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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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make dictionary result white text in spotlight in mojave dark theme

I can't read the result. How do I make the text white? I am on macOS Mojave 10.14.4
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What's the mechanism of MacBook's sleep/hibernate? [on hold]

Is MacBook's sleep/hibernation a pure hardware implementation or it's software relevant? Can non-MacBook laptops sleep/hibernate like MacBook (quiet, low power consumption)? related to: What happens ...
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Form Values decrypt

I want to look at the Form Values data file in /Users/USER/Safari. I have found out that the file is encrypted and the password is stored in the key manager. So far so good. Now I have the key and ...
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MacOS Macbook Pro Map Services not loading

I am facing issues with my MBP 2018 when trying to request map data. There is absolutely no problem in opening Maps but as soon as other Applications try to embed a MapView somehow, only a grid is ...
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Cursor often disappearing

I remember this issue happening to me since at least High Sierra, maybe Sierra, maybe before. When switching between spaces my mouse pointer is invisible until I click on the menu bar at the top of ...
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Unable to completely uninstall Zoom meeting app

I am unable to completely uninstall the Zoom meeting app from my Mac running macOS Mojave. I once installed the Zoom meeting app. Then I deleted it from Applications directory. Now, every-time I open ...
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Can't access files on external HDD from Finder but Terminal works fine

So I AM using the setting in 'Get Info' - "ignore permissions" and I have told it to apply it to recursive folders but still when I try to access folders in the Users directory I'm not able to. ...
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How to fully map Windows keys on Mac?

I have the latest iMac. I plug in ordinary Windows style keyboard (which I used when I worked on Windows PC). I'm aware of the Karabiner tool. Is there a complete rule-set that enable me to feel ...
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Why my machine, automatically goes to this IP/domains

Why my machine, automatically goes to this IP/domains. I have installed VM with windows 7 and I have wordpress site with xammp server and that is all. Is they are safe domains or not? Because I see ...
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Access Safari history in `~/Library/` bypassing SIP

I have a Python script which reads the Safari browser history by opening ~/Library/Safari/History.db and parsing the SQLite database. Unfortunately, on some Macs, the System Integrity Protection ...
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macOS: How to keep an app and its new windows/dialogs always hidden?

I am running a 3rd party app on my Mac that spawns new small in-app windows/dialogs/popups almost every 3 seconds, to show the progress of a specific command. These windows are closed automatically by ...
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Wrote over partition map, now unable to boot even after attempted repair

Long story short - I was attempting to install bootcamp on my MBP and I suppose I wrote to a partition on my main ssd instead of the secondary ssd as intended. I attempted to create a new partition ...
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How can I download and install macOS 10.12 SDK?

I need to download the macOS 10.12 SDK to build and run ispwDownloader (because there were no built downloads). How can I download and install the SDK? Searching the Web has not been helpful with the ...
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Force MacBook to install updates when it restarts

I kept getting an annoying notification alert "Some updates could not be installed, Restart / Remind me." I kept hitting "remind me tomorrow" until a couple nights ago. Since then I have restarted my ...
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my hostname is not my laptop name

My laptop's hostname appears to be Georges-MacBook-Pro-Mid-2145.local, $ hostname Georges-MacBook-Pro-Mid-2145.local Why is the number reported here 2145 instead of 2015? (I own a MacBook Pro Mid-...
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No SSH connection possible over Wi-Fi

I have a MacBook Pro from 2014 running macOS Mojave. I cannot SSH into a remote server, use git over SSH or use the Mac App Store while connected to my Wi-Fi at home. Some of my mail accounts seem to ...
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Can not erase my Mac OS X base system

My Mac won’t boot up it makes the noise but just has a grey screen. When i utility boot the system it does not work and when I internet boot to disc utility it won’t allow me to erase the Mac OS X ...
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macOS: Select last used window when switching to an app

I am running Google Chrome with multiple open windows on different desktops. Mission Control is set so that monitors have separate Spaces. When using Command + Tab to switch to Chrome from another ...
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Trying to fix my beloved MacBook Pro… Corrupted drive, untitled disks, previous boot camp partition, installer errors [on hold]

After so many hours of internet searches and phone calls with Apple support I am finally here. Please give me any insight on what the heck I have done or what is wrong with my Mid 2014 MBP. It has ...
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Is there any command line alternative to Activity Monitor that would yield the same results?

I know there's top and htop commands, but they lack a lot of information. For example there is no way to list processes from Energy tab. Or is there at least some kind of API for Activity Monitor ...
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Difference between “⌘ + ↓” vs. “Double Click” vs. Right Click → Open when launching an .app?

I noticed that if I perform ⌘ + ↓ on foo.app, it will display a different output vs. right clicking and selecting Open vs. double clicking. This is a Wineskin application. ⌘ + ↓ launches Wineskin, ...
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Fast User switching shared folder permissions

I have touch ID and fast user switch between accounts using dif fingers. They have have dif gmail info and home folders. I don't make the guest an admin. Whats the best way that I can set up the home ...
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List PIDs of processes that require high perf GPU

Macbook Pro with Radeon card is huge pain. Is there a way to list in terminal processes/PIDs that use high perf GPU so I could easily kill them? I know Activity Monitor has "Energy" tab and there you ...
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Is it possible to customise Look Up in macOS Mojave?

When I three-finger tap on a word, I get a variety of definitions, from Dictionary.app, Siri knowledge, News, the App Store, etc. Would there be any way, either through Settings or through developing ...
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How to make Siri aware of Google Chrome browser on Mac?

