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Google Drive is NOT on my MacBook Pro 2015 Monterey. I transferred from my 2012 MacAir. Saw all previous answers. none applied. HELP! [closed]

As above. Cannot find Google Drive on my MacBook. Reviewed similar questions and answers to no avail.
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Will a USB floppy drive made for Windows work on a Mac? [closed]

Someone else asks about using a USB floppy drive on a modern Mac, and the answer is that they "still work". This implies that the answerer is talking about a USB that previously worked on a ...
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Password Change Not Working (Big Sur)

I am trying to change my password on big Sur using recovery mode.(resetpassword doesn’t work) I am using dscl . -passwd /users/username which comes up with the error: Passwd: invalid path <...
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Can I change the image on a playlist?

A long time ago, I downloaded a lot of Turkish music videos from youtube and extracted the audio. I gave each one album art that I captured from the video. I also added metadata that allowed me to ...
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Why does it say "(x) days left to add coverage"?

Whilst looking at my "support" tab in About My Mac, it says I have "23 days left to add coverage". What does this mean? Will I be unable to add coverage if it gets past those 23 ...
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Re-installing Mac OS on Macbook Pro kills Universal Control on Mac Mini

I've been having issues with universal control being intermittent between a Macbook Pro and 2 iPads. I thought maybe there is an issue with one of my devices, so I purchased a Mac Mini M1 16GB. This ...
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How do I troubleshoot the failure to sync Safari tabs between Mac Air and iphone 12?

Running Catalina 10.15.7, and iOS 15.6. I followed the directions from Apple: On iOS iCloud settings, turn on Safari On Mac OS iCloud settings, turn on Safari. Signed in to same iCloud account on ...
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Is there a way to adjust the speed of the slideshow screensavers in macOS Big Sur and above?

I find the slideshow speed too fast and would prefer a 15-30 second duration. I'm looking for a solution for Monterey in particular but I think this applies to Big Sur as well, and maybe Ventura and ...
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"This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available", but there is almost nothing in iCloud (260MB of 5GB used) [duplicate]

I cannot do the backup, the message on the iCloud backup page says: This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available but I removed almost everything from my ...
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Any details on the fifth column of `ls -l`? [closed]

man ls list what the result of -l contains and lists them in order, except the it doesn't mention what appears between group and size. Usually it is just a hyphen, but there is a disk image in my ...
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How to change my Zoom background automatically each day (Mac)

I'm on Zoom calls a lot and I like to change my background picture each day. Is there an easy way to automatically change the background picture in Zoom each day?
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The OSX function `kCGWindowWorkspace` is deprecated. Any workarounds? How *now* to determine which Desktop Workspace any given window is in? [closed]

It seems that from OSX 10.5 to OSX 10.8, Apple provided an API,`kCGWindowWorkspace, that would tell you what Mission Control Desktop Workspace any particular window was in. But no longer. Is there any ...
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One-touch Facetime call on iPad

I am trying to setup Facetime on an iPad for a 93-year old senior who doesn't know how to navigate iPad apps. I want her to touch an icon/picture on the iPad desktop and initiate a Facetime call to ...
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Re-program Apple Keyboard Lock Key

I have an Apple Magic Keyboard, and I'm hoping to reprogram the Lock key to be a push to talk key. Programs like BetterTouchTool can be used in congress with Mic Drop to facilitate this happening with ...
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Issue with screen on MacBook pro

Was just using my machine for 5 mins, felt it getting quite warm - and then the screen failed. Attached a screenshot. Any ideas?? Many thanks
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Is it safer to have an encrypted disk image, inside an encrypted hard drive?

I'm trying to copy 4TB of my data from one hard drive to another. Both of them have full-disk encryption. Within my first HD, I store all my files on an encrypted disk image (with the same password as ...
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Is there any way to get the Finder to show image titles and captions in gallery view?

In macOS Catalina, the Finder has a gallery view mode that is convenient for easily browsing a folder of images. In the Finder's preview options, if I select all possible information checkboxes, then ...
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How to import bookmarks into Safari without a Mac or PC?

Is there a way to import bookmarks into Safari or my iCloud accout without using a Mac or PC? I'm willing to use third-party apps, the web, a python script, etc. Safari on iOS doesn't have an import ...
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App reported "in use" that isn't

I downloaded a Catalina installer which can't run because I am already on Monterey. I copied it to an external drive and put the internal copy in the Trash. When I try to empty the Trash, Finder ...
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Is there anyway to block a dictation shortcut for just a specific website on chrome

I use Mac dictation, and I have that set to a shortcut, "cdm-shift-s". However, I would like to use built-in Google dictation when I'm in a Google doc. Is it possible to disable that ...
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How to List All Windows of One App Which Are Open in All Desktops

I would like to be able to generate a list, and hopefully access one-by-one, all the open windows of any specific app no matter what desktop they are in,together with which Desktop Workspace (Mission ...
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Apple Diagnostics is not launching on startup - Mac with Intel processor

Expected Launch Apple Diagnostics during the system startup by holding the D key as outlined by the Apple support guide for Macs with Intel processors. Observed The system does not launch Apple ...
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wget - How to create local subdirectories when using ‘-P prefix’ ‘--directory-prefix=prefix’?

I have added --directory-prefix=~/Downloads in ~/.wgetrc Looking through the manual for wget I am having trouble understanding how to pass a local subdirectory on the command line that would amend the ...
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Applications Keep Jumping to the Top of the Page on MacBook

Frequently while clicking on non-apple applications on my mackbook the pages jump to the top. It always happens when switching from one application to another. I have been trying to find a solution ...
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How do I prevent Google Chrome menu search from searching my bookmarks?

