Questions tagged [mac]

Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook.

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to 'focus' cell I'm typing in so that the left/right buttons don't shift to adjacent cells?

I'm on a Mac, using Chrome. When I type abcde in a cell in Google Sheets, and then want to move the cursor to the left within abcde in order to backspace c, I have to manually click the cell to focus ...
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How to Download Live Photos from Amazon Photos

I'm using Amazon Photos for cloud storage of a bunch of Live Photos I take with my iPhone. I can view them as Live Photos (and play the video) when viewing them on photos.amazon.com, and I can also ...
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Set Google Drive/Docs Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows (on Mac OS)

I'm forced to use a Mac computer for my job with a Windows Keyboard, and we use Google Drive Documents/Docs. Unfortunately Google Drive knows I'm using a Mac, so it sets the keyboard shortcuts to use ...
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Gmail dark mode

Is there a way to read the body of an email (in Gmail) in dark mode? I am not referring to Gmail themes, where it makes the background dark, but want the body of all emails dark. My eyes get strained ...
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Spotify can't play the current song

Once in a while my Spotify on Mac laptop will stop working, showing up this blue banner saying "Can't play the current song". I reinstalled Spotify but it didn't work. I also found this ...
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how to create a link in a google spreadsheet cell to reveal a local file in Mac Finder

I want to be able to click on a link in a google spreadsheet and reveal a local folder / file in finder and I will create multiple links of this kind in one spreadsheet for this purpose. Does anyone ...
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Can Spotify information (song information - 'liked' or not) be escaped by the console logs rather than going through their web API?

I use a macOS program called AnyBar https://github.com/tonsky/AnyBar that displays different colored indicator dots based on what criteria you give it and I need to configure it. I currently use it to ...
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My audio cuts out when others are speaking

When I'm on a group call on Zoom, I've noticed if there's any audio coming out of my speakers, my mic won't pick up my voice. So if there's background noise coming from someone else's computer, or if ...
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How to save a web page as PDF in Computer (I need convert the webpage into PDF with exactly What I see)

I am viewing a docker tutorial. I am running the docker image of https://github.com/dockersamples/101-tutorial in my local. Now when I try to print the webpage using chrome browser then in the print ...
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Why is Google Drive (web) constantly asking me to allow it to use 1.2 GB of storage on my Mac?

For the past couple of days every time I view folders in my organization's Google Drive account I get the following popup message: Do you want to allow “https://drive.google.com” to use up to 1.2 ...
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Click to call with the chrome extension for google voice?

I use GV to make calls, from my Mac high sierra, chrome browser. I have installed the chrome GV extension, and I understand how it works in terms of phone numbers only being clickable from google ...
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Locate file on disk with Dropbox link

If I copy a Dropbox link in the UI (e.g. on OSX in finder, right click, "Copy Dropbox link") I get a https link to the file. If I click that the webinterface opens and I am pointed at the file. Is ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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How can I automatically sync deleted photos between my desktop and Google Photos?

Now that Google has decoupled Google Photos and Google Drive, Photos no longer syncs with my desktop Mac. Whereas before, deleting an image from the web app/Finder also removed that image from the ...
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How to set the default channel Slack opens up to when you first open the app? [closed]

On MacOS, when I first open Slack, it always opens to a certain channel. Is there a way to set the default?
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draw.io - how to snap to minor grid on arrow press

Sometimes when I move items on the grid with the arrow keys, I don't want them to move a single pixel, I would like them to move to the minor line of the grid so I can easily and quickly align items. ...
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How do I use shortcuts on Google web apps which conflict with macOS shortcuts?

When using Google Docs on macOS, the shortcut that Google has for adding a comment seems to be ⌘⎇M, which happens to be the same system-wide shortcut for minimizing all of the windows of a particular ...
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What browsers does Shopify support?

On an older MacBook, cannot even install Firefox and the version of Chrome which does install does not allow full functionality for Shopify. Perhaps an alternative browser would allow login and ...
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Google drive keyboard shortcuts not working with non-US keyboard

Some important keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive and Google Docs seem not to work on a non-US keyboard, at least on Macs. For example, I have a French keyboard and in Google Drive, hitting "/" opens ...
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Gmail account won't complete loading on iMac - now closed as it magically worked today [closed]

I have 2 Gmail accounts. My usual one stopped loading at 90% on the blue loading line. It will work if I use the HTML for slow connections but if I try to go to standard view it sticks at 90% again. ...
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How to copy from Google Sheets into a Drawing in another Sheet on macOS Chrome

I'd like to copy an object from one Google Sheet to a Drawing embedded in another Google Sheet. From what I've read, this must be done via the Copy / Paste commands within the Google Sheets web app. ...
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How to paste images in Chrome? (By default it pastes the URL)

If I right click an image in Chrome and select "copy image", and then paste it in Gmail it pastes the URL. If I paste elsewhere, e.g., in GDocs or a desktop app it pastes the image. (Googling turns ...
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How to display 2 timezones on Mac Outlook 365?