I have Google Chrome browser installed on my Mac. It's set as my default browser. When I tell Siri: Siri, open browser It launches Safari. I tell Siri: Siri, open Chrome browser It says "It ...
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(Mojave 10.4.2) Missing top right items (clock, network, battery etc.)

I don't know what happened. I restarted mac and since then I don't have top right icons: network, sound, battery, clock, notification but from time to time it blink and for a moment become visible but ...
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Do I need a newer Mac if I want to continue to use Xcode with my iPhone?

Recently I updated my iPhone 6s to iOS 12.2. When I went to compile my app, Xcode told me it needed to be upgraded to deploy to device running iOS 12.2. When I went to upgrade Xcode, it told me my ...
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MacBookPro12,1 BootCamp Windows 7 repair “GUID CODE: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF (Unknown)”

I am trying to fix my windows 7 MSR partition. Everything was working since I decided to install ubuntu. I was able to fix the boot partitions before but now I'm stuck. The image shows GUID of MSR is ...
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

I have a lot of Notes on my machine which I don't want to loose. It's not logical to export them one by one. Is there any way to export them in one go, which would make me either use them on my new ...
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Creating screenshots on macOS Mojave without missing regions [migrated]

I have some code to create screenshots. On High Sierra it worked without issues. However, it does not work anymore properly since I run it on Mojave. Some parts are cut out. I use this API call: ...
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Take screenshot of screenshot with AppleScript

I want to open an image on the desktop with the 'Quick Look', then screenshot it, and then open the new screenshot to take another one of it. In resume, I want to know how to screenshot an image that ...
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Control data usage of Safari and other Web browsers on Mac

I find that Web browsers like Safari tend to consume data even after my Web pages are loaded sufficiently to be browsed/read. May I know why? As an example, I use TripMode to control the data usage ...
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Generate and view macOS system performance report

I want to generate a system performance report for my Mac. I would like that this report have CPU, Memory, disk and network activity statistics over a time period. Like, I start the report generation ...
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macOS: Kernel Panic at USB insertion, system restarts or freezes [duplicate]

When I insert a USB, macOS system (running High Sierra, Mavericks, Mojave) restarts or freezes with a panic report: Panic Report: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801e4ba207): "a freed zone element has ...
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I would need a way to monitor the sound volume on python macos

The title says it all, but I would also prefer if you don't need any permissions (like a terminal command that starts with sudo) Summerised : Need to see when the volume on MacOS hits a certain ...
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How to install default/stock Terminal app?

I uninstalled the default/stock Terminal app via AppCleaner. How to get the default/stock Terminal back without reinstalling Mojave?
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Using mv to rename files on terminal ended up with lost files

I'm on macOS Mojave 10.14.4, on a APFS SSD. Last week some students delivered me some image files over an image processing assignment. I have an automated routine on Matlab to grade the assignments, ...
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Is there a way to monitor the signals an HID (Human Interface) device sends to the OS?

There is a way in the mac world to monitor all the signals an HID device (a remote) sends to the OS? The final aim is to handle those and remap them to keyboard shortcuts. More details: a Logitech ...
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Problem setting modified date for iCloud directories

I wrote a shell script to change the modification date (using touch) of a set of directories to be the same as the date of the most recently modified file in the directory. (To make it easier to sort ...
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Import keychain to clean macOS install?

I am contemplating my first truly clean install in perhaps 20 years. My current working Mac is a direct hand-me down since Tiger in 2005, which was already a migration from OS8 or 9, around 2001. ...
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Mac Pro with Mojave snapshots [duplicate]

I cannot create a local snapshot to back up on a Mac Pro with Mojave, what can I do about that?
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Why is Apple Mail showing as 61GB?

Can anyone explain/help with this? (My local Mac techy can't.) My 2013 Retina MBP (running Mojave) is almost full, but it tells me Mail is somehow using 61GB. It was showing 70GB until I deleted ...
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Display issues using docking station Dell Universal 6000

I bought a Dell Universal 6000 docking station for my MacBook Pro 2018 to plug in 3 monitors via one Thunderbolt. The problem is that after installing DisplayLink drivers, only 2 displays are useable, ...
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How can I stop MacOS 10.14.4 Safari from automatically logging me in when I select a password?

When I go to a site that has a password saved and I select the password, Safari attempts to log me in immediately. However, this completely breaks functionality on some websites (ex adding accounts to ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 (Early 2011, 15'' Unibody 2.3 GHz i7) - OS crashes randomly, after log in screen goes all white

I have a Macbook Pro, randomly started running into issues when logging in after start up. Occasionally will get the desktop to load but shortly thereafter the OS crashes leading to a screen with ...
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I got rid of Mac OSX and replaced it with linux but now I can't change it back to OSX or windows

I overwrote mac OSX with linux and I can't change it back to OSX because I cannot boot to the apple recovery mode it only boots to linux so I am not able to reinstall Mac OSX or windows.
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Variable and slow internet speed on my Mac compared to other devices connected on the same network

Background: I have a 40 Mbps Ethernet connection hooked directly to my iMac running on Mojave. I use the Mac as a router to share the internet connection from Ethernet to other devices using WiFi. ...
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What is the “studentd” process?

I'm logging network traffic (with Radio Silence), and noticed that the studentd process from /usr/libexec/studentd is connecting to some server. What is this process doing, why does it need internet ...
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How to Restore Time Machine WITHOUT OS

I’m backing up a time machine on Mojave. But I would like to downgrade to High Sierra, which would force me to format my hard drive. However I won’t want to lose my files. Can I restore the time ...
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Massive Amount of Random Files appearing in Documents

Really hope someone can help me with this issue! For the past few months, I have had an annoying issue whereby I have multiple 2-character 0-byte random folders appearing within Documents, along ...