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How do I dismiss many multiples of the "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notification in macOS?

I started killing processes with "Notification" in their name, and when I hit the one called "NotificationCenter" the smoke finally cleared: killall NotificationCenter
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How to fix run-time error 53 every time I open a file in MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on Big Sur?

After looking really hard for a solution, I finally found in a very obscure page the answer. It is quite simple and works with the latest Microsoft Word on Big Sur: Close all Office applications Go ...
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

ps alx | grep svpn | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs kill -9 Is the generic solution. Here is the narrative on how I arrived at this solution. From the BIG-IP f5 application log, you can only find this ...
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"Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007" on creating certificate with Certificate Assistant

Was able to get this to work. The purpose for creating a certificate was to codesign gdb on Mac. Here are the steps for the same:- Create a certificate with all the parameters mentioned above. ...
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"The document could not be saved" - Preview error

I was facing the same issue, I finally got the issue resolved by following steps: Go to File Click option 'Export as pdf' Save the file name with pdf extension (like 'file_name.pdf') This worked for ...
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Unknown locale, assuming C - Error message in terminal

Terminal Select menu Terminal > Settings.... In the window goto Profiles and the tab Advanced. At the bottom deselect the option: Set locale environment variables on startup Do this for all the ...
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Why didn't reverse grep work to filter out "Operation not permitted" from find results?

find (like most Unix utilities) sends errors to stderr, the pipe listens on stdout only though. So you need to redirect stderr to stdout to make it work. sudo find / -name 'libpq.dylib' 2>&1 | ...
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Prevent "<application> quit unexpectedly" message on sigquit

You can also make the message appear as a notification instead: defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter UseUNC 1
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Safari giving "kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 303" when visiting a site

OK, this solution is the strangest thing. I found the solution on a Russian site, but now that the search terms for the solution are known you can find at some other sites. The problem is a result of ...
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How to fix "macOS needs to repair your library to run applications" after High Sierra upgrade?

So none of the given answers works on High Sierra (OS X 10.16.x) and I don't have Clean My Mac 3. This Apple article did the trick for me and pretty easily: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203538. ...
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Time Machine failing: "an error occurred while copying files"

Looking for backup errors in the log, what I found was ; backupd[3278]: objc[3278]: __weak variable at 0x7f9227c07600 holds 0x7f9227c00003 instead of 0x7f9227c0e060. This is probably incorrect use of ...
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Debugging "The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail."?

Aha! It turns out the log for the installer can be found in the application menu. Window -> Installer Log (⌘ + L) You may need to set the log window to Show All Logs to see all the relevant ...
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Month 13 is out of bounds?

This error is logged on iOS 11 and on macOS 10.13 for sure and I'm not seeing it cause any specific function or problem on any platform. I'll link to the main question here about "does macOS log too ...
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Month 13 is out of bounds?

I can verify the legitimacy of this problem. I had the same issue yesterday, and after a restart, the computer was rendered almost useless due to this error. For some reason, the computer can't deal ...
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How do I disable this red warning appearing in every new conversation in iMessage?

Turns out that this is Apple internal messaging, intended for employees. It appears that, if the machine has a directory named AppleInternal in the root directory, certain Apple-employee-specific ...
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How to fix run-time error 53 every time I open a file in MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on Big Sur?

There's a much easier way: Open Word On the top of your Mac taskbar, click "Tools" Click on "Templates and Add-ins..." at the bottom Under Global Templates and Add-ins, selected ...
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Why didn't reverse grep work to filter out "Operation not permitted" from find results?

While the first answer is certainly correct, it may be that what the user really wants is simply to drop all of the stderr from the output, which can be done via sudo find / -name 'libpq.dylib' 2>/...
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Automator "Watch Me Do" function does not work in app

Watch Me Do and Accessibility Since macOS 10.9, you need to add your Automator application to your Mac's accessibility list. To add your Automator workflow, go to: System Preferences → Security &...
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"The document could not be saved" - Preview error

I realised this is a bug in the Mask tool. Remove the mask and the image saves without any problem. Avoid this tool until Apple addresses the issue. Checked on High Sierra 10.13.4. A solution to this ...
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

To make this works for general cases, use the following: Find the svpn process id: ps alx | grep svpn On the result process ID use the kill command: kill -9 [the process id from the ps command] This ...
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Keychain Access error when creating new system certificate

I got the same error, so I went through the process but created the certificate in the login keychain. Once this is done you can drag the certificate into the System keychain through the UI. You will ...
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MirrorDisplays error every 30 seconds in system.log

I had the same log complaints. They are the result of macOS detecting the secondary HDMI display and some code quality issue. Uncheck "System Preference > Display > Show mirroring options in the ...
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How do I dismiss many multiples of the "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notification in macOS?

The Apple Script from "software is fun", with 3 votes at the time of writing, in the suggested duplicate gets rid of all "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notifications on High Sierra (additionally you have ...
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10 year old Mac won't install OS updates?

The .pkg installers don't directly upgrade the OS, they produce installer applications, and those can update the OS. As the support article with the download links says: Open the disk image, then ...
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How to stop can't connect to iCloud message from popping up

Preferences > Internet Accounts: Remove your iCloud account.
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Every single 3rd party font gives me validation serious errors

I've been having the same problem. What has worked for me has been to install an app called Typelight. I go into Typelight, open the font that I downloaded to my computer but didn't install yet, and ...
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macOS Update Error - The Recovery Server Could Not Be Contacted

Finally following steps worked for me, From System preference -> Date & Time, enable set time zone automatically using current location option Share location for the time being if asked Press ...
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Time Machine wants 4.50 PB to backup 266.14GB

I'm going to take a wild swing at it being either bad local backups or a corrupted TM drive - or both - as I've had nothing but trouble with both ever since APFS was introduced. Mojave has been better ...
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Insecure update error - SUPublicDSAKeyFile

The error comes from the Sparkle Update system (SU). It is a freely available system for integration by developers into apps to provide online updating of their apps. The error message you see could ...
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Insecure update error - SUPublicDSAKeyFile

To see which app is using this library run this in terminal find /Applications -name Sparkle.framework the you will get something like: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework /...
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