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That adds the Save as... command, and, if you use Command-Shift-S as its shortcut, it (rather than Duplicate) will respond to that shortcut. So, no need to use the Option key.
Barry, belated thanks for your comments. With regards to the revisions, Howard Oakley's Revisionist application can access them, so they are created. I just can't access them with any of Apple's apps. So much for Apple quality. Fortunately, I rarely create things with apps that create revisions, so when I do, I'll have to turn to Howard's app.
 


I've got a new iPad Air that doesn't go to sleep, regardless of the Auto Lock setting. For example:
  1. iPad is locked and asleep.
  2. Push message comes in, iPad display wakes up. It is at the lock screen.
  3. It stays that way forever, with the display on.
If I lock it, then we're at step #1, which only lasts until the next notification.

If I unlock it, it just stays active with the display on, forever.

If I reboot the iPad it will work for awhile, but then we're back to the same problem.

It's like there's something running that's blocking sleep, but what? If it were a Mac I could check to see what's keeping it awake, but I can't find the Terminal on the iPad.

If I use the task switcher to kill every single app listed, despite knowing full well that this is almost never actually necessary, it fixes the problem! So how do I narrow down which of the hundreds of apps listed was the culprit?
 


I've got a new iPad Air that doesn't go to sleep, regardless of the Auto Lock setting....
Hello, Michael; hopefully you have the iPad version with cellular data. If so, this might help. This needs to be done overnight for better data results.

1. In settings, turn off the WiFi connection.​
2. While in Settings, go to Cellular Data, then scroll down to Reset Statistics and reset.​
3. Leave your iPad in the normal sleep mode for the night.​
4. In the morning, go back to Cellular Data in Settings and check which app used the most data overnight.​
5. If that app has limited use for you, delete it and run the test again for another night.​
6. During the second test, does your iPad have the same problem as you described?​

It's a quick and dirty test but should be able to help you.
 


Hello, Michael; hopefully you have the iPad version with cellular data. If so, this might help....
No, I bought the Wi-Fi only model. And it was plugged in, so no statistics for which apps were using up the battery.

Plus, even if I had the cellular data, I don't really want to leave the display on all night; I'm worried that I've already damaged it by having the same image displayed all day.

Right now it is operating OK. Maybe I'll notice which app triggers the problem again.
 


No, I bought the Wi-Fi only model. And it was plugged in, so no statistics for which apps were using up the battery. Plus, even if I had the cellular data, I don't really want to leave the display on all night; I'm worried that I've already damaged it by having the same image displayed all day. Right now it is operating OK. Maybe I'll notice which app triggers the problem again.
Well then, maybe an iOS reinstall then individually placing the apps back and test each one. Sorry that my method won't work for you.
 


I had severe problems doing a Time Machine backup from my APFS 2018 MacBook Pro (running Mojave) to a newly-formatted brand new HFS+ USB 3 Seagate drive connected thru a TrippLite USB-C multiport adapter.

I started Time Machine, which failed, and this completely screwed up the little Seagate so badly it wouldn't even mount on any of my Macs and had to be reformatted to a Windows file system on a Dell running Windows 7 before I could reformat to HFS+ and try again. This happened several times in a row, and I finally gave up and borrowed a colleague's Apple USB-C AV Multiport Adapter, and it worked fine with that (so I had to go buy the Apple USB-C dongle).

I still am not convinced that APFS was an improvement, and it has caused some problems with my existing software. Photoshop CS6 will run on Mojave but will not save to APFS, and now has to save to an external drive with HFS+ or a USB stick, which is extra steps and annoying.
 


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I had severe problems doing a Time Machine backup from my APFS 2018 MacBook Pro (running Mojave) to a newly-formatted brand new HFS+ USB 3 Seagate drive connected thru a TrippLite USB-C multiport adapter. I started Time Machine, which failed, and this completely screwed up the little Seagate so badly it wouldn't even mount on any of my Macs...
That sure sounds like a problem with the TrippLite adapter. I'd want to return it ASAP for a refund, if that happened to me.
 


Photoshop CS6 will run on Mojave but will not save to APFS, and now has to save to an external drive with HFS+ or a USB stick, which is extra steps and annoying.
Photoshop CS6 under Mojave saves to APFS volumes here (both internal/boot and external - in fact, the external one is a Catalina APFS) with no problem. Did you get an error message? Check for permission issues?
 


