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Mac is Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. All current Macs ship with macOS. This tag is for any and all questions that relate to the actual hardware. For operating system-related questions, use the [macos] tag.

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Minecraft Error Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. To enable core dumping, try "ulimit -c unlimited" before starting Java again

Minecraft hasn't been working for a while now. I've just been getting the same response over and over. Mods or any other version of Minecraft won't work. I've tried deleting and downloading Minecraft, ...
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Macbook previous shutdown cause: -6 . Any info on this? or any fix related to this? [closed]

I have a macbook air 2017 model and from last few weeks the macbook is shutting down for every 2min with previous shutdown cause -6. Any fix or info for this issue?
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My phone was stolen: Is there any way I can recover a backup of Whatsapp from the desktop application which is still linked to the phone?

My Android phone was stolen a few days ago. Since then, it is always been offline / switched off. On my Mac, however, I can still use the Whatsapp desktop app which I had linked to my phone. I plan to ...
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Modifiers key does not work

This is something that is starting to get in my nerves. Basically I am mapping the Command key to Control key, it is being stressful for me to try the typical combinations (Copy/Cut/Paste) with ...
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Apple compile produces i386 .o files instead of x86_64 .o files and then fails to link [duplicate]

This stuff used to compile on OSX in 2012. The makefile is here: https://pastebin.com/GPkifHGn https://pastebin.com/TP7rJCLP I don't know why a i5 8gb ram 2011 mac produced half i386 .o files and ...
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Cannot compile on Mac OS X [duplicate]

Errors: https://pastebin.com/QwM2D7xh I bought a 69 dollar refurbished 2011 i5 mac mini (8gb ram). I don't know anything about OSX: I usually use linux, and sometimes windows. My work compiled fine ...
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Mac Pro A1186 does not turn on, makes clicking sound

Our Mac Pro A1186 which was turned off for a while during Covid, now does not turn on anymore. When pressing the power button, it makes a clicking sound, then 3 seconds later another one, and simply ...
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Keep Mac dictation working on user interaction

I want to change Dictation behaviour on Mac. MacOS doesn't allow users to multitask and use Dictation at the same time. It is very inconvenient that any click outside of the dictation window stops it ...
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Tab equivalent for Mac while searching from website in chrome bar

For ex. In Windows Chrome if you type youtube.com on bar and press tab it enables a textbox to search on youtube, What's the equivalent in Mac OS?
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How to delete backup timemachine from usb flash? [closed]

Today I wand delete from my usb flash all mac backup, but by guids from Net I can't see button delete, or it doesn't active. What I can do? In flash storage In folder of backup Try to erase of USB ...
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Mac Finder sort by date of file name change

Last night I went through 90,000 photos in a folder on my Mac. I changed the FILE NAME of maybe 200 of these jpegs. I now want to select JUST these in my Finder ( so I can move them to another folder )...
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App to hide windows while sharing the screen

Do you know of a way or app to selectively hide windows during screen sharing? My goal: I use Microsoft Teams, share the entire screen, but want to make sure that e.g. the Spark app (email client) is ...
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Setup local network on Mac and share it via WiFi, but with no internet connection (2022)

This used to be possible, and there is a question like this on this website from 2014, but I can't find a way to do it now. Edit: I found the solution. Go to network settings and select Advanced... ...
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How to change default event time in Calendar (iCal) using Big Sur

I would like to change the default event time in ical from one hour to 15 min. Using BigSur 11.2.3. I have tried to enter the following in terminal, and it does not work. Any help appreciated! ...
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Main account missing after migration

I have run a migration form my old mac to my new one using the Migration Assistant utility. However, after the process was completed I am stuck with this screen to which I don't know the password. My ...
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transition in keynote

when I try to use transition in keynote the slide default color keynote transit to or the slide in the background of transition is always black. can I change this color?
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Lost Admin rights, Can't reinstall OS since there is a firmware password in Mac [duplicate]

I have a situation where my user account is now a standard account and I can't change anything because I don't have an Admin account. I can't use Sudo commands since it says user is not in sudoers ...
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How exactly does the auto brightness work in macOS?

If I have auto brightness on, I noticed that if I manually adjusted the brightness, it will never go back to auto again. Does it go back to auto again, only under certain conditions? Only after a ...
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An Alarm for Calendar events

I have configured Calendar on my Mac to give an audible alert and show a notification when an event begins. However, this is nothing like enough for me – I still regularly miss meetings or arrive late ...
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WindowServer crash on MBP 2021

After logging into my bank account, my MBP turned black for a brief second, then showed me the login screen. All apps had to restart. Usually I wouldn't mind this, but as it happened the moment I ...
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Loop through this folder content and delete first file

I'm trying to delete the first file from each subdirectories of the main folder using automator. Parent Folder ├── 160x600-SubFolder1.1 │ ├── AnotherSubFolderEN-Test display_a98765bcd0e12345fg │ │ ...
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Set my current user as root user

I just got my freshly repaired macbook back. On the old version of it, I had run a command to stop getting access denied when trying to install from the terminal without using sudo. I don't remember ...
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Repeated kernel panics: panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff8019f6799f): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from remoted since load

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Montery) freezes at the loading screen. I have tried reseting SMC, PRAM, reinstalling MacOs. The problem persists and I was able to derive the kernel panic report only ...
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How to convert a multi page pdf with text into a multi-page pdf of images?

