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Resume time machine backup after moving hard drive from external to network?

I have been backing up my MacBook (Mojave) to a USB connected hard drive for some time. I've just moved this hard drive to a Mac Mini (Catalina), so that I can backup remotely, but I don't want to ...
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How to create a disk image from an APFS volume?

I have an APFS encrypted 1TB SSD that I pulled from my now-dead MacBook Pro. I placed the drive into a USB dock and can mount it fine after entering the disk password. I cannot, however, take an ...
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro SSD Install - Error 3403F

Im installing a new SSD on a late 2011 MacBook Pro and keep getting the error 3403F. After researching the error code, it seems that it’s my internet connection. Booting via command+R prompts a ...
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How do I create Keyboard shortcuts for operations in a website on OS X?

I need someone to help me out in assigning Keyboard shortcuts for a few operations/tabs on a website in Mac. I'm working on a website that plays the audio files. So, I want to create a Keyboard ...
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Conversion journaled to APFS under Mojave

I would like to update from Mojave to Catalina. MAC is late 2012 and OS is Mojave 10.14.2 Update fails because SSD is not APFS. I have read disk can be converted, using Disk Utility in recovery ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). I use a Keyboard layout generated with ...
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xquartz crashing after update of Xcode to 11.2.1 Mojave

After updating Xcode to 11.2.1 on my macbook (10.14.6) xquartz(2.7.11) kept crashing. I checked the configuration on my imac (10.14.6); there is Xcode 10.3, xquartz 2.7.11, running smoothly. Re-...
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Why Books sometimes can not be opened since iOS 13.2?

I’m not able to open the Books app sometimes since iOS 13.2, and it is not fixed yet in iOS 13.2.3. Relaunching Books does not fix it. Restart iPhone can make it work for a while.
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Disassociate iPad Sidecar

How can I switch from using one iPad as Sidecar to using a different iPad as Sidecar? Do I have to disassociate the first iPad, and how do I do that in general?
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Why does my mac now greedily delete?

When deleting one character it often deletes two. It is not the key repeat as I have set that really slow, which is painful when tabbing between apps and moving the curser now. Any ideas?
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Screen Turns Black after tilted past about 70°

2 or 3 weeks ago, when I tilted my screen past 90° it just went black. I was confused, so I closed my laptop and it worked. I tried again, the same thing. Eventually, I couldn't even turn it past 70° ...
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Connect to Raspberry Pi via Ethernet while connected to Internet via Wifi

I have Macbook Air with a USB-to-Ethernet adapter connected to an Ethernet cable that is plugged into the Ethernet port of a Raspberry Pi. When I turn off my Wifi, I can VNC/SSH into the Pi. However, ...
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How to disable easing on picture-in-picture iMovie keyframe editing

In iMovie I have a picture-in-picture image that I move around using the key framing capabilities. However, the image eases between locations: starts slow, and then accelerates to the next position. ...
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APFS Physical Store - no volumes

I'm having a nearly identical issue as posted in the thread here: APFS system volume gone after Macbook Air logic board failure - I have an APFS container with no volumes listed. However, in my ...
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Error when I run open -a Simulator on latest Xcode on Mojave

I'm on Mojave and updated my Xcode only. Now when I run open -a Simulator in the terminal I get : LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed for the application /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/...
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How can I modify Mission Control trackpad gesture to only show spaces on the specific display I'm working on?

When using another display with my macbook, is it possible for me to use the mission control trackpad gesture to show ONLY the Spaces on my current display. Currently when I expose the spaces on one ...
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How to properly install a custom pkg script such that it gets picked up by “system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType”?

I have a very simple script that I want to distribute via MDM such that it gets properly registered with OSX app registry? MDM verifies whether the script has installed successfully by executing "...
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Mac OS - Multiple External Monitors - Unable to modify reolution on primary display

I have connected my MacBook Pro to a docking station in hopes of connecting it to two external displays for a home office setup. With the lid closed I am able to get the displays to appear on both of ...
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After PDFs combined, copied text using Inter font is gibberish

I have been making multi-page PDFs from Sketch. Each page is exported as a PDF. Then I combine these pages into one PDF using a Quick Action, either the built in Create PDF action, or a homemade one ...
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Choose HCI Host Controller from command line

How can I choose the the Host Controller OSX is using from the command line? I'm looking to duplicate the functionality pictured below (which is from the Xcode Bluetooth Explorer tool). Is there a ...
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iPhone camera portrait mode colors are wrong

My brother has an iPhone 7+ and for some reason sometimes when he is talking pictures using the portrait mode the colors are just off, not close to the colors that are in real life. One picture of ...
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APFS Container ERROR -69808

I'm attempting to recover data from an APFS volume. Running diskutil apfs list returns the following: +-- Container ERROR -69808 ====================== APFS Container Reference: disk5 ...
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Clicking a link in an imail msg brings up safari in split screen

I would prefer that it open in a full screen. How can I change this back? I’m on 13.2.3 on iPad.
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MacBook Pro won't restart after resetting it to factory settings

I have a Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina Display 13" (macOS Catalina 10.15.1) that had probelms just yesterday. So, yesterday, my Macbook's screen kept on flickering, it goes black then shows my ...
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How to have different passwords within the same domain with Safari (13)

AT&T has its main site at att.com and it has a community forums at forums.att.com ... they do not have the same identity management on their backend so there is two different accounts with ...
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Preview: “The original document can't be saved, so a duplicate with your changes has been created”

When I edit a PNG file in my Minecraft resourcepacks folder (~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resourcepacks/my_resource_pack/.../.././texture.png) with Preview.app I get the error The ...
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IMAP Mail client on iPad (Pro) with support for IMAP labels

My main mail application is Mozilla Thunderbird as I use intensely IMAP labels to manage my incomming mails. As far as I know Apple Mail does not support IMAP labels. Therefore I am looking for a mail ...
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Catalina import Library.xml into music app?

