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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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Cycle between the last two windows (similar to CMD+TAB)

I generally have two screens but I'm stuck with just a laptop for a while. Is there a way to cycle between the last two apps you're using? CommandTab would cycle between all open apps. I'd like just ...
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What happens if I just delete my thumbnail cache?

I keep data on a thumb drive and sometimes my laptop gets hot running quicklookd presumably trying to make thumbnails of all of the files on the thumb drive. The high runner file types are images, ...
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Preview everything as text by default in Finder [duplicate]

I would like to preview a file which macOS has no idea how to open as a text file. For example, when I'm previewing foo.pdf or bar.png, I want Preview.app to be opened and render a PDF document or an ...
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macbook pro stuck in boot loop - recovery mode and safe mode not working

I have a macbook pro 2015 (8gb ram, running macOS mojave) stuck in the loading screen with the apple logo and the loading bar 100% completed. I tried leaving it for long periods of time. Resetting ...
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XCode keeps hanging and I have to force quit

I have an iMac running High Sierra and Xcode version 10.1. I've recently started using Xcode a lot and it keeps hanging on me. I'll do something and the beachball appears. I eventually have to force ...
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Automator script runs twice on Finder selected files

I'm writing a simple service to open a file in Emacs through selection in Finder. for f in $@ do open -a Emacs "$f" done If a file is selected in Finder (solid blue on the file after ...
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How do I dock Table of Contents in Books on macOS Mojave?

I am on macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and using Books Version 1.16(1636.1). When I am reading a book, the table of contents can be only shown on demand and in auto-hide mode. Is there a way to dock it?
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How can I stop iCloud downloading files to my Mac

Ok, I am getting really annoyed with macOS now, so I asked this question How can I clear pending iCloud Downloads? and the answer worked! Great! However after signing out of iCloud and signing back ...
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How can I remove 'Dark Mode' from Ms Office apps without disabling it across macOS?

I am running macOS Mojave and have Dark Mode set as my default appearance in Apple > System Preferences > General. I recently updated MS Office on my Mac and the latest MS Office update (i.e. version ...
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MacOS, how to get folder size (physical size on disk)

Ok so I have a large folder on disk see the image below You can see it says the size of the folder is 8.46GB however this is mostly source code, and I think file system will be using file compression ...
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How can I clear pending iCloud Downloads?

So macOs just lied to me. I went into storage and recommendations. And saw this Which clearly says store all files photos and messages in iCloud and save space on Mac automatically when it's needed....
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Can I configure my Mac to store documents and pictures on iCloud only

I am using the latest macOS Mojave, and I have a Mac which only has 250 GB of storage space. Due to the nature of my work, I need as much of this space available at all times. I will sporadically ...
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Can't use CMD+V Shortcut to copy paste into certain apps, but right click menu works fine

In iMessage, the Mail app and Slack, if I copy an image to clipboard, then use Cmd+V to paste it into an active iMessage conversation, nothing happens. However, in apps like Discord or Firefox, this ...
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HomeBrew offloading package compilation

My poor old 2008 aluminium MacBook isn't the only old piece of kit I have running homebrew packages, I really appreciate the ability to have a package manager in Mac OS, at least while I make my way ...
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How do I split Fusion drive on Mojave / APFS?

I have a 2013 iMac (27" 3.5GHz i7, model id iMac14,2, EMC 2639) that has a Fusion drive. I want to replace the Fusion's internal HDD with an SSD. My understanding is that I should split the Fusion ...
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Annotations on Preview, why do rectangles now put text in weird orientations?

It appears that this is something happening since Mojave... when drawing a rectangle using the pen tool (Sketch) and doing a rectangle now the text sometimes appear in a weird orientation, let's say ...
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macOS High Sierra System Consuming 95.1/121.12 GB Storage

My MacBook Pro(Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) occupies most of my space. I'd done some research and tried some recommended ways but the problem remains. I tried the "tmutil listlocalsnapshots/" command ...
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Do you need a Macbook Pro w touchID to test the authentication in your Swift app?

I'm thinking of buying a MBP base model for Swift programming, and I know that Xcode has a simulator for the touch-bar, but do I need the one with actual touchID hardware if I want my app to require a ...
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App Store won’t let me update from 10.13.4 to 10.13.6 - why?

I’ve got 10.13.4 running on a MacBook Pro. When I go to the App Store it says in order to download the latest version of iMovie I need 10.13.6. But there is no option to download 10.13.6 via the ...
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Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF on Macbook Air; gpt add error

[Solved] I recently installed Kali Linux onto my MacBook Air 2015, and shortly after, realized that I needed to install Refind to get the full functionality. I deleted the partition, which is 20 Gb, ...
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How to keep lock screen always on when connected to external monitor and charging

I'm using a 3rd party utility to set very eye pleasing wallpapers on my 2013 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. Now I don't get to enjoy the beautiful sceneries in the background while I'm ...
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What the difference and usage of encodings UTF-8 and UTF-8-MAC in iconv?

What the difference and usage of encodings UTF-8 and UTF-8-MAC in iconv? I thought it was the difference between \n and \r(MAC OS 9) at first. But I tried iconv -f UTF-8 -t UTF-8-MAC filename > ...
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How do I share a chrome tab via AirDrop?

I'd like to share my current Chrome page on macOS via AirDrop to an iOS device so that I can open it up in mobile Safari. If I use Safari on a desktop, this is easily done via: Share > AirDrop. Is ...
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How to get to .ssh path on macOS?

