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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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How to export Memoji Avatar in macOS Catalina?

I use Memoji avatar in my iPhone X that is now showing up in my Mac too after the Catalina update. It is showing as the user avatar. Is there any way to export it or find its local location so that I ...
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Brother MFC-8840DN and OS X Catalina

I have a Brother MFC-8840DN network printer/scanner/fax machine that I've been using with my Mac since Snow Leopard. With Catalina, Apple is dropping support for 32-bit applications, which would ...
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Catalina update fail, no bootable disk , can't access files

I'll start by saying that my issue is incredibly similar to Mac stuck in restart cycle after failed macOS Catalina update but being a new user I couldn't comment there nor I had any answers ...
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After upgrade to 10.15 Cataline /media folder is gone

Previously I had used /media to mount remote filesystems.. after upgrading today I find that the directory is gone and / is read only. Is there a workaround for this? The filesystem I had mounted ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 64-bit no longer works on Catalina! [duplicate]

I read somewhere that Adobe Illustrator CS6 is 64-bit and able to run on Catalina. I did run a 64-bit software check on OSX Mojave to double-confirm that it is 64-bit before upgrading to Catalina. I ...
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10.15 Catalina - Not showing Sync Mark on Finder

As you can see in the screenshot, the files that are synced is not showing an icon indicating whether synced or not. It used to show different icons when syncing, and sync complete. I believe it is ...
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Huawei E3372 Hi-Link doesn't work with macOS Catalina

Since Catalina dropped 32-bit support my LTE router, Huawei E3372 Hi-Link, stopped working. Is there any 64-bit driver(?) available to make the device work again? Before, after plugging in the stick ...
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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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macOS Catalina - restoring folders [closed]

I have downloaded macOS Catalina without back up and now I can't find anything! How can I restore my files, please?
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Omnikey for Catalina and Safari 13

Omnikey is a very useful extension, allowing user-customizable URL-bar searching for Safari up through v.12. Safari now nags for update to v.13. As I found previously, Omnikey doesn't work with ...
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Why won't photos import from iPhone after upgrade?

Since upgrading to Catalina I can no longer import photos from my iPhone into the Photos app. I can drag photos from my desktop into the library, but clicking either "Import selected" or "Import all ...
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What is the easy way to get my wireless access point IP in OS Catalina

In the older versions of OSX it was possible to get your wireless AP IP address by pressing the option key and clicking the networking button on the top bar, they seem to of removed the AP IP from the ...
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Remove Catalina Update files from Mojave

I automatically downloaded the Catalina update on my Mojave system but did not install it yet. I want to keep Mojave and therefore I want to delete the update files to save disk space. Where are they ...
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Sidecar not working with Ipad Pro 2018, Macbook Pro 2016

It only works if I use wired connection, however over the WiFi it does not. My Macbook Pro 2016 does not recognize my Ipad which is 5 centimeters away. Both devices are on the same Wifi network, and ...
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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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pip3 abort signal on startup

I've just upgraded to macOS Catalina, I've used brew install dpkg, and homebrew decided it was time to run brew cleanup. After running it, I've not been able to run pip3 anymore. Tried running brew ...
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How can I whitelist applications for users?

We had few MacBooks where users without admin rights had Parental Control turned on and could open only whitelisted apps. It was working very well and it was everything we needed really. With macOS ...
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Apple ID Sign in issue

I recently updated to Catalina. Now, it seems that I cannot properly sign into my Apple ID on my MacBook Pro. My system preferences page looks like this. Has anyone else encountered this? Addendum: ...
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revoke forbiddance to send Apple events to System Events

I have been using Gitk provided by Git provided by Homebrew with success, for several years. A couple of days ago, it suddenly prompted a security window when called. I did not allow access, hoping ...
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Restore missing Reminders items after macOS Catalina

My Reminders lists and items are completely messed up after using macOS Catalina's upgrade helper. Completed items from a year ago are popping back (some from 2018) Move items are moved back to the ...
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Forget Wi-Fi network don't work on Catalina

The settings about “forget Wi-Fi network" isn’t working. I don’t like to remember the Wi-Fi networks I log into, but since I updated to Catalina my Mac can’t forget the Wi-Fi login settings. I did ...
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If I upgrade to Mac OS Catalina can I skip the database upgrade for reminders to continue sharing

My girlfriend has an older iPhone that cannot be updated to iOS 13. I've avoided updating the reminders on my own iPhone so that we can continue to sync. I'd like to update to Catalina on my mac, but ...
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macOS Catalina causing “find: .: Operation not permitted” errors

I have an automation workflow that I use as a Quick Action. It takes a Finder item and calls a shell script with it. Part of the shell script runs a find command on the directory of the Finder item. ...
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Can't unmount external disk used with Music app due to AMPLibraryAgent process

I use an external storage disk for my Music library in macOS 10.15 Catalina, because the required file size is several times my internal SSD. After upgrading to Catalina, now when I connect the drive ...
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How to add podcasts to playlist in macOS catalina

I have a (very) old iPod that I use for playing podcasts in the car. I set it up the night before with the episodes I want to listen to in a particular order, so I can plan them approximately based on ...
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macOS Catalina: “App is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash.”

