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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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MySQL Workbech editor hiding value

I have Workbench on my Windows PC and the Editor looks great .. But I just loaded it onto my Macbook, and it looks funky (I can't see the whole value) .. Does anyone know if there's a setting where I ...
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How to delete an administrator account on mac?

I have an administrator account on my mac I don't need, and know the password but cannot delete it.
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“Characters” window won't stay closed

Sometimes when I open the "Characters" window to get access to special characters (e.g., greek letters), it re-opens itself repeatedly. The re-opening triggers on some actions, but I haven't found ...
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...
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Empty Keychains “1” that cannot be deleted

When opening Keychain Access I have a bunch of empty keychains named 1 as well as the normal login keychain. These cannot be deleted. What are they and what are they for? How do I get rid of them? (...
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Multi User for macOS Server (Mojave)

I want to allow multiple users to be able to connect to my Mac to develop with Xcode. I’m new to macOS Server and wanted to find out what is needed to get it to work. My internet is with FiOS. ...
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How to diff Photos Library backup against original (to check for corruption)

It seems the official way to backup your Photos Library is to literally drag it from your OSX desktop onto your external storage. So I did that. Now, I want to know how to do a diff between the new ...
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Force Mail.app to use a certain email account for certain recipients?

When I email a certain person I always want my outgoing email to be on my email account X rather than account Y. For example, I always want to send Bob email messages via Google Gmail rather than ...
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How can I download an Openstreetmap.com map to be editable into Illustrator ? Any experience on that?

I'm trying to design a cycling map for the town I'm living in, and trying to rely on Openstreetmap.com that has a Cycling Map layer. I've found many explanations on how to do it, but there is always ...
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How to upgrade OSX on MacBook Pro

I need to upgrade my MacBook Pro 15 inch (2012) OS X from 10.11.6 to 10.13.6 or later. However, I have downloaded several updates for 10.13 all the way down to 10.12.6 and in every case it says I need ...
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Create an auto deleting folder

I download a lot of PDFs, jpegs, PNG etc that are only needed for a few hours. Is there a way to make a folder which allows me to access the items but periodically self deletes (sends everything to ...
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Recovering OS X partition after FFFF volume error and gpt add error

I am currently running a 2014 13'' rMBP. I recently tried to delete a Bootcamp partition in Disk Utility. When I tried to reboot my system, it did not boot OS X (Mojave) and instead could only boot to ...
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can't hear FaceTime on Macbook Pro Retina Mid-2015

I can't hear people when they FaceTime me, of course at first I thought they had muted themselves but actually the call works perfectly on my iPhone 7. I guess this is a problem with the FaceTime app ...
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Recommendations for networking an encrypted OSX Extended format drive

I have a 2TB external USB drive. I formatted it using OSX Extended encrypted. I'd like to have it available on my local network preferably without having to have it permanently connect to one of my ...
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How to add “All my Files” back to Finder sidebar?

The "All my Files" icon in my Finder sidebar has disappeared, I may have inadvertently deleted it with an unlucky motion on the trackpad. This helpful answer shows the following technique, but I have ...
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Add arcfour Cipher to Mojave 10.14

Im trying to use the arcfour cipher with SSH. Yes, I am aware of the risks, but I have my own reasons for wanting to use it. When I list available ciphers, it's not there. Is it possible to add it ...
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The screen of my macbook suddenly broken down how can I do to recover

It suddenly turned to have two light bars on the top of the screen how can I fix it and get the files back. I needed to use the Macbook for 3 years for school and I can't afford a new one
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How can I block email signup overlays or javascript popups in Safari?

Is there a Safari extension or something that will block the Javascript modal popups that are now ubiquitous (soliciting mailing list signups)? Failing that, are there extensions that will simply ...
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Why does java app move with desktop spaces selection?

If I switch desktop space my Java app window follows to the selected space. It doesn't matter which space I select, my java app always turns up on it. Is there some osX setting or java compile flag ...
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A lot of mysterious executable files inside /Users/Shared

Recently I've noticed that a lot of mysterious .tar.gz and executable files have spawned inside my Shared folder, and by a lot I mean 466 total. /Users/Shared $ ls | wc -l 466 I'm the only user ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 empty trash sound playing repeatedly

I am trying to figure out how to convert a piece of sheet music to XML file for a student. I heard about Pizzicato app for macOS. I downloaded it, and then attempted to use it (couldn't figure it out)....
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MacBook with Lenovo C-Dock duplicates image on external monitors

I connect my MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 to a Lenovo C-Dock, which connects 2 external monitors through 2 DisplayPort cables. The problem I have is that the 2 external monitors mirror each other. ...
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How to revert this defaults write command?

defaults write com.apple.mail DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes It is related to this question: How can I disable inline attachment previews (i.e. view as icon by default) in Mac Mail in ...
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Running an installed app already paid for on an account not logged in

I have an app I paid for on another mac under my Apple ID. Can I log into a different mac with the same Apple ID and install it, then log out with the app still working?
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As a non AASP - I am looking other suppliers who supply Apple products, accessories as well as parts [on hold]

I am humbly asking and seeking the assistance from someone who can help me to direct me to the right firms and suppliers, who provide Apple products, parts and accessories. I want to be able to resell ...
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Private / Public Key

Provisioning profiles are available in ~/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning\ Profiles. But, when creating a Certificate Signing Request, where are the public and private key stored on Mac OS? Meaning,...
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Library folder listed size is 90 GB. Why so large

I have an iMac running High Sierra. The Library folder under my user account is listed as 90 GB. I was looking for the major factors in this and the folder Mobile Documents is 50 GB. When I click on ...
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FSD files - can I delete them?

