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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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Figuring out what is blocking HTTP request on macOS Mojave?

I have a simple http-server running with an index.html, which I'm trying to serve over to another device over LAN. I can access the website in the host computer using localhost and it is recorded as a ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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How to see total memory usage per app?

Is there a way to see memory usage per app in macOS? That is, I want to see the total memory consumed by each app, including its child processes. The Activity Monitor shows memory usage by process ...
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MacBook Pro restores last user session after shutdown because of low battery

I had only one account on my MBP. I created a new account on it for my son and he has his own password. I was logged-in with an open session on my account. I closed the lid and left it there, ...
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How create VPN on home Mac? [on hold]

I want to connect with my iPhone to a VPN running on my home Mac so I can securely surf on unsecured Wi-Fi with my iPhone. What are my options?
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Is there an app that will notify me (in notifications center) if a process is using up a high percentage of CPU for a specified amount of time?

The other day, I was sitting in a coffee shop working, when I looked down to find that 25% of my battery was left. I looked at my Activity Monitor and saw that the time machine process was going at ...
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Can I see my CPU and memory usage meters in the menu bar?

I'd like to be able to view my cpu and memory usage in real time. Not as a desktop widget or window application, but as a widget in the menu bar. Is this possible?
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What is WPSD, and why does it trigger a Warning?

Whenever I boot most of the 40 or so Macbook Airs we have in our school I get the warning: "wpsd is not optimized for your mac" I understand why various things are not optimized for my mac. MacOS ...
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Output of “${OSTYPE:6}” on old releases of Mac OS X

I'm writing a shell script that I want to be theoretically compatible with very old versions of Mac OS X (I say "theoretically", because I lack any super-old machines to actually test with). The ...
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Catalina File Structure - Cannot remove

> sudo rmdir /sw rmdir: /sw: Read-only file system > mount | grep read /dev/disk1s5 on / (apfs, local, read-only, journaled) > sudo mount -o rw / > mount /dev/disk1s5 on / (apfs, local, journaled) > ...
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Why does my mac not have free space even after I delete files?

Today I want to install Catalina but it requires 17 GB of disk space, and I only have 8 GB. So I started to delete files but only found out that the disk space was unchanged or even shrinked more ...
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In Numbers, how can I get a cell value from another sheet with a formula?

My need is to compare content cells from two different sheets in the same file and get the cell value from another column of the first one. This is the tested formula to find the right position: ...
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Contacts from Google not downloading to MBP

Never had a problem before. Enabled my Google account on a new MBP yesterday, and asked to sync contacts. A day later, none of them have populated. Am I overlooking something? Any way to force a ...
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How do I change icon shown in Dock for a macOS app?

I have an app that is very useful, but from time to time it changes its icon in the Dock, which I found disturbing for my workflow. I would like to prevent that as I am perfectly satisfied with the ...
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Once backward conversion of encryption has started, can it be stopped?

I have accidentally given my external Extended journaled hard drive (with password) the command to "decrypt" the disk. When you restart the decryption starts immediately on the external, how can you ...
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Converting macos dictionaries to portable format

The best thing about macos is the dictionaries accessible from dictionary.app. Is there a way to convert them to a format that is usable on other platforms as well (such as the dict format or the ...
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What does Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut do?

Apple's macOS Human Interface Guidelines shows that action for the Shift-Command-Space keyboard shortcut is: Varies. Apple Reserved. Does that mean that Apple is reserving it for future use?
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Is it possible to prevent Magic Keyboards from pairing without disabling Bluetooth entirely?

In our office, we have a whole bunch of Magic Keyboards, and for various reasons too complex to go into here we have a habit of moving them around and connecting them to different Macbooks. As soon as ...
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Use AirPods with the Vonage Phone service on my Mac

I use the Vonage service to make calls from my MacBook Pro for business, both outgoing and incoming. My Mac shows the AirPods as connected but if I try to make a call, the sound still comes out of the ...
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Display error when running NEdit

I have a Mac Pro running macOS Mojave. I installed NEdit (using Homebrew). When I type nedit in the Terminal, I just get the message: NEdit: Can't open display. I am running bash. I check my display ...
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how to delete a locked app

I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac. I recently loaded the Karabiner-elements.app but when I tried to delete it, a message appeared that said it was locked and couldn't be deleted. So I opened ...
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How is my $PATH variable built on macOS?

I've recently installed Homebrew on my Mac and it's complaining that /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin in my $PATH variable, meaning that system-provided programs will be used instead of those ...
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Automatically zip attachments on Mail getting sent

How can I have a single file or several files that I dropped into an email on Mac, automatically become a zip file before getting sent?
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Qemu Files not deleting “No Such File Or Directory Found”

I have some malware that installed crypto mining on my mac - I'm trying to delete all the files in terminal but keep coming up with "No Such File Or Directory Found" as an error. I'm tearing my hair ...
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Can I know approximately when the uploading to iCloud is finished?

I deleted a few files on iCould and now Finder is showing the following on the bottom of the window. Uploading 180 items (25.36 GB of 25.36 GB). However, even after I have waited for hours, it ...
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Is it safe to delete iCloud cache directory?

