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Removing (or disabling) Music app in macOS

If you just need prevent Music app or iTunes to launch, you could use noTunes: https://github.com/tombonez/noTunes I didn't manage to find any better to disable it.
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Install Microsoft Word on Mac OS Mojave

Microsoft maintains a comprehensive history of older versions of software that may boggle your mind in its scope. https://macadmins.software You can see they’ve hi-lighted minimum system versions ...
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Chrome: full screen shortcut does not work

How to solve the problem? System Preference -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts Then add two entries Enter full screen Application: Google Chrome Menu Title: "Enter Full Screen&...
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Install Microsoft Word on Mac OS Mojave

On your Mac, go to App Store -> View my account. App store will show all your purchased apps. Click on cloud to download Microsoft Word. It shows a prompt like: Click on the Download button.
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Numbers can’t be installed on “macos” because macOS version 11 or later is required

Open the App Store application. If necessary, sign in. Press the key combination ⌘0 or select Store→View My Account..... If you previously downloaded Numbers, then you should be able to download the ...
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Can't enable SSH on Catalina - System Preferences keeps saying "Remote Login starting..."

The problem can be solved by manually adding the relevant launch daemon yourself via the Terminal, with the following command: sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist
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Archive Utility can't open some gzipped text files based on their contents

For anyone still having this issue and cannot update to a more recent OS, I was able to unzip my .gz files through in Terminal with: gunzip '/path/to/file.gz' I'm running macOS 10.15.7. Source
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WindowServer is eating lots of CPU, can't work out why

I, too, have run into consistently high WindowServer CPU usage since upgrading to Big Sur (a few weeks ago). After upgrading to Big Sur I ran into generally sluggish window management / movement, and ...
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Numbers can’t be installed on “macos” because macOS version 11 or later is required

If the Numbers application is not shown as a previous purchase under your Apple ID, then you may be able to use following steps to download and install. Since you have a small internal SSD, you would ...
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Can't read Time Machine backup with APFS case-sensitive format on Catalina

As noted here you can't access the Time Machine backup from your Big Sur machine on Catalina: Not only must you use Big Sur to back up to an APFS-formatted Time Machine volume, you can’t even access ...
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How can I uncenter the address field in the Safari toolbar on macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Not easily. Apple has hard coded the arrangement so that if you drag the address text entry to the left of the flexible space it still centers things. Unless there’s a hidden setting to add fixed ...
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Is there anything like Windows systeminfo on macOS?

Both system_profiler and sysctl provide copious amounts of system information, which you can narrow down using grep, depending on what it is you're after.
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What is the purpose of Docker.raw file on Mac OS Catalina?

The easiest way to reduce Docker.raw file size is by setting the preferences, as Docker official page states: Select the Docker icon and then select Preferences > Resources > Advanced. Source:...
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How to remove items from the touch bar?

You use the mouse and get the pointer in that popup window in your screen shot - then you move the mouse pointer down. Imagine moving the mouse pointer from the screen and down into the Touch Bar ...
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Mac Upload and Download Speeds

Download speeds are largely dependent on the hardware, e.g. the rating for the Wifi or Ethernet controller; and in the case of Wifi, the quality of the over-the-air connection. Upload speeds are ...
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Is there anything like Windows systeminfo on macOS?

The networksetup command can be used to get a lot of system information related to the network and network hardware. For non-network system information, use system_profiler or sysctl -a -h (other ...
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Touch bar disappeared in Macbook Pro 2019

sudo pkill TouchBarServer link to a similar question
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How to show bluetooth headphone battery in macos?

MacOS Monterey now supports 3rd party Bluetooth headsets by itself. This was the reason for plugins like Akku being discontinued. Try to upgrade your OS.
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How do I completely reset and delete all Music.app settings and configurations

I managed to successfully reset everything by using AppCleaner and dragging Music.app into it (doesn’t show up in AppCleaner search because it’s a system app) It found a couple folders, including (but ...
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How can I override the default "Work" travel time start location in Calendar.app on macOS?

This has annoyed me for SO long. I just figured it out. The clue was in the link you provided: "If Calendar doesn’t find a location, it uses your work address or home address (from your card in ...
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How can I fix a macOS screenshot of an X11 window that’s bleached / white / too light?

I use xwd to capture a screenshot in xwd format, then display the screenshot using xwud and take a screenshot of the latter: place the X window on the main screen (it does not work for me on dual-...
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Atom app on Mac does not show open windows

When you open Atom or a file by right clicking Atom icon, you may not see your atom window but you will be able to see the top bar like below Now Select "Tile Window to the left of the screen&...
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Logitech Options won't let me change the "Keystroke assignment" assigned to a mouse button anymore

It seems to come down to accessibility. Made sure I had all of the latest software loaded, Found the Logi Options Daemon app inside the application in a Support folder - right click on the app and ...
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Safari 15.0 error message: "A problem repeatedly occurred:" Catalina 10.15.7

Reinstalling Safari 15.0 solved this problem for me: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253165554 The link to download the .pkg to reinstall is: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/15/01/002-...
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Cloning a Catalina Intel Mac to a M1

You should be able to Migrate directly from one Mac to the other, over Ethernet/WiFi etc. The older machine doesn't need to be on the same OS* [otherwise you'd get really stuck if the old machine was ...
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How can I tell if someone copied files off of my Internal HDD?

There is no way to tell if your drive was accessed reliably. There may be indications that the drive was accessed, but the absence of these indicators does not mean that the drive was not accessed. If ...
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How to check if permissions for /usr/local, /usr/local/bin, /usr/share/man/man1 have been altered, and how to restore them?

That is a bug in the makefile. The directory for the man files is hard coded incorrectly. The top is correct BINDIR=${prefix}/bin MAN=tree.1 MANDIR=${prefix}/man/man1 Unfortunately the OSX bit hard ...
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Can a Time Machine backup be used to undo an OS upgrade?

Yes and no There is not a feature/function in macOS that will roll back patches (updates if you prefer) like can be done in Windows. But a Time Machine backup can indeed in assist you in rolling back ...
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Monterey update fails against APFS volume because "it cannot be converted to Apple File System (APFS)"

Restart the Mac, download macOS Monterey from the App Store, then use the downloaded "Install macOS Monterey" application to install Monterey.
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I installed Python3 using Homebrew - but I didn't get a launcher. What do I do to get one?

Did you already installed your python 3 version with: brew install python3 && cp /usr/local/bin/python3 /usr/local/bin/python If you're not familiar with brew, check the documentation: https:...
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