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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macOS Terminal not using correct manpath

How to set $MANPATH or manpath for the macOS Terminal Help menu command: Open man Page for Selection? Having recently done a clean install of macOS Mojave (10.14.6), I am trying to get my macOS ...
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What are Finder Smart Folders? [closed]

What are smart folders in the macOS Finder? What can they do, and how do you use them?
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Upgrade direct install software from App Store

I have Microsoft Office installed on my Macbook Pro which I downloaded from Microsoft's website. I see it is also available on App Store. Is it possible that the future upgrades to software can be ...
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Inexplicably High Load

I am finding that even as soon as a boot my MacBook Pro running Catalina up fresh (even after an SMC reset) the load levels can immediately spike to insane levels (like over 100+) and will hover ...
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How Can I Delete Some Disk Images in My Recovery Partition? [duplicate]

When I updated my mid-2011 MacBook Air from Sierra to High Sierra last year I had some installation issues... which resulted in creating at least 2, maybe 3 disk images in my recovery drive. I have ...
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How to find picture in Photos that shows up as wallpaper (after Systems Preferences work) in Mojave

I have a large Photos library with approximately 100+ folders in My Album. I have set System Preferences Desktop to use my complete Photos library as source for wallpaper. Occasionally I have a ...
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How to fix a completely unresponsive MacBook Pro 2018 keyboard?

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro 13” with Touch Bar running MacOS Catalina. Today my keyboard suddenly stopped working after sleep. It simply would not output ANYTHING. I foolishly restarted my computer ...
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macOS catalina ignores shell in AD and uses zsh instead

We have Catalina hosts connected to our AD domain. Directory Utility shows AD users having /bin/bash as their shell (in Directory Editor), and the default shell for the domain is /bin/bash (in ...
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Safari randomly changes to first tab

Every so often, while typing in Safari, I randomly got switched to the first tab in the window. I don't have clear steps to reproduce. It seems to happen primarily while typing. First I thought I ...
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How do you play music from your iPhone through Apple Music in OS Catalina?

I used to be able to plug my phone in via my USB/lighting cable and from there, there would be a tab where I could play songs exclusively from my phone. Since upgrading to OS Catalina, iTunes is ...
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Export album as set of sequentially-named images to a folder

I took thousands of time-lapse photos and imported them into a few albums in Apple Photos app on MacOS. It wasn't until later I realised Photos doesn't store albums literally in an album:folder ...
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Verifying Xcode is installed on High-Sierra

I am having pip3 difficulty installing hidapi: a question was asked if Xcode is installed. To verify Xcode Installation instructions provide two commands for verifying Xcode command tools: My ...
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What is the shortcut to close the current chrome window? [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to close to current (chrome) window on macOS ? Unfortunately command+W : closes only current tab command+option+W : closes all windows so I need something in between.
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How to store/specify/identify path to different Volumes with the same name in /Volumes?

I am using Synology Diskstation as NAS in my local home network. When I connect my Mac to the NAS the volume is mounted becomes visible in Finder. In Terminal I can access the NAS folders using /...
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Tried to fix filesystem type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF and failed [duplicate]

Initially, I had dual-booted Ubuntu on my Mac. Several months later, I decided I no longer needed Ubuntu on my Mac so I decided to get rid of it. I attempted to this by using Disk Utility on macOS and ...
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error using tty.usbserial-xxxx: could not open, resource busy

Since one year I'm using a MacBook Pro 13 upgraded to Catalina in October. I use the Mac to program same embedded module via RS232 (different adapters with different chips, e.g. FTDI) and it is still ...
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A way to run console commands in menu bar?

I have a couple of console commands that I a) want to run and stop at demand (optionally automated) and b) without opening terminal window and/or leaving it open, ideally from menu bar. Some of them ...
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I need information specific to CPU core. Is there any api exposed for mac [duplicate]

Suppose we have one CPU with 2 core , then I need information about no.of.Processes , IO time,IDLE Time, System Time, Name of core for specific core Level and not to CPU Level etc. So I would you like ...
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Intel Power Gadget causes kernel panics

The latest version of Intel Power Gadget (3.6.1) is causing frequent kernel panics in macOS Catalina (10.15.1), causing the system to freeze and then shut down. This happens when some app is already ...
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MacOS - Where is Terminal themes/profiles utilized by Terminal.app on disk?

I know i can export a profile, i can then use it, but if I modify it, i have to export it again, to have a proper backup. I'd rather have a symlink to the actual file in use by terminal rather than ...
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How to set a custom dynamic wallpaper in Catalina?

I tried to set a custom dynamic wallpaper in Catalina as I used to do in Mojave (that worked fine) but my dynamic wallpaper will display the following option as you can see the picture (bugged). and ...
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What is CoreSimulator running and take up so much processing time?

This question might belong in the Information Security space. But since it's specific to macOS, I thought I'd start here. Please comment with your recommendation if you have an opinion about it. I've ...
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How does a Macbook handle USB devices? (USB not working correctly)

I have this setup right here at my work desk, I am using a MacBook Pro 2019 13': For some reason the USB-A mouse does not work on USB-C Port 2. I'm a Windows user, and I know that in Windows, each ...
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How to specify network interface for different protocols?

At work, I have 2 interfaces active: WiFi and Ethernet. Eth connects to company network for shared volumes over SMB. But then no Internet. WiFi connects to Internet, but not to company network. I ...
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Adding New Google Internet Account Re-uses Existing Email

Account 1: accountA@gmail.com (primary/iCloud) Account 2: accountB@work.com Account 3: accountC@volunteer.org (account I’m trying to add) When adding a new Google account, it tries to add it using a ...
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How can I delete the extra CoreStorage logical volume from the Terminal on my Hackintosh?

