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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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Automatically open folders in Forklift instead of Finder

I use Forklift (version 3.5.8) instead of Finder. When I type open . or similar to open a folder, I would like it to automatically display the folder in Forklift, not Finder. But note that the ...
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Using "screencapture" sometimes only takes screenshot of wallpaper

I have a working Python script that take screenshots of my single macOS display every minute using screencapture. The script essentially loops os.system(f'screencapture {output}.png'). Every once in a ...
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Can I tell Apple Photos to merge two duplicate photos that it hasn't identified as duplicates?

My family uses Apple Photos on our Macs (Sonoma) and iPhones (iOS 17) with a shared library. We have a lot of duplicate photos from before. I used the built in "Duplicates" album and its &...
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How to factory reset a Mac desktop running El Capitan?

I've never posted here before, but I'm having an issue with a Mac my boss needs me to reset. Ideally, she wants it to continue running El Capitan, as she's worried updating the OS with cause more ...
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Sparse disk image error 'No space left on device' while limit not reached

I created a sparse disk image of 400 GB with hdiutil command on an empty 500 GB external drive. After I have attached the disk image, I copy data to it. After about 17 GB of data I get an error ...
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Unbearably slow iCloud sync, serious problem (fileproviderd)

Hope to find some help here... Problem: I have been unable to sync iCloud files for the past 3 days now (Sonoma 14.5, M1 Mini 2020). It is unbearably slow. I tried to disable sync from System ...
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how to prevent alt+arrows from moving cursor to end/begin of a word

In emacs I mapped alt+<arrows> to switch windows but on macOS terminal it instead moves cursor to begin/end of a word. How to prevent this?
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Deleted Process (CacheDelete)

There is a reoccurring error every time I start my Macbook where the deleted process takes up a significant amount of my CPU. I've attached a log below. In Console.app I searched for the problem and ...
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How to completely reset Spotlight search data on macos 15 beta?

My Spotlight is stupidly broken, because it is searching for a non-existent contact. Rebuilding the index does not help at all, of course, I really need to erase all Spotlight data.
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Prevent screen dimming on Low Power Mode on macOS

When Low Power Mode is enabled on macOS, the screen seems to dim (even if the "Slightly dim the display on battery" option is disabled in Battery settings). However, when low power mode is ...
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Finder not remembering a newly associated Default application for opening files?

I have already opened a .docx file using "Other", selected LibreOffice and Always open with. However Finder is not remembering this - and also open on the terminal/command line is still ...
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Migrating MacOS to external SSD - slow startup

History: I have Intel iMac 5K 2017 (iMac18,3). It has 1 TB Fusion Drive inside. I never reinstalled macOS since I bought it, just upgraded Sierra -> Mojave -> Ventura. Ventura is much slower on ...
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27in iMac running at 100% CPU usage resolution

How do I resolve 100% CPU usage on my late 2012 27in iMac running MacOS Catalina? The processor is a he processor is a 3.2GHz quad-core intel core i5 with 24GB RAM.
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macOS Ventura unable to auto source custom terminal settings (~/.zprofile)

I have a custom .bashrc file with loads of aliases and custom functions which is all located in ~/.bashrc. In ~/.zprofile I added source ~/.bashrc. All my functions and alias work except for the ...
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macOS Picture-In-Picture (can you change default size and location?)

Is it possible to change the macOS system defaults when launching Picture-in-Picture to be of a specific size and location?
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Uninstalling asahi linux partitions

i followed the steps in a video but its not working, heres how it looks /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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Cannot disable Quick Note

I'm unable to disable Quick Note in the bottom right corner. I've disabled all hot corners and rebooted my machine. I'm using Sonoma 14.5. Any ideas?
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Automating mouse pointer acceleration changes used to work - macOS Sonoma 14.5

I spend the first 45 minutes of my workday walking 4.7 mph on my treadmill which requires a very mellow mouse experience or every click turns into a drag. I can manually change the mouse tracking ...
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Apple Mail on macOS: Possible to add padding to message pane? The message has literally 0 padding when it's text only

One of the most frustrated things when I switched to Mail.app on macOS is that I noticed that when you receive a text-only email there is zero padding in the message pane, so the text is literally ...
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Photos transfer from mac-book air to a hard disk

I have 7800 Photos on my photos of mac-book air, i need to transfer all the 7800 photos to a external harddisk. I created a separate folder with all the 7800 photos on the desktop now when i try to ...
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APFS vs HFS+ which is better for storage and music/videos creating/editing? [closed]

MBP M1 Ventura. I use multiple external HDDs for storage /editing videos, photos, original music. Should I convert them APFS or stick with HFS+?
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Can't install mkdocs on Monterey

I currently have Python3 as version 3.12.4 in my PATH. It was installed via Homebrew. I have installed mkdocs using pip3 install mkdocs mkdocs --version says mkdocs, version 1.6.0 from /Users/...
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Is ok to keep my MacBook always plugged in? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 2009, and the battery is almost at the end of it's life. Can I preserve it if I leave it always plugged in?
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Export/Backup Safari Profile

Is there a way to export or backup a Safari profile? Every time I want to switch profiles, the list is too long. I need a lot of profiles, but need to use them only once in a while. Exporting them as ...
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Best practices to debug macOS Time Machine errors?

