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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Macbook Pro 2016 - Cursor doesn't move when making selections/moving objects

I have a MacBook Pro 15" 2016 with Touch Bar on OS Catalina 10.15.7. For the last few months I've been having the issue; when I move an object in an application like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe ...
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How to speed up mouseover event happening on MacOS? [duplicate]

A lot of things have tooltips that appear once you let the mouse rest over the trigger area for some time. On my system the delay between when I stopped moving the mouse and tooltip popup is extremely ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to open recently closed pdf file on preview

Lately, preview on Mac is not saving all the pdf highlights (seen some discussion online about this with no solution yet). I highlight quite a bit of pdfs regularly. The one solution, although ...
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Why is Preview.app in /Applications and not where Catalina installed it?

Recently I upgraded from Mojave to Catalina 10.15.7. When going to "/Applications" in the Finder GUI, I see Preview.app. But if I cd /Applications in the terminal and do ls -lah, I don't see ...
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How to direct people to a shared photo album?

I have several shared albums in Photos app. The one I created today contains a single video also created today. It has "public website" enabled, but the "visit website" is ...
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Windows installation through bootcamp and SSD error

Hey I have a Macbook Pro 2017, and I've been trying to install windows on it for quite a while through Bootcamp but I was advised to purchase an SSD (Samsung T7 500gb) however that too didn't solve ...
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clang static analyzer

I'd like to use scan-build. The official site says there are pre-built binaries for it, but fails to provide any links to them: https://clang-analyzer.llvm.org/installation How do I install clang-...
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Does Sidecar support sound?

Apple Sidecar for Mac is a great way to use the iPad as a secondary screen. However it appears that there is no support for sound. Is this correct, or am I doing something wrong? I am on MacOS ...
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Remove or edit a synthetic.conf file in etc/

I have a Mac in which the user has placed a synthetic.conf file in etc/ The file contains an entry for home creating a synthetic link to some directory. This makes it unbootable. Normally the computer ...
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Microphone input volume is always 0, increases are ignored

I am using the HyperX Cloud Headset and expecting microphone volume issues in all applications. The microphone is always too quiet. I tried increasing the microphone volume in Zoom itself, in the ...
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MacBook restarts when idle

MacBook Pro 2019 13" If I don't use the laptop, it goes into sleep mode about 5-10 minutes. When I want to continue working I press any key and I am greeted with a login window, after which I ...
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How do I create a Mac OS install hard drive from InstallESD.dmg

I have the InstallESD.dmg file for Mac OS El Capitain, and external Hard Drive with more than 200 GB. I have no idea how to burn the InstallESD.dmg into the hard drive because I tried to burn it but ...
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Big Sur Beta repeatedly will not install

I have tried with the last 2 public betas, as well as dev beta 9 and 10 (the current beta) and no matter whether i choose to upgrade from my existing catalina install, or make a bootable usb of all 4 ...
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Change mac id of usb-c to lan adapter

I recently got a Macbook pro 13 inch and I bought this docking station for all the ports I need. The issue is that my university network requires registration of mac id to use internet in campus and ...
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In macOS settings, what is the difference between apps accessing to iCloud vs iCloud Drive

I know the difference between iCloud and iCloud Drive. But I don't get what's happening if I allow – Mail for instance – to access iCloud or iCloud Drive. Mail won't save my emails as files in a ...
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Mac Pro Overnight Freeze

My Mac Pro (El Capitan) has an issue that happens quite often. Every morning I expect to have to force quit applications and restart, in order to get the day rolling. It's a routine that I've become ...
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PHP Version 7.3.22 to be removed in future macOS

I just attempted to load a new development page without having created the httpdconf entry, & got the PHPinfo page with the following in the header... PHP Version 7.3.22-(to be removed in future ...
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Why do some programs start with a one minute delay, and how to fix it?

Last week, my Mac running 10.15.7 became slow: starting apps took a long time. This is the case for both UI and console programms. After some analysis, I found out that In most cases, program startup ...
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Where do the language indicator icons live in OSX?

Where do the language indicator icons live in OSX? I'm on OSX Catalina but if different on Mojave, would appreciate where it is on Mojave too. I want to write a program that shows that icon in a ...
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Can I trace movement of files on macOS?

I would like to be able to collect data on file movement to filter it by time, type and/or size. Is there a procedure or third party app that will allow tracing of any file as it moves from a place of ...
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Macbook Pro 2020 doesn't recognize second monitor while using usbc [duplicate]

I want my MacBook pro-2020 to be closed and have one screen as the main screen(desktop) and the other screen as an extended one. I have 2 new Dell UltraSharp U2419HC monitors, and an UltraSharp U2419H ...
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How to disable tab preview on mouse hover in Safari for macOS?

I have suddently started seeing webpage preview thumbnail in Safari. I have not enabled this option and I wish to turn off this behavior. How can I turn it off?
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MacOS mounts OS X Base System (Catalina) from my Time Machine backup drive by itself

While my iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2015) was in sleep mode last night it mounted the OS X Base System (Catalina) and opened the image folder. Lately my Time Machine backup drive (Seagate Backup+ ...
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macOS: Disconnect Wi-Fi without turning it off

How can I disconnect from Wi-Fi on Mac without turning it off? I do not want to connect via Wi-Fi on my Mac as I am connected via LAN. But when I turn Wi-Fi off, I also lose the ability to use ...
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Can't boot Mac OS after applying restoring from InstallESD.dmg

So I got a very old Macbook Pro to deal with. It comes with the Mac OS X Lion but nobody seems to know its password because it's a rather dated company asset. I tried to wipe it and reinstall the OS ...
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Ghost external drive in disk utility

I noticed recently when I open up disk utility and I see my external hard drive show up even though nothing is connected to my Mac. I can't unmount it and it does not do anything. Just wondering, is ...
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nfcd process taking 33% of cpu - what is that and why?

