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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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Is there any advantage to different file systems on microSD?

I have a two new microSD cards and I'm going to use them for overflow storage and Timemachine using macOS Catalina. They have exFAT now. Q. Is there any advantage to formatting them in any other ...
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Rename volume with bizarre name

A MacBook Air with a SSD, the boot drive, name consisting of 220 double-quote characters. MBA 2014 with Sierra 10.12.6 (not high sierra) These did not work: From a finder window, R-click in name ...
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In automator, apple claims you can create a dialog with a progress bar. Is this feasible or outdated?

At this link: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/MacAutomationScriptingGuide/DisplayProgress.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40016239-CH37-SW1 We see ...
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Uninstalling R and R Studio from the mac

How to delete R from the mac. Currently, Tidyverse package no longer works and thus I have to reinstall the R. But, I am not able to fully delete the programme as it keeps creeping back. What to do to ...
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How to send music to one output device, all other sounds to phones?

I would like to send music (Spotify app) to the Bluetooth speakers but keep all other sounds (notifications, etc) on the earphones. Is this possible? From what I can find online I need a 3rd party app ...
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Brew update on macOS Catalina it fails with: “fatal: could not read Username for 'https://e.coding.net': terminal prompts disabled”

I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.2 and when I run brew update I get this issue: $ brew update fatal: could not read Username for 'https://e.coding.net': terminal prompts disabled Error: Fetching /usr/...
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Can't install macOS on macbook air a1237

I bought a macbook air with ubuntu on it and now I want to install macOS and I cant do it. I tried installing High Sierra, Catalina, Snow Leopard, Mavericks and Mojave (show Apple logo when i start ...
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disable speakers on macbook pro touch bar 2017 Mojave

how to fix disable speacker on macbook touchbar 2017,the speaker is not working and there is no sound? do i have upgrade software? anyone can help me
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Catalina can not access multiple partitioned HD over USB3 with FUSE

An external HDD has multiple partitions, NTFS, FAT32, ext3, ext4. When mounting external HDD over USB3, only the NTFS partition is visible in the apps Finder and Disk Utility. FUSE was installed on ...
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macOS password prompt

on macOS catalina,how to determine the name of the app which prompts the user for password? Are there any logs generated which stores the historical information about such .
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Why is my external HDD failing to mount on my MacBook?

All of my MacBook Pro 13" 2017 backups are kept on my Toshiba External HDD. I decided to update my MacBook to macOS Big Sur developer beta (because I am a dev) and test it out. I backed my ...
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How to set environment variable permanently on macOS Catalina?

I am trying to set two environment variables on macOS version 10.15.5, I've opened a terminal and tried: vi ~/.bash_profile Added the exports to that, saved and exited vi, closed and reopened ...
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Mac Shortcut Key Making Sound - What is it doing? (Or not doing)

I am using a Mac (OSX 10.15 Catalina). Recently I have found that using the shortcut ( control ) + ( / ) causes my mac to make a system alert sound as if something was tried but didn't work... The ...
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Unable to Download macOS Mojave from App Store, error prompted: “Update not found, the requested version of MacOS is not available” [duplicate]

I'm running Catalina on a MB Pro 2019 and I'm trying to create a separate volume running Mojave through a bootable external device. I've been doing this earlier this year and I had no problem ...
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iPhone is unable to import photo on SD card that are copied from macOS

I have copied a bunch of photo files (jpg) from a macOS to a SD card. Here is the details of the SD card as seen in Disk Utility However when I insert this card to a SD card reader connected to an ...
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What is the purpose of the BSD pty/tty device files in /dev?

I am on macOS Catalina. As far as I can tell (reading man pty, man tty, parts of this wikipedia article, and this somewhat dated reference on ttys), these device files are no longer used. Instead, ...
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Where does FaceTime store its call history on macOS?

I did a Time Machine backup to an external hard drive and then did a clean install of macOS. How can I transfer my FaceTime call history from my external hard drive to my Mac? Ie, what location does ...
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13-inch 2020 MacBook Pro identifies internal display as 15-inch

I'm having a rather strange issue. When I opened my 13-inch 2020 MacBook Pro, right out the box everything seemed rather small. I went into the display settings and noticed the display setting was set ...
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Possible to make desktop icons bigger than max?

I have my desktop icons set as big as they'll go... but would like them even bigger if possible! Is there a way to do this?
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Toggle between two most recent windows of the same app in Mac

We know that using Command + ` (Cmd + backtick) will allow you to switch between windows of the same app. Suppose I have 5 windows of Chrome and I want to toggle between two most recent windows of ...
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macOS Catalina: Install Slows and Errors on MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012)

For around 6 months I had intermittent issues with my MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012) where it was randomly ending up on the folder with a question mark icon, or the no-entry icon. It used a 250GB ...
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fsck - btree rebuild disabled in single user mode

I am running Mac OS X Yosemite and on attempting to run fsck in single user mode, I get the following error btree rebuild requested but writing disabled in single user mode How can I run fsck within ...
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Only download new email on Apple Mail app on macOS

Is it possible to set up a new email account on Apple Mail app on macOS and only have it download new emails from the time it was set up on the Mail app? I want to have a fresh start with an existing ...
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print error ln: /usr/include: Read-only file system even disabled Rootless in my Macbook pro [duplicate]

I have disabled my System Integrity Protection: $ csrutil status System Integrity Protection status: disabled. when I add soft connection: ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/...
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macOS installations shows less space than I have

I cleared my system to install the BigSur beta: So I have 62 GB free space. But when Im in the installation process its shows the following: Just 28 GB free space. How can I fix this? when I look up ...
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how do i install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev on macos [closed]

so i want install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev on macos can you help me Error: No available formula with the name "libnl-3-dev" ==> Searching for a previously deleted formula (in the last ...
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How to get rid of the third party profiler 'SearchArchive'

Last couple of months I am facing the trouble with SearchArchive that changes my default search engine and let not edit. I found a profile created as the image in the mac profiles. When I delete that, ...
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iMac occasionally gets very sluggish. Memory Pressure is high and its hard to use computer. Why is this?

