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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Lost access to admin user account in my mac book pro

I changed Account name property on my mac book pro in System Preferences-> User & Groups-> Advanced Options. I attached a picture of then the window (Not my account window, now i cannot access ...
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How can I find the location of my current user account picture?

five years ago, I uploaded a photo as my account picture. I tried the ways below, but I still cannot find the location to find the original picture. my macOS high sierra 10.13.4 ~/Library/...
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Volume icon overlay stuck on screen

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 The volume overlay is stuck on screen and will not disappear. I cannot click it. It persists from reboot to reboot. It overlay the desktop and all applications, always ...
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IOAcceleratorFamily2 causing fault when booting MBP 2017 13 - High Sierra

I'm having an issue for a while across different macOS, currently reverting back to High Sierra for now. I managed to see the fault when booting up - ***2020-05-10 00:19:23.962870+0100 0x417 ...
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Cannot resize APFS partition - “The new size must be different than the existing size”

I have a 1TB SSD on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with the following APFS partitions: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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How to update Xcode?

I have a Mac running High Sierra, version 10.13.6. When running MacPorts I get the following error message that I should update my Xcode installation: Error: The installed version of Xcode (8.3.1) ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 Single-user mode hangs

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 with known GPU-problem and MacOS High Sierra on board. 3 years ago I solved this problem with this tutorial: link So I need terminal to enter commands, but I can't enter ...
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How can I adjust brightness of 3rd Party external monitor on iMac, Macbook or Mac Pro via keyboard?

Apple stopped Thunderbolt display and Cinema display line. Recently announced an ungodly expensive 'reference monitor' beyond the need and budget of most people. For my iMac, I bought two Apple-...
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Media keeps pausing randomly MacOS High Sierra. Spotify/iTunes/Quicktime

I'm on a mid-2012 MBP and I've started having this issue since upgrading to High Sierra. Sometimes it'll pause the media and start back on its own or sometimes it'll just stop it completely and I'll ...
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How to prevent auto mounting of a volume in macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to prevent 2 volumes from mounting at startup. I created a new fstab using vifs and added the UUIDs of the volumes I don't want to mount at system startup, but for some reason this does ...
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How to delete all conversations all at once in iMessage?

It's clear on how to delete conversations in iMessage one by one. Does anyone know how I can delete multiple or all conversations all at once? Thanks.
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Images are “stuck” and visible all the time on the screen

Something really weird is happening. Sometimes images "freeze" and show up all the time on top of everything. This time it was an image from the finder preview, I suspect that it's always photos from ...
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Chrome address bar disappeared after update

I have a weird issue with Chrome (69.0.3497.92 (Official Build) (64-bit)). When I go into fullscreen mode with CMD + CTRL + F the addressbar disappears. It started after the update from the old ...
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FFmpeg takes long time to start

I recently compiled a full version of FFmpeg, and it would take around 2-5 seconds to start. Are there anyway to decrease this time? When I say "it would take around 2-5 seconds to start", it means ...
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Can't connect to Android hot-spot: Invalid password

Today, my MacBook Pro (mid-2012) running High Sierra has decided to fail to connect to the hot-spot from my phone which is located a few feet away. It claims this is due to an Invalid password. I've ...
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Create a bootable installer for High Sierra under macOS Catalina

Question I'm trying to create a bootable installer for High Sierra 10.13.6 under Catalina. To create the installer app I invoked the softwareupdate command this way: sudo softwareupdate --fetch-...
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High Sierra very slow Finder update

I have recently formatted my MacBook Pro and installed High Sierra (v10.13.6). Ever since, although I do not have many apps installed, finder changes are shown very lately.. For example: I take ...
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Mouse issues when hovering over certain areas

I would post this question directly on the Apple discussion site, but it appears to be having issues (if I log in, I get a redirect loop leading to browser error message). I believe this issue could ...
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Touch bar volume controls don't work

I have the MBP 15" model 2017 (macOS High Sierra 10.13.3) with touch bar. What I realized is that the touch bar volume element (mute / unmute / volume up / down) does not work. I press them but ...
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Python quit working and now I get “Illegal instruction: 4” message

I have an old iMac running High Sierra and I use the Anaconda distribution of python 3.7. I've been using Anaconda for over 2 years and it has worked fine. I have a test code I've run over 100 times ...
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Is there a way to fix the “blur” effect in changing pages in Preview on Mojave?

Preview worked fine in Sierra on my early 2015 MacBook Pro. After upgrade to High Sierra, a "blur" effect appeared in changing pages, by which I mean a delay in rendering the page upon changing it ...
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Screensaver lost functions since High Sierra upgrade, can't wake screen with keyboard

Since the High Sierra upgrade, I no longer can wake my screen with the "esc" key or by pressing any key or moving my mouse. I have to click the mouse a couple of times to wake the screen. Also, my ...
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how to avoid the “downloaded application” warning for a Standard User

This is a followup on this post of mine: Application permissions for Standard user I'm now running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 and this problem is still irritating. I use my Mac as a Standard user. ...
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Open CD/DVD tray when connected via remote-desktop and no eject key?

