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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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iCloud Keychain refuses to setup on Catalina

I'm running the macOS Catalina public beta on a partition of my 2012 MacBook Air. I've been trying to get iCloud Keychain to work (the only thing holding me back from upgrading my main partition), but ...
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Can't connect to FTP with Catalina Beta

Since upgrading to Catalina Beta, FileZilla, Transmit & Finder software fails to connect to the remote host. FileZilla gives error: Status: Connection attempt failed with "EHOSTUNREACH - ...
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Catalina Beta 5: Quicktime Audio Recording Not Working on 2018 Macbook Pros

Starting a Quicktime Audio recording with Catalina Dev Beta 5 on 2018 or later Macbook Pros outputs files with no sound (Macbook Pro Microhone selected). Example file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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Xcode 11 option clicking on source files to open them next to the active editor doesn't work

So, The weirdest thing happened to me... I got a problem with not being able to option click a source file to open it next to the source file I'm working on. Weird.... So, I booted back into my pre-...
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How to make Bluetooth headphones appear in Sound Output

I have a new pair of Cowin bluetooth headphones that work just fine with my iPhone but when I connect to my Macbook running Catalina Beta they don't appear as an option to choose for Sound output/...
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What's /System/Volumes/Data?

New mac user here (Linux background). I'm running macOS Catalina (Beta5). I've noticed there are 5 volumes in my main disk container. One is mounted at /, that I understand, it's the system, another ...
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'The requested version of macos is not available - macOS Catalina

I have nothing more to say other than I can't seem to download macOS Catalina beta... it's not available apparently? I even followed this link, which shows the update in the app store: https://apps....
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Is the macOS recovery also upgraded when i run mac upgrades?

I upgraded my Macbook Pro that had Mojave (MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 15-INCH, MID 2014))to Catalina Beta and this completely broke my Mobile Development using Flutter. There are numerous issues with ...
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Cannot drag a window in Catalina Beta

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta in a virtual machine on Parallels Desktop for Mac version 15.0.0. I installed the Beta on top of Mojave what was working well within the VM. Unfortunately, ...
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“Install Spotify” can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

I'm running macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta. When I try to install Spotify I see the following error: Is this a Spotify issue or a Catalina issue? Thanks.
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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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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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What happened to iTunes File Sharing in macOS Catalina?

What happened to iTunes File Sharing in macOS Catalina? Is file sharing to iPhone completely gone?
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How to add podcasts manually to the new Podcasts.app on macOS Catalina

I'm on macOS Catalina (10.15 Beta (19A471t)), and I'm trying to add manually downloaded podcasts that I copied from an iTunes library (from a different machine) to the Podcasts.app on my mac. I ...
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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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WhatsApp with Mac Catalina

After upgrade in Mac OS 10.15, WhatsApp would not open due to security check failure. In preference, the "Open Anyway" does not seem to work. Any workaround pls? Thanks
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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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Create System Preferences URL to Privacy Files and Folders in 10.15 Catalina

In macOS you can create a link to the Automation section of the Privacy Pane in System Preferences by the following URL x-apple.systempreferences:com.apple.preference.security?Privacy_Automation ...
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Does iCloud Keychain require 2fa in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I've installed Catalina on a partition on my 2012 MacBook Air. However, when I go to set up iCloud Keychain, it asks me to set up 2FA, and then when I decline, it just says "Setting Up" and eventually ...
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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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Force Sidecar to use usb connection

macOS Catalina has a feature where you can use your iPad as a secondary display for your Mac. I have a Macbook Pro 2016 and a 10.5 inch iPad Pro 2017. Both are officially supported for the latest ...
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Locked file that I can't remove

Long story short, I downloaded a file as a replacement for an app that no longer works on Catalina (macOS 10.15). This file is locked, and I cannot chmod it to let me unlock it. Even sudo fails. I ...
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Restore previous-released OS version(mojave) from catalina public beta

I followed this article. Now I'm on 10.15 Beta (19A512f), which I think it is beta 4, I'm trying to restore a timemachine backup of mojave(10.14.5). My question is do I have to erase my entire disk ...
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macos catalina beta could not be verified

I'm trying to install the latest beta on my macbook and always get the message at the end: macos catalina beta could not be verified any suggestions how to solve this?
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What practical options exist for running 32-bit applications on Catalina (macOS 10.15)?

After I had a disturbing discussion with an Apple engineer I realized that Catalina is heading at us like a freight train right now - and not necessarily in a good way, but acceptation is going to be ...
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Where can I find the downloaded Catalina files to free up the disk space? [duplicate]

I am running macOS Mojave. I've downloaded Catalina, but I regret to install it. The download was completed. Where can I find the downloaded file(s) to free up the disk space? I haves checked in ...
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The Catalina installer is stuck on my main machine - what can I do?

Tried to "upgrade" to the next public beta of Catalina (the previous beta worked very well) and now the black screen with the apple just shows "Estimated time remaining..." forever. Tried all kinds of ...
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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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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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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 whenever I open a terminal. objc[1209]: Class NSDataAsset is implemented in both /System/Library/...
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What are the practical differences between Bash and Zsh?

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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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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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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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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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?...
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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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Re-download macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

Is there a way to re-download macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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.