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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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How can I make this script faster?

Below is a script intended to press the up arrow key every time a pixel of #535353 is encountered at 555,888. This is intended to create a bot for the Chrome dino game. However, for some reason the ...
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How bad is Adobe Air

I just purchased some software that requires Adobe Air to run it's (NOT EVEN REMOTELY) "native" Mac app. Alternatively it is supposed to run from the web with Flash. Right after finding out that was ...
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How to disable (turn off) the “Upgrade to macOS Mojave” notification banner [duplicate]

Is there a simple way to turn off the "Upgrade to macOS Mojave" notification banner? It pops up once per day and no matter how much I don't want to upgrade to Mojave, it keeps re-appearing.
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How to show current time in mac terminal prompt?

I have this: PS1+="\D{%H:%M:%S}"; But this displays the time the prompt started. I want the prompt to show the current 12 hour (not 24 hours) time live (so it keeps changing, and then when a command ...
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Quickly save Screenshot in MacOS Mojave with keyboard Shortcut

In MacOS Mojave, when I take a screenshot with CMD + SHIFT + 4 (so this isn't a normal screen shot, it's a screenshot of a little part of my screen), it takes several seconds before it's saved. ...
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How to remove specific local symbols using `strip` on macOS?

Using Linux, I can remove specific local symbols using strip -N SYM. However, using strip on macOS, I can only see options -X and -x that respectively, remove all local symbols that begin with L and ...
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Git clone fails with “fatal: multiple updates for ref 'refs/tags/v1.0.0' not allowed” on MacOS Mojave

I did a lot of operations on my computer last night, basically updating/upgrading(?) brew, which installed a new git version, updated python, lots of stuff and today I figured I couldn't clone a ...
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Online Open Directory services? Can we install profiles before setting up Macs?

So we're setting up a subsidiary company in another country, and we will be needing a bunch of Mac Minis that some part-time (hourly) employees will use. The employees will be rotating between the ...
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Automatically disable network activity for apps when on a Portable Hotspot

Very often, on my Mac, I'm connected with to the 4g Portable hotspot created on my iPhone. The mac recognises it as the portable hotspot, and can even turn it on (I understand this came with the ...
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Automatically set movie artwork as folder icon in Finder

I am looking for the possibility of automatically setting folder icons to be the artwork for the movie inside the folder. Is there any tool/extension/script out there that can do this? Boxer, a DOS ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the item is in use

I can not empty trash folder, getting message "The operation can’t be completed because the item “7” is in use." Tried sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/* Getting message that directory is not empty: But looks ...
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How do you add a suite or apartment number to a location in Calendar?

How can the suite number, apartment number, etc. be added to the location in Calendar on MacOS? I'm using Mojave v10.14.3. This was supposedly answered in a Previous Question but that answer isn't ...
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Remote Desktop Password

The first time I access an RDP server I'm prompted to trust the server's certificate. I check the box to trust it and see the certificate in my keychain. But when I log on to the server I am ...
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Which software should I download to generate GNU GPG Key on mac?

I am registering to Keybase and they need GNU GPG Key. I uploaded the SSH one but it did not work. Can you help me in this regard?` I am using 10.11.6
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How to stop menu bar from dimming when focusing on a different monitor

I have mojave and use dark mode with each display having separate spaces (I have two screen in total). This means that there are two menu bars. Everytime I focus on a specific space, the menu bar of ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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Voice Memos app crashes upon launch

When I try to launch the Voice Memos app on macOS Mojave, it immediately and silently crashes. How can I resolve this?
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Trouble logging into macOS

When I left my MacBook Pro for a minute, it closed out, which is normal. But, when I returned, it refused to accept my password to my regular administrator account. So I clicked on Guest User to see ...
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When using Volatility with a memory image, what is the Kernel version?

The Volatility memory forensics framework github website lists these Mac profiles for OS 10.11: Profiles -------- MacElCapitan_10_11_15A284x64 - A Profile for Mac ElCapitan_10.11_15A284 ...
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Problem when extending windows partition using Disk Utility

I tried to partitioning the macOS partition to have some space to extend the Windows partition using Windows OS. When trying to switch back to Windows OS, I could not find it. Even when restarting and ...
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Activity Monitor - Dock Icon - dual core is displayed with 4 columns

View > Dock Icon has two CPU choices: Show CPU Activity Show CPU History I am on a dual core (MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014). In both views, I see 4 items. Using High Sierra.
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How to permanently disable app relaunch and window restore in Mojave on reboot?

How do I disable both the "relaunch apps after reboot" feature as well as the "reopen windows at relaunch" feature? When I reboot (be it after a hard reset or reboot command) I want to be presented ...
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Even as admin, I cannot edit DefaultFonts.plist for Notes.app. What am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I want to modify DefaultFonts.plist for the Notes application. I've tried a few different ways since what worked on old OS doesn't on 10.14 Mojave: I've navigated to the file through finder, went to ...
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Macos Kernel Extension whitelisting issues

Trying to whitelist a kernel extension for an agent I'm trying to install. I'm using Mojave as the client machine and Profile Manger on a Mac server I've set up. I can enroll the client machine fine ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2015 Mojave: Screen turns black for a while after logging in

I don't know is it okay or not but after I typed my password and the apple logo appears, suddenly my screen turn black for a while and after a few seconds it goes back to finish its loading bar ...
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How can I remove Finder and Trash from my dock (for Mojave)

