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Tag confusion now that there are two “magic keyboards”

We’ve not had a magic-keyboard tag on the main site until the iPad version of that gear was released recently. I created that tag, but wanted to see if there was consensus how to use the main keyboard ...
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Undo incorrect click in Review queue

So my A.D.D. was if full effect today and I clicked the No Action Needed button in my Review queue when I meant to click on not an answer. Clicking around I could find no "undo" or way to revise what ...
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Homebrew community on Reddit! [closed]

In an attempt to expand the community a bit further than apple.stackexchange and discourse.homebrew.sh, I have made a Homebrew subreddit (/r/macbrew), as Homebrew questions and discussion are ...
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Can I ask questions about vintage Apple products?

I'm troubleshooting some issues with an Apple IIc. Is it OK if I ask questions about my computer on Ask Different?
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The linked question shows that the accepted answer has the least votes - should the voting be changed?

This happens quite often where the accepted answer does not have the highest votes. For a simple case in point, see Is there an easy way to find the specification pages for old Apple Computers that ...
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Are questions about hardware development on-topic?

Right now the on-topic FAQ reads: Please refrain from asking about the following topics: Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, ...
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Network Router UI Simulators

Just sharing a site I found that could potentially be useful, not just here on Ask Different, but pretty much anywhere if you need to assist someone troubleshooting a network issue and need to see the ...
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Why are comment flags declined if comments are obsolete and the obsolete flag was used?

Similar to this question I had the same issue in here, where the users go into discussing how to edit/use StackExchange. When flagging for chatty, they just got declined. Example comments: that ...
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How to ask a question about why a product doesn't exist

So I understand questions that invite purely speculative answers are not helpful here. But I have a real use case situation and the fact that the product I'm looking for doesn't seem to exist both ...
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“Ask Different” name

Now, this might be one of those semantic details that isn't enforced, but Apple explicitly states in their Copyright and Trademark Guidelines that 8. Slogans and Taglines: You may not use or ...
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Difference between price and cost

The post Why are Thunderbolt 2 adapters so expensive was closed as not well-suited for this site because it is about hardware shopping and focused on price. It is true that when the primary focus is ...
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Guidance Needed on Question re Network Location & Preferred Networks

I have a question re use of Network Location & Preferred Networks. I found two similar Q&A here: Q&A one, and Q&A two. Q&A one was posted 5 years ago, and closed 8 days ago because ...
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My answer was unfairly deleted

I have a question about my Ask Different post: Can I set custom album artwork that isn't included in one of the songs? My answer was deleted by a mod. I believe my answer is justified because: ...
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Why hasn't the Stack Exchange iOS app been updated for the iPhone Max display?

The application is not adapted to new displays, and 2 years have passed...
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Using Folding@home to help fight COVID-19

For anyone who is interested, we have set up an Ask Different team that is now folding for the Folding@home project. For those not familiar with Folding@home, it's a distributed computing project for ...
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Shall I close or even delete question based on misunderstanding?

My very own, recently asked question (this one) is based on a misunderstanding / problems with memory. I am asking why my Mail app on my old iPad isn't receiving any messages? After reviewing my ...
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Map of related tags

I put together this mind map to represent approximate relationships I see between tags. Many tags do not fit well into a tree structure, so I've taken liberties in a few areas. Hopefully this is ...
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Rename [find-my-iphone] to [find-my]

Apple renamed Find My iPhone to Find My. We should too, because it's not just for iPhones any more. Proposal: find-my-iphone becomes find-my
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Do we close questions already answered on other sites? [duplicate]

If a question has already been asked on another site, and over there it already has a great answer, or a collection of answers, do we want to leave it open here? This specific question is the one ...
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Should we keep the [troubleshooting] tag?

We have this tag troubleshooting (253 questions) that is of questionable utility. Should we keep it? It is definitely a dependent tag. If you saw a post that had just this one tag, you would not have ...
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Make [screen] a synonym of [display]

I suggest that screen (585 questions) is added as a synonym of display (2855 questions). These are the excerpts: display: Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What to do with “reset your NVRAM” answers?

At Apple's own community support forums, people gain a lot of reputation by copy-pasting a "reset your NVRAM or PRAM" advice to seemingly random questions (there are no downvotes there, only a "...
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Just got an “your question (from 7 years ago) is closed as duplicate of a question (17h ago)” - what is this policy?

Just for reference I'm talking about: Multiuser - can process of background user kept running? Don't judge - not my smartest one, but back then was the first time about fast user switching. I'm all ...
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Why a comment could be deleted?

A few days ago I asked a question on Ask Different and a user answered me. another user who is one of Ask Different moderators, leave an answer but based on the community rights, I believe his post ...
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How do I properly give props to the copyright holder (Creative Commons) of an image I use in an answer?

