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How to control order of startup items for users at login?

A bit of a workaround, but turn off run on startup and then use shortcuts to delay their startup at chosen intervals. Not my solution, see below. From: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-remove-delay-...
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Is it possible to display unread iMessage count in the menu bar on macOS 11+

MacOS does not provide such built-in feature but you can use a third-party app like Doll app. Cool thing is: It's open-source and free. It allows you to catch any number of notifications. Not just ...
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Severe problems with all .numbers files that are on iCloud + shared to other people (everyone with link / read only)

Whether this is a bug or a feature is not clear to me, but what is most likely happening is you can only search a file if it’s not “optimized” off your Mac’s local storage. To test this, find a file ...
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Is it possible to display unread iMessage count in the menu bar on macOS 11+

You can use Badgeify, which adds any app icon to the menu bar and shows the number of notifications. You can also utilize any SVG icon as an app icon.
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

Here are two methods that I know of: Wired Method Using a lightning cable. Plugging the cable to the Mac you want to pair to and then plugging the desired peripheral ( Magic Keyboard, Trackpad or ...
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How do I update date modified to now in finder?

As user Gilby has already stated in the comment, you could create a Quick Action. The steps for creating a Quick Action for a different question are given in this answer. You would need to make the ...
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How to force preview to open window in current desktop

You want to go to setting > your external monitor > Use as, and set it to be main display. Then files you open will open on the external monitor.
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After an update, OS won't let me override the default keyboard layout to my language preferences

I have experienced very weird bugs with using a PC UK keyboard on MacOS (and wanting that layout to work), where despite the user having a British PC keyboard plugged in, it was missing the \ | key ...
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How can I do text-to-columns in Numbers?

Nothing else needed than copy and paste... the right way. I know it's an old post but all the answers seem so complicated. Issue: I suspect that the issue is because a table is already populated and ...
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Dragging a window to another monitor that has a fullscreen window

I came here to seek a solution too for us mouse users, but here's what I currently do to solve this problem, as far as my experience goes, it's way better than the provided "Don't use Fullscreen&...
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Reduce intensity (luminosity) of Apple Studio Display

Hidden away in System Settings > Displays, there is a drop-down menu for "Presets". In earlier OSes, you could select a "Color Profile", which was a color management profile, ...
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How do you copy a meeting in Outlook for Mac?

I found this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/copy-and-paste-events-in-outlook-for-mac/ea147b82-ae7e-4182-8a47-098a66ffbbc6 They explain that there is a workaround to this ...
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How can I fix one user account when the Finder Tags don’t show in the contextual menu?

After trying various troubleshooting steps, I managed to resolve the issue. Here’s how I fixed it: To display tags in the context menu on macOS, at least one tag must be added to the favourite tags ...
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can't upgrade macOS version on Macbook air 2015 from Catalina to any newer version

You will want to download a copy of Monterey (macOS 12) and use it to create a bootable USB, which you can use to update the MBA. Refer to Apple's instructions on how to create the bootable USB. https:...
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Keyboard shortcut for sleep

You can still buy keyboards with a media eject key, so it's clear Apple has decided that you only get a key shortcut to sleep your Mac is you have a physical media eject key different than a Touch ID ...
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Using "screencapture" sometimes only takes screenshot of wallpaper

If your screencapture command occasionally captures only your wallpaper instead of the active display content, it suggests a macOS graphics or display rendering issue rather than a script-specific ...
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How do I update date modified to now in finder?

To update the modified time of a file in Finder on macOS, open Terminal, navigate to the file's directory using cd, and then use the touch command followed by the file name (e.g., touch a.txt). This ...
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Add an account to “Internet Accounts” that require a Yubikey

To add a Microsoft Exchange account on macOS with Yubikey MFA, bypass the embedded browser in System Preferences by using the Microsoft Outlook app instead. Install Outlook from the Mac App Store, go ...
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How can we restore Apple silicon Mac hardware on networks secured in an enterprise environment?

You have to set up a proxy to one Apple server for device activation to work. If you can open up more ports or set up a caching server internally and let that server talk to Apple services, you can ...
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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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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.
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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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