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I am surprised that no one has answered it. If XQuartz was installed prior to installing Catalina then this X11 folder will exist. Uninstall your version of XQuartz using this gist (ideally before upgrading macOS). However, you have already upgraded to Catalina so the X11 shortcut folder can't be deleted as it appears in your desktop as a relocated item. ...


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Since you use iCloud Drive (as iCloud Drive is checked at the top), it is absolutely safe to uncheck the Optimise Mac storage option. No matter what you select, your data is definitely stored on iCloud, therefore it is absolutely safe to check or uncheck this option. You will not lose any data. When you "check" optimize Mac storage it will offload the files ...


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It's only available on the Energy tab. I can just tell from your pic, you're on the Disk tab.


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With the help of a launch daemon you can clear this folder each time you reboot your computer. Create a file in your home directory called local.rm.coresymbolicationd.plist using the editor of your choice with the following contents: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/...


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Use this link to download macOS Mojave from App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/macos-mojave/id1398502828?mt=12


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As you and many others have observed, the Weather widget that ships with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard through macOS 10.14 Mojave is no longer functional. However, the functionally identical version that shipped with the 15-year-old OS X 10.4 Tiger still works perfectly as of January 2020. Some enterprising users over on MacRumors have modified Tiger's widget to ...


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Evidently, the tricky part is the removal of the Linux partitions (disk0s3 and disk0s4). The last partition (disk0s4) is the Linux swap partition. The following command can be used to return this partition free space. This should also remove the hybrid partitioning in the Master Boot Record (MBR) Partition Table. sudo diskutil eraseVolume free none ...


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I have found a way to get back apparently lost annotations. Following the most popular answer to this post, if you are able to install the utility qpdf, which I did simply with brew install qpdf, via homebrew, then invocation qpdf --qdf original.pdf unpacked.pdf has produced a file "unpacked.pdf" which contains my lost notes. These are a little ...


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On Mojave, the categories with no padlock requirement are Contacts, Calendars, (no app has requested access to Reminders yet), Photos, Camera, Microphone, Automation and Advertising. Those requiring Admin password are Location, Accessibility and Full Disk Access. Analytics does not require unlocking to change Share iCloud Analytics but does for Share Mac ...


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You're in luck. The "Noto" app is open-source and available outside the Mac App Store in a version compatible with your Mojave system. You can download the DMG here: https://www.brunophilipe.com/software/noto/releases/noto-1.2.dmg UPDATE: In the comments I learn that you're not looking for the app named "Noto", but rather an app named "Noto - Elegant Note"...


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In a word, No There are differences in macOS versions, and if an app says "macOS Catalina or later" it means that it requires something that is specific to, introduced in and not in earlier versions of macOS. For example if you have an app that requires macOS High Sierra or greater it will also (likely) work on Mojave and Catalina too, but not on Sierra. ...


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This will erase all data that currently exists on the SD card: Remove your SD card. Open Disk Utility. In the menu bar, click [View] > [Show All Devices]. Insert your SD card, ensuring the write-lock switch is in the unlocked position (towards the side of the card which has the gold contacts). You should see your SD card appear in the sidebar in Disk ...


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⌥+⌘+L is the default key but if it is not working, I would suggest you create a new service in Automator. Set the dropdowns to Service receives to no input, in any application, or limit it to just the Finder if you like. Add the "Run Shell Script" item, and set the content to open ~/Downloads Save the Service, name it whatever you like. In the keyboard ...


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Yes, it is perfectly safe to uncheck that box. When you uncheck it, the computer will start downloading your files from your iCloud Drive (if you have any files there, that are not already stored on your computer). Unchecking usually means that more space will be taken up on your computers disk drive, but that is fully safe and does not make your computer ...


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macOS does not come with mt - neither the BSD nor the GNU variant. mt requires your system to have, amongst other things, the magtape I/O-controls. The specification of those controls are made available by the system to developers via a file named mtio.h. That particular file was included with OS X before Snow Leopard, but all versions of OS X and macOS ...


