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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 should I submit bug reports and feature requests?

Inspired by Marco Ceppi's DS_store question I became curious about what is the current preferred mechanism for submitting bug reports and feature requests to Apple. I'm aware that they have the ...
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Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, you'...
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Keyboard shortcut for service only works after I manually run the service

After I assign a keyboard shortcut to initiate a service in System Preferences, I press the keyboard shortcut and nothing happens. I have to first click on the service title under the services menu (...
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Yellow tooltip stuck on screen

There is a yellow tooltip stuck and it floats above all other windows. I do not know from what program it came. How can I get rid of it without restarting my computer? EDIT:
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to “never” sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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PDFs looking different in Yosemite Preview.app [duplicate]

I've just installed Yosemite on my iMac and noticed that my PDF files viewed with the Preview.app don't look the same as in Mavericks. If I view the PDF files directly in Safari, all looks like it ...
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How do I disable or remove the root account created as a side effect from this High Sierra security bug?

This article describes a bug where entering root when prompted for an unlock allows any user to unlock system preferences. It warns that: There’s no need to do this yourself to verify it. Doing so ...
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Mac does not sleep automatically in Lion!

My Macbook Pro will not sleep even though it is set in System Preferences → Energy Saver. I do not have any sharing options enabled (System Preferences → Sharing). I do not have "Wake ...
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Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor

I'm using a MBP with a second (external) monitor and since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, I encountered some display issues that appear in the Application Switcher, and sometimes in the menu-...
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How to mitigate CVE-2015-1130 (Hidden Backdoor with Root) due to lack of Apple support?

This is related to CVE-2015-1130, a.k.a Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X. It appears Apple has refused to fix it in OS X 10.9 and earlier. Emil Kvarnhammar, the one who reported ...
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Is Soundflower 1.6.6 compatible with Mavericks 10.9?

Is Soundflower 1.6.6 compatible with Mavericks 10.9?
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Command+Tab between apps does not work in Sierra

Since updating to macOS Sierra, many apps fail to respond correctly to Command+Tab switching. For example, if the three most recent apps are any two other apps A and B and C, in the order A B C, ...
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How can I delete a (null) app in usage?

In my usage list(settings>general>storage & iCloud usage>manage storage), there is an app that registers as (null) with no icon, a version number that doesn't match anything I've previously ...
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White bar over menu bar?

I'm experiencing this weird bug on OS X El capitan. There is a white bar over most of my menu items in the top right of my screen. The items are still there and are interactable. Anyone got any ...
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Apple Shellshock patch for 10.6?

I am running a small HTTP server (Apache) off my Mac mostly as a hobby. If it becomes compromised it isn't the end of the world but it is something I would certainly like to prevent. I set up a ...
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Disable Java Auto Update Prompt for 1.7u25 on Mountain Lion

I'm having a heck of a time trying to disable the option "Check for updates Automatically" I ran composer to see what plist was being modified and it looks like ~/Library/Preferences/com.oracle....
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How to delete a specific line of a paragraph in AppleScript, while retaining the original format of the text?

I have a text variable of class text that shows something like this when it is returned: " This is sentence 1. This is sentence 2. This is sentence 3. This is sentence 4." I want to be able to ...
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Fixing app search in iOS 11 [duplicate]

Since updating to iOS 11, I've lost the ability to surface apps from the swipe-down Spotlight search field. This was my preferred method of launching apps as it was quite a lot more convenient than ...
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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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Keystrokes getting eaten randomly

I have a weird problem on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15" running OS X 10.8.2. Every now and then - say every two days - the system starts to ignore most of the keys I press for 2-3 minutes. It's like ...
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How do I send invitations for Calendar events with locations?

If a Calendar event has a location associated with it, no invitations are ever sent to any of the invitees. In fact, once a location is added to an event, no subsequent updates about changes to the ...
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Skype is showing up in Launchpad twice — why? How do I fix it?

Skype is showing up in Launchpad twice. It's been acting like this for a while but if I remember correctly I think it first started when I let Skype auto-update itself a while back. Any ideas why ...
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Why does OS X Mail fail to recognize that an e-mail address belongs to an existing contact?

In OS X Mail, when I enter the name of a person to whom I have sent a previous e-mail, I'm often presented with a suggested e-mail address, corresponding (roughly) to the most recent frequently sent-...
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How do I kill the Application Switcher?

All of the sudden the Application Switcher's graphics breaks: Restart does help, but became a nuisance. How can I kill it? Restart it? UPDATE: Logging off fixed this. UPDATE 2: I came to a ...
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Sierra Finder aliases appearing as generic icons

Since updating to macOS Sierra, many Finder aliases appear as generic document icons rather than as the informative icons that were available in previous versions of OS X. Is there something I can do ...
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Messages is unusable due to unresponsiveness!

Messages on High Sierra has become increasingly unusable for me. I get frequent (every dozen words or so, at least once per message) long (5-20s) lags when typing — which seem to occur most often when ...
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How do I avoid “message could not be moved to the mailbox Trash” on iOS 10?

