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syspolicyd taking large amounts of CPU, inactive RAM

Recently I noticed my CPU and temp would spike about every 10 minutes, and found the culprit to be syspolicyd. It adds about 50% of my RAM as inactive as well. I updated the operating system and any ...
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External monitor not working on full resolution with MacBook [duplicate]

I know this problem has been answered before, but I could not make any of the presented solutions work for me. I just bought a Phillips 245B monitor with QHD (2560x1440) so I could run it in native ...
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How to create “Drag to Applications Folder” in dmg?

I wrote a piece of software and I host it online as a downloadable dmg file. When the dmg is mounted, you can open it like a regular folder. The user then needs to drag the software from the dmg ...
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possible to enable “gumdrop” buttons (close/minimize/zoom) in all windows (disable auto-hide of these buttons for non active window)?

I often want to use these on non-active windows and of course they're not visible until you hover over them or activate the window, which prevents instant tracking of their location. I don't think ...
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Convert numbered list HTML code to Markdown in AppleScript? [closed]

This is a sister question to the simpler one here. I have this text to manipulate in AppleScript (e.g. the text of a variable): Example note exported from Apple. <ol> <li>First item</...
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Convert bulleted list HTML code to Markdown in AppleScript?

I have this text to manipulate in AppleScript (e.g. the text of a variable): Example note exported from Apple. <ul> <li>Indent</li> <ul> <li>*Further* indent</...
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Change highlight color for deadkey previews (like accents: `´^¨) in terminal app

I've been tweaking the theme / color preferences in the Terminal.app a bit, after a while I found that when pressing a diacritical mark/accent/dead key there's a highlighted yellow rectangle showing a ...
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Stopping false positive malware warnings in Catalina?

Today, I received a pop-up warning saying "hpRaster.bundle will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash". "hpRaster.bundle" is installed by Mac OS X as part of its ...
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Convert HTML hyperlink code to Markdown (MD) in pure AppleScript?

I have a text file or some text to process via the clipboard. It contains a few lines of HTML code, and I'd like to convert it to pure Markdown. E.g. from: This is a link: <a href="https://...
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How to select part of the text of a link in Safari 14.0 on macOS 10.15.7

I asked a very similar question before: Select and copy part of the text from a link in Safari How can I copy only a section of text from a hyper link? For example in google results: How can I copy &...
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Prevent encrypted APFS volume on partition to automount / ask for password on login - Catalina

I know similar questions have been asked before but I just can't believe this can't be solved, so I am going to ask again with specific details. I have two partitions that are bootable on the internal ...
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Outline Text in Terminal

I'm tweaking the look of my Terminal. Is there a way to add an outline to the text in Terminal? I have turned the blur and opacity off because I want to be able to partially overlay the terminal over ...
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Minimalizing iOS iPhone interface

With the advances in iOS 14.1, I've started minimalizing my iPhone's interface. As you can see in the screenshot, I've applied simple white outlined icons on a black wallpaper. The icons front ...
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tmutil compare two external HDDs

There are few TM backups: regulars are at continuously connected HDD, and another at external HDD which was used once to create a snapshot (same iMac). Now there is need to compare between two backups ...
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Adding a startup script on Big Sur [duplicate]

I want to install a startup item in OS X Big Sur which runs a shell script as a user on my machine and connects via ssh to a remote machine I maintain. I use ssh keys so no password is required for ...
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Completely clean reset of Mac—does Internet Recovery reset Recovery partition

I want to completely reset my Mac by wiping the entire SSD. I plan to start up from Internet recovery and then use Disk Utility's Erase option to erase APPLE SSD AP0512M Media (my computer has a 512 ...
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Double-clicking on a song in Finder launches Music.app but doesn't play it

Back in the day of iTunes, when double-clicking on a song in Finder it oppened iTunes and started playing it. Now, using Music, the same action only open Music and copies the song into it. Then I have ...
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USB-C to lightning cable plugged into

The iPhone 12 now ships with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Is it safe to plug this into a USB-C charger on one end and an old iPhone, like an iPhone 5, on the other end? Obviously the iPhone 5 would ...
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One workout missing from phone

Yesterday I did two workouts using my Series 6 AW. One HIIT and one walk. Today, when I look at the fitness app on the phone, only one of the workouts is there, the HIIT. Is there any way to force the ...
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How can I mount a partition to a custom directory only?

I have a PCIe SSD in my 2019 Mac Pro that I am using for running a server. Using vifs in the Terminal app, I've edited /etc/fstab to add this line: UUID=B3CDE3B6-C597-407B-8A43-A2324C50427C /var/my-...
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Google not working for me

I seem to have some sort of problem with Google. My Gmail account in Mail is marked with a little 'problem squiggle'. Connection Doctor says that login to both the IMAP and SMTP server failed. If I ...
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MBP water damage diagnosis

I accidentally spilled water on to my 2017 MacBook Pro (Touch bar) (keyboard and trackpad), and because I panicked a bit I used the immediate reboot key (shift+control+option+command+power) instead of ...
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Is there a way to pipe the `hdiutil create` into a raw stream without needing to store it first?

I would like to do something like hdiutil create dest_file.dmg -srcdevice /dev/disk3 | curl -TX - PUT \ -H "Authorization: Token" \ --output /dev/null \ "https://uploadlink....
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Time Machine is filling up my backup disk

I have been backing up my Mac with Time Machine on a daily basis for a couple of years now, but I notice that, on my Mac, I have 766GB available of 1TB, but on my Seagate backup drive, it shows only ...
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Are non-locally stored photos also analysed by on-device machine learning?

