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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Transferring Audiobooks to another Macintosh

I don’t think anyone would accuse Apple of making things too obvious. I have an iMac which I am retiring. My new machine is a Mac Mini. I have a number of audiobooks which come from a third party. ...
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How do I show a transient notification overlay using bash?

How do I show a transient notification overlay using bash? I have some custom hotkeys and I want to display a visual confirmation for them. PS: I do not want to use hammerspoon for this.
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Connect two bluetooth AirPod Pros to a Mac without switching to 1-channel 16-bit integer (24k Hz)

My wife and I often watch movies together on airplanes, so we connect our AirPod Pros (1st and 2nd generation) to my laptop. This solution used to work fine: Connect two bluetooth headphones for audio ...
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Unable to open some Apps on M1- CPU consumptions are 100%

I'm currently running macOS Ventura 13.0.1. I cannot open some apps like iterm2 and Mathematica today. I find that after I open these apps, the background CPU consumption reaches 100%, as shown below: ...
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Getting "Killed: 9" response for certain commands in terminal Mac (Ventura)

I have been playing around installing a few software using homebrew and I don't know what happened, but now I am getting Killed:9 error message when trying to execute say the ls, cp commands, etc. I ...
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Error on macOS startup - "The application can't be opened."

Recently, I updated my Apple ID email address, and I logged out and back into my Apple account within the settings on my 2018 mac Mini (see info below). Now, when restarting, I consistently get an ...
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Macbook incorrectly sets date time based on my location

I've recently upgraded to Ventura and found that the system date time is incorrect. I've checked the Date Time settings that shows: I'm located in CET, but it incorrectly sets it up to PST and my ...
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macOS Safari 16.1 - can't save after customizing toolbar

When I right click on the toolbar in Safari and then select Customize toolbar... from the context menu, the toolbar gets permanently stuck in "edit mode". I tried everything to get out of it,...
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Linux messed up GUID Partition Table for APFS container on external drive

I partitioned my 1TB external drive as follows for use with both macOS & Windows: 949GB APFS 51GB Windows NTFS As I no longer needed the Windows partition I tried to delete it through Disk ...
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How to move file in opt folder to opt subfolder with same name

I am trying to install Navidrome on macOS based on instructions here: https://www.navidrome.org/docs/installation/macos/ Note: I have Docker installed but the instructions are unclear if I should ...
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Notes appearing on all sets in stage manager

So I changed some sort of setting, and I can't figure out which one. When I turn on Stage Manager on my Mac, my notes windows appear in all sets. Does anyone know how to turn that off - its really ...
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Trying to install El Capitan via Bootable USB on MBP 2009 using Windows 10, not showing up

I have recently received a 2009 MBP to use with an old video camera. The MBP has no HDD so I formatted an old windows drive to exFAT and have been trying to create a bootable USB for OSX installation, ...
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Prevent audio quality degradation when microphone in use?

I googled and although the top result is for Windows, it describes my exact problem: namely, when the microphone is in use, audio quality becomes horrible. Example I'm on a coworking session (where ...
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Mail rule to move messages with all-capital subject to Junk

I would like to create a rule on Mail that automatically moves any new e-mail message to the Junk folder if the subject contains all capital letters. I do not think that thanks to the Mail Rules it is ...
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new MacBook, Icloud can't login, got error "the iCloud terms of conditions have changed."

