Questions tagged [catalina]

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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“[__NSDictionaryM setObject:forKey:]: object cannot be nil (key: _name)”

I recently wiped and reinstalled my MacOSx operating system due to repair corrupt files, too many old migrated, and unrepairable user permissions errors. I am the only user and have been the only user ...
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FaceTime HD camera stops transmitting live video in Catalina — how to fix?

At some point in Catalina's evolution (10.15.5+ ?) situations started recurring where there’s no video with the Thunderbolt Display attached and the MacBook Pro in closed clamshell mode when ...
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Is there any software to map button 4 and 5 of mouse in macos catalina to a keyboard stroke? [duplicate]

I want to assign ctrl + c (copy) to button 4, I have previously done it in windows with a software called mouse manager but can't find any such software for macos.
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2017 Macbook Pro running on macOS Catalina (10.15.6) keeps repeating kernel panic (black screen) and the Apple Geniuses can’t figure out the problem

My 2017 MacBook Pro, running the latest version of macOS Catalina keeps crashing after a fresh install. The Apple Geniuses were not able to find the issue and hoping someone may attaching the kernel ...
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Install backup of my old Mac on my new one

I got a new MacBook Pro with Catalina on it. I made a APFS formatted Copy of my old Mac and want to install it on a separate Partition on my new MacBook Pro so that when I start the new MacBook I can ...
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Run Mojave apps on High Sierra

Is there any way to run new Mojave apps (like Voice Memos, News, Stocks) in High Sierra? I tried to modify info.plist in particular with stocks, but the app gives me an error, I suppose because some ...
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Is there a way to have Stickies (or an equivalent) on the Desktop in Catalina?

I'd like to be able to Show Desktop (via Mission Control) and have access to notes. It seems Stickies can float on top of everything, but otherwise are treated as normal windows. Is there a way to ...
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where is mail.log for catalina

I use catalina 10.15.6 and Mamp 5,7 (396) If send mail with mamp the message does not go. I would like to see what is happening in mail.log but I cannot find it. Where mail.log in Catalina ? I use ...
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Odd spotlight reindexing problem. Privacy List Error The item couldn’t be added or removed because of an unknown error

I realized a few days ago that my spotlight wasn't finding any files. It was only giving me dictionary definitions and siri website suggestions. I figured it needed re-indexing so I tried adding the ...
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How can I script the bootup disk in macOS Catalina without disabling SIP?

I'm on Catalina 10.15.6. Previously, you could write shell scripts that would set the boot volume and restart the Mac, either by using bless --mount X --setBoot or by using systemsetup -setstartupdisk,...
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Failed Installation of macOS Catalina

I recently had to erase my 2018 Mac mini and I’m now trying to upgrade to macOS Catalina 10.15.6. However, after running the installer, I keep getting the error message “An error occurred while ...
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Cannot Install MacOS Catalina in Recovery Mode

Background Info: A day ago, I got a new MacBook Pro 16 with Catalina installed for work, this is my first Mac. I got everything set up on my laptop and proceeded to get my development environment ...
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macOS Catalina installation error

I am using a 2019 MacBook Pro. I am moving from macOS 10.14.6 to macOS 10.15 Catalina. I just finished downloading the macOS Catalina installer via Software Update System Preferences pane, but when I ...
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How can I update my macOS 10.14.6 to latest version?

I am using a 2019 MacBook Pro and I haven't updated the macOS in a while. Now when I want to update it to the latest version (macOS Catalina). Every time I try it in System Preferences, I get an error ...
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File associations keep being reset to TexShop

I use Sublime Text as my editor for markdown (.md) files and have it set as the default program for this filetype. But occasionally the association changes to TexShop. This is corrected by going into ...
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How do I browse logs in /var/log in Console.app on Catalina?

Up to and including Mojave, /var/log was listed in the sidebar of Console.app, allowing me to browse subfolders and, for instance, look at /var/log/powermanagement logs for previous days. But in ...
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How to set system keyboard shortcuts via command line?

