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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Many websites not opening from a certain WiFi connection

My MacBook air is not opening many websites from my smart phones WiFi hotspot, it opens all from other WiFi's and my smart phone's hotspot opens all in other laptops. It shows that the sites can't be ...
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Cannot change ssh port on High Sierra, The Revenge

At some point in the distant past, I changed my default ssh port to 22222 per previous employer's security protocol. Now I want to change it back to 22. I have edited the ssh.plist file via the ...
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MacBook filesystem FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

So I have MacBook Air late 2015. I’ve been using bootcamp for a while. Yesterday I installed rEFInd to use triple boot for Linux. Made partition for Linux. Later I decided to delete this partition ...
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How to enable multiple words on Quicklook search?

I'm trying to use Quicklook feature by using the Force touch of the Macbook Pro's 2018 (with Catalina) trackpad with multiple words but I can only use it with single words. Like in the following ...
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Xquartz problem for OS 10.14

Recently upgraded to Mojave (10.14) and I'm having a problem creating X apps from the terminal. OSX 10.14.6 XQuartz 2.7.11 (xorg-server 1.18.4) [08:44][{501}]% printenv DISPLAY /private/tmp/com....
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Hide name of the user and computer name from terminal window title

Before Catalina it was possible to hide username and computer name from terminal window title: Yet now despite any combination of configuration I'm unable to hide those items from window title:
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How to customise rEFInd theme on High Sierra?

Installed rEFInd using the install binary. All working but the originally theme was a little uninspiring. So I followed following steps from this link. From OSX, do the following Start by ...
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How to replace a tag with another tag system-wide?

Say I have two tags, "Green", and "Green 1". How do I replace all instances of the "Green 1" tag with the "Green" tag, across all files on my device?
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How do I forget or change the username and password for file sharing?

I connected my MacBook (macOS 10.13 if it matters) to my Mac Pro fileshare using the username foo and the password. I tell Finder to save the password. I want to disconnect from that server and login ...
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How to disable “Spelling and Grammar” globally, for all apps?

I have searched for the similar title, got a few answers which are not applicable to my case: Is disabling spell check systemwide still possible in Sierra? (redirects to the next link) Is it possible ...
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In OS Catalina make a account Standard

I have an MacBook Air with the OS Catalina installed. I need to change my admin account to a Standard User account.So how would you change a account from Administrator to a Standard account by using ...
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Delete account on Mac OS Catalina Single User Mode

I have an account on my MacBook Air with the new Catalina OS. I am unable to delete an account and I have tried to delete it using Single User Mode, I have forgot the password for admin but I cannot ...
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cat: illegal option — 2 while merging

wlan-141056:part_u_2 prova$ ls -2e-5_cas 0_cas 10e-5_cas 20e-5_cas 40e-5_cas 5e-5_cas wlan-141056:part_u_2 prova$ cat -2e-5_cas 0_cas > prova cat: illegal option -- 2 usage: cat [-benstuv] [...
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How to get ScreenCapture with mouse pointer?

The screen capture app on my Macbook Pro (the one that comes up when I press Cmd + Shift+5) has an option to capture the mouse pointer as well. However that option doesn’t seem to work - the capture ...
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Strange icon in all system password boxes on Mojave 10.14.6

For a few days, I've been seeing this very strange icon every time a system password box shows up. I have no idea what it means? Does anyone know? I do not have capslock on.
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Download failed in recovery mode, stuck with no OS on my Mac

Recently after upgrading to Catalina, my MacBook Pro has become really slow, so I thought it might be the system’s problem, so I decided to reinstall the original system that comes with the Mac (El ...
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Emptying trash slow on external HDD?

macOS Catalina. Emptying trash on the internal SSD is normal, but very slow on external HDD (USB 3.0, 5400rpm).
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Documents show have 4GB but there is no file in it

As you can see below this image, the Documents shows that it have 4.11GB but on the right side, it have nothing. What should I do now? Is it the file gone or the file went to somewhere else?
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Frameworks have generic folder icons

I just noticed this recently so I'm not sure whether it started being like that after installing Catalina or some time later. I’ve installed Xcode version 11.2.1 from the App Store and some of the ...
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Why is Google Chrome trying to run netbiosd attempting to connect to 192.168.2.255?

