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How to delay (timer) screen shot with iPadOS

I want to take screen shot of Afffinity Photo screen which requires holding down key to reveal Help text.

How do I delay (using timer) screen shot with iPadOS while pressing ? icon to preserve Help text on screen.
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Mac mini 2018 Mac OS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update 2 no longer supports 2 displays (Monitors).

At Startup, System will not display screen on both monitors, swapping displays or using single display in each of 2 does not resolve issue - both monitors (1 at a time) work OK using either of 2 Thunderbolt connectors.
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When I go into my Photos app, I'm seeing pictures that go back to 2017. When I look at my Storage, it says that I've got over 4 GB of photos sitting on my system. Yet when I go out to my Photo library, I'm seeing this:

Photos screenshot
Everything obvious says that the only pics I should be seeing are 2019 and that's it. I've saved everything else to another drive, but the fact that I'm still seeing pics from 2017 in the app and the fact that over 4 GB of photos are still on my system tells me that there are pics on my system that I'm not seeing.

Where else can I be looking?
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I'm running Parallels on my Mac and I'm being told that there isn't enough room to start Windows. When I look at my Storage, I have this:

screenshot of HD
I have deleted all of the content in my "Documents" folder and yet this graphic tells me that I've still got 14 GB of content in "Documents."

Where would this content be?
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Hi,

My assistant has a macbook pro and just a couple of days ago he was scammed out of $300 by fraud apple support.  The called him up convincing him to connect to his computer and to buy some sort of gift card so they can "fix" his computer.  Anyways, $300 gone and a valuable lesson - he did called apple (the official apple and confirmed they never did call - he was scam).  The apple technician, the official apple, did connect and found nothing wrong with the computer.  My question to the experts is, since he is no expert and doesn't even know what the scammers did while connected, what areas should he check in his computer? Any advice in a Post-Scammed situation is appreciated.
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So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm trying to create a bootable Mac OSX USB drive.  I'm creating it from a Windows 10 machine.  I downloaded TransMac, formatted my thumb drive and then restored an image of 10.8 DMG file to the thumb drive.  Then when I try to use it by booting to the USB drive on the Mac, it does not show up as one of the drives I can boot to.  Has anyone tried this before and what am I doing wrong?
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Mac (Mojave) Browser Speaker Failure

My speaker works fine, but sometimes, when I play a video in the browser, there is no sound.

I see the volume is set to max. This is true for Chrome, Safari, and probably other browsers.

I saw the other day, I had that problem but right clicked and saw a menu. I chose "unmute" to make the sound play.

It's as if there is a mute which is not supported by certain web pages.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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Need Hotkeys for Mac startup

I left my MacBook (2013) Mojave to go to sleep last night. This morning, I forgot that and started up. But, the cursor stopped moving when I tried to log in.

I hard rebooted by pressing and holding the start button. On restart, it went into the mode where I am prompted to se the language. It was like the hard disk crashed.

So, I took it to MicroCenter where a restart brought up that same language selection window. But the guy press four keys on startup and the Password window came up, and it functioned like normal.

What keys did he hold down?

It seems like that would be a smart thing.

He said I let the PC go to sleep and that causes lots of temp files to be created, which overwhelmed the system.

First, what are those key strokes?

Second, is his explanation making sense to you?

Thanks
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I need to write a script that will find all plist files in /Library/LaunchAgents/ that start with connectwisecontrol and contain onlogin in the file names then unload them.

We use ConnectWise Control for providing remote support to our users. The client is installed on the machine and runs at boot. The problem is that we have an application that is used a few times per year that conflicts with ConnectWise Control. Our solution is to close ConnectWise while the other application is running.

Running the following:

launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/connectwisecontrol-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-onlogin.plist

That closes the ConnectWise Agent running in the background and allows the other application to work fine.

My ideal solution would be to use Automator or create or package a script that runs that command and then kicks off the other application when the user clicks it.

The part that I'm unsure of is how to write a script that finds the plist. The xxxxx's in that file vary depending on the computer. I need to search for that plist and then insert it into the unload statement.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Vernon
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Hi All,
I have been asked recently if the latest version of MAC OSX can  integrate with a Windows 2012r2 / 2016 domain with latest MAC OSX. I do not know the answer here or if there is an appliance we need to buy to have this capability?

Can you point me to any reading to help me figure this out?
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In the image below the Verify Disk and Repair Disk options are disabled... whether I select Disk 0 or the partition.

It shows 27,297 files.

What does this mean? Are the files recoverable? I get this message after attempting a Internet fix.

This started with, all of a sudden, getting a white screen with a flashing question mark.

MAC First Aid
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So I am frustrated trying to setup a usb boot stick to install El Capitan 10.11 onto a new machine.  Isn't there a location where I can download this OSX for free?
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See attached spreadsheet. It is MAC ExcelSample-Equipment-Hunt.xlsx

In the Jobs ws in Column A are a list of jobs. In the List ws is a named range called EQUIP.

In Job ws, column B, is a formula that checks each cell against EQUIP and returns the number of occurrences from the list that are in the cell.

Job ws, column C shows the results I want; Display the actual text (could be more than one) that is in the cell and matches EQUIP.

Solution can be a MAC-compatible Excel formula or a VB macro.