For example, in the following situation: You own an iOS device and a Windows desktop computer. The size of your photo library exceeds the storage of your iOS device. You upload GBs of photos to ...
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I'm not sure I can flash the firmware rom on Mac Pro 1,1

I'm trying to port coreboot to the Mac Pro 1,1 and I'm finding it difficult to locate any information on how to use the diag/lpc or other ports to flash firmware on the Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1. I am ...
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iMac 27 How to restore a SSD made invisible after formatting a fusion drive from APFS to HFS+

I bought a used Imac 27 with APFS fusion drive mOdel Identifier iMac15,1 before discovering the previous owner had replaced the original 512 Gb SSD by third party one with an adapter. After formatting ...
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How to see a camera resolution on a Mac?

I have a noname USB camera. All I can see about it in System Information is USB vendor and device IDs (2054:2054). I cannot find these in USB device database, for example. PhotoBooth takes photos of ...
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Using launchd to clear bash history?

Clarification: Am not looking to destroy history, am looking for means to periodically purge it via launchd for security purposes Have been using cat /dev/null > ~/.bash_history to clear bash ...
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How do I pass a printer URI to lpadmin?

I'm trying to connect an LexmarkE210 to a Mac. Running sudo lpinfo -v | grep 210 # find LexmarkE210 URI gives me usb://Lexmark/E210?location=1a140000 as the URI for the printer. The .ppd driver was ...
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Set Logic Pro X output device to an iPhone

It's quite easy to setup your iPhone as a microphone for the Mac using IDAM, but I'd actually want to do the opposite. Instead, I'm trying to send audio from Logic Pro X to my iPhone. Essentially, I ...
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Is it possible to backup an iOS 7.1.2 device on OSX 10.12, 10.13, or 10.15?

I have an old iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.2 that I want to backup and sync the photos off of. I have a macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10.15 device that I was hoping to backup to (if I have to I can try to dig up ...
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How to determine the device name of a USB connected printer

I'm trying to solve a printer issue and I'm attemting to send a text file via Ghostscript to a locally attached USB printer. To do this, I need the device name (/dev/<someidentifer>). How do I ...
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Speech-to-text conversion using mp3 [duplicate]

I download video files from a faith-based website that contain subtitle tracks that I can extract without much trouble. But in some of the videos, there is no subtitle track therefore I tend to ...
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I tried to free up storage on Macbook air I had 23.11 GB Free and now 12.3GB is listed as available - What the heck?

I have been trying to download XCODE on the appstore but kept getting a message that I did not have enough disk space (although the app states it only needs 11GB to install). I spent several hours ...
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Lexmark E210 Printer install from .ppd file

I am excited at the prospect to enable Lexmark E210 printing from Catalina. The E210 "Seems to be a relabeled Samsung ML-4500." PPD file can be downloaded from this link. PPD instructions ...
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Every time I start my terminal, I get “.zshrc:source:18: no such file or directory: /sourceme.sh”?

I've been trying to download some softwares. I've deleted those files, but now, I think my zsh file keeps wanting to source a file that's no longer there. Because of that, I get the following message ...
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What is APFS “Disk User” and how to add multiple crypto users via diskutil?

I recently learned that it is possible to encrypt an APFS volume within a container from the CLI using the diskutil command like so: diskutil apfs encrypt -user disk disk3s1 where disk3s1 is the only ...
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Best file system for external hard drive, to be used on both Linux and macOS?

What's the best file system that I can use for an external HD which I want to use on both a macOS system, and a linux system? I can transfer files using sneaker-net much faster than through an AFP or ...
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How to send app to end of App Switcher list?

When you use command ⌘ + tab ⇥ to change to another application in App Switcher, that app is moved to the front of the stack. Is there a way to send an app to the tail of the stack, other than the ...
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How do you create a rEFInd boot manager USB disk?

The following command does not run, it returns a "file not found" message. The instructions do not say where the downloaded file should be placed, nor whether it should be unzipped or not! ...
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Can I use Time Machine to Mirror two Macs?

Sooo. I have a guy retiring soon, and it looks like I get to take over his mac. I made a critical error in updating to Catalina, and lost use of alot of the apps we use here at work. Could I ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut restore desktop after show desktop and dragging file from back to some app window?

My often template: I make some workspace screenshot with shift + command + 3, 4, 5. Then I need to upload this screenshot, for example? with already opened browser. Faster way for it is to use Drag-n-...
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External display switches to lower resolution and I need to restart my MacBook to fix it

My setup is the following: macOS Catalina, version 10.15.7 (but this has been happening since before Catalina) MacBook Pro (15-inch 2019) AOC Q27P1 External display, connected via this USB C to HDMI ...
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Run a script when device is connected via USB C

How can I run a specific program when a new device has been plugged into a USB C port?
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iOS 14.1 default apps and widgets missing

I have just updated my iPhone to iOS 14.1 A number of default apps and widgets have gone missing. As example: No Weather app or widget. None of the 3rd part weather apps that I have paid for appear. ...
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How long does (if you have one) your early 2015 macbook pro take to get to login screen? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) and running 10.14.6 (18G6032). I've had it for over 4 years now. I'm pretty sure my macbook takes a lot longer now to get to the login screen than ...
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Assign disk space from one partition to a non-consecutive partition on the same disk

My external hard drive ExtDisk is set up as follows (output from diskutil list): /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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How to access FTP with read AND write access in finder? [duplicate]

I just read that finder has purposely restricted access when it comes to connecting to FTP sites. Not sure how any apple exec could possibly think this is acceptable. Simply put, I need to find a way ...
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What user info does Apple disclose to third party app developers, once a user purchases an app?

what kind of privacy related info is exposed to third party app developers, if I downloaded and purchase their app? For example: Physical SIM card info (e.g, Phone number) iPhone board info (e.g, ...

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