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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can someone give tell me a easy way to install mac osx? [duplicate]

So for clarification I've got an old A1342(mid-2010) macbook and I'm trying to reinstall mac osx on it, it currently has Linux on it and I have no spare instalation disk as it's second hand. I've ...
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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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How do I delete or show the size of a non-TimeMachine APFS snapshot

tmutil not only stores Time Machine snapshots, but also snapshots for other applications. E.g.: ~% tmutil listlocalsnapshots / com.econtechnologies.chronosync.236A7A4F-5F96-4F99-8559-57D3965BF6BA....
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pure-ftpd working but leaving open processes for every login

I recently jumped from OSX El Capitan to High Sierra. One of the things I lost was my FTP server, which is used by my in-house webcam system to record events. When El Capitan went away, so did my ...
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Change PHP on MacOS Server, High Sierra

I am using MacOS Server 5.6.1 running on a Mac Mini with High Sierra (10.13.6. It works completely fine and I've been hosting few Wordpress websites on it without any major troubles for couple of ...
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.smbdelete files from Word 2016 for Mac on Mac OS 10.13 file server

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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Calendar loses custom “open file” alerts

On a Mac with High Sierra 10.13.6 Calendar loses any custom alerts linked to opening a file. I tested on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and Calendar keeps those alerts and shows them: On High Sierra, the same ...
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When I upgrade from 10.12 to 10.13 High Sierra - where do incompatible items go?

Does the upgrade from macOS 10.12 Sierra to macOS 10.13 High Sierra remove any extensions, kernel extensions, Applications or settings that are known to be incompatible or disabled? I looked briefly ...
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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading Mac to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

UPDATE: I have tested the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909) Edition and so far this problem has not occurred. Also, after installing the Window Support Software, the Apple Software Update ...
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How to fix prohibitory symbol on startup?

I have a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 with an SSD installed. The laptop was running a version of OS X 10.13 (High Sierra). The computer froze while I was working on it and I was forced to do a hard reset ...
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A new macOS version exists, no update available from the App Store

I recently reinstalled macOS on my MacBook Pro which is now on macOS 10.13.5, which isn't the latest version because I used an old macOS High Sierra installer. However, when I opened the Mac App Store ...
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Install csrutil or new recovery partion on High Sierra volume?

My High Sierra installation did not come with a recovery partition, only internet recovery so I don't have csrutil. It's not in usr/bin, or the base install volume either like many have suggested, ...
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How to resize Safari address bar on macOS Sierra or newer?

It seems that the Safari address bar width is locked to a maximum size that may make some URL impossible to read, especially if the domain part is longer, like in many intranets, or when the the of ...
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Cannot kill Bitdefender process after uninstalling it, no launch daemons found

Recently, I installed Bitdefender Antivirus. I wanted to remove it after the trial period. After uninstalling it via CCleaner, moving all stuff from Librar, I found there is still an agent up and ...
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How do I forget or change the username and password for file sharing?

I connected my MacBook (macOS 10.13 if it matters) to my Mac Pro fileshare using the username foo and the password. I tell Finder to save the password. I want to disconnect from that server and login ...
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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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135GB of Hidden Space + Snapshot Metadata Tree Invalid error in Disk First Aid

I have a serious problem with "Hidden Space" eating up my hard drive. I'm running High Sierra on a mid-2013 MacBook Air "Core i7" with a 500gb ssd. The last few weeks, something has to been ...
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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

Edit: this is still true even after multiple iOS updates. I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.4.1 (current) (12.2 when I ...
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How to enable telnet server on macOS 10.13.1?

I wanted to add telnet server on my macbook pro(macOS 10.13.1) and followed steps in How to get BSD FTP and Telnet back in 10.13 (High Sierra)? to install telnetd with homebrew. Everything was OK ...
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Verifying Xcode is installed on High-Sierra

I am having pip3 difficulty installing hidapi: a question was asked if Xcode is installed. To verify Xcode Installation instructions provide two commands for verifying Xcode command tools: My ...
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How Can I Delete Some Disk Images in My Recovery Partition? [duplicate]

When I updated my mid-2011 MacBook Air from Sierra to High Sierra last year I had some installation issues... which resulted in creating at least 2, maybe 3 disk images in my recovery drive. I have ...
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astrolog make from source results in 'X11/Xlib.h' file not found

OS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Software: astrolog ast65src$ make c++ -O -Wno-write-strings -Wno-narrowing -Wno-comment -c -o astrolog.o astrolog.cpp In file included from astrolog.cpp:50: ./astrolog.h:304:...
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OS X Dock wont let me remove icons

Suddenly since yesterday my dock contains 3 apps/folder that I cannot remove: App Store (represented with ? icon) System Preferences (represented with ? icon) Applications folder Neither lets me ...