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 close on screen keyboard from menu bar option “A” near the spotlight search via applescript for mojave, sierra, high sierra, el capitan [duplicate]

I got one solution for the same question previously. But i am facing problem with other mac os. Something which will work on Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, High Sierra and El Capitan. At least for ...
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Showing the Tab list on the side instead of on top

MacOS Big Sur, is it possible to show the tabs list of Safari in the Left/Right sidebar (or other bar), instead of the default view of horizontal bar on top of each window?
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Adding alias of an App or actual App onto the right side of Dock

How do I do add an app placed on the right side of the Dock as shown? (On the right of the line separator, along with the Downloads and Trash icons). This is on a Macbook Air 2015 running Mac OS ...
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What's the best way to prevent my Mac from updating macOS?

I'd like to keep my Mac on Catalina forever. Other than disabling "Automatically keep my Mac up to date", is there anything else I can do to prevent my Mac from upgrading to newer macOS ...
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Mac closes all apps randomly

Since yesterday my Macbook Pro 13 (mid 2014, i7 16gb ram, 512gb) closes all running apps randomly every few minutes. Also wifi gets disconnected momentarily - it's as if I would just log in to the ...
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How can I run newer Unity games on OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”?

Most games built with Unity 2018 and Unity 2019 do not work on Mac OS X 10.9. They will launch initially, and occasionally even get as far as the main menu, but invariably crash before entering ...
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Big sur 11.2.2 very lagging on 2019 Macbook Pro

I have a late 2019 macbook pro (the base model). I've been running Catalina until yesterday when I upgraded to Big Sur 11.2.2. It's noticeably laggy. Has anyone experienced this? I'm not sure if 11.2....
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How can I remove unwanted preinstalled apps from macOS?

In macOS there are a lot of pre-installed bloatware applications. I know that I will never use them. Examples of such apps are: Chess, Stocks, Messages, TV and so on. While some of them may not take ...
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Limit application launching to boot disk only

Does anyone know of a way to restrict macOS (High Sierra) to only launch apps stored on the boot drive? I have several alternate bootable drives on my system (different OS versions, bootable backups ...
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Can’t switch from Windows to MacOS on macbook?

When I try to switch from Windows to Mac it doesn’t let me. I restart while pressing the option button until the option to choose what system to operate in appears and when I choose Macintosh the ...
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Installing a C/C++ library with homebrew on M1 Macs

In Linux, when a C/C++ library is installed through a package manager, the C/C++ compiler on the system is immediately able to find the installed library. I haven't used Intel Macs but this is ...
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Create macOS script to run a Terminal Command

I want to ultimately create an executable file that will run a terminal command: open -a "Google Chrome" --args --profile-directory="Guest Profile" I want to know what other text ...
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Creating shortcuts to the same web app from 2 different chrome profiles override each other

In Chrome, I'm trying to create 2 shortcuts of the same app (mail.google.com) from 2 different profiles. The problem is that the last shortcut overrides the previous. In Ubuntu it worked OK - got 2 ...
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Failed OSX update and how to fix it

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012. Until yesterday it had High Sierra. I tried to update to Catalina with an installer I found online, but the installation brakes up every time and starts again, once the ...
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Change mac dictation languge quickly [duplicate]

Mac's dictation is a easy audio-to-text tool. however to change the language one has to go to system preferences every time. is there anyway to change between languages quickly(i.e by shortcut)? E.g ...
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How to stop an AppleScript from repeating itself

I have an AppleScript that addresses issues with out-of-sync Active Directory passwords on macOS. It resets the secure token on a given account by disabling and then re-enabling the token. I run it ...
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Why can't I see some chinese characters (eg: 𦳊) on macOS BigSur 11.2.1?

For example, when this character: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%F0%A6%B3%8A#Chinese On Chrome, I see nothing on the web site render: and on the address bar: If I copy-and-paste the "invisible&...
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Bluetooth speaker connects to input rather than output - seems related to macOS Big Sur

I’ve got a bluetooth speaker (Bose Mini II SoundLink) that I’m trying to connect to my Mac. I was playing music through Tidal and it was working normally but then it suddenly disconnected, and now ...
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How to read the Screen Time status of an app programmatically on macOS?

