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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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Safari won't download files, not enough free space when plenty after Catalina upgrade

I've had a search on the forums and the internet but couldn't find an answer to my issue. Just updated my OSX to Catalina. I'm having a problem with Safari, when I try and download a file it tells me ...
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macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD

I have MacBook Air (Early 2015) yet the installer says "macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD" when I try to upgrade from macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I have 8.7GB of disk space available. ...
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Lock screen on Catalina has the wrong keyboard layout

After upgrading to Catalina the lock screen (the one that appears when the current session is locked by the user) has a different keyboard layout than the startup screen (the login screen that appears ...
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Disable detect dates, contacts feature in documents in Catalina

There is a feature in Catalina that will autodetect dates, numbers etc in documents for example, PDFs in preview. Unfortunately this prevents the copy of said data since it's hidden by a macOS box ...
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Where can I find dashboard widgets on OS Catalina?

Here's what I'm talking about: I couldn't find it anymore, I used to set it as a hot corner in System Preferences > Mission Control, I tried to search the keyword "Dashboard" in System Preferences ...
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On a MacBook with macOS Catalina, how do I unlock the Keyboard-en.plist file?

File path: /System/Library/Input Methods/PressAndHold.app/Contents/PlugIns/PAH_Extension.appex/Contents/Resources/Keyboard-en.plist After disabling System Integrity Protection (SIP) in macOS ...
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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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Activity Monitor doesn't show all CPU usage

This seems to be new behavior in macOS Catalina. While compiling a large C project with make -j8, the CPU is obviously pegged at 100%, but Activity Monitor doesn't show all the busy processes. I ...
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Change the icon of all the folders on Mac OS Catalina

I've updated to Mac OS Catalina and my folders no longer have my custom icons. I tried following the steps shown here. I successfully turned off SIP via csrutil disable in recovery mode, however I ...
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Photo Library Organization With Catalina

What happened Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters after upgrading to Catalina? It appears to have been replaced with originals and reorganized by uuid or something that obliterates dates in the ...
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When using Sidecar on MacBook Pro, built-in display is tinted

I don't know why, and if this is expected, but I noticed that the built-in display on my MacBook Pro was tinted, as if the system was applying another and incorrect color profile on it, when using ...
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using Apache DirectoryListing (Index)

I installed MAMP on Mac OS Catalina simply to serve my personal website, all content, no transactions, etc. However: I use Directory Indexing. I have it turned on in MAMP > Apache tab. It works, but: ...
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(Catalina) Is there a progress status when updating iPhone?

In the new Catalina MacOS iPhone interface (from the Finder). Is there a way to see the progress (numerical or percentage) of the iPhone update download and update? Currently, there's only a ...
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user pictures using transparency on login screen in Catalina

In Catalina, is it possible (like it was on releases before Mojave) to display user pictures using transparency on the login screen? I used this hint for years, but starting with Mojave it results in ...
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Strange df (disk space) output since macOS Catalina [duplicate]

Why is this: $ df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1s5 234Gi 10Gi 15Gi 41% 482117 2448643243 0% / Very different from this: ...
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Mail is Unable to Open a URL

Since upgrading to macOS 10.15, the mail app is no longer able to open a message by its URL. For instance, the URL message:%3CCAEkAa-anCn=ZE21kpFw-oKaXEVsGE0SuuNtyUT8qyZndoPMuaQ@mail.gmail.com%3E ...
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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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Play count and ratings in iTunes transferred to Music in 10.15?

Will the play count and ratings move from iTunes to Music in the update to 10.15
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Subtitle shows up in the middle of the screen after update to latest macOS/iOS

I've recently updated my Apple devices to the latest macOS/iOS. Since the update, the subtitles show up in the middle of the screen when playing using the Apple TV app (or even QuickTime on Mac) on ...
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VMware Fusion is not opening (close after a second from launch)

I am experiencing an issue with VMware Fusion on macOS Catalina (latest version). When I click on the VMware button, it launches for a second and then closes. Before this happened, I was playing with ...
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Catalina is not loading USB content

I know that USB is fine. It worked well with Mojave. ANd now this for 5 mins.
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Using AppleScript to sync iPhone in Catalina

Prior to Catalina I used a script to trigger a sync to my iPhone and iPad - similar to: tell application "iTunes" tell every source whose kind is iPod to update end tell Catalina removed iTunes ...
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How to Invert Color on Mac running Catalina?

I just downloaded the new version of OS, and I found out the shortcut key Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-8 doesn't trigger invert colors anymore. I thought maybe they changed the shortcut, so I tried to search in ...
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Microsoft Excel not working on macOS Catalina

I have Microsoft Excel 2011 installed on my MacBook Air. It worked on Mojave’s but no longer works on Catalina. When attempting to open an Excel file on my desktop it usually opens but now archives ...
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I switched to Catalina and enabled ZSH now my home/end key do not work in terminal

I switched to ZSH from BASH as per the upgrade in Catalina and all is well except my home/end keys no longer work. This can be really annoying trying to move my cursor over super far to the left ...
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Does Sys Prefs > Software Upgrade > “Automatically keep my Mac up to date” automatically install Catalina on a Mac running Mojave?

