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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Is it possible to completely remove "move between space" animations?

Is it possible to completely remove any "move between spaces" animation? I've tried toggling "Reduce Motion", but the animation is just replaced by a fade out. This makes it ...
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Why am I receiving this error code in R when trying to run a library of "library(tidyverse) library(readxl) library(ggplot2)" [closed]

Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in loadNamespace(j <- i[[1L]], c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck = vI[[j]]): there is no package called ‘jsonlite’
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Which OS is most stable for MBP Retina 15in mid 2015? Currently running 10.10.5 Yosemite [closed]

I love my computer, however sadly my OS is getting old and not supporting things like Chrome. I love this OS and have been told it is the best and most stable for my computer. I am very nervous to try ...
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How can I tell which security certificates are about to expire?

macOS pops up notifications that some of my certificates will expire soon. But when I click the notification, it takes me to the list of all of my Profiles in System Preferences, but doesn't tell me ...
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Increase the size of dock's active application symbol

Is there any way I can increase the size of this dot (?) that signifies an application is open?
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What does shutdown cause -60 and -79 stand for?

I have a Macbook Air 11-inch (mid-2011) 1,8 GHz Intel Core i7 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB macOS Sierra (10.12.6) Yesterday, I checked through Terminal shutdown causes and it said ...
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Issues running python on MacOS Monterey (12.1)

While installing my project related dependencies I always get this error (refer to the image attached below). I am not sure what this is about and how to fix it. Also, I am not able to install most of ...
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MacOS to Ubuntu Samba share no progress

I have a samba share on a local ubuntu server setup. I am able to login to from macOS and have even made sure I can save files to it such as a test.txt with some content and editing some files in the ...
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How to completely uninstall Mail.app and related data?

How can I delete Mail.app and associated data (like cached emails and mailboxes) from my laptop? Then, how can I reinstall a fresh version of Mail.app?
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Can't unmount GoogleDrive (Resource busy)

I have a problem to unmount Google Drive volume. I opened a file, Google Drive crashed and I couldn't connect again. I deleted the ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/DiveFS folder. But no change. ...
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MacBook does not shutdown from Terminal: "NO LOGINS: System going down at 14:54"

My MacBook is suddenly not working normally. I cannot restart or shut it down. When I try to use terminal it shows: NO LOGINS: System going down at 14:54 I logged out of my Apple ID and logged in ...
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How to get file overwrite dialog to show file size in bytes, not in KB's? [closed]

Can macOS Finder be configured in such a way that it displays file size in bytes in the file overwrite dialog? Are there any other file managers that have this? FTP client will do also if it supports ...
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How to disable drag delay after lifting finger up in macOS? [duplicate]

When selecting a text (double-tap and drag) it continues to select text (for ~1 sec) even when I lift my finger up and move the pointer. I want to disable this drag delay. My current settings: I ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings(refresh rate)

I set my external display's refresh rate from 60Hz to 25Hz(In the state of closing the MBP). Then when I connect my external monitor, the external monitor shows that the input is not supported.Since ...
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Does a Code-Signed application require security permissions?

I am contemplating whether to purchase a Personal Apple CodeSign certificate, for 99$/year. I have a medium-sized user base, and an app that is installed multiple times a month by each user. Upon ...
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The Highlight Colors have disappeared from the System Preferences of my macOS Catalina

When I select text in a document, there is no highlighting color. I can't verify what I have selected. In System Preferences > General, where you choose Highlight Color, all the little rectangles ...
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Messages are in random order after syncing from iCloud: how to sort by reverse chronological?

I have selected the "Download from iCloud" and the messages are now jumbled. The messages from the last several days are buried somewhere deep in the list whereas the messages top are from a ...
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I cannot back-button to get to google search results

Safari 15.0 Open a new tab Search for something using Safari omnibar (type something into the omnibar, press enter, be presented with Google search results webpage) Click a result Press back (or cmd [...
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Apple Script Toggle Apple Id sync on and off

Apple script is great and all, but i find it quite tricky to figure out if something is possible to do or not. I am trying to script the enablement of Apple Id service syncing like Photos, Contacts, ...
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Will Migration Assistant affect other MacBook user(s)?

The MacBook in question has two user profiles (both administrators) with separate Apple IDs, separate workflows etc. (i.e., unrelated or loosely related to each other); one of the profiles is my own. ...
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Load all history in Google Chrome

When I want to find something I recently did in Chrome, I usually scroll down, and I have to wait a few seconds for it to load each time I scroll several pages. This is very annoying and counter-...
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Merge Chrome history and download history

I accidentally deleted my Chrome data folder, but was able to sign in using my Google account and restore my tabs, bookmarks, etc. But I forget that I have backups, and now I'm left with old data and ...
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After upgrade from Big Sur 11.2 to Monterey 12.1 Safari ignores HOSTS

For over 10 years I have been using the HOSTS file to block ads and other nasties on both macOS and Windows PCs. (Refer: https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm) It has worked flawlessly, until the ...
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macOS Keyboard Shortcut symbolized by underlined down arrow

I'm in Final Cut Pro (FCP) [10.6.1] and I found some useful menu options to jump to the beginning and end of the timeline. macOS shows the keyboard shortcut for menu items, and FCP is full of snazzy ...
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How can I kill a process from Terminal using the visible window name?

This question is similar in spirit to How can I kill a process by its name?, but not a duplicate for the reason below. As an example, here's how IntelliJ appears in Activity Monitor: The name is &...
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Unusal ports open in macOS Monterey

So I was on my macbook air and I had just installed macOS monterey. I was a bit suspicious of some of the things running on the computer, so I decided to see all of the open ports. I found the command ...
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How to determine whether a file is part of base OS installation?

