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Disable: System Integrity Protection – Mac OS

Disable: System Integrity Protection High Sierra – Mac OS

What is It? System Integrity Protection (SIP) is a built-in security mechanism that helps protect your Mac from unknown processes and applications from modifying or accessing certain directories and files as root. Read more here.   Why Do You Need It? By protecting root files and directories, Mac OS helps ensure integrity and protection of the...

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Fix: “To continue sign in with your Apple ID” keeps popping up (macOS)

Fix: “To continue sign in with your Apple ID” keeps popping up (macOS)

Are you suddenly getting messages to sign in to your Apple ID on your Apple Mac device? If you click “cancel”, the messages persist and you cannot back out of them. Some of the Apple ID sign-in messages may include:   To continue, sign in with your Apple ID   Update Apple ID Settings Some account...

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Fix: macOS Verifying every video file

Fix: macOS Verifying every video file

When you open a video file (MP4, MKV, MPEG, etc.) in macOS, is GateKeeper (macOS Security) attempting to “verify” the file on first open? In some cases, the video file is large and it can take several minutes to verify before it opens in media players like QuickTime or VLC. This prevents you from watching your...

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Fix: Hide the macOS menu bar for all Full-Screen apps

Fix: Hide the macOS menu bar for all Full-Screen apps

When running full-screen apps in macOS, do you notice the macOS menu bar still showing at the top of the screen? This cuts off part of the top screen of whatever application you are running making the experience frustrating. In the past, macOS would automatically switch applications to full-screen when they tried to run.   You...

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How To: Delete Contacts Distribution List Group (macOS)

How To: Delete Contacts Distribution List Group (macOS)

Do you see an old distribution list in your macOS Contacts app that you no longer want? It may be a distribution list you want to clean up or remove altogether. The macOS Contacts app does not allow you to right-click a distribution list and delete by default.   Note: Deleting a distribution list or group...

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