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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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Dragging file to 'select a file' dialog results in file transfer

I'm working with macOS for many years now, but lately, I noticed that when I try to select a file by dragging and dropping in the "file selection dialog", the file is transferred to the ...
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weird connection request on macos m1 nettop

I see a weird connection request on macos m1 for nettop. This happens on other programs as well. these ips are blocked, but I am wondering what is causing this. This happens specifically on macos, ...
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How to script changing to a difference user and then running command with their sudo permissions -MacOS

Whenever I reboot my macbook, the bluetooth USB doesn't work until I run: sudo pkill bluetoothd I'm trying to make user Automator to run an AppleScript, so my SO can click on an icon on the desktop ...
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Deleted files on external drive (exFAT) don't go to Trash

I have a Samsung T7 SSD formatted in exFAT as additional storage for my M1 Mac Mini (currently on Monterey), it's basically where I store all files that are not applications. Recently I discovered ...
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rotated K in return key

my apple laptop features a rotated K symbol in the return key. I know it's supposed to be used with the fn key in combination with the return key. Accesible keyboard taught me so. Could you please ...
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How to go to a specific line in nano on macOS?

nano shows the shortcut as ^/ Go To Line. It seems that ^ stands for the Ctrl key on an Apple machine: the other shortcuts having it can be used with the Ctrl key : ^O Write Out ^W Where Is ...
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Terminal window has a weird description [duplicate]

Hello, as you can see my terminal window description is really weird. 2 days ago my terminal was still called "myname@LauentiusMacbook" or something. Do you guys know how to fix this or/ and ...
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Flip shapes in Keynote presentations over 45degree axes

How can I flip a rhombus over one of its sides? I can make it by magic tool but is there another way to do it?
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How can I restore all Reminders data from a backup of macOS Monterey?

I wanted to mark all reminders in a group as not complete. On my iPhone I selected the group and pressed 'clear' thinking that meant 'mark as not complete' but no, that means delete. @#$%^&* Who ...
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How to open books purchased in Apple Books in Apple Books?

On an Intel Mac MacOS 12.4 Monterey I cannot open books in Apple books I purchased with Apple Books. The message is "Cannot Open "book" It is formatted incorrectly, or is not a format ...
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transition in keynote

when I try to use transition in keynote the slide default color keynote transit to or the slide in the background of transition is always black. can I change this color?
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Difference between top and vm_stat commands

What's the difference in the results between these 2 commands? I was expecting top > unused to the the same as vm_stat > free $ top -l 1 -s 0 | grep PhysMem PhysMem: 4701M used (920M wired), **...
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How to get rid of HP Device Monitor?

HP Device Monitor is using 40-50% CPU time. I've read on numerous sites that this isn't needed, and I should use HP Uninstaller or HP Easy Start to uninstall it. I don't have UP Uninstaller -- there's ...
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Voice Memos out of sync (macOS 12.4, iOS 15.5)

I use Voice Memos on both my iPhone and Mac, but the Mac is not downloading newer recordings made on the iPhone, nor are new recordings made on the Mac available from the iPhone. Here's what I got: I ...
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Changing password by dscl causes an iCloud re-login

When I changed my account password using the dscl command, everything worked fine, but if I logged out of the account then logged in again, an iCloud popup appears: "This Mac can't connect with ...
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I don’t know where to start with errors when attempting installation of open source UNCeqR on z shell

The following error presented on macOS z shell during installation: BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at test.pl line 11. not ok 1 make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 2 CALLAHAN/Math-CDF-0.1.tar.gz /...
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Script to add iPad as a linked keyboard/mouse?

I have 2 macbook pros in clamshell that I swap between using a KVM switch. I have to manually re-add my iPad as a linked keyboard/mouse every time I swap macs. Note that I can't enable "Push ...
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Sharing encrypted image between users on machine

I would like to share this between two users on my Mac. Specifically, I would like the encrypted image to be under user1's Documents directory but allowing user2 to open and modify it. I know that ...
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How to add more columns in Outlook in MacOs?

On my MacBook Pro M1 2020 (macOS Monterey 12.4), I use Outlook, which has a completely different interface as the Windows version. In particular I'd like to add more columns like "to:" or &...
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How can I check what version of macOS I was using in the past?

I need to find what version on macOS was being used on my macbook back in December, or preferably, on any given date. Is there way to do this?
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GNU coreutils on SMB shares results in "Operation not supported"

When I try to move files on a Windows 10 SMB share using mv from the GNU coreutils Homebrew package I get "Operation not supported" When manually using /bin/mv instead it works perfectly. I ...
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How to connect hearing aids?

I recently got a pair of Phonak hearing aids which come with Bluetooth. These can be paired with up to 8 devices and connected to 2. Phonak User Guide I have paired with my iMac, iPhone & iPad and ...
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Setting Bitrate for Serial-Over-USB Device to 256000

I need to communicate with a serial-over-USB device which requires a bitrate of 256000 but macOS 11.6.7 (x86) and 12.4 (M1) are refusing to do that. # stty -f /dev/tty.usbserial-141130 256000 stty: ...
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Is it possible to copy an entire APFS format Time Machine disk to another drive under Monterey?

I have an old USB connected SSD that I have been using as a Time Machine target on a Mac running macOS 12 (Monterey). This old drive was setup on this Mac under Monterey so it was formatted APFS from ...
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WebApps override my custom shortcuts

I am having some issues when trying to use my PC keyboard on my Mac. I decided to get back my keyboard because it is too uncomfortable to use the typical Cmd + C/X/V/Z/F commands. What I did is to map ...
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Privacy permissions not retained

Running Monterey 12.4 but this has been happening since Catalina. When I restart into macOS from Boot Camp, I get a number of popups asking for various permissions for various apps. Typically, Full ...
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How can I use my PS4 controller in MacOS 12 as a mouse/keyboard alternative?

