Questions tagged [bug]

An unintentional mistake or omission in the programming code of an application that causes undesirable results. This tag will be used in discussions identifying potential bugs and seeking ways to circumvent or correct them.

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How to browse var/log directories in console app as could be done in OS versions prior to Catalina?

In Mac OS prior to Catalina, the left sidebar in the console app would show a directory tree for the /var/log directory and a few other log directories. These could be expanded to navigate logs for ...
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How to reenable accessibility options?

For some unknown reason NONE of my accessibility options seem to work. I'm trying to enable Invert Color Display for example but checking or unchecking the box in system preferences has no effect ...
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My Macbook Pro is acting as if the SHIFT key were pressed when it absolutely isn't

This started happening suddenly yesterday, and it's annoying/making my life impossible, to say the least. I've tried searching for a solution but every solution given points toward a hardware issue. ...
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Preview document not updated

I am currently using Macbook pro 2017 Touch Bar that is on the Mojave OS. I do most of my work on Preview. I have noticed recently that my preview does not load the latest document version. For ...
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iPhone XR stuck on update

Apple iPhone XR gets stuck on update. Usual reset (quickly press and release Volume Up, quickly press and release Volume Down, press and hold side button) doesn't help. I found this issue on apple ...
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Calendar freezes when viewing event with videoconferencing

I use the Calendar app on iOS. My calendar is stored on Google, and I view it through the Calendar app. In Google, one can add videoconferencing to an event. However, when I try to open an event ...
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Extreme lag when opening folders, new tabs, dragging/minimizing any windows. and clicking on any text box

When I use Finder, whenever I open or close a folder, even if it just has a single text file inside, my computer completely freezes for 30 seconds to one minute. In addition, whenever I click the ...
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Screen glitch when two users are logged on

The following happens on my MacBook Pro 16", macOS Catalina 10.15.1. I have two active user accounts which may be logged on simultaneously. If two users are logged on, I observe a split-second freeze ...
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How do I change the icon on an external drive?

How do I change the icon on an external drive? I have a Samsung T5 SSD but following the instructions (copy from source Get Info dialog, and paste into destination Get Info dialog) has no effect and ...
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Photos.app shows wrong picture

I have a weird bug in the Photos.app, where the wrong picture is shown in the full view and the wrong key photo is shown in the People albums. For instance, when I browse through a particular album ...
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accountsd eating up all CPU resources when wireless has no internet connectivity

it's a shame that the OS have degraded to this levels of breakage and bugs. There's a way to stop accountsd from eating up all my CPU when I'm without internet access in a wireless connection for LAN ...
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Weird Files and Folder Permissions behavior (OS X Bug)

I have noticed some really strange behavior with File and Folder Permissions on Catalina 10.15(19A603). I have done some simple tests such as using a text editor to read, view, create, update a file ...
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Bad USB not recognized by Finder

I have a 15 GB USB that I want to use as a macOS installer, and it got corrupted. I tried to reset it, but Finder and the normal Disk Utility does not recognize it, the Recovery Disk Utility loops on ...
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Duplicate of all calendars as “On My Mac” after Catalina update

Following an update to Catalina, Calendar shows, under "On My Mac" duplicate calendars for each of the calendars I have in iCloud. I've never had any "On My Mac" calendars before, and these calendars ...
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Catalina upgrade leads to permanent “system has run out of application memory”

After upgrading to Catalina I get a permanent error message stating "Your system has run out of application memory" which appears in a dialog that obscures my active windows. This appears when I ...
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iCloud allows access to files via direct link without authentication!

I've been testing sharing files from iCloud when I accidentally stumbled onto this bug. Steps to Repro: In Firefox preferences, set "Portable Document Format" download action to always ask. ...
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Internal keyboard randomly stops working (after upgrade to Catalina) - any way to reset it?

Is there anything like a reset of the internal keyboard device that I can try doing instead of having to restart my MacBook completely? The internal keyboard on my MacBook Pro just stops responding ...
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How to pin down and fix a small but egregious bug in a Firefox profile's user prefs.js?

The latest update to my Firefox browser produced an unusable interface and content area: all instances of where a character should appear were dark garbled blobs of pixels. In menus, in the viewing ...
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How to investigate Mail app's random popup bug on Mojave?

My friend's computer (running the latest version Mojave) is experiencing that bug where mail.app suddenly — randomly? — and automatically takes focus while having his Google-account connected to it. I'...
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AppleScript and Mail: Weird selection behaviour?

I) Intro In AppleScript, when - for example - I do tell application "Mail" set mselection to selection as list tell application "System Events" tell application "Mail" ...
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Chrome 76 text highlight bug

I am running Google Chrome 76+ on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I have come across an issue where highlighting text in the browser will fail randomly. I ran into it enough times that I started trying to ...
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Odd behavior in “Find and Replace” functionality, possibly a bug?

I have just noticed an odd behavior with Find and Replace: if any matches are found, the replaced string is first inserted at the current insertion point (unexpected), and only afterwards used to ...
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?corrupted iCloud calendar

My iCloud calendar has started behaving very strangely. Syncing issues, randomly changing date, but the weirdest thing is, if i login to iCloud from any browser, and enter an event it gets moved 3 ...
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MacBook Air — Cursor gets stuck as arrow/finger

When I am using my MacBook Air, my cursor sometimes gets stuck and remains as either the default pointer (black arrow), or as the link-clicking finger. I generally have to quit the application and go ...
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Safari search/url bar resets on change

I'm using the latest Safari but have noticed this in previous versions too. When I'm on some page, http://example.com/page/111 And I'm trying to type and go to another page http://example.com/page/...
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Computer restarting on video cam after update to 10.14.6

I've updated to Mojave 10.14.6 and since then I had two random restarts. Both of them while I was having a video call. First one, I was using Slack. A video call. Second, I was using Facebook. ...
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Cannot login to macbook pro due to keyboard not working. Mouse can move, but not click

I was just watching a youtube video on chrome with no other programs running, when my keyboard stopped working. I could still move the mouse with the trackpad, but not click. I could use the upper ...
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Mojave dark mode not reflected properly on search bar

As you can see in the picture, there's black text in search bar. I saw some pictures online but all of them shows white text in search bar when using Dark Mode. Is it some kind of color profile issue? ...
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What could cause iCloud Drive to refuse to sync Desktop & Documents?

