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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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Exporting Favorites from Character Viewer

I would like to export the list of Favorites in Character Viewer (which can be launched by selecting "Show Emoji & Symbols" in the menu bar icon for the input source) and import it into a ...
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How to change path in Finder by entering the path manually?

It seems that by default there is no way to enter a whole path in the Finder, so instead one should traverse through all the tree to get somewhere deep in the filesystem. Is there anyway to overcome ...
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Basic utility to read files with browse option [duplicate]

I am trying to open a file under /usr folder using Atom editor. File path : /usr/local/Cellar/maven/3/libexec/conf I am not able to find an option like windows browse where I can type/paste the file ...
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Alternate DNS resolution for Safari on macOS?

I use a Pihole on my network to provide local DNS service to block ads and various websites. I've noticed recently (maybe since Mojave) that Safari seems to bypass this. The Pihole device also ...
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The application is not open anymore

I am trying to open Discord.app but it doesn't open, instead I get a box that says The application "Discord.app" is not open anymore. I press cmd shift esc and I can see Discord.app in the list, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to go to previous window

I use two monitors. On monitor A I have: Chrome window On monitor B I have: Chrome window Text editor window Let's say I view the Chrome window on monitor A, and then Text editor window on ...
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How to unhide files on Mac?

I did: chflags hidden /Users/MyUser/Library/(theareawheremyfileis) and it hid my file. I did this in Terminal, now I typed in ... unhidden ... and I can't seem a way to unhide the file I hid. Along ...
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Can you update to macOS 10.14 (Mojave) without converting to APFS?

At WWDC 2018 macOS 10.14 or macOS Mojave was disclosed. I am currently on macOS Sierra (10.12) and am looking forward to upgrading to macOS Mojave once its released. I was wondering if it will be ...
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How to find the list of icons that can be used in mac cli applications

I'm currently developing a node cli application and having used npm tools, my interest has been piqued by the use of npm-check and its use of icons in its cli interface. eg: There must be plenty of ...
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How to delete an administrator account on mac?

I have an administrator account on my mac I don't need, and know the password but cannot delete it.
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How to create a text file in a folder

In windows I right click and then there is an option to create a text file. How to do so in mac?
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How do I move a window whose title bar is off-screen?

I encountered a strange problem today. I downloaded FileZilla and on first launch the title bar was above my mouse pointer's reach. Making the window unmovable. Here is a screenshot of my situation. ...
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I can't see Google Calendar on macOS Calendar app

I have had some sync issue with my Google calendars and my iPhone / iPad / macOS calendar app, so I have decided to try to fix it. I removed / added my Google Account from my iPhone and now I can ...
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Can't install updates from macOS App Store

I'm on a new Mojave install and I can't install updates to Apple suite programs (Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and iMovie). I've updated macOS and Xcode command line tools successfully from the ...
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Native Mac timer app for Freshbooks

What's a Freshbooks-compatible native Mac time-tracking app that is still updated? I found a few that work on Freshbooks's site, but it looks like they haven't been updated in years. I can track via ...
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Mac Finder: Getting the path of a directory or file as as string

In Windows it is possible to right-click on a file. Then select "properties". In "properties" the file-system path is shown. Can then be copied by marking and storing (into the clipboard). I couldn't ...
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iPhone 6s with iOS 12.2 not connecting to MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.3

I am using an iPhone 6s with iOS 12.2 and a MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.3. Since recently (I am not exactly sure when it started), I cannot charge the phone with my computer anymore. As soon ...
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Empty Keychains “1” that cannot be deleted

When opening Keychain Access I have a bunch of empty keychains named 1 as well as the normal login keychain. These cannot be deleted. What are they and what are they for? How do I get rid of them? (...
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Cmd+Tab with arrow keys

So, I used to be able to cycle through apps back and forth by holding cmd+tab while pressing left/right arrow keys. I can't now that I've done a fresh install of Sierra. What happens now is when I ...
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How do I disable the charging chime with Mojave on 2018 a MacBook?

Searching for commands to disable the charge chime, I have run both of these. defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime defaults write com.apple....
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MySQL Workbech editor hiding value

I have Workbench on my Windows PC and the Editor looks great .. But I just loaded it onto my Macbook, and it looks funky (I can't see the whole value) .. Does anyone know if there's a setting where I ...
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“Characters” window won't stay closed

Sometimes when I open the "Characters" window to get access to special characters (e.g., greek letters), it re-opens itself repeatedly. The re-opening triggers on some actions, but I haven't found ...
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“This is not a supported method of installing the operating system” when reinstalling OS X after formatting

After formatting my MacBook, when I reinstall OS X it doesn't come. When I skip that I can't choose startup disk because nothing shows up. This is not a supported method of installing the operating ...
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Why use ps -ef check the process every time the pid will change?

I use the ps -ef to check the process, but every time the pid will change, you see the below, 1726-> 1728->... aircraftdeMacBook-Pro:etc ldl$ ps -ef | grep safira 501 1726 527 0 10:14上午 ...
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How to get rid of the grey bar in safari?

How do I get rid of this (see below) grey bar in safari? Its getting very annoying. Bigger view: I am using safari 7.5.
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Recovering OS X partition after FFFF volume error and gpt add error

I am currently running a 2014 13'' rMBP. I recently tried to delete a Bootcamp partition in Disk Utility. When I tried to reboot my system, it did not boot OS X (Mojave) and instead could only boot to ...
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How to set short user password macOS Mojave

I just installed macOS Mojave and put in my usual short desktop-only password I've been using for years (yes, you read that right). Now though, the operating system rejects setting a password less ...
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How to switch language of OS X dictionary?