I have a mid-2010 iMac running High Sierra. It has started getting very sluggish several times a week. I have tracked it down to the memory pressure and the process kernal_task. Shown below is a ...
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How to make Automator service that enters highlighted text into Chrome address bar?

I'm trying to make an Automator Quick Action that will show up in the right click menu under Services that will take the highlighted text and put it in a new tab in Chrome. Looking at various other ...
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Will BigSur Beta update do a fresh install or upgrade Catalina?

when you install the BigSur Beta, does it upgrade the current installation of Catalina (if there is one) or will it always to a fresh install? Best
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Installing MongoDB Enterprise on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.5 (19F101)

I'm completely new to macOS, I used to use GNU/Linux for more than a decade. Now I want to install the MongoDB Enterprise edition. I downloaded it, unpacked it, but when I want to run the mongo ...
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What do to after DDRescue is finished?

I'm currently rescuing my 2TB HDD using DDRescue to a brand new HDD and still have a long time to go, I also use a DDRescue_GUI (Mac user) to navigate the process since I'm not good with the manual ...
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How to see game controller key presses?

I have connected my Playstation DS4 controller via bluetooth to my macOS 10.15.5. How do you capture the key presses to make a program? I have seen Controller Lite, which are able to capture ...
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Converting large amounts of JSON to CSV on macOS

I want to convert some 20mb+ JSON files to CSV. Tried using webapps like https://konklone.io/json/ or https://www.convertcsv.com/json-to-csv.htm but they just crash. So how can I use other tools to do ...
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macos screenshot without opening preview application [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a screenshot without opening preview application on macOS Catelina ver. 10.15.5? I was trying to find some information, but all I could find was about disabling Screenshot ...
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What is 'word left' and 'word right' keycode in Karabiner-Elements?

On Mac OS system, I modified the config file of complex map, but can't find keycode of wordleft and wordright: { "type": "basic", "from": { ...
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How do you “select-all” in Apple Calendar (iCal)?

I use my calendar like a scheduled to-do list. I sometimes want to shift all today's events down by 15 minutes. Select All is grayed out in the Edit menu, and it's tedious to click on every event ...
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Mac OS Blocks Reinstall on Macbook Pro 2019

My work donated a Macbook Pro to me, when I attempt to reinstall a clean copy of Mac OS Catalina via USB drive I receive a message saying that I don't have permission to install Mac OS. Anyway to get ...
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How to change lock screen wallpaper in macOS Catalina?

Is it possible to change lock screen (not login screen, I mean the one triggered by Ctrl+Cmd+Q) wallpaper to different one than desktop wallpaper?
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Automatically delete files older than 3 hours macOS

I have a camera setup up to take an image every few seconds and then the image is processed and is no longer required. Can anyone help me to write a script/service that will delete files/images in a ...
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macOS briefly falls back to console after login

A few days ago, my 2018 MacBook Air entered console mode after logging in: and then switches back to graphical mode (full video here). I didn't install any system updates. I didn't see anything in ...
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How to Delete a MacOS Notification Center Widget?

How to Delete a MacOS Notification Center Widget? Not how to disable it or simply turn it off, but how to completely remove it, like uninstalling it or simply finding the executable and deleting it?
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Running unverified app on mac [duplicate]

I am on macOS Catalina. On a site they say that, if I am having problems, in order to be able to run the app I need to input (sudo chown -R 755 AppName.app) in the terminal. My question is: is it safe ...
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Safari on MacBookPro opens mobile YouTube

After WWDC2020 I can't open common YouTube in Safari on my MacBookPro 2020. I'm being redirected to m.youtube.com each time which looks just like on iPad or iPhone. The main problem is that I can't ...
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Port Forwarding an SSH Connection on macOS

I have been trying to use SSH over the internet to connect to a few different computer on my network. Unfortunately, it only seems to work on the computer that is set to the forwarded port of 22 (ssh ...
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How to changie Time Daemon synchronization interval

How do I change the frequency that Time Daemon synchronizes with the time server?
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App to sort through every file on Mac?

I'm switching to a new computer and want to sort though my files to back up some of them. Basically, I'm looking for a Mac feature or app that I can use to sort through every user-generated file. I ...
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Audio Focus like capabilities for Mac OS

Android has Audio Focus, a feature that allows apps to request control of audio output before playing any audio. This ensures that multiple apps don't play over each other. The interrupted app could ...
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Edited Sudoers file and Relocated Items

I had to edit my sudoers file on Sierra or High Sierra (I don't remember which one.) After updating to 10.15, I have the Relocated Items folder and I was able to delete the sudoers but I can't delete ...
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macOS Big Sur and bash

In Catalina, Apple made ZSH the default shell, however, macOS retained the (now deprecated) Bash. Despite my attempts to unearth something related to this, I couldn't find out whether Big Sur will ...

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