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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Can't solve 'passwd: Authentication token manipulation error' error

I'm trying to SSH into a Hills server for my local junior college. The system asks for my (current) UNIX password, however, when I enter the password I get the following error: (current) UNIX password:...
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Erased Macintosh HD - Data. Now can't login

This all started because I was trying to clean install a Macbook Pro that someone sold me. They gave me the password to log into the computer under their profile so I could clean install it. I started ...
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How to change “macOS default” for Xcode build settings?

(Didn't get any answers or comments on StackOverflow.) Where/ how to set the "macOS default" for any Xcode setting? I'm interested in the setting shown below. I know how to change the ...
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How do I log user out on macos 10.15

Per this: https://osxdaily.com/2015/08/17/log-out-other-user-without-logging-in-mac-os-x/ all users should be listed in activity monitor but I only see the process for my user. So how do I boot other ...
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Booting to new software when my mac is in dead screen [closed]

I have been given a Mac which has a blank folder mark. I have tried pressing command and R key to boot up but it is stuck. I just want to install a new version and reset it all, please help.
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Screentime does not allow to set user that limits apply for

Per this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210387#limitusage I should be able to select a user to change screen time limits for. But I do not have other users on the mac listed in the top left corner. ...
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Photos app on macOS doesn't sync with iCloud when Photos app on iPhone uploaded correctly

I don't see photos on my macOS (macOS Big Sur) Photos app but on my iPhone (iOS 14.4) there is info that all photos were "Updated Just Now". The count of photos in the iOS app is higher than ...
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How would I limit per day usage for user with standard access rights to X minutes on macos 10.15?

I have account with administrative access on home computer, naturally. How would I trim to family member with standard rights usage to 30 minutes per day on macOS 10.15 (in screen time or whatever.) ...
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Problems logging into Mac after reinstalling older OS

I’m having problems with my late 2013 27 inch Mac and need some help. Last night I tried to install a newer OS (Mojave) and it told me there was a disk management error (69854). I was previously on OS ...
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How to view and delete Mac download history

Yesterday I was told that every computer keeps track of everything you have ever downloaded. My computer is a 2014 iMac that is running macOS v10.13 (High Sierra), so I went to apple.com and tried to ...
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How to see which services were unloaded using “launchctl unload -w” on macOS?

I ran the following to disable Adobe background services. BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER_PREFIX="com.adobe" sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/{LaunchAgents,LaunchDaemons}/$BUNDLE_IDENTIFIER_PREFIX*.plist ...
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Cannot use iOS device as sound input

According to this article https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/audio-midi-setup/ams59f301fda/mac I should be able to use my iOS device connected via usb as a sound input. But when I follow the ...
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Periodic alert about MigratorUIAgent (part of Avira) not being able to start on macOS 10.11

Since a while I've been repeatedly interrupted by an alert window popping up to warn about a MigratorUIAgent not being able to start. Clicking "Report" in the alert provided the following (...
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Where is photos.sqlite-shm

I am trying to sync my Mac (macOS 11.2.3) "Pictures" folder with my NAS using Synology Drive. I receive an error message stating that photos.sqlite-shm cannot be synced due to missing access ...
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How to check max allowed open files (ulimit) of a running process (or running app)?

In Linux, I can check the max allowed open files (ulimit) of a process by simply executing $ cat /proc/<PID>/limits Limit Soft Limit Hard Limit Units ...
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Recommended malware/virus scanner for mac? [duplicate]

I have been searching for a good virus/malware scanner for my mac. But I'm scared that I might download some trashy software because all the stuff I find on google just turn out to be ads. Do you have ...
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The icon for my vscode application looks scrambled is there a way to return it back to normal?

I noticed my vscode icon looks odd. What I did so far: Reset my computer -> Result: Icon still looks scrambled Turned off my computer -> Result: Icon still looks scrambled Update my apps and ...
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How do I turn off (sleep) one monitor?

I have an MBP (lid closed) that drives two monitors. However, I only once in a while need the second monitor. Is there a way to put it to sleep, without sleeping the other monitor? Note that the ...
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If i run terminal on rossetta2 then will all the processes run on rossetta 2 itself?

Reason i am asking is i want to build some docker images which are not suitable on arm right now .. so i am just wondering If i run terminal on rossetta2 and build docker images. Those images will be ...
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Macbook Pro (Early 2011) USB Ports Not Recognised - Overcurrent Detected

I am repairing a friends Macbook Pro Early 2011. The HDD had failed and they were desperate to retrieve photos. I managed to do a deep scan on the HDD and recovered the photos to my NAS and I have ...
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External displays keep getting back in the wrong order

I work with my macbook (16", 10.15.7) closed and plugged into two external monitors, with two Apple USB-C Multiport Adapter. One adapter has HDMI, Power and USB-A plugged, and is connected to my ...
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MacOS terminal switches computer name from “macbook-pro” to “huawei_p_smart”: should I worry? [duplicate]

When opening a terminal, I noticed that the laptop's name displayed in front of the username changed from something like "myname's_MacBookPro" to "huawei_p_smart-XXX". Why did this ...
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Is there any difference installing command line tools with xcode-select --install or through developer.apple.com

Is there any difference installing command line tools with xcode-select --install in the terminal and installing it through the graphical program from developer.apple.com ?
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Error 403 on accessing http://localhost/phpmyadmin/setup

I am trying to set up phpmyadmin on BigSur 11.2.3. I have MySQL server running, put phpmyadmin folder to /usr/local, created config file and trying to access setup via http://localhost/phpmyadmin/...
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How much disk space do the “command line developer tools” take up?

