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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Changing Keyboard/Input Source order on MacOS

I'm using quite a few input languages on my Mac (10.14) and found out that whenever I open a new app, the default selected language will be Chinese (Pinyin as shown on the photo below). And I believe ...
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How can I get MacOS to use the correct search domain from DHCP?

Last year, my router broadcasted search domain was "home.lan". After I changed the ISP, I set new search domain as "lan". However, MacOS appears to ignore it completely and still use the old search ...
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Installing Catalina OS in VirtualBox?

I have a Macbook that runs Catalina OS, but I would like to have a VirtualBox version of it. I was able to successfully download Catalina from the App Store, and followed a tutorial to convert it ...
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Mac HD won't mount - FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Error [duplicate]

Same error as a lot of users here, but I'm running Catalina, so I'm not sure if that changes things and I would rather make sure I'm going about it the right way so I don't make things worse. I ...
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Restoring a previous “session” (with various open tabs) in Safari—macOS Sierra

How do I restore a previous Safari session during which I quit the application while numerous tabs were open? There is NOTHING in Preferences that I could find where this could be made possible. I ...
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mac wont boot anymore after running bootcamp

It went fine until it restarted and showed a black screen with"insert bootable device" which was right there. It wont do anything else until I hold the power button to turn it off. rebooting shows the ...
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I disabled mDNSResponder and now can't use Firefox, but can connect through Opera (Chromium based)

I'm trying to harden my macOS, and have read that mDNSResponder has some vulnerabilities, so I disabled it (after disabling SIP, then restarted with SIP turned on). So now I can't connect to Internet....
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Why some apps don't respond to app zoom shortcut?

I added "zoom" app shortcut to keyboard preferences, to maximize app windows. It works on most apps, but some (third party) don't react. I can still maximize them dragging the edges with the mouse. ...
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Customize Lock Screen to show Sleep button or allow BTT shortcuts to work in Lock Screen

Use case: I am logged in, at one point I locked the machine, and the Lock Screen is being displayed, prompting for a password. MacOS catalina - 10.15.3 I am looking for a way to Sleep the machine ...
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Invalid property list

I'm trying to set up a UPS solution which should shut down my Mac automatically. I've followed these instructions: Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT/video. This requires to ...
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I need to examine an 82.7 GB (!) text file. What can open it?

We recently had a meltdown of a Tomcat server, that produced an 82.7 GB "catalina.out" log file, which I saved for forensic analysis. What macOS editors can open monster text files without consuming ...
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Cannot checkout full SVN repository - operation timed out

I am trying to checkout the SVN repository. However, I am still getting the connection timeout after some files are downloaded. The error says: Cannot checkout from svn: svn: E000060: Operation ...
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Cannot reset Chrome (Mac)

I've been getting a problem with Chrome where it keeps crashing when I try to refresh a web page. Bear in mind this only appears to happen on a local .html file that I'm building. So I tried to reset ...
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Can I preview iPhone photos on my MacBook display before actually importing?

Background I just took a ton of photos on my iPhone 6 in order to capture a few good ones (I'm a lousy photographer I suppose). My MacBook Air has been chronically short of disk space for years (I'm ...
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What is the command to remove a container and reclaim the space?

I was trying to bootcamp my Mac, but it failed halfway through and left me with a 50 GB container I can't delete. It's just a single one I can’t touch. I know there's commands to delete containers, ...
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Which legacy MATLAB versions are supported on Mac OSX 10.13.6? [closed]

I would like to know whether it is possible to run MATLAB R2015b on MacOSX 10.13.6?
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Etrecheck says performance is poor. Any way to find out whats wrong?

My 10-year-old iMac, running High Sierra, has been beach balling a lot while using Safari and other applications. I ran Etrecheck on my computer and it said my performance was poor. When I look up ...
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Revoke permission to run third-party kernel extension

Once a user grants macOS permission to run a third-party's kernel extensions, all extensions signed by that developer's key are allowed to run. Even if the extension is erased and reinstalled, ...
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What does error -2003F mean? [duplicate]

I was on CMD+R menú, then I clicked MacOs Utilities>Delete Mac, the computer started with a question mark folder on the screen, I pressed CMD+R and the computer turned on Internet Recovery Mode, but ...
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Mac doesn't show right information in Storage

For some reason my Mac doesn't show a space taken by iCloud. I have 0.8 of 5.0 gb available on it, but it doesn't show a blue section. I used to have it. What can I do to return it?
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Booting to Recovery Mode won't work anymore

I have an upgraded MacPro 5.1. I recently installed Catalina and had to use a patch from dosdude. I had to disable SIP using crsutil disable command. I successfully installed macOS Catalina and the ...
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Safari prompting for local user account password on Apple websites

When navigating to an Apple login page in Safari on macOS 10.15 it shows a Apple ID login window and prompts me to enter my local user account password (not my Apple ID password). From what I can tell,...
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Sony wf-1000xm3 audio quality is different between Mac and Android for the same song

Today I was listening to "Lil jon - Get low Bass Boosted HQ HD" on YouTube using my Sony wf-1000xm3 earbuds. First I was using my Mac (16-inch, 2019) to stream the song and then I used my mobile (...
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Start Quicktime Player recording while in Split View mode

I have two apps side by side in Split View mode and would like to record that. Is there a way to start a QuickTime Player recording while being in Split View mode with two apps ?
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Is it possible to download an app and install it on iPhone/iPad by using Finder

