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Where are Apple's default desktop images stored?

The files in /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/com.apple.mobileAssetDesktop no longer seem to exist. And, while there are indeed a lot of the moving backgrounds located in /System/Library/...
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To edit TrashIcon.icns using hex editor to get access to the dark icons

On Ventura, the indicated marker is at offset 0x12b1e0 in that file. Probably close to the same offset in the Sonoma version of the file. So use dd to cut the part before the marker off... $ dd bs=1 ...
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To edit TrashIcon.icns using hex editor to get access to the dark icons

Mike's answer is probably correct, but I found a quicker way. Download icon_records, by Brielle Harrison, from https://github.com/nyteshade/icon_record_extractor (or read the code and compile it ...
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To edit TrashIcon.icns using hex editor to get access to the dark icons

The value of icns in ascii is 69 63 6e 73, so you would write those values to a copy of the file in place of FD D9 2F A8 after doing the modification suggested to delete the contents to the left of FD ...
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Can't Tile Windows after macOS reinstall

I found out what is going on: though I only use the built-in monitor on my MacBook, I had turned on the setting in System Settings → Desktop & Dock → Mission Control for Displays have separate ...
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Sharing space across encrypted/non-encrypted AFPS volumes

An APFS container can have both non-encrypted and encrypted volumes at the same time. An APFS volume can have both non-encrypted and encrypted files and folders at the same time. IFAIK, there are no ...
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Dual Boot USB installation with OSX and Windows

I know this question is old one but answering it may help someone in future. I just found the solution. For this, you need to make partitions in your USB Drive format the USB Drive using any tool ...
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How do I mount a disk using MacFUSE?

This is what I was able to find out through trial and error. When you connect a disk while MacFUSE and fuseHFS are installed: The disk will not show up in the Finder sidebar. Disk Utility will show ...
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Where to find the "generic folder" icon?

Many of the resources these days are embedded in Assets.car files. It seems the, or a generic folder icon lives here... /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/IconFoundation.framework/Versions/A/Resources/...
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"/usr/libexec/replayd" high CPU usage all the time (around ~90%)

I had this issue in a different way, which I will describe (with solution) in case it helps someone. The short version: Try revoking the Screen and System Audio Recording permission from from as many ...
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Where's the `info` command in recent macOS versions?

The info command was removed starting with macOS Ventura. As already stated in the OP's answer, the info command is available via Homebrew's texinfo formulae. However, if you are using the version of ...
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Why does Apple add a key for §

The silcrow § and pilcrow ¶ are important typographic elements for legal writing. Why they are included in computer layouts for certain countries are banal and likely totally unrelated to Apple ...
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Where's the `info` command in recent macOS versions?

It seems it's available via Homebrew under the texinfo formula. Once installed, I can access info bash just fine.
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Not able to connect to DB(Deutsche Bahn) Wifi on ICE trains using Macbook Pro?

This worked for me: Connect to the Wifi in your browser go to http://captive.apple.com The iceportal.de page will load and you will be able to surf.
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Where's the `info` command in recent macOS versions?

info is a GNU application to read info files. Info files are a form of marked up documentation, the format was defined before HTML. The UNIX standard documentation is man pages or the --help argument ...
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FritzBox: "fritz.box" resolving to strange .box url in Safari?

One reason could be that you are connected to a VPN. If so, then the system DNS settings are ignored and therefore the router never sees the hostname fritz.box. Adding 192.168.178.1 fritz.box to /etc/...
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Persistent badge on Messages app icon in macOS High Sierra

Right click on Messages in the Dock, click on the Unread message that appears there to read and/or delete it. I believe that is happens when you delete an unread message on your phone. It never ...
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With the recent security issue with xz, what should we do before using Homebrew again?

TLDR brew cleanup xz --prune=0 brew upgrade xz The other answers didn't work for me: brew upgrade xz did nothing until after I first ran brew cleanup xz --prune=0. brandon@Air ~ % brew upgrade xz ...
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How do I stop my computer name from automatically, and incorrectly, changing?

This is a pretty old and stupid problem. I only encountered it with just newly configured Mac which by default start with the magic Automatic network configuration where all interfaces are on and ...
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How do I watch Amazon Prime videos on the MacBook Pro M2?

This is the answer I was looking for: Go to chrome://settings and then select the System icon on the left menu. Turn OFF "Use hardware acceleration when available." Restart Chrome.
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OS X Calendar - view shared Google calendars

I thought I would follow up on my comment above with a different answer that really did fix this problem for me. The originally accepted answer has a major flaw - for me at least - these days (I don't ...
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How to launch an Application with a keyboard shortcut?

Open Shortcuts application. Click on the + button. Search for Open app action and drag & drop it to the canvas In created action field click on App and search for an application you want to ...
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Where can I find Apple's list of IPSWs for Apple Silicon macs?

I recommend MIST by Ninxsoft. (macOS Installer Super Tool) Check out their page for all of their information Best of all, you can use homebrew to install it as well. brew install --cask mist
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Is there a workaround when Finder spends forever "calculating size"?

