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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openssl claims to use /private/etc/ssl, but appears not to, What The Heck?

In the course of trying to help a friend with a problem with pip and ssl sites (GitHub issue here), I've become confused about how the High Sierra /usr/bin/openssl finds its certificates. My "keg-...
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Continually getting “you do not have enough application memory” despite plenty free [duplicate]

A few times recently my MacMini running 10.14.6 gets into a loop of giving this error every few minutes to seconds. This is despite having 1.5-3GB application memory free, according to the Memory ...
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Why does the cursor on my Macbook Pro 10.13.6 not respond when clicked?

The cursor on my MacBook Pro does not respond when clicked. The cursor appears on the screen and I can double click, so I think its a software problem. When I try to restart, it works for a minute but ...
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MacOS command-line security updates: equivalent for apt-get update all

I am accustomed to updating systems with sudo apt get update and would like to ensure MacOS security updates are installed from the command line. This `software update' command was issued on my ...
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Map Command-E to summon Finder file manager [duplicate]

OSX: Is there a procedure to configure Command-E to invoke the Finder file manager? It would be nice if it were to open a new instance of finder, regardless if there is an instance open. ...
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How to add metadata to log archive, so that `log show --last` works?

Whenever I run the log show command from the command line, I get a warning message, log: warning: The log archive contains partial or missing metadata. This appears to prevent me from using the --...
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Can not run Xcode 10.1 on High Sierra 10.13.6 [duplicate]

MacBook Air 11' mid-2011. When opening Xcode from Terminal, I get this: Kukoda-MacBook-Air:~ kukodajanos$ sudo open /Applications/Xcode.app Password: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 ...
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Show random image for screensaver, no slideshow

Is there any way to have the screensaver show a single random image from a folder of images, but to not rotate the images in a slideshow? The closest thing I can get is by selecting the "Classic" ...
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Why does Messages app show incorrect dates?

I am using the Messages app on macOS High Sierra. Here is a message that I just received (Jan 9, 2020 at 9:29 AM) and it shows up fine on my iPhone. But on the mac it shows up as having been ...
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GPT disk error installing Windows 7 64 bit on MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra

I have spent 4 days now, trying to install Windows7 64 bit on my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra installed on it. I had installed in many years ago and it was really easy. I removed it when I ...
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messages stopped working on my iMac computer

I have an old iMac running High Sierra. I use the Messages app often throughout the day. Today I received my new iPhone 11 Pro. My phone is set up and seems to be working fine. But on my iMac, my ...
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Mac reboots after some minutes of inactivity

I have this strange problem of my Mac rebooting. Everything was normal until I started syncing photos from iCloud (this could be coincidental, maybe not). First time I noticed a problem after 1-2 days ...
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How can I prevent Time Machine encryption speed from dropping while leaving my Mac unattended?

I’m setting up a new disk for Time Machine, which is currently being encrypted. I’ve noticed that the encryption speed drops when leaving my Mac unattended; is there anything I can do to prevent this ...
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Resizing APFS partition after cloning [duplicate]

After cloning my 500 GB SSD on a new one of 960 GB, I'm having some issues to resize the partiton. Here the diskutil list output: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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Downgrading from macOS Catalina to macOS High Sierra

I have macOS Catalina installed and I want to downgrade back down to macOS High Sierra. After I have downloaded the macOS High Sierra installer from the Mac App Store, opening it says: This copy of ...
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How do I delete or show the size of a non-TimeMachine APFS snapshot

tmutil not only stores Time Machine snapshots, but also snapshots for other applications. E.g.: ~% tmutil listlocalsnapshots / com.econtechnologies.chronosync.236A7A4F-5F96-4F99-8559-57D3965BF6BA....
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pure-ftpd working but leaving open processes for every login

I recently jumped from OSX El Capitan to High Sierra. One of the things I lost was my FTP server, which is used by my in-house webcam system to record events. When El Capitan went away, so did my ...
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Change PHP on MacOS Server, High Sierra

I am using MacOS Server 5.6.1 running on a Mac Mini with High Sierra (10.13.6. It works completely fine and I've been hosting few Wordpress websites on it without any major troubles for couple of ...
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Calendar loses custom “open file” alerts

On a Mac with High Sierra 10.13.6 Calendar loses any custom alerts linked to opening a file. I tested on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and Calendar keeps those alerts and shows them: On High Sierra, the same ...
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How to fix prohibitory symbol on startup?

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 with an SSD installed. The laptop was running a version of OS X 10.13 (High Sierra). The computer froze while I was working on it and I was forced to do a hard reset ...
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Install csrutil or new recovery partion on High Sierra volume?

My High Sierra installation did not come with a recovery partition, only internet recovery so I don't have csrutil. It's not in usr/bin, or the base install volume either like many have suggested, ...
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How do I forget or change the username and password for file sharing?

I connected my MacBook (macOS 10.13 if it matters) to my Mac Pro fileshare using the username foo and the password. I tell Finder to save the password. I want to disconnect from that server and login ...
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How Can I Delete Some Disk Images in My Recovery Partition? [duplicate]

When I updated my mid-2011 MacBook Air from Sierra to High Sierra last year I had some installation issues... which resulted in creating at least 2, maybe 3 disk images in my recovery drive. I have ...
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Verifying Xcode is installed on High-Sierra

I am having pip3 difficulty installing hidapi: a question was asked if Xcode is installed. To verify Xcode Installation instructions provide two commands for verifying Xcode command tools: My ...
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astrolog make from source results in 'X11/Xlib.h' file not found

OS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Software: astrolog ast65src$ make c++ -O -Wno-write-strings -Wno-narrowing -Wno-comment -c -o astrolog.o astrolog.cpp In file included from astrolog.cpp:50: ./astrolog.h:304:...
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OS X Dock wont let me remove icons

