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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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Hiding/Unhiding FaceTime audio window macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

I created an Automator app to hide the window during a call following these instructions: How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13 But is there a way to bring the window back as ...
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MAC High Sierra password stopped working

This happened today, and I am writing this in case someone else have the same issue. I have a corporate MAC, have separate password for Corporate and local password for the MAC. Everything was fine, ...
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Cannot upgrade software using a .pkg installer

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried to use Google Earth a few days ago and I got an updated software message. I followed the instructions and downloaded a .pkg file. When I run the ...
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Time machine over samba, “The identity of the backup disk has changed”

Samba recently added the ability to host time-machine backups over a local network with version 4.8. I set up an old Seagate goflex with Arch linux and followed this guide to get samba running. It's ...
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App Store on High Sierra suggests Mojave-only updates

I'm currently on macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and I've just received three update notifications from the Mac App Store: Keynote 8.2 update Numbers 5.2 update, and Pages 7.2 update All of them are ...
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Can ContainerToInvert file be safely deleted?

After previously upgrading to High Sierra and converting my boot drive to APFS, I recently migrated to a new (larger) SSD boot drive. While setting that up, Disk Utility gave me an error when ...
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Can I install both High Sierra and Mavericks on my Mac?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with both Mavericks and El Capitan installed (each on their own partition). I now want to use Mavericks and High Sierra, each on their own partition. Since High Sierra uses ...
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Abnt2 keyboard does not work on macbook pro 13 Early 2015

I'm trying to use an Abnt2 keyboard on my Macbook Pro 13, Early 2015, and I'm having some problems. It's a Multilaser Metal War TC185: suporte.multilaser.com.br/downloads/detalhe/TC185 (I'm using ...
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What Would Cause APFS Volumes to Show Up Under the Wrong Disk?

I’ve got a pretty interesting APFS problem. There are two volumes on one, internal drive, and two that were cloned from it, on an external. All four volumes show up under the internal drive, even ...
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What is the safest way to shut down a Mac which is stuck at the screensaver?

I use a MacBook Pro for work. According to my workplace's policy, when I leave my desk, I lock the screen. There's a bug in MacOS High Sierra where sometimes when I come back and unlock the screen, ...
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prevent Lock Screen from showing user FullName

Is there any way to prevent the lock screen from displaying my full name? It's a privacy matter and I would like to keep my personal data away from other people. I know I can turn my screen off, ...
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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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MacBook Pro mouse speed too slow

My mouse speed started off just fine. Then occasionally, every few weeks it would appear to go back to being really slow for no reason, usually while logged on, doing very regular stuff, e.g. coding. ...
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What does the 'J' icon on a photo in the Photos app mean?

For some reason on some of my photos there is this 'J' icon: What does it mean?
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Iterm2 Window goes to back when switching desktops

When a non-fullscreen iterm window is opened and the desktop is switched, the iterm window goes to the back, behind any open windows in the screen. Is there a way to keep the iterm window on top when ...
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Terminal not working correctly inside external NTFS drive High Sierra

I would like to write to my NTFS drive that I used to use with a Windows computer. This Hard drive is an external portable hard drive. I have tried to follow this tutorial: and have read this post: ...
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How to upgrade macOS when it asks me to approve my billing info?

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro. I just wiped my mac HD and reinstalled macOS 10.8 mountain lion. Now I am trying to upgrade from mountain lion to high sierra. When I click the get button for high ...
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Problem downgrading from high sierra to original (shipped) OS

I recently got a broken MacBook Pro mid 2010 model from an acquaintance. The hard drive was broken so I switched it out for an SSD. I installed high sierra using an installer usb created by a friend ...
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XQuartz regularly crashing and restarting X11.bin

On MacOS X High Sierra (10.13.5) I regularly run XQuartz (2.7.11). I noticed that on a regular basis the focus was stollen on the active window: the 3 upper left buttons of the active window turn to ...
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macOS High Sierra: This disk cannot be used to startup your computer

I have an Air'13. I used to have bootcamp with win7 and removed it then. Now I want to install High Sierra update and I get message This disk cannot be used to startup your computer. diskutil list ...
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Why do some characters are not displaying correctly in this website?

If I go to this website: https://www.w3schools.com/charsets/ref_utf_misc_symbols.asp I can see some of the first glyphs, but later down the page most are missing. In their place, I can only see the "...
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Troubleshooting `InternalPreventSleep`

My MBPr has been draining itself frequently overnight if not plugged in. I noticed today when I had the lid open, it would unlock itself with my Apple Watch - no input from me. I looked in Console and ...
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Can't remove “Install macOS High Sierra.app”

I had to make a bootable macOS High siera install, everyhing went well and it worked. I'm trying to remove the app that I used to install it and trash won't let me. Everytime I try I get an The ...
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Drivers for Roland UA-101 on current OSX?