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There is the following command. system_profiler SPStorageDataType You will have to parse the output. For example, I have a external HDD with a single volume named RONSPASPORT. The output relevant to this drive is given below. RON2PASPORT: Available: 29.27 GB (29,266,157,568 bytes) Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,105,216,000 bytes) Mount Point: /Volumes/...


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This is intended behavior. Content Delivery Networks such as Akamai work by getting the data closer to the user so that downloads and other interactions perform better. The way this is done is to have multiple servers located all over the globe. You will in general then be using a server that is near you - i.e. if you're in France, you could be using a ...


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based on Matías González answer: Step 1, Add the remapping (paste this command on your console): mkdir ~/Library/KeyBindings && cd ~/Library/KeyBindings && touch DefaultKeyBinding.dict && echo '{"#," = ("insertText:", ".");}' > DefaultKeyBinding.dict Step 2, Restart the mac The # indicates the remapping is for the keypad only. ...


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Basically you can't. If you mainly work with Terminal you can just set symlinks to make the folders also reachable via the names you are used to (ln -s ~/Documents ~/doc etc). This also works for Finder of course, your home directory may just look a bit cluttered then.


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So after some trial and error, I could find out a working method, but not the problem. Click the address bar once. Even if the site is https, it won't show on the protocol on the first click and the rest of the URL will get selected. Drag and drop the selected part of the URL. If you click again and the site shows https:// etc., drag and drop of that URL ...


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If you're afraid of rebuilding all of the project, and there's no support available for such cases, make a bare bone clone of the required folders in /Users/oldname which contains all the files required by the project. Warning: This requires root password, and by default, /Users/ only contains: All user accounts Shared Guest if enabled. So I am not aware ...


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After consulting with Apple it turns out that Automatic sync should happen every time the phone plugs into the computer while iTunes is running None of my the iTunes installations did this on macOS or Windows, which is an error To work around this required manually syncing a folder with a photo in it to the phone, on both windows and macOS separately. ...


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You're running git status in the wrong repository (your home directory, ~, i.e. /Users/adam). You need to move into the repo that you want to act on, i.e. cd ~/Desktop/Tools/Git/MyFolder, or a subdirectory of this, and then run git status. You've created the home.html file in ~. You must have run git init on your home directory or a parent of it, i.e. /...


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This is exactly why Apple made the cut-off for machines that don't support the Metal graphics framework. You can expect all sorts of graphics glitches if you're trying to run an OS that expects hardware you don't have.


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This is due to use of the special variable PATH (in while read PATH). PATH is used by they system as a list of directories to find command executables; if it doesn't point to the usual binaries directories, the OS won't be able to find commands any more. Solution: use a different (preferably lower- or mixed-case) name for the variable. There are quite a ...


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My external HDD was in the HFS+ file format. The system's boot SSD was using the newer APFS. I used Disk Utility to reformat the disk as APFS. After switching to APFS I re-created the new Photos library and it worked fine. We can move our Photos Libraries to an external drive, but the drive needs to be correctly formatted as MacOS Extended (Journaled) ...


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Xcode 11.3 supports developing apps for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1, and macOS Catalina 10.15.2. So make sure you have Xcode 11.3, which is available for a Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later. https://developer.apple.com/documentation/xcode_release_notes/xcode_11_3_release_notes?language=objc Also, make a simulator if not ...


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First, execute in a terminal with zsh (Z Shell): echo 'export ENV_VAR=12345' >> ~/.zshenv Then, reload changes: source ~/.zshenv Finally, test if your new variable is set: echo $ENV_VAR Note: By standard, the .zshenv file should only contain environment variables setting commands. .zshenv is sourced on all invocations of the shell, hence it will ...


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For newly created accounts Catalina uses zsh instead of bash, so you need to add the lines to the appropriate file (probably ~/.zshenv to make sure it's read in all cases).


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Use the ? icon when in doubt :) Optimise Mac Storage works very similar to that in Photos. What is in iCloud remains in iCloud, is synced across devices and is not affected by your choice of keeping documents offline on your devices all the time or downloading them on demand. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205703


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