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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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Xcrun missing, installing Xcode Command Line Tools not fixing issue

I have a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. I tried starting up a new project and none of my commands seem to work. I always get this error: xcrun: error: invalid active ...
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Can we open/run a file/executable in Finder using the keyboard?

In Windows, we can select a file/executable in Explorer and on pressing Enter with the keyboard, the file/executable is opened. Is this feature available on Mac OS? In Finder, if a file/executable is ...
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Single User mode (10.13.6) write locked with SIP disabled

In the light of unbricking my 2011 MBPro due to the known dGPU failure, I am following LangLangC's (great!) response/guide in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen; combined with some other threads ...
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High Sierra file sharing on Macs not working for Active Directory users

Running Macs, High Sierra, in a lab environment. Serving K-12 students. File sharing important as students drop off assignments (files) to instructor computer. However, students logged on to the ...
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10moons graphics tablet with Macbook pro [on hold]

I'm trying to use 10Moons T503 graphics tablet with MacBook pro and have a problem with tablet orientation. Now it acts like the coordinate system is turned by 180 degrees. If I move the pen on tablet ...
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Python on High Sierra “No Java runtime present, requesting install”

I have python code that works just fine in multiple other places and "used" to work on my mac, but now when I try to run my code as: python <pythonfile>.py I get an error which says: No Java ...
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How can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan?

I would like to give names to different spaces; currently a new space get the default name Desktop n where n is a number. How can I give it a meaningful name?
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Applications assigned to All Desktops loses focus when moving through desktops

If I assign an application to all desktops like this: It loses focus after moving to another desktop and moving back. Step to reproduce: Assign an app to All Desktops (let's say iTerm). Switch to ...
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Cannot merge back space left by bootcamp

So, I uninstall Windows 10 using Bootcamp, but now I got this 'free storage' space that I cannot merge back again, I've tried everything that's already answered in this forum for this type of ...
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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 see Spotlight history?

Can I see the history of what I've typed into Spotlight? If not on default macOS, are there third-party apps that will add this? I want to be able to look back through things I've searched for, I ...
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random “broken” alias from Keynote presentation

So for over a few months now ive been having issue with the Keynote application creating these 'broken alias' files on my MacBook Air randomly from time to time(10.13.5 High Sierra; APFS Volume). Ive ...
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Should I create APFS encrypted disk image on hard disk drives?

I'm about to create an encrypted sparse disk image on my HFS+ formatted hard drive, but then I wondered if APFS's drawbacks on HDDs will mean anything in this case, since the hardware is anyway on HFS+...
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MacOS intermitently shows system messages in wrong, non-default language

So at some point last year I set MacOS language to my native language. I didn't quite like it, so after a while I switched back to English. Since then, MacOS keeps sporadically showing me messages in ...
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How to thin your local Time Machine Snapshots on macOS High Sierra

I have noticed that my extra space just suddenly disappears since upgrading to macOS High Sierra. For example, I have 170 GBs free in the morning and then by the afternoon I'm down to 56 GBs. Then ...
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Pyautogui not entering all characters when using typewrite function

we are trying to automate the SecurityAgent dialog where we are inputting password using pyautogui in 10.13 OSx password = "12345678" using pyautogui.typewrite(password) this function solved the ...
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See upload and download speeds of each process

Is there a way I can see the internet bandwidth being used by each process on my MacBook?
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Downgrade to iTunes with App Store support

I was trying to downgrade my iTunes to an earlier version so I can access my App Wishlist and copy it and then upgrade to the latest. I came across a webpage that suggested navigating to the ...
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Reinstalling MacOSX on MacBook from scratch (deleted Macintosh HD volume)

I had Bootcamp Windows on my MacBook Pro. When I wanted to resize the partition and reinstall windows, I opened Bootcamp app but couldn't do it for some reason that I don't remember. Therefore, I used ...
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How to upgrade boot rom firmware without an original drive

I have a 2015 MacBook pro that I am in the process of refurbishing. I purchased it used and it was missing many parts (wifi card, IO board, SSD). I have replaced all of these parts and purchased an ...
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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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How to manually input data into a python script while running in Atom or VScode?

I have an iMac running High Sierra. I've been learning python and I use Atom or VScode. One problem I've experienced in both of these is that if I run a python script with an input statement like: ...
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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, which installs the setup on a USB and partitions a section for windows 10. The bootcamp ...
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Disable smart-card login on MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid-2015) running High Sierra OS (10.13.6). At some point, i think i accidentally enabled smart-card login on this laptop. Now, every time i connect a card-reader ...
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How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update. When I click the "Update" button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen: ...
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MacBook Air turns off whenever lid is closed after High Sierra update

Ever since I updated my MacBook Air to High Sierra, it turns off almost every time I close it. Sometimes when it is closed it'll actually restart - I can tell because it makes the Mac "ding" startup ...
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Automator “Add to Album” error

