macbook pro – How to disable the “Your trackpad is wirelessly connected to this Mac” notification?

So I have a 2019 Macbook Pro connected to a Caldigit TS3 Plus dock. Connected to that I have a Magic Trackpad 2 via USB cable (to charge it). It is a Bluetooth device. Every time I connected my MBP to this docking station I get this stupid notification:

Your trackpad is wirelessly connected to this Mac

And I can’t for the life of me figure out how to disable this. There’s no Bluetooth setting for the device. Clicking on “Settings” takes you to the Bluetooth System Preferences. There’s nothing I can see under Notifications Systems Preferences that pertains to this.

Now I should also mention that I connect TWO different MBPs to this same docking station and it seems like only when I change laptops does this come up but I’m not 100% sure about that (as in, I’m not 100% certain it doesn’t show up when I power the same laptop on or wake it up).

I’m actually shocked that a Google search for “Your trackpad is wirelessly connected to this Mac” (including quotes) has exactly 0 matches.

My Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are connected to Windows 7 and an iPad: how can I prevent Windows 7 from muting the audio coming from the iPad?

My Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are connected to Windows 7 and some iPad (iPad Pro MM172LL/A): how can I prevent Windows 7 from muting the audio coming from the iPad? Even when no audio is played on Windows 7, I have to disconnect the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones from Windows 7 to be able to hear the iPad.


backup – Is there an app (like Spotlight) that can index external drives and return search results when the drive is not connected?

I have multiple external drives, some with photo, app and video resources, some with client files and some with backup data dating back to 1988. I also have a number of BluRay backup disks with raw video footage and stock footage. Is there an existing app that can index each drive/disk when I mount it, then store a searchable index on my Mac HD? What I want is to search for, say, ‘John Smith logo’ and have the app give results for ‘Drive G’ or ‘DISK 21’. I can then mount the indicated drive and retrieve the file, and not have to spend half an hour searching every time.
Spotlight, I believe, only stores the index on the drive in question, so cannot search unconnected drives.

ps3 controller connected via usb but not bluetooth

asus ze620kl(android 9) connected dualshock 3 via usb without any problem, but bluetooth just refused to connect, it either just asking for pairing code(tried default 0000/1234) or simply just looping connected and disconnected for few seconds then the ds3 turned off itself(dmesg output) with selinux permissive/enforcement. sixaxis controller app failed as well

any1 knows of any cure?

Which were the first iOS devices to charge at faster speeds when connected to a 12W USB power adapter?

I’m aware that fast charging via USB-C is a relatively new feature for iOS devices – but out of interest, I’m wondering which iOS devices were the first to support faster charging when connected to a standard 12W USB power adapter – either via Lightning, or the legacy 30-pin dock connector.

webforms – Why is my form_token missing when i’m not connected as admin?

I’m in charge of multiple drupal 8 website and with some of them the hidden field form_token is none existent when I’m using the website anonymously.

Everything work fine when I’m connected.

I’m sure everything was working before the quarantine but I didn’t check before updating to 8.8.6

I tried deleting the custom twig templates of the webform and I checked my theme.theme

webform version is 8.x-5.13 for some and 8.x-5.16 for others.

unity – Move an object with other objects connected (via joints) the right way

What is the best way to move an object with other objects connected to it via joints?

Let’s assume we have the following setup:

  • A player that can move on the x and the z axis
    • “Normally configured” RigidBody
    • Moving like this:
    void FixedUpdate() {
        Vector3 movement = new Vector3(Input.GetAxisRaw("Horizontal"), 0f, Input.GetAxisRaw("Vertical"));
        movement = movement.normalized * 2f * Time.deltaTime;

        // m_rb is the RigidBody of the player
        m_rb.MovePosition(transform.position + movement);
  • Another object that should be moving with the player as it were its child
    • Connected to the player via a fixed joint
    • “Normally configured” RigidBody

When moving the player without any object connected the movement looks as expected:

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Now moving the player with the object connected results in some kind of dragging effect as seen here:
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One way to solve this behaviour would be to also move the connected object:

// m_otherRb is the RigidBody of the connected object (m_other)
m_otherRb.MovePosition(m_other.transform.position + movement);

Is there a better way to solve this? Shouldn’t the joint handle the movement of the other object? Moving the connected object like this results in many problems like to high impulse forces when colliding with something as both elements get pushed towards the collider. Also handling the rotation of the connected object isn’t as easy as the position.

usb – Need help minimising cables connected to laptop using SB 3.1 gen 2 type-c with DisplayPort 1.4

I have a ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU and was wondering if I can somehow minimize the number of cables connected to it. Currently, I have the charger, ethernet cable, HDMI cable connected to an external monitor and other peripherals connected directly to the device.

Since the laptop has a USB 3.1 gen 2 type-c with DisplayPort 1.4, I wanted to make use of this by connecting my monitor using a standard type-c to type-c cable.

As a result, my questions are:

1) Would this even work?

2) Would it then be possible to connect a USB hub to the monitor which my peripherals and ethernet cable are linked to?

If this is feasible, the number of cables attached to my device would be reduced to 2 (the type-c cable and the power cable) which is why I am considering this option.

The monitor in question is the LG UltraWide 34UC99-W.

windows – Computer acts like it has lost internet, but is still connected

I am having a weird problem with my laptop. My computer will act like it has lost connection to the internet (Slack cant send messages, Chrome says no internet access, stuff like that), but current applications that are currently using the internet keep working (I can have twitch streaming hours after the problem occurs). Once it happens, My computer remains that way until I restart my computer. It happens at random times, and I cant find a pattern as to what I am doing that could cause it. In fact, I am posting this right now while my computer says there is no internet connection!

I have an Alienware R17 running windows 10. I also have the basic windows security running, no other antivirus (I have heard it might be an antivirus problem)

protocol – How are we so sure that the bitcoin network is connected?

how do we ascertain that the bitcoin network (…) is one connected graph

Problems paying people.

The senders and recipients in transactions are people who make contact using non-bitcoin protocols – for example HTTP websites, SMTP email, chat, in-person, by phone.

Therefore if the Bitcoin network were fragmented we should expect that pretty soon a person whose wallet is in one fragment would experience difficulty paying someone whose wallet was in a different fragment.

This would occur because different fragments would have different head blocks in their blockchain and pretty soon miners in one fragment would not be able to process transactions whose inputs were from a block they don’t have.

I would expect Bitcoin discussion fora would gradually become filled with the wailings and gnashings of a horde of frustrated, angry and bewildered Bitcoin users.

I mean, more than the fora normally are 🙂

After this became known, I would expect at least one or two whales to succumb to the temptation to double-spend massively. If so it seems superficially it would be a huge crisis for Bitcoin.

In practice, since this has not happened yet, I guess it would take some massive splitting of the Internet (e.g. Putin turns on his Russian Internet isolation switch for sufficiently long).

When there is a hard-fork (e.g. BCH) something a little similar happens, people who own n BTC before the split now own n BTC + n BCH. In the case of Bitcoin network fragmentation, someone who owned n BTC before would now own n BTC in fragment A and n BTC in fragment B. Although this might make them happy, potential recipients would worry about the consequences in an eventual remerger of those fragments.