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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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Migrated VPN server broken with macOS Catalina

My Mac mini has been working just fine with macOS Mojave as a VPN server following the migration method described in https://developer.apple.com/support/downloads/macOS-Server-Service-Migration-Guide....
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Notifications from Reminders Wake Screen in Catalina

I have an issue in Catalina that I'm not sure how to solve. Whenever a notification from Reminders comes through on my Mac, it wakes the computer from sleep, which in turn wakes up the external ...
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Why are some System Preferences icons “Generic” in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Something weird is going on with the Icons for a few of the built-in System Preference prefPanes in macOS 10.15.x Catalina. For example, "Bluetooth" and "Internet Accounts". When I search Spotlight ...
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How to track screentime of Java apps with Catalina

I am using macOS screen time as a mechanism for parental controls. Before updating to Catalina, the screen time tracked the total time a one user was logged in with his/her credentials, regardless of ...
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Macintosh HD is locked - Unlocking with Disk utility First Aid taking 12+ hours and still not completed

I have a problem with a new re-installation of Catalina. I am getting the following: "Macintosh HD" is locked" Pop-up message on every start up. After going into disk utility I have the following: ...
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Using tkinter with Catalina, how to avoid deprecation warning?

I want to use the tkinter GUI library with python3 and Catalina 10.15.1, but I get a deprecation warning. % python3 Python 3.7.4 (default, Oct 26 2019, 09:13:24) >>> import tkinter >>&...
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How to leave the Rename Printer dialogue without renaming the printer

In Catalina, when I try to rename a printer but then change my mind and try to close out of the screen, one cannot. Here's what I did: Go to rename an existing printer (System Preferences > Printers ...
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How to grant disk access permission automator quick action

I have an Automator quick action which, among other things, calls the shell command xxd in order to perform a hexdump. I am outputting the hex to a file in my home directory. When I execute the quick ...
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Change default Arabic font on OSX Catalina

I'm trying to change the Arabic font on OSX Catalina from the default Geeza Pro to the (system provided) much nicer looking DecoType Naskh. However I'm unable to disable Geeza, nor make any changes ...
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Mac: DRM removal for Apple TV-purchased movies?

I have the latest macOS (Catalina). Are there any DRM removal software that will work with the Apple TV app on my Mac? The most popular software (DVDFab, TunesKit, etc.) work with iTunes only, but ...
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How to increase max. file descriptors / max. open files in Catalina?

When using SourceTree I run into the following error shortly after using it: It appears that the system has run out of file descriptors as described in this bug report: http://openradar.appspot.com/...
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MBP rebooting after sleeping for a long time

After upgrading to OSX Catalina, my MBP seems to be rebooting after sleeping for an extended amount of time (usually overnight when I am sleeping). After booting it back up and logging back in it ...
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x86 CPU CATERR panic

I'm experiencing frequent x86 CPU CATERR panics on a new 2020 13-inch mbp. Here are three logs: #1 panic(cpu 1 caller 0xfffffff021cef7b4): x86 CPU CATERR detected Debugger message: panic Memory ID: ...
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macOS Catalina crashing everytime

I have a 15" mid-2015 Retina MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM. After doing a clean install for macOS Catalina, my RMBP always freezes and after a couple of seconds, it shows kernel panic message and ...
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Deleting iTunes folder after Catalina update

Is it okay to delete the iTunes folder (~/Music/iTunes/) after updating to macOS Catalina? There is also a Music folder inside the Music folder which has the 'Music Library' file in it. I am assuming ...
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Can simple finder be configured on macOS Catalina 10.15.1?

I am unable to activate simple finder in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 (actually this is noticed to be missing since the beta 19A558d). I have tried defaults write com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel -string "...
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Undefined Kernel Panic on macOS 10.15.5

I encountered an undefined kernel panic on MacOs Catalina 10.5.5. When panic occurs, the screen goes black suddenly and tihs page appeared: After, Mac restarts itself. I got the panic logs: Log 1: ...
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why Catalina using so much memory?

I think this is not normal memory usage. How can I check why this happens? Update: After restart it dropped down
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See the number of open windows for an app in the macOS Dock

I have multiple Google Chrome windows open at a tune. How can I see the number of open windows in the Dock? I'd like to add something like a second indicator under the app's Dock icon. Also, I'd ...
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Reading HFS standard and MFS on Catalina

During the lockdown I decided to use some of my time to backup all the all Mac disks and floppies I have at home so I can store them in a somewhat more readable format that SyQuest cartridges and MFS ...
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Selecting multiple files in Catalina breaks the finder

Both our MacBook Air 2015 and MacBook Pro 16inch with Catalina 10.15.3 and 10.15.4 run into problems when selecting a lot of files at once in Finder: When I select a few hundreds DNG photo files in a ...
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In Catalina, how do I grant permissions to applications that haven't asked for them?

I used Fluid to create a Gmail app that would show my unread mail count in the dock. After upgrading to Catalina, the app no longer shows a badge in the dock, and I believe this is because it doesn't ...
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How can I fix exporting errors/missing reference photos in the Mac Photos app?

I'm using the Mac Photos app on macOS Catalina (10.15.4) I have a Photos library that dates back to 2007 and was originally an iPhoto library. Ever since it was migrated to a Photos library, there ...
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Enable mouse back button action inside citrix workspace window

I have a MacBook Pro(macOS 10.15.3) and am logged into a Windows 10 system through Citrix Viewer. I have a Logitech MX Master 3 connected to MacBook through bluetooth. The back navigation button works ...
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Where are the 32 bit libraries?

