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Question about HomePod surface mesh

Probably a silly question, but I was trying to attach the power cord to my new (full-size) HomePod and for a minute I didn't realise that the plug that enters the HomePod had to be flipped the other ...
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How to stop Apple Mail from resizing image attachments

I recently had to take a photo of a signed form with my iPhone and I sent it to my Mac and then I sent it to someone in Apple Mail, and unbeknownst to me it made it pixellated and unreadable. It took ...
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Snapshots are too big and constantly fills my SSD!

I keep getting out of space warnings, and the only way to reclaim that is using Daisy Disk. Disk Utility always shows "resource busy". Some thoughts: perhaps it's possible to decrease the &...
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MBP Wi-Fi Connection Requires Reboot

Sometimes I sleep my Mac at home, come to a cafe (or vice-versa) and... Wi-Fi connects -- even the public "captive" thing shows -- but nothing works (no ping, no Internet). Switching ...
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Mac Mini M2 Pro has washed out appearance when connected to Sony 4K TV

My Sony LCD TV HDMI is set to full RGB, worked fine with Nvdia cards, but when connected to my Mac Mini M2 Pro TV colors looked washed out and picture looks too bright. This appears to happen due to ...
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How to delete app keychain login info? [duplicate]

How can I stop an app from tracking my login information even after I completely uninstall and reinstall it? I suspect the app is using keychain for this purpose. I was able to remove the keychain ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 10 Beta for Mac store its configuration

After I made a full backup of my hard drive using Time Machine and reinstalled macOS, I realized that I had lost all the configurations for Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta. Where does Microsoft RDP 10 ...
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Launchctl plist with StartCalendarInterval not executing

I have a plist which runs a script and if I launch it using StartInterval it runs the script but if I use StartCalendarInterval it doesn't run the script. Further details are: The plist is below and ...
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Alphabet column of letters missing from macOS Contacts app?

The alphabet column of letters on the right edge of the list of contact names is missing from macOS Contacts app. It still exists on the iCloud.com website and on iPhone. Reboot does not bring it back....
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How do bulk update outdated passwords in iCloud Keychain?

In the past, I moved to using Bitwarden, because Chrome stopped natively supporting iCloud Keychain and I needed something that would work on all devices. Now I'm using Arc Browser, which does seem to ...
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How do I "toggle" macOS Sonoma Security/Features OFF/ON so I can use the full functionality of the `security` command?

I'm working on a script to import numerous Certs (Like 50) into System.keychain. macOS Sonoma Security Features are preventing the security command from fully working. Note: Intune MDM Trusted Cert ...
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What steps can I take to track down what is trying to gain sudo access?

I now have a prompt that recurs every 30s wanting me to allow running some unknown sudo script. The prompt is a macos builtin prompt that takes the center of the screen and can lose focus but can't be ...
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Internet is slow on Macbook when tethered to my iPhone

Background: M1 Macbook Pro Running Sonoma 14.5 iPhone 14 Pro Running iOS 17.5.1 T-Mobile in the USA I called T-Mobile and they have confirmed that I have no data restrictions on tethering. I have ...
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Why do all windows move to main display after a lock screen or sleep?

Trying to figure out why after a sleep or screen lock, when my system is awakened all open windows are moved to the main display. Both displays are Apple Thunderbolt 27" Displays and both are set ...
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Why is the Finder not counting some items for folder Get Info?

macOS Sonoma 14.5 In a couple of instances I've noticed so far, Finder's Get Info window's "Size:" line shows a significantly reduced number in "for [number] items". Using command-...
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Anyone have a download link for Tuxera 2015? [closed]

I’m following a tutorial on how to install Windows 10 on older Macs. I’m trying to install windows 10 on my Late 2008 MacBook 13” Aluminum Unibody with 4GB RAM and 512GB SSD. I can’t find a link to ...
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Does an iTunes backup also backup the "Recently Deleted" album and folder?