I'm used to have some keyboard shortcut remapping for menu items via Apple's system preferences -> keyboard pane. Some globals, most of them application specific. What was working in the past (High ...
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How to make Mac Partition boot again on Catalina/Ubuntu 20.04 Dual Boot?

I am using a 2011 MacBook Pro 15", this is the model with the AMD GPU problems and I have used the NVRAM modification to disable the AMD GPU and then Dosdude's patch to install Catalina. This is ...
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No allow button in security and privacy preferences

When trying to install VMWare in MacOS Catalina, under security and privacy system preferences and then general, I do not see a way to allow what it needs to work properly. Even when I unlock the ...
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ITunes and Catalina

If I upgrade to Catalina will I still be able to import songs? If there is no iTunes were are the MP3 files going? Can I still bring music from my mac to use my iPods?
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(macOS) Two windows side by side: is there a way to allow stretching one window to minimum width?

My daily case: I usually have .pdf viewer for articles + MS Word side by side and Web browser + markdown side by side. My struggle is windows stretching - for example, when I read .pdf I would like to ...
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Block a built-in keyboard in macOS 10.15.6

I'm looking for some tool that would turn off a built-in MBP keyboard. I would like to put my Planck on it. I've already tried: Krabinier's disabled keyboard. Not an option. Karabinier interferes ...
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macOS 10.15.1. Software Update won't pick up upgrades

I'm running macOS 10.15.1 on a macBook Air, 2015 model, and I need to upgrade to the latest version. There are upgrades available, up to 10.15.5, but when I open "Apple Menu > About this mac &...
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Any issues after upgrading to macOS Catalina? [closed]

I am currently running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 for my Macbook Air (Early 2015) without any issues but a productivity app I want to use, works only on Catalina. I do worry about upgrades and want to ...
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iPad 4th not recognised when connected via USB-C Apple Digital AV Multiport Adapter on Catalia

If I connect my iPad 4th generation to the MacbookPro 2020 with Catalina 10.15.6 directly via USB-C cable, everything works well: the iPad shows in the finder. If I do the same, but I plug the usb-c ...
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How can I force a crash report in OSX? [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro regularly gets into a state where a very lightly loaded system starts processing very slowly: mouse clicks and button presses take a few minutes to process and a couple of useful things ...
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Netflix Green-Screen Catalina Safari 10.15.6 [closed]

I have Googled said problem: Netflix on Safari returns a green screen. Googling the problem returns Netflix suggesting to update to the latest version of the OS. The latest version of MacOS is ...
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Change Catalina login screen password prompt retries

When I login to Catalina, having fat fingers, I quite often mistype my password. Then up pops an unhelpful box saying "If you forgot your password, you can ...". I haven't forgotten my ...
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Mac mini FusionDrive - “No CoreStorage Logical Volume Groups Found”

I can't figure out how to correct this at this point. I’m hoping someone here can point me in the correct direction. I have posted my terminal outputs below for diskUtil list and diskUtil cs list. @...
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od command displays nothing on macOs while running

I am running the command od -b users.avro to see the content but it outputs nothing.
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Getting “Your sync ”Mega“ has been disabled because the local folder has changed” warning on OS startup despite I have not changed it

As the title clearly describes the issue, I'm getting Your sync "Mega" has been disabled because the local folder has changed warning on OS startup despite I have not changed the local ...
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Actual working tutorial of installing catalina on an external drive?

