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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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How do I use the 'Profiles' tab in System Preferences?

I've found a bunch of random (sketchy-looking) files inside the Profiles pane of System Preferences. To delete them, I need to be an admin, but no matter how many times I put my account on admin, it ...
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Finder Column View “Right Size All Columns Individually” via AppleScript

I'd like to set up a keyboard shortcut to trigger the "Right Size All Columns Individually" command that Finder's column view has when you right-click on a column divider. Is it possible to access ...
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Does Homebrew get removed after upgrading Mac OS?

I recently upgraded my Mac from 10.13 to 10.14 and I can't seem to find my Homebrew. /usr/local is practically empty; just MySQL remains. Does brew get removed after an OS upgrade? Should I install it ...
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Macbook Air - No Admin Account, can't boot to SUM

A friend's macbook has no admin account, and that makes it a bit useless for obvious reasons. We've done a lot of searching around, and haven't been able to get it running. The most popular method ...
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cc1plus: no such file or directory (gcc)

Issue Every time I try to compile something with gcc I get this error: gcc: error trying to exec 'cc1plus': execvp: No such file or directory What I tried I have tried uninstalling gcc and re-...
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Mac turns off AirPlay automatically

I have a Mac and an AirPort Express on the same ethernet network. I use AirPlay to play music from my Mac on it, and it works great. Unfortunately, if I pause my music for more than a minute or two, ...
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Lost menu bar items in macOS Mojave

I turned on my Macbook (running macOS 10.4.1) one day (I might have restarted, don't remember) and I was missing a couple of my menu bar items. They were Battery Monitor and Memory Cleaner. I know ...
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Disable Macbook internal display

I own a Macbook Pro 13 2017 (2 thunderbolt ports), and I would like to disable the internal display when an external monitor is connected to it through USB-C. I have ruled out the following Turn ...
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macOS Sierra Dock open app indicator missing

My Dock's open app indicator is suddenly missing. There is no more black dot at the bottom of my open app indicator. What I did (but failed): I am turning on my open app indicator in the system ...
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What is 'currentHost' for, in defaults?

There are many webpages given over to listing defaults commands in order to configure various parts of the OS. Some of them include the flag -currentHost. The man page for the defaults command ...
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NUMBERS Is it possible to select all the cells that share the same background colour on an existing table?

I have a large(ish) table, which is 75 rows, and 120 columns. so, 9000 cells. They are all empty of data, but some of them have their background fill set to Colour A, and some have it set to Colour B. ...
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What is the difference between iCloud and the iCloud Drive?

As my title suggests I'd like to know what is the difference between the iCloud Drive and iCloud. Is it just the location of where stuff is stored? I thought iCloud Drive was like Google Drive but ...
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How to withdraw ssl from exceptions

Recently I've tried to open a website. I used TorBrowser. When I opened it I saw a message that is was something wrong with the website's certificate. I clicked "Advanced", and then I clicked ...
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Google Chrome 68+ doesn't work behind corporate proxy on macOS

This started happening after my company pushed Chrome 68 update (we were using Chrome 65 until then) almost a year back. If I start Chrome up, it runs all well for a while (ranging from 5 minutes to a ...
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Macbook Pro (encrypted disk) hangs during login after some “low hdd space near-crash”

My macbook almost crashed when it was low on HDD space. I emptied about 10% of HDD, but still there were some glitches (some apps couldn't start up and so on), so I restarted the laptop. Restart didn'...
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Moving photos from Photos app to my iPhone

I have photos in the photos app on my Mac from a previous "back up" and now I would like to bring them back to my phone without having to use iCloud photo library. Is there a way to do it?
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“open with” default app not working

Mac OS 10.14.3 [Mojave]: QuickTime Player is set as the default app for Finder's "open with" for .mp4 files on my Mac. This is what I want. But when I double-click an mp4 file, the kid3 app [a tag ...
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How to partition free space in a Mac SSD

I have a Mac with a 250Go SSD. I used to have a Windows partition, but as I had no longer any use for it I wanted to free up its space. My error was here : instead of using BootCamp helper to delete ...
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A headless Mac Mini server gets stuck (non-SSH-able) after rebooting (macOS Mojave)

When I reboot a headless Mac Mini server running macOS Mojave with sudo reboot, it becomes non-ssh-able. The same happens if a "fake monitor" HDMI display emulator is plugged in. This happens ...
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Can I transfer all Mail accounts to a new Mac?

I have many email accounts in my Mail app, lets say 15. Entering the necessary values and passwords etc. for each of these is a huge pain. Is it possible to somehow "save" all of those accounts and ...
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Clever sysadmin needed! How to keep SMB shares mounted?

