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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 to completely remove porn bot in telegram group?(Only displayed in macos version)

A Russian guy added an porn bot to the group. Then my message box has one more button.Left side of the sticker. Even after the admin removed it, it does't disappear and only appear in this ...
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macOS Calendar pushes, doesn't pull? iCloud & iPhone push & pull

My iCloud Calendar appears to be working (from any web browser). My iOS Calendar appears to be working (from my iPhone). My macOS Calendar appears to be pushing changes to iCloud, but not pulling ...
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How to limit the traffic generated by mDNSResponder?

Using the activity monitor, I can observe that mDNSResponder has sent, after a while, 595 KB and received 313.8 MB. In some situation this is a problem, especially when I'm using tethering abroad. ...
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MBP 2018, No Sleeping

Anyone have a solution for MBP 2018 draining to 0% over night in sleep mode. I have tried re installing and downgrading to High Sierra from Mojave without positive results. Wake reason is telling me ...
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Cleaning my computer of old software and related files [duplicate]

OS OS X El Capitan (10.11.6) Motivation Over the years I've installed programs and software on an as-needed basis, often as a quick fix to get things to work when I need them. This works well in ...
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Boot Camp as a virtual drive? [duplicate]

Issue: I have a car that requires Win.XP Pro 32-bit OS to access and update the software. Is it possible to install Win.XP Pro 32-bit OS on a MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.2?
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Safari showing website in different language than what's set in Preferences

Surfing around found a web site I needed info. from. It's in Japanese Language. Whats w/ that? Safari is browser, an it's set with English as language, in Region Setting preferences. Is there no ...
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Use shortcuts with key strokes on secondary level

Sometimes I see pre-defined shortcuts in macOS where one part of them are using the second level of keys, e.g. stroke "/" of the key 7. As everybody knows, at least this secondary level can be ...
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Mail.app opens spontaneously

Mail.app opens spontaneously. Not on startup, but during my work. Even if i don't touch keyboard or mouse mail.app can open a half window. I'm working with IDE in fullscreen mode and Mail.app splits ...
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How do I increase an APFS partition size?

Also, will converting the 400gb and 600gb partitions into "Free Space" partition work for this? How do I create Free Space partitions? I'm using High Sierra 10.13.6 for this. In the end I want to ...
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Mac OS reinstall - nothing happens after I enter log/pass for Apple Account

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a very old Imac, and I have a strange problem. Sorry, the text on the screenshot is not in English, but I explain everything in the text. I restarted the IMac using ...
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Is it possible to download and install macOS on a HP computer?

I am wondering if it is possible to download and install macOS on any computer, or do you have to buy an Apple computer? I am using an HP computer.
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What is .100s-Mediathek.photoslibrary

I found a hidden photos library on my external harddrive where also my main photos library lives. It's called .100s-Mediathek.photoslibrary. My mac is set to German, Mediathek translates to "...
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Clean up Hard Drive and Re-install Mac

I have the following MacBook MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) I want to format the hard-disk and reinstall the Mac so that I have a clean system. I tried to boot up with CMD + R and ...
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Mac app to control inside-window elements

I'm looking for an app that would give me a control to hide/unhide elements inside other open apps, Is there an app that does this ? What I'm trying to do is : There is an app that displays my ...
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In macOS 10.14 (Mojave), can Finder remember previously opened tabs like Safari pin tabs?

First of all, I am not asking to re-open Finder tabs on OS reboot, we all know it works. I am asking for a solution when I accidentally clicked on the red-cross (aka close window button) on Finder ...
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Password protecting a macOS .dmg file with a keyfile instead of a password, without using veracrypt

I need to create either an ISO, ZIP archive, or DMG image on Mac OS that is LOCKED, and can only be unlocked and decrypted using a special external keyfile. Essentially, this is the exact same thing ...
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Creating mountable snapshot view in macOS

I'm used to backup my user's home using rsync. However, I now have data (eg, running database) that shouldn't be backed up while being changed, and I'd like to keep the applications changing them ...
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Why does some text on my laptop have gray-scale sub-pixel rendering and some has color?

In this question I generated the images below to explain why I can't use TTFs for that 1-bit display application. In this answer it is explained that text on my laptop is displayed with sub-pixel ...
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Find files with the same content in one folder (and all its sub-folders)

Say I have a folder named container and there are many files/sub-folders in it. I would like to find all the files with the same content (they can have different names but the content should be the ...
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Apple Maps: Renaming Favorires or Marked Locations

There must be some really obvious trick which has escaped me. If I favorite a marked location on MacOS Maps, or on iOS Maps, I can’t see how I can give it a custom name. Tapping or clicking on Info ...
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Why do I get “Operation Not Permitted” when I try (as root) to delete a file that does not have the `restricted` flag set

I know about SIP, so when I could not delete a file as root from a Mac running El Capitan, I checked for a restricted flag using ls -lOd and saw that the file had no flags. So why is it that I still ...
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Safari ApplePay issue on 2016 Macbook Pro

I've got an odd ApplePay issue I'm trying to resolve, that I've been struggling with for a few months. I have a 2016 MacBook Pro, with the Touch Bar & TouchID. ApplePay has worked in the past, ...
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Moving an OD “mobile” users to a standalone standard user on macOS

My company has finally moved away from Open Directory using Enterprise Connect and I was wondering if anyone knew how to move a "mobile" account to just standard Users. We have had some success in ...
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Is there still some way to get scroll wheel functionality on the Marble Mouse with macOS today?

I have a Logitech Marble Mouse that I was hoping I could use with a Mac. It used to be that you could use KeyRemap4Macbook, known later as Karabiner, to allow you to hold a button down and turn the ...
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Where is the manpage of otools gcc etc. on macOS?

