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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 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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Restore Access to File System for Emacs on MacOS Catalina

I upgraded to macOS Catalina and see that applications now need to be permitted to access the file system, even the shell running inside Terminal. I work extensively in Emacs which seems to have ...
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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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How to make root volume writeable again in Catalina?

After the installation of Catalina all User created folders from root are moved into a separate folder and the root folder is made readonly, containing only system default folders. How is it ...
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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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Mac stuck in restart cycle after failed macOS Catalina update

I'm extremely worried about my MacBook. I tried updating to the official release of macOS Catalina a few hours ago but instantly hit a problem. I have not installed any beta releases beforehand. I ...
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“qnmqkmkrqwfq” is damaged and can’t be opened , even though i set Allow applications downloaded from: Anywhere

i just finished updating my Macbook pro to macOS Catalina and after the installation finished i got this error message that keeps reappearing. i do not know or have a file named "qnmqkmkrqwfq" (i ...
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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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How to downgrade from MacOS Catalina to Mojave

Yesterday I made a blunder of upgrading my Macbook 2015(March) from Mojave to Catalina. Since then I am facing different issues like applications not responding, terminal crashing, etc. Now I want ...
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Change Finder Icon in macOS Catalina without rebooting?

I found similar question: On previous versions of macOS, it was possible to change the Finder icon in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/. However, this doesn't seem possible in ...
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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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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 to the new Podcasts.app. I tried to simply drag the files into ...
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“macOS Catalina” could not be verified

I'm trying to upgrade my MBP 2018 to Catalina, but everytime I finished download it, the error pop up as below: I downloaded it almost 10 times, but no success
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Why am I getting an “invalid active developer path” when attempting to use Git after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

After upgrading to macOS Catalina, I tried to run git from Terminal but it kept giving me the following error: xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), ...
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Errors from whatis command. Unable to rebuild database with makewhatis?

How can I update the whatis database? $ sudo /usr/libexec/makewhatis Password: makewhatis: /usr/share/man/whatis.tmp: Read-only file system I believe being able to update this database will solve ...
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macOS Catalina doesn't allow MAMP permission to certain folders (Documents, Downloads, Desktop)

I have been using MAMP for a few years now, I just updated to macOS Catalina, it seems that macOS Catalina is blocking permissions to the Documents folder among a few others (such as Downloads and ...
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What causes some Network Drives using SMB no longer connect to macOS Catalina?

Running the release version of macOS Catalina some SMB shares will not connect when they did on Mojave. I noticed this first after updating to the Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A487l), I am no longer able to ...
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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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Show Extension Builder absent in Develop menu in Safari 13

I am trying to re-add several extensions to Safari 13 that "are no longer supported," by adding them back via "Show Extension Builder" in the Develop menu. But that is no longer in the Develop menu! ...
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Can I downgrade to macOS Mojave if I buy the new 2019 MacBook Pro?

I plan to buy a MacBook Pro. But my work relies heavily on 32 bit apps for music production, which are not supported in Catalina. Can I downgrade to macOS Mojave if I buy the new MacBook Pro?
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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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CS6 Illustrator on Mac OSX 10.15 Catalina - anyone managed to run it?

I was browsing Internet for some hints, but did not find anything yet. And the communication is a bit missleading, one say it won't work, becuase of 32-bit references, another claim it should work, ...
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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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What causes my Macbook to spontaneously shut down?

Out of the blue today, my Macbook Pro 2015 15", running macOS Catalina 10.15.2, shut down while I was using it. Since then, for the past half hour or so, I haven't been able to keep it on for longer ...
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sidecar unable to connect deviced timed out

I have been trying to use Sidecar in the public betas of macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13. I have a 2019 Macbook Pro, and a 3rd generation iPad Pro, so I know I have supported devices. Both devices are ...
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On Catalina, how can a cronjob get permission to touch files on a USB disk?

