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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Can you downgrade a 2021 iMac to Mojave?

We work on an older SAN that will not run on OS beyond Mojave. And yes, if money was no option and I could replace 400TB with a more modern system I absolutely would. However, it is what it is and I ...
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Recovering deleted recording in Voice Memo missing sidebar

I have Mojave with Voice Memo v2.0. According to Apple's docs, you can recover deleted recordings in the sidebar. https://support.apple.com/guide/voice-memos/delete-vmc3c0776462/2.0/mac/10.14 My Voice ...
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running Numbers on Mojave

Several months ago I updated the OS of my MBP (early 2015) from Yosemite to Mojave 10.14.6. Numbers does not work any more. Tried to reinstall it from the App store but they say I need OS 10.15. In ...
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Is there any way to “unmerge” Bookmarks and History after disabling iCloud Syncing on Safari?

Recently, I logged in to iCloud from my MacBook. When it asked me if I wanted to merge my bookmarks and Reading List with iCloud, I carelessly clicked yes, and continued on my business for the next ...
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Disabling daemons with lauchctl doesn't work, even with System Integrity Protection disabled

I ran the command sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.apsd.plist, as indicated by this thread: How to disable Apple Push Notification Service (apsd) which is trying to ...
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Always use dark mode, on Mojave

I have chosen Dark mode, under System Preferences > General > Appearance. Yet, it seems whenever starting up the computer, it switches back to Light. I am guessing there is some "switch ...
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How can I force a window to remain 'active' with Mojave, without disabling SIP?

Afloat and AfloatX are two options that might work, but one of them requires SIP to be permanently disabled with Mojave and the other one requires installation through Macforge (which also requires ...
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WindowServer: (CoreDisplay) [com.apple.CoreDisplay:default] [DEBUG] spamming my console and doing excessive amounts of disk activity

Macmini8,1 (2018) running up to date 10.14.6 OSX Mojave: My console is getting absolutely destroyed and followed with 'WindowServer: (CoreDisplay) [com.apple.CoreDisplay:default] [DEBUG]' messages and ...
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What does the Legacy Video Card Patch do on the Mojave patcher?

I recently installed Mojave on a 2008 MacPro3,1 with a flashed Radeon R9 270X. Boot screen is fine, debug boot messages scroll by fine, but then when it gets to the login screen the display goes blank ...
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How can I make a bootable USB copy of Mojave downloaded from Apple when the file is an app and not a disk image?

When I try to open the Mojave install app on my computer with Big Sur, it says that the operating system is too old and so it will not let me open it in order to install it on the external usb drive. ...
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Startup failure, tried to reinstall OSX but disk has no free space/unmounted?

My MBP 15 was frozen so I turned it off via the power button. It now fails to boot and loads OS Recovery straight away. When I try reinstalling my OSX (Mojave), everything looks fine until I have to ...
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MacOS Mojave Won’t Go To The Second Part Of Installation

I installed the first part of Mojave until it told me to reboot to continue and then it just went to the installer again. Is there any way to manually go to the second part of the installation? Thanks....
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iCloud folders visible in Finder but not in 'file upload' dialog in Safari, how to enable this?

MacOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) / Safari 14.0.3 In Finder I can see the following section and folders in the sidebar: iCloud iCloud drive Documents Desktop However, if I open safari, go to a site where I can ...
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Finder showing inconsistent sizes

On Mojave macOS, Finder here says that I am using 72 gigs of space. But when I open my HD it all adds up to about 42 gigs. Which is size of the system folder as shown in About This Mac, however, here ...
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Why is my Japanese Macbook keyboard not being recognized properly?

My keyboard looks like this I have just upgraded to Mojave and now osx will not recognize the proper keyboard layout and some characters do not match like @ and others. I have gone into keyboard ...
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Can I generate an Apple ID recovery key with Mac OS Mojave?

I have two-factor authentication enabled for my Apple ID. I want to generate a recovery key in case I lose access to my 2FA devices/phone numbers. Apple has a support article https://support.apple....
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2015 MacBook Air stuck in reboot loop during Mojave > Catalina upgrade – any way to view logs/errors?

I'm trying to update my 2015 11" MBA from Mojave (latest patches) to Catalina (newest version of installer). I have >20GB free disk space and I'm running the installer from a USB stick created ...
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Prevent application to post PreventUserIdleSystemSleep

Listing processes which keep my MBP awake with pmset -g assertions shows some applications which I positively do not wish to be able to influence power management. pid 150(coreaudiod): [...
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How to clone a MacBook Pro disk into bootable external device

I would like to clone my MacBook Pro (15-inch 2018, macOS Mojave 10.14.6), which I will call "Mac", into an external USB hard drive, which I will call "backup". I want to do this ...
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Is it possible to apply screen sizing settings and background to the first boot screen of Mac OS?

