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Greyscale only on login screen - Big Sur 11.4

I am actually working on this device for a friend of mine for a few days now and I'm stumped on what to do from here. Here are the specs: MacBookAir9,1 13-inch 2020 1.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel i3 8GB 3733 ...
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Can’t find PDF files nested in subfolders in Big Sur

I have noticed that PDF I have in certain folders on my Mac cannot be found using Alfred/Raycast/Finder if they have never been opened before. Spotlight finds them though. To give an idea of my ...
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Control MacBook Pro (2019) Thunderbolt / USB-C port power individually (on/off, e.g., via console command)

Is there a way to control the power of the Thunderbolt/USB ports on the MacBook Pro (2019), on a port-by-port level? Use case: some dumb equipment draws power from the port (let's say a USB fan). The ...
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What is the difference between erase and restore on Disk Utilily Mac?

Got a bit of vocabulary confusion. I want to re-format an external hard drive. But I'm not sure what the difference is between restore or erase. Does erase, removes all files. or not. I don't want to ...
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How to change the time until the menu bar shows in fullscreen mode

Is there a way to increase the delay until the menu bar shows when the mouse pointer touches the top of the screen when in Full Screen view?
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I have MS Office 365 and use Outlook for email send and receive. Since June 20th, I can not retrieve email @ get “Server Unavailable. 21” Fixable?

I attempted to restore my profiles from time machine before Outlook stopped retrieving email, which seems to have been a huge waste of time. I turned on logging and all I get is: Error - Server ...
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Automatically set PDF file type when saving edited PDFs in Preview

Is there any way to automatically set the file type to PDF when saving a duplicated, edited PDF file in Preview? My work flow is typically this: Open a PDF file Duplicate it for editing Find and ...
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Block contact by NAME and not by number?

A while back I decided to save a robocaller to my contacts under the name "I is Scam". The interesting thing is I repeatedly get calls from the same exact contact, despite it showing up with ...
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How to make every-time last option selected in case of service workers sites in simulators for devtools using given applescript?

If you see the image, there are 2 sites: "linkedin.com and skype.com", I want if two sites are there, then everytime last option should be selected. If only one site shows up, then only that ...
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Inconsistent rendering of UTF-8 in Mail

I recently received this (not the first time) in Mail.app on MacOS 11.4: On Jun 24, 2021, at 10:02, web host <support@web.host> wrote: "Head Geek (伟思ç��)" <webmaster@my.TLD> ...
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Macbook M1 losing WiFi after short power outage

When I'm outside I usually work with my Macbook, which is at home, through AnyDesk. I have a situation that when there are very short power outages at home, I lose my connection because Macbook M1 ...
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Why do microsoft word's pictures not appearing?

I recently purchased that M1 Macbook pro that I'm using for around 3 months now and I noticed that now when microsoft office Word is opened it doesn’t show any of the pictures I have included in the ...
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Dead battery screen @ usable battery %

This is a 2020 13-inch MBP on 10.15.7. It's already had its logic board replaced once. I have had this issue a few times. I keep getting the dead battery screen: But when I plug it in, it turns on ...
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Word for Mac: How can you stop a category of Table of Authorities add an extra line after its entry?

I created a few different categories only to realize I missed out one later. Now I have an option to simply unwind all the changes I made in the text, and rename the top category to the one I should ...
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Hardware-independent recovery key similar to Bitlocker?

I read a lot about FileVault and APFS in the last hours, but it still does confuse me. I learnt about 2 types of recovery keys for FileVault, personal recovery key and institutional recovery key. ...
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Why can't I download anything from Apple?

Recently anything I try to download from Apple, ether in App Store or Books, gets stuck forever and refuses to unstick. Here's what it looks like in App Store: Books also shows an endless stuck ...
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Running "homebrew upgrade [specific formulae] upgraded a lot more, why?

