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macOS 10.15 Catalina is Apple's sixteenth major release of the macOS operating system for Macintosh computers. macOS Catalina was announced June 3, 2019 at WWDC.

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Problem with icons of some files on Mac OS 10.15.7

I recently updated to Catalina 10.15.7 and the icons of some files (namely .tex files) are not as they used to be. Namely, on the Finder, a .tex file has an icon as follows: Those files are opened ...
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Catalina keeps on downloading unwanted Monterey-Installer without any notification

I am running Catalina 10.15.7 on an iMac 2020. I have turned off the option "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" in the Preferences pane. I do not want to upgrade to Monterey. I want to ...
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Click and active last notification after Big Sur using apple script?

osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to tell process "NotificationCenter" try click last item of windows on error end try end tell' ...
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Mail won't connect to Exchange account

Mail won't connect to my school Exchange account. It was working perfectly fine yesterday, but today it's asking for a password. When I put in the correct password, it says it's wrong and won't ...
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File Sharing checkbox cannot be checked

I just moved (via Migration Assistant from a Time Machine backup) from an 2015 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 to a (brand new, never used) 2019 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15.7. All good, but this ...
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Can't enable SSH on Catalina - System Preferences keeps saying "Remote Login starting..."

I just did a complete reinstall of my late 2012 Mac Mini, with the latest OS it supports: Catalina (10.15.7). I'm trying to enable remote login via SSH, but when I check the box in System Preferences →...
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Is there a simple way to put a Catalina user folder on a external volume and be able to clone/BU using TNM/CCC?

i was hoping to ask if there a simple way to put a Catalina user folder on a external volume and be able to clone/BU using Time machine or CarbonCopy Cloner etc I read some comments about using the ...
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Safari 15.4 (Catalina) not scroll through rows cleanly [closed]

I have this problem with Google Sheets on Safari, which resides on a "customac" (Dell optiplex, outfitted with Catalina). On the other hand I observed the issue on a MacBook Air. Context: ...
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Upgrading to Monterey problem

I have macOS Catalina and am trying to upgrade to Monterey. I first got a message saying the installer couldn't verify disk, and to open Mac in Recovery Mode. I tried this and when I connected ...
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How to swap ~ and § keys on Catalina?

I have a Rapoo 9000M set and its key next to the right shift is switched with the key in the top left corner (usually §±). Keyboard assistant doesn't recognise this keyboard. Is there any config file ...
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Permissions issue with shared folder using SMB. macOS can't open Linux files, but Linux can open macOS files without issue

Why can't the macOS machine open any files in the shared folder that were transferred from the Linux machine? The permissions seem to be correct. The shared folder is located on the macOS machine / it ...
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Possible to restore Appkit after Catalina→Monterey Update?

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me, but I'm aware it might be a long-shot. I've come to rely on an app called Auganizer which has been completely abandoned by its developers. After upgrading ...
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How do I write to a plist with defaults?

I've been googling around, reading documentation, but for the love of me cannot really figure out how to write to plist files on Catalina using defaults. I can easily do these changes: defaults write ...
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Prevent compulsive trashing on macOS Catalina

We have an autistic teenage girl with a compulsive behavior to move files to the trash and empty it! Is it possible to prevent just the emptying of the trash?
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Why the preview windows follow me when I update to the Monterey?

I recently updated my macOS from Catalina to Monterey. But then I find that when I create multiple desktops and open a Preview window on desktop A, then changing to desktop B via the three-finger ...
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My username for remote ftp access is different from my macos username and Finder will not let me edit the files

I can connect to a remote ftp server in Finder using the syntax ftp://username@host/path and then supplying the password. I get to see the files in the remote directory and can read them. However I do ...
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Control strip stop works after about 24h of working + sleep, required SMC reset

Control strip stop works after about 24h of working + sleep, required SMC reset Problem appears then i dropped about 0.06 L Coca Cola on Upper-Left side of my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019). First 2-3 ...
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Error while disabling csrutil on macOS Catalina

I've tried to disable csrutil on Catalina by booting and repeatedly hitting EDIT: cmd+R. I've run the terminal and disabled csrutil. I get the error "failed to modify system integrity ...
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Is there anything like Windows systeminfo on macOS?

