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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Current Version is: OS X el Capitan 10.11.6 What's Next?

I am using MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) the problem is I can't see any update to newer version on App Store! Can anyone here send me the link to update online or download updates to next version.....
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Reset Admin password for macOS Mojave

This is a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with FileVault enabled. In my case the problem is that at the login page, when the computer starts, the admin user account doesn't appear but after ...
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Constant Bluetooth Connection Request Prompts Between Two Macs

I recently got a 16" MacBook Pro. My wife has a 2019 15" MacBook Pro. They're both running 10.15.1 (Software Update says both Macs are "up to date"). Ever since I got the 16" MBP both MBPs are ...
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Enabling /bin/bash on Catalina - invisible to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Full Disk Access

I am having trouble enabling /bin/bash on Catalina - Macos 10.15.1 When I try to enable it using "System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Full Disk Access", the pop-up finder list doesn't ...
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Is there a command line program or script to monitor VRAM usage?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro [2.8 Ghz i7 (4980HQ Haswell/Crystalwell), NVIDIA GEForce GT 750M (2040 MB VRAM)], running 10.13.6, connected to a Dell P2715Q 27" 4K external monitor. Since the last ...
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macOS How do I install and use this program?

I downloaded a command line utility from this github webpage . I clicked on the green Clone or Download button to download the zip file. Although, there are also files that can be downloaded from the ...
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Is there some way to specify memory limits on specific apps in MacOS?

I bought a 32GB MacBook Pro because I teach a software boot camp and need to run several memory intensive apps (video conferencing, ide, chat, browser w/ many tabs, etc...) and my 8GB MBA couldn't ...
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How to get GLUI to work on macOS using Xcode? [migrated]

I downloaded GLUI from https://github.com/libglui/glui, but I am not clear on how to get it to work on my Xcode. I read this step: To include GLUI in your own apps, add the glui library to your ...
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Share folder containing python with read/execute rights

I have a folder containing my python project in user A's home folder. I have created another user B to which I want to give him read/execute access. I can't see the folder in B's home directory. ...
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How do I remove and/or change the speed of the minimize animation for application windows in macOS Catalina?

When I click on the yellow minimize button at the top of an application window, it takes forever for the application to minimize and go into the dock. Is there a way to remove or change the speed of ...
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macOS Won't Show WiFi Login Page

When connecting to hotel WiFi, the WiFi login page doesn't appear on macOS. When trying to go to a standard webpage I get an error about my network connection. After reading a lot of documentation ...
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The dot icon on the dock stays despite I have closed the app

As the title clearly describes, the dot icon stays on dock for some apps such as VS Code, Terminal, Safari, and Finder despite I have closed the app. I am using Catalina 10.15.1. I have to manually ...
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After switch to zsh history not saved

I am running Mojave have changed default shell from bash to zsh. I notice history is not saved between sessions. Following recommendations in What are the practical differences between Bash and Zsh? ...
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How do I encrypt Macbook?

How do I encrypt my MacBook, I have a windows computer for which I use BitLocker is there something similar for Apple? Macbook Pro Running MacOs Mojave I'm looking to encrypt my entire mac
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MacOS 10.15 Catalina asks “AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information stored in iOS backup in your keychain”

I have just updated to MacOS 10.15 Catalina, and it asks "AMPDevicesAgent wants to use your confidential information stored in iOS backup in your keychain" when I try to backup my iPhone. It is a bit ...
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The password for the account “…” was not changed on macOS Catalina

When trying to update my user account password on macOS Catalina 10.15.1 in the System Preferences, under Users & Groups, with the Change Password... button, I get the error message: Of course, I'...
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`mds_stores` jump very high for a while [duplicate]

When I edit a web page in safari. with opened visual studio code a moment ago, and didn't close it. The cpu just jump higher, so I close that web page and visual studio code, then the cpu jump down ...
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Search finder for all photos in a given folder?

Prior to iOS using the HEIC image format (I'm aware this can be turned off) I used to be able to search for all images in a given folder taken on my iPhone, by using the search feature of macOS finder ...
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How do I remove the menu bar icon associated with an app without deleting the app? (macOS Catalina)

I use a great app called magnet that allows me to use keyboard shortcuts to resize windows to certain portions of of the screen. I would like to remove its icon from the menu bar because my menu bar ...
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How to script a string from a txt file to be inserted into a given variable in turn?

I have a text file with names. Each name is on a new line. Bob Robert John Leslie Anna How can I read this text file with AppleScript so that I can use the name in each line to send an iMessage to ...
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about generating randoms caracters shell [migrated]

As a result it can take "blue,blue,red,red" but don't want any color te be repeated. Can anyone help me please? #!/bin/sh c1="white" c2='yellow' c3='orange' c4='red' c5='green' c6='blue' array=( "$c1"...
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Completely reinstall macOS but keep users

After years running macOS, I'd like to remove all clutter that it has accumulated. Is it possible to completely reinstall macOS but keep users? I mean, can I install a clean copy of macOS, removing ...
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What Macs do when verifying applications

I am asking this out of curiosity. When I download an app by an unidentified developer: 1) What does it mean that the app is by an "unidentified developer"? How is a developer identified? 2) What is ...
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Change Finder Icon in macOS Catalina without rebooting?

I found similar question: On previous versions of macOS, it was possible to change the Finder icon in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/. However, this doesn't seem possible in ...
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I've got an error “This site is blocked due to content filtering.”

