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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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macOS High Sierra: still usable as a development environment?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro and I am about to invest in some hardware for this lovely piece. With the new macOS release this year, my MacBook won't get an update to Mojave. My question is: How ...
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What do Memory and Compressed Memory columns mean exactly in Activity Monitor

I'm aware what compressed memory is from answers like this and Apple support but what I can't find is what exactly the usage means. Take my system right now: Is it telling me the top process is ...
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When Does High Sierra Reach EOL/EOS?

I recently confirmed that Apple has dropped support for my mid-2010 MacBook Pro (i.e., I cannot upgrade to Mojave.) Does anyone know when Apple will drop support for High Sierra? I'd like to know how ...
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How do I turn off touch bar's auto brightness adjustment? I want it to be at the same brightness level in all lighting conditions.

I have checked all the options provided in the display, keyboard, and power save settings. Is there any way I could set the touch-bar brightness to a constant level. My laptop specs are as follows: ...
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Where can we find Apple Technical White Papers?

I've been able to locate a few technical papers using Google, but they're mostly hosted by various (sometimes shady) websites. Is there an official repository of recent (High Sierra or Mojave) white ...
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mbp late 2013 and hdmi odd behavior

I've been using a mac book pro late 2013 with an Asus proart display monitor connected by Philips HDMI cable with no adaptors for over a year now. Only recently I got a weird behavior that happens ...
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Where does iostat get its information on mac?

Goal: update terminal command prompt with CPU usage statistics since last prompt appeared, e.g., jeremy@Mac:57%CPU|~/ $ Research: I know on Linux, iostat reads /proc/stat and looks for changes ...
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Start Chrome in Application Mode

How do I do the following equivalent of Windows on a Mac? "path\to\chrome\chrome.exe" --app=http://facebook.com Link to Windows question. There used to be a lifehacker guide to do this but ...
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Change Default Calendar Alert

Calendar's default alert sends a text message, but I prefer email. Setting an email alert requires several extra mouse actions. Is there a method to change Calendar's default behavior? macOS 10.13.6, ...
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How can I regain an admin account on my iMac?

I have seen this question several times but no clear answer. I changed the password on the admin user account and It saved it as a standard user. I just bought the Mac so I’m a newbie. I have tried ...
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MacOS High Sierra Suddenly Bloated by About 40GB [duplicate]

I noticed that sometime in the last couple weeks or so my 2015 MacBook Pro's High Sierra bloated by about 40GB. In that time span, I have not installed any new software nor have done anything except ...
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Horizontal bar at top center of screen display what I last typed

A black bar with random text appeared in the center of my screen. Whenever I type something, the text in the black bar changes. I have MacBook Pro Late 2011 running on macOS 10.13.6. I have no idea ...
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iMac randomly logging out (High Sierra and Mojave)

For the last month or so, my mac has been randomly logging out overnight. When I come back in the morning, it's at the login screen and all my applications need to restart. I know it's not a full ...
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Packet losses between my iMac and my router with Ethernet

The short: I'm having packet losses between my iMac and my router ca. 10-20%, but ONLY when using ethernet connection. (...thus with WIFI and the same iMac there are no packet losses at all) The ...
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Is my keyboard compatible with MacBook Pro

I have ordered a Hyperx alloy elite RGB, but I was wondering whether it would be compatible with my MacBook Pro [Mojave 10.14.] In some forums I read it might not be compatible. If it is not ...
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How to harden user/login password?

In High Sierra or Mojave, is it possible to harden our login password so that the hash is more difficult to crack? I'm not a crypto person, but can we increase the iterations or hashing algo strenth ...
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Migration assistant does not find other MacBook in same Wifi

I'm trying to migrate everything from my 2011 MacBook Pro to my 2015 MacBook Pro. Both are running High Sierra. The Macs are both connected to the same Wifi, are connected to AC power and have all ...
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Screen recording at 4k resolution

So I want to do a screen recording tutorial with QuickTime and then edit it in Apple Motion/Final Cut Pro down to 1080p, with areas zoomed in on specific parts to highlight details. In order to do ...
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Problems with MacBook Pro Shut Down

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011) running 10.13.6 - this is mainly used while travelling. Recently it has had some problems; most significantly when I try to Shut Down I end up with a screen with the ...
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check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'PASSWORD(“newpass”)'

I'm using Mysql 8.0.12 version and I am currently facing a problem and I can't solve it even with the references around the internet. I have this error on phpmyadmin . By the I'm using High Sierra 10....
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ls: : Operation not permitted - Mojave security?

Is this directory protected by Mojave's new security features? $ sudo ls -laR /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/ ls: Operation not permitted It works in High Sierra but not Mojave. How do we view the ...
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Why are some of my windows turning completely red on High Sierra?