It is safe to delete the following directory? /Users/me/Library/Containers/com.apple.icloud.drive.fileprovider/Data/Library/Application Support/iCloudDrive/account-XXXXXXXXXX/session/cache/unlink ...
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Show “Activity Monitor” in every “Desktop”

I find much joy in monitoring my Apple computer's fan roll through monitoring CPU use. However, I don't know how to make multiple "Activity Monitor" windows, each for one of my "Desktop"s. I ...
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“this computer has been scheduled to go to sleep” when none is set

Simple question- My mac regularly & seemingly randomly tells me it has been scheduled to go to sleep automatically- usually (I think) right after I wake it up. I have no schedule for automatic ...
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How do you copy a meeting in Outlook 2016 on Mac

How do I copy a meeting in Outlook 2016 on Mac? On PC you just use Copy/Paste. On Mac, all the Edit commands are disabled when you select a meeting in the Outlook calendar. I spend time setting up ...
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Weird processes hogging lots of resources on my MacBook [duplicate]

This is an old screenshot but basically these two processes (eriocaulaceae and stahlhelmer) just popped out of nowhere, and I couldn't find any information online. Just now they were hogging 99% of ...
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Shortcut for toggling between different windows of same app?

I opened two Google Chrome windows (because I am using multiple Gmails) and when I do the Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ shortcut it just shows me other applications that I opened but does not show me the other Chrome ...
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Windows like Alt-Tab (Cmd Tab) [duplicate]

Is there a way to tab through all active windows in Mac OS (Mojave 10.14.5) like in Win 7,8,10? I would like to do this on my work computer, so a native solution would be appreciated; rather than one ...
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Can Touch ID for the Mac Touch Bar authenticate sudo users and admin privileges?

Does Touch ID for the MacBook Pro 2016 Touch Bar support elevating admin privileges in macOS? Somewhat differently, can the Touch ID give sudo access in Terminal? I'm guessing that the former may be ...
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Is the /Developer directory still needed for Xcode in OS X Mavericks?

The new Xcode is .app and all the package contents are with it, inside the applications folder. Can I just delete /Developer?
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Something taking up 90GB of storage in MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

After installing MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A471t) there is something taking up 90GB of my Disk. I tried scanning with Daisy Disk but wasn't able to identify what those files are. How can I find ...
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Uptime report multiple users

I'm not sure I understand the command "uptime" uptime 13:58 up 5 days, 9:49, 3 users I have 3 users detected, but I have only one user account on the Mac and no sharing enabled. What the users ...
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Determine which device AirPods have connected to using Siri

When I put on my AirPods, they automatically connect to the device that they were most recently connected to. However, without checking each device, I'm not sure which device they've connected to. I'...
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Can I upgrade the RAM on my 2011 MacBook Pro

I am planning to purchase a used MacBook Pro from someone, and the configuration is as mentioned: MacBook Pro 15" (A1286) Late 2011 i7 2,2 GHz 8 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Will I be able to upgrade the RAM ...
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Device Console error: kernel compat_ifmu_ulist error 14

After looking through my Console log I noticed a strange error that seems to show up around 10 times a second or so. The error is coming from the kernel and shows up as one of the following 5 or so ...
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Can I delete the “remove the drive” menu in menu-bar in Catalina? [duplicate]

After upgrading my mac to Catalina beta, there is an added icon on the menu bar. It looks like a "remove the drive" button but I don't need it. Is it possible to remove it from the menu bar? Tapping ...
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How to toggle automatic macOS logging/debug gathering off and on?

I'm being told that I should have some logs present within my User's Library/Logs folder that appear to be missing. Specifically when apps hang, Apple apparently captures samples and such diagnostic ...
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How do I know which version of OS X I have?

Eg Lion, Leopard etc. If I click the Apple symbol, then "About This Mac" I only get the version number…
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macOS: How to take a picture from camera after 1 minute

I normally take pictures using Photo Booth. But I now need to take a picture in which it takes quite a while for me to get into the right position. Once I am in the right position, it is fine, I can ...
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Is there a vimari or vimium port for safari on mojave?

I loved vimari but the Mojave update made it no longer work because of the stronger permissions system. Is there any way to install this safely, or barring that make extensions work again?
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How do I export emails to PDF without the “See More from…” history expanded at the end of the messages?

I want to generate a PDF of email correspondence. I don't want my PDF to include, at the end of each email, a quoted history of every message prior to it. I open a conversation in Mail. I do not ...
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How to set default web cam

I have installed CamTwist on my MacBook (mid-2015 - Retina display). Now every app uses that by default. I want the default webcam to be the FaceTime HD camera installed in my MacBook. How do I ...
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My iPhone keeps switching on and off charge whilst charging, how do I fix it?

When I charge my iPhone 4 on my laptop, it starts charging but then it keeps going on and off charging even though it's not touched. It charges fine with a plug charger or with any computers I use at ...
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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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Does macOS still use Yarrow as it's CS-PRNG?

I'm trying to understand if the XNU underpinnings of macOS (BSD) still use the Yarrow cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator? I have looked through the source and it seems as if they ...
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MacOS Boot Error

I hope I am able to explain the problem accurately and with sufficient detail. The problem started with the flashing folder at boot up. I used the Command + r option to get into recovery mode. ...