Questions tagged [big-sur]

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macOS doesn't auto-connect to Bluetooth device

I've got bluetooth speakers, which I can connect to from macOS. It works fine, however when I put the computer into standby, then resume it, often it will not auto-connect to them again. Is there ...
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Update of Xcode command line is not installing

Even though I have agreed and downloaded the update it's not installing, It is not even showing any error for not installing. I am currently using macOS 11.2.3 Can any one please help me to solve this?...
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macOS Time announcement — how to speak a longer phrase

In macOS (Big Sur), ever since I did: defaults write ./com.apple.speech.synthesis.general.prefs TimeAnnouncementPrefs -dict u -bool YES the system announces the time as, for example, "four-...
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Macbook Pro 2016 - Big Sur Battery Issue after replacement

Background - i bought a 2016 Macbook Pro (A1708) a few weeks ago that was at 800+ cycles and the battery was listed as "service recommended", would not charge past 1% and switch off if ...
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2020 M1 MacBook Pro: Built-in display does not show entire desktop (truncates 300px from right and 200 px from bottom)

It seems like I have a desktop which is slightly larger than my screen. When I maximise a window the bottom portion (approx 300 pixels) and right portion (approx 200 px) are not visible. I can move ...
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Get notifications for high CPU usage

My new laptop has an M1 chip and no fan, and this is great, but it also makes it hard for me to find out when the CPU has been running high (and consuming more battery than usual). How can I make it ...
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Big Sur: Booting Win10 from SSD and Disable Internal Drive

Computer: MBP 15 Late 2013. I have Windows 10 installed on an external SSD (two partions: masterboot record and Bootcamp partition). Since I updated to Big Sur, I can't boot windows from the external ...
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What causes “Removing unsupported user-only MDM profile”

I have a macOS 11.2.3 device enrolled in an MDM using Automated Device Enrollment. Besides the MDM's enrollment profile, 3 other configuration profiles are sent to the machine: One is used to connect ...
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Message app is extremely slow to open Big Sur

Messages takes 5-10 seconds to open on Big Sur on my mac. When I click the Dock icon, the process starts, is "Not Responding" for 5-10 seconds and then opens normally. This occurs even when ...
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No file descriptor left in emacs

I am using emacs on my mac book pro with Big Sur 11.2.3 And I frequently run into the issue of file descriptors File watching not possible, no file descriptor left: 975 After several hours of ...
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Delete duplicate/older program versions from openwith - Mac Big Sur

As you can see here I have so older versions of for example visual studio code. But how to delete them to only show one version? I tried this tutorial from gadgethacks which didnt work because it is ...
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Big Sur virtualbox ubuntu can't be opened

I tried uninstalling using the .dmg file, and also tried csrutil clear and reboot in recovery mode before uninstalling and none of these solutions worked. Please help!! Thanks Big Sur, macboook air ...
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Can I make/receive calls on a MacBook if connected to same iPhone's personal hotspot

My MacBook pro is connected to my iPhone's personal hotspot. I am not able to make/receive cellular calls on my MacBook, is that a limitation that I have to be on the same network applies to it should ...
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Weird folder setup in Big Sur compared to Mojave. Lots of questions

I just upgraded to Big Sur from Mojave. Why are there 3 Applications folders in Big Sur? One listed on main hard drive which seems to contain everything Another in system folder: only some programs ...
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Why HUGE Big Sur 11.2.3 Update 6X–9X Download (apparent) Overhead (≥17.5GB dn to get 3.43GB, ≥527MB up ???; 8h 23m)? [closed]

Yesterday, for a friend, I configured all the System Preferences except network settings of a new Apple-sealed-box MacBook Air (M1, 2020) 8GB, 256GB [macOS 11.2 (20D64)] ("MBA"), then ...
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Input source changing when it shouldn't

I have three input sources in the menu, one I use 99%. The others, I switch to occasionally to type a glyph they support and then switch back. In the preferences, "automatically switch to a ...
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Verbose Mode during startup not working on Apple Silicon

I have a Mac mini 2020 (with the Apple Silicon M1 chip). I want it to boot up in verbose mode, i.e. the details of the boot process should be logged as text on the screen during bootup. The following ...
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How to set or change the desktop background in configuration profile in Big Sur

Is there any way to set the desktop background picture in a configuration profile in Big Sur? This is when using local profile, rather than one set by a server or MDM.
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Why does Big Sur change my custom Mail keyboard shortcuts, and how do I make it stop?

