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Strange keyboard shortcut suddenly appears

This just happened recently and rebooting did not solve it. Suddenly, whenever I type the key combination dt I get the date, e.g., 2020-10-27 just now. In order for me to type those characters I now ...
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Trigger something on another Mac

Imagine I have 3 or 4 Macs on a long bench. (Assume same wifi network, whatever needed.) In short, I want to do something on Mac1 which makes something run on Mac2, 3, and 4. So, it will be running ...
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How do I “authorize this computer” with the latest version of Music (which doesn't have an Account menu anymore)?

When I try to download a file from the cloud (I'm using Apple's match/subscription thing) it just says This computer is not authorized. You must authorize this computer before you can use Apple Music ...
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Black Screen when Upgrading RAM in 2019 iMac

I bought the iMac with 8GB of RAM, 2x4GB SO-DIMMs. I wanted to upgrade to 128GB - 4 sticks of 32GB. I replaced the 8GB with 128GB (4x32GB). Same brand OWC, same power etc. If I only use 2x32GB, in ...
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How to disable tab preview on mouse hover in Safari for macOS?

I have suddently started seeing webpage preview thumbnail in Safari. I have not enabled this option and I wish to turn off this behavior. How can I turn it off?
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Changing my sound Output Device also changes my Play Sound Effects Through setting - should it?

If I set my sound effects to come out "Selected sound output device" via the sound Preference panel while using my bluetooth headphones, everything works as expected - both regular sound (...
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How can I delete cookies for one site in Safari, without deleting local data?

I'm having trouble logging in to a website in Safari, so I wanted to delete cookies for that one site. I went to Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Manage Website Data And searches for the site'...
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Is it possible to export configuration from Apple's macOS Stocks app?

I use Stocks.app on macOS and configured many assets I wish to "follow". Is it possible to export configuration from Apple's macOS Stocks app? I wish to put the config file into git repo (...
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Did Apple introduce a white list of hard drives (for MacBook Pro A1278)?

I have here a very strange case... I have a MacBook Pro 13" (A1278) from 2010. Inside it is a 1TB FireCuda SSHD (ST1000LX015) hybrid hard drive. The MacBook was working perfectly until a recent ...
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change multiple monitor arrangement using command line in MacOS

Is it possible to arrange multiple monitors using the command line or some textual setting in MacOS? I want to have finer control of how the monitors line up. I have heard of https://github.com/...
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MacOS mounts OS X Base System (Catalina) from my Time Machine backup drive by itself

While my iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2015) was in sleep mode last night it mounted the OS X Base System (Catalina) and opened the image folder. Lately my Time Machine backup drive (Seagate Backup+ ...
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HELP ! Terminal is frozen while copying files in recovery mode : What should I do?

total noob here, I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro that is finally (almost) dead. I've managed to use terminal in recovery mode to copy the contents of my User folder to an external drive using the cp ...
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How to set refresh rate to 144 hertz on my MacBook air 2017 [duplicate]

I just got a 144 hertz Samsung monitor and I'm using mini display port to HDMI. Also, settings are set to mirror.
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Is the iPhone X still waterproof if the glass over the camera is damaged?

Unfortunately I damaged the glass over the camera on my iPhone X I wonder if it still is waterproof now?
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Changing Webcam Feed from EpocCam to Built-In Webcam

I am trying to run a program that accesses my webcam camera. I have used Epoccam before then I deleted it. However, while using the program it tries to access Epoccam camera instead of taking the ...
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Kali Linux for virtual box, screen size issue and fonts, everything appear to be very small

I tried into settings manager, but dint worked as expected. Even the terminal fonts aren't changing.
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macOS: Disconnect Wi-Fi without turning it off

How can I disconnect from Wi-Fi on Mac without turning it off? I do not want to connect via Wi-Fi on my Mac as I am connected via LAN. But when I turn Wi-Fi off, I also lose the ability to use ...
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Can't boot Mac OS after applying restoring from InstallESD.dmg

So I got a very old Macbook Pro to deal with. It comes with the Mac OS X Lion but nobody seems to know its password because it's a rather dated company asset. I tried to wipe it and reinstall the OS ...
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Any way to have file-specific spelling and grammar checking in Pages?

I often have several documents open at the same time in Pages: some technical and some more typical essays. I'd like spell check to be ON for the essays and OFF for the technical docs. Is there any ...
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Ghost external drive in disk utility

I noticed recently when I open up disk utility and I see my external hard drive show up even though nothing is connected to my Mac. I can't unmount it and it does not do anything. Just wondering, is ...
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Finicky external monitor with hobbled 2013 MacBook Pro

Hi so I have an early 2013 retina MacBook Pro that has very much seen better days. The lcd broke long ago due to a closing-the-laptop-with-something-still-inside accident; and because this was the ...
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How can I move library files with macOS Catalina's new media apps (Music.app, TV.app)?

Just as with iTunes before them, the new media apps allows us to create a new library, or select an existing library by holding alt and double-clicking the application's bundle in ~/Applications. But ...
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nfcd process taking 33% of cpu - what is that and why?

Since a few days there is process called nfcd taking up 175% (33% of all cpu) of cpu an my MBP 13 with 10.15.7. It's even running when all apps are closed and after reboot of the Mac. For some reason ...
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Airport Extreme as wireless bridge?

