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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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Connect a DVD player to an iMac

I have a DVD player that I want to connect to an iMac M3. This is not the standard external-drive DVD player, but one that you'd normally hook up to a TV or similar; more a set-top box style. It's a ...
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How can I change/remove the shortcut fn+C for opening the Control Centre

Since I upgraded to macOS Monterey, fn + C (i.e. the fn key + the C key) opens the Control Centre in the Menu Bar. How can I change or even remove this shortcut? Same question for the shortcut fn + A. ...
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Framework to create custom account on macOS and iOS - does it exist?

My e-mail server supports OAuth for login. It would be nice to replace username/password with a OAuth, the same way that other accounts such as Microsoft Exchange, Google, etc, work. Is there a ...
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Any free VM's for Apple Silicon MacBooks? [closed]

I hope to run Windows XP and similar versions of Windows that don’t support Apple Silicon, either virtually or through an emulator layer. I tried VirtualBox, but it says "Intel Core needed". ...
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Keep Ignore ownership on this volume for APFS partition on local disk

I need to make a local partition for DATA only on the same disk than the OS disk. I search to keep the box "Ignore ownership on this volume" ticked, But it's untick on every reboot. I tried :...
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Macbook air 2017 is responding very slowly

I have a Macbook Air 2017 and it became very slow after I installed Monterey in August 2022. I reinstalled macOS twice and also formatted the disk completely. There is no overheating issue at all, but ...
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Hide a non-active app by clicking on its window

Is it possible (natively or using a third-party app) to hide (zap) non-active apps by clicking on their windows? When having many windows open, I'd like to hold a button combo and click on the windows ...
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If a hacker succeeds in using my Apple ID to log his device into my iCloud account, can he spy on my devices well enough to hack into my web accounts? [closed]

I ask, assuming the latest versions of iOS and MacOS. Can he capture keystrokes created on my devices? Can he access my Google, Yahoo, etc website accounts if I'm logged into those sites, assuming he ...
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Why can't my Mac make phone calls?

My iPhone is not currently allowing calls using this Mac. I’d like help to troubleshoot and enable this feature. iPhone Settings > Cellular > Allow Calls on Other Devices is off. I tried to turn ...
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emacs-like key-bindings for window management within macOS

Is there a way to have macOS key-bindings that let me manipulate windows? For example: ⌘ Command → to move the window to the right ⌘ Command + → to grow the window to the right I'm looking for tools ...
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Turn off iCloud sync for Books

Sonoma 14.4.1. System Settings > Internet Accounts > iCloud > Apps Using iCloud: Show More Apps. I have turned off iCloud sync for all the apps in the provided list (screenshot #2), but for ...
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What hardware differences between a Mac Studio and a MacBook Pro might cause differences in performance?

I’m in the enviable position of having a nice wad of cash to spend on a new Mac setup. Since Tensorflow and PyTorch are now both supported by Metal, at least on my 16gb MacBook Air M1 I’m more than ...
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MacOS turns on Modem mode on iPhone. How would I disable that?

iPhone personal hotspot is listed in the list of WiFi networks on my mac even though Allow Others To Join is off and personal hotspot is off. MacOS turns on Modem mode on iPhone when I click on "...
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How could you add a site to HSTS list on MacOS

Say you have a bank site that you want safari to go to always by https rather than http. How could you pin that site to https if you are too lazy to type https:// prefix manually? Alternative/shorter ...
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How to debug internet issue on macOS 14.x

I'm using MacBook Air, with M1 chipset running macOS 14.4.1 and connected to my home Wifi. Over the last few days I am facing a weird issue which leads to the internet not working for few apps like ...
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Leopard dock in Mojave

is there anyway to get the leopard dock to mojave without cdock. I have the dock. app from leopard system folder but I know replacing it does not work. Any of you know what code I need to modify to ...
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Unable to Clear 'Manage Recent Places' in Finder on macOS

I've encountered an issue with clearing the 'Manage Recent Places' list in Finder on my Mac. Previously, I was able to clean this list using the following command in the Terminal: defaults delete ....
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When I am presenting from macOS, can I temporarily freeze content on the external display while I set up the next scene?

