Questions tagged [big-sur]

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Macbook previous shutdown cause: -6 . Any info on this? or any fix related to this? [closed]

I have a macbook air 2017 model and from last few weeks the macbook is shutting down for every 2min with previous shutdown cause -6. Any fix or info for this issue?
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Remove Mac as possible destination for audio/video and likewise hide other machines not on network

I'm sure most would have noticed destinations for video and audio in settings and other contexts also being other neighbouring machines, that are not on your Wi-fi network. I must assume my Mac shows ...
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Click and active last notification after Big Sur using apple script?

osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to tell process "NotificationCenter" try click last item of windows on error end try end tell' ...
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How to remove the gap between the dock and the screen edge in macOS 11+?

This gap is annoying me so much that I immediately rolled back to 10.15 after trying out macOS 11. And if I don't find a way to get rid of it before end of support for Catalina, I'll have to install ...
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macOS Big Sur 11.6.7 update: many apps require Rosetta

I just updated my Macbook pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) from Big Sur 11.6.6 to 11.6.7 and now, all the Intel apps require Rosetta. Why such a big change between two minor versions? Is there a way to avoid ...
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How to change default event time in Calendar (iCal) using Big Sur

I would like to change the default event time in ical from one hour to 15 min. Using BigSur 11.2.3. I have tried to enter the following in terminal, and it does not work. Any help appreciated! ...
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Big Sur: Can't read Time Machine disk

I am running Big Sur and backup my data using Time Machine to 4TB Toshiba. Today I tried to recover the backup and the disk won't read by Big Sur. When I try to mount the disk using Disk Utility, it ...
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Big Sur update to Monterey, with DEP

I wanted to ask about the consequences or the steps I should follow in order not to do something wrong with the update of my Macbook Pro 2019 from Big Sur to Monterey. I have never accepted the popup ...
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How to change option after hitting Cmd+Q with just the keyboard?

I am trying to exit Skitch using Cmd+Q. When I hit Cmd+Q, I get a pop-up that says: Discard Current Skitch Note You are about to discard the current Skitch Note. You cannot undo this action. I have ...
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Prevent notifications disappearing after clicking or only disappear if I press X

I'm surfing the web. I get a discord notification. I click it, it opens the discord, I read the message. While reading the message, I get another discord notification, then I click it to read. Now I ...
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VMWare Shared Folders empty on macOS virtual machine from macOS host

I'm trying to share the macOS Big Sur host's Downloads folder with a virtual machine that's also on Big Sur. As you can see from the screen grab below, Enable Shared Folders is checked, the Downloads ...
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Macbook still randomly shutdown after deleting AppleThunderboltNHI.kept and other AppleThunderbolt*.kext

I have a MacBook Pro (retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). Had no problem using Big Sur for a year until upgraded to 11.6.6 a few days ago. Then it keeps shutdown from 5-30 minutes. Decided to reinstall and ...
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MAC Other Volume Issue

I am new to MAC and having issue with my Mac. I am getting "no disk space left". I hardly have some GB of data on my MAC, rest is occupied by other volumes. I don't know what's occupying the ...
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Notify when time-consuming task is finished in the terminal [duplicate]

Is there a way to get notified when some terminal task is finished "in the background" in the terminal? I need to get notified when npm run build is over which can take up to 15 mins. I've ...
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"NO Mailbox doesn't exist": separator woes in Mail.app-dovecot interaction

For many years I've been running a dovecot imap server on localhost, to store my mail archive and access it with any client (mainly Mail.app and Thunderbird) and not depend on those app's storage ...
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Spotlight: Unknown indexing state for newly created folders

I'm getting an "unknown indexing state" error on newly created folders at the root of an external volume. Error: % sudo mdutil -s /Volumes/DPPRaid/test2 /System/Volumes/Data/Volumes/...
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How do I install Big Sur from a USB without having to change settings in Startup Security Utility

I sold my old Air on eBay and the customer returned it with "fakesoftware" as the username. I ended up keeping both the Mac and the money because this user was a scammer of some sort. Anyway,...
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Is there a terminal command to change app icons?

