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How can we restore Apple silicon Mac hardware on networks secured in an enterprise environment?

Have your enterprise architects contact any Apple Retail Business team or contact your support engineer through your preferred sales channel contact. You have to set up a proxy to one Apple server for ...
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Mounting Remote Server for editing files on my Mac

A solution as of 2024 For reference, I ended up here because I was trying to get a more usable environment to access google cloud services. 1 - It seems that the current solution is now called '...
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Source of PF 'anchor "com.apple.internet-sharing" all'?

Solved the same issue by turning off System Settings -> General -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing. A reboot is needed.
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iPhone keeps disconnecting and reconnecting to MacBook via USB

I resolved this issue on my M2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022. I replicated this on three other MBPs from 2018 to 2023. Currently, I am running Sonoma 14.5 (23F79). The issue also occurred when using 128 ...
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Unbearably slow iCloud sync, serious problem (fileproviderd)

fileproviderd maintains an SQLite database at this location: ~/Library/Application Support/FileProvider/*/database where * is a long hexadecimal string (a unique identifier). There may be more than ...
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How do I fix "application is not open anymore"

One solution that has worked for me is looking for the process in the output of ps in the terminal. In one specific instance, Activity Monitor did not show the application, but ps -aux | grep -i ...
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macOS Ventura unable to auto source custom terminal settings (~/.zprofile)

Adding to that comment - colours and prompt things should be in the interactive file for zsh - .zshrc not the login file .zprofile. @mmmmmm Adding the code to the ~/.zshrc file, It now automatically ...
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How to factory reset a Mac desktop running El Capitan?

I'm having an issue with a Mac that my boss needs me to reset. "Nuke and pave" (erasing everything and reinstalling the OS) is a fairly drastic solution to any given problem; though a brand ...
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How to factory reset a Mac desktop running El Capitan?

Please back up all data before proceeding. A network connection will be required in Recovery Mode. Restart the computer, then enter Recovery Mode Cmd-R. Select Disk Utility from the top left menu and ...
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Deleted Process (CacheDelete)

I ended up being able to solve this after performing several processes. Restarted in recovery (CMD+R) and ran terminal to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) using csrutil disable. Then, I ...
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how to prevent alt+arrows from moving cursor to end/begin of a word

You can do it in terminal Settings under Profiles -> Keyboard. Just remove those two shortcuts. Alt + arrows correspond to \033f and \033b.
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Option-Left/Right Arrow doesn't work

For me, I had to go through and one-by-one close apps and websites until I found the one that was stealing the opt+ ← / → from me.
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MacOS Shortcuts - Restore previous Focus mode after switching to Do Not Disturb

I found a solution for this, although it is not the cleanest. The main problem seems to be that “Set focus” does not accept a text input. However, you can compare the name of the focus mode to a text ...
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Suddenly the "diagnosticd" daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage

On an intel mac, I noticed crash logs that mention Calendar app icon. I assumed this has to do with the calendar icon showing in the simulator. Removing the Calendar app icon inside the simulator, ...
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All downloaded files cannot be opened as they are 'damaged and should be moved to the Trash'

(On OSX Sonoma and alike) I got either following two messages when opening a downloaded file: file is damaged and can't be opened file is from an unknown developer and can't be opened In this case ...
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Toggle Voice Control with a keyboard shortcut?

In Sonoma, Settings > Accessibility > Shortcut. There you can enable the toggling of Voice Control via a keyboard shortcut.
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Persistent badge on Messages app icon in macOS High Sierra

I just ran into this. In my case, I had the Messages app pinned to my Dock bar. After trying the selected answer above, I simply removed the app from the Dock bar, restarted the app and "re-...
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Cannot disable Quick Note

Ensure all hot corners are set to "None" in System Settings > Desktop & Dock. Also, go to System Settings > Notes and disable any Quick Note options. If the issue persists, reset ...
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How to switch between fullscreen applications in OSX (Mavericks)

To switch between my active apps I use ⌘ + tab all the time. Even though the icon of my fullscreen apps appears when tabbing and the menubar getting active, I don't see the app. Only when I go to ...
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APFS vs HFS+ which is better for storage and music/videos creating/editing?

I can’t recommend HFS+ for anything but external disks that are magnetic and workload that is read write. That’s precisely your setup, so go with HFS+. Everything else should be APFS (storage HDD, ...
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Can't install mkdocs on Monterey

I noticed your question about installing MkDocs with pip. Since you're using Homebrew, a simpler solution is: brew install mkdocs Once installed, you can create a new documentation project with: ...
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Can I tell my Mac to charge to 80% only?

This shortcut will run in the background once activated. It will detect if your Mac is charging within 15 minutes based on an increased battery percentage. You can program it to perform any action. ...
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Is it possible to have multiple versions of MacOS on the same laptop at the same time?

Apple’s article about dual booting. Use more than one version of macOS on same computer
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How to make a Mac OS X .app with a shell script?

The answer from Gray mostly worked for me, but on an ARM64 Mac, it kept prompting me to install Rosetta. Adding the LSArchitecturePriority to the /Contents/Info.plist seems to fix this, as MacOS ...
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Why is a macOS app whose executable is a shell script launching as x86_64 on an arm64 mac?