I usually don't use Google Chrome, because on my MacBook I'm addicted to Safari. Today when I launched Chrome, it ran netbiosd to connect to the local IP: 192.168.2.255. The local IP does not exist ...
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What is the typical CPU utilization of idle iMac?

I am new to macOS. I recently purchased a 2019 iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5 inch). .OMMMMo OS: macOS 10.15.1 19B88 x86_64 OMMM0, Host: iMac19,2 .;...
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Join two SSD in one APFS volume

I had two physical drives in a Mac mini, now they are SSD as I upgraded the old HDD. Could two SSD be merged into one virtual drive? Would it better to make a volume group as I’m in Catalina macOS? ...
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Inconsistent thumbnail generation in Finder? [migrated]

Ok, just saying, but this site seems a bit broken. The exact question I want to ask has been addressed, but I can't enter that conversation/thread because I don't have 50 reputation points. So ... I ...
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Macbook turns on but screen is dead or completely dark

My Macbook Pro's screen just blinked and went dark. When I turn the computer on, the fan turn on and runs but the screen is dark. I tried all the option and tricks but nothing is works. I rebooted ...
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/private/var/folders not getting empty after reboot on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

/private/var/folders is not getting empty after reboot. The folder is 200 GB! I tried safe mode too and it didn't change. How can I thin out the folder(s)?
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Time Machine “there isn't enough space” despite the backup disk being larger than mine [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro is the 250 GB model. I have a 320 GB external hard drive I am using as a time machine backup disk. Right now the 320 GB hard drive has 16.14 GB of free space remaining. The last two ...
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My mac Automator Application script is not working with two arguments

On my Catalina mac, I have this Mac Automator shell script to remove all metadata from image files as follows: for f in "$@" do /usr/local/bin/exiftool -all= "$f" done Now this utility exiftool by ...
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Install macOS Catalina on non-supported MacBook Pros

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 model and wanted to check if the latest macOS, Catalina can be installed on it. Apple clearly says my Mac is not supported: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp803 ...
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Why is my phone seen as a hotspot, but not my iPad?

a picture: The phone is in the "Personal Hotspots" category, but the iPad is not. One notable difference is that the phone is always visible, even with the screen turned off, while the iPad needs to ...
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How to claim free disk space in APFS after deletion of huge amount of files?

Given: Macbook pro 13 Inch with MacOS 10.15.1 (Catalina), 500 GB SSD built in. Hard drive had 34 GB of free disk space according to diskutil and df -h. Wanted: Reclaim free disk space. What I did: ...
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Sharing internet from Macbook Pro has a 5 device limit?

I'm trying to share the (wifi) internet connection from a 2019 Macbook Pro 15-inch on OSX version 10.14.6 (18G1012) using a USB Ethernet connector and the device's built-in WiFi chipset as my "router"....
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Problem when copying files to NFS mounted disk (MacOS Catalina)

I've mounted a Ubuntu NFS disk over my MacOS, but when I try to copy files from my disk to it, I start to recieve this errors. I've tried to use ls on the same file system on a Ubuntu 18.04, but the ...
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Bad visualization of games in macos

I'm having a problem when playing games on full screen or windowed games on macOS. The first photo I clicked is an example of how it shows the screen when trying to play albion online. The second ...
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How to hibernate the Mac after sleep after a set time? [duplicate]

I have these settings on my MacBook with Catalina: System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standbydelaylow 10800 standby 1 womp 1 halfdim 1 ...
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How can I smooth out uneven scroll behavior using a trackpad in Macvim?

