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Why does my exFAT external disk show errors on Windows and corrupt PDF files after formatting on macOS?

I partitioned an external disk as exFAT on my Mac using diskutil and the following commands: diskutil list diskutil unmountDisk force disk2 sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk2 bs=1024 count=1024 ...
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Automatically open folders in Forklift instead of Finder

I use Forklift (version 3.5.8) instead of Finder. When I type open . or similar to open a folder, I would like it to automatically display the folder in Forklift, not Finder. Things I've tried In the ...
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(Topcase) Can I use a cellophane tape to attach the part where it needs an extra adhesive?

I have a plan to use a cellophane tape to attach the button-looking plug (the orange circle on picrel) on the topcase to prevent physical disconnection from the inside while I’m using the machine. ...
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Using "screencapture" sometimes only takes screenshot of wallpaper

I have a working Python script that take screenshots of my single macOS display every minute using screencapture. The script essentially loops os.system(f'screencapture {output}.png'). Every once in a ...
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What are the dimensions of the live video (*.MOV) file that accompanies a live photo? [closed]

I'm trying to find the video dimensions (height and width) for the short live video clip that accompanies an iPhone live photo. I downloaded photos from iCloud and see that live photos have both a ...
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Can I tell Apple Photos to merge two duplicate photos that it hasn't identified as duplicates?

My family uses Apple Photos on our Macs (Sonoma) and iPhones (iOS 17) with a shared library. We have a lot of duplicate photos from before. I used the built in "Duplicates" album and its &...
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How to factory reset a Mac desktop running El Capitan?

I've never posted here before, but I'm having an issue with a Mac my boss needs me to reset. Ideally, she wants it to continue running El Capitan, as she's worried updating the OS with cause more ...
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How to capture signal sent to browser by CMD + click on trackpad?

I posted a similar question on Apple's "Community" website, but this question is more focused: Is there a way of finding out what signal is sent to the browser when CMD + click is used on a ...
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Sparse disk image error 'No space left on device' while limit not reached

I created a sparse disk image of 400 GB with hdiutil command on an empty 500 GB external drive. After I have attached the disk image, I copy data to it. After about 17 GB of data I get an error ...
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Wireless charging not charging to 100% consistently

My iphone XMAX is not charging to 100% when on its (non apple) wireless charger. It used to work consistently, now it only reaches 60-70%. What could be the reason behind it? Charging on cable still ...
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Unbearably slow iCloud sync, serious problem (fileproviderd)

Hope to find some help here... Problem: I have been unable to sync iCloud files for the past 3 days now (Sonoma 14.5, M1 Mini 2020). It is unbearably slow. I tried to disable sync from System ...
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how to prevent alt+arrows from moving cursor to end/begin of a word

In emacs I mapped alt+<arrows> to switch windows but on macOS terminal it instead moves cursor to begin/end of a word. How to prevent this?
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Deleted Process (CacheDelete)

There is a reoccurring error every time I start my Macbook where the deleted process takes up a significant amount of my CPU. I've attached a log below. In Console.app I searched for the problem and ...
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How to completely reset Spotlight search data on macos 15 beta?

My Spotlight is stupidly broken, because it is searching for a non-existent contact. Rebuilding the index does not help at all, of course, I really need to erase all Spotlight data.
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Two separate Time Machine backups on single HFS+ drive?

I have been keeping Time Machine backups for two separate MacBooks on a single external hard drive by having two APFS volumes on the single APFS-formatted drive. No problems there. Both MacBooks ask ...
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Prevent screen dimming on Low Power Mode on macOS

When Low Power Mode is enabled on macOS, the screen seems to dim (even if the "Slightly dim the display on battery" option is disabled in Battery settings). However, when low power mode is ...
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Face ID no longer works after activating Stolen Device Protection

The Face ID feature on my Apple iPhone 12 Pro no longer works after activating Stolen Device Protection. I can't even reset face ID in security settings either. According to Apple website: When ...
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Finder not remembering a newly associated Default application for opening files?

I have already opened a .docx file using "Other", selected LibreOffice and Always open with. However Finder is not remembering this - and also open on the terminal/command line is still ...
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Automator Quick Action to duplicate "Copy Link" in the service menu?

I open www.themoviedb.org and search for a movie. The webpage has a tab called "Media" that contains thumbnail links to cover art images. If I click a thumbnail it opens the target file in ...
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Migrating MacOS to external SSD - slow startup

History: I have Intel iMac 5K 2017 (iMac18,3). It has 1 TB Fusion Drive inside. I never reinstalled macOS since I bought it, just upgraded Sierra -> Mojave -> Ventura. Ventura is much slower on ...
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Automation via icon on desktop (or dock?) of Terminal function .. ? End goal to differently-color all open Terminal windows

Would there be a way to have a file/icon of some sort of my desktop - (or, not as ideal but in the dock) which essentially opens a terminal window via the menu Shell -> New Window -> .. one of ...
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3 AppleTV Plus (streaming content) questions [closed]

I had a trial subscription to Apple's streaming service "AppleTV Plus" last year and watched some series that were truly spectacular. But I felt I ran out of the spectacular fairly quickly, ...
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How do you turn off an iPhone so it consumes no battery?

I'm not an iPhone user. I have an iPhone 8 that I need for very rare uses, once every few months. I fully charge it, turn it off, and put it away. The battery is always dead when I go to use it. ...
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How to use 'Siri Voice 4' in terminal `say` command?

