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How to Keep Key Repeat Off Setting

I'm using Mac Book Pro on Big Sur, and I've set System Preferences > Keyboard > Key Repeat to "Off". However, it regularly gets reset to the default. It seems that sleep, reboot, and ...
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Can I make the Keyboard Viewer more readable

I am using the Keyboard Viewer in recorded video screenshots to demonstrate the action of keystrokes on an app. The keyboard window is small, the produced video is compressed, and as a result it is ...
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Messages and FaceTime apps don't log in macOS Big Sur

Since the Big Sur Betas, I haven't been able to log in to messages or FaceTime on my MacBook. When I open either app, the login screen appears, I log in, for a while it appears that I've logged in ...
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Keychain problem … I have forgotten my previous passcode

I have forgotten my previous password on my iPhone and keychain is telling me to approve on other device by signing in to iCloud.
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Prevent app from opening after executed shortcut

I’ve created a simple shortcut which adds clipboard to a note: The problem is that after the shortcut has completed, the note gets open in the app afterwards. Is there a way to prevent that so the ...
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Printing PDF on 1/2 of the page

How can I print PDF pages so that the images appear on only 1/2 of the page? I can scale to 50%, but I’d like to configure the layout so that the image appears on either the left-hand or the right-...
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Automator Javascript - see console.log output

I'm trying to get all object properties and I use console.log(object) But I don't understand where to find output? Is there a special Automator function for logging? UPD Using script editor. ...
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Cannot mount remote USB drive over network after installing network switch

My previous home network setup was MBP into the single GbE port on my wireless router, a Mac mini into the 10/100 port. Both talked perfectly to each other - both are running 10.15.7 The Mac mini has ...
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Use an iPhone 6 as a monitor for a Raspberry Pi via USB

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ but don't have a monitor to go with it. I know i can use my iPhone as a monitor with VNC Viewer but i don't really want to use that. Is it possible to use an ...
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When and how can I use client certificate authentication on iOS?

I have installed a x509/pfx certificate under profiles in my iOS settings and configured my webserver (nginx) to require this certificate. With Safari on iOS, I can browse to my main page using the ...
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Numbers: Possible to transpose Rows and Columns during Import of txt file?

I have a txt file which has 5,000 data points separated by commas. i.e. data123,data456,data17,data918,etc,etc If I open this txt file in Numbers, it creates each item as its own column, whereas I ...
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Can‘t update any iOS Apps: “If you have an Apple ID, sign in with it here“

Edit: I did a factory reset and it worked. Very annoying bug... I haven‘t been able to update apps in months. Whenever I click on update, the App Store prompts me with: “If you have an Apple ID, sign ...
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How do I watch a live stream on my iPad?

I enjoy watching P2P live streams (Flash) on my iMac and I would like to be able to do the same thing on my iPad. I have tried Puffin Web Browser, but the streams that I would like to see are covered ...
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Had to disable Spotlight indexing in Catalina to stop mds_stores using over 100% CPU. Surely there's a better way?

I have three Macs of various vintages running 10.15.7, all with the latest updates. My 2019 MBP 16" is the only one that's suffering from mds_stores going nuts and using over 100% CPU. As a ...
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Deleting files doesn't free storage on SSD

Recently my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with 251 GB Flash Storage and Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 started complaining about not enough space left on the hard disk. So I started deleting ...
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How do I disable the Mac App Store notification badge for successful updates?

Since upgrading to Catalina, the App Store keeps its notification badge despite the app update automatically being installed in the background. Opening the App Store clears this badge and it will stay ...
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OSX Cant mount existing drive to new mountpoint, only default /volumes

Have a pre-existing graid enclosure (named localdisk) that Im trying to mount on /localdisk mounting point. I am attempting to mount manually via terminal because I want to choose the mountpoint, not ...
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My Macbook's touch bar doesn't update when I open a supported app

I found out that the touch bar is supposed to update every time I open a supported app like Safari or Firefox. I have set those up but when I open those apps my touch bar doesn't update at all.
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Change Siri Icon On macOS Catalina

Does Anybody know how to change the Siri Icon on macOS? I am using MacOS Catalina. I have changed the default Icon in the launchpad, but the main icon, Siri.icns found in ~/Appications/Siri.app/...
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Moving iMovie (10) libraries to external hard drive

I have a friend who have a 13" macbook pro from 2014. The OS is Yosemite 10.10.15. My friend would like to upgrade her OS to either High Sierra or Mojave or even maybe Catalina or Big Sur, ...
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How can I exclude Facebook Messenger app usage from ScreenTime counting it as Facebook use on Mac?

I have set a time limit with ScreenTime for the usage of Facebook. My phone is properly counting time for the Facebook app and website together and it doesn't disable Messenger when I reach the limit. ...
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how to combine CSV files using cat .csv when one of the files has an NA value in cell A1

I'm trying to merge a large number of CSV files all of which have identical columns using the terminal command cat *.csv >merged.csv. Some of the files have an NA value in the first cell. In these ...
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Airpods connected to iMac, but not in the audio output device menu

The iMac sees airpods because I can connect/disconnect via the bluetooth menu. However, they don't appear in the list of audio output devices.
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Accessibility > Menu Bar sizing does not seem to work at all?

I've recently acquired a 4K 32" display and decided I'll stick with 4k without scaling (IMO scaling is virtually useless for 4k, you can barely use the MacOS it's that sluggish, really ...
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Change home directory from recovery mode MacOS

I moved my Mac home directory (Big Sur) and now I can't sign into the computer due to an error. Is there a way to change things back to the original home directory from recovery or another way? I do ...
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How to blur the background in photo booth?

