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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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Power Chime Sounding at odd times 2018 MBP

I recently bought a 15-inch 2018 i9 MacBook Pro. After a few days, I realized that whenever I close my laptop lid for the night, it keeps on periodically making the battery chiming noise every 7 ...
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how can I troubleshoot a long “hang” during boot?

Since I reinstalled OS X 10.13.6 on my MacBook Pro (mid-2015, 2.8 Ghz, 1TB SSD), I've noticed that when it gets to about 4/5 of the way through the boot sequence, the progress bar stops for at least ...
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Missing space on GPT drive sharing FAT and APFS volumes

I have a 500GB SSD with a 280GB NTFS volume, and a 180GB APFS container. The output from diskutil and gdisk are below. I resized the NTFS volume to 280GB from 300GB using the disk mgmt MMC in Win7. ...
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Stop ctrl+/ from beeping in text mode

I'm using PHPStorm and the keyboard shortcut for Comment/Uncomment is ctrl+/. Every time I press this combination in PHPStorm, it does the operation and also beeps. It also beeps in any other text ...
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macOS keeps asking for disk password: how to allow a user to unlock File Vault encrypted disk?

After a restore, macOS still requires the disk password. Here what happened: First, I used diskutil to format my disk as APFS encrypted and I set a disk password. Then, I installed macOS High Sierra ...
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how to get JDK 7 for Mac OS High Sierra

In order to run some tools for a project I'm working on, I need to install specifically JDK 7. I already have JDK 8 up and running. I searched in Oracle and open-jdk web sites but seems to be ...
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How do I turn off OS X function key usage?

When I'm remote desktopped into other machines or using web browsers that have apps requiring function key usage, my Mac steals the keys instead... I'll hit shift F1 to try to perform an app function,...
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MacBook Pro connected to WQHD external display through HDMI results in snowing

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, and a Samsung S32D850T display. I connected them using the High Speed HDMI ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 switch from sleep to DarkWake in loop. How to diagnose?

Having a lot of issues with MacBook Pro 2018 (macOS 10.13.6) connected to a single ThunderBolt 3 cable to a CalDigit TS3 docking station. When going to sleep sometimes it starts switching to ...
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Where are Wi-Fi passwords stored?

Are encrypted Wi-Fi passwords stored in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist? If yes, which string? I know we can view wireless passwords using the Keychain ...
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How can I alter the default behavior of iTunes 10.7 to suppress some UI elements like the store?

I like iTunes 10.7 and I've been sticking with it ever since it came out and hope to avoid updating it now that I run macos High Sierra. I'm trying to figure out how to delete/remove/hide the 'iTunes ...
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Jetdrive 850 install on Macbook Pro 2015

I have a Macbook Pro 2015 that I bought used. When I bought it, OS 10.13 (High Sierra) was installed, but the SSD was failing. I bought a JetDrive 850 to replace it, and put the High Sierra installer ...
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Eservererror MacOS High Sierra Singer User Mode creating new admin or setting new password

I have just installed MacOS High Sierra and it asks me to put in the password when I switch on the computer. The problem is that I have never had any password: the previous OS version would allow me ...
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macOS High Sierra: “volume validation failed for <<(null)>>”

What does it mean when Console returns this message roughly every 10 seconds? volume validation failed for <<(null)>> Generally speaking, should one be worried by Errors and Faults ...
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Could I change my old Apple ID for when I do updates on my Mac?

I've got a mac Mini 2014 that works wonderfully. I've got this little issue that when I need to do the macOS updates it prompts me for my old Apple ID that I use no more. Now I'm using a newer Apple ...
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MacBook Air Starts up when I close the lid

When I turn off my MacBook Air running High Sierra by selecting  > Shut Down, then close the lid, the white Apple logo in the lid will come on and I hear the startup chime. At first I thought that ...
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High Sierra doesn't boot after ubuntu partition deletion (which was dual booted)

About 4 months ago I dual booted High Sierra with ubuntu. I dedicated 20 GB of my hard with default Disk Utility. Recently I tried to merge the partition back, but during this process it failed and ...
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Proxy requires password and user name

Running High Sierra. I started getting this message when I first open chrome: the proxy http://11.adams-aqua.ga/ requires user name and password A couple of weeks ago I stopped being able to browse ...
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How can I get rid of these AppLifecycleAgent errors?

Over the course of the last months, I started to continuously receive the same "AppLifecycleAgent" error, sometime several times per day: I don't recall modifying OSX internals, hence I'm curious why ...
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After installing High Sierra, preferences do not stick: PhotoShop images default to open in Preview

Since I "upgraded" to High Sierra, the text program (Tex-Edit Plus, v14.10.4) always reverts to the default preferences of opening two windows I do not want open: "Enable Quartz anti-aliased text at ...
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Is it possible to stop the calculator in notification centre resetting to 0 when opened?

