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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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Need to convert very long (multiple A4 stacked vertically) screen captures into a series of PDFs

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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System Data takes too much space [duplicate]

My disk is almost full and the issue is that almost 50% of it is taken by something called System Data. While I can check on my Documents/Applications and cleanup some unused things, this remains ...
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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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MacOs Python command is inconsistent? [closed]

shutil.copytree(path_in, path_out,copy_function=shutil.copy2) This Python command copies files and its metadata - creation date , modified date.... It works well on the same SSD like system volume but ...
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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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How to disable scheduled automatic sleep on macOS Sonoma with M1 chip?

Since the Sonoma OS update, the sleep schedule interface in the system setting has been removed. But the actual last scheduled sleep is still present and I can't seem to remove it. Every night at 10pm,...
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Why does external display slow down video playback and how to fix it?

Whenever I connect my Intel MacBook Pro to an external 4K-display and playback video on Youtube or on a video call, for example, CPU usage on kernel_task gradually increases until all 8 cores are at ...
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Is macOS vulnerable to the XZ-vulnerability? [duplicate]

The current state of knowledge seems to suggest that macOS was so far not vulnerable to the recent XZ attack - but I find this hard to establish. Is macOS really save even if vulnerable liblzma ...
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MacBook Pro 16 inch 2019 disk Partition not merging

First, I installed Windows 10 with Boot Camp, just to exchange data between macOS and Windows. I created an ExFAT partition of 50 GB. After sharing data, I decided to remove the extra partition and ...
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Mounted usb drive gets Operation not permitted on write

My mounted usb drive gets Operation not permitted when I write to it: $ sudo touch /Volumes/NO\ NAME/aaa touch: cannot touch '/Volumes/NO NAME/aaa': Operation not permitted $ mount | grep NO /dev/...
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Firefox: Hover actions not working in fullscreen mode

This bothers me for over a year now: When a Firefox window goes to fullscreen, the hover actions don't work anymore. In the fullscreen window itself and in any other window. I switched off any ...
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Mac screen sleeps shortly after Mac woken by pmset

I am waking my Mac mini (M2)every morning with the command: sudo pmset repeat wake MTWRFSS 6:59:50 but after a few seconds the screen goes black. In System Settings/Lock screen I have: Start Screen ...
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How to output the real-time logs of a shell script in Mac's Shortcut app?

I am trying to create a shortcut for Datastax (for Cassandra). Datastax requires the execution of a shell script viz. server.sh to get the server started. I am trying to create a "Run Shell ...
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Is it dangerous to leave “.DS_Store” files left in Git commit history?

I forgot to add it to my .gitignore and although I've added .DS_Store to my .gitignore now, I was wondering if it was dangerous to leave for anyone to see in my Git commit history? I'm not asking if ....
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How to remove Keyboard Shortcuts Services Text

I created a Quick Action Automator Shell Script. I compressed the file and shared with another iMac. Once the other iMac downloaded and clicked the file, it automatically get installed in the Keyboard ...
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Invert swipe direction in "Swipe between full-screen apps" trackpad gesture

In the Trackpad gestures available here, it shows Swipe between full-screen apps. The description says: "Swipe left or right with four fingers2 to move between desktops and full-screen apps."...
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Is It Allowed To Post Ideas About Solution To Collutz Conjecture Here [migrated]

I am new new here. Am I allowed to discuss my ideas about proof of the Collutz Conjecture?
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How to stop “leave on time sensitive notifications from” notifications?

My iPhone and MacBook are constantly adding to my notifications: Leave on Time Sensitive notifications from ___? This allows ___ to deliver important notifications immediately. [Turn Off] [Leave On] ...
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Oh My Zsh + iterm2 - Wrong characters showing

I'm using the iterm2 with omz - version "master (130002a)". From the last update versions, it's started to show strange characters. I've already tried to set different fonts, etc., and also ...
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Recover data from "stale" process

I had a windowserver crash recently, but my MuseScore 4 Development version was somehow not killed (possibly because it's launched from the command line) and stays in the process list in activity ...
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How to disable Smart Copy/Paste everywhere and/or in an individual app with Terminal? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I can disable Smart Copy/Paste globally (or within an individual app's settings) using Terminal? I know I can do this in the GUI for apps that support it (e.g. Safari, TextEdit) ...
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Hide timezone from calendar month view?

How can I hide this absolutely useless information making my calendar more cumbersome then it already is? Using iCloud account, native Calendar app, OS 12.7.4 I actually want 11 letters gone plus 2 ...
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