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How do I delete the untouchable grammerly from my mac?

It cannot be deleted because it constantly says it is still open. I tried damaging it by compressing it twice, and now it's 0 bytes and cannot be opened. But still cannot be deleted because it says it'...
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recursively search subdirectories and replace files having same names [closed]

i want to build GUI python script that search recursively in sub directories of Destination & files from source directory will get copy overwrite to destination having same name. For Example; ~/...
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History of connected Device Mac OS Internet Sharing

I have a Mac OS Internet Sharing with Share Settings On Mac OS Monterey But Today I need to log ALL the device who has already connect to the internet sharing. How can I do that ? I try ARP but it's a ...
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Display on M1 MacBook is broken, need to set external monitor to be main monitor without opening up the MacBook

The display on my M1 MacBook is broken. I have an external monitor and external keyboard but not an external mouse. I am logged in to my computer on the external monitor but I can't really do anything ...
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Why does my custom launchd service fail with a status 78?

I was writing a service to execute a command when some file on my Macbook changes following Run Script on File Change on Mac OS X. This is my service file (~/Library/LaunchAgents/my-service.plist): &...
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Microsoft Word Mac Can't Add Exclude Dictionary

I'm trying to add an exclusion dictionary to Mac Word 2016. After going to Word | Preferences |Spelling and Proofing, Dictionaries, I click Add. The open file dialog shows an Options button with three ...
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Disable dyld logs on Mac

Due to some configuration which I can't remember, I am getting a verbose logs of type: dyld[5165]: <DEA9AE37-F320-3837-8475-582A62F95E0A> /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/Versions/A/...
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Can a macOS launch agent be run as a user that is not the 'active' user?

I have multiple users on a single iMac. They stay logged on, but put the display to sleep via a hot corner when finished. After a short time, a password is required and this allows them to switch ...
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Can I use code to control the LEDs in my MacBook keyboard backlight?

I would like to have my MacBook keyboard backlight LEDs light up responding to the keys I press. For example, if I press a key, it should have something like a ripple effect around it with backlights. ...
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When opening terminal, mail window pops up

Does anybody know why when I open a new terminal window/session/tab, the mail app opens (if completely close) or pops up on Mac Monterey 12.5. I can not figure it out. Thanks
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How to rename a bookmark in Safari on Mac (when the bookmark is loaded on page)?

As a Safari/Mac user...How can I tell what bookmark is loaded in the browser...So that I can rename the bookmark? Similar to what Chrome offers? Cmd-D: Save bookmark "Joes Cafe" Browse ...
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Cannot use `open` command via SSH on Mac

I have a workflow where I use SSH in terminal in conjunction with remote desktop, and I often use the open command in SSH to open something in the GUI. However, recently it stopped working with the ...
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I can't update anything on an old Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8

I'm trying to help a family friend with an issue with their old mac. They can't view any videos or see anything on YouTube. When I go to YouTube on their mac, it says Safari is out of date. So I tried ...
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APFS disks may not be used as bootable install media

I accidentally installed macOS Ventura Beta and it doesn't support Xcode 13. I wanted to install macOS Monterey on a separate volume. So I can use the good old Xcode 13 there instead of Xcode 14 Beta. ...
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Bind CMD double tap to a shortcut [closed]

I'm switching from Windows to Mac: on win10 this was very easy. Any software that allows me to Bind CMD double tap to a shortcut? I just upgraded to Moneterey. Thank you much!
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Chrome is crashing / quitting every 15 minutes due to "Management Action"

I keep getting this notification on my MacOS machine, saying that Chrome is quitting in 15 minutes, and it subsequently does quit and sometimes I lose my work. Anyone know wha this is due to?
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Highlight Headings in Navigation Pane in Word for Mac that contain the search string

In the Windows version of Microsoft Word, I find it VERY useful that the headings listed in the Navigation pane get highlighted if their contents contain the search string. In this way, I can manually ...
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How Can I Delete Files with Extended Attributes

My system has a bunch of files on an attached WD Mac Passport drive that I think were created by a file synchronization application that I no longer use. I would like to delete these files. All of ...
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Plug Apple Studio Display (USB-C/Thunderbolt) into an old-ish PC (HDMI, USB-A)?

I recently got an Apple Studio Display as a second monitor for my 2020 iMac (M1). I do the majority of my work on a Mac and the Apple Studio Display is fantastic. I'm a game developer though so I ...
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Find all files & folders created by a program during installation?

What would be the best way to figure out all files & folders that have been created and/or modified by a certain program install? I've tried Smart Folders on Mac, but this couldn't show me hidden ...
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How to to do dictation from system-audio?

Mac Monterey: When I execute the command Edit/"Start dictation, " the small microphone appears. But as soon as I click my audio-player window to start playing my podcast to transcribe the ...
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ACSM extension missing on Firefox

I use a Mac (12.4) with FF (102.0.1) and am having problems with acsm files. They do not download with th eext ension and Adobe Digitl reader will not open them. The problem does not occur when I use ...
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Another way to run amd64 Docker image on Apple Silicon CPU? It won't work with Docker Desktop

I have written the Docker image my-docker-img that contains the Linux application some-foreign-linux-app (which was not written by me). The image is built from a CentOS 7 linux/amd64 Docker image. ...
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Should I migrate from my i9 MacBook to my new M1 or should I reinstall from scratch?

