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Best release of MacOS for mid-2010 iMac

I have a mid-2010 iMac that I haven't used for a while. I wiped the disk and installed High Sierra (10.13.6). I don't remember the previous release of MacOS it was running with. It has a 3.2GHz i3, 1T ...
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How to list all applications that are actively listening an audio input

I would like to know if there is any way to use terminal to list all active applications that are listening to audio devices (built in microphones, usb mics, etc) via terminal. I already know about ...
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Disable macOS screen capture snapshot sound?

I'm not using Grab, but the screenshot shortcuts Command ⌘Shift3 and Command ⌘Shift4 A loud snapshot sound plays whenever I screengrab. How can I turn off this sound, and is there any way other than ...
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Is there a way to automatically save Pages documents copies as PDF on every save?

Is there a way to enable Pages (version 10.1 (6913)) to automatically save a copy of the current document as PDF every time I save it to avoid a manual export?
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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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Word problem with Adobe Garamond Pro

I'm having a mysterious problem with Word (version 16.40) and the Adobe Garamond Pro font: Four variants of the font are installed (regular, italic, bold, and bold italic), but if I select regular, ...
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How to reduce ambient noise when screen recording on MacBook?

When using cmd + shift + 5 to screen record, there is only one option present for sound (Macbook Pro microphone). This captures the 'computer' audio, but it also records unwanted noise in the physical ...
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macOS Catalina - Spotlight Search Problem with External Hard Drive Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

I have an external hard drive that I am having trouble with in Catalina. The drive mounts properly but Spotlight will not search it. The drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and is set up to ...
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How to add keyboard shortcut for 'move focus to next window'

It's bound to ⌘+`. When I'm using the laptop's own keyboard it works fine, but when I work with HHKB, ` is just too far off. Can I add a secondary shortcut for the same Move focus to next window? I'd ...
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Why does the “hand” cursor in macOS have three vertical lines?

What are the three vertical bars in the middle of the cursor supposed to represent?
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MacBook Air camera's not working

When I turn on the Photobooth or Zoom app, the green light keeps on blinking and the screen just shows gray color. What to do?
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Can‘t update any iOS Apps: “If you have an Apple ID, sign in with it here“

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 in with it here.“ Not only am I already logged into my account ...
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Changing Apple ID on Macbook to match ID on iPhone and iPad

My 13” Mac has a different Apple ID than my iPad and iPhone. I’d like to change the Apple ID on my mac so I can utilize apps properly.
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Open CSV File with Different Separator

I'm currently using the default Numbers application to open my CSVs. My current use case involves a file that I had to use a different type of separator (|). Is there any way to change the separator? ...
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(Newbie) How to upgrade to Big Sur?

I have difficulty figuring out how to make the Apple Laptop (a small MacBook Air) upgrade to Big Sur. I downloaded some beta-enabling package from developer.apple.com and the "Software Update&...
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pyglet not working in macbook

I have installed pyglet using terminal in my mac for python 3.8 Bt it isn't working By that i mean when i type pyglet.font.add_file('DIN Next W01 Light.ttf') to add that font into my file it shows an ...
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ZSH: .zprofile, .zshrc, .zlogin - What goes where?

Now that I've upgraded to Catalina and I am using the new ZSH shell, I've noticed that ~/.bash_profile has been replaced with ~/.zprofile and since installing iTerm2 shell integration, it added a ~/....
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Automate the repositioning and refreshing of menu bar icons?

Background When menu bar items are rearranged manually using Cmd+drag, macOS writes a new "preferred position" preference to each app that is showing a menu bar icon. (This preference helps, ...
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How can I enable backspace to go back in Safari on Mojave?

There are other questions and answers about how to enable the key Backspace to go back to the previous page in Safari, but none of them work on my newly installed Mojave even though it used to work on ...
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How do I scale everything up on my Mac Screen without decreasing resolution?

Most forums I found on Google mentions that the easiest way to zoom things up on a Mac Display is to set the resolution lesser. But, that just stretches the lesser resolution screen leading to blurry ...
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“The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.” when moving OneDrive files

OneDrive has a feature called "Files On-Demand", I'm playing arround with it and trying to figure out how it works. It looks like OneDrive uses sparse files as placeholders before the really file is ...
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Jittery macOS mouse cursor when hovering over links

I'm experiencing a jittery/buggy mouse cursor when moving my mouse over hyperlinks. This occurs in both Safari and Chrome. It also occurs in other non-hyperlink instances of the mouse cursor changing, ...
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Keyboard is too stiff for me - any way to make it looser?

In general, I feel that the keyboard of Mac (or here my main focus is actually MBP) is too stiff. Because I'm too weak, when I keep typing my fingers eventually start hurting. This is the only reason ...
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macOS Terminal autocompletion suggestion

I'm looking at a video and the Terminal in WebStorm looks like this As you can see there is an autocompletion suggestion while he's writing the command. Any clue on how to get this feature? Here's ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown: “watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd”

I have an iMac late 2012 with 24GB or RAM and 3 USB disks connected to it, all running time machine in sequence. After updating to catalina, every time I shutdown the system it takes ages to shutdown ...
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Potential bluetooth connection malware

I tried to disconnect and remove this device called '57-14-cf-5d-3c-62', and it doesn't work. I'm not really sure why, but I'm wondering if this is potential malware. If so, what is the best way to ...
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How to set default directory for Emacs 27.1 app?