These seem to take up loads of space. Can I safely delete them or will it cause problems?
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Can I find out if someone is getting files from my HD through the company network? [duplicate]

Sometimes I experience a harsh slowness in my disc and often it is because someone else is copying a large file through the network. I wish to know when this happens so I can estimate the time it will ...
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Macbook can't boot after a day of installing Mojave on internal SSD. Volume File System shows as “None”

I recently installed Mojave on my Macbook Pro with the Aura OWC 1TB SSD; after installing the firmware update. It worked fine for a day and stopped booting afterwards. I would very much appreciate ...
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How to connect ssh on MacOS

I wamt to connect to server via ssh on MacOS but when I write "ssh id@ip", it can not run I try https://blog.csdn.net/shuyumac/article/details/79283150 but it still con't run Tell me what Thanks!! ...
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Change default duration for Calendar events on macOS Mojave

In the Calendar app on macOS Mojave, is it possible to change the default duration for an event from one hour to twenty minutes?
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Google Calendar Reminder Crashes Safari

If I have Google Calendar opened in a Safari tab on my MacBook pro, any reminder from it crashes that tab along with all other open tabs. The browser doesn't shut down, but all tabs display blank ...
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32-bit mac apps in the future

It's long been telegraphed that 32-bit apps will no longer work in upcoming versions of macOS. This is rather annoying, because my go-to games when I want to waste 15 minutes are all 32-bit from ...
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Is it possible to manually add an app to the macOS Security & Privacy automation settings? [on hold]

To explain briefly, while keeping this question related to Ask Different, I am writing an app on XCode which allows me to run an apple script through Swift code, but I've ran into problems with its ...
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How to leave product feedback on macOS? [duplicate]

I love how Microsoft products have built-in customer feedback (click the smiley face) and wish I could do the same with Apple products, especially macOS. What is the fastest way to provide feedback ...
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Does 'Preview' block links pointing to executables?

Does the Preview application which comes native with macOS have a blacklist, which prevents the launch of common executable types (similarly to adobe reader which prevents .exe .js etc. files to be ...
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Unpacking a tarball via terminal

If I have a .tar or .tgz or .tbz on my desktop, and I double click on it, I get the folder that was compressed, neatly decompressed right next to the archive file. Just like you'd expect. When I try ...
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New smart folder renamed “All My Files” folder. How to revert?

I created a new Smart Folder with the Kind is Document filter. I then sorted by Date Last Opened and saved the search as Recents. It seems like doing so has overwritten the default "All My Files" ...
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Can I disable the keyboard media controls when on the lock screen? [duplicate]

I lock my work iMac Pro every night, but sometimes when I get in the next morning music is leaking out of my headphones. I've discovered that the "unmute" and "play" keyboard buttons are still ...
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Java is taking up 95-100% of my CPU

I have a 2018 MAcBook Pro i use to program in University. Whenever i do this, i use Eclipse IDE and it takes from 95 to 100% of my CPU, which sometimes leads to my fans to be loud although the pc isnt ...
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Write Logon Script for TO Write in Machine's Description Field of Windows Active Directory from a MacBook Machine [closed]

I will need to write a script to modify the "description" attribute of the Macbook computer account in the Windows Active Directory with the values like username, serial number of the MacBooks, time ...
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Boot to Single User Mode with Startup Manager

I need enter safe mode on my Mac after selecting select macOS with Startup Manager (option while booting). Pressing ⌘ + S has no effect. The Mac currently uses Bootcamp for dual boot into Windows or ...
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Where could I check to remove temp stored personal files

Do Mac's save any cached versions of files so that if using someone else's laptop or borrowing own laptop to a relative for temp usage need to be aware to remove to avoid personal info being seen? E.g....
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Mac Mini (2018) 10Gb Port Compatibility

Is the 10Gb port on the latest Mac Mini (2018) backwards compatible with 10/100/1000Base-T devices? I ask because the Apple site reports that the upgraded 10Gb port uses NBase-T.
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Loom’s share screen has Share button disabled [closed]

I am using Loom Chrome extension. When I want to record a video it opens "Share your screen" on Mac, but on that screen the Share button is disabled. How can I enable it?
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MacOS, export email folder with each message to its own file

Is there a good way to export a Mac email folder so that each email message goes into a separate file? The only way I can think of is to export the folder using the "Export Mailbox" menu item, and ...
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Finder out of sync with file system

For the last week or two, Finder is out of sync with the file system. This seems specific to my Downloads folder. Files I download are not visible in Finder, although if I open a terminal I can see ...
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Missing all notes in Notes app but iCloud account is still connected

All of a sudden, all my notes, all the content inside the notes app in my desktop disappeared, and my iCloud account is still connected. Is there any way to fix this problem?
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Delay with Bluetooth headphones [duplicate]

With every pair of Bluetooth headphones I've owned I've had a latency of about 50 ms. How do I get rid of or reduce this delay? MacBook Pro with Retina, Mid 2015, macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (but I had the ...