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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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Can't disable desktop notifications for a single site in Safari

A while ago, I accidentally allowed WhatsApp Web (web.whatsapp.com) to send desktop notifications. I tried to revoke that permission via the Preferences (as also described in this answer): but to no ...
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Is it possible to use an older Canon Scanner with OS 10.11 El Capitan?

My Canon LIDE 600F scanner is old but still worked very well. When I upgraded to OS 10.11 my computer no longer recognized the scanner. Canon has officially stated that they are not making new drivers ...
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macOS Monterey - How do I rename a virtual audio input / output device?

So I have 2 audio input devices listed in Sys prefs > Sound > Input on macOS Monterey as shown below, how do I rename the virtual audio input device BlackHole 16ch to something else? How was ...
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Why does Messages close on launch?

I'm running MacOS 11.5.1, and whenever I launch messages it closes itself. I ran the "messages" file inside (Messages.app/Contents/MacOS/Messages) and it printed out this error: /.../...
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MacOS Firewall: 'Do you want the application "Google Chrome.app" to accept incoming network connections?'

Earlier today, I decided to review my MacOS Catalina Firewall settings by deleting my previous application-specific settings, and handle future prompts one at a time. Then when visiting chrome://flags#...
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Showing a folder in the menu bar?

Is it possible to "have a folder" on the menu bar, so that when you click it shows its content ?
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How to see all possible scaling resolutions in System Preferences > Displays? (Holding down Option no longer works in Big Sur)

On my MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) running Big Sur 11.5.x, holding down the Option key while selecting Scaled in System Preferences > Displays > Display (tab) > Resolution no longer has ...
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How can I distinguish ARM binaries from x86 binaries on macOS?

Is there something I can type on the command-line to determine if an executable is an ARM/M1 or an x86 binary?
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Restoring Apple Mobile File Integrity back to default settings (nvram boot-args)

I modified Apple Mobile File Integrity by running the following commands in a Terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="amfi_get_out_of_my_way=1" How do I revert this change and restore the macOS ...
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How to input characters with HEX codes ending with "0"?

I've recently upgraded to Monterey, and while I normally use the Unicode HEX keyboard to input accented/special characters, it ignores characters whose codes start and end with "0", making ...
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Trackpad stopped working on mac book pro 2019

For testing purpose, I created a new user profile and the trackpad is working as usual !. However, It is still not working on my main user profile. I did the following with no success so far: Re-...
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Numbers: How do I refer entire rows in different sheets?

I am trying to create a table that contains all entries from other sheets in the numbers file. In all of these other sheets, the structure will be identical. The reason for why I do this, is because ...
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Can an Apple iPod Classic 160 GB work with with iTunes or macOS in 2022?

I have one that I use in an older car that I want to reformat using iTunes or finder in macOS. What is the last version of iTunes that supported the iPod Classic 160 GB?
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Disable Spaces shelf in Mission Control all windows Exposé

In recent versions of macOS, Mission Control's all windows view shows a shelf for your Spaces. When first activated, this shelf is collapsed at a small height at the top of the screen that displays ...
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How can I set up a shortcut on macOS Monterey to delete selected files?

I have the following shortcut: The delete action seems to run when I click the "Yes" button in the dialog, just like it should. I know this because I was asked for permission to allow it to ...
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How to turn off “macOS MDM Enrollment”

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought on eBay. There’s an annoying message that pops up every few minutes “macOS MDM Enrollment” is the title. I’ve tried several different methods posted on this site to ...
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How to repair Time Machine error Failed to mount with dissenter { DAStatus = 49218; }

All of a sudden, my Time Machine backup, which is on a NAS, would not work any more. In the log, I find 2022-05-20 01:41:16.121723+0200 localhost backupd[494]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:...
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Apply outgoing firewall rules per app selectively (MacOS Big Sur)

Question: Which firewall can selectively apply multiple named domain resolving rules per app? E.g. like the One Periodic's Hands Off firewall Details: I'm looking for an app or combination of apps ...
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Is there a way I can mark an item/event in the default Calendar app as "DONE" or "ACCOMPLISHED"?

For example, I want to take track whether I have finished something or not, is there a way how to mark that something was finished/accomplished/done? Now I only see when something should had happened ...
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How do I see the dock in a fullscreen window in OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X Mavericks and I have several apps set up to use fullscreen mode. There's no dock at the bottom of the screen, and it doesn't appear either when I scroll to the bottom of the ...
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How can I hyper customize the MacBookPro Touch Bar?

I want my Touch Bar to have: Esc F1-F12 Toggle Mute Volume Slider Screen-Brightness Slider I don't care if the buttons have to be squished to achieve this. I know you can do some customization ...
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Fill the unoccupied space near dock

My dock has 6-7 application icons, so there is space left to the right and left of the dock. How do I use this space? Any application gets snapped to the top of the dock, but I would like applications ...
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Music App on macOS 12 does not save settings when closed

I recently upgraded my older iMac 2015 to macOS 12. Now I noticed the Music App does not save any settings I made while using Music, i.e. if I change the width of the left column this setting is lost ...
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Remove specific files from iCloud

I was just wondering how I can remove certain big folders from my iCloud Drive and have it only save on my Mac. I've got some folders filled with footage that's like 800gb that I don't need taking up ...
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Printers & Scanners not showing scan tab for Officejet Pro 8600

On my old Macbook Pro with macOS 10.14, Printers & Scanners under System Preferences would show: Now on my new M1 Macbook Pro with macOS 12.0.1, I see no "Scan" tab: I went to HP's ...
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Problem with creating hotspot on macOS

I have a question regarding the setup of a hotspot on my Mac. I have a wired ethernet connection, which I connect to the computer. I would then like to be able to connect to that same connection (and ...
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Is is possible to get audio notifications working for subfolders for Apple Mail on macos?

