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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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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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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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Where does the upgrade to macOS Catalina move root “/” directory files?

After updating to macOS Catalina, all the folders I had saved in the root directory, "/", were missing. I read that the system is now read-only, but didn't see a notice on where previous files have ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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Why can't I use zsh?

So I upgraded to Catalina. Actually it's more like a fresh install, I only copied across the few files I wanted to keep. The shell is now helpfully telling me: The default interactive shell is now ...
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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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virtualbox installation failed on macOS Catalina

I am unable to install virtualbox on macOS Catalina. Tried both the GUI installer and Homebrew. Here is the installation error: installer: The upgrade failed. (The Installer encountered an error ...
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Duplicate keyboard input after upgrading to macOS Catalina

After updating to macOS Catalina – when I type, macOS will randomly repeat keypresses and sequences of keypresses. Below are some examples of some mistypes just while writing this article: macOS =&...
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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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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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Cannot install JDK 13.01 on Catalina

I tried to install the x64 version of jdk (from https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk13-downloads-5672538.html), however, Apple refused to install it saying that the software ...
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Can a 16“ MacBook Pro be reverted to an OS before Catalina? [duplicate]

I want to get the new 16" Macbook Pro which ships with Catalina, but I don't want Catalina at least for now because of how many legacy apps it breaks, not to mention Avid/Protools hardware which ...
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Can't run OpenJDK macOS Catalina “Can't verify it's not a Virus”

I downloaded OpenJDK 13 from the official website and extracted it to my /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ folder. If I now try to run it with java -version I get a prompt saying something around the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to permanently unhide the Users Library folder in Catalina

I would like to permanently unhide the /Users/<myname>/Library folder so that it is always viewable in a new Finder window. Please note, I am NOT referring to the Option+Go menu method. MacOS ...
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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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Sidecar only shows a black screen on iPad until reboot

It is 100% fixable by rebooting my Mac. It is also 100% annoying when I have to do that. After the reboot I can use Sidecar wirelessly very reliably. Until I disconnect. Or change any Sidecar setting (...
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Inheriting Time Machine Backup: Invalid Target

So I got myself a shiny new Mac Mini, finally got everything transferred over from my old machine, and want to resume backing up using my existing Time Machine disk and backup history (as I've ...
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Is it possible to remove the trash icon from the dock on macOS Catalina?

I keep cleaning it once any file goes to it even though I have it set to clean automatically. I just deleted an important file thanks to this habit. I’d like to modify things so I can save myself from ...
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Is /usr/bin/python3 provided with macOS Catalina?

Is /usr/bin/python3 provided with macOS Catalina?
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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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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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macOS Catalina: Preview > Print… > Save As PDF, not really working

I upgraded (whatever that means) to macOS Catalina. If you visit https://apple.stackexchange.com using Safari and do a Print... and select Save as PDF, then you can create a pdf file. All is well so ...
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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.
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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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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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Weird issues after updating to macOS 10.15 Catalina beta 8 (19A558d)

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Touch ID model), and I've been on macOS 10.15 Catalina developer beta since June without any issues. However, since updating to the latest beta, I have several major ...
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/usr/include missing on macOS Catalina (with Xcode 11)

Follow up to the same problem on Mojave. After upgrading to macOS Catalina, none of the C headers can be found in /usr/include. The reason for this may be found in the Xcode 10 release notes (...
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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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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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How do I transfer podcasts to an iPod shuffle (2nd gen) in macOS Catalina?

When I plug in an iPod shuffle (2nd generation), it appears in the sidebar under Devices in the new Music app, but not in the new Podcasts app. The iPod also appears as a location in Finder, but the "...
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Keyboard Layout after startup reverts to “ABC - Extended” when using FileVault

I am an ordinary QWERTZ keyboard user. Now, when I setup my mac, I neglected the Keyboard Layout setting (I thought it would default to the usual). But, the layout was set to ABC - Extended. I can ...
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Relocating /Users folder in MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)?

In the past when we wanted to offload the /Users folder from the internal disk we simply created a symbolic link for /Users that pointed to /Volumes/External_Drive_Name/Users. The Mac in question is a ...
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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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Where can I download iPad apps in macOS Catalina Beta?

I have heard that macOS Catalina can run iPad apps. I have the public beta version of macOS Catalina. Where can I download iPad apps?
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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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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 ...