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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 I have my iPhone play sound for MacBook?

Say I am playing a video on my MacBook Pro, and I don't want to distract others with the sound. The problem is, I don't have a 3.5 mm Headphone or AirPods at my hand, but I have an iPhone 8 Plus and ...
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How to look up by “backward match” in Dictionary.app on macOS

Dictionary.app on macOS can look up words forward match now. Can we look up items by backward match in Dictionary.app? (If I'm allowed to wish so much, I would like to do that by "middle match", too....
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A way to have unique keyboard letters per input device?

I have this Express-key remote by wacom its for triggering keyboard shortcuts. but Wacoms software for configuring the device is abysmal so I use BetterTouchTool. I achieved this by simple setting ...
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How do I move files to external HD via Terminal?

I am trying to move a couple of folders from my Desktop to an external Hard Drive as Finder is not working. When I type command mount, I get the HD listed, but when I try to use command ls or cp I ...
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QuickTime Recording - Unable to record the active program

Likely a simple answer, but I want to use QuickTime to record so that I can provide instruction using another program. However, when I attempt to open QuickTime within that program, it minimizes/...
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Bootcamp disk not recognized, can’t get gdisk to work

UPDATE: This is for a Mac Pro (Mid-2010) MacPro5,1 with the latest firmware, 6-core 3.46 Intel Xeon, 32GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory. I tried the instructions on this post: Triple Boot: “Missing ...
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New Apple ID and iCloud

I created a new Apple ID on my Mac mini, but the "photos" preference, when checked asks for a password to the old account. I can’t see where to enter my new Apple ID. Since I don't remember the old ...
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Cannot connect multiple PS4 controllers through bluetooth

I have two PS4 controllers but I'm unable to connect both by bluetooth on my iMac and Mac Book Pro, both running Mojave. I can pair one of them (say A) and, as soon as I do it, the other one (say B) ...
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How to manually “file” files into folder, quickly, only using the keyboard

I'm working to set up a paperless filing system. Although I've got several pieces in place, one of the parts that slows me down the most is putting a scanned file into the right folder. Find the ...
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What is the best/fastest way to rip and convert a Blu-ray Disc on an iMac?

I've recently switched (back) from Windows 10 to macOS running on an iMac 27-inch Retina late 2015. While I still used my Windows 10 laptop, I used a program called DVDFab to rip my collection of Blu-...
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Can an APFS volume be moved?

I have two APFS volumes on one disk. I wanted to shrink them to make a new volume for Bootcamp, but shrinking each one has left the free space separated. Is there a way to move the second volume ...
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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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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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How to install fonts only for a certain app?

Is it possible to install fonts for a Sketch only? I don't want to install additional fonts systemwide, just for the one app.
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Can't see the User on the login screen

My user name does not appear on the login screen. There are two users and only one is shown. Is there any way to see the other user or some user name input box instead of selection?
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Magic Mouse 2 - Do I need to raise my finger?

When I use the right click, I need to raise my left finger or it works like a left click. Is this a normal behavior? Can I change it?
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All connected displays go black

Why do all the connected displays, including the laptop display on MacBook Pro (2018), go black each time I connect an additional monitor? The MacBook knows which monitor is already connected, via ...
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Get values from Numbers.app into AppleScript's variables

I have a .numbers file in following format: Product Quantity Price Apple 5 3 Banana 7 2 Orange 3 4 I need to get three variables with new-line separated values, e.g. ...
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How to make Trackpad scroll only in one direction?

When I try to scroll a text view using the Trackpad moving my two finders in the the vertical direction, it also moves slightly in the horizontal direction, which makes the movement to appear jerky. ...
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Unable to format sandisk ultra 16gb usb3.0 pendrive in mac

I have been using Sandisk Ultra usb 3.0 pen drive since Jan, 2016. I live in Mumbai. But previous month, I created bootable usb with mac os Mojave. Then I formatted pen drive. Dont know what happened, ...
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Can’t start applications from Spotlight

I recently noticed that some of the applications cannot be started from Spotlight anymore. They show up correctly in the search results but then hitting return doesn't do anything (other than closing ...
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MacOS brightness controls not working

I've encountered a problem when upgrading my late 2013 MacBook from OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (now running Mojave): brightness controls appear to not affect anything (only the pop-...
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Can't log in to my user on Mojave with Filevault enabled!

I am having issues with my user account in Mojave. The apple support reps and online forums signal that it is due to Filevault. Essentially my MacBook froze one day (beachball) and I powered off. ...
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MacBook startup sound loop

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Air and it is looping on startup sound, stuck on white screen. I have tried: formatting the SSD and installing the latest version of macOS Mojave resetting NVRAM and SMC ...
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Is there a way to reroute files downloaded from a specific domain to a new folder?

