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How can I fix one user account when the Finder Tags don’t show in the contextual menu?

I’m experiencing an issue with tags in Finder on macOS Sonoma 14.5. My main account has this issue. Creating a new account, the tags work fine. The tags are now invisible (not displayed) when I right-...
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can't upgrade macOS version on Macbook air 2015 from Catalina to any newer version

I have a MacBook Air 2015 and I'd updated it to Catalina when it released. now I'm trying to upgrade it to macOS 12. but when I go to software update it says there's no update. and when I use link to ...
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Siri stumbling over certain words with HomePod?

I have two HomePods in two different rooms in my house - call them "Living Room" and "Studio". HomePod Mini in the studio, HomePod in the living room. For what it's worth, I ...
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How to use an SQL Connection at ASP.NET MVC project in VS Code ide on macOS? [closed]

I would like to demonstrate an SQL connection at ASP .Net MVC in VS Code on macOS.
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Calendar sending early notifications

I have a repeating calendar event with the following details: Starts: 7/16/2024 6:30 PM Ends: 7/16/2024 10:00 PM Repeat: Every Week End Repeat: Never Travel Time: 35 minutes Alert: 10 min before ...
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Spotlight Keeps Forgetting the System Drive

I've recently upgraded to macOS Sonoma, and while sometimes when I search for the name of an app in Spotlight it returns it immediately (so I can just hit enter to open it), sometimes it behaves as if ...
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Running Point-of-Sale on iOS 12

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 12 that I would like to convert into a Point-of-Sale. I can install Loyverse and then use a separate card reader, but I wonder if the phone's NFC can convert the phone ...
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How can I make a video playlist?

I have a group of 16 video "chapters" on one subject varying from 5 - 15 minutes long. I don't want to make them into one movie because I want to be able to play them in different ...
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Deleting All Mail Not In Particular Mailboxes

I've organised all emails in my iCloud account that are important to me in particular mailboxes/ folders. I now want to delete all emails that are in the inbox but not in one of these folders. What's ...
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Keyboard shortcut for sleep

Now that the keyboards have Touch ID sensors instead of Power/Eject keys, the sleep keyboard shortcut no longer works. Are there any workarounds how to put a Mac to sleep using only the keyboard?
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Running Apple Silicon and x86 homebrew side by side, cleanly

TLDR: I am aware that there are plenty of questions from people trying to migrate from Intel to Apple Silicon installations of homebrew; and many questions that speak of confusions from unwanted ...
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Is there a plugin to plot txt files for Quick Look?

I have a bunch of data files that are .txt files that I would like to be able to view as plots via Quick Look. Is there a plugin (or other easy way, e.g., a setting, .etc) to do this? The values are ...
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iPhone SE audio input simultaneously with computer data transfer

I have a wireless mic receiver with Lightning, USB-C, and 3.5mm TRS connectors. I'd like to be able to use this receiver while my iPhone SE is connected to a computer to use the OBS camera app. I've ...
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Can homepod mini output to airplay?

I have a whole home audio setup (Airplay via an Airport Express is one of my sources). I want to have music start playing when I come home (via geofencing). I know the Homepod Mini can be a speaker ...
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Internet Accounts Embedded Browser

When adding a new "Internet Account" for a "Microsoft Exchange" work email I need to use a MFA Yubikey. The current configuration doesn't allow using from am embedded browser, is ...
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Where have the calendars in /usr/share/calendar/ gone?

In older versions of macOS, there used to be some Unix calendars in /usr/share/calendar/ like national calendars but also for pop culture related events (like LotR). I'm now on macOS Sonoma 14.5 and I ...
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Unable to register Apple ID

I tried registering Apple ID and after verifying my email and phone number I can neither log in with the credentials that I had set, nor request a new password using "Forgot Password" option....
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Personal Hotspot keeps getting disconected

I use a personal hotspot for my work and basic internet for laptop as I have no access to WiFi. The hotspot has been problematic for weeks now: it keeps getting disconnected. I found auto-lock post on ...
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How do I update date modified to now in finder?

I want to update the modified time of a file in finder, just like touch a.txt, how do I do it?
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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. But note that 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 picture) on the top case 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?

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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