I have gotten a nice Roland UA-101 USB sound device, which is quite vintage, but still in great shape and able to produce great sound. However it seems OS X does not recognize it without a driver. ...
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Mac keeps randomly restarting after logic board replacement

I got my logic board replaced due to water damage a few days ago and ever since i've got it back, a few times a day my laptop has a kernel panic and restarts. This appears to happen when i leave it on ...
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MacOS Safari iCloud tabs stop working randomly after some time

MacOS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Safari: 11.1.2 After a random amount of time the iCloud tabs button on MacOS Safari becomes disabled, making impossible to rich the iCloud tabs of other devices. Of ...
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How can I permanently delete folders from /var/folders/ situated in Trash?

I recently encountered an error where none of the applications would open, similar to this. I was able to resolve the issue by using Go to Folder... option under the Go menu and navigating to /var/...
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Set up FTP server on macOS High Sierra (ProFTPD)

I want to set up an FTP server on macOS High Sierra. (FTP is removed from macOS High Sierra, unlike previous versions.) Since I have to use the other application connecting to the FTP server (my Mac),...
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How to manage permissions of files owned by user “_unknown” in Mac OS 10.13.4?

I've got permissions problems with files on my MacOS 10.13.4 desktop. When I try to correct the problems by hand, I see a curious issue: Matt$ sudo chown Matt:Engineers TestFile chown: TestFile: ...
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Getting endless “This webpage was reloaded because a problem occurred” errors

After some indeterminate amount of time (or some unknown event?), I can't open a new Safari window or tab, without getting the message "This webpage was reloaded because a problem occurred" animating ...
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A small window opens for a seccond

Everytime I start the Macbook, a small window opens for a seccond and disapeared. I managed to take a screenshot for that provided below, I have High Sierra OS instilled and the machine config is ...
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Gatekeeper notification doesn't show location of application

I just received a system notification that an application I downloaded with Homebrew was not allowed to launch. This is fine, but the notification gives me no information about where this app resides. ...
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Software that is functionally similar to Deep Freeze for MacOS 10.13

Faronics, the developers of Deep Freeze have stated that they have no intention of supporting APFS, and by extension 10.13. I know the Apple Stores used to use Deep Freeze and are now using a utility ...
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How can I manage client-side permissions on Mac OS 10.13.4 folders shared via SMB?

On my Mac OS 10.13.4 desktop (Late 2014 Mac mini) I am serving some large volumes via SMB to Windows users in our group. I have enabled ACLs in the SMB server config, and asserted ACLs for the parent ...
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Google Chrome Canary app fails to open

I have Google Chrome Canary app installed on a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra. When I click on the app icon in the Dock, it bounces once and then never opens. Has anyone else run into this or ...
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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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Application network traffic filtered, when screen is locked?

I observe that network traffic for applications seems to be blocked, or perhaps queued, when the screen is locked, on my MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Mac Mini. The most obvious example I have seen: when ...
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Random folders are considered apps

Recently I had switched over to a mac and pulled over my project from git that I was working on in linux environment. Now when trying to import the said project into various applications, Finder ...
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How can I simulate repeated keystroke on Mac?

I am looking for a method that allows me to press and hold down a key, for example "X", and instead of pressing just once, I want it to be read as multiple presses in a very short period of time. So ...
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How to fix my corrupted APFS container?

I'm using MBP late 11 running 10.13.2 on Samsung Evo 850 250GB internally. Everything was fine for months but few days ago something horrible occurred. I'm so shocked and urgently need your help. ...
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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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How to repair, merge, or “update” (using rsync ?) partially downloaded/backed up duplicate icloud archives?

When I used icloud drive on my mac, and then disabled it, it moved all of my desktop files and documents to an archive. This happened multiple times. Now, I am no longer using this feature and I want ...
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Why do I have a .subversion folder hidden in my home folder on mac OS?

Why do I have a .subversion folder hidden in my home folder on mac OS? I don't remember installing subversion. Inside the .subversion folder is see the following: my-iMac:.subversion my-imac$ ls ...
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How to change to the default $PATH in mac OS, and uninstall anything that changed my path?

I have been tinkering with things like git, mono, x11, python, and homebrew on mac. I am a noob and have no idea what I actually installed on my mac and how it changed my system. This concerns me from ...
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Save command line output to a file without any graphics or special characters

I want to save the command line output data in a text file. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. The problem is, it has some graphical output which I don't want to store. What I need is, only the ...
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Hide Everything For Cmd+Space Spotlight Search but Applications

I am trying to use Spotlight as a way to solely launch my most used applications. A lot of them have similar names, so for me Spotlight displaying in a linear down list works much better then lets ...
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Is it possible to change the system font to a monospaced font?

Due to declining eyesight, monospaced fonts are way easier for me to read. Is there a way to switch the default font High Sierra uses out for one that's monospaced? If it's not supported natively, are ...
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Can I snooze notifications from the browser on High Sierra?

Calendar notifications shows a Snooze button. But notifications from browsers do not. Is there any way to enable snooze on Browser's notifications too?
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Missing Firmware Partition after NVRAM reset in MacOS High Sierra

Maybe someone can help me. Earlier today, I was working on my MBP and it wouldn't read my external flash drive, yet it read it last night before I ejected it. However, today it wouldn't find it. I ...
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Mac OS High Sierra how to see Username for the failed login attempt

I am able to see the failed login attempts made on High Sierra via the command: log show --predicate '(eventMessage CONTAINS "Authentication failed")' --style syslog --last 1h However it does not ...