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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Cannot boot normally or in safe mode, booting to recovery mode results in circle with line through it

I opened my Macbook Pro to discover it was off, I pressed the power button and it had the AHH and the apple symbol and loading bar. However, the screen is covered in alternating bars of pink and blue....
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App store is completely blank on MacOS catalina

The macOS app store completely hangs after opening i've googled for a while but nothing works
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Lock screen message bug

I have a MacBook Pro, with Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5. I transferred the data using Time Machine from a previous MacBook Pro (Mac OS Mojave). I did not encounter any problem in transferring the data, ...
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Why does Apple mark common words as misspelled?

Apple consistently marks "their", "there", "it's" and several other similar common words as misspelled in all of my apps. Why is this happening and how do I prevent it?
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How do I download songs in a playlist in Music?

I used to be able to download all of the songs in a playlist from iCloud at once in Music, but the download button is no longer showing in the playlist title area it used to. It does show next to ...
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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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Repeated window visual glitch MacOS Catalina

On a MacBook pro 13" from 2019, I have experienced a window glich causing the windows to duplicate themselves visually. Yes, I know that this may be irrelevant because of how long the window is.
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On MacOS 10.15.5, “About This Mac --> Storage” is not recognizing my RAID-1 drive correctly

I upgraded from El Capitan to Catalina 10.15.5 on a MacbookPro mid-2012 , the oldest HW that Catalina will run on. Then, I created a RAID-1 drive using 2 USB disks. "About This Mac --> Storage" is not ...
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Mac Mini 2018 Kernel panic bug_type 210 after Security Update 2020-002

Since installing the Mojave Security Update 2020-002 I do get a message that my Mac Mini 2018 was restarted because of a problem even I shut it down normally. The Mac Mini 2018 was running fine for 3 ...
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Why is my Dock hiding every time I open a “fan” folder?

I have Automatically hide and show the Dock disabled in System Preferences. But suddenly this morning, any time I open a "View content as: Fan" folder from my Dock, the Dock hides itself when I close ...
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Dock process creates lock screen images continuously

I noticed today that my disk is completely full despite the fact that it was half full just yesterday. OmniDiskSweeper revealed that in private/var/folders/gn loads of lock screen.png screenshots that ...
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Why are emojis replacing website icons in safari?

I have a iPhone 8 and I noticed a few months ago that when I go on certain websites such as ESPN, specific symbols such as the recruit rating stars has been replaced by random Emojis. I’m not sure why ...
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Photos not synching, macOS 'optimize storage' not working, and 175GB of photos downloaded for no reason

Suddenly, my Mac stopped synching my photos: I have tons of free space on iCloud, and optimize storage is turned on: There's no way that photos should take up 170 GB of space when there's only 250 ...
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leap year determination

macOS 10.15.4 and Calendar.app 11.0 display February 2020 with 28 days, indicating 2020 is not a leap year. Here's a screenshot, showing January and February 2020; note that February 29 is greyed in ...
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Invisible region on screen blocking cursor

In the bottom right corner of my Macbook Pro (running 10.15.3 with a second screen as main), sometimes, there is a region (invisible) where I just can't move the cursor to. I need to restart the ...
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How do I force lingering Preview windows to close?

Recently after quitting Preview, I have a few windows from Preview that remain open, and provide no normal way to close them (Cmd-W does't work, and the close button is disabled). The only thing I can ...
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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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hdiutil attach -shadow not working

This question is for those of you familiar with command-line tools and disk images. I'm stumped! Previously, I could mount a read-only disk image with a "shadow" file to make it read-write using this ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13 briefly flashes screen content last seen before locking the screen when awaken

On macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, when I manually lock the screen (shift+ctrl+power) and later press any key to turn it on, the screen content which was shown at the time I locked the screen is briefly ...
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Suspicious email address in Find My dialog during fresh install

