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Slowdown and lost windows when connecting/disconnecting external monitor

When I connect my external monitor, my 2017 MacBook Pro (OS 10.15) will freeze or have severe slowdown for more than a minute. When disconnecting, I often lose windows that I can't recover through any ...
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How do you use small caps in Pages?

I don't see any obvious options for small caps in Pages, either under styles or text formatting. Do I need a special font, or does Pages have small caps capability at all?
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Disable automatic alt text in Word for Mac

When I paste an image into a Word for Mac document, it automatically adds alt text. How can I disable this "feature"? All the sources I can find online only explain how to do it on Word for Windows.
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Keynote files stopped opening and cannot be renamed

I have Keynote files that were working well. If I right-click and select "Open with Keynote", they are normal, everything OK. But if I double click on them, they don't open even though ...
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Apple Mail using El Capitan

I receive incoming emails but cannot send out. They stay in the 'Out' box. In Mail Preferences it says 'Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - in the slot is 'concordmedia.org.uk I am using IMAP ...
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Expand APFS container using free space located before the container

I have an SSD (disk0) that contains my macOS Mojave installation. SIP is enabled (and for reasons outside my control, cannot be disabled) so I cannot give the output for gpt -r show disk0 nor can I ...
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How can I bundle different installers from third party vendors to ease end-user installation process

I have to deploy a few packages to all our users working from home (private iMacs/Laptops) Is there a way to bundle multiple installers and Java JRE for them? What about authorizations and custom ...
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Process “accountsd” has over 500% CPU usage [duplicate]

I'm on Catalina 10.15.6 on a MacBook 2019 (16-inch) and one hour ago after startup my mac started with an extremely loud fan and overheating. As Im writing this even the typing is lagging behind. ...
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Company Mac OS laptop must connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN in order to access to the Internet

My company Mac OS X laptops (Mojave) are managed devices and in order for the user to connect to Internet, the user must first launch and connect the Cisco AnyConnect VPN otherwise the user is not ...
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Can you use remote desktop on a Mac on two different accounts?

So suppose one person is using our household Mac (desktop). If they were on one account, could I be on another account through some sort of remote desktop software?
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App Store no longer updates apps

As of a couple of weeks ago, none of my App Store apps will update (2015 MBP 15", Mojave 10.14.6). The Update button just spins for a bit, then stops. If I uninstall the app, I can reinstall it, ...
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Apple Watch 6 blood oxygen measurement said I had hypoxia when I in reality was fine. How to know if reading is taken in optimal conditions?

TL;DR: How can I know if the SpO2 reading is in fact taken in optimal conditions ? I wanted a new watch for exercise tracking, so I looked at Apple Watch 6. I was also excited about this SpO2 feature ...
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Mac App Store: Downloads just don't start (Mojave)

I want to download apps in the Mac App Store and the apps won't start to download. As you can see in the pictures below, the spinner starts spinning but nothing gets downloaded, the download simply ...
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rEFInd installation won't boot due to T2 security, despite T2 security being disabled

I've been trying to install rEFInd with --ownhfs on my Macbook Air 2019, but booting into it results in Recovery Mode starting with the message A software update is required to use this Startup Disk. ...
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Can't connect to L2TP over IPSec VPN from Mac 10.12.4

Have troubles with connecting to my VPN from Mac. Using default Mac client, pre-shared secret. Also this works well on iOS 10.3.2 from the same Wi-Fi network. Firewall is disable, no Little Snitch. ...
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Where are Time Machine local backups/snapshots stored?

Out of curiosity, I'm wondering where in the file system Time Machine stores its local backups/snapshots.
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Stop iCloud to sync with a specific file

I have a huge file (4.92GB) under synchronized folder. And I specifically do not want that file to sync with iCloud. Is there any way to stop iCloud sync for that file or does it need to be moved to a ...
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Error: It seems the App source is not there: '/usr/local/Caskroom/multibit/0.5.19/MultiBit.app'

I first moved Caskroom to new location mv /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom /usr/local for f in ~/Applications/*.app; do oldloc="$(readlink "$f")"; [[ -e $oldloc ]] || ln -sf "/usr/local${oldloc#/opt/...
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BigSur Active directory connectivity issues (offline after successful bind.)

I've installed BigSur on physical machine and bind it to remote LDAP server which reside behind vpn server. The bind itself went just fine, but when I try to login or fetch any of the AD users, it ...
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Why is the accountsd process eating so much CPU?

Why are the accountsd and securityd processes using so much CPU on OS X 10.10.3? I am on a Early 2011 Macbook Pro. What are these processes for? Is it safe to kill them? The machine has only been up ...
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Keyboard shortcut or script to move full screen applications to another screen [duplicate]

I have four physical displays and like using applications in full-screen mode. While working, I typically have around 10 apps running in full-screen. I frequently to rearrange the full-screen windows, ...
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Any Script to move windows from one monitor to the other

MacOS has an annoying bug that is completing a 10 year anniversary: If you have multiple displays, the contents of displays that are not the main one, are switched after coming from sleep. This annoys ...
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How do you entirely backup Google Chrome?

Google Chrome account sync does not sync everything. For example, it's missing the configuration of extensions that do not make use of cloud sync. What is the best way to backup Google Chrome in case ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Internal keyboard “123…” produces unexpected characters

Hi guys i hope you can help me out. My old MacBook Pro 13-inch, Mid 2012's number keys seems to have been connected to some other keys. My symptoms are that the expected key pressed is entered ...
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iOS 14 WiFi 5GHz issues

After updating my iPhone 11 to iOS 14 I've noticed that I constantly face issues with my WiFi network. What happens is that you use the Internet and suddenly notice that webpage is stuck or whatever ...
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How to split a movie into many movie files, split by chapters?

