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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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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Installed Mojave, then my mac couldn't start the next day, now it asks to install Mojave again

From High Sierra, I was prompted to upgrade to Mojave; did that, successfully completed (I guess, no errors were reported or something, but I don't remember if I restarted my laptop at that point. ...
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Drag and Drop email to Desktop

When I drag and drop an email to the Desktop it always moves to the top right (or the first free space near the top right). I want it to stay where I dropped it. When I drag and drop a file from a ...
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When and by who was a password changed

I have created a specific account on my Mac (called skype) to use with risky software, Skype. This account is a standard account. Since I didn't want to use this account very often, I saved its ...
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Weird Distorted Paint Screen When Waking MacBook Air 2017 (High Sierra)

Once in a while when waking my MacBook Air (from being off the charger and closed to open), I see a weird paint screen flash for a second (probably less then that). It kinda resembles that paint like-...
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Why is my external WD MyPassport 2TB drive suddenly extremely slow?

I have a WD MyPassport 2TB drive in an external USB 3.0 enclosure that I use for backup purposes. Every few months, I manually copy my entire Documents and Music folders to the external drive. There'...
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Macbook Pro 2012 system using 90GB of disk space [duplicate]

I am currently working on a Macbook pro running High Sierra version 10.13.6 that is using 90GB of storage for system. I have checked apple forums, removed tons of files that are taking up space, and ...
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Cannot change any Bluetooth settings

On my MacBook Pro 2018 I can't change any Bluetooth related settings anymore as long as no external dongle is connected. Examples: If I turn it off, next start it is turned on again. If I remove a ...
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Time Machine fails backup after working fine for years

About a month ago, Time Machine stopped being able to complete a backup after 5 years of working fine. The backup makes it part way through and then just stops. I'm on a MacBook Pro 2013 running High ...
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Debugging automounting (nfs)

Since setting up a linux nas and thinking that smb is always kinda annoying and slow, I went to set up nfs. On my Linux clients, this works fine. However on macOS (High Sierra) I edited all the config ...
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Time Machine back-up to older macOS version

I set up a system today running High Sierra (10.13). I'd like to reformat it to run off a backup of my other Mac, which is currently running Mojave (10.14). For various reasons, I would rather not ...
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Problem importing images into iMovie 10

I've recently encountered an issue importing images into iMovie 10 on some of our computers. The machines are running High Sierra and iMovie 10.1.6. On effected units, some imported images appear as ...
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Turn on Location Services for an app via command line (macOS)

I am trying to enable Location Services for an individual app such as Weather.app etc via command line for High Sierra and Mojave macOS computers. I was able to enable Location Services at the top ...
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Limit - not disable - Remember joined Wi-Fi locations

I'm building an entirely new corporate infrastructure - ATM I have ~200 macs expanding to over 600 in the next year. I need to configure the Wi-Fi with two locations: Corporate Network Off - Site I'...
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How to switch from from the active application on monitor 1 to the active application on monitor 2 via keyboard

TL;DR: I am typing notes into a full-screen notepad on monitor 1. I want to switch to typing into the visible, full-screen application shown on monitor 2 without using the mouse. (I know I could just ...
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update rsync in high sierra

I want to update rsync in high sierra. After I installed it using homebrew, it is installed in /usr/local/Cellar/rsync/3.1.3_1 rsync --version still shows 2.6.9. how can I fix that?
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Does Photos 4.0 from Mojave work on a High Sierra installation?

I have a Mac that cannot be upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave because of the graphics card. While I am happy to exist on High Sierra for now, I would like to upgrade to the latest version of the ...
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FileZilla crash when trying to SFTP transfer

I can still log on SFTP sites with my FileZilla 3.38.1 but as soon as I try to upload or download it crashes (window just disappears). Plan FTP seems to download the file but FileZilla crashes after ...
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How to get Mediatek MT7601u working on 10.13.6?

My 2011 MacBook pro has a broken WiFi card so I have been using USB dongles instead. My previous one stopped working so I have been trying to get a Mediatek MT 7601u working. This MacBook Pro is ...
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How to increase `ulimit -u` on High Sierra?

I'd like to increase ulimit -u. My current limit is. $ ulimit -u 709 sysctl gives me this. $ sysctl -a |grep ^kern.maxproc kern.maxproc: 1064 kern.maxprocperuid: 709 Running the following commands,...
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Since the last update external disk is ejected when put to sleep

Since my Macbook has limited storage, I use an SD card which is mounted all the time. Besides that, I use an external HD quite frequently. At night, I close the lid and put the mac to sleep, with the ...
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User-defined shortcut doesn't work properly

I want to add a shortcut to "Advanced Search" option in the Zotero reference manager but user-defined shortcut doesn't work unless I click the edit button first. Here, you can see shortcut is assigned ...
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Sound balance keeps changing on High Sierra and Mojave

i have a problem that every time when i reconnected my Bose QC35 II the sound balance was to the right instead of balanced in the middle.
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Increasing the size of the search field in the file-picker dialog

This is a Finder window's bar. The search field in the top right is about 25% of the width unless I make it quite narrow. This is a file-picker dialog. The search field is always this tiny, ...
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When did this option in the WiFi network selection appear?

I don't recall seeing this option before in the WiFi network selection. Is it configurable? OS X version 10.13.4
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High Sierra performance problems - efilogin-helper taking a lot of CPU

I have a stock 2015 15" MacBook Pro, i7 / 16GB / 512GB, still runs on High Sierra because I am contemplating to do a full clean install instead of an upgrade. Performance has been deteriorating to a ...
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How can I troubleshoot my slow 2015 Early MacBook Air 13" laptop?

