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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Calendar shows too many weeks in “Month” view

Is there a way to reduce the number of weeks shown in Calendar's "Month" view? The stock layout shows 6, and I'd prefer 4 so the day boxes would be larger. macOS 10.13.6, Calendar 10.0
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Resizing a partition to increase into space before itself

Simple Explanation: Expanded Explanation: All I want to do is delete disk0s9 and have disk0s4 resize and take up the empty space. I want to Delete container disk4 (disk0s9). I don't want the ...
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Not able to update to macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to update to macOS High Sierra. but it gives me following error:
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System Information Storage “System” doesn't add up with du (High Sierra)

My primary disk is almost full (~250GB free 19GB), checking System Information on Storage tab I see that System takes ~196GB: Clicking on Manage I can confirm that most the space used is assigned to ...
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How to add the /tmp folder to Favorites on the Sidebar of Finder?

Can someone let me know if it is possible to add /tmp to Favorites on the Sidebar in Finder? If yes can someone provide me the steps? Mac OS = 10.13.6
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Change Top/down page shortcut

I can't find any way to change (or cancel) the annoying shortcut "cmd+ arrow up/down" which jumps to top of the file each time i accidentally press the up/down arrows instead of right/left, for ...
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Speed up FileVault decryption process

There is a reason for me (testing) to turn off FileVault encryption on the boot drive on my Mac running macOS High Sierra (long story, off topic). So, I turned it off in System Preferences. I also ...
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Making Uninitialized APFS Volume Bootable

Recently I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) on a second volume. I wanted to change to the Ubuntu Volume through Startup Manager and used this tutorial to do so: Installing Ubuntu on Mac ...
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Single User mode (10.13.6) write locked with SIP disabled

In the light of unbricking my 2011 MBPro due to the known dGPU failure, I am following LangLangC's (great!) response/guide in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen; combined with some other threads ...
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Can we open/run a file/executable in Finder using the keyboard?

In Windows, we can select a file/executable in Explorer and on pressing Enter with the keyboard, the file/executable is opened. Is this feature available on Mac OS? In Finder, if a file/executable is ...
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Python on High Sierra “No Java runtime present, requesting install”

I have python code that works just fine in multiple other places and "used" to work on my mac, but now when I try to run my code as: python <pythonfile>.py I get an error which says: No Java ...
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Cannot merge back space left by bootcamp

So, I uninstall Windows 10 using Bootcamp, but now I got this 'free storage' space that I cannot merge back again, I've tried everything that's already answered in this forum for this type of ...
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Should I create APFS encrypted disk image on hard disk drives?

I'm about to create an encrypted sparse disk image on my HFS+ formatted hard drive, but then I wondered if APFS's drawbacks on HDDs will mean anything in this case, since the hardware is anyway on HFS+...
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Disable smart-card login on MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid-2015) running High Sierra OS (10.13.6). At some point, i think i accidentally enabled smart-card login on this laptop. Now, every time i connect a card-reader ...
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How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update. When I click the "Update" button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen: ...
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Bootcamp disk not recognized, can’t get gdisk to work

UPDATE: This is for a Mac Pro (Mid-2010) MacPro5,1 with the latest firmware, 6-core 3.46 Intel Xeon, 32GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory. I tried the instructions on this post: Triple Boot: “Missing ...
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Junk mail filtering ignoring “Sender is in my Contacts”

Lately some of the emails I get from a particular website have started going into my Junk folder. I have the sender address in my Contacts, and in Mail's Junk Mail preferences I have the box "Sender ...
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Latest fink unable to install xemacs on High Sierra

I did a fresh install of fink 0.43.1 on a High Sierra system, then installed texlive and all of its prerequisites. That all works fine. Then I try to add xemacs: fink install xemacs and I am met ...
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Remote Desktop 10.2.3 Database Creation Error; 10.2.1 runs fine; 10.2.2 crashes: how to find actual cause(s)?

What would be good steps to find the cause of the below errors? I get this error when running Microsoft Remote Desktop 10.2.3 or higher on MacOS High Sierra: Database Creation Error "An error ...
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Disabling SIP on a mid 2012 Mac Running Sierra 10.12.16

I tried booting my mid 2012 mac (which is running Sierra 10.12.6) in recovery mode and opening the terminal; I would like to disable SIP. As per usual, I typed "csrutil disable", and 'command not ...
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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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How to block specific websites without using Parental Controls?

I know I can block websites in Parental Controls, but accessing that option requires the "Limit Adult Websites" option, which I find to be overly strict. Is there a way to block specific websites ...
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Disk Utility cannot detect a good portion of my storage space

While trying to set up Boot Camp, I received an error shortly after the process finished. Checking Disk Utility on both the software and Terminal, I was left with the space I set for my Boot Camp ...
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Testdisk show unusual media descriptor (0xf8!=0xf0) on hard drive

Running TestDisk 7.1, I'm getting a "Unusual media descriptor (0xf8=0xf0)" error on what was a perfectly functional hard drive. Please see the attached photo. How do I diagnose and recover from ...
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OSX shows warning that application was downloaded from the internet, any way to stop this? [duplicate]

Im running OSX 10.13 and my preferred browser is Google Chrome, i have set this as my default browser. Every time i open Chrome i get the following alert (see screenshot) is this normal ? And can i ...
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Shortcut for switching contents of monitors

I have a three monitor setup: my MacBook screen and two external displays. The first external display is my primary monitor, in the sense that it is directly in front of me; and the other display is ...
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How to remove Handoff from Alt-Tab task switcher?