It complains voice not found say -v "Siri Voice 4" hi Voice `Siri Voice 4' not found. Yet I have it in UI available and installed and used by default But it's missing in the list of voices ...
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Yubikey always works with ykman but gets "forgotten" as a gpg smartcard

My Yubikey is generally working fine on macOS: It can always write an OTP as a keyboard ykman always works gpg --card-status works for a while after I plug the Yubikey However, after a while, gpg --...
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27in iMac running at 100% CPU usage resolution

How do I resolve 100% CPU usage on my late 2012 27in iMac running MacOS Catalina? The processor is a he processor is a 3.2GHz quad-core intel core i5 with 24GB RAM.
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How to have 5 different always-on-top notes, one on each screen?

Screen as in the different desktops in mac os I'm using macOS and I frequently work with multiple spaces. I'm looking for a way to have 5 different notes or quick notes that are always on top of all ...
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How does System Settings signal the Dock to reload changed settings?

I am changing a Dock setting (e.g. autohide) from a script using defaults: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide -bool true but I don't how to trigger the running Dock process to reload its settings....
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Automatic background screen capturing in MacOS [closed]

Little Snitch is showing outgoing connections to some Apple domains (apple.com, cdn-apple.com). Might one use of these outgoing connections to achieve automatic export of users’ screen images to an ...
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macOS Ventura unable to auto source custom terminal settings (~/.zprofile)

I have a custom .bashrc file with loads of aliases and custom functions which is all located in ~/.bashrc. In ~/.zprofile I added source ~/.bashrc. All my functions and alias work except for the ...
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My physical disk has unaccessible free space

I tried double booting Asahi Linux to mess around with it, but regretted the partition size I choose. So, I tried changing it, but when I deleted the Volumes the free space left over does not show up ...
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How can I access recovery mode if MacBook boots up to folder with a flashing question mark and the screen is broken, needing an external monitor?

Thanks for looking into this, this one is a bit of a mess. I have an intel MacBook Pro with a broken screen. The only way I have found to get an external monitor to work is to close the lid as soon as ...
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macOS Picture-In-Picture (can you change default size and location?)

Is it possible to change the macOS system defaults when launching Picture-in-Picture to be of a specific size and location? thank you.
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What are resources for learning to use terminal [closed]

I’m looking for resources to learn to use terminal. I’m not a coder but a prolific Mac user who wants to go deeper. Any suggestions? Currently using an MBP M1 Max on Ventura.
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Uninstalling asahi linux partitions

i followed the steps in a video but its not working, heres how it looks /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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I need to factory reset a disabled 6 generation iPad [closed]

I need to factory reset a 6 generation iPad but I can’t find it on my iTunes account.
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Cannot disable Quick Note

I'm unable to disable Quick Note in the bottom right corner. I've disabled all hot corners and rebooted my machine. I'm using Sonoma 14.5. Any ideas?
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Flip applications between multiple screens (maximized)

I have a dual-monitor setup with my MacBook Pro screen as the secondary monitor and an external monitor as the main one. I keep several apps maximized, like Chrome and Teams. I usually keep Teams on ...
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URI works for him; returns 404 for me

https://mewe.com/wesgroleau is a 404 in FireFox, DuckDuckGo, Safari, and Brave on MacOS 14.5. I have no other browsers. If I pull it with wget and compare the HTML, there are no differences. I have ...
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Automating mouse pointer acceleration changes used to work - macOS Sonoma 14.5

I spend the first 45 minutes of my workday walking 4.7 mph on my treadmill which requires a very mellow mouse experience or every click turns into a drag. I can manually change the mouse tracking ...
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Apple Mail on macOS: Possible to add padding to message pane? The message has literally 0 padding when it's text only

One of the most frustrated things when I switched to Mail.app on macOS is that I noticed that when you receive a text-only email there is zero padding in the message pane, so the text is literally ...
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Stuck notification badge on iPhone app

I have a very strange issue with an app on my iPhone 14 Pro (IOS 17.5.1). The app is allowed all kinds of notifications and usually works correctly like any other app; however, some times ago (I think ...
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Error on loading screen when trying to Cmd+R

Model is MacBook Pro mid 2009 The error: panic (cpu 0 caller 0xfffff8012d9) Process 1 exec of /sbin/launchbin failed, errrno 5 @library/caches.... There are many lines but is hard to read, because in ...
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Photos transfer from mac-book air to a hard disk

I have 7800 Photos on my photos of mac-book air, i need to transfer all the 7800 photos to a external harddisk. I created a separate folder with all the 7800 photos on the desktop now when i try to ...
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APFS vs HFS+ which is better for storage and music/videos creating/editing? [closed]

MBP M1 Ventura. I use multiple external HDDs for storage /editing videos, photos, original music. Should I convert them APFS or stick with HFS+?
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opening book via CLI in new Kindle app?

With the Kindle Classic app it was possible to open a book in Kindle by locating the azw file and running open "mybook.azw" in terminal. Does anybody know how to do that in the new Kindle ...
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Can't install mkdocs on Monterey

I currently have Python3 as version 3.12.4 in my PATH. It was installed via Homebrew. I have installed mkdocs using pip3 install mkdocs mkdocs --version says mkdocs, version 1.6.0 from /Users/...
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Convert ckpt model file to CoreML Model [closed]

I want to convert this audio to audio model from ckpt to CoreML model. I checked coremltools library, but I don't how to trace or script this model, as I don't know the architecture of this model, ...
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Why no "Sign-in with Apple" on Ask Different? [migrated]

It seems like a no-brainer...espcially since, when you sign up, it offers you to sign in with Google.
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When I try to start in recovery an big error pops up on the loading screen [closed]

The first line says "panic cpu 0 caller" Is my Mac beyond repair?
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