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MacBook Pro 2019 reset to factory: Mojave or Catalina?

I am new to Macs. I need to reset my MacBook Pro 2019 to factory settings. It was on Mojave originally then I upgraded it to Catalina. My questions are: Should I follow the steps of reset for Mojave ...
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MacOS Big Sur cannot use wifi adapter device

Recently, I upgrade to macOS Big Sur (11.0 Beta (20A4300b)). After upgrade, my tp-link usb wifi adapter(Archer T2U Plus model) no longer works. I had tried to reinstall the driver, and even other ...
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Unable to fully maximize Terminal window

I am trying to maximize my Terminal window so that it goes from edge to edge. I do not want to take it full-screen. However, I am observing that I am unable to do so and despite by best effort, there'...
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Can InDesign CS6 and CC run well on Mojave 10.14.5?

I'm using a MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.5 for work. My primary work app has been InDesign CS6, but a decision was made recently for everyone to switch over to InDesign CC. Does anyone know if it'...
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to change the date based on exif data since export from Mac Photos shows date of export using exiftool

I used the following to change the Date Created to the actual date the photo was taken because exporting from Photos showed the date of export. "for file in *; do SetFile -d "$(exiftool -p '$...
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What is the best way to validate every single file on an external drive?

My mac is having a kernel panic every time I try to time machine this external drive. I've tried disk utility but I'm pretty sure it doesn't actually check for much, except maybe for some directory ...
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Make dns-sd exit after listing service

Is there a way to make dns-sd just list a service and then exit? I am using dns-sd -L "abcdef123@MySpeaker" _raop._tcp. local. To list an AirPlay device's details but it keeps running once ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on external drive with iMac running macOS + Windows 10

I have a late 2012 iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and Windows 10 (Build 18362) through Bootcamp in legacy BIOS mode and I'd like to install Ubuntu 20.04 to this external drive and be able to ...
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Epson print-scan-copy-fax for Catalina [closed]

Which Epson print-scan-copy-fax machines give you a plug-and-play experience in Catalina? Including paperless fax sending and receiving? I suspect there must be some because /Library/Printers/EPSON/...
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Most OSX-like Linux Combo [closed]

What is the best Linux combination -- laptop, distro, desktop, etc. -- to get the most OSX-like experience. By OSX, let's say Tiger. My question is with special reference to -- off the top of my head ...
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Can I lock an external hard drive?

I have two identical hard drives. One is the one I will keep updating frequently, the other will be a backup that I update less often. In order to avoid confusion, I would like to "Lock" the ...
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Mysterious disappearance of disk space on Catalina (and not any other OSX) [duplicate]

I am on 10.15.2. I did not upgrade/update (I seldom do, and when I do it is after much deliberation). My new Air came with Catalina on it and, in view of a Sierra install (or any OSX install any ...
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macOS Catalina (MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)) restarting after sleep

Gist - Macbook Pro restarts after sleep I have the following setup, MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) External Monitor using a HDMI-USBC dongle I usually keep the Macbook screen open and use two screens ...
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Files grayed out in Finder. Can preview them, but cannot open, move or copy them

I don't know how they got this way. I have files with this problem in at least several directories. I found out about them today because I was trying to move a ton of directories to a new disk (...
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How do I download a shared folder in iCloud and sync it?

I am trying to download a folder that someone else shared with me. This part is not difficult however I want my downloaded folder to sync to the original folder. A person has shared with me iMovie ...
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How to clear Trash after deleting old user profiles on macOS Catalina?

I probably did something that I was not supposed to do and now I ran into some kind of problem. I deleted two old user accounts from my Mac inside System Preferences to get some space back. However ...
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Why don't iPhones let you change camera resolution? [closed]

I bought an iPhone SE 2 in 2020. I already know that Android phones let you change camera resolution and iPhones don't, but I desire to know the reason. why doesn't Apple?
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Possible to force macOS to play audio only on the active app?

Example: I have VLC and safari (YouTube). Both are playing a video but my speakers are giving out sound from the active app. So if I selected safari to be active, VLC is muted and safari plays a sound....
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help in re-signing a .ipa file [closed]

so i haven’t had much luck with this lately but i’m trying to re sign an app to my apple id. So im aware of things like iOS app signer and such but they only sign the .ipa for 7 days and then it ...
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Fix Spotlight results nonsense on Catalina

Here's an example, open Spotlight with ⌘+Space, then type: d > dictionary; do > docker; doc > dock; dock > docker; docke > docker; docker > docker. Apart from the fact that it is ...
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iphone XR: audio no longer working after changing eSIM settings

Here is my story. I bought a used iphone XR to use it with a SIM (Three UK) and an eSIM (A1 Bulgaria). I've never tested the phone before setting up the eSIM. Once I set up the eSIM I tried using it ...
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iPad Pro- backing up and restoring without wifi

I currently have no broadband at home - rather I use my iPhone as a reliable personal hotspot. How do I restore my iPad and backup my iPad (iCloud) without WiFi? The iPad currently isn’t allowing me. ...
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Customizing Wallpaper for Apple Watch Infograph Watch Face?

I wanted to create a watch face that has a customizable wallpaper, and 8 complications like the Infograph watch face. According to this page, the only customizable feature of Infograph watch face is ...
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Macbook charging but not really charging [duplicate]

My macbook's charging indicator light shows that it's charging (the light is orange) but it's not really charging because it's been always orange for the past 8 hours. At the moment, my battery is ...
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Iphone 8 With Broken HomeButton Set Up after factory reset [duplicate]

I have recently dropped my Iphone 8 and that caused it to go into endless reboot cycle. I had to put the phone into DFU Recovery mode and after it recovered I noticed I cant set it up as the home ...
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Can I debug iOS device with remote OS X desktop through VPN?

