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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 relate to the actual [tag:hardware]. For operating system-related questions, use [tag:macos].

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Can I restore Flickr mac internet account from TimeMachine backup?

Can I restore Flickr account on mac (Sierra) from TimeMachine backup? Hello. I have been having problems uploading to Flickr from the photos app. I have a 2011 macbook pro, which I have upgraded and ...
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Does macOS Mojave comes with java pre-installed?

I just ran which java command and got the output /usr/bin/java I also executed java -version command and also got version information output. So I believe that there is an actual java executable and ...
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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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What is the purpose of Mark as a Company on Mac Contacts?

The Contacts app on Mac allows users to specify if a card is a person or a company. Does this affect any practical usages, other than an implicit type which cannot be used as a filter or key in Smart ...
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Problem with external screen resolution on Mac Book Pro

My MacBook Pro 2013 with two graphic cards (suppose that this caused an issue). I've got an external display - a Dell U2713HM with maximum resolution 2560x1600, but the MacBook shows only 1920x1080. ...
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MacOS brightness controls not working

I've encountered a problem when upgrading my late 2013 MacBook from OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (now running Mojave): brightness controls appear to not affect anything (only the pop-...
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Can't log in to my user on Mojave with Filevault enabled!

I am having issues with my user account in Mojave. The apple support reps and online forums signal that it is due to Filevault. Essentially my MacBook froze one day (beachball) and I powered off. ...
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Problems after deleting Bootcamp Partion/EFI

I am running High Sierra 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro. To cut a long story short, I installed a release of Windows 10 on my Mac and did not like it. So I decided to delete it. I did my best to remove ...
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“Hunk #5 FAILED at 2001.” when upgrading wine through homebrew

I get this error message when I am trying to update from wine-3.13 to 4.0-rc5. $ brew upgrade wine ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package: wine 3.13 -> 4.0-rc5 ==> Upgrading wine ==> ...
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Why is my Finder Blue now instead of the dark gray?

My Mac finder color is now dark blue/purple instead of the new gray nightmode color. I'm on the latest update of Mojave.
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Where does Mojave download the Mojave installer?

Similar to this, I would like to understand where Mojave is downloading itself when I download it from the App store. The Application folder doesn't have anything like Install MacOs Mojave or ...
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My Passport Ultra transfer speed

I bought this device to replace an older HP external drive. This WD drive comes with a USB 3C cable and a USB 3 adapter. Im using it on a MPB - USB3 port. WD will only give me "theoretical" speed ...
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torsocks command not working on Mac

torsocks commands doesn't work on Mac. For example if I run: torsocks http https://check.torproject.org/api/ip It returns: 1546862950 PERROR torsocks[6434]: socks5 libc connect: Connection ...
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Problem with Yosemite Macbook [closed]

I'll try to install Yosemite on the same Macbook. I don't know where i can find : - Intel GMA X3100 kexts - IOAudioFamily.kext - AppleHDA.kext Thanks S
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Adding other person's public calendar in Apple Calendar

For work I deal with people from different organizations. To be able to shedule meetings I need to see their publicly shared calendars. They use different mail applications, outlook, Apple Mail etc. ...
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AppleScript with list selection and Cancel button suppressed or disabled

Is there any way to suppress/disable the Cancel button in a list selection dialog - in other words, force a response? Here's what I came up with (I'm forcing a response by displaying an error message ...
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My WD drive is not showing in finder but I can see it in disk utility with a grey color

I can't see my external Hard Drive in finder but i can see my hard drive in disk utility but in a grey almost transparent color. When I try to run a "first aid" this is what i get as an error: ...
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Mac OS reinstall - nothing happens after I enter log/pass for Apple Account

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a very old Imac, and I have a strange problem. Sorry, the text on the screenshot is not in English, but I explain everything in the text. I restarted the IMac using ...
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Music disappeared after dropping free iTunes trial [closed]

Everything has disappeared off my computer and even talking with apple associates does not resolve the problem. I am attempting to retrieve all the CD's that were on my computer before I signed up for ...
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Clean up Hard Drive and Re-install Mac

I have the following MacBook MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) I want to format the hard-disk and reinstall the Mac so that I have a clean system. I tried to boot up with CMD + R and ...
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Do I need install Nvidia Web driver and CUDA driver?

