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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How to read currency values in Numbers?

I have currency values in the following format in a CSV file. $171.5M $2.74B How do I have Numbers recognize these as proper currency values for sorting?
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OSstatus -22 Error, Disk Utility in Catalina

I have an OSstatus -22 error with Catalina while trying to restore any ISO/DMG to a USB flash drive using Disk Utility. I can use the terminal option just fine, but does anyone know of a reason why ...
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How do I compile Apple's Security framework?

I am trying to compile my own copy of Apple's Security.framework, specifically version 55471.14.18, which was included in OS X 10.9.5 and whose source code can be downloaded from https://opensource....
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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR on 2 of my 3 WordPress sites but only from my MacBook Pro

I get the PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR error on two of my three WordPress sites when using current versions of Firefox and Safari on my late 2013 MacBook Pro, macOS 10.15.6. All three sites are hosted on the ...
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Keyboard shortcut mappings ignored

I want to use COMMAND+Q to switch window, it's not working. The key combination is ignored and passed to the app (it's quit on most apps) -- I don't want this behaviour, I don't want the app to get ...
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Can't delete app

I tried a million different things from different answers around the internet but I couldn't solve this problem. Basically I have deleted a game (Civilization VI) but it's still showing and using ...
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macOS Sierra Server: issues when upgrading clients from Mojave to Catalina

We have a small company with ca. 10 identical iMacs running Mojave and a Mac mini server running Sierra Server. We are planning to upgrade the client iMacs to Catalina, but we have run into problems ...
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MacBook stays connected to wifi but loses internet connection

Every few minutes my internet connection drops on my MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2015, running macOS Catalina 10.15.5. It stays connected to wifi, at least it indicates as such in the menu bar and System ...
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How to show Cmd+<number> to the **tab** title?

I was watching a video and this guy managed to add Cmd+number to the tabs title - instead of the window title that only shows the current selected tab - how?
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Finder on macOS: Search works by default with “Name matches” instead of “Name contains”

Is there any possibility to change default behaviour of Search text box in Finder to search with “Name contains” instead of “Name matches”? I know there is this possibility in advanced searching ...
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Launching commands in separate windows using bash

How can I launch commands in new terminal windows? I've tried the below #!/bin/bash open -a Terminal "" -e "/usr/local/bin/zookeeper-server-start /usr/local/etc/kafka/zookeeper....
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What is the 'relauncher' entry in my Privacy & Security panel referring to

I see these entries appearing in the panel Unselected but no idea what they refer to? Anyone?
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Certbot Renew is returning this in the log…Unable to read ssl_module file; not disabling session tickets

I'm on OSX 10.15.5 and running Apache with virtual hosts, and SSL is enabled. certbot renew works fine, but in the log I'm seeing this message. (Certbot 1.5, and Openssl 1.1 The "Unable to load ...
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No wifi on on MacBook air running macOS Mojave

I am unable to use Wifi on my macbook air after upgrading to macOS Mojave. I’ve Tried NVRAM and SMC resets to no avail. Tried booting into safe mode, still no Wifi. Wifi icon shows an x and has a ...
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iMac in recovery mode, can’t install macOS no matter what I try

My wife and I purchased an desktop iMac A1311 from Facebook market place. It was perfectly functional but the seller hadn’t removed any of their personal info before selling it so my wife erased it (I ...
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iCloud photo mismatch, debug options?

I use iCloud photos, on a new Catalina MBP and on iOS 13.6. on both of those devices I see 7201 photos. yet, on iCloud.com I see 7200. there is always a one photo difference. Adding and removing ...
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How to mute accessibility options voice over?

Sometimes when I double click the power button, I hear a voiceover for accessibility options. How do I disable this and all other potential voiceovers?
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Mac pausing bluetooth headset used by another device

I try to use my bluetooth headset (Jabra Elite Active 75t) with both my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.5 19F101) and my Android phone. If I pause all the sounds on Mac and try to play any music on the phone, ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 deleted files become the “other” space and need to know how to delete

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2012 15-inch with Catalina 10.15.5. I was continually getting messages that my system hard drive was full. I went to the Manage space, and started deleting large files from ...
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Finding Volume Label and Understanding the APFS Partition

I would like to understand the Format Partition APFS on Linux Side. I made this question https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/597308 I have a USB External SSD with 4 disk partitions. The file ...
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Can only see half of folder screen?

My Finder folders today have a line beside the folders Since the view is half blank, I have to move the line over before I can view the rest. Can anyone help a girl out?
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Remote Management and Verizon

I recently bought a MacBook Pro from a third party brand new in the box. I go to set it up and I get to a screen that says "Remote Management" It says Verizon can remotely install apps and ...
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Delay sending email by x seconds in Mail.app

Gmail has a useful feature where they allow you to "undo" the sending of an email by up to 30 seconds (if I recall correctly) of any email. It does this by not sending the email for up to 30 ...
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Unable to delete High Sierra partition

I have a partition I am unable to delete. Admittedly I'm in uncharted waters. I'v used Disk Utilites in the past with success, this time I'm stumped. The partition I want deleted is the one labeled ...
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MacOS randomly disconnecting from WIFI

I have a weird issue with MacOS (Catalina 10.15.4, MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2019) disconnecting from my WiFi (Ruckus R500). I have started "Wireless Diagnostics" to see what the problem is, but ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific input source? [duplicate]

I have many input sources - English, French, Chinese Simplified and Japanese Hiragana, and pressing cmd+space or ctrl+space to scroll through the menu just doesn't do the trick. Is there a way to set ...
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My shell prompt changed … without prompting

I'm still running bash on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101). Sorry. Recently, I don't know why, the prompt in my bash sessions is acting up. There appears at the start of every prompt the string (base): ...
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Recover Pages Password

I locked a pages document and forgot the password. I tried looking up on keychain and it doesn't show up there I've been through a lot of posts on discussions.apple.com (basically did a google search ...
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Installing pip ssl problem

I have following problem: I'm setting up new user on my mac, as previous domain user is currently unavailable. When I try to install pip by curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3 I get ...
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Does Catalina detect and warn about incompatible apps?