I got myself a new mac from an old one, but it keeps asking “how to agree to iCloud terms and conditions”, how do I accept these?
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Video purchased from Apple is blacked out

I purchased and downloaded a video called "Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas."  When I play it, audio works, and controls, mouse pointer, and captions are visible, but no picture—the rest of ...
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MS DOS Installation

I have an Intel Macbook and I want to install MS DOS (I'm using Virtualbox). A couple of questions: I found sealed versions of MS DOS on ebay however it says "For Distribution only with a new PC&...
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Apple Calendar App - meeting not showing up

I have a meeting that's not showing up on my Apple Calendar but is showing up on the calendar on my Microsoft Teams app. I verified that calendars are enabled for my Exchange account under System ...
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I can no longer boot into MacOS and it seems like I corrupted my partitions

I'm not sure what I did, but I think I messed up my partitions on my 2TB FusionDrive on a n Intel Based Macbook Pro 2020. I believe I was on Monterey. I think the underlying cause is that I ...
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<> and ^° keys switched on Satechi compact backlit USB keyboard

Using a Satechi Compact Backlit USB keyboard QWERTZ variant: https://satechi.net/products/compact-backlit-bluetooth-keyboard It is a nice product however < > and ^ ° keys are switched. Did a ...
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Random bursts of CPU usage from Safari for no reason on macOS Ventura

I’m seeing intermittent random bursts of 100% CPU usage from the Safari process even with all windows closed and all plugins disabled. How can I debug this/know what’s causing this? I have tried ...
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Ethernet adapter not detected on MacBook 4.1

The ethernet adapter on my MacBook 4.1 doesn't show up on system profiler and isn't available on Network Preferences. This computer is dual boot and the ethernet works fine when I boot into Linux so ...
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How to disable blurish font on MacOS - ie. the anti-aliasing or smoothing

Recently I was forced to switch to MacBookPro and I am suffering from the font smoothing. I use external monitor the very same as before the MBP in its native resolution. But texts on Mac are ...
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Reinstall mac os showing os el capitan [duplicate]

I have macbook pro late 2015, trying to reinstall mac os and it’s showing mac os El capitan, is there is a way to reinstall the latest version directly ?
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ThumbnailExtension_macOS taking too much CPU

After upgrading to macOS Ventura i am having performance issue with my MacBook Pro machine. In activity monitor ,ThumbnailExtension_macOS keeps consuming 98+ CPU always. ThumbnailExtension_macOS (Not ...
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Can't change "Require password after screen saver begins"

In MacOS Ventura, I can't change the "Require password after screen saver begins or display is turned off" setting. I'm able to change it in the Administrator account, but not in the regular ...
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Cannot toggle "Prevent automatic sleeping on power adapter when the display is off"

I can't toggle the option "Prevent automatic sleeping on power adapter when the display is off" under Settings -> Displays -> Battery & Energy. It just remains on. This looks like ...
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Enable Touch ID without the prefrence pane (MACOS)

I have admin privileges on my laptop given to me by my school, but they blocked enabling touch id through AirWatch MDM. I want to turn on Touch ID without using the system preferences pane, anyway I ...
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I can't boot into Recovery mode

Running macOS 11.7.2 Recovery partition is present as disk1s4 632.2 MB I can't boot into the recovery partition. cmd-r gives me internet recovery. Many thanks if any one could advise me.
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The character '"'and 'i' replaces to ï automatically, and it messes with my code, how can I disable this?

The character '"'and 'i' replaces to 'ï' automatically, and it messes with my code, how can I disable this?
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Switchback from Xubuntu to macOS [duplicate]

My friend recently acquired a corner store and in the office, the previous (disappeared) tenants left a 2012 MacBook Pro 15.4". We found a proper charger and turned it on: it has Xubuntu on it. ...
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Get notification (alert) from Mac when power charger is disconnected

I want my Mac to make a sound when the power charger is disconnected; similar (or different) to the one it does when it is connected. I tried this post but did not work. I used this one by @trane-...
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Is there a way, using terminal or something, to make time machine backup more frequently or to give preference to one disk in particular?

I have 3 USB disks all doing Time Machine backups. MacOS does them in series. Disk1, then Disk2, then Disk3, then back to 1 and so. Sometimes it takes 4 hours to return to Disk1. Is there a way to ...
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What are risks of disabling SIP for OpenCore Legacy Patcher: UNAUTHENTICATED_ROOT?

