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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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change all .sh files to executable by terminal

i hate retyping chmod +x filename and insect to run from terminal. how do i set this for all .sh files ? I've tried Inspect then manually setting the extension
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Stop Safari (MacOS) from suggesting password on captive portal

I'm often logged into a non-public Network, where I was given a user name and password for the captive portal to gain internet access. In Safari on my MacBook, I made a bookmark for the portal page ...
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MBA 2017 won't boot up in macOS, but will in Ubuntu

A few days ago my spouse's MBA started showing problems. At first it wouldn't turn on at all, showing an orange indicator on the MagSafe charger. After resetting the SMC a couple times and letting it ...
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Problems with using HP 27fw external display on a MacBook Pro when running macOS

I am using a MacBook Pro 2017 running on macOS High Sierra. When I use it with the HP 27fw external display the quality of display output is not good. The fonts are not sharp and overall the ...
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iCloud in iOS and mac os require my phone password to log into icloud on my mac? Since when?

I recently noticed that when trying to log into my icloud on either my iphone 7 running ios 12.3.1, or my mac running high sierra, i am required to enter my iphone screen unlock password on ios (for ...
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Looking for Encryption application

I want to encrypt a file then email it. The recipient needs to decrypt it. Needs to be free. I'm looking for an encryption application that runs on Windows 10 and macOS 10.10 at a minimum. Would ...
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Unable to type Tibetan Monlam font in Pages and Microsoft Word 2019

I am not able to type with the Tibetan Monlam boyig Unicode 2 font in Pages on macOS and Microsoft Word 2019. I try to change English keyboard to Tibetan by pressing control - shift in my macbook ...
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How to get Apple certificate to sign files?

I was tasked by my boss to handle new project at work - JAMF to manage our MacOS devices (we are mostly Windows corporation, so it isn't easy). We bought it, had some training. I want now to use ...
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MacBook air 2014 keychain forgets Wi-Fi passwords

My 2014 MacBook air 2014 forgets Wi-Fi passwords. When I enter a Wi-Fi password and I reboot or let it go to sleep, then I have to retype the password again. I am running macOS Mojave, so I can't ...
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OSX software update download stuck forever

Every time there is an update in OSX 10.14, I am facing this issue. Software update download starts and hangs in between. After that, it never recovers. See pics: Tried command line options as well ...
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How to mute a tab in Safari when it isn't playing audio?

The "Mute this tab" menu item is greyed-out on http://www.donttap.com I think that's bc the tab doesn't play audio except in the moment you click a tile. But I don't want it to make noise when I ...
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Prevent Mail.app from sending read receipts?

I just recently realised that Mail.app sends out "read receipts" without my knowledge if someone sends an email with a "Disposition-Notification-To" header to my work (MS Exchange) email account. This ...
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External disk is hijacked by fsck when plugged in to Macbook

External disk (2 TB Seagate) is captured by fsck when plugged into a USB 3.0 port on my Macbook Pro (macOS Mojave 10.14.5). This has been discussed by @ArielAllon, and indeed, when I kill the fsck ...
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OSX Can't remove microphone permission for one app “There was an error in security & privacy preferences”

I need to remove microphone permission for one app. But when I click to untick I get sent back to System Preferences with a pop up "There was an error in security & privacy preferences". All other ...
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Is there a way to have the touch bar set permanently on the function keys?

I know that, using the keyboard settings preference pane, you can set "touch bar shows" to "Expanded Control Strip" to remove the per-app buttons. This mirrors the out-of-the-box configuration on non-...
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macOS keeps reverting to static DNS IP addresses

I have a strange issue that only started occurring recently (within the last 2 public OS update releases). The DNS IP addresses for all interfaces (at least, the WiFi and Ethernet interfaces) are ...
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Unable to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10 virtual machine on macOS host

I am using a MacBook Pro with macOS 10.14.5 and VirtualBox 6.0 (with Extension Packs) to create a Windows 10 virtual machine (downloaded from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/...
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macOS Mojave Bluetooth connection issue

I have a problem with the Mac Mini 2018 and its bluetooth. The problem is that I cannot see my mac via bluetooth with other devices. Magic KeyBoard only works by wire. Bluetooth turns on and off, but ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work after macOS Mojave update

I'm new here. Will someone help me to fix this? I updated my Mac to macOS Mojave and now it cannot connect with Bluetooth devices. Why is this happening and how can I fix this? it's a MacBook Pro and ...
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Critical VLC media player security flaw. Remove VLC from my Mac?

My brother rang me at work today to say I needed to remove VLC media player from my Mac because of some critical security flaw in the program that allows others to remotely run code on my computer. ...
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Connecting MacBook Pro to multiple monitors, one in portrait (vertical) mode

I‘ve got a 2015 13“ MacBook Pro and want to connect 2 external monitors. One LG ultrawide (resolution 2160x1080) and a Full HD Monitor rotated to be vertically upright (resolution would be 1080x1920). ...
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keyboard shortcut move tabs in safari [duplicate]

How can I create a keyboard shortcut to move a tab left or right in Safari? I don't even see a menu item for this so I don't know how to start with an AppleScript.
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How to disable others Google calendar invitations?

My partner has shared his Google calendar with me, so I see it also in Mac OS Mojave calendar. The problem is when I create an event and invite him, I get the notification about it and the annoying ...
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How to edit iCloud Photos Library EXIF metadata on the Mac?

