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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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Should ControlCenter.app listen to port 5000/tcp on a normal macOS Monterey system?

Port 5000 is now used for Airplay as well as port 7000 as of macOS Monterey. So yes, it's normal ! Apple decided to use those ports even though a lot of developers use those ports by default. macOS 12 ...
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macOS Quick Look showing small thumbnail + metadata rather than the full size 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 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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How to make MacBook battery last as long as possible while watching videos?

Engage low power mode On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Battery , click Battery or Power Adapter Putting the video full screen saves the most energy for me for almost all ...
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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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How to prevent MacBook Pro notch from hiding menu bar icons (from the right)

Dealing with the same issue on my MacBook. The only solution I know of is using Bartender to manage the items. It has a feature called Bartender Bar that allows the icons to move to a separate space ...
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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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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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Date is wrong by months when set to automatic on 12.1 Monterey (MacBook Pro 14)

I had the same issue and solved it as follows: the process responsible for the system clock is "timed" the man page says it stores its configs in /etc/ntp.conf and /var/db/timed/com.apple....
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Built-in OCR in macOS?

Shortcuts.app has an "Extract Text from Image" action. There's also a shell command shortcuts to run a Shortcut.
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How to prevent MacBook Pro notch from hiding menu bar icons (from the right)

On macOS 13 Ventura, you can change the resolution from system settings and that will move the menu bar below the notch. Go to System Settings -> Displays Right click (or control-click) on the ...
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MacOS: Catching up on updates: Skip or go straight to latest?

Here's my take on the situation in general for anyone, and you, to consider. You should always have regular backups - they are key for "undoing" an upgrade if you discover something ...
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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 do I get back the input source flags on my menu bar?

I'm the developer of YouType. It shows the current indicator in the status bar as flags. I'm happy to suggest you try it.
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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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MacOS 12 Monterey (M1) keeps asking my ssh passphrase every time

Prior to MacOS Monterrey the -K flag was used to add the key to the agent but since then and now in the new MacOS Ventura 13, we have a couple of different and more descriptive options: --apple-use-...
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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 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 remove the "resumable copy" flag of a folder?

Came across the same problem. After cleaning the kMDItemResumableCopy metadata with xattr -rc, the folder became greyed out and couldn't be opened with Finder (Terminal was still fine). I followed the ...
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Install macOS Monterey.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

There is a great answer here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/254003944 From that thread, the issue is that the installer downloaded from the macOS app store is just a skeleton installer, and ...
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Remove Fn shortcut for switching input language

You can disable language switching on the Fn-key by choosing "Do nothing" for "Press 🌐 to ..." in System Preferences > Keyboard: Tested in macOS Monterey (v12.3.1)
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What is `oahd-helper` and why is it eating my CPU?

This oahd-helper is the ahead of time compiler for Rosetta. Essentially what you are doing is causing it to scan a large volume of programs and compile / cache the translated code for Rosetta to run ...
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How do you remove the clock time from the menu bar in macOS?

I also use (and LOVE!) iStat Menus. Best solution is to display the date with iStat and the time with the system. Decent compromise.
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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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macOS Quick Look showing small thumbnail + metadata rather than the full size 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 can I display messages in Apple Mail thread by newest first

This can be set in Mail preferences under "Viewing", turn on "Show most recent message at the top".
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Go2Shell fails to work for macOS 12 Monterey

There is a built-in Service in MacOS: "New Terminal at Folder". You can enable it and assign a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts.
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How can I show what's new in macOS?

In the menu bar in Finder: Help → See What's new in macOS.
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