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apple music automatically plays song 20 times

When hitting play in iTunes on a song or album this song is automatically added to the play next list 20 times. I added a GIF to illustrate whats happening: So far I've only restarted my Mac ...
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Signal Private Messenger: iPad, iOS, and Signal completely updated, but still cannot be added to “upgraded Groups”

My mother uses Signal on her iPad. She has been removed from our family chat groups when we were forced to upgrade the groups (not our favorite roll-out of new 'features'). Upon checking her iPad, ...
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Homebrew installed git not working [closed]

I installed git with Homebrew and /usr/local/Cellar/git/2.31.1/bin is supposed to be the directory where the git executable is installed. BUT none of the commands are working: rgdgr8$ /usr/local/...
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Curl not working on brand new install of Big Sur

I'm trying to run curl in the command line on a relatively new install of MacOS 11.2.3, and I'm getting the following error: curl: (58) could not load PEM client certificate, OpenSSL error error:...
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Is there any way to protect the M1 SSD by sacrificing space / How to over-provision an SSD on MacOS?

I've seen all the news around the M1 Mac writing the SSD excessively and I also have very high write counts on my SSD already. I do know SSDs do have a spare capacity they can assign to blocks once an ...
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Without realizing the time it would take to complete, I issued the command sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb . What happens if I kill the process?

Will killing the process cause problems if I shutdown and reboot immediately after doing it? I am running OS 11.2.3 (Big Sur) on Mac Mini.
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How do I disable the Mac OSX desktop switch fade

I've toggled reduce motion, but this fade animation is still pretty bad. Is there a way to just have it instantly switch? I am on Big Sur.
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suggestions on easy way to add location data to jpegs that will be recognized in iPhone

I have lots of .jpegs taken either w/ iPhone (location data turned off) or DSLR w/ no location data. Id like to find an easy way to add the locations to photos so that when synced to iPhone, photos ...
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Backup button for iPhones greyed out in iTunes

The backup button in the iPhone summary in iTunes is greyed out. I tried it with a different phone and it was still greyed out but it works as soon as I switch users. I Used an iPhone 8 iOS 14.3 and ...
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My contacts in Messages are not syncing on my new Mac

I just got a new Mac and my contacts are not syncing in messages. I have turned off/on contacts sync on both the new Mac and my iPhone multiple times, but the issue persists. Please note, not all my ...
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How do I send an automated reply as soon as I receive an iMessage between a time frame on a MacBook?

I have a MacBook, and I need to have a way to send an automated reply to all iMessages when I'm at work or doing a certain activity. For example, when I'm working, I want a message that could say ...
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Call/Cancel Popup in Google App on iOS [Clarified] [duplicate]

A few days ago I was using the Google iOS app (not Chrome, but the specific "Google" app that you can download in the App Store) to go to shady website in an attempt to stream a movie online....
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Is it bad getting 2 kernel panics within 2 months of purchase on M1 MacBook Air 2020? [closed]

I got a kernel panic 20 days back and got another one today while using VS Code. I've read Apple's suggestions; it suggested deleting non-compatible files, but still, the performance is good though it ...
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Can mac os support greater than 2x retina (for a small 4k screen)?

I'm interested in a 4k portable monitor which is 14" in size. I believe it is mainly intended for use with iOS/Android, however it does say supports mac/win. The concern I have is that even at ...
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Create extra dock item that runs a bash script

I currently have the Terminal in my dock. I'd like to have another Terminal shortcut in the dock but with this one it will run a bash script which will do some stuff specific to that shortcut. No, I ...
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“Call/Cancel” popup in Google App

A few days ago I was using the Google iOS app (not Chrome, but the specific "Google" app that you can download in the App Store) to go to shady website in an attempt to stream a movie online....
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Music app only shows an outdated music library after I've retrieved it from backup

I made a clean reinstallation of my Mac a few days ago due to a problem that had been bugging me for a while now. And, among other things, I tried to retrieve my music library from my backup via Time ...
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Lock screen occasionally does not show up on BigSur

I use combination CTRL+SHIFT+PowerButton or just close the lid of my macbook to lock the screen. It used to work great, and it still works but not great. Sometimes either of methods don't trigger lock ...
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OS not starting up, prohibitory symbol

I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with Boot Camp, and it supports only up to macOS Catalina, and not Big Sur. This frustrated me and I decided to go off the rules a bit & installed macOS Big Sur (...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut or app to *SWITCH* displays content?

Is there a free app or shortcut that I can switch my Mac's windows content from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard or app? I know there is a way to move ...
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Change remote directory after connecting via ssh

I want to make a ssh-config, that automatically changes the folder after connecting. I heart of a possibility in the linux universe with the configuration in ssh-config-file. Something like this: ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Big Sur?

I'm asking for help with FileVault enabled. A similar question was answered for Mojave, but their Swift program doesn't work in Big Sur because /Library/Desktop Pictures/Mojave.heic no longer exists.
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How do I change the text size of result displayed via Siri Shortcuts?

If I ask Siri for e.g. the price of bitcoin, it shows a nicely formatted text like down below With Shortcuts, I can display a dialog with arbitrary content, with the "Display Result" action....
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Red screen and glitchy video playback at times

It has been going on always, but I always thought it was just a software bug in the browser or something, but I am more and more often experiencing that video playback on my Mac Pro is glitching and ...
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Bootcamp Assistant giving errors and so is Disk Utility. Mac isn't allowing me to install Windows like I have before!

