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 debug kernel panic on macOS Catalina, as Catalina is on Read-only File system

Facing kernel panic on accessing "Offline" attribute of SMB protocol in our custom kext. How to debug these kernel panics on macOS Catalina. The debugging kernel extension steps are not supported for ...
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MacBook Pro won't restart after resetting it to factory settings

I have a Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina Display 13" (macOS Catalina 10.15.1) that had probelms just yesterday. So, yesterday, my Macbook's screen kept on flickering, it goes black then shows my ...
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Is there a log of all the apps I am running on my macOS?

I think being able to see what apps I use the most on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis would be a good idea for macOS users. Are there such applications already available or a log file / ...
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Any way to stop creating 'TV' folder in ~/Movies on macOS Catalina

Since macOS Catalina, I have a default 'TV' (Apple TV) app installed on my Mac. It regularly creates an 'TV' folder inside ~/Movies with a file 'TV Libary' and an empty folder 'Media'. I like to ...
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Kernel panic on MacBook 2009

Spam filter would not let me paste the error in my post so I've included a link as requested below. https://nopaste.xyz/?7a089661db97f035#bpjQp6YUCI1++uC/cbEyxNREZJzE0ZBoY1emHCNDF7o= Anonymous UUID: ...
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What is a good replacement for the 'df' command that is broken on macOS Mojave?

The 'df' has been my tool of choice to investigate how much free space I have on my disk. But with APFS, TimeMachine local snapshots and all that, it has become unreliable. I.e. after removing a lot ...
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Unknown Binary in Application Samples

I recently started sampling applications that freeze on my machine. I have an iMac with 8 cores and 32GB of RAM running Catalina 10.15.1 fully patched. It's far from resource constrained yet certain ...
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Java uninstalled but still cannot install java 6 macOS

I'm trying to install Java SE 6 because I need it to use Scilab, I follow this and this tutorials for uninstall java, but still cannot install Java SE 6. When I'm trying to install appears this ...
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Preview: “The original document can't be saved, so a duplicate with your changes has been created”

When I edit a PNG file in my Minecraft resourcepacks folder (~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resourcepacks/my_resource_pack/.../.././texture.png) with Preview.app I get the error The ...
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Copy directory structure and symlink files (alternative to `cp -as`)

I'm looking for how to recursively copy a directory structure and then fill the copy with symlinks to the corresponding files from the source directory. This has a simple solution in Linux in the form ...
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Xcode 11.3 beta asks for password [duplicate]

I just downloaded the Xcode beta 11.3, but it asks me for a password that I do not have. There is no "Forgot Password" functionality. I do not know how to proceed to open the application.
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Mac stuck after trying to install updates, startup disk missing

I tried to install some updates on my Macbook Air. I received a notification asking if I wanted to restart the Macbook to install the updates, I accepted and restarted. When booting, the Apple logo ...
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Touch Bar has blank/void button after Catalina update

After the Catalina update, the Touch Bar shows a void button on the left of the play button at all times as you can see from this screenshot. As far as I know, the number of buttons that should ...
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Cannot Drop Footage Into Final Cut Pro

I've just bought a second-handed MacBook Pro (late 2013 - Catalina 10.15.1,) and with the deal it comes with FCP 10.4.4. For this version, I cannot drop the footage from the Finder to the program, I ...
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Using a script to set the firmware password manually

First off, I am using macOS Mojave 10.14.6. In this answer, it shows how one could manually set a firmware password in previous versions of OS X without any user input, excluding sudo, which is ...
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iMessage from computer not syncing with iPhone , not being sent

I have the latest iOS on an iPhone SE and macOS Mojave on a desktop computer with Airdrop and everything (not that latter matters). However, SMS messages sent to my iPhone do not popup and now I am ...
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My Mac is sending spam emails

I do not think this is mere spoofing, and I do not think it's exactly like Receiving spam from myself Here is a diff of a test email I sent to myself(on the left), and the spam email(on the right). ...
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/Applications/Preview.app no longer exists but is visible in Finder?