Changing app icons in macOS keeps getting harder, especially since Big Sur where a lot of the best icon management apps no longer work, and the newer apps all seem a bit flakey and unreliable. Other ...
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How to delete photo from Album and Library at the same time?

I am using MacOS BigSur / Photos 6.0 I have photos in the Album that I want to delete completely from everywhere. If I delete it found in the Album, it still keeps the photo in the Library, so in ...
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Interpreting AppleSmartBattery manufacturing date from ioreg in macOS Big Sur and later

I am trying to make sense of the age of the battery (by calculating it from its manufacturing date). I need the information for something I am working on and need to know how to access it ...
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MacBook Pro 2020 M1 Big Sur not accepting the right password

I am sure that I am typing the right password but my computer doesn't accept it. Mac doesn't show forget reset your password. When opening in Recovery Mode it doesn't show the startup disk. And when ...
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Removed Google account keeps coming back

I'm trying to remove an old Google account from macOS. I remove it from Internet Accounts in System Preferences and then confirm I want to remove it from all computers using iCloud Keychain. Then ...
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Why are my Timemachine snapshots being deleted almost immediately?

I am on Big Sur and realise that Timemachine is not keeping local snapshots anymore. I have already tried turning automatic backups off/on in Timemachine. I created a few manually and within a few ...
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How do I remove an imported folder from Notes.app?

I accidentally imported my entire filesystem as a folder in the Notes app on MacOS 11.3.1. Obviously, this is now causing Notes to be largely unresponsive, and frequently crash. I do not have the ...
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How to regain admin privileges on Big Sur

I'm using Big Sur and renamed my admin account. Now it has been downgraded to a standard account. There are other admin accounts on the system, so backing everything up and reinstalling wouldn't work. ...
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The Date Modified is not updated on Finder on the Mac

This is the first time I saw this: I have a folder on an external hard drive (not sure if that matters), and then viewing it as a "list", I can see the Date Modified showing the dates and ...
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Outdated gpg version on Big Sur

It seems that the the current gpg installed on Big Sur is a bit outdated compared with the one bottled from homebrew. gpg --version gpg (GnuPG/MacGPG2) 2.0.30 libgcrypt 1.7.0 Copyright (C) 2015 Free ...
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Turning on "Increase contrast" reduces contrast of tag and window button colors (Big Sur/Monterey)

I recently upgraded a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) I use at work from macOS Catalina 10.15.7 to Monterey 12.3.1. I have "Increase contrast" enabled (under System Preferences > ...
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Spotlight does not work on a volume. Big Sur

I have partitioned my hard drive into two volumes: BigMarc and Yo. I have a PowerBook pro 16 and OS Big Sur 11.6.5. I tried first the System Preferences and then a lot of commands in the terminal. But ...
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How to unapprove KEXT system extension on macOS?

I am writing docs and need to go through full install many times… once approved, I no longer need to approve KEXT in “Security & Privacy” which makes runs non-reproducible. Thanks for helping out!
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Mac OS 12.3+ /usr/bin/python requirement

As of macOS 12.3, Apple no longer ships Python 2 However, I am trying to install a program (.pkg installer) that depends on /usr/bin/python and it fails. In /var/log/install.log I see this error: /usr/...
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Unable to boot MacBook Pro 15" mid-2014 (Big Sur) after update

I have a MacBook Pro 15" mid-2014 with Big Sur on it. I tried to update the operating system to the latest version (11.6.5) using System Update. During the update process it restarted itself but ...
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Any way to disable Fade In/Out animation when between apps?

I can switch between apps with command + tab. I've already disabled the slide animation in settings: but there is still a fade animation when I change between apps which wastes half a second or so. ...
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Is it safe to uninstall some of the default MacOS apps? [duplicate]

By default the MacOS (Catalina, BigSur or Monterey as far as I have used) comes with some applications pre-installed by default which I don't really (want to) use. For example: Mail, Contacts, ...
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How to terminate an unarchive process safely?