When using the calculator in the notification centre I often type some numbers, close the notification centre to check some notes on another window, then re-open notification centre to add the next ...
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Can't empty trash

I was working on a Node.js and Express project. I installed a module for TypeScript in VSCode for intellisense. I subsequently deleted the project, but it compiled those modules in .compile in same ...
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Cannot ping a single website when I am logged into my account

I am having an issue connecting to my website. When I ping sample.com the server, I IP address I get is 192.168.0.12, but when I do an NSlookup, I get the correct IP. When I switch user account or go ...
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Can´t run VMs on VMware Fusion - MacOS High Sierra - Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 VMware Fusion 10.1.3 Error message: "Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to." Already clicked Allow on Privacy and Security for VMware Inc. but the button doesn´t ...
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Sound: No output or input devices found

2016 MBP 13-inch 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 All of a sudden, my sound isn't working, and using the volume buttons show a mute icon with a stop sign underneath. In ...
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Display arrangement keeps changing

My iMac keeps changing the arrangement of my two add-on displays. The third one, the one in the middle, is the computer itself which always stays in the middle. I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6. It's ...
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Bluetooth icon keeps randomly disappearing from menu bar in High Sierra

From some unknown reason, the bluetooth icon keeps disappearing from the menu bar at random. I have to open up settings and activate "Show bluetooth in Menu Bar" regularly. Why does this happen and ...
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Clear “Other Volumes” storage in Disk Utility

I have around 7 GB of stuff labeled under Other Volumes in my disk. What is using the storage reported under Other Volumes in Disk Utility and how to remove it? I am running macOS High Sierra.
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Keyboard and Emoji Viewer menu vs. Input menu?

I'm using macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) on a MacBook Pro 15. In the Keyboard Preferences pane, I have "Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar" option in the "Keyboard" tab turned on: Sure enough, ...
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High Sierra: non-black screen on shutdown

since at least a month, but not on every instance, my 2016 MBP with 10.13.5 will show something instead of the usual black screen with spinning white wheel while shutting down. It can be one of the ...
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Empty Drive from update?

Had a user come back from summer break and boot his iMac. Jamf shows that it last checked-in early June. It boots to the recovery partition and Disk Utility shows the drive as empty. It may have had a ...
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Attempts to install Windows 8.1 onto an Early 2011 MBP are failing

So I have spent the past couple of days attempting to install Windows 8.1 onto a MBP with High Sierra. Apparently, this model is unable to create and boot from a USB dive. So the normal Boot Camp ...
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Monitor going black regularly

The monitor connected to my Mac mini is going dark regularly for a few seconds, then he comes back up. What could this be? It is not a flickering, the monitor just loses connection. Mac mini (Late ...
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How to set up WebDAV (with wfsctl) on macOS High Sierra with Server 5.6.1?

After having upgraded to High Sierra with Server 5.6.1 I want to recreate the WebDAV shares I had. I've used wfsctl to create a share point. The share point has ACL for a specific user. So far so good ...
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Lock Mac without turning off the screen

I have observed that the screen on my MacBook Pro turns off a few seconds after I activate lock screen. Is there any way to keep the screen of my MacBook Pro on for an unlimited duration of time ...
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Kernel Panic right after sleep in macOS High Sierra

Recently I have noticed my MacBook Pro restarting as soon as it tries going to sleep. If I plug it in and leave it on for the whole day, it will work fine. I have tried resetting SMC, NVRAM etc. ...
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Reinitialize third party keyboard

Is there any way to reinitialize an external third party USB keyboard? I hit a wrong key after MACOS detected the new keyboard hardware. Now, my keymapping is not correct. I need to remove or ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2009 shows forbidden sign but boots when holding command key

After upgrading from High Sierra 10.13.x (can't remember) to High Sierra 10.13.6, something went wrong with the boot partition. When turned on the MacBook shows the forbidden sign. However when I ...
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Make apps smaller / “zoom out” apps

I made my screen resolution much smaller, so now most apps look 4x larger than I'm used to. iTunes and Finder for example are much larger than they need to be. Can I make everything about these apps ...
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How to stop ssh-agent from being started on login/boot

I noticed ssh-agent is started automatically upon login. I'd rather it not do this, as I'd prefer oh-my-zsh to start the ssh-agent instead (since it automatically adds my id_rsa which is a nice ...
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Using ScreenSaverEngine with -background flag, does not open it in background

I have used this guide on Medium to use the screensaver as wallpaper. I just got a new iMac at work with macOS v10.13.6. and was intending to do the same. But running the command in terminal with -...
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Unable to change screen saver of any user on a Macbook Pro

I have recently taken over a 2017 MBP from a colleague. Apparently I was given a complete base re-install of OSX and upgraded to High Sierra, i.e. all previous custom configurations were reset. ...
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How does macOS High Sierra generate bold weights for its system font?

Apple's new system font, "San Francisco", has two versions - "Compact", for display on small screens like the Apple Watch, and a regular version for display on larger screens like macOS devices. I am ...
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Command to change volume of specific device

I need a command to change my audio device's volume. I want to simulate the hardware volume keys from the terminal. I'd been using this command to decrease the output volume: osascript -e 'set ...
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bsdtar gives (Empty error message) when trying to extract an ISO

On High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65), trying to bsdtar -xf something.iso fails with: bsdtar: (Empty error message) bsdtar: Error exit delayed from previous errors. I have plenty of disk space left and ...
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MacBook Pro: Keyboard layout mismatch

I just received my repackaged MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 inches, end 2012) and I have a problem with my keyboard. The keyboard layout is different from the one I had before, and I can't find the right ...
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How do I reorder the video devices on macOS?

Every time I use a new app on macOS (10.13.6 here, but I don't think it makes a difference) that uses the webcam, I'm often caught out by it defaulting to an software video device that is not my ...
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How to fix APFS warning: invalid crypto_id?

This morning when I ran Disk Utility’s First Aid while booted from the Recovery Partition on my MacBook Pro mid-2015, I saw a number of warnings that looked like this: warning: fe_val: object (oid ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 sound is always unavailable after unlocking

inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) 10.13.6 has a problem with the sound. Everytime I unlock it, the sound is unavailable (hitting the volume keys shows the icon with a forbidden sign instead of ...
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iCloud Drive not downloading files after reset

I'm on a 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.5. Yesterday, due to the huge amount of 'Purgeable' storage present on disk, the system started to 'purge' it, freeing about 200GB of space. In ...