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Recording desk view on macOS Ventura

I'm trying to capture a video using macOS Ventura's "desk view" feature. The desk view works well when I mount my iPhone on top of my laptop. However, when trying to capture a video using a ...
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How to set advanced number format in regional settings?

Recently updated to 13.2 and came across interesting problem. I'm accustomed to dot (.) as decimal and a space ( ) as a thousand separator for numbers. Regional settings offered "advanced" ...
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How to I prevent a Standard user from booting into Safe Mode?

I am the admin of my son's Mac. When he boots into Safe Mode, the parental control software is disabled and I am not able to block certain apps, or websites or track his web activities. Apple Screen ...
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How to fix sudo when user is already in a group that is listed in sudoers file?

I am on MacOS Ventura 13.2. Since this update I cannot perform sudo anymore: ❯ sudo touch /test Password: est is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. It doesn't make sense, ...
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Regular crashes of WindowServer on iMac27 without external monitor

We have multiple iMacs27 in our office that have the same issue. While working with Vectorworks (our cad-software) the system freezes and then returns to login, with all windows closed. This issue is ...
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How to point to a file in a different folder on iOS/iPadOS?

On my iPad, I use iCloud Drive and the Files app. My files are organized in folders in iCloud Drive so that I can access them on all of my devices. I frequently want to point to a file that is stored ...
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Global shortcut to open folder

I very much like the Finder shortcut CmdShiftG to navigate my files. However, it is a hassle having to open the Finder every time I use it. I would therefore greatly benefit from being able to use ...
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Download BigSur for bootable flash drive [duplicate]

Yesterday, I updated an old MacbookAir6,2 to macOS 11.7.3. Unfortunately, it did not start after this update and recovery (command + R) does not work, since I can't connect to any network. So I wanted ...
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iPad Security During Repair - how did it magically become unlocked?

WiFi iPad has a secure PIN set, Fingerprint, and Auto-lock. Doesn't have face recognition enabled. The charging port broke, and the iPad was used until it was out of battery and wouldn't turn on. The ...
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Is it possible to have multiple values in a cell

I have a Column called "Genre" where it should be different TV show genres, but as you all might know these could be multiple. Like Drama, Comedy and so forth. When filtering for Comedy I ...
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2013 iMac not booting off USB SSD clone

My 2013 27" on Catalina 10.15 is running out of disk space. The internal 3TB HDD is broken and I have kept it working by splitting the fusion drive and running it off the still functioning but ...
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Is Active Energy data in Apple Health recorded independently of ongoing workouts/exercises?

Apple Health keeps a record of how many calories you burn as well as how many minutes you exercise. I would assume that the data for these records are collected independently from each other. In other ...
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USB Overdrive how to use a modifier key to change the macro executed

On my Mac I use USB Overdrive to assign the macros CmdShift[ or ] to switch tabs quickly with my mouse's side buttons. I wanted to know if it was possible to make it so that when I am holding down a ...
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Can I allow a remote user to log into my MacBook Pro laptop as an Admin?

Hoping there is a simple way for a user to log into my Mac as an Admin remotely. I need them to be able to gain access to all the user's files whenever I am online. So far, it seems they have to log ...
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Mac can't receive call transfer from iphone

When I transfer a call from my MacBook Pro 2021 (Ventura 13.1) to my iPhone everything works perfectly. However, when I do the other way around, from my iPhone to my MacBook facetime opens (on the ...
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How does "caffeinate" affect the remaining power adapter display turn-off delay?