I was trying to unzip a downloaded Xcode xip file. The unarchiving has been running for hours so I tried to cancel it. Now it is stuck in cancelling. I think it took such a long time was because I was ...
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How to permanently disable mouse acceleration (MacOS Monterey)

I upgraded from MacOS Catalina straight to Monterey. In Monterey or Big Sur, Apple seem to have introduced an aggressive mouse acceleration function. i.e.: Acceleration in moving the mouse cursor (not ...
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Most apps don't remember which window I had open

I'm using Big Sur, 11.5.1, on the ARM architecture. Some apps seem to be able to remember which window was active, but most don't. So, in Chrome for example (one of the ones that don't remember), if ...
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Which video formats does QuickTime Player's Touch Bar support?

Some video files, when played with Apple's QuickTime Player on a macbook pro, show thumbnails on the Touch Bar that you can "scrub" through to quickly peek around. Others don't. Is there ...
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APFS bug?: Faulty 'Disk full' message after spanning APFS container over 2 physical disk-partitions

I used the following command on two physical Samsung SSD's inside my Mac mini 2012 with OCLP and Big Sur. I use it as a server, kids Apple Arcade gamingbox, AppleTV, Photo presenter in 4K (with ...
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Show maximized Chrome window, with smaller VMWare window in front of it

I'm using Big Slur. I have two apps running- Chrome and VMWare. I'd like to keep Chrome maximized and open VMWare (smaller window) in front of Chrome, so I can see both at the same time. On Windows ...
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Monterey groups buttons on notifications to Options

In the last versions of Mac OS (at least Monterey, I've skipped Big Sur) the buttons on the notification popups are grouped into an Options dropdown menu. For example, on a calendar notification in ...
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Monterey (12.2.1) - repeated kernel panics by watchdog

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019) is experiencing repeated kernel panics with the message below: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xfffffff01cf956ec): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from dfrd ...
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All iOS Apps suddenly no longer open on macOS Big Sur (M1), /var/log/system.log reports FairPlay decryption failed on binary?

And I have exactly zero idea where to start finding a solution. It doesn't bounce on the dock like loading, nothing at all. Everything is updated from system updates and app store, I didn't upgrade to ...
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Issues revolving adding NPM to my PATH

I am using BigSur OS on my MacBook. I want to start with typescript but when I tried add NPM to my PATH via terminal it did not work. What I am trying to do is add NPM to the PATH of my computer and ...
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How to explicitly command MacOS to query external monitor resolution?

A MacBook Air 2014 outfitted with Big Sur and a single 2560X1440 (2K) monitor via HDMI. Apple indicates: Intel HD Graphics 5000 Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native ...
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Mac Upload and Download Speeds

I am trying to find the difference between Mac computers and Windows 10 & 11 computer upload and download speeds. I need the updload and down load speeds for the following operating systems for ...
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Why is the "Get" button missing from MacOS Big Sur download page? [duplicate]

Context: MacBook Air 2014, Sierra, to be upgraded to MacOS Big Sur. The Get or Download button is missing. Why? A search for Big Sur in the AppStore fails to return the installer:
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macOS Photos v.6 incompatible with v.7

I have an iMac at my desk, and an older MacBook Air for walking around and travel. Both back up to individual Time Machine external drives. I have used ChronoSynch to synch the two machines’ Photos ...
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Create a bootable High Sierra under macOS Big Sur [duplicate]

I need to reinstall HighSierra on an old MacBook pro but I can only create the bootable USB on an iMac that runs Big Sur. And I can't unpacked the highsierra package for it's too old for the iMac I'm ...
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When Photoshop Elements is running, all windows lose sizing controls

I notice I am unable to resize any windows on my desktop (Big Sur). The mouse pointer does not change to sizing controls or goes back to pointer immediately. This happens only when Photoshop Elements ...
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