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Seamless Switch to Mac: Windows Migration Assistant can transfer more data

New features allow users to switch from Windows to macOS more seamlessly.

Apple is extending the functions of Windows Migration Assitant for macOS 10.14 Mojave, which allow users to switch from Windows to macOS more seamlessly.

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In macOS Mojave beta 6 which was released today, users can transfer more data to Mac. Setup Assistant and Migration Assistant now can transfer account information, documents, emails, contact persons’ information, calendar items, etc.

An 8-year old bug discovered on macOS: File encryption failed

Because of Quick Look’s vulnerabilities, all encryptions on macOS exist in name only.

macOS has a very practical function, namely Quick Look. You select a file or an image, press the Space key, and you will be able to preview its details. This function, however, was been reported to have a bug due to some issues on preview repository, which has led to great possibility of leaking the user’s encrypted files.

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How to change the folder display settings on Mac

One user said he still failed to list all the files in the same display type, then he found out that the setting “View display options” is effective only under current directory, so he came up with the following steps:

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1. Open Finder, continuously click Command+↑ several times until the you can see the disk icons without redirecting.

2. Choose the display type you want, e.g. icon (Command + 1), list (Command + 2), column (Command + 3), then press Command + J at the same time or click the pinion to open “View display options”.

3. Adjust the display size you want.

4. Open Launchpad – Others – Terminal, type “sudu find / -name .DS_Store -exec rm {} +” in and press Enter. Provide your account password if you’re prompted, then press Enter and wait.

5. When Step 4 is finished, click the apple icon in the upper left corner and select “Force Quit”.

6. In the window of Force Quit, select “Finder” and click “Restart”.

How to solve intermittent WiFi disconnection on Mac?

WiFi disconnection is very frustrated, how can we deal with it?

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The reasons that cause WiFi disconnection on Mac include:

1. The router is interfered by external factors or its signal is weak.

2. Incorrect settings of Mac networking.

3. Unsafe app has been used for network freeloading, which resulted in setting modification by the unsafe app.

Corresponding solutions are as follows:

1. Change the position of the router.

2. Open “Network” from “System Preferences”, click “Automatic”, select “Edit locations…”, click “+” to add a new network site, and reboot the Mac.

3. Restore the router to its factory settings, and call the network provider to unbound the media access control code.

Additionally, if the Mac used to get impacted badly, there may be some problem with its network card. But most of the time, intermittent Wifi disconnection on Mac is caused due to router setting modification by unsafe factors.

Steps to clear all user log files on Mac

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The logging system of macOS is very elaborate that i can monitor and log various system level and app level functionality, including app crashes, problems, and internal errors with apps.

Here you can learn how to access the raw log files and clear these user level logs from your Mac. But this is aimed at advanced Mac users instead of the average or novice users.

To be perfectly clear, these logs are almost entirely crash and error logs for particular apps. Despite what some third-party utilities may claim, removing user level logs is not a necessary task and nor should this be encouraged.

How to clear user logs from macOS

You’re suggested backing up your Mac before doing this.

1. From the Mac finder, pull down the “Go” menu and select “Go to folder”

2. Enter the following directory path exactly, including the tilde:

~/Library/Logs

3. Selectively choose the logs you want to inspect or delete, or alternatively you can select and trash them all

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4. Empty the Trash

Please note that you may not restore any meaningful disk space by deleting log files, which may take up just a couple of megabytes or maybe even just kilobytes. And doing this will not speed up your Mac.

Feature of Office was designed on Mac

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In Windows, Clippy can help PC users with their Microsoft Office software. Despite it’s meant to be good, it’s not favored by everyone. “You’re writing, need some help?” This prologue of Clippy is the biggest reason that Microsoft Office users don’t like it.

Since 1997, we could see Clippy automatically appear in Microsoft Office, until 2001, it’s no longer a default feature of the software. Microsoft even made fun of Clippy in the ads of new Office software to emphasize the convenience of their new product. In the 2007 version and higher, Microsoft Office has completely terminated the Clippy help system.

Recently the designer of Clippy, Kevan Atteberry, mentioned this work in the interview of Motherboard, retrospecting many interesting things and the process of designing Clippy back in the old days. He said there were 250 designs to choose in total, and Microsoft, designers and social psychologists of Stanford University together made the decision of choosing his design. None of them thought it would be disliked by users.

But the most unexpected is that since Clippy was chosen, Atteberry never saw it himself. You might have guessed it: Atteberry designed Clippy on Mac, which he works with all the time without using Windows, so he hasn’t gotten a chance to see Clippy.

Part of Mac apps failed to launch due to expiring developer certificates

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During the last week, some users have reported part of Mac apps failed to launch. The reason is that Apple changed the verification of the purchases and downloads that are not from Mac App Store.

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A few users who download apps from the developers’ sites all reported immediate crashes on launch. Developers of the apps soon apologized and explained the issue was down to the apps’ code signing certificates reaching their expiration date.

Apple issues developer signing certificates to assure users that an app they have downloaded outside of the Mac App Store is legitimate, and this hasn’t been modified since it’s last signed. In the past, the expiration of a code signing certificate won’t influence already shipped software, however, that changed last year, when Apple started requiring apps to carry a provisioning profile.

A provisioning profile tells macOS that the app has been checked by Apple against an online data base and is allowed to perform certain system actions or entitlements. But the profile is also signed using the developer’s code signing certificate, so when the certificate expires, the provisioning profile becomes invalid.

Over the weekend victims of expired provisioning profiles included users of 1Password for Mac how had bought the app from the developer’s site. AgileBits told on Sunday that affected users need to manually update to the latest version (6.5.5), noting that those who downloaded 1Password from the Mac App Store were unaffected.

The immediate solution for developers with potentially affected apps is to renew their code signing certificates before expiration.

Guides for newbies: How to delete extensions on Safari?

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If the extensions on Safari cause system crash or other problems on your Mac, or you just don’t want to use them anymore, you can follow these guides to delete them.

For some Mac users, the extensions on Safari can be quite useful, in Apple’s words – Explore the Internet in your own way. But how to delete them?

1. Open your Safari, click the Safari icon in the upper-left and select Preferences.

2. Click Extensions, then on the left you can see all the Extensions you installed on Safari. Select those you want to delete, click Uninstall and Uninstall again in the pop-up window, or click Cancel to keep it.

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