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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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Upgrade to Monterey, now Automator action doesn't find python any longer

Ubuntu variant here but now the question in Apple OS X $ "/System/Library/Automator/Combine PDF Pages.action/Contents/Resources/join.py" -o out.pdf *.pdf env: python: No such file or ...
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Could a buggy Bluetooth device cause MacBook keyboard issues?

Over the past year I've had increasingly buggy behavior with my MacBook keyboard, including non responsive keys and delayed response. The issues seemed to have no particular association with any ...
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How do I type the Russian ruble currency sign in macOS

It's possible to type different currencies sign: Shift+4 prints US dollar Opt+Shift+2 prints Euro How can one type the Russian ruble sign? ₽
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Xcode Download Won't Resume

[Macos Big Sur 12.0.1] I started downloading the Xcode developer tools from the Mac App Store. After a while I paused the download because I needed the bandwidth for something else. But now when I try ...
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Does anyone know the location of the notification "updates available" alert sound?

I posted this question a while ago: App Store "Updates Available" notification pops up despite having notifications turned off? This is still driving me crazy and making me incredibly angry--...
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Prevent compulsive trashing on macOS Catalina

We have an autistic teenage girl with a compulsive behavior to move files to the trash and empty it! Is it possible to prevent just the emptying of the trash?
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MacBook Pro 4.1, can't install OSX Yosemite or El Capitan

I have a MacBook pro 4.1 (17 in, mid 2008), and for the life of me I can't get MacOS Yosemite or El Capitan to install. I would like to get El Capitan on the machine, as it is the newest version of ...
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How to Disable gamecontrollerd Service?

I want to disable the service com.apple.GameController.gamecontrollerd. There is a thread on this topic here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252046047 However, the commands that are shown are ...
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Can the iPad Magic Keyboard with Trackpad steer the MacOS mouse cursor when iPad is Extended Display for Mac?

I have the iPad Pro (12.9" 3rd Generation) running iOS 15, and an Intel Mac Mini running MacOS Monterey 12.3.1 (latest versions per of this writing). The iPad Pro is connected as Extended Display,...
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macos 11.6.5 - Safari 15.4 - web inspector - can't disable cache

When I use web inspector to view a page then go to Sources > (site URL) -> Scripts -> select ANY javascript, the right hand view is blank. Popping open the Details Sidebar lets me view the ...
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How to disable text which appears when the mouse hoovers over an icon?

When I move the mouse to any icon the name of icon automatically appear on the the screen, how can I remove this option?
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How to mount external disk with sshfs and show the name in Finder?

I am using sshfs a lot to mount external disks using MacOS 12.3.1. The command I am using is something like sshfs $USER@28.28.28.127:/remote_folder ~/remote -o 'allow_other,gid=10067' and then this ...
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How to fix unresponsive filesystem without rebooting?

I tried to mount an external storage device in MacOS 12.3.1 using sshfs, but I had to stop this process in the middle of whatever it is doing. Now, when I do a ls -l in the file system it hangs for ...
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Mac's Finder shows no "Paste Item" option when pasting to a OneDrive folder

On a mac Mini M1, Monterey 12.3.1 I have an issue with cutting and pasting files. I'm used to using the finders "Copy" and "Paste Item" functions. But after copying a file, when ...
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Keep app in same order when cmd+tab

When cmd+tabing we always get the last used app in second position which I don't like. Is there a way (setting or app) that prevents this behaviour? I would like to keep exactly the same order in the ...
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What does modified date of application means?

Today I updated the chrome app on my Mac but when I checked in the application section of Finder I see the modified date as 30th April? Why is that? On the get info page the version shown matches with ...
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Taking the first 7 characters of a folder name and appending it

I have a lot of folders named the same way with the year at the start and I would like to somehow move the year to the end of the folder name For example, current folder name: (1999) Robert Wyatt - ...
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Neither AirDrop nor Handoff options showing up on my Mac

On my MacOS Mojave (v 10.14.6), I simply don't see options for either Handoff or AirDrop. The Bluetooth is definitely on. And AirDrop is typically under Finder Preferences under Sidebar/Favorites, ...
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Force Preview to Live Text a PDF?

I have scanned a document and turned it into a PDF. When I open that PDF in Preview, I would have expected all of the text in the doc to be selectable via Live Text, but it's not. However, if I take a ...
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Running the same commands on multiple remote hosts

I have the need to run some simple commands on multiple remote hosts, then view the output side by side. For example I might want to run: cd /var/log/server grep 'UUID: 12345-12345-12345' *.log Then ...
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Keychain problems following Recovery Mode

On macOS Sierra (10.12.6). Last week, an installed application (XAMPP) tried to access my keychain upon launch (which it always does), but (for reasons still unknown) the correct password was rejected....
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Moving GarageBand and projects to external HDD

After some major issues with my MacBook, I have to rescue my GarageBand and session projects. I know it probably isn't as easy as simply copying the .band files, so I've copied the following folders ...
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Interpreting AppleSmartBattery manufacturing date from ioreg in macOS Big Sur and later

I am trying to make sense of the age of the battery (by calculating it from its manufacturing date). I need the information for something I am working on and need to know how to access it ...
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Acrobat Pro 2020 fails to install on an m1 MacBook

While running the .pkg file to install Acrobat, a generic prompt is raised after I enter the serial# indicating that installation has failed. When I run Acrobat, it prompts me to enter the serial ...
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How can I execute a function defined in bash profile, from a launchD plist file?

I want to run a function defined in my .bash_profile file. How do I execute this function from launchd? Here is my plist file, 'backupIf' is my function. In my launchd GUI editor it tells me 'no such ...
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How to stop an iPhone (not in my possession) from air playing to my Mac?