I have just received a 2019 MacBook Pro, sealed in the box. During the installation, I chose to "Setup Later" my Apple ID. When it came to the Find My screen, it said: Find My will use the Apple ID ...
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Image rendering bug in Quick Look

I'm experiencing rendering bugs when using Quick Look with images. Sometimes, the contrast of the image is exaggerated, making almost-white values completely white and pushing dim values towards black,...
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Safe and Sure Way to Install Sierra / Ongoing Regressions in OS X

I am looking to install Sierra from scratch in a straightforward, foolproof manner on an Air currently on Catalina. I've written 'straightforward, foolproof' because it appears that experienced ...
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Cant Close Windows, app already quit

I am running a 2019 macbook pro with GIMP 2.10 installed For some reason, gimp's windows will stay open, even after the app is quit how can I close these windows?
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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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Apps randomly opening upon login on Catalina

As the title says, after "upgrading" to Catalina, every once in a while an app would open automatically after login. These apps are not in Login Items and are not set as Open at Login. It doesn't ...
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Disable Mail.app “special” text replacements (i.e., … –> …) that are not present in global settings

Most notably my Mail.app and Notes.app perform text replacements of .... to …, which I do not want. I do have text replacements globally enabled and want to keep it that way, but I have deleted a ...
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Bewildering trackpad issue

Macbook (v2018)'s Trackpad was working perfectly fine when it suddenly starts behaving oddly without warning. Summary : scrolling (2-finger drag) works fine tap doesn't work 2-finger tap (rightclick)...
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Missing app icons on Apple Watch

I've got a problem in that some app icons on my Apple Watch seem to be missing their artwork. This only happens to a few apps at a time, seemingly randomly and I haven't noticed a specific trigger. ...
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Inconsistent results when getting folder size in AppleScript

I'm using this line to get the size of a folder: set thesize to physical size of folder x The problem is that sometimes it works, other times it doesn't, and it's very annoying because there doesn't ...
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git is broken: “Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license requires admin privileges, please re-run as root via sudo”

My install of git seems to be broken, and it looks like somehow my Developer Tools are broken. When I try to run git, I get this error. This happens both with /usr/bin/git and /opt/local/bin/git (...
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Applescript app keeps crashing

Whenever I try running this code it does not log the text. repeat set myTime to (time of (current date)) set precisetime1 to 82800 set precisetime2 to 84600 set ...
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How to completely reset iMessage on MacOS X Catalina 10.15.4?

I have an iMac with two user accounts. After updating to MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 one of the two users cannot use iMessage anymore. iMessage just wont start. Starting it results in iMessage ...
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(I don't know what this is called.) Always on top Ghost Window

After a game crashed (OpenRCT2, It was the default mac crash window.), I have had this ghost window stuck on my screen. It's on top of everything including the login screen and the screensaver. When ...
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Setting up touch ID - “unable to complete Touch ID setup”

I've had some problems recently with my Macbook on OSX (newest Macbook version with touch bar). Where my Touch ID used to work, suddenly, one day two things happened: My computer have started to ...
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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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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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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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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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iOS 11: Voice Control doesn't get turned off completely

I recently updated my iPhone 6s from iOS 10 to iOS 11.2. Together with the update the device started really annoying me by turning on Voice Control on headset button press. It gets turned on ...
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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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On my iPhone I can't give my apps access to the camera, microphone, etc

iOS Version: 11.3 My iPhone won’t allow me to give any apps camera, microphone, or library access. I’ve gone to their individual settings for the apps and there’s no options. If I go to Camera in ...
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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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Messages brings macOS to its knees with soagent and callservicesd

When I launch Messages on macOS and attempt to do anything at all with it (or even, it seems, if I just wait a while until a message is received) the two processes soagent and callservicesd start ...
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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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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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Suddenly the “diagnosticd” daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage

Suddenly the diagnosticd daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage, even with Xcode is not running, on OS X Mojave 10.14.1 I can't figure out it. The fans become very noisy.

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