I've got my first ever Mac and was wondering how to remove Finder and Trash from my dock (and put them in Launchpad instead). I've tried some of the solutions on other questions but they don't seem ...
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Install macOS High Sierra won't Delete

I am kinda running out of room on my Mac, and in System Information (comes up when I click "manage" in "storage" of "About This Mac"), I saw that "Install macOS High Sierra" was taking 5.21 GB. I ...
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VMWare Fusion Full-Screen Not Available

I'm running Mojave on my MacBook Pro. IT-support installed VMWare Fusion but I can't expand the VMware Fusion window to the full width of my laptop. It's really frustrating. Any ideas on how to fix? ...
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MacBook trying to install a non existing software update for iPhone

When I connect my iPhone 6S with iOS 12.1.4 to my MacBook with Mojave 10.14.3, the MacBook wants to install a software update: After a moment trying to download the update this message appears: The ...
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Detect if ctrl key is pressed

In JavaScript for Automation (JXA), we can detect if the ctrl key is pressed with ObjC.import("Cocoa") $.NSEvent.modifierFlags & $.NSControlKeyMask If ctrl is not pressed, the return will be 0. ...
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change curser color according to selected language

I'm sure there are a lot of users who type in their native language + english. After they type a sentence, they realize they typed in the wrong language. Is there a way to change the curser color ...
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How to prevent apps from from not letting you restart Mac OS

When I press restart button I mean it. Though Netbeans, iTerm, XAMPP think that they know better than me, and I get an error that the process has been stopped because of one of these apps. Is there ...
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Can’t clean install High Sierra on my mac

After downgrading to El capitan to test if my MBP mid-2010 would be faster ( which proved to be not significantly so), I decided to upgrade again to High Sierra, but I have found out that I cannot use ...
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avoiding python@2 redundant dependency

I installed gdal using homedal because I need it for ortho4xp, which uses python3. I noticed that gdal depends on both python and python@2. Gdal is not the only package doing this. It pulls in numpy, ...
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USB HD that is R/W from Mac and Windows [duplicate]

If I have a USB external HD how can I format it so it is R/W from both Mac and Windows? Is that possible?
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Keep note sheet as black text on white background while Notes.app is in dark mode

I am enjoying dark mode in macOS Mojave. This includes the list boxes and sidebar in the Notes.app. Except, the note sheet itself is awkward with white-text-on-black-blackground. Is it possible to ...
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upgrading drive of 2015 macbook air, such thing as too fast?

I was considering upgrading the drive of a macbook air that i got and was amazed at the difference between some of the NVMe PCIe M.2 drives at around 3,938 MB per second and other SATA drives (which I ...
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Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and macOS Mojave 10.14.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with android 4.1.2, when I plug the usb cable to usb port in minimac, macOS don't detect my tablet. With Android File Transfer I can see the disk and the mini card in the ...
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10.13 - Disable Auto screen lock after Apple Remote Desktop Session

Using ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) to login to my Mac Pro running 10.13.6 then exiting the ARD window the Mac Pro locks the screen which is fine sometimes, but not at other times. I would like to ...
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How can I back up my notes in the Notes app?

Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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What are the ways in which installed software can negatively impact OSX speed over time?

Applications installed on macOS are not always completely self-contained. Sometimes they write files in multiple locations outside their .app bundle, taking up space that they sometimes occupy even ...
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how to find the last time I used my usb drive?

I used to have a Sandisk Ultra Fit 128GB stick plugged onto one of my USB ports of my MBP. I'm running OS X El Capitan (10.11). Today I found that my USB drive is missing. How do I find the last ...
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After deleting files to make space for windows partition, 'System' swells in size

I deleted a bunch of files so that I could free up 64GB of space for a windows bootcamp partition. When I started, the 'System' filesize was around 16GB, and now it's doubled to 36GB. Is there any ...
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Airport Time Capsule - check backups with another laptop

My laptop is dead. I got an AirPort Time Capsule, and I want to check if there is a fresh backup inside. But because my laptop doesn't start up anymore, is it possible to use another computer to check ...
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Fetching old chat conversations from Skype (on my MacBook)

In my project, we used to use Skype as a way to communicate information about our work and sharing screenshots and files for years. Now we need to export conversation and files from 2016 and it looks ...
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Why does my Mac accumulate too many processes?

I am starting to accumulate too many processes on my Mac. No clue why this is happening, but it is causing a lot of problems such as: programs fail to start or hang on launch in the terminal I get a ...
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anchored split screen across desktops

Is there a way to have split screen, where one side remains anchored across all spaces/desktops? What I'm trying to do is essentially have two desktops split on the same screen, much like if you were ...
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Same IKEv2 .mobileconfig profile works on macOS, but fails on iOS

I have an IKEv2 VPN server, and run my own CA. Clients authenticate using certificates. I have prepared a .mobileconfig profile (using Apple Configurator) that sets up the IKEv2 configuration, and ...
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Use iCloud files sync: only sync files on desktop

is there a way to only sync files which are on my desktop? I don't want to sync my whole ~/Documents/ directory because it's very big.
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Mojave 10.4.3 WiFi problems

I updated to Mojave 10.14.3 last weekend at home. When I brought my MacBook Pro into the office Monday morning it showed it was connected to my office network, but there was no connection. I restarted ...