Facing an issue with "Time Machine couldn’t verify your backups" on macOS Sonoma. Similar questions have been asked around but always end with absolute random solutions that work for someone:...
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How to install facebook watchman on Mac Catalina 10.15.5

Please I am installing watchman for so that I can setup my React Native environment on MacBook Pro early 11 with Catalina 10.15.5. All efforts to successfully install watchman has been abortive. Could ...
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How to view logs of deleted folders

2 days ago I edited some files on my iMac. I came back today and inexplicably there was no folder containing those files. I would like to know how to view reports of files deleted during this sort of ...
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Is it possible to have multiple versions of MacOS on the same laptop at the same time?

I am currently running MacOS Sonoma on a Macbook M3. I would also like to have Ventura on the same laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how do I achieve this?
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Attempting to access the "Shortcuts" gallery insists I connect to the Internet, but I already am connected

I want to use the Shortcuts app on macOS 14.5. Currently, it is completely empty. When I click on the "Gallery" option on the left side of the app, I get a panel telling me to "Connect ...
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Unable to execute arara (a TeX automation tool) from the Terminal

I can't execute arara (a command that is part of the TeXLive distribution) from the Terminal using bash shell. I can execute tex which resides in the same directory. Evans-iMac:~ evanaad$ cd ~ Evans-...
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Starting Expert Mode of Display Calibrator Assistant in macOS 14 [duplicate]

How do we get into the "Expert Mode" of Display Calibrator.app on macOS 14 and beyond?
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How to stop apps installing background services [duplicate]

Google and other garbage apps install apps without even asking on places like ~/Library/LaunchAgents or during installation on places like /Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchDaemons or other ...
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"Add app to show function keys in Touch Bar instead of App Controls" ignores the added Apps?

I have added PyCharm to the list of Apps for which the function keys should respond to App configured behaviors instead of macOS level configurations. E.g. F3 should "Find next" in the ...
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How to access Apple ID setting in macOS when it is gone

Just updated from Monterey to Sonoma 14.5(23F79) and the Apple ID section is no longer visible in System Settings. It should be immediately above the "Wi-Fi" section Even if I search for &...
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In MacBook AIR 2015 can we change it for example when you open the performance box it says Macbook air 2020 [closed]

I am in the state of Kosovo and I have a Macbook Air 13-inch, Early 2015 how can we change it fake from 2015 to 2020
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Can't reinstall macOS

I forgot my Mac password so I went to recovery and erased the volume, but now when I click install it asks me to login into App Store, but I don't have an Apple ID. The Mac was not logged in either ...
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Homebrew - clang - verification on CLI installation

Yesterday i was completly reinstalling my MacBook from built in recovery, after standard configuration, app installation (App Store and trusted sources) i was installing homebrew from official site (...
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Safari: Can I always open a URL in a web app?

When I create a wep app in Safari with "Add to dock..." for e.g. stackoverflow.com, I'd like to have all links to Stackoverflow open in the web app instead of a normal Safari window. Is ...
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Unable Restoring 2023 MacBook Pro M2

I am trying to restore my MacBook Pro 2023 after wiping out the SSD contents while trying to uninstall Asahi Linux. I am following the Partitioning cheatsheet. I went into the burden of installing ...
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The problem is anywhere desk was placed on my MacBook Pro 16, illegally, recently. I have removed most with Apple's help

I found an anydesk.app installed in my computer illegally, while I was gone, presumably as spyware. I was able to remove the simple app. Apple support helped me remove the hidden file, ".anydesk....
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macOS Shortcut to hide folder

I'm trying to create a shell script shortcut in the Shortcuts app that can hide folders in macOS (because tons of apps annoyingly create folders in the user Documents folder). This is what I have: It ...
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Can you access the list of network devices from the command line?

In Finder there is a "Network" item in every window that allows you to view all devices on the LAN. Can you access the same list of devices from the command line?
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MacBook Pro M1 Pro - Internal monitor removed but still shows in System Prefences [closed]

I recently removed my internal display from my M1 MacBook Pro (screen was damaged, internaly the connections were fine). After removing the screen and running the MacBook Pro as headless with an ...
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Deleting multiple keychains from Keychain Access

On macOS 10.14.6 Xcode 11.3.1 has been busy creating keychains (and keys, and certificates) in an endless loop while trying to "Automatically Manage Signing". It creates keys in new ...
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Blue border appears when i click iterm2 [duplicate]

I'm using mac m3 pro and iterm2 when i click specific command it shows blue border around it. Tried disable term integrations Removes keyboard full control access
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Stable path for Homebrew package ca-certificates?

I would like to use the path to the certificate file installed as package ca-certificates via Homebrew in various configuration files (e.g. for isync/mbsync). The cert file is placed in a release-...
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How to replace KEXT files in Monterey

I have a Macbook Pro 2015, which I mainly use for some light-weight coding and webbrowsing. It has unfortunately, for a long time, been incredibly slow. I read this solution posted here about ...
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Clock time stuck from last night

I have noticed that there can be a few seconds after reopening the lid of my Macbook that the time just started again from the moment that the laptop was put to sleep - e.g. 1:30AM. It is not stuck : ...
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Corrupt Storyboard rendering in Xcode 15 on OCLP Ventura and Sonoma on Kepler graphics (MBP mid 2014)

I have Xcode 15 installed in Sonoma on a mid 2014 MBP 15" (not officially supported hardware — uses OCLP). There is a big issue with rendering Storyboards, which corrupts not just the rendering ...
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Sharing audio between UTM and MacOS like coherence mode in Parallels

I am on a Macbook air and I have Skullcandy PLYR PRO headsets which require SkullCandy HQ(EQ software) which is only available for windows 10 and above therefore I can't run that on Mac.I have a UTM ...
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