Experiencing a problem with several apps after installing macOS Catalina. When the app is downloaded from the internet I get the error: "APP NAME" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move ...
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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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Unable to create folder in / in Catalina [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Catalina. Earlier is used to have multiple /app1 /app2 folders which mounted nfs shares to which applications write. With the Catalina upgrade the /app1 and /app2 are gone. ...
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Is there a way to force `apfsd` to defragment all the files on a disk?

As I understand, HFS+ and APFS volumes don't need to be defragmented, as files will automatically defragmented by the OS, but I'd like to leave a process running in the background that would do this ...
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IKEv2 VPN not working after updating to MacOS Catalina - User authentication failed with username authentication settings

I had a IKEv2 VPN connection configured with MacOS Mojave that worked perfectly. After updating to Catalina I can't connect to the VPN with the message User authentication failed. Any idea how to ...
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Quickly view the monthly/yearly calendar

Before mac os catalina, we could press F12 and see the dashboard including the monthly calendar. On mac os catalina, dashboard has been removed. Any tips on quickly viewing the current month's/year'...
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Get dictionary definition of words in spotlight in Catalina?

I just updated to macOS Catalina. Looks like I can't type a word I don't know the meaning of into spotlight and get its dictionary definition anymore, even though in System Preferences > Spotlight "...
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Hide the brightness and volume bezels/pop overs in macOS Catalina

I just updated to Catalina. Previously I was hiding the brightness and volume overlays as detailed here: Move the position of or hide the brightness/volume pop ups on high sierra But this doesn't ...
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iPad fails to appear in Finder over Wi-Fi

I just updated my MacBook Pro (2018, 15") to macOS Catalina (10.15), and my 11" iPad Pro to iPadOS (13.1.2). Since then, I haven't been able to connect the iPad to the Mac in the Finder over Wi-Fi, ...
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How to activate terminal auto completion on macOS Catalina

Please do no mark as duplicate, the standard way of solving this issue doesn't work. I've just clean installed macOS Catalina and the usual way of activating auto complete does not work for me. I ...
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Free up disk space during Catalina update [duplicate]

I tried updating to Catalina, but it got stuck on not having enough disk space. It says I have to quit the installer, select a start disk and boot from that, but my system's drive is not in the list ...
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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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Missing Wifi interface after upgrade to Catalina

So I took the plung and upgraded my Late 2013 Macbook pro from Mojave to Catalina. Everything else "seemed" okay apart from the fact that I had no wifi. The icon was greyed out. I tried all the usual ...
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Samsung Easy document Scanner won't communicate with scanner on OS X Catalina 10.15

After upgrading to Catalina OSX 10.15 Easy Document Creator can no longer connect to the remote scanner. It shows up within settings and can be addressed directly but not over the EDC software anymore....
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CS6 Illustrator on Mac OSX 10.15 Catalina - anyone managed to run it?

I was browsing Internet for some hints, but did not find anything yet. And the communication is a bit missleading, one say it won't work, becuase of 32-bit references, another claim it should work, ...
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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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Upgrading to MacOS 10.15, now it says that system is read-only

The latest OS by Apple moved all of my folders into the Security folder. Now all my folders which were on root are not able to move on root anymore and it gives the message: mkdir: myDir: Read-only ...
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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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Catalina Update Fail Purgeable Storage

Catalina update failled mid-way and is stuck due to lack of available disk space. Booted from network drive and deleted files but this only increases purgeable storage and not free disk space. How to ...
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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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MacOS Catalina Verifying app at bootstrap

I updated to Catalina yesterday and now I have the following alert: every time I turn on my macbook. Until it finishes, I can't open any apps. I've already tried: sudo xattr -d com.apple.quarantine ...
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MacBookPro8,2 late 2011 GPU fix with EFI: how to do it on Catalina macOS 10.15 (dosdude1 patch)?

This guide https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/295805/156133 is working fine on High Sierra. On Catalina installed with dosdude1 patcher (http://dosdude1.com/catalina/) I couldn't make it through, ...
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What happens to the iTunes Library on external disk after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

I keep my iTunes library on an external hard drive as it is quite large. I was able to select this library or my other library that is stored on my mac by holding the option key while opening iTunes. ...
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After Update Mojave to Catalina Blinking Question Mark Folder

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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Skype for business's share my screen shows only skype screen and desktop background

Whenever I share my screen using Skype for business(SFB), only SFB's window and mac background image is visible nothing else. Is it a bug from SFB or Catalina ? Anyways to resolve this bug ? P.S ...