I have just installed MacVim on my new Macbook. But I have a problem: on Linux I was able to scroll through my code—vertically moving my cursor—by using my trackpad. But on Macvim this doesn't work ...
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Zulip desktop app has “no available windows”

I have the Zulip desktop app installed on Mojave 10.14.6, and I often cannot open any Zulip windows. When I right-click on the Zulip icon in the dock and select "show all windows", I just see the ...
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Shortcut for mirroring touch bar

I would like to see an emulated touchbar on my iMac. I randomly pressed the shotcut for it, but I don't know, which it was and I couldn't find it one the internet either. Btw., I don't use an Apple ...
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Conditional shortcuts per application in Keyboard Maestro

I'd like the following behavior: When I press [Cmd+S]: IF <Chrome is at the front>: Simulate the keystroke [Control] + [Tab] ELSE IF < Spotify is at the front>: ...
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Key chords in Keyboard Maestro

I'd like to define a Keyboard Maestro macro that I can trigger if I enter a certain key chord. As a reminder, key chords are sequences of two hot key presses. Many editors like Emacs, Visual Studio ...
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minimal system on an old iMac [duplicate]

What can I remove from os 10.7.5 but still keep it running? I'd like to use the iMac as an extra peripheral hard drive, and want to make as much space as possible available for files instead of ...
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How to turn off file permissions boxes on Catalina for external drive?

I use a trash-can Mac Pro. All my user files are on an external drive. Catalina constantly asks me if program X should be allowed to access a removable drive. Is there any way to give all programs ...
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Path into PS1 prompt is broken (\n) on different lines when it is too long

I am using iTerm2 on MacOS Catalina . Here is my PS1 into ~/.bashrc , using a function ps1 : function ps1 { # PROMPT SECTION BLUE='\[\033[0;34m\]' LIGHT_CYAN='\[\033[1;36m\]' ...
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Hammerspoon: resize window on creation

I want Hammerspoon to resize all my windows when they are created (so I don't have to press any hotkey). They shall be positioned at a given (hardcoded) x,y position and have a given (hardcoded) width ...
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VoiceOver not reading '-' in Xcode

VoiceOver interprets a hyphen as a brief pause. That makes sense for hyphenated words, but it makes no sense for sums or for code. For example in Xcode this line numberOfGuesses -= 1 is rendered as "...
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How to get back Chinese Speech after upgrading to Mojave?

After upgrading to Mojave, I cannot use Chinese Speech any more. If I go to Preference → Accessibility → Speech and choose any of the Chinese Speech (Mandarin, Cantonese), for Ting-Ting, Sin-ji, ...
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Apple Script - How do I check if the bounds of a window are equal to specific values?

I know that the following code can adjust the bounds of a specific window set bounds of (front window of application "Notes") to {0, 0, 540, 300} But how do I check if the bounds of a window are ...
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How to make “python” command in terminal open python3 instead of python2.7 which comes with mac?

Mac comes with Python2.7. For a project, I need to use Python3.7.5. I installed it. However, if I just type python in terminal, the 2.7 interpreter starts. How do I make it so that when I type ...
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How to get postfix send mail (with Gmail smtp) under macOS Catalina?

I have tried everything (I guess), such as writing my sasl_passwd and editing main.cf in the /etc/postfix folder (as described in 1). I also copied my LaunchDaemon plist with a different name to my /...
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2012 iMac boots to prohibited sign after it attempted over night self update? HDD now cannot be mounted?

My friend's 2012 iMac attempted to self update over night and it resulted in the prohibited sign on a gray screen this morning and so, the iMac does not boot anymore! Here are all the things I've ...
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Numbers.app force me to download Chinese fonts but the download always fails

Whenever I open the Numbers app the pop up always shows up, requiring me to download Chinese fonts. The dialog reads "Numbers.app needs to download the font. The size is 50MB.". However, when I ...