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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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MacBook Air ethernet stops working

Okay so I got the 2020 MacBook with intel CPU and macOS Ventura (currently). I've recently bought a unitek D1026B hub. I plug the ethernet from xiaomi 4a router WAN port to the hub, and the hub to my ...
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Since Sonoma my modified email signature are overwritten by apple mail [closed]

I was used to edit mail signature files in mac os but since Sonoma apple mail keeps overwriting the files althought i locked them to
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iPhone Mirroring not working (macOS Sequoia and iOS 18 Beta 2s)

I have the 2nd beta versions installed on my Mac & iPhone, with wifi and bluetooth enabled on both. When I open the iPhone Mirroring app, it asks for my password and then gets stuck on the ...
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Run an app without sudo password on MacOS for hidapitester (HID Device Interface) [duplicate]

I have a script that calls hidapitester binary. But I have to run this script with sudo privileges. If it's not called with sudo then it throws an error: Error: could not open device. Instead of ...
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error:cant install under rosetta 2 in arm default [closed]

tried to work on vs code for debugging c/c++ languages but vs shows some json page and cant debug like that.i tried downloading but terminal shows an error that cant install under rosetta 2.can ...
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Macbook Air M2 2022. Loggin to students portal I not working [closed]

Problem is logging in to a student portal on my kids Mac using Chrome browser is not working. I'm getting a timeout error. When I try to logon using safari there is no problem. Then if I use chrome ...
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How to stop Skype for Mac from automatically updating

I'd like to know definitive techniques for preventing the modern 2024 versions of Skype from automatically notifiying the user about software updates. This happens even mid-call several times a month. ...
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Time Machine telling me I don't have enough disk space to restore a 64GB file despite having 78 GB free

I'm trying to restore a Docker.raw file which reports 64GB to the os but actually only takes 5 GB on disk. When I try to restore the file from time machine, it't telling me I don't have sufficient ...
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Any app to snapshot and display system modifications - use: before and after application install

I am looking for an application that works on silicon macs that can snapshot my system and compare two snapshots showing me file creation/modification changes. A long time ago there were a few apps ...
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Can I fix browser apps that deprioritize code running off screen on inactive space on macOS?

I left Chrome browser working on a task in one space and go to another. When I come back I see that Chrome task that were not visible made less progress than it would done if I stay in that space. ...
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How can I make a shortcut in Shortcuts.app on a Mac/iPhone continue the rest of the flow even if one task failed?

I'm working on a shortcut using the Mac/iPhone Shortcut app, and I need some help. My shortcut consists of multiple tasks, but I've run into an issue. If one of the tasks fails, the entire shortcut ...
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On macOS, how can I tell whether the WiFi network I'm connected to has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels?

I'm connected to a WiFi network. When I hold Option and click the WiFi icon in the menu bar, it says that I'm connected to the 5 GHz band: How can I check whether this WiFi router also supports the 2....
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How to stop Apple Mail from resizing image attachments

I recently had to take a photo of a signed form with my iPhone and I sent it to my Mac and then I sent it to someone in Apple Mail, and unbeknownst to me it made it pixellated and unreadable. It took ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 10 Beta for Mac store its configuration

After I made a full backup of my hard drive using Time Machine and reinstalled macOS, I realized that I had lost all the configurations for Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta. Where does Microsoft RDP 10 ...
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Alphabet column of letters missing from macOS Contacts app?

The alphabet column of letters on the right edge of the list of contact names is missing from macOS Contacts app. It still exists on the iCloud.com website and on iPhone. Reboot does not bring it back....
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How do I "toggle" macOS Sonoma Security/Features OFF/ON so I can use the full functionality of the `security` command?

I'm working on a script to import numerous Certs (Like 50) into System.keychain. macOS Sonoma Security Features are preventing the security command from fully working. Note: Intune MDM Trusted Cert ...
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Macbook and Homebrew security issue [closed]

I'm a new Mac user and I'm trying to learn a bit of everything (terminal commands etc.) Currently, I need to install homebrew in order to install pyenv (from which I can download various versions of ...
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How to stop Mac Safari from closing itself?