I need the PDF to look like it has been downloaded, and scanned back to be sent via email. I therefore need a "vector" pdf with text to be converted to a multipage PDF made up of the same ...
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MacBook Pro 13” (Mid-2012) Keyboard Input Enters Wrong Characters

I’ve been given a MacBook Pro 13” (Mid-2012) laptop by a friend with an apparent dead hard drive. That was easily fixed (corrupt boot sector, reformat, reinstall, fine) but another issue presented ...
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Unable to compress / zip zero byte files in external exFat drive in Mac OS

Why can't I compress/zip a zero byte file which is located in an external exFat drive in Mac OS ? I keep getting this error, The operation couldn’t be completed. Undefined error: 0. I have some marker ...
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HELP ME PLEASE - Partition of External Disk APFS is broken

In advance sorry for my very rusty English... I have an external disk where a partition is broken. I bought another identical external disk to try to substitute the partition with sudo gpt add and ...
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Cannot pin homebrew formula mactex

I am unable to pin MacTeX in Terminal with the command brew pin mactex: It would ordinarily be not a problem. However when I try to upgrade formulas using brew upgrade or brew upgrade --cask it ...
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Old MacBook Air not starting

I got an old 13-inch 2011 MacBook Air which as I understand should run macOS Lion. I'm new to mac, BTW. The issue is that every time I turn on the laptop I get greeted with the 'macOS X Utilities', ...
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Mac mini stuck in boot (progress bar full) after SSD Upgrade

I've done the following: created a time machine backup from a mac mini with a 1TB HDD (only used about 40GB). replaced the disk with a previously used, working SSD - Samsung EVO 850, 500GB. time ...
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Cannot move or select files on desktop after showing desktop with gesture on trackpad

The trackpad gesture moving four fingers apart shows the desktop. Usually I then was able to select, open, move etc. files on the desktop. But since a few weeks ago the desktop seem to be locked and I ...
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recover Xcode project in trash without "put back"

I recently deleted by mistake a whole Xcode project (~4000 files) and although the folders were not deleted, the button "put back" from trash is not working. How could I recover my project? ...
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How do I disable my application to minimize/fullscreen after pressing F on my mac?

So when I press F on while using an application it minimizes/fullscreens it and it's very annoying, does anyone know how to fix it?
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Keyboard shortcut works only in 1 language (from 2)

I'm trying to understand why, for example, Select All (Ctrl+A) works only when I'm in "Hebrew" and not working when on "ABC"? This happens just when I'm on "input" in a ...
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Mac running Slow Because of kernel_task [duplicate]

everyone recently my Mac has been running extremely slow out of the blue I reinstalled the os deleted my HD and created a new one I did a nvram reset and none of that worked so I checked my activity ...
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How to diagnose too many kernel panics on a 2017 21" Retina iMac running Monterey

This on a 2017 Retina 21" iMac Running MacOS 12.4 The day before I installed 12.4 I had a kernel panic. The day after I installed it I had four kernel panics in rapid succession in the space of a ...
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Local Account keeps locking out periodically

On two different Macs running macOS 12.2.1 and 12.3.1 the local user keeps getting locked out. Under the user's name it says "Your account is locked". I have an MDM profile that says to ...
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Load failed: 134: Service cannot load in requested session

I installed the BCM_Agent and got this error, any suggestion? Last login: Mon May 23 07:53:33 on console The default interactive shell is now zsh. To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -...
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Using AppleScript to click on the correct button

I would like to code a simple program to click on one of 3 different buttons: Red, Yellow, or Blue, depending on what the prompt shows. If the prompt says "Red" it has to click on red etc. ...
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Can I make the "Hey Siri" popup go away without using my mouse/keyboard?

After saying "Hey Siri... do " I am always left with the Siri popup and have to press Escape or use the mouse to remove it: It seems odd a voice assistant requires manual input to dismiss ...
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How can I use my Mac as a Camera?

It is very inconvenient for MacBook users to take photos. On Windows, there is the Camera app which can be really useful at times. How can I use my Mac to take pictures?
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External hard drive formatted with FAT won't mount on mac osx

I think I messed up a an external disk (Toshiba Canvio) by incorrectly disconnecting it while it was being used and cannot get it to mount. When I plug in the drive, the light blinks and is being ...
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How can I make sure all music in the music app outputs at the same volume?

My music library has music from a large number of sources, which means that the volume of one song can be very different from that of another, and I'm trying to figure out a good way to make it so ...
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Where to find in depth accessibility API documentation

I want to write an application that leverages the Apple accessibility APIs to embellish texts on the screen. My goal is to overlay additional information on text that the user is reading/typing. Apple ...
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MacOS Monterey can't share screen on meeting call services

Since upgrading to MacOS Monterey, I cannot share my screen on any of the common call service applications: Google Meet, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. I get an error with prompt to update my Privacy ...
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Any way to set a delay before activation on hot corners?

Edit: Found a good workaround here https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/354755/359900 There is a few post on this, but mostly many years old. Is there any way to add a delay on hot corners to avoid ...
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why does the legend or code or elements computer stuff pop up when I press increase volume?

So, I don't know what exactly I did but all of a sudden I couldn't hear sound through my headphones. I had checked if the volume still works and it does. It turns out the volume on my headphones was ...
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What happenned to Quartz Composer? How can I get that functionality?

What, if anything, has replaced Quartz Composer? How can I access my camera without it?
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Why is my browser hogging the focus in MacOS?

I have a strange situation, which has now occurred with two browsers (Chrome and Edge). I'm running MacOS 11.6.5 on a Macbook Pro 13" 2017. After a while of running with no issue, I will try and ...
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Karabiner Elements Fn + F keys to volume control on Mac

I'm using a Durgod keyboard (replacing an old Mac keyboard) and would like to have Fn+F11 to lower volume and Fn+F12 to increase volume. Those are the keys I use for volume control on the Mac keyboard....
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