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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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Globally Disable Notifications on Lock Screen

I'm using macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.3) on a 27"-iMac and on a MacBook Pro. Almost every time when I'm going to log in, I see various notification on the lock screen, even before I've entered ...
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How to make fullscreen windows appear next to the current space with “…rearrange spaces based on recent use…” disabled

I keep a lot of apps running at the same time. I keep some apps in fullscreen next to the first desktop for general usage, and some other fullscreen apps next to a second desktop for "work" stuff. ...
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authd/taskgated error -67050/-67062 on MacOS High Sierra

I am on High Sierra, and I have opened Console. I am seeing TONS of authd : MacOS error -67050 and sometimes -67062. Sometimes I see this on taskgated and also iCal. What can I do to trace what ...
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Importing photos from iPhone to iMac. Can I get just edited, or just unedited and not both?

I have an iPhone SE and a five year old iMac running El Cap. I use iPhoto on the iMac. Since the iOS 11 update, whenever I import photos I get both the edited and the unedited version of the photo on ...
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Plugging in external monitor “logs out” (crashes?) user session

When plugging a second external monitor, macOS Sierra "logs out" (crashes?) user session. I get presented with the login window. No error message. It's not just "show login window", because all apps ...
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How to hide Spotlight in menu bar but leave the ⌘Space keyboard shortcut?

I want to hide spotlight from the menu bar I never click this button. So I followed the instructions here and used this code to change the Spotlight file in some way: sudo perl -pi -e 's|(\x00\x00\...
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Why does my `rootless.conf` not always affect SIP’s choice of which files get the `restricted` flag treatment?

What sources say Like everyone else’s, my /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf file contains the following entries: $ cat /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf […] /System […] * /...
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How can I turn off responses to Calendar invites?

When I accept or decline a meeting invite, Calendar automatically sends an email to the person that invited me to the meeting. OS X 10.10.2 calendar app How can I turn this off so that no response ...
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Save 'Look up & data detectors' history?

A system gesture I use often when reading is to force press on a word which will pull up a definition and/or wikipedia page of the selected word (referred to as 'Look up & data detectors' in ...
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Smart mailbox for unread messages in Mail.app

Problem I've created a smart mailbox in macOS Mail for "Unread" messages with the following rules: Contains messages that match all of the following conditions: Message is in the mailbox: ...
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List all purgeable files in macOS Sierra

I disabled macOS Sierra storage optimizations and the Storage tab in About this Mac still shows over 70 GB as purgeable space. Is there a utility to display which files are considered as purgeable?
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How to cycle through recently *used* tabs in Safari?

I want to cycle through recently used tabs in Safari 7.1.3 (MacOS 10.9.5) like one can in in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. I predominantly run Opera 11.64, and it exhibits the best behavior for this ...
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Set “Load remote content in messages” per sender?

In the Mail setting (under Viewing) tab, there is a option Load remote content in messages which I unchecked, so for each email that contains remote content, I need to click the Load remote content ...
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Lots of AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning

My Wi-Fi of my MacBook is really unstable since the month December, I also get a lot of errors: default 13:06:03.754394 +0100 kernel AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning (and of ...
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Can you unzip an IPA package without either changing the extension or having admin rights?

A colleague who I admin for has just asked me why, when he wants to unzip an IPA file, the GUI archive manager asks for an admin password when he tries to decompress an IPA that he has downloaded (his ...
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Can I turn off swap and/or memory compression on macOS 10.12, Sierra?

Is there a way with macOS 10.12, Sierra, to safely turn off compressed memory? And is there a way to turn off safely swap? This was possible on macOS 10.9 and macOS 10.10. Although it sometimes ...
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Wake On Lan (WOL) iMac 2009 El Capitan, Sierra, not working

System: iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) El Capitan 10.11.6 Non-Apple modem/router Wake on LAN isn’t working. I have tried a variety of methods: iOS apps (Fing, iNet, Mocha); Mac applications and ...
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Unread notification badge for Notification Center

Is there any way (application?) to display some sort of notification that there are unread items in Notification Center? It could be just a badge on the icon, or the icon highlight, just anything ...
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List Local and Global Key Bindings in Mac OS X

Can someone help with a solution to list key bindings being used by an OS X application, as well as global bindings being used by all applications. Ideally, there would be a way to specify bindings ...
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Saved files not showing immediately on Desktop

Often, I like to save files (screenshots, text files, etc) temporarily to the Desktop. This was no problem with previous versions of OS X, but since updating to Yosemite, I have to relaunch the ...
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Numbers shortcut to select next non-empty cell

I have just purchased my first Mac and am having problems with Numbers. I want to select the next cell in a given direction that is non-empty (or jump to the end of a contiguous chunk of cells that ...
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rbenv not overriding default Ruby version

I used the thoughtbot laptop script to setup a new Macbook Air (OSX 10.10.5), but when I navigate within a Rails project that contains a .ruby-version file, running commands such as rails s returns an ...
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this existed, ...
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Is there a way to clean up possibly invalid disks that only show up on Mac OS Recovery through ‘diskutil list’ in Terminal? Does Recovery use them?

