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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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How to change current JRE on mac?

I would like to change the current JRE from Version 10.0.1 to some previous versions like 1.8 for instance. At the moment Im confused about my current setting. Basically, Java Panel in System ...
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Mac Sticky Keys

When I attempt to Enable Sticky Keys on my new Mac, the option appears greyed out in System Preferences. Although Slow Keys is available. I use a Windows keyboard, because I type with a headstick. ...
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Crash with error "Panic. No more room to grow table" (logd thread)

MacOS crashed with this error. Is it hardware or software issue? *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff800027edcc): "No more room to grow table: 0x0xffffff8000c3fee0 size:262142, used:...
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Safari opens new tab with rapidly changing URL

Potential virus Hi I recently went to a streaming website and after watching a movie I went on and did other things like surf the web But two hours later in a next safari tab I noticed that It had ...
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Rendering problems in Safari 11.1 in Mac OS 10.13

I faced with strange rendering problems when use Safari in my iMac: sometimes after I search in Google using address bar, page not rendered and text in address bar disappears (see attached screenshots)...
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Order minimized windows within an application

I am currently porting from Windows to MacOS. One of the cool features I liked about windows is the way it orders multiple windows of the same application. For example, If you have 10 Chrome windows, ...
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Function keys with Apple wired keyboard not as expected

I am using a Retina iMac 5K running Mac OS X El Capitan connected with a Apple A1843 wired (USB) keyboard with F1 thru F19 and numpad. I expect (as per icons on key-tops): F1 dim brightness F2 ...
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How to disable core services safely without screwing up the OS?

There are certain core services in macOS which takes up a significant amount of your CPU and RAM. I don't use iCloud so nothing synchronises but, still Safari needs to run Bookmarks Sync Agent for no ...
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Every few restarts, Mac won't start up, unless I reset PRAM

For some reason, every few times (let's say every 5 times) I restart my Mac Mini (running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3, on an SSD), the startup screen will get stuck on the white loading bar with a black ...
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Connected to WiFi but no internet

A couple days ago, I was streaming a show on the internet when suddenly the internet stopped working. I closed my tabs and restarted my WiFi but to no avail. I checked to see if the internet was ...
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How do I hide all windows, past and future, of an App in macOS?

I have a script that is continually opening a new window of an App and then that window closes and the process repeats. However, even if I click Hide on the App, it only hides the window open at that ...
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Can't hear audio from speech from system voice with headphones but can hear music?

I'm trying to set up listening to selected text in Accessibility > Speech. I have headphones on, and when I play iTunes I can hear perfectly. When I click play on the Speech window in Accessibility, I ...
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Keyboard not working during boot

My Mac keyboard is not working during EFI startup, so I can’t press option to select the boot device. I am dual booting Archlinux, so my EFI binary is from systemd-boot. I configured timeout in loader....
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Can I modify defaults to get a website to popup when I hold down a letter on the keyboard?

You know how if you hold down 'i' on the keyboard you get î, ï, í, ī, į, and ì by selecting from number 1-6, well, what if I want, say, for example, igloo.com to pop up as a seventh option when I hold ...
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Timeout/expire a Mac file sharing connection

I've set up file sharing from my Mac so I can connect to it from my Windows machine. I used to have to enter my password on the Windows every once in a while (few hours), but lately the credentials ...
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Function of a particular process in macOS High Sierra! (PrintUITool)

What is the significance of this (PrintUITool) process which goes by the name of PrintUITool, I cam across this process in activity monitor and found it take up huge chunks of memory and CPU space of ...
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Macbook Pro - Cmd tab and cmd space stop working

The CommandTab (to alternate between applications) and Command Space (for Spotlight) stop working on my Mac once I open the GNS3 application (GNS3 is a virtual network simulator that I use for my ...
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Visual Studio 2017 Mac: Command line arguments

1st time using/playing with VS 2017 for Mac. Where do I enter command line arguments that will be saved for use with each run? I have found that I can enter arguments in RunWith->CustomConfiguration ...
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How can I display Calendar Agenda on Mac Outlook 2016?

On Windows Microsoft Outlook I'm used to being able to display a pane to the right of the Mail screen showing: Calendar Agenda Is it possible to display this on Mac Microsoft Outlook 2016? And if so,...
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After rEFInd install, on reboot boot manager does not show, boots to macOS utilities

after installing rEFInd boot manager on my macbook pro '15 w/ macOS sierra, on boot my computer takes ~20-30 seconds on a black screen then boots directly to macOS utilities. I don't know why this is ...
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How to deal with a non responsive app/process?

Firefox does not respond. How can I quit it other than by Force Quit? I can kill it by using the left upper button (X). Is there a better method other than to Force Quit?
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Running an AppleScript on a remote computer using ssh

How would I execute an AppleScript that is saved on my computer on a remote computer?
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Unable to rename Bluetooth Headphones on mac

I opened Bluetooth preferences, right clicked on device and selected rename. I provided new name in the textbox and clicked on rename button. It did not change the name. I tried like 100 times, it ...
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Preview: How to set over-under configuration instead of side-by-side in "Two Pages" view?

This question is about Preview (macOS builtin application). I am not asking for an alternative application, software of hack that "solves my problem". I know that there are plenty of ways of getting ...
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Keychain - Touch ID request loop

I've bought the latest MacBook Pro with Touch bar. I've installed clean installation of Mac OSX (latest, no updates avail.). Whenever I open keychain, the Touch ID request dialog is shown. After using ...
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Mac UPS always shows 0%

I recently bought a UPS for my Mac mini home server. It is a Chinese brand. When I plug the UPS into my Mac mini, the computer successfully detects the UPS and the UPS setting pops up inside the ...
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Will erasing a Macbook Pro via the FindMyiPhone site erase Windows partitions?

