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How do you remove the clock time from the menu bar in macOS?

The clock is no longer optional for Big Sur and newer macOS. It drives the do not disturb shortcut (option + select) and summons the Notification Center when selected. To minimize screen area, select ...
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Why Quick Look in macOS Monterey shows only the metadata rather than the actual content of media files?

This seems to be an issue with Finder which can be resolved by restarting it. Open Terminal Type killall Finder and press Return Finder will automatically restart, QuickLook works again.
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How do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

One way to do this is to make a custom keyboard layout with Ukelele. It lets you add any icon you want to a keyboard, but also includes in the Resources folder in its download some .bundle files ...
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ControlCenter.app listens to port 5000/tcp on Monterey OS. Is that normal? Why does it do it?

Port 5000 is now used for Airplay as well as port 7000 in macOS Monterey, you can toggle that off by unchecking 'Ariplay Receiver' in System Preferences > Sharing at the bottom of the list. So yes, ...
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How can I avoid an error preparing macOS Monterey installation on a Mac with an OWC Aura Pro x2 SSD?

I may have a workaround to share that got me going... https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253296956?answerId=256166114022#256166114022 I ran into the same issue and contacted OWC to see if they had ...
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How do you remove the clock time from the menu bar in macOS?

There's no way to do it now because the time serves as the button for showing the notification center and the widget view. Hope it gets fixed in the future.
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How can I stop a bluetooth keyboard from waking my Macbook Pro?

It looks like Apple have removed the Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer option in MacOS Monterey (12.2.1) for some reason. The solution from this post on MacRumors solved the issue for me ...
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Restore Python 2.7 on Monterey 12.3?

The Python Release Python 2.7.18 | Python.org download page has a macOS 64-bit installer download that replaces the missing interpreter.
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Can't assign normal keyboard shortcuts on Monterey because "it's already used by a system-wide keyboard shortcut"

The behavior your are seeing is consistent with changes Apple has made in macOS Monterey, as compared to macOS Big Sur, to its assigned global system keyboard shortcuts as mentioned in a comment by ...
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How can I use macOS Monterey's new "Mic Mode" feature with Zoom?

The third party apps will need to be reprogrammed to call the Apple code that enables this. In order to use Mic Modes, your app must adopt the Core Audio AUVoiceIO audio unit. This is a popular ...
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How to reach the /etc folder from cd /Macintosh/ HD?

When booting to singe user mode, the following messages can be observed. To access the /etc directory, read the above and enter the following commands. /sbin/mount -P 1 /usr/libexec/...
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Impossible to pair Apple Wireless Keyboard M9270LL/A after update to Monterey 12.0.1

After many hours of experimenting, I finally got my A1016 keyboard to connect to a brand-new Apple Silicon MBP running Monterey, and I found your post helpful, but the steps were not quite right. I ...
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Why Quick Look in macOS Monterey shows only the metadata rather than the actual content of media files?

Restart Finder by ... Command + Option + Esc Select Finder, then hit Relaunch
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How to keep /private/tmp on a RAM drive with Big Sur & Monterrey+?

UPDATE: The question was changed to focus specifically on how to create a RAM disk on Big Sur/Monterey. You can do that by opening the Terminal and running the following command: diskutil erasevolume ...
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How to reach the /etc folder from cd /Macintosh/ HD?

You do not need to boot to single user mode to fix your error. What you need to do is switch your user ID to superuser (root). Under normal unix, the command would be su, however this command will not ...
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How to recover from a renamed /etc directory in Mac OS Monterey (causing inability to log in)

I have Monterey installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine. I followed your instructions and was able to rename /private/etc to /private/xetc. When I boot Monterey in single user mode, I see ...
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On Monterey, where are the downloaded wallpapers saved?

The downloaded wallpapers are stored in /System/Library/AssetsV2/com_apple_MobileAsset_DesktopPicture, and after poking around it seems that some of these wallpapers (HEIC format) are around 100 MB in ...
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Different apps stopped working after updating to Monterey 12.3.1 from 12.2.1

Let's try approaching this from first principles. You have some but not all third-party apps that are hanging at startup, with no clear differentiator between working and broken apps. We should look ...
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What is the purpose of directory /var/dirs_cleaner?

/var/dirs_cleaner seems to be used by the /usr/libexec/dirs_cleaner tool. Here is what "man dirs_cleaner" shows: DIRS_CLEANER(8) System Manager's Manual ...
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All of a sudden can't open .dmg files on Monterey

I fixed it! - I recently ran a command to stop receiving annoying messages about umounted drives: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.DiskArbitration....
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Cannot upgrade Mac OSX because my hard drive is encrypted

I got it working in the end! Coming from another bug I got the following solution steps, in order to get it working. As you can see here in FileVault, there was a warning displayed, that were some ...
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Low Resolution Mode in macOS Monterey

OK, I have found a temporary solution, which involves changing the info.plist file inside the application. Using XCode, open up: /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/Resources/VirtualBoxVM.app/...
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How to disable macOS Monterrey's new Safari tab style

It is not possible to return to the previous style. macOS 12, aka Monterey, is currently in developer preview. Please use the included Feedback Assistant to let Apple know your opinion about the new ...
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Have any software distributions been removed from macOS Monterey?

PHP has been removed in Monterey. Other software appears to not have changed since Big Sur (11.3).
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Can I trigger a Shortcut from bash in macOS Monterey?

According to the official documentation, if you have a shortcut named "Focus", you can simply trigger it by running shortcuts run Focus I just tested it successfully on macOS Monterey 12.0....
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Can I trigger a Shortcut from bash in macOS Monterey?

There is a shortcuts shell command, which executes shortcuts. See man shortcuts for details: NAME shortcuts – Command-line utility for running shortcuts. SYNOPSIS shortcuts run shortcut-...
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Time machine "Delete all backups of <file>" option missing

The ability to delete all backups of a file was removed when Time Machine changed to using destination disks formatted as APFS with Big Sur. This loss of functionality is, in my view, more than ...
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How can I stop a bluetooth keyboard from waking my Macbook Pro?

Yes, you can achieve this through the Bluetooth settings. See this article for guidance: OSXDaily - Try Preventing the Bluetooth Wake Ability if Your Mac is Randomly Waking from Sleep In summary:  ...
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How to upgrade from Yosemite to Monterey?

Indeed, Monterey is not compatible with my Macbook Air, but Big Sur is and should be enough for our needs. Here is how I installed it: I found this page in Apple support. It has links to hidden ...
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trying to ssh from 2018 macbook to mac mini; getting error "pledge: filesystem full" and "shell request failed on channel 0"

What version of ssh are you using on the client and the server? You can find out using ssh -V. Also, for your next step, try ssh -vvv to show all 3 levels of debug mode. It might indicate why it is ...
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