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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Is there a flowchart app for MacOS that supports videos or animated gifs?

I downloaded draw.io on my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.6), but the videos and animated gifs I insert are converted to static images. I realize this is oddly specific, but is there any flowchart app that ...
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Voice controlled timer on macOS

Siri can't set a timer on macOS, is there an app that can set up a timer using voice on macOS?
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macOS 10.15.1. Software Update won't pick up upgrades

I'm running macOS 10.15.1 on a macBook Air, 2015 model, and I need to upgrade to the latest version. There are upgrades available, up to 10.15.5, but when I open "Apple Menu > About this mac &...
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Unable to use Audio Midi Setup to use two audio outputs

I used to have an aggregate device where I would have my audio output coming out both my Bluetooth headphones and my built-in speaker. (Weird, I know. I used the setup to play along with musical ...
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How do I get this Mac G5 up and running ? (boot to OS)

A local Goodwill sells Apple hardware at ridiculously low prices, great for a tinkerer like me. I'd missed the Mac mini on sale so I grabbed this Mac Pro looking device thinking it would be an intel ...
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File don't show with “ls -a” but was detected by Malwarebytes

On the terminal, I search for the file com.pplauncher.plist on the directory /Library/LaunchDaemons/ through the command ls -a, but such a file wasn't found. Later, I installed Malwarebytes and ran ...
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Change file creation date to content created date using terminal

I have a lot of pictures with the wrong creation date and wrong modification date. There is however a third date, "content created" that is correct. user3439894 had this command line as an ...
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Spotlight Search: Show ALL FILES, and exclude ALL FOLDERS

I am looking for a macOS equivalent of the Windows command: type:NOT"file folder" This command, when entered into Windows Explorer search bar, will display all the files of a directory or ...
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Any issues after upgrading to macOS Catalina? [closed]

I am currently running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 for my Macbook Air (Early 2015) without any issues but a productivity app I want to use, works only on Catalina. I do worry about upgrades and want to ...
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Uninstalling old Mac OS apps in my Macbook Air

I have these 2 applications sitting in my Macbook Air Applications folder. I am currently running High Sierra and not planning to upgrade to either of these 2 versions. Is it OK to uninstall them or ...
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Running some processes and not others over VPN

I'm looking to secure some apps on macOS using an OpenVPN connection. I want the apps not to work when the VPN isn't active. I can't necessarily track which servers the apps are trying to access, so ...
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In relation to the Red Pixels on Dark Mode Question, Here is something new to the issue

From the photo taken above, whenever my cursor would hover over specific tabs, there would be thin white lines on the border surrounding the url bar as well as the search bar. I have a video uploaded ...
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How can I force a crash report in OSX? [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro regularly gets into a state where a very lightly loaded system starts processing very slowly: mouse clicks and button presses take a few minutes to process and a couple of useful things ...
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Lagging videos in iMovie

I want to edit my videos from camera (H.264, AAC, FHD) in iMovie, but it's lagging when played there... When I play these videos in VLC, it runs pretty good w/o lags. What can be an issue here? Thanks ...
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How to access console mode in macOS Big Sur [duplicate]

I can't login using the >console trick to disable the GUI on macOS Big Sur. Is there any other way to use macOS Big Sur in console mode?
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Sync master volume with application volume

Is there a way to sync master volume with app volume on the mac? e.g. I have Spotify app playing on my mac and I would like to trigger master volume up and volume down from the Spotify app as well I ...
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How can I avoid iTerm trying to scp a file when ⌘-clicking it?

I am working with a developer setup so that I run my code in a docker container and be able to edit it locally (via volume). Local path is e.g. /path/to/my/project while inside docker container it is /...
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How do I get a single file that is 22GB onto a MS-DOS FAT 30GB memory stick?

A commenter has suggested that a MS-DOS FAT memory stick has a limit of 4GB for each file. I have a 22GB file that when moved or saved to the stick says it is 'too large for the format' of my 30GB ...
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Netflix Green-Screen Catalina Safari 10.15.6 [closed]

I have Googled said problem: Netflix on Safari returns a green screen. Googling the problem returns Netflix suggesting to update to the latest version of the OS. The latest version of MacOS is ...
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Why did my 2017 12” MB go into kernel panic (page fault)?

I was just browsing using safari, had word, notes, chrome and maybe some other light apps open in the background but nothing heavy. Suddenly my mac shutdown and restarted with the "restarted ...
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Strange empty APFS container [duplicate]

If I enter diskutil list there is a strange container: 0: APFS Container Scheme - +500.1 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: ...
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Update Container on macOS

I recently tried out the beta of Big Sur on a separate APFS container. I don't need it anymore so I deleted the container. There is now one more container left called "Update". Does anyone ...
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Cannot resize partition Mac Os

I removed a container disk 1, in order to allocate more space to Container Disk 2. but still cannot increase the size of container disk 1 which is 100G. my disk capacity is 251G. Here is the detail of ...
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od command displays nothing on macOs while running

I am running the command od -b users.avro to see the content but it outputs nothing.
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MacBook Pro wildly oscillating CPU frequency under load

I've been struggling a lot lately with keeping a stable CPU frequency under load for my 2.8 gHz 2015 MacBook Pro 15". I've tried numerous methods, including resetting SMC, NVRAM, hardware ...
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How can I mount a hybrid CD in macOS

