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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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Notify when time-consuming task is finished in the terminal

Is there a way to get notified when some terminal task is finished "in the background" in the terminal? I need to get notified when npm run build is over which can take up to 15 mins. I've ...
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Can't sign into App Store - wrong password - code on iPad

The HDD failed in my Late 2012 Mac Mini and I have a new disk installed and have used Internet Recovery to restore Mountain Lion to it. I'm trying to upgrade but any attempt through the app store ...
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Why DingTalk makes MacBook Air (High Sierra) so hot with hight volume fan's sound

I think the app ding talkis a Windows-based design and does not work properly with Mac OS. The same issue happens with MS word or PowerPoint. MacBook Air (7,2) High Sierra Is there any solution for ...
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Data migration from 2015 BigSur MBP to 2021 M1 MBP

I want to migrate all data from my existing 2015 MBP that runs on Big Sur to the latest 2021 MBP with M1 Pro chip. I want to be able to transfer all files and all settings to the new MBP and this ...
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Get MacBook Pro M1 to consistantly order 2 identical monitors

I have an M1 MacBook Pro. I have two 27" HP E27u G4 monitors each connected directly to it via USB-C cables. Every time the Mac sleeps (turns off the displays?), when I wake it up it will ...
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Large Apple Music MacOS library on external SSD - taking hours to save library on quit - how to troubleshoot?

I have a large music library (200GB/14.000 tracks), with files spanning well over a decade. I'm on a temporary Mac for the next month or two, so I'm keeping the files and library on an extremely fast ...
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weird xcodebuild install prompt out of the blue

I ugraded to macOS Monterrey a few days ago. Yesterday, without having done anything, I get this prompt. The annoying thing is that if I click Cancel it just reappears. I didn't ask for this, so I ...
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Search all of Apple Music with AppleScript?

So I'm working on a project to convert Spotify to Apple Music playlists and I'm utilizing AppleScript to do so. I was wondering if anyone knows how to search all of Apple Music when utilizing the ...
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revert back to the default terminal z shell

I accidentally changed my default macOS z shell to bash shell. How could I change back to the default macOS shell. I wrongly entered cd ~ /bin/bash
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Where are the default icons stored on macOS Monterey?

Running on macOS Monterey v12 I recently learned that if you create a folder called Developer in your home directory, you can drag it to the sidebar in Finder and it will display with a tiny hammer ...
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/etc/sudoers is world writable and unable to change permissions on macOS M1 [duplicate]

I’m developing a web application and I had a problem saving an uploaded photo to a specific file so it can be retrieved from the database. An error occurred that failed to open the file stream. I ...
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How can I use my Mac as a Camera?

It is very inconvenient for MacBook users to take photos. On Windows, there is the Camera app which can be really useful at times. How can I use my Mac to take pictures?
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How to fix error NSPOSIXErrorDomain:28 on Safari?

Sometimes when I want to browse on Safari, I receive the following error: (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:28) on my tabs. Is there anyone who knows why this error occur and how to avoid them? I use macOS Monterey ...
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Automator script: add header from user text

I make a lot of flash cards in my work, and I'm looking to create a workflow to automatically stamp each with the relevant textbook and unit number. So far I've got as far as to open the pdf file from ...
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MyTime Machine backup keeps filling up and it doesn't make sense

I have an internal 1TB drive on my iMac M1 and an external 4TB backup. I keep getting the message that my Time Machine backup is full. About two weeks ago I got this message and it didn't make sense ...
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External hard drive formatted with FAT won't mount on mac osx

I think I messed up a an external disk (Toshiba Canvio) by incorrectly disconnecting it while it was being used and cannot get it to mount. When I plug in the drive, the light blinks and is being ...
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Safari Issues on macOS 12.4

Problem: Since updating to macOS 12.4, I have been seeing issues with Safari 15.5. Problem sites load just fine in Firefox (I don't use Chrome or Edge). Searches haven't revealed this as a common ...
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How to get mac startup time statistics?

My mac startup process is a bit slow, how do I know what service is slowing down the startup? I tried using launchctl and reading system.log, but these don't directly answer the question
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How can I make sure all music in the music app outputs at the same volume?

My music library has music from a large number of sources, which means that the volume of one song can be very different from that of another, and I'm trying to figure out a good way to make it so ...
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Can't disable desktop notifications for a single site in Safari

A while ago, I accidentally allowed WhatsApp Web (web.whatsapp.com) to send desktop notifications. I tried to revoke that permission via the Preferences (as also described in this answer): but to no ...
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Why does Messages close on launch?

I'm running MacOS 11.5.1, and whenever I launch messages it closes itself. I ran the "messages" file inside (Messages.app/Contents/MacOS/Messages) and it printed out this error: /.../...
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Restoring Apple Mobile File Integrity back to default settings (nvram boot-args)

I modified Apple Mobile File Integrity by running the following commands in a Terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="amfi_get_out_of_my_way=1" How do I revert this change and restore the macOS ...
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Numbers: How do I refer entire rows in different sheets?

I am trying to create a table that contains all entries from other sheets in the numbers file. In all of these other sheets, the structure will be identical. The reason for why I do this, is because ...
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macOS Monterey - How do I rename a virtual audio input / output device?

So I have 2 audio input devices listed in Sys prefs > Sound > Input on macOS Monterey as shown below, how do I rename the virtual audio input device BlackHole 16ch to something else? How was ...
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Can an Apple iPod Classic 160 GB work with with iTunes or macOS in 2022?

I have one that I use in an older car that I want to reformat using iTunes or Finder in macOS. What is the last version of iTunes that supported the iPod Classic 160 GB?
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Is there a way I can mark an item/event in the default Calendar app as "DONE" or "ACCOMPLISHED"?

