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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nfcd process taking 33% of cpu - what is that and why?

Since a few days there is process called nfcd taking up 175% (33% of all cpu) of cpu an my MBP 13 with 10.15.7. It's even running when all apps are closed and after reboot of the Mac. For some reason ...
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what is this dialog called that appears in the center of the screen?

when using either Xcode or Magnet from the app store, occasionally a dialog like this appears: When using magnet, this dialog appears when the window forces a specific width and cannot change the ...
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mac alert sound when moving forward/backward on youtube

When I'm watching a youtube clip and I click on left or right I hear my alert sound from my Sound - System Preferences menu. Any ideas how to fix this?
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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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Does macOS phone home to Apple's servers before running an app for the first time?

I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.4 on a 2018 MacBook Pro 15", which has the T2 chip (if anything else is relevant, let me know and I'll update the question.) I'm a developer and I'm in the process of ...
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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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Stopping false positive malware warnings in Catalina?

Today, I received a pop-up warning saying "hpRaster.bundle will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash". "hpRaster.bundle" is installed by Mac OS X as part of its ...
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Confusing behavior of macOS task switcher when app windows are minimized or non-existent

I find the behavior of the macOS task switcher invoked via the keyboard shortcut CMD+TAB confusing. If an application is minimized or doesn't have any visible window, it appears in the task switcher, ...
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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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“/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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How to detect network change (unplugging/plugging cable)?

I have read at multiple places that the folder /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration is supposed to "change" in case that I unplug a network cable. Now, I have a MacBook Pro, so I use a USB3 ...
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Major difference between High Sierra and Mojave [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro (2017) that have macOS High Sierra installed. Since Apple is going to release macOS Big Sur soon, the support (updates) for macOS High Sierra will end soon. What are the major ...
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Netbios adresses sometimes require .local sometimes .home - keeps changing, how to pick one?

I have an annoying issue with several devices (mostly a mycloud NAS and a Raspberry Pi). I address them by their netbios name (like mycloud.local) and for days(?) it works fine - but every so often I ...
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Correct procedure to grow an iSCSI partition from an expanded LUN

I'm using the Daemon Tools iSCSI initiator. I have created a practice iSCSI target and LUN on my QNAP. At first, it was 7GB. I took the LUN offline and increased the size to 16GB. I reconnected to ...
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My practically brand new Macbook Pro 2020's screen elements are suddenly PINK

I've tried powering off and on again. No love. Same with resetting PRAM. It's even worse with Night Shift on. I need Night Shift on while working on detailed color projects at night, to save my poor ...
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“__git_ps1: command not found” from running “/usr/bin/env bash”

When I run $ /usr/bin/env bash (but not otherwise) I get the error: __git_ps1: command not found I've tried updating ~/.git-prompt.sh and ~/git-completion.bash for the version of git that I'm using. I'...
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Can. MacBook Pro run in closed-display mode without physically. closing the lid? [duplicate]

I have two external monitors with my MacBook pro. I'd like to keep the MacBook lid open for speaker quality - listening to music, but have the same result as it would be closed with external monitors. ...
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Recover Apple Music Playlist Deleted by Mistake

Does anybody know how to restore an Apple Music playlist that was deleted from my Mac? It's a personal collection I've been curating for a long time and my toddler deleted it. Is there a cached ...
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HP Easy Scan - “HP Scanner 3” will damage your computer

I have been using a HP Envy 4500 printer with my iMac for 2 years using HP Easy Scan - with no issues. Today I tried to scan a document, when I press the "scan" button on the app a pop-up ...
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Clone Time Machine volume

My backup disk is getting full, so I bought a bigger one and I'm trying to copy the backups to it (the current backup size is 1.5TB) I tried following the instructions in the official support document ...
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'The requested version of macos is not available - macOS Catalina

I have nothing more to say other than I can't seem to download macOS Catalina beta... it's not available apparently? I even followed this link, which shows the update in the app store: https://apps....
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Time machine is NOT excluding downloads

I have OSx Catalina. I have several folders and disks excluded from TimeMachine. TEST: I use Terminal to navigate to Downloads folder. I touch junk.txt I Enter Time Machine and navigate to Downloads. ...
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My 2017 iMac is unable to print! But my old Mac Mini prints just fine! Any insights?

Today, something weird is happening: when I try to print (from TextEdit) from my iMac (2017, Retina 4k, running Mojave, printing to a network-connected HP 3055), it ACTS like the document printed, but ...
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Printing Error - Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/tmp/…' could not be opened

When trying to print a PDF document using Preview (as well as printing any other document from any application), I'm getting the following error about how Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/...
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How to enable an unsupported HP Thunderbolt dock on macOS Catalina

I have an HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 dock, and it will only charge my Mac. Any monitor or other external device it won't recognize. I found an article by 9to5mac but tried it without success on macOS ...
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Relocating /Users folder in MacOS 10.15 (Catalina)?

