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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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Improve file copy performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running MacOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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Mail filtering in macOS Sierra

I have a MacBook pro running macOS Sierra. All of a sudden the Apple Mail program started filtering messages. I know that they are there in my inbox but I can't see them. When new mail comes, it'...
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Does macOS Mojave comes with java pre-installed?

I just ran which java command and got the output /usr/bin/java I also executed java -version command and also got version information output. So I believe that there is an actual java executable and ...
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macOS Mojave update - what was updated?

My macOS laptop showed a prompt top-right of the screen to restart and install updates. It took about 30 minutes so I guess it was something serious. Now MySQL (through brew) won't start so I'm ...
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How can I pair my Apple Magic keyboard to my mac without USB Cable?

AFAIK you have to pair using a usb cable, but my macbook has only USB-C cable and I don't have the adapter with me. Is there a workaround?
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Messages and Facetime on macOS [on hold]

So when i try logging in Messages and Facetime both say contact support on macOS. but when i use another apple id it works fine i tried everything icloud singing in sign out clear nvram checking if ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 not working after upgrade from El capitan to Mojave

I have a 13" mid 2012 Macbook pro. I had upgraded my initial configuration to use a 512GB SSD(Crucial MX200 SSD) and 8GB Ram which was running on El Capitan perfectly fine. Last week I tried to ...
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Mac OSX Terminal, command-line — Copy files from Folder A to Folder B based on Text File C [on hold]

what is the exact command line, for Mac Terminal bash, Copy file from folder A to folder B, based on text file C absolute path for source file/folder are: ~/Desktop/c.txt ~/Desktop/folderA/ ~/...
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Horizontal drag motion - How to disable? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the Swipe between pages option, but I still have this drag jitter... Can I turn this off? Edit: It's turned off and not swiping between pages, but I still have this drag motion. ...
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External hard drives are not showing up on the desktop or Disk Utility

I've upgraded to Mojave on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Now, my external hard drives are not showing up on the desktop nor in Disk Utility. I need to access this work and Time ...
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Change macOS Mojave system icons

In the past, I changed my folder icons for Applications, Downloads, Documents and for applications like Mail Safari. Now many have reverted or gone to a white page picture. How can I replace them ...
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How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update. When I click the "Update" button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen: ...
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How do I get llvm-gcc to point to gcc instead of clang?

When I ask which version of gcc I have, I get the following: Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM version ...
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Bootcamp Support Software 5.0

Does Bootcamp support software 5.0 support a new installation of windows 7 on a disk partitioned by bootcamp assistant on a MacBook Air 11" early 2014 running OS X El Capitan 10.11.8?
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iTunes won't play through Bluetooth when using Radio

So iTunes and my Bluetooth speaker works fine with songs in my library and songs on Apple Music, but if I go to the radio tab and play an Apple Music radio station, it switches to my Macbook's ...
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How to remove files that are on iCloud

I have files that are backed up on iCloud that I do not want on my local desktop (they are rather large video files that I rarely refer to). Is there a way to trigger iCloud to clean up space on my ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on white screen

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2013. As you may have guessed from the title, it won't boot. Neither the Disk Utility boots. The only thing I can do is boot from a bootable USB (CMD + OPTION + R) with OSX ...
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How do I get 2 Dell monitors to work with my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

OSX doesn't support MST daisy chaining monitors. I've got 2 brand new monitors and a decent mac and Apple wont let me use it due to software limitations. Is there any product I can buy (Amazon ...
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Macos reference manual [on hold]

all, I'm looking for a really good, exhaustive book on all the internal workings of macos, along the lines of Amit Singh's "Mac OS X Internals" book from 2006, but that is a bit more up-to-date. I've ...
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Can I have my iPhone play sound for MacBook?

Say I am playing a video on my MacBook Pro, and I don't want to distract others with the sound. The problem is, I don't have a 3.5 mm Headphone or AirPods at my hand, but I have an iPhone 8 Plus and ...
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How to look up by “backward match” in Dictionary.app on macOS

Dictionary.app on macOS can look up words forward match now. Can we look up items by backward match in Dictionary.app? (If I'm allowed to wish so much, I would like to do that by "middle match", too....
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A way to have unique keyboard letters per input device?

I have this Express-key remote by wacom its for triggering keyboard shortcuts. but Wacoms software for configuring the device is abysmal so I use BetterTouchTool. I achieved this by simple setting ...
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How do I move files to external HD via Terminal?

