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A way to run console commands in menu bar?

donderdag 5 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I have a couple of console commands that I a) want to run and stop at demand (optionally automated) and b) without opening terminal window and/or leaving it open, ideally from menu bar. Some of them require root. (One ex…

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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

donderdag 5 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might know or hear the phrase…

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A way to run console commands in menu bar?

donderdag 5 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I have a couple of console commands that I a) want to run and stop at demand (optionally automated) and b) without opening terminal window and/or leaving it open, ideally from menu bar. Some of them require root. (One ex…

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Will turning on two-factor auth require me to know my security question answers? (because I dont)

donderdag 5 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Current status, signed in on several devices to iCloud services etc. I was prompted about using two factor auth and thought it a good idea. I also want to change the email address it uses so I used the https://appleid.app…

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iMac 27" Mid 2011 -- fan issues when removing internal HDD?

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

My iMac’s internal HDD has died. No big thing, as it was not used anyways. The iMac came with an SSD and HDD from the factory and I’m fine with using the SSD only. (note: this was the pre “Fusion Drive” era) Unfortunately…

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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might know or hear the phrase…

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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might know or hear the phrase…

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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might know or hear the phrase…

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iMac 27" Mid 2011 -- fan issues when removing internal HDD?

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

My iMac’s internal HDD has died. No big thing, as it was not used anyways. The iMac came with an SSD and HDD from the factory and I’m fine with using the SSD only. (note: this was the pre “Fusion Drive” era) Unfortunately…

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How can I correct the wrong icon for a website bookmark?

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

In Safari, the icon of Reddit is displayed as the icon of StackOverflow. How can I correct it? Things I have already tried are: Deleting the bookmark, and re-adding it Using Command+R to refresh the website (reddit) So…

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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might know or hear the phrase…

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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might know or hear the phrase…

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How do I choose a dialog option with keyboard, but without TAB?

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I want to choose "Add". I guess I can enable "Keyboard access" and use the tab key, but there must be a reason developers have it disabled by default. And that answer says there are dialog-specific shortcuts anyway, and…

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Setup didn't migrate much from Time Machine. Should I run Migration Assistant now?

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I set up a new MacBook Air, asking it to migrate everything (or nearly everything) from a Time Machine backup on SSD of a 5-year old MacBook Air (both on Mojave). After configuring lots of settings, I noticed that Migrati…

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Revoke the permission to run an application from an unidentified developer

woensdag 4 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Few weeks ago I've installed a CLI application from Homebrew that wasn't signed or notarised (what's Apple calls from an "unidentified developer"). To run this application I've followed the well know steps from Apple and…

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Revoke the permission to run an application from an unidentified developer

dinsdag 3 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Few weeks ago I've installed a CLI application from Homebrew that wasn't signed or notarised (what's Apple calls from an "unidentified developer"). To run this application I've followed the well know steps from Apple and…

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Setup didn't migrate much from Time Machine. Should I run Migration Assistant now?

dinsdag 3 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I set up a new MacBook Air, asking it to migrate everything (or nearly everything) from a Time Machine backup on SSD of a 5-year old MacBook Air (both on Mojave). After configuring lots of settings, I noticed that Migrati…

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macOS Catalina: execute bash script on boot with launchctl

dinsdag 3 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Before updating to Catalina (10.15.1) my agent based on a bash script was working perfectly. I had set the agent in order to execute the bash script on boot. Here is the plist file: Label mark.ba…

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macOS Catalina: execute bash script on boot with launchctl

dinsdag 3 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Before updating to Catalina (10.15.1) my agent based on a bash script was working perfectly. I had set the agent in order to execute the bash script on boot. Here is the plist file: Label mark.ba…

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Can a 16“ MacBook Pro be reverted to an OS before Catalina?

maandag 2 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

I want to get the new 16" Macbook Pro which ships with Catalina, but I don't want Catalina at least for now because of how many legacy apps it breaks, not to mention Avid/Protools hardware which typically doesn't update dr…

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Can airpod with wrong spelling on the case be original?

maandag 2 december 2019 in Ask Different (Tips-Tricks-Tutorials)

Can an original Apple AirPod have wrong spelling on the charging case and airpod labels? A friend just bought new, never opened airpods on a P2P marketplace. Upon receiving them and checking for whether they were fake eve…

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