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Why not use text edit to save a text file in that finder window. My thinking is you have nothing amiss in the graphical side, but you’ll want to troubleshoot a little using purely command line tools or purely graphical tools to avoid mixing idioms and troubleshooting steps. For the next edit of your question, be sure to state where you are working. A ...


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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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Try this, which worked for my colleague while he also had a similar kind of issue after upgrading macOS to Catalina: Move your music out of the Music folder and delete everything left in it. go to ~/Library and remove any folders that have Music or iTunes in the name go to ~/Library/Caches and delete any folders with Music or iTunes in the name Reboot Put ...


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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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Further to user9869932 above about resetting the date. Note it should be cd "/Users/-your user name-/Library/Mobile Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs" then doing the command find . ! -path "*.icloud" ( -exec echo {} \; -a -exec touch {} \; ) Will give you a massive list - in my case - of files it resets the date on that are waiting to upload. The files then ...


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


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These are the main steps: Back up your data Create a bootable drive with macOS Mojave Erase macOS Catalina Reinstall macOS Mojave with the drive Either restore data from an earlier macOS Mojave backup or reinstall/copy your files back Obtain the details for eachs steps from this article. Similar questions have already been asked here on AD:


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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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I just had the same issue and found that Rectangle is a perfect free and open source solution: https://rectangleapp.com/


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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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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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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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Had exactly the same problem in macos Catalina v10.15.2 and Photos v5.0 (121.17.170). I had tagged one photo with one new person and I waited days for more pictures of that person to be discovered. Hopefully this might help: After manually tagging a few more photos with that "new" person, came back to People and clicked on the person's face, then ...


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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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Notes' notes' password can be reset using iCloud password in Notes Preferences. Rest is Keychain. It can be done on iOS in Settings → Notes → Password.


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You can right click on the strip with column headers and choose to hide and show different columns in almost all five tabs. That's how I see "Memory" in CPU tab.


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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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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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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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You can refresh your Activity Monitor settings by deleting this file, and then re-opening the app: rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ActivityMonitor.plist The columns should now be present.


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I cloned my old Mac Mini 2012 onto my new 2018 Mini (with a T2). Trying to remember exactly how I did it (in terms of what volume booted and how they were connected) but there are two important points: After cloning, the OS would not boot, and I had to reinstall the OS on top of newly cloned disk. (Keeping all my data, apps and settings.) The Admin user on ...


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Your usage of the -interface option is faulty. As the router's man page man routerdescribes: If the destination is directly reachable via an interface requiring no intermediary system to act as a gateway, the -interface modifier should be specified; the gateway given is the address of this host on the common network, indicating the interface to be ...


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I solved this by using the command: diskutil eraseVolume "Free Space" %noformat% disk0s2


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I found the problem by killing one running app/service by another: I had activated the Accessibilty Keyboard to appear/disappear when in lower left corner for 1 sec with the cursor and also to fade away after 0.25s. I think that fading caused the system trouble. There was actually no way I could have realized that (except maybe through the Console, but I ...


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When any Unix/MacOS/BSD resides on the current directory and this directory is not in your environment variable PATH, you must prefix it with ./ to have it executed. According to you, the binary IS on the current direcoty, so the command line has to be: ./rserver --server-daemonize=0 --auth-minimum-user-id=500


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It should. I mean it was one of the major usecases of CCC before the T2 arrived. What exactly is it that you want to do?


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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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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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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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Solved: I'm not sure why it worked, but running pip3 install pyperclip in the automator window installed it in the correct location for it to be used.


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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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This is easy to isolate. Sign out of Messages and make sure no other app or system is causing the slowdowns. The more you get freezes, the quicker you can know that it’s just messages causing the slowdown as opposed to being impacted. YOu might open Activity Monitor and show all processes to see which are using a lot of CPU. Then you can make a new user ...


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A corrupt Keychain can prevent multiple services from loggin in, including iCloud. Here is a way to figure out if your Keychain is the cause of not being able to login to iCloud. Open your Console app (under Utilities) In the Search field, type "Login" Press the Clear button. Try to login to your iCloud. Note the error messages. They may look something ...


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I had the exact same error. Here’s how I fixed it: A corrupt Keychain can prevent multiple services from loggin in, including iCloud. Here is a way to figure out if your Keychain is the cause of not being able to login to iCloud. Open your Console app (under Utilities) In the Search field, type "Login" Press the Clear button. Try to login to your iCloud. ...


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Free Ruler has been updated for macOS Catalina. It’s free and open-source: http://www.pascal.com/software/freeruler/ Then there’s PixelSnap for $40 (that’s $10 cheaper than xScope and comes with seemingly superior dimension measurement engine).


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When you use target disc mode, do you need to use a Mac with a similar OS..? I have an older iMac I could use but it's running 10.6.8 compared to 10.11 on one side of the partition and 10.14 on the side with that's full. It's that side I want to clean out so it'll boot again. cheers!


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You can also Lock your Mac with Control + Command + Q and use TouchID to unlock. It's the easiest way for me


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Resetting the Preferences list Dock disappearing? Follow the following steps, the could be problem with a corrupted file or other non-settings based issue. The first thing to do is check if there are any system updates available that you can install. This is easy to do: click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner, select App Store, and when it opens ...


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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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There is no need for external utilities — you can do it using the ootb Apple command line utilities: # prevent idle sleep while plugged in pmset noidle # IMPORTANT: # COMMANDS BELOW MUST BE RUN AS ROOT # (prefix the command with `sudo` or get a root session # by typing `sudo -i` followed by your password) # disable sleep (while plugged in or on battery) ...


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In the Disk Utility app, Click the 'Partition' Toolbar button, then in the big pie chart in the revealed tab, click on the partition you want to erase, then click the minus button ('-') at the bottom of the chart. That partition will be deleted, and the other partition will be expanded to to include the newly-emptied space. If you're doing this by command-...


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Check ALF launch daemon is running $ sudo launchctl list | grep alf 275 0 com.apple.alf $ ps -ax | grep socketfilterfw 0 529 0:00.01 /usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/socketfilterfw have restarted a few times and reloaded launchdaeamons with launchctl unload and load with: unload firewall for editing $ sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/...


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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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I had the same problem and now I think it's completely gone. It turned out, after updating to Catalina, that old cron jobs start a single process everytime they should run. I had a (forgotten) job running every minute and after a while I found hundreds of cron processes in Activity monitor, so I killed all of them and finally retake control on my computer. ...


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This is a clear violation of their licensing terms. Our single-user licenses provide access to the software on one or more personally owned machines. Each user needs just one single-user license, regardless of how many machines the software will be used on. Please note that there is also a limit of how many different Xbox One consoles may be used ...


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The “e” or -e option was originally for every process. It was deprecated with the -A for All processes. It remains as a carry over for POSIX compliance with historical versions. The difference between -a and -A is -a only shows other users processes with a controlling terminal. -A shows all process even if they are not attached to a terminal, like a ...


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I don't use the Photos app and I have no photos in it. Still, my mac (Catalina) is regularly slow and sluggish due to this process. I've now renamed the Photos library which seems to help. It's annoying constantly having a process running for a feature that is not used. Surely Apple can detect wether they actually need to run this process?


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According to answers on the Ask Different question Cannot empty trash, you can use either ps -eal | grep $(fuser ~/.Trash) or lsof | grep Trash in the Terminal to find out which process is using the Trash.


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This is not something built into macOS. To get alerts and notifications about your Bluetooth devices’ battery status, you need a third party utility like MenuBar Stats.


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