When I run git --version in the Terminal, I get prompted to install the "command line developer tools": What exactly do I get from these "command line developer tools", and how ...
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macOS: saving images from the clipboard using `pngpaste` is faded and white

When I take a screenshot on macOS, and use pngpaste a1.png to save it, the image is faded: This only happens when I take a fullscreen screenshot using CMD+SHIFT+3, and not with CMD+SHIFT+4.
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Cannot boot into macOS

A while ago, I installed Ubuntu along with the macOS on my MacBook. Yesterday, I decided I should uninstall Ubuntu. I read a post on how to uninstall Ubuntu. What I did was, in Disk Utility on macOS I ...
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Playing audio over bluetooth from some sources mutes others

When I play audio through bluetooth headphones, the following happens: Play the Google timer in Chrome or playback from Logic Pro X. Works fine. Play a YouTube video or Spotify song. Stop it. Go back ...
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Macbook external display rearranges homescreen

I've just set my PC moniter as primary screen when I plug in my MacBook (Air 2020) but it keeps rearranging my Homescreen. When I rearrange it so it fits my external display and unplug my laptop it ...
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Store matching files in iCloud AND on Mac and Macbook

I signed up for iCloud storage for added security (in case my local computers crash or are stolen), but am finding out iCloud is trying to only keep certain frequently used files also on my Mac (...
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How to stop asr restore remounting image after completion? Or at east stop the Finder window appearing?

I'm making a bash script and I need to run a asr restore command in it, but it automatically re-mounts the image after it's finished. This produces a Finder window that could trick someone into ...
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recover data from FFFFF partition inside an external drive

A few weeks ago, I deleted my Linux partition of my Mac because I was running out of space. After that, I couldn't boot my OS anymore. Because I depend on my computer to work, I decided to backup my ...
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What is single user mode useful for?

I don't quite understand on the Internet I couldn't really find anything useful. What is the individual user there for exactly? The terminal that is used in single user mode can also be used in the ...
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When and how does FileVault decrypt a SSD on a T2 Machine

Based on what the T2 chip, on user log in, decrypts a SSD with FileVault enabled? Bypassing the user password will result in a possible decryption of the SSD? As several years ago there where tools ...
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See when a macOS application accesses the clipboard?

On iOS, it now shows you when an app accesses the clipboard. I discovered my weather app is snooping on my clipboard, which is very interesting, especially since I never pasted, and there's no logical ...
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Explanation /bin/bash -c “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)”

I would like to understand exactly what this command does. I know this command installs homebrew on macOS, but I would like to understand the meaning of the syntax: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL ...
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Why does macOS 11 give weird VNC screen

Does anybody have problems with VNC on macOS 11+? This is what I got after a fresh install (virtualized machine, VMware Tools version: 11333): Here is what I've done: Enabled everything required at ...
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Does importing an .ics calendar resend all invites?

I have exported an .ics calendar which includes past events with previously send out invites to other people. When I now important this calendar to a new account in Apple Calendar on my Mac, does it ...
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Create macOS High Sierra and newer bootable recovery partition on a separate standalone disk

There are manuals on cloning the recovery partitions to a separate disk for any macOS or OS X version prior to High Sierra, but I can google nothing about creating a standalone recovery disk for High ...
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Can i set a different default browser for a specific dekstop application?

In relation to this question: How can I set the default browser depending on time of day? Is it possible to set a different default browser only for a specific desktop Application such as Slack or ...
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Catalina home directory shows 0Bi storage

I recently upgraded my MAC to Catalina. After the upgrade the home directory shows 0Bi free space Is there a way to add storage to the home directory. I am new to this OS and after doing some research ...
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Knowing which program runs a process at macos startup [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to know which program launches which process? In my current case, I have the impression that my "nginx" is not controlled by "brew", because ...
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Export Profile Manager database

Good morning, I have an old Apple server with macOS 10.12 and Server.app version 5.3 Now I need export the information about devices with DeviceName, SerialNumber and ICCID (for iPad) I found some ...
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Upgrade of Python 3.9 with homebrew fails on High Sierra 10.13.6

I'm obligated to upgrade my python on my brew installation so that I can upgrade many other software packages. Every time brew tries to make python (does from source), it gets stuck on make for days, ...
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Cannot debug C code on vscode on macOS big Sur

Hi I have been trying to debug C code on macOS using vscode. I followed all the steps given here https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/cpp/config-clang-mac. but still when I start debugging a terminal ...
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Why Other storage keeps increasing when I don't download anything on this laptop

I cleaned my Macbook Pro about 2 months ago, I deleted plenty of non useful files and junk and I made about 100 gb free. After this I use this laptop only for browsing web, watch youtube and write ...
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How do I check the memory usage from a certain time in macOs?

I had a website which was using massive amounts of memory on my MacBook but I was unable to take a screenshot of the total memory usage from Activity Monitor to file an issue with the website. Is ...
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How does macOS detect keyboard? How to manually add a new keyboard?

I have new keyboard, Logitech MX Keys, 920-009416 = US ISO. The keyboard works well, out of box, on Windows 10 and Linux, Manjaro. On macOS there is issue with it. After plugin on macOS, app Keyboard ...
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Black rectangles in menu bar that randomly appear

I recently purchased a MacBook Air M1 and it runs the latest OS version. I noticed that sometimes there is a black rectangle in the menu bar. I have attached two screen shots. I am now worried if this ...
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Unable to launch Firefox using Selenium

I installed Python 3.8 on MacOS Mojave (10.14.6) using pyenv. I then installed selenium. There was an issue missing the geckodriver. I then installed the geckodriver. After that I ran the program. ...