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 set system-wide DNS server settings on macOS, not for each network?

I'd like to set one DNS server IP that my Mac should always use, but currently I have to repeat the same process every time I connect to a new network: System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > Advanced ...
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How to remove “Disabled Software” from MacOS System Report when provided uninstall tool does not work?

I recently tried installing DisplayLinkDriver on Mojave 10.14.5. However, the security prompt to authorize it did not appear in my system preferences. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling ...
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Disable automatic crash reporting

I accidentally left the "send reports automatically" checkbox enabled (standard system crash detected/report window) when sending apple a report of a crashed macOS app. I don't want it to send reports ...
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Download Xcode 10.2.1 in macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) [duplicate]

I use MacBook pro with macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). The version of Xcode am using is 10.1 and I see the updated Xcode in AppStore is 10.3 which is not compatible with my environment since it expects ...
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How I can make sure my code is keep running?

hey I am running an optimization model in AMPL. It is huge model and I know it is gonna take a lot to be solved. How I can make sure my model keep running even when the screen become lucked? I did ...
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search iBooks for whole words

How can I match only whole words when searching in iBooks? (I don't want the search results to contain partial-word matches). I just did cmd-f inside of a book I'm reading in iBooks because I want to ...
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Missing partition space after running diskutil commands

I was trying to merge 2 partitions into 1 on my MacBook Pro 2012 running macOS Sierra 10.12.6. At first, with the command diskutil list I got this /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: ...
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How do I stop an AppleScript script that is stuck in an endless loop without restarting my Mac?

I stupidly ran an AppleScript script on my Mac running macOS Mojave and the script is running in an endless loop. I thought something obvious like pressing the Esc key would end the program. However, ...
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Local username groups explanation description

on the command line if I type for example: id username I receive a list of groups that the username is belong too. For example: uid=513(username) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),12(everyone),61(...
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How to increase mouse tracking speed beyond the maximum for MacOS Mojave 10.14?

I have been trying to increase maximum tracking speed for my 2018 Macbook Pro trackpad past the normal settings for Mac OS Mojave 10.14, but I am unsuccessful. I have looking at the previous ...
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Unable to successfully remove Windows partition from Mac, now unable to see the Bootcamp partition in disk utility

I tried removing my windows partition using boot camp but it failed, then restarting my machine I could no longer see the windows partition. Using the command "diskutil list" i got this: (base) ...
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What are the command line options for afconvert?

macOS includes a tool called afconvert which describes itself this way in the man page. Audio File Convert will convert a source audio file to a new audio file with the specified file and data ...
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Disable Photo Booth sounds

How do I stop Photo Booth.app making sounds on the countdown and on the capture? Sounds like a "beep - beep - beep" countdown and a shutter sound for capture. How do I mute the app?
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Android JPG images not opening in Photoshop

I have problems opening JPG files sent by Android smartphones. In Photoshop it says that i's impossibile to open the image since it lacks SOFn, DQT or DHT marker before JPEG SOS marker. In Lightroom ...
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Separate shortcuts to cycle between maximized apps and Desktops/Spaces

I know I can cycle between maximized apps and Desktops with 3 finger swipe. Is there a way to have 2 different keyboard shortcuts (or swipes) for these 2 kinds of things so that I can cycle them ...
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How to connect to 802.1X authentication automatically?

Currently, we're implementing 802.1X authentication in the company, but having some trouble with getting an IP address when using some Macs (MacBook Pro). So, I created a profile through Profiler ...
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My launchAgent service is launching my application multiple times even if configuration has RunAtLoad true and OnDemand true(default)

My purpose is to launch my application during every login but is being launched multiple times. I copied my below plist file in to /Library/LaunchAgents and gave root ownership and chmod 600 <?...
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Horizontal scrolling not working in macOS calendar app

I have scrolling problems very often with the calendar app on macOS. It works "a bit" but get stuck into the current week, scrolling left or right will just bump but not scroll, driving me insane. ...
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iPhone asks 'Trust This Computer' again

(I am on macOS 10.14.6 and iOS 12.4) I am certain that I have trusted my Mac before. Without the latter trust, I can also access the phone in iTunes. I have tried reset "Location and Privacy" on my ...
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Homebrew uninstalling fails

I am trying to uninstall a cask using homebrew, but each time it fails due to (I believe) AppleScript failing to run. I believe this issue stems from my multiuser setup (I am a non admin). Error: ...
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How can I change the color of tentative (“Maybe”) events in Calendar?

I'd like to differentiate more between "Accepted" and "Maybe" events on my Calendar app. Right now "Maybe" events are pinstriped with the same color scheme as "Accepted" events, and it's hard to ...
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WhatsApp with Mac Catalina

After upgrade in Mac OS 10.15, WhatsApp would not open due to security check failure. In preference, the "Open Anyway" does not seem to work. Any workaround pls? Thanks
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How to use Secure DNS on MacOS?

My Problem I am using Google 8.8.8.8 DNS, and would like to use its Secure transports for DNS feature to make sure nobody is messing with the communication channel between Google and my Mac. What ...
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Problems when trying to delete/uninstall Xcode

I'm trying to uninstall Xcode. I dragged the application to the trash and tried to delete but it hung for a while and then said it couldn't be deleted because some of its files were in use. However, ...
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dd input/output error. No information in error string

I am using a MacBook macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I can list the device with diskutil list, but it isn't mounted. I perform the dd command below. The output states input/output error, which doesn't give a ...
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Update MacOS on a MacBook with dead battery

I have a macbook 12'' running sierra that I use occasionally. The battery died some time ago, showing an X in the status bar. I want to update to a new version of macOS but the installer shows: ...
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Can you type a tilde on the key under Esc on a European ISO keyboard set to US?

