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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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Awakening of the standby mode

You can set with pmset the standby mode in the energymanagement settings. To become your mac to sleep without to stop other processes I have set the hibernatemode 25. Now I don't know why the mac do ...
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How do I reset microphone permissions on Catalina?

I know there is an article covering this for MacOS Mojave, but as I am trying to grant an application (Plogue Bidule) permission to access the "microphone" and with this all audio input but ...
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The APFS partition on my external hard drive doesn't mount anymore

I have a WD Elements 1.5Tb external hard drive with two partitions. One is for Windows (that I use with Bootcamp on my mac), the other is for OSX (APFS file system). Usually, OSX can see both WIN and ...
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Is there a way to make Logitech side mouse buttons just be generic mouse buttons?

Is there a way to make Logitech side mouse buttons just be generic mouse buttons? If there is a way to do this, I can't find it in the "Logi Options" app, which is the program that Logitech ...
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Logitech Options won't let me change the “Keystroke assignment” assigned to a mouse button anymore

Logitech Options won't let me change the "Keystroke assignment" assigned to a mouse button anymore. I just get a sad error noise every time I try to set one. Strangely, there are already ...
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MacOS terminal switches computer name from “macbook-pro” to “huawei_p_smart”: should I worry? [duplicate]

When opening a terminal, I noticed that the laptop's name displayed in front of the username changed from something like "myname's_MacBookPro" to "huawei_p_smart-XXX". Why did this ...
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Catalina home directory shows 0Bi storage

I recently upgraded my MAC to Catalina. After the upgrade the home directory shows 0Bi free space Is there a way to add storage to the home directory. I am new to this OS and after doing some research ...
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“Enable Siri” window keeps popping up in mac OS Catalina

I've recently got a MacBook Pro 2019 running macOS Catalina. Doing some initial setup, I've disabled Siri. However, a really annoying window keeps popping up, at unpredictable time intervals (sometime ...
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Can no longer connect to shared Windows folder when selecting via finder

For some days I cannot establish the connection to shared Windows folder when selecting via Finder -> Locations/Network -> <hostname>, I always get Connection Failed. When I click Connect ...
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Disable built-in shortcut on Catalina

On macOS Catalina (and probably others) pressing Option+Brightness Up or Option+Brightness Down opens the display preferences. I found this out the hard way after accidentally triggering it multiple ...
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After installing macOS Catalina or later on a APFS drive, is there a way of removing the system and revert back to one partition only?

I needed a fresh install to perform some tests, so I installed Big Sur on a secondary SSD. I don't need the dual partition setup any more, so I would like to revert the state of the APFS column to one ...
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What is Symantec Auto-Protect

I found some 3rd-party preference-panes in my macOS 10.15.7 Catalina, one is 'NTFS for MAC OS X' but I know what it is, the thing I want to know is 'Symantec Auto-Protect': 'SymantecSAQuickMenu....
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What are safe files to delete to free up space?

Apart from deleting old documents and apps that are no longer useful or can be re-downloaded again from the App Store (like iMovie / Garageband), what can safely be deleted from a Macbook Pro? I ...
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Messed Up Permissions on Catalina

I am an on-and-off user of Sibelius, and the version I own turns out to be partially incompatible with Big Sur. Some months after upgrading to Big Sur, I decided that I wanted to use my version of ...
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How can I copy Music library from one Mac to another

I am attempting to copy my wife's Music Library to a new user on my iMac. Update 2021-04-09 My previous attempts failed. I thought this may have been due to attempting to copy from Catalina to Big Sur....
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Unity: How can I run Unity builds created in High Sierra & Verify they run on Mojave without a Mojave computer?

