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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Messenger on High Sierra crashes at start

It has been around two months that Messenger, right at start, crashes with the following message: It never worked really. I kept it installed and waited for various updates (I have the latest version,...
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App Store Updates does not renders correctly in High Sierra

It has been around a week that my Updates tab in the App Store looks like this: All the other tabs are looking normal. The only thing I tired was a restart, the iMac does not have any other weird ...
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Scanner not appearing in macOS 10.13 High Sierra over network

My multifunction Printer / Scanner doesn't have any scanning functions available under macOS 10.13 High Sierra while connected over network. The scanner function worked over network under macOS 10.10 ...
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System time growing an accumulating latency

High Sierra 10.13.6. I have my system clock displaying the hours, minutes and seconds in the upper-right corner of the screen. I have had this laptop for years and the time has always been 100% ...
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Connecting Asus ZenScreen MBC16 to Mid-2015 MacBook Pro

I bought this nifty Asus ZenScreen to have a second monitor on the go. What could go wrong, right? Well, everything it seems. I am running High Sierra (10.13.6). The ZenScreen takes USB-C input with ...
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Custom shortcut OSX

I'd like to change the shortcut to hand tool in preview app. The link below indicates that it can be done, if I know the name of the operation? Changing the shortcut for highlighting text in Preview ...
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windows 10 - I have the “Create a Windows 7 or 8 version install disk” but there's a problem

I followed instructions in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh667JSvymU showing me how to install Windows on my Mac and showed me how to get the "Create a Windows 7 or 8 version ...
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10.7 Preview app on 10.13

I'd like to get the Preview app from 10.7 to work on 10.13. I've done it with the calculator by editing a file in contents folder. I guess the same can be done with Preview app. Unfortunately I dont ...
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'Update' volume appeared after High Sierra install

This is a spin off from another question. I recently got a 2018 15 MBP with Big Sur on it. I erased the disk and installed High Sierra as I need to run some old software. The install seemed to go fine ...
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Cannot mount UDIF read-only disk image: readDataFork returned error 29

# hdiutil attach -nomount -noverify -verbose /private/var/root/Desktop/Adobe_Zii_2019_4.1.3__TNT_.dmg 正在初始化… DIBackingStoreInstantiatorProbe: interface 0, score 100, CBSDBackingStore ...
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Power Manager not working (Connection Disrupted: Unable to connect to this Mac's Scheduler at: Service unavailable via Bonjour (dns-sd))

I had recently installed the most recent version of Power Manager, but after installing the launchdaemon/agent jobs opening the application gives me the error message "Connection Disrupted: ...
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2018 Macbook Pro High Sierra: filesharing from other Mac causes crash on shutdown on this Mac

Update: Problem has been drastically narrowed down. After a lot of testing I've been able to narrow down the original question as it was first written to one issue: Activating filesharing on my older ...
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Is my Mac compatible with Big Sur?

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) with 8GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive (84GB remaining). I have been stung in the past with macOS upgrades affecting the performance of previous computers, so I'm ...
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Bridge connection with ethernet?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro, with Sierra on it, connected to WiFi, and I am currently using Proton VPN to surf the internet. I have a Windows laptop I cannot install software onto, like the VPN. I ...
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Firmware Locked Password

I have an 2012 imac with the most current Update software being High Sierra. I've seemed to have locked the firmware and I can't get passed it I don't have a receipt so no in store help. I've put &...
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How do I add a custom icon to the macOS menu bar? [duplicate]

I’ve been looking and the only thing I can find is how to add ones that already exist. Say I want to add a picture of the pog face, And when I click it it says ok. Is there any software to help me do ...
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Failed OSX update and how to fix it

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Until yesterday it had High Sierra. I tried to update to Catalina with an installer I found online, but the installation brakes up every time and starts again, once the ...
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Do I need to keep Calendar app open in order to be notified about calendar events

I think this question can be very trivial, but for some reason it seems extremely difficult to find a clear and explicit answer to this. If I close the Calendar app (by selecting "Quit") and ...
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Suddenly all Gmail emails on High Sierra mail client display the same content

Not sure when this started, but eventually all my emails from the same sender are showing the same content. For example it picks one of my sender's replies and from that moment any other email I click ...
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Updating firmware to get OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD to show via Macbook Air

Basically I am trying to install a brand new Aura Pro X2 480gb SSD into a Macbook Air 2014, the original apple SSD has failed and is not seen by the Macbook Air. I know the Aura Pro X2 requires High ...
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My keychain passwords gone after upgraded to High Sierra

My keychain passwords disappeared after I upgraded to High Sierra. I have 130+ entries made in secure notes of Keychain Access. How do I restore them? In detail: After upgrade to MacOS 10.13 from 10....
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How to disable notifications for the US Holidays calendar

I'm running MacOS High Sierra, and in the last few days it has started sending me notifications for US Holidays on the day before the holiday (I was notified about Valentine's Day and President's Day, ...
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help isolating why MacBookPro Late-2013 15in Retina with HighSiera randomly shuts down?

