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Can't connect to any Apple related services via home network

I own an iPhone 5 and a 12-inch iPad Pro and I ran into this weird problem today where I was unable to reach any Apple related services via my home network. I was suddenly unable to connect to the App ...
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Can I make fn + caps lock enable caps lock when caps lock is mapped to control?

I know that I can remap caps lock to control. However, I occasionally wish that I still had a way to use caps lock. After mapping caps lock to control, is there a way to temporarily reenable caps ...
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External Hard drives not available after sleep

Not finding this question answered anywhere: Recently upgraded to OS10.12 on my iMac. I have 2 LaCie external hard drives attached via USB. As long as the hard drives are awake (spinning, blue light ...
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Outlook 2011 folder sizes

I'm looking for a way to find size of individual folders (NOT on Exchange) in Outlook 2011. Searched far and wide with no results. Is it possible that nobody needed that feature before?
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Folder with nothing in it is still using up space

I have a folder with absolutely nothing in it. Zero. I made sure there was no hidden files in it, by typing "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES." into my terminal. There is ...
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How do I know that this app is not secretly sending my data elsewhere?

How do I know that what I store in this app is only saved locally, and the dev doesn't have access to my files? https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/foto-segrete-kyms-foto-video/id462182115?mt=8
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Why do some numbers in the call history have a share contact option but not others?

If I tap on the (i) for numbers in the call history then some have Share Contact displayed as an option but others do not. None of the numbers are in the address book so why should there be any ...
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Printer frequently not responding from MacOS, with a reboot “fix”

I have an 11" MacBook Air running El Capitan that has trouble printing. The printer is an Epson NX430 and we print to it over wifi. There are 4 different MacBooks running a variety of OS versions in ...
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How do I disable AirDrop in the macOS Share menu?

The settings for the Share menu provide no option for disabling AirDrop: Is there some other way to accomplish this? Instructions at How can AirDrop be disabled? have no effect.
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Random flickering in Preview when viewing PDF files

I'm running the latest MBP 15" with the built-in Intel HD Graphics 530 and the AMD Radeon Pro 460 with automatic switching. When viewing PDF files in Preview (it happens with all of them, all kinds of ...
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Dell external monitor has blurry font

I have a Dell S2316H monitor which I connect to my MacBook Pro (early 2015) using the built in HDMI port. The fonts are looking very blurry on the external monitor. I own the MacBook for about a week....
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Launchpad folders showing icons within as blank squares with dashed lines

There's a peculiar thing happening in my launchpad. On opening it up anytime in general, all the folders show no icons in them but blank squares drawn using dashed lines, the icons don't come back ...
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How can I manually stack raw and jpeg files in Photos.app on Mac OS?

I have a number of photos from a scuba diving trip last year that were shot with a camera that does RAW+JPEG (there wasn't an option for RAW only). At one point these were imported into iPhoto and ...
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Videos played in fullscreen on Google Chrome forces window to be viewed

This is a strange problem that started today. The problem is as follows: When I start a video in Netflix or Youtube and fullscreen it, either by double clicking, or by pressin the full screen button. ...
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macOS Preview: Bug in PDF highlights that displays an additional offset highlight

I update from OSX El Capitan to macOS Sierra yesterday. Now when I open PDFs containing highlights there are 'double highlights', ie. the original highlight and an additional highlight which is offset ...
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What happens to existing face tags in Photos once iOS 10 and macOS Sierra drop?

I spent a lot of time organising Faces in Photos.app. I use the iCloud Photo Library, so the library in OSX and iOS was one and the same, and you could even search for people's names from the iOS ...
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Disable battery warning for bluetooth keyboard and mouse

I would like to disable the extremely annoying notification popups when my bluetooth mouse or keyboards batteries are getting low. I have enough rechargeable batteries in my drawer, so I do not need a ...
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In Xcode 8 beta how do I view storyboard as a generic (square) device?

I selected: Main.storyboard > View Controller > Attributes inspector > Size: Inferred I also selected View as: iPhone 6 from the menu at the bottom of the storyboard window. How do I view it as a ...
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How do I verify a certificate when installing it on iOS?

I am installing a self-created certificate authority SSL cert onto a modern (iOS-9.3.2, iPod6) iOS device. It is self-signed and obtained over an untrusted transport. In normal, e.g. desktop, ...
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There is no application set to open the URL rstf3://

I've been getting this popup every day for the past few days... There is no application set to open the URL rstf3:// I cannot figure out what is generating it, nor what an rstf3 URL might even be. ...
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What are the different OS X clipboards

Everybody uses the general OS X clipboard, which can programmatically accessed with pbcopy -general and pbpaste -general. However I noticed that the manpage of pbcopy and pbpaste also mention: -find ...
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Why is SIP keeping me from using `dtruss` on an executable outside its protected folders?