I've just had the same problem, and it looks like the architecture is cached. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//...
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Best practices to debug macOS Time Machine errors?

My practices (best or otherwise): Ignore all technical descriptions, discussions and solutions more than about 2 years old. The internals of Time Machine (TM) have changed in two major ways: Old TM ...
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How to enable Background Sounds (accessibility) from Terminal or Shortcuts?

Thanks for this. Did just find the option to show the Hearing control in your Menu Bar (System Settings - Control Centre). This will show an ear icon and turning Background Sounds on/off (or selecting ...
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MacBook Pro M1 Pro - Internal monitor removed but still shows in System Prefences

Your MacBook Pro likely still detects the internal display because the display's logic board connection remains intact even after removing the physical screen. This causes macOS to believe the ...
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Unable Restoring 2023 MacBook Pro M2

I’ve found out what I was doing wrong. TL/DR; I was putting the laptop in Recovery mode because I was following apple’s intructions which assume you can boot into recovery, which is not the case when ...
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How to view logs of deleted folders

There are no file system logs for file deletion. What is easy is to set up Time Machine and if you have the default hourly snapshots, you can isolate when the files went missing as well as which time ...
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Block Specific Apps on macOS

You can use a .mobileconfig that specifies the com.apple.applicationaccess.new PayloadType, see https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/334557/: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?&...
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How do I install handbrake cli?

As of 2024 (Sonoma) I didn't get the HandbrakeCLI utility after installing handbrake with: brew install handbrake But, the comment from @Nolan gave the hint, the binary is located in handbrake's ...
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"/usr/libexec/replayd" high CPU usage all the time (around ~90%)

For me, restarting discord fix the issue
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Is it possible to have multiple versions of MacOS on the same laptop at the same time?

The easy way to do this is run the second OS virtually on top of the first. https://eclecticlight.co/virtualisation-on-apple-silicon/ Especially if “at the same time” means concurrently. I’d start ...
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Is it possible to have multiple versions of MacOS on the same laptop at the same time?

Yes, this is possible so longer as the version you want to install is compatible with your computer. Generally you can't run versions that came out before your computer was released. The feature you’...
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Is there any Mac software to handle archives (zip, rar, 7z, tar, etc.) that allows browsing?

Try Commander One. That's in case when the archiver is built into the File manager, if you want to have all the tools at hand in one software.
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Why is my video playback speed way too fast (~30x) on an external monitor?

I rebooted my computer and the audio through external monitor is now working. I'm using macos 14.5 with a thunderbolt connection to the monitor.
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Unable to execute arara (a TeX automation tool) from the Terminal

There is no ../../texmf-dist/scripts/arara/arara.sh installed (or /usr/local/texlive/2024/texmf-dist/scripts/arara/arara.sh which is where the symlink points to), this seems to be an error in the ...
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How to adjust gamma correction on old monitors

At least since macOS14, accessing the Calibrator Assistant takes some more steps: While in Displays in System Settings, go to the "Color profile" section and at the bottom, click "...
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Can't reinstall macOS

There is an answer posted here at Ask Different which explains how to create a El Capitan bootable USB flash drive while booted to macOS Catalina. This answer is also repeated at Create Bootable ...
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How to access Apple ID setting in macOS when it is gone

I doubt a command line tool will help here, let’s focus on fixing your settings app so it works. Who knows what else is out of place. For Apple ID in macOS, use the settings app, you want to search ...
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How to disable resize window on mouse over edge?

I finally have found a workaround for this. The solution involves using Rectangle, a window management app It has a terminal configuration option which allows you to set gaps when you maximize. Only ...
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How to disable clamshell mode behaviour? Force machine lock on lid close

There is Clamshell app in AppStore that can run following actions when laptop lid is closed: Sleep Immediate Shut Down Turn Off Displays & Prevent Idle Sleep Keep External Displays On & ...
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Where are Apple's default desktop images stored?

Normal wallpapers For some wallpapers, you can go to /System/Library/Desktop Pictures and find their .HEIC files, copy them and paste them to the desired location. However other wallpapers are ...
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Stable path for Homebrew package ca-certificates?

When installed locally, use the --prefix option to determine the installation location: % brew --prefix ca-certificates /opt/homebrew/opt/ca-certificates The structure of this folder has no versioned ...
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Is there a way to change the URL of a mac safari web app once created?

You can change the URL of the web app in the app's preferences. To get there, press ⌘+, or click the name of your web app in the menu bar and choose Settings.
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macOS Shortcut to hide folder

Shortcut Input is not something that will coerce to file items, which is what Run Shell Script wants for its input. Since the input is also a list, the usual way to handle them is to step through the ...
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Match the Creation Date of 2 sets of files with same name

Just wanted to share that I am successfully using this code in Windows python (written with great annoyance and aid from ChatGPT). Note that pywin32 needs to be installed (I used PIP to do it). Here's ...
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Deleting multiple keychains from Keychain Access

Something like this should do it: for keychain in list-of-keychains-to-be-deleted do security delete-keychain "$keychain" done See the security(1) man page for more information.
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