I use Alt-tab to cycle through apps. Since upgrading both my machines to High Sierra, I'm seeing the Handoff icon in the alt-tab list. Is there any way to disable that without turning off Handoff ...
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Windows 10 install on mid 2010 Mac Pro - “EFI boot” is not in startup manager

I have been working towards installing Windows 10 on my mid-2010 Mac Pro and have been using the following thread as a guide: said thread. I've formatted both my BOOTCAMP volume (where I plan on ...
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High Sierra Combo Update 10.13.4 to 10.13.6

The combo update will not install and provides the error message that " This volume does not meet the requirements for this update" I have 62GB spare in 121GM HD..... What are the "requirements"? ...
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How to remove a container disk and reclaim space with main partition?

I used to have a bootcamp partition but somehow while attempting to remove it its changed into a container disk. (don't know how this happened, I didn't explicitly create a container). diskutil list: ...
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Internet recovery broken on Macbook Pro. Error message given is “ apple.com/support -3403F ”.

When I try to install mac os high sierra using internet recovery, i get a frozen black screen with an exclamation mark and a error message saying "apple.com/support -3403F". I have tried recovering ...
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How to fix corrupt or missing os system fonts in high sierra

I did a clean install of my mac from a usb key. Following that, everything worked perfectly in high sierra. Then, i used migration assistant to restore from my latest time machine backup. Following ...
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How to restore time machine from a backup earlier than the latest one [duplicate]

Imigration assistant forced me to restore my latest time machine backup which corrupted my clean installed high sierra with all fonts becomming question marks with boxes around them. My hope is that ...
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macOS High Sierra won't sleep

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.13.6. I have configured the sleep / auto lock settings as per the below screenshot. But for some reason the computer wont sleep / auto lock. I have an ...
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How do I increase an APFS partition size?

Also, will converting the 400gb and 600gb partitions into "Free Space" partition work for this? How do I create Free Space partitions? I'm using High Sierra 10.13.6 for this. In the end I want to ...
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Mac app to control inside-window elements

I'm looking for an app that would give me a control to hide/unhide elements inside other open apps, Is there an app that does this ? What I'm trying to do is : There is an app that displays my ...
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Intermittent loud noise and lockup iMac

I have an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB of memory. It's running macOS High Sierra. I recently upgraded it to an OWC 1 TB SSD drive, and rebuilt it using a Time ...
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Moving an OD “mobile” users to a standalone standard user on macOS

My company has finally moved away from Open Directory using Enterprise Connect and I was wondering if anyone knew how to move a "mobile" account to just standard Users. We have had some success in ...
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Is there still some way to get scroll wheel functionality on the Marble Mouse with macOS today?

I have a Logitech Marble Mouse that I was hoping I could use with a Mac. It used to be that you could use KeyRemap4Macbook, known later as Karabiner, to allow you to hold a button down and turn the ...
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Lost preview.app. How to get it back?

After resetting my Mac from a backup (High Sierra, version 10.13.6), I somehow lost the preview.app. It's not there. I still see remnants like com.apple.Preview.plist (yet, no com.apple.preview folder)...
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Cannot remove or update fuse for mac osx

I'm trying to upgrade my fuse but clicking update or remove button just does nothing. I tried directly installing 3.8.2 package and all says is "success" install but the fuse pane still shows that I ...
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How to create a bootable USB key of Sierra, from High Sierra?

I have a 2018 MBP running High Sierra. I need to do some troubleshooting on another older Mac that is running Sierra, so I want to create a bootable USB key of Sierra. Unfortunately my High Sierra ...
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Attempting to install High Sierra alongside Windows 10 (1809 October 2018 ISO): “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer”

I have installed Windows 10 (in UEFI mode - no bios emulation) first on an empty SSD of an iMac (mid-2011). Once I was done I attempted to perform a usb-install of High Sierra (I have a created an HFS+...
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How do I delete a book from iBooks on Mac Book Pro

How do I delete a book from iBooks on MBP OSX.
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Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information “Some files… could not be transferred”

Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Some files... could not be transferred" Source system: Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Backup drive: QNAP NAS ...
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How to restore Mac without deleting files

I must have run an "rm -rf *" command in my root file system (noob mistake I know) as all my files and apps on my mac were deleted, but the computer was still functioning. I've continued working on ...
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Capslock as control, but still locking

I've had my setup for a long time now, and it was working. I had capslock mapped to control. This morning I did an update to 10.13.6, and a whole bunch of settings got turned off... one of them was ...
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How to delete partially downloaded updates in High Sierra?

I'm trying to update my Macbook Pro to the latest security update for High Sierra but the download doesn't seem to finish and is working in a really weird way. I tried to cancel the current update, ...
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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Installed Mojave, then my mac couldn't start the next day, now it asks to install Mojave again

From High Sierra, I was prompted to upgrade to Mojave; did that, successfully completed (I guess, no errors were reported or something, but I don't remember if I restarted my laptop at that point. ...