I have a 2008 MacPro3,1 which was patched to run High Sierra. As well, I am running an AMD Radeon 270X GPU (not flashed since I haven't found a ROM for it). The setup has worked fine for some time now....
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Location of the root's home directory in macOS

All Unix-like operating systems I've seen use /root as the home directory for the root account. What's the reason it was moved to /var/root in macOS? Can I change it to the usual /root? I need to run ...
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Monitor your Wi-Fi connection not found on High Sierra

Your Mac can monitor your Wi-Fi connection for intermittent issues, such as dropped connections. Well I know that and used it before, but can not find it on High Sierra. The output looked like this ...
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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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After using an Institutional Recovery Key to unlock a drive how can it be decrypted

In macOS 10.13.6 I have a system I inherited. The previous user is gone. The drive is encrypted but an institutional recovery key that I am familiar with is in place. I need to unlock the encrypted ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina 13 inch early 2015) High Sierra no administrator account [duplicate]

I have lost access to my MacBook Pro administrative account after I made some changes to the administrator account as I was trying to use my name. now I can't unlock the lock in the system preferences-...
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Security warning related to frames appears when surfing the internet

I changed my computer password yesterday and now when using the internet I often get a security warning related to frames. I don't know what frame it is referring to since I'm not sure what they are ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Show numbers” dictation command

I have difficulty using mice for a significant period of time due to hand problems, and especially have difficulty with clicking. I try my best to use the keyboard when possible, but switching between ...
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2011 Macbook Air connects to WiFi but can't get Internet

This 2011 MBA is updated to High Sierra. I have tried to connect to 5 different WiFi networks but in all cases, the MBA can connect to local network but no Internet. All 5 of these networks are ...
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How to get a clean installation copy of mac os High Sierra [duplicate]

I have tried every combination of question and filter stating that I needed a full download of High Sierra. I need to do a clean install on another Mac I have, but every time I get the same download ...
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Photos MacOS: After restoring whole library “Show in moments” are disabled on photos in Shared albums

I messed up my Photos library (the mumble.photoslibrary folder) and restored it from my Time Machine backup. Photos rebuilt the database when opened the first time, and everything seem to work ...
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Macintosh HD not showing in Disk Utility or Installer, unable to install to it

My Macbook has been working out great for a long time. For a while I used solely Bootcamp because I liked the Windows interface, but switched back to macOS recently and updated to High Sierra. However,...
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Changing the default folder for opening a new Finder tab or window in macOS High Sierra?

When I press ⌘+T or ⌘+N in Finder to open a new tab or window, for some reason it always starts in this folder: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/MyLibraries/...
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unable to open /var/db/sudo/ts/<username>: Permission denied

I'm having a really tough time trying to figure out what's going on with my High Sierra MBP. I've recently come across permissions issues, such as: $ sudo ls sudo: unable to open /var/db/sudo/ts/&...
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Confusion about creating a bootable flashdrive

I followed the directions to creat a bootable flashdrive for Mac High Sierra. My flashdrive now has the name "Install macOS High Sierra" and it contains the app "Install macOS High Sierra.app". Now ...
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Image files saving as broken, Pasting Icons instead of the images

I have been having issues with how my computer is saving images and placing images. Whenever I save an image, it views fine on my computer, but shows up as broken anywhere else when I try to upload it ...
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Safari 12 - Favicon in Gmail tab shows incorrect e-mail count

I have enabled the Show website icons in tabs feature made available in Safari 12. Gmail has a feature to show count of unread emails in the browser tab favicon. The count shown in the Gmail tab in ...
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Where does Chrome store login credentials in macOS?

I swear I've seen this question thoroughly answered somewhere before but I couldn't find the answer I'm looking for... Chrome secures our saved passwords in the System.keychain, right? But when I ...
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How to debug the cause of an enormous Spotlight index?

My Spotlight index (MacBook Air 13, 10.13.6) has been growing out of control requiring me to delete and rebuild at least twice per day. I have about 70 Gb available on my HDD, and the Spotlight ...
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in System Preferences in 10.13.6

I have a custom keyboard layout which I would like to use and I've tried moving the .keylayout file to the /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ and the corresponding directory in home folder, but it doesn't ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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System image backup in Disk Utility

I have tried to make an image of the system drive (APFS) by following this guide... Create a disk image for recovery Even when I boot to recovery the “Image from [partition name]” is grayed out. Any ...
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Is there any way to make Universal Clipboard in High Sierra reliable?

I just don't find it reliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2015), an iPad Air 2, and an iPhone XS. I've tried logging all of them out of the same iCloud account,...
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Bluetooth Not Available

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.13.6 and I am now getting "Bluetooth: Not Available" in the menu bar. I also cannot access the "Bluetooth" section within System Preferences....
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Laggy Finder on 10.13.6

New 27" iMac just a couple of months old. This thing is usually FAST, it's 4.2Ghz Core i7 with 40GB RAM. Recently doing some file renaming en-masse using an app from The App Store (Name Mangler 3) I ...
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Highlighted text is showing up abnormally on “highlights and notes” sidepane

I am having an odd bug with the Preiview app. Text is getting highlighted normally. However, on the "Highlights and Notes" sidepane, text slightly offsetted from the actual highlight is being ...
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Localhost not working cisco vpn

macOS 10.13.6 Cisco Anyconnect 4.5 Using Adobe Experience Manager. I have 127.0.0.1 in the 'bypass proxies' box under network settings. Our company uses a proxy when on the network. AEM loads ...
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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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Is there anyway or work around to enjoy the dark mode feature of macOS Mojave without updating to it?

I have an old iMac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 now it has many default extensions and services disabled to boost up the OS experience. Every time I upgrade to a major OS release macOS changes ...