I just got a new M1 MacBook Pro from work. My old one is an i9 MacBook Pro. Since these two machines run on different chips with different architecture - I was wondering if I should migrate my apps ...
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Can't connect to l2tp vpn on Mac OS

Good afternoon. I used a connection to l2tp vpn with a certificate in Windows, while I did not add a certificate and a shared key, and everything worked. I switched to a mac os, and through the ...
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Why are there 2 wifi.log reports on console in Mac

So today while I was checking my console log.reports today, I saw there there are two Wifi logs, one is the general one which is the Wifi.log and the other is a new one called Wifi.07.05.6:34.log. ...
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How to automatically unload and load a plist launchd

I have a SSH tunnel connection between my home mac mini and a EC2 (aws) working fine. I have a lunchd process (launchDaemon) that keeps this tunnel on. But eventually it goes offline. I've searching a ...
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Unable to locate a Java Runtime that supports apt

I am on the following: macOS Monterey version 12.3.1 And I am trying to intsall pyenv with the following: sudo apt install -y curl && curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/0xboz/...
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Prevent macOS automatically making a desktop when connecting to an external monitor

Title says most of it. I am running 20 desktops in macOS Monterey and use both an external monitor frequently. Whenever I connect my macbook to the external monitor, a desktop is automatically created ...
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Reverse 'date created' order in desktop mac

When I create or add new Item to my macOS Desktop, macOS arrange the new one at very beging on top right, which I wish it to add the new item after latest one in very bottom left, Is there a way for ...
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How to uninstall PostgreSql user on Mac Monterey

I already deleted pgadmin 4 and the PostgreSQL apps and I don't know why the PostgreSQL user profile is listed on my task bar. I checked the official "System Preferences", and I don't see ...
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gitk - Segmentation fault when clicking "ok" in a new view on m1 mac

When I open gitk on my m1 mac, and go to View->New View->Ok, the app closes and I see a 15872 segmentation fault gitk in the terminal. Git and Gitk were installed via homebrew. I'm seeing this ...
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Automatically add incoming .ics calendar invites to my iCloud calendar

Is there a way for Mail on my Mac to automatically add .ics calendar invites to my iCloud calendar? I am used to Outlook automatically showing calendar invites as tentative in my calendar, but with ...
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Is there any way to drag item between two fulscreen windows on mac?

For example, chrome tabs. If you use cmd+`, windows are switched but tab is dropped. Do you know any usable way to do this?
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brew uninstall does not work cause of no space left on device

I have low space left on my device and it was time to made some cleanup... I removed a lot of things, trash, uninstall unused apps, caches, ... BUT I installed "League of legends" for Mac a ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 won't turn on even while plugged in

The battery of my MacBook Pro 15' from 2019 died a few days ago, it was not holding charge properly for some time now and when I unplugged the laptop it just died. After plugging it in, it didn't turn ...
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Debugging mac network diagnostics - hotspot connection but no internet

My macbook with Catalina will connect to my android hotspot, but not through it to the internet. I have tried rebooting both devices, clearing caches, assigning a DNS server. Any suggestions? I ...
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Mac: How disable cmd+` from showing finder?

Ever since upgrade to OS 12.3.1 (Monterey). I can't toggle between windows using cmd+` even though I have a shortcut set Instead when I press cmd+` finder shows up. How can I disable finder shortcut ...
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How can you swap caps lock and control on a Magic Keyboard (external bluetooth) with a MacBook Pro?

I know how to swap caps lock and control on the native laptop keyboard. Cannot figure it out for the external keyboard. Using MacOS Monterey version 12.4.
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How do I get podcasts onto an iPod Nano in macOS Monterey?

I can download episodes in Apple Podcasts. I can connect the iPod nano (4th gen, cable only, no internet) and use Finder to open sync settings. The manual podcasts selection shows the feeds, but none ...
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Mac OS Monterey - Node.js application leaking - why do I need to clone it in new directory?

I'm really dumbfounded about this. I'm developing a Next.js web application (library on top of Node.js). Somehow the application started leaking (I suspect the culprit being the react-markdown package ...
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zsh on M1 Pro Mac taking 20 seconds to load

I have a M1 Pro Macbook pro and I installed zsh on this machine. However, when I start a terminal session, it takes over 20 seconds to load the session. This is really frustrating and I have not been ...
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how do I make the display size bigger than 1920x1080 when screensharing on Mac

I have a main machine (Mac) and a few other machines I remote into. Windows is great, because it stores credentials, resizes when I size the window, and goes to the full resolution of the screen - ...
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Prevent chrome helper from listening ports

How can I prevent Chrome from listening ports? It pops a dialog saying that Do you want the application “Google Chrome Helper.app” to accept incoming network connections? I'm getting this dialog on ...
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Im trying to make an action t filter my files by day to different folders , any idea: doesnt work

Please help, eed an action to select files like images, and videos basically to filter on different kind , and another action to filter by day.. cant make it worrk on automator, any advice ill ...
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Mac connecting to WiFi

I have a network, with several devices on such as windows computers, consoles etc. I want to connect my Mac to this network. I can guarantee the network is working an operational as I have other ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner - impossible to bypass the "Dry Run"

I have several iMac with Catalina and I use Carbon Copy Cloner to backup all the disk I've formatted an external disk I used to backup using HFS+ (it worked) to APFS. Then I changed the destination on ...
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Apple Studio Display brightness seemingly at maximum when connected to Windows10 laptop

A recently-purchased Apple Studio Display works correctly when connected to a MacBook Pro via the monitor's Thunderbolt port. However, if I connect the monitor to a HP Elitebook (Windows 10 enterprise;...
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ln alias path to audio samples not recognized by Ableton Live

I used to have an external HDD titled "WD Elements 250GB" which contained audio samples I used in Ableton Live projects. The files are still present, though on an internal HDD now. I tried ...
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How to remove hidden Microsoft files starting with ~$ on Mac

I have a Mac running MacOS 12.3.1. I've noticed that all over my file system, there are hidden files from Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) that start with ~$. All of these hidden files ...
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