I'm using the modern Apple iCloud Photos library on my iPhone and Mac. How can I edit arbitrary EXIF metadata tags for photos in my iCloud Library? The tags must be edited within the Photos.app / ...
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lots of errors after sudo bash in terminal

I want to run lots of terminal commands without having to place sudo in front of every command. I am running in macOS 10.10.5 in terminal. I do sudo bash, but I'm getting lots of errors in my ....
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python mac os app pyqt4 dependency import error

getting this error while trying to launch python app dependent on pyqt4 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Applications/Gallery.app/Contents/Resources/scripts/gallery", line 16, in <...
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For 10.14.6 what does “Improves file-sharing reliability over SMB” mean, specifically?

Note When answering please add references/links for any claims made. Answers based on guesses or assumptions will be deleted. macOS 10.14.6 was just released. One of the lines is "Improves file-...
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How do you enable distnoted logging in High Sierra or later?

I've read recommendations in many places to enable logging for the distnoted process by creating /var/log/do_dnserver_log (such as in this answer from 2013, this posting from 2008, this tech note last ...
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What to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give?

I wanted to ask, what to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give? Why I am asking this or thinking this might be a problem? I tried to play some games on BootCamp (playing ...
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Instant crash when connecting a GIGABYTE RX 580 to a MacBook Pro

When I plug the eGPU into my MacBook, the computer reboots and then in the loading screen of macOS it will reboot again getting stuck in that loop. I thought I just had to plug in the eGPU and use it. ...
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Find which editor is being used by Terminal when `info` is run

I have run the command info bash in my Terminal and it opened bash.info file in the terminal editor. What type of editor am I seeing here. Is it emacs, vim, something else?
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Can we add an application to login item for all useraccounts in Mac at a time from command line

I want to add my application to be startup item for all user accounts in my Mac when they login to there respective accounts. Is there any way I can add it from commndline once for all users. Please ...
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Old MacBook air's trackpad's right click is failing, is there a workaround gesture?

My old MacBook Air is old. I have to push hard to get right click to work. It is probably something mechanical that could be addressed at a service center. But in the mean time, is there anything I ...
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Entitlement on MacOS

Where can I put Entitlement? Of course, they can be inserted as part of the plist file of the app, but, can Entitle be created only for binary? (Single binary without app) Can Entitlement be created ...
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How can I make multiple directories in Mac OS terminal?

I'm trying to make multiple folders at once but when I press enter it says: mkdir: i/like: No such file or directory. I do this mkdir i/like/icecream I think I have the latest version of python. Any ...
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Connecting Afterglow controller only shows up momentarily

I'm trying to connect an Afterglow PS3 controller to my MBP. It's a 2016 model, so it only has Thunderbolt ports, so I connected the dongle using a USB to USB-C adapter. When I plug it in the ...
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Allow network user login via terminal

I accidentally deselected "Allow network user login at login window" on my mac. I need to restore that setting. I have admin and access to every file via the startup terminal utility (but can't login ...
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Facebook video calling problem in Safari

I have a little issue with Safari. I can't make video calls with Facebook Messenger in Safari. I know that with Google Chrome or Firefox we can avoid this problem, but as you know Safari is optimized ...
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macOS hide tabs in safari permanently with multiple tabs

Is there any script to permanently hide the tab bar in safari in macOS when I have multiple tabs open? It is an extra vertical space I could use to display contents of the web page rather than an ...
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How can change broken file permissions of Time Machine backups?

My MacBook Pro needed repair so I backed it up using Time Machine and erased my data before bringing it to an Apple Store. Meanwhile, I purchased a temporary MacBook Air to keep working. I then used ...
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Disable Bluetooth or disconnect Bluetooth connections when lid is closed

A case in point: I have Bluetooth headphones connected to my MacBook Pro, I close the lid and want to connect headphones to my iPhone. I can't do that because the MBP ↔ headphones connection is still ...
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I disabled Apple Push Notification Service but it's still attempting to connect to Apple servers

I disabled the service as per the instructions on this page: How to disable Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) on OS X 10.8? Yet this service is still running at startup! How do I disable it ...
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MBA (2013-15?) wont boot from macOS boot stick

A friend of mine somehow managed to delete his internal drive including the recovery partition while trying to reset his MacBook to factory settings. Now when trying to boot up the MBA only displays ...
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View all files in folders at once

When using Finder, the files in my folders do not appear all at the same time. It says "see all" or "see less". I would like to be able to see all files in my folders at once and make it a default. ...
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Macpro 3.1 won't boot from USB

I cannot get my MacPro 3.1 early 2008 to recognise a bootable USB stick. I'm trying to upgrade from 10.11 El Capitan, to a newer version using the unoffical patcher tools. I've tried both Mojave, and ...
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Remove side menu(right side) from finder

When I open any Finder window it appears with options in the right side. I can hide it by dragging it to end. But if I open a new window of the finder it appears again. So, please help me to hide that ...
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Frequently visited not showing up from OSX Safari

I removed all my caches, removed ~/Library/Safari folder and disabled&enabled iCloud Sync but Frequently Visited section of new page tab doesn't show up. I checked that I enabled Frequently ...
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Is it possible to send a text file from terminal to the Notes App on MacOS?

I like how my notes in the Notes App gets synced via iCloud. I spend most of my time in the terminal during the day, so it's convenient for me to keep notes in a text file. At the moment I simply copy-...
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This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
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Can i set “accept incoming connection” option for Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)?

We already use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) for Admin > User connections for admin / tech support sessions. In this instance we DO NOT require the User to confirm acceptance for the ARD session. We ...