Given a Mac running macOS Mojave, does turning on the checkbox "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" in System Preferences > Software Update mean that Catalina will automatically be installed? I ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2018 no haptic feedback OS Catalina

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro 2018. There no haptic feedback on the touchpad. It worked with Catalina well, but only for a few days. The touchpad works very well with all gestures. There is ...
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Bug “Show Notes” in Preview Mac OS Catalina

I have a problem with Preview. When I have to print a PDF with notes on it I click the button "Show notes" on the print window but nothing happens. How can I fix this bug?
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Why won't Catalina install from Internet Recovery?

I have a mid-2014 15" MBP which is currently unable to install any version of macOS. I had 10.14.x running and decided to completely wipe the laptop clean. Instead of upgrading, I booted into ...
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Getting “unable to verify macOS” when upgrading to Catalina [duplicate]

I am using version 10.14.6 of macOS currently. When I try to upgrade to macOS Catalina using software update panel, I get this error every time. "unable to verify macos" MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) ...
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Closed Messages conversations reopen after reopening the app

I sometimes close conversations cluttering the sidebar but they don't stay closed after quitting and reopening the app, they reappear. The only way to keep them closed is to also restart my mac. Does ...
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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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Missing header files on macOS Catalina

I am having issues with header files on macOS Catalina. I get command-line tool errors like the following : /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/usr/include/sys/resource.h:443:29: ...
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I can not connect to SMB shares after upgrading Macos from mojave to catalina

Before upgrade, I used CMD+K to connect an SMB share. I has upgraded Macos from mojave to catalina yesterday. When I use CMD+K to connect that SMB share, it can not working. Dose new Macos disabled ...
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how to check if location is restricted by Full Disk access

In my Services automator script i am trying to save a keyNote file in temporary location , "/private/var/folders/0r/twy5tths4kjc08htlv15y9c40000gn/T/TemporaryItems/Untitled.key", This is the temporay ...
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Why do I see “Music Videos” and “TV & Movies” as library options in the Apple Music app in macOS Catalina?

I find this to be weird: I understand that Apple obsoleted and discontinued iTunes in macOS Catalina and the logic being having one app manage everything — music, apps, videos, podcasts, books and ...
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QuicKeys disabled on Catalina

any substitution for QuicKeys to run on the latest macOS Catalina ? it looks like crippled when you can't assign keystrokes to perform automations. even the keyboard shortcut is helpless ==
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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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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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macOS Catalina command line tools and gcc errors during installation

Command Line tools are giving a multitude of errors when trying to install MuJoCo. I suspect with high confidence that this is an issue from the command line tools on my macOS Catalina since I have ...
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Is there a 64-bit app for working with image sequences to replace Quicktime 7?

I've been using Quicktime 7's "Movie to Image Sequence" and "Open Image Sequence" export and import options forever. It's useful for creating and working with time-lapses, modifying a single frame or ...
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Apple Music can't play music from my devices after upgrading to MacOS Catalina

I am wondering if you have the same problem as mine with Music app after upgrading to MacOS Catalina. I have no problem playing my music library from hard-drive, but I can't play music from my iPhone/...
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Replacement for Supercard in Catalina?

I have been a long time Hypercard fan. When Apple mysteriously dropped it, I kept my Hypercard stacks going using Supercard. Unfortunately, Supercard is not 64 bit compatible (and no sign that that is ...
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How do I open files with extension “.vid” on MacBook?

How do I open files with extension ".vid" on MacBook? I need help opening files with .vid extension? When selecting open with I am getting option to play it in Photos TV Text Edit Utilities Why am ...
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How do I backup account passwords and and other data on Catalina?

I have always relied on using an encrypted backup of my iPhone to preserve account passwords as part of the backup, so that these can be easily restored when I move to a new phone. But this feature ...
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Bundling Java applications for Mac OS X Catalina

I write amateur Java scientific applications which I provide freely for a small audience. (Probably I am the main user.) Most of them are still compiled under Java 1.6 where they run fine on Mojave ...
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Delete macOS Catalina Installed Files

I have downloaded macOS Catalina, through the software upgrade, and it doesn't install for me, and it keeps adding the downloaded software to my storage, so I downloaded the OS upgrade once it went ...
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This container can’t be split, because the resulting containers would be too small

I understand this question has been asked before, but my situation is a bit different. I have done the usual, I've tried diskutil cs list then diskutil apfs resizeContainer disk0s2 370GiB (from ...
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How to enable 3-finger drag in Catalina?

In Accessibility, I can't find any option for 3-finger drag in Trackpad settings.