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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper
General usage of any python tool and running scripts and Apple specific questions are on topic here. Detailed languag-specific questions about programming (where it won’t matter if python runs on an…
Any thing that helps perform repetitive tasks via an application or script
management software that facilitates VNC-like control of Macs as well as automating remote management and reporting tasks
The configuration settings or preferences within a given app/program/environment
Apple Silicon is a family of ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) for Macintosh computers. This tag relates to software compatibility with that chip rather than other processor families
A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box
iTerm is a third party replacement for the built-in Terminal application.
Headphones are a pair of small speakers that are held close to the user's ears. They typically have a wire leading to each speaker (although there may only be one); they may also be wireless. Either w…
A filesystem developed by Apple Inc first introduced in macOS Sierra 10.12 Developer Release and for public use in macOS High Sierra 10.13.
The process of identifying and/or authenticating a user to grant access to a computer, server, or website.
Pictures displayed on a computer screen
Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).
The visual representation of a computer's contents when no open programs or windows are visisble. Often home to program shortcuts, datafiles, and lists of mounted drives etc.
"Icon" is a term for a small graphical image used to identify an application or a function within the application. Icons often can be clicked upon by the mouse to launch an application or invoke a com…
Usually referring to the startup process of a device or computer from an initial "cold" state rather than sleep or hibernation.
The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
The region of a window or screen where drop down menus are displayed. The menu bar allows for easy access of an application's menus and commands.
for all processes and protocols for doing name to address translation locally on Apple products as well as in general relating to his DNS works.
An image or video taken by a computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually, screen capture is a software process where the image i…
Allowing information to be used by more than one user
Window management refers to software that controls the placement, layout, and appearance of various windows on OS X.
The act of searching for data by providing keywords which are either checked directly against contents, or against a search index in order to provide relevant results.
An unintentional mistake or omission in the programming code of an application that causes undesirable results. This tag will be used in discussions identifying potential bugs and seeking ways to circ…
Server Message Block (SMB) is an application-layer network protocol allowing access to shared files and shared printers over a network.
Spaces were renamed Desktops and brought together with Exposé and Dashboard as Mission Control with the release of Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.
'iPod' is a line of portable music media players from Apple Inc. Use the tag ipod-touch for iPods using the iOS operating system.
Moving data from one device to another
An application provided with the original iPhone, and made available on the Mac in Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. Used to record text notes, and can be synced using iCloud or other services.
The Mac Pro is a workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc.. The first Mac Pro was based on dual Dual-core Xeon Woodcrest processors and formally announced on August 7, 2006 at WWDC. The current …
In UNIX, a panic is an unrecoverable system error detected by the kernel.
A combination hard drive and 802.11n wireless base station designed to work out-of-the-box with Time Machine in OS X. It also doubles as a standard wireless access point.
Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use [server.app] for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.
Questions related to macOS Ventura (version 13). (Remember to add exact build numbers for all questions on beta software. The beta tag should not be relied upon for questions.)
System Preferences, the application for OS X that allows you to modify various system settings. The application is organized into different preference panes.
Siri is a voice control system introduced with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S.