I think this happened after Catalina. sudo ls /Applications/Preview* claims there is no such file, even though the file is perfectly visible in the Finder. I have a script that relies on it: ...
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Chrome on MacOS started rejecting self-signed certificates

Starting 4 days ago (the date might be relevant if some updates came along), Chrome on MacOS started rejecting self-signed certificates. It includes things like Vagrant boxes and the Synology NAS web ...
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Where does MacOS store old versions of Preview edited images?

If you open an image in Preview and View->Show Markup Toolbar and then add some markup.Then close Preview you'll see the file has been edited If I then double click the picture, which relaunches ...
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Strange linker error xcode 11.2.1

below I give a strange linker error that I am receiving with Xcode 11.2.1 on macOS 10.15.1. Any thoughts on the error? Some similar errors reported online suggests this is a problem that can be ...
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Applications in Dock not showing 'open application' indicators

Since up grading to High Sierra 10.13.6 I've had all sorts of issues, one of them is: Being unable to tell which apps are open in the dock on my MacBook Pro. The black tags/arrow heads showing which ...
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How to read and manipulate ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.finder.savedState/data.data

Due to a bug in MacOS i've identified that this is the file that is being edited when I make a certain change in MacOS finder. "~/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.finder.savedState/data....
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Intermittent detection of USB 2.0 keyboard thru Anker hub on macOS Catalina

I am encountering a very frustrating issue since purchasing a MBP 2018. I have a USB 2.0 Apple Keyboard. As new MacBook models only have USB-C ports, I had to purchase a USB hub (Anker 7-in-1). ...
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Show applications of current workspace in dock and not from other workspaces

One thing I miss about XFCE was the ability to show which applications were open in the current workspace. Is it possible to have the opened applications of the current workspace indicate in the dock? ...
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shasum has no output, why?

Here's the terminal command and output: douglas@machine Desktop % shasum -a 256 /Users/douglas/Desktop/TinkerTool.app shasum: /Users/douglas/Desktop/TinkerTool.app: which shasum: /usr/bin/...
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Cannot update macOS or format drive of Macbook Pro 2011

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011, 4 GB RAM, i7-Processor and Samsung SSD 500GB drive. I installed Windows 10 via DVD on a partition and macOS El Capitan on another partition. I want to update my macOS ...
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Dual booting Mid 2012 MacBook Pro running Catalina with Deepin

After the Catalina upgrade Macintosh HD is listed twice in Disk Utility. One only has about 10gb used and the other looks like that's where everything is. It has the label data in the name. I read ...
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Emojis not rendering

My genuine MacOS is not showing emojis. They look just like this: None of the following solutions worked for me: Creating a new user account Restoring Standard Fonts in Font Book Booting in Safe ...
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MacOS partition showing as “FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFF”

I tried to uninstall linux on my MBP 2014, accidentally corrupting my MacOS. Tried to fix it using this guide : Data Not Backed Up, Partition Type: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, did not work. ...
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Minimum Resources to Download / Install OSX on MacBook Air

Given a 2012 MacBook Air sold without an SSD, what would need to be on a replacement SSD to be installed in the MBA? The goal is to have enough resources on the machine to download and install OSX? ...
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FileVault - One account can unlock but preventing full login and forcing logout and login again with other user

When I installed macOS I was able to do it on a newly formatted and APFS encrypted disk. That worked fine. Then installation went forward and on reboot I was asked for a DISK PASSWORD. ...
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How to safely remove unused Xcode .pkg files from /private/var on Catalina?