In the past when we wanted to offload the /Users folder from the internal disk we simply created a symbolic link for /Users that pointed to /Volumes/External_Drive_Name/Users. The Mac in question is a ...
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Automator.app “Watch me do” loop gets slower and slower

I have been using Automator to run "Watch Me Do" loop to click places repeatedly for tedious tasks. The loop works perfectly, but the longer the loop runs for over time the mouse movement ...
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How to sort by size of output by du -sh ~/* | sort -r

I use this command to find the disk usage: du -sh ~/* | sort -r But it messes up with with the K, M, and G suffixes added by du -h. 956M /Users/shinokada/Docker 9.2G /Users/shinokada/...
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Airdrop seems to be missing on my Macbook Pro

System: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) macOS 10.13.6 (17G14033) Issue: I cannot send files to my MacBook Pro from my iPhones using Airdrop. When I try to share a file from a iPhone to the Mac using ...
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YaraScanService makes my MacBook Pro slow [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to High Sierra and found out that it started working very slowly. As Activity Monitor says, the process YaraScanService is the one to blame. It's eating about 10GB ...
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Getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing

I'm getting error -1426 when trying to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing. I'm on iOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.6. iPhone is XS Max 256GB and Mac is MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) ...
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Can I download all the files under File app without copying them on iPhone?

I want to download locally all the files under a directory in the File app on iPhone, but there seems to be no option but selecting all the files and copy them. However, I want to just download all ...
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ipad: “Recents” in safari fileupload offers outdated document version

When selecting recent in safari fileupload on ipad, the version of the files offered there tend to be not the current version of the file. In more details: In goodnotes5, I export the current ...
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Where are Photos projects stored on the drive?

I've asked Apple Developer Support, regular Apple Support, and high-level Apple Support. They all said to ask on the Apple Developer Support Forums. I figured I'd ask here as well because I have much ...
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Should I format my disk when reinstalling macOS?

I'm having some issues with my 16 inch MacBook Pro. It restarts and gives me the "Your computer was restarted because of a problem." prompt. It has done that 5 or 6 times so far. I was advised to do a ...
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How to edit sender information in Pages' letter template?

When you create a letter in Pages it creates sender information in the upper right corner. How do you edit this information? If you click it, it just selects everything but doesn't give you a way to ...
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How to deal with IPv6 in Wireshark?

When I look up google, I get an IPv6 address and not an IPv4 address This is giving me issues in Wireshark with the source since I can’t manage to map the different addresses for the same name. Can ...
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Crontab -l command working. No other crontab command is working

New to crontab, I wanted to experiment. Running the command crontab -l gave me the following answer crontab: no crontab for User_1 Every time I tried to issue a command like 1 16 24 10 6 ping -D -c 1 ...
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Touch Bar not turning on after waking computer from sleep

Specs: MacBook Pro, late 2019, 16-inch macOS Catalina v10.15.2 About 50% of the time (and increasingly more now), when I wake my computer from sleep, the touch bar does not wake up. It doesn’t light ...
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Any idea what might be making my Touch Bar and Touch ID NOT work only in Safe Mode?

On my Late 2016 15" MBP running 10.13.4 the Touch Bar/Touch ID are not functional, but only when I am booted in Safe Mode. The ESC key doesn't appear either (when holding the fn key) and doesn't work ...
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Unable to verify account name or password despite using correct details

I've had this problem for a while, but I hate not knowing or getting to the bottom of things, so here I am! :) On an iMac I am running El Capitan 10.11.6 and in the Mail app I successfully send and ...
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OS X: Route audio output to audio input

I'm watching a video file, and I'd like to record small snippets of audio from the video file. Previously I have played the audio on my MacBook speakers and used the built-in microphone to record the ...
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How to select part of the text of a link in Safari 14.0 on macOS 10.15.7

I asked a very similar question before: Select and copy part of the text from a link in Safari How can I copy only a section of text from a hyper link? For example in google results: How can I copy &...
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Got a Java process with about 4 GB memory consumption after just starting up macOS

I recently found there is a Java process with more than 4 GB memory in my MBP, and it respawned after I force quit it. After restarting the computer and entering safe mode, the process does not ...
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Change highlight color for deadkey previews (like accents: `´^¨) in terminal app

I've been tweaking the theme / color preferences in the Terminal.app a bit, after a while I found that when pressing a diacritical mark/accent/dead key there's a highlighted yellow rectangle showing a ...
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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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Is it possible to backup an iOS 7.1.2 device on OSX 10.12, 10.13, or 10.15?

I have an old iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.2 that I want to backup and sync the photos off of. I have a macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10.15 device that I was hoping to backup to (if I have to I can try to dig up ...
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How to fix OD diradmin account?

I am unable to add new accounts nor delete existing accounts in Open Directory despite being authenticated as diradmin. I can change existing user passwords though. Tried rebooting, no change. I ...
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New macOS install stuck on loading screen, but works in safe mode

First a bit of history: I had installed Bootcamp on my MacBook and to give it more space, I had deleted macOS recovery and system partitions from Easus Partition Manager on Windows. But because of ...
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How to block updates to Mac OS X Catalina?

Mac OS X Catalina will be released in a few days, so how can I block updates to that OS so it doesn't get downloaded and, ideally, I don't even get prompts to upgrade. I have 32-bit software I intend ...

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