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Thesaurus in other language in Dictionary app?

If I open the Dictionary app’s preferences, I can choose different sources. One of the sources is an English thesaurus. Since I’m studying some other languages (like Spanish), I’d like to see thesauruses in those other languages too, but they are not available on my computer. The only thesaurus is the English one. Are other […]

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Question mark on finder’s side bar — could it be malware?

When I click on this question mark finder tells me it can’t open it because the original item couldn’t be found. A week ago I downloaded a file that I suspect could have been malware. Could a malware manifest this way? Thanks!

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Question mark on finder’s side bar — could it be malware?

When I click on this question mark finder tells me it can’t open it because the original item couldn’t be found. A week ago I downloaded a file that I suspect could have been malware. Could a malware manifest this way? Thanks!

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Question mark on finder’s side bar — could it be malware?

When I click on this question mark finder tells me it can’t open it because the original item couldn’t be found. A week ago I downloaded a file that I suspect could have been malware. Could a malware manifest this way? Thanks!

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How to reset the Finder to its default settings?

Can the Finder be reset to all original Default Settings? Note there is a specific motivation: I no longer can view external DVD/CD drives from Finder even though they both can play movies/music CD’s: see DVD/CD Drive no longer shows in Finder . Resetting to Defaults would just be another thing to try.

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Recover emails from an old MacBook with “broken” Apple Mail v9.3

A friend is still happily using their trusty 2009 MacBook with El Capitan and Apple Mail v9.3 installed. Apple Mail was configured to fetch all their mail from a POP3 account and save them locally. Now Apple Mail has stopped working and immediately crashes everytime it’s opened. Deactivating the POP3 mail account fixes Apple Mail […]

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Saving documents from Word directly to SMB share makes them invisible

When saving a Microsoft Word document directly to a SMB share which was mounted using a bookmark and authenticated with an Open Directory "Network User Account", the saved document becomes invisible. This seems to be caused by the quarantine flag, which all network shares have when mounted with a bookmark (or AppleScript, for that matter). […]

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Accidentally deleted private/var/folders on macOS Big Sur

I’m using macOS Big Sur and accidentally deleted private/var/folders while trying to clean up my storage. Now I’m stuck at the Apple logo on the boot up page (the white bar won’t move). I’ve found some solutions from similar questions which did not work for me. I guess the old commands don’t work in Big […]

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How to make Mac loop a keystroke or set of keystrokes until a specific color is displayed on screen? [closed]

I am looking for a way to make my Mac repeat a keystroke every 10-12 seconds as a way to automatically shiny hunt on a Pokemon game running on my Mac. Basically, I have the emulator up right now, and what I do manually is I toggle the rapid-fire key built into the emulator to […]

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Allow headphone volume buttons to change volume step by step only (no continous increase)

The behavior I want to prevent: If I hold a volume control button pressed, the volume continues to increase (decrease) all the way up (down). I’d like to restrict this action to one increment by press, even if it’s a continuous press. Any known way for this? (Macbook Pro late 2013, 10.14.6)