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Can a value or text string inside a Shortcut be changed by an external mechanism (e.g., a script)?

Our team is creating Shortcuts to automate some procedures. Those Shortcuts will evolve as we find bugs and release new versions. I would like to put information about the version of a given Shortcut ...
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How to force brew to install from local bottle (without git clone github.com/build/homebrew-deps)

My goal is the have brew skip trying to make calls to the Internet when installing local cached bottles. I have downloaded the brew bottles for python and the python module virtualenv. user@host ~ % ...
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Does restoring iPhone as a new phone overwrite iCloud backup?

I have a iCloud+ account with my iPhone with automatic savings. I had to restore my phone and decided to do restore from iCloud backup when setting up the phone. But it was very slow and i need my ...
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Disabling services (daemons, agents) with launchctl

I want to get rid of some system services completely. I turned off sip with csrutil disable. Then following command sudo launchctl disable com.apple.cloudphotod Gave me an unexpected answer: ...
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MacOS stopped generating crash reports

I'm a software developer and I have an application (normally run from the terminal) that crashes from time to time (bus errors). It used to be that MacOS would generate a crash report, which was ...
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what's wrong with my cron command?

In my cron file (Mac, El Capitan) I have a line that simply updates a file name with a date every day. 0 1 * * * mv /Users/me/0backup* /Users/me/0backup_$(date +"\%m-\%d-\%y") This allows ...
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Is it possible to complete my iPhone 15 pro max without first setting up FaceId?

Is it possible to complete the setup of my iPhone 15 Max Pro without setting up FaceId?
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How can I use launchctl to send a signal to a service?

As you can already see in the text below and screenshot of the terminal, whenever I try to send a signal to a service I have given Not privileged to signal service. and Could not kickstart service &...
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Can I configure the Touch Bar to type my email address?

I still have to manually type my e-mail address many times a day, and proofread each time and it is exhausting. I do have a Text Replacement set up in my Keyboard System Settings, so that when I type &...
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USB-C device detected only through a hub

I am using a Presonus AudioBox 1818vsl for live performances with my band. This device has a USB-B port and it's powered through a dedicated power adapter: I connect it to my MacBook Pro with a USB-B -...
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MacBook goes into clamshell sleep immediately

I have installed a few apps and MacBook started to went back to sleep as soon as it woke up. If I switch to another user, It gets resolved. What can be the reason? (only external monitor) 2024-03-28 ...
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Apple watch SE battery sharp decline. What can I do to hold over temporarily?

I have an apple watch SE that I've owned for three and a half years. I've started to notice that the battery is starting to run down a lot faster. I looked in settings and as it stands the battery ...
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iPhone randomly does not make sound when text messages arrive

My iPhone 8, model number MX132LL/A, running iOS 16.7.5, sometimes does not beep/ding when a message arrives. I witnessed this myself visually, with the silent switch clearly set to the "Not ...
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MacBook Pro screen went out, have an external monitor

My MacBook Pro screen went out but I have an external monitor. Any ideas on how to get the main screen on the external without being able to see system settings?
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'Always on top' window on macOS Ventura [duplicate]

I need some way to place any chosen window to always be on top. For example, when I use TextEdit I sometimes need to write something from Google and I have to split the screen or click to open ...
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What are my options for encrypting a mac server, but having it be able to reboot automatically after a power failure?

I have an old 2012 iMac running macOS v10.14 (Mojave) that I'm using as a home server, and I have it set to reboot after a power failure, so that it boots back up and starts serving again as soon as ...
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Is there an SSLKEYLOGFILE equivalent for Safari to capture TLS session keys for debugging?

I'm trying to debug a Safari specific issue, but I can't see the data being passed in the TLS stream from a packet capture because I need the ephemeral keys to decrypt the session. In Chrome or ...
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Issue with running SH file [closed]

I am trying to run the file run.sh with the command sh run.sh However, I get the error of permission being denied whether I use sudo or not. shloakagrawal@shloaks-air EaglerGradle-1.0 % sudo sh run.sh ...
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macos doesn't allow default safari window open rightmost bottom of the screen [duplicate]

This is almost the same question as here - Script for setting Safari window position. theXposition "doesn't allow the window to move to rightmost bottom corner of the screen, (just like a chat ...
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Link command in terminal vs ln vs symbolic link (ln -s) differences between them?

I've learnt about aliases and symbolic links ages ago, but only recently learnt of the link command from symbolic link vs. alias Is the link command in terminal on my MacOS - version is Sonoma 14.4.1 ...
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Camera Reactions aren't turning off

I use OBS for MS Teams and Zoom calls and while I am in a meeting, I get the camera reactions. The reactions button is off (grey) for both Facetime and my external camera on the OBS section of the Mac ...
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Are there tools/ a 'simple' process for converting a .dict file into something the macOS Dictionary app can install? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of different versions of the same specialist English language dictionary (basically, .dict, .dict.dz/ stardict.) I want to convert this into something I can install on the macOS ...
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Do Memory Pressure and Memory Used have a direct relation?

I was running something on docker and this appears on the Activity Monitor. Do Memory Pressure and Memory Used have a direct relation with each other?
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How do I change my "persona" in a group chat?

I recently switched from T-mobile to US Mobile, which doesn't have free/included international use in Mexico and Canada (where I travel often). That means when I go to Canada I'll need to get an ad ...
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M1 MacBook doesn't see Intel Mac in Target Disk Mode

Hardware iMac, 2019 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5 Ventura 13.6.3 MacBook Air, 2020 Apple M1 Sonoma 14.2.1 Thunderbolt cable (edit: actually, charging cable. My mistake.) Problem I want the iMac in Target ...
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mdworker running as wrong user (macports instead of _spotlight)

I've just noticed a strange issue on an older (High Sierra) system I've nearly finished setting up – namely I'm seeing mdworker processes running as the user "macports" rather than the user ...
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How do I make TextEdit open documents in a new window in Sonoma?

