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macOS 10.15 Catalina, currently in developer beta, is the upcoming 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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Installing Older Version of MacOS/OSX alongside current

So with the end of 32-bit App support, I was thinking maybe if I run across an app that I really need to run than will no long run post 10.15, that it might be a good idea to have an older version on ...
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How do I clear disk space on Mac OS Catalina?

diskutil shows Container Total Space: 250.1 GB (250135076864 Bytes) (exactly 488545072 512-Byte-Units) Container Free Space: 10.1 GB (10112528384 Bytes) (exactly 19751032 512-Byte-Units) ...
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What happened to iTunes File Sharing in Mac OS X Catalina?

What happened to iTunes File Sharing in Mac OS X Catalina? It seems iTunes is now Music... is file sharing from iPhone completely gone?
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Missing Reminders since upgrade to Catalina beta

I am using macOS 10.14.5 and all but one of my reminder lists have gone. I have macOS Catalina Beta installed on a separate testing partition and all my Reminders are there. But they don't appear on ...
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`.DS_Store N` files appearing on Desktop in macOS Catalina

I am using macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A501i) My desktop is becoming cluttered with hidden files: pi@πPro ~/Desktop > ls -la total 240 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 pi staff 96 13 Sep 2018 $RECYCLE.BIN ...
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Library conflict in MacOS Catalina - UIFoundation vs AppKit

I've installed the Beta3 of Catalina (and matching XCode) and my shell spews out this error. objc[1209]: Class NSDataAsset is implemented in both /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/UIFoundation....
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Screen capture a sidecar

Using the sidecar feature with macOS catalina, is it still possible to use the iPadOS feature to capture the screen to a video?
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Cannot install macOS Beta version on MacBook Pro July 2019

I just got the new MacBook Pro, which was released few days ago. It is running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I am trying to install macOS Catalina beta version, either beta or developer beta. I have ...
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How to recover dashboard stickies on macOS Catalina?

According to the article Apple Confirms Dashboard is Going Away After 14 Years, dashboard has been removed within macOS 10.15, Catalina. I had some Stickies with information stored in dashboard and I ...
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macOS Catalina: MacBook Air Corrupted HD Partition Map

My MacBook Air is not working after installing macOS Catalina. I tried everything to erase the hard drive using Disk Utility and diskutil command, but it won't just let me. I tried booting into ...
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How do I delete a stubborn file in the Bin?

I have this file (see attached); And I cannot delete it. it doesn't exist... I have tried typing rm in the prompt then dragging the file on to it, I have gone to the actual location of the file and ...
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How to run an app that require Java SDK on macOS Catalina 10.15?

Currently I am getting issue with new macOS Catalina limitation. Every time I run an app that require openJDK I get this message: "openjdk-12.0.1.jdk" can’t be opened because it is from an ...
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“The creator of this list has upgraded these reminders” - macOS Catalina beta vs. iOS 12 Reminder incompatibility

After installing Catalina (10.15 Beta (19A487m))on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Reminders no longer sync across devices (e.g., between the Reminders app on a Mac running the Catalina beta ...
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How much of 32-bit support is dropped in macOS Catalina?

macOS Catalina is said to have dropped support for 32-bit apps. But how much of the support is actually dropped? Is it only that 32-bit libraries are no longer supplied? Or will 32-bit binaries, even ...
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What is the small microphone icon floating on top of the screen in macOS and how do I turn it off?

I'm not sure how I did this, but I now have this floating over everything: I'm curious what it is, and how I can turn it off. I'm currently running macOS Catalina.
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Why so many shell in /bin

Here is the ls output of my /bin directory: [csh ksh zsh bash dash tcsh sh ...] Prior to catalina bash was the default and now zsh is default. What's the usage ...
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Homebrew precompiled binaries for macOS 10.15 Catalina. When they will be available?

When will the Homebrew precompiled binaries for macOS 10.15 Catalina be available?
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Firefox Developer Edition [and others] not opening in macOS Catalina

Ok... tell me it's not just me, when I launch Firefox Developer Edition [68.0b13] in macOS Catalina [beta 2] I get the error message that it can't open because it's from an unidentified developer. So,...
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Where can I download iPad apps in macOS Catalina Beta?

