Questions tagged [macos]

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).

6,216 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
27 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 -...
user avatar
17 votes
1 answer
2k views

Migrated VPN server broken with macOS Catalina

My Mac mini has been working just fine with macOS Mojave as a VPN server following the migration method described in the macOS Server Service Migration Guide, but after upgrading to macOS Catalina ...
user avatar
16 votes
0 answers
680 views

Prevent all apps in Mac OSX from stealing focus

I want to prevent all apps on my stsyem from stealing focus and/or going fullscreen without my permission. The best example I can give is the Zoom app. when I open a meeting URL, then focus on ...
user avatar
  • 261
13 votes
0 answers
312 views

Save 'Look up & data detectors' history?

A system gesture I use often when reading is to force press on a word which will pull up a definition and/or wikipedia page of the selected word (referred to as 'Look up & data detectors' in ...
user avatar
13 votes
0 answers
740 views

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 […] * /...
user avatar
  • 1,141
13 votes
2 answers
4k views

Native way to speed up/remove desktop switching animations

I want a native (and therefore free) way to speed up a specific animation. My research covers these questions and links on this that have gone unsolved for High Sierra and no answers there cover this ...
user avatar
  • 239
12 votes
1 answer
1k views

How to track screentime of Java apps with Catalina

I am using macOS screen time as a mechanism for parental controls. Before updating to Catalina, the screen time tracked the total time a user was logged in with his/her credentials, regardless of what ...
user avatar
  • 121
11 votes
0 answers
4k views

why does Macos PowerChime use the network

PowerChime Sent Bytes:236 KB Rcvd Bytes: 8 KB Sent Packets: 7,210 Recvd Packets: 209 This alarms me! Running Catalina 10.15.3 on a Macbook Pro 16"
user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
847 views

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 ...
user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
4k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 5,051
10 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is it possible to change the menu bar's height?

The latest MacBook Pro have a notch on the top of their screen. For some reason, on those machines, Apple decided to crank up the height of the menu bar. I don't like the new height and would like to ...
user avatar
  • 209
10 votes
2 answers
3k views

This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
user avatar
  • 6,554
10 votes
1 answer
9k views

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
0 answers
416 views

How do you change the notification duration in Apple macOS 11 / Big Sur

How do I change the time of how long a notification stays on the screen in macOS 11 Big Sur? There's no setting for this in the system preferences. I macOS Catalina the following command in Terminal ...
user avatar
  • 91
9 votes
0 answers
1k views

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 ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
125 views

How to activate only one window of an app to the foreground?

I am using a multiple-monitor setup. Every time I click on a window of an app, it will bring all windows of that app to the foreground, which hides some other apps on the other monitor. This is very ...
user avatar
8 votes
0 answers
555 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 722
8 votes
0 answers
1k views

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/...
user avatar
  • 249
8 votes
0 answers
9k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 449
8 votes
0 answers
1k views

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 ...
user avatar
8 votes
0 answers
618 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 131
8 votes
0 answers
1k views

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/...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is there a way to disable Safari CSP (Content Security Policy) check?

Seems like Safari has a very strong restriction on Content Security Policy (CSP). For example, on GitHub, most of the userscripts and extensions don't work because of it. I get errors such as this ...
user avatar
  • 201
8 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
7 votes
0 answers
470 views

Is it possible to disable XProtectService for a given folder?

I'm using a MacBook for C/C++ development and I'm creating a lot of native executables with clang. While running some of those (mostly those that are on the bigger side - around 500 MB), I can see a ...
user avatar
7 votes
0 answers
7k views

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: ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
2k views

MBP rebooting after sleeping for a long time

After upgrading to OSX Catalina, my MBP seems to be rebooting after sleeping for an extended amount of time (usually overnight when I am sleeping). After booting it back up and logging back in it ...
user avatar
  • 121
7 votes
0 answers
6k views

How to disable Safari top hit?

As of Safari 13.1 (perhaps earlier versions as well), Safari has changed the search bar behavior: where the first result used to always be "do a search on search engine with the text I entered", the ...
user avatar
7 votes
0 answers
2k views

What is the .fseventsd log for?

The root directory of most Mac systems has a hidden directory called .fseventsd. This holds a log file of file system events. The log file is commonly used in digital forensics investigations, ...
user avatar
  • 2,962
7 votes
0 answers
2k views

Split screen divider stuck on Desktop, not actually dividing any windows, distracting - how to remove?