I've just got a new iMac, running Sonoma. My old iMac was running Catalina. When I open an .rtf document while another document is also open in TextEdit, it opens the second document in a new tab in ...
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How to export certificates (.crt) from System Keychain via command line?

My question is identical to Import certificates into the System Keychain via the command line except I need a way to get an existing certificate in the form of a crt file via terminal.
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How do you select a URL in Safari and open it

In Safari you can select an area and right-click gives a menu including an option to search for it. However if the region was a URL I would like to open it directly. How can this be done? the URL is ...
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Macbook Pro (late 2016) reboots during boot but Ubuntu is fine, need help troubleshooting to get to boot into MacOS

We're trying to identify why a macbook won't boot into any MacOS or Mac related recovery mechanism and what we can do to correct this. The answer we've gotten so far is that it's the logic board, but ...
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Is there a way to automatically close Messages when I start a screen share in Zoom?

Not kill the notifications, but close the whole app. I'm tired of sharing my screen in meetings and forgetting that I had sent my spouse a text saying "look how much the dog pooped" or "...
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How do you disable an iPhone's lock screen search when guided access is enabled?

I've got an iPhone Mini (iOS 17.4.1) that I use as a faux-iPod by locking it down to just Guided Access for the Music player. However, when Guided Access is enabled, on the lock screen, you can still ...
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Changing MacOS guest user settings via terminal

I'm currently attempting to set up some shared Mac devices with a guest user through an MDM (Kandji). Ideally, this needs to be done remotely, which can be done through the MacOS terminal. By default, ...
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Mysterious "Chart-Encircled" Button in Touch Bar [duplicate]

The image shows the mysterious "chart encircled" button in my Touch Bar, on a 2019 MacBook Pro (2 Thunderbolt Ports). It shows four bar-chart-alike bars of varying height in black, on a ...
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Handoff url from laptop to mobile?

I use Firefox on Mac and Safari on iOS. Whenever I open Safari on my phone I notice an icon for Firefox with a mobile symbol appearing in my dock on Mac and if I click it, whichever URL I was on on ...
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Configuring iMac 2023 to use Google LDAP Configuration but cannot connect

I am setting up a series of new iMacs 24 inch 2023 models to use Google LDAP in a classroom setting. I have gone through the directions that Google provide as well as Apple on adding LDAP to the users ...
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library not found

I compiled a library called libflite (https://github.com/festvox/flite) from source. make install automatically installed into /usr/local/bin and usr/local/lib. A homebrew formula for libflite does ...
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How can I fix an iCloud mail SMTP 554 5.7.1 Access Denied error?

This on a 15" M2 MBA on MacOS 14.4.1 Just recently I started getting a 554 5.7.1 SMTP error when sending iCloud mail. The Connection Doctor log says: READ Mar 26 04:50:47.891 [...
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Column explanation for netstat open UDP sockets

When I run netstat -v -a -p udp to show the open UDP sockets, I get the following output(truncated): Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign ...
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Any way to add playlists with Apple Music streaming content to Apple Music library from command-line?

It's straightforward to add m3u playlists of locally-stored files to the Apple Music app from the command-line. Is there any way to create and add a playlist of streaming content to the library, for ...
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otool shows only single architecture for system fat binaries in macOS

File (cmd tool) shows /bin/ls is a fat binary on macOS (Sonoma 14.2.1 on Apple M1) and otool -f confirms that: % file /bin/ls /bin/ls: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures: [x86_64:Mach-O 64-...
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How to force brew to install from local formula (without internet access)

How can I tell brew to skip trying to make calls to the Internet when installing locally? I have downloaded the brew formula and bottle user@host ~ % ls wget-1.24.5.json wget-1.24.5.rb wget-1.24.5....
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iterm2 profile environment

Iterm2 profiles have the general option to specify a command to run in the profile, such as ssh. What environment does this command run in? It doesn't seem to be the environment of the default shell....
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Lost garage band files can I build my project on Xcode?

So it’s been a year since my computer crashed and corrupted my hard drive. I lost most of my audio files on GarageBand. I have one project I really want back and in the file it has 2 audio tracks ...
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Sonoma 14.4: NFS shares automounted, but contents not visible

On my Mac Studio I have three folders that I use as mount points for NFS shares. I manage the NFS mounts with NFS Manager. Up until recently (I suspect the update to Sonoma 14.4, but I'm not sure) ...
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How do I get the memory usage of a process?

I have tried: ps -e -o pid,rss,vsz | grep "$pid" but both of rss and vsz are wildly different to the number in activity monitor. top -l 1 | grep "$pid" this memory is the same as ...
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macOS Calendar shows time of events from Exchange off by one hour during DST switchover

I've been having persistent issues with events from my Office365 calendar showing at the wrong time in the macOS native calendar app. They are always off by an hour, and this only occurs during the ...
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How to make this script successfully trigger at a certain time?

I'm not an AppleScript coder or a technical person by any means but I have done some research and came across a solution for my problem statement. My problem statement How to make a mouse click ...
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Not enough space to upgrade Mac OS via bootable USB

I'm trying to upgrade an oldish MacBook AIR from (I think) High Sierra to Big Sur. I've made a bootable USB and it's working fine: Power ON with holding Option/Alt Select USB boot Goto Menu Install ...
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Undeleteable (dataless?) folder in MacOS: Permission denied, compressed chflag

I'm having a problem deleting a folder that was previously managed by Microsoft OneDrive. The folder is called "WP". I already tried: sudo, disabling SIP, removing chflags. ❯ csrutil status ...
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