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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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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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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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Simple finder not working on macOS Catalina beta

I am unable to activate simple finder in macOS Catalina 10.15 beta 8 (19A558d). I have tried defaults write com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel -string "simple", which used to work before Catalina. Are ...
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Does macOS 10.15 Catalina no longer support aptX?

On version 10.15 Beta (19A558d) I can't seem to get aptX to work anymore and was wondering if anyone else has aptX working still? Could this possibly have been removed? Hardware: Late 2018 MacBook ...
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Safari not opening local html files after upgrading to macOS Catalina Beta

I recently upgraded to macOS Catalina (10.15 Beta (19A546d)) on my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro. Then I can not open local html files on Safari (13.0 (15608.2.5)) and got the following error message. However, ...
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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 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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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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Change user password without the old one on macOS Catalina

How do I change a user's password without the old one, via the command line, on macOS Catalina beta? sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/abc password used to work before Catalina, but asks for the old password ...
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How do PERMISSIONS get changed on Macbook and how does one change them back?

I keep getting this message "The document “NDA 2019 CONFIDENTIALITY” could not be saved as “NDA 2019 CONFIDENTIALITY.pages”. You don’t have permission. To view or change permissions, select the item ...
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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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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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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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`.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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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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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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“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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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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Headphones don't work after installing beta Catalina

I installed the Beta version of Mac OSX Catalina today and now my headphones don't seem to work. I can hear the sound coming out of my speakers even when the headphones are inserted. Everything else ...