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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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -...
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How to not import duplicates from shared Photos album

When I import photos from a shared library, either from my own Family album or one shared with other iOS users, they are imported as expected. I cannot reimport them again. However, if you share a ...
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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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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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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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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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Does macOS still use Yarrow as it's cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator?

I'm trying to understand if the XNU underpinnings of macOS (BSD) still use the Yarrow cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator? I have looked through the source and it seems as if they ...
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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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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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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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Why mac smb connect fails with login from cli but works from finder and with guest account?

So i have one mac (Yosemite) sharing a folder read only for many users and the guest account is enabled to mount/access that folder so users may download whatever. I am connecting to the share as the ...
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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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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2018) from powering up when the lid is open or an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched?

So, I am a happy (genuinely, not sarcastic!) owner of a new MacBook Air (2018). It works great! It’s running macOS 10.14.1 (Mojave). But it seems to do something that owners of 2016 to 2018 MacBook ...
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Install X11 version of Firefox on OSX 10.8.2

I'm trying to install a x11-enabled version of Firefox on my OSX 10.8.2, so it can integrate nicely with xmonad. My problem: Firefox in macports is extremely old (7.x) and building 17.x from source ...
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Avoid apps from stealing focus in macOS

How can I stop a program, for instance Slack, which can have some significant loading time, stealing focus when it's finished loading? If I start Slack, then switch focus during its loading time, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to hide quoted text in Lion Mail?

In Mail's conversation view, by default, quoted text is hidden and can be shown by clicking "See More from XXX" in the bottom of each message. After clicking that, how can quoted text be hidden again?
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Missing artist's artwork in iTunes

I last iTunes Apple have changed algorithm of displaying picture for Artist. How does it works? Why almost all my Artist's doesn't have artwork? As I see Alice Cooper have the image: But why I can't ...
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Android Studio 2.1 very slow build, macbook blows very loud

I am using new version of Android Studio since one week (v2.1) and it completely freezes my macbook. Each gradle build takes forever, and my computer blows air like if it is going to die. Anyone ...
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Mavericks lock screen doesn't show screen saver

Prior to upgrading to Mavericks, when I chose to lock my MacBook Pro's screen, it would do so with my screen saver options (rotate through images in a folder, and show a clock). However, when I go to ...
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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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MBpro - Battery drain in sleep mode - Wake Reason : EC.USBC(Maintenance)

So I have a MacbookPro 2018 from septembre and a week ago, I noticed that my battery computer drain really fast in sleep mode. So I tried a lot of things like setting hibernatemode in 25 and other ...
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Why don't my windows move back in Mojave?

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and an external monitor at my desk. Sometimes I unplug everything from the MacBook and carry it somewhere else awake with the lid open. I'll come back to my desk and plug it ...
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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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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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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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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 ...