I have Unity 2020.3.0f1 Mac apps that were created on end-of-life High Sierra computers. I recently purchased a Mac Mini M1 computer. The apps run on both computers. I have to execute a terminal ...
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Catalina - Grant FDA (Full Disk Access) without GUI session

I am using aws ec2 mac instances so I don't have access to GUI Is there a way to grant a binary FDA using command line only?
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Super long notifications: show more button to show full text in body

Sometimes the text of notification is super long and doesn't fit to the notification box. Thunderbird is not the best example for this but I'm adding it to give you an idea. As you can see there is ...
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OSX Automator/AppleScript howto automate an application import+export of selectable/dropped files

I'm newbie to Automator/Applescripting and I'm trying to figure out if Automator and/or Applescript might be used to launch InkScape.app and do an import of a user selectable file and have InkScape ...
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Cannot use software update “SoftwareUpdateNoticationManager quit unexpectedly”, in MacOS 10.15.7 on macbook pro. Softwareupdate crashes everytime

About My Mac: MacBook Pro 11,3 2014, MacOS Catalina macOS 10.15.7 (19H524) Issues: When trying to update MacOS Software using systempreferences or via the notification center Install popup I get 3 ...
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Missing 300GB harddisk, how to recover it?

I had a bootcamp partion which I removed, how can I recover the 300 GB disk space it used? diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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apfs volume unmount and change ownership when reboot

I am creating ami for the new ec2 Mac instances using packer. My packer instances created a /nix volume and mounted it. ip-172-31-36-10:~ buildkite-agent$ ls -la total 16 drwxr-xr-x 9 buildkite-agent ...
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Latest Windows 10 update (March 2021) broke Bluetooth on mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina

Running Windows 10 on Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro Retina from mid-2014 (with Catalina, if that makes a difference). Bluetooth was working fine till last night. Today it installed a system update and ...
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Unable to connect to a public folder as guest, “Connection Failed”

I have a Mac desktop and a Mac laptop. On the desktop, I have a public folder, which I've shared: Under "Options", I've checked both "Share files and folders using SMB" and "...
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Remain logged in after disconnecting from Remote Management?

It seems the latest Catalina update (10.15.7 (19H524)) changed the Screen Sharing/Remote Management feature. I have a headless Mac Mini that I log into with screen sharing. Previously, if I ...
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macOS Catalina how to upgrade the Apache httpd [duplicate]

I have upgraded my laptop from Mojave to Catalina. I do not use my laptop with any of the Apache Services. My current version of Apache httpd is: Apache/2.4.41 My security team told me that I need to ...
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Apple Music - Receiving Error 9,039 Constantly When Adding Music to Library

Since updating my iOS to Catalina (10.15.7), every time I add music to my library from Apple Music I receive Error 9,039 and the selection is not added to my library. I have tried several recommended ...
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hdiutil fails to create APFS sparseimage: “no mountable file systems”

In macOS Catalina (10.15.7), I'd like to create and mount a sparse, writeable disk image that uses APFS. Specifically, this works if I create Test.sparseimage on my local disk. I'm just unable to ...
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Error Message Says FileZilla Will Damage My Computer

After updating to Catalina, when I start FileZilla, I get the error message "filezilla will damage your computer. you should move it to the bin”. I had installed FileZilla from the App Store, and ...
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Why does resetting to factory settings not restore 2019 Macbook to Catalina?

My Macbook 2019 came with Catalina. I upgraded to Big Sur. When I restore to factory settings, it seems the only option is for me to go back to a fresh install of Big Sur, and not Catalina. Why is I ...
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iMac disk full from duplicate folders

I have an iMac 2017 running on 10.15.7 with 1tb SSD. Today I saw my storage space taken over by a folder of over 200gb. Under Macintosh/Volumes there is a folder named after my External HDD. In ...
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Atom app on Mac does not show open windows

Atom keeps getting stuck in the background somewhere. I can't view any of the open tabs or windows. Bring All To Front option doesn't work. Sometimes I can bring up Mission Control and see the window ...
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Safari Bugs after Catalina Upgrade

Recently (finally!) upgraded my 2017 Pro to Catalina, and am seeing a couple of unwanted changes in Safari. Wanted to ask if these were design changes, or if the update borked some preference settings?...
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How to bring back files that are deleted from trash? [without using external software]

