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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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VirtualBox 5.1.28 fails to install on MacOS 10.13 due to KEXT security

I have tried to install VirtualBox 5.1.28 to macOS high sierra but it fails every time with the following screen: After some looking around I found this thread and I did indeed see that it was ...
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High Sierra 10.13 : Keychain Access Menubar Item Missing?

Is the Keychain Access Menubar Item missing for anyone else? The in-built Help app still claims setting the Keychain Access Menubar Item is possible through Keychain Access > Preferences > General. ...
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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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Installation of macOS High Sierra Update 10.13.4 failed; how do I recover without losing data?

This morning I updated macOS High Sierra from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. It appeared to install fine (I got to the login window), so I clicked on "Shutdown", and when I got to the office, and turned on my ...
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High Sierra - The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged

Got the following error The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged while upgrading Mac Mini (Late 2012) to High Sierra. The only option on the screen ...
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How to get BSD FTP and Telnet back in 10.13 (High Sierra)?

There are some real problems with not having ftp and telnet present in 10.13 now as per Apple's dictate. Has anyone found a solid way to bring BSD ftp and telnet back to macOS vs using inetutils?
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How do I disable or remove the root account created as a side effect from this High Sierra security bug?

This article describes a bug where entering root when prompted for an unlock allows any user to unlock system preferences. It warns that: There’s no need to do this yourself to verify it. Doing so ...
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A software update is required to connect to your iOS device / iPhone

On my mac I've recently updated to the latest macOS version 10.13.5 and have installed Xcode 10 (beta 1). For my iPhone X there is an update available to 11.4 but i didn't install that yet. Now there ...
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When I switch to one of my workspaces with Chrome, it jumps to the other Chrome workspace

I make heavy use of workspaces, and tend to have a lot of workspaces, most of which only have one window. I pretty much always have two different workspaces that have a window of Google Chrome open. ...
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What is the purpose of /Users/Shared/adi?

While backing up my macOS using Time Machine I came across the following folder: /Users/Shared/adi. What is the purpose of that folder? Can this entry be safely removed? Btw. There is already some ...
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Menu bar turns red on secondary screen

I recently updated to macOS High Sierra recently and noticed that sometimes there is a red bar/background over the right side of the menu bar, near time and Siri icons. This happens only on the ...
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How to choose GUID with High Sierra's Disk Utility?

Most often USB flash drives on the market are pre-partitioned under (Windows) Master Boot Record. Until El Capitan a special widget in Disk Utility made it possible to set the partition type to GUID. ...
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How can I add a custom message in the macOS login screen?

Our community group has just had three Apple Macs donated to us. Two are laptops with macOS Sierra installed and one is an iMac with macOS High Sierra installed. I’ve been asked to add a custom ...
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Month 13 is out of bounds?

Recently my Mac is showing up some weird messages such as "Month 13 is out of bounds". How do I fix this error I can't go to ant apple authorized repair centre because it is very far away from an ...
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Can I add a “space” to my Dock to separate apps into groups?

I have a 27" iMac running High Sierra. I also have a Windows 10 virtual machine. I have a number of Windows apps running throughout the day and they appear in my Mac’s dock, even when I’m in High ...
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VirtualBox 5.1.8 installation didn't install kernel extensions. How do I fix this? [macOS 10.13]

When I installed VirtualBox it said that the installation "failed" but I still got VirtualBox.app in my applications folder. When I try to boot windows 7 VM, it says "Kernel drivers not installed (rc =...
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How can I disable the “No Backups for x Days” from Time Machine?

Since I updated to High Sierra, I frequently get the "No Backups for x Days" notification. I used to be able to make this go away by turning off Time Machine in the System Preferences until I needed ...
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How to make nsurlsessiond actions less anonymous to the user?

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite every once in a while little snitch (network monitoring program) pops up a requestor asking for permission to allow nsurlsessiond a connection to some ip address....
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APFS folder encryption?

From the feature list APFS supports per-file encryption. Hence by extension it should be possible to setup an encrypted folder (or at least just the files within that folder) with a password that is ...
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Opening 'BaseSystem.dmg'?

I just had a window pop up telling me it was Opening BaseSystem.dmg, and then disappearing in ~1 second. All I can find is a reddit thread with preciously few answer. Anybody with more intel? I was ...
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How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

Is it possible to hide FaceTime audio? It certainly was possible to hide or move the window in earlier macOS versions but with macOS High Sierra I can't select the window nor can I hide it with ...
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Encrypt external USB thumb drive on MacOS High Sierra

I'm unable to encrypt an USB thumb drive on MacOS High Sierra. Although I tried different approaches, it never worked: Use Finder (right-click, then select "Encrypt Drive"): this option is not ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13 briefly flashes screen content last seen before locking the screen when awaken

On macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, when I manually lock the screen (shift+ctrl+power) and later press any key to turn it on, the screen content which was shown at the time I locked the screen is briefly ...
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macOS High Sierra restarting by itself during sleep

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro 15″ with High Sierra. I never turn off my laptop, instead I simply put it to sleep, so next day it's easier and faster to turn it on. But often when I wake it up the next ...
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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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How to fix mac os high sierra, freeze?