Since a few days there is process called nfcd taking up 175% (33% of all cpu) of cpu an my MBP 13 with 10.15.7. It's even running when all apps are closed and after reboot of the Mac. For some reason ...
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Mac alert sound when moving forward/backward on YouTube [closed]

When I'm watching a YouTube video, and I click on left or right, I hear an alert sound. Any ideas how to fix this?
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what is this dialog called that appears in the center of the screen?

when using either Xcode or Magnet from the app store, occasionally a dialog like this appears: When using magnet, this dialog appears when the window forces a specific width and cannot change the ...
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Confusing behavior of macOS task switcher when app windows are minimized or non-existent

I find the behavior of the macOS task switcher invoked via the keyboard shortcut CMD+TAB confusing. If an application is minimized or doesn't have any visible window, it appears in the task switcher, ...
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Major difference between High Sierra and Mojave [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro (2017) that have macOS High Sierra installed. Since Apple is going to release macOS Big Sur soon, the support (updates) for macOS High Sierra will end soon. What are the major ...
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Correct procedure to grow an iSCSI partition from an expanded LUN

I'm using the Daemon Tools iSCSI initiator. I have created a practice iSCSI target and LUN on my QNAP. At first, it was 7GB. I took the LUN offline and increased the size to 16GB. I reconnected to ...
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My practically brand new Macbook Pro 2020's screen elements are suddenly PINK

I've tried powering off and on again. No love. Same with resetting PRAM. It's even worse with Night Shift on. I need Night Shift on while working on detailed color projects at night, to save my poor ...
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“__git_ps1: command not found” from running “/usr/bin/env bash”

When I run $ /usr/bin/env bash (but not otherwise) I get the error: __git_ps1: command not found I've tried updating ~/.git-prompt.sh and ~/git-completion.bash for the version of git that I'm using. I'...
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Can. MacBook Pro run in closed-display mode without physically. closing the lid? [duplicate]

I have two external monitors with my MacBook pro. I'd like to keep the MacBook lid open for speaker quality - listening to music, but have the same result as it would be closed with external monitors. ...
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Time machine is NOT excluding downloads

I have OSx Catalina. I have several folders and disks excluded from TimeMachine. TEST: I use Terminal to navigate to Downloads folder. I touch junk.txt I Enter Time Machine and navigate to Downloads. ...
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Printing Error - Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/tmp/…' could not be opened

When trying to print a PDF document using Preview (as well as printing any other document from any application), I'm getting the following error about how Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/...
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Recover Apple Music Playlist Deleted by Mistake

Does anybody know how to restore an Apple Music playlist that was deleted from my Mac? It's a personal collection I've been curating for a long time and my toddler deleted it. Is there a cached ...
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How to enable an unsupported HP Thunderbolt dock on macOS Catalina

I have an HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 dock, and it will only charge my Mac. Any monitor or other external device it won't recognize. I found an article by 9to5mac but tried it without success on macOS ...
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YaraScanService makes my MacBook Pro slow [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to High Sierra and found out that it started working very slowly. As Activity Monitor says, the process YaraScanService is the one to blame. It's eating about 10GB ...
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Airdrop seems to be missing on my Macbook Pro

System: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) macOS 10.13.6 (17G14033) Issue: I cannot send files to my MacBook Pro from my iPhones using Airdrop. When I try to share a file from a iPhone to the Mac using ...
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How to sort by size of output by du -sh ~/* | sort -r

I use this command to find the disk usage: du -sh ~/* | sort -r But it messes up with with the K, M, and G suffixes added by du -h. 956M /Users/shinokada/Docker 9.2G /Users/shinokada/...
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Automator.app “Watch me do” loop gets slower and slower

I have been using Automator to run "Watch Me Do" loop to click places repeatedly for tedious tasks. The loop works perfectly, but the longer the loop runs for over time the mouse movement ...
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Crontab -l command working. No other crontab command is working

New to crontab, I wanted to experiment. Running the command crontab -l gave me the following answer crontab: no crontab for User_1 Every time I tried to issue a command like 1 16 24 10 6 ping -D -c 1 ...
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HP Easy Scan - “HP Scanner 3” will damage your computer

I have been using a HP Envy 4500 printer with my iMac for 2 years using HP Easy Scan - with no issues. Today I tried to scan a document, when I press the "scan" button on the app a pop-up ...
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How to deal with IPv6 in Wireshark?

When I look up google, I get an IPv6 address and not an IPv4 address This is giving me issues in Wireshark with the source since I can’t manage to map the different addresses for the same name. Can ...
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My 2017 iMac is unable to print! But my old Mac Mini prints just fine! Any insights?

Today, something weird is happening: when I try to print (from TextEdit) from my iMac (2017, Retina 4k, running Mojave, printing to a network-connected HP 3055), it ACTS like the document printed, but ...
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Change highlight color for deadkey previews (like accents: `´^¨) in terminal app

I've been tweaking the theme / color preferences in the Terminal.app a bit, after a while I found that when pressing a diacritical mark/accent/dead key there's a highlighted yellow rectangle showing a ...
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Stopping false positive malware warnings in Catalina?

Today, I received a pop-up warning saying "hpRaster.bundle will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash". "hpRaster.bundle" is installed by Mac OS X as part of its ...
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How to select part of the text of a link in Safari 14.0 on macOS 10.15.7

I asked a very similar question before: Select and copy part of the text from a link in Safari How can I copy only a section of text from a hyper link? For example in google results: How can I copy &...

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