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Questions tagged [high-sierra]

macOS 10.13 High Sierra is Apple's operating system for Macintosh hardware. macOS Sierra was announced June 5, 2017 at WWDC, Apple's annual conference for developers where new operating systems have been announced for the last several years.

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iCloud opens as GameCenter?

MacOS High Sierra version 10.13.6. MacBook Pro Retina 13inch mid 2014. System Pref, after I sign into iCloud it opens in Internet Accounts as Game Center. Is this how is should be?
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Security warning related to frames appears when surfing the internet

I changed my computer password yesterday and now when using the internet I often get a security warning related to frames. I don't know what frame it is referring to since I'm not sure what they are ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Show numbers” dictation command

I have difficulty using mice for a significant period of time due to hand problems, and especially have difficulty with clicking. I try my best to use the keyboard when possible, but switching between ...
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2011 Macbook Air connects to WiFi but can't get Internet

This 2011 MBA is updated to High Sierra. I have tried to connect to 5 different WiFi networks but in all cases, the MBA can connect to local network but no Internet. All 5 of these networks are ...
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how to get a clean installation copy of mac os High Sierra [duplicate]

I have tried every combination of question and filer stating that I needed full download of High Sierra. I need to do a clean install on another mac I have,m but every time I get the same download of ...
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Photos MacOS: After restoring whole library “Show in moments” are disabled on photos in Shared albums

I messed up my Photos library (the mumble.photoslibrary folder) and restored it from my Time Machine backup. Photos rebuilt the database when opened the first time, and everything seem to work ...
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Macintosh HD not showing in Disk Utility or Installer, unable to install to it

My Macbook has been working out great for a long time. For a while I used solely Bootcamp because I liked the Windows interface, but switched back to macOS recently and updated to High Sierra. However,...
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Changing the default folder for opening a new Finder tab or window in macOS High Sierra?

When I press ⌘+T or ⌘+N in Finder to open a new tab or window, for some reason it always starts in this folder: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/...
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unable to open /var/db/sudo/ts/<username>: Permission denied

I'm having a really tough time trying to figure out what's going on with my High Sierra MBP. I've recently come across permissions issues, such as: $ sudo ls sudo: unable to open /var/db/sudo/ts/&...
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Confusion about creating a bootable flashdrive

I followed the directions to creat a bootable flashdrive for Mac High Sierra. My flashdrive now has the name "Install macOS High Sierra" and it contains the app "Install macOS High Sierra.app". Now ...
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Image files saving as broken, Pasting Icons instead of the images

I have been having issues with how my computer is saving images and placing images. Whenever I save an image, it views fine on my computer, but shows up as broken anywhere else when I try to upload it ...
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Safari 12 - Favicon in Gmail tab shows incorrect e-mail count

I have enabled the Show website icons in tabs feature made available in Safari 12. Gmail has a feature to show count of unread emails in the browser tab favicon. The count shown in the Gmail tab in ...
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Where does Chrome store login credentials in macOS?

I swear I've seen this question thoroughly answered somewhere before but I couldn't find the answer I'm looking for... Chrome secures our saved passwords in the System.keychain, right? But when I ...
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How to debug the cause of an enormous Spotlight index?

My Spotlight index (MacBook Air 13, 10.13.6) has been growing out of control requiring me to delete and rebuild at least twice per day. I have about 70 Gb available on my HDD, and the Spotlight ...
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in System Preferences in 10.13.6

I have a custom keyboard layout which I would like to use and I've tried moving the .keylayout file to the /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ and the corresponding directory in home folder, but it doesn't ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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System image backup in Disk Utility

I have tried to make an image of the system drive (APFS) by following this guide... Create a disk image for recovery Even when I boot to recovery the “Image from [partition name]” is grayed out. Any ...
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Is there any way to make Universal Clipboard in High Sierra reliable?

I just don't find it reliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2015), an iPad Air 2, and an iPhone XS. I've tried logging all of them out of the same iCloud account,...
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Bluetooth Not Available

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.13.6 and I am now getting "Bluetooth: Not Available" in the menu bar. I also cannot access the "Bluetooth" section within System Preferences....
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Laggy Finder on 10.13.6

New 27" iMac just a couple of months old. This thing is usually FAST, it's 4.2Ghz Core i7 with 40GB RAM. Recently doing some file renaming en-masse using an app from The App Store (Name Mangler 3) I ...
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Highlighted text is showing up abnormally on “highlights and notes” sidepane

I am having an odd bug with the Preiview app. Text is getting highlighted normally. However, on the "Highlights and Notes" sidepane, text slightly offsetted from the actual highlight is being ...
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Localhost not working cisco vpn

macOS 10.13.6 Cisco Anyconnect 4.5 Using Adobe Experience Manager. I have 127.0.0.1 in the 'bypass proxies' box under network settings. Our company uses a proxy when on the network. AEM loads ...
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Several Issues with Erasing a Partition Along with Its Recovery HD and/or Boot OS X

Please note I have everything backed up. Disk Utility from Lion with its Debug menu enabled to “Show all partitions”: Disk Utility from High Sierra: diskutil list command ran in Terminal: ...
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How to manually input data into a python script while running in Atom or VScode?

I have an iMac running High Sierra. I've been learning python and I use Atom or VScode. One problem I've experienced in both of these is that if I run a python script with an input statement like: ...
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High Sierra users can't copy multiple files with Acronis when using AFP (but SMB works)

My company has a mixed environment of Windows Server 2016 and Macs running High Sierra. We use Acronis. The issue we are having is that Mac users cannot copy multiple files when connected using AFP, ...
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Is there anyway or work around to enjoy the dark mode feature of macOS Mojave without updating to it?

