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 can I export only my notes from the Notes app and import to another Mac?

Rather than set up iCloud sync, I’d like to export / import notes. Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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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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Brother MFC Scanner not recognized any more

I have a Brother MFC-1910W connected by WIFI (multi functional wireless b/w laser printer, scanner and fax). Since a few days I cannot use the scanner any more. In the first place the scanner icon ...
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Macbook Pro stuck after I enter user password, screen starts to switching off and on while loading is stuck

Yesterday everything was working fine. Today, when I turned on macbook, enter the password as usual and in 60-75% of loading bar - screen starts to turn off and on. When screen turned on again, there'...
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iMac says that macOS High Sierra is installed but is still running Mavericks

Recently I have downloaded and installed macOS High Sierra. Downloading went well, installing went well, no problems during that process. Only when my iMac started back up I saw nothing new. It looked ...
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Changing time servers in High Sierra

man timed and "hoakley" says that timed still uses /etc/ntp.conf and I see nothing in the launchd plist that selects that or anything else, so I would think that it is either hard-coded or in some ...
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Shut down dialog in wrong language - MBP High Sierra 10.13.6

My Preferred & Primary language is set to English (The region is however set to Germany) as shown in the image below. When I try to shut down or restart, I am presented a dialog in German ...
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Keychain Access error when creating new system certificate

I am following the instructions to codesign gdb on my MBP however when I get to the end of the System certificate creation process, keychain says "Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007" and the certificate ...
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How “official” is libressl support in High Sierra?

I am trying to port an OpenSSL-based C program from Linux to macOS, and I would like to use a library for TLS which is officially supported by the OS, because then the OS keeps that library up-to-date ...
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Why do I have SyphonInject on my Mac?

I don't ever recall installing anything called SyphonInject. I just noticed that I have it in the Launchpad and it sounds menacing. Is this something that comes preinstalled in a MacBook? Is it okay ...
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macOS High Sierra media installer

I want to make a USB media installer for the new High Sierra release. I commonly use createinstallmedia or DiskMakerX but for this new release I just can't make it work (both). I downloaded the ...
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iphone sends log files to desktop Console app via wifi

UPDATE #2 I've narrowed this down to the WiFi logs are definitely sent via the lockdown process - not iPhone sync. This occurs despite the "Connect via network" box in XCode being unchecked. UPDATE ...
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Security issue on blocked screen in High Sierra?

I can see my powerpoint presentation (opened in fullscreen) on locked screen on my iMac! (mac os 10.13.6) worse than that I can see it when I'm playing video, see photos in Photo app or open launchpad....
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Adding Bytes Using a Hex Editor

Due to incompatibility of root account and sandbox, I need to manually disable sandboxing of MS Office applications (so that it can be activated) by changing the value of com.apple.security.app-...
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How to merge 2 partitions on macOS

I have an MBP running macOS High Sierra. There are 2 partitions. How can I get rid of BC1, and merge the space into Macintosh HD? Know very little about macOS. Please help. Thanks!
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Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra performance on MacBook Pro 9,1 (15 mid-2012)

My computer: MacBook Pro 9,1 (15" mid-2012), 2.6 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB OWC SSD, NVIDIA GT 650M (~1GB) El Capitan is no longer supported for some of the software I need to use, so it looks like I ...
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Messages in iCloud not exhibiting expected behavior

So I have Messages in iCloud enabled on my iMac - High Sierra, 10.13.6. My iPhone - version 12.2 and iPad - version 12.1.4. The issue id like to solve is this - on the iPhone an iPad when I delete a ...
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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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SSD 860 evo slow format/write/read

MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 Coming from a 850 evo Booting from High Sierra USB Installed 860 but disk info and gpt show take a couple of minute to complete. Had problem with sata cable but now my 850 ...
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Mail viewing custom headers doesn't work

My mail forwarding service has recently started adding a "Resent-From" header to all the messages, and I'm trying to filter this out in Mail.app. I go into Preferences -> Viewing and select "Show ...
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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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How can I prevent files emptied out of the Trash from accumulating in “purgeable space”?

