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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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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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Some Keyboard Text Replacements not working

I have a bunch of keyboard text replacements. Most of them work, but there are odd ones that just won't work. Even if I delete the entry and re-insert it - nothing changes. I'm running Sonoma 14.4.1, ...
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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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iMessage Conversation Export: If it realistically needs to be through a 3rd party, then what is currently an ideal option? [closed]

iMessage Conversation Export: If it realistically needs to be through a 3rd party, then what is a good option? My iMessage is overburdened and can't function normally anymore: Slow, Lagging, Missed ...
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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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Can Safari's sidebar hover pop-out hint be disabled?

Sites that have a left-edge menu frequently cause Safari's tab-bar to pop-out, I presume as a discoverable hint that the sidebar can be extracted for tabs, reading list, etc. This animation is ...
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Can't Tile Windows after macOS reinstall

I recently had to reinstall macOS (Sonoma) on my M3 MacBook Pro and I no longer have the option to Tile windows to either side of the screen. This option has been replaced by Move Window to X Side of ...
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2020 M1 Macbook Air having random CPU spikes when using browser

I've noticed that every few minutes my CPU spikes to a 100% (sometimes even higher) whenever I'm using my browser. This happens randomly, but it usually happens when I'm trying to click on something ...
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How to configure Norwegian Windows keyboard on a Mac? Should display @, not ™

New Mac user here. I got a Mac Mini for testing at work, and connected a Norwegian Logitech Bluetooth Windows keyboard to it. This mostly works well, but some of the keys result in different character ...
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iCloud downloads unknown data

iCloud sporadically synchronizes more than 12GB data, although all folders are selected with "remove Download". To be sure that every single file in my iCloud is removed as download i ran ...
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How to install official python releases in MacOS without using the GUI

How do I install the release from python.org on my MacOS? I downloaded the latest release of Python from the official website, verified the PGP signature, and now I want to install it -- but how? user@...
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Deleting music from library also "deletes" from purchase history

I recently discovered that deleting a song from my music library on either my iPhone 15 Pro or my Macbook Pro will also cause it to "disappear" from my list of purchased songs, making it ...
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To understand how Finder uses icons [closed]

I cannot speak for everyone, of course, but it seems there are many people, not just me, who have or had the issue that Finder shows wrong icons. For example, you have Sublime Text installed, and you ...
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Any idea what "Vietnamese IM" folder is?

I have been browsing through my Mac user Library folder while trying to locate my FCPX assets and stumbled upon this folder (screenshot). It is named Vietnamese IM and the folder content seems like a ...
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iTerm has full disk access but “ls: Operation not permitted” on remote system

I've read about this issue. I see SIP and TCC are in play. I have 2 Mac laptops both running Sonoma. On each, iTerm has full disk access and SIP enabled. Local to each of them in iTerm I can access ...
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Why isn't Mojave using swap despite high memory pressure?

I regularly receive the "your system has run out of application memory" alert, then the dialog box pops up to quickly kill any offending application before the OS crashes. However, unlike ...
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RAM usage discrepancy between Activity Monitor and htop in MacBook Pro

I don't understand why values are different, which one is right? I attach screenshots, running in MacBook Pro with M3.
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Is there any way to prevent a non-admin user from executing "launchctl unload" on macOS?

I started using a well-known program for self-control on MacOS called Cold Turkey. This program is very powerful, but it's not enough since I can open a Terminal as a non-admin user and execute the ...
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