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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mounting SMB share on Monterey is rejected

Both my server and my client are running macOS Monterey 12.4. I've shared folders on the server, enabled SMB sharing in the options and enabled the accounts for Windows sharing. On the client, I ...
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why am I getting this error everytime when i tried to run my app? [closed]

Unable to connect to the database: ConnectionRefusedError [SequelizeConnectionRefusedError]: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:5432 at Client._connectionCallback (/Users/andelarwanda/Sequelize-alain/...
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MacOS Monetery File Dates are not rendering correctly

MacOS Monterey Version: 12.4 (21F79) So since doing a massive jump in updates, finder is no longer showing dates correctly, all I get is at. Also if I go and "Get Info" on the file you see ...
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How to remap keys when using Universal Control between two macs

Keyboard connected directly (Bluetooth) When using an external keyboard on my 16" 2019 MBP or 13" M1 MBP (both running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 build 21E258), connected directly with Bluetooth ...
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Command+Shift+G panel appears but does not work. Fix?

To navigate to a folder I often press Command+Shift+G (a shortcut that has worked from NeXT days) and type where I want to navigate to. Starting with one of the updates to Big Sur (I'm still at macOS ...
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Determining if Low Power Mode is Enabled/Disabled from Command Line · macOS 12.2.1 (Monterey)

According to this article the following script should return the current Power Mode state: pmset -g |grep lowpowermode This is what it actually returns in my case: When set through system ...
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How can I edit macOS system localization files?

Recently, Apple has decided to force gendered expressions in the German locale. They say there is no way to undo this, so I've been trying to sniff out a way to change the affected strings on my own. ...
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How can I see all available params in the commands for Finder, Dock etc?

I'm trying to build my own settings script with dotfiles, like this one https://github.com/driesvints/dotfiles/blob/main/.macos How can I see all the available parameters can be passed into defaults ...
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Preview signature annotation: Without the owner password, you do not have permission to create or modify annotations in the document

I need to download a banking form and email it back. After opening the PDF in macOS Preview, I attempt to sign it via Tools > Annotate > Signature This gives the error: Without the owner ...
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How to avoid macOS copying a file and the file is different from the original? [closed]

I copied a file from my MacBook Air running Big Sur (macOS 11.6.5) to a Synology NAS, which has been reliable for 2, 3 years. However, recently I may copy a file from this MacBook Air to the NAS (...
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Is there a way to update macOS offline?

I am using a MacBook offline. Is it possible to Air Drop the latest version of the OS or something to this machine so that I can update it offline?
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I can't share certain files and folder through SMB

I am trying to share some folders and my external USB hard drive through smb for my local network. However, certain folders cannot be shared. The folders appear when go to finder->network and click ...
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Dynamic reference to a cell from another sheet based on text

I am trying to learn how to refer "dynamically" to a cell from another sheet given a textual condition. I have the following scenario: Example There are two sheets labelled "A" and ...
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How can I make a folder that two users will have full read/write permissions for all files and subfolders, including new ones? [duplicate]

I have a folder that I need for two different user accounts to be able to fully access. Both user accounts need to be able to read and write to all of the files within this folder, including its ...
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Unable to Drag and Drop files/directories from local Mac (High Sierra) to remote Mac (Mojave) via screenshare

I have a user who cannot drag and drop files from her local Mac (High Sierra) to her remote Mac (Mojave). She can copy and paste text but not transfer files. It comes up with a small grey forbidden ...
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Remove target="_blank" behaviour from all links

In Safari, how can I prevent any links from opening their pages in new tabs? I would like all links to be totally under my control and always have this behaviour: click: open in current tab, add to ...
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Spyware in MacOS: Spotlight Search Privacy

I have Macbook Pro 14.2 from 2017. I don't have Apple ID and I don't own Iphone or any other apple products. I wanted to know are Spotlight search private? Or, in my case is it possible to mask my ...
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Mac keybindings not working in OneNote

I've remapped my home and end keys to behave like Windows using https://damieng.com/blog/2015/04/24/make-home-end-keys-behave-like-windows-on-mac-os-x/ Shift+end highlights text from the cursor to the ...
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Boot process check for a suspicious terminal window on start up - macOS Monterey

macOS Monterey version 12.3.1 (21E258) shows a suspicious terminal window on start up. The title of the window is "Window". See at second 3 here https://youtu.be/ajRt_2cU6OQ?t=3 Still ...
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Macbook Pro Can't Boot From macOS Monterey of External SSD

I have recently decide to install dual OS (macOS and Windows 10) on this newly bought SSD to run both Mac and Windows on my Macbook Pro 2017. What I did was, Disk Partition on Windows. Got three ...
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How to use input variable in .zshrc alias?

I'm trying to create this alias: alias mrc="php artisan make:controller $(user_input) --resource" so that I can just type mrc ControllerName in the terminal to produce: php artisan make:...
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When “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” is enabled, when does sync happen?

I can trigger sync on macOS in Finder, but how often does it sync? Can I trigger a sync using command line or on iPhone? Thanks for helping out.
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Why a new M1 brand new Mac takes so long to start after login?

I have no application starting or loading anything when the mac starts. I start my mac, see the login window, type my password and after that it takes a long time to login. I guess 2 to 4 minutes to ...
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Is there anyway to speed up the animation when switching between spaces?

This has been bothering me for a while now. When I got my new 16" M1 Pro MacBook Pro with a variable refresh rate display (ProMotion) I realized that the animation when switching between spaces ...
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Terminal window spurious resizing with iPad (sidecar)

I'm using an iPad to extend the desktop on a Macbook Pro. Suppose I disconnect the iPad (either by asking nicely or because it the connection gets dropped). When reconnecting the iPad, Terminal ...
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What is myName-mbp.lan on macOS?

I am new to macOS. What is myName-mbp.lan? Where is defined? Under System Preferences > sharing, that is not my computer name. I'm using a MacBook M1 Pro with Monterey. Thanks
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Screenshot not saving to desktop

I've explicitly set the built in screenshot.app to save captures to the desktop. I make a screen capture, drag the preview to a conversation in a chat app, and wait for it to appear on the desktop in ...
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Jenkins Slave on Mac Mini doesn't start with plist

I am trying to setup Jenkins Slave on mac mini. Have created /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.jenkins.ci.plist with following contents <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!...
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Managing APFS snapshots without purchasing developer certificate

I want to manually create, delete, and restored to snapshots on my APFS volumes (external, for data use, so not limited by SIP). I'm using snaputil, but maintaining APFS snapshots require two ...
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Disable lag when using caps lock key to toggle input language

I have my caps lock key set to toggle input language between English and Russian. There's a slight 'lag' — I have to hold it down for slightly longer than a "normal key". If I press it ...
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How to run "node index" from a folder in terminal

I've managed to open the terminal in the right folder using AppleScript. but I can't figure out how to make it run node index. How the line of code looks so far: do shell script "open -a '...
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