I am running main OS on SSD, I also have a few other sata HDD, recently I can't even open the 3TB drive. When I want to go to Disk Utility to repair the disk I get this error: "A CoreStorage logical ...
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Browsing macOS Safari Browser Cache? [closed]

Is there any way to look through a browser's cache in any sane, meaningful way? It looks like all of the cache files these days get globbed together into some kind of archives that can't easily be ...
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Automatic export to .csv when saving .numbers

For now my workflow is: opening myfile.csv in numbers applying changes to myfile.numbers saving myfile.numbers export myfile.numbers to myfile.csv (overwrite old) Rinse - repeat when new changes ...
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How do I get information specific to CPU core via command

Suppose we have one CPU with 2 cores. I seek dynamic scheduling information such as Processes, IO time, IDLE Time, System Time as allocated time specific cores as opposed to aggregated or averaged to ...
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How do I choose a dialog option with keyboard, but without TAB?

I want to choose "Add". I guess I can enable "Keyboard access" and use the tab key, but there must be a reason developers have it disabled by default. And that answer says there are dialog-specific ...
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astrolog make from source results in 'X11/Xlib.h' file not found

OS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Software: astrolog ast65src$ make c++ -O -Wno-write-strings -Wno-narrowing -Wno-comment -c -o astrolog.o astrolog.cpp In file included from astrolog.cpp:50: ./astrolog.h:304:...
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macOS not reading SDHC cards either with internal slot or external reader

2012 Mac Mini, still running High Sierra (10.13.6) Has suddenly stopped reading SDHC cards (even showing the card is available). Things I've tried: relaunch Finder (via right click) - occasionally ...
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Revoke the permission to run an application from an unidentified developer

Few weeks ago I've installed a CLI application from Homebrew that wasn't signed or notarised (what's Apple calls from an "unidentified developer"). To run this application I've followed the well ...
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Request Applescript to copy only one file type from 2 folders, into a 3rd folder

Hi I've been trying to find utilities that will do this but I am guessing applescript/Automator on Catalina mac would work too. Basically I have 2 folders with all kinds of books (.pdf, .mobi and ....
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How to uninstall USB to VGA Adapter's drivers?

About a year ago I bought a USB to VGA Adapter from Insignia (https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-PUV308/6138366). I no longer use this Adapter and would like to remove the drivers because ...
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Safari is sluggish and many websites produce a message about using significant memory

I'm running High Sierra on my older iMac with 16 GB of ram. I use Safari and I often have 5 or 6 websites open at once. Throughout the day I will very often encounter a website that will produce the ...
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Terminal stop launching in Double Commander after Catalina 10.15.1 upgrade

I just upgraded to Catalina 10.15.1 and having some issues opening Terminal from Double Commander If i click the terminal button that corresponds to this actions: Now the Terminal just wont show, ...
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My Mac has recently been freezing several times a day and then eventually having to restart, unsure how to understand the error message or how to fix

My computer keeps restarting and I am unsure how to fix it, or if I will need to get a new Mac. I get this error report every time: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801fed1b92): initproc exited -- exit ...
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macOS Catalina: execute bash script on boot with launchctl

Before updating to Catalina (10.15.1) my agent based on a bash script was working perfectly. I had set the agent in order to execute the bash script on boot. Here is the plist file: <?xml ...
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Change default action for copying files to external hard disk

The default behaviour on Mac OS when you move files from your machine to an external device is to copy these files. How can I modify this behavior so it moves the files, rather then making copies?
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How do I use AppleScript to open a specific note from Apple's Notes application?

I would like to create an AppleScript (or a command from Terminal) that opens a specific note from Apple's Notes application, preferably in a separate window. To be clear, I don't want to create a new ...
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Setup didn't migrate much from Time Machine. Should I run Migration Assistant now?

I set up a new MacBook Air, asking it to migrate everything (or nearly everything) from a Time Machine backup on SSD of a 5-year old MacBook Air (both on Mojave). After configuring lots of settings, ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 on 2011 Macbook Pro with APFS

I have been able to successfully dual boot a 2011 Macbook Pro with Windows 10 before when OS X still used the HFS file system, but things have obviously changed with how the system boots with APFS. ...
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Creating a Distributed Account System with MacOS

We have tens of Mac computers and hundreds of students in our lab. Each student will have a G Suite education account. We somehow want to achieve a solution so that: Each student will have a ...
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How to disable App Limits on macOS admin account, without passcode?

I don't remember my passcode and those block-screens are getting annoying) There should be a way to disable it with admin privileges, but I cannot find any info on apple forums. Edit: I DO remember ...
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Changing system font in Catalina

On my Mac, I am using Mac OS X Catalina, and I would like to change the system font to something other than San Francisco. I tried TinkerTool but it doesn’t really work.
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macOS Catalina 10.15.1 suffers from extremely high application start up time

After I reboot my computer, it will take a really long time to start up applications (e.g. chrome, pdfexpert) for the first time, maybe about 15~30 seconds. This delay disappears with subsequent re-...
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How to find out which app is sounding a bell, and how to silence it?

When I put on my headphone I can hear an app keep making a sound (a short bell, perhaps. It's hard to describe in writing) very frequently, almost like once or twice every second. I have been going ...
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Can a 16“ MacBook Pro be reverted to an OS before Catalina? [duplicate]

I want to get the new 16" Macbook Pro which ships with Catalina, but I don't want Catalina at least for now because of how many legacy apps it breaks, not to mention Avid/Protools hardware which ...
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Delete file in PKInstallSandboxManager folder

I scanned my Mac SSD with DaisyDisk. And in this folder -/Library/InstallerSandboxes/.PKInstallSandboxManager I found this file - 13C0DF80-42F3-4228-B301-C0913855E2FA.activeSandbox with 8GB size. I ...