Thanks for your help!
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I'm struggling to connect a Macbook to a Microsoft Azure file share storage account. I have it working on 3 Windows machines. What's strange is an open port scan says that the port 445 is closed, and yet the Windows still work. Really need to connect the File Share to the Mac. Grateful if someone could help advise.
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I recently acquired my first MACAirbook (I'm a dyed in the wool PC guy).   I went to an online continuing education course, and "printed" my certificate using "Microsoft Print to PDF" (my local printer wasn't available due to security issues on the education website).  I selected "Desktop" as the location for the print (and subsequently I selected "Documents" and "Downloads").  However, when I went to my Desktop (and Downloads and Documents) to find the PDF file, nothing is there.  How do I find out where the MAC put my document(s)?

Thanks,

Phil
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I just bought my first Macintosh computer for my Apple-Savvy employees (I'm a  hard core PC guy).  The Airbook only seems to have ports for the Thunderbolt.  I regularly transfer files from computer to computer using USB flash drives.  What is the best way to have my PCs talk to my MAC?

Thanks,

Phil
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Cannot create “a bootable Mojave 10.14 USB Install Drive” with these instructions…

https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/18/how-to-create-a-bootable-macos-mojave-10-14-usb-install-drive-video/


>> Downloaded macOS Mojave 10.14 = “install MacOS Mojave…”

USB install drive 6:05 MB is downloaded to ~/Applications folder

>>  “Once macOS 10.14 Mojave is downloaded, close the installer that appears using Command (⌘)+Q.”

There is no response from ‘Command (⌘)+Q’ that is, no ‘installer’ shown (Where?)

My goal is to :create “a bootable Mojave 10.14 USB Install Drive.

I have prepared [formatted] 16GB flash drive to use here…

Command I shows: MOJAVE BOOT volume, 16 GB MOS-DOS (FAT32)

What now?
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Regardless of listening to music or video, I'm experiencing intermittent static while plugged into my office iMac. The static noise is every few seconds, but there is no consistent timing between noises. I moved the cable away from other electronics and power cords to no avail. Muting audio does not prevent noise. The headphones are Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and the computer is an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6

I also plugged the headphones into my MacBook Pro (also running High Sierra 10.13.6) and the static ceased, so the headphones are fine?
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Hi,
Since I stated using macbook i'm trying to find and automate few keystrokes when using iTerm2

In windows, I use MobaXterm, where I can create macros. Looks for some guidance on how to acheive in Mac iTerm2 please

some cmds which I would ike to execute wtih key combinations

alias ll='ls ltr'

which will allow me to use "ll"

thanks in advance
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Need this Word Booklet to print properly (Mac to HP Laser)

I have attached a booklet sample I created so I could find help to make it print like a booklet.

I use Word 16.27 (2019) ON A MAC

I feel like I am missing this "Multiple Pages"

Multiple Pages
I do not see that option aywhere.

Can you make this print like a booklet?

If you make a small change to do this, please send me back the working version and tell me what you changed.

Also, how do I make Word print the one side and request my confirmation that I flipped the pages over?

Thanks!
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Attempting to reinstall macOS Mojave on late 2014 Mac mini from Recovery Mode [https://www.howtogeek.com/186860/how-to-reinstall-os-x-on-your-mac-wipe-your-drive-and-create-usb-installation-media/]does not work beyond Recovery Mode [Command + R]

'Erase' completes as does renaming HD as 'Macintosh HD'.

Then I am stuck. The "Reinstall macOS" function does nothing. There is another volume 'macOS Base System'on the HD.
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I am trying to get the version of the chrome using the below bash script.

#!/bin/bash

getChrome() {

     if [ -z "$1" ]; then
             echo -e "No arguments specified\n"
     echo -e "Options:
             --version             Displays the version of the chrome
             --location            Displays the location of the chrome profile folder.
             version             Displays the version of the chrome
             location            Displays the location of the chrome profile folder.

             return 0
         fi

         if [[ $1 == version]]; then
             google-chrome --version
             echo 'test'
             return 0
         fi

         if [[ $1 == location]]; then
                      chromeLocation = ""/Users/user1/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default"
                      return 0
                  fi
}
export -f getChrome


when i run the command in the bash terminal getChrome --version, it is not printing the version. Please help.
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I have a friend who found an old mac in the trash.  It looks like it turns on but its slow as Moe.  So I plan to throw an SSD on there and then purchase an OS for it.  The only question is what operating system do I get?  I'm not a Mac guy so does it matter what I purchase or do you have any suggestions?
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Need to create a Mac Based Image Library

I have thousands of photos of all sorts, and need to build an automated search where I can add attributes and pull up images which satisfy my search criteria.

These are not modern photo's of people, so face recognition is not relevant. Photos are of buildings, maps, historical details, and a few faces, but even those are not usually photographs and tend to be paintings.  So, no face rec.

Also, these are my own private images and do not warrant a cloud solution. Privacy and being able to protect my datas is more important to me. BUT, I would consider using an Azure solution, IF I also had total access to my images with no Internet connection. (I do want some exposure to Azure, as a .NET Developer)

What tools exist that are configurable for this?

I need to add as many attributes as I would like. I need the search tool to reconfigure to include a new attribute.

I am a .NET Software Engineer, so a bit of coding would not scare me.

I would not be afraid to use a cloud solution IF I could also be able to ensure I have the ability to run it locally on my MacBook. My images are controversial, and could cause the master of the universe to try and cut my account...

What about a WordPress plug-in? I would host WP on my Mac if required for this.

I am trying to find a tool (or tools) I can use that will save me a world of work.

Thanks.
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I am in the throes of trying to secure some of our home users and their Macs.  I really don't know where to start to be honest since I'm not a Mac guy.  What type of firewall does a typical Mac have?  Does it need to be enabled?  Also what are some other security features that a Mac has that I would want to take advantage of?  Do I really need to consider virus protection or is there one by default similar to Windows defender?
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Mac OS X

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Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.