I've been putting off upgrading from Mojave 10.14 to Catalina as I know I have at least one paid-for 32-bit app which doesn't offer a free upgrade. This question talks about manually detecting 32-bit ...
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Copy file to iPhone app from Mac OS terminal

Is there a way to copy a file from macOS into an iPhone app via Terminal? For example copy movie from Mac OS into the VLC Player App on iPhone. Like iphone and mac os connected via cable, you run copy ...
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Numeric Keypad on Extended Keyboard Doesn't Work in Terminal and There's No NumLock Key

When the Terminal window is in focus, pressing any of the numeric keys (0-9, the . key or the enter key ) generates a beep.
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My computer consistently crashes while trying to batch export my photos from my Photos app to a folder

I'm trying to download my photos from the Photos app to a folder on my computer (iMac 2019). However, after some time, the Photos app ends up crashing and I have to restart the download process. ...
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iMessage iCloud - Time Machine Restore

I was trying to free up space on my iPad and accidentally hit delete iMessage history after 1 year in iMessage- thinking it would just affect the iPad. Since I had iMessage in iCloud enabled it ...
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MacBook losing charge while shut down

I have a Macbook Pro 13 2019 and a Macbook Pro 13 2020. 2019 one runs 10.14.6 Mojave. 2020 one runs latest 10.15 Catalina When I turn off the Macbook Pro 2020 with "shut down" on 100% and I ...
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Error Installing Lion MAC OS on my Mac/book Pro Early 2011

Background: I purchased an old Mac Book Pro early 2011, It came with High sierra installed. Unfortunately I leave the mac on without the power cable, the mac entered into hibernation mode and ...
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The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items

I am trying to delete files stored on a music system (NAD M50/52) on my network using a Mac (OS Sierra 10.12.6). The music system HD is visible in Finder and, for the past 6 years or so that I've had ...
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Share only a partition of an external drive with Time Machine over a network?

I am setting up my old Mac mini as a home server. As part of this I want to set it up as a network based TimeMachine backup location. I have an external 1 TB drive connected to it, which is ...
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Partition showing all FFFF after Partioining and computer not booting

You all that answer questions are SO amazing! Thank you for your very valuable time. I've seen other similar questions about this and the answer seems to be computer /HD specific and I don't know how ...
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How can I disable macOS pre-selecting an account on the login screen?

I would like to type in my username and password whenever I boot my Macbook. However, when I boot, it automatically selects my username and asks me to type in my password. Can I change this behaviour ...
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Resize Windows NTFS partition using space from macOS partition

I would like to take 50 GB of Mac_drive and move it to the drive Photos_Backup. Is there any way I can do this? I would like to not wipe or delete the drive and keep all of the data on Photos_backup.
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Automate the repositioning and refreshing of menu bar icons?

Background When menu bar items are rearranged manually using Cmd+drag, macOS writes a new "preferred position" preference to each app that is showing a menu bar icon. (This preference helps, ...
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Include a web page in the Mac Notifications Centre?

I'd like to have my security camera web page in my notifications centre. The only app I found claims to allow viewing web pages in the notifications centre is https://apps.apple.com/au/app/glimpse-...
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MacOS Big Sur cannot use wifi adapter device

Recently, I upgrade to macOS Big Sur (11.0 Beta (20A4300b)). After upgrade, my tp-link usb wifi adapter(Archer T2U Plus model) no longer works. I had tried to reinstall the driver, and even other ...
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Unable to fully maximize Terminal window

I am trying to maximize my Terminal window so that it goes from edge to edge. I do not want to take it full-screen. However, I am observing that I am unable to do so and despite by best effort, there'...
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Mysterious disappearance of disk space on Catalina (and not any other OSX) [duplicate]

I am on 10.15.2. I did not upgrade/update (I seldom do, and when I do it is after much deliberation). My new Air came with Catalina on it and, in view of a Sierra install (or any OSX install any ...
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Files grayed out in Finder. Can preview them, but cannot open, move or copy them

I don't know how they got this way. I have files with this problem in at least several directories. I found out about them today because I was trying to move a ton of directories to a new disk (...
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How to clear Trash after deleting old user profiles on macOS Catalina?

I probably did something that I was not supposed to do and now I ran into some kind of problem. I deleted two old user accounts from my Mac inside System Preferences to get some space back. However ...
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Cannot access GitHub on MacBook using personal hotspot from iPhone

I encountered a very strange problem that I couldn't find anybody ever reported anywhere using Google. On my MacBook using my iPhone SE's personal hotspot, it is almost not possible to access GitHub. ...
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Spanish to German dictionary on English OS [duplicate]

is it somehow possible to add a dictionary for two different foreign languages to the Dictionary app? I am using macOS 10.15 "Catalina" in English and I would like to add a Spanish to German ...