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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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Lost the Option to Boot into macOS After Quitting Internet Recovery (Bootcamp)

Background story: I have a MacBook Pro ("Core i7" 2.6 15" Touch/Mid-2018 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-8850H)) with Windows 10 installed using bootcamp. I am not sure about the macOS version, but it must be ...
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On macOS, why is the output of log stream different to log show?

On macOS, why is the output of log stream different to log show? Specifically: log stream --predicate '(process == "smtpd") || (process == "smtp")' --debug In this case --debug also shows info ...
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iPhone USB in Network preference pane missing. How to get it back?

In the Network Preferences I miss an entry for iPhone (see Screenshot, same as for iPad). How can I get it back and connect to the Internet from Mac through iPhone using USB-C?
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“Continue” button greyed out when installing .pkg

Update: There is no solution. After I got the .qtz file into /Library/Compositions, it didn't work, and then I found out that third-party visualizers have been disabled as of iTunes 12.6. It may ...
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Fix a sometimes happening prohibitory sign 🚫

Well, I know there's an answer to a similar question here: Getting a 🚫 sometimes on boot, but this is slightly different. My system is running on external drive. Actually on an external ...
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I'm Unable to Boot into Mac OS Partition, partition type FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF [duplicate]

I've seen similar answered questions like this. I'm unable to boot into my MacOS partition. Long story short, I had Windows BootCamp, removed it and then later installed Ubuntu Linux, then tried to ...
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How to add custom header when composing mails?

For example, I would like to add the In-Reply-To field myself, because I want to respond to an archived message.
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icloud.com cannot be loaded in Brave browser because 'X-Frame-Options' to 'deny'

Brave is a chromium based browser. I am unable to load icloud.com in brave. It is what I see with console opened. The error message is 'Refused to display https://idmsa.apple.com/appleauth/auth/...
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Restoring Chrome cookies

I use Google Chrome as my browser. I deleted Chrome cookies and there are some files that were stored in the cookies for a note taking web application I use. I want to restore the files that were ...
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Update zsh on macOS Mojave

On my MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave, my version of zsh is 5.3. zsh --version zsh 5.3 (x86_64-apple-darwin18.0) That version is a few years out-of-date, according to this. That page shows version ...
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How do I open up my Mac to remote sharing anywhere?

I've been looking around and I can only find a way to access my iMac and it's files on a local network. But if I'm away or at school, this kinda puts a hold on my work and is mighty inconvenient. If ...
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Use a single shortcut to activate an app (might running in other spaces) in the current space

Background: I have two spaces, one is for work and one is for entertaining. They are for different purposes, and it is a common situation where the same app is running in both spaces (for example, a ...
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Is it possible to only store messages for 30 days in iCloud?

My iPhone, iPad, and MacBook all have the Keep Messages setting on 30 days. When I turn on iCloud for Messages though, it changes to Forever and my iCloud storage fills up (I only have 5 GB). I can ...
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Image Capture fails on colored scan

When I try to scan a document using Image Capture, it shows the following error once it's finished scanning. (This time it failed before scanning, but it usually fails after the scanner has recorded ...
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Fix Windows after Ubuntu installation

I've followed closely this step-by-step guide: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/257275/322989 After that my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Mac installation work perfectly fine. But my Windows 10 does not. ...
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My MacBook is in boot loop

My MacBook Air is stuck in boot loop i.e. When I start my mac I see apple logo for some secs and the restarts again. This happens over and over. I can't get to os. When I try to get to utility disk ...
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Slight delay when bringing up spotlight since booting from an external drive

I copied all my data to an external hard drive and used that as my main hard drive for a few days. After that I noticed a slight delay when bringing up spotlight, so that when I search for "Safari", ...
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How to add a mouse scroll gesture on dock to switch between window of same application?

I am trying to figure out a way to toggle between same application window when scrolling on the dock. Something like how do they do on elementary OS and Ubuntu. reference link
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APFS partition inaccessible

The APFS partition does not mount anymore, I'm not very experienced, but I tried to mount it with some terminal command by varying the parameters, but it can not find anything. I have already looked ...
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Keep content pane of Keychain Access.app window as black text on white while in Dark Mode in Mojave

I know that while Dark Mode is engaged on macOS Mojave, Notes.app offers an option to keep using black-text-on-white-background for its content pane. ➥ Can the same be done for Keychain Access.app? ...
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Xcode takes too much time to open a project

When I try to open a project in Xcode it takes too much time to open. Xcode stop responding and after a long time, it then opens. I’m running a MacBook Pro 2017 16gb, i7. I was facing this issue in ...
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spotlight does not find text in .docx files

On my MacBook Pro running Sierra I have this problem: when I look for a text string in a MS Word ".docx" file the search function does not find it although it can be found all right when I save the ...
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When using Jupyter Notebook, can't read files on desktop

No matter what Python approach I take to reading a file on the MacBook Pro desktop, I get a 'path does not exist' error message. In Terminal, I find that a web of directories was created where ...
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MacOS App Resolution Independence

I know how to change the screen resolution for the entire system. That is not a problem. What I would like to do (for my boss) is to "make everything bigger" in macOS 10.14 Mojave Mail, which is his ...
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Programmatically importing pictures to Apple Photos and modifying Exif data

[I was suggested to post this here instead of StackOverflow. ] How do I programmatically import picture files to Apple's Photos app? The reason for this is that I have 20,000 old pictures. Most are ...
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Finder crashes constantly, says no files but internal ssd exists

The problems just keep getting worse. Original problem (I guess) So I restored (from a CCC clone) after installing macOS Sierra from install macOS Sierra.app while my computer was booting from a 2013 ...
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Do macOS default preferences ever have breaking changes (the ones we edit with defaults command)?