I had severe problems doing a Time Machine backup from my APFS 2018 MacBook Pro (running Mojave) to a newly-formatted brand new HFS+ USB 3 Seagate drive connected thru a TrippLite USB-C multiport adapter. I started Time Machine, which failed, and this completely screwed up the little Seagate so badly it wouldn't even mount on any of my Macs and had to be reformatted to a Windows file system on a Dell running Windows 7 before I could reformat to HFS+ and try again. ...
USB 3 (and newer variants) drives do not work properly if used through poor quality hubs. I have discarded many (some mine, many more with clients). There are probably some brands others have had success with but, for my money, I only buy Anker, and then usually the 7+3 port version (7 USB3, 3 charging only). I can daisy-chain these with no issues from my (way too many) USB 3 drives. Search at Amazon to find their USB-C models, as well.
 


On my iPhone I have Text Message Forwarding set to include my iMac. Over time the listing of my iMac has increased to where there are now six identical listings, only one of which works. There seems to be no way to delete the others. I spoke with Apple by telephone as well as at the Genius Bar. They have no answer. Any thoughts?
 


When I Shazam (owned by Apple) a song on my iPhone, Shazam offers to open it in Spotify or add it to a Spotify playlist. Actually, only the first; simply adding to a playlist is grayed out. I can’t find any option to fix this. Any tips?
 



... Enough Apple dystopia for one day.
Today was my first full day back on the iMac. Its Icon Services problem is much worse now, it's just as bad as the Mac Pro.... Like the Mac Pro, its GUI is randomly freezing for about 30 seconds (no beach-ball, the clock doesn't tick seconds). I'm now thinking these new instabilities are caused by the rash (plague...) of buggy supplemental updates, some of which came after switching to the Mac Pro.

I use a lot of 3rd-party software on both Macs, a possible cause. I'll wait another week or two for updates....

Some additional details about my Mac Pro: dual-Xeon 3.46 GHz, 32 GB RAM in two 16GB DIMMs, Sonnet Allegro USB-3 card, Gigabyte Titan Ridge Thunderbolt-3 card, an eSATA 6G card, and a Radeon RX 570. I have an OWC Accelsior card which is supposed to be faster than the 3G speed of the 4 drive bays. With a 6G SSD I found the Accelsior's overall speed the same or slower than a bay. No idea if this is a macOS issue or a hardware issue.

The Mac Pro ran Mojave headless without major issues for months. It had nearly no 3rd-party software, and all it was doing was running BOINC. It did occasionally lose its ability to resolve DNS, requiring a restart. I shut it down for the summer, since I can't use its waste heat in lieu of my apartment's baseboard heater. When I set it up a couple of weeks ago I basically cloned the iMac's drive (with required clean up and changes).

Even if I decide to use the Mac Pro again, a good display is an issue. I use a dummy HMDI adapter on the Mac Pro to mimic the iMac's 1920x1080 display. I plug the Mac Pro into the Dell's 1920x1200 via DVI, which is also plugged into the iMac via DisplayPort (to the iMac's Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort).

I tried using the iMac in Target Display Mode. This involved using the Gigabyte Titan Ridge with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable to the iMac. For Thunderbolt to work, the Mac Pro must first be booted into Windows 10 to get the drivers loaded on the card, then warm-booted into macOS. After spending at least 20 hours trying this, I finally found why it won't work. The Titan Ridge chipset does not downgrade Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 1 (Legacy Mode). Intel told someone they have no intention of adding Legacy Mode to the Titan Ridge firmware, the guess being backward-compatibility issues.

Without spending money my only option is to use Apple Remote Desktop in full-screen mode. The downside is I lose the ability to manipulate the second display without exiting ARD's full-screen mode and switching to viewing both displays on the iMac's display. I wish ARD was smart enough to map the two Mac Pro displays to the two iMac displays.
 


Here'a a maddening one. I have way too many fonts on my several Macs. Most were installed without my knowledge by Apple, Adobe or Microsoft. Apple particularly installs a whole raft of fonts for other languages that I do not need (I don't speak Urdu...). They clutter up the font menus of the programs I use.

So, I want to get rid of them. Use Font Book, you say? Well many of these fonts are protected from disabling or deletion in Font Book. The check box to do either is grayed out.

I'm sure I could just go to the right folders in the system and libraries and delete them, but I worry that I'll break something (it's Mac OS X, after all), plus the next time I upgrade anything Apple, Adobe or Microsoft the fonts just might be reinstalled.

So how best to get rid of a couple hundred unwanted fonts?
 


