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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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Left clicking freezes mouse movement in games

Sometimes (rarely) left-clicking my mouse prevents mouse movement input from being read momentarily in some apps. I've noticed this in Minecraft and Portal 2. What happens is I left-click my mouse ...
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Dynamic Desktop wallpaper thumbnails

I have downloaded various "Dynamic Desktop" wallpapers online, put them into a directory, and added this directory to my Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane. The problem is, it does not ...
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Wallpaper cycling option disabled

In Desktop & Screen Saver, the Change picture and Random order checkboxes are completely disabled. See scrennshot. What does it mean? How do I enable these features?
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Can't see HD in disk utility in recovery mode, but can in OS

I'm pretty new to Macs. I got an iMac Pro in 2017 (grey one) and about 6 months ago it started giving me occasional folder flashing icon on startup. It also started occasionally forgetting my ...
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Stuck in upgrading PHP version on localhost Mojave

I'm stuck in getting my localhost on OS X Mojave to use PHP 7.2 On localhost phpinfo() keeps saying that it's using 7.1.19, however if I run ~php -v it says: PHP 7.2.18 (cli) (built: May 2 2019 13:...
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macOS Mojave Shutdown cause

I am working on macOS Mojave unified logs,which are as follows: 2019-04-29 11:16:07.480418+0900 0xc2 Default 0x0 0 0 kernel: (AppleSMC) Previous shutdown cause: 5 ...
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VDCAssistant HIGH CPU

I have noticed that VDCAssistant was causing the computer to be extremely slow due to CPU usage in excess of 90%. Here is the path of VDCAssistant. /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/...
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How can I download files from Linux to macOS only using the existing SSH connection?

How can I download files from Linux to my Mac OS using only the existing ssh connection? I know if I use the Windows System, I can use lrzsz to down files: yum install lrzsz sz file // there can ...
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No audio on MacBook early 2008 4.1 on Yosemite [on hold]

I have an old MacBook early 2008 4.1 Intel X3100 gpu. I have installed Yosemite using MacPostFactor and after my install things run great except that I don't have sound? I search kext work on ...
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Docker process opens TCP port, but connection is refused

How can I run a simple server listening on a port, inside a Docker container? (In case it matters, this is a MacOS X 10.13.6 host.) When I run a simple HTTP Server: python3 -m http.server 8001 the ...
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Admin can't select user to reset password

This relates to a 2011 Macbook Pro running El Capitan. I'm set up as the admin and my child has a standard account with parental controls enabled. My child forgot their password and I'm trying to ...
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What if there is an error message that adoptopenjdk8 exists in multiple taps?

When brew cleanup shows the following error message: Error: Cask adoptopenjdk8 exists in multiple taps: homebrew/cask-versions/adoptopenjdk8 adoptopenjdk/openjdk/adoptopenjdk8 How can I resolve ...
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8T external HDD failing to format

Disk Utility is failing to format an 8T external hard drive on my iMac. I keep getting an error stating Unable to write to the last block of the device: (see below): How might I troubleshoot this?
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In Finder, first tag vanishes while adding a second tag

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G7024) This is a problem I've been having since Mavericks first came out, and it has persisted through at least two complete OS reinstalls ...
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Why can't I access files in my home directory? [on hold]

I am running a terminal script that simply reads files and it will not read certain files with out an error. I have tried 3 things Using sudo - sudo node getInfo Setting macOS to allow terminal ...
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problems with MacBook Pro screen

Someone once had a similar difficulty ? My screen is showing a lot of horizontal lines (see pic) It happened suddenly, when I was using my laptop normally, and it's only getting removed when I ...
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Can the document desktop stacks be split for a specific file extension?

I have documents I would like to have stacked on my desktop. Specifically, to group all files with a particular extension all together using Mojave's new Stacks feature. Is there a way to register ...
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Rearrange Dock icons without making them stay when the app is closed

Is it possible to rearrange an icon in the Dock without making it stay there when the app is closed? I don’t have any permanent apps in my Dock, but when I’m working I’d like to rearrange the Dock ...
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Can't open or quit Finder

I'm trying to open Finder, but every time I try I get this error message: I've tried restarting my Macbook Pro as well as doing a "Relaunch" from "Force Quit Applications": However, nothing happens ...
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Google Chrome for macOS: How to bypass “This type of file may harm your computer” and save file automatically

Every time I download a .DMG file using Google Chrome, I have to open the Downloads tab and manually keep it which is super annoying. It shows This type of file may harm your computer message. Is ...
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macOS: Switch to last active window

When task switching from Google Chrome to another window and then back to Chrome I am taken to a different Chrome window rather than the window I was originally on. E.g. scenario: I have 3 desktop. ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 Bootcamp problem

I was trying to install windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2012, I was following apple tutorial (https://support.apple.com/pt-pt/guide/bootcamp-assistant/bcmp09f5f773/mac)(or in English). I chose 100GB to ...
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Macintosh HD partition missing from startup options [duplicate]

I tried to shrink my Windows Bootcamp partition using third-party software which led to my Macintosh HD partition missing from startup options. Unfortunately I don't have a recent backup for the whole ...
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factory settings MacBook Pro 13 inch 2011 - grey screen stop sign

Because I am selling my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2011) and, for this reason, restore it to the factory settings. I have followed the steps for this. First the discs were erased which only partially ...
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How to restore MacBook Pro to factory settings? Prohibited sign on boot

Because I am selling my old MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2011) and, for this reason, restore it to the factory settings. I have followed the steps for this. First the discs were erased which only partially ...
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How to use Screen Sharing if I don't know the remote Mac's IP address

I have the credentials for the Mac, but there is nobody in the room with the machine to check the public IP address. If I know the public IP, I can connect to the mac. Unfortunately the ISP provides ...
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How to do IP masquerading on MacOS (10.14+)?

