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How to create quick single-tap iOS webhook “buttons”

TL;DR: Is there an app (or some other means) that would allow me to create a grid of webhook buttons (which accept a json string) that work like the example in this video (i.e. single tap to issue ...
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Why is finder copy faster than Rsync for local volumes?

I routinely find that the finder is faster for local disk to disk copy operations than Rsync. For instance Rsync on a large directory (100gb with 14000 files) can take many times longer than the ...
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How to replace rather than add tags in MacOS?

I've been scratching my brain on this one for a while. In macOS, it's easy to add tags to a file (whether right-clicking on a file, using the toolbar shortcut button or using the File menu). In each ...
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How to make itunes stop asking “do you want to allow this computer to access information” on my iphone?

I have an iphone and a macbook. Whenever I plug the phone into the laptop for charging, itunes starts dancing in the dock cause this alert demands my attention: do you want to allow this computer ...
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iPhone slow to complete an unsecured Wi-Fi connection

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.3.1. Have been through a few posts about Wi-Fi problems, but this is quite peculiar. When connecting to a free/unsecured Wi-Fi access point, the checkbox ✓ (...
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Make all occurrences of string superscript

I'm currently using Pages to write a rather long essay and have run into an annoying problem I can't seem to find the answer to. I have included a bibliography in my document and have referenced the ...
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iPhone silencing text messages on Do Not Disturb even if contact is on favorite and Emergency Bypass

iPhone 7, iOS 12.1 I have a contact on my VIP (favorite) list and in the Do Not Disturb configuration I've enabled the option not to silence calls from that group. The contact has also the ...
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Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
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How can I troubleshoot Security & Privacy issues with Mojave?

Mojave has expanded macOS's sandboxing rules for files and devices. When an application needs to use the camera or microphone, the user is supposed to get a prompt the first time to authorize it. ...
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I'm using Bedtime incorrectly—but in what way?

I'm new to iOS and trying to understand how to use Bedtime. Its documentation is sparse to nonexistent, and learning by trial and error is naturally impeded by the 24-hour cycle, so I've come here in ...
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Why don't my windows move back in Mojave?

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and an external monitor at my desk. Sometimes I unplug everything from the MacBook and carry it somewhere else awake with the lid open. I'll come back to my desk and plug it ...
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Easiest way to definitely, positively delete a file in macOS (10.14+) as root?

I have a 1TB main drive where ~400GB seemingly got stuck in /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/ after the 10.14 update. I managed to delete most of it, but some files and folders are extremely resilient ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 blurry output on external HP Z23N display

I'm on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with Mojave (10.14). I'm trying to connect my MacBook to an external monitor (HP Z23N) through HDMI + Apple's usb-c adapter A1621 EMC 2877. The connection works ...
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Can I put my Photos library on an external hard drive also used for Time Machine?

So, I am new to Macs, and I have a MacBook Air. I've got lots of phots to import into the Photos program, so I decided to stick them all on an external hard drive. I have also used that hard drive ...
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Disable fn-key toggling the touchbar

I want to disable the toggling of the touch bar while pressing the fn-key. It should stay at "App Controls with Control Strip" by default. I am accessing the function-keys with a modifier + numbers ...
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When connected to iPad, the Web Inspector on my Mac is empty

I am struggling to use the Web Inspector on my Mac to inspect the webpage on my iPad. This is how I am trying to connect my Mac to my iPad: I have turned on web inspector on my iPad. I have checked ...
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Safari iCloud tabs don't sync between macOS and iOS. How do I debug this?

The problem is, history DOES sync, but tabs don't. There was a period where a stale list of tabs did show up, both on my iPhone and on my MacBook, but that didn't update. After toggling the safari ...
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Is there a Mac-native equivalent of xvfb for running on a headless Mac server?

I'm attempting to automate some tests of a GUI application on a headless Mac. I'm able to run theses tests from the terminal on a desktop Mac, and there's no issues and they run as expected (without ...
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Very slow SMB on MacOS with 10G network

We have a 10 Gigabit network with a mix of Windows 10, Linux and MacOS (Sierra 10.12.6) machines. The transfer speeds between the Windows or Linux machines are OK: between 500 and 800 MB/s for big ...
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Fixing “spotlight quit unexpectedly”

On macOS 10.12.6 SIP was disabled (to issue an NVRAM command). Unrelated to that command, but very possibly related to disabled SIP: After a reboot the Spotlight icon is gone, the PreferencePane ...
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pinentry implementation with fingerprint sensor support

Currently, I am using Pinentry Mac from Xcode on my system to sign git commits. For this, I am having to input my passphrase each time I am waiting to sign a commit. Seeing that my MacBook Pro has a ...
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How to allow an internal disk to sleep on 10.13

I have an internal disk which is noisy and seldom used. With previous versions of OSX I was able to spin it down by using diskutil eject, but with the latest High Sierra 10.13.4, after a few seconds ...
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Where are macOS icons stored?

For example, icons in the tray, where are these icons stored? Can they be modified (without installing third-party software)? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System ...
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Dual monitor flickering: the secondary monitor does the flicker

I am experiencing flickering with my dual monitor setup. The nature of the flicker is "on/off", i.e. the screen gets completely black for a split second (sometimes a few seconds) and it goes back on. ...
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Is there a way to disable Safari CSP (Content Security Policy) check?

