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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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Can’t Boot My 10.14.3 Mac Pro Into Internal Recovery Mode

< 3.5 GHz, 6-Core Mac Pro (MacPro6,1) with 16GB RAM and D700 GPUs, running macOS 10.14.3 > Greetings, folks! I am baffled that I cannot boot my Mac into Recovery Mode after a clean install of 10....
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Unable to restore the lot space to Container disk0s2

Here you can see 251.0 GB is disk0 and 169.0 GB is disk0s3. I had erased and deleted disk0s2. Now I want to use all the capacity left in disk0 to disk0s2. Kindly help.
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2nd hand iMac with no OS

I have just got a second hand iMac (Core 2 Duo 2.4 20" Mid 2007) Which has been fully wiped. I have connected it to wifi and am trying to install OS X by using the reinstall option but when I log in ...
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Where in the file system is my shared folder? (AKA: Where is /Volume, and Why Can't I Open It in Finder?)

I want to run a bash script periodically to track the size of a shared drive on my network. The command that produces the data I want is du -sh. I have created a Login item to mount the shared drive ...
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On dual-boot macOS/Ubuntu Mojave install failed with “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer.”

My box is mid 2012 MacBook Pro, 1 TB HD, Sierra 10.12.6. It has dual-booted with Ubuntu using rEFInd until the High Sierra installation failed, after which I only used Ubuntu. After uninstalling ...
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Copy GIF from notes on macOS

It's possible to copy and paste animated GIF to macOS notes app. And it stores them as animated GIFs as they can be previewed with the animation. However, when you copy one from notes it just copies ...
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Java update failed

Just realized that java on my mini 2012 is 1.6.0_65-b14-468. Therefore I searched for anything newer compatible with JDownloader. Therefore I downloaded 1.8 (jre-8u201-macosx-x64). Apparently the ...
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Extand main APFS partition on MacOS Mojave 10.14.3

As it can be seen from the screenshot below my APPLE SSD is of size 500GBs, but my Apple_APFS Container disk1 is of size 450GBs. There was a Container disk 2 of size 50GBs before but I successfully ...
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Photos.app is not syncing to iCloud

Photos app is not syncing to iCloud. I stopped Avast, as it was blocking it. Now, however, I'm getting several other logs when I search Console.app for cloudphotos In order of appearance upon launch ...
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Why would files show zero size in Terminal by multiple KB in Finder?

I have a folder of font files that are ~30KB in size each. Finder shows this information correctly, but when I go to Terminal, it shows the files as each having a size of 0KB. ls -ltarh total 1008 -...
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I get bad message “Apple books can't find you library”

Where is this library ? iTunes or another library hide in a container or sommething like that? When I launch Books I get this message and button" Retry" or "Reinit library" don't lead anyhere, only ...
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How do I activate the accessibility keyboard in the lock screen for macOS?

I would like to use the accessibility keyboard to both login and unlock my mac. I followed this guide to enable the keyboard at login which worked perfectly! However, when i lock my computer, it does ...
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OS X keyboard numeric key pad clearing numbers and beeping

I am using a regular Dell keyboard, it has the "clear" key, not sure if that is important. Every time I enter in numbers using the numeric key pad into the calculator it clears the current number and ...
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MacBook - WiFi won't connect in macOS but rebooting into Windows does?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS 10.14.3. In my home I have a WiFi router which multiple devices connect to, including my MacBook. Recently for some reason my MacBook has been having trouble ...
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Which MacBooks can run 10.11.3 OSX

MacBook Pro mid2012 was stolen. I want to restore the time machine back up to a replacement machine that I haven’t yet bought. My understanding is the backup includes the OS. I need to get an old ...
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What is the .fseventsd log for?

The root directory of most Mac systems has a hidden directory called .fseventsd. This holds a log file of file system events. The log file is commonly used in digital forensics investigations, ...
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Mac Os tccd using cpu

My mac air started to put huge load on CPU after updating OS. This seems to happened with others when using Xcode 8 and with that its seems that disabling Contacts helps, but in my case it is not ...
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how i use all space in macbook [duplicate]

hello i leave this macbook over a years ago and i back to use it now but i realize i have 750GB and i can use only 502GB how i use it all this 750 gb?? i try many way but i cant i try run bootcamp ...
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Imac12,2 thunderbolt firmware issues

I am running high sierra and am trying to use a antelope orion 32+ with this system through thunderbolt. The device get's picked up in my system info and the port is in use. It is impossible for ...
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Mojave: warning using disk utility: invalid bsd_flags

IMac: Using the disk utility, I get a warning: inode_val: object (oid 0x176461): invalid bsd_flags (0x10) strong text I have tried to erase HD and reinstall Mojave twice. In vain. Tried to restore ...
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Single Keyboard Maestro keyboard macro, but different action depending on active application?

In Keyboard Maestro I want to create a list of keyboard shortcuts, and then under each keyboard shortcut an action to be performed on a per-app basis if that application is active. For example, when ...
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Find My Stolen Mini Mac After Installing New Clean Mac OS X Installation

My Mac Mini was stolen from my office and I think it was stolen by my colleague. They are all software engineers and I think the thief will install a fresh version of macOS on the stolen Mac Mini. My ...
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macOS Photos app choking when importing from an iPhone 6s

I have a early 2015, 11" MacBook Air and an iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.4. On my MacBook, I am using Photos App Version 4.0 (3421.5.230). I open Photos.app, connect the iPhone via USB, select Import ...
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macports telnet command to use for email server check

I just installed inetutils using macports under macOS Mojave, Then I tried to use gtelnet command, to check my email server, but I get an error relative to the DNS resolution, of this type : "Server ...
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How to prevent browser from redirecting AT ALL using terminal

I have a very limited knowledge of this stuff so I hope this explanation makes sense.... My parents have somehow got on my MacBook, and made it so that they can change any setting and view/modify my ...
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Bypassing the Failed Disk “Read Only” Mode

On macOS, if a disk is failing, you will sometimes get the message below. The OS will put the disk into read-only mode. You can get your files off of it but you can't write to it. My question is, is ...
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What are the various auto launch paths mean in OSX?