I have scoured the internet for a solution to finally be able to use Bootcamp but nothing at all has worked. I previously used BCA to install Windows 10 on my computer but after about a year or so, my ...
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Why is a Rosetta-specific terminal recommended for Ruby development on M1? [closed]

In various "how to set up your Ruby development environment on an M1 Mac" tutorials (like this one), there is a repeated recommendation to run the entire terminal under Rosetta2. What is the ...
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Besides gaming, can Xbox Series X controller be used to navigate tvOS 14.5 as a replacement remote controller?

The current betas of tvOS 14.5 reportedly add support for Xbox Series X controllers and PlayStation controllers for gaming. Setting aside games, I would like to know if either of those controllers ...
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After converting SSD to APFS MacBook 2016 doesn't boot anymore

Good morning, My MacBook 2016 with TouchBar doesn't boot anymore when going from its original Sierra to newer operating systems, e.g. High Sierra or Big Sur. One morning the computer just refused to ...
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Time Machine Backup Drive Shows Empty Files

I have backed up my MacBook using Time Machine to an external hard drive. Now, when I try to open it on a Mac Mini, it doesn't detect my .backupdb files. I were able to see some of the .backupdb file ...
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Grayscale nightshift

is there a way on the Mac to activate a greyscale monitor option after a certain hour of the evening, just like you can do on samsung galaxy smartphones?
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Speaker sounds exactly like a blown out one on MBP 16" but… it's not? I need help

The right speaker on my relatively new Macbook Pro 16" 2019 Model sounds like it's blown out - the same exact rattling - it rattles on medium+ volume and things with bass in it - it is very ...
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Unlocking iPad Purchased from Government

I have an iPad that was purchased from a previous employer (government local council). I have tried to factory reset it, but when setting up, I am told that this needs to be completed by the ...
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How to disable a floating right arrow button that makes FaceTime calls

My mom keeps accidentally FaceTiming me and we think it's because of a floating gray button with a left angle bracket on it: I've been trying to help her remotely turn it off. She must have ...
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Reviving unmountable & unformattable usb drive

I have a USB drive, which was a bootable Windows drive, which I seldom used. Recently I tried to format it, and it went corrupted (I hope). I'd like to find out if it's broken or not. I'd tried to ...
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macOS restores deleted files

I'm using the last version of macOS (11.2.3) and today messed up with a problem. For about 20 minutes ago I deleted some useless files (screenshots, old videos etc.). But now, those files are back. I ...
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Youtube-dl and ffmpeg - error (Javascript / shell script)

I'm using an automation platform called Soundflow, which uses custom javascript code to control various things with shortcut triggers - it's highly recommended! I have one script that makes use of ...
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Screenshot Dimension

When I go to About This Mac --> Displays, it shows I have a Built-in Retina Display with 2560 × 1600 display. However, when I try to take a screenshot with command + shift + 3, the dimensions for ...
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Replacement for Audioxplorer

This question has the good recommendation of Audioxplorer for real-time spectrum analysis that doesn't require you to have a mic in or anything else - it just analyzes whatever sound comes in your ...
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Unable to drag or add contacts to a group created in iCloud

Followed directions to add a group on iCloud. Selected all contacts but I am unable to drag any names to this group. Plus icon asks for a new contact, not an existing one that I wish to move to the ...
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AppleID syncing issue

I deleted files from my Mac, but at the same time same files from another Mac with the same AppleID got deleted too. Also I got the backup for the files. But I want to change this for future. How to ...
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What is this extra partition that has appeared suddenly in macOS and how to delete it?

macOS BigSur 11.2.3 (20D91) / MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) has suddenly generated a new 22GB partition. I noticed this yesterday when 22GB suddenly disappeared and I started to receive low disk space ...
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Screen freezes but mouse/keyboard/sound working

Lately I have been experiencing screen freezes when I am playing some games. Screen is locked, only mouse pointer moves. I can still hear and talk through vc and have sound from game. Keyboard is also ...
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How to kill sound from a macos app (iOS simulator)

How to revoke a permission for a macos app (iOS simulator) to make any utterances to any audio devices whatsoever? I have a sw keyboard giving some unsolicited feedback sounds unwated. In menu -> I/...
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M1 Air Big Sur 11.1 Recovery Mode Reinstall Not Working

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Big Sur on M1 Air because some of the root directories permissions got messed up and it's not booting after login screen (takes password, stuck in loading screen for a ...
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Can I recover my Safari history after running CCleaner?

I did a default delete of Safari data using CCleaner. Is there any way I can recover my browser history and more importantly the exact timing I viewed a website?
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How to jump between two volume levels quickly?

I'm on a MacBook with a touchbar – that's how I control volume levels. In practice, I only use two volume levels: "silent" (two bars) and "loud" (13 bars). It is a bit annoying to ...
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Emoji & Symbols input method enabled as input source after Log Out or Reboot

I have some weird behavior on my MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91). When I login to any user, after Log Out or Reboot I see "Emoji & Symbols" input method in the list of ...
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Automatic time synchronization sets the time incorrectly - 6 seconds off

Automatic time synchronization sets the time with a difference of 6 seconds from the real time. How is this possible? I probably set it wrong somewhere. But I can't figure out where. If I set the ...
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Problems with icon

I have downloaded VS Code on my new Mac mini, but the icon seems to be some random dots. My Mac mini has the M1 Chip. Here is a picture of the icon in Spotlight: A few steps I have tried: Restarting ...
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When someone shared screen through Teams and Skype, MacBook Pro froze [closed]

When I use screen sharing via Microsoft Teams & Skype on my Macbook Pro, everything works fine, but when someone else shares their screen, my Macbook Pro hangs and freezes.

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