Is it possible to tell whether a file on my Mac (M1 with OS 12.1) was part of the original OS installation, rather than something I installed myself? I thought I could just see whether the files were ...
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Is possible setup 4k monitor on macbook pro 15" late 2013? [duplicate]

everybody. params: Macbook pro 15 late 2013 (CPU Haswell 4th Gen intel) Display Lenovo (l28u-30) HDMI cable 2.0 Display Port from Aliexplress SwitchResX App i have problem i was buy a lenovo 4k ...
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How can I fix my Documents folder after installing and uninstalling Dropbox app?

I can't find any exactly similar situation anywhere: After messing about with Dropbox for a minute, and then uninstalling it, including deleting the Dropbox folder, now my Documents folder has the &...
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Partition drive becomes FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF after erasing Linux partition

I didn’t make a backup and want to recover files from my Mac. I have an internal SSD on my Mac and I have allocated 20GB of it for my Linux. I erased the 20GB Linux on disk utility and wished to free ...
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Recents in Finder doesn't show any files on my M1 Macbook Air running Monterey

I switched to a new Macbook Air M1 with Monterey. The Finder window's Recents doesn't show any files though I have just downloaded a few files, opened one, and edit-saved another too. When using my ...
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Using cables, how do I mirror my macbook's screen onto an iPhone screen?

It's nice that I can mirror my iPhone onto my Macbook using a simple lighting to USB-whatever cable, then open Quicktime but what about the inverse of this? I want to simply record my mac's screen ...
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1050p Retina VS 1080p FHD Monitor

Good morning my friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I need a straight forward answer in layman terms on resolution scaling. 1080p vs 1050p M1 13 inch MacBook. I know that our 13 inch Macs are ...
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I wanted to get rid of an audio device [closed]

I can't find any articles related to this, so I'm asking you here. I downloaded MorphVOX Audio a couple of months ago and didn't like it, so I deleted it. I deleted the application and realized that ...
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Unable to open Linux ISO file

how can I open / modify a (linux) ISO? If I try to open it via DiskUtility it says The disk you attached was not readable by this computer. The image is the current release of ArchLinux: https://www....
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How can I only show unread items in the reading list on the start page of Safari on macOS?

The Safari start page can show contents of the reading list as shown below (image from How-To Geek). Is it possible to only show unread items on the start page akin to the filtering options in the ...
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The "New Note" option is disabled in the Notes app in macOS 12. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I try to create a note on my MacBook Pro (Intel, 16-inch, 2019) running macOS 12.1 Monterey, the "New Note" option is disabled in both the menu bar and the application toolbar....
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Facing issues in installing homebrew on Mac [closed]

When I was trying to install homebrew, every time I get to read this message. I don't know what to do next. I want to install gcc in my mac to run vs code. Please Help
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How to get Mail search to work? [closed]

Whenever I search in Mail.app it says "0 results found" and the contents of the sidebar do not change.
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Permission on macOS messed up

I wanted to do npm install -g. As it didn't work due to permissions I took the approach suggested from the accepted answer in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47252451/permission-denied-when-...
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PPI required by macos to render text clearly with ultrawide monitors(3440*1440 or more) [closed]

I have a Dell U2720Q(4K monitor) with 163 PPI and the text looks clear. Earlier I had Acer XV272U (2K monitor) display with 109 PPI and the text looked so fuzzy. Now I want to get a 32/34UW/38UW ...
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How to tell what shell is running from command line?

If I do sudo zsh, I can tell I am in zsh by examining ps -ef Is there an easier way? echo $SHELL says it's /bin/sh, because $SHELL is always the default shell, not necessarily the shell that's ...
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Running a script every time I switch between apps on OS X

Is there a way I can run a script (either bash or AppleScript) every time I switch between apps? Switching between windows is also acceptable. I checked Automator but I could not find it.
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Many apps are 'quitting unexpectedly' and showing Crashing on exception: CGSSetSurfaceColorSpace failed with 1000

System: M1 Max, Monterey 12.1 Situation: Cannot open Anki.app, Calibre epub reader or ColorSync Utility as they all 'quit unexpectedly.' The common error is CGSSetSurfaceColorSpace failed with 1000 ...
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"Enable Mouse Keys" option in Accessibility not working

I am trying to control the trackpad of my macbook via keyboard but the "Enable Mouse Keys" option in Accessibility does not enable the mouse control which should be the 789UIOJKL keys. What ...
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Tail terminal command is extremely slow when processing files with long lines

The tail command has become unusably slow for large files (e.g. 1 GB text file). EXAMPLE: $ tail -265000 file.txt > last_265000.txt takes 10+ minutes, whereas $ head -265000 file.txt > ...
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Time Machine backup not working after migrating to new Mac

I migrated my data from an iMac to a new Mac Mini via Time Machine without problem. However, when I try to manually run a back up I get the following message: Disk Time Machine back up contains back ...
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Image text indexing software for High Sierra

I love the Live Text feature on iOS 15 but unfortunately, my photo library is too large to fit on a Cloud account or on an iPhone - it lives on a 4Tb external hard drive. However, I would love to be ...
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Automator Action Without Visual/Display

So I am new to using Automator for Mac, and I just created and ran an Automator action to change the folder views of a large number of folders on my computer. So far this seems to be working, the only ...
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what is the logic behind not requiring admin password for adding login items on macOS?

I've recently installed steam by just copying app folder to applications and was surprised to discover that app automatically added to login items after first run. I didn't expect that to happen. It ...

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