For example, I want to take track whether I have finished something or not, is there a way how to mark that something was finished/accomplished/done? Now I only see when something should had happened ...
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Music App on macOS 12 does not save settings when closed

I recently upgraded my older iMac 2015 to macOS 12. Now I noticed the Music App does not save any settings I made while using Music, i.e. if I change the width of the left column this setting is lost ...
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Remove specific files from iCloud

I was just wondering how I can remove certain big folders from my iCloud Drive and have it only save on my Mac. I've got some folders filled with footage that's like 800gb that I don't need taking up ...
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How to repair Time Machine error Failed to mount with dissenter { DAStatus = 49218; }

All of a sudden, my Time Machine backup, which is on a NAS, would not work any more. In the log, I find 2022-05-20 01:41:16.121723+0200 localhost backupd[494]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:...
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Time machine won't recognize Lenovo laptop plugged in via USB to USB-C cable

I have a Lenovo laptop, running Ubunutu 14.04 LTS, and I want to connect its hard drive to my MacBook Air running MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. I have them connected via newly bought USB to USB-C cable, but ...
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Fill the unoccupied space near dock

My dock has 6-7 application icons, so there is space left to the right and left of the dock. How do I use this space? Any application gets snapped to the top of the dock, but I would like applications ...
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Universal Control Stopped Working (12.4)

I upgraded to 12.4, I had been using Universal Control between two MacBook Pros (Intel ones that are still new enough to support Universal Control) and it had been working great. But after upgrading ...
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Disable automatic Rosetta translation for `.pkg` applications

When I'm installing Microsoft Office for Mac (universal), the installer hangs at the end. Checking the logs, I see that it's because oahd is translating the Intel part. I do not use any plugins, so I ...
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How to read text from clipboard with waiting list?

I ask you, please, if you could tell me how to read text from the clipboard with a waiting list? I want to select text (which copies itself to the clipboard with the Auto Copy extension of the Chrome ...
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If I find my hot-key(like ctrl-e to go to line end) not working, how do I find the source of the problem? [closed]

If I find my hot-key(like ctrl-e to go to line end) not working, how do I find the source of the problem? This post does not meet our quality standards....
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FFMPEG image capture only executes partially on cron

I have the following shell script: DailyScript.sh #!/bin/sh now="/Users/mydir/Downloads/LIDOPRO/Captures/$(date +'%Y_%m_%d_%I_%M_%p').jpg" "/Users/mydir/Downloads/LIDOPRO/ffmpeg" -...
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How to count hours of a certain task in Calendar app on macOS?

I would like to know if I can somehow get the number of hours of a certain task without counting them manually? Now I see only start and end but I don't see the duration. Can I turn this info in some ...
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youtube-dl gives errors: "command not found"

I installed youtube-dl successfully via homebrew but cannot seem to invoke the program at all. Here are the commands I tried: > man youtube-dl No manual entry for youtube-dl > type -a youtube-dl ...
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Apply outgoing firewall rules per app selectively (MacOS Big Sur)

Question: Which firewall can selectively apply multiple named domain resolving rules per app? E.g. like the One Periodic's Hands Off firewall Details: I'm looking for an app or combination of apps ...
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Mounting SMB share on Monterey is rejected

Both my server and my client are running macOS Monterey 12.4. I've shared folders on the server, enabled SMB sharing in the options and enabled the accounts for Windows sharing. On the client, I ...
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why am I getting this error everytime when i tried to run my app? [closed]

Unable to connect to the database: ConnectionRefusedError [SequelizeConnectionRefusedError]: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:5432 at Client._connectionCallback (/Users/andelarwanda/Sequelize-alain/...
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MacOS Monetery File Dates are not rendering correctly

MacOS Monterey Version: 12.4 (21F79) So since doing a massive jump in updates, finder is no longer showing dates correctly, all I get is at. Also if I go and "Get Info" on the file you see ...
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How to remap keys when using Universal Control between two macs

Keyboard connected directly (Bluetooth) When using an external keyboard on my 16" 2019 MBP or 13" M1 MBP (both running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 build 21E258), connected directly with Bluetooth ...
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Command+Shift+G panel appears but does not work. Fix?

To navigate to a folder I often press Command+Shift+G (a shortcut that has worked from NeXT days) and type where I want to navigate to. Starting with one of the updates to Big Sur (I'm still at macOS ...
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Determining if Low Power Mode is Enabled/Disabled from Command Line · macOS 12.2.1 (Monterey)

According to this article the following script should return the current Power Mode state: pmset -g |grep lowpowermode This is what it actually returns in my case: When set through system ...
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How can I edit macOS system localization files?

Recently, Apple has decided to force gendered expressions in the German locale. They say there is no way to undo this, so I've been trying to sniff out a way to change the affected strings on my own. ...
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How can I see all available params in the commands for Finder, Dock etc?

I'm trying to build my own settings script with dotfiles, like this one https://github.com/driesvints/dotfiles/blob/main/.macos How can I see all the available parameters can be passed into defaults ...
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Why is a subfolder created when syncing a second Mac's Documents folder via iCloud?

I got a MacBook first and synced Documents and Desktop to iCloud. Then I got a Mac Mini and also enabled syncing. Now with the Desktop it works as expected: Same files on both Desktops. But in ...
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Preview signature annotation: Without the owner password, you do not have permission to create or modify annotations in the document

I need to download a banking form and email it back. After opening the PDF in macOS Preview, I attempt to sign it via Tools > Annotate > Signature This gives the error: Without the owner ...
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Is there a way to update macOS offline?

I am using a MacBook offline. Is it possible to Air Drop the latest version of the OS or something to this machine so that I can update it offline?
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