My mac was stolen, I requested that the mac be erased on this portal: Find My iPhone. I used Windows 10 via Bootcamp. Will this partition be erased as well? The 'erasing' was triggered last night so ...
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How do I programmatically customize a folder's view?

I'm a software developer who is new to mac. I'm working on an app that exposes a lot of files through a WebDav connection. Anyways, I'm wanting to customize the way that the folder shows up in ...
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Photos skewing when dragged into Powerpoint

When I drop pics into Powerpoint they break into skewed parts, as shown below. If I use the import function, it works just fine, but about 90% of the time when I copy/paste from anywhere, I get the ...
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Why separate "People" albums in iOS Photos app?

Why do I have a "People" album and a separate "People: From My Mac" album on my iPhone? Why aren't these combined? How do I combine them? iPhone SE iOS 10.2.1 MacBook Pro macOS 10.12.3
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Mac connecting to dead NFS

My mac tries to connect to an old NFS that I used at an old job. I tried everything and looked at every related question asked on this forum. At the time I had it set on auto connect. But since I ...
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Safari force quites on typing the three letters "sac" on search bar

You might not believe me. So I have attached a video link below. I tried clearing history and restarting the computer, etc. It doesn't work. Is the combination "sac" something for quitting the app? ...
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Possible to get Messages to open tel: links?

Links that use the tel: protocol open in FaceTime by default on Macs. If, like me, you prefer to text/iMessage rather than call, it would be nice to have them open in Messages by default. I was able ...
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Adobe CS 6 serial number

I bought a used MacBook and the previous owner asked if I wanted Adobe CS 6 on it, so I said sure. I was wondering if there was a way I could find the serial number in the system files somewhere, so I ...
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iMessage Clear History Without Rebooting

If I remove all chat.db files in ~/Library/Messages on my Mac, I have to restart the whole system, otherwise iMessage says "updating database..." without doing anything. I think this is because not ...
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kernel_task seem to be writing large amounts of data to the disk, but no disk space is used

According to Activity Monitor, kernel_task is writing a large amount of data to the disk. This morning Activity Monitor showed it as having written 46 GB, accounting for 2/3 of all data written. At ...
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Office install script for OSX

Apologies if this has already been covered. I am looking for a script example that will help install Office 2016 for Mac from a local file share. I will use an MDM tool to assist with the running of ...
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Macbook can't read Macintosh HD

I use a late 2013 macbook pro 13 inch retina display. I tried formatting my internal ssd hard drive (macintosh HD) after it started freezing forever whenever I tried to log in. I tried all the ...
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How to extract password from Mac Mail, which isn't in the keychain

I have an old gmail account to which I forgot the password. I have it setup in Mac Mail, and I can receive emails, but I forgot its password to login to the web interface. All the internet research ...
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Sound Output keeps reselecting built-in Output, from Bluetooth Device

I have a Logitech Blue Tooth audio adapter which has been working for like 2 years. All of a sudden, in sys preferences, it automatically switches to built-in sound. The bluetooth, is connected in ...
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How do I replace the default fonts and their minimum font sizes in Safari?

I'm using Safari 10.0 on macOS Sierra. I want to replace all the four default fonts in Safari - standard, fixed, serif and sans-serif. I've tried looking for a .plist file that contains the ...
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How to make a Mac speak out system notifications?

Since a Mac can easily speak something, can it speak what is in a system notification? Specifically, it is so that when a webpage displays a system notification, the text in the notification can be ...
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How to upload (not sync) files to iCloud Drive without using any browser?

I'm having a hard time with iCloud Drive on Mac. The files I drop in iCloud Drive folder simply sync while I wanted to upload the file to cloud so that I can delete the local copies in my Mac to free ...
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Kernel Task is taking up 1.12 GB in activity monitor

I have an issue where my kernel task is taking over a GB of memory on my activity monitor. My fan seems to be going pretty crazy and is loud. Any ideas?
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Macbook 10.11.5 all of a sudden can't login to Windows shared drive

I had absolutely no problems for months. When I first got it I did command+K and typed in the ip address of the server, then put in the admin login for the window server and all three shared drives on ...
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Mac modifier keys are automatically getting restored to default bindings the next day

So everyday, I change the preferences of modifier keys and set my caps lock to be the control key. The very next day, it comes back to being caps lock again. This was a brand new 15 inch Macbook pro ...
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Mission Control to pin different Firefox applications to different desktops

Using Mission Control I create 2 Desktops. If I create 2 different Firefox launcher files (Firefox1.app and Firefox2.app), I want to pin one Firefox1.app to Desktop-1 and Firefox2.app to Desktop-2. So ...
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strange dock icon

Recently I noticed that a strange dock icon sometimes appears in the dock, somewhere near the Downloads folder. The icon will only appear for about 1 second and then it will disappear, so I am not ...
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Can't access passwords from Keychain Access

When I try to access a stored password in my login keychain, either using Keychain Access from the relevant GUI or the security command from the command line the following happens: I type my password ...
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OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, need explanation of Console message

Can anyone give me an idea what exactly does this mean a message in my console: symptoms: -[NetworkAnalyticsEngine_writeJournalRecord:fromCellFingerprint:key:atL0I:ofKind:lqm:isFaulty Also this: ...

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