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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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Why does Ctrl-D open Mission Control?

When I try to use Ctrl-D in Terminal for EOF, it doesn't work. Instead it starts Mission Control, moving all my windows around. I have checked under System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts and Ctrl-D is ...
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Icon text very hard to see in 'Other' window under Applications

Launchpad opens application icons. One of them is a window labeled, 'Other'. Open the 'Other' window and you'll see additional apps with icon text so light and small they're near impossible to read in ...
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How do I uninstall FaceTime for macOS?

I would like to completely uninstall FaceTime for macOS. Dragging and dropping the icon into the Trash gives me this error message: “FaceTime” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required ...
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Script Editor keeps opening up by itself

I don't know why, but Script Editor opens up repeatedly. If I close it it will open back up again. There's nothing there, it's just a blank "script". How do I figure out the launcher of an ...
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The application “XYZ” can't be opened!

I am running macOS version 10.14.4 (18E226) on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.) Frequently, at least twice a week, I get this error while opening any application: The ...
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Tons of mail windows opened because of no preferred outgoing server

I don't use mail normally. So today when I open my app, this caught me by surprise I selected one of the server and then close the mail window, but there are just so many to go through. My questions:...
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Multiple “Disk Not Ejected Properly” messages shown after waking from sleep

I am getting tons of (about a hundred) “Disk Not Ejected Properly” notifications/messages for two external hard drives (one drive has one partition, the other has two partitions). I'm running Mojave ...
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mds processes are constantly crashing

Mojave 10.14.4 here -- mds_worker processes constantly crashing and re-spawning as per the logs. The 'indexing' spotlight bar stops at various different points, always getting stuck, though in ...
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macOS Mail app rules to delete are archiving instead

I have several rules in macOS Mail app version 12.4 set to detect certain senders and/or subjects, with the action to delete the matching emails. Here's an example rule: However, I see they're ...
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MacBook Pro showing Username and Passwordfield though unencrypted

I hope i am posting in the right place because i am really desperate. Since yesterday at noon, when i woke up my mac by lifting the screen, it stopped showing me my usual username, asking for my ...
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Method to switch between group of groups of Mission Control Spaces?

I often find myself switching between multiple distinct tasks over the course of a day. For each of these distinct tasks, I have multiple Mission Control Spaces that I switch between. For example, ...
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Can't update apps from Apple Configurator 2 (apps are already up to date)

I attach an iPhone running iOS 12.2 to a mac running macOS 10.14.4 (Mojave) with 33 apps pending updates (as seen from App Store in the update tab in the iPhone). I choose the device, then "update" in ...
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Restore Spotlight Indexing

I deleted existing Spotlight Indexing on my MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave by executing: sudo rm -rfv /.Spotlight-V100 Now I don’t see anything - no apps, downloads, trash, nada. How do I undo ...
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After deleting kali linux partition, macOS partition startup Volume type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF [duplicate]

First of all I know this problem and similar problems have been solved before, but I had tried the solutions from the other posts and I didn’t have luck. I know klanomath has a lot of experience and ...
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cant record screen with QuickTime or cmd + shft +f5 or any other software on mac

Mac Os Version: Mojave 10.14.4 QuickTime Player Version: 10.5 Every time I would try to record screen with QuickTime, I Would get Operation Stopped There is not enough available space to ...
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How to confirm if FileVault encryption has fully completed

How to confirm FileVault encryption has fully completed? While it's in progress, diskutil apfs list | grep 'Encryption Progress' ; fdesetup status will shows percentage of conversion. Later is there ...
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macOS Yosemite->High Sierra update not sticking

I need to download exam software for my computer, but the software does not support Yosemite, my current OS. Preposterously, this $100 software costs $50 to "redownload", so I need to be absolutely ...
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What's this little white circle on my Mac screen?

Can anyone explain what this little circle is doing on the screen of my Mac?
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Bind App on integrated Graphics so I dont need to restart it if disconnecting eGPU

I use a MBPro 13inch (Mojave) 2018 with an AMD RX 580. If you want to disconnect from it, MacOS needs to restart certain Apps, some of them dont benefit from additional GPU-Power (Intellij, IRC-Client)...
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How can I lock files with specific passwords on mac, ideally through terminal?

I want to lock my /etc/hosts file so that you need a password in order to write. I know you can encrypt files with Disk Utility, but in this case the file needs to be read by the computer and the path/...
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How to delete the News app on OSX?

I want to remove the News app from my computer. I tried to remove it myself: dsenableroot su - root sudo rm -rf /Applications/News.app "Operation not permitted" It appears I no longer in control of ...
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Nightshift keeps turning itself off

No matter how many times I turn on Nightshift, it keeps turning itself off. I only ever use the "custom" time range, not the "by timezone" range. Perhaps there is a bug with this setting, instead of ...
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Can I restore my data to an older version of macOS?

