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Who is supporting your network at your company? An "IT" department? You? An outside company/managed service provider (MSP)? IT Dept - ask them if they can offer a VPN connection for remote access. MSP - ask them if your firewall supports a VPN connection for remote access. If it does, ask them what is required to set it up (this may be billable). You - ...


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If your router supports it, have it set up VPN in so you can just join the network and then you don't need any extra steps other then Remote Setup. If you don't have the ability to log in to the network itself using VPN software, on a technical level, you need a software client to broker the internet connection data if your work has a NAT and doesn’t assign ...


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First, your company might have its own VPN setup guidelines and then only you can use third-party VPN tool after your IT department suggests you. Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility client is a widely used third-party tool that you can use only after your company sets up the VPN accordingly to connect your company network. And then, to work remotely you ...


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This kind of issue has been widely noticed after the major updates of macOS from Mojave to Catalina. I would suggest you get the latest Catalina update that has been released couple of days ago. In other hand, try the following two resolutions which might help you. Open Finder Click on “Go” Then go to “Folder” Type on the search tab ’ /Library/...


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I recommend you reset your NVRAM. This chip stores information on screen resolution and can often become corrupted. You can reset it by starting your Mac while holding down cmd + opt + P + R . You should hear the Mac chime, restart and chime a second time. Then you can release the keys you are holding. More info here.


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One handy tool when remoting to Windows is to use the On Screen Keyboard. Just hit the Windows Key icon, and type 'OSK' and hit Enter. This will let you invoke any key combinations you need.


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After some searching, I found the answer. On the mac keyboard, you have to press Ctrl + Option (Alt) + Command + Delete ctrl+option (alt)+command ⌘+delete ⌦


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Deleting file operates meta-data on a filesystem. It is of a random accessing pattern. SSD is thousands of times faster than HDD in random operation (tens of times in continuous operation). The time to take is proportional to the number of files instead of the size. If it is a bundle (e.g. an app) with many files, it will take more time to delete.


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This blog answers the core part of the question without requiring any extensions. It does not cover automatic opening of saved tabs but is still useful. TL;DR Access Safari menu Bookmarks > Add Bookmarks for These x Tabs... Select a Bookmarks Folder and give a name to your session When you want to access the session, right-click the folder and "Open in New ...


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Each shell has ‘profile’ files, the contents of which are run when the shell is launched. For bash, this includes ~/.bash_profile. Create this file and add any commands you wish to run in that file, then relaunch your shell.


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This is expected, as solid-state drives (SSDs), are significantly faster than traditional hard drives (HDDs). The reason for this is that HDDs rely on writing data to a physical disk that spins around at an extremely fast rate, similar to a DVD. SSDs are able to be much faster since they instead store data digitally in chips which are written through ...


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I was in contact with Apple's support for this issue, and it was ultimately resolved although a bit tortuous. There are several modes of MacOS Recovery, accessible by holding different key combinations as described here. Trying to access MacOS Recovery failed and gave the "-1008F" error every time I tried the MacOS Recovery modes "Reinstall the latest ...


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If you have an SSD, the a simple erase should be sufficient. It is still possible to recover the data, but more difficult and expensive than for a mechanical hard drive. There's a balance between the amount of effort, time and expense required to retrieve data, and the value of that data itself. If you don't have industrial or governmental secrets on your ...


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Here are a few suggestions of varying extremity: You can boot from an external drive, or set the Mac you are going to sell to act as a drive (hold down the "T" key while booting, and it boots in target mode), then use Disk Utility to erase the "drive". Use the Security Options to overwrite the the actual sectors on your drive. This should sufficiently ...


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The accepted procedure these days is that you already have FileVault enabled, right from the first time you use the Mac. If you do, then the simple format & reinstall in Apple's instructions is totally adequate to prevent any recovery. If you don't use FileVault, then there is no proven * method to make your data absolutely * irrecoverable. Therefore, ...


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I got the new 16 inch MacBook Pro that shipped with macOS Catalina and my workplace apps do not support it. I was asked by my IT support team to downgrade to Mojave but when I called Apple Support to help with that downgrade, I came to know that it isn't possible to downgrade. The App Store doesn't allow me to download Mojave, already warning me not to ...


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I had a similar issue with the icons thumbnails that shows a blue box with a question mark in it. I'm running a Mac Pro mid-2010 running High Sierra. I finally got it to work after setting the DNS setting to Google DNS. Apple > System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS Tab And add Google's DNS servers Click the plus (+) button below DNS Servers table ...


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I'm on Catalina and it is now 2019. I was having Apple Music open every time I connected my bluetooth earbuds (Echo Buds). Since I never use Apple Music this worked for me: In Apple Music go to "Preferences..." and "Restrictions" Click all the checkboxes under "Disable" including one for "Apple Music" Click the lock to prevent further changes Click "OK" As ...


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In the past when the trust store became corrupt, I would see this. Have you followed the reset location process listed by Apple? https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202778 Once you do that, I would connect the phone without tethering enabled to just get a plain connect and make sure the computer and device are copacetic with reconnects that don’t prompt. ...


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If you want to silence a specific person / group (because they blast you while you are trying to work or whatever), but want to receive other notifications. You can click on "details" in the chat (in Messages) window and select "do not disturb".


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Continuity and iCloud are the obvious paring agents, so I would disable handoff first on both devices and see if that quells things. If so, you might need to engage Apple Support to see if there’s a precise way to rejigger that, but for most people you would need to sign out of iCloud on one or both Macs to then sign in again and see if the pairing identity ...


