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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How do I prevent other wifi networks from showing up on my computer?

I understand that I can prevent my computer from connecting to networks automatically under System Preferences > Network > Advanced, but I want to not even be able to see networks other than ones I ...
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Is there any way to see iPhone logs on Mac's Console over wifi?

As the title says, is there any way to read the console logs without connecting the iphone to the mac via USB? I need to debug a behaviour that happens when the iPhone is not charging.
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Check Network requests happening from iPad without any proxy setting changes

Can we check network requests of an application whose bundle identifier is known? Note: Application is not created by us - its from another third party. We don't have code we just have ipa and we ...
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Should this hardware piece look like this?

In the image you can see the hardware part of the battery (I think) and it looks weird with all the white things. Is this normal, because the Mac was recently bought. This is a MacBook Air 2019. ...
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What is the voltage output of an Apple 85W MagSafe 2 model A1424 without a load?

I’m looking to understand how to test and evaluate chargers so this is a bit technical a problem. Since MagSafe is proprietary, I can’t consult a USB power distribution specification to know how ...
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Macbook feels a lot hotter than usual; are these temperatures normal?

I have an early 2015 13" Macbook pro with a 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. I've been having some battery issues lately, that could be been attributed to charging my laptop and plugging in foreign ...
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Weird message when I hit Send/recieve on Outlook on Mac

Now this message has just had me confused for couple of days lately. I have an outlook on Mac and It does work fine for the most part(Sending and receiving the messages successfully without any ...
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Big emojis in built-in messages app on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

Is there any way to show big emojis when sending 3 or fewer emojis in built-in messages app on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, like on iOS 12 and macOS Sierra and higher ? Thanks by advance ! Léo
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I'm looking to build an app that will hold the right-click/any key that the user determines on command. Where do I start? [closed]

I am very new to this and have never built an app before, but I want to build a menu-bar app (with gamers going AFK in their games in mind) that will emulate the right-click or any key of the user's ...
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Headset Microphone not found in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I have a headset microphone that I originally purchased for my PlayStation 4, however, I noticed that the microphone was also able to work on my iMac, and I was very pleased to know that because it is ...
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.command The file could not be executed because you do not have appropriate access privileges

I am trying to execute a terminal command by just double clicking a .command file. But I am getting this error. The file “myfile.command” could not be executed because you do not have appropriate ...
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Turn off and disable the “Coherence” feature of Parallels Desktop for Mac

On Parallels 15.0.0, I have accidentally triggered the "Coherence" feature within a VM running macOS Catalina as a guest on my macOS Mojave host. Now the apps are opening in within native windows on ...
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Script Wi-Fi SSID switch if on SSID “X”

I'm stuck on a script to switch a Mac to a different SSID if its already connected to a certain SSID. What I need the script to do is: Check what SSID the Mac Wi-Fi is using If it is on SSID called ...
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Changing date created of bulk files to 9 hours before

I have 3000 files which all have different dates in which they were created. For example a file has a date created timestamp of: 1 August 11:05. How can I use the terminal to change the timestamp to 9 ...
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Is it possible to execute the package (located in FTP) from terminal of Mac

I have a scenario where I don't want to allow end-user to download the file but I want for them to install the required tool on their Mac machine using the package of FTP. Is there any way that allows ...
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Applescript automating setting Security Config in Outlook365

I am attempting to automate setting up laptops. So far I've managed to script adding a new account with the correct parameters. Next is to select the SSL certificates that have been installed on the ...
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How to Configure EndPoint Security VPN in order to route some traffic to it?

I'm using EndPoint Security VPN software in order to connect to VPN. Once it's connected I can not access any webpage, but I can still connect to the Client's environment. How do I configure my mac ...
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Upgrading from 10.11.6 El Capitan to 10.12

I rarely use by mac. Right now I wanted to install a new program on it but it says it won't run unless the OS is 10.12. I only have 10.11.6 (El Capitan) right now and I can't see any updates for ...
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Accidentally removed quicklook - Mojave

I accidentally removed the original quicklook.app, because i had installed a helper that did not work, which i then wanted to remove. I removed both the helper and the the original quicklook.app Any ...
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Can I safely delete sw.old folder on my MacBookPro?

Can I safely delete sw.old folder on my MacBookPro ? I'd like to get rid of all redundant software, and this looks like it. Can I safely proceed and delete this folder ?
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Where is system default environment variable set in MAC OS? [duplicate]

I am using macOS High Sierra V10.13.6. I can set up my custom environment variables in .bash_profile. But where is the system default environment variables are stored in the mac system For Ex: If i ...
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Finder Search not working when searching network drive shared with SMB connection on Mojave 10.14.0

We went through the nightmare of finding out that 10.14.5 Mojave did not allow other Macs to connect via SMB without freezing client's Finders and/or not connecting or dropping connections. To fix ...
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Is there a way to suppress valid files beginning with dot (.) in a tar archive giving false errors and files?

I have a tar compressed archive created on a linux system that has valid files in a directory beginning with dot (.). When I extract that tar file on a Mac, tar thinks that the dotted file is a ...
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Help with AppleScript to automate Numbers Cell Formatting

I do several mundane repetitive tasks using Numbers App on a Mac, and wish I could just automate the same with the help of AppleScript. I got Numbers Spreadsheet with several tables, on the selected ...
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Midnight Commander Exit from Working Directory doesn't return to same directory in Terminal

Upon exit from midnight commander(MC), terminal returns to default directory(users/username) instead of working directory in MC. Had tried creating alias mc='. /usr/share/mc/bin/mc-wrapper.sh but ...
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Can a mac be infected by a microsoft trojan?