I'm trying to take a movie that I need to analyze for an essay and split it into 18 movie files, one for each chapter (as defined by pre-existing chapter markers), for ease of watching one scene at a ...
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Where is file metadata stored in Mac OS X?

It used to be stored in a resource fork, but I've tried listing the resource forks for files on my computer, and they don't seem to have resource forks. Where is the metadata stored now? Like where ...
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Can punching my iPhone damage it?

Sometimes, when I'm suddenly frustrated by something problematic I read on Reddit, I punch my iPhone SE (the 2016 version) screen from a couple inches away using my finger joints while holding it in ...
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Has the ability to manage password preferences for App Store purchases been removed in iOS 14?

In iOS 13 and below, it was possible to change settings for App Store purchases by navigating to Settings/Account Name/iTunes & App Store - this can be confirmed by taking a look at the following ...
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Ricoh c5210s printing booklet problem with win 10 [migrated]

we have here in our office Ricoh c5210s with booklet finisher. normally we print a3 booklets pages stapled through network and via USB. every thing is working smoothly on win7 but when we installed ...
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Mitigating SYN Attacks on MacOS

I've got a Mac web server that's been getting hit pretty regularly with SYN half-open attacks. I've looked in to various ways to combat this. I've found a lot of general information, but not very much ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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How to ignore mouse hover behaviour when switching between desktops (whilst using multiple monitors)?

I have two monitors and four desktops setup. Monitor1: desktop1 = editor; desktop 2 = chrome Monitor2: desktop1 = photoshop; desktop 2 = illustrator If I want to switch between desktops I use ctrl ...
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Date is wrong by months when set to automatically

Since a few days my MacBook Air 2020 shows the wrong date when set to "Set date and time automatically". This is regardless of the chosen NTP server. When time set manually, querying a NTP ...
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What is the name of this application?

To be honest, the icon got me curious What is the name of this application?
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Copy Crucial SSD Firmware Update ISO to Bootable USB

I want to start with the Crucial SSD Firmware Update and copy the ISO to a bootable Mac USB stick, using a minimal set of tools. I hope that means using only built-in Mac software, such as Disk ...
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Types of memory: Why do private and shared not add up to real memory?

Answers to previous questions define types of real memory used by a process roughly as follows: Real memory: the amount of physical memory allocated to a process (eg the number of pages) Real shared ...
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Unable to delete a folder to disable drag and drop, during screen-sharing

This answer claims You can just remove Screen Sharing server's helper tools from here: /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/screensharingd.bundle/Contents/Support/ Quick check didn't show ...
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iPadOS is corrupting files when copying from/to an external drive

I am a photographer and recently switched to a full iPad Pro 2020 setup. Since SD cards tend to fail, I would like to use my iPad Pro on the go, and backup the cards to an external SSD drive. A simple ...
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Is it possible to only see contacts with phone numbers?

I recently started syncing my iPad and iPhone with iCloud. I selected to merge my contact list into iCloud from both devices. The problem is that, while I use my iPad for my email, I don't use it at ...
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Using Variables with AppleScript Action in Automator

Hoping someone can help me figure this out. I'm trying to build a Quick Action in Automator that copies three text values, stores them as variables, then pastes them when directed. Right now I built ...
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New “Resource busy” error when trying to mount DMG files

I am having a new issue where DMG files sometimes fail to mount due to "Resource busy" error. This sometimes occurs and other times doesn't occur. Temporary solutions include trying ...
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Time Machine backup is slow. How can I speed it up?

My time machine is backup is very slow. Connection is FireWire 800. Transfer is around 5 Mb/s or 0.5 MB/s, which seems slow. I've seen plenty of mention online of very slow Time Machine backups. What ...
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How to access / export Safari browsing as file

How can I export my Safari browsing history? Alternatively, where does Safari store the history data? (Yes, of course, I can click history in the menu bar, but that interface isn't very useful.)
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Finder always opens as a small window on the top left corner of the screen

Finder always opens as a small window on the top left corner of the screen. I adjust the window size, position, but after a while when I open the window again it opens as a small window on the top ...
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Can an automation run during screen time?

I was wondering if an automation that runs in its own normally would still run during screen time? For example, send a text to “jimmy” at 1:am. If messages is open during screen time, yet shortcuts ...
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Getting rid of “Sign in to iMessages” popup at boot in Mac OS Catalina

I have recently logged out of my apple id account and icloud in my MacBook Pro MAC OS Catalina. But this message keeps popping up asking me to update the password for my apple id for iMessages: ...
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Red pixels on Mojave and Catalina Dark Mode

I purchased a new MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and immediately installed Mojave. I then started to see red pixels appearing on the same line as the top menubar. It happens very rarely, but has already ...
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Process in /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd taking almost all ressources (Catalina - MacOS 10.15.6)

I have Catalina 10.15.6 There is something running in the background at /System/Library/Frameworks/Accounts.framework/Versions/A/Support/accountsd that takes 50-90% of the CPU and 1Gig of memory. I ...
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Installed application does not show in Applications folder

I have installed Slack App on my Mac OS and it works all fine. However, I do not see that application in Applications folder. I am very new to Mac and may be I am missing something but to my ...

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