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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Still not possible to convert HFS+ Journaled boot to APFS?

We're at High Sierra beta 9, and it still doesn't seem possible to convert an HFS+ Journaled boot drive "in-place" to APFS. I tested this with a totally fresh install using a late 2014 27" Retina ...
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SSD + apfs Install option greyed out

I'm sure I've seen this before, but I upgraded an older MBP (2011) to an SSD. I boot to a High Sierra installer that i created and format it to Apfs, but then the drive is greyed out - it states it ...
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Do I need to run out and purchase a new MacBook Pro to upgrade to Xcode 11?

So I will need Xcode 11 by April of 2020, will High Sierra 10.13.6 support it? If I download Mojave, will it support Xcode 11? If I download Mojave, with only 11GB left on my hard drive, will that ...
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FID opens unnecessarily on latest OSx of 10.14/10.15 causing data corruption with Word files on network drives(Windows/Linux File servers)

The latest MAC 10.14.x and MAC 10.15.x OS have degraded their behavior with Word applications on Network drives mapped via SMB. These network drive are shared drives on Windows-2019 File server or it ...
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Files seem to be copying to iCloud Drive even though I've not tried to copy anything

I opened my icloud drive and noticed a message at the bottom of the Finder window. The message is shown in the following image. The way I read this is that 7,546 files and folders totaling 6.29 GB ...
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annoyance: latest version of Skype under Standard (non-admin) user on macOS 10.13

I always run my systems under an Admin \ Standard user dichotomy. In other words, I always use my system as a Standard user and never login to the Admin user (except when doing the initial clean ...
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macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg doesn't exist on my system

I am trying to install gem packages. I am missing the macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg file from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/Packages/. I found the link to download the .pkg, but I need ...
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Night Shift & Flux not working on MacBook Air 6,2 (early 2014) since macOS 10.13.2

Hope anyone might have an idea how to troubleshoot this problem: Since I updated my MacBook Air 6,2 (early 2014) to macOS 10.13.2 both Night Shift and Flux have completely stopped working. Meaning no ...
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How to disable or remove the YaraScanService (MRT.app)?

Recently on MacOS 10.13.6 I have noticed high CPU usage and identified the process YaraScanService as consuming close to 90% CPU. The Activity Monitor lists it under: /System/Library/CoreServices/...
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Spotlight icon started flickering constantly

I'm running High Sierra 10.13.3 on a 15" rMBP, with Alfred v3.8.2 as my Spotlight alternative. I haven't used Spotlight for years, and I honestly can't remember if the icon was always there or not ...
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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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Google backup and sync fatal error, High Sierra

Essentially the same as this question, but the solutions listed there (and similarly here) aren't working for me (High Sierra, 10.13.6). As far as I can tell, both ~/Library/Application Support/Google ...
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Pages and Numbers have generic app icon in Dock

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 running macOS 10.13.6 (the latest it will support). I wanted to replace the HDD with a 256GB SSD so I did a fresh install to the SSD in an enclosure then ...
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Mac asking for username and password on starting up

I am running MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook air and this is the screen that usually comes up on booting. The mac starts up after typing the right password. From yesterday after restarting, after ...
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Fixing /etc/sudoers file

I'm a systems admin for a company and was thrown into a horribly configured server. In the midst of my refactoring I was adding users to my /etc/sudoers file. I seem to have accidentally removed my ...
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Unbootable MacBook Pro can't boot up through an external HD with Mojave

I have a MacBookPro 2015 with High Sierra. It can't boot up. It is stuck at the startup black background with apple logo and the progress bar. In verbose mode, I saw I/O errors. I think the SSD is ...
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Moving Windows with Keyboard

I often work with fullscreen apps and I'm moving between apps with three-finger right/left on touchpad or mostly doing that with the keyboard (⌃ + →/ ⌃ + ←). And sometimes using ⌃ + ↑ to see which ...
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Bluetooth Speaker Silences All Audio on Pause

I've been using a UE Boom 2 speaker with my Macbook running High Sierra, and I've noticed that if I have one YouTube video running, and then I open a second YT video and pause that one, then the audio ...
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Mail.app keeps changing my SMTP settings?

I've setup my email account with Mail.app. However, I cannot send mail. The reason for this is that whenever I try to send mail, Mail.app always selects a legacy SMTP server, which I used to have ...
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Can't connect from macOS High Sierra to Windows 10 share on home network

At wit's end. Have MBP named newt running High Sierra. Have Windows 10 machine named "Vader" that's always up & running with a physical drive (X:) shared as //Vader/x with permissions set to ...
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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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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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Unsetting a Chrome Policy

So I used defaults write com.google.Chrome AllowDeletingBrowserHistory -bool yes thinking it would set a mandatory policy for the global (machine) level, but it turns out I was wrong and it set a ...
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Delete unused Today Widgets

I'm trying to remove unused Today widgets from the Notification Center panel, although it's not clear on how to get rid of them (delete permanently). The unused items show up after clicking the "Edit"...
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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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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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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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Hangouts messages on High Sierra

It seems like I cannot send messages on Google Hangouts via Messages after upgrading to High Sierra. I still receive the messages because I'm authenticated. Is there any hope to keep writing in ...
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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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Unified Logs | macOS High Sierra

I have macOS unified logs from System A in .logarchive format. Any attempts to parse the .logarchive in System B using log show command provides following error: bash-3.2#log show /tmp/unifiedlogsv2/...
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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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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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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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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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How to enable slow genie effect in macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

In the past, we can hold shift and press minimize button to get slow genie effect. But in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, I can't use this trick anymore. How to enable this feature?
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How can I disable Photos Agent on High Sierra (10.13.4)?

Looks like Photos Agent is running in the background. I'd like to dedicate this machine to file services and not run unnecessary processes. How can I disable "Photos Agent" at boot time. I'm hoping to ...
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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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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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dnsmasq not working oh Mac OS High Sierra

I have a service running on localhost on MacOS High Sierra. curl foo.test does not work, but curl localhost does. To get to my setup, I installed dns using homebrew, brew install dnsmasq ...
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How can I prevent jittery video playback on High Sierra?

I have a 17-inch MacBook Pro with 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3. I purchased some kids videos from iTunes in 2015/2016 to entertain my kid. Those videos played flawlessly then. Today, 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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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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Mac Command Line Tools Continue to Update

This morning, I decided to re-install MacOS High Sierra using macOS Recovery by pressing Command + r. The system got stuck when only 11 minutes were remaining. I restarted it and did the same process ...
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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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Macbook Pro late 2011 + Windows 10+ High Sierra

I'm struggling for two days now trying to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro Can anybody help me out? I tried several methods, and none is working for me. MacBook Pro 2011 Late High Sierra No CD ...
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Clear desktop icon cache

I wrote two applications which I have on my Desktop which I can't change the icons of. The first is called was an app I wrote with Automator. After creating it, I was able to change its icon from the ...
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AirPods no longer connect to my Mac

I have a Mid-2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro running 10.13.5 which I have been using my AirPods with successfully since I got them over a year ago. For some reason, today, when I try to connect them, ...

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