I want to receive audio notifications for email that lands in a particular subfolder of the Inbox. The filtering is done server side so I can't use a rule to generate a audio notification. I tried ...
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How to disable privacy notification (orange dot) while apps access your camera or microphone

The newest version of MacOS introduced a privacy feature that will show a small orange dot in the top-right corner when an app is accessing your camera or microphone. In general, this is a very useful ...
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Closing Macbook lid changes external screen to primary

I've recently got a new Macbook with Big Sur and I'm observing some different behaviour compared to my old Macbook with Catalina. I have an external monitor connected as a secondary display and I have ...
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How to stop OneDrive from autostarting

When I boot up my Mac there is a OneDrive icon in the menu bar. If I select it I see a dialog asking me to configure it. I can quit the application, but how do stop it from restarting again?
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Time machine won't recognize Lenovo laptop plugged in via USB to USB-C cable

I have a Lenovo laptop, running Ubunutu 14.04 LTS, and I want to connect its hard drive to my MacBook Air running MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. I have them connected via newly bought USB to USB-C cable, but ...
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youtube-dl gives errors: "command not found"

I installed youtube-dl successfully via homebrew but cannot seem to invoke the program at all. Here are the commands I tried: > man youtube-dl No manual entry for youtube-dl > type -a youtube-dl ...
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OS X Dock wont let me remove icons

Suddenly since yesterday my dock contains 3 apps/folder that I cannot remove: App Store (represented with ? icon) System Preferences (represented with ? icon) Applications folder Neither lets me ...
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Photos Places screen - how to show as grid

I am using Photos on macOS 12.3 choosing the Places album. I get the map and can expand it so I get a thumbnail photo with a number for the number of photos in that area. Then I double click on the ...
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Universal Control Stopped Working (12.4)

I upgraded to 12.4, I had been using Universal Control between two MacBook Pros (Intel ones that are still new enough to support Universal Control) and it had been working great. But after upgrading ...
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External Display Keeps Switching Refresh Rates After Waking From Sleep

I recently set up my new Mac Studio with my Samsung CRG9 external monitor, that supports up to a 5120 X 1440 resolution at 120Hz. I set my Mac Studio to run at that resolution and refresh rate, but ...
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Disable automatic Rosetta translation for `.pkg` applications

When I'm installing Microsoft Office for Mac (universal), the installer hangs at the end. Checking the logs, I see that it's because oahd is translating the Intel part. I do not use any plugins, so I ...
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Photos: "Updating Library..." is stuck, library seems bricked

I have a large Photos library stored on an external drive, created and last updated with my old laptop, so probably in Mojave or Catalina format. I got a new laptop which is on Monterey. On my new ...
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If I find my hot-key(like ctrl-e to go to line end) not working, how do I find the source of the problem? [closed]

If I find my hot-key(like ctrl-e to go to line end) not working, how do I find the source of the problem? This post does not meet our quality standards....
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Why don't I get the max resolution supported by my external monitor when I select default for display in my Macbook Pro?

I have a 4K LG monitor. Model #27UD58. The max resolution supported by the monitor is 3840x2160x32@30 but when I select default for display setting (recommended) in System Preferences > Display it ...
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As for macOS Notifications in System Preferences, can I restore the app which I deleted?

I delete some apps in this window, and I cannot restore them even with the settings them apps. Is there no way to restore these apps? This looks that Not In Notification Center in this link is gone. ...
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How to read text from clipboard with waiting list?

I ask you, please, if you could tell me how to read text from the clipboard with a waiting list? I want to select text (which copies itself to the clipboard with the Auto Copy extension of the Chrome ...
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Some keys not working on Musical Typing?

I can't play some keys, such as H when on Octave C1, H and D when on Octave C2 or J and K on Octave C3. When I press them, I get no sound. If I manually place the notes out and then listen to it with ...
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internet sharing (mojave) AND two-way connection

I apologize for any confusion bc of the subject line. Explanation: I am sharing a wireless connection on a Mojave MBP 2012 (ethernet/thunderbolt/USB) with a PC running Win10. The PC is able to surf, ...
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FFMPEG image capture only executes partially on cron

I have the following shell script: DailyScript.sh #!/bin/sh now="/Users/mydir/Downloads/LIDOPRO/Captures/$(date +'%Y_%m_%d_%I_%M_%p').jpg" "/Users/mydir/Downloads/LIDOPRO/ffmpeg" -...
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How to count hours of a certain task in Calendar app on macOS?

I would like to know if I can somehow get the number of hours of a certain task without counting them manually? Now I see only start and end but I don't see the duration. Can I turn this info in some ...
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How can I exclude Facebook Messenger app usage from ScreenTime counting it as Facebook use on Mac?

I have set a time limit with ScreenTime for the usage of Facebook. My phone is properly counting time for the Facebook app and website together and it doesn't disable Messenger when I reach the limit. ...
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External display color changes when MacBook lid is closed

I have no idea how, as the color profile remains the same, but whenever I close the lid on my MacBook, the external monitor changes to a blue tint. I've tried changing the monitor's settings, as ...
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Automatically restart after downloading OS upgrade

The last time I installed an OS update, I thought I could start the update, go away for a while, and it would be done when I returned. But when I got home I found it waiting for me to tell it to ...
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SMB and AFP work for guest and Administrator but not other users

I'm having a problem getting file sharing to work between my MBPr and Mac Mini, here's a history of what I've tried: I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running El Cap 10.11.1 (15B42) ...

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