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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If I set up Apple mail, will it delete my emails?

I was trying to set up Apple Mail on my Mac because someone emailed me a .eml file that I seem to need Apple Mail in order to open. When I tried setting up my gmail account in Apple Mail it asked me ...
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Why will my MacBook Pro (15" Late 2016) not power on after disabling 'Boot on Lid Open'?

I wanted to disable the boot/power on by opening the lid. To do so, I entered the below command in the terminal sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03 Post that, I shut down the laptop by going to the Top Left ...
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How to show “only mails with attachments” in MacOS Mail?

In the search box in the top right of Mail, I enter the search term but then want to restrict the results in the same way you can with Outlook on PC "has attachment" to only show those mails ...
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Apple Notes isn't letting me zoom in when using separate window on macOS

When I'm writing a note in a popped out window (by double-clicking on the note in the list), the "zoom in/out/actual size" options in the view menu are disabled. Most of the view menu is ...
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How do I make the emoji keyboard pop up faster

I am typing something in a text field press ctrl+cmd+Space to show the emoji selector type an emoji name click the emoji I want 💪 But the computer delay between (2) and (3) is way too long, and the ...
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How can I download an embedded video from Safari?

I have macOS 10.15.7 and Safari 14.0. I would like to download some webinars that I would like to access offline. They are embedded in the website but I'm not sure if they are Flash videos or HTML5 or ...
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You can't open the application “Transmission.app” because it may be damaged or incomplete

I upgraded from MacOs 10.14 to 10.15 (Catalina), now I can't open Transmission. I get the following error: You can't open the application "Transmission.app" because it may be damaged or ...
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How to run an installed Application as an admin?

Background I'm running Catalina 10.15.7. I run my macOS system as a limited user (I have admin credentials for admin tasks). This mostly works fine, but it seems many apps, and sometimes Apple ...
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MacOS stopped recognizing middle click on mouse

I am running into an issue where my MBP refuses to recognize that my mouse has 2 middle clicks. It sees my (contour unimouse) mouse as follows (1 3 1 2): This is wrong. The mouse buttons ought to be ...
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“Switch User” screen highlight color barely visible

I'm using the latest MacOS (Catalina) and when using the left and right keys to change which user is selected, it's barely visible which one is "highlighted". There doesn't seem to be a ...
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Remove user password or create new user for macOS from live linux [closed]

So I have a user case where I want to boot a live Ubuntu on a mac and from that instance be able to remove a password from a current macOS user account and force the user to set a new password(or ...
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Canon MP140 Printer driver for Catalina

Is anyone able to install a generic printer driver for old Canon printers? I have an old MP140 for which Canon is no longer updating drivers. My Mac doesn't automatically find any drivers so I'm stuck ...
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How to increment a number in a TEXT file each time the automator script runs? [closed]

I want to create a script that has automator open a TEXT file each time it runs and increment the number inside that text file. After it runs, the text file should be saved until next time. How do I ...
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MAMP on macOS Catalina doesn't list folders

I upgraded to a new Macbook Pro running Catalina. I installed MAMP and copied my project-folder to the new Macbook. My projects folder is located under /Users/myname/websites In that folder I have ...
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Bootcamp error: Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server

Whenever I try to proceed with the bootcamp installation or click the download windows support software option from the action menu, it throws me that error. I've googled this problem and made sure I ...
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New macOS install stuck on loading screen, but works in safe mode

First a bit of history: I had installed Bootcamp on my MacBook and to give it more space, I had deleted macOS recovery and system partitions from Easus Partition Manager on Windows. But because of ...
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How to delete a file from Time Machine backups in Big Sur?

I'd like to delete a file from my Time Machine backups, but there seems to be no option to do so in the Big Sur version of Time Machine. I go to the Time Machine menu and select "Enter Time ...
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Creating a handler for moving and deleting files

Is it possible to have a listener be called whenever a file is moved or deleted? Preferably, I would be able to abort the action, but this is not required. I would need to know the original and, if ...
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Create animated gif screen captures [duplicate]

How can I take an animated gif or mp4 screen capture of work I'm doing, as is seen in the gif below? I need the capture to span more than a single window. I prefer not to pay for software to do this, ...
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How to Check Authentication Status in Outlook for Mac (2016)

At the University where I work, we've recently made the switch to Modern Authentication. This has caused a lot of issues for users, with previously configured mail clients not properly negotiating ...
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Does my SSD not mount because it’s full?

I’m having issues booting. And in order to boot I need to mount this but it won’t work no matter what I try the only thing I’m thinking is that it’s because it is full. Does this have anything to do ...
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How to Airdrop images from my iPhone to my computer to avoid JPEG compression?

When I transfer images from my phone to my computer, I believe they are converted to JPEG and compressed. I don't want lossy compression, the full resolution images are worth more to me than a few ...
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Local Items keychain recovery after system wipe

I recently wiped my Mac and now i need help restoring my old keychain. My website passwords used to be stored in keychain's "Local Items" (no iCloud sync) and I had made a copy of /Library/...
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When does macOS switch between light and dark mode?

MacOS Catalina added support for automatic light and dark mode switching. The support article linked above reads: Auto (available in macOS Catalina): Automatically use the light appearance during ...
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Slow Transfer Between External Drives

I have two external USB drives connected to my 2012 Mac mini, and am finding transfer speeds between the two to be really slow. I need to transfer 38GB of stuff. With rsync, I was getting ~60MBps. ...
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Will Macbook Air 2017 benefit from Catalina upgrade?

