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STOP using Time Machine. Use something else... ANYTHING else. I prefer a "cloning" utility such as CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper. DELETE TM local backups -- this alone will save you many gigabytes of space. STOP using Spotlight. Use something else. I recommend "EasyFInd" and "Find Any File". STOP using hibernation mode if it's enabled. 4a. DELETE the ...


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Sure you can - it will even boot from it if you ask it to by holding Opt at the chimes. Your only issue may be to get it to physically fit the drive sled in the Pro. For that just get a physical adaptor so that the connectors line up properly. OWC are well-known for their Mac-compatible products - selection of their drive adaptors. Make sure the one you ...


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I tried to find the Macintosh HD/System/Library/PreferencePanes/Trackpad.prefPane file from version 10.13.5 and all the settings worked again. You just need to rename the file, for example by adding 1 at the end of the name, and open :)


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Removed support for Legacy Safari Extensions. from Safari 13 Release Notes which I interpret as no support for developing either. How would you develop an extension which you can't even run/test on the browser?


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System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Privacy, Location services tab.


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launchd On macOS, launchd is Apple's replacement for cron. I don't know what the "official" replacement for at is. See the StartCalendarInterval key in launchd.plist(5) to get started.


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Open your terminal and type this : sudo plutil -replace RunAtLoad -bool false /Library/LaunchAgents/com.philandro.anydesk.Frontend.plist Basically this will set the auto start boolean value in the *.plist file from true to false which as a result would disable the autostart function. It's practically the same thing as the above solutions but much simpler. ...


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That certainly looks like a dead battery. iFixit sells a replacement kit starting at $99 (USD).


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This question Macbook Pro stuck after I enter my password provided a solution for me by deleting some .csstore files.


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macOS Mojave has a configuration to show recently used application icon in the Dock. In order to disable it, uncheck Show recent applications in Dock under System Preferences → Dock. Application with support for opening documents minimize into Dock in their own separate icon. To disable that behavior, check to Minimise windows into application icon under ...


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I suddenly had the same problem of no dropbox options in right click menu, no possibility to directly attach a file to Mail app. I downloaded and installed my macOS from the App Store. At the end my files and apps were not modified and Dropbox options and Mail app restarted to work properly


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Thanks to brew formulae, I'd recommend ncdu (https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/ncdu) for users who like a command line tool and baobab (https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/baobab) for users who like a graphical user interface. installation commands for quick copy-paste: ncdu brew install ncdu sample screenshot for ncdu: baobab brew install baobab sample ...


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I found another way to accomplish this in newer versions of macOS (e.g. Mojave and Catalina) that doesn't require turning on "Reduce Transparency" and therefore losing all of the other transparency effects in macOS. The idea is to make a customized background image that fills your display and has white pixels underneath the exact area that the menu bar ...


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Maybe help extracted text pmset -g batt | head -n 1 | cut -c19- | rev | cut -c 2- | rev output Battery Power AC Power


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Click on the up arrow to the right of the cell reference (at the bottom of your screenshot) for the one you want to fix, then check the Row and Column boxes to fix the reference to both the row and column.


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LaunchServices macOS includes Launch Services. This code is responsible for launching applications and providing those applications with the details of files to open or print: Launch Services is an API that enables a running application to open other applications or their document files or URLs (uniform resource locators) in a way similar to the Finder ...


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Possible duplicate to this superuser question. However, you may want to read this article. Here is the gist you really need to do: Make sure that no malware is running / slowing down your mac. In Terminal, identify running processes: ps -ef Make sure to close any unneeded resource intensive applications and processes, e.g. check the CPU, Memory, Disk ...


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After suggestion from @user3439894, I had tweeted Apple Support and here is their answer: We love feedback. If you don’t see the Apple app you wish to leave feedback for, you can leave feedback by choosing the device you are using here: http://apple.co/Feedback So, following that, I had posted the feedback using one of my devices as a channel, explaining ...