In order to keep MacOS updated on older Mac, OpenCore Legacy Patcher needs to lift next System Integrity Protections: UNAUTHENTICATED_ROOT UNRESTRICTED_FS UNTRUSTED_KEXTS What do they allow and what ...
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macOS: Keep individual files or folders available offline within an iCloud folder?

On my Macbook, I have a folder that is synced to iCloud. It looks like this: This is great, because in case something happens to my MacBook, I have a backup. However, my iCloud has more data than my ...
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Multiple Aps Failing at Start Up after upgrading to Ventura

After upgrading to Ventura 13.0.1 several apps, including Bartender, ChronoSync, and Logitech Options prompt for system permissions, accessibility, full disk, screen recording etc every time I start ...
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Collecting S/Ns and Model Name

I just started at a scale-up as their first IT Engineer, and boy, what a mess it is. Company exists for 10 years, but they just started to have an IT department now for 4-5 months. All devices (Macs) ...
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Security of OpenCore Legacy Patcher to run new OS X on old Macs

I know that OpenCore Legacy Patcher is open-source, but did anybody trustworthy actually do an independent review of its source if it does not add anything nasty to the patched OS and published his ...
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AWS CLI downloading lambda package as few bytes? [migrated]

url=$(aws lambda get-function --function-name my_func --query 'Code.Location' --output text) When I do wget url, it shows: --2022-11-21 11:09:03-- http://url/ Resolving url (url)... 23.217.x.x, 23....
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control cursor on iPad from Mac

Apple's universal control allows me to move the cursor on Mac to iPad by "pushing the cursor to boundary of screen" with Mac trackpad. How to do this with a script? I tried cliclick but it ...
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Can you set brightness adjustment by increment as default behavior? (macOS 13 Ventura)

To adjust brightness by increments, you need to hold down Opt+Shift. Can you make it so that the brightness will adjust by increments by default without holding down Opt+Shift? I'm on MacBook Air M2, ...
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Why does macOS Monterey not enable cmd/⌘-H "hide" an application when it's the only one that's not hidden?

Hiding the current application with cmd/⌘-H does not work when current app is only non-hidden one, but does work when there are other, non-hidden applications. Why? And is there some way to make it ...
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What is the location of macOS logon file?

Cant find location of OSX logon data file. Where I will be able to extract following info: DateStamps of console and tty creation. Username that run those sessions. How long sessions have been active....
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Is there a command-line tool to define a keybinding on the fly?

I'm aware of some of the options for keybindings, but as far as I know none have a command-line interface. I would like something where I can say something like "mac-bind command-option-b <...
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Limitations to file path and filename lengths in macOS and/or iOS / iPadOS?

Are there any limitations to the lengths of file names, and file paths, in MacOS? What about iOS and iPadOS?
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Reinstalling MacOS "disk with mount point required" error

I'm trying to install MacOS Monterey on an iMac from a USB installer image, and it proceeds through copying files to reboot, then comes up with this error: Disk with mount point required Any ideas on ...
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How to check and set all default types of an app in macOS? [duplicate]

I just switched from Windows to macOS. In Windows, I can use "Set defaults for applications" to select an app to see what file types or link types it can open, and change all default types ...
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Adding an Exchange account in macOS doesn't show server options

I'm trying to add an Exchange account using the Internet Accounts preference pane on macOS Monterey, but the option to manually set the Exchange server is not there anymore (I have also tried on ...
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MBP 14 2021 bad mic feedback

I've got a problem with a new MBP 14 2021. The mic doesn't cut off the sound from the speakers. For example on Discord if I'm on a call, then I can talk to people using a built-in mic and speakers. It ...
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Monterey login screen after upgrading to Ventura

This is a little bit ironic. I've upgraded earlier than normal from Monterey to Ventura because I really disliked the color scheme of the login screen in Monterey. Lo and behold, after the upgrade the ...

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