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).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

I can't quick punch-in / how do I start recording audio while playing in logic?

I have been pressing space to play the stuff I have already created, and then I hit 'r' to start recording (audio) but it never records anything. I only seem to be able to record when I am not ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

external pendrive is read only

When i plug my external pen-drive(FAT32) in macbook pro(OS: Mojave) it is getting detected but nothing can be copied on pendrive. Seems like there has been some restriction on my office mac so that ...
-1
votes
1answer
39 views

Work MDM and family sharing

Using personal apple id on work mac. Thinking of enabling family sharing. Will doing so give the MDM used by the employer to gain access to the family apple accounts?
-1
votes
1answer
445 views

Mac stuck on “The wine configuration in /user/… is being updated”

That's what we're looking at right now. I've tried to download Wine Bottler but when i tried to run an MSI file with wine bottler for the first time this is what i get how do i fix this?
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Hiding/Unhiding FaceTime audio window macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

I created an Automator app to hide the window during a call following these instructions: How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13 But is there a way to bring the window back as ...
-1
votes
2answers
49 views

Link doesn't work on Mac OS X 10.6.7

I recently got a Mac OS X 10.6.7 and I'm trying to install blender on it, but when I try to press the 'MacOS, Linux, and other versions' it doesn't do anything. Blender downloads: https://www....
-1
votes
1answer
76 views

macOS - Display Dashboard on external display

I have a multi-monitor setup with my MacBook Pro. I have configured Dashboard to appear as Overlay in the Mission Control preference. However, whenever I summon the Dashboard it always appears on ...
-1
votes
1answer
137 views

How do I check if the SSD on my APFS volume is using DRAT or DZAT?

DZAT: Deterministic zero after TRIM. DRAT: Deterministic read after TRIM. Details on TRIM here.
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

How to resolve “mpirun: command not found” error on Mac

I'm running scientific simulation software (lammps) and whenever I try to submit the job by using a shell script which contains... mpirun -np 2 /Users/mustafaaslamy/Downloads/lammps-16Mar18/src/...
-1
votes
1answer
115 views

Get Messages Beta app to run on OS X Lion

I wanted to use iMessage/Messages on my 2008 MacBook. I am stuck on Lion. I saw the Messages beta, and installed it. However, it appears Apple disabled it after Mountain Lion was released. I really ...
-1
votes
2answers
37 views

Is VoiceOver useful to troubleshoot Macs and iOS devices with No-Video issues?

I wonder if it's worth learning VoiceOver as a help tool to repair Macs and iOS devices with no-video issues. Any experiences regarding this?
-1
votes
1answer
33 views

How do I Undelete a Bootcamp drive back to NTFS

I have a recently formatted an (MS-DOS)Fat disk inside my mac. The problem is, this was my BOOTCAMP drive formatted in NTFS. I have read a bit on how to use fsck to (undelete) a drive and watched a ...
-1
votes
1answer
8k views

I've lost administrator access and /var/db/.AppleSetupDone is read only

I have lost administrator access after trying to change my username in system preferences and restarting. I have followed the directions by rebooting in Single user mode, ⌘S and typing the following ...
-1
votes
1answer
857 views

Reinstalling mac fails [closed]

So I replaced my broken HDD with a new SSD on my 2011 13" Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 being the stock OS, and I want to install Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.3 on it. Please note that direct update from 10.7....
-1
votes
1answer
98 views

what are the implementations of openGL available for mac osX?

OpenGL is the specifications standards for 2D , 3D graphics. As of my little knowledge , Mesa3D is implementation for openGL on windows and linux platform. what about macOSX ? what are the ...
-1
votes
2answers
128 views

Export Apple Mail Database for import into Outlook 2016 for Windows

I have to migrate to Windows PC for the first time. All my work is email oriented and I have tons of emails on my Apple Mail email client and also I have saved a lot of them on my hard drive as .mbox ...
-1
votes
1answer
192 views

What program can convert .mp4 files created in Keynote to .swf files?

