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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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Xcode will not open after updating to Xcode 10

I am on OS 10.13.6 in High Sierra. I just updated from Xcode 9.4.1 to Xcode 10. It now opens the application and instantly quits without me being able to do anything. I am unable to open any projects, ...
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Right-click-drag not working

When I right-click-drag on my MacBook Pro TB 2017, a transparent window opens up and the dragging motion ''draws'' where I dragged. However, the dragging function does not work. If I release the right ...
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Is 'volare-karaoke.swf' a malware?

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12. I've noticed an unwanted file volare-karaoke.swf automatically getting download from both Safari and FireFox. It happens mostly when I'm on financial/payment sites (...
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How often does the Recovery Volume mount itself?

From my understanding about the new APFS System for macOS High Sierra, the Recovery partition disk1s3 will shortly mount and unmount itself to check for updates in the background. Ive noticed from ...
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Rearrange Spaces via command line from the terminal emulator

TL;DR: I need to replace the dashboard with a terminal emulator. Hi. I need to 'rearrange spaces' so a terminal emulator gets first from the left before the desktop, where the dashboard used to be. ...
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How can I customize Spotlight so that if a number (or some pattern matching a regex) is typed, I can execute a command or script?

I want to "augment" Spotlight to do things like: If an integer (^\d+$), open a site, example.com/$0. If a UUID (^\d{8}-\d{4}-\d{4}-\d{4}-\d{12}$), open another site. If a string beginning with "user:"...
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Mac toolbars and menus disappear

I've recently experienced issues with my Mac. It seems all menus and buttons lose their text and icons. If I rightclick anywhere I just get a blank grey box, the entire top menu bar is empty (...
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How ask for administrator password before mounting any disk or image?

I have a place with some mac computers and I don't want anybody mounting anything. Is there a way to ask for administrator's password before mount an USB or image?
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Problems with new Apple ID for a macOS installation

My friend gave me an old macOS (El Capitan). I formatted the disk and created a new Apple ID online. When I tried to log in to continue the reinstallation of the OS, it says that the Apple ID is not ...
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Why do calendar events created by Siri not appear in the calendar?

I've asked Siri to add an event to my calendar. When I ask Siri "show me my calendar for Monday", the event appears: but the event doesn't actually appear in the calendar application: I use my ...
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macOS High Sierra - Custom App Shortcuts in System Preferences appear as “…”

I've upgraded to macOS High Sierra from OS X El Capitan and most of my custom app shortcuts now appear as .... When editing, it becomes a tiny input box, though the menu items are still there ...
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lost Mac OS X partition after resizing bootcamp

Recently I tried to resize my bootcamp partition. I first resized the Mac osx partition to a smaller one with diskutility and appended this space to the bootcamp partition from within windows 10 (with ...
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kernel_task writes huge amounts of data to disk (> 1TB) - how to diagnose?

My MacBook (2016 with TouchBar) running macOS 10.13 has a 512GB SSD. Looking at the activity monitor after a couple of weeks of uptime (most of it spent in standby), kernel_task shows 1.43TB (!) of ...
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Migrating iMessages to new MacBook Pro

I'm trying to migrate my old messages from my old MacBook Pro to a new one I just bought. I tried copying over the old Messages folder, including chat.db, chat.db-shm, and chat.db-wal. I then ...
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How to toggle AutoShowToolbarInFullScreen via terminal?

I need help with hiding/showing the toolbar in Safari by using the terminal. I already found out that there exists a key within ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist called ...
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Force quit app still listed in Force Quit Applications window

Sometimes, when I try to force quit an app after it fails to quit using command ⌘+q, it doesn't appear to work. It still shows up in the dock as if it is running, still shows the app in the list when ...
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macOS El Captain missing disk space on Fusion drive on iMac, missing contents for GPT partition

I was formatting my Fusion drive of 3 TB and unfortunately it seems 1 TB is missing. I tried to search the answer on this forum and found some relevant answers here but my situation is bit different ...
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FileVault 2 Boot camp Partition

I have seen several different answers to this question and so I am a bit confused. If I enable Filevault 2 upon setup of my 2016 Macbook pro and THEN create a windows partition for boot camp, is the ...
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Grey unusable area in Boot Camp partition on OS X Mavericks

I have a 500 GB MacBook Pro 2014 with Boot Camp installed (OS X Mavericks and Windows 7) with both OS's booting correctly. I need more space in Windows, so I want to resize the Mac partition to ...
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turn off all animations not working - High Sierra

I wish to turn off all animations in macOS. I'm following the steps provided in the answers to How to turn off all animations on OS X. I wish to turn off animations on my MacBook Pro running macOS ...
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Mail rules not working at all

I am running MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 and I wanted to create a basic rule that would look for the word "Monitoring" in a message subject and move it to a "Monitoring" mailbox if it was found. I created ...
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How to install a public Beta version of macOS in a Fusion VM?

I'd like to run the latest public beta of High Sierra (10.13.4 Beta 1) in a VMWare Fusion VM. I already have a Fusion VM running High Sierra 10.13.3, but trying to upgrade it to 10.13.4 with the App ...
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FileVault is frozen and slowing down computer

I'm having issues with FileVault being stuck while encrypting, and it's causing major slow downs in my system. I initially had my file system set to case-sensitive, which prevented me from installing ...
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Add a Delay for Displaying the Menu Bar When App is in Fullscreen Mode

When I work with an application in fullscreen mode (e.g. IntelliJ IDEA on macOS Sierra), the menu bar is hidden and shown only when I move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen. The menu bar pops ...
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Logitech mouse recognised but not functional

I'm running version 10.12.6 of macOS Sierra on a 2013 MacBook Pro. I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse combo M310 and K520 which I've been using for a few years. Both work through the same ...
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How to completely disable Calendar network access in macOS (High Sierra)

I would like the Calendar app in High Sierra to not check my location for timing conflicts, make location (or any other) suggestions, confer with Siri, and otherwise look for ways for Apple to link my ...
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Files and folders on Desktop automatically get renamed to "?

