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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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Prevent Mac terminal from changing tabs when reopened

Whenever I open the terminal app after it was minimized, it often changes tab and go back to a particular tab (which tab in particular is not very important). Can someone suggest a workaround for this ...
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External screen turns off after macOS boots - Mac Mini

When I plug in the screen and I turn on the Mac Mini, I see the Apple logo and the OS loading. After macOS boots the external screen goes black.
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How can Automator display a message? [closed]

I want to use Automator to open a finder window, if its input resolves to a known directory. If the directory does not exist, I'd like to display a message.
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APFS - how do I enable transparent compression

How do i enable transparent filesystem compression on any APFS volume? Or check if it is already enabled? I am expecting something similiar to NTFS compressed attribute. According to Wiki it should ...
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What is DataclassOwnersManager?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8563977 A strange process is running on an un-logged-in user and taking up tons of resources. It's called "DataclassOwnersManager." I was able to force quit the ...
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Can I connect benq sw271 4K to my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 [closed]

benq sw271 4K to my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011 AMD Radeon HD 6750M: Intel HD Graphics 3000:
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How to recover lost space after a bootcamp restore failed and APFS container failed to verify?

I gave 50GB to bootcamp for Windows 10. Today, I decided I no longer want Windows 10 bootcamp. I went to bootcamp, and clicked restored. Then it said something about being unable to recover the ...
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Mouse cursor really frequently vanishes

Recently my mouse cursor is disappearing a lot and I can't make it visible again until I slide where the mouse should be up to the menu bar and click the menu bar. How do I fix this? Some people ...
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keyboard shortcut in google docs is same as safari

Google docs uses the ⌘-, shortcut, I can't type this in Safari because it opens Safari's preferences. How can I work around this?
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Optimize Mac Storage: Keep local copy AND iCloud backup of directory

My active projects in a directory under ~/Documents/, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a project folder to find files replaced with .icloud placeholder files. ...
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What is “signpost_reporter”?

Today I updated my 2014 MacBook Air to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 as it just released. After the update finished, I checked console logs and noticed in 'System Reports' there's a log named "...
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macOS keyboard layout switch bug

I have a problem that follows me from 2015 MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra → macOS High Sierra → macOS Mojave and now on to 2018 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave. I have configured two input sources: ...
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How to fix blurry fonts on external monitor?

My setup: Macbook Pro 2018 15" (Mojave 10.14.4) AOC G2460PF 24" DP to USB-C cable. When I use the same monitor on Windows, I can see crystal clear but on mac fonts/texts seems to be low quality/...
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Force quit closed application

I force quit Google Chrome by right-clicking the app icon in the Dock and selecting Force Quit. That seemed to quit Chrome (absence of indicator under app icon). However, when I try opening Google ...
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Mouse Hover Not Working

This may be a simple question, but for a long time now Safari has not registered when my mouse is hovering over something (e.g. hover over a youtube video to show the progress bar, hover over a link ...
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OSX Installation to MBA (Macbook Air Model A1370) SSD upgrade

Is it possible to install an unformatted M.2 SSD and install OSX? Update: I have an M.2 adapter. I do not have an M.2 enclosure, that would be necessary to ghost the current drive over to the ...
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macOS: Unable to unlock passwords under Safari Preferences → Passwords

I am unable to unlock the Passwords tab under Safari preferences in macOS. None of my known passwords work, not my macOS user password either. How can I unlock this or reset it? I can't get to where ...
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disable lid sleep in mojave

I used to use InsomniaX but it doesn't work for me right now. I want to stop my MacBook from sleeping when I close the lid.
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Are Swift's embedded dylibs still required in macOS apps?

The Swift 5 release notes say, "Swift apps no longer include dynamically linked libraries for the Swift standard library and Swift SDK overlays in build variants for devices running iOS 12.2, watchOS ...
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My 4K monitor won’t display anything above a resolution of 1280 x 720

I just bought a BenQ 4K 27inch PD2700U monitor and am trying to connect it to my MacBook Pro as an additional screen. The cable I am using is a DisplayPort to mini display port. It works fine on low ...
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“Open with <application>” not working properly

I've noticed that when I try to open a file in any newly added applications, the application opens, but not the file. I've noticed this problem with multiple Wine versions, and also web-based games. ...
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How to use graphics card on VM?

I read here that I would need to use PCI Passthrough to use my graphics card in a VM. In order to give a virtual machine access to physical hardware, you must pass the hardware to the virtual ...
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Flash screen for Slack alerts

I have enable the option to "Flash screen when an alert sound occurs" under Accessibility setting in System Preferences. It works successfully with many apps such as Microsoft Outlook but not with ...
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macOS: Can I hide running apps with no active window from the Dock?

I want to hide app icon from the Dock that are running but doesn't have an active window. I googled it, but the answers I found were all app specific. I am looking for a generalized solution.
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Newly installed programs always appear with external drives in Finder

Why do newly-installed programs always appear with external drives in Finder on my MacBook? For example, I just installed Zotero and no problem opening it but I see it listed under my external USB ...
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Why does MEGAsync need my password?

