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 to setup two completely separate partitions on one hdd

I have a MacBook with 1TB SSD. I want to have two separate partitions with two independent mac os installations. I want to make sure, that none of the partitions have any kind of possibility to ...
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How do I show hidden files in Finder with a keyboard shortcut?

What is Ubuntu's CTRL+H equivalent in OSX Lion Finder to toggle display hidden files? My all searches point me to use: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE which is not exactly the ...
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Hourly reminder with CalDav account

I would like to setup an hourly reminder. After a lot of trial-and-error i turned out that it's only possible with iCloud-based reminders for some reason. Is there a way to configure CalDAV accounts ...
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How can I create WebSocket Server on my Mac OSX app? [closed]

I am implementing a Mac OSX app , in which I have to create a WebSocket server and the cloud extension will be working as a client. I tried searching for web socket in swift, but all I could see is ...
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iCloud folders visible in Finder but not in 'file upload' dialog in Safari, how to enable this?

MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) / Safari 14.0.3 In Finder I can see the following section and folders in the sidebar: iCloud iCloud drive Documents Desktop However, if I open safari, go to a site where I can ...
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How can I prevent Music app from starting automatically randomly?

The Music app which was introduced in Catalina continuously starts automatically on my Mac. It launches suddenly while I use the mac. The system doesn’t launch the app at the time of the startup. I ...
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Calendar gives error for Gmail Account: 403 CalDAVAccountRefreshQueueableOperation

Recently I started getting errors from Calendar.app about my synced Gmail calendars. I haven't made any changes to my Gmail security settings. Usually if Google needs to be authenticated for macOS ...
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How to export Safari history to either Firefox or Chrome?

The title pretty much explains. I've tried searching and couldn't find any reliable info. Almost all posts in the internet are asked many years ago.
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Is there an open-source iOS screen viewer/ recorder for macOS?

Requirements: better than QuickTime movie recording: it doesn't pass the sound through Wormhole and is great but that is a paid closed source software Open source strongly preferred Is there a open ...
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See the number of open windows for an app in the macOS Dock

I have multiple Google Chrome windows open at a tune. How can I see the number of open windows in the Dock? I'd like to add something like a second indicator under the app's Dock icon. Also, I'd ...
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Sublime Text is autocorrecting “^”

I use Sublime Text 3 for my LaTeX coding. Whenever I try to type something with a carat such as e^{x+2} it autocorrects it to e{{x+2}}. The autocorrect occurs right after typing the first curly brace ...
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“The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.” when moving OneDrive files

OneDrive has a feature called "Files On-Demand", I'm playing arround with it and trying to figure out how it works. It looks like OneDrive uses sparse files as placeholders before the really file is ...
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Is it possible to recover an erased Mac SSD partition?

I did the stupid thing of formating by accident the main SSD in my Macbook. I was using Windows through an external drive and hit the "Erase" button thinking it was another drive. So I lost ...
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Menu bar stops working on M1 MacBook Air

When running Big Sur on an M1 MacBook Air, the menu bar stops working and is completely unresponsive. All other areas of the screen work normally. The setup is M1 MacBook Air running in clamshell mode,...
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Changing trackpad scroll direction with AppleScript in Yosemite

I prefer "natural" scroll direction when using my MBAir trackpad, but "unnatural" when using the mouse. I frequently switch back and forth depending on where I'm working, so I've been using a bit of ...
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torsocks command not working on Mac

torsocks commands doesn't work on Mac. For example if I run: torsocks http https://check.torproject.org/api/ip It returns: 1546862950 PERROR torsocks[6434]: socks5 libc connect: Connection ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown: “watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd”

I have an iMac late 2012 with 24GB or RAM and 3 USB disks connected to it, all running time machine in sequence. After updating to catalina, every time I shutdown the system it takes ages to shutdown ...
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M1 Mac Kernel Panic on reboot: no checkins from watchdogd

On my main Intel MBP I've had this same issue since Catalina. I just got a new M1 MBP, without all the Intel baggage, and still I have the issue. On Big Sur 11.2 (just released as of Feb 1 2021), on ...
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How do I disable DVD player auto start when a DVD is inserted by using Terminal

If anyone can help me with this it would be the best! I have just installed 150 Mac minis in a hotel and I'm using remote desktop management to control them. Now I need to disable DVD player auto ...
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Is there a way to prevent my Mac from sleeping during a file copy?

I'm copying a lot of files (over 700 GB) and it takes hours to complete. Is there a way to keep the Mac from sleeping before the copy process completes? I don't want to sit by the computer and moving ...
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Mac desktop says “Unable to download App” but the App is downloaded on the iOS device?

My desktop is now running MacOS 11.1 (Big Sur). I also have several iOS machines. On my iPhone I successfully downloaded the iOS Axos app. On my desktop, I am now seeing this error: This is confusing,...
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Can I view system stats in the Terminal?

The widget iStat Pro allows to monitor different system stats like CPU usage network bandwidth in/out memory usage ... How can I view such system stats in the Terminal?
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Unable to disable SIP on BigSur

I'm trying to disable System Integrity protection on BigSur 11.1 OS which is a VM on Fusion 11.x. I'm trying to boot machine in recovery mode, however VM is unable to get cmd + R keys and booting ...
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Apple keyboard remap keypad comma to dot?

