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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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What is the advantage of upgrading to Catalina from High Sierra? [closed]

I am using High Sierra and debating if the upgrade to Catalina is worthwhile? I have upgraded Office to 64 bit but still have a few apps that are 32 that will not work. DVD,Mac Media Player are two ...
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Mission Control not working (Mac OS Catalina 10.15)

I'm running Mac OS Catalina 10.15 and all of a sudden my favourite feature, Mission Control, has stopped working. It does not work with the touchpad gesture, touchbar, Apple Keybpoard or even my Apple ...
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Persisting Fullscreen Split View Bar

This often happens when I quit apps in fullscren split view mode? Has anyone encountered this too? Any known fix for this?
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Numbers formula for rolling 12 month sum

I have a table with income data over a 2 year period showing columns: date, description, job1, job2, job3, (the income shown is for 3 different work jobs over a period of time). In a separate table I ...
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What do setting CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled from defaults actually do?

I was trying to make fonts on external non-retina display look good and I was playing with setting CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled as many advices on the internet said. But nothing helped me and ...
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Standard user “SecurityAgent” prompt when mounting encrypted APFS volume

I have made a clean install of Catalina 10.15.3 to disk0s5 (disk2/volume macOS). My disk already has Mojave on disk0s8 (disk1/volume macOS2). Both are encrypted with FileVault and and I have stored ...
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Zsh cleanup for clean lookup? multiple zsh in both /usr/local/bin/zsh & /bin/zsh

The "command not found" problem shows up consistently. I am currently on Mac Catalina. I am wondering if the root to this is that when I: where zsh it shows: /usr/local/bin/zsh /usr/local/bin/...
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Is it safe to update to OS Catalina while running Logic Pro X version 10.4.6?

I have heard some negative reports concerning Logic's behaviour when updating to Mac OS Catalina. I also had a friend who updated and couldn't even open the program because it was way to glitchy and ...
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Unable to verify mail every time I am at a different location

There are a lot of people that have a problem verifying mail clients and there are lots of solutions that may or may not work. I've seen that I have this problem every time my mail client (Catalina) ...
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Clipboard paste hangs application for 30s

I'm on MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 (Darwin 19.3.0). My Mac frequently gets into a state where every attempt to paste from the system clipboard freezes the application I'm pasting in to for about 30s, ...
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0xffffff7f8299dad5): why? [closed]

panic(cpu 6 caller 0xffffff7f8299dad5): userspace watchdog timeout: remoted connection watchdog expired, no updates from remoted monitoring thread in 60 seconds, 1157 checkins from thread since ...
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Is it possible to remove or at least hide the “Family Sharing” Preference Pane from Catalina?

I can hide the other preference panes the usual way (Preferences -> Menubar -> View -> Customize) but not this one. Is it possible at all?
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Reconstitute a user from time machine

On OSX Catalina, I have deleted a user and did not set aside a backup. However, going back on Time Machine, I can find the user directory. I am considering creating a new user with the same name as ...
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How to open a network drive on MacOS?

On Windows if I want to open the internal bugzilla file server I just used to run (Windows+R ) //engweb.eng.company.com/bugs/files/ and it would open up the files on the Windows explorer. How do I ...
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HomeKit thermostats and Celsius

Since upgrading to iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, one can only set temperatures in an integer number of degrees, which works fine for Fahrenheit, but isn't fine for Celsius. iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 permitted ...
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When I record my screen using quicktime, it looks like this:

Using most recent Mac and Quicktime software. When I record my screen using QuickTime, and choose to record a selected portion, the resulting recording looks like this: What is supposed to be a ...
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Why is Google Chrome not seen in the Screen Recording Options in Security and Privacy settings

I recently upgraded to Catalina(which I regret now). I have been facing lot of weird issues after upgrading one of which being not able to share the screen on Google Hangout Meet. I followed a few of ...
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What is the proper way to change Macintosh HD icon used on Mac Startup Manager with FileVault2 enabled?

I have macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (FileVault2 is enabled) installed with Windows 10 in dual-boot and I was able to sucessfully change the Windows icon, but I can't figure out how to modify the icon for my ...
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How to Make Catalina Macbook WiFI Connect to Specific Access Point / BSSID

I need to connect to a semi-public WiFi (Optimum's WiFi for their customers) and I keep associating with the "wrong" access point. Here's the issue, I'm running Catalina on an 2018 MBP. Running ...
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Invisible region on screen blocking cursor

In the bottom right corner of my Macbook Pro (running 10.15.3 with a second screen as main), sometimes, there is a region (invisible) where I just can't move the cursor to. I need to restart the ...
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Want to add keyboard shortcut to open selected file with specific mac app

I want to select a file and press a key combo to open the selected file with a specific application that's installed on my mac running Catalina. I don't want to always open this file type with this ...
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How to remove old iOS device backup (mobile backup) files in macOS Catalina

Before migrating to macOS Catalina, if I had old iOS device backups, I was able to remove them via the Preference window of the iTunes app. Now, the iTunes app is gone. The backup files still reside ...
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“base msg struct error” on Wi-Fi connect

When I connect to any Wi-Fi network in macOS I get this error: There is no connection problem. My Mac connects successfully to the network. But I get this message every time. I have MacBook Pro 2019 ...
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Is my Fusion Drive set up on my iMac correct? or is there a fix?

I have a 2013 iMac previously running Mojave, now running Catalina. I thought on Catalina, that when in Internet Disk Recovery Mode, you should be able to select the Fusion Drive and be able to erase ...
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macOS 10.15.3 crashed when Unity3D 2019.3.1 is launched (Kernel Panic)

macOS 10.15.3 crashes when I launched the Unity3D editor. Kernel Panic I was on 10.15.1, I updated to see if the issue resolves but it didn't. Here is some attached log panic(cpu 0 caller ...
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How do 3rd-party programs modify the $PATH variable?

