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gpg generating key pairs with `--full-gen-key` option hangs option hangs

On macOS Big Sur, I'd like to generate key pairs by gpg --expert --full-gen-key but it has been hanging for hours. What should I do?
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Where should I put cron jobs?

I have some shell code that I'd like to execute daily using cron. Currently, I have the entire code written as a one-liner, and the 6 variations (each designed to run at different times) are all ...
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Why is Activity Monitor consistently using high CPU %?

I've had Activity Monitor open for a couple of minutes now and it is hovering between 30-70% cpu use. With a quad-core CPU I think that is somewhat misleading but even so, should the system monitoring ...
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Does MacOS provide a way to see system temperature? [duplicate]

I am running Cataline 10.15.7 on a Late 2012 MacMini. Today it black-screened and then hung, requiring a force restart. I noticed the body of the machine was pretty hot and wondered if this might be a ...
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iOS 14 Offer Codes - Can user use the new Offer code after subscription expired?

If I provide an offer code, for a 1-month of free subscription, to a user for free access to my app, after 1 month can the same user use the new code for a 1-month of free subscription? OR User can ...
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Apps randomly dowloaded (Mobility Print and Zoom)

One day, I found 2 apps in launcher that I never downloaded: Mobility Print and Zoom. I downloaded the Zoom app from Zoom.us but now I also see this version (which I didn't download) from some reason:...
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Change preferred line for multiple (all) contacts

When using a dual sim the Iphone has a system where it automatically overwrites the default sim card to be used for calls and messages. Instead it uses a setting saved per contact that it will choose ...
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macOS - Access app paths in Privacy and Security pane in System Preferences? [duplicate]

I am on macOS Big Sur 11.4 and have just allowed an app to access the microphone: The app's name isn't Electron, but a component of it that provides audio functionalities is built on electron. As you ...
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iCalendar (.ics) attachment can't be added in Gmail app to Apple Calendar

.ics attached can be viewed in Gmail app, but there are no button to add it to Apple Calendar. Gmail image: In Mail app the window looks same but has buttons to add the event: Also there is no ...
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Is there a way to open the app only on the currect screen? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook pro and I connected the additional screen to it, so I have two screens one of the MacBook and the other one is that I connected. The situation is that I work with XCode and I opened ...
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App blocking access if I don't allow tracking

my government's (Hungary) health app just received an update and now it prevents me to use it unless I authorize the Privacy Tracking of iOS. Reading on the Apple knowledge base, I found this: If you ...
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I can't set the default printer size to 4“x6” on my MacBook (Big Sur)

It's pretty frustrating. I can set it manually each time I print something from that device (Dymo 4XL label printer) but thats not what I want to do. I want to set it as the default size under printer ...
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How to troubleshoot Canon scanner no longer scanning via image capture?

I have a Canon MF4770n printer/scanner connected via Ethernet to the home network, and a Mac running Mac OS 10.14.6. Previously (for years), I could open Image Capture and choose the scanner and ...
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Any known method to export old version of an App stored in iPhone device to .IPA file? [duplicate]

I have an old version of an app running on an iPhone 4S with iOS 9.3.5 I'm trying to find a way to export this version of the app as an .IPA file to be able to install it to another device running ...
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msd_stores consuming twice the amount of memory than I have available on my mac

There's only 16Gb of RAM on this computer (quad-core 15" Macbook Pro) but Activity Monitor is saying mds_store is using 32Gb. Rendering in Sublime and Brave browser when I scroll and type was ...
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Big Sur and Seagate 2TB Expansion Drive Slow

I've been using these 2TB Seagate Expansion Drives for a while with Logic Pro, but today it the HD usage in Logic Pro keeps maxing out: The specific model of the one I just purchased is the ...
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How do I change the organizer on my family sharing accounta

My ex husband is listed as the organizer in our family sharing account. He states he no longer has access to either his iCloud or @me accounts. My card is the one on file. How do I change the ...
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Will AirPods Max play low-latency audio over USB connection to Mac?

