Questions tagged [mojave]

macOS 10.14 Mojave is Apple's fifteenth major release of the macOS operating system for Macintosh computers. macOS Mojave was announced June 4, 2018 at WWDC and was released for public on 24 September 2018.

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Unable to open Seagate HDD in MacBook Air running on macOS Mojave 10.14 (Using Paragon NTFS for Mac)

Please advise on how to open the HDD again. This previously worked fine and also HDD works on Windows 10. I am using Paragon NTFS for Mac to read the HDD.
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How to automatically turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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Macbook Pro a1278 fails to boot [on hold]

i have a personal Macbook Pro a1278 that fails to boot. I made the choice to contact an Apple service who changed the SSD and my antivirus failed to start not having the right permissions. I did not ...
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Trouble with updating mobile and local user account passwords

I've started a new position where I manage a number of macbooks running High Sierra and Mojave with Filevault enabled. We've got mobile/network accounts on them that are connected to Active Directory. ...
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macOS alternative to Meld

The mojave upgrade from 10.14.5 to 10.14.6 broke my old VLC install (already fixed by upgrading the VLC install) and I think it has also broken my Meld 3.19.2.osx6 build provided through Homebrew. I ...
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How can I observe what low-level system functions support a specific peripheral (specifically the internal camera on an iMac)?

This question asks about disabling the FaceTime Camera kernel module, but has no answers. I have a similar goal, and I'd like to chase down what might be loading in support of the camera's hardware/...
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Time Machine: Backups.backupdb uses way too much space when copied to another volume

I'm in the process of copying my TM backups to another volume. I followed these instructions: formatted the new volume, set the permissions, disabled automatic TM backup and dragged Backups.backupdb ...
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How to get LOG_DAEMON syslog messages available via asl

I am attempting to run unbound on my macOS Mojave. This works. I can also log from unbound to a file. That works. But I want to log to syslog. Unbound logs to the LOG_DAEMON (daemon) facility. So I ...
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Disabling Alt+ArrowKey HotKey Mojave

Is there anyway from disabling the hotkey that swipes between windows (alt+left or right arrow key)? I am using excel via remote desktop and when I use this shortcut Mac also reads the input and my ...
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name of my macbook air changed automatically [duplicate]

i noticed that the name of my macbook air in terminal changed automatically to "homepc" This is the log of the console with the exact timeline it happened: NetworkServiceProxy.framework/Versions/A/...
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Mail.app how to archive messages with delete key?

Recently I have noticed that Mail.app on Mojave is sending discarded messages to the trash instead of archive. I have set the preference "Move discarded messages into archive", but that doesn't seem ...
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What is the safest way to leave my MacBook on 24/7 with macOS Mojave?

I used to use sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 to try setting my MacBook to hibernate instead of sleep, so that it pulls power away from the RAM/hard drives, etc. and puts the laptop into a proper sleep....
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macOS ScreenShare to VNC host stuck on “connecting”

I have a linux VNC server which works fine through TigerVNC. But if I try to connect to the same VNC server through the ScreenShare app, it get stucks indefinitely in the "Connecting" dialog after ...
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Tab, Caps lock, Tilde/backtick, Escape keys stopped working on Apple Wired Keyboard after macOS 10.14.6 update

I am using Mid 2015 15" MBP with Thunderbolt display and Apple Wired Keyboard. Recently after an update to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 certain keys on my Apple Wired Keyboard stopped working. Keys are: 1. ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from repeatedly asking me to trust my Mac [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 7 with IOS 12.4 and a MacBook Air (Mojave). Just recently, my iPhone has started asking me to trust my MacBook EACH time I connect to it (eg, through the USB cable when charging), ...
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macOS forgets login screen keyboard setting, falls back to US English [duplicate]

My keyboard setting is German. After restart the login screen keyboard setting is always US English. How can I permanently change the keyboard to German, also for login after restart?
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Is there a way to create a custom keyboard shortcut in OSX?