EDIT: I have solved the problem (the main cause of it, at least). The issue seemed to stem from rouge XCode installation files that were cached in private/var/folders/gh/... during several failed ...
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Cannot launch Parallels Desktop after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

After having installed macOS Catalina, I cannot launch Parallels Desktop anymore. Launching Parallels Desktop from the dock results in the message in the image below. It says that I should "Allow" ...
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I cannot activate Setup Assistant Mac OS Catalina 10.15.1

I accidentally deleted my admin account from directory utilities system. Now I'm using my standard account to login, in the system preferences there is no admin account but when I click the lock it ...
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Next/Prev buttons stopped working for the Music app on my 2015 MacBook Air

Normally, when I press the button on my 3.5mm headphones, the Music app would pop up and start playing music. When a song was playing, I could pause it by clicking this button. However, since a recent ...
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How to remove metadata from image files using AppleScript?

I am using Catalina. I want to create an application using Applescript which which will remove metadata from dropped image files (onto its icon) using the unix utility exiftool. I tried the following ...
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Catalina not allowing to change read/write permissions despite having SIP disabled

Currently Running: macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Issue: Ever since I upgraded to Catalina, macOS is not allowing me to change read and write permissions on system protected files, hence, I am not able to ...
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Unable to delete .pkg files in /Library/Updates/

I'm doing my semi-annual look around via Disk Inventory X, and I'm seeing some .pkg files located at /Library/Updates/061-41421 with names like macOSUpd10.14.6.pkg and FullBundleUpdate.pkg weighing in ...
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Touch Screen drivers for Asus VT229H to work with macOS Mojave

I recently bought the multi-touch touchscreen monitor Asus VT229H. The display quality is fantastic, and I managed to attach it as external monitor for my iMac. The problem is: the touch screen ...
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Repeated errors of “there was a problem connecting to the server”

I have been having the following message pop up every few minutes on my Mac for around a year. There was a problem connecting to the server "***.***.*.*". The server may not exist or it is ...
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What was the first version of macOS to ship with the Vim text editor?

Since macOS (originally Mac OS X) is a variant of UNIX, and has been POSIX-certified for a while, I assume it’s always had the vi text editor available. In recent versions, it has come with Vim. Has ...
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MacOS Catalina (10.15) - Fast battery drain!

Good afternoon! I have been experiencing major battery drain issues on my Macbook Pro 2019 (Catalina 10.15.1) since I received it around 2 months ago. Also the version before Catalina (Mojave 10.14.5 ...
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What exactly does “Disconnect from iPhone” do?

Today I saw an option to Disconnect from iPhone (hotspot) in my available WiFi list. I don't remember ever seeing it there before. What exactly does this do? Can't I just turn off WiFi on my laptop, ...
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Behavior of macOS After Toggling Secure Boot on T2 Chip: Does It Remember the ECID?

I am reading up on the T2 chip as I look at plans to avoid multiple machines by consolidating various OS requirements onto a single computer. It sounds like I can use Full Security for Secure Boot in ...
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How to delete files in /System/Library/Desktop Pictures on Catalina?

I tried to delete files in the default desktop picture directory (/System/Library/Desktop Pictures) on macOS 10.15 Catalina with sudo permission but failed. $ pwd /System/Library/Desktop Pictures $ ...
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Why are some System Preferences icons “Generic” in macOS 10.15 Catalina?

Something weird is going on with the Icons for a few of the built-in System Preference prefPanes in macOS 10.15.x Catalina. For example, "Bluetooth" and "Internet Accounts". When I search Spotlight ...
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How can I restore the sort interface for Mail.app to the way it was before the Catalina upgrade?

I've been using Apple's Mail.app since 1993 and have grown quite accustomed to its "legacy" interface. One of the nice things about the interface is that it was a standard NSTableView and you could ...
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Why does the Terminal app need access to Contacts?

In Security and Privacy, Terminal has access to Contacts. It also has access to Calendars, Reminders, and Photos. Why does Terminal have access to them? I do not know of any Terminal feature which ...
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App Store will not update applications on iOS 13.2.3, iPadOS 13.2.3 or macOS 10.15.1

It happened since 13.2.2 and I thought maybe this recent 13.2.3 could fix it but I was wrong. When I tap "Update" the indicator spins for a short period and then "Update" reappears. I have called ...