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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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How do you interpret "12 hrs power" in Activity Monitor?

When hovering over the 12 hrs power column header in the Energy tab of Activity Monitor, it says: Average Energy Impact over the last 12 hours or since the Mac started. Lower is better. In my case, ...
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mount NAS drive at a specified mount point & make it persistent?

I've looked at a few of the entries in the "Similar Questions" field when starting this question, but they didn't help. I need to mount a network drive to a mount point I have created in /...
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TouchID doesn't always work

Touch ID works fine, but not always. I can understand that after a reboot or a logout / login, a password is required, but sometimes a password is required only an hour after closing the laptop lid ...
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Upgrading to Monterey problem

I have macOS Catalina and am trying to upgrade to Monterey. I first got a message saying the installer couldn't verify disk, and to open Mac in Recovery Mode. I tried this and when I connected ...
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How can I search a specific type of file on a macOS with a condition?

I want to search only files created by Fl Studio but if I search in Spotlight for files with the .flp extension I get also the autosaved versions of the files. Is there any way to search only the .flp ...
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Old MacBook Air not starting

I got an old 13-inch 2011 MacBook Air which as I understand should run macOS Lion. I'm new to mac, BTW. The issue is that every time I turn on the laptop I get greeted with the 'macOS X Utilities', ...
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Lossless scan over AirPrint

I have an EPSON printer that I use to scan documents. I find that regardless of the file format and target DPI in the AirPrint scanner settings, it comes out with very visible JPEG artifacts, leading ...
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Restore older macOS from Time Machine backup - why is it vital to not connect backup drive after OS updade?

As Tetsujin mentions in the comments of the answer to 'Can I revert a new MacOS X installation using a Time Machine backup?', I should not connect the backup drive after my OS update if I plan to ...
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Missing 100GB when trying to install Linux

Also does anyone know if it's safe to delete the disk0s5, disk0s1 and disk0s3? Edit: oh yeah and here's the error i got when trying to install it again: and the log: https://www.mediafire.com/file/...
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How can I determine why macOS reports that system data increased by over 50 Gb overnight?

I recently had some trouble with System data growing large, up to 150 Gb, for unclear reasons on macOS Monterey, macOS 12.0 Beta. Yesterday I found out that it was due to time machine snapshots. I ...
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M1 Mac, how do I delete those partitions? [duplicate]

I was trying install linux, but an error occurred and I'm stuck with those partitions. The container disk4 one has a valid [-] button, but if I try to delete it, this happens. The other 2 partitions ...
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How does macOS detect and choose my wired headphones?

I have my old-good wired headphones with a mic connected to my mac. Usually, they lie on the table near my mac. Sometimes some magic happens when I pick them up, I noticed two kinds of magic: I'm on ...
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Resetting right-alt (option) key on MacBook Pro 2017 Monterey 12.3

Problem My right alt (option) key is bound to the Desktop feature of Mission Control (the feature where all windows are pushed away to show a clean desktop). This feature is normally bound to either ...
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Is there a command to set the sensitivity and acceleration of the pointer separately?

In fact I can use SteerMouse and CursorSense to set the sensitivity and acceleration of the pointer separately. But when I try setting these two in terminal, there is only one command: defaults write ....
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I accidentally clicked deny on port open prompt

I'm developing an app that binds to a local address, on a random port when it runs. I used to get a prompt to allow connections but I accidentally pressed Enter key and I think I denied the terminal ...
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Multiple displays are glitched and overlapped when I connect to my M1 Mac using screen sharing or VNC apps on Mac, iOS or Linux

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 15-inch with max specs and Radeon graphics. For years I have been connecting 2 external displays to it. Most recently I have a Dell S3422DWG which displays at 3440x1440 and ...
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What is the theme that makes MacOS terminal prompt a green greater than symbol?