I have heard that macOS Catalina can run iPad apps. I have the public beta version of macOS Catalina. Where can I download iPad apps?
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How to delete pre-installed apps on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I used csrutil disable to turn off System Integrity Protection and deleted some unused pre-installed apps before macOS 10.14. Recently, I upgraded to macOS 10.15 Beta (19A487l) and found this way didn'...
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Where can I get macOS Catalina Beta version?

I have a MacBook Pro which came with macOS Mojave pre-installed. I have heard that macOS Catalina is releasing this fall. I want to use the beta version of it. Where can I get it?
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MongoDB doesnt' work after update to macOS Catalina 10.15

I recently installed macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta 1. Now, when I try to launch my MongoDB application by running: > mongod I get the following error: I have attempted to go to Security & ...
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No longer can connect to Network Drives via SMB (Catalina)

After updating to the Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A487l), I am no longer able to connect to my network drive via SMB. I get the following error: There was a problem connecting to the server "ServerName"....
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How to make a bootable USB in Catalina [duplicate]

/dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +250.8 GB disk1 ...
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macOS Catalina File Structure: Cannot remove

> sudo rmdir /sw rmdir: /sw: Read-only file system > mount | grep read /dev/disk1s5 on / (apfs, local, read-only, journaled) > sudo mount -o rw / > mount /dev/disk1s5 on / (apfs, local, ...
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Can I delete the “remove the drive” menu in menu-bar in Catalina? [duplicate]

After upgrading my mac to Catalina beta, there is an added icon on the menu bar. It looks like a "remove the drive" button but I don't need it. Is it possible to remove it from the menu bar? Tapping ...
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Something taking up 90GB of storage in MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

After installing MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A471t) there is something taking up 90GB of my Disk. I tried scanning with Daisy Disk but wasn't able to identify what those files are. How can I find ...
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Catalina import iTunes Library.xml from Music app

I formatted my Mac Catalina beta, because I expected the redesigned Music app to successfully import iTunes Library.itl file from Time Machine Backup. However, when I import > select the file, ...
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Alternatives to QuickTime 7 for making simple edits without re-encoding?

(This is similar to a question I asked in 2014 but I'm hoping there are better options available now, plus we have to take the lack of 32-bit apps into consideration now.) QuickTime 7 will no longer ...
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Re-download macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

Is there a way to re-download macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta?
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Will macOS Catalina's new features work with older iOS devices? [closed]

I have two old iOS devices: iPad Mini 1 (iOS 9.3.5) iPod Touch 5th generation (iOS 9.3.5). Neither of these devices can be upgraded to a newer version of iOS. If I upgrade my MacBook Pro to run ...
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bash vs. zsh: What are the practical differences?

With the news that Catalina will default to zsh instead of bash, I'm finding lots of results telling me about the switch, and that it may cause problems with shell scripts, but I'm not familiar enough ...
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When updating to macOS Catalina will the default Python installation get removed from my system?

Apple will stop shipping scripting languages like Python with macOS starting with Catalina. When I eventually update to macOS Catalina, will the Python (2.7.X), which currently ships with macOS get ...
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How to tell if my old Mac supports Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina?

This is a useful feature added to macOS Catalina. But how to tell if older hardware will support this new feature?
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Dual Boot Created a New Volume

I created a second bootable volume called "Beta" in order to install the macOS Catalina beta. I successfully installed and booted to this new volume, but when I returned to the first volume (which has ...
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Dual boot macOS Catalina 10.15 beta and macOS Mojave 10.14

I wish to keep my fully working MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14, but I also want to install macOS Catalina 10.15 beta on another drive, so I can choose which OS to use when booting. I've ...
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Duplicate “iCloud Drive (Archive)” folders

Edit This is happening again with MacOS Catalina. This time a folder called "iCloud Drive 2" appeared, and my Desktop is empty, and all my stuff has been moved to this new folder. What should be done?...