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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Can I use boot camp to install windows if I already have two versions of macOS?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 1TB SSD, it currently has two APFS volumes one I boot into for high Sierra (for when I need to use legacy software) and my normal one for Catalina. Is it still possible to ...
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Sort folders by size in Finder

Is there any way, to sort sub-folders in a folder or a whole volume (such as the root drive where macOS is installed) by size? Is it possible to do without resorting to a 3rd party app?
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Set macOS audio output to an iOS device

The speakers of my computer have a bad crackling sound. I'd like to be able to watch videos on my computer (for the large screen) and have the sound on the iPhone speakers (better sound). Is it ...
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I made an AppleScript app and Siri won't launch it

I followed iFixit tutorial how to make "AirPods connect" app for Mac. It works perfectly but I cannot run it with Siri. Using Spotlight or clicking on it works, but Siri won't open it and says "I'm ...
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Mac Catalina wake up without keyboard or touchpad

After Catalina, my mac pro retina (MacBook Pro - 13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) regularly wakes up without keyboard or touchpad. This usually happens when I wake it up from the touchbar and ...
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Macintosh HD is not visible on boot but is can be detected using Recovery on an installation USB

I've transplanted the SSD drive between two identical MacBook Air's - both are 13" Early 2015 models - as one of them had died. Upon moving the SSD from the dead MacBook to the other one, booting the ...
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Mac Mini 2018 Kernel panic bug_type 210 after Security Update 2020-002

Since installing the Mojave Security Update 2020-002 I do get a message that my Mac Mini 2018 was restarted because of a problem even I shut it down normally. The Mac Mini 2018 was running fine for 3 ...
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Is it possible to download and install multiple versions of Safari on macOS?

Is it possible to download and install multiple versions of Safari on macOS? I need to test something out on my MacBook with the latest version of Safari (13), but I don't want to update my current ...
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How do I use ls command with a variable for a directory in zsh?

I set a variable named $G2_HW_sci. This is the output with echo. user@192 SS % echo $G2_HW_sci ~/Documents/trabalho/SS/G2/science/homework/student_work/ Then I tried to ...
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Unable to even find drive after erasing an encrypted drive

I messed up and erased my drive using Disk Utility by doing Cmd ⌘ + R. Afterward, I wanted to reinstall macOS. Except now when I go to Disk Utility the only thing it sees is the image that I booted ...
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MacOS doesn't like my favorite keyboard/input methods

For some time, I have been using Unicode Hex Input 99% of the time. Recently, with some assistance here and from the author of Ukelele, I managed to add press-and-hold pop-ups to Unicode Hex Input, ...
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$PATH broken after installing Visual Studio for Mac

I have a beautifully set .bash_profile and everything was working well, then I installed Visual Studio for Mac, for a while I didn't realise that something was wrong, today I saw that all my paths ...
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How to stop mDNSResponder from using 90-100% CPU continuously forever on Catalina?

I just upgraded my 2018 15" MacBook Pro from Mojave to Catalina (10.15.4). It's been a few hours. One of the first things I did after the upgrade was edit a video using the new free trial of Final ...
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Change default Arabic font on OSX Catalina

I'm trying to change the Arabic font on OSX Catalina from the default Geeza Pro to the (system provided) much nicer looking DecoType Naskh. However I'm unable to disable Geeza, nor make any changes ...
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Disable confirmation dialog when changing File Extension in macOS Finder

Every time I change a file type in Finder, I'm forced to confirm that I actually want to change the file extension. Are you sure you want to change the extension from ".old" to ".new"? If you ...
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Mojave: Macbook Pro (2011) loads endless after password

so I try to fix this annoying problem of a pretty aged Macbook Pro (2011) with Mojave. What I've done? I created a TimeMachine Backup to move from the old HDD to a new SSD. The creation and importing ...
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macOS Terminal doesn't paste correctly

Recently after upgrading to macOS Mojave, my workflow has been seriously impacted by the inability for macOS Terminal to be able to paste the contents of my clipboard correctly. When I paste ...
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Prevent mac from requiring login screen at home

I would like to prevent my mac from sleeping when I'm at home. I trust the people in my house, and would like to stop it from being locked. Or even better, maybe it could only require a password ...
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PDF viewer that makes reference checking easy

I'm an academic and I read a lot of papers on-screen in pdf format. Scientific papers always have a list of references at the back, and when reading them it's often necessary to check a reference, ...
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Why can't I ssh using a port other than 22?

I'm trying to ssh to a machine that opens the port 8012 for ssh as opposed to port 22. When I ssh at the command line (ssh -p 8012 username@host), nothing happens. The -vvv option gives no pertinent ...
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Get back an icon from the “icon?” file

I have a external HD with several folders and every folder have a specific icon. I tried to clean it up with CleanMyDrive2, and now my folders are all back with the usual blue folder icon. Inside of ...
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macOS system appearance resource files (.car) location for accent colors

I was wondering where the resource files for the accent colors are located? The normal aqua, dark aqua, accessibility, … appearance files are all located at this location: /System/Library/CoreServices/...
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MacOS 10.15.4 dnsmasq doesn't work properly when listening on lan IP address

I have a dnsmasq set on my Mac to provide DNS lookup service to lan computers and Mac itself.The main conf script is listen-address=127.0.0.1,192.168.1.2 where 192.168.1.2is Mac's lan IP address. ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth used to download an iTunes movie (on the TV app)?

I am using Catalina on one Mac, and sometimes I may download a purchased movie on iTunes (it has become the TV app now). Is there a way to limit its download speed? If it uses as much bandwidth as ...
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How to let screenshot show a mouse pointer on Mojave and Catalina?