I'm running Mojave on my Macbook Air (2017) and was wondering if anyone can recommend (or not) upgrading to Catalina now that 10.15.7 seems to be stable release. I'm not using any 32bit apps, so no ...
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MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 is causing a Kernal Panic - Forced an update to T2 chip by installing Big Sur - My machine is now bricked

So only in the last 2 weeks has my Macbook Pro 2018 starting having this kernal panic problem. I was on 10.15.7 and after disabling the power nap and vault encryption suggestions I still had no luck ...
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How can I hide notifications for a short period?

I use notifications heavily as a sort of todo list during the day (mostly Slack and email messages). But sometimes I want to hide these for a while to focus on the whole screen. If I disable ...
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Macbook Air connects to 2.4ghz but shows exclamation point for 5ghz

I just recently moved and set up my same router with a new name. When I connect to the 2.4ghz wifi network the internet runs okay, but when I try to connect to 5ghz it shows an exclamation point over ...
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How to send a looped video to video feed?

I am having some trouble with my webcam on my Mac running Catalina. I want to send a looped video of myself to the webcam feed so I can still seem present in meetings. So, like, when Chrome asks the ...
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Folder in iCloud that stores files only in cloud but doesn't sync with Mac

I'm new to the ecosystem with my new MacBook Pro and I have a question about iCloud storage. I don't have a large SSD so I hope to use my iCloud for files, that's why I subscribed to some storage too. ...
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Share to Messages from Safari fails - missing library

Any idea how to install the missing library? Process: Messages Share Extension [39076] Path: /Users/USER/Desktop/Messages.app/Contents/PlugIns/Messages Share Extension....
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macOS “Mouse Keys” Change Bindings

I decided to try the "Mouse Keys" feature as documented here but I would prefer to bind the mouse controls to different keys. Here are the defaults: Evidently, there aren't any first-party ...
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SSD Not Showing Up In Recovery Mode

I have a 2015 MPB I'm trying to reset to give to my stepdad. Here's what I did: Made a time machine backup Started the MPB in recovery mode Erased the SSD and reformatted it as AFPS Journaled. ...
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Warning: /Volumes/macOS Base System/AppleInternal/Library/Extensions does not exist all files copied to /Volumes/System/Volumes/macOS Base System/

I have a problem with a brand new 2020 13” MacBook Pro, running Catalina, unfortunately, this is not a new problem. It began in December 2018 when the recovery partition on my 2011 MBA got messed up ...
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My mac is slow on slow internet connection [duplicate]

We have internet connection problems on my country. For security reasons blocked almost all social networks and app store aswell.(app store blocked to stop downloading vpn). For this period i noticed, ...
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What is the difference between these two cursors, with tmux?

When running iTerm2 / Tmux, I have this cursor: but when I hold the alt/option key, I have this cursor: what is the difference?
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Jar File Not Launching on MacOS and Need to Update Manifest

I'm not programmer or anything, however I'm trying to execute a Jar File however it wouldn't execute, from finder or from terminal. I did some research and came across the following thread. The Java ...
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Seemingly unrelated keyboard shortcuts conflicting

I got a new work laptop (old machine died) and I'm trying to set up 1Password's keyboard shortcuts. On my old machine I had 1Password's autofill feature hooked up to ⌘ Command⌥ Option\. Today, I tried ...
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Unsandboxed macOS app error: System Policy: deny(1) file-read-data

I am working on a macOS app which is distributed outside of the App Store and isn't sandboxed. My understanding is that non-sandboxed apps should have access to everything that the user can access. ...
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Is there something similar to RemoteApp for MacOS

I'm wondering if MacOS has something similar to the Windows RemoteApp that would allow publishing of an app that runs on the MacOS. I use Windows as my main environment and wish to use iMessage on ...
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When are per-user temp files in /var/folders/ removed?

How often and under what conditions are files under var/folders/ removed? If an application creates a file under var/folders/, is it possible for that file to be removed by the system before the ...
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Dock unread count keeps disappearing

Every couple of days Mail.app stops showing the unread message count on the Dock icon. Restarting the application brings it back immediately. In Preferences->General, I have Dock unread count ...
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What is `intu-ec-client` listening on TCP port 8021?

I'm wondering how I can either kill it or change the port it listens on. Neither lsof -nP -i4TCP:8021 | grep LISTEN nor netstat -av | grep 8021 or launchctl list | awk 'NR>1 {print $3}' | xargs -I %...
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Intermitent SAPGUI disconnection on Mac OS 10.13.6 [closed]

We are getting following error whenvever users tries to login to SAPGUI first thing in morning. Connection failed Error: SncPDLInit()==SNCERR_INIT Unable to load GSS-API dyld Shared Library named &...
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Switching desktops / full screen apps on multiple displays?

I have kind of a weird case on Catalina (10.15.7, MBP 13" 2019). I have two external displays and a laptop screen. The laptop screen mirrors to Display 2. For some reason, I can switch between ...
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How can I ensure that friends with iPhones send me SMS/text instead of iMessages?

I have an android phone and normally use the Google Messages app for sending and receiving SMS. Yesterday, I used the macOS Messages.app app for the first time to send a friend a link. I guess they ...
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How do I find and kill an application which keeps restarting?

I am writing an application in Swift and I have attempted to allow it to launch at login by following a number of tutorials. This involves creating a launcher application and enabling it using ...
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How can I monitor MacBook USB bandwidth?

I have a late 2017 MacBook with the latest Catalina. Using two Anker USB extenders, I have devices in pretty much every port, including six large external hard drives, a webcam and an external SD card....
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Add unlock sound effect

Whenever I unlock my macOS machine, I want it to play a sound effect from an mp3 file. So I created an automator .app to play the sound using Afplay shell command. Tested the app successfully. And ...

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