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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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How to remove scam sites from the actual LIST on Notifications?

Here's a typical scam site where I must have accidentally clicked yes on the notifications scam panel: It's easy to click "off", but how do you literally remove the items from that list?
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Change login timeout period?

When a user fails to enter a password they receive an increasingly long delay between login attempts. By default it seems this retry failure increases to rather unergonomic values, for example you can ...
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Where am I supposed to store my MP3s for the macOS Music app to monitor?

The Music app seems to default to this convoluted path with multiple duplicate entries when I reset it through settings: ~/Music/Music/Media/Music/. However, it's not obvious at all where the actual ...
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Receiving error when copying files to external APFS drive

I'm trying to copy a film project from external drive A (formatted with ExFAT) to external drive B (formatted with APFS). This always results in an error message saying: "the item "name"...
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MacOS can't install opam, what is the fix?

I am having many issues with up and running OCaml. I cleaned all and was trying to start fresh by installing opam. brew install opam which shows the following: Warning: You are using macOS 14.4. We ...
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"Install helper" with touchID

Some apps frequently ask for password to "install helper". As a user, I could not really change the software design, but it would be much easier if I can use touchID instead of password. We ...
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How to watch video podcasts on Mac?

I would think I should simply launch Podcasts app and click on a podcast episode to play. But I only get audio. Where is the video picture? Apple Podcasts 1.1.0 MacOS 14.4.1 Sonoma
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Why can't I open the Trash while it's being emptied? [closed]

We've all seen the error message, which appears if you try to click on the Trash icon while it's deleting a big file. My question is... why not? What's the harm in having the Trash open in Finder ...
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Disable/reset screen time passcode (account without AppleID)

I've got a Macbook Pro running MacOS 12.7.4 Monterey with two local accounts: user and admin, both without an AppleID. The user account has a screen time passcode set that I forgot. The official ...
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Can I stop macOS from hiding a hidden app's windows in the app's Dock menu?

In recent versions of macOS (14.x / Sonoma at least), when an app is hidden, all its currently open windows are also hidden in its Dock menu… except those that are currently minimized in the Dock. ...
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How do I find broken symbolic links in macOS?

I would like to learn, how to find broken symbolic links, recursively given a path. Just as a precise reference of what I am looking for, the Linux equivalent (that does not work in macOS) would be ...
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Can MDM do things that violate one's privacy?

I know it can install apps, change settings on the Mac automatically. I’m concerned about things like: monitoring my screen without my consent decrypting TLS traffic send data to the server for ...
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How do I delete tunnels on the localhost (lo0) interface?

How do I delete tunnels on the localhost (lo0) interface? I have tunnels on my machine, but no active VPNs, so it seems like they shouldn’t be there. How do I delete these tunnel interfaces and routes?...
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Open app and make sure it gets focus [closed]

I want to open a specified app and focus it. Sometimes app only open and do not focus, but need to be selected again to get focus. I want to have the option to make sure they focus too. I want to add ...
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How to clone entire drive of 2018 MacBook Pro?

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro I borrowed and need to return. I already have a cloud backup but wanted a full disk clone for extra safety. All my attempts are done in Recovery Mode. I first tried to clone ...
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Why is ZFS having such an impact on my iMac?

I installed the OpenZFS on Mac v2.2.2 package for Big Sur 11.7.9, gave it access through the Security Preferences, and rebooted. I used diskutil to erase an external SSD drive I'm testing with. When I ...
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how to check status of DNS resolution service and/or restart in macOS?

Background Connected to WiFi on Macbook Air, Early 2014, running Big Sur 11.7.10, logged in as a Standard (limited) User. Symptoms Browsing Internet works fine on Google Chrome. nslookup google.com ...
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Create a local snapshot of an external drive in macOS

I'd like to backup my external drives to my NAS using rsync and not Time Machine, because I occasionally want to actually use these files on the remote server. I'd like to create an APFS snapshot ...
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Programmatically determine last time a Mac booted into Safe Mode

last reboot and last shutdown will give system history for those two commands. log show —predicate ‘eventMessage contains “Previous shutdown cause”’ —last 1h —info will return some (mostly documented) ...
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Email tracking for Sonoma without approval request

I am looking for an email service which provides an email tracking feature and works on Sonoma. I used to use the excellent Mailbutler before upgrading to Sonoma, however since the upgrade to Sonoma, ...
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port: command not found

I tried to install Clang 17 with the following command on my MacOS Sonoma: sudo port install clang-17 but got the following error: sudo: port: command not found Tried export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/...
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A PDF viewer that can reload and open pdf attached files

I'm searching for a PDF viewer with two specific capabilities: firstly, the ability to open attached PDF files, similar to Foxit PDF Reader or Adobe PDF Reader. Secondly, I need it to automatically ...
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Why do the interface objects (eg cursor, cmd+tab, swiping across desktops) seem completely unaffected by lag?

Whenever my MacBook Air 2015 experiences lag, most apps and interactions are slow to respond and often send my mouse into pinwheeling. However, the mouse cursor and trackpad shortcuts (four-finger ...
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How not to download junk from Gmail

I have a Gmail account configured on Mail.app. Over the years I have marked junk as junk, report as junk, and block on Gmail. When I read that account using Mail.app, I still see the same junk in the ...
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Install El Capitan and Big Sur on newer Mac

I have a 2019 macbook pro with Monterey installed. I am usually reluctant of switching to the newest OSX because cubase and other daw are not always compatible. I would not think about maintaining ...
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Specify word delimiters for macOS (14+), such that cursor movement/selection in all applications are affected?