Since upgrading to iOS 10, in certain e-mail accounts (notably an msn.com account) I cannot delete certain messages in Apple Mail. If I swipe left or open the message, and click the Trash icon, I get ...
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AppleScript bug: When placing plain text on the clipboard, the text is always converted to rich text

Run the following code to put some text on your clipboard: set testString to "This string should be plain text." set the clipboard to testString If you open up a new .rtf file in TextEdit.app, and ...
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How to get my screen responding again?

My MacBook Pro is running, ssh works fine, but the screen does not respond anymore. The screen is frozen like the ice of Antarctica. The mouse does not move on the screen. The time of the clock does ...
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How to have Safari play again Flash videos?

Safari has suddenly stopped to load Flash videos. On YouTube, for instance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJENlHEZi18 On another site too. In place of the video, I just have a black ...
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How can I open MTS video files to iPhone's photostream so applications can use them?

My goal is to have the MTS files in PhotoStream so that all of my iPhone applications such as video collage creator apps can use them. MTS video files are files created by Sony Nex 3N camera that are ...
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Why does File:/// crash my app?

Whenever I type File:/// into the URL bar in Chrome, into Text Edit, and more, it crashes the app. I found out about this after reading this blog post. How can I avoid this crash and make it ...
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PDF rendering bug in OS X and iOS

I received a PDF by e-mail which is unreadable on my Mac (Lion 10.7.3) and on my iPhone (iOS 5.1.1) but the same PDF renders perfectly on Windows. If I use Chrome on my Mac, (which has its own built ...
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Custom keyboard layout problem High Sierra

I have just upgraded my OS to macOS High Sierra. I have been using a custom layout for my Magic Keyboard. But after upgrading to the newer version is stopped working. I have installed the custom ...
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Which iOS versions are affected by the 2nd December date bug?

There is a date bug on iOS 11.1.2 which causes iOS to constantly respring after 2nd December, caused by recurring local notifications. iPhone with repeating loading spinner I'm currently on iOS 11.0....
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Mac preview crash everytime when searching

I would like to ask if you encountered similar error, and what have you done to solve it. When I open multiple PDF files in Preview ( mainly text), and then search for some common substring like ...
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iPhone with repeating loading spinner

My iPhone 8 (iOS 11.1.2) has been stable for a month and it was working without any problem so far. But today (December 2) as I was doing my usual stuff it started behaving very strange. Every 10 ...
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Bug? macOS Sierra Preview/Quick Look issues with rendering colors of images when using any icc profile other than the macOS standard

When I installed Sierra I also profiled my display (with a spectrometer) and have been using the created icc profiles since then. Both Quick Look preview and the macOS preview app when displaying ...
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AppleSpell error: Contacts change history truncated, resetting!

My macOS High Sierra system is increasingly slowing to a crawl and having huge spikes in CPU usage, notably in Messages, but even when it not running. The logs that seem to be most closely associated ...
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Services bug that prematurely activates an application

I have discovered a very strange bug with Services. To witness this behavior, please do the following: Make sure that Safari is in your Dock. Open Automator. Create a new Service. Set the service to ...
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How to get old Spotlight Search View back for Yosemite?

I do not like Yosemite's default Spotlight search. It is in the middle of screen and I can see very little outputs at once. It is so much helpful when it is full screen. Example of the window ...
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Slow indexing and/or hashing in nearly low memory in OSX

I have observed slow indexing and/or hashing in OSX which are expressed in the SSD disc which is nearly full (about 5% free space). This bug has been reported to me to exist in earlier OSXs too so ...
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Service crashes when using AppleScript to click menu bar icon [duplicate]

The following AppleScript code clicks the WiFi icon found in the menu bar (source): tell application "System Events" to tell process "SystemUIServer" to tell (menu bar item 1 of menu bar 1) to click ...
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Killing an application

I try to kill a buggy application without success. I tried the Force Quit… feature in the Apple menu but it doesn't work. In order to find the PID I tried the following command from the Terminal but ...
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Sudden flash of gray in the background

In the last few days I've had a sudden flash of gray in the background. I'm on MacOS 10.7.5. I'm not able to provide a screenshot because it only happens for a split second, but here is a more or less ...
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Auto logout results in severe login screen bug

With auto logout enabled, I experience severe display errors at the login screen. These errors do not occur at the login screen right after boot. They appear only when the auto logout is triggered. I ...
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Problem in installing X11/XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5

I need to install XQuartz in Mac 10.8.5.But every time when I reach the destination folder selection in installation step,it freezes and doesn't move forward.I have admin account as well but as I ...
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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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macOS Mission Control strange behavior on Sierra

I have noticed a bug in Mission Control on macOS Sierra (10.12.2). Here's a GIF to reproduce the bug: It happens when I try to open an app from the Dock, while I'm showing the Desktop: the app doesn'...
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High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do?

After installing High Sierra, I noticed GPU related slowness, I initially sought help here: What could cause a cumulative slowness that manifests itself as high WindowServer CPU usage in High Sierra? -...