Suddenly since yesterday my dock contains 3 apps/folder that I cannot remove: App Store (represented with ? icon) System Preferences (represented with ? icon) Applications folder Neither lets me ...
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Bootcamp installation of Windows 8.1 (High Sierra 10.13.6) audio driver doesn't work (iMac Mid 2011)

Tried many things but nothing seemed to work installed all the drivers, read all threads about this issue in this forum but nothing worked ... Found an article but it was very long and confusing, if ...
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How to re-format a deleted volume in macOS High Sierra/Mojave

After installing Catalina on a machine I realized some programs I want to run on this machine are still 32-bit. So I went to downgrade from Catalina to High Sierra and since there's no way to re-run ...
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Applications in Dock not showing 'open application' indicators

Since up grading to High Sierra 10.13.6 I've had all sorts of issues, one of them is: Being unable to tell which apps are open in the dock on my MacBook Pro. The black tags/arrow heads showing which ...
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How can I restore an Application state from a cloned system?

I successfully restored my iMac after a hard drive failure, but the Time Machine backup was a bit old. I can access the "failed" hard drive as read only, which contains my most current files. I ...
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Sony bluetooth headphones will not connect

System preferences repeatedly freezes every time I try and control bluetooth settings. Same thing occurs when accessing the settings from finder so have to relaunch that as well. Sony WH-CH700N ...
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Macbook Air very slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade

I have a Macbook Air that has insanely slow Wi-Fi after High Sierra upgrade. A clean install of El Capitan and resetting the PRAM has the Wi-Fi working as normal. I get between 200-300mbps down. As ...
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How To Strip All Finder Attributes for Some Device

After copying files to an NTFS and FAT Extended devices, I ended up with numerous misplaced finder attributes, due to the broken NTFS and FAT support in OSX's Finder. I.e. I get these can't be changed ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2014 (High Sierra) runs very hot

My 5-ish year old Macbook Pro Retina running High Sierra runs very hot. I know the battery needs replacing, but I'm trying to work out if it makes sense to do this or if my Macbook is on the way out ...
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Missing Plug-in error while placing dashboard web clip widget on the desktop

Hi before updating my macOS to 10.13.6 I was able to use the next command: defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES to drag my safari web clip widgets from Dashboard to my desktop, but after ...
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Any reason why a DMG file throws a checksum error on open?

OK, so I have a vendor-supplied DMG (Steinberg) containing an installer package. The vendor insists the file is fine. They are testing the installer on Mojave. My system is High Sierra. The DMG ...
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Change location for which gofortran

I downloaded gofortran, it is in the library /usr/local/bin/. I would like to use gofortran with R but whenever I run anything I get the following error: make: /usr/local/gfortran: Permission denied. ...
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usr/local/: Can't set user=0/group=0 for usr/localFailed to set file flags

I have been trying to install gofortran with the command: tar -xvf /Users/usr/Downloads/gcc-7.3-bin.tar.gz -C / I immediately get the error: x usr/local/: Can't set user=0/group=0 for usr/localFailed ...
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Proof (data access) of a confirmation pop-up online

On Safari 11.0.3, I placed bids on an auction website a few days ago and after making each bid, I saw a confirmation pop-up that told me "Thank you for the offer". I thus have concluded the ...
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Gofortran installation for mac

I need a C compiler and gofrortran to install a package. I was able to get the c complier with: xcode-select --install Unfortunately I am having trouble getting a working fortran complier. I know ...
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Where does Safari store the open tabs?

I'd like to know where does Safari store all the open tabs. My daughter did who-knows-what on my laptop and all tabs were closed (except hers of course...) and the "Reopen from last session" is greyed....
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User specific issue - All applications showing in finder as file type 'package', and will not launch

I have a 2011 Mac Mini running High Sierra (10.13.6). While installing security update 2019-005 last month, the mini stopped in the final stage of updating, with the Apple Logo and progress bar ...
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Will a mac ssd (it already have the os x) boot on a pc?

So I broke my macbook and I believe that the ssd is still alive with latest os x on it. If I take out the ssd and put it into a pc will it boot? I saw that apple forbid using their os on a non mac ...
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How to use dictionary look up on websites that prevent it?

Typically, I triple-tap to search up a word or bring up an apple dictionary. Some websites, however, prevent this. Is there anyway I can override this? I am using Chrome. An example website would be ...
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Cannot delete dataless localsnapshot in high sierra

I use macOS high sierra 10.13.6. I have problem with freezing standby resume. I read that dataless localsnapshot may be the cause. So I proceed to delete the dataless localsnapshot. $ tmutil ...
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APFS partition error

So I've searched for a while and found several answers but I don't want to take a chance with the wrong command and wipe data so I'd like instructions specific to my case please. I resized my ...
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Recover Saved EFI Question

for some reason, I have entered a bad setting in clover and it does not boot anymore, but I had earlier created a zip copy of the EFI in the same partition folder (EFI) I would like to know if their ...
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Universal access mode vs full disk access

Is universal access mode in older ver. of mac like snow leopard, mavericks, lion, etc. is same as Full disk access option in security and privacy tab in recent ver. of mac like High Sierra, Mojave?
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How to permanently remove “Open” and “Closed” folders from my desktop in High Sierra?

I have this weird thing that every day on my desktop there appear two folders called Open and Closed. I can move them to trash but new ones will come up every day and I would like to deactivate this ...
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iMac running High Sierra is very slow — photoanalysisd can't be killed?

My iMac running High Sierra has become painfully slow. I suspect photoanalysisd, as it's using a lot of CPU time, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. There's at least one other question ...