On a kids account with Screen Time activated, is there a way to detect once an app’s screen time is up by using command line tools? The app’s icon turns pale and an hourglass appears next to its name ...
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Kernel_task uses 15% of CPU, but stops as soon as the computer is used? (10.15.7, Mid 2012 15" Retina MBP)

I have a 15" Mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro (2.7ghz i7, 16gb of RAM) that I use as a headless server in my house. It's currently running 10.15.7, which is the last supported MacOS release it can run....
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How to view the Safari history, pages opened on current device?

I rarely use a Mac, but I often use an iPhone and an iPad. I needed to find a page in the history of Safari that I once browsed with a Mac. But I found that in Safari the history is completely ...
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Music.app quits unexpectedly on macOS Big Sur when trying to move the app window to an external Monitor

I have a 2019 Macbook Pro with Big Sur 11.2.1 and an external monitor connected via mini DP. When I try to move the Apple Music window to the external monitor, Music.app "Quits Unexpectedly"....
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How to prevent the need to sign in to accounts on Mac

My Mac is connected to my Google (Gmail) and Microsoft (Outlook) accounts. Every few days (once or twice a week) I have notifications that tell me to re-sign-in to these accounts; In most of the ...
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Apple Mail - Exchange Account - Sent mails going to Recipient's Junk

I recently helped a friend with a 2015 iMac upgrade to Mojave; it was on Yosemite. I ran a backup, performed the install, did the updates; all good. I then opened Mail, where she has 3 exchange ...
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Why does updating Big Sur make my Mac start in Recovery mode?

After updating my Mac to Big Sur, every single 11.x update of Mac OS (including the update to Big Sur itself, as well as the latest to 11.2.2) ends up with restarting my Mac to Recovery mode, that is, ...
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Big Sur 11.2 keeps forgetting Location Permission for Chrome

Seemingly every week Chrome will lose it's location permission and require me to re-check its box in the Privacy settings. Did I do something to make the exception temporary? Does it reset when Chrome ...
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Reinstall MacOS or/vs Reformat?

My current install of Catalina has gone a bit wonky. Every other time I start it up it displays the circle with a line through it, so I do a hard restart and it will then boot into Catalina. I'm ...
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Managed Software Center - update not updating

I have a Brother printer (model: Brother MFC-J475DW) which works fine. However, I keep getting a pop-up from "Managed Software Center" (pictured below). I press "Update" and it ...
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macOS Big Sur Cannot delete a certificate from the System keychain

I copied by mistake a certificate in the System Keychain and would like to remove it. I was able to do it on macOS Catalina but the delete option is disabled in Big Sur. How can I remove it? Any clue? ...
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Is it possible to determine “Man in the middle attack” with “traceroute”? [closed]

Is it possible to use the "traceroute" command to look up its request to see if it is being forwarded to another computer?
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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 to setup two completely separate partitions on one SSD

I have a MacBook with 1TB SSD. I want to have two separate partitions with two independent macOS installations. I want to make sure that none of the partitions have any kind of possibility to interact ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reduce reminder window size

I am running MacOS BigSur.I added the reminder window to the desktop by double clicking the list as shown below in the image. This is the smallest size I can achieve by using the resize option. ...
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Downgraded MacOS to Mojave how do I tell the App Store to forget I ever installed things on Big Sur? [duplicate]

Of course when I say downgrade I just mean "wiped the drive entirely and installed Mojave from scratch" because it turns out that I had both software and hardware that just didn't work on ...
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How can I fix '“HPDM.framework” will damage your computer' on macOS Big Sur?

Since updating to macOS Big Sur, I can no longer print to my HP DeskJet 1010 printer. Each time that I start a print job, I get a dialog with error message that says '"HPDM.framework" will ...
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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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Emoji Icon does not show up in touch bar when writing in Whatsapp

When I'm writing a message on Whatsapp, the Emoji Icon (Smiley Face) does not show up in the touch bar. Instead, the touch bar shows just the last emojis like this: But when I try to search for ...
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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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Right click with Voice Control

Is it possible to add (or enable a built-in) Voice Control command to perform a Right Click in Mac OS X? That is, similar to the built-in "Single Click" and "Double Click" voice ...
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How to open specific apps and arrange them to different desktops automatically?

I'm using my MacBook doing quite different things from time to time. For example, at home, I may want to open file1.xlsx, file2.xlsx with Excel on Desktop 2, while Chrome opened with tags of Google, ...

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