Questions tagged [macos]

macOS is the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).

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Awakening of the standby mode

You can set with pmset the standby mode in the energymanagement settings. To become your mac to sleep without to stop other processes I have set the hibernatemode 25. Now I don't know why the mac do ...
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voice or video calls using google talk in messages app Mac

I have a problem using google chat. in the messages app I can connect my google chat account but when I call someone using the messages app via google chat, it doesn't make the call, it just stays in ...
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Turning File Vault on, and instantly upgrading to macOS Big Sur is not a problem?

I just got a new MacBook Pro 16 inch from the IT department, and after I turned on the machine, it asked me for a series of set up questions. One of them is File Vault, so I answered "Yes". ...
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How to adjust master volume for an output device?

I'm using a DAC (AudioQuest DragonFly) which has a very loud master volume when combined with headphones. It is not possible to adjust the volume on the device itself. Therefore I can only use the ...
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How to report mindful minutes from macOS to Apple Health?

As an example, I use DayOne for journaling, both the phone and desktop app, but the minutes only count when I use the phone/iOS app. I often have a lot to write, so most of the time it's just easier ...
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Delete duplicate/older program versions from openwith - Mac Big Sur

As you can see here I have so older versions of for example visual studio code. But how to delete them to only show one version? I tried this tutorial from gadgethacks which didnt work because it is ...
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I install apps on OS X 10.9.5, Then They Disappear

I have a problem with my iMac 🖥 where I install an app from the App Store, it says it’s installed, but then I check the Launchpad and the app is not there. Some important details you may need to help ...
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I Need iMovie 10.1 or Greater for Mavericks (No App Store) [closed]

I like to edit videos, and I really need iMovie for my Mac. I run macOS X 10.9 Mavericks and I need a copy of iMovie 10.1 or Newer (Up to 10.1.10) as a .dmg file. I need the 60FPS capability because I ...
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Safari browser inactive after 2 hours

I've been trying to resolve this issue with my MacBook for 2 months and finally reaching out for help. When I Power Cycle my MacBook Pro (2017, Catalina 10.15.7), I can use Safari successfully for a ...
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How to troubleshoot WD My Cloud Home connection

I've got a WD My Cloud Home that I use as my personal NAS. I installed the software WD Discovery (in a Mac Mini with OS version 10.11.6) so it could detect such device. Until now, it has been working ...
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Add group from directory service to Mac’s admin group

I have been searching the entire web for a couple of days now, but could not find a solution to the following problem: We would like to add a group from a directory service (LDAP) to the Mac’s admin ...
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Web Content radio buttons don't switch in Screen Time Family

As my daughter grows, I wanted to change the settings of Content & Privacy Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Web Content, from Allowed Websites Only to Limit Adult Websites. But radio ...
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Weird folder setup in Big Sur compared to Mojave. Lots of questions

I just upgraded to Big Sur from Mojave. Why are there 3 Applications folders in Big Sur? One listed on main hard drive which seems to contain everything Another in system folder: only some programs ...
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EvoCam (video camera software) did not capture audio for 2 weeks on Mac running Mavericks—way to find it?

I know it's a longshot. I have an old Mac Mini running Mavericks running EvoCam 4.2.6 (old software no longer available). The Mac Mini is connected via WiFi to an Amcrest camera. The Mac Mini is not ...
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How to configure macOS Server 5.11 for CI with XCode?

I have a question. I bought macOS Server from the App Store. I want to achieve this basically: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/IDEs/Conceptual/xcode_guide-...
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Why would I get Kernel Panic after wiping my MacBookPro10,1 SSD and starting from scratch? Looking for help to resolve this kernel panic

Here is the error I am getting: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 2102 sec Panics Since Last Report: 1 Anonymous UUID: A2D9708D-90D9-6291-C995-53578F118FF4 Sat Apr 10 22:45:46 2021 panic(cpu 4 caller ...
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Is the Truststore/Keychain writable for the Chrome process?

While browsing a TLS-protected website in Chrome (89.0.4389.114), the button on the left side of the address bar opens a dropdown menu. Pressing on "Certificate" opens a (system-) dialog ...
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Is there a way to get Finder to remember all my tabs and reopen them after restarting?

Just like with Terminal, I tend to have many Finder tabs open most of the time. Sometimes, I need to restart Finder and OneDrive (e.g., see https://superuser.com/questions/1546441/very-high-cpu-usage-...
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Why does Mac OS include both ABC and US keyboard layouts when the two perform the same functions?

The ABC and US keyboard layouts on Mac OS appear identical in layout. Is there any reason why Apple chose to include two identical keyboard layouts that perform the same functions?
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2008 MBPro Crashes when reinstalling Yosemite

My friend asked me to reset this old MBP to its original state so she could pass it on to her niece. The erase went ok. The re-install, not so much. It does the install, but then when the installer ...
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Transferring Thunderbird Data from Ubuntu to MacOS?

On ubuntu all the thunderbird files are stored under ~/.thunderbird/. If I want to backup / copy the files to another Ubuntu laptop I can just copy that folder to the new laptop. Is it the same for ...
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Is there any MacBook-supported filesystem that will not do a scan every time its underlying external HDD gets unplugged without eject?

Currently, with ExFAT filesystem on an external HDD connected to a MacBook Pro I experience very long scan times (proportional to the size of the HDD, several TBs in this case; MacOS is used here) ...
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Program notifications with the style of Volume and Brightness banner

Using Applescript it is very easy to send Notifications on Mac Clients. With other Libraries you even get more functionalities. But is there a way to program the notifications/alerts such that they ...
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Running Apple Silicon Apps On Intel Macs [closed]

In the future, when some app developers stop publishing Intel versions of their apps (this happened in a few years when PowerPC changed to Intel), will those apps never receive updates on Intel macs? ...
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How to figure out how a process auto started itself after login?