I'd like to press a custom set of keys (i.e. CTRL+`) to instead act like I am pressing a different set of keys (i.e. CTRL+]). How can I accomplish this? In the keyboard shortcuts menu I'm only seeing ...
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macOS Mojave default login screen cannot be changed

After following the instructions in this post (How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave?), I still could not change the login screen on start up. It works when I log out, but not ...
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How does Time Machine handle changes to files at occur during a backup?

For context, I'm running macOS Mojave. If macOS is doing a backup while I'm working, and I change a file after it has been backed up, does macOS ignore the change until the next backup, or redo it ...
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NSDistributedLock not acquiring lock [closed]

On running the following code- NSString * filename = @"/Users/⁨vas/⁨Misc/test7.lock"; NSDistributedLock *myLock = [[NSDistributedLock alloc] initWithPath:filename]; BOOL success = [myLock tryLock]; ...
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How can I run Mojave on an iMac that won’t run Mojave?

Last week a relative gave me his old iMac 27” 2011 [HDD]. I Planned to run it off a bootable external SSD with Mojave 10.14.6 installed — I wasn’t aware of the hardware limitations i.e. the iMac’s ...
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Cannot spoof MAC address on MacBook (since 2018) Mojave (10.14.5)

I'm having trouble spoofing my mac address on Mojave OS. I used the following bash script: NEW_MAC=$(openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//') sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/...
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How to view Terminal keybindings in macOS?

How can I view a complete list of keybindings in macOS for the Terminal app? E.g. Cmd+T to open a new Terminal tab. I can only find incomplete tutorials on the web, but I'd like to know where to ...
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How can I fix poor Java performance caused by Mojave update 10.14.6?

I installed the 10.14.6 macOS update yesterday, and now Java is performing very poorly. This is especially noticeable when using Maven to build Java applications. There are projects I build ...
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Touch bar behaves differently after upgrading to Mojave

It used to be that my volume controls etc. showed up as well as the lock screen when I tapped the touch bar under Sierra. Now the only items that appear on the touch bar are related to the currently ...
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Mysterious process 'phonetism' eats CPU and vanishes

My 2015 MacBook running Mojave has been acting strange lately, especially whilst browsing. Sometimes Safari will freeze up, or reload a page out of the blue. I can feel my computer struggling, so I'm ...
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Applescript automating setting Security Config in Outlook365

I am attempting to automate setting up laptops. So far I've managed to script adding a new account with the correct parameters. Next is to select the SSL certificates that have been installed on the ...
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Spontaneous logout while playing a game on steam

I was playing Don't starve together with a friend on Steam on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019, Mojave 10.14.6) when I was spontaneously logged out of my account at exactly 11pm. The same thing occurred ...
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How can I remap mousebuttons in macos mojave

I use a wireless mouse (Anker vertical wireless) and the buttons which are supposed to go back or forward in a browser just turn on scrolling by mouse-movement. I'd like to remap these two buttons to ...
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Unminimize window Apple script not working when upgrading from El capitan to Mojave

I have an Apple script that I found somewhere that unminimizes windows. It worked on El Capitan but now it doesn't in Mojave. I assume there was a change of syntax but I know nothing about apple ...
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macOS: how to set a custom lock screen delay (from command-line)?

In MacOS, if I don't like the System Preference's provided options in the dropdown "Require password [...] after sleep or screen saver begins", is there a way to set it to a different value, ...
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Must disconnect then reconnect to wifi otherwise it times out

My MacBook Pro, Mid-2015 w/ Retina Display, running macOS Mojave 10.14.6, very very frequently times out when it tries to load web pages. It says it's still connected to the wifi network, but the ...
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Trouble with Shared Folders Between 2 Macs

I have 2 Macs (a MacMini and a MacBook).The MacMini gives shared access to a couple of its folders. The MacBook connects and has read/write access to those folders. For many years this has worked, but ...
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How can I disbale login animations in macOS?