After a sort of manual system restore in which I copied my ~/Library/ from my now-dead 2017 MacBook Pro's BackBlaze to a 2019 MacBook Pro, pretty much all my software has nicely restored its settings, ...
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Cusor won't react to hyperlinks when using Safari

Problem Descriptions: Normally when hovering the mouse cursor on a hyperlink, the cursor turns into a little hand, and the link will show the CSS hover effect. But a weird Safari bug kept this from ...
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Big bug: why does iCloud Keychain remember the wrong expiration month for all of my credit cards?

I've been adding credit cards to my iCloud Keychain for years, and after a few months, I notice that my payments receive errors when I use the autofill from iCloud. The bug: I've realized that ...
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How do I get Apple to accept my account passwords?

My Mac has started asking for passwords to several of my (non-Apple) accounts (listed in Settings > Accounts), which until recently have been working fine. Entering these passwords (for several ...
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Macbook Pro not playing any chrome sounds, youtube videos not working, system audio is working

On my MacbookPro, no sites can play audio on either chrome or safari, and youtube and vimeo do not load. However, I can still play my itunes music with or without headphones, so I don't understand ...
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Occasional dialogue Boxes where all characters are question marks [duplicate]

Every so often, I get dialogue boxes that look like this: Selected the text, pasted it into another editor, and lo and behold: “Slack” cannot be open during installation. Click Continue to ...
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“t” key always pressed on mac

For some reason, my Mac keyboard always thinks that the "t" key is always being pressed. However as you can see I can still type in the letter t, but it comes out delayed compared to the other keys. I ...
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issues rendering images when using any icc profile (including apple's default). clipped dark areas. preview/quicklook shows wrong contrast

Firstly: I know this problem has been around and recurrently emerges since around 2014. Many OSs and program updates happened since then. Some solved the problem (cfr. Lightroom version 5.7 that fixed ...
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Unknown Icon on iPad Lock Screen

I don’t know what that white glob like thing right over left upper corner, I think it’s kinda bug , it just doesn’t look good can any body tell me what is that and how can I take it out
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How to leave product feedback on macOS? [duplicate]

I love how Microsoft products have built-in customer feedback (click the smiley face) and wish I could do the same with Apple products, especially macOS. What is the fastest way to provide feedback ...
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MacBook lid opened while away (possible bug?)

I was recently trying out the command: log show —style syslog | fgrep ”Wake” I noticed that there were two EC.Lidopen events at a time when I had left the MacBook in my locked apartment. The two logs ...
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Preview notes/highlights offset and uneditable

Recently, I have had a problem with highlighting and adding notes in preview. When I highlight, the correct words show up highlighted in the document, but the side panel shows a set of words which is ...
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Mac OSX Command-R Recovery Mode - “rm” is ineffective even in read/write mode?

I have a mac with low disk space, that failed to update, and displays an OSX install error on boot. How can I delete some files, so the update can complete? I can boot this in recovery mode with ...
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My MacBook is in boot loop

My MacBook Air is stuck in boot loop i.e. When I start my mac I see apple logo for some secs and the restarts again. This happens over and over. I can't get to os. When I try to get to utility disk ...
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I can't manage my iTunes subscriptions

When I try to upgrade or otherwise manage my iTunes subscriptions, I'm told I need to verify my payment information and am taken to my account screen, an when I then attempt to submit that screen (...
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Security Q:A new app fails signature verification. What steps are appropriate to address this?

I downloaded an app, and after installation, it fails signature verification: codesign -vv Amazon\ Music.app Amazon Music.app: a sealed resource is missing or invalid file added: /Applications/Amazon ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2015 iGPU slows down from normal 750mhz to 200mhz

I've faced with issue when sometimes after leaving sleep mode the iGPU is going into 200mhz instead normal 750mhz. The UI works slow, especially while you're switching desktops, scrolling in WebStorm ...
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Does the FaceTime eavesdropping bug affect iOS11 devices?

According to CNN Business the FaceTime eavesdropping bug affects iOS 12.1 with group calling, but I'm wondering if anyone was able to reproduce a variant of this bug on pre-iOS12? CNN Business seems ...
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Xcode 10 Not Always Jumps to Location of Warning/Error

After upgrading to Xcode 10, I have noticed that for some issues (not all) the source code editor no longer jumps to the location of a compiler error or warning when I click said issue on the issue ...
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Permission prompt has misaligned button and breaks input

For at least two major macOS versions now, just about any time any programs requests elevated permissions, the OK button is misaligned and often missing text. For example, on Mojave while updating ...
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Mail.app opens spontaneously

Mail.app opens spontaneously. Not on startup, but during my work. Even if i don't touch keyboard or mouse mail.app can open a half window. I'm working with IDE in fullscreen mode and Mail.app splits ...
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What can I do about duplicate data in Apple Health?

Recently (and not tied to any iOS or app update) Apple Health has doubled all the steps it has recorded. This occurred literally overnight, so that now for every day, as far back as I've looked, all ...

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