Is it possible, natively or with a software, to allow a mac that is mirroring onto an external display to freeze that display so that the macbook may change scenes and then unfreeze the frame. For ...
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Can macOS be made to forget a file type?

A long time ago I made a simple CoreData, document-based app and used Xcode to make a file type/extension to go along with it. Now, I'm following the WWDC videos from last year to try to update to ...
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DMG file disappeared after reboot

On my MacBook with MacOS Sonoma I downloaded a DMG file, moved it to Documents folder and was able to run it, but after I rebooted by MacBook it disappeared. Does it mean that I have a corrupted file ...
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Make a bootable Mac USB (NOT AN INSTALLER) on a Late 2020 M1 Mac

I am wondering if you can make an USB bootable without using a Bootable MacOS Monterey, Ventura, etc. I am asking you guys, if I have to add some special EFI partition with files in the USB or if I ...
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Cannot import openbabel into python

I am trying to use openbabel within python in macOS BigSur, I have installed openbabel and py310-openbabel through macports without any problem, however when I run python3.10 I get the following when ...
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How to disable accidental trackpad input on Apple Silicon hardware running macOS Sonoma?

I know we have an old thread on the Apple SE site about this, but none of the posted solutions work on the newer Apple Silicon (M1/M2/M3) Macs running macOS Sonoma. I have tested Karabiner-Multitouch-...
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Mistakenly launched, but did't carry out an OS upgrade (Monterey>Sonoma). How do I get rid of the macOS installer boot menu item?

I'm running Monterey (with OCLP) on a Late 2012 Mac mini "Core i7" (Intel Ivy Bridge). The model identifier is Macmini6,2. The macOS upgrade got mistakenly launched from macOS System ...
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Segregate or identify each command interaction in Terminal.app?

The IntelliJ IDE by JetBrains will have a new Terminal window with the nifty feature of segregating each command-and-response. This feature makes visual scanning and re-reading much easier. Is there ...
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How do I run a .sh file every day at 2:30 AM? [duplicate]

I have a launchd plist located at ~/Library/LaunchAgents designed to run a script located at /Users/admin/Downloads/testing.sh The script is : #!/bin/bash osascript -e 'tell app "Terminal" ...
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How can I have a non-elevated script execute another specific script as root without requiring a password from the user?

I have a script, let's call it on-event.sh, that's going to be run at specific times, such as when a particular application launches or quits. The script itself will run as the current user (not root) ...
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Handbrake and libdvdcss

I used brew info libdvdcss to find where libdvdcss was installed and I get /opt/homebrew/Cellar/libdvdcss/1.4.3 and I know from a comment on this post M1 iMac: libdvdcss missing that I need to copy ...
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How to restore USB 10/100/1000 Network Interface after deleting it?

I deleted the USB 10/100/1000 network interface service and clicked no when asked if I'd like to have it returned on next connection. How can it be restored or all network settings reset? This ...
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Why does using the same name for -volname and -srcfolder result in 'operation not permitted' error?

I have a file called installer.app. I am using the script below to create a DMG: appName=installer installerFile=installer.app dmgFile=installer.dmg hdiutil create -volname "${appName}" -...
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Unable to Connect to Recovery Server During macOS Installation - Need Assistance

I am trying to upgrade my HDD to SAMSUNG SSD 980 NVME M2 My Last MacOS was Monterey 12.7.1 Macbook AIR 13 inch 2017 Processor : 1.8Ghz Dual Core Intel Core i5. I'm currently experiencing difficulties ...
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magic keyboard help: 'e' and spacebar not working

I'm experiencing an issue with my Apple Magic Keyboard where the 'e' key and the spacebar as they don't function when pressed. This problem persists on macOS 14.4.1, despite thorough cleaning of the ...
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`wants to make changes` dialog

Occasionally an app pops up a dialog like the one pictured. Some questions regarding it. Is it true that an app that I launch has the same permissions as me? So why does it ask me for my credentials?...
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How do I completely remove the Continuity Camera from my macOS Sound Input list?