How can I disable the hideously irritating 'rolling cube' animation when logging in? When I switch from one user account to another, at first it appears to switch instantly to the selected user, but ...
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How to auto-swap modifier keys with Fn or caps lock in Mojave

With the internal keyword I would like to be able to quickly swap between Mac's default modifier keys layout and a more windows like layout: control key: cmd command key: Ctrl It would be awesome if ...
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MacBook Pro cannot find its internal drive

Some months ago I bought an SSD upgrade kit (Transcend TS480GJDM855 JetDrive 855 SSD) and I’ve upgraded the internal SSD drive of my MacBook Pro 13” mid 2015 with this new one, then I’ve upgraded to ...
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Why does setting the hard-limit for maxfiles to “unlimited” using `launchctl limit` result in a hard-limit slightly above the soft-limit?

Why does setting the hard-limit for maxfiles to "unlimited" using launchctl limit result in a hard-limit slightly above the soft-limit? By setting the maxfiles limit using launchctl to launchctl ...
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Apple Mail.app does not find any emails when searching (though they do show up in spotlight)

For a while now, the search function in Mail.app has not been functioning properly. Whenever I search for anything, even if I know that such an email exists, nothing comes up. What is odd is that if I ...
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The macOS Mojave installer is not responding on my mid-2013 MacBook Air

I don't know why this is happening but 4 days ago due to some storage issue I completely cleaned my MacOS Mojave installed MacBook Air Mid 2013 and after clean up it came up with MacOS Mountain Lion: ...
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diskutil eraseDisk won't work on Mojave with SSD Samsung 860 EVO Media

I try to format my SSD Samsung EVO on MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mojave 10.14.6 (18G87) using terminal app but it trows for me this error below: Actually I had same kind of same issue before, ...
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Why is my iMac able to write to an NTFS external drive but not my MacBook Pro

My iMac (standalone desktop running Mojave) which is formatted as APFS is able to read and write to my Seagate external drive (which is formatted as NTFS). Yet my MacBook Pro (which was formatted as ...
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Change Safari User Agents Persistently

Is it possible to change the user agent so that it doesn't change. Currently to change the user agent I go to Develop > User Agent > Other, and then I enter in a custom user agent. However I have to ...
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What Kernel extensions should be deleted to disable bluetooth?

A client needs to completely disable bluetooth. The most basic level (aside from physically disconnecting the antennas or removing the airport card) seems to be disabling the kernel extensions. I ...
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External Hard Drive freezes macOS and applications

I have an external USB 3 hard drive that I have mounted on my iMac at all times. It serves several functions: Time machine backups for the local iMac Acts as a shared Time Machine destination (my ...
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Does automator work when screensaver is active

I have set a function in automator that opens a website everyday in specific time (after midnight basically). So I decided to leave mac turned on to let automator work. Instead I trigger screensaver ...
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How to disable the Guest account in macOS Mojave using `dscl`?

I've attempted to disable the Guest account using dscl as follows: sudo dscl . -append /Users/Guest AuthenticationAuthority ";DisabledUser;" However, it doesn't seem to work, why? I know, I can ...
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Where can I see modifications made to the PATH environment variable by the Go installer

I've identified several changes to the PATH variable in Bash that aren't listed in e.g. /etc/profile, ~/.profile, .bash_profile, ~/.bashrc. The following snippet from the Go installation page ...
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There's a hidden file with extension .padl in my home directory and I don't know what it's for

I saw that someone else asked the same question at superuser: https://superuser.com/questions/1008170/whats-the-498731-padl-file-for but there was no helpful answer so I'm trying here hoping to have ...
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Upgrading from 10.11.6 El Capitan to 10.12

I rarely use by mac. Right now I wanted to install a new program on it but it says it won't run unless the OS is 10.12. I only have 10.11.6 (El Capitan) right now and I can't see any updates for ...
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How to flush the DNS cache on macOS?

I've read that sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;sudo killall mDNSResponderHelper;sudo dscacheutil -flushcache should flush the DNS cache on OSX (macOS Mojave). However, this command kills processes ...