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I'm using an M1 MacBook Pro/Big Sur 11.2.3 I've been using the following command to generate MAC addresses: openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' (Also, I'd like to mention that you MUST be disconnected from any AP before attempting to change your MAC otherwise it will be refused.) I've had no success with the previously stated claim that ...


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If I'm understanding your question correctly, it seems like you're trying to use Google chat to initiate a call. Google Chat/Hangouts/Meet has undergone a lot of changes in the last few months. One of them is definitely which of those apps can make outbound calls. As far as I know and currently experience, the only way I can make outbound calls from my ...


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This feature is marketed under the name "Instant Hotspot" as part of the Continuity framework and is implemented very using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The implementation differ slightly depending on whether or not the user is part of "Family Sharing", but the end result is the same. Various forms of encryption are used to ensure ...


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There's an app that will allow you to cast from roku to mac.Airplay works on Roku


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Preview has "Export as PDF" It's simple to use, and has always worked for me:


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I've discovered no answer to how to make Logi Options behave properly in this respect, but the commercial mouse driver "SteerMouse" works just fine. It's $20, but at least it lets me continue to use my Logitech mice the way that I've been using them for years.


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In my case i only get 120hz, i'm using a Macbook pro 2017, a Samsung Odyssey monitor with hdmi 2.0, but MacOSX only shows 120hz in screen options.


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Apple devices talk to each other and listen without needing the internet or a server or a network. Look up Rendezvous and Bonjour and mDNS as they are the marketing and technical terms of the first iteration of this capability. More recent devices have enhanced capabilities including NFC and Bluetooth range estimation - look up Bluetooth Beacons for that ...


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connect track pad to a usb switcher. and connect the usb sticher to your two computers.


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No. It just runs find command in the background to collect all file names and then it creates file name database from it. In any case you can simply rebuild the database by running sudo rm -r /var/db/locate.database and then sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb in order to use locate command.


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Here, I assume your iMac has a 21.5" screen and was original configured with a internal 1 TB HDD. In this case, your model does not have the PCIe connector for an internal blade SSD. Therefore, you could only replace the internal SATA HDD with an internal SATA SSD. Note, this SATA connector operates at a maximum of 6 Gb/s. So, instead of replacing the ...


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I believe you’ll have better luck with USB drives that are not optical. FireWire optical drives that supported booting in this era were expensive, so see if you can score a drive that you know used to boot. Even three at scrap prices are often salvageable with DIY skills. I’m almost certain we booted these Macs from USB drives in the shop back in the day. It ...


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The problem is that the pList is corrupted or there's something wrong with it. We have to access the Library directory to fix it. hit Command + shift + g to pull up the directory search, and enter ~/Library 1a. If you still cannot get to the ~/Library directory, we need to show hidden files. open your Terminal, Enter: ⌘ + ⇧ + . (Command + Shift + .) That's ...


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Yes, macOS does keep a history of everything users download, although users can prevent items from being recorded in that history if they're using their browser's private browsing function or other software designed to ensure your privacy (e.g. the Tor browser, etc). So, downloading anything in a typical browser (even right-clicking on an image and saving it)...


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It is the enclosure release. See: Mac Pro (Late 2013) - Quick Start Guide


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The culprit was the Wacom One driver!!!


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Do not install anything else. macOS already has what you need. Just use "sips" In my example a file is called "file.jpg" and I want to convert it to "file.pdf". Accordingly, I enter this command here. sips --setProperty format pdf file.jpg --out file.pdf Now I want to convert all files with the extension ".jpg" to &...


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Allan's reply above worked but with a few modifications. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Big Sur. I had to add the frame rate & also use the command -frames:v 1 to export a single image. ffmpeg -ss 0.5 -f avfoundation -r 30.000030 -i “0” -t 1 capture.jpg -frames:v 1


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Does it display the correct keyboard shortcut in Mission Control Settings? Try changing the shortcut to something else and then changing it back to your desired shortcut.


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The UNKNOWN part is your computer hostname, for some reasons it changed itself. You can change the hostname from the Terminal using the following commands : sudo scutil --set ComputerName "newname" sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "newname" sudo scutil --set HostName "newname" Then flush your DNS cache with dscacheutil -...


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You need to write /unix as a flag, as you are one a Mac. You can specify the directory Mac-style that way and it will work, just don't forget the quotes. Maybe these will help you: Start a program, or open a document in the program normally used for files with that suffix. Usage: start [options] program_filename [...] start [options] document_filename ...