I have a script that uses the defaults command to set a bunch of preferences. I am curious, do these preferences ever have breaking changes (f.e. when I update macOS), so that I need to modify my ...
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my magic mouse is sluggish and hangs sometime when I try to move it

I have 2 Magic Mice, Mouses.whatever.. One runs on 2 AA batteries and the other one is rechargeable. I use the 2-AA one when I'm recharging the other. Recently the rechargeable mouse has started ...
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Can you use a Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect two Macbook 12-inch in target disk mode?

I'm working as a technician and would like to learn the capabilities of these cables. I know a USB-C 3.1 gen. 2 can do it, but I'd like to know if a Thunderbolt-3 cable would do it. I know that you ...
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MacBook Air with retina display resolution question

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air with the 2560 x 1600 display. I noticed my resolution didn't appear to be even 1080 when I was connecting to some Windows remote sessions, so I started poking ...
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Is there a vimari or vimium port for safari on mojave?

I loved vimari but the Mojave update made it no longer work because of the stronger permissions system. Is there any way to install this safely, or barring that make extensions work again?
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Unknown Apple TV showing up in system audio menu

When opening the volume control / audio menu in the system menu bar I sometimes see "Apple TV" among the possible audio sinks. I don't own an Apple TV nor does one exist on my network so I'm assuming ...
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Add fileserver to favorites in Finder, preferably scripted

I'm splitting my main office network into different segments with each their own subnet. This will cause our file-server (which will be moved to a different network than the users) to not appear under ...
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Is AnySearch browser extension from Apple's Extension Gallery malware?

I installed the AnySearch extension from Apple's Safari Browser extension Gallery and found it handy. Then Malwarebytes performed a scan and it auto-deleted the extension listing it as a "threat". ...
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Booting into macOS installer; possibly stuck

I'm trying to boot into a macOS Sierra installer that I made today. For the last about 20% of the progress bar, it was booting extremely slowly. Now, the progress bar has been stuck for the last ~20 ...
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Why does lsof exceed kern.maxfiles?

Running Mojave 10.14.3 I notice there are currently more files open than the maxfiles allowed. How is this possible? In this case I do not have any symptoms or error messages, but in the past I have ...
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System process logger

I have been having repeated issues with my MacBook Pro where it freezes during trivial finder tasks like scrolling through directories or opening relatively small files. Sometimes the computer is able ...
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USB audio ducks when Notifications happen

I'm using a USB DAC (FiiO BTRK3). When my Mac gets a notification, it ducks the rest of the audio for about 2 seconds. It's a big duck too; All the way to 0 it seems. It doesn't happen when I'm ...
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Attach one .dmg file on different computers at the same time (hdiutil attach)

I have a question about "hdiutil attach" I've "created" (ctrl+c/ctrl+v) one bash script to execute some .app automatically. First im mounting shared folder: mount_smbfs -o nobrowse //SERVER/share "...
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Reformatting Woes

I'm running a Mac Pro 5.1 with a GTX 970 and a GT 120 installed. I've just wiped the SSD and now I'm stuck wrangling with MacOS's hyper-specific install requirements. High Sierra won't let me install ...
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How to remove all traces of a kext?

I am trying to fully remove a kernel extension which I installed by mistake, and I can't figure out how to remove it from the Disabled Software list. It appears in System Profiler and also in System ...
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My MacBook Pro slows down [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro Specs: macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta (18E194d) Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB When using Autocad, Excel, or Adobe (...
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Mission control and Dock are buggy

Both my Mission Control and Dock are not working properly. My Dock does not seem to recognize my mouse moving horizontally along the Dock, ie. magnification does not move and when magnification is ...
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All network-related apple processes crash/macOS crash

Yesterday, this happened: I re-installed macOS Sierra. Today, all apple processes related to wifi/network crashed. When I opened system preferences, the app was fine, but as soon as I opened the ...
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How does one separate a Numbers spreadsheet with multiple (4) tabs into separate files?

I have been given a spreadsheet with 4 separate tabs/sheets. I would like to separate them into different files. I know that I can cut-and-paste and create new files but is there a simpler/easier way ...
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Finder is extremely slow and keeps crashing, 1tb ssd

Finder keeps crashing on my computer. If I push a key to search any folder, it crashes. I’ve re-indexed my ssd, but it’s still happening mid-2012 MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra, 16gb ram Also, I have ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 MAC OS Recovery loop

the SSD on my MBA, has crashed ("?" Folder icon) so I got a new ssd called the transcend 850, and installed it in my 13 inch MBA Early 2015, tried Mojave and High Sierra USB installer, reformatted the ...
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Separate environment for personal and development use under macOS

How can I separate my professional use of Apple computer from the personal use? I am about to get a new Apple computer soon. I am a developer (actually .NET developer ^___^) and would like to have my ...
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How to enable Norton virus updates without requiring OSX admin password? (El Capitan)

I have elderly parents who are regularly confused and frustrated by prompts "from Norton" for their Norton id and password. They are not prompts from Norton, they are prompts from Mac OSX, telling ...
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Explore contents of a ZIP/Archive from Finder?

I've lost count how many times I've double-clicked a .ZIP file on Mac to look inside it (like Windows) only for it to auto-extract in the current location, which is rarely my preference. Does MacOS ...