This Automator workflow worked in Sierra, but it fails in High Sierra with the error, "The chosen receiving album does not exist in the Photos library: ". The album does exist, and the dropdown list ...
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Change default app for file extension

I just set up default app for certain file extension by mistake. Now i cannot revert it back to default, i can only set another app to open this type of file (CMD+I). I've tried to rebuild ...
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Bootcamp disk not recognized, can’t get gdisk to work

UPDATE: This is for a Mac Pro (Mid-2010) MacPro5,1 with the latest firmware, 6-core 3.46 Intel Xeon, 32GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory. I tried the instructions on this post: Triple Boot: “Missing ...
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Using Gdal on my mac high sierra

I used to use smoothly Gdal on my mac from the terminal before the update to Mavericks. Since that, I have struggled. I am now using High Sierra, and my computer can't find the software. If I run: ...
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Menu bar and right-click menu blank

So after working on my Macbook for a while. Menus will start blanking out. Right click on Chrome in dock: Top menu bar totally blank: Right click on desktop: Clicking the black Apple icon in the ...
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File Vault Paused

Im trying to update to High Sierra, But can't because my file vault is currently encrypting. (so says the error message) However, when I check the status, it shows that it is "paused" and has been ...
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How to remove a container disk and reclaim space with main partition?

I used to have a bootcamp partition but somehow while attempting to remove it its changed into a container disk. (don't know how this happened, I didn't explicitly create a container). diskutil list: ...
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Junk mail filtering ignoring “Sender is in my Contacts”

Lately some of the emails I get from a particular website have started going into my Junk folder. I have the sender address in my Contacts, and in Mail's Junk Mail preferences I have the box "Sender ...
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Mac OS X is not creating a swap file

I recently started running into a lot of memory issues on my mac running High Sierra. Rather than the force quit window coming up, my system would freeze completely and the only way to recover is to ...
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Disabling SIP on a mid 2012 Mac Running Sierra 10.12.16

I tried booting my mid 2012 mac (which is running Sierra 10.12.6) in recovery mode and opening the terminal; I would like to disable SIP. As per usual, I typed "csrutil disable", and 'command not ...
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Chrome seems to tank my Air's performance. Any solutions?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air with 4gb RAM, 128 SD hardrive and Intel Core i5. For years it ran great. I code for web so never needed anything super powerful, other than the ability to keep several ...
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Preview App bug - “Highlight” shortcut not working normally

I'm not able to use "Highlight" shortcut. No matter I press control+command+h or control+command+u, it results in underlining text. Clicking the "Highlight" button also underlines text. I can ...
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esc key doesn't work, only fn + esc

So there's probably some app that's responsible for this, but I'm not sure how to find it. I press Esc in: Karabiner-events: it echoes 'escape' as it should according to OS X keyboard-viewer Esc is ...
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Lost photos on iPhoto Mac OS High Sierra

I upgraded my OS to macOS High Sierra last night. It seems that I have lost all the photos and videos on iPhoto. Is there any way to recover them?
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MacOS High Sierra Messages app unread icon reappearing, causing system to hang

I am experiencing a strange problem with the inbuilt messages app on my iMac. For 2 of the threads in the app, the unread count is not resetting and when I read the thread, the blue unread icon ...
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Error while updating macOS

I'm trying to install High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update. But I'm getting an error, which is 'The request timed out. (-1001)'
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Latest fink unable to install xemacs on High Sierra

I did a fresh install of fink 0.43.1 on a High Sierra system, then installed texlive and all of its prerequisites. That all works fine. Then I try to add xemacs: fink install xemacs and I am met ...
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Applescript not working on High Sierra

I created an applescript code to help rename a bunch of images and create a text file with the file names and dimensions so we can send out to another team to program into an email. The code worked ...
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Disk Utility cannot detect a good portion of my storage space

While trying to set up Boot Camp, I received an error shortly after the process finished. Checking Disk Utility on both the software and Terminal, I was left with the space I set for my Boot Camp ...
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Can I set an institutional recovery key for Filevault2 after Filevault2 is enabled?

I have a macOS 10.13.4 device that is encrypting with Filevault2 right now. It needs to be taken by a user for travel at the end of the day. I had meant to set an institutional recovery key for this ...
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Remote Desktop 10.2.3 Database Creation Error; 10.2.1 runs fine; 10.2.2 crashes: how to find actual cause(s)?

What would be good steps to find the cause of the below errors? I get this error when running Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 or higher on MacOS High Sierra: Database Creation Error "An error ...
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Printing to Windows (not-domain) Server - Hold for Authentication

I've been printing to our windows-connected printer for ages. And then I upgraded to High Sierra and now I can't print because of the "Hold for Authentication" message. I searched for a solution many ...
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Macbook Pro lags when dual screen is connected

My mac acts weird sometimes when I connect it to two of my 1080p screens. The computer will become extremely lagging to the point where it becomes unusable. Things will recover once I unplug either ...
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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 ...