We have multiple Mac OS/OSX servers (A mix of El Cap and High Sierra) that have SMB shares mounted for backing /archiving jobs (chronosync and P5) The SMB shares are connected via "connect to server" ...
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Partitions - Apple SSD [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air 13" 2016 with Windows installed using Boot Camp. I want to install a version of Linux as well. In short: can I create an extra partition for this installation or will my Mac crash ...
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turn off mouse LEDs

I have a Logitech 910-004845 G203 Gaming Mouse I want to turn off its LEDs all the time I tried installing logitech gaming software, couldn't see a way to do it So how can I do it? I know it's ...
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Remove “RE: ” from Mac OS Mail subject line

I have this annoying problem where when somebody responds to my email their mailer application adds "Re: " in front of the subject line and Mail can not group the messages in that thread. Is there a ...
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Tried to fix filesystem type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF and probably made it worse

I have a MacBook Air 11 inch which I recently tried to install Linux on with a swap partition and a root partition. In my stupidity I used the “disks” program under “try ubuntu now” to delete the ...
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How to throttle CPU on a Mac? [duplicate]

How to throttle CPU on a Mac? I want to throttle CPU so that I can extend the battery life on a single charge. Device: MBP 2015. Running Majove.
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GUID Partition Attribute not working on MacOS

I'm trying to prevent automount on a device. The device contains only one FAT32 GPT partition. I have set the GUID Partition attribute to 63 using gdisk (i.e. do not automount). I have also tried ...
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Opening specific URL in a not-default browser no matter from where it's called from (without using Choosy app)

I need a certain URL to be always opened in a browser that's not systems default browser. Problem is, that this should happen even if the URL is called automatically from within a hardcoded 3rd party ...
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Pictures are not shown on Mac

I can connect the iPhone to my Mac via USB. The photos.app opens but my pictures are not displayed and I cannot download them. Is there a way to fix this? I already reset the permissions but this ...
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Setting default microphone input

I would like to set a default input to be always the internal microphone. Sometimes when I connect my AirPods to the MacBook the input changes to the AirPods' microphones which results in much worse ...
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Unable to take screenshot in MacBook using shortcut shift+command+3/4

On macOS I type the key combinations: shift+command+3/4 While taking the screenshot sound is audible but the screenshot is not getting saved in desktop or anywhere. I have searched in spotlight and ...
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network share mount malfunctioning

This is happening all the time, first time mounting a network share to my machine, and for an hour or two I can use it without any issue. after a while, when I'm trying to access this share (or any ...
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Force Outlook for Mac to sync

I am trying to sync a 60GB mailbox on Outlook for Mac v15 over a VPN connection. Sometimes the VPN drops out and the sync is interrupted. When I come back to it and check the Sync Status window, it ...
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How do I enter < and > on a broken keyboard?

As per title: I've a broken keyboard where the < and > keys don't work anymore. Can I insert such symbols with a Option + X combination? I would prefer to avoid direct ASCII code numbers, if ...
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How do I turn off/disable my trackpad on a MacBook Air?

I am on a mission to become proficient with keyboard shortcuts, and I keep cheating by accident and using my trackpad. I want to be rigorous in my attempt to learn, so how do you toggle the trackpad ...
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The + key takes a screenshot on Mac

When I press the + key my mac is now taking a screenshot. Pressing the + key on the numeric keypad does not do this. This just started happening and I can't figure out how to debug this to ...
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How do I unhide columns in Numbers using AppleScript?

How do I unhide columns in Numbers using AppleScript? I created a custom shortcut so that ⌘+U unhides all columns, so I have tried this so far: tell application "Numbers" open POSIX file "/path/...
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AirPlay works great with iOS but quite bad on macOS

AirPlay freezes if streamed from Mac (I have 2 Macs with latest macOS and they have the same issue). It works great from my iPhone instead. I have Apple TV 3rd generation with latest TVOS installed. ...
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curl not downloading pear.phar on Mac Mojave

i do try to curl -O https://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar but all i got is a log raising the time spent: % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current ...
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How can I allow an unsigned Preference Pane to run at every login?

I (used to) use a Preference Pane (PP) which was developed long before Apple introduced the idea of developers signing their applications. The developer has long since retired the PP in question. I ...
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How can I lock and start screensaver on my MacBook Pro simultaneously without hot corners?

I am having trouble locking my screen and starting my screen saver on my MacBook Pro simultaneously without using hot corners.
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Reclaim removed APFS partition disk space

I've tried to use a case-sensitive file system, but I had some trouble. So I've split the hard drive into two partitions, added a case-insensitive volume and cloned it. That worked perfectly. Then I ...
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Safari freezing on Mac

Safari is timing out or freezing after I go to one or two websites. Why? I’ve tried: Deleting all Cookies Clearing my History
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Missing HDD space after diskutil command

I wanted to merge 2 partitions disk0s2(unused space) and disk0s4(OS volume) My disk looked like this: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Copy columns of tables on web pages

In PDFs in Preview I can select individual columns of tables by pressing the option key while dragging. This selects individual columns like this: However, pressing the option key while dragging in a ...
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Can't mount writable images in Disk Utility

I'm trying to add a file to an ISO then reburn it. In Disk Utility, I mount the original ISO, choose "Create From ..." to create a new image file with "read/write" access and save it. When I mount ...
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After creating folder on desktop - renaming or removing needs admin privileges?

Just now I created a folder on my desktop. It had the name "untitled folder". I wanted to change the name to something else, but got an alert that I needed admin rights. Removing the folder has the ...
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How can I make an app keyboard shortcut override the global default?

For instance, Ctrl-Space is a commonly accepted "code completion" shortcut in several IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA etc.), however on the system level it is "change input source (language)" shortcut. I don't ...
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Dock preferences not saved

Ive been rattled out of my mind for the past few days. What started the issue was a random kernel panic that rest all my dock settings. initially i thought it would be due fixed on restart, however no ...
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iOS VNC Viewer image freezes after a while

I am running the VNC Viewer app on an iPhone (latest iOS) on the same network as a MacBook Pro (latest macOS), which I am connecting to, and although everything seems to work fine for the first few ...