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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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: ...
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AppleScript progress bar bug: How to prevent progress dialog from lingering?

The bug: When AppleScript's progress dialog is succeeded by a dialog, the progress dialog still lingers—even though all progress steps have completed, and the progress bar is full. It will linger ...
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Why won't my macbook show the dashboard or fullscreen windows?

I am "stuck" on the desktop. Clicking the dashboard icon does nothing, I cannot use the 4-finger swipe gestures to move to or view the dashboard or any application windows in fullscreen (yes, I have ...
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egrep: empty (sub)expression : Unexpected behaviour for bash Loop on Mac

I have the filling simplified script on Mac OS X 10.12 : #!/usr/bin/env bash echo "=> BASH_VERSION = $BASH_VERSION" function testForLoopMac { local file for file do echo File=$file done | ...
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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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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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