My friend owns a Mac with Microsoft Office installed and executed (with macros enabled) a trojan horse, AFAIK a W97M/Downloader variant. By fetching some information from the wild, that trojan usually ...
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Exclude files and folders from Finder search

I seek to excluding files when searching in Finder: When I perform a search in Finder, it will also show system and application files. I know I can save a search which only searches my user, but I ...
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Problems when trying to delete/uninstall Xcode

I'm trying to uninstall Xcode. I dragged the application to the trash and tried to delete but it hung for a while and then said it couldn't be deleted because some of its files were in use. However, ...
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How to restore Dock Icon Badges after killall Dock?

I need to run killall Dock in a script I use regularly, in order for it to work. Unfortunately all the badges in the Dock disappears when Dock is killed, and don't reappear until they're modified ...
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Is there a way to auto spectacle every app / window that I open from different programs upon opening?

I recently bought a 2019 mac book pro and am a new user to mac os, it has been quite the learning curve and there are still many quirks and features I don't quite like about mac os understand. For ...
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F5 - MacOS - Error Code, Routing Table Cannot Be Patched

I've been having issues with connecting to F5 VPN with the newer Macbook Pro with the i9 Processor 15" running the Mojave macOS. It goes through the checks ok and before it connects it disconnects ...
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Iphone not showing delivered message but imessages on my mac shows delivered message. Which is it?

I sent a message from my iphone and it is not showing any type of delivered notification. When I get on imessages on my mac, the same message shows as delivered. Trying to figure out if it was ...
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Uninstalling a Homebrew formula deleted the entire /usr/local directory

I tried to uninstall Homebrew installed MySQL by running: brew uninstall mysql However, this command removed the whole /usr/local directory. I checked Trash, but unable to locate it. Is there a way ...
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Allow network user login via terminal

I accidentally deselected "Allow network user login at login window" on my mac. I need to restore that setting. I have admin and access to every file via the startup terminal utility (but can't login ...
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How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to convert to a remote server (i.e. so when I am in a random coffeeshop I can connect to it to run computationally intensive tasks as it sits on my desk at home). Are ...
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how can I use $HOME, ~ or environment variable in plist file of LaunchDaemons

I want to run a program by use plist, eg <key>Program</key> <string>/the_path_to/startup.sh</string> But the path could be changed in different system, so it would be nice if ...
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kernel panic on my mac mini

I have mac mini bought in 2018. Since yesterday it gives a kernel panic. My mac mini restarts then and gives a log with an error message. This happens when my mac mini is in sleeping mode. I use two ...
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Mail app Keeps opening, can't find notification options on google calendar [duplicate]

I know, there are a lot of peoples asking this, and I followed every single guide, but I REALLY DO NOT found the "calendars link" and so I can't keep following the guide...Has google changed the ...
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How can I prevent apps from opening on startup that don't respect Login Items?

The application I'm specifically talking about is Cisco AnyConnect VPN, which I have to use for work so I can't delete it. It opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes ...
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Wake on LAN (WOL) on Mac Pro 3,1 WITHOUT MacOS

I've been re-purposing my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) to be a server using docker and Ubuntu Server 18.04.2. I'm trying to get wake on lan to work, as this is a really power-hungry machine and I would rather ...
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“Prevent the Dock from being modified” not working in Mac managed user account

I am creating a standard user account with parental controls ("managed" account) on my Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5) for my housemate to use. I want him to be able to modify the Dock as he sees fit, and ...
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Down arrow doesn't work unless holding ctrl key

As the title indicates, my down arrow key doesn't work with the exception of the keyboard shortcut "ctrl + down" showing the windows of a specific application. Since it works in this one situation I ...
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How do I transfer files fast over two network shares?

I have two shares (A, B) on the same volume on a synology NAS. I'm have the two shares mounted in finder, but when copying or moving files it takes forever, even with SMB3 on. I can of course use ...
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How can I find what program is preventing my Mac from going to sleep?

My Mac is set to go to sleep after 5 mins of inactivity, and typically this works fine. But every week or so I find that my Mac no longer goes to sleep and nothing I have tried stops this behavior. ...
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How downgrade macOS to previous versions safely? [duplicate]

I working on macOS Mojave 10.14.5 I am new to macOS and I don't know much about installing different versions. I can't dare to uninstall the current as I am afraid to lose my file and installed ...
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Import a specific Voice Memo from iPhone to Mac Voice Memo App

I am trying to import a Voice Memo recorded on my iPhone to the Mac, so that it is added to the Voice Memo App. Is there a way to do this without enabling iCloud sync and without using iTunes? I do ...
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Uninstalling Parallels Desktop 14 - Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too?

When installing Parallels Desktop For Mac version 14.1.3, I was prompted for a password. I assume that means some kernel extensions or drivers were installed into macOS. The official Uninstall ...
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Macbook often goes to max CPU and then hangs there

My MBP 2015 15" often hangs with the same sequence of events. First the fan starts rushing up to top speed, then the screen gets some lag, then becomes unresponsive, and then the whole thing hangs in ...
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Changing external displays for Macbook Pro without rebooting

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro (touchbar, 4 USB-C ports). I have 4 separate desks I work at, each one with a CalDigit TS3 Plus hub and two external monitors. Each hub and its pair of monitors are ...
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How to stop audio/video playing after an incoming call on Mac? [duplicate]

When I receive a call on my Mac once I pick up say on my iPhone, previously paused video in my browser starts playing. It tends not always to be on the window I'm on and it's very irritating trying to ...