I'm running Big Sur 11.7.3. I know that the caffeinate utility can prevent the system from going into power-saver mode. But what I want to know is whether after caffeinate runs, will the power-saver ...
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QuickLook won't show scaled-down SVG preview

I have some SVG files, sketch drawings of a room. I've used real units in them as I want them to server as a reference. The SVG dimensions are something like 300 in by 200 in. QuickLook shows me a ...
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Can't use iTerm2 key bindings with Brave in foreground

I'm having an issue using my keybinds for iTerm2 windows. I use Ctrl-Shift-space (C-S-space) as a primary bind. Earlier today, I used this keybind successfully, but at present, it doesn't work. Show/...
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How to manage all the virtual desktops (spaces) with AppleScript

I wrote a piece of Applescript that changes the wallpaper on macOS. I usually have multiple virtual desktops (spaces) and I'd like to manage all of them. While it seems to be easy to control physical ...
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Is there (or can I make) a shortcut to adjust size and location of the zoom (in settings -> accessibility)?

I often switch my laptop (running Monterey) between a TV, a monitor, and no external display. Quite often when I switch to the TV, the zoom window size in accessibility gets reset, and I have to open ...
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How to edit the end of the current page's URL in Safari on iOS?

In Safari on iOS, imagine I am on the page at this url: https://www.example.com/long-long-url/very-long/very-long-path/page-1 How can I quickly navigate to https://www.example.com/long-long-url/very-...
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How to sign an application bundle with the same display name as the installer package?

I can sign a bundle with "Mac Developer" identity which is connected to my Apple account user name (ie a "person"). I can sign the package (.pkg) that contains the bundle with a &...
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Can someone help explain these iPhone network Interfaces?

It seems as if there’s a lot of interfaces considering I’m not on a VPN. iPhone $ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 index 1 options=1203<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,...
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Use Ethernet port for my Docker container but never outside

I'm trying to get a setup ready, where I have a Mac Mini connected to two different ethernet connections. It should look something like this: Port 01: routes directly to the Docker container. Port 02:...
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Completely disconnect Apple computer from user ID

I have been given an older Apple computer (the kind where everything is in the screen case), but I cannot use it, because it is linked to the Apple ID of the previous owner, who I have no means of ...
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In general, which files and directories can be deleted from MacOS without bricking it? [closed]

I would like to make my MacOS as minimal as possible without it being unable to boot. The main reason is to reduce complexity and focus on understanding a smaller number of things before adding in ...
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Slight keyboard lag on Macbook Air 2020, Ventura 13.2

A few weeks ago my laptop started to get a tiny but noticeable keyboard lag, maybe 1/10th of a second between hitting a key and it showing up on the screen. I think it used to be intermittent and ...
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Opening drawer of empty optical drive

Is there a command to tell an external optical drive to open that still works when there's no disk in it? It has a button on the drawer, but it's vary tiny, and it requires a push in the opposite ...
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Automated configuration of USB new device prompt?

MacOS Ventura on Apple Silicon will prompt before allowing a USB device to do more than charge. Has anyone found the name of the setting key which you can use tools like defaults to read or write that ...
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Using multiple github accounts with ssh keys, works only first try on each account

Following different pages I ended up with a ~/.ssh/config looking like this: Host github-personal HostName github.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/one_key Host github.com HostName github.com ...
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How to get access to my iCloud backup if I neither have access to my other iDevices nor the phone number under which it was registered?

About a year ago, I changed my phone number but never updated it in my iCloud account to the new one. Now, I lost access to all my iDevices and I want to restore my iCloud backup to an iPhone I got ...
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What does the Music App on the phone synchronize to the Music App on the mac?

I think it synchronizes the play and skip count only. But I am not sure about the following: does the Music App synchronize deletes (from my observation it does not appear to) Playlists updated from ...
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Folder sizes and disk usage do not add up

I needed to transfer the contents of a drive to a new drive and ran into an issue copying my Dropbox folder. I tried to copy this folder using rsync, but I found that it took 20 seconds between each ...
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How do I reverse whatever the App "one-sec" did?

I downloaded an application called One Sec and I can't open Messages now. I am not very familiar with how to use Macs as I'm quite old and my wife is telling me to figure it out! Imagine what 57 years ...
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How to temporarily disable iPhone SIM card?