I have tried the following steps from How to access my .ssh folder for Transmit or Cyberduck?: In the find file window, press Command-Shift-G. It'll ask you what folder to navigate to. Enter "~/....
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Finder preview images pixelated - after resize smooth - on macOS Sierra

after updating to macOS Sierra i found a rather annoying bug in finder. The finder preview for images (jpeg, png, psd, etc.) is missing the antialiasing at first click, but when i resize the window ...
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How to create bootable installer USB for macOS in Windows? [duplicate]

I purchased a 2008 Mac from a friend. It's now formatted and internet recovery option is not working for a fresh install. I want to create a bootable USB drive in a Windows machine. I am unable to ...
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External display connected via USB-C > VGA goes to endless sleep/wake loop

I have a dell external display connected to my mb pro 2017 (Mojave), but whenever i try to sleep my mac (with sleep command), it goes to endless loop trying to sleep and then immediately wakes up, ...
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What is the purpose of “paste newlines as carriage returns” in the Terminal app?

In the settings of the Terminal app, in the advanced tab, there is an option to "Paste newlines as carriage returns" which is enabled by default. What is this good for?
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installation macOS from el capitan to mojave on mac retina 2013 taking 13 hours

the installation says "17 minues remaining" since 13 hours ago. In this web site (and some others): https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/wont-update-macos-stuck-3624050/ Say that it could ...
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How can I access to the info of a DMG created with “dd” command in Terminal, that can't be mounted?

I had an HDD with bad sectors. Tried to recover some info with Disk Drill (which I successfully did) but not all because of the bad sectors. So I tried to make a duplicate of a big folder which was ...
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Windows Steam not working properly using WineBottler on macOS v10.13.6 (17G3025)

I've just installed the latest WineBottler v2.0 from https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads. I clicked on the supplied Steam install button, and ended up with a new application in my ...
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Booting to OSX on Secondary Drive Disables User Input

I have two A1297 17" MBPs. The first is a 2010 and the second is a 2011. Encountering graphics card issues with the 2011, but needed to use both computers until I take the time to sit down and switch ...
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Missing font from app site [duplicate]

I'm running High Sierra on my iMac. Occasionally I'll respond to a request, that pops up on my screen, to read about an app or to try it. Sometimes when I do that a window pops up that looks like the ...
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I need a keyboard shortcut for Adding Bookmarks for multiple tabs in Safari

There was an older post about this question (link below) from a few years back but I'm wondering if that process no longer works due to iCloud bookmarks, Safari 12, new MacOS etc. What I would like ...
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How can I partition my disk?

I have a macOS Mojave (10.14.2) and I would like create a 20 GB MS-DOS (FAT) partition on my 128 GB APFS disk. But Disk Utility constantly gives me an error: My Time Machine is turned off: My ...
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Resize my OS partition for Boot Camp

I want to resize my OS partition and can't use bootcamp since it requires at least 40GB to start. Can anyone please help with the terminal commands?
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How to remove an iPhone from the device list in Console.app

Today I opened Console.app and I found that my Mac can read logs from an iPhone which I connected to build an app quite a long time ago. The problem is that I now cannot find a way to remove this ...
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How can I be notified when I get a new connection with netcat?

So basically, when I am listening with netcat (nc -l 1337), how can I be notified when I get a new connection? Rather than looking back and forth at my terminal window.
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disable the windows key in parallels 14

If I press CMD then the start menu repeatedly flies open. It is really annoying, so I need to stop this. How do I disable the windows key in Parallels 14??
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Preview Image Dimensions

How can I quickly view the dimensions of an image that I have open in Preview? Looking at the menu options, I'm not seeing an obvious choice, such as "properties", to see such info.
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Why does HDMI on the 2018 Mac Mini have a “codec compressed” look?

I just purchased the 2018 Mac Mini, and also a LG 32UD99-W monitor that does 4k (3840x2160) at 60 Hz. When connecting HDMI cables from the Mac Mini HDMI out port to the monitor HDMI in port, the ...
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Can you search Filenames in Spotlight as opposed to all metadata and contents by default?

I understand there is a dropdown menu in the spotlight search to select "Filenames" in spotlight, but is there a way to make this your default when searching?
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Removed external disk stuck in diskutil list multiple times

I've ran into an issue on my 2018 MBP running 10.14.2 where an external disk still shows up in 'diskutil list' after eject and removal. The external disk does not contain anything TimeMachine related, ...
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How to create single-click/-keystroke shortcut to start recording on Mac OS?

I want to record landline calls at my desk with one-click or similar. For example, say I get a work call that I want to record, I just hit one key on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard or ...
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Can't install a removed app

I installed an app named 'dayone' from App Store earlier, and then I was told that my OS(version 10.11.6) was not compatible with the current app version. So firstly I removed the target app, hoping ...
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MacOS automatic external drive encryption/decryption

Question MacOS does offer automatic disc encryption for at least 2 "types" of hard drives in the system: Internal APFS Hard Drive with FileVault External Time Machine Hard Drive (If set up in Time ...
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Soundflower is not sending multi-output sound to all devices

Okay, so I'm using a new MacBook Pro to do streams on my Twitch channel. That being said, I followed a Youtube video months back, when I first started on how to get my desktop audio through OBS. I did ...
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How to force “default” audio devices (maybe programmatically)?

Basically my question is similar to this one: depending on my location, my Mac is connected to different audio devices. Often, the Mac remembers that when I connect it to my dock in the office, that ...
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Obtain Java 11 for macOS?

I know in recent years the Java development cadence has changed, becoming much more rapid and more predictably scheduled. New plans were announced for regular Long-Term Support (LTS) releases. And I ...
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How to install 10.4 on a partition on a Macbook Pro that was been upgraded to 10.6.8

10.4 was the original OS. I have software that wouldn't run on 10.6.8 which I didn't realize until after I'd upgraded to 10.6.8. I made a partition but restart/"option" won't recognize it. How can ...