I just upgrade my emacs to 27.1 using brew cask, one noticeable change is that when I launching the emacs app and c-x c-f the directory is / instead of ~/. This really bothers me, is there a way to ...
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Google Drive File Stream folders are missing

I am using Google Drive File Stream and have a problem where some of the folders are missing from a team drive/shared drive. The folders appear in the web interface, but not in the Mac Finder. There ...
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Is there a free command line program for converting PDF files to SVG?

Once upon a time I used Corel Draw to edit vector graphics. Now I'm looking at using Sketch. I previously converted all my old CDR files to PDF but Sketch doesn't seem to like to open PDFs containing ...
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“Could not locate device support files” with Xcode version 11.3.1 and iOS 13.5.1

I have the latest version of Xcode (11.3.1) for Mojave installed, but it seems that it doesn't support iOS version 13.5.1. I cannot download later versions as the latest version of Mojave is 10.14.6, ...
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How can I determine the source of this permission message? “bash“ wants access to control “System Events“

I occasionally receive this permissions message in MacOS 10.15.5: “bash“ wants access to control “System Events“. Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in “System Events“, and to ...
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“Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse is present” not working

The built-in trackpad of my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro (running macOS Catalina 10.15.6) started to malfunction and I have tried everything from an SMC reset to an NVRAM reset but to no avail could ...
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How to get folder path in Automator Folder Action?

How do I get a path (or a name) of the folder an Automator Folder Action is attached to and save it into a variable? My folder action is attached to Downloads, I copy newly dropped files into a ...
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WiFi connection is weak after replacing the battery

I replaced my MacBook Pro battery and everything was working fine. When I got home, I noticed that the WiFi doesn't connect easily in my room (it was working perfectly in my room before replacing the ...
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Is there a way to have my macbook set its brightness based on it running from battery or from line power?

Basically I'd like to have one brightness setting configured for when I'm plugged in through the adapter and charging the macbook from wall power, vs a lower brightness setting when I'm running off ...
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Sharing screen snippets from Windows 10 to iPad 7

Is there a good way to share screen snippets taken with Windows⇧ ShiftS to an iPad? Window's cloud clipboard requires Microsoft launcher.
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How to turn on macbook internal screen without rebooting system when booted as external monitor?

I faced one issue in macbook. I booted macbook pro as closed lid with external monitor connection and with AC power supply. But once there is power cut in residence place. My external monitor is ...
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iMac shut down due to power outage; started working after a few hours

I am using an iMac which got shutdown due to sudden power cut. Once the power came back it wasn't starting up. However, when I tried again after few hours it started. Can anyone please tell me what ...
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Excel is unusable for large files that link to each other

I am collaborating with a data analyst using two linked files stored in a shared folder in my Dropbox. The first file contains the raw data (several worksheets; total file size ~110MB); the second ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on external drive with iMac running macOS + Windows 10

I have a late 2012 iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and Windows 10 (Build 18362) through Bootcamp in legacy BIOS mode and I'd like to do a full install of Ubuntu 20.04 to this external drive ...
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delete all backups of all machines and reset time machine drive

Delete all backups of all machines and reset time machine drive. As you can see I just want to start over. There are some great discussions on deleting one backup at a time. I have 30 or so. I am ...
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Override system hotkeys (shortcuts) for switching between apps and tabs in MacOS 10.15

I am using MacOS 10.15.6 and already setup keyboard's system preferences to swap modifier keys. I swap Command and Control keys already. At the moment, with this new re-map applied, I must hit, ...
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How to access locked notes with forgotten password?

I've forgotten my Notes.app password and the hint I left myself is no help. I have the ability to reset the password in Settings, but all my old notes that used the old password would remain locked. ...
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FaceTime & iMessage auth troubleshooting

I have created a separate user for my GF on my mac (macos Catalina 10.15.4) but I cannot log into FaceTime and iMessage. FaceTime shows "this account has no reachable addresses" error, but account is ...
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How to Disable USB Auto-mount

I use VirtualBox on my MBP and often need to mount my USB flash drive inside the guest. The problem I'm running into is that the host OS (OS X Mavericks) immediately mounts the USB flash drive when I ...
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Is it possible to disable auto mount of external devices? [duplicate]

How can I disable the auto mount of usb/firewire devices or basically any external disk in MacOSX? My motivation for this is that in Windows there have been possible attacks via USB trojans that ...
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Stream Netflix movie from iPhone to Mac

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and an iPhone 8. I use Netflix app on my iPhone and have downloaded a movie in it for offline viewing. Is there a way for me to stream the movie on my iPhone onto my MacBook?...
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iPhone backup takes too much space

I have my iCloud backups stripped down to only CONTACTS and NOTES and about 150MB of apps, yet the backup is 5.22 GB. How do I make my iPhone backup smaller?!
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Spotlight not searching Time Capsule drive, indexing enabled

When using Spotlight search, it is not finding a specific file, which I know is located on my Time Capsule drive, which, of course, is mounted and indexing thereof is enabled. Please, see below ...
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Restore application data after renaming account folder [duplicate]

I recently renamed my macOS account, but rather than renaming the folder, macOS has created a new folder in /Users. The OS won't let me copy ~/Library in its entirety, so I'm n,ow just copying ...

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