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Questions tagged [mac]

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 ...

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Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
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How come my mac pro failed to wake up?

I have been trying to wake up my mac pro from sleep daily using System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Schedule. The laptop is connected to a power adapter, but still my laptop failed to wake up. ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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4k display detected as 8k

Now I have a new HP Z27 display, but when I connected it to MacPro (2013) via HDMI it was detected as 8k and working perfectly on this resolution (but all are too small :)). How can it be and how can ...
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Open file/folder in Wine explorer in Finder

I am using: $ wine explorer on macOS terminal. Once the Wine Explorer is open, can I select a file or folder and "open" it in Finder?
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Running an app off an external hard drive

Can I download DaVinci Resolve to an external hard drive and work from/off it? My computer has a limited storage space, so I can not download it straight to my computer. Ideally, i'd like to download ...
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How do I stop getting notifications to Try Safari on Mac [duplicate]

I'm getting these stupid reminders to TRY SAFARI. As I don't trust Apple, how do I stop them from trying to push products on me on my personal system where in my opinion, these advertisements should ...
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APPLE HDD ST1000DM003 Media [on hold]

i have a container off this disk with four volumes and then another disk saying its my macintosh HD coming off the container. my question is why is this when surly i require is my main APPLE HDD ...
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I am unable to to project my screen from a Windows laptop to iMac using HDMI to Thunderbolt 2

I am unable to project my screen as an extended screen to my Late 2012 21 inch iMac from my Dell XPS L502X. Please guide me through steps which I can follow. I am using an HDMI to Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Mojave stationery

I have looked at the suggestions for recovering the stationery feature in Mojave mail. I can't figure out how to get to the file /Applications/Mail/Contents/Resources/ComposeWindow.toolbar in my ...
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Macbook's Arabic keyboard layout mistakes and missing characters!

I'm familiar enough with the Arabic language, but not sure if those points down below are considered to be mistakes from apple designers or not, also I've checked with the official layout of Apple's ...
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VMWare Fusion: Install MacOS from recovery partition is no longer available in 10.14?

In the old days I just install OSX virtual machine from the recovery partition. But this is no longer available in newer Macs, any ideas? P.S Recovery partition is actually available from diskutil ...
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Define keyboard shortcut [closed]

I have bought the Microsoft designer keyboard that contains some useful shortcuts, but this shortcut doesn't work on mac, so I want to configure them myself, the problem that I tried to set them in ...
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Application Running with Wine Not Displaying Correctly [closed]

I am trying to run Super Smash Land using Wine on my Mac Book Pro (Mojave). I have installed Wine and XQuartz using Home-brew on my computer and ran the .exe file with wine SuperSmashLand.exe. While ...
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Anyway to find out what program is asking for admin credentials?

I've got a user's iMac that seems to be asking for admin credentials more often than it should be, all it says is that Mac OS requires admin credentials. Is there a way of finding out what application ...
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Need a Java Solution to list Hardware Addresses of all the Network Interfaces on OS X [closed]

We have a utility which generates the license key based on a hardware-address provided to it. Hardware-address is manually provided by running ifconfig on Terminal and picking any random Network ...
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My external boot volume won't startup all my Macs when it should

Because of the mobility of my work I decided to create a boot volume on an external USB-C SSD so that I can run my user environment on a number of Macs (on an iMac Pro (2017) while at work, on a 15" ...
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Every time I move this to trash, it keeps appearing [closed]

Every single time I move this into the trash, this keeps popping up. I'm not sure if this is the problem but my mac's camera LED? It keeps glowing the standard green color when the camera is on; even ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down while in “Login Window”

I have run into this issue a couple of days ago and it keeps happening. MacBookPro in question is a 13" 2016 model with Touch Bar running macOS Mojave 10.14.1 (18B75). If I lock my MacBook with Login ...
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Fresh install of macOS, does it give you admin rights? [duplicate]

on my work iMac I have High Sierra, but a little while ago I must have a fiddle with some settings and I lost admin (or root) rights to my account. I have Standard account type right now, there is no ...
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Internet dosn't work when connecting hdmi / usb hub

I have bought a brand new MacBook Pro 15' and when I am connecting my screens, the wifi is still connected but the internet doesn't work. when I am disconnecting the HDMI, the internet comes back. I ...
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How to remember macOS keyboard key symbol? [closed]

A Mac user often encounters the keyboard signs for various keys: ⌘(Command) ⌥(Option/Alt ⇧(Shift) ⇪(Caps Lock) ⌃(Control) ↩(Return) ⌅(Enter) What are these symbols based on? Is there an easy way to ...
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Apple magic trackpad 2 not recognized by mac

I have tried the following: Connected to computer with usb-c to usb-a charging cable. Charged Trackpad overnight while power is on and while power is off. Reset the bluetooth Removed all Bluetooth ...
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how to merge 2 mailboxes on mac mail? c [closed]

trying to merge 2 different email accunts - one is a bluehost email account (IMAP) and the other is an outlook account(Exchange or IMAP). thanks
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How to factory reset a MacBook Pro 2011 with a messed up GPU

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15" which I want to clear all data on the hard drive but leave the OS. The GPU works badly. Apple logo at startup is green, there is a lot of green… and after boot-up it ...
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Problem importing images into iMovie 10