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Allow the Script Editor to access Accessibility in System Preferences, & try this script. You should define the application name properly. set MyApps to {"Google Chrome", "Skype", "Finder"} repeat with MyApp in MyApps tell application MyApp activate delay 3 tell application "System Events" to tell process MyApp set value of ...


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Try to do SMC Reset as this will help for General performance and functionality problems: abnormally sluggish behavior despite no CPU or disk usage, external ports not working, airport & Bluetooth aren’t showing up, external devices are not being found, etc Apple says you shouldn’t reset the SMC without first trying other troubleshooting tasks, such ...


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It fixed by itself -_- I dunno how and why... UPDATE: The problem is in mozilla firefox, while it opened in any desktop it creates this bug somehow :/ ?!


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apf takes precedence over pf, in which case, (Q) how do I change or work around that? It's not about precedence; it's logical AND — those firewalls are independent to each other and you're invoking both of them. Even if Pf won't block connections you have specifically verified that socketfilterfw won't pass it.


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Ideally you can restore whatever you‘ve deleted from a backup. If you removed the standard Python installation of macOS, boot into the Recovery Partition (if any) and reinstall macOS from there. This should leave your other files intact, it‘s not a bad idea to do a backup before nevertheless. Alternatively, you can through Homebrew. Once Homebrew is ...


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If you attempted to edit your sshd configuration file you might have saved it as a plain text copy (because Mac does not allow you to directly edit the file). If you did then change the file type from plain text --> text edit. This worked for me.


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Oversight is a product by Objective-See that performs low-level detection of when the camera is used. I posted a screenshot from a talk by Patrick Wardle that discusses this specifically, along with some sample code of how to invoke this via AVFoundation notifications. The portion most relevant to you starts at 43 minutes. If this application you're ...


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The simplest solution is to press Command+W to close the pop-up tab and return to previous tab. I use uBlock Origin as ad-blocker for my browser, I would suggest to you to use it too. Other more complex solution is to learn how to use uMatrix for blocking these annoyances.


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This is by design. You can see how wc pads “tabs” by removing the -c so it drops the first number in alignment with where the others would be. You can gobble up the white space if you need with another pipe, but you should plan on this if you’re scripting things on macOS and don’t drop a different wc command down. The options are endless echo "test" | wc -...


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Simply press CommandShift . . to see the hidden folder, your Library is there under your user folder. I suggest you read the proper site who is suggesting you delete the files of Library. It is good and helps to fix after deleting but it might hamper your macOS too.


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Your title does not seem to have anything to do with your actual question, you should change that. There are a number of "Library" folders on your Mac, but the only one you should ever go into is actually hidden, meaning that Apple (for all intents and purposes) recommends you stay out of it. Why? Because deleting things in your users Library folder ...


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Karabiner-Elements has been updated and allows me to disable the eject key on macOs 10.13.6 - High Sierra without issue: https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/index.html


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iTerm2 has a built-in mechanism to get notifications but you have to install the Shell Integration. When you start a long-running command, select: Edit > Marks and Annotations > Alerts > Alert on next mark (⌥Option+⌘Command+A) When the command prompt returns you can select between: Show Modal Alert Box Post Notification (example screenshot)


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You can just enter the following command into Terminal: log show --predicate 'eventMessage contains "Previous shutdown cause"' --last 168h The 168h refers to 168 hours, which I've used so that the command goes back a week (since you want to capture the weekend). However, you can change the 168 to another value if you like.


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This seems to work for me. <form id="myform" action="..."> .. <a id="mysubmit">Submit form</a> </form> <script> window.onload = function() { document.getElementById('mysubmit').onclick = function() { document.getElementById('myform').submit(); return false; } } </...


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https://maketecheasier.com/watermark-pdf-pages-quick-actions-macos has a solution with automator to achieve the text transparency adjustment. And I found another solution, using Keynote: Load Image in Keynote, and text in Keynote can set transparency using View menu -> Show colours (CMD + Shift + C).