So I needed to upgrade youtube-dl, and ran brew upgrade youtube-dl. While it was running, homebrew decided it needed to upgrade a lot more stuff, including all of my installed PHP versions... And now, ...
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dd-Image of Target Mode Disk cannot be unlocked (cryptousers lost)

I struggle with understanding APFS and FileVault and I hope you can help me to understand: I put my MacBook in Target Mode and wanted to create a (backup) image on a macmini which I borrowed from a ...
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How can I put the output of spctl command into a notification dialog using Automator?

I would like to output the result of spctl --assess --verbose path/to/app.app in a notification dialog using Automator. However, it doesn't work. I assume it's because the command returns a multi-line ...
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How to use SPP with Big Sur and Later as Opposed to Single Character RFCOMM Packets

Is it currently possible to use the SPP Protocol in OSX Big Sur? I'm currently trying to see if I can receive data from a Veepeak VP11. I can send data to the OBDII connector from my Mac (as the ATZ ...
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Unscriptable apps using AppleScript. What can Applescript see?

At the moment, I can control menu bar items and keypresses, which is excellent, but i'd like to to be able to know everything that ApleScript can see inside an app's window. get properties returns ...
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Keep from moving left and right when scrolling up and down

I just got a magic trackpad and when I scroll rapidly up and down the horizontal scrolling changes on me. I mostly notice this in DBeaver. Any ideas how to keep it from doing this?
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How do I lock my MacBook laptop that has no lock slot [closed]

Looking for a lock cable to secure my MacBook laptop, and came across this link from a company called Multplx https://store.multplx.com/collections/personal-laptops Has anyone got any suggestions as ...
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Microsoft/Windows keyboard number pad with Mac OS

I recently purchased a Microsoft keyboard with a number pad. When trying to use the Mac calculator app with the number pad I have an issue where typing a number will clear out previous numbers. E.g if ...
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Questions relating to cables to use 2013 iMac as external monitor to a 2020 27inch imac? [duplicate]

wondering if you can use a late 2013 iMac as an external monitor to a 2020 27inch iMac.i spoke to the office supplies tech guy who recommended a thunder port 2 cable but that fits in the 2013 not the ...
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Is it possible to trick Time Machine into backing up a file again?

I have some files on a system volume that are already in a Time Machine backup, but would like to force Time Machine to back them up again. Is this possible? I know I can do this by modifying the file(...
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2013 IMAC wont boot up

can anyone provide advice here. Not really good with all this, and would appreciate any help. I am using an old Imac (I think mid 2013) with the internal 1TB HDD that I think I had upgraded to ...
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How to check if a new external hard drive has a bad block with free apps?

I bought a new 4TB hard drive and will use it as an external hard drive for storage via USB3.0 port. Before putting any data in it, I would like to check if there is a bad block or not. But so far, I ...
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Use Apple ID profile picture as user account profile picture

When I was setting up my Mac, it prompted me to select a profile picture from one of the defaults to use for my user account. However, I would like to use my profile picture from my Apple ID as the ...
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Ethernet-usb isn't recognized by macbook, no ethernet option under Networks

I have a 16-inch Macbook Pro 2019 with Big Sur (11.4) and an Ethernet cable that I plug into an UTP-USB adapter (TP-Link UE300) which then goes into a dongle that brings it to USB-C. Not the prettiest ...
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USB headset only works the first time I plug it in on Macbook Pro

I have a bit of an annoying problem with my Macbook Pro (16", 2019 model) running Big Sur (11.4). I have a Logitech USB headset. Since my laptop only has USB-C ports, I have a plug to convert ...
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Apple ID: how best to move iTunes match and Apple Music to a different Apple ID

I have two Apple IDs - from 2 different countries (one in EU, the other non-EU). Through a quirk of history one has iCloud 1(EU) and the other one 2(non-EU) has iTunes match and Apple Music, which I ...
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.git folder gets locked

