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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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What is the “Sites” folder in my macOS Home directory?

After running Migration Assistant (from a 2021 MacBook, reformatted and built from scratch last week, onto a 2018 MacBook, reformatted today), a folder named “Sites” has appeared in my Home directory (...
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how to use WhatsApp on Sonoma 14.5 without a mobile device [closed]

I have no mobile device and so, while I can DL and open WhatsApp onto my laptop, I can't verify my account. I may have asked in the wrong section of StackExchange, but I didn't know else to ask this ...
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Google Chrome Triggers Microphone Alert

For some reason, Google Chrome is triggering the microphone alert even if I have no extensions installed and I am on the start up screen. Crazier still, this notification persist even after I quit ...
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How to identify installed software on MacBook?

While checking the System report on my MacBook Pro (Sonoma 14.5), I found an installed third-party software under Software > Installations with Chinese characters (see attachment) that I do not ...
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Should I erase the disk after cancelling mac os installation?

I have cancelled the mac installation due to pkdownload error 8, which I look up on google and found out that this error due to my unstable internet connection. So I was wondering should I erase the ...
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How to install macOS Catalina on a 2013 iMac in VirtualBox?

I own a 21.5-inch, late 2013 iMac (with a couple hardware upgrades, namely RAM and hard drive) running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (this is the latest macOS compatible with my specs). I'd like to run macOS ...
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My desktop files disappeared after I installed the Sonoma update [duplicate]

I use an Apple M1 Mac and I recently installed the Sonoma 14.0 update. Ever since I did that, all the files on my desktop vanished. They haven’t been deleted: when I use the Finder all the files and ...
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Any version of Java crashes with signal SIGBUS on macOS Sequoia

When running anything that uses Java I get the following error, but with a different log path. # # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGBUS (0xa) at pc=d, pid=18954,...
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Severe problems with all .numbers files that are on iCloud + shared to other people (everyone with link / read only)

Business user here. I didn’t get an answer at discussions@apple so now I am here. I use iCloud for my law office, every client folder has its own Numbers file so it’s at least hundreds of .numbers ...
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How to share my entire screen during a Zoom video call on my Macbook Pro with someone else?

I have Zoom calls with students and an administrator would like to see my entire screen while I am giving a lecture to give me pointers. What are some feasible ways to do this? I have a few ideas: ...
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I can't sign in with my Apple ID after transferring a copy of my data using Time Machine imac

Problem: After transferring Ventura 13.6.7 system and files from MacBook 16 2019 to iMac 2017, I can't log into my Apple ID like any other, always like in the video. If you create a new user in the ...
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Automating Outlook Tasks under Sonoma using AppleScript

I am trying to automate some tasks in macOS Sonoma and Microsoft Outlook 16.78.3 using AppleScript. This is my simple test script to check if I can access outlook items at all: tell application "...
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Mac To Raspberry Pi: Intermittent Broken Pipes

When SSH'ing into my Raspbery Pi, I'll be typing away when suddenly the prompt will freeze. Then after 20 seconds or so, I get a client_loop: send disconnect: Broken pipe error. The time before I get ...
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Log of Finder delete actions?

Is there a way to see the filenames of files I recently pressed cmd-backspace on in Finder? I was deleting some folders in Application Support belonging to apps I uninstalled long ago. I was just ...
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Visual Studio Code was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer

I'm new to Mac and would like to know if this occurrence is normal, I installed the Visual Studio code (exactly version 1.91 from the official site) by downloading the file and then inserting it into ...
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Reduce intensity (luminosity) of Apple Studio Display

I find Apple's Studio Display to be far too bright, and after a while of using it, my eyes feel quite strained. Turning down the Brightness control just makes things darker, but seemingly still as '...
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How can I fix one user account when the Finder Tags don’t show in the contextual menu?

I’m experiencing an issue with tags in Finder on macOS Sonoma 14.5. My main account has this issue. Creating a new account, the tags work fine. The tags are now invisible (not displayed) when I right-...
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can't upgrade macOS version on Macbook air 2015 from Catalina to any newer version

I have a MacBook Air 2015 and I'd updated it to Catalina when it released. now I'm trying to upgrade it to macOS 12. but when I go to software update it says there's no update. and when I use link to ...
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Calendar sending early notifications

I have a repeating calendar event with the following details: Starts: 7/16/2024 6:30 PM Ends: 7/16/2024 10:00 PM Repeat: Every Week End Repeat: Never Travel Time: 35 minutes Alert: 10 min before ...
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Keyboard shortcut for sleep

Now that the keyboards have Touch ID sensors instead of Power/Eject keys, the sleep keyboard shortcut no longer works. Are there any workarounds how to put a Mac to sleep using only the keyboard?
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Add an account to “Internet Accounts” that require a Yubikey

When adding a new "Internet Account" for a "Microsoft Exchange" work email I need to use a MFA Yubikey. The current configuration doesn't allow using from an embedded browser, is ...
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How do I update date modified to now in finder?

I want to update the modified time of a file in finder, just like touch a.txt, how do I do it?
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Automatically open folders in Forklift instead of Finder

I use Forklift (version 3.5.8) instead of Finder. When I type open . or similar to open a folder, I would like it to automatically display the folder in Forklift, not Finder. But note that the ...
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Using "screencapture" sometimes only takes screenshot of wallpaper

I have a working Python script that take screenshots of my single macOS display every minute using screencapture. The script essentially loops os.system(f'screencapture {output}.png'). Every once in a ...
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Can I tell Apple Photos to merge two duplicate photos that it hasn't identified as duplicates?