I have created a number of MPEG-4 (.mp4) files from Keynote on my Mac. I now need to use these on a website, but have been told by the website owners that they require the files in ShockWave Flash (....
-1
votes
1answer
128 views

How can I open the file location of a running process?

I can ps -x to get a list then grep the name then manually type in the process number to lsof -p to list the processes open file locations and get the cwd of the process ... whew! all this manual work....
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

macOS : stream a “false” prerecorded image/video to my webcam

I want to feed my webcam with a "false" prerecorded image/video (as allowed camcamx soft on mac). How to do ? Do you know a method or software? An alternative to camcamx ? I use MacOS 10.11 Sierra ...
-1
votes
1answer
144 views

How to edit or adjust images on Mac

I need edit text that saved as file.jpg in my Macintosh computer. For ex. I have file.jpg that have text: "One years production" and I would like to get rid from letter 's" left as "One year ...
-1
votes
1answer
551 views

Why under /bin are there so many ‘Unix executable files’?

Why under /bin are there so many Alias and Unix executable files? I thought executable files were files that Mac categorize as "not used" or along those lines?
-1
votes
1answer
43 views

AppleScript execution stops when a error popup show up

I am trying to execute an apple script to attach a file to outlook. Now when i attach a certain file, i get an expected error popup saying, "i do not have the permission to attach this file. Click ok ...
-1
votes
1answer
314 views

Info on Recovery Partition Creator

I have a Mac that doesn't start. I have tried to restore it with online recovery and also with a thumb drive both failing though. I have another Mac but it is not the same as the one that doesn't ...
-1
votes
3answers
8k views

Remove password completely from Macbook Pro Yosemite [closed]

I am setting up a user and don't want a password. When leaving the new password field blank and hitting OK, the message "your new password is empty" and did not let me proceed. Can anyone please ...
-1
votes
1answer
34 views

Shortcut on Mac: auto google a word/phrase in new window

When doing research, for example, this shortcut is a big help. You highlight a word or phrase on a webpage [then hold down the shortcut keys + hit spacebar, I think ] and it will open a new page with ...
-1
votes
1answer
384 views

A strange border at macOS Preview

When I'm opening a PDF-file in macOS Preview I got some annoying white borders in full-screen mode. Does anybody know how I can get rid of this annoying borders? It's about the borders you see at the ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Why is /System/Library/User Template protected?

Why can't users read /System/Library/User Template? Is there anything in there that is sensitive and should be protected against reading? If /System/Library/User Template were not protected against ...
-1
votes
1answer
524 views

how to turn off iCloud on a Mac

Simply said: How do I turn off iCloud on my Mac?
-1
votes
1answer
149 views

Typing ~ on macbook pro keyboard

I have a macbook pro 2015, and I've got the UK keyboard layout. I have trouble typing the standard ~ character as I've only got §/±. Does anyone know any workarounds?
-1
votes
1answer
55 views

Strange messages?

Im hoping some friendly soul would have the time to review these system messages im getting. Are they normal?
-1
votes
1answer
699 views

How to backup specific apps on OS X El Capitan?

I own a late-2013 Retina MBP 13" running latest El-Capitan OS X version. Currently I feel it's so polluted with crappy files and apps. What I wanna do is: Backup my personal files Backup my ...
-1
votes
2answers
468 views

How do I move a window so that its title bar is above the visible screen area?

