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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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Adjust delay for activating Full Screen Mode toolbar

Is it possible to change the delay on the full screen mode window toolbar in OS X Yosemite? I'm thinking of something like this, but for the toolbar defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -...
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How can I eliminate delay with Globe key when switching input sources on MacBook?

When I switch input sources with globe key on my MacBook Pro 2021 with macOS 12.0.1 it actually doesn't change anything until this little pop-up window disappears. It's really annoying to wait when ...
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Viewer for HEIF/HEIC images in El Capitan or Sierra

Is there any "native way" to view the new HEIF/HEIC format (or the viewer-application) in El Capitan or Sierra without upgrade of MacOS itself? It is not yet possible to upgrade yet to HighSierra for ...
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Disable "Email organizer" by default in Microsoft Outlook email meeting invites on macOS

I'm using the Microsoft Outlook Office 365 desktop client for macOS, via my work computer. Version 16.58 currently. When I receive a meeting invite, the option is checked on by default to "Email ...
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Why does my `rootless.conf` not always affect SIP’s choice of which files get the `restricted` flag treatment?

What sources say Like everyone else’s, my /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf file contains the following entries: $ cat /System/Library/Sandbox/rootless.conf […] /System […] * /...
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Quick Look markup toolbar is no longer shown by default

I'm on Ventura 13.0.1 (22A400). In the past I was able to take a screenshot (CMD+SHIFT+4), click on the thumbnail in the corner of my screen opening the "Quick Look", and immediately begin ...
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How to disable ALL notifications in macOS Big Sur?

Apple shows no consideration for the user with this update. Older versions of macOS did not include as many notifications. Big Sur claims that: Notification Center shows your alerts in the upper-...
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How to show application windows only for current Space in Exposé, and not aggregated from all Spaces

I just started using Spaces in 10.14 (I know I'm a little late to) and was excited at first until I encountered this scenario: When I am in a Space and do Exposé to "Show me ALL Application Windows",...
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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2019) from powering up when an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched or the lid is open?

While I know there is a hack to prevent MacBooks — 2018 and higher — from starting up when the lid is open, I would like to know if there is a similar hack to prevent a MacBook from powering up when ...
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How to display google calendar "reminders" on macOS calendar app?

So google recently implemented reminders on both their web application and their mobile applications. This is a nifty little feature that instead of creating events on your calendar it creates these ...
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Whitelist available in Apple Mail for automatic Load Remote Content when this option is deselected in settings?

The 'Load Remote Content' is a great feature and I like to use it. Is there a way to make a whitelist of sender addresses for which remote content is loaded automatically, whilst remote content of ...
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Where are the system folder icons located in Big Sur / Monterey?

In Catalina and earlier, the path for Finder folder icons (e.g. Applications, Desktop, Downloads, Developer…) was: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources But as of Big Sur ...
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Disable USB Write Caching by default

Is it possible to change OS X's USB filesystem mount behaviour to use the noasync flag to disable write caching? The aim here is to allow USB devices to be safely removed without eject or hdiutil ...
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How to create computer-to-computer network on macOS Sonoma (2023+)

I've followed the instructions to Create a computer-to-computer network on Mac, set up a temporary, ad hoc Wi-Fi connection between your Mac and another device. Unfortunately, enabling legacy networks ...
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How do I run iOS apps on macOS with Permissive Security enabled?

I use a legacy driver called HoRNDIS, which allows me to tether my Android phone's mobile connection over USB. However, because it doesn't use DriverKit, I have to set the Startup Security of macOS to ...
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How to disable the title bar in fullscreen?

In MacOS Monterey when my cursor goes on the menu bar while in full screen the title bar for the application drops down. This makes it rather difficult to quickly switch tabs, as when drag my cursor ...
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How can I view the DNS Cache in Big Sur?

I would like to be able to view the DNS Cache on Big Sur. I tried using: $ sudo dscacheutil -cachedump ...
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How to sync iPhone Voice Memos to the Mac via USB without using iCloud?

I have no interest in iCloud for syncing sizeable data like Voice Memos. It is quickest for me to just connect my iPhone to my Mac via the USB cable and do my syncing that way. Many changes have ...
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Setting different start and end timezone when creating new event in Calendar

I'd like to create an event of my flight which is between two cities in different time zones on macOS. I know I can do it on iOS but can't make it work on mac. Let's say my departure (start) is on 11:...
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How does powermetrics work?

Apple seems to have upgraded the output of powermetrics on M1 CPUs to include reports of consumed power. Output looks roughly like this: sudo powermetrics | grep -i power .... E-Cluster Power: ...
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Mac OS goes into Recovery mode at every update

After updating my Mac to Big Sur, every single 11.x update of Mac OS (including the update to Big Sur itself, as well as the latest to 11.4) ends up with restarting my Mac to Recovery mode, that is, I ...
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Macintosh HD is locked - Unlocking with Disk utility First Aid taking 12+ hours and still not completed

I have a problem with a new re-installation of Catalina. I am getting the following: "Macintosh HD" is locked" Pop-up message on every start up. After going into disk utility I have the following: ...
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MacOS disable bluetooth device auto-connect

I have a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones which are connected to both my Macbook and iPhone. I am trying to fix a very weird bug that manifests with the following steps: Listen to music on my ...
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syspolicyd is killing my battery on a new MacBook Pro, repeatedly scanning and re-scanning my Steam library

syspolicyd is consistently using ~20% CPU and consuming lots of power. Tracing it with sudo fs_usage "$(pgrep syspolicyd)" reveals that it's repeatedly scanning the same dozen or so Steam apps in my ~...
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Change keyboard layout automatically when external keyboard connected