I've seen many devs on YouTube use this prompt. It changes to red when there's an error which is nice. I've been searching for it but couldn't find it. I've looked at ohmyzsh themes but couldn't find ...
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What is the best current low cost way to run old PC software on ARM Macs

I would like to be able to run some old Windows and/or DOS games and applications on my M1 Mac. If I have an .exe file that would run on an Intel mac using Boxer or Wine, what's the best low-cost ...
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Why do I keep getting this DeactivateSystemExtension popup on macOS Monterey 12.4?

I upgraded to macOS Monterey 12.4 yesterday and today I keep getting this "DeactivateSystemExtension" message, asking me for my login credentials. Not knowing what this is I cancel it, ...
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Why don't some of my text substitutions work?

I created text substitutions for the superscript and subscript numbers (the characters ₀₁₂₃₄₅₆₇₈₉⁰¹²³⁴⁵⁶⁷⁸⁹) so that when I type out something like ^5, I get ⁵. Recently, for no apparent reason, the ...
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Is there a way to deactivate fonts via terminal or similar?

I have the problem that I cannot activate a font in the Typeface app because the font was apparently activated before. It stops with an error about duplicate fonts, which seems legit since I can see ...
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python shell becomes unusable after suspend (ctrl-Z) and 'fg' command

When I suspend python with ctrl+Z and try to get it back with fg, I cannot use the python interactive command prompt anymore. Pressing the Enter key produces ^M on the screen, Esc produces ^[ and even ...
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Prevent notifications disappearing after clicking or only disappear if I press X

I'm surfing the web. I get a discord notification. I click it, it opens the discord, I read the message. While reading the message, I get another discord notification, then I click it to read. Now I ...
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Dropbox usage without being installed

I saw high usage on the Dropbox app last night, without having ever installed this app. Any explanation? find: ./Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Library/Developer/...
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Settings for access to Files & Folders are ignored?

Recently after updating an app (Watchman's watchman, using Homebrew) is behaving like it no longer has access to Files & Folders, despite the fact that I have given it access in Security settings. ...
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Homebrew won't install from casks

I've just wiped & reinstalled my M1 Macbook Pro (Monterey 12.4), and at some point during setup Homebrew has stopped working when installing from cask - the download completes, then nothing. It ...
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Finder Search does not work after migrating to 2022 MB Pro

Finder Search does not work after migrating from MB Pro 2016 to MB Pro 2022. Search only works for "This Mac," but anything outside of that returns zero results. Please help, thank you.
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My Adobe Illustrator often froze because of sandboxd

The problem just started today. When using Illustrator, it starts to randomly freeze with the rainbow icon (mouse cursor). When I check Activity Monitor, “sandboxd” used 93 to sometimes 100% of my CPU....
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Unable to see Macintosh HD, error 69770 on Running First Aid

I have deleted Linux partition from my drive and now I cannot see it, only empty drive. After typing diskutil list: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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QuickLook can't see Olympus ".ORF" raw image files?

On my laptop (MacBook Pro 9,2) I can preview Olympus ".ORF" files by pressing the space bar, and they all have proper image icons. ON my desktop (Mac Pro 5,1) all ".ORF files" have ...
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School Traces Leftover

Apple friends. I was provided an education MacBook Air a while ago. It's was a rent, however I have paid it off now and am almost leaving school thankfully. Because of this, I have been meddling ...
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Disable CapsLock not working permanently in Monterey on M1

I noticed that the obsolete and annoying CapsLock key reverts to default after even an hour. I set it to No Action, but it reverts to CapsLock later. Is this a bug in macOS ?
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Change the contents of a file based on time of the day

On macOS, I have a Config file for a PDF viewer application, Sioyek that lets me change the background and text colours through a custom configuration combination. However, the app only allows one ...
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'bird' out of control -- how do I diagnose in Big Sur?