The first question is: How it works? And the main question is how to remove spying and traffic sniffing things from the Mac. I've uninstalled Microsoft Corporate Portal, restarted, but it didn't ...
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OS X Dock wont let me remove icons

Suddenly since yesterday my dock contains 3 apps/folder that I cannot remove: App Store (represented with ? icon) System Preferences (represented with ? icon) Applications folder Neither lets me ...
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How to create a disk image from an APFS volume?

I have an APFS encrypted 1TB SSD that I pulled from my now-dead MacBook Pro. I placed the drive into a USB dock and can mount it fine after entering the disk password. I cannot, however, take an ...
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How to map § to ESC?

I want to map the § on a Macbook with touch bar at the system level. I need this at least for using the esc while using vim (I want to feel the key press). I use a Keyboard layout generated with ...
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How do I create an apple script that toggles between opening and closing an application?

I would like to create an executable file that opens an application if it is not currently open, and quits the application if it is already open. I would also like the window of the application to be ...
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How to export the event log from the Console.app into a text file?

According to tutorials, you'd export your Console.app event log by pressing the "Share" and using e.g. the Mail.app: https://help.realmacsoftware.com/en/articles/1905631-how-to-save-console-logs-in-...
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Malicious Malware

I've been informed that my laptop has a malicious malware from the IT department in my school, the malware "Scans the entire network for phones and vulnerablilites on the phones." is there any way I ...
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How do I create an apple script that changes the destination folder of airdropped files?

I've downloaded the following apple script, which moves airdropped files to a specified folder (which I'll refer to as the Airdrop folder): property AIRDROP_FOLDER : "Macintosh HD:Users:pschorn:...
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Why does my mac now greedily delete?

When deleting one character it often deletes two. It is not the key repeat as I have set that really slow, which is painful when tabbing between apps and moving the curser now. Any ideas?
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How to clean install the macOS Catalina?

I want to clean install the Catalina but there is Macintosh HD - Data so I'm confused to deal with this extra partition.
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Find files in current folder without spotlight

I have often read about how good the MacOS finder is, but I cannot for the life of me work out how to get it to actually find something. Is it possible to type in a partial file name in the Search ...
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Is it possible to remove the trash icon from the dock on macOS Catalina?

I keep cleaning it once any file goes to it even though I have it set to clean automatically. I just deleted an important file thanks to this habit. I’d like to modify things so I can save myself from ...
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How to disable easing on picture-in-picture iMovie keyframe editing

In iMovie I have a picture-in-picture image that I move around using the key framing capabilities. However, the image eases between locations: starts slow, and then accelerates to the next position. ...
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APFS Physical Store - no volumes

I'm having a nearly identical issue as posted in the thread here: APFS system volume gone after Macbook Air logic board failure - I have an APFS container with no volumes listed. However, in my ...
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pkg-config won't run

I'm trying to fix a path-related problem with glib, but as part of this another problem has appeared: brew install pkg-config Warning: pkg-config 0.29.2 is already installed and up-to-date Ok, good, ...
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How to get rid of (base) inside terminal app in 10.14.6?

when I get a fresh terminal, my prompt says (base) ~> The (base) part is something that seems new. Was this added during a recent update? How do I get rid of it? There is one piece of ...
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Is /usr/bin/python3 provided with macOS Catalina?

Is /usr/bin/python3 provided with macOS Catalina?
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Non-Apple-provided files in SIP-protected directories

On my macOS Catalina 10.15.1 system, I think I have some files in SIP-protected directories that were installed by third-party (i.e. non-Apple) software prior to SIP being added to macOS. Is there ...
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How to properly install a custom pkg script such that it gets picked up by “system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType”?

I have a very simple script that I want to distribute via MDM such that it gets properly registered with OSX app registry? MDM verifies whether the script has installed successfully by executing "...
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Why are my files all now within Volumes?

Today I noticed that in the bottom bar of finder, where it shows my file path, it's showing all my files as being within MacintoshHD/System/Volumes/MacintoshHD: I have this strange file structure in ...
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Mac OS - Multiple External Monitors - Unable to modify reolution on primary display

I have connected my MacBook Pro to a docking station in hopes of connecting it to two external displays for a home office setup. With the lid closed I am able to get the displays to appear on both of ...
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How to Disable Airport Sniffing?

when I run the command airport, it tells me it is sniffing: Sniffing on channel 1: airport en1 sniff 1 I have noticed that many log files are created in /private/tmp There may be some bad actor ...
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How to get permanent dark menu bar & dock, but still use light & dark mode?

I know how to get a dark menu bar and dock in light mode, but that option disables the use of the full dark mode on macOS completely. I'm wondering if it's possible at all to still use light and dark ...
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Files in Desktop cannot be edited in macOS Catalina

I cannot open, change, edit, write, or read any of the files in my desktop. I have pictures on my desktop but when I attempt to open them, this error appears: "The file “FileName” couldn’t be opened....
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How to stop Wi-Fi debug logging in /private/tmp?

I am not sure why this is happening, but on my macbook macOS Sierra log files are being written to /private/tmp that look like this: wifi-11-25-2019__21:01:29.log wifi-11-25-2019__21:06:18.log wifi-...
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APFS Container ERROR -69808

I'm attempting to recover data from an APFS volume. Running diskutil apfs list returns the following: +-- Container ERROR -69808 ====================== APFS Container Reference: disk5 ...