I have a (very old) CD which is supposed to be mountable both on the Mac and Windows. Using Virtual Box, I can see the Windows partition, but on macOS I can’t. Disk Utility sort of sees it, but the ...
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Embed custom font in PDF file

I inserted text into a PDF document with Preview in a custom font I had installed on my Mac. When I transferred it to my iPad and opened it with Notability, to my horror all the text had been removed. ...
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Python launcher Icon every time a script runs

I've had a MacBook given to me from work for over a year now and recently I got a new mac and every time I launch a python script the python launcher icon appears in the mac dock. However, in the old ...
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Mac fails to boot - Partition map check failed because no slices were found on main drive

So my girlfriend's Mac Pro (Mid 2012, Catalina, SANDISK Ultra 3D SSD 512GB as boot drive) suddenly gave in today. On boot it would only display the directory symbol with a question mark within. ...
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ERROR: 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode

OBSERVATIONS I was not expecting the command to return an error: /usr/bin/xcodebuild -version (Reference) returns an error: xcode-select: error: tool 'xcodebuild' requires Xcode, but active developer ...
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Create a bootable NTFS drive on mac

I have a working MacBook Pro as well as an old Dell laptop with no OS installed whatsoever. I'm giving the old laptop to a friend and I bought a Windows 10 license to install for them. The problem is ...
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No audio in VM using VirtualBox on macOS High Sierra guest

The sound is not working in the virtual machine I made using VirtualBox. Here is a screenshot: It says "No output device found" in the Sound pane in the System Preferences window. I am ...
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Update Safari on High Sierra

Somehow Safari got reverted to v11.1.2 on my High Sierra box. I know I had 13.1.2 before. But App Store thinks I already updated so I can't click "update to 13.1.2". Is version 11.1.2 at ...
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What are all of the URI Schemes Available on macOS

This question comes as an offshoot from this question Can MacOS Dictionary be invoked by a URI? I remembered that there are a number of URI schemes that can utilized in macOS, but I couldn't remember ...
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How do I change the Japanese input tooltip dictionary?

How do I change the Japanese input tooltip dictionary from Jpn-Jpn to Jpn-Eng?
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Can't load OSX after installing Boot camp

My bootcamp installation seems to have failed and I can't get back to OSX by holding option key on my wired keyboard for iMac at reboot. What else can I do? Please help.
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Is there a good app/service for listening to private audio files? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio lecture mp3 files. They tend to run 30-90 minutes long. I've uploaded many of them to Google Play Music, and listen to them on my Mac and iPhone using the Google Play Music web ...
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Can I temporarily disable keyboard entries on the lock screen?

I'd like to create an apple script that sends the computer to the lock screen and disables the keyboard for 60 seconds. This is what I have so far Lock the keyboard entries with KeyboardCleanTool Go ...
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How to add/remove applications from “File and Folders” inside “Security and Privacy” -> Privacy Tab

How to remove these bunch of files from here. I use VS code, when I debug a program it asks for this permission that a file that is created while debugging wants to access your Document folder. And ...
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How do I activate Mouse Keys with an apple script or the command line?

I have set up mouse keys to activate when clicking option five times. Unfortunately, it appears that I cannot activate mouse keys with this script repeat 5 times tell application "System ...
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Using MacBook - no option to select GoToWebinar camera in permissions (but the option was available for microphone)

I'm trying to set up a webinar but the other participants are not able to give permission for the camera on GoToWebinar on their Macs as it doesn't appear on their list of applications that you tick. ...
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How to lock a Mac lock screen without using keystrokes in the script?

I'd like to go to the Mac lock screen with a command line script. Many of the existing answers suggest something like osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to sleep', but my computer does ...
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Windows lock up randomly

The application windows on my 2017 Macbook pro MacOS 10.15 lock up randomly and I don’t know what triggers it. When this happens I can’t switch to a different window in a different desktop using ...
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Is there way to force apps to start in specific order at login?

Like everyone else, I've got a few apps that start automatically when I login. Some of these connect to the Internet. I'm using a VPN consistently, and some of these apps boot up and login before my ...
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Can MacOS Dictionary be invoked by a URI?

I've seen links in web pages on MacOS and IOS that invoke other apps, notably App Store and iBooks. If I recall correctly, they usually have a protocol¹ that in some way identifies the app. I am ...
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I can’t start my computer after installing update

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. Recently I got a notice that there was an update to my system. I’ve installed a few and they worked fine. I installed this latest one tonight but my iMac will ...
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Macbook Pro: One USB-C port only works for charging devices

Is this possible: I have two USB-C ports on my MacBook Pro 2019. One port works perfectly well. The other is odd to say the least. After some testing, it seems as if the port "can't handle ...
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How to delete empty deleted user home folder? [duplicate]

I have a deleted user home folder in the "Users" folder that does not contain anything and cannot be deleted. Can anybody suggest any ideas?
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Creating a pre-recorded lecture on macOS

I have created a PowerPoint presentation and I want to create a video of me presenting it. I'm looking for a software to make my life easier. The features I'm looking for are: Can record a 25-minute ...
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how to change my command prompt to show current working directory

I'm trying to change my command prompt to display my current working directory, but it doesn't work for me. I have tried putting this in my bash_profile which is in my home directory: PS1='\h:\w$ ' ...