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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 keyboard issue

I'm using MacBook Pro 2012 model with macOS Catalina. A few keys (I don't know which ones exactly) key on my built-in keyboard seems to be pressed continuously. I have disabled the internal keyboard ...
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Catalina Notification: iPhone in Use: This iPhon is in use by another user on this Mac

Got a new odd notification after "upgrading" to Catalina (10.15.2) that's never manifested before in Mojave or previous releases. This happens with both iPhones and iPads even though there are no ...
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Will Catalina stream movies (etc) to a 3rd Generation Apple TV box?

I have one of the older, 3rd generation Apple TV boxes, (the sort that came with a clicky remote, not a swipey one). I regularly use it to watch movies and TV shows served up by a Mac currently ...
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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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Photos for Mac uploading Referenced File unexpectedly

I want to use iCloud Photo Library with my Apple ecosystem. The problem is that I have hundreds of thousands of photos in my Mac that will take hundreds of GB of iCloud storage if I were to upload ...
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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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What is Openport.app?

Am I being a victim of some hacker? I haven't installed it OS: 10.15.2 Catalina If so. Is it safe to remove by command line?
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Unable to use chromedriver following OS upgrade [duplicate]

Error: “chromedriver” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified. Updated OS is Catalina, version 10.15.2 (19C57). chromedriver was working fine prior to the OS update. I've tried ...
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How can I turn off YouTube control with the pause button and make it control the Music app?

I've just noticed that the pause button ( on F8) and forwards/backwards (on F7/F9) buttons on my Mac laptop don't work to control the Music app anymore. Before I updated, I could pause and play my ...
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Cannot mount encrypted time machine drive after unmount

I have an 3TB external HDD with 2 partitions, one of them is 1TB dedicated to time machine (encrypted). It works perfectly, but whenever I unmount the partitions (by using right click, Eject via ...
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creating APFS fusion drive / conversion to APFS from HFS+ fusion drive fails - “you are trying to create an upside down Fusion”

I have 1TB Internal SSD and 512GB SD card in a SD slot. I can create a fusion drive in HFS+ format, and the drive was running fine on my previous El Capitan system. Now that I upgraded my system to ...