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Is there a keyboard shortcut to navigate one level up in Finder?
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The one you're probably looking for is the command ⬆︎ keyboard shortcut, as this is the one that takes you back to the parent folder. To do the same thing, but within a new window, use command ...

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Customise Touch Bar for a specific application
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82 votes

Assuming I understand your question, you can set your Touch Bar to show the function keys as its default display on an app by app basis. To do this: Go to Apple > System Preferences Select the ...

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What is "photoanalysisd" and why is it using 77% of my CPU?
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Your iMac is currently processing the photos in your Photos library, presumably because you’ve just imported/converted an existing Photos library from an earlier version of macOS. If you suspect this ...

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Why is it better for an iPhone’s battery to NOT close down apps?
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65 votes

You’re not alone. People are just used to their desktop computer habits, and it’s understandable they carry these habits over to their iPhones and iPads. However, let me try and explain this using ...

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AppleCare engineer says Macs need weekly reboots b/c "kernel expires". What's that mean?
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65 votes

Documentation on this does not exist. Having worked as a Certified Apple Engineer (CAE) I can tell you that something has most definitely been lost in translation (for want of a better word) from ...

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Mac no longer boots
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60 votes

I’m going to jump out on a limb here and make the assumption that you’re probably a Chrome user and before you went away you updated Chrome. If so, you're probably the victim of a Chrome updater bug ...

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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?
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iOS 13 and later As of iOS 13 and above the process for using this feature has changed. The steps are largely the same as for iOS 12 and earlier (see below), but instead of pressing hard on any of the ...

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Can I toggle Do Not Disturb on/off on my Mac as easily as I can on my iPhone?
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52 votes

Option + Click the menu bar Actually, there is a Menu Bar icon, of sorts. To toggle Do Not Disturb you can just hold the option key down while you click on the Notification Centre icon at top right ...

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My Mac repeatedly beeps three times on startup. What does this mean?
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No, your Mac is not possessed. And Yes, it’s trying to tell you something! A looping three beeps in between three seconds during startup is your iMac’s way of telling you that the operating system ...

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Easy way to copy paste file paths on Macs
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45 votes

I think this is an option that will do exactly what you want. Using your Serial Number.jpg example, do as follows: In the Finder browse to the image called “Serial Number.jpg” located on Server1 ...

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Is there a native QR Code reader on iPhone?
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You don’t actually specify whether your iPhone was brand new, or just new to you, but if you’re running iOS 11 you can just open the Camera app and point it at a QR code. It will automatically ...

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Copying blocks of text in terminal
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41 votes

You should be able to do this by holding the option key down while doing it. This changes the cursor to a '+' sign and allows you to select any rectangular area of text. See screenshot below: If ...

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Is it possible to use my Mac to mine Bitcoins?
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Short answer Is it possible? Yes. Will the benefit outweigh the costs? No. Long answer Without going into a lot of detail, and at the risk of oversimplifying things, in the early days mining ...

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If I delete photos/files why aren't they actually deleted? How come they can be recovered?
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Short answer By moving a file to Trash and then emptying the trash, or by doing a quick format of a traditional hard drive (i.e. not a solid state drive), you're actually not deleting files. Instead, ...

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How do I do a right click on a 'magic mouse'?
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There is no Control Panel like in Windows or the old Classic Mac OS systems of years ago. Instead, what macOS has are System Preferences. You can access this from the Apple Menu and selecting the ...

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How do I change my macOS user account UUID to stop Apple tracking me?
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Firstly, the premise behind your question is false on two grounds: The UUID isn’t actually a UUID in the real sense. - What I mean is that it isn’t a universally unique identifier that, for anything ...

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Should I use a Thunderbolt adapter or a USB 3.0 adapter for ethernet?
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SHORT ANSWER The answer to your question as asked in the title is it really depends on what ports you have available, personal preference, cost, etc. I say this because both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ...

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Apps Icons not appearing
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32 votes

I can think of three (well, sort of) potential solutions to this. You do not need to try these in any particular order - try one first and if the issue returns, then try the other. Option 1 requires ...

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Can I add a "space" to my Dock to separate apps into groups?
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32 votes

Yes you can! Follow these steps: Within Finder launch the Terminal app (by default it’s in the Utilities folder within your Applications folder) Copy and paste the following command into Terminal: ...

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Is it possible to hide or remove system preference panes?
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The answer is Yes on both counts. That is, you can hide a preference pane or remove it altogether. See below for steps on doing each. Hiding System Preference panes To hide a System Preference pane: ...

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How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to an AppleScript I wrote?
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In summary you will need to use: Automator to create a service that runs an Apple Script System Preferences to assign a keyboard shortcut to the service Below are the steps involved for each. 1. ...

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macOS Sierra doesn't appear in my Purchased list within the Mac App Store
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The download of macOS Sierra is not linked to an Apple ID. In fact, users can download it without having to sign into the Mac App Store. Another recent change made by Apple is the inclusion of an ...

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How can I identify 3rd party kernel extensions in macOS?
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You can identify 3rd party kernel extensions (Kexts) via Terminal. More specifically: Launch the Terminal app (found within your Applications > Utilites folder) Type (or copy and paste) the ...

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MacBook Pro Touch Bar control strip gone
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The first things I would do are resetting your NVRAM followed by resetting your SMC. If resetting these doesn't resolve it, run Apple Diagnostics. Before doing any of the following, ensure your MBP ...

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How can I find what program is preventing my Mac from going to sleep?
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29 votes

You’ve done a pretty good job so far of troubleshooting this yourself and there are many things that prevent sleep out of the box and by design. What I would do next is exactly what you’re asking ...

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to enable/disable hidden files in Finder?
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29 votes

Actually, there is a keyboard shortcut you can use in macOS High Sierra. More specifically, you can use command + shift + .. In case that last key isn’t clear, it’s a period (aka full stop).

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How can I find out which Mac apps are 32-bit?
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One way to identify what 32-bit apps you're still using is to use the System Information option under About This Mac. The exact steps differ depending on the version of macOS you're running, but below ...

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How do I get these Internet/Wi-Fi details to give to tech support and is it safe?
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Yes, those details are safe to provide. They are measurements of the quality of your wireless signal, and they contain no personal information. You can view these and other details from the Wi-Fi ...

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Before putting an iPhone5 into very long-term storage should I fully drain battery?
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When it comes to Apple products and batteries I recommend users refer to what Apple has to say about its batteries. However, to answer your question, I quote directly from Apple: Store it half-...

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Always show function keys on control strip when using terminal
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The reason for this is that Apple doesn't seem to treat its Terminal app in the same way as other apps in terms of permanently setting Functions keys in the Touch Bar. Instead, you need to follow ...

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