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This is probably not the answer you're looking for, but apparently this can't be done. Please see this question: iOS mount point in macOS


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I am sorry that this answer is half-assed (copy-paste; partly unrelated; untested by myself; perhaps not applicable to macOS Catalina), but I really think Arturo deserves an answer whether people agree with the goal or not I am opposed to this unconstructive attitude that "the Designer is always right" that seems so pervasive in the Apple community. ...


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I have no idea what caused this issue, but some reboots later it works again.


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Best Buy claims they're selling a MacBook Pro with Mojave.


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I have a folder called zzTrash in my home directory (the filename puts it at the end of the directory listing). I stick it on the Finder sidebar. Inside that folder I have folders like zzTrash2019-08-09 which contain, guess what, all the stuff from the time I emptied trash on that date. I drag unwanted files either into zzTrash or into actual Trash. At ...


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Try nvram reset If didnt help Reinstall those apps Worked for me


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No. Neither the Trash nor the Finder can be removed from the dock.


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Sounds like your LCD screen may be damaged as a result of the water contact. If possible try another replacement screen and that will confirm if its the motherboard or the visual ic chip. P.s. After having a screen replaced your iPhone is no longer waterproof!


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The trash can is working as intended - it's a "pre-deletion folder" that allows you to recover something before it gets permanently deleted. Going in and arbitrarily emptying it because "any file goes into it" defeats that purpose. Allow it to do it's job and delete files periodically, automatically.


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Here's an imperfect potential solution (depends on how you want to use the feature) – see problem 3 below. I created an applescript that uses keystrokes to tell apple music to play/pause. This way, you can just use automator to trigger it based on shortcuts (you can similarly bind fast forward and rewind). Script is below: on run {input, parameters} ...


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Short answer? Yes and no. You can tell TV.app to change where it will store its library by opening the app, going into preferences and then under Advanced choosing a new location. This may not move the current folder, but will create a new one in a location that you prefer, so you can freely get rid of the one under ~/Movies/TV. However, if you don't have ...


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Open Finder, right click on Movies on the sidebar, and then go to "Get Info". Lock the folder from there. Unlocking is the simply unchecking that box. The folder would be unmodifiable for most purposes.


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The ifconfig binary is located in /sbin/ which doesn't seem to be in your $PATH. You can add it by appending the line /sbin to /etc/paths.


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In my case, it turned out be Quicksilver and specifically the 'clipboard plugin' in Quicksilver that was causing the problem for some reason. As soon as I disabled the shortcut to paste from the clipboard for cmd-ctrl-shift-4 (and 3), then it started working again!


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Make sure chrome is updated! You can check your version here: chrome://settings/help As @Udhy pointed out in the comment.


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It magically solved itself after few days.


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It may be an ACL issue. If you try to rm the file in terminal and note the error message that would give you a better indication. Furthermore, if you sudo rm to act as root and it works, you will have at least identified it as a permissions issue not something like a file lock.


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I had the same problem. Restarting the Finder didn't fix it, but restarting the Mac did it for me.


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The tie of an AppleID to a device is associated with the "Find My" capability. On an iPad or iPhone, this tie to the given AppleID makes it so that new users of the device cannot wipe it or change the AppleID without providing the previous user's AppleID login credentials. The good news is that the tie to an account is not as "strong" on an iMac. For that ...


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This is a simple approach, but it's amazing just how often the simple approach does the trick. In both ~/Library & /Library enter the name of the thing you want rid of in the Finder window search box, & select "Name Matches" when it appears. The user Library, ~/Library, is hidden in recent versions of mac OS, so use Command-Shift-g (or using menus, ...


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I know this isn't a permanent solution, but from what you are describing it only happens when you recently close an app and then restart your computer. Here is a screenshot from a support article on the Apple Support website Along with this solution instead of closing the application, make sure that it is totally closed (the little white dot below the ...


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I posted an answer here for my Intuos first generation and High Sierra. But this probably does not work with Mojave or even Catalina. Today I found this app 'Connect my tablet' that should work to connect older Wacom tablets to High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina. I did not test it yet, have to upgrade first, but I post this here in the hope it helps fellow ...


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I have noticed that the Catalina version of the app simply displays how long apps are open, rather than how long they’re being used. So if I keep Safari open on my Mac all the time, it reports that duration – even if Safari is in the background while I’m doing other things. If I put my Mac to sleep with Safari frontmost, when I wake it up, it will be ...


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There must have been a group of designers and engineers who created the camera and camera light system – they would surely know and have told others. John Gruber received an email from one such former Apple engineer: https://daringfireball.net/2019/02/on_covering_webcams Security researchers at Johns Hopkins released a paper in 2013 revealing that the ...


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All I did is to open iTunes and SignIn it will ask you for review and once you successfully entered information in multistep form you are allowed to use apple store services.


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SOLVED: Kept working on this and deleted the existing servers from the list on the "Connect to Server" (FINDER, GO, CONNECT TO SERVER) list. Then browsed for servers and VOILA, CONNECTED!!!!


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The battery is actually a collection of cells and it's possible that one of the cells has failed in a way that doesn't accurately reflect in the meter of charge remaining. I have the same issue, also a 2013 MBP, and it will shut down sometime between 20-30%. I don't stress it with tasks like video editing at the moment, but if I did it would not surprise me ...


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