(I added an Update in the end.) My related questions: How to delete hidden login iterms from backgrounditems.btm? A launchd job without plist file, how does that work and how to find what job ...
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MacBook chrashing after running sudo npm install in root directory

I did a very stupid thing and executed "sudo npm install" in my root directory of my MacBook. It also asked for a lot of permissions (like Desktop and Documents wich I granted) Now I get a ...
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I am using MacBook Pro 13 .current OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

How to upgrade the current OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)to “ high Sierra” As the current os ( X El Capitan) is very old not supporting few features. Anandarao n
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Homebrew installed git not working [closed]

I installed git with Homebrew and /usr/local/Cellar/git/2.31.1/bin is supposed to be the directory where the git executable is installed. BUT none of the commands are working: rgdgr8$ /usr/local/...
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How do I disable the Mac OSX desktop switch fade

I've toggled reduce motion, but this fade animation is still pretty bad. Is there a way to just have it instantly switch? I am on Big Sur.
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suggestions on easy way to add location data to jpegs that will be recognized in iPhone

I have lots of .jpegs taken either w/ iPhone (location data turned off) or DSLR w/ no location data. Id like to find an easy way to add the locations to photos so that when synced to iPhone, photos ...
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Lock screen occasionally does not show up on BigSur

I use combination CTRL+SHIFT+PowerButton or just close the lid of my macbook to lock the screen. It used to work great, and it still works but not great. Sometimes either of methods don't trigger lock ...
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OS not starting up, prohibitory symbol

I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with Boot Camp, and it supports only up to macOS Catalina, and not Big Sur. This frustrated me and I decided to go off the rules a bit & installed macOS Big Sur (...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut or app to *SWITCH* displays content?

Is there a free app or shortcut that I can switch my Mac's windows content from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard or app? I know there is a way to move ...
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Grayscale nightshift

is there a way on the Mac to activate a greyscale monitor option after a certain hour of the evening, just like you can do on samsung galaxy smartphones?
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macOS restores deleted files

I'm using the last version of macOS (11.2.3) and today messed up with a problem. For about 20 minutes ago I deleted some useless files (screenshots, old videos etc.). But now, those files are back. I ...
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Screenshot Dimension

When I go to About This Mac --> Displays, it shows I have a Built-in Retina Display with 2560 × 1600 display. However, when I try to take a screenshot with command + shift + 3, the dimensions for ...
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What is this extra partition that has appeared suddenly in macOS and how to delete it?

macOS BigSur 11.2.3 (20D91) / MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) has suddenly generated a new 22GB partition. I noticed this yesterday when 22GB suddenly disappeared and I started to receive low disk space ...
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How to kill sound from a macos app (iOS simulator)

How to revoke a permission for a macos app (iOS simulator) to make any utterances to any audio devices whatsoever? I have a sw keyboard giving some unsolicited feedback sounds unwated. In menu -> I/...
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M1 Air Big Sur 11.1 Recovery Mode Reinstall Not Working

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Big Sur on M1 Air because some of the root directories permissions got messed up and it's not booting after login screen (takes password, stuck in loading screen for a ...
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Emoji & Symbols input method enabled as input source after Log Out or Reboot

I have some weird behavior on my MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91). When I login to any user, after Log Out or Reboot I see "Emoji & Symbols" input method in the list of ...
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Automatic time synchronization sets the time incorrectly - 6 seconds off

Automatic time synchronization sets the time with a difference of 6 seconds from the real time. How is this possible? I probably set it wrong somewhere. But I can't figure out where. If I set the ...
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Ethernet is connected but no internet access in MacOS

I am working on iMac Retina 4K 2017 with macOS Big Sur v.11.2.1. The Ethernet is connected to the iMac but unfortunately no internet access. I've tried these approaches: I've created new location and ...
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Can't solve 'passwd: Authentication token manipulation error' error

I'm trying to SSH into a Hills server for my local junior college. The system asks for my (current) UNIX password, however, when I enter the password I get the following error: (current) UNIX password:...
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Erased Macintosh HD - Data. Now can't login

This all started because I was trying to clean install a Macbook Pro that someone sold me. They gave me the password to log into the computer under their profile so I could clean install it. I started ...
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How to change “macOS default” for Xcode build settings?

(Didn't get any answers or comments on StackOverflow.) Where/ how to set the "macOS default" for any Xcode setting? I'm interested in the setting shown below. I know how to change the ...
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How do I log user out on macos 10.15

Per this: https://osxdaily.com/2015/08/17/log-out-other-user-without-logging-in-mac-os-x/ all users should be listed in activity monitor but I only see the process for my user. So how do I boot other ...
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Booting to new software when my mac is in dead screen [closed]

I have been given a Mac which has a blank folder mark. I have tried pressing command and R key to boot up but it is stuck. I just want to install a new version and reset it all, please help.
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Screentime does not allow to set user that limits apply for

Per this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210387#limitusage I should be able to select a user to change screen time limits for. But I do not have other users on the mac listed in the top left corner. ...
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Photos app on macOS doesn't sync with iCloud when Photos app on iPhone uploaded correctly

I don't see photos on my macOS (macOS Big Sur) Photos app but on my iPhone (iOS 14.4) there is info that all photos were "Updated Just Now". The count of photos in the iOS app is higher than ...
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How would I limit per day usage for user with standard access rights to X minutes on macos 10.15?

I have account with administrative access on home computer, naturally. How would I trim to family member with standard rights usage to 30 minutes per day on macOS 10.15 (in screen time or whatever.) ...

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