The bird process is out of control on my machine, running 80-100% of cpu nonstop. Rebooting did not settle it down. I know this runs iCloud. This page suggests it should be possible to use brctl log ...
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biomesyncd takes 100% of CPU

I recently changed the battery on my Macbookpro A1990 and updated to Monterey 12.4. Since then, my Mac started running periodically every ~20min the process biomesyncd that takes 100% of the CPU, ...
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Is it possible to automate making Split Views (as in: 50% of full screen mode) in macOS?

Is it possible to automate bringing selected applications into a Split View in macOS? For clarity, I do not mean "just covering half of the screen". I see Split View as the feature available ...
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Problem with Library/Caches/CloudKit/com.apple.bird - it takes +200gb [duplicate]

I have problem with files in folder: Library/Caches/CloudKit/com.apple.bird. Files in this folder take +200gb, my disk has 512GB, and I have big problem. I have MacBook 2021, 16" / 32GB RAM. ...
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Why do macOS and iOS ask me for the passwords of my other devices? [duplicate]

Usually after a system update, both macOS as well as iOS request that I re-enter my password for my Apple ID. So far, so good. However, I'm always also asked for the passwords of some or all my other ...
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/bin/ls shows less files than Finder (macOS Monterey) [duplicate]

While developing a macOS application that lists folder contents I found that macOS Monterey does not list folders properly. Some files and folders are simply skipped. For example: /Applications/...
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Automator save POSIX path from folder action as a variable in shell script

I want to save POSIX path of the file(which triggers the folder action while being copied to that folder) as a variable in the automator. I have attempted but failed. Can anyone please help ?
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SSD performance is worse in bootcamp windows(Mac mini 2018)

I just installed Windows 10 on my Mac mini 2018 (Apple SSD Ap0256M/Intel Core i5-8500B). Random 4K (QD=1) test: MacOS: 40.88 MB/s Read, 297.31 MB/s Write Win10: 13.05 MB/s Read, 68.67 MB/s Write I do ...
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Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) support in macOS Big Sur

I am trying to connect an HC-06 bluetooth module to my MacBook Air 2020 running Big Sur 11.6.6 . The bluetooth module shows up on the bluetooth preferences and when I connect to it, using the 1234 ...
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I can’t connect to synology NAS in Finder via SSH tunnel

To be more precise, I'm stuck at the step when I try to connect the Mac to the NAS (Synology) It doesn’t load a share despite being able to connect in SSH via Terminal. My goal is to be able to ...
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Mac running Slow Because of kernel_task [duplicate]

everyone recently my Mac has been running extremely slow out of the blue I reinstalled the os deleted my HD and created a new one I did a nvram reset and none of that worked so I checked my activity ...
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How can I share my mac's internet connection while it's connected to a VPN?

I have a mac running macOS 10.14.6 that's connected to Wi-Fi. I want to share its internet connection to some other systems connected to my mac's ethernet port via an ethernet switch. If I turn on ...
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What's the best way to reboot a Mac that has crashed remotely (via SSH)? "shutdown -r now" or "sudo reboot" or?

For example, I often end up with a situation were I'm logged in over Apple Remote Desktop (Teamviewer etc.) and the computer crashes...ARD says reconnecting, but doesn't... However, I can nearly ...
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MAC Other Volume Issue

I am new to MAC and having issue with my Mac. I am getting "no disk space left". I hardly have some GB of data on my MAC, rest is occupied by other volumes. I don't know what's occupying the ...
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Κeyboard shortcut to switch to a specific input source

For a multilingual user, with 3 or 4 everyday-use languages, is it possible to press a keyboard shortcut to change to a pre-set language? For example, CMD+1 will be English, CMD+2 will be German, CMD+...
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Possible to restore Appkit after Catalina→Monterey Update?

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me, but I'm aware it might be a long-shot. I've come to rely on an app called Auganizer which has been completely abandoned by its developers. After upgrading ...
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How do I redirect a LAN port to a local port on macOS

Recently I built up a local DNS server on my mac, and I want every DNS query go through that server rather than the distributed DNS address(192.168.1.1) from my router. I think redirecting the 192.168....
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