While using my MacBook Pro and often while using chrome, my macbook does dark for a sec and then the computer shuts down. I am not sure if this is related to chrome but I tried: Resting SMC Running ...
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Prohibition Sign after new installation of MAC OS High Sierra on brand new SSD

I was reactivating my Macbook Pro mid 2010 with 4gb of ram. There was already a ssd hard disk with sierra which worked flawlessly, but however, I wasn't able to upgrade to "high sierra" and ...
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Open a web page in Google Chrome without activating it

Sometimes I want to open a web page in Google Chrome, but without switching to the browser. I have an applescript command (osascript -e 'tell application "Google Chrome" to open location &...
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Open documents in specified spaces

Often I need to work with three documents for one school subject, which remains the case for the school year. I have a shortcut that will open all three document in the current space (just simple open ...
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Vintage Apple Studio Display stopped being recognized by MacBook Air High Sierra

I have a vintage Apple Studio Display that I love, and used to work great with my MacBook Air. Suddenly and without cause, the Mac does not detect the display. Troubleshooting steps done... I have a ...
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Late 2010 iMac getting quarter way in booting then turning off

Late 2010 iMac getting quarter way through booting then turning off Ok - first things first, apologies for a long post - I have lots of details about this issue. Context: As far as I can remember, ...
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OSX “install to usb” wont reboot to usb during install

Trying to install OSX High Sierra on an external USB drive. (I know. Old OS) During install, the mac says it needs to restart. When it restarts, it defaults to booting from the MAC, not the USB drive. ...
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Can't find AirPlay on macOS High Sierra

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 installed. I have just found out that my Smart LG TV with webOS has AirPlay incorporated so, I would like to mirror my MacBook Pro screen ...
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lost StickiesDatabase file

So I rebooted my 2011 iMac running High Sierra the other day and was greeted with a message saying my library had to be repaired and was prompted for my password. After trying to cancel out of it ...
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Weird restart - need help troubleshooting

I restarted my 2011 iMac running High Sierra and after entering my username (this field was blank this time whereas it's usually pre-populated) and password, my desktop came up but I was presented ...
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Updating firmware on MBP 2012

I have a mid-2012 13” MBP running on 10.12.6 Sierra, which I’ve been trying to update to the latest OS for some time now. Any update that is newer than Sierra throws a “An error occurred while ...
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Pause and resume audio/video of application that registers with “Now Playing” widget

Often the pause key (middle key) of my headphone does not pause applications. I wonder if there is a command or applescript to pause and resume media playback for all GUI applications that shows their ...
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MacOS X very slow, while Windows 10 is snappy

I have a fairly old (late 2009) MacBook, I replaced the HDD with an SSD drive, and installed High Sierra on it. It ran slowly but I assumed it was because it's old, but I installed Windows 10 on it, ...
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Get mediawiki (enwikibooks) with restbase and mathoid to work on macOS (High Sierra)

I recently decided to save the english wikibooks for offline access, and I went with setting up mediawiki, importing a xml dump, and configuring it to work. I had done the first two, following ...
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MBP hangs after reboot for Security Update Installation / High Sierra

I have an old macbook pro (late 2011) with High Sierra installed. All was good since I downloaded security update 2020-005 10.13.6. Tried the install, and during reboot the mouse cursor hops in the ...
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How can I increase the font size in the Help system?

If I open the Help for an application, the size of the font is (for me) quite small. Is there any way to increase the size of the font? By "Help", I mean the help system/viewer that is ...
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One of two partitions doesn't mount (macOS 10.13.6)

I have a 2TB HDD with 2 partitions: a 1.8TB in HFS to work with a small one of 200GB in FAT32 to exchange with PC 2 days ago, the HFS partition failed to mount, while the second partition is working ...
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Time Machine backs up complete drive as new data after failing to mount reference snapshot (after a restart)

Since January/February 2020, most restarts of my Mac (High Sierra) cause Time Machine to see the complete content of one of my two (internal) drives as new and copy it fully to my Time Machine ...
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Stop macOS from resetting “require password <> after sleep or screen saver begins”

Because I have an issue with slow login, I unselected the checkbox of "require password <> after sleep or screen saver begins". However, each time I reboot, this is turned on again. ...
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Apps downloaded from Mac App Store won't start due to invalid signature

I'm currently trying to resurrect my 2010 MacBook Pro 15" while my 2015 is away for repairs. The latest it can run is macOS 10.13.6. After installing all the latest OS updates and security ...
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xattr com.apple.quarantine on Mail folder constantly reappearing

I have a weird problem. I realized that new e-mails in Mail app haven't been indexed in Spotlight anymore. I discovered that the reason for that was an xattr com.apple.quarantine on the Mail folder: ...
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Archive Utility Error 13 - Permission Denied attempting to create archive

I want to compress a Time Machine backup folder to a Zip file on another drive. I've set what I believe are the right preferences for Archive Utility. But when I try to run it, I immediately get "...
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What is invalid internal_flags (0x28000) warning?

I have an external hard drive with 1 HFS+ partition and 3 APFS partitions. When I run Disk First Aid (in High Sierra), it finds no problems with the HFS+ partition. It also reports "drive appears ...
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Will this get rid of all the data on my macbook pro (high sierra)?

I tried changing the administrator's short name and the admin user ended up turning into a standard one. Now I can't log in with the administrator username and password if I want to make changes to ...
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Pause and resume ffmpeg using keyboard shortcut

This question is too broad, so I'm narrowing it down into specific applications. I know that I can press space bar or p when focus is on the ffmpeg window to pause and resume the audio, but often it ...
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Where is opendirectory/accounts/login information stored on macos

I have encountered this problem of slow login (How can I debug an extremely slow login?), and have not found a solution. However, this phenomenon does not exist if I boot up into a fresh system. Since ...
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Customize recovery partition

I often run into situations where it's more convenient to boot up in recovery partition than a system partition. However, many important features are missing in the recovery partition. I know that you ...
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How to dual boot (Catalina - High Sierra) from a iMac 2020, 27", T2?

For good reasons I need to boot into Catalina or into High Sierra on a new iMac 2020, 27", T2. So far all attempts have failed. "Secure Boot" is set to "No Security" and "...

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