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Is it possible to delete the “useless” apps pre-installed on my Mac?

There are some preinstalled apps that came with my laptop that I know I wil never ever use. Apps like "Notes", "Stickies", "Game Center", etc.. that were preinstalled in my Macbook Pro are apps that ...
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Is scrolling considered a “keyboard input”?

Context: I installed an app called "Scroll Reverser" which will allow me to use the natural scrolling setting for my trackpad and the opposite scrolling setting for my mouse scroll wheel. The ...
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Command in bash shell script to find path to that script?

Is there a command to go inside a bash .sh script that will provide the full path to the directory containing that script?
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Safari favorites disappeared on my iMac

I have an iMac running High Sierra and Safari version 12.1.2. I have saved a selection of sites to Favorites. There were about 60 sites in the group. Just now something changed and when I select 'show ...
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Should this hardware piece look like this?

In the image you can see the hardware part of the battery (I think) and it looks weird with all the white things. Is this normal, because the Mac was recently bought. This is a MacBook Air 2019. ...
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How to stop SilentCleanServer app from running

I have an old iMac running High Sierra. Using Activity Monitor I noticed that I have an app named SilentCleanServer running This program is using some CPU time and it has over 2,000 files associated ...
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Apple calendar stopped showing events on Mac

I have been using Calendar for a while and everything was working normally. However, suddenly it stopped showing some events in two of my calendars, and I dont understand why. I can see all those ...
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Triple boot on Macbook Air with external SSD

I own a 2015 Macbook Air running Mojave. I plan to triple boot Mac, Windows 10, and Linux by installing them (Windows and Linux) on an external SSD and booting from there. Preferably, I don't want to ...
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Disk Utility Cannot erase USB Drive (Error: -69877: Couldn't open device)

I have a PNY 128gb flash drive that I can no longer modify (can't delete files). I've tried to reformat it using Disk Utility but I get the following message and my usb is unmounted: I've followed ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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2answers
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Mac Server app: Network users have proper permissions but Network Groups are unable to make changes to files

I have a network group (all company users) that has full read/write access to all files on the Share but for some reason users continue to only have read permission. If I add the network users ...
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Is there an existing hack to play audio on someone’s iphone as a prank?

I have this old iPhone 5c which I believe isn’t supported anymore, doesn’t get updates, leaving it’s security vulnerable, I imagine. This morning while browsing a distorted voice came from the 5c. It ...
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Determine which app is opening too many files

Sometimes my Mac starts behaving weirdly, a typical symptom being that I can't open certain apps that were working just fine recently. This just happened and I traced this issue to an excess of open ...
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Is there any way to see iPhone logs on Mac's Console over wifi?

As the title says, is there any way to read the console logs without connecting the iphone to the mac via USB? I need to debug a behaviour that happens when the iPhone is not charging.
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Reverting from 3D Touch to Swiping for Lockscreen Actions?

On the iPhone X, can you revert from 3D Touch to swiping for lockscreen actions? I really would rather swipe and hit than push into the phone screen to access these action items. Is that possible ...
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How to submit UI ideas to Apple for consideration

Doubletap (rapid-successive) of the iPhone's power button could be intepreted by the iPhone to invoke an app or action that is user-configured (camera, etc.). Where is the appropriate forum to submit ...
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Want to delete UBUNTU 18.04 LTS from MacBook Air 2017 model

I'm completely new to using a Mac, and recently installed UBUNTU by following some YouTube videos and it worked fine. I added 50GB for the UBUNTU partition and 8GB for the SWAP partition. I now want ...
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Advancing to Next Slide when current slide has multiple videos

I'm new to Keynote, and I'm happy to have created a slide with multiple embedded videos that auto-play thanks to the animate functionality. While the videos look great on the first pass, if I want to ...
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macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) Cannot Install Updates

I'm having difficulty installing the latest update on my Mac Mini from 2011 (macmini5,3). The current pending update is "Security Update 2019-003-10.13.6." When I attempt to install the update: It ...
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Some of my Google calendar contents just disappeared in Calendar.app

macOS 10.14.6, Calendar.app 11.0 (2245.5.2) Less than an hour ago, I brought Calendar.app to the foreground (I usually keep it running, hidden in the background), and most (8 out of 12) of my Google ...
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Macbook does not wake up properly after several hours of sleep

When I close my MacBook Pro in the evening, and then open it in the morning, the display is illuminated and the apple is bright but nothing is happening. So I need to push the power button to restart ...
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nohup or persistent process on Mac OS X ssh

I know this has been asked before but none of the answers seems to work in OS X Mountain Lion. I would like to launch a process via SSH and close the terminal without killing the process. nohup ccl64 ...
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How do I stop mail from automatically trash meeting invitations?

Every time I accept a meeting invitation from Mail or Calendar, the invitation email automatically went to Mail's Trash folder. Is there a way to stop Mail from deleting accepted email invitations? ...
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What is the voltage output of an Apple 85W MagSafe 2 model A1424 without a load?

What is the voltage output of an Apple 85W MagSafe 2 model A1424 without a load? Thank you in advance
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32gb of RAM on a 2011 or 2012 15/17-inch MacBook Pro using Crucial's 16gb single DIMMs

As far as I can tell, that appears to be the correct RAM for the MBP, correct? https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC3L-12800-SODIMM-CT204864BF160B/dp/B0123BRIDK Has anyone tried this 32gb option ...
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How can I charge my MacBook Pro at work?