I have a USB disk, that takes ages to spin up after it has gone to sleep. So in the past I used either a cron job to regularly touch a file on it, so it will never spin down. */5 * * * * /usr/bin/...
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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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Having 2 Application folders in macOS Catalina

I just installed Macos Catalina. After the update I did a check on what's new and I found something new which is a double / redundant "Applications" folder. Usually the old Application folder is ...
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Download the USB installer on macOS X Catalina

I'm trying to download the USB installer of macOS X Catalina but I'm getting an error: Update not found The requested version of macOS is not available. I'm already on mac os Catalina 10.15, I'm not ...
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Developer not identified error when logging in Oracle Instantclient on Catalina

I have the Oracle Instantclient installed (PHP needs it for the oci extension to work), the install directory is /opt/instantclient_19_3 and every time I log in after a reboot I get the following ...
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rsync in cron on Catalina no longer working

I have various rsync entries in crontab that worked reliably right up until the moment I upgraded to Catalina. 00 04 * * * /usr/local/bin/rsync --archive /Volumes/FOO me@remote.example:BAR Here ...
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Can I use different Apple ID for Music on Catalina?

I just got a new 16" MBP at work. It runs Catalina of course. I use a work based Apple ID for this machine. I have a personal Apple ID that I use on my iPhone which recently just got an Apple Music ...
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Serious Performance Problems using Expose in Catalina

Summary I am having a problem where using Expose to drag a window from one Space to another causes an enormous slowdown that looks almost comical - like the machine turns into a ouija board and load ...
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Catalina: After some hours various things start to crash and/or stop working

I have noticeg that after some hours or so, Google Chrome starts giving a crashing extensions message, and at that time everything starts acting weird. If I try to open an application it says "Can't ...
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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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How much space do I need to make a bootable Catalina volume on my Mojave Mac?

I'm thinking of installing Catalina on a Volume to test and wondered how much space this new OS will take up on my Mac. I'm planning on using APFS Volume so both my main Macintosh HD and User data ...
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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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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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Suppressing zsh verbose message in macOS Catalina

I know Catalina uses zsh as the default login shell and interactive shell, But it is very annoying when I open iTerm.app or run command with /bin/bash, It shows verbose message like below $ /bin/bash ...
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Catalina Upgrade Cannot Delete Relocated Items

After upgrading to MacOS Catalina, I have a Relocated Items folder on my Desktop. Inside this folder is a PDF explaining what these items are. Inside the folder are two sub-folders - Configuration ...
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Cannot change login wallpaper in 10.15 Catalina?

Note: This question is about the background image for the login screen (what you see before you log in), not the desktop wallpaper, which can still be changed by going to: System Preferences » Desktop ...
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How to block updates to Mac OS X Catalina?

Mac OS X Catalina will be released in a few days, so how can I block updates to that OS so it doesn't get downloaded and, ideally, I don't even get prompts to upgrade. I have 32-bit software I intend ...
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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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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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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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WifiDiagnostics files filling up drive even with logging disabled

Since upgrading to OS X Catalina, I started getting disk full notifications. After some looking, I discovered the cause is ~400 MB files in /private/var/tmp like this: WiFiDiagnostics_2019-10-23_12....
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Catalina: Login Screen Freezes After Password Entry

iMac mid 2014 has been working fine for 5 years (well, sort of since I made the mistake of upgrading to Catalina). As of today: start the mac select a user from login screen enter password A few ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed

After upgrading to Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, trying to print with a Dell Color Laser 1320c leads to the error message: Filter failed (German: Filter fehlgeschlagen).
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Catalina Beta 7 bricked my Macbook Pro

I have installed macOS Catalina Beta 7 on my MacBook Pro Late 2013. After installing, my Mac prompted me to Restart. While installing the update I noticed that the Apple Logo with the progress bar ...
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Can't execute binary on macOS catalina [duplicate]

I am trying to run a binary that I have downloaded (it's part of flutter). Whenever I'm trying to run it, I get the error: I have already disabled gatekeeper checks globally with sudo spctl --master-...