Is there any way to change the key mapping of the apple keyboard? As programmer I find annoying there's a comma instead a dot in numeric keypad. I would remap this key to have dot ...
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SSH into another mac on different network using port other than 22

I tried to access one of my mac on a different network using a specified port: 1234 ssh remoteuser@remoteip -p 1234 but I got the result that connection refused. How do I specify the port I want to ...
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Absurd finder search results on my mac

I have MS Teams installed on my MacBook pro. So I set to find it and tried using finder. However, I got the following search results: All the initial search results have no similarity in their names ...
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Can't import m4a files to Audacity

I have installed the latest version of ffmpeg (3.1.2) through homebrew, and I have gone to Preferences -> Libraries and located the ffmpeg library in Audacity (/usr/local/Cellar/ffmpeg/3.0.2/lib/...
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What's the easiest way to do a screen recording and get a small file?

I've used http://screenr.com/ before but for company things it's not appropriate since it becomes public. I need something that lets me record my screen and gives me a small well encoded file that I ...
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How to delete kexts in Catalina?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro experiencing this issue. Catalina does not allow kexts to be deleted via this method. Unless I am able to delete or disable this kext my laptop will shut down randomly. ...
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Mac Calendar App not Syncing Google Calendar

I have removed the account from my computer. I have cleared the Calendar cache multiple times. I have refreshed my Calendar. I have made sure that calendar syncing is active on the Google side of ...
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Issues when playing through bluetooth speaker (youtube mutes)

I listen to iTunes via Archt One BT speaker I pause iTunes, try to play youtube video and there is no sound while youtube stil playing "muted", I then play iTunes again and both can be heard this ...
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What is ksfetch process on Mac?

Sometimes I see a ksfetch process on my Mac. After a little googling I found out that it is Google software updater. However, there is no detailed answer i.e. what is ksfetch process used for? Is it ...
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iPad as Mac Display: How to return to Mac desktop from iPad home screen?

I'm using my iPad as a secondary display. The menu bar icon on my Mac is blue (active), my Mac desktop is on the iPad. I press the iPad's home button. I'm now on the iPad's home screen. The Mac is ...
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Why are some System Preferences icons “Generic” in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Something weird is going on with the Icons for a few of the built-in System Preference prefPanes in macOS 10.15.x Catalina. For example, "Bluetooth" and "Internet Accounts". When I search Spotlight ...
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How to install OS 9 on my PowerBook G4?

I am having trouble getting Mac OS 9.2.2 installed on my PowerBook G4 Titanium (867mhz). I am knowledgeable with Windows and Linux but I have no experience on how to setup these older Macs. They seem ...
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MacOS - Manually open as read only

I hope this is not a repeat question—searching mostly turned up various versions of people having the opposite problem. Is there a way to manually open a file as read-only? The use case would be a ...
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How to cancel a program's large upload happening via nsurlsessiond?

I launched a program (Apple's Feedback Assistant) on Big Sur that uploads files to Apple via nsurlsessiond. I neglected to observe that one of the files was >500MB, and after I submitted it, I ...
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How can I remove this type of virus from my MacBook Air? No solution in Google [closed]

I don’t know why a have this virus. Recently I was trying update my MacBook Air to BigSur, but 3 hours later this MessageBox appear to me, I was trying to find solution on Google but I didn’t find it. ...
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macOS Catalina - Keyboard and Trackpad not working

I have a Macbook Pro (early) 2015 and roughly 2 years ago, the Keyboard and the Trackpad stopped working. So I stopped using it. Two days ago, I had the idea to try it again. And it did still not work ...
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Change the location of an icon in the menu bar?

Every time I start up Radium the menu bar icon for the application shows up in the same place: dead smack in the middle of all my other menu bar icons. Doesn't matter if it's the last menu bar ...
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Cannot ping my local machine

I have just updated my Mac to macOS Sierra 10.12. My hostname is ninjaPixels-Macbook-Pro and if I run: ping ninjaPixels-Macbook-Pro.local or ping ninjaPixels-Macbook-Pro I get an error of unknown ...
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How do I create a global keyboard shortcut to create a new note in Notes.app or Reminders.app?

The new Notes app is great but How do I create a new note without switching to the Notes app first? Same goes for Reminders.app.
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Boot Camp not working, unable to partition drive

I would like to use Windows 10 in order to test the speed of selected apps in it. Unfortunately, I am not able to properly install it on macOS Big Sur, in a Late 2013 MacBook Pro. Whenever I try to do ...
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“/sbin/mount -uw /” not working?

I am trying to add an administrator account on my MacBook Pro using single-user mode. However, the command /sbin/mount -uw / does not seem to work. Any reason as to why? /sbin/mount -uw / ...
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What's /System/Volumes/Data?

New mac user here (Linux background). I'm running macOS Catalina (Beta5). I've noticed there are 5 volumes in my main disk container. One is mounted at /, that I understand, it's the system, another ...
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Installing newer version of Rsync on offline El Capitan Mac [closed]

I have some files that I need to move between 2 offline Macs. Also, some files that I need to move onto a Linux machine. I would like to use rsync for this because it validates the copy task. For ...
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How can I remove Applications from Security & Privacy?

Is it possible to completely remove apps from the various privacy categories in System Preferences? System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy
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-d option for split is illegal on OS X 10.9

I have bash script that works on Ubuntu but for OS X 10.9 i get the error for split command: split -b 1000000 -a 3 -d $F $F && rm $F || { echo "Error: 'split' command not installed" ; exit 1 ...
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Are kernel extensions also stored elsewhere?

I discovered a kernel extension earlier in this path "/Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/VBoxDrv.kext". What confuses me a bit, are extensions not saved in /Library/Extension?
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Disable shape detection in Preview's annotation tools

When I try to draw a line on an image using Preview's annotation tools, it doesn't remain as I drew it but instead the line is drawn linear. How can I set it to be preset as nonlinear? So looking to ...

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