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external display native resolution not recognized

I recently got an external display (Lenovo T27p-10) which is supposed to have native 4K resolution, but when I connect it to my MBP 16" (via the TB3 cable that came with the monitor) it has by default ...
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Custom name server removes the ability of visiting websites with 'dev' in the url

I am a web developer and in my younger years I tried setting up a custom name server on my mac without really knowing what I was doing. I wanted to be able to visit my own website on adreses like 'sam....
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Listening to music with MacBooks lid closed

My headphone is connected to my 2019 MacBook Pro. Is there any way to listen music when it's lid is closed? I am using a Beats studio wireless.
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How to modify view of sub-directories inside a directory? [duplicate]

Trying to modify the view of a directroy, I prefer this view: But I hate the right part where we see the info on each app. Is it possible to modify it to be on default like this (without the ...
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Something taking up 90GB of storage in MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

After installing MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A471t) there is something taking up 90GB of my Disk. I tried scanning with Daisy Disk but wasn't able to identify what those files are. How can I find ...
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Macintosh HD is not visible on boot but is can be detected using Recovery on an installation USB

I've transplanted the SSD drive between two identical MacBook Air's - both are 13" Early 2015 models - as one of them had died. Upon moving the SSD from the dead MacBook to the other one, booting the ...
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$PATH doesn't show .bash_profile, only shows /etc/paths

I have a beautifully set .bash_profile and everything was working well, then I updated to zsh. I installed Visual Studio for Mac, for a while I didn't realise that something was wrong, today I saw ...
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Music.app on iOS: use a different language other than the system language?

As explained in the title, I want to use Music.app in a different language other than the system language. However, unlike many other apps, it doesn't offer such an option in settings. I'm ...
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Standard backup solution for my Apple devices [closed]

I have a few Apple devices (iMac, MBPs etc) in my home. All my devices are SSD backed and therefore I had to sacrifice in capacity. It occurred to me that I could have a secure central data storage ...
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How to purchase a used Apple Watch?

What necessary and sufficient steps can one take, from the software side of the device, when (s)he is purchasing a used Apple Watch, to make sure the Watch is what the seller is claiming it to be? ...
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Automatically move messages to a mailbox in Mail.app

This in on macOS 10.15.3, Mail.app version 13.0. I often receive marketing emails, or order updates from an online purchase, etc. which I move into different mailboxes in Mail.app. Over time, Mail....
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How can I make an admin account on my computer if my original account is just standard? [closed]

I have a 10.15.4 MacOs Catalina and I need to create another admin account on my computer because I only have access to a standard account. I've searched the internet and I've been able to find videos ...
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Include an image and format text in the content of a Microsoft Outlook email generated using Applescript

I am using Applescript to automate an email and would like to include an image in the content of the email (not as an attachment, needs to be in the content). I would also like to format the text (...
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What are those _report_pb.dump files?

In the past few days, there are some files in my Documents folder. Typical filename is like: 1400115281_report_pb.dump, a few digits followed by report_pb.dump. The file seems to be kind of log file ...
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Can a 2014 15" MBP simultaneously run both 4k and QHD external monitors?

I have a 15" mid-2014 MBP (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). It is currently running two external monitors, a 4k and an HD (1920 x 1080), both at 60 Hz refresh. I'd like to know if it can ...
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Apple Mail makes all my new emails disappear

So I realized that I wasn't receviving any emails since 1 or 2 days... then I made some tests, and I was not able to receive any email, but... anywhere?! I mean on the Outlook website neither, 2 ...
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AppleScript UI for Notability

Okay, using a program called "Notability" for taking notes now. I would like to create a shortcut for changing text colors, etc. However, I'm having trouble scripting the UI. The changing colors is ...
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How to have a specific contact make a ring sound even in silent mode

I have an iPhone 4, and I have the switch on the side set to switch silent mode on and off. I'd like specific contacts (for example, She Who Must Be Obeyed) to ring when they call, even in silent ...
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Can I use boot camp to install windows if I already have two versions of macOS?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 1TB SSD, it currently has two APFS volumes one I boot into for high Sierra (for when I need to use legacy software) and my normal one for Catalina. Is it still possible to ...
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With ringer off, can I allow certain contacts to ring through [duplicate]

I would like my ringer to Ring for certain contacts even if I have the ringer shut off
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When I use iTerm, the iTerm menus do not appear on the menu bar

Like iTerm and most other apps, when you run it the name of the app appears on the menu bar right next to the Apple menu. Recently this stopped happening for iTerm. I can start iTerm from the dock or ...
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Memory hog “system” processes on 16GB RAM of Mac Mini

My Mac Mini from 2018, with 16GB of memory. I thought this would last me a few years. Now it's already croaking. I keep my Mac updated. With each new upgrade of the OS, the machine is getting slower ...
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Is appleCare purchased in US International? [duplicate]

My cousin from Lebanon bought a Powerbook while visiting Canada for a business trip. She is now back in Lebanon and wants me to purchase an extended AppleCare 2-yr warranty for her. I have the serial ...
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How to stop CorruptPowerlog eating up my disk space?

I am running 10.14.6 (18G3020) on a 2018 MacBook Air. Every 15 seconds or so a triplet of files is created in /private/var/db/powerlog/Library/BatteryLife/Quarantine. For example 30144 -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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AppleScript error: “Finder got an error: Network file permission error.”

I have an automator script that I use to create an empty file in finder and I've been using it with no problem for about a year. All of a sudden, it's giving me this error: The action “Run ...
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Which application to preview .md files?

