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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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After Catalina upgrade “Desktop” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found

Today I upgrade to Catalina 10.15 When I go to Finder and try to open any location that is on my iCloud I get the following message “Desktop” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be ...
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Levelator working with Catalina?

One big app that we use constantly and is arguably the best (free & simple) tool to automatically adjust audio levels for podcasts and any kind of recording is Levelator. There's simply no ...
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Launching Finder in macOS 10.15, Catalina, with a shortcut

I've previously used shortcut alt+cmd+space to launch new finder windows. In macOS 10.15, Catalina, this has changed in a way that search is now mandatory and I cannot select View -> Show sidebar (it ...
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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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How to change Finder icon on macOS Catalina?

On previous versions of macOS, it was possible to change the Finder icon in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/. However, this doesn't seem possible in Catalina anymore? Even ...
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Photos on multiple computers

Here's my scenario: I have around 60Gig of photos on my desktop Mac. That mac is backed up regularly and I consider it safe for my photos. However I would like to be able to use my iPad to decide ...
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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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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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No connection to network drive MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)

I updated to Catalina today and now I cannot connect to my network drive via SMB. I've tried: using the ip-address, server name the method of creating a nsmb.conf file Regardless, all I get is an ...
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macOS Catalina external displays are black but I can move the cursor on them

I just updated to macOS Catalina. I have two external displays that only show a black background. I can see the cursor moving on them, but no windows or dock. If I try to move windows from my MacBook ...
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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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How to stop Catalina from continually telling me I need to sign in again?

Ugraded to Catalina 10.15. The doc shows a little notification icon above the System Preferences App Opening the System Preferences shows this So I click continue which gives me this So I click ...
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Mail folder in reverse alphabetical order

After upgrading 10.15 Catalina, the folders in Mail are sorted in reverse alphabetical order. I am connecting to Gmail. Anyone has similar issue?
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Two volumes in Disk Utility? (macOS Catalina 10.15) [duplicate]

My 2014 MacBook Air just recently updated to macOS Catalina 10.15 today. After the update I did a routine check on what's new & in the Disk Utility app something caught my eye for the volumes... ...
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Easiest way to migrate aliases from bash to zsh

I want to start using zsh as recommended by Apple for Mac OS Catalina. How do I migrate my aliases that I have defined in the ~/.bash_profile to the new shell?
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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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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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macOS Catalina installer freezes just after choosing disk

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina. Currently I have Mojave, macbook pro 13", mid 2012. System suggested this upgrade so I decided to install it right away :) When Catalina installer started it ...
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How much space do I need to make a bootable Catalina volume on my Mojave Mac?

I'm thinking of installing Catalina on a Volume to test and wondered how much space this new OS will take up on my Mac. I'm planning on using APFS Volume so both my main Macintosh HD and User data ...
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What is the difference between Full Disk Access and Files & Folders access in Catalina?

From security preferences pane we see below info: What is restricted internally for each of these? Files and Folders access: Allow the apps below to access files and folders. Full Disk access: ...
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How to delete softwareupdate cache to download Catalina GM

I tried multiple times to reboot, unenroll from beta, download new profile installer and tried to delete preferences. However, I still download Instalation where the Info.plist for DTSDKBuild key is ...
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Samsung SSD with Catalina or Mojave

I have High Sierra installed from a USB bootable drive on a Samsung SSD (Samsung MZ-76E500B/EU 500 GB 860 EVO Sata III 64L V NAND Solid State Drive) but I need XCode and that needs to be on Mojave 10....
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Will Catalina users be able to stubbornly cling to iTunes?

iTunes won't be bundled with Catalina.  A user of the beta has identified some serious deficiencies in the replacement. I don’t argue with the consensus that iTunes is a mess, but some of the ...
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Are there modifications I can make on a Mac Pro 2012 so it can run macOS Catalina?

Are there any processor upgrades I can use to allow me to run Catalina on my trusty 2012 Mac Pro 5,1 ? Thanks Update! It worked using http://dosdude1.com/catalina. Veering slightly from the video, ...
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What are these “Power Events:” > “Next Scheduled Events:” that are showing up in my macOS system information?

