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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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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Update trusted phone number: Cannot tap “keep using current number”

I am abroad so I'm using different SIM to that associated with my Apple ID. I'm getting an annoying badge in my iPhone settings prompting me to "Update Trusted Phoned Number". Which takes me to the ...
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systemd is using >150% CPU

I'm not sure what's causing it, but suddenly the systemd process just started using about 150% CPU (according to my iStat menu). I checked in Activity Monitor and it said the same. I checked the CPU ...
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macOS: What is this mysterious white window?

This small white window often pops up and it's very annoying. I'm using macOS Sierra 10.12.6 It may or may not be related to these questions: 1, 2 The only way to get it to disappear is to click on ...
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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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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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Mouse pointer twitchy since high sierra update

Since I updated to High Sierra, me and my colleagues at work have the same problem with our mouse pointer. It appears to be twitchy when switching from the standard arrow to another image (pointer/...
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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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all process related tools stop working sometimes [duplicate]

So, for the 4th time now, all process tools on my mac stopped working (top, pgrep, kill, Activity Monitor, etc). I can't find a pattern nor any log on what's causing it. When it happens, iTerm ...
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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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Mac lag terribly when restarted from chosen Startup Disk

My Mac has Filevault from quite some time ago. Just now, I restarted it and went into recovery mode using cmd+R. From there, I select Startup Disk from the menu, unlocked, and clicked restart. ...
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OneNote's box-outlines and text caret randomly become unresponsive on Sierra and High Sierra

When you hover your mouse over a "box" in OneNote, it should look like this: Instead, randomly, the application stops responding with the box outlines (my mouse is in the same place both above and ...
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Mac app icons dissapearing and reappearing randomly [duplicate]

Alright so most of the people have their desktop having some missing icons but i'm not really having this problem, the real problem is that all the apps in finder are missing icons and sometimes they ...
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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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Wifi network selection window won't close

The network selection window that opens when you click the WIFI icon >> Join Other Network >> Show Networks, is stuck open. Clicking "Cancel" doesn't close it. How could I fix this without restarting ...
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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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How to prevent Terminal window from changing its size after opening and closing tab

Each time I open and close new tab in Terminal app, the size of window "shrinks" by one line, until it reaches 5 lines, where it stops shrinking at last. I can literally keep repeating sequence ⌘+T ...
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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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Could the High Sierra root bug have been exploited over SSH?

I'm sure we're all familiar with the recent security issue in High Sierra/OSX 10.13. It is well known that remote access can be gained using Screen Share, but I've not seen anything definite regarding ...
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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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Flickering white lines

I have a Mac Pro (Late 2013, OS X 10.13.1) and a 4k monitor from Sharp that was back then sold as the standard display. I'm using a scaled resolution on the monitor since otherwise, the font would be ...
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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? -...
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Dock glitch when closing apps

When I'm closing an app, and the dock is about to refresh the app icon (from opened to closed), and the cursor is in the area of the dock, a splitting glitch happens as show in the picture below. For ...
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QuickLookUISevice bug

When I press the 'Mission control'-button(?) / F3, It shows me 6 extra blank windows. They're called 'QuickLookUISevice'. When I press on them nothing really happens. Been searching for a solution, ...
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Finder file names with non-standard characters are bold in High Sierra

Why are all file names in Finder that have non standard characters such as accents or umlauts bold in High Sierra Finder? How do I fix this?
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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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iPad Air bedtime alarm sample loops indefinitely when stopped after upgrade to iOS 11

After upgrade to iOS 11 my iPad Air 32GB (MD786FD/A) I've got the following defect: the wake-up signal in the integrated bedtime application keeps playing after I touch 'stop' button on the screen or ...
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Sleep Wake Failures because of watchdog on 10.13 (supplemental update)

I have experienced this twice in the last 48 hours, both occurring around the same time. Are the times correlated or coincidence? Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Relevant lines from system....
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Caps lock option for input switch is absent

I have a MacBook Air 11" and a MacBook Air 13": the 11" is lot older than the 13". Although High Sierra is installed on both MacBooks, on the 13", I can't find caps lock option in Settings-> Keyboard->...
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Weird Safari pixelating issue