One of the keyboard shortcuts that annoys me the most is Cmd + Shift + D to send an e-mail in Mail. Clunky, illogical, ergonomically awkward, hard to remember – there’s just absolutely nothing good ...
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Can't see video files on memory card

I have an Extreme PRO 64GB SanDisk memory card for my Canon camera. In macOS I can view the pictures I took, but not the videos. They just don't show up in the Finder window but I can watch them on ...
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Nvidia Visual Profiler on Big Sur v11.2.1 [closed]

I want to run Nvidia Visual Profiler (NVVP) on my MacBook (mid 2014) with macOS Big Sur v11.2.1. The profiling files are obtained using CUDA 11 on a remote system. I want to just visualize them ...
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Is it bad getting 2 kernel panics within 2 months of purchase on M1 MacBook Air 2020? [closed]

I got a kernel panic 20 days back and got another one today while using VS Code. I've read Apple's suggestions; it suggested deleting non-compatible files, but still, the performance is good though it ...
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Lock screen occasionally does not show up on BigSur

I use combination CTRL+SHIFT+PowerButton or just close the lid of my macbook to lock the screen. It used to work great, and it still works but not great. Sometimes either of methods don't trigger lock ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Big Sur?

I'm asking for help with FileVault enabled. A similar question was answered for Mojave, but their Swift program doesn't work in Big Sur because /Library/Desktop Pictures/Mojave.heic no longer exists.
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What is this extra partition that has appeared suddenly in macOS and how to delete it?

macOS BigSur 11.2.3 (20D91) / MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) has suddenly generated a new 22GB partition. I noticed this yesterday when 22GB suddenly disappeared and I started to receive low disk space ...
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M1 Air Big Sur 11.1 Recovery Mode Reinstall Not Working

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Big Sur on M1 Air because some of the root directories permissions got messed up and it's not booting after login screen (takes password, stuck in loading screen for a ...
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Big Sur update keeps redownloading

I have been trying to update to Big Sur all morning but it keeps getting reset. So far, it has used up over 40GB data by re-downloading the update again and again. It gets to 12.21GB and stays there ...
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How to force Swap to be on non-OS volume in Big Sur on M1 systems?

I'm running macOS Big Sur on an external drive and would like to use the internal (integrated) SSD for virtual memory (paging) only. The bandwidth and latency of these internal drives seem to make ...
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Cannot access terminal in recovery mode on M1 Mac

I am trying to follow this tutorial to temporaily disable SIP on my new M1 MacBook Air. Once I get into recovery mode, instead of seeing a Utilities menu where I can open the terminal, I see a message ...
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my Launchbad broken after installing cDock

I am using MacOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta (20E5217a) after installing cDock and putting into Apps folder and then running it, my LaunchPad turned to like the image below it only contains 4 items on each page ...
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How to get Wi-Fi details from menubar in Big Sur like before?

In previous versions of macOS it was possible to get details of the current Wi-Fi connection by command + option clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the menubar. This would show the ip address, WiFi strength, ...
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My MacBook Pro 13" 2020 doesn't boot when I plug in the power adapter and the lid is closed

I want to use my MB with external hardware (Display, Keyboard, Mouse) in clamshell mode. Everything is set up to work in clamshell mode, display, keyboard and mouse are connected. I basically shut ...
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How to route all outbound TCP to localhost:8080 with pfctl?