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In Keychain, just do a search for "ssh". Or you can find it under: Keychain: Local Items Category: Passwords Name: SSH: /Users/xxxxx/.ssh/id_rsa You will most likely need to quit and restart Keychain to refresh the list. It helps to sort by Date Modified. You can also try View > Show invisible items. Additional note: ssh-add -K will add the key to ...


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I fixed my issues by clearing up some network shares that couldn't connect. I had three network shares in my user's System Preferences>Users>Login Items. These were all on a server that I couldn't connect to at the time. For some reason when I opened either Slack or Zoom, they'd attempt to connect to that server. I can't think why either of those apps were ...


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Welcome to Ask Different. This is something I encounter a lot. You should try these tricks from the finder. You can open the trash and ctrl-click the file you want to delete and select delete immediately. You can also try holdind down the option key while emptying trash. These methods were recommended by this reference, I don't know the corresponding ...


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TLDR You can do this with something like echo -en "\033]1; New Name \007" or printf '\e]1;%s\a' 'New Name'. You may have to fiddle with your profile's window/tab title settings, though. Explanation... This behavior is a little complex and not well explained I guess. Title types First, you can set two types of title. Terminal.app calls these the tab ...


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Technically, NO If you can't remember your firmware password or passcode, schedule an in-person service appointment with an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. Bring your Mac to the appointment, and bring your original receipt or invoice as proof of purchase.


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You can read here more about local snapshots: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204015


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In Safari you would need to start Safari while holding the Shift key, then empty all caches. This may work in chrome also, try it.


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It might your keyboard issue which is just a random guess. However before going on hardware, why not you try to reset SMC. The System Management Controller — or SMC — is responsible for various pieces of hardware inside your machines such as the battery, fans, logic board and more. The SMC is even responsible for recognizing when certain buttons are ...


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LosslessCut app seems very promising. https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut Simple and ultra fast cross platform tool for lossless trimming/cutting of video and audio files. Great for saving space by rough cutting your large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. It lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard ...


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The solution provided by @Abdullah above worked for me. However, I needed to give myself (username) 'Read & Write' permissions for the 'LaunchAgents' directory in order to edit the file, or else, it was asking to create a duplicate file and then edit it. Thanks a ton! AnyDesk really needs to fix this, because the solution is not always easy for an ...


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This person is also on Mojave, had similar problems, and seems to have tried all debugging steps I can think of. I suggest you follow those as well. Surprisingly updating Xcode helped him remedy (not solve) the issue: To update Xcode, open your Terminal and enter xcode-select --install. You may have to delete the old version of Xcode before installing ...


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It's not that complex with use of Pf firewall that's been ported from OpenBSD to MacOS quite a while ago. The whole ruleset could be as simple as: # # Block outgoing connections to IP ranges given in a table # # A persistent table to keep a list of IP networks for blocking table <toBlockOut> persist { 0.1.2.3/32 } # local TCP/IP is always allowed ...


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Although this sounds more like a software issue, I don't think it is impossible that you are dealing with issues related to signal interference. The 2.4 GHz frequency that Bluetooth uses is rather crowded and most notably WiFi can be on the same band and cause issues. I suggest to test your Wifi first. Press alt and click on the WiFi symbol. If under "...


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The verification is used to make sure the .dmg package is not corrupted. You'd better wait the verification to be done. If you really wanna skip the verification, execute the following commands in the Terminal, # Disable the "Are you sure you want to open this application?" dialog defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool false # Disable ...


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You can use a Hot Corner to sleep just the display. Go to the Mission Control prefpane and click the 'Hot Corners…' button. Choose a corner and select 'Put Display to sleep'. Now, when you move the mouse-pointer into that corner of your primary display, the display(s) will turn off, leaving the rest of the machine active. I'm not sure if you can assign a ...


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The way this is done with Keynote is somewhat different to the PowerPoint approach. Instead of having to save the presentation as a different file, you only need to change your presentation's settings within the Inspector. Assuming you're talking about the latest version of Keynote on macOS, follow these steps: Open your presentation in Keynote Click on ...


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