My family uses Apple Photos on our Macs (Sonoma) and iPhones (iOS 17) with a shared library. We have a lot of duplicate photos from before. I used the built in "Duplicates" album and its &...
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How to factory reset a Mac desktop running El Capitan?

I've never posted here before, but I'm having an issue with a Mac my boss needs me to reset. Ideally, she wants it to continue running El Capitan, as she's worried updating the OS with cause more ...
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Sparse disk image error 'No space left on device' while limit not reached

I created a sparse disk image of 400 GB with hdiutil command on an empty 500 GB external drive. After I have attached the disk image, I copy data to it. After about 17 GB of data I get an error ...
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Unbearably slow iCloud sync, serious problem (fileproviderd)

Hope to find some help here... Problem: I have been unable to sync iCloud files for the past 3 days now (Sonoma 14.5, M1 Mini 2020). It is unbearably slow. I tried to disable sync from System ...
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how to prevent alt+arrows from moving cursor to end/begin of a word

In emacs I mapped alt+<arrows> to switch windows but on macOS terminal it instead moves cursor to begin/end of a word. How to prevent this?
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Deleted Process (CacheDelete)

There is a reoccurring error every time I start my Macbook where the deleted process takes up a significant amount of my CPU. I've attached a log below. In Console.app I searched for the problem and ...
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How to completely reset Spotlight search data on macos 15 beta?

My Spotlight is stupidly broken, because it is searching for a non-existent contact. Rebuilding the index does not help at all, of course, I really need to erase all Spotlight data.
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Prevent screen dimming on Low Power Mode on macOS

When Low Power Mode is enabled on macOS, the screen seems to dim (even if the "Slightly dim the display on battery" option is disabled in Battery settings). However, when low power mode is ...
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Finder not remembering a newly associated Default application for opening files?

I have already opened a .docx file using "Other", selected LibreOffice and Always open with. However Finder is not remembering this - and also open on the terminal/command line is still ...
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Migrating MacOS to external SSD - slow startup

History: I have Intel iMac 5K 2017 (iMac18,3). It has 1 TB Fusion Drive inside. I never reinstalled macOS since I bought it, just upgraded Sierra -> Mojave -> Ventura. Ventura is much slower on ...
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27in iMac running at 100% CPU usage resolution

How do I resolve 100% CPU usage on my late 2012 27in iMac running MacOS Catalina? The processor is a he processor is a 3.2GHz quad-core intel core i5 with 24GB RAM.
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macOS Ventura unable to auto source custom terminal settings (~/.zprofile)

I have a custom .bashrc file with loads of aliases and custom functions which is all located in ~/.bashrc. In ~/.zprofile I added source ~/.bashrc. All my functions and alias work except for the ...
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macOS Picture-In-Picture (can you change default size and location?)

Is it possible to change the macOS system defaults when launching Picture-in-Picture to be of a specific size and location?
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Uninstalling asahi linux partitions

i followed the steps in a video but its not working, heres how it looks /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Cannot disable Quick Note

I'm unable to disable Quick Note in the bottom right corner. I've disabled all hot corners and rebooted my machine. I'm using Sonoma 14.5. Any ideas?
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Automating mouse pointer acceleration changes used to work - macOS Sonoma 14.5

I spend the first 45 minutes of my workday walking 4.7 mph on my treadmill which requires a very mellow mouse experience or every click turns into a drag. I can manually change the mouse tracking ...
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Apple Mail on macOS: Possible to add padding to message pane? The message has literally 0 padding when it's text only

One of the most frustrated things when I switched to Mail.app on macOS is that I noticed that when you receive a text-only email there is zero padding in the message pane, so the text is literally ...
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Photos transfer from mac-book air to a hard disk

I have 7800 Photos on my photos of mac-book air, i need to transfer all the 7800 photos to a external harddisk. I created a separate folder with all the 7800 photos on the desktop now when i try to ...
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APFS vs HFS+ which is better for storage and music/videos creating/editing? [closed]

MBP M1 Ventura. I use multiple external HDDs for storage /editing videos, photos, original music. Should I convert them APFS or stick with HFS+?
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Can't install mkdocs on Monterey

I currently have Python3 as version 3.12.4 in my PATH. It was installed via Homebrew. I have installed mkdocs using pip3 install mkdocs mkdocs --version says mkdocs, version 1.6.0 from /Users/...
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Is ok to keep my MacBook always plugged in? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 2009, and the battery is almost at the end of it's life. Can I preserve it if I leave it always plugged in?
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Export/Backup Safari Profile

Is there a way to export or backup a Safari profile? Every time I want to switch profiles, the list is too long. I need a lot of profiles, but need to use them only once in a while. Exporting them as ...
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Best practices to debug macOS Time Machine errors?

Facing an issue with "Time Machine couldn’t verify your backups" on macOS Sonoma. Similar questions have been asked around but always end with absolute random solutions that work for someone:...
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How to install facebook watchman on Mac Catalina 10.15.5

Please I am installing watchman for so that I can setup my React Native environment on MacBook Pro early 11 with Catalina 10.15.5. All efforts to successfully install watchman has been abortive. Could ...
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How to view logs of deleted folders

2 days ago I edited some files on my iMac. I came back today and inexplicably there was no folder containing those files. I would like to know how to view reports of files deleted during this sort of ...
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Is it possible to have multiple versions of MacOS on the same laptop at the same time?

I am currently running MacOS Sonoma on a Macbook M3. I would also like to have Ventura on the same laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how do I achieve this?
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