I have a lot of bookmarks. Whenever I search menus on Google Chrome (cmd-shift-/) it appears to be searching through all of the bookmarks and it's very slow and actually can crash Chrome. Is there a ...
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Smb issues with Mac 12.5 Monterey

I have an Linux VM running Openmediavault on a separate machine which has a usb3 external drive plugged in. I use this for file shares and time machine backups. It has worked perfectly for years. ...
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Detecting Static Footage in FCP

I'd like to strip out all footage in screen captures where there is no onscreen motion or changes. These are screen captures of non-motion video sources like leaderboards in a game. I would think ...
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How to use osascript with at to run script at a specific time?

I have an AppleScript with the lines: set thisScript to POSIX path of (path to me as text) do shell script "osascript " & thisScript & " | at now + 2 minutes" When it runs,...
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Adding songs to the queue or playlists doesn't work from search menu in music.app

When I search for a song in the Music app on my Mac and then right click it to add it to my queue or a playlist, I can click the relevant option, but the action doesn't occur. If I then go to the ...
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Mail: template reply

I have created an e-mail template in Mail OSX and would like to use it as a reply (but not as an automatic reply) to some e-mails I receive to speed up work. Is there a way to reply using a template ...
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How to see the end of Safari search suggestion on iOS?

I was wondering if there's a possibility to show the full Safari search suggestion instead of just showing ...? Like here: What's the point of showing me just "be...". Is there an option to ...
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Monterey Terminal App does not respond to keyboard shortcuts

The problem below only started when I upgraded to Monterey. When I use the System Preferences > Shortcuts > (App Shortcuts) to set a shortcut key for an item on the Terminal > Shell > New ...
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Download a purchased audiobook in Books as a local audio file?

I've purchased an audiobook in Apple's Books app on MacOS. I noticed it says "download" but apparently that just means downloading within the Books app, so I can listen there. However I'd ...
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Missing encrypted data?

keybagd provides other processes with access to encrypted data.  I guess it is a bag for the keys.  (cute?) But I am a bit concerned that its log has tons of "No such file or directory" ...
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suspicious hidden files

Here are some odd hidden files in my home directory: wine is no surprise; I have used it in the past, and the date is old. youtube-dl: maybe I used it on that date. fontconfig: don't think so But ....
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Is it safe to use 4-digit PIN as MacOS password like in Windows 10?

On Windows 10 desktop I can set 4-digit pin to log in (after I've logged in with Microsoft Account) and it's relatively safe. So it's quick to type in the PIN throughout the work day. I wonder if it's ...
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My MacBook Pro is stuck on white screen [closed]

I can't boot nor select the disk. When normally boot, I only get a white screen. When I tried to select disk by booting while pressing Opt, I only get a white screen and the "Mouse" arrow. I ...
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Messages app stopped working after I cleared the Keychain

After clearing my Keychain I did log back in with my AppleId. We can see that Messages understands that I am logged in: But no messages are being delivered anymore. In this case I even tried sending ...
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Is there a way to open cmd/bat files with Alactritty by default [closed]

I don't like using the context menu to always use alacritty if I can avoid it, I would prefer if it launched by default whenever a command prompt is used, for example when I open a cmd/or bat script. ...
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How can I log into a MacBook when I tried a few times and now the account is locked?

This is a MacBook Pro M1 with Monterey. The issue is: I cannot even power it down properly. Can I still retry log in (typing in the password) Or, somehow shut it down gracefully It doesn't show any ...
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KVM Switch Hotkeys Don't Work from MacOS

Some background: I use a KVM switch (this one, which is a re-badge of this one) to share my keyboard, mouse, external displays, and other peripherals between my Windows desktop and my MacBook Pro. The ...
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AppleScript: How to do shell script with admin privileges that only asks for password on first run/never?

I'm trying to write an AppleScript that will update the schedule boot/wake time of computer to be a hour from the time the script is run. My script below works, but every time I run it, I'm asked for ...
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Add a drop shadow to the clipboard image, for example when capturing a screenshot?

I often want to add a drop shadow to images in my clipboard (like when using ⌃ ⇧ ⌘ + 4). For the macOS built-in capture utility I can add a dropshadow when capturing the whole window by hitting the ...
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Downloaded podcasts not appearing

On iOS 15.6, whenever I download podcasts, they don’t appear under “Downloaded”. The progress meter appears while they’re downloading but, once finished, they’re gone. I’ve tried re-downloading them ...
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How can the availability of SetFile and GetFileInfo be detected without causing user interaction? Where are Commandline Developer Tools installed?

In bash, to detect whether a command COMMAND is available, the following statement shall be executed. (Note that I configured bash to be the default shell, instead of zsh.) type COMMAND... For ...
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M1 Mac Mini FaceTime with external USB microphone

I have an M1 Mac Mini. I have purchased a Logitech C920 webcam/microphone to be able to make FaceTime calls. The microphone works when I use Photobooth or Quicktime to record a video. It also shows up ...
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How to open zoom invite links without opening the web browser on windows [duplicate]

I need to open zoom invite links directly on pc using the zoom app and it should not open the web browser at all. How can I do it easily?
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Open a file according to its name

On my iMac I would like to open PDF files with Preview, while PDF files that have 'docuni' in the name (e.g. 'docuni1.pdf' or 'docuni2.pdf' etc.) I would like to open by default with Adobe Reader. Is ...
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Applescript that terminates process does not work with keybind

I have this applescript that finds set app (it's Path Of Exile game from Steam) and terminates it. set appid to do shell script "ps aux | grep -v grep |grep -i PathOfExi | awk '{print $2;}'" ...
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How to access Safari Bookmarks from terminal

Is it possible using Terminal to get all bookmarks in Safari saved to a file?
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