How can the split screen divider be removed, please? When not using a Desktop workspace/area, I can see the vertical divider over the Desktop, but this isn't serving any purpose and is therefore ...
user avatar
7 votes
0 answers
11k views

How to change or modify the macOS notification's sound?

I know there is the sound effects list in Preferences->sound, but this will change only the alert sound - that I like. What is annoying to me is the notifications sound. I like to work with headphones ...
user avatar
  • 485
7 votes
0 answers
5k views

macOS Sierra - Change default Volume Up/Down keys to Option+Shift+Volume Up/Down?

Background The current behavior for the Volume Up/Down keys is to adjust the system volume in whole increments. But! The key combo Option(Alt)+Shift+Volume Up/Down will change the volume in 1/4 ...
user avatar
  • 193
7 votes
0 answers
964 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 1,263
7 votes
1 answer
3k views

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: ...
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
6k views

Sending All Traffic Over VPN Tunnel (IKEv2) in OS X 10.11.5

I recently setup VPN connections on my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.11.5 via the Apple Configurator. However, I am having trouble sending all traffic across the VPN Tunnel rather than through the ...
user avatar
  • 171
7 votes
1 answer
3k views

"Safari" would like to control this computer using accessibility features

I recently did a clean install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on my MacBook Air. I was making a credit card payment on the Barclaycard website and received a dialog window saying ""Safari" ...
user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
50 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 307
6 votes
0 answers
286 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 447
6 votes
0 answers
989 views

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.
user avatar
  • 1,321
6 votes
0 answers
1k views

"Photos cannot load adjustments for this image" error since upgrading to Catalina

Steps to reproduce: Migrate large photos library from a MacBook 2016 running Photos Mojave to a MacBook 2020 running Photos Catalina (in my case 120,000+ photos) A subset of photos (in my case 10,...
user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
851 views

Remove Dropbox "Send with Transfer..." item from Finder context menu

A recent version of Dropbox has added the new menu item "Send with Transfer..." when right-clicking any file on your Mac, not just files in Dropbox. I know that Dropbox's Finder Extension ...
user avatar
  • 5,742
6 votes
1 answer
3k views

Mac: DRM removal for Apple TV-purchased movies?

I have the latest macOS (Catalina). Are there any DRM removal software that will work with the Apple TV app on my Mac? The most popular software (DVDFab, TunesKit, etc.) work with iTunes only, but ...
user avatar
  • 69
6 votes
0 answers
20k views

How do I fix hard disk "Error: -69845: File system verify or repair failed"

How can I resolve the Error: -69845: File system verify or repair failed error I'm getting when trying to verify my hard drive? So far these are the steps I've taken: In Terminal I ran: diskutil ...
user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
239 views

macOS Force User Global Preferences Reread To Refresh GUI

The user global preferences file (High Sierra, Mojave) ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist contains a user's GUI preferences. The preferences are read at login, but, how do I force the ...
user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
4k views

Fixing "spotlight quit unexpectedly"

On macOS 10.12.6 SIP was disabled (to issue an NVRAM command). Unrelated to that command, but very possibly related to disabled SIP: After a reboot the Spotlight icon is gone, the PreferencePane ...
user avatar
  • 7,632
6 votes
0 answers
1k views

Add a Delay for Displaying the Menu Bar When App is in Fullscreen Mode

When I work with an application in fullscreen mode (e.g. IntelliJ IDEA on macOS Sierra), the menu bar is hidden and shown only when I move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen. The menu bar pops ...
user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
371 views

Lots of AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning

My Wi-Fi of my MacBook is really unstable since the month December, I also get a lot of errors: default 13:06:03.754394 +0100 kernel AppleSimpleUARTSync::resetTxQueue: _txInterruptRunning (and of ...
user avatar
6 votes
0 answers
175 views

Mac process identification

When I look at all the processes running on Mac, I see a ton of them I have no idea what they are. Occasionally I google a few and find answers on the web. However, I was thinking, it would be really ...
user avatar
  • 161
6 votes
0 answers
209 views

Three-finger tap lookup multiple words

Is there a way to get the three-finger tap (AKA Look up & data detectors) to include more than a single word? I've tried selecting the desired text, then three-finger tapping, but to no avail. ...
user avatar
  • 1,337

1
2 3 4 5
125