The software that caused the two Boeing 737-MAX crashes is another example of nobody fully understanding the code, and it killed several hundred people.
Sometimes managers who are not engineers ignore the engineers to the detriment of all. Ignoring engineers regarding the o-rings in cold weather for the solid boosters on a shuttle turned out to be really bad. I have had experiences with managers who did not have a problem until I pointed out why they could not do what they wanted to do.
 


... Here's a different example of AI black box problems regarding gender bias:
It is entirely possible that the AI system created a perfectly logical conclusion which turned out to be politically unacceptable. I remember reports of anger against the police for their concentration of their time in certain areas of a city. Some people were saying that the police were being discriminatory. The police responded with the comment that the area in question was where the majority of the 911 calls came from. Logic does not always trump emotion, politics, and ignorance.
 


As if Google didn't already have enough extremely personal data on everyone...
Of course, Apple has jumped into the same arena with both feet....
I think I'd trust Apple a bit more.

I'm actually faced with having to dump the FitBit app on iOS because of their planned acquisition. I use it for recording my (fairly disappointing) walks-for-exercise. Anyone got any recommendations for a replacement? (I tried MapMyWalk for a while, but its UI seemed confused.)
 


My hearing aids are (allegedly) worth $6K (more than my first new car) and they don't work for s#!+ What do you want for pocket change today?

;-}
Off topic, but: my Dad got hearing aids for several thousand dollars from an audiologist and was very underwhelmed. After a year of living with them he went to Costco and spent under a thousand for Bluetooth connected hearing aids that not only work much better, they work with his iPhone so he can actually hear it ring, listen to music and podcasts, and FaceTime with my kids.

Just another example of how you don’t always get what you pay for. And Will, go check out Costco. :-) or if you want an exact make and model, I’ll ask. Ric can put you in touch with me directly.

(I also have an example of a $60k conference room audio system that workers fought to make work for a year before finally buying and bringing in $100 Jabra USB/Bluetooth speakers that work better. Enterprise tech can be pretty terrible.)
 



Off topic, but: my Dad got hearing aids for several thousand dollars from an audiologist and was very underwhelmed. After a year of living with them he went to Costco and spent under a thousand for Bluetooth connected hearing aids that not only work much better, they work with his iPhone so he can actually hear it ring, listen to music and podcasts, and FaceTime with my kids.

Just another example of how you don’t always get what you pay for. And Will, go check out Costco. :-) or if you want an exact make and model, I’ll ask. Ric can put you in touch with me directly.

(I also have an example of a $60k conference room audio system that workers fought to make work for a year before finally buying and bringing in $100 Jabra USB/Bluetooth speakers that work better. Enterprise tech can be pretty terrible.)
Thanks, Robert. I am aware of the Costco offerings. It's complicated - insurance, etc. - and this could go way off topic way fast. I'm stopping now... ;-)
 


I used 3M Clear Velcro (the same stuff for your EZpass), and the external never even budges.
I'm also a big fan of this stuff. I used it to attach my satellite TV's remote receiver (a Dish Network Joey) to the back of a wall-mounted TV. The 3M strips attach the Joey's mounting plate to the TV, and the Joey snaps onto the plate.

I then kept cable clutter out of the way by running it along the TV's swing-arm mounting bracket, coiling the excess and attaching it to the bracket with zip ties.
 


I'm trying to understand the behavior of "Recent Items" in the Apple menu of my Mac (Mojave, 10.14.6). Some apps don't seem to appear in Recent Items, no matter how often I open them, while most apps have no trouble showing up.

For example, I just opened several of Howard Oakley's apps (LockRattler, SystHist, etc.) and Ookla SpeedTest, and they failed to appear, while apps like Affinity Publisher, BBEdit, etc show up with no problem. (It doesn't seem to be an App Store vs non-App Store thing.)

Any ideas?
 


I'm experiencing an issue with two particular apps and their interaction with macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra. During installation, both SoftRAID 5.8.2 and Dropbox 90.4.307 post alerts that there is a "System Extension Blocked" in System Preferences / Security & Privacy / General / Press the "Allow" button. But clicking the Allow button has no effect — I do not get the normal behavior of the button disappearing, indicating success. A reboot sometimes has this alert disappear with regard to SoftRAID, but Dropbox continues to complain that Cloud Sync cannot be set up and the Allow button continues to fail.

macOS 10.14.6 Mojave does not have this issue.

Any thoughts?
 


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