The issue started after updating to macOS high Sierra. The problem can't be shown when a screenshot is taken or if the cursor is hovered at those areas. So below is image captured from my phone and ...
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After High Sierra, weird colours appear when waking up MacBook Pro

I'm coming from reddit where they suggested me to post here. There seems to be many users with the same issue. Using a 13" MBP Early 2015. After updating to macOS High Sierra I see weird colours for ...
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Messages with three dashes get cut off

My wife sent me a video of my son saying something, to which I responded: What's he saying? Mommy read --- book? A few seconds after I sent the message, the text "book?" (and possibly the last dash) ...
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Graphic corruption in Finder when opening specific directories [duplicate]

Since yesterday, my MacBook started to have rendering issues in the Finder app when I open specific directories. I managed to fix some of them by removing the .DS_Store file in those directories. But ...
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How to determine what keeps causing my mouse cursor to stick or slow down a lot?

Every once in a while, my mouse cursor will stop for a second, or move extremely slow, every half minute or so. I recently upgraded to High Sierra, but also noticed this occurring when running Sierra. ...
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Finder QuickLookUIService blank windows

After upgrading to "macOS High Sierra 10.13" "Finder Preview" (QuickLookUIService? the space bar feature) will sometimes show a blank window when navigating with the arrow keys. I used to use this ...
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How can I clean Unknown item of kind Unknown from my Account startup items system preference pane?

I was running some beta apps that try and insert themselves as log in items and now need to clean up the mess they left. I'm speculating something went wrong while trying to follow this and this ...
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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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iOS 11 Takes Tons of Storage

Storage shows that System takes about 12 Gb of storage. Anyone else have System taking up 12 GB after installing, and know how to fix it? Edit: storage taken up by system keeps rising. Reaching 13 ...
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How do I escalate a Mail UI/usability bug to Apple without having to include sysdiagnose data?

I'm trying to file a Mail UI/Usability bug and it won't let me file it without filing a sysdiagnose. I see NO reason that Apple needs that private configuration data for a bug that has nothing to do ...
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Clicking on external links opens Chrome but not the link

When I click on an external link and Google Chrome is not running yet, Chrome will launch but will not open the linked page. Instead, it starts at my last opened tab (which is the behaviour I expect), ...
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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 does a misspelled city name get fixed in Maps?

Apple has been misspelling the city "West Des Moines" as "West des Moines" (no capital "D") for quite some time now. I tried reporting this issue a number of times through the Maps application during ...
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Mission Control behaves unpredictably

When switching applications using Mission Control, the application I select moves to the foreground as expected. However on occasion, it will then immediately jump back into the background. This is ...
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Blank Notification Banner Stuck in macOS Sierra

This blank notification banner appeared out of nowhere, at the top-right corner, and won't go away even if I restart/shutdown the MacBook, kill Dock, Finder or Notification Center. It won't appear if ...
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macOS Sierra changing color profiles at startup

I have seen this issue discussed for previous macOS iterations, but there never seems to be a solution. I have yet to find much discussion for Sierra and I am getting quite frustrated. I run a ...
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Screenshot pixel density inconsistency in macOS 10.12.5

I am not sure if this is a regression of some kind and I don't know when it started happening, but I know that it wasn't always this way: When using the shortcut-based system screenshot tools, I get ...
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Downgrading from iOS 11 to 10.3.2 broke some core apps

So, impressed by WWDC as always, this year I decided to update my phone to the iOS 11 Developer Beta on my iPhone 6. After running the install for about two weeks, I decide that things are running a ...
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I am unable to write my signature using the trackpad in Preview.app

I click on the signature button in the Preview.app toolbar: The following box pops up: I click on the Click Here To Begin button. The box is now ready for input: However, I cannot get any markings ...
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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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iBooks and Notes crashing on startup

I installed the iOS 11 Beta, then downgraded back to iOS 10.3.2. I restored to my iCloud backup and everything looked alright. However, I am having issues after the restore, some of which include: ...