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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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Can I make the color of the matched word more vivid on macOS dark-mode?

I use a dark mode and so the matched color using Find functionality on the Dictionary app is very unclear. I changed the color from System Preferences | General but all the colors look useless on ...
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Routing localhost traffic to external IP address

I have a host with Mac OS and another machine (192.168.100.50) in the same LAN. I would like to configure Mac OS in that way if I access localhost:443 it will redirect to 192.168.100.50:443. I'm able ...
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Collaborative spreadsheet application

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to create fields that represent 'points' to keep tally on mod actions by my online community. Another mod or user who i give permissions to can update ...
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Can I create two different keyboard shortcuts for the same command?

The Preferences.app > Keyboard > Shortcuts pane allows for the creation of shortcuts to activate menu commands. However if that menu command already has a keyboard then that shortcut is overridden by ...
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How to avoid 'Move to Applications folder' prompt?

I downloaded the zip file of iterm, unzipped it and copied the iterm.app folder to /Applications from terminal. When I open the iterm file in applications, I still get the prompt to move it to ...
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Profiling system start-up

How can one find start-up bottlenecks on macOS? On Linux I normally do systemd-analyze blame, which shows the initialization times of all services - is there a launchd counterpart?
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Mapping special G-keys in OSX

I have a Corsair keyboard K95 on OSX High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019). I already mapped the windows key to make it work as the Command key in osx. Right now i'm trying to map the G-keys (macro keys at ...
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Set the Working Folder of `.app` Created by Apple Script

I have a simple Shell File .sh which copies files form the PWD to a destination folder. This is basically Hand Made installer of a program. I want to create an APP from it. The idea is to have the ...
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MacBook detects two monitors of same model as one

I connected my MacBook through a Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C Docking station to 2 external monitors. The Dock appears to work fine. The problem now is that my MacBook (13" Mid 2018 with Touch Bar) detects ...
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macOS: Can another user recover files I've deleted?

I currently live with someone that I think may be recovering files I emptied from the Trash. It's their computer, they are admin, and I have a standard account. I just want to know are they capable of ...
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How to force Disk Encryption password on boot for ALL users?

I want my MBP to be unlocked with Disk Encryption Password before getting access to the login screen. (read : I want to have two passwords prompts before the MBP can be used) Therefore, I made a ...
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Remapping keyboard (§ to `) doesn't work on some apps

I used this method to swap my (UK) keyboard's § key with `. Created this file: ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict Added the following and saved { "§" = ("insertText:", "`"); } ...
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Packet sniffer for MacOS Mojave and above

I'm looking for a packet sniffer app that runs on MacOS in a GUI (I know I can accomplish some functionality with native CLI utilities like tcpdump). Previously I used Packet Peeper, however it doesn'...
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How to upgrade to latest macOS with a clean install?

I have found several guides on how to put the installer on external media using this command: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/...
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Set macOS to output Limited RGB (16–235) color

My projector only supports limited RGB color. That means it expects all RGB values to be in the range of 16–235. macOS High Sierra appears to be outputting full RGB (0–255) color to my projector. ...
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F11 key changed functionality

F11 on my Mac used to show Desktop. Something changed in my function keys and I cannot figure out what. The F11 key now decreases volume on my speaker, and the only way to see my Desktop is to now use ...
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What happens when macOS “Turns the display off”?

When I run this command: sudo systemsetup -getcomputersleep I'm getting this: Computer Sleep: after 55 minutes And that corresponds to the setting in the "Energy Saver" Preference panel, the ...
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How to resize main partition to full available physical space?

I had two partitions: Machintosh HD with 250 GB space BOOTCAMP with 750GB space Later my Machintosh HD had a problem where it went into a boot loop. So to recover, I went into recovery, erased the ...
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After Forced Reboot, Passwords and SSL Not Working

I was having problems with my Mac Mini, stuff like the Finder not responding, so I restarted. I tried it the 'correct' way to begin with, i.e. apple menu, and then restart. All of the windows ...
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How to fix 'ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer' on mac OS Mojave?

I am trying to connect to my Raspberry Pi over ssh using my MacBook. The command ssh -v pi@ipadress gives the following output: OpenSSH_7.9p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/...
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iCloud setup on Mac - What password to use in last step

I have iCloud turned off on my Mac, and now I want to turn it on. In the first step, it wants my Apple ID and password, in 2nd step it wants my Mac user password but in 3rd step it wants password to ...
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Why does my Photos library differ in size looking in Finder vs in the “Get Info” of Photos?

Hopefully I am under-thinking this issue. I've been going through my Photos library, deleting duplicates and lame pictures. When I went to look at the total library size, I got a different calculation ...
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Restoring data deleted from Directory Utility

When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default"). I would like to restore this data. I have ...
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What are the required conditions for Photos to start a facial scan?

I've recently been building a large photo library, and, now that almost all of the content is in, I would like to start completing the people album. Photos says that it will "continue to scan your ...
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iTerm2 not using password for sudo

When attempting to run a command in privileged mode using sudo, iTerm responds by saying that the password is incorrect. I am sure that the password that I entered is correct. What is going wrong? ...
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How to Start Postgres Service in MacOs?

I already install PostgreSQL using homebrew "brew install postgresql". But after that, I will start the service of the Postgres service its give me some error message. pg_ctl -D /usr/local/var/...
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How to limit kernel_tasks CPU usage?

