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 do I make a text border or also called “stroke” around text in documents that have text such as Pages, Markup, etc?

How do I make a text border or also called "stroke" around text in documents that have text such as Pages, Markup, etc? I want white text with a black border or "stroke", what program can I use in ...
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How do I loop the last action in the Automator app?

How do I loop the last action in the Automator app, instead of looping the entire workflow?
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Wi-Fi: no hardware installed [duplicate]

WiFi on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) has stopped working. When I click the WiFi button I see the message "Wi-Fi: no hardware installed" I have attempted many things, including other questions ...
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How to restore Homebrew config from Time Machine

TL;DR I killed my Homebrew and now need to restore from Time Machine. I had a working Homebrew with various packages installed and working. I've installed some new packages (newer php) which I didn't ...
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How can I free up some space on my EFI partition for dual booting windows

I'm trying to free up my EFI system partition to install windows 10 I've done this Unable to install Windows 8.1 using Bootcamp, system volume doesn't contain required free space? but it only ...
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No Crash Report

I got a weird issue in 10.13.6 where I no longer get a detailed crash report information when I click "Report" on the crash window. The dialog just disappears when you click "Report". Does anyone ...
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Why is this specific video on Youtube not playing sound on my Macbook Pro?

Why isn't this video playing with sound on Youtube on my Macbook Pro? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1ld1uGpXA Ya'll are downvoting this post for no reason. The sound on that SPECIFIC video ...
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Is there any macOS snipping app can take picture with lower resolution

The native snipping tool in macOS takes an image with the full original pixel. when I paste it to use, the resolution is a little too big to web blog or in Microsoft-word, I need to resize it smaller ...
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accidentally deleted the admin account on my MacBook

MacBook Air, 10.13.6 High Sierra. I tried changing the name of the user on my macbook and accidentally deleted the administrator account. The current user is my user but it says standard under it, ...
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How to disable space change by the mouse moving to the screen edge

When I drag a window with the mouse to a screen edge and keep it there for half a second or so my Mac switches to the next/previous space. This behaviour happens on High Sierra and seems to be part ...
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macOS High Sierra Security Update 2020-002 stuck at “calculating time remaining”

On a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), macOS 10.13.6, when attempting to install Security Update 2020-002, it gets stuck at the boot screen (white background, grey Apple) "calculating time remaining." ...
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When trying to install Windows 10 on 2011 iMac keep getting error 0x8007000D windows cannot open the required file D:\sources\install.wim

I am following the guide here How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools? and everything appears to work until I ...
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Error after partitioning my SSD

I recently partitioned my SSD as seen in this question MacOS wont boot after partitioning my SSD. After fixing this I tried to create a new partition in the macOS Disk Utility program. I have enough ...
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Which Thunderbolt dock should I buy for MacBook Pro13 late 2011, running High Sierra 10.13.6

My MacBook Pro includes 2 USB2 ports and 1 Thunderbolt port. The USB ports are becoming a bit unstable (according to a music software I'm using). I've never used the Thunderbolt port, so assume it ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 really slow since macOS Sierra / High Sierra [With maybe a start for an answer]

Since macOS Sierra or High Sierra, macOS has become really, really slow. Reinstalling El Capitan (even today) solves the issue. GNU/Linux and Windows are also much faster, more like El Capitan was. ...
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How to make macOS APFS Container show up in the boot menu again?

I used to have a triple-boot setup with macOS, Bootcamp and Debian on a Macbook Pro 2015 w/ High Sierria. I do not use alternative boot menus (i.e. rEFInd etc). macOS and Bootcamp would show up in the ...
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How to Install High Sierra on External Drive

I'll try to keep this as simple as possible but it's a little complicated. I am trying to install High Sierra on an external disk. The computer I'm using is running Mojave, however, so it won't run ...
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How can I find the location of my current user account picture?

five years ago, I uploaded a photo as my account picture. I tried the ways below, but I still cannot find the location to find the original picture. my macOS high sierra 10.13.4 ~/Library/...
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Volume icon overlay stuck on screen

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 The volume overlay is stuck on screen and will not disappear. I cannot click it. It persists from reboot to reboot. It overlay the desktop and all applications, always ...
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IOAcceleratorFamily2 causing fault when booting MBP 2017 13 - High Sierra

I'm having an issue for a while across different macOS, currently reverting back to High Sierra for now. I managed to see the fault when booting up - ***2020-05-10 00:19:23.962870+0100 0x417 ...
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Creating a static route through a specific interface

My problem involves a High Sierra Mac Pro, a NAS and an old house. Things are like this: Mac Pro and NAS sit close together, and are connected via bonded Ethernet through a switch allowing for ultra-...
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MacBook Pro 2011 Single-user mode hangs

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 with known GPU-problem and MacOS High Sierra on board. 3 years ago I solved this problem with this tutorial: link So I need terminal to enter commands, but I can't enter ...
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Internet Sharing: restricted set of WiFi channels

I am using Internet Sharing since many versions of macOS to extend my Ethernet connection on the WiFi (or Airport) side. Until Yosemite, within Internet Sharing > WiFi Options… it was possible to ...
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Images are “stuck” and visible all the time on the screen

Something really weird is happening. Sometimes images "freeze" and show up all the time on top of everything. This time it was an image from the finder preview, I suspect that it's always photos from ...
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FFmpeg takes long time to start

I recently compiled a full version of FFmpeg, and it would take around 2-5 seconds to start. Are there anyway to decrease this time? When I say "it would take around 2-5 seconds to start", it means ...
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Is there a way to fix the “blur” effect in changing pages in Preview on Mojave?