When I echo my $PATH variable, I see the binaries of some programs that I have previously uninstalled, and conversely, I do not see the path to some of the binaries that I can use, such as code. I am ...
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How to disable powerchime in macOS Catalina?

I have found a lot of post through the internet using com.apple.PowerChime but I can't find this in Catalina.
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MacBook Pro OSCatalina Sleep fail - Wakes from Sleep Mode like every 15 minutes [duplicate]

My notebook keeps waking like crazy in sleep mode. I've tried this to prevent it, but nothing seems to work so far: - Close all opened apps. - Disable WiFi & Bluetooth (nor WOL or wake from ...
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Older versions of Xcode Command Line Tools on macOS Catalina

I have a project that requires the Command Line Tools from macOS High Sierra. The specific installer I’m running is Command Line Tools (macOS High Sierra version 10.13).pkg. When I run it, I get: “...
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Add facebook event to MacOS Catalina calendar

On older MacOS version I used to have a Facebook account so all the events I participated or was interested into appeared in the Calendar application. What is the best way to achieve this now that ...
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“invalid active developer path” when attempting to use pip3 after upgrading to macOS Catalina

I am trying to run pip3 from Terminal and the following error shows up: xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/...
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How to debug the user login process

After the Catalina update I can't login with my main user any more. Mostly all I get is the turning wheel but once I got Welcome message notification and clicking that started Safari. And from the ...
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Mac HD won't mount - FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Error [duplicate]

Same error as a lot of users here, but I'm running Catalina, so I'm not sure if that changes things and I would rather make sure I'm going about it the right way so I don't make things worse. I ...
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Is there a way to change the icon(s) or text from the Apple Startup Manager on the new Macbook PRO 2019?

I have a MacbookPro16,1 (2019) configured in dual-boot (MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 and Windows 10). I would like to change the icons presented on the Mac Startup Manager and, if possible, the text as well....
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macOS hangs on logout when installing system updates

My 2018 13" MacBook Pro has been having problems installing system updates. I don't remember when it started, but it's definitely been happening since upgrading to Catalina, if not before. I'll get ...
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How to Open the Profile Management Window Every Time You Open Chrome?

Chrome allows multiple people to use Chrome on the same computer, with each profile having its own custom bookmarks, settings, and accounts. By default, Chrome opens to the profile used the last time ...
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Booting to Recovery Mode won't work anymore

I have an upgraded MacPro 5.1. I recently installed Catalina and had to use a patch from dosdude. I had to disable SIP using crsutil disable command. I successfully installed macOS Catalina and the ...
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After upgrading to Catalina `csrutil disable` doesn't seem to work anymore [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Catalina and now the csrutil disable command no longer lets me edit locked folders. I mostly just want to customize the icons for native apps like Finder and Launchpad. I typed in ...
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Audio echoes for a few seconds

Every so often, sometimes once a day, sometimes two or three times in ten minutes, my audio will reverb at 100% for about 3 seconds. It's very random, with no clues it's about to happen. This has ...
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Copy with Finder from external HDD to MacHDD(data) fails with zero byte entry and no warnings or copy dialogue

I have an old NTFS backup disk (simple copy) used 2007-2014. Disk File system is OK. I can open the files (Canon raw images) from the HDD using applications on the Mac so the Mac talks to the HDD. ...
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.cshrc permission is breaking from User Templates on Catalina

I'm facing a strange issue on Catalina. We used to symlink our master .cshrc file to User Templates from our network mount. It used to go to every user's home directory and uses it. But, ever since ...
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How can I force my iMac to use iMessage NOT SMS

My wife is travelling in the US and has her Australian iPhone (which is roaming) and a iPhone with a US SIM. I can iMessage her OK. I can also iMessage my daughter (in Australia). When I try to send ...
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How to browse var/log directories in console app as could be done in OS versions prior to Catalina?

In Mac OS prior to Catalina, the left sidebar in the console app would show a directory tree for the /var/log directory and a few other log directories. These could be expanded to navigate logs for ...
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macOS - User can perform admin tasks but cannot sudo

MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 Centrify 5.5.2-702 UserA is a "Mobile" (AD Authenticated) user showing as "Admin" in Users & Groups UserA is shown as a member of the local "admin" group when running "...
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Thread crash when rendering out on evve blender 2.8

Process: Blender [11080] Path: /Applications/Blender.app/Contents/MacOS/Blender Identifier: org.blenderfoundation.blender Version: 2.81a (2.81a ...
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Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes? [duplicate]

Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes: sh-3.2# id uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),1(dae…… sh-3.2# mkdir PAH-en mkdir: PAH-en: Read-only file system sh-3.2# csrutil status System ...
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Touchbar seems to randomly trigger - hardware bug?

I have a brand-new 16" MacBook Pro. I’ve installed Pock (https://pock.dev/) to put the Dock and some tool buttons into the touchbar, but the following issue seems to happen independently of whether ...
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How to validate macOS Catalina password dialog? (Has weird icon)

Anyone recognize icon on the App Store download dialog in inline pic below? On macOS Catalina, I am regularly getting a pop-up requesting I enter my Apple ID and password to download from the App ...
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Remote desktop to macOS from Windows using all local monitors

I have a Windows machine with multiple screens attached. What I would like to do, is "remote desktop" into my MacBook Pro (Early 2015 model) and use all the screens I have locally (on the Windows ...
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Why does my volume adjust bezel not show properly in macOS Catalina?

I recently updated to macOS Catalina (10.15.3), and the "volume adjust" bezel that pops up in the center of my screen when I adjust the volume via touch bar no longer looks correct. Specifically, it ...

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