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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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Keep right angles in line connecting objects in OmniGraffle

Two part question, about connector lines. Can I draw a line connecting objects that automatically breaks with right angle turns? If not, I can manually create breaks while drawing a connector line ...
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Make text into a link in OmniGraffle

If I have an object, such as a circle or rectangle, with a label (text inside), how can I make turn a word of that text into link, a hypertext web link with a backing URL? For example, within the ...
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ls -axi (what does it do)?

So I was messing around in terminal, and when i opened it, I typed cd applications . Nothing bad here. Then, I typed ls -a\ in applications (or maybe /, I don't know, but it opened the > thing ...
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mark mail as read without opening

When I get a mail notification I can hover it and I see options to "delete" and "reply" but I almost never want to do either of those. Normally I want to ignore it, and mark it as read, or I want to ...
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Samba network connection from Mac to PC only worked before restart

I've connected a Mac mini to a PC running Windows via Ethernet. Both computers have manually-configured static IP addresses. I was able to use Samba on the Mac to connect to a shared folder on the PC ...
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How to restore Mac without deleting files

I must have run an "rm -rf *" command in my root file system (noob mistake I know) as all my files and apps on my mac were deleted, but the computer was still functioning. I've continued working on ...
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How to sync macOS with iCloud Drive?

I've got MacBook where I used to have iCloud turned on to sync all my files (desktop & documents) and have them accessible from other devices. When I go to "Files" app on iOS, I can easily see and ...
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How to auto fit columns in Finder when in Columns view?

When in Finder Columns view, how can I automatically resize a column to autofit filenames?
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How to remove the ‘VPN is not configured’ icon from the menu bar on macOS?

I don’t know when it appears. Could you tell me how to remove or add the icon?
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Internet Recovery instead of Hardware Diagnostics?

I'm trying to run hardware diagnostics on my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Whenever I restart when holding D it restarts into Internet Recovery mode instead of Hardware Diagnostics mode. Is there any way to ...
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How can I save a bmp (bitmap) image file at 16bpp?

I need to save an image as Windows Bitmap BMP A1R5G5B5 16bpp. Source files are 32bpp image files (PNG and/or Windows Bitmap). Preview saves bmp images at 32 bits per pixel (bpp). XnConvert saves bmp ...
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Is it possible to reset Accessibility Application that have been changed due to learning how things work?

Is it possible to reset Accessibility Application? I want to keep learning about it but want to make sure I can get it back to settings that are not user configured.
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Why my local bash script can be opened, but if I download it Apple says it's from an unidentified developer? [duplicate]

I have a bash script that I created myself : myscript. It has execution permissions. When I double-click on it, it opens in the Terminal without issue. But when I zip it (to keep file permissions), ...
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MacBook Pro failing to switch from SCO to aptX codec with bluetooth headphones

I have a pair of bluetooth headphones, which I use for making VoIP calls from my laptop (MBP 2014, 10.12.6). I can no longer get them to switch from the SCO codec to the AptX codec simply by ...
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Safari - How to search on a web page from the current selection onwards

Most browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox will search a we page from the current selection onward. It seems Safari does not support this. Instead it searches from the beginning of the webpage. ...
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El Capitan and old Photoshop to bootable partition

I have a working copy of Photoshop CS3 on a 2011 MacBook Pro. I would like to put it and an older OS on a bootable partition so I can use the CS3 occasionally and not have to pay monthly fees to Adobe....
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“iPhoto cannot be opened because of a problem”

I got hit with the iTunes update breaking everything in Yosemite. I repaired Safari by deleting MobileDevice.Framework, but iPhoto still won't open. Any thoughts? (I'm not ready to migrate to photos) ...
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MacOS App Store: Downloads just don't start (Mojave)

I want to download apps in the MacOS App Store and the downloads won't start to download. As you can see in the pictures below, the spinner starts spinning but nothing gets downloaded, the download ...
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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Why a bash script ran directly doesn't need user permissions, but a .app file running the script needs them? [migrated]

I have a bash script myscript that loads some applescript to prompt a graphical interface to the user, to ask for his password. If I run the bash file directly, outside of a .app bundle, it can do ...
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Mac OS merge other partition into OS partition without losing data on primary OS partition

i have a mac book pro 2015 with 125 ssd drive. bellow is my partition table my question is how can i merge partition "BackUp" into my "2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 71.8 GB ...
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Have a file from windows to be uploaded to a space and using MacOS download this file having “garbled file name”

This is maybe as similar to the urldecode. I guess the file name is from a Simplified Windows System to be uploaded to a file space. "×ÔÓòο¼_config_Ó³Éä¼ü_¿ì½Ý¼ü" Then, I download this file via ...
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How to assign single-key system-wide shortcuts to numpad?

I have an external keyboard with a numeric keyboard which I never use. Is it possible to assign functions to those keys like: - opens Voice dictation * emulates Shift-Command-4 + emulates Tab-...
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Encrypted disk in Windows 10, unreadable by macOS

I encrypted by external HDD with exFAT format using VeraCrypt on a windows machine. When I plug in the encrypted disk into MacBook (running macOS Mojave), I get the error "the disk you inserted was ...
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Make light-grey text darker on Mac (white background)

I have a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra with a white desktop background. My problem is that any light-grey text (e.g. the words "Answers for your Apple questions" under the Ask Different logo ...
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Why can other users see my files in MY user folder?