I want to know where the working tutorial for installing Catalina on an external drive is. All the tutorial I managed to google up for some reason failed to mention the "missing a firmware ...
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ERROR: 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode

OBSERVATIONS I was not expecting the command to return an error: /usr/bin/xcodebuild -version (Reference) returns an error: xcode-select: error: tool 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode, but active developer ...
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Can I customize how file information is displayed in Finder [duplicate]

There are 3 things I need from Finder for my work: I need finder to be in "Columns" view, I need the window to be relatively small, and I need to be able to see the "date modified" ...
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Certain key combinations (involving CMD) don't work

My left command key is not working for certain key combinations, but it works fine by itself, and in some other combinations. e.g. Fails: left-cmd + tab (switch apps) left-cmd + w (close window/tab) ...
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Internet sharing from Macbook to iPad Pro via usb cable (Tethered caching) not working on Catalia 10.15.6

I would like to share the internet connection on my MacBook Pro (a wifi connection) with my iPad Pro 4th generation via usb-c cable. The MacBook Pro is running Catalina 10.15.6. I followed the ...
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How do I activate Mouse Keys with an apple script or the command line?

I have set up mouse keys to activate when clicking option five times. Unfortunately, it appears that I cannot activate mouse keys with this script repeat 5 times tell application "System ...
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Windows lock up randomly

The application windows on my 2017 Macbook pro MacOS 10.15 lock up randomly and I don’t know what triggers it. When this happens I can’t switch to a different window in a different desktop using ...
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Upgrading to macOS Catalina with Android Studio

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2014, running macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I have built an iOS app using Xcode 10.1, but when I wanted to upload it to the App Store, I came upon the following message: ERROR ITMS-...
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Tracing Random System Crashes

I'm using a Macbook Pro 2017 Retina Display model. This is a bit of a last resort. So far every night while working from home between 9 and 11 pm the system becomes completely unstable. The main ...
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GNU version of locate - gupdatedb fails with “gfind: failed to read file names from file system”

I try to test GNU version of locate command. First, I have to create the database like this : sudo gupdatedb --prunepaths=/Volumes --output=$HOME/locatedb_gupdatedb Unfortunately, 1 minute after ...
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Uninstall Vshieldscanner OSX

When I first got my Mac about 4 years ago, I thought it'd be sensible to install McAfee VShield that was offered by my network provider. Soon learned this was unnecessary and not recommended. I can't ...
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Bootcamp failing with “cannot create partion” and corrupting APFS container

My issue is similar to this one, Bootcamp says Disk Could Not Be Partitioned on Catalina Version 10.15.2 I'm on a 2019 iMac i9 27" with a 3TB Fusion that's been formatted with Catalina and APFS ...
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How can I change the colour matching option in the Default Settings printer preset?

Specifically, I want to change the colour matching for my Canon Pixma G3500 from Canon Color Matching to ColorSync. When editing using the GUI, the Default Settings, and Draft Printing on Plain Paper ...
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MBP 2012 restarts at times for no reason

I have this crash coming up lately...any ideas? FYI, I do have two different RAMs 1x2gb 1x4gb different manufacturer. mp_kdp_enter() timed-out on cpu 0, NMI-ing mp_kdp_enter() NMI pending on cpus: 0 1 ...
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Apple Music checkbox is disabled and greyed out in Music

In the restrictions for Music, the Apple Music checkbox is disabled, and greyed out. Things I tried/checked: I am the administrator on this mac. I'm signed in to iCloud on this computer. I can sync ...
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how to get Books.app to save audiobook progress

Since upgrading to Catalina Books.app has taken over my audibook library. The problem is that it doesn't save my spot between sessions. How do I get Books.app to save its progress through my own m4b ...
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Is there a way to store podcasts on a separate drive in Catalina?

I just got a new Macbook Pro running Catalina, to replace an older Macbook running Mojave. I used Migration Assistant to move my old user account over to the new machine from a Time Machine backup ...
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Belkin Usb-C to ethernet adapter crashes Macbook pro 16"

I use the Belkin USB-C to ethernet adapter for my MacBook Pro 16" with macOS Catalina 10.15.6. When I plug it in, especially after the Mac has rebooted, macOS struggles to perform certain ...
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Bluetooth audio plays slower after upgrade to Catalina

I have an early 2015 Macbook Air that I connect to a Panasonic SC-PMX92 audio system via bluetooth. I recently upgraded the OS from Yosemite to Catalina and since the upgrade the audio playback on the ...

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