I have a 2015 Early MacBook Air 13", 1.6 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (with 90GB free space) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I'm using Safari with only 4-5 windows open, it slows down. I have to ...
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Newly-created SSH keys landed in my home folder rather than `.ssh` folder after creating with `ssh-keygen`

I used the ssh-keygen utility bundled with High Sierra to create keys, as directed by this page title How to Create SSH Keys with OpenSSH on Linux or macOS at DigitalOcean.com. Oddly, the prompt to ...
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I’m unable to save preferences for sharing Mac analytics

Hello from newbie to everybody in the community. May I ask for you help on one matter that bugs me recently? After exchanging my main drive for SSD in an old iMac (late 2009, 21.5-inch) I performed ...
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Terminal: how to use `at`?

Could someone provide some example usages for the at command? I'm finding the man super confusing. $ man at For example, if we wanted to run a command 10 minutes from now, can this be done using at?...
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Macbook air screen glitches, works sometimes but glitches again and os freezes. Automatic shutdown happens and doesnot boot up

I have a Macbbok air mid 14 with High Sierra installed. But recently scrern glitches started occuring and the laptop freezes and shutsdown. And it wont start. Keeping it idle and powering up, the ...
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date add command Terminal: How to add time using `date`? (illegal time format)

I'm trying to add minutes to the current time using date. This works for adding 5 minutes: $ date -v "+5M" But if I try using -v with a formatting argument, it fails and prints the help menu: $ ...
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Netcat UDP command not working?

From one Terminal: echo "test" | nc -u -l 127.0.0.1 10000 From another Terminal: nc -u 127.0.0.1 10000 But the Terminal just hangs, it doesnt return the "test" output. It seems to work fine ...
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Macbook pro, black screen with chime only after using Casper/JAM

Every time I boot the mac I get a black screen, I can hear the chime but that's it, nothing comes on the display even when having an external display connected. In recovery mode it works, i get ...
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How to Auto Restart a 2010 MacBook Pro/High Sierra after Power Failure

I wonder how to make a 2010 Macbook Pro with High Sierra (10.13.6) restart when power adapter is plugged in. "Energy Saver" panel shows no "Start up automatically after a power failure". sudo pmset -a ...
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Keychain comments deleted when updating password

I changed a password on a website using Safari, and allowed it to update the password in keychain. Later, I looked at the keychain entry and found that some quite important information I had stored in ...
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How to properly use scaling on an external display (from MacBook Pro 2016)?

I have a MacBook Pro 2016 (with Thunderbolt 3 ports on macOS 10.13.6) and I need an external display. I bought an ASUS VP28U (4K), connected it with an HDMI to USB-C adapter and, generally, it works. ...
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High Sierra and Bootcamp - issue after WIndows 10 partition size change

Recently i have installed High Sierra and Windows 10. I have 250gb SSD drive that i found is badly sliced (too much space for win10). So i've used EaseUS Partition Master to reduce windows partition. ...
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AppleScript Mail reply messages (10.13): body treated as read-only property

AppleScripting a solution for a client and having trouble with handling of outgoing messages: If I use the reply verb, the outgoing message body is treated as a read-only property and I can't figure ...
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tell-tale file to know whether Mojave is installed

I'd like to revert to High Sierra from Mojave via Time Machine. I've already wiped the drive and installed a Mojave Time Machine backup, but I'd like to go back even further. The presence of what ...
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Siri Window is not in native resolution when connecting external monitor to MBP

When using Siri on my 2017 MBP running macOS High Sierra, I noticed that the text in the window is not sharp.. The text and image are not sharp and it feels as if low-resolution images/text have been ...
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need help I screwed my macbook so bad thiere is one drive and no partitions, please read below [duplicate]

So...I somehow messed up my macbook Pro model 1502 raetina 13" Late 2013, core i5, 4GB. I wanted to clean install High Sierra. Long story short I now have a macbook with one, yes one, there is no ...
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system takes up 50 GB of storage

I'm working on a mac and since I've updated to High Sierra, the system takes up more and more space for no reason. I've found out that most of the times the problem comes with time machine, but I ...
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How to stop my High Sierra quit all my programs when I log out or go to sleep?

Im using Macbook Air 2012. Should I downgrade system? its really anoying me :/ I currently have High Sierra 10.13.1
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135GB of Hidden Space + Snapshot Metadata Tree Invalid error in Disk First Aid

I have a serious problem with "Hidden Space" eating up my hard drive. I'm running High Sierra on a mid-2013 MacBook Air "Core i7" with a 500gb ssd. The last few weeks, something has to been ...
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Time Machine for reformatted external FileVault drive: how to explore files in backups; make future backups incremental from there

After the latest backup of an FileVault-encrypted SD was made on TimeMachine, I manually moved the its contents to another disk, then reformatted it, again as encrypted volume, and moved the file ...
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Installing and using CodeIgniter on macOS?

I followed this tutorial online and I'm currently running macOS High Sierra. I tried a simple rest API using PHP and now I'm trying to implement it using CodeIgniter3.x framework. The one I created ...
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Disabling Audio on Internal Speakers for High Sierra onwards?

I have users in my lab that run sound via their speakers. I would like to disable the ability to do so on all machines in the lab to prevent this, whilst still allowing them to use their headphones. ...
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Kernel panics due to Parallels Desktop or Apple's own problem with graphics controller?

Twice this week my MacBook Pro Retina has suffered kernel panics for the first time after years of faithful service. This coincides with me upgrading and beginning to use Parallels 14.0.1, so I ...
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Change Language in recovery mode

Yesterday I traded my old iPhone 5s for a MacBook Air 11“ Mid 2011, running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6. This is my first Mac. Only problem is, the MacBook was purchased in Turkey so its system ...