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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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macOS weird logout issue [closed]

There is a weird logout issue on my MacBook Air (13", Early 2015), with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 installed. When I wake up my computer in the morning (it was neither turned off nor hibernated, but simply ...
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Bug in BSD: to whom shall I report it?

I found what I think is a bug in the command chown in OS X 11.6. It appears to work contrary to its man page, ignoring the -f flag. T_MaceT 33 ) chown -f T_MaceT foo chown: foo: No such file or ...
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How to get around “say” command bug when setting volume?

Context: I have an AppleScript .scpt file that speaks the selected text in the System Voice. The selected text is copied to the clipboard, and then the text is spoken via the say command. The script ...
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macOS Siera doesn't give me the proper storage breakdown?

I've just upgraded my late 2011 MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra 10.12.4. When I went to check the storage used on my hard drive in About This Mac > Storage, at first it showed me the proper free/used ...
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Can I disable wifi automatically if there is an ethernet connection?

When I wake my machine in the morning, it often stays blank because there's some conflict between my 4k monitor and the 'Your computer name has changed for the 3950th time' dialogue that means both ...
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iPhone is overriding my Account Email with a different address

I'm looking into an issue on an iPhone which has me stumped. It has a number of Accounts configured: iCloud (myname@icloud.com) Exchange (myname@mycompany.com) Gmail (myname@gmail.com) Outlook (...
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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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How to stop my iPhone from merging contacts?

My iPhone keeps merging contacts when two of them are of the same company or have something else that is identical. So, let us say I wish to call a contact (that unknowingly to me has been merged), I ...
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osascript bug: AppleScript's initial “choose from list” dialog is unselected

I run the following code in Terminal: osascript "/Users/Me/Desktop/Run this script on wake.scpt" If the first dialog of my .scpt file is a choose from list dialog, then this dialog will be ...
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Bug: System Services Remain In Context Menu, Despite Being Disabled

I have found that if one disables the built-in "Search With Google" and "Look Up in Dictionary" systemwide "Searching" Services, they are not actually disabled. In this post, I focus on the "Search ...
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Safari tools symbols missing

I just started using Safari and I notice the tools have no symbols to indicate their role. Is it normal or a bug? How do I fix it?
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Emoji and symbols input panel weird behavior

I am talking about the text input panel Emoji and symbols that could be opened thorough ctrl+⌘+Space. It could be opened as a bubble: or as a window: The problem is only in the bubble mode: when I ...
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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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VM running Sierra 10.12.3 in Parallels 12 stops responding to the mouse

Update: Still a problem in Parallels 14.0.1 ☹ I have a host MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running Sierra 10.12.3, using Parallels Desktop version 12.1.3, with a virtual machine running as ...
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Chrome doesn’t start on Mac OS

I successfully installed Chrome on my Mac. However, when I'm trying to start it the browser icon just bounces in the dock once and disappears. Reinstalling, rebooting Mac and other options found on ...
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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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Excel: how to change Default file option to UTF-8 away from Macintosh file option?

When I double-click and open a csv file in Excel, the OSX Excel always opens it in Macintosh format destroying the visualisation of UTF-8 files with malformatted umlaut characters such as ö and ä. I ...
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iPhone Not Showing Notification Content in Banner

This seems like a privacy setting, or some sort of notification setting, but I can't seem to find any option to reenable this functionality. Current settings: http://imgur.com/a/0rKSn Issue at hand: ...
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iTunes for Windows won't un-pause

I am running iTunes on Windows 10 to play my personal music collection. Oftentimes if I pause the music it won't un-pause. I click the button, which changes to the "playing" icon, but the progress ...
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can not open download folder mac os sierra

when I drag and drop files from my dock download folder it crashes randomly. When I try to open the folder it does not respond or there comes a empty blank folder. Sometimes the dock is crashing ...
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How to prevent iPhone from vibrating during calls? [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to prevent my iPhone SE (iOS 10.2) from vibrating when messages arrive while I'm on a call (that is, it vibrates right into my ear). This happens regularly, and I'm sure it ...
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Finder search of string erroneously returns no results yet substring correctly returns results

Encountering a really bizarre error on a new iMac (5K, Late 2015) that is running Sierra. There is a folder called "Job applications" in my Documents folder that shows up in a Finder search of This ...
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) graphic card issues

First of all this is my hardware: When i power on my new mac book pro (with touch bar) i figured out a strange problem (i think is related with my graphic card). This is the procedure to get that ...
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Does Apple maintain a public list of known serious bugs?