When using photo booth, I see there is an 'Effects' button with many effects like 'Space Alien' and 'Dizzy'. But if I want to simply blur the background a little, how do I do that?
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Mail on Big Sur does not reliably find dollar values

As an online shopper, I regularly use Amazon to purchase lots of stuff. When I reconcile my credit card spending, I use Mail.app to search all mailboxes for specific dollar figures (e.g. command-...
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MacBook Pro experiencing ping spikes to local router

I'm experiencing extreme ping spikes to my AirPort Extreme (local IP: 192.168.1.1), however I am not getting these ping spikes on another MacBook Pro right next to it. Here are my ping results. ...
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Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full Screen

Pretty much every application I use in full-screen (including Firefox, MacVim and the Terminal) have tabs on the top of the screen. The problem is, when I move my mouse to reach the tabs I'll often ...
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I only see a .pkg file when restoring from DMG in TransMac. What is wrong?

I finally got my hands on a second-hand MacBook Pro (Early 2011). However, the disk is corrupted and doesn't boot, and Internet Recovery proves ineffective as the OS X Lion Setup fails. This is the ...
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Temporary Folder Path for Apple Script

set targetFile to (path to temporary items as string) & fileName I am trying to download a web image to temporary folder by curl in a Apple Script. According to the above code, the curl ...
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Which drawing app is this? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAZFgZbAiAc Which drawing app is this? Thank you
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Unable to set aptX codec on High Sierra

I got new headphones, namely Sony wh-1000xm4. Audio quality is terrible versus if played from a samsung phone. I have downloaded x-code developer tools including Bluetooth explorer. Through Audio ...
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Wallpaper Not Showing Behind Mission Control/App Exposé or resized Window on only one Desktop

No clue why this is happening (screen recording link): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cm82c9ApbNU1qF6bjCzITMpnQ00xlvmN/view?usp=sharing For whatever reason, the desktop wallpaper only shows up when ...
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Where can I find my crash logs?

Console prints: default 17:16:18.554342 -0700 ReportCrash Saved crash report for APP_NAME[50432] version 1.2.3 (4) to APP_NAME_2020-03-17-171618_MacBook-Pro.crash I would like to ask you, where ...
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Bootcamp & Tested Disks

My bootcamp doesn't work, at the windows set up page I get "windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattended answer..." which I think is due to the weird nested disks ...
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Since updating to Big Sur Mail search is not working [duplicate]

I followed the directions here: https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/fixing-broken-mail-search-macos/ So I restarted Spotlight indexing, then deleted the Mail envelope files. This caused a rebuild ...
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How to know what nsurlsessiond is downloading

I turned off all iCloud drive stuff and it seems something else is using it. I don't have photo sharing and photo syncing on between my Mac and iPhone. And I've turned off whatever I can. But still ...
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Any way to edit metadata of MKV files (without re-encoding)?

When watching a MKV file from the web in VLC, the title bar (see "#1" in image below) seems to be pulled from metadata, not the filename. If you open the “Get Info” panel in VLC, you can change the ...
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How to create a bootable OS X Snow Leopard USB drive?

How can I achieve this from either macOS Catalina or Windows 10? I can't seem to find a guide online. I've downloaded Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD from the Internet Archive. Keep in mind that ...
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Encrypt Documents folder without using Filevault in Catalina

I have a 2012 Mac Mini running Catalina (10.15.7) that has been suffering Bluetooth issues for the last month or so leading me to try most things on the Internet that I could find to fix a ...
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Certain text in Menlo becomes single character

I recently noticed that when using Menlo regular font on my Mac OSX (Big Sur), certain text appears to be garbled. This happens mainly in the case of code comments and jsx identifiers in applications ...
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How to prevent screen lock when MacBook AC adapter is unplugged?

I use my MacBook connected to an external monitor via HDMI with the lid closed, and plugged in to AC power (in closed clamshell mode). If I disconnect the power cord (usually happens accidentally), ...
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Gatekeeper preventing from opening files from Finder (launching apps is fine)

Here's what's happening (in Sierra, 10.12.5) try to launch a non-application file which ISN'T a bundle (e.g. pdf, png -- numbers bundles will be fine) -- by double-clicking, or using open in the ...
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Write protect all SMB shares on macOS

When using iOS 14 to browse SMB shares that reside on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) I am able to swipe to delete just about any listed item. This is a problem since there's no recycle bin mechanism when using ...
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Why do Automator workflows fail to replace selected text with their actions’ output in Safari 14 (on macOS 11)?

After updating from Safari 13 to Safari 14 (on macOS 10.15.6), I have noticed that all of my text-filtering Automator workflows no longer work correctly when invoked from the updated Safari. For an ...
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Why does opening an email from Sent mailbox not show the complete thread it belongs to in iOS Mail app?

I have an email account configured via IMAP in iOS Mail app, with the Organize by Thread and Complete Threads toggles both turned on in Mail settings. Thanks to the latter, when I open an email from ...
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How can I restore iPhone from iTunes Backup BUT keep iCloud Notes?

I lost my old iphone SE (gen 1) and most recent backup was 6 months ago (iTunes, no iCloud backup). I want to restore to a new iPhone SE (gen 2020) with the older iTunes backup BUT keep or somehow ...
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Resize filter for Apple compressor

I use Apple Compressor to generate 60fps movie clips from sequences of PNG images. I use the HEVC coded with transparency. The resolution of the output movie is the same as of the input pictures, so ...
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Is it possible to save Safari settings somehow?

I want to be able to save things like Safari's Toolbar configuration, etc. (not just bookmarks and the like). Is there a way to back up these configuration and layout choices?

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