You can select a folder or file and use space bar to open "Quick Look", which also calculates the size: Weirdly, this seems to work often when Finder's "Info" window gets stuck ...
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How to configure Norwegian Windows keyboard on a Mac? Should display @, not ™

If you have your input source set to Norwegian, @ will be on the rightmost key on the center row on a Mac. (Which key does what depends entirely on what you have set in “System Settings > Keyboard &...
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Switch between windows by name on OSX

At least on macOS Sonoma, there's the possibility to find windows with "Spotlight search". Unfortunately, it does not search within window titles. command + space Type the start of the ...
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homebrew. Cant start service. get "Bootstrap failed: 5: Input/output error - Postgres - Mac

I cannot tell you why but the only solution that solved the issue for me was to uninstall and install postgresql completely. (it stopped working after a reboot on my M1 mac running macOS 12.6 Monterey)...
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How to install official python releases in MacOS without using the GUI

Once you have downloaded the python .pkg from https://www.python.org/downloads/ you should be able to install it on the command line using the installer command. Running sudo installer -pkg path/to/...
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To understand how Finder uses icons

The key within Info.plist of the App you want to associate with corresponds to the associated icon is CFBundleDocumentTypes. It should look something like CFBundleDocumentTypes = ( { ...
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How to disable (or, remove) "From email" linking and versions associated with a macOS Apple Mail "Save Attachment…" PDF?

Said reference is stored as a specially named extended file attribute. For a scriptable solution, the easiest would be to clear all of them using: xattr -c /path/to/file.pdf Manually, you could ...
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Unsetting a Chrome Policy

For what it's worth, the Terminal command to prevent deleting browser history is: defaults write com.google.Chrome BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool false
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How do I display a 24-Hour clock on my Mac login Screen?

There appears to be a logic bug in the Settings screen in Sonoma that means the toggles need to be flipped about before the setting takes hold. When the old Preferences screen was rewritten using ...
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Where are the system spellchecking dictionaries?

On macOS Sonoma (14.4), the ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary seems to remain unchanged regardless of the words added to / removed from the system dictionary. By inspecting the files opened by the ...
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Option and command key are switched for a keyboard on my mac?

go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys sometimes you just need to toggle the cmd option and it should be fixed!
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Any idea what "Vietnamese IM" folder is?

Running "Get Info" (Cmd+I) on this directory shows Indicating that this directory belongs to an input method provided as part of macOS. There are similar folders for Apple's Chinese, ...
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Is it dangerous to leave “.DS_Store” files left in Git commit history?

From an aesthetics standpoint, leaving a bunch of .DS_Store files all over your repo is just not clean, or dare I say, elegant? I like what bmike said, regardless of the data leaking, which is the ...
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How to sync ForkLift Favourites and settings across computers?

This is again changed with Version 4, there is now an option to sync your preferences via iCloud. This caused me much consternation as I didn't know why my work computer and my home computer somehow ...
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MacOS keeps reinstalling iMovie and GarageBand

I am having the same issue and iMovie, Page, Number and Spreadsheet. It looks like resolved. Try this: Open iMovie/Page/Number/Spreadsheet once, let it create or overwrite some existing configures. ...
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iTerm has full disk access but “ls: Operation not permitted” on remote system

Under Catalina, I have the following with respect to ssh. Probably is /usr/libexec/sshd-keygen-wrapper.
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How do I properly change the MAC address of my MacBook Pro?

As indicated in an earlier response, turning off the radio in recent releases of macOS results in ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): Can't assign requested address when issuing sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:...
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How can I disable emoji auto-replacement?

According to Steve Troughton-Smith, this can be toggled using: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/FeatureFlags/Domain/UIKit.plist emoji_enhancements -dict-add Enabled -bool NO
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Is there any way to prevent a non-admin user from executing "launchctl unload" on macOS?

You could move the point of control from the computer and to the router or a network device. Many routers have parental controls that can be used to control/limit Internet access. A managed DNS ...
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MacBook Pro 16 inch 2019 disk Partition not merging

You need to move the free space to be immediately after the Apple_APFS container disk1 before using the command diskutil apfs resizeContainer disk0s2 0. The suggested steps are given below. Remove ...
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Mac screen sleeps shortly after Mac woken by pmset

This is correct and expected behaviour for a scheduled wake. macOS is looking for a reason to stay awake; specifically, macOS is looking for user activity or at least device input. If there is no user ...
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How to disable Developer and Web Searches in Spotlight?

In Ventura 13.6.6, touch /Applications/Xcode.app didn't solve the problem for me. I did an rm Xcode.app to remove the empty file, then did an mkdir Xcode.app creating the directory with the same ...
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Phantom Displays on Startup

While this isn't a technical solution, I did just have this problem. The phantom screen that would not go away on restart was caused by a connected Dell docking station that had an HDMI cable plugged ...
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Mac screen sleeps shortly after Mac woken by pmset

I moved the whole scheduling part to SuperDuper! alone, which took Keyboard Maestro out of the picture. This not only simplified the setup, it also works as expected now.
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How to disable scheduled automatic sleep on macOS Sonoma with M1 chip?

Execute pmset -g schedule to see what is set (just for info purposes.) Then execute pmset schedule cancel to remove all settings. Also pmset repeat cancel to remove any repeat pmset commands. Then ...
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How can I permanently unhide invisible files on mac (not just make invisible files visible!)?

To unhide hidden files that don't start with a dot, use the xattr command under macOS Terminal: xattr -d com.apple.FinderInfo /my/hidden_file (you can drag&drop /my/hidden_file from the Finder if ...
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