In Mountain Lion the OS X internal dictionary that you can fire up by right clicking a word, or by using the dashboard widget, seems to have gained at least one new language: German. Since German is ...
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Create an auto deleting folder

I download a lot of PDFs, jpegs, PNG etc that are only needed for a few hours. Is there a way to make a folder which allows me to access the items but periodically self deletes (sends everything to ...
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How to automount a network share once OpenVPN has connected? (Using Tunnelblick)

Does anyone know how to automatically mount a network share once a VPN connection using Tunnelblick has connected? Right now I have to connect and then do a cmd+K in the finder to connect to the AFP ...
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Spanish to English and English to Spanish dictionary for Dictionary app?

For quite a while now, I have been looking for English and Spanish conversion dictionaries (both ways) for Apple's native Dictionary application. So far I have not had any success. Is there any ...
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Can I import an image to use for annotations or a signature in the macOS Preview app?

I use the Preview app (within macOS) and I'd love to add a traditional stamp to some documents. I note that under Tools > Annotate > Signature > Manage Signatures... I can use either the trackpad or ...
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What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?

I upgrade my brand new late 2012 Mac Mini's drive to an SSD and changed the RAM. Now when looking up the serial number in "About this mac" or System Profiler it just says "System serial#" : The Mini ...
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How to upgrade OSX on MacBook Pro

I need to upgrade my MacBook Pro 15 inch (2012) OS X from 10.11.6 to 10.13.6 or later. However, I have downloaded several updates for 10.13 all the way down to 10.12.6 and in every case it says I need ...
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Mac OS X, install another keyboard layout?

I'm a developer and I'm just so used to using Spanish (Argentina) as my keyboard layout on my PC both at home and at work. Now I want to develop on my Macbook Pro too, but the only Spanish layouts ...
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Where to get the full offline-capable installer for macOS Mojave (.1 update)?

When I originally downloaded the Install macOS Mojave.app for the original release 14.0.22, I got a 6.03 gig file. Today I replaced that file by downloading the installer fresh from the App Store for ...
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Multi User for macOS Server (Mojave)

I want to allow multiple users to be able to connect to my Mac to develop with Xcode. I’m new to macOS Server and wanted to find out what is needed to get it to work. My internet is with FiOS. ...
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How to diff Photos Library backup against original (to check for corruption)

It seems the official way to backup your Photos Library is to literally drag it from your OSX desktop onto your external storage. So I did that. Now, I want to know how to do a diff between the new ...
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Force Mail.app to use a certain email account for certain recipients?

When I email a certain person I always want my outgoing email to be on my email account X rather than account Y. For example, I always want to send Bob email messages via Google Gmail rather than ...
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How can I download an Openstreetmap.com map to be editable into Illustrator ? Any experience on that?

I'm trying to design a cycling map for the town I'm living in, and trying to rely on Openstreetmap.com that has a Cycling Map layer. I've found many explanations on how to do it, but there is always ...
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Link pre-installed apps to Homebrew Cask

I installed Slack by downloading the DMG from its website and copying the app bundle into /Applications directory. Alternatively, I could have used brew cask install slack. Is there a way to make ...
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Finder Window flash and disappears on unminimize

You can clearly see what's wrong with Finder in the GIF. When I click the Finder window, it appears to restore the window, and then it's gone. This usually happens after a while. It's very annoying, a ...
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can't hear FaceTime on Macbook Pro Retina Mid-2015

I can't hear people when they FaceTime me, of course at first I thought they had muted themselves but actually the call works perfectly on my iPhone 7. I guess this is a problem with the FaceTime app ...
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After running `ssh-add -K` to add my SSH key to the Apple Keychain, what is the name and type of entry shown in Keychain Access.app?

Supposedly this console command will add my private SSH key to the Apple Keychain, as discussed in this Answer on the Question, How to use Mac OS X Keychain with SSH keys?: ssh-add -K path-to-my-...
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Update zsh on macOS Mojave

On my MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave, my version of zsh is 5.3. zsh --version zsh 5.3 (x86_64-apple-darwin18.0) That version is a few years out-of-date, according to this. That page shows version ...
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Recommendations for networking an encrypted OSX Extended format drive

I have a 2TB external USB drive. I formatted it using OSX Extended encrypted. I'd like to have it available on my local network preferably without having to have it permanently connect to one of my ...
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How to add “All my Files” back to Finder sidebar?

The "All my Files" icon in my Finder sidebar has disappeared, I may have inadvertently deleted it with an unlucky motion on the trackpad. This helpful answer shows the following technique, but I have ...
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The operation can't be completed because the item is in use …

im using Macos Mojave, and some of my Xcode files were locked i guess by the system. So i trashed them and now im not able to clean the Trash. Im getting annoying error The operation can't be ...
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How Can I Search A Specific Type of File in Mac?

Is there any way to search a specific type of file using Spotlight? I remember there was a special command or something that I had to put in front of the search phrase but I cannot remember it now. ...
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macOS: Cannot connect to app store

Every time I open the App Store on High Sierra it cannot connect. I've checked the DNS settings, old certificates, keychain access; in short I've completed all these steps and still: Any ideas? It ...