I'm on a M1 Mac mini. Randomly during the day, I can't commit my work because git is unable to create the .git/index.lock file. In the Finder info the folder shows up as "Locked". I unlocked ...
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UNWANTED BLUETOOTH PAIRING [closed]

Please can I ask for advice and assistance because this is driving me UP THE WALL! We are two individuals in the office that has the same blue-tooth earphones. Her earphones will pair with my ...
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XQuartz quits within a few seconds

macOS Big Sur 11.4, MacBook Air (M1, 2020) XQuartz (2.8.1) starts but it quits within a few seconds. There are no warnings or reports but it quits sientlty. I re-installed XQuartz, reboot, and deleted ...
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How to disable macOS Monterrey's new Safari tab style

How to disable macOS Monterrey's new Safari tab style and return to the previous style? What Safari tabs look like in macOS Monterrey What Safari tabs look like in macOS Big Sur
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How can I make my iPhone automatically connect to a VPN when connecting to a WiFi?

When connecting to public WiFi networks, I prefer to have more privacy and also want to be sure that really every network packet is encrypted1. You can achieve that by connecting to a VPN, for example....
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Compare 2 folders and move 'not duplicates' to a new folder

Folder 1(210GB) contains the contents from Folder 2(198GB) plus some extra files. All files are music. Looking for a way to find out what is in Folder 1 that isn't in Folder 2. Hope that makes sense.
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Newly added music not syncing to my iPhone after getting a new Mac (10.14.6 macOS Mojave), but iTunes library is identical

I replaced my old Mac Pro 1.1 tower with a newer 5.1 tower (running 10.14.6 macOS Mojave). I have a secondary drive that I hold multimedia on, including my music library. I removed this drive from my ...
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How can I prevent an application from changing the sound volume on iPad?

How can I prevent an application from changing the sound volume on iPad? Sound setting:
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Is there any procedure on macOS systems to manually set a network interface to a self-assigned address?

I develop a network related application that interacts with network settings at system level. I experience a rare issue while using my app, my macOS system loses internet connectivity completely and I ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 randomly restarting because of a problem

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and an Intel i7 Core. I am running macOS Big Sur 11.2.2. However, it will randomly restart and say that a problem occurred. On reporting the error, ...
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Change Printer Default to Duplex [duplicate]

How does one update the default printer settings to use Duplex with macOS Big Sur? To clarify, I would like to change the default settings, not create an additional set of settings with a different ...
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Can third-party macOS apps read personally identifiable information?

When macOS starts, you are asked to enter a name and account. I wonder if this potentially personal data third-party macOS apps can read, especially the user's name or username. I'm on macOS Big Sur ...
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How to copy text from a book in an application, without a quote and instructions where to get it

I use the BOOKS app on my mac a lot. And I often copy something from there for educational purposes. Is it possible to somehow delete these signatures that go to the clipboard. Example: « Some text » ...
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Suggestions on how to deal with a MacBook Pro that cannot be turned on

I bought a MacBook Pro 2016 in 2016. It served me very well for almost 4 years. Last year I suddenly couldn't turn it on. Tried everything on Apple's website but still didn't work. After about two ...
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Sleep prevented by powerd

Recently, my M1 MBA was draining out of battery very quickly. I lose 50% charge in an hour, losing about 1% in less than a minute. This was surely not the case before. When I click on the battery bar ...
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MacBook freezing up in regular intervals

I've got a very weird issue with my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019), running macOS Big Sur 11.4, but the issue started appearing in the last few months and updating the OS over the course of that time has ...
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Weird device showing in network tab of Finder

This is what I see: It is showing in the network section in Finder and I'm not sure what it means. Sometimes I see it but sometimes I don't. Should I be concerned? My model is 2017 Macbook Air and I ...
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Can't kill frozen Visual Studio code on mac

Somehow My visual studio code froze when It was idle for some time and I was using my Injellij application. When I found, I tried quitting the application by doing right +click on visual studio ...

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