I have an old iMac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 now it has many default extensions and services disabled to boost up the OS experience. Every time I upgrade to a major OS release macOS changes ...
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How can I change the administrator's username and home folder directory on Mac?

How can I change the username of the only account on my MacBook Air (High Sierra 10.13.3) as well as the home directory folder (users/[USERNAME]). I attempted to change it in settings but it locked ...
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YouTube Full-Screen Mode Overtakes External Monitors

I'm on a 27" iMac, running 2 external monitors in my video production studio. One is a 65" Samsung wall mount screen. I have been accustomed to having YouTube videos run in full screen mode on the ...
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Accidentally formatted High Sierra operating system, how to reinstall?

A family member has accidentally formatted her High Sierra operating system on her Apple computer. Over the phone, she asked me how to download and reinstall the operating system again. I haven't much ...
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Why is Mail on macOS constantly undoing the archive command?

On macOS v10.13.6 (High Sierra) running Mail v11.5, when I click the option to archive a message, the action is undone by Mail, i.e. the message disappears from the side bar as if it was archived, the ...
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Can't Install Mojave because of file system error: Object map is invalid

I wanted to upgrade macOS High Sierra to Mojave but installation failed with this error: File system verify or repair failed. Using Recovery Mode I tried First Aid from Disk Utility and it failed ...
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My keyboard (numpad) overwrites everything

I have a Mac mini with High Sierra (10.13.4) with a Windows-keyboard (it has a numpad). Everything went fine for a long time but a few months ago I got a big problem: In many apps (Calculator, Excel, ...
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window tiling - prevent mac from bringing all grouped windows to the front [duplicate]

If I have multiple windows of the same program open (e.g. browser windows) and move focus to one of the windows ⌘TAB all of that program's windows come into focus, blocking the view of other ...
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“APFS Container Resize error code is 49153” when adding MS-DOS (FAT) partition

I am trying to create a 20GB MS-DOS(FAT) partition on my Macintosh HD drive. Upon defining the partition in Disk Utility and running the process, it throws up this error... Running operation 1 of 2: ...
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Show current calendar week in menu bar?

Is there a way to get macOS to display the current calendar week in the menu bar, maybe as part of the date or as an additional information elsewhere in the menu bar?
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Mac - headphones suddenly very quiet

I have an issue with my Mac running High Sierra - the sound output from headphones is very quiet. Like, I can barely hear anything at all at max volume. I tried adjusting stuff in Audio MIDI Setup: -...
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Mac OS X High Sierra RAID 0 stripe Can I recover after accidentally reformatting one drive

I just want to know how much if any of the data I can get back and how to do it and what makes sense to try. My system is a Mac Pro (mid 2012) running Mac OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra I created a RAID ...
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Is there a way to open separate instance of chrome where CMD Q doesn't close all chrome windows?

I'm using MacOS 10.13.6 (High Seirra) I was reading through some ways to launch new windows of Chrome on macOS and keep running into the same problem; How can I launch multiple instances of Chrome ...
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MacBook Pro (2018) Overheating issues (Latest Mojave)

I recently bought the Macbook Pro (2018) base model with the following specs - 2.2 Ghz 6 core i7 16 GB RAM 256 GB SSD Radeon Pro 555X 4096 MB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB Mojave but this problem ...
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How in the world do I get all of my Time Machine backups permissions to stop “Fetching” perpetually?

I think i have a corrupt time machine backup or something and I don’t know what to do. My permissions are all screwy and I am not allowed access to folders I should have access to. Things don’t copy ...
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How to always open System Preferences to its main menu?

I don’t want System Preferences to re-open the preference pane it was on when it was last closed. I want it to return to the main menu, as in the pic below. For example, if I quit System Preferences ...
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What causes “Screen Sharing cannot be opened because of a problem”?

When I attempt to start the Screen Sharing application (/Applications/Screen Sharing.app) on my macOS 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 2017, I get the error "Screen Sharing cannot be started because of a problem". ...
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Windows stoped to displaying content after HighSierra

I have a macmini late 2012, after installing high sierra it worked normal for some time,but then most windows and menus stopped to displaying its content, getting all black, this affects the main menu ...
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Upgrade from High Sierra to Mojave corrupted my partition table, unusable MBP

It's a long post, but I am listing everything I have done so far. I performed an upgrade to Mojave (day one release from App store), the app installed and I ran through the setup steps, I left it ...
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Bypass network search on boot

Is there a way to bypass the network search when booting with the Option key? I switch between macOS and Windows with Bootcamp, and while the partitions come up quickly, I can‘t choose one before the ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 headphone jack seems to go to sleep when the laptop is idle

I have a 2017 MBP and i'm using a pair of basic Sennheiser earphones. I am finding when the laptop is idle for a period of time (I can't work out exactly how long yet) the earphone jack seems to hang ...
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Apple caching service with WAN load balancer

I have a small home office network and use a Peplink Balance 20 load balancing WAN router which distributes outbound requests between a Fibre connection and a capped 4G mobile data connection. I run ...
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“brew install python3” fails to compile pyexpat

brew install python3 fails with a pyexpat error, which means the installed Python can't parse XML (breaking pip etc). Here's the relevant excerpt from ~/Library/Logs/Homebrew/python/02.make: *** ...
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My mac admin name doesn't work?

I just changed my admin name out of curiosity,(By clicking "System Preferences"-> User's & Groups), then after changing and restarting the mac, my new reset user name doesn't show up, the old one ...
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Login screen characters all question marks, login info isn't working

I just reinstalled high Sierra after my Mac wouldn't restart. The moment it loads up I am presented with this screen. My login credentials don't work. Can someone explain to me what this screen is and ...