I am trying to move a couple of folders from my Desktop to an external Hard Drive as Finder is not working. When I type command mount, I get the HD listed, but when I try to use command ls or cp I ...
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QuickTime Recording - Unable to record the active program

Likely a simple answer, but I want to use QuickTime to record so that I can provide instruction using another program. However, when I attempt to open QuickTime within that program, it minimizes/...
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Bootcamp disk not recognized, can’t get gdisk to work

UPDATE: This is for a Mac Pro (Mid-2010) MacPro5,1 with the latest firmware, 6-core 3.46 Intel Xeon, 32GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory. I tried the instructions on this post: Triple Boot: “Missing ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...
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Cannot connect multiple PS4 controllers through bluetooth

I have two PS4 controllers but I'm unable to connect both by bluetooth on my iMac and Mac Book Pro, both running Mojave. I can pair one of them (say A) and, as soon as I do it, the other one (say B) ...
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How to manually “file” files into folder, quickly, only using the keyboard

I'm working to set up a paperless filing system. Although I've got several pieces in place, one of the parts that slows me down the most is putting a scanned file into the right folder. Find the ...
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What is the best/fastest way to rip and convert a Blu-ray Disc on an iMac?

I've recently switched (back) from Windows 10 to macOS running on an iMac 27-inch Retina late 2015. While I still used my Windows 10 laptop, I used a program called DVDFab to rip my collection of Blu-...
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Can an APFS volume be moved?

I have two APFS volumes on one disk. I wanted to shrink them to make a new volume for Bootcamp, but shrinking each one has left the free space separated. Is there a way to move the second volume ...
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Where does the stderr from launchd go?

launchd items in /Library/LaunchDaemon may redirect stdin/stdout/stderr. E.g. I've got an item that says: <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>/Library/Logs/rnamanagedocker_out....
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bluetooth not available: Mojave 10.14.2

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (2015). Since I have updated to OS Mojave, the Bluetooth has stopped working. I get an error message that "No Bluetooth Hardware Found". I have already tried to do the ...
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How to install fonts only for a certain app?

Is it possible to install fonts for a Sketch only? I don't want to install additional fonts systemwide, just for the one app.
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Can't see the User on the login screen

My user name does not appear on the login screen. There are two users and only one is shown. Is there any way to see the other user or some user name input box instead of selection?
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Magic Mouse 2 - Do I need to raise my finger?

When I use the right click, I need to raise my left finger or it works like a left click. Is this a normal behavior? Can I change it?
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All connected displays go black

Why do all the connected displays, including the laptop display on MacBook Pro (2018), go black each time I connect an additional monitor? The MacBook knows which monitor is already connected, via ...
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Get values from Numbers.app into AppleScript's variables

I have a .numbers file in following format: Product Quantity Price Apple 5 3 Banana 7 2 Orange 3 4 I need to get three variables with new-line separated values, e.g. ...
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How to make Trackpad scroll only in one direction?

When I try to scroll a text view using the Trackpad moving my two finders in the the vertical direction, it also moves slightly in the horizontal direction, which makes the movement to appear jerky. ...
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Unable to format sandisk ultra 16gb usb3.0 pendrive in mac

I have been using Sandisk Ultra usb 3.0 pen drive since Jan, 2016. I live in Mumbai. But previous month, I created bootable usb with mac os Mojave. Then I formatted pen drive. Dont know what happened, ...
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Can’t start applications from Spotlight

I recently noticed that some of the applications cannot be started from Spotlight anymore. They show up correctly in the search results but then hitting return doesn't do anything (other than closing ...
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MacOS brightness controls not working

I've encountered a problem when upgrading my late 2013 MacBook from OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (now running Mojave): brightness controls appear to not affect anything (only the pop-...
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Can't log in to my user on Mojave with Filevault enabled!

I am having issues with my user account in Mojave. The apple support reps and online forums signal that it is due to Filevault. Essentially my MacBook froze one day (beachball) and I powered off. ...
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MacBook startup sound loop

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Air and it is looping on startup sound, stuck on white screen. I have tried: formatting the SSD and installing the latest version of macOS Mojave resetting NVRAM and SMC ...
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Is there a way to reroute files downloaded from a specific domain to a new folder?

This seems like a really simple issue and perhaps I'm overthinking it. My specific use case for this is: I've downloaded a pdf/image/etc. from a website I'd like to take that file and move it from ...
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Interested in running mid2015 MBP 15 with AMD gpu on a Dell U4919DW [duplicate]

I am concerned if the resolution of the U4919DW is supported since it is a whopping 5160 x 1440. I have a dual monitor now and one of them died....so thinking to upgrade to this 49" monster. What ...
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How to mount an APFS volume as a user's home directory?

TLDR; I can mount an APFS volume on /Users/foobar, where foobar is not an actual user, but mounting fails when trying to mount to /Users/newuser, when newuser is an actual user. BACKGROUND: I'm ...
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How do I update iMovie after changing App Store Apple ID and upgrading macOS?

I recently upgraded to Mojave from 10.9. The app store shows an old Apple id as the "owner" of iMovie and I cannot update my version of iMovie without a password I don't know. My old version of ...
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How do you change the Export DPI of Microsoft PowerPoint?

Office 2016 has on option in the Windows version to alter the export-DPI of PowerPoint by editing a registry key, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options Where would I ...
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Hide the cursor from the terminal

I want to be able to hide the cursor programmatically. I am okay with giving any required permissions to the script.