It's easy to disable wi-fi connections or cellular data, but how does one disable connections to cellular networks? Three obvious solutions: use Airplane mode. remove SIM card. explicitly set the ...
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Ethernet cord is connected to Macbook Pro, but not giving any internet

I have a realtek ethernet cord, along with two different ethernet-to-USBC adapters. I live in a university apartment complex that provides Wi-Fi and ethernet. The ethernet cord, when connected to the ...
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Linking a Fortran program to libBLAS.tbd [closed]

I was recently looking at some different options for linking to BLAS in a Fortran program on Mac. I installed openblas from homebrew, which then gave me the following message: openblas is keg-only, ...
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Second 4K monitor intermittently identified as a 1440p monitor

I have two identical 4K monitors that I have connected via USB C to a CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 mini dock. Over the last year or so, around 30-40% of the time I've noticed that upon plugging in my M1 Pro ...
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Keyboard shortcut to stop the app automator on mac [duplicate]

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for the Automator app on mac? I need this to work like this: There is an ongoing service that uses the mouse and so i can’t use it for stopping the service, i need ...
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Prevent system apps from starting

I have a certain issue with my Mac, which is that in certain situations, "standard" system apps are started. For example, clicking on any link in MS Office will fire up Safari, which I never ...
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Reduce Macbook data usage while it is connected to internet through iphone hotspot

Is there a way to limit internet data usage while a Mac laptop is connected to internet through an iPhone hotspot? Some background tasks such as backing up, dropbox activity, automatic updates, can be ...
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How to create shortcut that set different wallpaper for lock-screen and home-screen [closed]

Anyone know how to create a shortcut that gets 2 random images from a photo album. And then sets the lock-screen wallpaper to the 1st image and then the home-screen wallpaper to the 2nd image?
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Stuck in Kernel Panic 1 after failed OS X install via bootable usb

I had to do a complete clean reinstall of the OS on a Macbook Pro 5 (late 2009). Reinstalling the OS through disk recovery didn't work,El capitan is no longer available to download.No backups were ...
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Big Sur: Is there a way to restore a deleted Preview Signature?

I'm running Big Sur. I had a saved PDF that, for some reason, had a double signature (one overlapping the other). I couldn't seem to select and delete one in Preview, so I went to the Apple ...
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MacBook Pro M1 USB Type-C Power Charging every time first charging will be 8W need to replug then will be changed to 86W

What is the issue? Is it the power adaptor issue or the MacBook Pro M1 issue. First time plug in with Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 Original Type-C Charge 86W. It only show 8W charging. After replug and ...
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HomePod 1st + 2nd gen

I get you can’t pair them for stereo, fine. But can they simply be mixed in the same Mac / Siri network? I want to put my 1st gen upstairs, add a 2nd gen down - as the hub - and still have it all ...
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How can I block the Twitter website on iPhone with Apple Configurator?

Question: How can I block the Twitter website on iPhone with Apple Configurator? I want to block Twitter in order to reduce my screen time. Configurator is an app for installing configuration profiles....
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How to prevent Zoom from hijacking the "Escape" key during screen sharing with meeting controls hidden?

In Zoom Screen Sharing, there is a "meeting controls" window by default, which can get in the way. It is possible to hide it with the ⌘ Command^ Control⌥ OptionH keyboard shortcut, which is ...
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Did Apple drop/ reduce support for Chromecast?

It appears to me that it is getting increasingly difficult to cast to Chromecast from my iPhone (iOS 16.1.2). Most apps still support it, but neither Safari nor Edge or Chrome allow me to cast a video ...
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Adding ffmpeg terminal code as a quick action [duplicate]

I created a terminal code to add timestamps to a video, now I want to add this code as quick action using automator. ffmpeg -i example.mp4 -vf "drawtext=fontfile=Arial.ttf: text='%{frame_num}': ...
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