My Mac laptop is freezing like age old windows laptop since I have upgrade my mac os to mac os high sierra. Mac details : Mac book pro retina mid 2012 It just freezes and i am forced to restart my ...
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MirrorDisplays error every 30 seconds in system.log

I'm seeing an error every 10 seconds in the system log, using the Console app, complaining about MirrorDsiplays service only running for 0 seconds. Nov 5 22:45:22 computer com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (...
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High Sierra shows wrong disk usage for photos in information

I installed high Sierra a few months ago and nowadays there seems to be a problem with System Information.app, it always shows the disk usage wrong like for example System 40GB but it shows photos to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to enable/disable hidden files in Finder? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to show and then hide and then show and then hide (as in toggle) “hidden” files in macOS High Sierra? I’ve found I can use the following terminal commands to show them: ...
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Font Smoothing PDF text in High Sierra

macOS High Sierra appears to treat font smoothing and antialiasing differently in PDF documents in Preview. Text is more blurry and less crisp. I turned off "Use LCD Font Smoothing When Available" ...
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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 the “no backup in x days” from TimeMachine?

(Updated answer choice for High Sierra. See the old answer if you are still on Yosemite) I'm running OS X Yosemite, and I want to disable the notifications from Time Machine. I rarely do a hard-drive ...
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Wrong (generic) Mac dock application icon [duplicate]

I have the following problem since upgrading to OS X 10.13.1 High Sierra on MBP 2017. A generic icon is shown for nearly all my apps. See the image below. Does anyone know how to fix this and get the ...
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How to install a FTP client from the command line on Mac? [duplicate]

I'm using Mac OS X (High Sierra) and would like to run FTP from the command line (as opposed to a client with a GUI). Unfortunately, I don't seem to have it installed ... localhost:myproject davea$ ...
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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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After Updating to High Sierra, my bluetooth headphones have terrible sound quality

Also, I can no longer pause and play using the button on the headphones. These are the Beats by Dre headphones that are included for students and educators. The quality is great when I plug in the ...
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How to screenshot Netflix?

I am watching Netflix in Safari on macOS 10.13.3. I just tried taking a screenshot through several methods: ⌘⇧3 while Safari in full-screen mode (Netflix isn't). ⌘⇧4 and dragging while Safari in ...
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Is anyone else having problems with using htop on High Sierra?

Since the upgrade to High Sierra my MacBook is crashing regularly in a catastrophic way that forces me to trigger a hard reset every time. I suspect htop being the culprit, but I can't tell for sure. ...
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routined wants to use the “Local Items” keychain alert

Today I updated my Mac from Mac OS X Mountain Lion to macOS High Sierra. After I log into my account I immediately see this message: "routined wants to use the "Local Items" keychain" I tried to use ...
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Unable to run xcode-select --install

I am on a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 When I run xcode-select --install to re-install Xcode developer tools, I am prompted to this I choose install option which opens the agree ...
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Does OS X continue to copy files when my laptop goes to sleep?

I am currently backing up a large amount of files to a portable hard drive on my Macbook Pro running High Sierra. It should take a few hours, and generally in around 15 minutes my laptop screen goes ...
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Can't allow blocked software (HAXM) to run on macOS 10.13

I'm trying to install HAXM for Android Studio on macOS 10.13. I went to the 'Security & Privacy' panel in order to allow the software to run, but I've run into an issue. No matter how many times ...
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Installing High Sierra on OWC Aura SSD - missing firmware partition

I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro running Mac OS Yosemite. Last year I replaced the Mac's internal 500GB SSD with a OWC Aura 1TB SSD. Everything has worked fine up to now, although the OS still ...
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How to reset Launchpad order in macOS High Sierra?

I'm not sure how to reset my Launchpad so my apps are in alphabetical order on macOS High Sierra. I've tried running defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE; killAll Dock; which ...
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Can't uncheck “disable extensions” in Safari Develop menu

After upgrading to macOS 10.13.4 my extensions in Safari were disabled. Safari Preferences Extensions tab says "Extensions can be enabled in the Develop Menu". However when I try to uncheck "disable ...
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System won't boot after attempting 10.13.4 update

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2014 model. I decided to do the update to 10.13.4, the incremental update to 10.13.3. It gets everything downloaded and does the reboot. I get to a gray screen and it sits ...
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Flush cache of DNS on macOS Sierra & High Sierra

How to flush the cache of the DNS system on a macOS Sierra or High Sierra Mac? I have seen discussion of the following, but am not sure if this is the modern approach. And I am not sure what each ...
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eGPUs to enable utilization of (even) more monitors with MacBook Pro?

I know this is not the primary use case for using external GPUs, but I drank the Space to Think kool-aid in a serious way. Can anyone find a source or share personal experience that confirms that I ...
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Globally Disable Notifications on Lock Screen

I'm using macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.3) on a 27"-iMac and on a MacBook Pro. Almost every time when I'm going to log in, I see various notification on the lock screen, even before I've entered ...
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Kernel panic every hour or so “UPSB: thunderbolt power on failed” ever since I upgraded to High Sierra

This problem has never happened before upgrading to High Sierra (was on every OS since Lion). The day I upgraded, this problem has been reoccurring every 1-2 hours, and once even 5 minute after a ...