Assume that iCloud backups on an iPhone/iPad are disabled. Assume that there are files in the "Recently Deleted" folder and that there are photos in the "Recently Deleted" album. ...
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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

I don't want to degrade my battery by it charging while performing a lengthy iTunes backup, I would like to be able to backup my iPhone to my computer without it simultaneously charging. Does anyone ...
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How to stop Mac Safari from closing itself?

I'm running Sonoma on an M1 MacBook Air with the maximum 16gb RAM. I always used to just use Chrome for browsing but a few months ago I switched to using Chrome for everything but YouTube, which I use ...
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How to fix Graphics driver error in Windows 11 ARM64 using UTM in my Macbook Pro M3 Pro Image?

I've installed Windows 11 ARM64 using UTM in my Macbook Pro M3 Pro and I have also installed the SPICE tools/drivers along with it. Then I have installed Alias 2024 Learning Edition in it but I am ...
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Mac-USB-iPhone sync of large number of Contacts fails. Why, and how to solve?

iCloud quit syncing my Contacts, and Apple Tier-2 Support guesses I might have exceeded one of their iCloud limits [https://support.apple.com/en-us/103188], such as having too many photos or too large ...
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Which files are inside of a bootable macOS USB created with macOS Terminal? [duplicate]

I need a list or a screenshot of them to replicate them because the bootable created in Windows Transmac just has a PKG file therefore not recognized as a bootable device. I tried creating a blank ...
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Does the iPhone 13 "oversharpen" photos (still)?

I'm trying to decide between purchasing an iPhone 13 and an iPhone 14 (for about 100€ more). I know they're relatively similar, although the 14 has 1.5 times the amount of RAM. One thing that is ...
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How do I copy files from my PC to the root directory of the "On My iPad" section of the Files app using a USB cable?

I would like to copy files from my Windows PC to the root directory of the "On My iPad" section of the Files app via USB cable. I am using Windows 11 and iPadOS 15.8.2. What I mean by "...
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Unable to upload non-tiny files, streaming music is choppy

When I try to upload any file above a certain size (as low as 50kb), I will get results like ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT in Chrome, SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT in Firefox, and a message about 'unexpected ...
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How to attach a DMG with different mount AND browse name?

I have a DMG foo.dmg which when I attach it via hdiutil attach foo.dmg appears in the Terminal under path /Volumes/foo and in the Finder side bar as "foo". Now when attaching the DMG I want ...
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Avoid In-App-Purchase for Core Web application

I have an app that is completely web app with monthly subscription. The web app have free Android and iOS apps that are free. But to use them, you need active subscription on the web. Reading Apple's ...
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Mac and old Adobe Flash Player: HSTS behaviour

I begin by saying that I have recently 'obsessed' with my past browsing history with my old Mac (2017). I also understand that flash is not updated and many won’t have a system on which to test this ...
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How to get metadata for Bandcamp music into MacOS Music

I like music in WAV files. When I import from a CD, MacOS Music goes to the Gracenote database and updates lots of handy information about the tracks from the CD. When I buy music in Bandcamp, MacOS ...
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WIN + SHIFT + RIGHT/LEFT arrow alternative for Mac with multiscreen setup

In Windows when I used multiple screens connected to my laptop, I loved a feature Win + Shift + Right/Left arrow to send tabs/windows to other monitors, is there something like that for macOS?
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How to search or sort contacts cards for large photos or other large data?

iCloud quit syncing Contacts. Apple says I seem to have hit one or more of their limits: https://support.apple.com/en-us/103188 Maximum size of a contact card: 256KB Maximum size of a contact photo: ...
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Install Rocky Linux 9.4 on MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

Yesterday, I decided to install Rocky Linux 9.4 https://download.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/9/isos/x86_64/Rocky-9.4-x86_64-dvd.iso on my MBA (MacBook Air, 13-inch, Early 2015) https://support.apple.com/...
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I updated MacOS and all the 20 odd Application Icons from my Dock Disappeared - Like the Dock Reset

There were about 20 or so shortcuts to my apps on my Dock and they've all gone, seemingly replaced by all the generic Apple ones like notes and tv etc. What happened? How do I restore without manually ...
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MacOS keeps waking up from sleep every 2 seconds until the battery is drained