I recently purchased an external keyboard (non-apple) that is used at home and also dragged along with me from time to time, and I've noticed a need. My Mac is in English, as well as its physical ...
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MBpro - Battery drain in sleep mode - Wake Reason : EC.USBC(Maintenance)

So I have a MacbookPro 2018 from septembre and a week ago, I noticed that my battery computer drain really fast in sleep mode. So I tried a lot of things like setting hibernatemode in 25 and other ...
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Don't switch Spaces automatically **ever**, even when double-activating app, on Sierra

I'd like OS X to stop switching Desktops when an app gains focus. The traditional solutions to this do not work in Sierra. There is now a new behavior: if an app is brought to the foreground twice in ...
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macOS 10.12.6: Panic, assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, bsd/netinet/in_pcb.c, line: 3458

I am getting sporadic kernel panics like this: *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff80189d435f): assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, file: /Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/...
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How do I transfer a Photos project from one mac to another?

I created two photo books on one Mac, but that Mac is getting a little constrained on space (this has now actually become more important, because I can not update to El Capitan because there is not ...
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How do I change the appearance of the window that has focus?

I find that I frequently close the wrong window or app by accident, because I think that (for example) the Browser window I am looking at has the focus, when in fact another app, such as iTerm really ...
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Turn off Control Center in macOS Big Sur

Is there a way to turn off the control center in macOS Big Sur? In settings under dock and menu bar there are settings to the control center but no option to disable it.
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How to enable "larger text" scaling slider on a 2k monitor?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) connected to two Dell U2515H monitors, which have 2560x1440 resolution. Problem: everything (macOS UI elements) is too small at this native resolution. I was able to ...
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Install X11 version of Firefox on OSX 10.8.2

I'm trying to install a x11-enabled version of Firefox on my OSX 10.8.2, so it can integrate nicely with xmonad. My problem: Firefox in macports is extremely old (7.x) and building 17.x from source ...
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Low data mode doesnt stay enabled macos

So, I enabled low data mode for my mobile hotspot (android). When i reconnect, it isn't enabled. However, it just does not persist a change of wifi network. Here i enabled it: And after disconnecting ...
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Screenshot tool default draw

I am using the default mac OS screenshot tool in Ventura 13.1. When I take a screenshot of a section of the screen (using the shortcut Cmd+Shift+4) and then click the screenshot thumbnail in the ...
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MacOS Safari having different app and website language

My preferred language is Danish, but I prefer having my MacOS system language set to English but I have set country as region. That's works perfectly, but in Safari some webpages is by default ...
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Mac OS X running so hot when connecting to a secondary monitor

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) I'm not sure if anyone else also experiencing this high CPU on their Mac Book and lead to a really hot fire 🔥. I’ve experienced this issue a few months after getting this ...
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High `WindowServer` Memory Usage M1 Mac OS X 11.3.1

I purchased a new M1 Mac (8gb ram) in Febuary, and since then have had a problem with lagging due to high memory usage. Almost always half or more 4+gb is allocated to WindowServer. The problem is ...
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How to create encrypted HFS+ partitions on Big Sur?

The Disk Utility application in MacOS Big Sur (11.0.1 (20B29)) no longer provide the option to create "MacOS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)" partitions. Is there any other way to create HFS+...
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Mac Catalina 10.15.4: Could not load Sound preference pane

I selected Volume icon and then Sound Preferences in menu bar, but cannot load it. It shows: Could not load Sound preference pane It sometimes happens. How to solve this? My current workaround: ...
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Keep applications from focus stealing

I guess it has been asked a couple of timed before in various settings, so I am going to make it more general. There are some shitty applications ( like "Android File Transfer" for example ) which are ...
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Why mac smb connect fails with login from cli but works from finder and with guest account?

So i have one mac (Yosemite) sharing a folder read only for many users and the guest account is enabled to mount/access that folder so users may download whatever. I am connecting to the share as the ...
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Is there a "findmnt" equivalent for OS X?

I find findmnt's output much easier for a quick scan of the filesystem status than the traditional mount command. Here is a sample output, showing the details it offers. $ findmnt TARGET ...
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Unread notification badge for Notification Center

Is there any way (application?) to display some sort of notification that there are unread items in Notification Center? It could be just a badge on the icon, or the icon highlight, just anything ...
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rbenv not overriding default Ruby version

I used the thoughtbot laptop script to setup a new Macbook Air (OSX 10.10.5), but when I navigate within a Rails project that contains a .ruby-version file, running commands such as rails s returns an ...
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Writing to routing socket: not in table, Why?

▶ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default 192.168.100.1 UGScI 15 0 en0 10.9.4/...
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Using night shift/f.lux on external monitors Mac OS 10.15

I’m having an issue using Night Shift, f.lux, or any blue light filter application on 2 of the 3 external monitors I have hooked up to my MacBook Pro via a Dell docking station. This is my hardware: ...
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How to see file name in Finder search results using macOS Sierra

It appears that Finder search results are displayed using metadata instead of the file name. I want to know the file name for the file in the results. You can see in the first screenshot there are 3 ...
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Time Machine Backups are now all failing - can't find reason

I'm on MacBook Pro running 13.2.1 with all recent updates. I have 3 backup volumes. One is APFS. Two are HFS Extended. All external drives, as well as the internal drive have all passed Disk Utility &...
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MacOS Ventura 13.1: FortiClient SSL-VPN can't connect

Recently I updated my Macbook to the latest macOS (Ventura 13.1). Before the update, I was able to use FortiClient to connect to a VPN. I am trying the same configuration with previous versions of ...
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