How can I drag/move a window so that its top is above the screen? I want to be able to resize a window taller vertically than the screen itself, and then take a picture of the window, but I don't ...
-1
votes
1answer
361 views

Terminal: change of colours guide - file bash_profile - bash not found, permission denied

I tried to change colours in Terminal following this guide: http://voidcanvas.com/ubuntu-like-mac-terminal/ I created bash_profile file, saved and quitted Terminal. Now when i open Terminal I get ...
-1
votes
1answer
77 views

Having problems changing shortcut keys combination for input source

Good morning everybody! I'm trying to change the keyboard combination keys for my input source from "control+space" to "command+space" but it wont budge. System prefrences instructs: "To change a ...
-1
votes
1answer
56 views

ios10 and os x10.5.8

my iphone ios10 no longer syncs with iphoto on my old imac which has only been updated to osx10.5.8 (no further auto-upgrades recommended by apple software updater). I understand it is possible to do ...
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

cmd+option replaces keyboard panel

I want to use some application keyboard shortcuts. Example on Sublime Text: cmdalt/opt/ = Block comment current selection I don't understand why my keyboard changes as soon as I press (command+...
-1
votes
1answer
452 views

Disable password authentication for making inbound ssh connection only

I have set Remote Login to "on" for my Mac OS X so that I can ssh into it from somewhere else. For security reason, I want to disable password authentication and only allow public key authentication. ...
-1
votes
1answer
713 views

Setting maximum number of running processes

I've got program that create N processes, where N is input argument given in command line. I tried to increase this value and got fork: Resource temporarily unavailable. Even when setting the ...
-1
votes
1answer
164 views

Sidebar Icons not showing OSX 10.11.6

I have previously deleted the plist to get back the icons in the finder sidebar from applications such as Chrome and Pages. That worked for awhile but now they have disappeared again. Any idea how ...
-1
votes
1answer
992 views

How to choose and limit upload and download speed for OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

I need directions on how to do this. This is not a duplicate question. As the answers given in the links before are all outdated and from either 2012 or an Xcode that doesn't support this format. I ...
-1
votes
1answer
36 views

How to make CMD+Tab show current window

The most ongoing annoying thing about OSX is that I'll switch to an app with CMD+Tab and it only shows the top menu bar. How do I make it also show the current window like it does in Windows?
-1
votes
1answer
218 views

Can I use Time Machine for multiple different backups?

I have my Macintosh HD 500 Gb who backs up on two external hard drives (both 500 GB), so i have always two backups! But i have an other external hard drive (1TB) with a lot of footage on it which i ...
-1
votes
3answers
66 views

Mail.app disconnected from data files

My mac mini was acting up, so I reset the Nvram and ran the disk utilities from recovery mode. The mini started up fine and runs stable, but now my mail, calendar, and contacts have been wiped clean. ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

Add a caption to an image

Need a simple program to add captions to lots of images (Several 1000 - for a hobby website). Some will have the same caption, so copy and paste are a requirement, but may need background colour ...
-1
votes
1answer
180 views

Open programs at random time with applescript

I was wondering how I can make a harmless "fake" virus to prank a friend. I am using Applescript Editor. The prank is going to open Safari at any random time. I know how to open Safari with ...
-1
votes
1answer
23 views

Backing up data

I have a script that used to run daily that looked like the following to backup my mac. Backup script pastebin As you see here, this script is TERRIBLE because it deletes everything in the folder ...
-1
votes
2answers
34 views

Getting programs/apps back onto computer after employer reimages

I'm considering buying my used MacBook Air from my employer. One of the main reasons for doing so is because it is loaded with tons of awesome software (Adobe, Microsoft, etc.) that I would never be ...
-1
votes
1answer
527 views

What are the color and transparency of the OS X menubar

I want to have an application I'm writing mirror the color and transparency set for the OS X menubar, but there doesn't seem to be any way to find the exact values besides trial and error. Does ...
-1
votes
2answers
3k views

Lost groups in Contacts after updating to El Capitan [closed]

I updated to OS X El Capitan and lost all my groups in contacts. I have been on the phone with Apple Support for 3 hours and can't restore the list of groups in my contacts. Can anyone help?
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

hditutil tool will not convert .iso to .img?

This is not working for me! Will someone clarify why? Here's the command I'm using: hdiutil convert -format UDRAW -o /Users/Jacob/Desktop/destination_file.img /Users/Jacob/Downloads/debian-8.2.0-...