Is there an application to preview markdown files (.md files) on OSX (for instance on Maverick)?
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How to delete macOS Catalina update files

My MacBook Pro Early 2015 is with macOS Catalina 10.15.2 installed and I'm running out of space (it only have 128Gb of SSD). I figured out that the version 10.15.4 was already pre-downloaded, and it's ...
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MacOS Cannot format to APFS

I have been having this issue for a few days and have tirelessly been trying to resolve it, the only other example I could find was on this website (I quoted the text bellow), however the details ...
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Use Nora Siri voice for mp3 Conversion MacOS

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.15.1 (19B88) macOS Catalina recently made the new "Nora Siri" text to speech voice available for normal use. In the past, the voice would ...
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pf: Dynamically add rule to nat-anchor

I connect to a Cisco VPN Server and want to share that connection via wifi. Using the macOS Internet Sharing feature, I can only select one interface to share - either my LAN adapter, or the VPN ...
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Image Capture on mac won't delete photos/videos off iPhone [duplicate]

My iPhone is running of of space so I connected it to my mac, ran Image Capture, chosen the ~40ish biggest videos on my phone (sort by size), click delete, app shows "Deleting...", then it disappears (...
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FaceTime HD Camera not working on MacBook Pro 2016

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 (with Touch Bar), yesterday I installed Snap Camera (by Snapchat) and it worked while I was on a video call. Afterwards, when the call had ended the green camera light got ...
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Automator: Filter Finder Items selecting wrong files

I wanted an Automator folder action to automatically remove old downloads from my downloads folder whenever I download a new file (I wanted to avoid making this a scheduled job). The workflow looks ...
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Remote Management Wizard Not Showing On First Use

I have a new MBP bought through Apple Business and registered in Apple Business Manager. ABM is integrated with Azure Intune. On first use the Remote Management interface popped up but failed to ...
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iPhones send emails with html tags for embedded images and Content-ID references, but no attachments

I'm a college professor and am having my students turn in their physics exams, etc., over the internet during the covid epidemic. I am not an iphone user myself, but I am having the following problem ...
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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

In Windows 7, we can easily arrange two windows with these shortcuts: Option (Alt) ⌥ + ← maximizes the window to the left side of the screen, and Option (Alt) ⌥ + → maximizes the window to the right ...
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rm -rf /* effect [closed]

I was writing a C++ program and wrote system("rm -rf /*");. This just runs that command. Someone else went to test this code but forgot to remove this line. This person is on a mac, how much did I ...
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How can I preserve /tmp across reboots?

Simply, I want /tmp (/private/tmp) to not vanish if the system is rebooted. (Yes, really.) It doesn't appear to be mounted to a special file system, so there's something occurring during startup. I'...
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Can't remove file from trash

I'm having trouble emptying the trash on Catalina. FileVault is enabled. Trying to empty from Finder warns X11R6 can't be modified or deleted because it's required by macOS. It's a link to /opt/X11 ...
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For iTerm2, how do I make the working directory appear in the window title?

I recently switched to iTerm2 from the default Terminal app and have a usability issue. On Terminal, the working directory you are in shows up on the title bar along with the process and pixel size....
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Installing Sublime Text 3 from one macOS to another with exact configurations

I want to create a Sublime Text 3 app in a macOS with exact packages and settings that I have already installed on another macOS. Do I just copy and paste the app from "Applications" and would it ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 barfed during Boot Camp partitioning, rebooted to uninitialized APFS drive

I was trying to run Boot Camp to have access to the windows Steam library. Boot Camp kept failing and it would then hang on "error: please wait while we reset the partitions to the usual configuration,...
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Shell command to count pages in a PDF (other than pdftk)?

I have been using this to get a page count of PDFs in shell scripts in OS X: pdftk "$i" dump_data | grep NumberOfPages | awk '{print $2}' | tr -dc '[0-9]' (where $i is the PDF filename) However, ...
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Viewing Apple Pay transactions on another device?

Suppose we don't have the device on which we used Apple Pay. Is there a way to view all the transactions? We know what we transferred to Apple Pay, because the bank tells us that. But the Wallet ...
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Verify OS X Base System

Mac Pro (Late 2013) macOS Mavericks Internet Recovery Mode: OS X Utilities: Disk Utility: disk0 OS X Base System I can verify "OS X Base System" but not erase, restore or alter ...
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Mail disappearing message after folder removal

So I have just discovered that if a rule is setup in Mail to move an incoming message to a folder and then you subsequently remove that folder, that Mail will just disappear those incoming messages -...
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Mail on my Mac Pro running the latest update of High Sierra (newest OS I can use) keeps crashing when I use “Select All” to empty the trash

Application Specific Information: * Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', reason: '* -[__NSArrayM objectAtIndexedSubscript:]: index 9223372036854775807 beyond bounds [0 .. 1]' ...
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SD card works perfectly in macOS, but not in Windows

Recently I bought a new microSD card - Transcend UHS-I microSD 300S. It's microSDHC 32 GB card, I've also formatted it in exFAT. And I'm also using a 13-inch MacBook Pro, Early 2011 model. The ...
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how to reinstall xcode command-line tools?

I had serious problems from two versions of Xcode on the same machine. I removed all Xcode app instances & many other non-System 'xcode'-related files, then reinstalled the app (4.6.2), fixing my ...
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3 External Monitors with the MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (4 Thunderbold Ports) [duplicate]

I looked everywhere but couldn't find an answer. All I found is that it should be possible. I am running a 13" 2018 Touchbar MacBook Pro with 4 Thunderbolt Ports. I just bought a 3rd Monitor today, ...

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