I live in New York (EST) and my boss lives in Oregon (PST). I am constantly having meetings in different timezones and wanted to see if I could add 2 timezones to my Microsoft Outlook 365 account so ...
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Stop Gmail automatically checking for new mail

Using the web browser version of Gmail, is it possible to stop Gmail automatically checking for new mail? Occasionally, I need to access my inbox to retrieve information but don't want to be ...
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How do I open a selected folder in Google Docs in the Mac Finder?

Often when I'm browsing my Google Docs in Chrome, I find that I want to open the same folder in the Mac OS X Finder so that I can edit one of the native documents. Right now I'm forced to open my root ...
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Retrieve some emails from Gmail to Mac Mail

Somehow I have lost one month's worth of emails in my Mac Mail account after a drive failed. (I lost September, though I have August and October.) I do however have a copy of them in my Gmail ...
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Attaching photo from iPhone while composing message with Gmail on desktop

I prefer to write mail on my desktop computer (Mac OS X), so I can use a real keyboard. Often while writing such an email, I would like to attach a photo right where I am writing and take it with the ...
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Mega Downloads on Mac OSX

It is known that in Windows mega uses the fileSystem API, which basically writes the file to a sandboxed section of your local file system: AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\ ...
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How to use these Gmail shortcuts (Cmd+. and Cmd+,)

Where is the cursor supposed to be before hitting Cmd + . or Cmd+ , to make them work? Do I have to press Cmd and Shift and . ? I tried it with and without hitting the Shift key with the cursor in ...
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Where did Mega.co.nz store my download?

So, I had ~3GB free on my local disk and I tried to download a 2GB file. It failed because it said I ran out of disk space. My disk still shows that I have about 400MB free. According to this post (...
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Accidentaly deleted shared dropbox file on laptop!

HELP, I accidentally deleted loads of files on my mac on finder then emptied my recycle bin.. I had been shared into the folders on dropbox containing these files and am super worried that others who ...
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Gmail rejects SMTP password with 2-factor authentication

I am using the Mail app on Mac OS X to access my Gmail account using 2-factor authentication. The app is configured with an application-specific password and it works fine for a few days: email can be ...
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Group chat on Google+ on Mac

Does anyone know how to start a multiuser chat on Google+ on Mac OS? It seems like I simply don't have the icon to begin it! I've looked around for an answer but they merely list the instructions, ...
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How can I make evernote web clipper sync to my desktop app faster or instantly?

I use the Evernote web clipper in Chrome quite a bit, and sometimes I want to immediately open the item in the Evernote desktop app on my Mac. However, the fastest sync setting is "every 5 minutes". ...
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Gmail is taking forever to load in Chrome: Why is this happening?

I'm using Google Chrome 12.0.742.100 on OS X 10.6.7. It seems that Gmail takes an inordinate amount of time to load (2-3 minutes) as indicated by the 'loading' circle on the tab. Some images may help ...
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Google Mail Keyboard Shortcut for delete on Mac

I use the Google Mail keyboard shortcuts a lot and I've just started working on a Mac. One shortcut I use a lot is delete, which Google Mail listens for the # key. However, when I press the ...
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Is there any way to auto reply to certain message string? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a way to auto reply "Cool!" to all messages with titles "Yo check this out", messages containing the words "Watch this video!", or something similar, an hour after the ...
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Duplicate e-Mails in Mail (Mac OS X) in GMail inbox

I'm using Mail (the Mac OS X app, v4.5) to access my Google Mail account, but every mail sent to my Gmail address arrives twice in Mail. In the global inbox for the Gmail account And one in the IMAP ...
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Disable twitter's keyboard shortcut

For the simple reason sometimes I want to search the timeline using Command + F and when I try it some shortcut will be activated and I'll be moved away from the timeline after having loaded many ...
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What's the best way to use Gmail offline?

I'll be on a flight for a long time and need to respond to email. I use a Mac and Gmail.
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Enable Home and End in Gmail Compose Message window on Mac

I've installed Double Command on my Mac to make the Home and End keys do something useful (eg: behave as they do in Windows/Linux), and this is working fine across the system. The problem is that when ...
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Web app that creates growl notifications for sports scores? [closed]

I am interested in finding a web app that will monitor the score of a sports game and send a growl alert to my computer when the score changes or when the game is over. Does anyone know if such a web ...
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Is it possible to integrate Google services and Mobile Me?

I'm an avid GMail user, but as someone that has several Macs and an iPhone, I've had my eye on the Mobile Me service for a while as it provides push syncing for mail, contacts, and calendar, as well ...
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Is it possible to utilize the “Send mail as” Gmail feature from SMTP?

I use Mail for Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I have my Gmail linked to non-Gmail email accounts so that I can send mail as them. Is there a way to use this feature without the web interface (SMTP)?