I would like to use my PlayStation 4 game controller as a mouse/keyboard alternative in MacOS 12.4 Previously I used Controlly but the developer says it doesn't work with MacOS Monterey. They ...
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How do you make a .command file autostart on system bootup?

I'm on macOS Monterey 12.4. How do you make a .command file autostart on system bootup?
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I get a 403 Forbidden error on MacOS Monterrey, Apache 2.4

On MacOS Monterrey, Apache 2.4, I get a 403 Forbidden page. I changed the User / Group in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, added "Include /etc/apache2/vhosts/adminer.conf" where adminer.conf content ...
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macOS partition is showing as unknown area after installing Ubuntu

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside macOS. At some point, I lost the ability to load macOS from the boot menu. The container appears as unknown in Disk Utility: I really need your help, as there is ...
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Troubleshooting unexpected automator behavior

I am trying to make an Automator program which allows me to add a service that will create a new email with iCloud+'s hide my email service by selecting text, selecting the service in the context menu,...
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How to tell whether a re-install failed

I tried to do a re-install, and got a message that it could not be done. I tried again, and when I came back before the predicted two-plus hours were complete, it was at log in screen. So I don't ...
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Change Spotlight web search default keybindng

The default keybinding to search the web from Spotlight (⌘ CommandSpace) is ⌘ CommandB. Is it possible to change it? I haven't even found this keybinding documented on official website. (macOS Mojave ...
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Normal for external SanDisk SSD 2T taking over 2 minutes to access files? Use not to

So I have a MBP 16" 2019 on Monterey 12.13.1 and using Sandisk external SSD drive partitioned Mac OS journaled and Windows ExFAT. Up to now when mounting the drive all loaded pretty quickly, ...
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macOS Monterey 12.2.1 - hot corners no longer triggering while dragging a window

This is a little different from other questions asked here because in this case the trigger actually works when not dragging a window. I have a hot corner setup to show my desktop which is useful for ...
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Importing old photos on a Mac, but excluding them from view in an iOS library - possible?

I've attached an external drive with 1000s of old photos and imported them into the OSX Photos app. The aim is for macOS Photos to analyse them, detect faces then a) include these photos in memories ...
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Predictive text on MacBook

I have a MacBook 2015 macOS Monterey. When I am typing, can I get it to show me predicted next-words like iOS does above its keyboard?
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How to stop FaceTime making other apps quieter? [duplicate]

When I FaceTime call from my Macbook, how can I prevent it from making other apps quieter? I want to play audio through my speakers at the same volume as always. FaceTime calls lower system volume ...
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How to stop FaceTime camera turning off when changing spaces in macOS Monterey?

How can I stop FaceTime camera from turning off when I switch to another space in macOS Monterey?
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Can I slow down the communication with an USB device?

I have an external hard drive that on these hot days suffers of overheating. So I thought that I could bypass the problem by slowing down the speed of the transfer of the files, it will take longer, ...
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What ports and protocols does the Apple "Protect Mail Activity" indirect asset loading feature require?

What are the ports used by the indirect asset loading feature of the Apple Mail app?
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How to build a proper pkg-file that installs an app-bundle on Mac OS?

I know this question was discussed many times before, but the proposed buildkg-commands don't work for me on Mac OS Monterey. Here are two commands I tried: sudo pkgbuild --install-location /...
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Can't enable SSH on Catalina - System Preferences keeps saying "Remote Login starting..."

I just did a complete reinstall of my late 2012 Mac Mini, with the latest OS it supports: Catalina (10.15.7). I'm trying to enable remote login via SSH, but when I check the box in System Preferences →...
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External Monitor Sound Volume Slider AND auto switching

I just switched from an iMac to a MacBook 14 inch. I've swapped out my iMac with a Samsung HDMI monitor with a speaker, and it plays sound correctly. However, the volume slider is disabled. I could ...
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top: Is there a way to display the memory usage in percent and not in MB / GB

With top application, one can display the list of application sorted according to memory usage from highest so smallest with top -o MEM Is there a way to display the memory usage in percent and not ...
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San Disk Extreme 1TB SSD (1050Mb/s) taking up 10 times more storage than actual size

Just got a Sand Disk Extreme SSD, intially this 14gb filled the SSD to full, formatted it on windows with default allocation size and exFat format, still did the same. Then formatted it on MacOS and ...
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Performance of Parallels VM from Bootcamp partition vs. VM on macOS partition

Parallels allows us to run a Windows VM on macOS. On older Macs, we were able to run Windows on Boot Camp, which was an alternative to a VM. Interestingly, if we install Windows on Boot Camp we can, ...
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I have JavaLauncher on my Mac instead of Jar Launcher, and. jar files won't work

I don't have Jar Launcher on my Mac Pro late 2013, Monterey 12.2.1 in /System/Library/CoreServices. I instead have JavaLauncher, and .jar files won't launch. I could not find a solution to this. How ...
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Is there a way to include both single and double quotes in a value to `defaults write` command?

Let's assume I want to add this string to a preference domain: a'b"c Can I accomplish that with the defaults command? These won't work (shell waits for further input): defaults write testdomain ...
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What is the best way to encrypt a drive on both macOS and Windows?

So far I have always encrypted my external drives by formatting them as APFS (Encrypted) with my own passcode. This has worked well since I can access these drives on any macOS installation. However, ...
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