I have an external hard drive that contained some folders and I had permanently deleted that by mistake. Is there any way I can get that folder back? MacOS Version: Catalina 10.15.5 Disk Drive: ...
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Selectively disabling notifications in macOS

At random intervals, DropBox pops up a notification telling me that it's almost full and that I should buy an upgrade. There is no way to disable this notification within the DropBox app (it's how ...
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Error creating bootable Catalina USB installer “The file “InfoPlist.strings” doesn’t exist.” (actually it does exist…)

Just bought a new 64gb USB stick so I can roll back to Catalina from Big Sur, which is causing problems. Going through these instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 I ran this command: ...
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Mac OS keeps switching to the first desktop Please Help Me

mac:MacBookPro 2019 system:Catalina 10.15.7 When I running full screen software,My screen keeps jumping to the first "desktop". This happens at random. I didn't install “Google Drive”
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A little confused with gmail imap folders not showing

so im on catalina 10.15.7 and running Mail version 13.4 I use to be able to see my imap folders when i would click the show button and they would expand below the corresponding accoun,like for ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Automator Service

I have a word count 'services' called with LMB and scrolling down to the services menu. I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut for it since I use it very often. All of the answers I see require that the ...
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Can't export HEVC videos from Photos app

I have a late 2012 iMac running Catalina (10.15.7) as it's too old to upgrade to Big Sur. Photos are synced from my phone with iCloud. I'm unable to export HEVC videos to other formats. When I drag ...
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Big sur 11.2.2 very lagging on 2019 Macbook Pro

I have a late 2019 macbook pro (the base model). I've been running Catalina until yesterday when I upgraded to Big Sur 11.2.2. It's noticeably laggy. Has anyone experienced this? I'm not sure if 11.2....
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Failed OSX update and how to fix it

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Until yesterday it had High Sierra. I tried to update to Catalina with an installer I found online, but the installation brakes up every time and starts again, once the ...
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Reinstall MacOS or/vs Reformat?

My current install of Catalina has gone a bit wonky. Every other time I start it up it displays the circle with a line through it, so I do a hard restart and it will then boot into Catalina. I'm ...
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macOS Catalina constant shutdowns, works only in Safe Mode (Thunderbolt kext issue?)

I have a mid-2015 Macbook Pro (11,4) which suddenly started to crash randomly and extremely often (running Mojave) - as it was running fine in Safe Mode, I figured it was a software/OS error, so I ...
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Allow a specific application “to administer your computer”

I get this dialog whenever python running under emacs calls at: I want to grant Emacs a permanent permission to do that (preferably from the command line, without gui, so that I can automate it and ...
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why ping registry-1.docker.io returns Request timeout for icmp_seq even when I can nslookup or dig?

I used google and cloudflare and can dig with both set as DNS server on my mac. $ dig registry-1.docker.io ; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>> registry-1.docker.io ;; global options: +cmd ...
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It says I've got about 3 GB and it won't let me download something for 2.2 GB. Why is it saying this and how do I successfully download it?

It says I've got about 3 GB on my mac but when I try to get iMovie from the App Store (something that takes 2.2 GB) it says I do not have enough room on my Mac. I am using an Apple Macintosh Macbook ...
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“startosinstall” is stuck on “Preparing to run macOS Installer…”

I have a MacBook Pro early 2015 running macOS Big Sur and am trying to use startosinstall to install macOS Catalina or High Sierra onto an external SSD. I want to be able to distribute macOS to ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown: “watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd”

I have a MacBook Air 2017 with 8GB of RAM and 1.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, After updating to macOS Catalina, while I’m using my laptop it would freeze and the screen would turn black with a folder ...
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Unable to remove sound output device iShowU from Audio Midi

New here but I have searched and gone through various questions and solutions on removing Multiple Output Devices from Audio Midi but I have not had any luck. I have uninstalled iShowU Audio Capture ...

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