Actually, after updating to Catalina iTunes is divided into Music macOS application and Finder abilities. So for backup and etc, we should use Finder, now I want to know: Is it possible to download ...
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Bandwith usage on Mac

I am using iStat Menus for years now. I have just realized the upload speed does not match the actual processes. I am just uploading to google drive and I have zero other ongoing process that consumes ...
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Quick(er) shortcut to open link in a private window or tab in Safari

Is there a keyboard shortcut + click available in macOS Safari so that I can immediately open a link in a private window when clicking? I want to simply hold down a key (or key combination) and then ...
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.cshrc permission is breaking from User Templates on Catalina

I'm facing a strange issue on Catalina. We used to symlink our master .cshrc file to User Templates from our network mount. It used to go to every user's home directory and uses it. But, ever since ...
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How to clean install of MacOS on 2018 MBP

I have a 13" 2018 MacBook Pro. My System Integrity Protection is off, and T2 security is set to None. After an update to MacOS Catalina 10.15.3, my mac would stay at the bootup screen with an apple ...
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Is it possible to schedule send an email using the default Mail OS app?

Most of the questions here are asked for the OS 2016 and before. It's 2020 now, are there any methods to schedule an email using the default mail app?
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macOS with SMB server : timeout value?

I've a NAS with SMB share, and a macOS 10.14.6 client. How much time the client should be able to stay connected to the SMB network share (wired, not wifi, of course)? My computer got disconnected ...
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What does iCloud Mail sync actually do?

Can someone explain to me please what the 'Mail' feature of iCloud syncing on macOS, iPad, and iPhone etc actually achieves? I have searched online, and some articles from a number of years ago ...
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How do I change the brightness button to scroll lock button?

I recently bought a PSPY keyboard and I tried to turn on the light on the keyboard. It connects to my Mac which runs 10.15 Catalina. I tried doing FN + ScrollLock, but it only brightened by laptop. ...
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Where are Time Machine local snapshot stored on Mojave?

There are some discussions here. But I don't think it applies to Mojave. Does anybody know where the local snapshots are actually stored on Mojave? Where are Time Machine local backups/snapshots ...
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Wallpaper does get restored after a LogMeIn Rescue session

I recently hosted a remote desktop session with a HP tech support who used LogMeIn Rescue for the remote screen share and control session. As part of the session, LogMeIn Rescue removes the desktop ...
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Stop hiding symbols on close, minimize and maximize window icons

On Mac, we have 3 circles: red : close yellow : minimize green: maximize but the symbols on them are visible only on a mouse over event. How could I make these symbols to be always visible?
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AppleScript Automation for select all files in folder, create/rename .zip name of parent folder

AppleScript Automation for select all files in a folder, create/rename ZIP with name of parent folder Can somebody help me with AppleScript? I tried to solve my problem with Automator but cant get it ...
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Access iCloud on my Mac without my phone?

I left my phone at home, I'm on my Mac. I go to icloud.com. It tells me to enter the code sent to my devices. Normally a code pops up on my Mac but it's not this time. How do I access icloud on my ...
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How to keep the dock on top of all windows? (I don't want windows to be smaller because of Dock) [duplicate]

How to keep the dock on top of all windows? (I don't want windows to be smaller because of the dock when the dock is visible) I don't want to hide the dock. I don't want to place it to the left or ...
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Mac OS X can’t connect to Ethernet [closed]

I have a old I Mac and it’s running Mac OS X and I have an issue it only has dial up so is the away to connect to iMac internet here’s a photo
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When I try to send a text on Mac, it highlights the message rather than sending it

When I try to text on Mac, and I hit the return button to send it, it will highlight the message instead of sending it (as if I wanted to copy the message). Does anybody know how to help with this?
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Thread crash when rendering out on evve blender 2.8

Process: Blender [11080] Path: /Applications/Blender.app/Contents/MacOS/Blender Identifier: org.blenderfoundation.blender Version: 2.81a (2.81a ...
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Mac - Output different audio streams to two separate devices

On MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6, I want to output two separate Chrome browser tab applications to two separate devices from my single macbook pro. 1) Chrome tab 1: browser game --> outputs to headphones ...
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Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes? [duplicate]

Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes: sh-3.2# id uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),1(dae…… sh-3.2# mkdir PAH-en mkdir: PAH-en: Read-only file system sh-3.2# csrutil status System ...
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Problem opening java applications

Running Macbook Pro, Mojave. I've had this problem for a while that I can't run java applications by clicking on their icons. Whenever I try this, I get "JRELoadError" message. Tried with multiple ...
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Move desktop wallpaper to the side

iMac desktop photo is in the middle of the screen. I want to move the photo to one side so my desktop folders are on the other side.
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Why does my volume adjust bezel not show properly in macOS Catalina?

I recently updated to macOS Catalina (10.15.3), and the "volume adjust" bezel that pops up in the center of my screen when I adjust the volume via touch bar no longer looks correct. Specifically, it ...
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Boot Partition doesn't have the correct storage space

So my SSD has 500 GB of storage I have only one Partition (the Macintosh HD Partition) but it only has ~100 GB storage space. Is there any way I can get my total ~500 GB of storage on my partition? ...
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How can you tell / identify which macOS Recovery actually boots with a dual macOS installation in one APFS partition/container?

This is a question about after installing more than one version of macOS in a dual/multi-boot scenario, all installed in the same APFS container/partition. In the answer to APFS - Is it possible to ...
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Make the TouchBar show app controls for one specific app at all times

Say I want to have control over my music regardless of which app I have active on the front. I want the music controls exclusively. This is just an example. I would like it to be possible for any app....