I am currently running macos High Sierra 10.13.2 on a MacBook Air early-2014 and a weird thing has been happening for the last 2-3 days. When I turn on my mac, the files and folders on my desktop get ...
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High Sierra installer has “sealed resources” v2 but says “resource envelope is obsolete”

Setting up a new laptop... I downloaded the Install macOS High Sierra.app from the app store on an El Capitan machine. "codesign --verify --deep" on the .app says: /Applications/Install macOS High ...
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Opening new Firefox window from command line while it's already running

Does anyone know how to open a new Firefox window from the command line while Firefox is already running? I can't find any solutions currently out there that work for me. I've looked at the MDN web ...
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Is there an index / explanation for Shutdown cause -63 in the system log?

I am using MacBookPro12,1 (early 2015 model) and it restarts randomly without any warning. In the log, I found this: 2017-12-14 20:51:50 Previous shutdown cause: 5 2017-12-15 10:37:31 Previous ...
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Disk quota not getting set in APFS file system (MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13))

I tried enabling quota on a file system(type APFS) mounted using this command quotaon /dev/disk1s1 but it throws: /dev/disk1s1/ not found in fstab. Previously it used to work in HFS type file system. ...
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Is it possible to auto-expand the Alert when received?

so i JUST noticed today, that if you hover over the lower boundary of an osx Alert, or notification, you can expand it to read the whole message / text / ect. however, once its closed, the next one ...
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What is the SIMToolKit folder under /var/tmp?

There is a folder called "SIMToolKit" on my Macbook Pro running High Sierra under the var/tmp directory. What is this folder and what does it do? I couldn't find any information about it.
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“Show Holidays Calendar” in Calendar.app (Mac) does not

The Calendar.app in macOS Sierra offers a "Show Holidays calendar" checkbox in Preferences > General panel. According to this article, a "US Holidays" calendar should appear. On my Mac nothing ...
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Show recipients email address in mailing list

I am getting spam to one of my e-mail addresses. The recipient's address, however, only shows an mailing list (I guess), to which I have never subscribed: > I am trying to find out, to which mail ...
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Directory is not recognised on macOS but works well on Ubuntu and Windows

I have a removable hard drive in NTFS format that is connected to macbook pro through usb. For some reason finder doesn't show one of the directories. First I thought that I removed it by mistake, ...
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How to reverse sort order in column view

In OS X Finder (Yosemite), I want to browse files in column view, arranged by kind, and sorted by filename Z-A. How can I change this from the default A-Z sorting? I've tried switching to list view ...
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macOS Sierra/High Sierra and IPv6 DNS via SLACC

In my (dual stack) network, a router provides IPv6 addresses and DNS servers (RDNSS) via router advertising. There is no DHCPv6 server running and I want my mac to accept the DNS servers being ...
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Time Machine says “Next backup: When disk is connected” even though disk is connected

After upgrading to MacOS High Sierra, Time Machine now says "Next backup: When disk is connected", even though the disk is indeed already connected. Also, automatic backups are still being performed. ...
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Are there any change or new features about Terminal.app in High Sierra?

Are there any change or new features with Terminal.app in High Sierra? There is no leak about terminal, so I want to hear from user who already use High Sierra Beta. I wish that apple support 24bit ...
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TouchID Forgets fingers after crash

Twice now I've been in a situation where I remove my two USB-C Digital AC Multiport Adapters while running in clamshell mode and found that nothing I could do would bring my my display. So, alas, hard ...
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Unable to edit author/category for some books in iBook

I know metadata can be edited at the list view, like this: The thing is, for some files this works. However, for others, when I quit iBook, open it again, the author and category comes back again. ...
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Connecting FAT32 USB Flash Drive on Sierra

I currently own a 32 GB SanDisk flash drive with a FAT32 file system. It's been reliable for years, and on my MacBook Air 2013, I've never had any issues with it. However, I am unable to connect it to ...
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How to send macOS logs to syslog (graylog) server from /etc/asl.conf

I have recently setup a cool Graylog server for myself which I have various machines now sending their log output to. It's great and is helping me a ton. I want to do the same with macOS. There are ...
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Secondary displays randomly swap content on reconnect

I use a 2015 15" MacBook Pro with two external displays in the following approximate physical configuration: +-----------+ | +------------------------+ | || |...
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Local Items keychain: How to get rid of it?

How do I make macOS not use iCloud Keychain (or its sync area, Local Items, while iCloud KC is turned off)? Details: For various reasons, I don’t want to use iCloud Keychain. This seems to have ...
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macOs Sierra arabesque screensaver crash in preview and can't be set

I have a Macbook Air 11.6" (early 2015) with macOS 10.12.6 installed on my Mac, and I noticed that the arabesque screensaver is not functioning properly. It crashed when previewing the screensaver in ...
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Tradeoffs between symlinking vs changing path to $HOME

I'm moving my user account $HOME to a different drive. The Apple-blessed procedure is outlined here. An alternative would be just to symlink from the old to the new location. Are there any ...
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Does this “model” file belong on my Mac?

My Mac HD folder has a file in it called "model". It's a txt file and quite small. I don't recall seeing it here before. Does anyone know what it is or what file folder it belongs in? I'm running ...
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How to force macOS to accept and activate changes to .GlobalPreferences.plist?

I have a key with values that I'd like to insert into .GlobalPreferences.plist. I've been able to insert these via the following steps: mkdir ~/tmp; cd ~/tmp cp /path/to/some.plist ~/tmp/ cp ~/...