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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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Renew DHCP from the command line on a Mac

Can I run command sudo ipconfig set en0 DHCP as a standard user which shouldn't prompt for administrative username and password?
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Why does macOS 10.13 suddenly asks for a PIN instead of password for login?

When facing the lock screen to enter my credentials, my Mac running macOS 10.13 High Sierra asks for a PIN instead of my password. This has happened 4 times within the last months. The only solution ...
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3 locations for SSHd configuration

So I want to harden my SSH daemon when Remote Login is enabled. So far I've found: /private/etc/ssh/sshd_config /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist -> protected by SIP /etc/ssh/sshd_config Why ...
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Previously deleted pinned favourites re-appear after restart

After installing box.com for enterprise my Previously deleted pinned favourites re-appear after restart in finder. To clarify these are the pinned folders inside finder sidebar Any suggestions ?
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How to mount an APFS volume as a user's home directory?

TLDR; I can mount an APFS volume on /Users/foobar, where foobar is not an actual user, but mounting fails when trying to mount to /Users/newuser, when newuser is an actual user. BACKGROUND: I'm ...
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Where is the Tilde Symbol on Swiss Mac Layout (Home Folder Symbol)?

Where is the tilde symbol (~) located on a Swiss mac keyboard? Is there a shortcut to easily generate it?
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Are there reliable VNC client to access from Windows 10 connecting to macOS Sierra?

I want to remote access my MacBook Pro running Sierra from my Windows 10 PC. I followed these steps from the Apple site but it does not work. Both RealVNC and the VNC app for the Chrome browser ...
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Fix localhost cant provide a secure connection

I accidently configured a web-app to force a secure connection i.e. https, and although I have turned this off, I cannot get chrome to forget this error, so whenever I ask for the url of my local ...
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Browsers don't restore tabs after quitting in macOS Mojave

I'm new to Mac, so please be patient :) I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with macOS Mojave. Some apps are pre-installed, because it's a company laptop. So, maybe something in there, ...
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VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Mac

So, I restarted my Mac in the morning and I receive this error while trying to start my normal VBox but it did not start instead it gave in an error. This is the error image
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Error when parsing my .bashrc — sytax error: operand expected (error token is “ ”)

I have the following snippet in my .bashrc: # Returns system load as percentage, i.e., '40' rather than '0.40)'. function load() { local SYSLOAD=$(cut -d " " -f1 /proc/loadavg | tr -d '.') # ...
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High Sierra file sharing on Macs not working for Active Directory users

Running Macs, High Sierra, in a lab environment. Serving K-12 students. File sharing important as students drop off assignments (files) to instructor computer. However, students logged on to the ...
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com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice results in frequent hangs and freezes in my mac

Problem: com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice hangs repeatedly ever since I upgraded to macOS Mojave 10.14.1. Now,everytime the process hangs it is indicated by red colored fonts in the Activity Monitor. ...
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Where does the stderr from launchd go?

launchd items in /Library/LaunchDaemon may redirect stdin/stdout/stderr. E.g. I've got an item that says: <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>/Library/Logs/rnamanagedocker_out....
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How to delete an old entry on Preview-App import dialogue

I have an old iPhone 7 which was completely wiped (Following the instructions on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201351). The Problem is that this iPhone still shows up on the Import Dialogue in ...
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How do I get llvm-gcc to point to gcc instead of clang?

When I ask which version of gcc I have, I get the following: Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1 Apple LLVM version ...
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How to keep process running when I lock my Macbook

I'm on macOS 10.13.6. I often need to set a long process running from the terminal, and then lock my Macbook for a while, and I want the process to be still running when the screen is locked. However,...
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10moons graphics tablet with Macbook pro [on hold]

I'm trying to use 10Moons T503 graphics tablet with MacBook pro and have a problem with tablet orientation. Now it acts like the coordinate system is turned by 180 degrees. If I move the pen on tablet ...
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Why did all my menus go blank and views become illegible?

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017 i7 16GB OS Version: High Sierra 10.13.4 (it's possible it was an earlier version 10.13.3 or something because this occurred about a week ago) Take a look at these images ...
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Recognize externel hard drive as internal

I need my 2018 Mac mini (Mojave) to recognize the external hard drive as an internal one so I can use Bootcamp and install Windows on it. I tried the answer in "How to let MacBook Pro recognize my ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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Removed /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib - how to retrieve the original?

I'm on macOS Mojave and accidentally removed the following library: /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib Upon booting up the system, I am greeted by the login screen followed by a black screen. I have ...
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Applications assigned to All Desktops loses focus when moving through desktops

If I assign an application to all desktops like this: It loses focus after moving to another desktop and moving back. Step to reproduce: Assign an app to All Desktops (let's say iTerm). Switch to ...
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Preferences changes using “defaults” not applied

I'm a CLI enthusiast and, as such, I've been a extensive user of brew, cask, m, mas, softwareupdate and so on. I've even written some tutorials about them (check here and there). Right now, I'm ...
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Macbook Pro 13 2017 suddenly shutdown then stuck at apple logo

I have a Macbook Pro 13-inch, 2017 model, and an original OS. I'm currently using Mojave. I updated two weeks ago and everything seems running smoothly. But last night, my Macbook just suddenly shuts ...
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How to see Spotlight history?