I'm trying to run the following command on OS X El Capitan (10.11.4): sudo dtruss /usr/local/bin/mix phoenix.server It fails, saying: dtrace: failed to execute /usr/local/bin/mix: dtrace cannot ...
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Safari 9: “Safari can't show the file ____ in the Finder.” Errors

I've got an odd one here with Safari on an OS X 10.11.3 workstation. When the user downloads a file, they receive the following message every time they attempt to show the file via Safari's download ...
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How to perform FileVault authenticated restart when updating OSX from AppStore?

I am aware of the authenticated restart when using FileVault 2 on OS X. Running the fdesetup authrestart command does however restart the system immediately. Now, when running the OS X Update from ...
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What exactly does “run out of application memory” mean?

When OS X (10.11 and 10.12.2, in my case) pops up a dialog saying "your system has run out of application memory", what does this really mean? I've looked at the following question, but my question ...
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Where is file metadata stored in Mac OS X?

It used to be stored in a resource fork, but I've tried listing the resource forks for files on my computer, and they don't seem to have resource forks. Where is the metadata stored now? Like where ...
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How to disable F7 F8 F9 function for Quick Time Player

I have OS X 10.11, Quick Time Player 10.4. My question is simple, how do you disable F7, F8 and F9 function keys in QT Player? I want to use these keys for iTunes, but I really need to keep some of ...
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MacBook dropping Wi-Fi/network connection

Since purchasing this new MacBook, I have had the problem of my Wi-Fi intermittently not working. I will have a strong signal, be in the middle of working, and suddenly the page will not load, or I ...
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How to fix delay between wakeup and password entry

When booting up my computer, or even just awakening it from a long sleep, it takes a while for me to be able to enter my password. The box is there, but I can't move my mouse or type into the box. My ...
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El Capitan’s full screen split view via CLI?

El Capitan introduced a new split screen mode. Is there a way to enter it via CLI? I’m guessing that if there is a way to do this, it’ll be via AppleScript (to get active window, and whatnot), but ...
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El Capitan drops USB-connected speakers

I've been running the Beta for El Capitan for a while now, but since the OS got officially released today, I feel it's okay to ask a question. FYI: I'm running the GM. I have an iMac with a Bose ...
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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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Writing to routing socket: not in table, Why?

▶ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default 192.168.100.1 UGScI 15 0 en0 10.9.4/...
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Keychain doesn't remember password for network drives

I have an MBP with Yosemite connected to my home network, and I want to automatically mount three hard drives located on a Windows 8 computer also connected to the network. When I connect using "...
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Keyboard shortcut to move fullscreen app to second display

Is there any way I can set up a keyboard shortcut to move full screen apps (i.e., desktops) between my main display and my external display in OS X 10.10? I know about tools like BetterSnapTool, but ...
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Yosemite Mail “Load Remote Content” from senders in my contacts

I would like Mail on Yosemite to load remote content from senders in my contacts and not for everyone else. I have remote content disabled now and I have pieced together an AppleScript to click the ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with system-...
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Safari 8.0.2 is adding www to certain domains - how can I disable this?

When I type or paste a domain into the Safari URL bar that starts with http://local it always adds www. I'm a web developer and have setup dozens of sites with the local. prefix but now can't test ...
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iTerm2: Split pane - coloured title bar instead of dimming

In iTerm2 it is possible, to split panes. Thus, I have parallel multiple terminals instead (or in addition) to tabs. This is very similar to the i3 Window Manager or Terminator Terminal Emulator. ...
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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AppleScript to read all notifications in the Notification Center OSX 10.10 Yosemite

It seems like the following AppleScript is no longer working in the latest version of the OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): on run tell application "System Events" tell process "Notification Center" ...
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How launchd StartInterval behaves after long sleep?

I have a 21,600secs (4hours) job using launchd.plist. I have 2 mac, main and sub. With main mac, my plist works fine. But with sub mac, which is wakes up 3~4 times per week, my plist does not seems ...
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Is it possible to compose Mac OS Mail in an external editor?

For Thunderbird there is the External Editor extension a very very classical piece of software that, when called via a shortcut, pops up your external editor (emacs in my case) and let's you edit your ...
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Disable Automatic Gain control in Google Hangouts

I'm using the latest version of OSX with Google Chrome and Hangouts. I'm having trouble with the Hangout's automatic gain control, in that I don't want to use it. The gain control is too dumb to ...
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HDMI Display failure on Mac Mini (late 2012)

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5). When I hook up two displays to the Mini (one Thunderbolt, one HDMI) it will configure and work properly for a time. After 1-2 hours, or ...
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Is there a Safari extension to hide results from a Google search?

IMHO one of the most underrated browser extension is Chrome’s Personal Blocklist (by Google). It hides results in your Google search results after you have blocked certain domains them once. Is there ...
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Why does “Tap to click” not work in many games?

I have enabled "Tap to Click" in the trackpad options in OSX (10.9.2), but it doesn't work in many games that I play. Instead, I have to physically press the trackpad which is really inconvenient for ...
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Exporting sized PDF in Omnigraffle

In Omnigraffle, if I want to export a fitted PDF that only encloses the objects I've drawn, I can select "export all objects" from the export menu. However, I don't know what to do if I have a multi-...

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