On Windows the systeminfo command is a quick way to get system information from the shell. Is there any command like that on macOS?
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Macbook Pro 2019 Catalina wifi very slow while connected through VPN

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 (with Catalina) from my work/office. I am using a 5 GHz wifi connection for the internet. I have noticed that my personal desktop pc sitting next to my MacBook has an ...
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Keep app from being added to dock

I am running MacOS 10.15.7. Corp IT has an app that, after being removed from the dock keeps getting added back. I don't mind the app itself, just don't need to have my dock cluttered. I do have admin ...
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How can I uncenter the address field in the Safari toolbar on macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I updated to macOS Catalina, and discovered that in Safari's toolbar, the URL/address field now appears to be centered no matter what I do. This leads to an uneven appearance: When I edit the toolbar,...
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Prevent reboot on mount

After dismissing the notifications for months I finally let macOS upgrade from Mojave to something more recent, I think Catalina. The process failed, and I get a black screen at startup. After trying ...
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Mac Catalina constantly asking me which browser to use as the default

Mac Catalina is constantly asking me which browser to use as the default - it prompts me with a small modal window with 2 buttons/choices with the options Keep Safari or Use Chrome - or something very ...
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macOS Catalina bug with openVPN : ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCDIFADDR): Can't assign requested address

When I launch openVPN in the terminal, I get the following error: ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCDIFADDR): Can't assign requested address add net 10.7.0.0: gateway 10.7.0.2 add net 185.196.22.194: gateway 192....
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NFS not registering with RPCBIND . MAC OS Catalina

I'm having a problem with NFS on macOS Catalina. I created a /etc/exports and checked with nfsd checkexports. I started NFS and made sure it running with nfsd status. I gave NFS 5 mins to get ...
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Create symlink in root directory / [duplicate]

I want to create a symlink in macOS root directory /. But sudo ln -s /path/to/directory /short just outputs ln: /short: Read-only file system (see here). Is there a solution to bypass this and create ...
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Force every app to reopen in the same desktops where it was before restarting Macbook

Because of a nasty bug in my Macbook pro 2019 with MacOS 10.15.7, it sometimes happens that my Macbook restarts by itself. This is not a big deal usually because almost every app restarts exactly ...
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How to use a specific keyboard layout upon boot?

I've installed DosDude's patches to get Catalina running on my Mac Pro 4,1. However, I'm a Dvorak typist, and now I find I'm booting Catalina in "Canadian English" layout instead of Dvorak. ...
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Is it safe to uninstall some of the default MacOS apps? [duplicate]

By default the MacOS (Catalina, BigSur or Monterey as far as I have used) comes with some applications pre-installed by default which I don't really (want to) use. For example: Mail, Contacts, ...
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How do I verify a downloaded Catalina installer, certificate untrusted

I have downloaded a Catalina installer from App Store / full-fetch terminal method. When I run pkgutil at the installer located in the Applications folder it says certificate untrusted. This is what I ...
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Mail.app - all history unavailable

I attempted to use Mail.app with iCloud and Outlook accounts after clean install of macOS 10.15.7 was performed on my Mac mini (late 2012). After setting the accounts, I found no messages on any ...
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Open GUI App after reboot with cron

I'm using Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 and I'd like to open some apps after boot with a cron tab. I use the following cron tab: @reboot /bin/bash /Users/x/script.sh if I run the script, it works as I want ...
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I installed Python3 using Homebrew - but I didn't get a launcher. What do I do to get one? [closed]

