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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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Weird page flicker on macOS 10.15.2 with chrome 79 (latest)

I'm getting weird screen flickering on apple.com specifically. I can't seem to find another website where chrome has this issue, it's quite weird! I've tried running incognito so my extensions would ...
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Mac wakes up after a few seconds: System Wake Reason not found

For the last few weeks I've run into issues with my 2017 MacBook Air on macOS Catalina 10.15.1. Whenever I go tell it to sleep (either through closing the lid or the context menu or CMD + Shift + Q) ...
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What should I do with the X11 Security folder after upgrade to Catalina?

I updated my mac to 10.15 Catalina recently. After update, I notice a Security Folder land on my Desktop. I moved it to trash but I can't seem to delete it. I've been stuck with this file in my ...
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Rearrange apps with Apple Configurator?

I'm using catalina and want to rearrange my app icons on my phone. I tried using Apple configurator program but can't seem to get it to work. After rearranging the icons, I hit "Apply" and the icons ...
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Does a removed version of Catalina use storage that generates a "low volume storage message

Early 2015 Macbook air with a 128 GB hd I installed Catalina, realized all of my 32 bit applications would not run, so I resorted to my older os(Mojave 10.14.6) from time machine. I now get ...
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Catalina Keeps Deleting Documents Symbolic Link

I have a symbolic link from ~/Documents to ~/Dropbox/MyDocuments. However I noticed that Catalina from time to time deletes my symbolic link and replaces it with a new Documents folder. I think its ...
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Continuity sketches in mail.app: PNG instead of TIFF?

When inserting a sketch into Apple Mail from an ipad via the continuity feature, it seems that this is attached as a tiff file: Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: inline; ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown with this error

I have an iMac late 2012 with 24GB or RAM and 3 USB disks connected to it, all running time machine in sequence. After updating to catalina, every time I shutdown the system it takes ages to shutdown ...
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Daisydisk reports more than 40GB “still hidden” space on macOS Catalina

On my Mac running macOS Catalina, I noticed there were much less and less free space during past several weeks in which I had done little file additions or software installations. Scanning with ...
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What is the command to copy a file from a directory to another directory in Mac OS?

The command that I'm trying to execute for copying a file to a directory is given below : cp /Users/anish/.m2/repository/org/apache/commons/commons-lang3/3.8.1/commons-lang3-3.8.1 /Volumes/Local Disk/...
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How to get Wine working on Catalina?

After upgrading to Catalina, Wine no longer works at all. When I attempt to launch my "Wine Stable" app, I get the following message: “Wine Stable.app” needs to be updated. The developer of this ...
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Apple watch stopped unlocking due to Chrome Remote Desktop's screen sharing

I think I found the culprit - Chrome Remote Desktop - but is there a way to fix it? Even though it's not actively running (i.e. a remote connection), I get this on the lock screen: With the little ...
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Is the iCloud folder sharing feature reliable in Catalina? [closed]

I used iCloud to share my documents folder back at the times that Catalina was still in beta, and it was really unreliable. I had some problems: Sometimes my files were missing Sometimes my files ...
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How can I block all ports except 443 on macOS Catalina

I realize this will break a lot of built in functionality on macOS as it ships, but for test reasons I want to temporarily block all tcp inbound / outbound ports on macOS Catalina except 443. How ...
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Terminal stop launching in Double Commander after Catalina 10.15.1 upgrade

I just upgraded to Catalina 10.15.1 and having some issues opening Terminal from Double Commander If i click the terminal button that corresponds to this actions: Now the Terminal just wont show, ...
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Shutdown and ASD errors on late 2013 15" Retina Macbook Pro

My Late 2013 Retina MBP is shutting down randomly. It gets a blank screen, and the keyboard is lit up for about 10 seconds, and then it powers down. There is no kernel panic, and nothing in the logs ...
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Catalina Update Fail Purgeable Storage

Catalina update failled mid-way and is stuck due to lack of available disk space. Booted from network drive and deleted files but this only increases purgeable storage and not free disk space. How to ...
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I cannot add custom words to my Voice Control Vocabulary

I have downloaded Apple Catalina, and I have in enabled Voice control, but the vocabulary option is greyed out. I have the English(Australian) language chosen. How do I enable the vocabulary options ...
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How to analyze font substitution in Catalina

I used to use a program called FontRevelear to analyze the font substitution behavior. Basically, if you type some Unicode character from font "A", but the character isn't actually in font "A", the ...
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Spotlight is slow, tried everything

This isn't your standard "spotlight is slow" post. I've tried nearly everything. The clue that something is strange is that on Terminal, if I type "mdfind name-of-file" it works in <1 second. If I ...
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Why is this weird floating text showing up at the top of screen?

I've got this weird floating text at the top of my screen. It mirrors any text I write on my screen. I've quit all apps as well as restarted Finder and it remains. Can click into it and edit, and it ...
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What is sh in the accessibility permissions in Catalina?

Not sure what this is, but I upgraded from High Sierra and it asked me to enable it. This isn't on my Macbook Pro running Catalina. How can I tell if this is needed?
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How to sync iPhone Voice Memos to the Mac via USB without using iCloud?

I have no interest in iCloud for syncing sizeable data like Voice Memos. It is quickest for me to just connect my iPhone to my Mac via the USB cable and do my syncing that way. Many changes have ...
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“Enter exactly 64 heaxdecimal characters” for WiFi Password

So I was having some issues connecting to a WPA2 WiFi network and a prompt showed up asking for me to "Enter exactly 64 hexadecimal characters". I was able to simply hit Cancel and simply reconnect ...
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Catalina Messages app: run applescript on receive new message & when the message is read?