I have two itunes libraries. One is on Catalina and has a bunch of music. One is on Windows and has a bunch of different music. On the Windows machine I exported the Library xml file and copied the ...
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How to remove frames and have text wrap itself to borders in iOS Safari?

The attachment shows a typical email showed in safari on iOS13. The white frame is the body of the email, through which I have to scroll with the finger left and right, up and down and I find this ...
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FONTD process freezes MAIL.APP when using Exchange account

it only started happening recently. Every time I open mail app with two mail accounts, iCloud and exchange, if it shows both accounts (all mail) or just exchange, app freezes for about 10 seconds with ...
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Black display - MacBook Pro 13" Function Keys 2017

This happened out of the blue. Screen went black and I haven’t been able to get it to come back on. Prerequisites: • No liquid damage • No drops/impacts recently • Nothing out of the norm leading ...
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Will signing out of a redundant iCloud account delete my iOS bookmarks?

I have several hundred bookmarks on an old iPad Air running iOS 10.0.2 that used to belong to my father. The iPad is signed in to his iCloud account but all sharing options are disabled (no data is ...
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launchd simple recursive program to retrieve email with getmail

I adapted the following plist as <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist ...
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Cannot Drop Footage Into Final Cut Pro

I've just bought a second-handed MacBook Pro (late 2013 - Catalina 10.15.1,) and with the deal it comes with FCP 10.4.4. For this version, I cannot drop the footage from the Finder to the program, I ...
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Magsafe 2 charger after fully charge the charger light indicator will not light up

After the charger fully charge the MacBook, the light indicator does not change the color for orange to green, the light indicator just show nothings. However, the battery icon is showing in charging ...
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How to autotype multiple texts using javascript in automator onto an unfocused application

How do I execute commands such as typing at a series of short phrases with delays and repeats onto an unfocused application. For example, I want the javascript to be able to type out a infinite loop ...
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Use Nora Siri voice for mp3 Conversion MacOS

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.15.1 (19B88) macOS Catalina recently made the new "Nora Siri" text to speech voice available for normal use. In the past, the voice would ...
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How to re-format a deleted volume in macOS High Sierra/Mojave

After installing Catalina on a machine I realized some programs I want to run on this machine are still 32-bit. So I went to downgrade from Catalina to High Sierra and since there's no way to re-run ...
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macOS doesn't sleep when password is required 15 minutes after screensaver starts

I run macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). Except when specified, all settings and behaviours described in this post refer to the Mac connected to a power adapter. My ...
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Increase Network Buffer

I'd like to increase the network buffer between two Macs. One Mac is a media recorder for OTA TV, the other is acting as the media player. The recording / playback is done with the EyeTV application....
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Cannot insert image files from MS Word in MacOS Catalina

Ever since upgrade to Catalina I'm unable to insert images into Word documents. I know file access was modified in Catalina, and I've gone to Preferences > Privacy and tried to add Word to the Files ...
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App Translocation trouble: Where's the preferred Applications folder now for macOS 10.14.6+?

I've noticed now that with 10.14.6 (+ "security" updates) I'm starting to see messages about App Translocation and prompts to move apps from /Applications to $HOME/Applications. Does anyone have some ...
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GarageBand 10.3 (Mac OS): Loops dragged to workspace not shown

In GarageBand 10.3 for macOS, loops dragged to the workspace (tracks area) won't show - the area remains black. So you can't do anything there. Hovering the mouse over the window reveals the begin ...
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iMessage from computer not syncing with iPhone , not being sent

I have the latest iOS on an iPhone SE and macOS Mojave on a desktop computer with Airdrop and everything (not that latter matters). However, SMS messages sent to my iPhone do not popup and now I am ...
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Does Spotlight index the contents of symlinks?

From what I can tell, Finder searches do not follow symlinks. Is this expected behavior? I can't find it documented anywhere. Background: I've been syncing some PDFs using Dropbox (location A), but ...
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Google Maps link opening in Apple Maps instead of Google Maps

In iOS 13 is there a way for a map link in a Google app to either open the address/coordinates in Google Maps or properly open Apple Maps to the location in the link that invoked it rather than ...
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How do I hide the sidebar in Apple's Photos 5.0 app?

Using Photos 5.0 app, the sidebar, containing Library, Shared, Albums and Projects constantly shows on the left side of the window. How can I hide the sidebar?
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DiskUtil seems to have accidentally erased my external SSD while trying to add a partition. Help?

I'm running macOS Sierra and I have a 1TB external SSD that I've been using, which just had one big macOS file system partition. I wanted to add a second 80 GB partition to the drive so that I could ...
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Disable emoji suggestions in touch bar

Is there a way to have touch bar word predictions without also suggesting emojis? This is quite annoying and often completely unrelated to what I'm trying to type, and in any case I wouldn't wat to ...
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Apple Configurator 2 and iPhone page reorganization

I have rearranged my iPhone X screen pages on Apple Configurator 2 (version 2.11.1) and then select apply, but the change does not take effect: the next time I pull up the page arrangement, it is the ...

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