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The year 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on a Macbook Air

vrijdag 20 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

For some unknown reason, the rather important year of 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on an Macbook Air with the latest macOS. The owner insists that nothing was deleted as far as they know, just a gaping hol…

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AppleScript is unable to get a date as string

vrijdag 20 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Be warned, I am a very new to AppleScript and most programming in general. The basic purpose of the script I've been working on is to read information from Excel files and put it into a FileMaker Pro database. Everything i…

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AppleScript is unable to get a date as string

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Be warned, I am a very new to AppleScript and most programming in general. The basic purpose of the script I've been working on is to read information from Excel files and put it into a FileMaker Pro database. Everything i…

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How to increase / decrease a priority of a macOS process?

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I'm looking for a way to throttle up a macOS application or a process, specifically photoanalysisd. Ideally a Terminal command that would enable it to use all resources to the point, where any other app opened would slow d…

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How to give feedback for an Apple app not listed on the Product Feedback page?

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

For example, Notes app is not listed on the Apple Product Feedback page. And I want to suggest adding a Horizontal Line, like HTML to Notes app.

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Assign function key to Debug ("Step Into") in Mac Excel Visual Basic Editor

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I've tried many things to assign a 1-key shortcut to the "Step Into" debugging function in the VBA editor for Mac Excel (Mac VBE). I posted a question about this on Stack Overflow but my experience is that Macintosh-relate…

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Does SuperDrive read 8GB DVDs?

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I would like to read some old 8GB DVDs I burned on Windows years ago. Does Apple SuperDrive read that discs? Reference: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD564LL/A/apple-usb-superdrive https://www.amazon.com/Memorex-…

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How to eject all drives from the command-line

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I want to eject all hard drives with a command on the Terminal instead of going to the Finder and pressing eject on each drive. How can I do it?

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Apple Developer Program Refund Help

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I work as a software developer and was contracted by a hospital to develop an app. I purchased the Apple Developer Program to upload the app, but Apple rejected it saying that the developer certificate name does not comply…

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Has my MacBook been hacked?

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

The logo on the back of my MacBook was glowing when it was in sleep mode. This happened a couple of times when I was out of my room for about 15 mins, the apple logo which wasn’t glowing initially started to glow.It stoppe…

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macOS launchpad icons became blurry

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

macOS launchpad icons became blurry as compared to those in the dock. See System Preferences for example. Resolution has become really low. I don't why. What could be the reason for the same?

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macOS launchpad icons became blurry

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

macOS launchpad icons became blurry as compared to those in the dock. See System Preferences for example. Resolution has become really low. I don't why. What could be the reason for the same?

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No prompt for ssh passphrase

donderdag 19 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I have two ssh keys, one for git (gitlab) and one for a server. My ~/.ssh/config is : Host private HostName x.x.x.x User username IdentityFile ~/.ssh/server Host git.example.com IdentityFile ~/.ssh/gitlab Howev…

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Macbook Pro 2018 battery not charging

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I am having a version of the battery not charging issue on my Macbook Pro 2018 (13-inch, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports). The symptoms are somewhat different from related issues, such as in this post. I am experiencing the follo…

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How is iOS updating all my apps without permission?

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

iPad is at iOS 12.3, iPad is WiFi only. iPhone is at iOS 12.4. Both have got automatic download and updates turned OFF in settings → iTunes and AppStore. Yet in the last weeks both devices, without intervention or permiss…

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Apple Developer Program Refund Help

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I purchased the Apple Developer Program to upload an app I created for a client. Apple rejected my App saying that the developer certificate name does not match with the name of the app. Since your app is specifically…

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Why is wc -c printing spaces before the number?

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

command: echo "test" | wc -c results (7 leading spaces): " 5" I tested this on my linux box and I don't get the space in front of the five. is this a bug or expected behavior?

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Why is wc -c printing spaces before the number?

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

command: echo "test" | wc -c results (7 leading spaces): " 5" I tested this on my linux box and I don't get the space in front of the five. is this a bug or expected behavior?

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Does battery condition have anything to do with macbook pro performance?

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Hello I'm using a mid 2015 MBP. My battery lasts 1-2 hours now, I got this text Condition: Replace Soon on the battery icon. Other stuff are my computer sometimes heats up, gets really slow and fans start working extra …

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How can I save Keynote presentations as an auto-playing slideshow?

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

In MS PowerPoint users can save their presentations as a PowerPoint Show instead of a PowerPoint Presentation. Besides changing the file extension from .pptx to .ppsx, this option means that upon opening the file it will…

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How to prevent Excel files from getting quarantined?

woensdag 18 september 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I'm using Excel for Mac, version 16.16.14 (190909). I'm running Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A558d). All files I edit with Excel are recently quarantined (checking with ls -la@): com.apple.quarantine 30B It does not matte…

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