How can I get a Launcher for Python3 on the Mac Catalina? Does installing from Homebrew just not provide one?
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Boot Camp Windows 10 partition size capped on macOS Catalina

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my MBP 13 mid 2012 using Boot Camp Assistant. I've been clearing up free space on my HD and when I thought I have enough (500GB disk with currently ~240GB free ...
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Mac Upload and Download Speeds

I am trying to find the difference between Mac computers and Windows 10 & 11 computer upload and download speeds. I need the updload and down load speeds for the following operating systems for ...
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Can I safely delete files from /Library/Keychains

I'm having serious problems with disk space, after some investigation I discovered that ~400GB (not a mistake!) of my 1TB HDD is filled with files in /Library/Keychains. It's about 30k files of approx....
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Automator and Applescript apps are broken

I have a MBP Pro mid 2012, Catalina. Suddenly my automations are getting a message saying unknown developer: I had to install a clean os and restore from a back up 3 weeks ago and used image2icon to ...
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Why is my Catalina installation throwing up errors about SecurityAgent / login keychain overnight, and showing a grey lock screen?

This is a slightly difficult issue to describe precisely but I'll do my best. About six weeks ago, my installation of Catalina (10.15.7, MacBook Pro 13" 2020 / MacBookPro16,2) started to exhibit ...
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Moving Virtual Memory (VM) partition from SSD to HDD - macOS Catalina

Currently my MacOS Catalina is installed onto my SSD. I have 128GB SSD and 3TB HDD. Half space of the SSD and large part of the HDD will be used for Linux that I am going to install. For MacOS I have ...
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How to install `yq` with Mach-O 64-bit executable? I got error `bad CPU executable`

I'm not very familiar with Mac system, so I used brew install jq and brew install yq, then I got: $ file /usr/local/bin/xxx/lib/jq /usr/local/bin/xxx/lib/jq: Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64 $ file /...
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Getting SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h' while installing numpy==1.20.3

My Mac was bought in 2015 with macOS Catalina. I was trying to install numpy 1.20.3 but during installation I got the below error in Terminal: SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need ...
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Can't read Time Machine backup with APFS case-sensitive format on Catalina

So I took a Time Machine backup of a Mac running Big Sur, and the backup drive format defaulted to APFS (case-sensitive). Now I am trying to read this backup from another Mac running Catalina (cannot ...
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Why is my kernel panic report formatted incorrectly?

Usually kernel panic reports are formatted correctly. Mine are being output in a long stream of text with control characters inside the body of the text, like \n for newline and \t for tab. Actually ...
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Install Microsoft Word on Mac OS Mojave

App Store is not letting me download the previous version. The current version is for Mac OS Catalina and above. I had it running last year but deleted the app. Does any one know how to install ...
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iMac [2012] crashed while update to iso Catalina

Try to update my 2012 iMac to Catalina, unluckily it crashed during updated. it crashed after it already downloaded the new iso. Try to switch on and it goes to white screen and seem the mac is still ...
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I unintentionally deleted the private/var folder and now I the Mac book gets stuck in the loading screen infinitely

I ran a terminal command to delete the folder since it was taking up 30% of my 128SSD MacBook. I needed to transfer some big files to my laptop Big mistake. I can't login in anymore. I also can't boot ...
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Monterey update fails against APFS volume because "it cannot be converted to Apple File System (APFS)"

Attempting to update macOS Catalina 10.15.7 to Monterey on 16" Macbook Pro (late 2019) via Software Update fails because "disk2s2 is not convertible to APFS: You may not install to this ...
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The Highlight Colors have disappeared from the System Preferences of my macOS Catalina

When I select text in a document, there is no highlighting color. I can't verify what I have selected. In System Preferences > General, where you choose Highlight Color, all the little rectangles ...
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Bad idea to use single user mode for focusing?

For when the allure of all computer-based distractions is too great, being limited to only the command line seems attractive. Give me my files and vim, and force me to focus on the work at hand. ...
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