Can I see the history of what I've typed into Spotlight? If not on default macOS, are there third-party apps that will add this? I want to be able to look back through things I've searched for, I ...
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Does Silverlight for macOS support 64 bit?

Does Silverlight for macOS support 64 bit? If so, from what version? If not, when will it?
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Can't compile source code on mac

I already have xcode installed on OSX Yosemite. I have also run it and accepted terms and conditions. I can also do gcc --version and I see Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/...
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How can I change file name color on desktop?

I'm using a white background picture. How can I change the color of the text for items on my desktop to black? Bonus points if there is a way to turn the shadow off too.
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random “broken” alias from Keynote presentation

So for over a few months now ive been having issue with the Keynote application creating these 'broken alias' files on my MacBook Air randomly from time to time(10.13.5 High Sierra; APFS Volume). Ive ...
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macOS partition disappered after installing windows 10 using bootcamp

I use a macbook pro 2015 with macOS High Sierra. I installed windows 10 using bootcamp, which resized the macOS partition and created a 80GB windows partition. The machine boots into windows just fine....
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Mail filtering in macOS Sierra

I have a MacBook pro running macOS Sierra. All of a sudden the Apple Mail program started filtering messages. I know that they are there in my inbox but I can't see them. When new mail comes, it'...
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Copy files from Folder A to Folder B based on Text File C with bash

How do I copy files from Folder A to Folder B based on Text File C with bash? folderA: source folder with image files only, e.g. image01.png, image02.png etc. There are no space in the image names, ...
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Reset USB bus without reboot (MacBook ignores display)

I have a MacBook Pro and work with different external monitors. The monitors have a keyboard and a mouse attached. Frequently the MacBook does not recognize the USB devices in the display and the ...
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How to thin your local Time Machine Snapshots on macOS High Sierra

I have noticed that my extra space just suddenly disappears since upgrading to macOS High Sierra. For example, I have 170 GBs free in the morning and then by the afternoon I'm down to 56 GBs. Then ...
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What is the best charging strategy for a macbook? [duplicate]

I heard several strategy about macbook power supply connection: keeping alway at least 50% of battery level let unplugged until reaching the 10% warning perform once a month a full discharge What is ...
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Split screen divider stuck on Desktop, not actually dividing any windows, distracting - how to remove?

How can the split screen divider be removed, please? When not using a Desktop workspace/area, I can see the vertical divider over the Desktop, but this isn't serving any purpose and is therefore ...
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What baud rate should I set for bluetooth TTY to Xbox controllers?

I'm trying to do screen tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port 9600 on my mac, but I'm not sure about my baud rate. How can I determine this? It's just giving me a "Cannot open line" error. I'm trying to view ...
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Weird system dialog keeps showing up on OSX

For some time already I get a system dialog showing up in my computer (OSX El Capitan, 10.11.6), saying: accountsd wants to use your confidential information stored in "Skype for Desktop MSA" in ...
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bluetooth not available: Mojave 10.14.2

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (2015). Since I have updated to OS Mojave, the Bluetooth has stopped working. I get an error message that "No Bluetooth Hardware Found". I have already tried to do the ...
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Internal macbook pro microphone not working on any browser, but working in apps (skype, slack, photo booth)

Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) macOS Mojave v10.14.2 chrome version 71.0.3578.98 safari version 12.0.2 Using this website I can see the line but it isn't moving. The problem occurs ...
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How to force Xcode(or any other app) to be on dark theme while macOS Mojave's setting is on light mode

I love Xcode 10 dark theme, but I'd like to keep the whole OS on light theme. But by default to have Xcode on Dark theme you have to set the whole OS to Dark. How can I achieve this?
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MacOS App Store: Downloads just don't start (Mojave)

I want to download apps in the MacOS App Store and the downloads won't start to download. As you can see in the pictures below, the spinner starts spinning but nothing gets downloaded, the download ...
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Brightness settings stuck after computer shut down in bootcamp

As I was going to sleep for the night I decided I didn't want to shut my computer off completely and so I instead opted for turning the brightness settings all the way down in order to keep the ...
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How can I automate pasting of password into SecurityAgent?

On OS X 10.8.x I had an Automator service set up to paste a password from clipboard into the password window that pops up for mounting an encrypted disk. I don't wish to store the password in my ...
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AppleScript, set the position of the frontmost window, even if not AppleScriptable

I am trying to write a script to center the frontmost window of the active app, when I select this AppleScript from the Script menu in the menu bar. It should work with any app, including non-...
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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Safe shutdown from Kisok mode

I plan to deploy a kiosk with no keyboard and mouse. Can anyone think of a way to allow safe shutdown? I think the power button will put up a user prompt that requires a keyboard or mouse. The only ...
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Does macOS Mojave comes with java pre-installed?

I just ran which java command and got the output /usr/bin/java I also executed java -version command and also got version information output. So I believe that there is an actual java executable and ...
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How to increment the font size of the Xcode UI?

I googled and saw only how to increment the editor font size (code size). But how do I enlarge the UI font size?