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My phone was stolen: Is there any way I can recover a backup of Whatsapp from the desktop application which is still linked to the phone?

No, the desktop version pulls data from the cloud but if you turned off backup on mobile, there's no way to do what you want other than to manually screenshot it, save files that are available, etc. ...
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Modifiers key does not work

You've got the assignment reversed. You want to assign the Control key (which you keep hitting) to the Command function. The way you have it, no key does the Command function, which makes it ...
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Triple Boot Mac/Win10/Ubuntu: how to restore original copy of Windows EFI to ensure boot to Windows still works

I know this thread is kinda old now and the OP gave up but for anyone else who stumbles in here looking for answers: I'm almost 100% sure that the OPs issue has to do with partition mapping. It ...
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Why is my browser hogging the focus in MacOS?

I don't have a neat solution. In my case, the problem happens when I try to sync my Google account in System Preferences. When opens the browser in order to authenticate, all programs lose focus ...
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Mac Pro A1186 does not turn on, makes clicking sound

Having worked on Mac Pros of this vintage (the A1186 had 3 different models between Aug 06 & Mar 09) there could be any number of things wrong from a bad HD (the clicking) to a toasted power ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I feel your pain. I like how absolutely no one gets your question and tells you what you already know...LOL. Hilarious. What the original person is asking is (if I may...LOL)... How do you boot up to ...
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Tab equivalent for Mac while searching from website in chrome bar

Just keep typing, it will fill with suggestions, including direct search on YouTube itself, Siri suggestions, Google [or your preferred search engine] suggestions & Bookmarks/history. Example…
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App to hide windows while sharing the screen

I don't think you can exclude individual windows from the app. If I remember correctly, MS Teams offers the ability to share your window/application or your entire desktop. You could: switch to just ...
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Mac Finder sort by date of file name change

You should be able to find these files via Terminal. Open Terminal application Type cd (that's three characters, the last one is a space) and then drag the folder containing the photos from Finder ...
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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

I'm using this with Monterey, despite is "Looking for a new maintainer" is a recommended alternative https://github.com/fikovnik/ShiftIt
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transition in keynote

You can't change the background colour of the flip transition. You could create the flip transition yourself by performing the flip build on the entire slide contents: Horizontal flip animation in ...
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How to mute accessibility options voice over?

I think everyone is misunderstanding the op. She's not asking about the VoiceOver Accessibility feature, she is asking about the voice over that plays unsolicited when you trigger Accessibility ...
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How exactly does the auto brightness work in macOS?

There's no documentation on this, so the following is based on observation: In auto mode, data from the ambient light sensor is used to automatically brighten or dim the display brightness. In manual ...
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How can I pause the download on Mac App Store and then resume it later?

Same on Monterey: Open the Launchpad. Click on the icon which shows "Downloading": Re-click on the icon in order to resume the download.
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Log in as different user without logging out

Lock the screen ( → Lock screen or ^⌘Q) then choose a new user.
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How to diagnose too many kernel panics on a 2017 21" Retina iMac running Monterey

tl;dr - If you got here by searching on "kernel panics" the short answer is that there are many things you can do to suss out the cause of kernel panics; none of which worked for me. If you ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut or app to *SWITCH* displays content?

Not exactly a shortcut, but if you go to "Displays" and then go to "Arrangement", there is a small white rectangle. If you move it, you can change the content of your displays.
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Mac mini stuck in boot (progress bar full) after SSD Upgrade

After trial and error - managed to solve it. I don't know why the time machine backup didn't work - but this workaround fixed it: Installed a fresh copy of mac OS X on the mac mini, only after first ...
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How to automatically connect Mac's Wi-Fi to iPhone's hotspot

When this option "Allow Others to Join" is enabled on your phone, MacOS will be able to automatically connect to your iPhones hotspot, if configured to do so in settings, like any other ...
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HELP ME PLEASE - Partition of External Disk APFS is broken

Since you have a second disk, one option is to let software designed to restore files take a read only pass and tell you what they found. https://www.prosofteng.com/mac-data-recovery Once you know ...
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Cannot pin homebrew formula mactex

MacTeX is installed as a Homebrew cask, casks can't be pinned though (see https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/issues/49127#issuecomment-401501245 and https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/...
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Old MacBook Air not starting

This happens all the time when people do a clone of the installer to the internal storage. What is needed is to let the installer erase the drive and install a running OS on the Mac. You’ve got a ...
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How to tile windows without going into full screen?

The best option for me was to create keyboard shortcuts. You will need to use the exact text for it to work. Under: System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > + Add the ...
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