I've recently encountered an issue importing images into iMovie 10 on some of our computers. The machines are running High Sierra and iMovie 10.1.6. On effected units, some imported images appear as ...
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Allow user to SSH to my Mac, but sandbox the account

I would like to create an SSH account on my Mac to allow some friends to test code on my machine from the command line. However, I want to sandbox them, so that the only folders/files they can see ...
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I Cannot Play Any Videos On My Mac Computer Using Multiple Browsers

Until a few weeks ago I was able to play videos on Facebook, YouTube and many other websites on my Mac Mini Server (mid-2011) running High Sierra. Now when I attempt to play videos they either just ...
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Unexpected -bash command not found error when starting new mac terminal window

I was messing around with ssh keys and permissions and other things I'm not too familiar with and ended up causing some problems on my mac, including denying myself permission to my user account, ...
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Wondering about discontinued Tabula Mac app

I heard about a good geometry application called "Tabula," developed by Numeracy Works, that was discontinued a few years back. Every website I found that hosts Tabula links back to here, but that ...
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“Date created” on hard drive; cloned?

Can I tell whether my hard drive has been cloned? I had a repair done and do not know what they performed on the computer; they may have replaced my hard drive with the same model and cloned my ...
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Limit - not disable - Remember joined Wi-Fi locations

I'm building an entirely new corporate infrastructure - ATM I have ~200 macs expanding to over 600 in the next year. I need to configure the Wi-Fi with two locations: Corporate Network Off - Site I'...
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iTunes volume control on Mac everywhere

Tell me how you can control the playback volume of iTunes without opening its window from any other application. Using hotkeys, etc., preferably without additional applications. Mac os 10.14.
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I have turned my hotspot on on my iphone and I connected my mac on it and shew up 2 connections [duplicate]

I turned on my hotspot and connected my mac to it and it shew up that i have 2 devices connected to my hotspot. I changed my password didn't work. I dont have any other icloud or bluetooth devices ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect a few seconds after connecting on macOS

When I pair my bluetooth headphones (Bose QC 35) to my MBP running macOS Mojave, they sometimes disconnect a few seconds later. I try turning them off and on again, turning off bluetooth on my phone (...
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Apple planning to release new Mac Pro? [closed]

With the Mac Mini getting a new release, what is happening with the Mac Pro (aka the "Trash Can")? It has not had any design changes since 2013, and 5 years later it would seem that Apple would plan ...
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Something is creating folders in the Music directory

I am on Mac OS 10.14.1 on a Macbook Air. For the last several months, I am finding two-letter folder in the Music directory and subfolder that I have my music in, which is under an iTunes folder. ...
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Creating an app with applescript [duplicate]

I'm trying to make an app that when opened will play an audio file that is contained in the app, but i have no idea how to do it. I know this is really vague and I apologize but any help would be ...
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Caps to Shift Lock

It would be awesome if the caps key could change the numbers to symbols as well. For instance, with caps on, it would be nice if pressing "4" would produce "$". Is there an easy way to do this on ...
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Network Trash Can on macOS 10.13 or higher?

We currently have a Mac that functions as a file server on our network. The files are stored locally on an internal drive array. We would like to setup a Network Trash Can on this machine so when ...
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Mac 10.13, 10.14 where are the hash passwords located?

I ran to view the contents of a shadow file for a user: sudo plutil -p /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/<username>.plist but when I get to Default it says permission denied, either as a ...
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2008 Mac Pro Freezes After Selecting a boot option in Startup Manager

I have a 2008 Mac Pro that boots to a flashing ? folder icon. I cannot boot into Recovery. I can boot into the Startup Manager by holding the Option key. In Startup Manager, a configured hard drive ...
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Connect to a remote windows command line from mac terminal?

When I need to run a command on a remote windows machine, I use Microsoft Remote Desktop software. I was wondering if there is a way to connect to a remote windows command line (cmd.exe) directly from ...
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Running script from BBEdit/TextWrangler gives “tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified”

If I write a script in BBEdit/TextWrangler, e.g. #!/usr/bin/env python print 1234 and choose "Run" from the #! menu, I get this in a new document: 1234 tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified ...
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VirtualBox.app would no longer runs

Results in About This Mac: macOS Mojave Version 10.14.1 MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) This hardware shipped the OS version 10.10 Yosemite, if I remember correctly. In either the Mojave ...
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Irreversible way to block Internet access on Mac for certain periods of time

I am looking for a way to restrict Internet access for specified periods of time that I decide on so that I, the admin, cannot access the internet during the restricted time period, and that I also ...
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How can I edit the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file?

I tried editing the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file on my Mac to change the forwardX11 from no to yes, and this to enable X11 features. I try to change permission in the file ssh_config and in the folder ...
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Office 2016 for Mac won't open any documents -> no permission

After my old iMac crashed and burned, I had to buy a new one in September. Due to the upgrade to High Sierra which was installed on the new machine, Office 2011 for Mac stopped working. I bought the ...
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Why is Wine separately bundled with Winebottler for Mac OSX?

I am trying to make use of registax software for astrophotography image stacking on my Macbook. I first installed Wine using Homebrew which hanged on startup due to a known Homebrew Core issue. This ...
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Bootcamp issue: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition

I tried installing windows 10 on mac but some sort of error occured and since then boot camp had been removing the partitions for hours. So I ran "diskutil eraseVolume fat32 BOOTCAMP disk0s3" on ...