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This is a specific example of a common problem. Installers and applications that spray files and detritus all over the filesystem and rely on users to run many scripts, all changing weekly with version upgrades quickly becomes an intractable problem. You should be able to reclaim the 5 GB of space easily without worrying about some stub files and mostly ...


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The trouble with colour is you need to know the start point & you need your workflow to be correctly calibrated & profiled.. I'm not so sure that YouTube is a great start point, as there is no constant definition of how anything is encoded. After that you get the issue of each device decoding & interpreting differently. You can only fix this with ...


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I am not sure why people say this is not possible. PNGs will always use lossless compression. You can save a much better quality screenshot by switching the screenshot type to TIFFs. defaults write com.apple.screencapture TIFF


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You try to restore previous files on iCloud.com: First, in iCloud.com > iCloud Drive, check if the files are present in the iCloud.com web view. If they are present here, download a copy first and foremost - and then you can decide how to proceed once you've secured a copy. If that doesn't work, then again in iCloud.com > iCloud Drive, click "...


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Symantec is the company who makes Norton Anti-Virus & also Symantec End-Point protection. If you have another antivirus product on your Mac - Avast - then you should completely uninstall Norton &/or Symantec [Symantec may have been installed as part of a corporate package, in which case you'd need to check with the relevant IT department]. Having two ...


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iCloud Messages is a synchronization tool, not a storage tool. On either platform, it will download messages to the local device, and eject them again, when necessary.


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using {option,control,shift} down doesn't work; use using {option down, control down, shift down} instead. BTW, I should probably describe how I found this problem, since it's a very general and useful troubleshooting technique. I don't know AppleScript syntax well enough to spot this as a problem, but I do know how to isolate a problem: by removing parts of ...


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Only two drives would have to be RAID 0. This is the least safe RAID type of all. Plus it would have to be software, not hardware RAID, so even less stable. I wouldn't trust it as far as I could spit it, because the first time one of the drives glitches or doesn't hook up to USB just exactly properly first attempt, all your data is gone forever. After the ...


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You have to script a task to run from the command line for sudo to grant password-less admin rights. It only works on shell scripts and not the GUI password prompt. The first way to help you is to clarify you have two problems. Make a terminal command into an app that can be clicked so you don’t have to train people in terminal app. (A very valid and ...


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Yes, this is a potential problem. If both a tax program and a word processor use your Documents folder, the word processor could theoretically send your tax returns back to its vendor. This is a price we pay for keeping things simple. Ideally you could have separate folders for each application, and they couldn't access each others' documents. But what Apple ...


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The normal Unix permissions system gives the user an area of the disk for their files (the user domain). Apps and other processes launched by the user run 'as the user' and can read and write anywhere in the user domain, (but not in another user's domain, or in system areas.) Similarly, processes run by other users can't read or write in your user account. (...


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If your drive is formatted with HFS+ and not APFS, you may be able to use DiskWarrior to repair your drive enough to use Target Disk Mode to extract your data through another Mac onto another disk. However, if the magnet damaged the partition table, or primary and alternate volume headers, or too much of the catalog & extents files, DiskWarrior may not ...


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Option 1) Wait for Internet recovery to finish loading, proceed with normal steps. P.S. this shouldn't be necessary unless you've enabled the option to disallow booting from external media. If that is the case, see this article for instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208198#open Option 2) If you're impatient like me, go to System Preferences > ...


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dosdude1.com/software.html has a free OS patcher with simple instructions. It takes 30 minutes to a few hours depending on your machine. It will create a USB loader that can install any OS on unsupported Macs. Just got my MacBook Pro mid-2009 running High Sierra like new, after 6 weeks of frustration trying to fresh install. You might need another Mac if ...


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If the window is not in fullscreen mode (i.e. where the yellow "minimize" button is greyed out) you can double click the header bar of the window. That will resize it to be the full width of the screen minus the computer's top bar. Then, when you double click it again, it will shrink to the size it was before you first double clicked it. This way ...


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on Security and Privacy, on the General tab there should be a message saying something like Corsair was blocked.... enable developer access to Corsair or so, enable that and restart it should work afterwards, this worked for my void elite


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Solution: I had to restart the EC2 instance and the command then worked.


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