I am looking for the equivalent Macos command to the linux: sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o en0 -j MASQUERADE I notice there are some very very old solutions using the ancient ipfw firewall, ...
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Computer will not allow iCloud log in or iCloud account

Logging in to any iCloud app gives me an error message: 'Verification failed this action could not be completed. Try again.' My other 4 computers take my login and password and function normally. ...
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MacBook 2,1 OS X 10.6.8 - Boot screen loop

My MacBook2,1 is stuck in a loop on boot screen. It flashes from ?Folder, to an also flashing net recovery globe, and every so often an Apple logo for a few seconds, but never actually boots into the ...
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Hide mouse pointer after any key press in macOS Mojave

While using macOS Mojave, I would like the mouse pointer (cursor, carat) to become invisible as soon as any key is pressed, including modifier and navigation keys. In summary: The mouse should ...
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Photos.app is not syncing when using hotspot. How to treat hotspot as a regular Wi-Fi on macOS?

Recently I started use hotspot as my home internet. I have unlimited data and high speeds 160/40 Mbps. Everything works well except Photos.app. It just doesn't sync even a single photo. I contacted ...
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MacBook Pro shows blank screen then shutdown [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro Retina (15inch Late 2013) shows blank black screen Shutdown randomly here are the logs can you tell the reason ?
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Macbook Pro macOS upgrade without losing applications (not owned under my Apple ID)

I bought a pre-owned Macbook Pro that is currently running Sierra. It came with the Adobe Suite and a number of other expensive applications. I was told that I would lose these apps if I were to ...
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Connect and run commands over SSH using script

I'm using a series of commands for deploying my files to production. This is currently done manually. Is it possible to make these commands into an executable file? So that I don't have to copy paste ...
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How do I reassign numbering of Displays when you have more than 2 monitors connected to mac mini

I have three displays connected to my mac mini. (I have used Arrangement to make sure they are connected correctly left to right, so mouse movement works correctly.) The leftmost is the primary with ...
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Hide Parallels's VM icon from the dock

Parallels includes a mode called Coherence, where software from the guest OS is launched as if it were a native macOS app. This means their windows are rendered separately, each occupying an icon in ...
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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MacOS freeze on starting

I have got a problem. When I click turn on button on my MacBook, computer turns on. System starts and loads. But when a progress bar will go to end, system make white screen and freeze. How I can ...
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How can I simply and sustainably remove Chess from my macBook Air, Mojave? [duplicate]

I have a list of applications I was interested in possibly removing as long as the OS does not need them to function. For starters I want to remove Chess and Stocks as I never use them. However when ...
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How can I measure the performance impact of disabling hyper-threading?

Apple has released this webpage and seems like a lot of computer are at risk. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT210108 How does disabling hyper-threading affect hardware and software performance of ...
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Why do some websites have weird scrolling mechanics?

I'm not sure if this issue is specific to macs, but I'm guessing it is because mac has its own special scrolling features. Almost every website and app on a mac has a specific feel to its scrolling. ...
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How can I make two applications activate from an AppleScript app?

So I am playing around with AppleScript and am quite new to it. How do I make the script quit both apps if: app1 and app2 are running or if app1 or app2 is running and run them if they are not ...
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LuaRocks default installation location in macOS

By default, where is the LuaRocks package installed in macOS? I am looking in the following directories, but I couldn't find it: usr/local usr/lib opt/local What am I missing?
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External keyboard doesn't show as separate keyboard to configure

MBP 14,1 (13" 2017 two TB ports) At work I have a Dell USB-C dock that my external keyboard connects to - display is connected differently. There, like everywhere else I've seen this, when I connect ...
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Disable caps lock key [duplicate]

I have a new MacBook Air and I keep bumping the caps lock key. As you can imagine this is really frustrating. Is there a way to totally disable the caps lock key without having to install software ...
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How to recover Mac Startup Security Utility?

To boot up with external disk, I launched into a startup security utility. The standard startup security utility shows the menus like above. But my startup security utility only shows the Firmware ...
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Prevent Mac terminal from changing tabs when reopened

Whenever I open the terminal app after it was minimized, it often changes tab and go back to a particular tab (which tab in particular is not very important). Can someone suggest a workaround for this ...
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External screen turns off after macOS boots - Mac Mini

When I plug in the screen and I turn on the Mac Mini, I see the Apple logo and the OS loading. After macOS boots the external screen goes black.
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How can Automator display a message? [closed]

I want to use Automator to open a finder window, if its input resolves to a known directory. If the directory does not exist, I'd like to display a message.
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APFS - how do I enable transparent compression

How do i enable transparent filesystem compression on any APFS volume? Or check if it is already enabled? I am expecting something similiar to NTFS compressed attribute. According to Wiki it should ...