This seems like a really simple issue and perhaps I'm overthinking it. My specific use case for this is: I've downloaded a pdf/image/etc. from a website I'd like to take that file and move it from ...
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Interested in running mid2015 MBP 15 with AMD gpu on a Dell U4919DW [duplicate]

I am concerned if the resolution of the U4919DW is supported since it is a whopping 5160 x 1440. I have a dual monitor now and one of them died....so thinking to upgrade to this 49" monster. What ...
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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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How do I update iMovie after changing App Store Apple ID and upgrading macOS?

I recently upgraded to Mojave from 10.9. The app store shows an old Apple id as the "owner" of iMovie and I cannot update my version of iMovie without a password I don't know. My old version of ...
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How do you change the Export DPI of Microsoft PowerPoint?

Office 2016 has on option in the Windows version to alter the export-DPI of PowerPoint by editing a registry key, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\Options Where would I ...
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Hide the cursor from the terminal

I want to be able to hide the cursor programmatically. I am okay with giving any required permissions to the script.
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Restricted AD users can still log on?

Active Directory user accounts have a property that allows admins to restrict them to specific machines. I.E. the user can only log onto a select list of Windows machines. Why am I mentioning this ...
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How to block specific websites without using Parental Controls?

I know I can block websites in Parental Controls, but accessing that option requires the "Limit Adult Websites" option, which I find to be overly strict. Is there a way to block specific websites ...
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OSX shows warning that application was downloaded from the internet, any way to stop this? [duplicate]

Im running OSX 10.13 and my preferred browser is Google Chrome, i have set this as my default browser. Every time i open Chrome i get the following alert (see screenshot) is this normal ? And can i ...
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Can a standard user upgrade OSX versions or does it have to be an admin user?

I administer several macOS computers, which are a mixture of macOS 10.11.6 and macOS 10.13.6. 10.13.6 is the current maximum version of macOS we can go to without getting software compatibility ...
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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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Make shell script contents difficult to read

I am setting up an escape-room-esque experience for a group of 11 and 12 year olds. As part of the activity, I'm going to set up an old Mac (likely running Snow Leopard) with a specially-created user ...
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Connecting from iOS to macOS using ssh

Because of the OpenSSH iOS tweak and NewTerm (my phone is jailbroken), I'm able to connect from my computer to my phone using ssh: $ ssh mobile@myphonesip mobile@myphonesip's password: myphonesname~ ...
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Where does Mojave download the Mojave installer?

Similar to this, I would like to understand where Mojave is downloading itself when I download it from the App store. The Application folder doesn't have anything like Install MacOs Mojave or ...
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Stuck with an old version of MacOS

I have a 13-inch, Mid 2010 MacBook and I am stuck with the version 10.11.6, I am not able to make any upgrade. Currently I am not able to download any app from the App Store (only old versions) and I ...
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Mac Pro won't Boot into High Sierra (Prohibited Sign)

I have a Mac Pro 5.1 (2010) with 3 HDDs installed. One is a 1 TB running Snow Leopard. Another one with 2 TB for file storage and a third one I have added recently (WD Gold 4 TB). I have tried to ...
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Running AppleScript without activating the window

I have a python script to read from Messages database and forward some specific new messages to specific contacts. It works but the AppleScript below to send message is making Messages.app appear. I ...
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MacOS Mojave rpcinfo not working

[MacOS 10.14.1, NFS to Ubuntu16] I'm setting up NFS between my Raspberry Pi3 running Ubuntu16 (Server) and my Macbook Pro (Client). I have a basic setup that's working for anonymous mounts, but ...
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macOS: Identify tool and keyboard shortcut

While working on a project in Xcode, when attempting to take a screenshot, I mistakenly invoked a random keyboard shortcut for some graphic/UI tool, instead of Command + Shift + 4 which I actually ...
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How to recycle some magnetic disk of System on Mac OS?

The system use 94GB disk. how to recycle some magnetic disk? in there I can not click it. my version is 10.14 (18A391).
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Change the duration for the screenshot thumbnails

macOs Mojave introduced screenshot thumbnails. Is it possible to change the thumbnail duration? (The settings for the screenshot app do not provide this feature).
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How can I get a keyboard shortcut to work on the login screen?

I am trying to get a keyboard shortcut that types my password to work on the logon screen, but apparently all my custom built keyboard shortcuts are disabled in the login screen. I built my keyboard ...
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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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Always output sound effects through Internal Speakers

macOS' sound settings can be modified in the System Preferences → Sound menu. In particular, you can change how Sound Effects and outputted audio is played (e.g., what device the computer should use), ...
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MacOS highlight individual words as they are spoken, as iOS

In iOS it is possible to have text read out load using the built-in text-to-speech (TTS) while at the same time having the individual words highlight as they are spoken. Like in this gif: (taken ...
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torsocks command not working on Mac

torsocks commands doesn't work on Mac. For example if I run: torsocks http https://check.torproject.org/api/ip It returns: 1546862950 PERROR torsocks[6434]: socks5 libc connect: Connection ...