This is a screenshot of my private folders/files inside my user folder, but seen from a different user on my MacBook. Several folders are basically openly accessable for everybody, even when created ...
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Mac's system name is set to a relative's iPad [duplicate]

I was just using the terminal, when I realised that my Mac's system name is set to DANIELs-iPad, although I have never used said iPad, let alone signed in to anything on it... That's the only ...
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Cannot break running process in Terminal

This has been killing me for a while. In macOS terminal, I cannot break a process. I've tried every combination of keys. Command. doesn't work. For example, if I open a screen session with a serial ...
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Safari won't let me access hardware web front-ends anymore [duplicate]

I use to be able to login to most hardware, even after the message This connection is not private popped up. I just had to enter my admin password and I was fine but now this no longer works. Anyone ...
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Can I delete StoreData found at /private/var/log/powermanagement/StoreData?

I had a problem backing-up my (mid-2007) iMac running El Capitan using SuperDuper. I sent SuperDuper the error log and they suggested that I delete StoreData found at /private/var/log/powermanagement/...
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Safari on my Mac won't open because “Safari cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer”

I have an error message, which has already been reported but I can't understand how to fix it. I have Yosemite and there's no updates available except for iPhoto, which also can't be updated. I'm ...
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Can't mount back up drive on MacBook Pro

I have an ADATA Classic CH94 back up drive I've had since 2012, along with my MacBook Pro. However after a minor Apple update I did through the App Store (I'm currently still on macOS High Sierra) I ...
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Install MacOS Sierra

I have formatted my MacBook Air and I am trying to install macOS Sierra which is taking a lot of time and is consuming a lot of data(connected via mobile hotspot). Is there any way that I can install ...
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Specific Wifi network connection history in OSX

Is there a way to see the history of connections to a specific wifi network in the last couple of months. The idea is to focus on one particular SSID and on which days my laptop connected to that ...
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Bash_profile doesn’t work

I want use .bash_profile but I have a bug. In my file I have : JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_191.jdk/Contents/Home But When my JAVA_HOME is called by Ionic I have : ...
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Do executables in OS X need to be built in specific way to be used as a service?

Does an OS X executables need to be built in specific way (e.g. no UI, implement certain interfaces) so it can be used as a service? Does this vary by its language (e.g. Objective C, Java) or its ...
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Why do most processes run as children of launchd?

When did most processes run as a child of launchd instead of the kernel pid ?
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How can I distinguish a service form a process in Activity Monitor?

Is there a way to determine if an entry listed in Activity Monitor is a service (daemon) or a process (application)? Examples: Firefox (application) com.apple.audio.SandboxHelper (daemon?) Is there ...
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How do not lock/sleep MacBook when you close the laptop lid? [duplicate]

I would like the MacBook not to sleep and or lock when closing the laptop lid. I would like to lock and sleep it only manually. Any ideas on how to do it?
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Will data be lost in resetting macOS admin password?

My GF recently started working with a Mac and while I'm a IT tech with Linux and Windows knowledge, I'm very much a noob with Macs. The problem is she's working on a Mac that another user (the guy ...
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How to get Night Shift on both external monitors?

I just surprisingly find that only one of my two external monitors gets Night Shift effects. Can anyone tell me how I can make both work with Night Shift? MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2017) macOS 10.14 Both ...
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Copying blocks of text in terminal

Is it possible to copy a "block" of text from a terminal window without having to copy entire lines? Example: Say I just wanna copy the text I’ve circled in the image above, is this possible? Or do ...
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Applescript : generate a new list based on existing list

my script is generating a list (random number of items) and for each item I like to add a colour. I can do it manually : > set myList to {{"demo", "#5cdf64"}, {"icloud.com", "#FFFF00"}, {"more &...
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How can I use Apple News without changing my region on macOS Mojave?

I want to use Apple News on macOS but not to change my region to the United States. How can I do that?
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Why is my external WD MyPassport 2TB drive suddenly extremely slow?

I have a WD MyPassport 2TB drive in an external USB 3.0 enclosure that I use for backup purposes. Every few months, I manually copy my entire Documents and Music folders to the external drive. There'...
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SystemExtr quit unexpectedly

This message keeps on popping up again and again. I tried restarting my Mac and did no good. I thought it was steam causing these problems but deleting it did not make any difference. Do you think ...
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How to install a fresh copy of Mojave on a Macbook Air?

When I do the Option + Command + R, I am presented with several options. One of those options is to reinstall Mojave from an already existing image. I don't want to use that image, rather, I want to ...
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Firefox: How to disable “delete-key goes back”?

When I'm working in Firefox, I often accidentally close a tab go-back-in-history when I press the Delete key. (For example, if I'm in Google Drive, and highlight a file, and then press Delete, the ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 system using 90GB of disk space [duplicate]

I am currently working on a Macbook pro running High Sierra version 10.13.6 that is using 90GB of storage for system. I have checked apple forums, removed tons of files that are taking up space, and ...