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).

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Application permissions for Standard user

I use my Mac as a Standard user. When I first set it up, all applications were downloaded/installed using the Admin user. Running latest OSX 10.10.3 When using my Mac as the Standard user, every time ...
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What would cause normal files to be hidden from the Finder but not the terminal?

I exported a set of photos from my wife's computer to mine over a WiFi share. I opened the directory in Finder and it said that there were 0 files. I know I've seen the Finder lag before on ...
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Mac asking for password for some files when deleting [duplicate]

This happens not for all files. When I move or delete some of the files on my external drive Finder will ask for password. Is it due to permission set on these files ? Can I use something like Sudo ...
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Mid '11 Mac Mini boot loops at Apple logo, but can boot to Safe Mode

So the previous issue I had with my Mac Mini has morphed into a worse one and now it won't even boot normally, it just endlessly boot loops at the Apple screen. However, I have ran Apple Hardware Test ...
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Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics

I have a MacBook Pro which switches dynamically between discrete and integrated graphics. I get a notification about the switching using gfxCardStatus. If Safari is running while the system switches ...
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Verification required

My iPhone (5s) has randomly started to ask for verification (before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify). Now my problem is that with my apple account I already have a bank account ...
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How to install OS X 10.10 from USB?

I bought a second hand MacBook, that had not had a fresh install of OS X. The original owner's username and password are in the system. I do not know the administrator password. I can use the Mac ...
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Will the new MacBook be turbo charged?

The new MacBook 12" has been launched and on the apple store the processor says 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) Does this mean that the Core-M processor will ...
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Why does my iMac have one name under sharing, but then say 'new-host3.home' as well?

In Sharing, my iMac is called 'iMac Quad'. But right below it, its now saying new-host-3.home as well. This also appears that it would then be on two domains - .local and .home. How do I correct ...
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How much RAM memory do I need for an OSX device? [closed]

I'm about to buy a new Mac Mini and I would like to know if it's enough with 8GB RAM or I would need 16GB. Linked is my MBP 15 early 2013 16GB RAM usage in a current daily usage. memory pressure ...
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Erase MacBook hard drive without OSX disc

I would like to erase everything on my Mac's hard drive as I'm going to recycle or sell it. Is there a way to do it without OSX disc?
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RealVNC on Lion

I've been using RealVNC Server on my Mac for years, since it gives me encryption and other features used by RealVNC's clients for iOS and Windows. Once I upgraded to Lion, though, it broke. Now, I see ...
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Is it possible to show custom icons in the Scripts menu?

You know that "scripts" menu you can show in the right side of the menu bar? It's very useful. I'm talking about this menu: I've set some custom icons for the files in the scripts folder using the ...
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Reusing iMac Fusion Drive as external drive

The logic board of my iMac 27" Retina broke and I find it impossible to get a new one in the country where I'm living in. I wonder if it's possible to access the data in the Fusion hard drive, ...
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Apps randomly crash when using keyboard shortcuts in popups

For some weird reason, hitting Enter, Escape, or some other action keys crash the save dialog, open dialog, Command+F, and many others. This makes the entire app crash, and revert to an autosave which ...
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Why do ICNS files need to be perfect squares?

im able to modify .app icons only when the dimensions are perfectly even (eg. 256x256) but not rectangular shapes. this website allows for exporting png images as icns files in any dimension but they ...
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How do I change the icon of an alias to a custom ICO file?

I've created a couple of aliases to Wine executables that I put in my dock, but by default they're all coming up with the standard page icon. I would like to customize these icons using custom ICO ...
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Bootcamp issue: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition

I tried installing windows 10 on mac but some sort of error occured and since then boot camp had been removing the partitions for hours. So I ran "diskutil eraseVolume fat32 BOOTCAMP disk0s3" on ...
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Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB became unresponsive after long period of use

I recently purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 5TB for data use, because none of my drives are functioning properly. My old Seagate Expansion 2TB hard drive failed ("Unable to repair"); the Seagate ...
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`timed` not always working? [duplicate]

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "how to act as NTP server?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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Mac OS X Wireless Keyboard Power Button

I have done everything to trouble shoot my non-working keyboard. I've been using it a year and it is set up correctly There is supposed to be a power button? I sure can't find it! Thanx!
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How to make OS X not remember ssh key passphrase

I have a passphrase on my ssh id_rsa key, and OS X asks me for the passphrase the first time I want to use it, but even if I decline to add it to my keychain, it doesn't ask me for a passphrase again ...
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Replace Recovery HD with a “bootable drive” formatted partition?

A while ago, I had the idea to use the bootable Mac OS X USB drive-making procedure on a hard drive partition, so that I could basically have a version of the “Recovery HD” that doesn’t need to ...
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How to enable scrolling with the mouse wheel in Google Chrome?

I am currently running OSX 10.9.3 and Google Chrome Version 35.0.1916.114. When using Mozilla Firefox, I am able to scroll using the mouse wheel just fine. But with Google Chrome, it does not work. ...
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Cannot boot Mac Mini with striped RAID 0 set

Today we could not get one of our machines running with 10.9 and RAID 0 which stripes the data on the boot volume. After several hours of doing the 'standard' tasks like fixing permissions etc, we've ...
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How to magnify OS X keyboard viewer?