How can I specify word delimiters (word boundaries) for macOS (14+), such that cursor movement/selection in all applications are affected? Methods mentioned on this site (A, B) appear to no longer be ...
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Have I corrupted my sudoers file? Cannot use sudo command at all

I think I may have corrupted my sudoers file. At any rate I can no longer use the sudo command (always hangs). I've read other questions related to this topic and tried to fix (going into Recovery ...
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no sound in plist on mac

I'm not able in my plist of sync to make a beep when finished. this my code of plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD ...
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Process are still alive after closing session

I have installed a fresh new MacBook. There are no third party applications. I have created 2 users: user1 and user2. I can switch from user1 to user2 sessions. I have closed user1 session. I have ...
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My MacBook Air M2 keyboard is completely non-functional [duplicate]

Last week my MacBook Air M2 keyboard and trackpad became completely unresponsive, and then the screen started flashing. After searching the internet for quick fixes to no avail I installed the Ventura ...
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Can't install libmagic on Mac M1 Pro

I am having significant trouble installing some Python libraries/dependencies for a project I have to work on, specifically with libmagic. I have tried to install libmagic several ways with no success ...
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How to install any App Store app directly from the Safari address bar?

In short: I want to install any App Store app directly from the Safari address bar. Sometimes when I type the name of an App Store app in the Safari address bar, the Safari address bar will show me a ...
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Simplest way to create a clickable list in MacOS that will cause selected programs to run

I'm looking for something which runs under macOS that will let me do the following: Suppose I have a file called "program.list" with contents something like this: "Program 1" "...
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Need to convert very long (multiple A4 stacked vertically) screen captures into a series of PDFs [closed]

I used the Nimbus screenshot extension to capture very long (multiple scrollable pages) content in browser, and saved all such in PNG format (let's say A4 width X many A4 heights). I have done for ...
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Photos notification: "A participant removed photos you added to the shared library" - which ones?

I have a shared Photos library with several participants. Once in a while I get a notification like this: "A participant removed 8 photos you added to the shared library". When I click the ...
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Adding unmodified originals to new Photos library causes inexplicable error

Steps to reproduce: Open existing Photos library Export unmodified originals Close and reopen Photos, holding the option key Create a new library Select all the unmodified originals and drag them ...
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Sending some links through email fail to go through to recipient

I noticed that sending certain links through email do not get received by the recipient. I tried to narrow down the issue, and it seems to be on the Apple side. This does not happen with every link I ...
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How can I safely remove duplicates from Photo?

When I have looked how to delete duplicates from my Photo library Apple says use the 'duplicates' option on the photo menu. Except my version of Photo doesn't have this button (Version 7.0 (460.0.120)...
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mDNS / Bonjour / UDP 5353 Port reusability [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a way to allow the device (in this case MBP - MacOS 14.4) other programs to reuse the 5353 port that bonjour uses. I'd like to also receive and listen to mDNS queries sent by ...
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Cant run recovery (partitioning problems)

So I received my "new" MacBook Pro M1 Max today. I am having problems restoring the device though. Hopefully the following screenshots will explain the problem better than I can: {From ...
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To edit TrashIcon.icns using hex editor to get access to the dark icons

In /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources there is a file TrashIcon.icns. Alexander O'Mara, a guy who is a security expert at Mastercard discovered that this file contains ...
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List of all entitlements on Apple systems

Is there a list of all entitlements, past and present, recognized on macOS and all other Apple operating systems? Or a list that covers at least half of them? I can't find one anywhere and the ...
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Sharing space across encrypted/non-encrypted AFPS volumes

According to Apple's support documentation, Apple File System (APFS) allocates disk space on demand. When a single APFS container (partition) has multiple volumes, the container’s free space is ...
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Where to find the "generic folder" icon?

The "generic folder" icons can be found in two places: The GenericFolderIcon.icns file in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources and PNG files from Folder_16x16....
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Mac OS shows wrong date and time

My Mac mini M1 mit Sonoma 14.3.1 shows wrong date and time: 10th of April [correct date: 13th of April] 22:52 [correct time: 00:24] System set do auto time settings with correct time Zone. Restart ...
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How do I mount a disk using MacFUSE?

I have an old harddisk that's formatted as HFS, which I would like to read on my modern Mac that runs Ventura. I've got the physical connection covered: I've connected the HD via a SATA/PATA to USB ...
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Why does Apple add a key for §

I always wondered why does Apple include a key for § in all their keyboards for my country of Portugal. The same applies to the shift character ±. It doesn't seem to have any use within macOS, ...
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Where's the `info` command in recent macOS versions?

I used to read info bash, using the info utility, but that seems gone now and it's extremely hard to search for any info (pun intended) about it. Any alternatives? Pointers? I'm using Sonoma 14.4.1, ...
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Custom DNS entries based on Network

I've got a situation where I want to connect to servers using the same name but different ip addresses based on the network I'm connected to. Sometimes I'm working from home (with and without VPN), ...
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Use Preview to edit at PDF which asks for two different phone numbers

I need to edit a PDF which has two fields marked "Phone no.". The phone numbers should be different from each other. Preview recognizes that these fields are for phone numbers, and "...
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