Is there somewhere public that Apple (or a third party) maintains a list of known serious bugs with Apple's software? For example it would have been nice to have known: That the reason that iCloud ...
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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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MacBook not asking for password after sleep

My mid-2015 MacBook Pro (Sierra 10.12.2) skips the login screen when waking from sleep, it goes straight to my desktop. I have my System Preferences set to require my password 1 minute after being ...
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How to fix slow trackpad: OSX 10.12.2

I just installed the latest patch for Sierra, so am now on 10.12.2. Post-upgrade my pointer controlled through trackpad runs very slow when I open the laptop. I can fix it by opening System ...
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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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Why does my computer hibernate when it sleeps?

I am MacBook Pro w/ Retina, Mid-2014, running macOS Sierra 10.12.1. About 2/3 of the time my computer times out and goes to sleep, the screen goes blank as normal, but tries to wake it don't work. ...
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How do I remove search suggestions from iOS Safari?

On macOS, Safari can be configured to provide search suggestions "from" a chosen search engine. A similar feature appears to be present in iOS, but it doesn't not work as expected: even when the "...
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Odd UI glitch in Mail.app's Archive Mailbox

This was occurring in Mail.app 10.1 (3251) and is still occurring in Version 10.2 (3259) and is still occuring in Version 12.2 (3445.102.3) When I view messages in the Archive mailbox, The entire ...
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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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How to remove adware on macOS Sierra 10.12.1?

I recently came across an adware on my Mac. I've uploaded a video on youtube. Pay attention to the very redirects! I used to have this on El Capitan as well, then I clean-installed Sierra. After about ...
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Mac OS Sierra 10.12.1 Dock behaviour and command tab issue

I've got a brand new computer which I bought last week. I've noticed that sometimes when I cycle programmes using command and tab, some of the icons don't appear, even though the programme is open. ...
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How does Apple Watch Activity app deal with timezone changes?

I have noticed very strange behavior of the rings and Activity.app when traveling. Thus the question: How does the app deal with time zone changes, and how should it deal with time zone changes? ...
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macOS Sierra 10.12 ghost window space

After installing macOS Sierra 10.12, I have started seeing these ghost windows across the top of the screen. Unfortunately they are appearing at random and I can not determine if this is the OS, a ...
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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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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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Why do I have to enable 'Developer' for Spotlight to find Numbers documents?

In order to get macOS Spotlight to find Numbers documents, I need to enable "Developer" in Spotlight's settings. Why do I need to do this? I don't want to enable developer searches from Spotlight, ...
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macOS Sierra: Wrong 'Date Modified' column when searching in finder

I did ample research before posting this. I am using macOS Sierra 10.12 on a brand-new iMac, and when I search my files (I am searching for all .psd files in a folder with many sub-folders) the Date ...
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Command+C (copy) not working in Finder (Sierra)

I just update from El Capitan to Sierra on my iMac, and the Cmd+C shortcut stopped working in Finder. This means I cannot copy files nor filenames. I tried both Cmd keys, neither works. Command+V ...
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How to fix keyboard layout bug in Sierra?

Yesterday i had updated El Capitan to macOS Sierra on my Macbook Air 2015. But i had found a bug with changing keyboard layout. I have two keyboard layouts: US and Russian. When i'm pressing CMD + ...
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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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How can I fix the tiny type in iOS 10 Mail?

The update to iOS 10 has made type in Mail messages often appear too tiny to read. How do I restore readable type in iOS 10 Mail? This is not a question about how to globally adjust text size (the ...
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Is my iPhone bugged?

Is there any way to determine if a non jail broken iPhone is bugged?, is it even possible to bug a non jail broken iPhone? Thanks
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What is causing my browsers to require multiple clicks?

As of about a few weeks ago, I'm finding that I need to often (not always) click on links multiple times before they activate in my web browsers. The details: it happens in both Chrome and Safari ...
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Big Mac Pro issue (1,1 - 2006)

Three days ago for some damn reason I decided Snow Leopard wasn't good for my Mac Pro 1,1 anymore. I decided to embark on the quest of updating it to El Capitan. So using the Pikify and downloaded ...
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Multiple or duplicate cursors

I'm seeing a problem where I have multiple mouse cursors on certain parts of my screen or screen configurations. I've searched bug reports and haven't seen any mention of something similar, so I'm ...
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Why is my Mac seem to be divided into two desktops and how can they be combined?

Recently, I'm observing weird behavior when switching between applications and also when switching between some Finder windows. I'm using an external 4K monitor with my MacBook Pro Retina. It is as ...
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Find My Friends and Podcasts Bug in OS X iTunes

Both Find My Friends and Podcasts apps are listed among the updates in iTunes on OS X, but when I attempt to update my apps there, I get a warning for each app: This happens each time I update my ...