In this answer: Can I increase RAM from 8GB to 16GB on this model? I use an image from ifixit. The copyright holder (Sam Goldheart) uploaded it under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence there (Image ...
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What is the suggested tags fixation with macOS Lion?

I just asked this question about viewing logs in Console. These were the suggested tags: These are mostly a fair guess based on the content of the question except for Lion. iTunes is also not ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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I posted a long question. Part of it is Apple-specific; part is not. Should it be kept open, or should it be closed?

On the main site, you can find a post I've written. Let me first summarize it and analyze it, and then ask you about it. Summary and initial analysis of my post on the main site YouTube offers a ...
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Should I post, or not post a new question with clarifying information?

I recently posted a question: User reporting that Push Notification doesn't always show in the notification center It was closed with the following notice at the top: Closed. This question ...
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Inconsistent thumbnail generation in Finder?

Ok, just saying, but this site seems a bit broken. The exact question I want to ask has been addressed, but I can't enter that conversation/thread because I don't have 50 reputation points. So ... I ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - August 2019

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for August 2019 This report ...
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Could we add a tag for the Procreate App?

Procreate is doing very well, today it was the 37th top US grossing app in the App Store. I would like to receive alerts when a Procreate question comes up, and as far as I can tell will need it to ...
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Should I bounty one of these to get a canonical answer for Catalina era hardware?

There are quite a few versions of “I want an external display, an open clamshell and no display whatsoever” questions: How to automatically turn black main monitor when external monitor is connected ...
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Are macOS Music.app questions duplicates of iTunes questions?

In macOS 10.15 Catalina, a new dedicated Music.app replaced the venerable iTunes: What happened to iTunes? With macOS Catalina, your iTunes media library is now available in the Apple Music ...
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Accidentally submitting comments by tapping the return button on iPad

On numerous occasions, I have posted an unfinished comment by accidentally pressing the return key on my iPad. (I personally think you should have to press the “Add Comment” button on the site to ...
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Synonym reversal for recovery mode tag

I propose we reverse the direction of the tag synonym for recover mode: With 25 questions, there doesn't seem to be a need to differentiate between macOS and iOS at this point.
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Tag cleanup for app stores

Currently we have synonyms as follows: There are 1300 questions that will be affected. I propose reversing the order and making appstore a synonym of app-store. I propose making ios-appstore a ...
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Why is there an independent ios-13 tag while ios-11 and ios-12 tags are mapped to the generic ios tag?

Why is there an independent ios-13 tag while ios-11 and ios-12 tags are mapped to the generic ios tag?
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - July 2019

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for July 2019 This report ...
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Unable to ask a question in this forum

I am not able to ask a proper question in this forum. Can this be fixed please?
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A sincere apology to our community from ex user310476

I, Daniil Manokhin, ex user310476 would like to apologise for both the verbal and physical harm I did to the community. Why I am apologising I decided I can’t continue on this site in clean ...
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Dupe question… but answers are extremely different

I recently asked this question about disabling Siri entirely in the touch bar on the new Macbook Pro models. The question is technically a duplicate (and was marked as such), however the answers on ...
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How is No for an answer to a question that invites workarounds?

The upvote arrow tooltip reads This answer is useful "How to answer" reads Make sure your answer provides [what is asked] – or a viable alternative. .. Any answer that gets the asker going in ...
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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

Catalina and iOS 13 brought in a lot of new users and they try to be polite and helpful and write answers like: I was having the same problem, my MacBook Pro, model xxxx, macOS xxxx was not doing ...
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Is asking a “list-like” question regarding incompatible 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina off-topic?

The subject pretty much says it all: Is asking a “list-like” question regarding incompatible 32-bit apps in macOS Catalina off-topic? I am well aware list-like questions (aka: questions that inspire ...
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Add a Linux tag?

I have just answered a question here which related to what version of the Linux kernel would work with a MBP. The question was tagged as Dual-Boot and Unix. The question was about dual-booting ...
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After 3 years I posted an up-to-date answer and got some bad feedback — What should I do?

We are talking about this question: How to schedule airplane mode? Jun 15, 2016 — I asked the question how to schedule the Airplane Mode on my iPhone. Got answer mentioning it was not possible ...
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This duplicate - Are we missing something?

Earlier this month I asked my first question on this site. See: I think my Mac swallowed Facebook and Twitter - How to get them back? Today I came back and found it had been closed as a Duplicate of ...
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Most Active Contributors Monthly Report - June 2019

Welcome to the 21st edition of the monthly Ask Different Most Active Contributors Report. Please don't hesitate to share your valuable feedback in the comments. Report for June 2019 This report ...

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