I'm running Sonoma on an M1 MacBook Air with the maximum 16gb RAM. I always used to just use Chrome for browsing but a few months ago I switched to using Chrome for everything but YouTube, which I use ...
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Mac-USB-iPhone sync of large number of Contacts fails. Why, and how to solve?

iCloud quit syncing my Contacts, and Apple Tier-2 Support guesses I might have exceeded one of their iCloud limits [https://support.apple.com/en-us/103188], such as having too many photos or too large ...
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Which files are inside of a bootable macOS USB created with macOS Terminal? [duplicate]

I need a list or a screenshot of them to replicate them because the bootable created in Windows Transmac just has a PKG file therefore not recognized as a bootable device. I tried creating a blank ...
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Unable to upload non-tiny files, streaming music is choppy

When I try to upload any file above a certain size (as low as 50kb), I will get results like ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT in Chrome, SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT in Firefox, and a message about 'unexpected ...
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How to search or sort contacts cards for large photos or other large data?

iCloud quit syncing Contacts. Apple says I seem to have hit one or more of their limits: https://support.apple.com/en-us/103188 Maximum size of a contact card: 256KB Maximum size of a contact photo: ...
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MacOS keeps waking up from sleep every 2 seconds until the battery is drained

Lately I've noticed that I cannot leave my MacBook Pro unplugged since macOS will keep waking it up until the battery is drained. I close the lid, thinking it will go to sleep, but clearly that's not ...
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MacOS CoreSpotlight Folder is 300gb

I recently got a notification that I was low on disk space, which is odd because last I had checked a few days ago I still had several hundred gigabytes available. In settings, it said that "...
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Messed up my macOS El Capitan partition to 'FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF'

UPDATE: I have followed the guide here: OS volume shows as type 'FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF' but now getting another error when diskutil verifyDisk disk0 : volume on disk0s2 has 0 ...
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How to find invisible characters in macOS Music app song tags?

I have discovered in my macOS Music app library that I have tracks/songs whose song titles include hidden special Unicode/ASCII characters. I can see this because they look like incorrect letter ...
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Is it faster to transfer data if I connect an external SSD to mac thunderbolt USB-C rather than to mac USB-A (if my mac only has 1 USB-A port)?

I have a mac mini, and an external SSD that only has a USB-A port. So, currently, I use a USB-A to USB-A cable to connect the SSD to the mac to transfer data. Now, if I use a USB-A to USB-C cable to ...
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Problem putting a song into an album in Apple Music [closed]

I am trying to put a song, "I Heart ?" into an album, but it turns out as a separate album. I've tried reinserting the song into Music, but it doesn't work.
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Cannot install macOS Sonoma to an external SSD on MacBook

I want to install macOS Sonoma from my M3 MacBook Air which runs Sonoma as well on the internal storage. My goal is to install a second OS to an external Samsung T7 SSD and then run the computer from ...
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UTM : How to boot with a custom ISO?

I have a MacBook Air with a M1 chip, and I want to create a VM with UTM using a specific boot ISO image, and I don't know if it possible or not. Here's he way I take for create a VM with my boot ISO ...
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Python symlinks not working as Finder aliases

I'm writing some python code in JupyterLab and want to make symlinks that work in the Finder as aliases. But using the Python os.symlink command doesn't work as an alias. The Finder treats the ...
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Not able to access 500 GB space from my external drive

I have a 1.5 TB WD Elements hard drive. There were two containers with 500 GB space and 250 GB space respectively. I wanted to delete both of them and merge them in my 750 GB APFS volume. I was able ...
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File picker forgets last location (always uses home folder) and can’t access recent folders

In all apps, when I summon the “File, Open” dialog (file selector, file picker), it is supposed to open with the last location accessed. But instead, it is always opening at my home folder. Also, any ...
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How to set macOS Sonoma Dark Mode to work to your schedule?

