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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Change mac id of usb-c to lan adapter

I recently got a Macbook pro 13 inch and I bought this docking station for all the ports I need. The issue is that my university network requires registration of mac id to use internet in campus and ...
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In macOS settings, what is the difference between apps accessing to iCloud vs iCloud Drive

I know the difference between iCloud and iCloud Drive. But I don't get what's happening if I allow – Mail for instance – to access iCloud or iCloud Drive. Mail won't save my emails as files in a ...
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Mac Pro Overnight Freeze

My Mac Pro (El Capitan) has an issue that happens quite often. Every morning I expect to have to force quit applications and restart, in order to get the day rolling. It's a routine that I've become ...
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PHP Version 7.3.22 to be removed in future macOS

I just attempted to load a new development page without having created the httpdconf entry, & got the PHPinfo page with the following in the header... PHP Version 7.3.22-(to be removed in future ...
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Why do some programs start with a one minute delay, and how to fix it?

Last week, my Mac running 10.15.7 became slow: starting apps took a long time. This is the case for both UI and console programms. After some analysis, I found out that In most cases, program startup ...
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Where do the language indicator icons live in OSX?

Where do the language indicator icons live in OSX? I'm on OSX Catalina but if different on Mojave, would appreciate where it is on Mojave too. I want to write a program that shows that icon in a ...
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Can I trace movement of files on macOS?

I would like to be able to collect data on file movement to filter it by time, type and/or size. Is there a procedure or third party app that will allow tracing of any file as it moves from a place of ...
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Macbook Pro 2020 doesn't recognize second monitor while using usbc

I want my MacBook pro-2020 to be closed and have one screen as the main screen(desktop) and the other screen as an extended one. I have 2 new Dell UltraSharp U2419HC monitors, and an UltraSharp U2419H ...
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How to disable tab preview on mouse hover in Safari for macOS?

I have suddently started seeing webpage preview thumbnail in Safari. I have not enabled this option and I wish to turn off this behavior. How can I turn it off?
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MacOS mounts OS X Base System (Catalina) from my Time Machine backup drive by itself

While my iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2015) was in sleep mode last night it mounted the OS X Base System (Catalina) and opened the image folder. Lately my Time Machine backup drive (Seagate Backup+ ...
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macOS: Disconnect Wi-Fi without turning it off

How can I disconnect from Wi-Fi on Mac without turning it off? I do not want to connect via Wi-Fi on my Mac as I am connected via LAN. But when I turn Wi-Fi off, I also lose the ability to use ...
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Can't boot Mac OS after applying restoring from InstallESD.dmg

So I got a very old Macbook Pro to deal with. It comes with the Mac OS X Lion but nobody seems to know its password because it's a rather dated company asset. I tried to wipe it and reinstall the OS ...
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Ghost external drive in disk utility

I noticed recently when I open up disk utility and I see my external hard drive show up even though nothing is connected to my Mac. I can't unmount it and it does not do anything. Just wondering, is ...
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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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Mac alert sound when moving forward/backward on YouTube

When I'm watching a YouTube video, and I click on left or right, I hear an alert sound. Any ideas how to fix this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 determine the device name of a USB connected printer

I'm trying to solve a printer issue and I'm attemting to send a text file via Ghostscript to a locally attached USB printer. To do this, I need the device name (/dev/<someidentifer>). How do I ...
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Lexmark E210 Printer install from .ppd file

I am excited at the prospect to enable Lexmark E210 printing from Catalina. The E210 "Seems to be a relabeled Samsung ML-4500." PPD file can be downloaded from this link. PPD instructions ...
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How to send app to end of App Switcher list?

When you use command ⌘ + tab ⇥ to change to another application in App Switcher, that app is moved to the front of the stack. Is there a way to send an app to the tail of the stack, other than the ...
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Run a script when device is connected via USB C

How can I run a specific program when a new device has been plugged into a USB C port?
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How to access FTP with read AND write access in finder? [duplicate]

I just read that finder has purposely restricted access when it comes to connecting to FTP sites. Not sure how any apple exec could possibly think this is acceptable. Simply put, I need to find a way ...
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Add striped effect to own events in Calendar.app

Sometimes I see events like these on external calendars shown in my Calendar.app: There is a striped pattern behind it. Makes it look cancelled. How do I add this effect to events that I create ...
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How do I change the default local hard drive free space when using iCloud on OSX?

I'm using iCloud to add additional storage to my Macbook. I'm trying to upload some or external hard drives, but it's a slow process since I can't extend the free space. Is there a way to change the ...
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Updated Bash via Homebrew (from 5.0.17 to 5.0.18). Now I get Error message after starting Terminal

Updated Bash via Homebrew (from 5.0.17 to 5.0.18). Now I get this Error message after starting Terminal: [Command not found: /usr/local/Cellar/bash/5.0.17/bin/bash] [Could not create a new process ...
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Get URL of opened Firefox tabs from terminal

I am trying to get the url of all opened Firefox tabs from terminal using the solution given here which describes how to do so for chrome. I tried the following: osascript -e 'tell application "...
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Remove osascript starting after boot and get to know what it does

I am new to Mac and I have the following problem. After I log in after boot/restart, there is always a tab saying osascript wants to make changes which wants my password. I do not want to run this and ...
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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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Passwordless SSH between MacOS and MacOS not working

I know there are many tutorials, including instructions on this forum but I find that SSH still asks me for a password. Here is what I tried on the local machine: ssh-keygen -t rsa # ...

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