I am connected to my headless (and keyboard less) Mac, which has a cd / dvd drive, via Remote Desktop. If there is no disk in the drive, it doesn’t show up in Finder. How can I open the CD/DVD TRAY ...
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Where is the convert command in macOS?

I need to convert a PNG file to an EPS file. Various sources on the Web refer to the convert command on macOS, but that program does not appear to exist on macOS High Sierra. How do I get it?
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AutoLogin multiple users and return to Login Screen

Background: I have an old MacPro which I am using as a file server. Now I have created several additional users, one for each family member, to sync the iCloud Photo Libraries to the MacPro to have a ...
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Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktop?

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktops? In particular I'd like to change the settings between a normal desktop and a desktop where there's an app at full screen. ...
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Can't install ctorrent with brew

Please help me with this issue. I followed the instruction here to download ctorrent with: brew install ctorrent but it turned out errors like this: Error: No available formula with the name "...
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Apache2 (Httpd) not working after update to High Sierra

I have an issue where Apache will not start after updating to High Sierra 10.13.1. There isn't anything showing in the error logs, but when I try to apachectl start nothing happens. If I run ...
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Network users S-L-O-W on macOS High Sierra

I have an old MacBook Pro (Mid-2010 13″, 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1067MHz DDR3) that I’m trying to set up for my daughter to use for covid-induced home school. I replaced the old HD with an SSD and gave ...
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Bootcamp: Black screen shows after windows 10 installation

I have a MacBook Air with OS High Sierra. I tried to install windows 10 by selecting the top and the bottom selections in Bootcamp, which installs the setup on a USB and partitions a section for ...
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Does apple photo library sync when user not logged in?

I am using an old MacPro as a file server and have also setup accounts for everybody in the family as additional users to sync my photos via iCloud Photo Library to that computer, so that I have a ...
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App icons go missing on MacBook

I've been having this problem for a while now and it really starts to bother me. Every once in a while, a lot of my app icons go missing in the dock, launchpad, finder, cmd-tab switcher, just ...
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hfs-bless / Booting into MacOS / Windows directly from Ubuntu (triple boot, MacPro 4,1 -> 5,1)

Currently I have MacOS High Sierra, Windows 10 (Legacy, not EFI), and Ubuntu 18.04 triple-booting on a 2009 MacPro 4,1 (firmware upgraded to 5,1). I installed Ubuntu after Windows using the procedure ...
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Installing fresh macOS High Sierra on SSD (Crucial MX500) on iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311) (Mid-2011)

For reference, I previously successfully installed a SSD (WD BLUE) on my MBP Pro 2011 with no issues, but for the life of me I can't get it to work on my iMac (A1311, mid 2011). SSD: Crucial MX500 (I ...
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What PDF Viewer can be used to present slides on High Sierra?

I give a lot of talks using PDF slides built with LaTeX beamer. I was very happy with Skim, because it offers you to synchronize two Skim windows, s.t. you don't have to mirror the screen, but instead ...
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Best way to turn off cupsd?

I have a macOS 10.13 machine that is being used only for remote work, and has no need for printers. Printer Sharing is definitely turned off in System Preferences, and yet, cupsd is listening to a ...
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Renaming user failed, lost admin rights

I wanted to change the name of my user as well as its home directory. Looking for a way to do this, I stumbled upon this support document. I did everything as described there, but since I restarted ...
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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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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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Does upgrading macOS causes one to lose data?

I am currently running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on my Mac. I am in the process of upgrading the OS to the current public release macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Will I lose my data during the upgrade process?
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How to reset a salvaged Mac Pro which has previously been managed?

My buddy hauls junk and the Art Institute of Philadelphia closed down and had him remove a bunch of old iMac/Mac Pro’s from the college. I now have my hands on a Mac Pro 2010 tower and Cinema ...
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Opening Notes.app threw “kernel panic” like error and logged me out, now Finder will not load until reboot - macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on my mid 2011 Mac Mini. Very strange issue that just started yesterday. I think it happened when I opened Messages.app yesterday (got a warning about it ...
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macOS High Sierra media installer

I want to make a USB media installer for the new High Sierra release. I commonly use createinstallmedia or DiskMakerX but for this new release I just can't make it work (both). I downloaded the ...
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Single-User-Recovery-Mode on High Sierra 10.13.6

Before the High Sierra update to 10.13.6 I was able to boot in single-user-recovery mode by holding Cmd-R-S at startup, but after the latest software update booting while holding Cmd-R-S just enters ...
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Adobe CS5 Mac iOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Just stopped working! Help

My Gear: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 M380 2048 MB iOS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Preferences: The ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 with OS Sierra 10.12.6 won't download apps without 10.13.6 or later. No update available on AppStore

Subject says it all. I have a Macbook Pro Mid2012 runing MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Something to note - This is my girlfriend's computer - My old Mac bit the dust (Late 2011) and I placed my upgraded SSD ...
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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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Is Security Update 2020-002 still available?

I downloaded Security Update 2020-002 a couple of days ago using softwareupdate -d -a from a terminal window. Today I tried to install it but nothing happened. $ softwareupdate -i -a --verbose ...
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Can someone please help me set up a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to create a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox 6.1 on my mid 2014 MacBook Pro that's running macOS. How do I do that? I already installed VirtualBox. How do I create ...

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