I think in Mojave and up, we can press CMD Shift 5 to show a menu of what to capture on screen and the Options. There are options for a 5 second or 10 second timer, and one to "Show Mouse Pointer". ...
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Login user - opposite to launchctl bootout user/id

How can I login user in programmatically way? I need something opposite to command launchctl bootout user/502 that logouts user with id=502. Does this way exist?
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Posting Comments and Accessing Notifications on Youtube with Safari version 11.1.2

Can anyone using Safari 11.1.2 (macOS) tell me if they can post comments on Youtube and access the notifications pane on Youtube?
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Macbook pro 2013 disable trackpad input completely [duplicate]

I want to completely disable my trackpad, from startup if possible. The trackpad on my 2013 macbook pro is not working properly anymore. Click/Tap does not register and neither alternate click. I ...
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macOS Crashing After Wakeup from Sleep

I have Macbook Pro 13" 2017 with macOS Mojave. It's sometimes crashing after wakeup from sleep. Last diagnostic report is below and also there is a line that caught my attention about that Wacom ...
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How to disable profile tab/section when opening new window in iterm?

I have been facing this problem for a quite while now. Whenever I open new window of iterm, a profile tab/section is automatically opened. Here is a screenshot. It's annoying to close it every time ...
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How to simulate network connections / ipfw on macOS?

I would like all UDP traffic on my localhost to have 1% packet loss, 10 ms propagation delay, 10Mbit/s bandwidth. On other computers I have experience using ipfw something like this: ipfw add pipe 1 ...
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“The Installer information on the recovery server is damaged” when installing macOS Sierra

Im trying to reinstall macOs Sierra but get In the log I only get Any help appreciated!
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My MacBook Pro won’t let me erase my disk

I'm trying to delete all the data off my MacBook Pro. I pressed command+r, went to disk utilities, selected my disk in the slot to the left, went to the erase tab. The "erase" button is faded so I can'...
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AddressBook taking 62 GB space by images

For whatever reason, AddressBook is taking up 62gb of space on my limited availability system of a Macbook Pro running Mojave. This is what the daisy disk looks like. How can I fix this and why is ...
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My Comments Not Posting on Youtube with Safari (macOS)

My comments are not posting on Youtube while I use Safari (11.1.2) on macOS? I only have one extension which is the Hoversee extension, nothing else, I'm almost certain that's not why YouTube is ...
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Is there a log somewhere that will show when I have done screensharing?

Over the past week, I have been doing a lot of remote access using the Screen Sharing.app. Is there a place that logs when I have used it and for how long? I've looked in the Console.app but haven't ...
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How to have Touch Bar display full control strip on desktop but app controls everywhere else?

I would like to use the expanded control strip on the desktop without having to press the arrow. It's really annoying to not have the full control strip on the desktop. However, I want to be able to ...
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Problem running .command file [duplicate]

My problem is i'm trying to run a .command file in OS Mojave. It tells me when attempting to run it The file "Rev PLATE-140.command" could not be executed because you do not have appropriate ...
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Is there a lexicon for the icons on a Mac?

I want to know about the "lightning bolt" symbol and wondering if there is a lexicon or summary of the meanings of all these icons.
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How to click and drag to select/copy only part of a message in iMessage for OS X? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to restore the feature that allows clicking and dragging in a message in the OS X Messages app to select only part of a message that has already been sent or received? This ...
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Terminal MacOS emoji support

I was just wondering if anyone knows the emoji support that the Terminal.app has in MacOS? I'm using zsh, and I end up with this when I type it out, I get the following (note I didn't add a space ...
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Looking for alternatives to QuickTime 7 Pro for OS Catalina concerning audio mapping

I've been using QuickTime 7 Pro (until recently) in order to QC multi-channel ProRes files. Now, I am unable to QC 5.1 plus Stereo Comp files like I use to. Is there another app out there that will ...
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Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB, and video game requires an Intel HD 3000 Integrated Video Card or Better?

I have an Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB on my MacBook Pro and a game I want to play is requiring an Intel HD 3000 Integrated Video Card or Better. How can I tell if my graphics card is sufficient?
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(I don't know what this is called.) Always on top Ghost Window

After a game crashed (OpenRCT2, It was the default mac crash window.), I have had this ghost window stuck on my screen. It's on top of everything including the login screen and the screensaver. When ...
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macOS isn't using my configured dummynet

I would like all UDP traffic on my localhost to have 1% packet loss, 5 ms propagation delay. I thought I could use macOS' built-in dummynet for this. I ran at the terminal sudo dnctl pipe 1 config ...
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Is there a fix for seeing two black screens using TeamViewer on macOS 10.14.6?

We're using TeamViewer at work to allow people to work from home. We've one issue we're chasing with support and I wanted to share here in case someone has figured this out. Macs at work have two ...
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Add bad blocks to bad block file in HFS+

I have a drive that seems to have bad blocks: sometimes reading or writing will result in a hang of Finder/Terminal/whatever app is using the drive. I read that I can use "badblocks" to scan the drive ...
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How to fix JRELoadError on macOS 10.15.4 Catalina?

When I download or brew-cask-install JOSM, jEdit (and propably any other java app) and run it, I get JRELoadError. I have: $ java -version openjdk version "14" 2020-03-17 OpenJDK Runtime Environment ...
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2017 MacBook Pro has no startup disk when updating MacOS beyond Sierra

My 2017 15" MacBook Pro gives a flashing question mark every time I try to update to a newer OS. The install process looks completely normal until it restarts for the last time and boots up to a ...
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How to add a domain user MacOS

Is there a difference between new Mac: Create Admin + Configure Qualify new Mac in the domain Create New User with AD credentials in System Pref OR Add new User directly into AD with "Change User" ...

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