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Seeing Double Apps in Alfred Search (macOS Catalina)

After upgrading my MacBook Pro to Catalina, I noticed that Alfred (an awesome replacement/improvement to the built in Spotlight search) started seeing double when I wanted to quick-launch my applications. After a quick google search, I found this article that recommended I reload the application cache. Once I performed that task, Alfred properly displayed my applications. There are also some other good solutions to common issues when upgrading to Catalina and you are using Alfred.

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Downgrading from iOS and macOS Betas

As part of a group of IT professionals, we all are usually on the same page when we recommend not to install the latest beta of iOS, iPad OS, or macOS. Even though it looks like everything works well, there are usually compatibility issues, constant crash- ing, data loss, and a plethora of other issues that crop up and can take down that mis- sion critical system you installed said software on. If you did not heed the warnings and wanted to live on the wild side, this support article from Apple details steps on how to get back to your current, non-beta operating system (I also hope that a backup was made before you made the jump!):

iOS – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203282
macOS – https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/unenroll

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Tip – Resizing Finder Windows

As you know, when running your business, time is money. This week’s pick is a tip that will save you, our awesome reader, a bit of time when resizing multiple columns inside of a finder window. To resize multiple columns at once, you will need to be in the column view (by clicking on the 3rd little view near the top left of the finder window or pressing CMD-3) before you can perform the task. Once you are in column view, hold down the option key, click on the edge of a column (see the attached screenshot for details on where to click), and drag to resize. Once you are done resizing the columns, let go of the option key and the edge of the column and, similar to magic, you are finished!