The situation I'm having now is like: A OS X desktop is in my home. I'll bring a Windows laptop and an iPhone with me outside all the time. I want to develop iOS applications with my Windows laptop,...
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Macbook pro not turning on

I have 2016 MacBook Pro non-touch bar model. One day while using it I connected charger with it and as I connected charger it shut down. I tried to turn it on and tried SMC reset but it did not turn ...
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Is it possible to create a custom alert tone for WhatsApp on iOS?

I know it's possible to use a custom ringtone as an alert tone for certain notifications (like text messages and reminders). However, this doesn't work with WhatsApp, since the app only allows you to ...
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Macbook Pro fan running full speed, activity monitor shows no computationally intensive applications

My 2018 Macbook pro 15 inch fan is running at full speed all the time. I checked activity monitor and my idle was >95%. If this is a hardware problem, is there any way to fix it without opening up ...
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Cannot access GitHub on MacBook using personal hotspot from iPhone

I encountered a very strange problem that I couldn't find anybody ever reported anywhere using Google. On my MacBook using my iPhone SE's personal hotspot, it is almost not possible to access GitHub. ...
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How do I organize screenshot based on window in Mac?

I tried to write a custom service in Mac with Automator to organize screenshots based on the window that is screenshot-ed. For example, if I use dictionary app in Mac in a full screen mode, and do ...
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Spanish to German dictionary on English OS [duplicate]

is it somehow possible to add a dictionary for two different foreign languages to the Dictionary app? I am using macOS 10.15 "Catalina" in English and I would like to add a Spanish to German ...
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How to reduce file size of multiple pictures in Photos app?

I have some pictures in Photos that I simply don't need in the maximum quality my phone camera took them in. They're usually about 2-4MB when ~200KB would suffice. I am looking for the best way to ...
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Hyperlink between Apple Notes pages [duplicate]

Is there a way to hyperlink within Notes, from one Note entry & back?
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How do I run apple script on a particular instance of Firefox?

I have three instances of Firefox called - Firefox Firefox 2 Firefox 3 They all live in the Applications folder and the difference is that they have different Firefox profiles and cookies. I'd like ...
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problem accessing usr/lib folder in el Capitan Mac after csrutil disable [closed]

I know there must have to be an additional step in el Capitan after disabling SIP [csrutil] in Recovery mode in order to copy files onto usr/ib. But I can't remember! please help!
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Maximize new windows by default?

When using MacOS I install Rectangle (formerly Spectacle) and now I can maximize using a keystroke (not full screen, but maximize - it takes up the entire screen AND still shows me the menu bar at the ...
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HyperKit - Docker Desktop for Mac - Is it possible to launch traditional Debian VMs?

Docker for Mac currently uses HyperKit (reference: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/docker-toolbox/) Docker Desktop uses HyperKit instead of Virtual Box. Hyperkit is a lightweight macOS ...
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IOS Shortcuts: Setting (nested) dictionaries

I am trying to set values in a nested dictionary. I fail even with a simple dict see attached screenshot which should add an element to the dict. Might be more relevant for stackoverflow where I ...
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Question Marks in iTerm (Font Issue?)

I recently set up my iTerm and have been really enjoying how smooth and functional it is out of the box. I installed the Prezto zsh pre-config and set up Powerlevel10k as my Prezto theme. I also use ...
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Mac unable to boot memtest86 usd drive

I've just downloaded MemTest86, written it to a USB flash drive using Etcher, but I'm unable to boot from it. I can't see it in the boot options. What am I doing wrong? The main issue is my Mac keeps ...
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How to exclude an audio device on Mac?

Every time I plug-in either my HDMI monitor or the HDMI projector on my MacBook the playing music/audio on macOS stops for several seconds, switches to the plugged device (silently), and then comes ...
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Text Replacement not Working Properly in Chrome

I’ve set up the text replacement feature in System Preferences/Keyboard, but it’s not working right all time. Whenever I’m on messenger.com and try to type a key combination shortcut, such as “:))”, I ...
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macOS iCloud photo library not compatible with encrypted APFS drive?

Just installed the new Big Sur on my device (I know it's a beta, with bugs, but this type of bug has been around ever since Apple decided to change the file system of macOS back with Mojave/Catalina ...
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Can my Swift app receive the results of another IOS app? [closed]

I would like my Swift app to invoke the stopwatch app and receive a time interval as a result. How is this possible in IOS? Rather like when the user returns to Camera from Photos, or returns to ...
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Where to check what are these software? [closed]

Where can I check what the above software are?
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In Textedit, is there a way to save all open files at once?

In Textedit, is there a way to save all open files at once? As of now, I have to save them one-by-one. I wish there's a Save All option, or is there some hack-ish Way through the command line or ...
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I don't receive calls or messages from messenger or Instagram or Skype..etc even though I'm online

I'm using iPhone 6, I have a problem recently, I don't get any calls or messages from messenger or Instagram and the other apps, even though the WiFi is on, and the person who calls, it appears to him ...
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Can't read/write via `dd`: got /dev/disk2: Permission denied (to Physical device)

I can't do anything via dd with my Physical devices agreed. I can only work with partitions like disk2s1, but can not read from whole disk like disk2. Can't find where is the root of problem. Steps: ...
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Mac Boot Camp Assistant - how to always show operation system selection when restarting?

I don't want to have a default one - I want the option to choose which one I want each time I restart my Mac without having to press the Option Key. Is it possible? and how?

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