I used to use the paid software AirServer, but after updating to Monterey, Apple made it possible to do this without 3rd party software. My wife uses it all the time. My Mac mini is integrated into ...
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What is going on with WindowServer?

I know WindowServer manages all the windows on my system. I know that's going to scale with multiple monitors, etc. At times though... it seems it's working a lot harder than it should if it's just ...
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MacBook M1 network issues when activating WiFi and USB ethernet adapter at same time

I have a new MacBook M1 and had never such issues with my old MacBook before. WiFi works perfectly if no other ethernet adapter is connected. USB ethernet works perfectly if WiFi is disabled and IPv6 ...
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Cannot access USB Hard Drive ExFAT in macOS Finder, greyed out in Disk Utility - Filesystem scan or repair failed::(-69845)

Today I was working in my USB 6TB WD_BLACK on MacBook Pro 14" M1, everything was working fine, removed it, sometime later I tried to connect the HD again but it won't show, this is the second ...
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Poor (and loud) quality out of good Bluetooth headphones on Monterey

I'm getting horrible audio quality out of some good headphones, and it's too loud even at the lowest possible volume setting. It sounds as if it's clipped, and then the clipped signal has been ...
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Can we switch two virtual displays in parallel ? Montery, MissionControl [duplicate]

When I work at my desk, I have an external display on top of my Mac. I have one application, let's say the mainapp on the external monitor. And another application, let's call it the console on the ...
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Can I still sideload .ipa files on M1 Macs?

I have been trying to install the Google Home iOS app on my 2021 Macbook Pro (M1X) I found some .ipa files online, but I got these error messages. How can I tell if an arbitrary ipa is code signed ...
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Access iOS voice memos from macOS ≥ 10.15

Since macOS Catalina, Finder replaces iTunes as the way to manage iOS devices. However, the panel/ability to access and transfer voice memos seem to disappear. Currently, I either AirDrop those voice ...
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How to export Time Machine exclusions or list them in Terminal

I have a Mac running Time Machine and it has dozens of exclusions that were added through the Time Machine UI. How can I export this list? Using tmutil in Terminal, I am able to access Time Machine ...
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Is there a command that I can run in Mac terminal to allow notifications for a specific app?

Is there a command that I can run in Mac terminal to allow notifications for a specific app? For example, I am trying to allow notifications for both Podcasts and Stocks but I do not see those apps in ...
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Macbook Pro with ATI damaged - Recover installed windows and external monitor

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro, which recently damaged the on board ATI graphics, and I'm currently trying to recover everything I have installed to a manageable state so I can carry on my work until ...
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How to clone SSD with 2 systems (Mac and Win10) to larger SSD with increasing Windows volume?

Some years before, I created both a system SSD disk with Windows (BOOTCAMP) and macOS (Macintosh HD). After that, I forgot about the way how I did it and now I need to migrate from the old disk to the ...
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Why Apple OS, Software and so many things are highly stable and smooth? [closed]

Even when using Windows on high end computers it lacks is stability when using many programs. I want to know how apple manage to provide such grate experience to users, even not running apple macos (...
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eMac with no OS

I have an eMac with no OS and I have no install disk. Can someone provide instructions on creating an install USB or DVD for the latest version of OS X which is compatible with my eMac?
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KeyChain asks for Touch ID and password multiple times

Whenever I need to view some WiFi password, KeyChain requests me to enter Touch ID, then it asks to input user login/password, and sometimes (when I don't use it for a long time) it requests for login/...
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Removed Google account keeps coming back

I'm trying to remove an old Google account from macOS. I remove it from Internet Accounts in System Preferences and then confirm I want to remove it from all computers using iCloud Keychain. Then ...
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Rearrange APFS Volumes inside APFS Container

Similarly to this question I'd like to restore factory APFS partition container structure after reinstalling macOS Big Sur from bootable USB flash drive, exactly: make Macintosh HD volume disk1s1 (...
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Is there a QTranslate for MacOS?

I'd like to translate selected text using one keyboard shortcut and see translation in a pop up window, similarly to how QTranslate works on Windows. I tried Mate, but it requires several key ...
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Where Does macOS Store Resume Data?

Short version is that I am wondering where macOS stores the list of open applications when a user logs out, such that they can be restored when the user logs back in (as part of macOS' Resume feature)?...
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Mac Terminal shows "Ä" and "Å" characters instead of square or curly brackets

In my terminal, it is showing "Ä" and "Å" instead of {, }, [, and ]. I'm on OS X Monterey. It also looks like backticks are displaying as "é".
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A few apps constantly asking for location permissions, even though I grant them access every time

TLDR; How to identify and troubleshoot security prompts that repeat on macOS Monterey 12.3.1 on an Intel MBP? Fantastical.app (from the Mac App Store) and TV.app (the apple app) will ask multiple ...
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ds4 controller triggers macos actions

i have a ps4/ds4 bluetooth game controller. when it is connected, macos reacts to some of its inputs, like for example a long press on "share" button makes a popup window to appear and ask ...
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Syncing messages across iPhone and MacBook (specific situation not covered in most tutorials)

I had to restore my iPhone and reinstall macOS on my MacBook a couple of days ago. Each operation was done separately. The result of performing them is that the messages I exchanged while my phone was ...
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Safari: adblockers detected on webpages

Safari (V13.1.2, High Sierra) often blocks webpages and I do not understand why. Loading a webpages often results in the message AdBlocker detected. Please disable your ad blocker to use this page ...
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How to change Finder as the default File manager in MacOS?

For e.g, when I am uploading an image for a webpage in chrome, and use "Upload from Computer", it automatically opens up Finder. I want to use an alternative (say CommanderOne or PathFinder) ...
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