My research shows that in macOS Catalina, Apple didn't remove 32bit support from the kernel just disabled it(and that it can be enabled with the sudo nvram boot-args="no32exec=0" command). I also ...
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macOS - User can perform admin tasks but cannot sudo

MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 Centrify 5.5.2-702 UserA is a "Mobile" (AD Authenticated) user showing as "Admin" in Users & Groups UserA is shown as a member of the local "admin" group when running "...
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Does .metadata_never_index work for keeping folders out of Spotlight in Catalina?

In older releases of macOS one could create .metadata_never_index in any folder to prevent it and its children from being indexed. This seems to have stopped working at some point. Does this or ...
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Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2 AMPDevicesAgent using 100% CPU

Today AMPDevicesAgent started using 100% of my CPU. This is causing the fan to run all the time. What is AMP Devices Agent How can I stop this
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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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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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Catalina Notification: iPhone in Use: This iPhone 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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Change default content's language in MacOS Apple TV app

I'm trying to find a way to set English (my system language is French) as the default audio language for Apple TV+ content. On an Apple TV you can set that in the system's settings. On MacOS, you ...
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How to add new dictionaries to /usr/share/dict/

I'm trying to add a new word file to /usr/share/dict/ on macOS Catalina v 10.15.1 and I'm getting: $ sudo touch /usr/share/dict/mywords touch: /usr/share/dict/mywords: Operation not permitted # touch ...
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How to stop Music app from automatically launching when CD is inserted on MacOS Catalina

I am presently running MacOS Catalina (10.15.1). Within System Preferences, I have set CD's to do nothing upon being inserted: Within the Music app preferences, there is NO option to disable the app ...
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How to remap fn modifier to another key modifier (on internal keyboard)?

In Preferences > Keyboard > Key modifiers, I am able to remap (swap) all key modifiers (Command, Option, Ctrl) but Fn. Indeed, for the function modifier, the only choice where I can map it is ...
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MacOS Bluetooth Appears “Permanently” Not Available? (MacOS 10.15 Catalina)

For some reason after a MacOS "upgrade" to 10.15 Catalina the Bluetooth Appears "Permanently" Not Available? How can I diagnose which “a device” to connect to get Bluetooth to work ? Upgraded to 10....
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Catalina: prevent auto sync iOS devices (globally)?

Previously, in iTunes - Preferences - Devices, we can check 'Prevent iPods ... from syncing automatically'. In Catalina, iOS device management has been Finder's job. I only found the switch per ...
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Catalina upgrade leads to permanent “system has run out of application memory”

After upgrading to Catalina I get a permanent error message stating "Your system has run out of application memory" which appears in a dialog that obscures my active windows. This appears when I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the two split windows of the same app in full-screen

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch focus between the split windows of the same app (not between all the windows, only the 2 split ones)? ⌘ + ↹ works only if you switch back from one split window ...
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Blinking question mark folder after updating from Mojave to Catalina

I used macOS Mojave on mid-2014 MacBook Pro before update. While installation it forced me to restart. After restart nightmare has been started. The Blinking question mark folder has appeared on my ...
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Hide the brightness and volume bezels in Catalina?

In macOS Mojave I followed the instructions here to hide the brightness and volume overlays: Move the position of or hide the brightness/volume pop ups on high sierra But this doesn't work anymore ...
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Using disk utility to expand an already existing partition MAC OS 10.15

I have an external Hard Drive that has around 5 partitions. Among them there is a partition, say, Partition 1 of 500GB. There is another partition, say, Partition 2 of 20GB. I want to get 100GB of ...
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Duplicated text replacement in WhatsApp application

When I type in the WhatsApp application (only that application) with the text replacement being active, the last syllables of the word gets duplicated. But I found out that this only happens when the &...
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Is there a way of inserting a tilde (~) on a German keyboard without having to press space afterwards?

I have a german keyboard layout (QWERTZ), and I often need to type a tilde (~) without any other symbols attached to it (e.g. ñ). Currently, the only way I know of to inset a tilde is ⌥ N + Space, ...
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How to reduce WhatsApp Desktop App RAM Usage?

My problem is with WhatsApp itself. I know that modern browsing is RAM intensive (specially webapps built with Electron), but we close and open tabs all the time, which compensates for the RAM usage. ...
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MacBook Pro 16" battery drains overnight

I've had this Mac on Catalina 10.15.5 for a few weeks now and suddenly noticed this battery drain overnight. It went from 60% to 3% two nights ago and happening last night too. After doing some ...
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Media keys (FN7, FN8 & FN9) not working after update to 10.15.5

I updated my MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) to 10.15.5 (Build 19F101) last week just before I left the office for the weekend. This morning the keyboard media keys -- previous track | pause/play |...
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Running 32 bit apps in Catalina using Mojave libs and frameworks

I recently read this post on netkas.org about running 32 bit command line apps on Catalina using Mojave 32+64bit libraries and frameworks, adding to the nvram boot-args the option no32exec=0. I ...
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Cannot open graph .gcx file saved by Grapher

I'm facing an issue where I am unable to re-open any saved graphs that have a contour plot inside. For example, if you plot sin(x)*cos(y) and save it, you will not be able to reopen it in Grapher. It ...
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Do a Click lock and drag using Catalina OS. (Mouse not a trackpad)

How do I do a Click lock and drag using Catalina OS. I am using a Kensington track ball. I have a disability that makes it very difficult to hold down the button and spin the ball at the same time.

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