I have downloaded the MEGAsync app (because MEGA won't let me download in Firefox), and whenever I launch it, I get a password prompt with no stated reason: Why does MEGAsync need my password? ...
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Is there a way to move window off top edge of display?

I was wondering, since macOS is letting us move the window up top only until the title bar hits the top edge - is there a way to move a window past it? There are some apps like VLC with which this ...
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How can I get a 2018 Mac laptop out of DFU mode after I triggered it?

How can I get a 2018 Mac laptop out of DFU mode after I triggered it? I learnt how to restore the firmware in a 2018 Mac laptop by putting it into DFU mode. If I ever wrongfully put the Mac in DFU ...
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Mail.app repeatedly loses IMAP credentials

Recently Mail.app on my laptop cannot connect to Gmail IMAP accounts. It says Login Failed in the status bar, and no amount of refreshing will make it work. If I quit and relaunch Mail then it ...
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Change safari microphone input device

My microphone is not working in Safari, but works in all other apps. I can't even find the Safari audio input/output settings.
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iMac 27" 5K i7 2017 starts to blow like h**l when Chrome Canary is open with just 1 tab

When I open Chrome Canary (the latest version) it opens on one of my extensions called 'Papier' It's a note taking extension that I like. I don't open any other tab and after like a minute, the iMac ...
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Photos “People” Function Keeps Merging People

I was organizing photos on iOS 12.2 and it reported that one of the people in my library had "new photos" it wanted to confirm. One or more of those had that person cheek-to-cheek with another person ...
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iMac 27" 2017 memory upgrade question

I have 16GB of RAM installed on my iMac 27" 5K i7 2017 (2 x 8GB). There are 4 slots in total and I would like to add another 16GB. I don't know if it's best to buy 2 x 8GB or 1 x 16GB?
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Upgrade MacBook Pro Mid 2012 system to Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (Mac OS Mojave)

I have different information related to installation new SSD. If we will try search through Amazon help it shows that the disk Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB will work fine with MacBook Pro 13 inch Mid ...
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Required to fetch few details on FileVault

I require to fetch below few details on FileVault enabled users. 1)Private recovery key set or not 2)Institutional recovery key set or not 3)Authorized on every logon - supported or not. Which ...
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How to intentionally mess up a mac [closed]

How I break my mac to the point it cant be repaired without physically damaging it Edit: Please just tell me how I could break my macbook to make if unrepairable without physical damage.
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MacOS: Is it possible to import customized voice in “Announce the time”?

Mac provide some official voices to download, but it is very limited. Is it possible to import customized voice?
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How to sync Keychain passwords between iOS and macOS?

I'd like to share passwords between macOS and iOS. I've enabled iCloud keychain, moved all relevant passwords in Keychain App to iCloud but for some reason they don't appear in my iPhone. I check my ...
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Enabling password free software installation with parental controls on to block adult content

I'm trying to have my son's computer setup so he can still install software with certain parental controls still active. It seems there's no way to bypass the password window coming up when ...
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Move file with specific extension from a directory hierarchy to a destination

I have a directory hierarchy containing many images with .jpg file-extension, and there are multiple folders containing these images. There are many .json files as well in these folders. Is there a ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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RDP server for macOS [duplicate]

I am wondering if there's an RDP server available for macOS? I would like to connect remotely to my Mac from a Windows 10 PC via RDP (not via VNC). Is this possible? I know the other way around is ...
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Finder launch and quit after booting

I've started noticing that, after booting and launching all app that was on at the time of shut down, finder simply quit after ~10 sec and I have to turn it on manually. I didn't recall this issue ...
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Can I prevent Preview from automatically resizing its window when using search?

As far as I can tell, Preview seems to be the only macOS app that auto resizes its own window when a the user searches the open document. Is there any way to prevent Preview from automatically ...
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OSX Apple Mail client stops syncing GMail IMAP

Latest OSX version on a MacBook Pro. On a regular basis, the Apple Mail client stops fetching new messages from GMail via IMAP. Clicking on the "Fetch new mail" button does nothing. It's possible ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on GRUB minimal Bash at startup

I had a dual boot Linux Mint 19 and macOS on my MacBookPro11,2. Since the CPU was overheating with Linux, I decided today to delete the Linux partition. Little problem, when I start my MacBook Pro now,...
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How to create “firmware partition” on HDD?

I have a problem with internal hard drive in my IMac, it doesn't work, but I have an external hard drive (HDD), and I want to run MacOS on it. I successfully installed MacOS and upgraded it to Sierra....
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Removing all characters except digits from clipboard

I'm trying to refine a script I use within an Automator program and I would appreciate your help on this. The program is designed to mark a telephone number into clipboard make a tel:link and send it ...
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Applescript error: “Connection is invalid” when app quits

I'm working on some code to check on the currently open tabs/windows in my installed web browsers, like so: on checkbrowser() if application "Safari" is running then tell application "...
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How do I disable autosave in TextEdit?

The old technique for disabling autosave and re-enabling traditional text editor behavior (i.e., NOTHING get saved unless one saves it EXPLICITLY) of defaults write com.apple.TextEdit ...