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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Stop hiding minimised windows on Mac?

I multitask a lot, have a lot of windows open at the same time, even though I'm mostly peeking at using around 2 of them. I've become a fan of the alt+tab shortcut. I love that the window goes to the ...
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How to create a cron log file in macOS High Sierra

I have an issue with cron in macOS High Sierra. I have cron running, and it is running the jobs I want to run. I am unable, however, to figure out how to make it create a cron.log file in /var/log. ...
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Cannot resize APFS partition - “The new size must be different than the existing size”

I have a 1TB SSD on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 with the following APFS partitions: $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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stat command not respecting time format options (High Sierra 10.13.6)

My goal is to retrieve the birth time of a file formatted to "2019-07-03" so I'm using the following which yields the following epoch time instead of the specific date format I requested: $ stat -f "%...
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One inch black bar on lower portion of my screen

I've noticed a black line on my desktop, and I can't seems to figure out how to remove it. I've restarted my computer several times, relaunched my Finder through "Force Quit," and searched through my ...
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macOS could not be installed on your computer

I have a Late 2011 Mac mini late 2011. It had macOS High Sierra installed, but due to some problems with language, I decided to delete everything and re-install it. But Now, I have this message when ...
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System Preferences locked After Username Change

i have a problem with my MacBook Air. I recently changed the username and now if I want to unlock 'users and groups' or If I want to make changes that require the administrator information (username ...
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Which exact Windows 7 ISO is required for Boot Camp v6.1.0 on macOS High Sierra? Mid 2010 MBP

Try as I may, I cannot get Boot Camp on macOS High Sierra to accept any Windows 7 installer DVD (or ISO) I have tried yet. Although Boot Camp seems to be able to accept a flash drive, when I try one I ...
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Update fstab / mount information in High Sierra

There are some Q&A about updating /etc/fstab but they are all for much older versions of MacOs. Is /etc/fstab in fact still supported? A pointer to what options are supported in High Sierra and ...
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Stop AD account Accessing Server shares

I have an Mac server running 10.13.6 on the latest build: 17G7024 I have been trying to sort out a few of its problems. But I have come across this this weird bug that I can't seem to fix. If I ...
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High Sierra Installation com.apple.osinstall error -3

My mac book pro 2010 started acting up last night. Wifi was slow and certain letters were not displayed properly. I restarted the computer and it failed to boot up again. I took the drive from the ...
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macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg doesn't exist on my system

I am trying to install gem packages. I am missing the macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg file from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/Packages/. I found the link to download the .pkg, but I need ...
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How to delete 802.1x profile in OS 10.13 when Profiles does not display in System Preferences?

I am trying to delete an 802.1X eduroam profile that appears in my Network preferences in OS 10.13. The solutions I've found online say that this can be done in Profiles, in System Preferences. ...
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RAM Upgrade for Mid-2010 MacBook

So I have a Mid-2010 MacBook and I tried to upgrade the RAM. I put in 2 4GB sticks and it started to beep. I took out one, and it still beeped. When I put in one of the original 1GB sticks and a 4GB ...
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External Disk, extended journaled with password, suddenly starts without password query

my External DiskLaCie hard drive D2 Quadra USB3, extended journaled with password, appears on the screen the next morning without a password query. On my MacBook Pro and on the hard drive no updates ...
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Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB became unresponsive after long period of use

I recently purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 5TB for data use, because none of my drives are functioning properly. My old Seagate Expansion 2TB hard drive failed ("Unable to repair"); the Seagate ...
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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading Mac to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

I did an upgrade on my iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) from a previous version of Windows 10 to the current version. The Windows 10 ISO file was downloaded from the official Microsoft website. Afterwards, ...
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Office for macOS: Word document opens in a tiny window

I'm using Office for Mac version 16.25 (2019) on a Mac macOS High Sierra. Whenever I open a Word document or create a new file, it opens in a tiny window, which occupies less than 25% of the screen ...
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How does file system mounting in macOS work

I unmounted /dev using the following command: umount -f /dev. I can still access mounted file systems. When I restarted my changes are still there. Question: How does the mounting application know ...
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How Do I Permanently Disable Hot Corners on Mac?

I have a work computer, and every time I turn it on and log in, hot corners are enabled where when I move my mouse to a corner inadvertently, it locks my screen. This happens all the time in the ...
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mac won't start after “sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*” command

I tried to install a program and it alwaysed lacked permission on /usr/local. I tried sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local but then found out that doesn't work anymore with High Sierra. So I tried sudo ...
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U.S. Layout § Symbol

I bought my MBP with Turkish layout and I am using in U.S. layout. On my external keyboard, I have apostrophe ` symbol behind the 1, as it should be, but on my Mac's keyboard, with same settings, ...
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Added LG monitor and cannot get display icon to show

MAC 10.3.6 cannot get the display icon to show up on the menu bar of my macbook pro AND the attached monitor. (older) LG 24M47H-P Display preferences show LG Full HD ✔️ Show mirroring options in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mac OS (High Sierra 10.13.6) volume control spontaneously runs; can I disable it?

I have a pretty old MacBook Air (bought it in 2011), so I'm thinking it's probably to do with the keyboard wearing out. But I'll be watching a video or something and the volume control will run up to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Macbook Pro w/ USB-C and multiple monitors occasionally swap non-main screens

My Macbook Pro (15", 2017 model) running High Sierra has a multi monitor setup involving my laptop on the left, an external monitor to its right (and configured to be the main screen with the menu bar ...
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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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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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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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How do I fix this annoying Chrome for macOS scroll bar issue?

Sometimes when I navigate code-formatted text that is long enough to have scroll bars, the bar doesn't disappear after I've finished scrolling and stays stuck inside the block of code, obscuring it. ...
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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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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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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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Unable to delete files & folders from my USB drive

I got this USB stick with some music on it. I copied the content on my machine. Two days later I wanted to delete the data from the USB drive. The Move to trash option is missing, and if I try to drag ...
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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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How can I find out if photoanalysisd and photolibraryd are making any progress?

I'm using two macs, a desktop (brand new 6-core iMac 2019 running Mojave) and a laptop (2-core MBP 2013 running High Sierra). Both have (recently?) started to lose 50% of a couple of cores on ...
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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 ...
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How can I replace certain strings of symbols automatically?

Please, read the description of my problem, I already know macOS can change certain individual strings. What I want is different. I bought a MacBook from Ebay.com with macOS High Sierra, and being ...