The keyboard viewer is so tiny, but it does not seem to be resizable (other than full screen, which hides what I want to type into!). Taking a screen image of it is awkward at best and when the ...
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“newgrp: too many groups” - why is it complaining?

In my earlier question, I got a response recommending the "newgrp" command. It diligently did the job of putting my desired group at the "top of the list" for the "id" command, but, why does it also ...
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How to remove __MACOSX folder in a list of zip files (not a single zip file)?

I know I can remove __MACOSX in a zip file by: sudo zip -d bg1.zip "__MACOSX*" but I want to remove it in all zip files, I tried sudo zip -d *.zip "__MACOSX*" but it says zip warning: name not ...
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Dock and Terminal don't work on systems with home directory on different versions of OSX

I have two macs, one running Mavericks and one running El Capitan. Most of the users on both of the machines have their home directory in an external server connected by NFS. When I try to launch ...
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Creating an event from Last Imported in Photos.app

How do I make an event from my last import using Photos? Does Photos only use albums rather than events? Is it still possible to merge events?
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I cannot turn off beta software updates

Step one, open App Store control panel: Step two, click CHANGE under beta updates: Step three, click DO NOT SHOW BETA SOFTWARE: Now if you look at the control panel it looks like this and the beta ...
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OS X El Capitan Downloading problem

I've downloaded OS X El Capitan from the AppStore. If I go AppStore --> Store --> Purchased it says "Downloaded" but I can't seem to prompt the install. I've tried restarting the Download but nothing ...
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Single User Mode can´t repair my HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are next steps when fsck reports “could not be repaired after 3 attempts”? Hi Guys I hope someone can save me!!! I´m so stupid that I don´t have a backup of my files and ...
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Downgrade Yosemite Release to Mavericks [duplicate]

So I'm considering updating to Yosemite, but I have a 2011, low end MBP, and Im a bit afraid that its going to be slow. If I do upgrade, is there anyway that I can revert back to mavericks? I've seen ...
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Mouse middle click in Mac OS — Misson Control and Close Tab at the same time: How To?

How to make wheel mouse button work this way in Mac OS X El Capitan? 1. If I wheel press on chrome tab, this tab gets closed. else: 2. If I press on chrome link, it gets opened in new tab. else: ...
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How can I trace the macOS network stack?

In safari, and several other products, I get a network timeout where I have to reload the page, even though I have a full / working Wifi connection. This is a sporadic issue. The problem seems to ...
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What is the partition size needed for The Mavericks install disk?

I will setup a USB key to install Mavericks. I would like to know the needed size of the partition to install Mavericks.
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How to get the shortest file size on aliases?

I realize a bit of why they are so big. Actually, they used to be small enough (around 2kb) and still magical about keeping the file link. I can also see a few ways to "shorten" it, including one I'...
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How do I change permissions of folders on a hard drive from a booted USB drive

I am trying to save my files on my Hard Drive that has a crashed OS. I created a Bootable USB with Ubuntu and successfully booted. I can see my folders, but I can't actually open them because I don't ...
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applescript CURL with authentication fails

QUESTION: i need a working method to be used in applescript to get the right source of the page, WITHOUT loading the page. sample link: https://www.idealista.it/immobile/16679597/ result: wrong html,...
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How to automat the selection of usb disk based on size

I am trying to automate a process where teachers delete content on memory sticks with different name then put the right content back (same each time) and rename the memory stick to UDISK. I want to ...
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Set the Working Folder of `.app` Created by Apple Script

I have a simple Shell File .sh which copies files form the PWD to a destination folder. This is basically Hand Made installer of a program. I want to create an APP from it. The idea is to have the ...
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macOS - Determine current wallpaper path

I want to get current location of my macOS wallpaper. Is there a file or a command that will allow me to find this data? I would prefer a way that would allow me to do it from the Terminal. macOS: ...
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How to work remotely as a multiuser enviroment on Xcode, deployed on a Mac mini server

I have many windows and mac system users in my office & and mac users use Xcode for development. I have a mac mini server with 16GB RAM, i want to use it as a xcode server, means is that possible ...
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How to get current input language of the input source

I use a third-party input source on Mac. This is the case I encounter: I input some English characters when I want to input Chinese so I have to delete the characters entered just now. Then switch to ...
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Allow network user login via terminal

I accidentally deselected "Allow network user login at login window" on my mac. I need to restore that setting. I have admin and access to every file via the startup terminal utility (but can't login ...
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Are there any hidden settings to modify default system sleep conditions?

Is it possible in some way to modify conditions when OS X will go to sleep? In my opinion the time delay of system sleep is insufficient. Imagine the situation that we are in the middle of ...
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MacBook Pro will not boot, begins to load then hangs with white screen [duplicate]

I am unable to get my MacBook Pro to boot. It turns on, and the Apple logo + loading bar appear however after a minute or so of loading it eventually changes to a white/grey screen and just hangs. ...
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DefaultKeyBinding.dict edits fail for Mail.app

I've been experimenting with different macOS mail apps. A key feature for me is being able to use some of the now-muscle-memory keyboard shortcuts that Gmail trained me into. Crucially, Gmail's ...
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My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option. OS X El Capitan

My login keychain cannot be found. I have Keychain access but no Keychain repair option in the drop down menu. I am unclear if I have erased something in error, or if this is a common issue?