My Mac is Mac Pro 5.1, and macOS is 10.13, graphics card is Nvidia GTX 1070 + GT 120. Every mac user know, the GTX 1070 is windows only, but if we install Nvidia Web Driver for mac, then GTX 1070 can ...
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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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Wifi completely stops working on Macbook Pro HighSierra 2011

My wifi will be working and then all of a sudden I get the no internet connection page on google chrome. My Wifi status bar still shows a full signal but nothing loads. So I go to turn my wifi off, ...
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macOS counterpart of Windows startup batch file [duplicate]

My friend pranked me by creating a batch file which opens a YouTube video and added it to the startup folder, so that the batch file launches every time I log in. This is what he wrote in the batch ...
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Bluetooth connectivity issues

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2012 version) running on OS X El Capitan with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, which could not find or pair with my Sony headphones (type MDR-XB70BT) with Bluetooth 5.0 ...
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Finder shows different file size compared to terminal

I have a folder called 'objects' in my mac. When I check the contents of it in the terminal it's showing like this. Clearly object folder shows 4.1K However when I see it in the finder, It shows, ...
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Has Apple ditched the enter key symbol in their mac devices international keyboard?

The return key in Apple's keyboard layout has two functions, the return key ↩; and the enter key ⌤ (which is produced by fn+return). However, the new Macbooks has no ⌤ symbol engraved on keyboard! ...
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How to open .desktop files with brew-installed Wine?

I've installed wine with brew, and installed an app named "hnc.exe". I can use hnc.exe with running wine and specifying direct location(on drive-c) on terminal, but it is annoying though. So I tried ...
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Reading Mac Mail logs

I have multiple email accounts that all use the same server. When I try to look at the logs they have file names such as "name.server.com-f4roa44-jalkjdl3l-jflkj.txt" The "name.server.com-" portion ...
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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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Kept logging out after I log it or move pages between two monitors

This is somewhat complicated but simple. I have two BenQ monitors with Mac Pro 2010(RX570 8gb). (1) Im using MacOS Mojave but I can not log in cause my computer log out after 3 sec. (2) I pull ...
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Use 'mv' command to move files except those in a specific directory

In Linux, I know the command mv !(folder1|folder2) folder1 if I want to move all files in current folder, excepted folder1 and folder2, and move they in folder1. But these commend, doesn't work in mac ...
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Handoff renders two-factor authencation worthless? [duplicate]

I noticed that when I enabled two-factor authentication for my Apple ID and have handoff turned on, the code pops up on the mac where I'm seeking the two factor. Seems like it renders the two-factor ...
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How Do I Gain Access To The Content Folder Of A .jar File?

I want to use a modded Minecraft launcher on my Mac but the launcher I want to use is from an unidentified developer. When I try to open the app it says “TechnicLauncher.jar” is from an unidentified ...
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I can't see the comments in a PDF file that were added in macOS

I wrote a proposal and sent it in PDF form to my supervisor. She highlighted the proposal and left comments, but I can't see these comments when the PDF is opened in Windows or Ubuntu. I tried foxit ...
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cannot send emails from hotmail server [duplicate]

I am unable to send emails from my hotmail account set up on my Mac. I can receive emails but for outgoing it is giving me an error. The sender address axxxxxx@hotmail.com was rejected by the ...
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Screen starts flickering when in streaming

I have this problem that now I am really getting bothered from it. It always starts when I am streaming something on the web like YouTube videos and open other programs which I have to work with like ...
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OneDrive files which appear in Finder but not in terminal?

It sounds crazy, I know. Usually its the other way round - you can see files in terminal which are not visible in Finder. I have a problem which is the other way round. I have a folder - /Users/me/...
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Making a portable version of an Aperture Library

I'm going on holiday. I want to copy my aperture library to an external disk, work on my keywording while I'm gone, and copy the library back, when I get back. In principle I don't have to copy the ...
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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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No Handoff icon in dock

I'm missing handoff icon in dock. I remember that when I had open safari/messenger on my iPhone, I could easily click on the icon that showed on left side of dock. It's not there anymore. What could ...
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Mac's system name is set to a relative's iPad [duplicate]

I was just using the terminal, when I realised that my Mac's system name is set to DANIELs-iPad, although I have never used said iPad, let alone signed in to anything on it... That's the only ...
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Safari on iPhone shows “iMac | Access Restricted” after the opened tabs

What does iMac here mean or do? My iPhone is not connected to my iMac. When I tap on it, it opens a new tab with Wikipedia.
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I think I deleted an important Mac file because it prevented me from playing fortnite. HELP [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro, (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I don't have much storage in this laptop but it was enough to fit Fortnite in it. I play it often and overtime the game was easier to play ...
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Merge partitions after windows installation failure [duplicate]

After windows failed to install, I was left with my partition, which bootcamp was supposed to remove but it froze and I exited it (probably not the brightest idea ever). So now I have these extra ...
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Install MacOS Sierra

I have formatted my MacBook Air and I am trying to install macOS Sierra which is taking a lot of time and is consuming a lot of data(connected via mobile hotspot). Is there any way that I can install ...
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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 ...