Maccast 2020.12.05

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


Download today’s show here! MC20201205.mp3 [46.9 01:23:42 64kbps]

A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 766. iPad Pro may also get OLED. The ‘portless’ iPhone. M1 Mac run with up to six displays. Apple teasing Fitness+. MagSafe Duo chargers now available. Some reports of iPhone 12 issues. One more thing in 2020. A few more Apple TV+ docuseries. M1 reactions from the community. Manually migrating Podcasts. Many devices. Many Notifications. Taking Smaller Screenshots. To clean install or not clean install. Thing of the Moment: macOSicons

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  1. Al of NY | Dec 06 2020 - 09:56

    I agree with you what you said about the clean install, especially after performing an major MacOS update. The one thing I see that it does not clean up well is the user’s Library off the users home directory. My suggestion if you really want to clean that directory is to:

    If you like to save the keychain, turn on iCloud to save the passwords and what ever data to iCloud.
    You can either create a new user or if you want to not lose, the user ids as change all access, you can login as administrator under another user, rename the user directory to something else. Then login in as other user and let it create the home directory from scratch.
    Once a new blank home directory is created, you could then move all the folders other than library over to the new home directory.

    I prefer to create a new user so I can try setting up the new user and can go back to the other login in case there is something important like software license that was stored in the older login. I then let keychain sync up with the new. You problay have to log out and backin to iCloud, and confirm that you want to sync keychains, favorites safari book marks, or what ever you place on iCloud.

    This is either way just as hard to setup as a new system for the user, but you will have most or all of the personal data.

  2. Rick | Dec 06 2020 - 12:51

    RE: migrating podcasts manually
    The way I “migrated” my podcasts to my new computer was to subscribe again to my podcasts. This is very low tech, but since I had only 10-15 podcasts, it was an easy task. And that I how I did it.

  3. Louis | Dec 08 2020 - 04:38

    Thanks Adam for MacCast 766, I thought I was going crazy when my brand new iPhone 12 mini seemed to just forget overnight how to charge on three of my Qi charging stands and pucks. I’m glad it’s an identified issue and your fix of a restart of the phone worked like a charm.