Given AirPods Max connected via a USB-C to Lightning cable to a Mac - will it be able to play audio with (relatively) low latency over the USB connection? Playing audio over Bluetooth has too high ...
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Screenshots aren't working on my Apple Watch

I have an Apple Watch series 6 running WatchOS 7.5. I used to be able to take screenshots by pressing the Digital Crown and side button simultaneously, but this no longer works. In Settings > ...
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SanDisk External SSD formatting problem on MacBook Pro M1

I recently bought a MacBook Pro M1 and a SanDisk external ssd. The ssd was working very well at first. I could erase, reformat etc. . I tried also other formatting types and there were no problems. ...
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Can an activation-locked MacBook ever be unlocked by a new owner?

There is a reputable seller on eBay selling a 2017 MacBook Pro that is locked with an activation lock. I'm a Windows guy looking for a MacBook and so this is new to me. If I buy this MacBook Pro, can ...
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Old bug: The application “Preview.app” is not open anymore

Since many versions of MacOS, I got different applications leaving a ghost version only visible at the Finder and Dock level but not at the basic Unix level. Here is the usual error message the Finder ...
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how to merge disk2 with disk1 without loosing my data?

I had two macOS (Catalina and Big Sur), Catalina was on Container disk1 and Big Sur was on Container disk2 recently I erased Catalina (Container disk1), so the question is, how to merge disk 2 with ...
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I can not connect to SMB shares from macOS Mojave

I have NAS. I can successfully connect to it from Dune player, Xiaomi player, windows 7 PC, windows 7 pc inside virtual machine on my macbook. But I can't connect from my macbook and from my imac ...
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In a copy operation why does Mac OS send a lot of packets to the hard drive it is copying from?

Copying a large file from an external hard drive to a Mac, shows a lot of packets first going to the hard drive. Then there is a period of no disk activity. Then what I expected happens, packets ...
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Booting Linux on an 2006 iMac [duplicate]

I have removed a hard drive from my 2006 iMac and installed Ubuntu on it from another computer. However, after putting it back in the iMac, it is not able to boot. I am getting a question mark instead....
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How can I block the “USB Accessorries Disabled” popup?

Whenever I unplug the adapters that support my external monitors, keyboard and mouse, I get this popup. The statement in it provides no value, as my devices work fine, and as this only appears when I ...
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Uninitialized external drive cannot be erased

I have a StoreJet Transcend hard drive. It suddenly stopped working. When I plugged it in my mac shows that it's not readable. I tried restarting my Mac. Then when it didn't work, I clicked ...
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Samba shared between MacOS 11.3 and Debian 10 : password incorrect

On Big Sur 11.3 Big Sur, I do a CMD+K in Finder to connect to my Debian 10 Samba server named "pablo": But impossible to enter the right password, I am systematically rejected by the ...
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How does apple mail deal with 2FA

I recently set up 2fa on some emails and chose google authenticator as the second method. These providers are outlook and gmail. When I use thunderbird on linux mint, I need to generate an app ...
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Hold keyboard key and hold mouse button with AppleScript

I was looking to make a script where I simply hold a and hold leftclick. I got to here but I'm not sure if I did it right. tell application "System Events" repeat 5 times key ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Old Macbook Air Mid 2011 version. After Install, I see only windows logo

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Air Mid 2011. I have created another partition using bootcamp andfollowed some video how to install on an old macbook. I had some issues earlier, but ...
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App deletes all progress after closing

I recently downloaded the game “Lost City” from Apple Arcade and after closing the app it deleted all my progress. At first I thought it was a one time thing but it happened the next time too (and for ...
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No internet access when Internet Sharing through Mac mini, but MacBook Pro works fine

I have a MacBook Pro and a Mac mini. I can share my internet connection fine from my MacBook Pro, but it doesn't seem to work as well when I'm trying to share the same connection from my Mac mini. My ...
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How do i delete remnant build product of Xcode project?