I am running macOS Catalina Public Beta 9 (10.15, 19A573a) on my MacBook Air (2019) and noticed these — at least to my eyes — odd entries under “Hardware > Power” when looking at system information. ...
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Call Shell script from Automator on Catalina

I created a Automator Program wich connect me with vpn an sets routes for split tunneling via Shell script. The Program works fine on Mojave - now with Catalina the call do shell script "sudo /...
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Show Extension Builder absent in Develop menu in Safari 13

I am trying to re-add several extensions to Safari 13 that "are no longer supported," by adding them back via "Show Extension Builder" in the Develop menu. But that is no longer in the Develop menu! ...
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Catalina: backup iOS devices programatically

Before Catalina, I used to be able to use a simple AppleScript to open iTunes and select the menubar to back up connected iPhone/iPad; In Catalina, this function is moved to Finder and so far I haven'...
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Problem with spglib library python library installation on Catalina beta

I am running the Catalina Mac OS X beta (19A558d). I have installed a python virtual environment for python 3.7 and am trying to install the package "pymatgen". The installation is having trouble ...
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Force removing items from Trash

I deleted a user folder from Macintosh HD/Users that was inactive. It is now in the Trash and when I attempt to empty trash or delete immediately I am unable. I used Terminal to navigate to: cd ~/....
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How to find ipsw file on macOS Catalina

I have downloaded latest iOS on my iPhone and it's not installing. It says "no internet" while the internet is working on the device. So I decided to synchronize the iPhone and get access to the ...
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How to disable major release upgrade in Mojave?

I am thinking of not wanting to upgrade from Mojave to Catalina because, so far my setup & configurations of different apps like web-dev stuff and mobile-app development are all working and in ...
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brew cask install java6 - Cannot install on volume / because it is disabled - MacOS 10.15 beta

I've un/reinstalled brew, turned off macOS Gatekeeper, csrutil is disabled, and a bunch of other things but brew cask install java6 always results in this: > $ brew cask install java6 ...
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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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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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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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Does the Catalina XNU kernel still recognize 32-bit binaries? Does 10.15's dyld?

I've seen lots of commentary repeating the end result "32-bit apps are no longer supported." But that leaves many unanswered technical questions. Does 10.15's XNU still recognize 32-bit binaries? ...
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Does macOS 10.15 Catalina no longer support aptX HD?

On version 10.15 Beta (19A558d) I can't seem to get aptX HD to work anymore and was wondering if anyone else has aptX HD working still? Could this possibly have been removed? Hardware: Late 2018 ...
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Can I use Steam in macOS Catalina or am I stuffed?

There is a lot of conflicting information online about being able to use Steam in MacOS Catalina. Can someone confirm if Steam will work on Catalina and if so what I must do to get it to work? Or ...
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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 ...
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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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How to delete a Catalina Beta from a disk with Dual-Boot Mojave and Catalina Beta

I have a disk with DualBoot Mojave and Catalina Beta in a single container. Catalina Beta has two volumes: 'MacOSBeta' and 'MacOSBeta - Data'. I want to delete the Catalina Beta os. Is it as simple ...
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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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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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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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Safari slow on Catalina Beta

Since installing macOS Catalina Beta, Safari takes 5 minutes or more to load google.com. I've cleared History but the issue remains. I also have a related problem in that my FTP software fails to ...
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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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Can't execute binary on macOS catalina [duplicate]

I am trying to run a binary that I have downloaded (it's part of flutter). Whenever I'm trying to run it, I get the error: I have already disabled gatekeeper checks globally with sudo spctl --master-...
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What version of OpenSSH is included with macOS Catalina (10.15) beta?

I'm interested to know which version of OpenSSH ships today on Catalina beta Can someone running the beta version of Catalina run the following command in Terminal for me and provide the output? /...
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Apps that are Chromium or Electron base crashes on Catalina beta 6 (19A536g)

So I recently updated from beta 5 of Catalina to beta 6 and noticed more than half of my apps will crash after the initial launch, these apps include things like: Brave browser (beta, nightly) Chrome ...