Are applescripts for Messages still saved in /Library/Application Scripts/com.apple.iChat? That seems like an odd location, but I didn't find a folder for com.apple.messages I tried saving this in ...
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Mouse settings don't retain in Logitech options

I have an Logitech MX Master mouse that comes with a program to adjust it's settings called Logitech Options. I use this to adjust the issue many people have a mac: you wanna scroll with trackpad the '...
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-bash: /usr/local/bin/nmap: Bad CPU type in executable

I recently update my Mac OS to Catalina 10.15. I ran nmap I kept getting -bash: /usr/local/bin/nmap: Bad CPU type in executable I've tried reinstalling it brew uninstall nmap brew install nmap ...
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iMac Retina codesigning errors in fresh install

I just reinstalled Catalina on an iMac retina and it won’t boot. It freezes near the end of the first boot. The same happens when I try to boot into safe mode. Verbose logging shows code signing ...
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Mail.app Never finishes “Downloading Messages”

On MacOS mail (Catalina, but also on 10.14), I've noticed that the client never finished downloading mail from my cPanel/WHM-based server (which has support for Apple Push for iOS, for what it is ...
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Position all slides titles at the same exact coordinate - Keynote

So I have about 70 slides in my keynote presentation. I've been looking everywhere trying to position all my titles of all 70 pages to start at the exact x,y coordinates position. I couldn't find ...
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Force keyboard re-identification in Catalina MacOS

I switched from a Logitech keyboard to a Mac external keyboard on my macbook pro with Catalina MacOS. Every time I hit capitol M it types MZ. It could be the case that the keyboard is malfunctioning, ...
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Web Inspector - iPhone with iOS 13.2 doesn't show up on Safari 13.0.4

I'm having a hard time trying to use the safari iOS web inspector on 13.3 and MacOS Catalina (10.15.2). The problem is that my iPhone doesn't show up in the listed devices until I reset my network ...
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New folders for Spotlight index under 10.15 Catalina

In Mac OS 10.15 Catalina you can see three folders in the path /var/db/Spotlight-V100/ BootVolume. Local volume. Volume In previous versions of the operating system I could only find the "Volume" ...
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Unmount Volume on User Logout

I have several encrypted APFS volumes, some of which have their passphrases stored only in specific users' keychains so they can unlock and mount automatically for those users. However, when the user ...
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Preventing Volume Unlock Prompt

I have an encrypted APFS volume that I do not wish to be unlocked automatically, however, every time a user logs in on my system they are prompted to enter a passphrase for the volume, every single ...
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Apps randomly lose ability to make HTTP requests

I've started experiencing this issue where apps lose their ability to make HTTP/HTTPS requests. It happens at random, and it's happened three times in the past 2 days. All browsers, including Safari, ...
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Computer keeps 'restarting because of a problem': setPowerState timed out?

When I leave my 2019 MacBook Pro (on macOS Catalina 10.15.3 Beta (19D49f)) for a while I find that when I return, rather than just logging in again, I have to 'boot up' the laptop. I then get a ...
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Delete Duplicate Users Folder Catalina

Due to issues while upgrading to Catalina a duplicate users folder was created on my system. This folder is named "Users 1" and is ~85gb. I tried deleting it using sudo rm -rf "Users 1" but get Read-...
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Attention- *Komplete Kontrol MK2-49 S/Logic Pro X-Core processor /Komplete 11 12 [closed]

SecurityI am trying to get my Mac working again like it was before updating the Os to Catilina.I am a producer and professional recording artist with a deadline.I notified Apple that Native ...
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Mail showing incorrect number of flagged emails

As you can see from the screenshot, Mail has a problem with flagging emails. All emails in here were once flagged, but now only two of them actually are. Yet these emails persist in showing. Sometimes ...
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Cannot enable Time Machine encrypted backups since updating to Catalina

I updated to Catalina recently and previously I was able to backup my MacBook using Time machine backups. After the update time machine backup failed because of empty password issue (don't remember ...
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Google Hangouts on Mac Catalina

I know that 32-bit apps will not work on MacOS Catalina. Unfortunately, I use Hangouts very often and the plugin requires the use of a 32-bit app. As far as you know, is there the possibility to make ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 system crash

I recently got a MacBook pro-2015, I erased the disk and installed macOS Catalina then I started installing some programs like Chrome and Slack and it started crashing suddenly and frequently, I tried ...
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How to set missing serial number on MacBook Pro 2014

My MacBook pro model 2014 mid 15 inches, has lost serial number during upgrading the OS. I am having Catalina Os installed on the machine and have tried with a guide that tells about the Blank board ...
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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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Can I set up a way to load iTerm with or without Full Disk Access on the fly?

I really appreciate Catalina's "Full Disk Access" Privacy right for keeping software I run in iTerm out of things like removable volumes, photos, etc. However, sometimes I do need to use iTerm in ...
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Spotlight overlay stopped working on Catalina

The spotlight overlay that is available via cmd+space suddenly stopped working. First I thought it was maybe a conflicting keyboard shortcut. But clicking on the little search icon in the top right ...
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Mac Catalina And Microsoft Teams Screen Sharing Permissions

I recently updated my MacBook Air OS to Catalina V 10.15.1 and since have issues screen sharing via Teams. When I try to share my screen I get an error prompting me to go to my "Security & ...
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Can't delete files from iCloud/Desktop

I've recently started having issues with my Mac. I'd create a screenshot on my Macbook, which would land in my iCloud/Desktop folder (I don't know why this changed, but right now instead of saving on ...
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How to get correct bookmark (webloc) icon to show?

Safari Bookmark icons of (.webloc) are only showing generic document icon. How to get correct '@' icon to show? It's the webloc document created when pulling (drag & drop) URL from Safari ...