I'm trying to track down sneaky apps that launch upon reboot. They are not in System Preferences > Users and Groups > Login items and the in-app preferences for auto starting is disabled too for ...
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4K video file exported from Final Cut Pro cannot be located in iTunes

I use Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 on an iMac 5k. I cannot locate the exported Apple 4k video file from Final Cut Pro X which is supposedly published in the iTunes library.
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Unable to use disk removed from Synology NAS with a Mac - wrong partition size showing

I have 2 x 3TB disks I've removed from a Synology NAS. When I try to mount these disks on OS X, they show as only having a single 800GB partition. I've tried erasing in the Disk Util app, but it only ...
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Option to open folders in windows instead of tabs not working… Reset parameters?

The option to open folders in windows instead of tabs is not working. I have been trying to figure out how to make this thing working again… Already activated-deactivated-activated-deactivated… the ...
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CoreServices slow and crashing; possible hardware issues

I recently did a clean install of macOS Sierra onto a 500gb hdd, and the only menubar/always running apps are Finder, Little Snitch (v3.8), Launchbar, Macs Fan Control, Endurance, Airparrot 2, and ...
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Why is Mac OSX temp. directory in weird path

Comparing to Linux systems OSX default temporary directory seems to be in a weird path. I want to know why that is, at least how is this organized. Here are my observations: My echo "$TMPDIR" ...
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Set default Finder window size

What's the recommended way to set the default size of a Finder window in macOS Mojave? I've tried following advice like that given in How to set default finder window size?, but no luck. It's annoying ...
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How can I delete all Time Machine backups of a given folder?

The delete all backups of dialog isn’t present when I right-click the folder in question. I am trying to delete all Time Machine backups of this folder including the ones found in the local snapshots....
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How to use a kext that has just the info.plist changed without codesign or SIP disabled?

Similar to How do I edit an info.plist file inside of a kext file? There is a need to change how a kext works. (Specifically /System/Library/Extensions/AMD6000Controller.kext/Contents/Info.plist ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict edits fail for Mail.app

I've been experimenting with different macOS mail apps. A key feature for me is being able to use some of the now-muscle-memory keyboard shortcuts that Gmail trained me into. Crucially, Gmail's ...
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iTerm in a mode I'm not familiar with. How do I get it back to normal mode

When I am running on the command line using iTerm, it is in a different mode than I'm used to, shown in the image below. When I try to type a command it shows all the previous variations of that ...
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Finding video drivers for macOS

I'm curious as to a problem I have. So, I bought a 2009 Mac Pro recently (with only coins, it was pretty epic) and did a little trickery to get macOS Mojave onto it. However, the video card ...
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Full-screen applications on 90 degree rotated external monitor incredibly laggy

I have a 2018 MBP running 10.14.3 -- it's connected to a dock with 3 external monitors. Two are through display port and one through HDMI. The dock connects via USB-C. I have one monitor that's ...
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Any “Always On Top” app working on Mojave?

My workflow requires a lot of coding, and sometimes pasting code from a text editor to a terminal window. In those occasions, keeping the terminal window "always on top" is very convenient. Up until ...
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Templates folder on mac equivalent to in Ubuntu

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Mac, but miss the templates folder. I've googled and surprisingly can't find anyone else asking about this. Is there a way to create an equivalent on Mac? If you're ...
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Webcam and SMC problems

Whenever I open up FaceTime/Photo Booth/Discord etc., they come up with an error that my (internal) webcam cannot detected. The way I fix this is to reset the SMC , which does work but only for a few ...
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Use jQuery in Fluid.app's Userscripts?

In Fluid.app's Userscripts section, you can write custom Javascript to modify the embedded site. Cool! My Fluid app's embedded site has the jQuery library loaded. I'd like to reference and use that ...
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CalDAV via cPanel and Calendar.app acting strange

I've set up a CalDAV calendar via my hosting provider. Using cPanel and webmail client Roundcube and i've implemented CalDAV into the standard Calendar apps of MacOS and iOS. I did this for creating ...
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How to change keyboard layout to specific language with hotkey in macOS?

How can I change my keyboard layout to English with Caps Lock and change layout to Russian with Shift+Caps Lock? An old version of Punto Switcher could do this on Windows.
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How can I monitor system calls an app is making?

I want to analyze the behavior of an app. For instance, file access; I found an app that lists write operations but not read operations. It's been years since I've used Windows as my primary OS, but ...
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Can I install dual-boot OS on the external USB drive?

I have a MF839 MacBook with Mojave and I want to install Linux as my dual-boot system on the external USB drive. I have one USB with 8GB and one with 64GB. On 8GB I will burn my .iso file with Debian-...
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Pair iMac and Android using Bluetooth

I had my uninsured iPhone stolen and have bought a cheap Panasonic Eluga 500 as a makedo until I save up enough for another iPhone. Why can't I pair this phone with my iMac over Bluetooth. I have a ...
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Merge (aggregate) keyboard modifier keys (alternative to Karabiner)

I have a pedal acting like a CTRL key. However, modifier+Key from different keyboards does not work by default in macOS. Karabiner will do it but I have a little problem. Is there any alternative?
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How can I close the mail function in terminal?

Every time I open the Terminal.app, it shows You have new mail. I want to know, how it is caused and how can I close the mail function. I do not wish to see any mails and the above message when I ...