I have a 15" 2019 MBP and want to be able to charge it at work without carrying my adapter and cable back and forth. At work I have a Dell OptiPlex 7050 and two Dell monitors (one is HDMI, the other ...
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How do I debug an out-of-control “kernel_task” process?

Just recently I noticed my battery life having a pretty significant drop and the "kernel_task" process using quite a bit of CPU (a constant 1-6% on my 2.8ghz dual-core i7, 2010 MBP). Obviously I think ...
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Shortcuts in Keynote

I've recently moved from Powerpoint to Keynote. While I am overall satisfied with the transition, I feel that there is too much clicking to do simple things. For instance: If I want to align objects ...
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Input not recognised when using Switch Control remotely

Because I support a few friends with their iOS devices, I've been trying to figure the best way to circumvent Apple's limitation of not being able to remotely control iOS, and right now I am THIS ...
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Mac Bootcamp - ERROR: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition [duplicate]

The title says it all really. I've downloaded a Windows 10 iso and I'm trying to create a bootcamp to it on my Mac, however when I open bootcamp assistant and press the first continue button, it gives ...
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How to disable “right click acting as left click”

I have this problem where I press the right click, and the mouse moves a few nanometer over the contextual-menu. When a release the right click, the system acts as if I just did a left click on the ...
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Macbook Pro Booting Issue

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014. Off late, whenever i put my mac to sleep and when i try to wake it up, it doesnt! I need restart it, but then it takes lot of time and just hangs at the end ...
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Updating El Capitan to High Seirra will take 18 hours

I'm on El Capitan and trying to update to High Seirra. It downloaded the stub file and run the application. I waited for one hour till it says 17 hours remaining. Is there a way to speed up the update ...
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Screen sharing stops working after disconnecting for about five minutes

I'm running macOS Mojave on a Mac Mini. Built-in VNC server works perfectly when you connect for the first time after reboot, however if you disconnect from it for more than five minutes you can't ...
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How to set a different encrypted boot volume without unlocking?

I have two MacOS installs as part of a dual-boot configuration on my MBP. Both happen to be Mojave 10.14. They are installed on two encrypted APFS volumes in the same APFS container. I want to be ...
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Check Network requests happening from iPad without any proxy setting changes

Can we check network requests of an application whose bundle identifier is known? Note: Application is not created by us - its from another third party. We don't have code we just have ipa and we ...
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Activating Titanium Apple Card: iPhone XS/XR vs iPhone X and earlier

The process of activating a Titanium Apple Card differ based on model of iPhone. Specifically, for a 2018 iPhone (iPhone XS/XS Max/XR), one is required to open the Titanium Apple Card packaging, wake ...
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How? Steps to Fix SpringBoard Layout: IconState.plist Open, Edit, Replace, Insert from Backups & Respring

Steps to Fix SpringBoard Layout: IconState.plist Open, Edit, Replace, Insert from Backups & Respring Follow on to: Organize iOS App Icons, Sort, Rearrange I've got an older iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.3 - ...
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Old phone won't connect to new XS hotspot

I have an odd situation, I recently purchased an iPhone Xs and for some reason, my older Moto G4 cannot connect to the XS's hotspot. What puzzles me is that other phones can connect to my Xs without ...
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How can I download the file on iCloud Drive manually?

I have a few music files I put on iCloud Drive a while ago, and now I want to move them to my Dropbox directory. So I tried to download them locally in order to move to my Dropbox directory, but the ...
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Remove Add-in from Office 2016 for Mac

After installing an add-in (.xla) which worked once, I'm trying to remove it so I can install an updated version. So far I've: deleted the .xla removed the check box in Tools > Add-ins removed it ...
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How do I completely uninstall Virtualbox from macOS?

I want to know how to uninstall virtual box correctly. I tried removing it from /Applications, but lots of things were left behind. I don’t want to use an app cleaner tool and would like a complete ...
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Is there any software for checking hardware in iOS?

Is there anything like this in iOS for iDevices ?
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Is there a floating-ruler app for macOS?

I’m working with a notation software and I would need to space certain graphical elements evenly within a predetermined space (e.g.: I set a 5cm space and I have 5 elements, they need to be precisely ...
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How do you perform a clean install of macOS High Sierra with APFS?

I have macOS High Sierra installed on my MacBook Pro already with the APFS format. However, I would like to know the steps involved to perform a clean installation of macOS High Sierra with the APFS ...
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The difference between clean install from bootable USB flash drive and from the built-in recovery disk

I would like to clean install my MacBook Pro (Early 2015) with macOS Sierra which is also already installed up to the latest 10.12.5 version. I Googled how to and found the macaw article How to Run ...
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Mozilla like Dynamic bookmarks in Safari browser

I was using Mozilla previously and Mozilla has a very good bookmark feature, also known as dynamic bookmark. It would allow me to pass a variable to a bookmarked URL and the variable's value will be ...
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Running a sudo command on startup [duplicate]

I want to run sudo ifconfig lo0 alias someIp every time I open my mac, what would be the best way to achieve this?
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Indicating a software update which doesn’t exist

My iPhone 7plus said that I have a software update to iOS 13.5 beta. I opened Settings, Software Update but it says my phone iOS 12.4 is up to date. The Settings icon still indicates that there is an ...
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macOS High Sierra Turkish Keyboard Issue

I started to use a Mac mini with Turkish keyboard. However, macOS High Sierra has only Turkish Q and Turkish Q Legacy keyboard options. If I remember correctly almost one year ago I was using a ...

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