Lately I've noticed that I cannot leave my MacBook Pro unplugged since macOS will keep waking it up until the battery is drained. I close the lid, thinking it will go to sleep, but clearly that's not ...
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MacBook Pro M2 fan spinning erratically

My MacBook Pro with an M2 chip has its fans spinning erratically even when no resource-intensive programs are running, but the body of the laptop is cold. Recently, I had the motherboard and screen ...
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MacOS CoreSpotlight Folder is 300gb

I recently got a notification that I was low on disk space, which is odd because last I had checked a few days ago I still had several hundred gigabytes available. In settings, it said that "...
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How to find invisible characters in macOS Music app song tags?

I have discovered in my macOS Music app library that I have tracks/songs whose song titles include hidden special Unicode/ASCII characters. I can see this because they look like incorrect letter ...
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How can I reset my apple ID on all my devices synchronously?

I am running Sonoma 14.5 on a macBook Pro, Macbook Air M2, iOS 17.5.1 & mac Pro Monterey 12.7.5. I am consistently be asked to change my apple ID password. How can I force change it ...
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M1 macbook air - Karabiner elements - can't find § key that I wish to void as the key is stuck down (metaphor§ically)§§§§

I have got a 4 year old mac and the line of numbers keys seem to be failing. I have used Karabiner Elements to remap f3 to 3 and void 3. I had thought the problem was over use given the # and £ ...
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Is it faster to transfer data if I connect an external SSD to mac thunderbolt USB-C rather than to mac USB-A (if my mac only has 1 USB-A port)?

I have a mac mini, and an external SSD that only has a USB-A port. So, currently, I use a USB-A to USB-A cable to connect the SSD to the mac to transfer data. Now, if I use a USB-A to USB-C cable to ...
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Finder search shows 0 results for searches inside user folder

It seems from a bit of research that Finder search is a frequent source of issues for people, and I have tried the standard System Settings and mdutil approaches to rebuild the Spotlight database, but ...
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Convert Google Calendar link to iCalendar

I do not want to use Google anymore, unfortunately, there is one critical service that I use that creates Google Calendar Links to add it. Then I need to manually add to my Apple’s Calendar. Is there ...
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Cannot install macOS Sonoma to an external SSD on MacBook

I want to install macOS Sonoma from my M3 MacBook Air which runs Sonoma as well on the internal storage. My goal is to install a second OS to an external Samsung T7 SSD and then run the computer from ...
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Webcam connector and socket ripped off. Can I do anything to repair it?

I tried to clean my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and ripped the socket with the webcam connector out. Can I do anything to repair it?
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What is "ReverseDirectorystore.Shadow 3" that I found it on my desktop of MacBook Air2017 running Monterey?

I was recently scanning through my MacBook Air 13 in 2017 running Monterey when I noticed a few programs installed on my desktop that I'd never seen before. One was particularly troubling just based ...
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Unable to upload photos to iCloud

I have about 12000 phots in my Photos (7.0) "unable to upload" folder. I can view these photos on my MacBook in seemingly sharp, full resolution. BUT I cannot: edit "Photos cannot ...
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UTM : How to boot with a custom ISO?

I have a MacBook Air with a M1 chip, and I want to create a VM with UTM using a specific boot ISO image, and I don't know if it possible or not. Here's he way I take for create a VM with my boot ISO ...
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Is it possible to create Apple Developer Account from India with US billing address and US card?

I would like to know whether I will be able to create a developer account from India with my iPhone bought from US with US billing address and US Debit card and US ID card? I was getting network error....
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How can I copy email from my iPhone when it's offline

I really messed up. My main email account is a Gmail instance operated by my University as a benefit for alumni. In the process of cleaning out the 20,000 mail message "Archived" into the &...
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Disable wifi-calls when entering airplane mode

I need some solution to have wifi-calls disabled when I enter airplane mode each night. In other words disable cellular and wifi-calling in one go. I do need wifi enabled for various reasons. ...
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