I'm looking for an updated (Big Sur) MacOS alternative for this iptables command: linux iptables sudo sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 sudo iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 55 -j REDIRECT --...
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Prevent external drive from requiring ejection

I have an external that is only used for time machine backups. Is there any setting that would allow the drive to be "hot swapped" (I'm assuming this isn't the correct term, but I'm unsure ...
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Why does macOS 11 give weird VNC screen

Does anybody have problems with VNC on macOS 11+? This is what I got after a fresh install (virtualized machine, VMware Tools version: 11333): Here is what I've done: Enabled everything required at ...
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Big Sur update changed Home/Documents folder behavior with Dropbox

I have used Dropbox for 8+ years. I used symbolic links to map the Mac home folders to Dropbox until that would not work (about 1.5 years ago). So came up with the following process to move home ...
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Catalina home directory shows 0Bi storage

I recently upgraded my MAC to Catalina. After the upgrade the home directory shows 0Bi free space Is there a way to add storage to the home directory. I am new to this OS and after doing some research ...
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Mail.app Empty Mailbox Won't Delete

mid-2013 MacBook Air, macOS 11.2.3, Mail.app v14.0 (3654.60.0.2.21). The software is up to date. Mail.app correctly deals with IMAP email. But Mail.app shows a mailbox on the Mac (which I renamed &...
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What are ios simulator alternatives if I don't have 60 GB free space on my Mac?

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Big Sur OS) with the following disk space ... $ df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/disk1s5s1 234G 15G 26G 36% / According to this, Xcode ...
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How to Configure a Vanilla APFS Volume for Time Machine

I'd like a way using the CLI to set the ACEs and the accompanying files so that Time Machine will recognize a vanilla APFS volume as a Time Machine volume. I need the CLI that generates the conditions ...
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Any data on Big Sur market share? [closed]

I can't find any data on Big Sur market share among Mac versions. The only source that covers this is https://gs.statcounter.com/macos-version-market-share/desktop/worldwide However on that source ...
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How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Big Sur?

How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Big Sur (M1), but keep the "Badge App Icon"? I don't need it at all including so called widgets etc. launchctl unload -w /System/Library/...
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Why a downloaded app can read/write to ~/Downloads/ without requiring the privacy allow permission in Big Sur?

In MacOS Big Sur, I figured out an app (downloaded from internet) normally can not access ~/Downloads/, ~/Documents/, ~/Desktop/ folders directly. When it tries to access those folders at the first ...
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How can I show seconds on macOS BigSur's menu bar clock?

I work in an environment where seconds are critical. Is there a way to display the time with seconds in the menu bar on macOS Big Sur? More specifically, I am referring to the Date and Time at top ...
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“Literature Search” UI is no longer available in the latest version of Mendeley Desktop?

I have updated the Mendeley Desktop and installed its latest stable version, 1.19.8. Since this update, the Literature Search UI has been no longer available. Is this something you've experienced as ...
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Uninstall Anaconda from macOS Big Sur

I've some question about uninstalling Anaconda from macOS Big Sur. I was wondering if someone can please help me figure it our what to do. I followed the instruction on the official website (https://...
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Cannot remove spotlight item from menu bar with `defaults`

When unchecking "Show in Menu Bar" in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar > Spotlight, it removes the NSStatusItem Visible Item-0 from com.apple.Spotlight.plist. When enabling the ...
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10.13 to Big Sur - HDD APFS System volume and HFS+ User Space

I want to install either 10.15 or Big Sur on a small APFS partiton on an internal 1 TB HDD in a Mac Mini. I've clean installed OSX and many other OSses before and am quite comfortable installing OSes. ...
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get working gdb on macOS Big Sur

How to get gdb working on macOS Big Sur? brew install gdb doesn't work (nothing counts as an executable somehow), and all the tutorials I find online are years old
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Printing not working

I have trouble printing documents. I'm not sure whether the problem comes from macOS or whether it comes from the printer, but I'd like to be able to be assisted to figure out what's not working. I'm ...

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