I am forced to use MacBook Pro 2018. I am located in a German-speaking country, so the autodetected (or pre-installed?) keyboard layout was German. I work as an English-speaking programmer, so I need ...
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Can I extract plain text subtitles from Netflix when playing in Safari?

I want to select text in subtitle when playing video for learning English. For example, when i playing video, i have a new word in subtitle, i select and translate it. macOS 10.14 and Safari Netflix ...
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How to restore Dock Icon Badges after killall Dock?

I need to run killall Dock in a script I use regularly, in order for it to work. Unfortunately all the badges in the Dock disappears when Dock is killed, and don't reappear until they're modified ...
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How to start an application when a specific disk is mounted

I store all my music on an external drive. I have iTunes set to start when I login. However, iTunes always starts before my encrypted drive has mounted, and so iTunes complains it can't find its ...
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macos catalina beta could not be verified

I'm trying to install the latest beta on my macbook and always get the message at the end: macos catalina beta could not be verified any suggestions how to solve this?
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Remove iTunes and QuickTime Player from macOS Mojave 10.14.5 [duplicate]

Simply do not need these. Is there a way to remove them from my machine? sudo rm -rf QuickTime\ Player.app/ didnt work :/ MacOS version 10.14.5 (18F132) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) ...
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How to open the wifi sign-in page when it doesn't pop up automatically

One time I was at a hotel and I couldn't access the free wifi because the sign-in window didn't pop up. Since every webpage has a URL, is it possible to get to the wifi sign-in page through a browser ...
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The Catalina installer is stuck on my main machine - what can I do?

Tried to "upgrade" to the next public beta of Catalina (the previous beta worked very well) and now the black screen with the apple just shows "Estimated time remaining..." forever. Tried all kinds of ...
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Where can I find the downloaded Catalina files to free up the disk space? [duplicate]

I am running macOS Mojave. I've downloaded Catalina, but I regret to install it. The download was completed. Where can I find the downloaded file(s) to free up the disk space? I haves checked in ...
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What Password is needed to run Xcode?

I just downloaded the Xcode application again after a few months, but it asks me for a password that I do not have. No "password forgotten", I do not know how to proceed to open the application?
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Is there a way to auto spectacle every app / window that I open from different programs upon opening?

I recently bought a 2019 mac book pro and am a new user to mac os, it has been quite the learning curve and there are still many quirks and features I don't quite like about mac os understand. For ...
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Display Mic volume in the menu bar

In MacOS Mojave, I want to get the Mic volume icon to the menubar, just like the speaker volume icon. How can I do that? Like this.
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mounting NFS v4 results in “Invalid argument”

I recently bought a Synology NAS. I can mount via SMB and APS properly, but I can't make hard links. So I looked around and tried to use NFS. NFS ver3 does work, but Finder behaves strangely for some ...
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Menu bar clock differs from system time

I have a problem with the menu bar clock showing the wrong time after resuming from sleep. This doesn't happen a lot but when it does, I have to restart to fix it. I have checked that my timezone is ...
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change all .sh files to executable by terminal

i hate retyping chmod +x filename and insect to run from terminal. how do i set this for all .sh files ? I've tried Inspect then manually setting the extension
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Stop Safari (MacOS) from suggesting password on captive portal

I'm often logged into a non-public Network, where I was given a user name and password for the captive portal to gain internet access. In Safari on my MacBook, I made a bookmark for the portal page ...
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MBA 2017 won't boot up in macOS, but will in Ubuntu

A few days ago my spouse's MBA started showing problems. At first it wouldn't turn on at all, showing an orange indicator on the MagSafe charger. After resetting the SMC a couple times and letting it ...
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Problems with using HP 27fw external display on a MacBook Pro when running macOS

I am using a MacBook Pro 2017 running on macOS High Sierra. When I use it with the HP 27fw external display the quality of display output is not good. The fonts are not sharp and overall the ...
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iCloud in iOS and mac os require my phone password to log into icloud on my mac? Since when?

I recently noticed that when trying to log into my icloud on either my iphone 7 running ios 12.3.1, or my mac running high sierra, i am required to enter my iphone screen unlock password on ios (for ...
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Looking for Encryption application

I want to encrypt a file then email it. The recipient needs to decrypt it. Needs to be free. I'm looking for an encryption application that runs on Windows 10 and macOS 10.10 at a minimum. Would ...
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Unable to type Tibetan Monlam font in Pages and Microsoft Word 2019

I am not able to type with the Tibetan Monlam boyig Unicode 2 font in Pages on macOS and Microsoft Word 2019. I try to change English keyboard to Tibetan by pressing control - shift in my macbook ...
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How to get Apple certificate to sign files?

I was tasked by my boss to handle new project at work - JAMF to manage our MacOS devices (we are mostly Windows corporation, so it isn't easy). We bought it, had some training. I want now to use ...
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MacBook air 2014 keychain forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook air 2014 forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't ...
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OSX software update download stuck forever

Every time there is an update in OSX 10.14, I am facing this issue. Software update download starts and hangs in between. After that, it never recovers. See pics: Tried command line options as well ...