ...
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Create a USB stick with Windows installer on it

I google it before but I was not able to find what I want. I want to make a stick with windows 10 on it from my mac (MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)) and I want to instal it on a PC (not an apple product)....
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error formatting micro sd card on macOS 10.13

I have a micro SD card that has noobs for raspberry pi. I want to install ubuntu to it and to do so need to format the SD card. In Disk Utility i went to erase it and it said Unmounting disk POSIX ...
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Convert images to PDF—in many folders, and save output PDFs to relative folders

I have more than 30,000 individual .jpg files (scanned historical documents) in about 200 directories (and subdirectories), 24G in total. Each subdirectory holds between 40 and 400 .jpg-files (meaning ...
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Logitech G Pro headphone mic no longer works on my iMac

About 4 months ago I bought the Logitech G Pro Headset. I was satisfied with this headset but recently I've had some issues - it wouldn't always work on my Mac. Maybe it has to do something with ...
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Give assistive access to a single applescript

I have this script: #!/usr/bin/env osascript activate application "SystemUIServer" tell application "System Events" tell process "SystemUIServer" to keystroke "q" using {command down, control down} ...
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Upgrade 2009 iMac airport card?

I am having performance issues with my 2009 20" iMac. The wifi signal is not what it used to be, meaning the signal never dropped or loaded blank pages. Have tried Google Chrome and Firefox but both ...
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How to Break up a Long Element List into multiple lines of code (Applescript)

In applescript, how do I make this a multi-line/easy-to-read property list? set props to {target:"Safari", slideNo:2, propsUrl:"https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/slideId/preview", rewardsUrl:"...
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Screensaver won't exit until MacMini Sleeps — how to fix?

I have a Mac mini (2018) running macOS 10.14.6. When the screen saver turns on, it doesn't turn off until the computer goes to sleep. If I move the mouse or type keys, I hear a "beep" indicating that ...
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Can iPhone's Handoff be configured to be more reliable?

I have an iPhone, an older iPhone, an iPad Pro, iPad, Macbook and iMac, and they have the same iCloud account. Is there a way to make the "Handoff" feature work more reliably on them? It can be for ...
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How to change MacBook's performance back to normal after it was reduced?

Sometimes my MacBook shows a "Performance is reduced" notification after it gets hot from running intensive apps on a hot summer day. When it's left idle for about 30 minutes and becomes cooler, is ...
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My photo albums are not showing in iMovie

I cannot get my albums to show in iMovie. I did have an original photo library then created a new one (by mistake), so I set the new library to be the system library and deleted the original. How can ...
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Connect 30" Apple Cinema HD Display to 2018 Mac Mini

I am trying to run an Apple Cinema HD Display (30") from a 2018 MacMini. I have tried all kinds of HDMI- to DVI adaptors but so far no luck. I have also tried these connectors with a MacBook Pro ...
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No partition scheme option when erasing a USB disk in MacOS High Sierra?

In previous versions of MacOS, I recall that Disk Utility provided an option to select the partition scheme (GUID, MBR, or Apple). If I formatted the USB key without changing the scheme to MBR, I ...
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“Preview” will not open on my MacBook Pro

"Preview" will not open on my MacBook Pro. I am using High Sierra 10.13.6. When I go to open a PDF or a photo, nothing happens. When I right click the Preview app it says Application Not Responding, ...

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