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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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How to stop macbook spotlight from showing internet website and dictionary?

I just want to search files in my computer. If I want to search things in internet I will go to browser.
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How to disable switching user with Touch ID?

So here is a hypothetic scenario: I'm at work presenting something to a colleague and we are both looking at my screen, when suddenly I have to access a service that requires a password. I use ...
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MacBook taking a long time to move stuff to trash

I have some small files, screenshots really that my MacBook mid-2015 High Sierra is taking a long time to move to trash. What could be the problem?
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Illustrator really slow when connected to smb

We have a Mac network (used for file sharing mostly), and we encounter something weird, maybe some of you may have clues about that is happening. When we save some Illustrator document (no matter the ...
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Unable to partition internal Toshiba drive for OS X re-installation,

Trying to resurrect an older MBP and I'm at my wit's end on how to go about it. Hoping you all might be able to shed a helpful light on things. The MBP in question is circa 2012 and immediately boots ...
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Missing Enable/Disable Owners on Volume

I have been looking at reformatting my Time Machine backup disk as it has been quite a while and it is throwing occasional errors and needs fixing with Disk Utility. However one thing that I found in ...
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Corrupted APFS partition?

I have Sierra (HFS+) and High Sierra (APFS) on different partitions on my mac. Unfortunately, High sierra won't boot anymore. I have no idea why that happened. Tried to boot using Sierra and checked ...
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How to change the text-cursor shape and/or thickness (visibility)?

I'm using OpenOffice.org Writer. I want to make the text-cursor more visible. Is this maybe on OS X side, i.e. does the operating system manage this? If so, then how to change the text-cursor ...
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What does this popup mean, “New Location Detected”, what application is displaying it?

I get this popup on my Macbook Pro High Sierra 10.13.6. There is no title bar. When I click on the popup it does not become selected and the "current application" in the Mac menu remains whatever it ...
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Change from Mac OS Extended File to APFS in order to install Mojave

I've tried to install Mac OS Mojave on my Mac Mini (late 2012), but it has Mac OS Extended (journaled) as the file system on the main drive. This link is somewhat inconclusive and refers to retired ...
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Printing from Photos in a professional photo paper and photo looks darker and greenish [closed]

I'm trying to print a picture I took, using Photos. The photo is clear and has great quality but when printed into a glossy photo paper, using the correct HP settings for that, it looks extremely dark ...
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Can't partition HD after failed boot-camp install

I have tried to Install Windows using Boot Camp, so I've allocated a partition for it (50gb) It didn't work, and now I can't get it back using "Disk Utility" and also "Boot Camp" continuously keeps ...
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What causes an automator app from a network share so that normal users can't run it?

I have an application that I made in Automator which is literally just running a shell command. It's stored on a network share and when I copy it to another mac the root account and admin account can ...
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How to find out the TeamID of installed apps in macOS High Sierra/Mojave

Can someone tell me, how can I get the TeamID & bundleID of all installed apps in macOS. I know how to get the bundleID of an app, I want both TeamID and bundleID of all the installed app. Is ...
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MBP 2016 - High Sierra - Thunderbolt Ethernet stops getting detected after frequent plugging/unplugging

I have a 2016 MBP 13". I frequently work from home and office and use Thunderbolt Ethernet using Anker USB-C Ethernet I also run and work on VM ( Fusion ) for my development tasks. During switching ...
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My Macbook Pro often hangs up at shutdown - what should I do? [duplicate]

My system: System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G5019) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.7.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3 ...
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Is there any possibilty to choose a next song on Spotify when the app is minimalized?

is there any kind of a shortcut to choose a next song while the app is minimalized? I got the SpotMenu and Karabiner app.
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macbook mid 2010 white 13.3" running high sierra has half chance to boot

I have "Macbook (13-inch, Mid 2010)" it has white plastic case with 4GB 1067MHz DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA Geforce 320M 256MB. Model Identifier: MacBook 7,1 Boot ROM Version: MB71.003F.B00.18022149 SMC ...
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Screen Saver Stuck On, How To Escape?

Today I encountered a problem with the screen-saver, in which it couldn't be deactivated in order to return to normal work. Normally, hitting escape will deactivate the screen-saver, but this did not ...
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Can't merge “Free Space” with Macintosh partition

I have deleted a messed up bootcamp install and now I am stuck with 50 GB in "Free Space" that I am unable to "delete" or merge with my Macintosh partition. Anyway to do this?
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Terminal host and user now showing

terminal output \W $ I was trying to change the hostname and due to some error in the command, my terminal got messed up.
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How can I enable graphics on local macOS from remote Linux using SSH?

host: Ubuntu 64-bit local: macOS 10.13 64-bit I'm attempting to run a program on a remote Linux machine through ssh, and I want the GUI to appear on my local macOS laptop. When I execute ssh -v -X ...
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Macbook Pro Won't Boot - EFI Partition Issue

MBP (A1398) will not boot due to not being able to mount internal SSD. Disk utility indicates it is an issue with the EFI partition. Booting from an external drive, here’s what I’ve tried so far: ...
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Calendar shows too many weeks in “Month” view

Is there a way to reduce the number of weeks shown in Calendar's "Month" view? The stock layout shows 6, and I'd prefer 4 so the day boxes would be larger. macOS 10.13.6, Calendar 10.0
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Resizing a partition to increase into space before itself

Simple Explanation: Expanded Explanation: All I want to do is delete disk0s9 and have disk0s4 resize and take up the empty space. I want to Delete container disk4 (disk0s9). I don't want the ...
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Issues installing Fuse for macOS

I am trying to install Fuse for macOS on my iMac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I am expecting to see Fuse shown under System Preferences → Security & Privacy where I have to approve the app ...
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Is there a way to use the Packages app to install items into another app?

I am not entirely sure if this is the right community to ask this question, but I'll ask it anyway. I am currently using the packages app to hold a bunch of extensions for VirtualBox and choose which ...
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Not able to update to macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to update to macOS High Sierra. but it gives me following error:
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System Information Storage “System” doesn't add up with du (High Sierra)

My primary disk is almost full (~250GB free 19GB), checking System Information on Storage tab I see that System takes ~196GB: Clicking on Manage I can confirm that most the space used is assigned to ...
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How to add the /tmp folder to Favorites on the Sidebar of Finder?

Can someone let me know if it is possible to add /tmp to Favorites on the Sidebar in Finder? If yes can someone provide me the steps? Mac OS = 10.13.6
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Change Top/down page shortcut

I can't find any way to change (or cancel) the annoying shortcut "cmd+ arrow up/down" which jumps to top of the file each time i accidentally press the up/down arrows instead of right/left, for ...
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Speed up FileVault decryption process

There is a reason for me (testing) to turn off FileVault encryption on the boot drive on my Mac running macOS High Sierra (long story, off topic). So, I turned it off in System Preferences. I also ...
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Making Uninitialized APFS Volume Bootable

Recently I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) on a second volume. I wanted to change to the Ubuntu Volume through Startup Manager and used this tutorial to do so: Installing Ubuntu on Mac ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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How to block specific websites without using Parental Controls?

I know I can block websites in Parental Controls, but accessing that option requires the "Limit Adult Websites" option, which I find to be overly strict. Is there a way to block specific websites ...
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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 ...