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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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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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Using wildcards in Find and Replace (Mac OS app)

I'm using an app called Scapple which (I think) accesses the built in Find and Replace of Mac OS. It's a mind map app into which I'm pasting dozens and dozens of paragraphs from Kindle books. Each ...
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How can I kill a non-responding app?

What are all the ways to kill a buggy GUI app? I can't right-click on its icon in the whatever-its-called bar, or use the top-of-window menu. The app does not respond to anything, and does ...
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DNS not resolving on Mac OS X

Some of my coworkers are having troubles on their Macs - DNS resolution does not work under Mac OS X. They're running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. They can use DNS in a Windows 7 virtual machine (VMware ...
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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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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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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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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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How to use 3rd-party USB Ethernet adapter with El Capitan

I am plugging a USB Ethernet adapter (not Apple-brand) into my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). No go. I do not see any relevant "USB Ethernet" item listed in System Preferences > Network. ...
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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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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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Not able to connect an external acer display to MacBook Pro 2015

Here is the info of my laptop: - MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) - 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 - 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 - Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB - macOS High Sierra version 10.13....
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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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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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Why has my hard drive started spinning-up each time I eject it?

When I eject the hard drive, the disk starts to slow down but then the disk starts spinning at full speed about a second later. The hard drive is not mounted but it is still spinning. I’m afraid to ...
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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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What is “http://init-p01st.push.apple.com”?

Ive seen this popup a few times in my internet tracking. So, what is Apple using this url for? What happens if I block it?
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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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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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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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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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MacBook Pro Trackpad Suddenly Stopped Working Completely

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro of 2 years has suddenly stopped working out of blue. The trackpad doesn't move, respond to any gestures nor do any clicks work. This is really frustrating as I used ...
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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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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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Move Wifi passwords from one mac to another

A little bit of background here. I previously had High Sierra installed on my Macbook Air, but for some reason, at one point when I tried to boot up my mac, it showed a folder with a question mark ...
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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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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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How secure is File Vault 2 on Mac, given the fact that resetting/finding out someone's login password is not impossible?

There are ways to break File Vault 2 encryption: https://www.blackbagtech.com/blog/2017/07/13/macquisition-best-just-got-better/ Since you can reset a password when it's locked, I wonder in practice ...
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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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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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(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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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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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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Disable Wi-Fi card on macOS Mojave

I have disabled the Wi-Fi by moving the IO80211Family.kext from /System/Library/Extensions with SIP disabled of course. However, this does not seem to work anymore. Before (on macOS High Sierra and ...
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Wrong date format in the menu bar

I set up some custom date formats, and while at first the date in the menu bar did honor them, now I've noticed it stopped and it's just using a standard one. How do I switch it back? Screenshot: ...
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macbook pro stuck in boot loop - recovery mode and safe mode not working

I have a macbook pro 2015 (8gb ram, running macOS mojave) stuck in the loading screen with the apple logo and the loading bar 100% completed. I tried leaving it for long periods of time. Resetting ...
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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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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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What is the normal fan speed on Mac computers

I have noticed that fan speed on my Mac is 499 rpm. Now this is a computer with installed OSX El Capitan, Xcode 8.2.1... I have noticed this when Xcode got crashed few weeks ago (the information was ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...