I would like to limit kernel_task's CPU usage on my computer. I provided cooling for my MacBook Pro, cleaned out the internals, and tried resetting the SMC multiple times. I haven't tried re-...
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Issue reading removable drive during macOS install

I have a MacBook Pro (15", Core 2 Duo), model A1226, and I am trying to install macOS on this MacBook, but when I tried, my laptop can not see my bootable pendrive. The last disk does not work, as it ...
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Deleted an APFS Volume, but it still shows as “Other Volumes” claimed space within the container

I have an older MacBook Pro running OS X 10.13.6, the last version supported on the hardware. It has an SSD which was upgraded to APFS a while ago. A few months back, unfixable filesystem corruption ...
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Finder tag search exclusive

I am using tags to label all my documents in Finder, and Smart Folders to organise them, but I'm running into a roadblock. Lets say I have a bunch of documents with the tag "fruits", and some -- but ...
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How to screen capture a second desktop in Mac Mojave?

If I call screencapture -R460,250,350,500 ~/Desktop/screenshot.png from the command line, is there an option or way to tell it to take a screenshot of Desktop 2, rather than Desktop 1?
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macOS Mojave - Time Machine - not unmounting network drive

Got a problem with Time Machine that appears to be Spotlight related. Time Machine is not unmounting/ejecting the network backup drive which is preventing me from do stuff on the backup drive. Time ...
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Why was my macOS login password reset for the second time without my intention?

Today, for the second time in a 2-yearly span it happened to me that my macOS login password stopped being accepted overnight and I had to reset it via Apple Id (it doesn't let you use anything but ...
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problem with high sierra multiple users simultaneously

I'm trying to connect from windows to high sierra with another user on my mac that is working on it's own mac I'm trying to make my mac to have two users to work with it at the same time.I have tried ...
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Installing Lion through Internet Recovery on a MacBook Pro 8,11 (Early 2011) [duplicate]

This has me frustrated for almost two days now but how do I re-install Lion? I have made an Apple ID and followed many unnecessary proprietary procedures Apple wants me to do but I can't seem to ...
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com.apple.powerd.swd every 30 seconds

I see the following line logged every 30 seconds in system.log. Is this normal? If it is not normal, how can I fix it? I consulted powerd and swd man pages and knew they are both energy preference ...
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How can I use variable in AppleScript for name of browser?

I'm trying to streamline an AppleScript which monitors whether tabs in web browsers are currently open to specific sites. I can repeat the same block of code multiple times, clunky but it works: ...
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Using wildcards in Find and Replace (Mac OS app)

I'm using an app called Scapple which (I think) accesses the built in Find and Replace of Mac OS. It's a mind map app into which I'm pasting dozens and dozens of paragraphs from Kindle books. Each ...
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make dictionary result white text in spotlight in mojave dark theme

I can't read the result. How do I make the text white? I am on macOS Mojave 10.14.4
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Form Values decrypt

I want to look at the Form Values data file in /Users/USER/Safari. I have found out that the file is encrypted and the password is stored in the key manager. So far so good. Now I have the key and ...
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MacOS Macbook Pro Map Services not loading

I am facing issues with my MBP 2018 when trying to request map data. There is absolutely no problem in opening Maps but as soon as other Applications try to embed a MapView somehow, only a grid is ...
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Cursor often disappearing

I remember this issue happening to me since at least High Sierra, maybe Sierra, maybe before. When switching between spaces my mouse pointer is invisible until I click on the menu bar at the top of ...
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Unable to completely uninstall Zoom meeting app

I am unable to completely uninstall the Zoom meeting app from my Mac running macOS Mojave. I once installed the Zoom meeting app. Then I deleted it from Applications directory. Now, every-time I open ...
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Can't access files on external HDD from Finder but Terminal works fine

So I AM using the setting in 'Get Info' - "ignore permissions" and I have told it to apply it to recursive folders but still when I try to access folders in the Users directory I'm not able to. ...
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How to fully map Windows keys on Mac?

I have the latest iMac. I plug in ordinary Windows style keyboard (which I used when I worked on Windows PC). I'm aware of the Karabiner tool. Is there a complete rule-set that enable me to feel ...
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Why my machine, automatically goes to this IP/domains

Why my machine, automatically goes to this IP/domains. I have installed VM with windows 7 and I have wordpress site with xammp server and that is all. Is they are safe domains or not? Because I see ...
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Access Safari history in `~/Library/` bypassing SIP [duplicate]

I have a Python script which reads the Safari browser history by opening ~/Library/Safari/History.db and parsing the SQLite database. Unfortunately, on some Macs, the System Integrity Protection ...
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macOS: How to keep an app and its new windows/dialogs always hidden?

I am running a 3rd party app on my Mac that spawns new small in-app windows/dialogs/popups almost every 3 seconds, to show the progress of a specific command. These windows are closed automatically by ...
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Wrote over partition map, now unable to boot even after attempted repair

Long story short - I was attempting to install bootcamp on my MBP and I suppose I wrote to a partition on my main ssd instead of the secondary ssd as intended. I attempted to create a new partition ...
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How can I download and install macOS 10.12 SDK?

I need to download the macOS 10.12 SDK to build and run ispwDownloader (because there were no built downloads). How can I download and install the SDK? Searching the Web has not been helpful with the ...