Seems like Safari has a very strong restriction on Content Security Policy (CSP). For example, on GitHub, most of the userscripts and extensions don't work because of it. I get errors such as this ...
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MacOS and split DNS

MacOS: 10.13.3 Pritunl VPN client: v1.0.1653.28 I have been following this: https://lists.apple.com/archives/macnetworkprog/2005/Sep/msg00047.html and http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=...
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Why does iOS 11 IKEv2 VPN lack Send All Traffic option?

I'm trying this on iOS 11.2 iPad. L2TP VPN has "Send All Traffic" option, so that I can control whether I would use VPN server as my default Internet gateway. Curiously, IKEv2 VPN does not have that ...
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Disable wireless power save

Is there a way I can disable the power saving functionality of the wireless in OS-X Sierra (10.12.6)? The issue I'm trying to address is where the wireless goes to sleep and wakes up every few ...
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2016 MBP External Monitor Black Screen USB-C to DisplayPort

I have a 2016 MBP running 10.12.6 with an external Dell 24" (P2415Q) monitor in my home office. At work I have a Dell 27" (U2717D) and a Dell 24" (U2415). At work the U27 is connected DisplayPort to ...
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Distributing a custom iOS app to a non-profit museum

My small company is building an iPad app for a fixed installation in a small, non-profit museum. This app isn't intended for the general public, and we do not want it listed in the app store (or need ...
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Not able to delete user from iTunes Connect Users and Roles

I am trying to delete a user from iTunes Connect users and roles tab. This user was provided a developer role and has not accepted the invitation. The invitation is already expired. When ever I click ...
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Messages is unusable due to unresponsiveness!

Messages on High Sierra has become increasingly unusable for me. I get frequent (every dozen words or so, at least once per message) long (5-20s) lags when typing — which seem to occur most often when ...
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Screen Sharing app can’t connect to VNC

I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via ...
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File associations for pdfs keep getting set to open with Word

Not sure if it's a mac-specific problem (let me know if I should move it), but every time I try to open a pdf file, Microsoft Word tries (and fails) to open it. I have tried "open with..." > Preview ...
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Can't wake up Mac-connected display when in clamshell mode

My setup is this: MacBook Pro TouchBar Late 2016 (15'') a Dell P2415Q display, connected via USB-C → DisplayPort cable External keyboard, mouse, connected wirelessly (through dongles/hub/then usb-c ...
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recentsd process has very high memory usage (almost 2GB) - how to fix?

Right now, activity monitor shows that a process called "recentsd" is using 1.82GB of memory (1.08GB compressed, 752MB private) on my MacBook Pro running macOS 10.13.1. Some googling has lead to the ...
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caffeinate can't keep display from sleeping

I have a fleet of 7 macbook pro's running mac osx 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12, and 3 mac pro's running mac os 10.13 ("high sierra"). On all systems, I have set it to never sleep the system or display. ...
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OSX High Sierra won't save any passwords

I have looked for any solutions for this problem, and it is a huge problem I'm having with the latest upgrade. I saw another user has had the same issue and posted it on the apple forum here. https://...
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Safari Remote Debugger on iOS 9.3.5 not working in High Sierra

I was just wanting to debug a JavaScript error in one of our pages that occurs for users with iOS 9. So naturally I plugged in an iPad 3 with iOS 9.3.5, opened the page in Safari and connected the ...
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HomeKit: Can I switch on/off my led lights without internet

I am curious about Apple Homekit and with the introduction of IKEA TRÅDFRI I can afford LED lights. I know Apple HomeKit requires activating HomeKit with iCloud. I also know that Siri control ...
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Is there an iCloud equivalent to Google's Inactive Account Manager?

Google has an Inactive Account Manager that allows you to specify people who will be given access to your account if you do not log in after a set amount of time. For instance, I have it set up so ...
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Mac process identification

When I look at all the processes running on Mac, I see a ton of them I have no idea what they are. Occasionally I google a few and find answers on the web. However, I was thinking, it would be really ...
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After High Sierra, weird colours appear when waking up MacBook Pro

I'm coming from reddit where they suggested me to post here. There seems to be many users with the same issue. Using a 13" MBP Early 2015. After updating to macOS High Sierra I see weird colours for ...
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Three-finger tap lookup multiple words

Is there a way to get the three-finger tap (AKA Look up & data detectors) to include more than a single word? I've tried selecting the desired text, then three-finger tapping, but to no avail. ...
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How to remove Touchbar animations?

On the 2016/2017 MacBook Pro's the Touchbar animations are slow. After a little while I've become used to the keyboard and Touchbar. But the one thing I would like to speed up is the transitions. Say ...
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How to not show birthdays from Contacts on Apple Watch?

This becomes a more relevant problem with the new Siri watch face. I ended up deleting most birthdays in Contacts to stop birthdays from clustering my Apple Watch screen daily. I tried the below but ...
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Magic Mouse continues scrolling inertia when hovering over a different pane

I just got a Magic Mouse that I'm using with MacBook Pro (15", 2015), macOS Sierra. I've noticed a problem where, if I'm in a window that has multiple areas with scrolling, if I start scrolling in one ...
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Can't restore iPhone in order to downgrade

I just downloaded the iOS 11 beta from Apple's developer website, but I'm having such a headache downgrading back to iOS 10.3.2. I installed their provisioning profile from their website, as ...
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Limit app switcher to active display

When pressing ⌘+tab  , I want to cycle through only the apps on the display that contains the app which currently has focus or contains the cursor. Likewise, when pressing ⌘+ ` , I ...
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Change OSX fullscreen to open on left most instead of right most desktop

When opening a new window in native fullscreen mode OSX creates a new "desktop" for the window, I'd like all new windows to open to the "first" desktop which means I can go straight into it instead of ...

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