Sometimes when I connect my macOS to an external display and fold the laptop, the mic is not working. So I have to use my iPhone as the mic. However, when I work directly on the mac without an ...
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Could there be any negative repercussions in disabling com.apple.ftp-proxy.plist? [duplicate]

I noticed there was something listening on port 8021 on my Mac. $ sudo lsof -i ':8021' COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME launchd 1 root 38u IPv6 ...
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How to disable cmd+shift+. on MacOS?

How do I disable cmd+shift+. shortcut on MacOS? I don't see it listed under the keyboard section on system preferences. The shortcut is used to show hidden apps on your mac. I want to disable it ...
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$PROMPT $PS1 automatically set in zsh

I changed from bash to zsh on a mac upgrade and now cannot change my terminal settings. As I moved from an old to new machine, which inherited the old settings. Opening a new terminal gives: Last ...
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App doesn't go "true" fullscreen occasionally

I'm using a Macbook Pro with M2 chip and Sonoma 14.4.1. Sometimes I found my app doesn't go fullscreen such that even after clicking the green full-screen button or holding and selecting "full-...
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How to prevent Icon? files from being created?

I have a local directory that Google Drive is syncing to the cloud, and "Icon?" files keep appearing in directories. I can delete them with: find . -name $'Icon\r' -delete but they keep re-...
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How can I merge the two 121GB partitions into a single one using the terminal?

I want to merge disk0s2 and disk2 into a single one using the terminal. How can I do that? I am trying to install a new OS. Can you help?
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How can I delete the partition and merge it into one?

diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0 ...
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What enables/prevents changing language for a given application?

In theory, I can configure (via the system preferences) any application to run under a specific language (different from the default system langauge). However, for some applications this option is ...
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Why do some webpages not load when connecting to an institution wifi?

I am currently having issues connecting with my Mac (Sonoma 14.4.1) to certain webpages using the wifi of my institution, and I am completely clueless about why this is happening, because from my ...
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Python can't access Keychain when executed through SSH but it works from a local terminal?

I use Pushbullet CLI to send Pushbullet pushes from the terminal. It works fine when I execute it locally but when I ssh into the machine where it is installed and try to send a push I get a Python ...
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macOS changes input to headphones without a mic

I have HAYLOU S35 ANC, which are bluetooth headphones without a microphone. I used it well before, however yesterday I used another mic with my laptop, a professional one, which I connected through a ...
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Disable macOS mute/unmute mic sound with AirPods

I recently switched to using Zoom with my AirPod Max and notice when I go on/off mute, I get a chime sound similar what was introduced in the iOS 15 or 16 days in the call app on my iPhone. Is there a ...
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Apple Music App 1.4.4 / Album covers for m4a files missing

So, album art fail to show in Apple Music App for m4a albums and songs. Works for all other formats. I can re-add, album for album, but that will take me forever. Anyone know of a way to fix this bug? ...
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legacyScreenSaver taking 67GB on disk -- OK to delete?

I noticed something called "legacyScreenSaver" takes 67GB on disk and feel it’s too much for me. I looked deeper, and I found that it's actually for the screen saver I do use, Aerial. It's ...
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macOS: Disable popup showing accented characters when holding down a key - App specific

This is a variant on this question: macOS: Disable popup showing accented characters when holding down a key I want to disable the accent popup when holding down a key, but only for certain ...
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Official source for OS version 14.0 for creating bootable drive [duplicate]

I am trying to create bootable drives for various versions of Mac OS. In particular, I would like to create an installer for the original version of Sonoma (14.0). However, I do not see this version ...
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