I tried to make a widget on Xcode for macOS big sur. The widget was meant to display the battery level of a bluetooth device connected to my macbook. I gave up and deleted the project file but this is ...
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Secure erased drive - always one file can be found

I've been going through some old HD drives, secure erasing before sending to recycle. I periodically run Disk Drill over one of them, just to make sure I'm doing the job right. No matter whether I do ...
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How to run bootcamp when os is on external ssd? [duplicate]

I have a late 2015 iMac, the internal drive was very slow so I erased it and am running everything from an external ssd. All my files I have are on the external ssd and the internal one is empty. I ...
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EasySMX game controller on Big Sur

I am using a wired (via a 2.4GHz dongle) EasySMX game controller on my MacBook Pro (Late 2016). It has worked for years, but is no longer detected after upgrading to Big Sur. I hear that it won't work,...
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macOS - How do I share files via Share Menu from command line?

I want to automate file sharing via the system Share Menu and it would be very helpful to know how to do it from command line, like so: Activate Share Menu: share-with-share-menu /path/to/file ...
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How to export links (url's) or other data from specific iPhone chat?

I recently learned how to use sqlite3 in the command line to export a .csv of url's from my icloud_tabs.db I would like to do something similar with a specific iPhone chat. I use Messages as storage ...
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How to raise `LowBatteryNotificationPercentage` and `CriticallyLowBatteryNotificationPercentage` of Bluetooth devices?

I use a Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, which go for weeks or months at a time without needing a charge, and then they notify my when they're right on the verge of shutting down. After a lot of ...
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How to put a shortcut to a folder or subfolder in Documents by Readdle | My Files | Files | Foo | Bar onto my iPhone's home screen?

I'm using an iPhone XR running iOS 14.6. How can I put a shortcut on my home screen to a folder or subfolder that I currently access by clicking on Documents and then going My Files | Files | Foo | ...
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Can I stop the low battery notification on M1 MacBook whenever it reaches 10%?

I use M1 MacBook Air but this machine keeps notifying me of the low battery status whenever my Mac reaches 10% of the available battery. I don't like to get notified, so would rather block it, but on ...
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Tor Browser startup hangs forever

Tor browser startup hangs forever in the "Establishing Connection" window with the progress bar absolutely empty. Searching Tor forums has given to help.
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Gaming on two external monitors on MacBook Air M1

I'm looking for a docking station capable of connecting two 1080p external monitors (pref via hdmi). I've found that it cannot be done directly but it's possible through displaylink and I have also ...
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Where is the Application Support folder if your App is on a external hard drive?

I have downloaded Logic Pro 10.6.3, but since it is almost 2 GB I moved it to my 2TB external hard drive. I need to access to Application Support to install plug-in's, but I cannot the support folder ...
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The mysterious case of Touch Bar options - Why did they disappear and reappear in System Preferences?

I have a Macbook Pro 16" 2019 running macOS Catalina. I am wondering what controls the visible / invisible status of the Touch Bar settings (i.e. Touch Bar shows ..., Press Fn key to ..., and ...
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A USB-A hub or Thunderbolt 2 hub with USB-C ports in it? [duplicate]

I have only USB-A and Thunderbolt 2 ports on my Macbook Pro. Is there a product out there that is a USB-A hub (or a Thunderbolt 2 hub) that includes USB-C ports within it? If not, how can I plug in ...
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Macbook - Select individual files with Keyboard only

Is there a way to navigate through a list of files and select individual files (like you would normally do with command + click) but using only the keyboard ?
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Keeping iCloud files resident on an iOS device

Is it possible to have all files in a iCloud folder always downloaded to an iOS device? Similar to the way Dropbox, Sync.com and other cloud providers operate. I have an iPad that I want the files in ...

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