I had to send in my old Mac (10.11) for screen repair, and worked on a replacement MacBook with 10.14. Now, I'd like to transfer my data back from the replacement's Time Machine to the old Mac. I don'...
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CPU usage more than 100% [duplicate]

I am having a serious problem with my Macbook Pro Early 2011. The fans keep running and running and the CPU temperature sometimes stays constantly at 95° C. When I have a look at the activiy monitor I ...
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Cannot reset password due to does not match any of last n passwords requirement

I've recently added some rules using pwpolicy. When I restarted the mac, it asked to reset the password after I input the current password. But I can't satisfy the does not match any of last 3 ...
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Format Macbook 2, 1 running 10.4.1

I bought a MacBook 2, 1 at a market day and the user didn't wipe the computer. I was wondering how to format it to basically start fresh. I’ve tried booting to recovery mode and Command Rdoesn't ...
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Can't find recently edited numbers file nor the folder the file was in

I have an iMac running High Sierra. I created a spreadsheet in Numbers a couple of months ago. I have been updating it a few times each week. Last edit was this month a couple of times. The Numbers ...
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disable scrolling on mouse wheel

How can I turn off mouse wheel scrolling. I use a logitech mouse, not an apple one. I looked through the mouse software though and I can't find the option, so I need some app or system setting that ...
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iCloud drive taking 58 GB on my internal SSD. Why is that?

I have read online, from multiple sources, that icloud drive is like Google drive or Dropbox, so why would iCloud drive take up 58 GB on my internal drive. I thought putting files in the iCloud drive ...
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Cannot see files from Finder but I can from Terminal

I have one folder where ExifRenamer (some tool for renaming images by date created) put my renamed pictures, but I cannot see them from Finder. I can see the files with ls -la but I cannot see it from ...
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Tunnelblick VPN is blocking internet even when not using it

I installed a custom tunnelblick to access my University VPN. Now I can't access internet (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG), even if the VPN (or tunnelblick itself) is off. Any suggestion?
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Does XQuartz work on macOS Mojave?

The latest version is from 2016: https://www.xquartz.org/ I will try it out .. but wonder if there were some pointers / warnings about this..
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macOS: Unable to resize/move app window, title bar stuck underneath Menu bar [duplicate]

I installed Firefox on my Mac. The problem is that upon launching it, the title bar of the window appears stuck below the macOS Menu bar and hence is inaccessible. I tried to zoom in and out, but it ...
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Is it possible to get macOS running in a Docker container?

I know that it's possible to get macOS running in a VM under Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion. I have containers with Windows and many distributions of Linux and BSD Unix. I'm hoping somebody ...
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What is the current latest version of Apple's Books app for macOS?

In the Books app on my Mac, About Books reports the version as version 1.16. Is this the current latest version? I am running macOS 10.14. Wikipedia article for Apple Books mentions version 4.1 of ...
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Play feedback when volume is changed

I am trying to push a profile that contains the plist for the feedback beep to have this setting enabled. Does anyone know where the file is located that can be altered? I am working on a device that ...
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Enable network access for a new account without logging in once

After creating the admin user on a new build server, I create the builder user via the command-line using Ansible. gitlab-runner is installed via brew and a launch daemon plist starts the service ...
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In-app user agent change

My organisation is using Okta for authentication, and Okta blocks away your login if your machine is running macOS, based on the User Agent. I managed to log into O365 by changing User Agent in ...
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How can I preview an image in its original size?

I have 2 images in a directory and I see from the Get Info that one has Dimensions: 532 × 1051 and size 45KB on disk. The other based on the Get Info has Dimensions: 1440 × 2900 and size 379KB on disk....
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What are the verifiable privacy features macOS provides?

Being tired of reading new privacy issues affecting Windows, release after release, and OEMs introducing their own privacy-breaking software (or vulnerability - such as the recent Dell remote ...
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Terminal Prompt showing scary message [duplicate]

I run om-my-zsh and my prompt usually says gregg@Gumby $ where Gumby is the name of my Mac. Today it said gregg@Michaels-iPhone $ I was not connected to any iPhone. All sharing features in ...
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How to created pkg installer with Custom UI with fields?

I have created pkg bundle with pkgbuild & productbuild and I want to get the IP address from the User and that should be passed to postinstall script to write it in a specific file. I don't see ...
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macOS: Restricted admin account

Is it possible to create an admin account which will allow you to install programs, but not to force install programs that are not verified? In other words, an account that can do anything accept ...
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Maximizing app window while persisting Menu bar on top [duplicate]

I would like to maximize all my app windows, especially browser windows. But I don't want to cover up the Menu bar at the top of the screen. Right now, when I maximize Google Chrome for instance, it ...
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Mojave is eating storage like candy, no matter how much I free up [duplicate]

By my count, I should have 40-50gb free. But starting a few weeks ago, I'd wake up having created no new files, and 5gb would be gone, or 10gb. Today, it told me that no storage was left. I freed up ...
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CGLFlushDrawable in OpenGL not waiting for monitor refresh on OS X 10.13 and 10.14 [migrated]

I'm using DoubleBuffering and have swap interval set to 1, so flushBuffers should block openGL code until the swap is completed. I therefore have this setup on a separate thread: for(i=0 i< ...
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Error Subscribing to the Calendar

I'm getting an error message when I try to subscribe to a shared calendar via URL, using the Calendar app on MacOS (v. 10.14.4). I'm surprised that it doesn't work as I managed to subscribe to it ...
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How can i install version 10.12.0 on my late 2008 macbook pro?

I need to install microsoft word for university but it won't let me without version 12.1.2 on the macbook however it doesn't say that the mac needs updating?
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iTunes 12: How Do I Fix a Problem with a Podcast That iTunes Quit Downloading Episodes For?

iTunes quit downloading episodes for one of my subscribed podcasts. The episodes are listed in the iTunes Store but they no longer download. I tried deleting the podcast and resubscribing but it quits ...
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Running Compiled AppleScript from DMG Doesn't Work

As a follow up for my previous question (Set the Working Folder of .app Created by Apple Script) I have the following problem. I have an AppleScript which is Poor man's Installer: tell me to ...