Hopefully that question is clear enough, and hopefully this is just me being silly. When I boot into the Recovery Partition, go into Terminal, and run 'diskutil list', I get quite a few tiny and ...
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Typing >console in username box—nothing shows up until cancelled

When I type >console into the username box on the login screen, the computer seems to freeze for a very long time. Then I press ^C^C^C^C^D^C^D^D^D^C^D and eventually the computer unfreezes—but ...
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Is there a way to generate a kernel core dump file after a kernel panic occurred on OSX?

I need to debug a kernel panic and the current information in the kernel panic log file is insufficient. The only information available on that matter is in the following link: https://developer....
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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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Macbook Pro 2018 blurry output on external HP Z23N display

I'm on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with Mojave (10.14). I'm trying to connect my MacBook to an external monitor (HP Z23N) through HDMI + Apple's usb-c adapter A1621 EMC 2877. The connection works ...
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Fixing “spotlight quit unexpectedly”

On macOS 10.12.6 SIP was disabled (to issue an NVRAM command). Unrelated to that command, but very possibly related to disabled SIP: After a reboot the Spotlight icon is gone, the PreferencePane ...
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How to enable “larger text” scaling slider on a 2k monitor?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) connected to two Dell U2515H monitors, which have 2560x1440 resolution. Problem: everything (macOS UI elements) is too small at this native resolution. I was able to ...
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How to allow an internal disk to sleep on 10.13

I have an internal disk which is noisy and seldom used. With previous versions of OSX I was able to spin it down by using diskutil eject, but with the latest High Sierra 10.13.4, after a few seconds ...
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Where are macOS icons stored?

For example, icons in the tray, where are these icons stored? Can they be modified (without installing third-party software)? sh-3.2# system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System ...
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MacBook Pro high CPU with external monitors

I recently ordered two 4K monitors (LG 27UD88). I connected them using Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter cable to my MacBook Pro. When I have the monitors connected, the CPU load is very high ...
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Command + C does not always work on first try on MacOS

Command + C does not always work on first try on any of my four Macs. I often highlight text, press Command + C, head to another window, press Command + V only to find that the original text did not ...
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Terminal Displays My Roommate's Computer

I don't know how long ago this happened, but today I realized that when I open up terminal it no longer says Matthew-MacBook:~matthew$ as it used to. Instead, it appears to have synched up with my ...
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Screen Sharing app can’t connect to VNC

I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via ...
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How to activate only one window of an app to the foreground?

I am using a multiple-monitor setup. Every time I click on a window of an app, it will bring all windows of that app to the foreground, which hides some other apps on the other monitor. This is very ...
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File associations for pdfs keep getting set to open with Word

Not sure if it's a mac-specific problem (let me know if I should move it), but every time I try to open a pdf file, Microsoft Word tries (and fails) to open it. I have tried "open with..." > Preview ...
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recentsd process has very high memory usage (almost 2GB) - how to fix?

Right now, activity monitor shows that a process called "recentsd" is using 1.82GB of memory (1.08GB compressed, 752MB private) on my MacBook Pro running macOS 10.13.1. Some googling has lead to the ...
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OSX High Sierra won't save any passwords

I have looked for any solutions for this problem, and it is a huge problem I'm having with the latest upgrade. I saw another user has had the same issue and posted it on the apple forum here. https://...
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Mac process identification

When I look at all the processes running on Mac, I see a ton of them I have no idea what they are. Occasionally I google a few and find answers on the web. However, I was thinking, it would be really ...
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Where can I see Cisco IPSec VPN logs?

I'm running Sierra and trying to connect to VPN network using a certificate. When I press the Connect button I get an error: An unexpected error occurred. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues,...
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How do I disable AirDrop in the macOS Share menu?

The settings for the Share menu provide no option for disabling AirDrop: Is there some other way to accomplish this? Instructions at How can AirDrop be disabled? have no effect.
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Random flickering in Preview when viewing PDF files

I'm running the latest MBP 15" with the built-in Intel HD Graphics 530 and the AMD Radeon Pro 460 with automatic switching. When viewing PDF files in Preview (it happens with all of them, all kinds of ...
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How to fix login keychain ruined after upgrade to macOS Sierra

update on Oct 19: I am still suffering from this. I tried a lot of ways. For instance, I removed the login KeyChain and created a new one. But it can't hold new items inside except I secured WiFi ...
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Can I “unstack” RAW+L or RAW+JPEG in Apple Photos?

I often shoot photos in a format that includes a JPEG alongside RAW. In Apple Photos (on macOS) these are "stacked" together by default. Is there a way to "unstack" them (as was once possible in ...
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There is no application set to open the URL rstf3://

I've been getting this popup every day for the past few days... There is no application set to open the URL rstf3:// I cannot figure out what is generating it, nor what an rstf3 URL might even be. ...
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“Open With” (lsregister) to show apps on system disk (specific disk)

I have a Mac pro with 4 disks, one is for the system (D1) "Open With" takes long time sometimes, and sometimes it shows me apps on other disks (old, backup, other test apps), how I can make OS X to ...
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How to perform FileVault authenticated restart when updating OSX from AppStore?

I am aware of the authenticated restart when using FileVault 2 on OS X. Running the fdesetup authrestart command does however restart the system immediately. Now, when running the OS X Update from ...
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Where is file metadata stored in Mac OS X?

It used to be stored in a resource fork, but I've tried listing the resource forks for files on my computer, and they don't seem to have resource forks. Where is the metadata stored now? Like where ...