Many tools related with binaries, such otools, gcc, don't have manpages on my macOS (10.13.6). Is there a way to install the manpages for them?
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Google Chrome: Prevent websites from overriding the default behavior of Command + Right/Left Arrow

By default, Command + →/← advance forward/backward in the browser history. Certain websites (whom I won't call out) seem to do some sort of JavaScript thing that overrides this behavior, e.g. causing ...
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In a MacOS Mojave bash script “-w /etc/passwd” is false even for root

An old bash script I have tested to see if a user was root by seeing if /etc/passwd was writeable. In MacOS High Sierra it returned true for root, and false for anyone else. But in macOS Mojave the ...
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ACL/permissions inheritance nightmares on Mojave

I have read through multiple questions on the topic of ACL inheritance on Mac OS X, but unfortunately, none seem to be effective in solving this issue in Mojave. They do seem to work on High Sierra, ...
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Is “Fix Permissions” deleted or hidden?

I want to temporarily change owner/group/permissions on a lot of files in one user's ~/Library. I know that the old Fix Permissions is not the silver bullet it was claimed to be for a lot of things, ...
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External display will not come back after power-off while connected to MBP 2017 with Display Port

My LG 34UC88-B ultrawide display has a weird issue: After the laptop goes to sleep - ~50% of the time, when the machine is woken up the display will not wake-up/power on. My MBP (macOS) thinks the ...
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Internal macbook pro microphone not working on any browser, but working in apps (skype, slack, photo booth)

Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) macOS Mojave v10.14.2 chrome version 71.0.3578.98 safari version 12.0.2 Using this website I can see the line but it isn't moving. The problem occurs ...
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MacOS - turning off the bash session restore

I’ve tried editing /etc/bashrc_Apple_Terminal as well as adding files such as .bash_profiles, etc to my home folder but my session history keeps showing - when I open terminal, it will open 3 windows ...
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How to determine which process is creating a file?

Two files have suddenly appeared in my home directory, called "aa" and "err". They are empty. I'm wondering how they got there. I deleted the files and they are created again after some seconds. Is ...
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What is the purpose of speculative memory?

Recently, I've found out that Darwin has speculative memory metric. But, I don't know what the purpose of speculative memory. The memory metric can be checked using vm_stat command on terminal. Mach ...
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Is there any way to convert a bunch of .ogg files in a folder to .mp3 using ffmpeg?

Is there any way to convert a whole heap of .ogg files in about 30 folders in a folder containing those folders to .mp3 files and put them in another folder using the command ffmpeg? The previous ...
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Missing “visit this website” bypass to “this connection is not private” warnings in Safari

Attempting to follow the instructions in the previous question How do I bypass "this connection is not private" warnings in safari? shows that the "Show Details" → "visit this website" link ...
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Extending Apple Airport Extreme Network

I'm trying to add a second router(a Netgear R7000) to extend my current network which uses a 5th generation Airport Extreme as the base. I am trying to set it up such that there is one continuous ...
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“\vcredist_x64.exe” dialog when installing .exe with Wine

I have followed these instructions for installing Wine. Now I'm trying to install a Windows program with Wine. As soon as I run the install command from my ~/Downloads directory wine ...
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Lost preview.app. How to get it back?

After resetting my Mac from a backup (High Sierra, version 10.13.6), I somehow lost the preview.app. It's not there. I still see remnants like com.apple.Preview.plist (yet, no com.apple.preview folder)...
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Cannot remove or update fuse for mac osx

I'm trying to upgrade my fuse but clicking update or remove button just does nothing. I tried directly installing 3.8.2 package and all says is "success" install but the fuse pane still shows that I ...
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Has Apple ditched the enter key symbol in their mac devices international keyboard?

The return key in Apple's keyboard layout has two functions, the return key ↩; and the enter key ⌤ (which is produced by fn+return). However, the new Macbooks has no ⌤ symbol engraved on keyboard! ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave 10.14.2?

It used to be the case in macOS Mojave that if one changed the Mojave.heic file in /Library/Desktop Pictures/ then it would boot into that new picture. This is documented in this thread. 10.14.2 ...
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Duplicate sent responses in email conversations

In each mail-conversation I have, my responses appear twice. I've looked the problem up and found that many have duplicates of sent mails in the sent folder and interestingly, I do not have the ...
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MAC OS Mojave: Why do the icon texts display unnormally (squeeze and crowd)?

After I upgrade my MacBook Pro from 10.8 to 10.14, I found the icon texts display unnormally. They are too crowd. Anybody have any solution towards this problem?
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Unresponsive iMessages and FaceTime on Mojave

I have this issue with Messages, FaceTime when it gets unresponsive on start. Same issue was with Contacts, but following some recommendations on the web i've reset the Contacts database and it works ...
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Does macOS Mojave support NightShift on external monitors?

After upgrading to Mojave, I could have sworn I saw Night Shift kick-in on my external 4K BenQ monitor. But no more. Did I dream that? Or is Mojave supposed to be capable of supporting Night Shift ...
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Is there a way to apply custom shaders to macOS screen?

I know macOS has a feature to invert the screen using Control+Option+Command+8. I was wondering if there is any way, like a macOS feature, an application, or even some API to apply other effects to ...
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Time Capsule - what happens when full, if there is more than one system backup?

I have a Time Capsule that was used for backing up several offline macs, when the local drive sizes were relatively small. (Lets say theres two old backups called "iMac" and "iBook". Currently it ...
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macOS removing my internal HDD from the prevent spotlight-search-menu under system preferences>privacy automatically

I don't use spotlight so I added my internal HDD into the exception/privacy/do-not-index option under privacy tab in system preferences. Now, the problem: each and every time I log in to my mac I don'...