Using the “Auto” option for appearance switches from light to dark based on sunset and sunrise times. I want to set a custom schedule. For instance, time to time for light, otherwise it's dark. Or, ...
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How do I disable Internet access on my MacBook as to make it IMPOSSIBLE to re-enable it?

I need to automatically disable internet access on my MacBook after 11:00 PM daily. To re-enable it, a password must be entered, distinct from sudo, known only to a trusted individual (so i need to ...
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how to install swapon in macOS with M1 chip

When I tried to install swapon in macOS 13.3.1 with M1 chip, shows error: ➜ bin git:(release-2.0.3) ✗ brew install swapon ==> Auto-updating Homebrew... Adjust how often this is run with ...
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In Numbers, what determines ascending order?

In Numbers app, ascending order ranks a cell containing “A + B” before “A.” But I would like it to be ordered thus: “A,” “A + B,” “A + B + C,” “B,” “B + X,” etc. I could switch to descending order, ...
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How can I get the Console to display "can’t" instead of "canÕt"?

It's only a small thing I guess, but I'm annoyed to see errors reported in the console for my AppleScripts where the text of the error message contains substitute characters. e.g. Error Number: -43 ...
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Completely remove Docker Desktop - still shows something Login Elements

I want to completely remove Docker Desktop from my macbook (M3, Sonoma) to perform a clean installation from scratch; I performed an uninstall using Appcleaner, but still I have something left on the ...
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How to troubleshoot why custom Finder search keeps breaking?

I use macOS 12.7.5. I have a custom Finder search (a .savedSearch) that searches a folder for files matching two criteria, Kind is Music (All) and Composer is Example. I set this up on an older ...
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Can't access Desktop, Documents, etc. from remote machine on same network using SMB since upgrade

I have two Mac machines running macOS 14.5 (Sonoma) on the same LAN. With a previous machine which was running an earlier version of macOS (forgotten which one), the following worked: In Finder, from ...
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Android File Transfer Woes

What's up with Android File Transfer? Went to the download site but couldn't find the link. I saw on the forums it's not supported anymore. What are some other ways I can transfer files from my phone ...
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Leveraging APFS snapshots for custom backup tool

I manage a few Linux servers, and in a few of them, if I want to perform backups, I can leverage filesystem snapshots. I.e. I can create a snapshot and then clone it to a second machine, thus ensuring ...
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XDG environment variables on MacOS

I know that MacOS generally does not follow the XDG conventions. Is it still safe to define XDG variables (such as $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and others) in MacOS without breaking the system? I want to ...
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How can I clear the whole window in Terminal with one keyboard shortcut?

I want a keyboard shortcut that will clear everything from the terminal window, including the current line I know that Command-K clears the text to the very beginning, but if you have some text on ...
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2023 Mac M2 Chip RAM not using all physical memory available 32GB to 8GB

I have a M2 Max 32GB 2023 macbook pro. It is displaying 8GB of physical memory inside activity monitor. The full allocation of RAM is not being shown or used. I may have set a limit on accident in ...
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How to add a custom global spellchecker (Esperanto language) on macOS?

Esperanto is an artificially constructed language which has about 2 millions speakers globally. Understandably, macOS doesn't come with an Esperanto language dictionary / spellchecker preinstalled. I'...
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Changing incoming packet TTL on MacOS

Is there a way to change the incoming packet TTL on MacOS? It appears using pfctl, but I cannot seem to figure out the syntax. From reading the docs, something like reassemble tcp reassemble-tcp ttl ...
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zsh: command not found: clang_select

I have tried to install clang_select in macOS 13.4.1 like this: > sudo port install clang_select ---> Cleaning clang_select ---> Scanning binaries for linking errors ---> No broken ...
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how to upgrade to clang 16 in macOS

The current clang version is 14 in my macOS 13.3.1 13.3.1 (a) (22E772610a): > clang --version Apple clang version 14.0.3 (clang-1403.0.22.14.1) Target: arm64-apple-darwin22.4.0 Thread model: posix ...
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