I'm having the same problem as the person who asked this question: I cleared a bunch of files out of my Trash and instead of getting free space on the volume, I got 30 gigs of "purgeable space". ...
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Error creating backup disk image 512

Trying to utilize the new smb capabilities (4.8.2) to share a Time Machine capable drive to my new 2017 MBpro running High Sierra. I can get the drive to show up in the TM manager, and successfully ...
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High Sierra phantom Jiggling

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.6. I have noticed some phantom behavior and am curious if anyone knows what is causing it. It usually occurs when I am typing, either an email, ...
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VDCAssistant HIGH CPU

I have noticed that VDCAssistant was causing the computer to be extremely slow due to CPU usage in excess of 90%. Here is the path of VDCAssistant. /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/...
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macOS High Sierra: Create Windows bootable Usb

I just install macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 through BootCamp Assistant. The problem is that, Windows have a strange issue and I need a bootable USB to go to the recovery mode. I tried to make ...
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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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After upgrade to HighSierra Finder's Sidebar do not work anymore

I have a 13" early 2014 MacBook Air which had been running El Capitan for some time now. Yesterday I successfully upgraded to High Sierra (10.13.3), but since then a problem keeps occuring: All "...
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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Can't resize macOS partition (APFS error code 49187)

I'm unable to shrink my APFS macOS partition in Disk Utility or by using diskutil. When I try with either method, I receive error code 49187. There appears to be no reference for these codes and I can'...
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Keyboard Layout after startup reverts to “ABC - Extended”

I am an ordinary QWERTZ keyboard user. Now, when I setup my mac, I neglected the Keyboard Layout setting (I thought it would default to the usual). But, the layout was set to ABC - Extended. I can ...
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Finder thinks non existant file still exists

So I have an SMB share hosted off an ubuntu server 18.04 computer. I connect to ZFS pool using smb://my-server.local in finder. It works nicely, except for one main issue that makes me fear using SMB ...
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can't boot into windows 10 bootcamp but partition is still good

I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 running High Sierra and I installed Windows 10 using bootcamp. I had duet display installed on both HS and Win10, and I installed Parallels Desktop 14 on the MacOS side ...
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Command + C does not always work on first try on MacOS

Command + C does not always work on first try on any of my four Macs. I often highlight text, press Command + C, head to another window, press Command + V only to find that the original text did not ...
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How to create “firmware partition” on HDD?

I have a problem with internal hard drive in my IMac, it doesn't work, but I have an external hard drive (HDD), and I want to run MacOS on it. I successfully installed MacOS and upgraded it to Sierra....
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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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macOS High Sierra memory always at 75%

Since my update to macOS High Sierra my memory is always at 75% even after a fresh startup. Is it just iStat Menus that shows it this way or is there really only 25% of memory free (out of 8GB) ? Or ...
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xClient process consuming CPU — what is it?

Basic question, I can't find anything on Google about it. There's a process that keeps my fans spinning, and consumes about 80% cpu. xClient -- what is it, or how can I find out more about it?
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Windows 10 on 2011 Macbook: is audio fixable?

I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an early 2011 Macbook Pro. It's not officially supported, but I read everywhere it can be done. There are some troubles though. I have successfully ...
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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 to identify extensions blocked by Gatekeeper

In macOS High Sierra, System Prefs > Security, it says "Some system software was blocked from loading. I see a list there of three developers, and I don't recognize all of them. I'm guessing these ...
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Power Chime Sounding at odd times 2018 MBP

I recently bought a 15-inch 2018 i9 MacBook Pro. After a few days, I realized that whenever I close my laptop lid for the night, it keeps on periodically making the battery chiming noise every 7 ...
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macOS Yosemite->High Sierra update not sticking

I need to download exam software for my computer, but the software does not support Yosemite, my current OS. Preposterously, this $100 software costs $50 to "redownload", so I need to be absolutely ...
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What actions create cloned files on APFS volumes?

As you know, High Sierra (HS) includes a feature called “file cloning.” [EDITORIAL NOTE: Initially I'd written that, based on my discussion with the developer, I gathered Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) ...
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Stop destroying network performance every time an app scans for wifi networks

While trying to debug poor video chat quality, I noticed that certain apps cause periodic ping latency spikes even while pinging my router. I tracked the problem down to the fact that the apps (e.g. ...
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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 ...
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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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Desktop shows only background image – how to return to default behavior?

I have an iMac running macOS High Sierra. Recently I setup my system so that my Desktop does not show the connected drives and doesn't show anything on my Desktop. My desktop is completely clean. I ...
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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.2 (current). The phone will no longer update contacts except through iCloud, which I ...
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Move notifications to smaller display on the right side

OS: High Sierra I have dual displays and want notifications in the upper-right corner of my smaller secondary display, which is to the right of my larger primary. Initially, in System Settings, I ...