Preview worked fine in Sierra on my early 2015 MacBook Pro. After upgrade to High Sierra, a "blur" effect appeared in changing pages, by which I mean a delay in rendering the page upon changing it ...
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Can't connect to Android hot-spot: Invalid password

Today, my MacBook Pro (mid-2012) running High Sierra has decided to fail to connect to the hot-spot from my phone which is located a few feet away. It claims this is due to an Invalid password. I've ...
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Open CD/DVD tray when connected via remote-desktop and no eject key?

I am connected to my headless (and keyboard less) Mac, which has a cd / dvd drive, via Remote Desktop. If there is no disk in the drive, it doesn’t show up in Finder. How can I open the CD/DVD TRAY ...
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AutoLogin multiple users and return to Login Screen

Background: I have an old MacPro which I am using as a file server. Now I have created several additional users, one for each family member, to sync the iCloud Photo Libraries to the MacPro to have a ...
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Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktop?

Is it possible to have the dock in different positions in different desktops? In particular I'd like to change the settings between a normal desktop and a desktop where there's an app at full screen. ...
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Can't install ctorrent with brew

Please help me with this issue. I followed the instruction here to download ctorrent with: brew install ctorrent but it turned out errors like this: Error: No available formula with the name "...
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Network users S-L-O-W on macOS High Sierra

I have an old MacBook Pro (Mid-2010 13″, 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1067MHz DDR3) that I’m trying to set up for my daughter to use for covid-induced home school. I replaced the old HD with an SSD and gave ...
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Does apple photo library sync when user not logged in?

I am using an old MacPro as a file server and have also setup accounts for everybody in the family as additional users to sync my photos via iCloud Photo Library to that computer, so that I have a ...
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Create a bootable installer for High Sierra under macOS Catalina

Question I'm trying to create a bootable installer for High Sierra 10.13.6 under Catalina. To create the installer app I invoked the softwareupdate command this way: sudo softwareupdate --fetch-...
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Python quit working and now I get “Illegal instruction: 4” message

I have an old iMac running High Sierra and I use the Anaconda distribution of python 3.7. I've been using Anaconda for over 2 years and it has worked fine. I have a test code I've run over 100 times ...
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How to reset a salvaged Mac Pro which has previously been managed?

My buddy hauls junk and the Art Institute of Philadelphia closed down and had him remove a bunch of old iMac/Mac Pro’s from the college. I now have my hands on a Mac Pro 2010 tower and Cinema ...
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Installing fresh macOS High Sierra on SSD (Crucial MX500) on iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311) (Mid-2011)

For reference, I previously successfully installed a SSD (WD BLUE) on my MBP Pro 2011 with no issues, but for the life of me I can't get it to work on my iMac (A1311, mid 2011). SSD: Crucial MX500 (I ...
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Opening Notes.app threw “kernel panic” like error and logged me out, now Finder will not load until reboot - macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on my mid 2011 Mac Mini. Very strange issue that just started yesterday. I think it happened when I opened Messages.app yesterday (got a warning about it ...
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Adobe CS5 Mac iOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Just stopped working! Help

My Gear: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 M380 2048 MB iOS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Preferences: The ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 with OS Sierra 10.12.6 won't download apps without 10.13.6 or later. No update available on AppStore

Subject says it all. I have a Macbook Pro Mid2012 runing MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Something to note - This is my girlfriend's computer - My old Mac bit the dust (Late 2011) and I placed my upgraded SSD ...
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Is Security Update 2020-002 still available?

I downloaded Security Update 2020-002 a couple of days ago using softwareupdate -d -a from a terminal window. Today I tried to install it but nothing happened. $ softwareupdate -i -a --verbose ...
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Can someone please help me set up a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to create a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox 6.1 on my mid 2014 MacBook Pro that's running macOS. How do I do that? I already installed VirtualBox. How do I create ...
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How to restore my MacBookPro 6,2

I would like to restore my 9 year old MacBookPro6,2 to its former glory. And to get rid of anything that might be slowing it down. I have original discs. Do I have to go down that path to original OS ...
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Every window is white when I take a screenshot

When I take a screenshot all pages and desktop items are white as the image below show. Launchctl dump: https://pastebin.com/em1K05Py But when I go to safe mode it works! Specs: MacBook Pro (17-...
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Why is my time machine backup so large after updating from OSX 10.13.6 to 10.15.4?

Yesterday, I took my 2015 Macbook Pro running OSX 10.13.6 and backed it up using Time Machine to an external hard drive. I then immediately updated my laptop to 10.15.4. I plugged in my external hard ...
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Can’t load plist. Launchctl says “Invalid property list”, tried plutil, SIP, permissions

I want to use the following plist to run a backup script under macos High Sierra. File name: com.pollux.backup.plist Content: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist ...
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System Preferences continues to open on my broken laptop screen even though everything else works successfully on my external monitor?

My MacBook Pro screen is broken so that I can only see blurred edges and cannot use it at all. I have an external monitor arranged with the menu bar and all other apps working fine but every time I ...
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Can't reconnect to wifi hotspot after suspend

Over the past few days I've been unable to reconnect to my phone's wifi hotspot. The pattern seems to be Enter network name and password, connection ok Surf teh interwebz Suspend machine (whoops, ...
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Mac mini Problem - Won't boot after upgrading to High Sierra (Bless)

I bought a used Mac mini from a reliable source. He factory reset it, so we set about upgrading to the highest we can, High Sierra. I created a bootable USB on my iMac using the High Sierra installer. ...
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How to install homebrew to /usr rather than /usr/local

Hi! I'm wondering if it is possible (and if so, how) to install Homebrew package manager to /usr directory rather than /usr/local directory. I have MacOS High Sierra. Thanks in advance! Lennon

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