I was hoping to use an old Airport Extreme as a wireless bridge. (At least I think that's the correct term.) I.e., Modem →eth→ Asus 87U router →wifi→ Airport →eth→ Laptop So far no joy. The Airport ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 Power Up No Chime Nor Boot

My Early 2008 Mac Pro won't boot. Won't do much, actually. This is what I've done: replaced the power supply removed DVD player removed all RAM removed all video cards (I have a handful of ...
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Mid-2012 MBP Bootcamp Installation

I have been trying unsuccessfully for the past few days to install Windows 10 on my mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro. I've read a few different sites (including this one), but I am just struggling to ...
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Mac alert sound when moving forward/backward on YouTube [closed]

When I'm watching a YouTube video, and I click on left or right, I hear an alert sound. Any ideas how to fix this?
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Headphones Won't Plug Into Macbook Air

I have the Macbook Air, Retina 13-inch 2020 which I bought a little over a month ago. Today I took it out and tried to plug in my headphones into the headphone jack but they would not go in. There ...
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Can I use two USB-C to HDMI/DVI cables to hook up to two monitors from my MacBook Pro (2017)?

I want to add a second monitor that is connected to my MacBook Pro. Right now I am using a USB-C Apple adapter which allows me to plug the HDMI to HDMI cable from the adapter to the monitor. I want to ...
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Recovering files from SSD and SSD life?

I use a shared MacBook Pro with Catalina; I've done some basic research into deleting files but worry deleting too often will shorten the life of the drive (this is for a machine bought in April 2020)....
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what is this dialog called that appears in the center of the screen?

when using either Xcode or Magnet from the app store, occasionally a dialog like this appears: When using magnet, this dialog appears when the window forces a specific width and cannot change the ...
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Apple Macbook SERVICE BATTERY status and where is it stored

I know for a fact that Service Battery status is stored in macOS files somewhere but not sure where. Reinstalling Macbook removes this status. Running Macbook from external OSX removes this status. ...
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How to fix damage caused by a water spill? [duplicate]

There was water spilled on my MacBook Air but I replaced the internal speakers. Now the sound is not working at all. No internal speaker or microphone is showing up and also the sound does not work ...
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My MacBook Pro makes three beeps during updating

I would like to find out what caused my problem. A few days ago, I decided to upgrade my MacBook Pro to High Sierra, and somewhere in the beginning of the process, the computer suddenly shut down and ...
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Battery Consumption too high

I’ve noticed in the last couple of days that the battery of my iPhone XR is not lasting as long as it used to, its maximum capacity is 90%. In the last 2 hours I’ve lost 80% of my charge only watching ...
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Gesture for Entering Fullscreen Viewing in YouTube on iPhone 12

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 12 from an iPhone 8 Plus and have noticed a change in functionality in the YouTube app that I'm not sure what to attribute to. I prefer to keep my phone orientation-...
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Triple Display: Left and Right Switch after Reconnecting Macbook [duplicate]

I have 2019 MacBook Pro for work. When in the office, I connect it to an OWC Thunderbolt dock which is connected to two monitors, giving me a Triple Display setup. Since the laptop itself is off to ...
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Mark SMS messages to Junk

I have iPhone SE 2020 running iOS 14.1. In my Messages app I see a Junk folder. I receive a lot of spam SMS messages from senders like QP-BUYPRP. I need to mark these SMSs as Junk so that they are ...
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Multiple desktops break in weird way when plugged into monitor

I have spent a lot of time searching for answers to this problem but I have not found anything. I have an LG UltraFine 5K Display and a 2016 MacBook Pro running Catalina 10.15.7. The monitor is ...
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Mac suddendly very slow, no Machintosh HD visible [closed]

Goodmorning everybody, I am having some serious issues with my mac today. Until yesterday it all performed fantastically. I have a macbook pro 2011 with updated 10 gb of ram and SSD. Today, all of a ...
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Confusing behavior of macOS task switcher when app windows are minimized or non-existent

I find the behavior of the macOS task switcher invoked via the keyboard shortcut CMD+TAB confusing. If an application is minimized or doesn't have any visible window, it appears in the task switcher, ...
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What is the most compatible USB Hub for late 2015 iMac 27" 5k? [closed]

Last year I got an Apanage 10 port hub that charges and connects devices (scanner, dvd drive, etc.) via USB only - no power adapter. Recently two external hard drives suddenly started to die. One of ...
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Generic app store login for shared iPads

We have a bunch of iPads at our sound business that we use to control some of our equipment. These iPads get sent to the event site to be used by different people each time. We use Configurator to ...
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My iPad mini charges but doesn't turn on [duplicate]

My iPad mini turned off and said it has no charge, then after 1 hour of charging I plugged it into a different port and then it turned on with 100% battery. Later, the 100% went down quickly to 20% ...
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Use only internal display

I charge my Mac through an external display's using USB-C port. The external display has one another PC computer connected to it too. When the connected PC goes to sleep, my Mac's screen pops up on ...
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One Partition on External Hardrive not mounting, FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF?

After backing up to the partition, ejected as normal on remount one partition fails to mount. Doesn't show the volume in Disk Utility sidebar. A quick look in terminal and the volume is there listed ...
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Major difference between High Sierra and Mojave [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro (2017) that have macOS High Sierra installed. Since Apple is going to release macOS Big Sur soon, the support (updates) for macOS High Sierra will end soon. What are the major ...
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Is there an iPad app which will let me use the orientation of my iPad to emulate a joystick on PC?

I would like to be able to play games on my Windows PC using a joystick instead of keyboard and/or mouse as controls. However I don't have a joystick. I could buy one, but I want to see if I could use ...
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Correct procedure to grow an iSCSI partition from an expanded LUN

I'm using the Daemon Tools iSCSI initiator. I have created a practice iSCSI target and LUN on my QNAP. At first, it was 7GB. I took the LUN offline and increased the size to 16GB. I reconnected to ...
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My practically brand new Macbook Pro 2020's screen elements are suddenly PINK

I've tried powering off and on again. No love. Same with resetting PRAM. It's even worse with Night Shift on. I need Night Shift on while working on detailed color projects at night, to save my poor ...

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