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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Update of X-code terminal line is not installing

Even though I have agreed and downloaded the update its not installing, Here trickest thing it not even showning any error for not installing. I am current in MACOS x 11.2.3 Can any one please help me ...
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Which tools can I use to analyze memory dumps in macOS?

I am trying to analyze memory dumps from specific processes on the MacOS. I am using commands: lldb --attach-pid 1041 process save-core "core" And the size of the file core is 3.3GB. With ...
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What exactly are the files . and .. on mac?

Anecdotally, files called . and .. seem to often (always?) be present inside otherwise 'empty' directories on macOS. Example Create a new directory (with nothing in it) mkdir test cd into it cd test ...
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macOS Time announcement — how to speak a longer phrase

In macOS (Big Sur), ever since I did: defaults write ./com.apple.speech.synthesis.general.prefs TimeAnnouncementPrefs -dict u -bool YES the system announces the time as, for example, "four-...
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Macbook Pro 2016 - Big Sur Battery Issue after replacement

Background - i bought a 2016 Macbook Pro (A1708) a few weeks ago that was at 800+ cycles and the battery was listed as "service recommended", would not charge past 1% and switch off if ...
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Is there any way to access iCloud Drive folders from the terminal? [closed]

I was wondering if there is any way to access the folders in iCloud Drive through the Terminal, using commands to navigate in the filesystem?
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Is it possibile .zshrc is not available in ~?

I can’t find the file zshrc in my user home folder, is it possible it doesn’t exist and I have to create it as a new file? I use zsh as default shell on macOS 11.2.3
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Sign in to iTunes store pop-up keeps displaying

Tthis has suddenly started happening but it is for an old Apple ID that I haven't used for years. I cannot remember the password so I click on 'forgotten password'. I re-enter the old apple ID as ...
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How to change swap location on macOS versions like Mojave with SIP?

I am using Mobile simulator and virtual machines which memory intensive. There are a few posts on internet about how to change the location of Swap files on macOS versions with System Integrity ...
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Get notifications for high CPU usage

My new laptop has an M1 chip and no fan, and this is great, but it also makes it hard for me to find out when the CPU has been running high (and consuming more battery than usual). How can I make it ...
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Storage space full after dual boot on MacBook Pro

After I installed windows 10 on my MacBook Pro using bootcamp, I am not able to download anything and it is showing a message that the storage space is full. After viewing the storage settings I found ...
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Slow mouse speed tracking

I had set the speed settings to max. But still slow or at normal speed I assume is the battery. But still no help. MacBook Air 13-inch 2017 Apple Magic Mouse 2nd generation
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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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How to use Spyder keyboard shortcuts with Mac OS

I'm using the Spyder IDE to do Python development on macOS. This IDE provides some keyboard shortcuts I'm used to from other platforms, especially F9 for running a line or selection of lines of codes....
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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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