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Fix: Parallels Desktop Starting… (Hanging Error Message)

Fix: Parallels Desktop Starting… (Hanging Error Message)
If you attempt to launch your virtual machine in Parallels Desktop, you see the starting up screen, but it appears frozen. Parallels is likely checking disks after an improper shutdown of your virtual machine. However, the Mac OS Finder may become unresponsive during the process and cause everything to freeze.   1. If you cannot Force...
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Fix: Couldn’t Communicate with a helper application – OpenEmu

Fix: Couldn’t Communicate with a helper application – OpenEmu
If you attempt to play a ROM in OpenEmu on Mac OS X, you receive an error message.   Couldn’t communicate with a helper application. Try your operation again. If that fails, quit and relaunch the application and try again.     1. Ensure you installed the necessary BIOS files for the gaming console you are...
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How to Manually Manage Playlists and Music on iPhone from Mac – macOS 10.15 Catalina

How to Manually Manage Playlists and Music on iPhone from Mac – macOS 10.15 Catalina
Mac users are frustrated with new Music app that replaced iTunes in macOS 10.15 Catalina. The Music app on macOS 10.15 will not let you create, delete, or manage any of your Music app playlists on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad from your Mac whereas iTunes used to let you.   As of now, the Music...
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Fix: Can’t See Certain Characters (x, y, z, s, :, 9, etc.) in Google Chrome - Mac

Fix: Can’t See Certain Characters (x, y, z, s, :, 9, etc.) in Google Chrome - Mac
When you browse certain websites in Google Chrome for Mac, you do not see certain characters randomly in websites or text boxes. If you type in a text field in Chrome, sometimes characters do not appear. This is the result of a conflicting font(s) Google Chrome is using on your Mac. Resolve duplicate font issues below....
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How to use eGPU with Mac Mini + Windows Boot Camp + macOS Catalina 10.15.X (Pure eGPU)

How to use eGPU with Mac Mini + Windows Boot Camp + macOS Catalina 10.15.X (Pure eGPU)
In this guide, we setup a OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU (external graphics processing unit) chassis using a Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 graphics card installed on a 2018 Mac Mini. This setup includes using the eGPU as the main video card for the Mac Mini (Windows Boot Camp and macOS).   This guide should...
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Create Desktop Shortcut to Startup Disk for macOS (Preference Pane)

Create Desktop Shortcut to Startup Disk for macOS (Preference Pane)
If you are looking for quick double-click action to open Mac OS Startup Disk preference pane as a shortcut, follow the steps below.   1. Go to Mac Hard Drive -> System -> Library -> PreferencePanes.   2. Find StartupDisk.prefPane and Right-Click -> Make Alias.   3. Mac OS will automatically put the Startup...
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