I am currently using Macbook Pro 2015 13" with Mojave due to lack of audio capabilities of new gen updates. Whenever I boot my device, the screen settings are different then what I set on the ...
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Final Cut Pro 10.4 for macOS Mojave

If a user is running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and does not want to upgrade to Catalina or Big Sur, how can they trial Final Cut Pro? The latest Final Cut Pro, 10.5.1. released in December 2020 in the App ...
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Where to force Catalina upgrade and not Big sur upgrade from Mojave? [duplicate]

The current link from Apple Support article is not working. Apple try to force us to upgrade to Big Sur everywhere. Where do we find the Catalina upgrade link ? Thanks
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Does upgrading to catalina or big sur take up my storage?

I have a Macbook air 2015 with 128 GB storage and I just upgraded from Yosemite to Mojave. Surprisingly, after upgrade to Mojave, the amount of storage I had left went from 36 to 46 GB. So my question ...
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How To Recover Specific Items When MacBookPro Won't Boot

So I have a mid 2012 MacBookPro running Mojave and it's fully upgraded (SSD and 16gb RAM). I accidentally ran system updates and that led to an error and now every time I try to boot it gets stuck on ...
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Can't reclaim empty space on main macOS partition [macOS Mojave]

A while ago I made a linux partition on my MBP (2017), but it didn't work so well so I needed to delete the partition. After a lot of trouble trying to delete it, I found this answer; I used the ...
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Trying to reinstall Mojave to MacBook Pro 2018

I'm trying to recover MacBook Pro 2018 model using recovery mode. Recovery offers an option to reinstall macOS Mojave into the computer. When I try to install the OS, it hangs when 2 minutes is left ...
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Make a Bluetooth headset's controls work like the keyboard media keys (instead of starting iTunes)

I use a PXC 550 Bluetooth headset. It has the usual controls ("click", "forward", "backward" ...). These controls are understood by MacOS: when I "click", for ...
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Safari File Dialog Fails to Show

Safari's Open / Choose File Dialog Window fails to show for any upload or select file option. This appears to be universal and the dialog window fails to show regardless of which web app, or site is ...
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What is updated by “a software update is required to connect to <phone>”?

I am running macOS 10.14.6 and trying to connect an iPhone running iOS 14.3 It shows the message: "A software update is required to connect to <phone>" with a link to https://support....
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Shimo/Clean My Mac require passwords after messing with sudoers

I messed with sudoers file and sudo was not working. I fixed the issue (booted from recovery mode, mounted root filesystem and fixed permissions) and sudo is now working properly, but after this ...
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Moving multiple subfolder files to parent folder on Mojave?

I'm trying to move the files of multiple (100+) subfolders to the parent folder, but I don't want to do it manually for each. Is there something I could do to automate that? I've tried solutions for ...
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Restore From Time Machine Backup With Incomplete Backup as the Last one

I am using macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I had performed a complete backup on 6th Dec. My machine was then formatted and the OS re-installed. Subsequently, a backup took place before I could restore my ...
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reattach old mailboxes to apple mail for searching (on macos mojave)

I have a backup of my ~/Library/Mail/* folder on an external disk and I'd like to search old mailboxes, preferably within the Mail program. I can see a dozen or so folders in there with guid file ...
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iMac stuck since update

I'm on an IMac mid 2017 I tried to update my Mac running under Mojave to Big Sur. I got an error that the disk check couldn't be done. Since if I boot the mac in normal mode I can't start it, it gets ...
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How to set font size or location for wallpaper filename displayed on the desktop?

I'm using the command defaults write com.apple.dock desktop-picture-show-debug-text -bool TRUE;killall Dock to have the path of my current desktop picture displayed on the desktop. This works fine, ...
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How to specify custom jvm for java app

I have a java app packaged for mac and I want to specify a custom jvm (provided by sdkman). In my .bash_profile file I have the custom jvm in my PATH, but when I launch the app, I get a message from ...
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Inconsistent start-up behaviour with external monitor

I'm running a 13" 2019 MacBook Pro for home working. My built-in screen is broken (long story, suffice it to say that I'm not able to get it fixed). I'm still happily using the machine through a ...
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Right click/secondary click not working on Mojave

I'm on Mojave and this evening my right click stopped working with my Logitech MX Ergo trackball. When I swap around the buttons using the Logitech Control Center software, it's the left button that ...
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Can I delete files and folders in /private/var/tmp folder? [closed]

I ran into the situation where using simultaneously Google Drive File Stream (DFS) and Code42 Crashplan and some other Corporate SW like CrowdStrike's Falcon, Bitdefender, etc... which seems are not ...
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How do I reduce the delay when unlocking my Mac?

There is a ~1 second delay every time I input my password to unlock the Mac, regardless if it is correct or not. I'd like to turn this off, or at least reduce it. How can I do this?
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Where are / are the “counting hand” cursors used in macOS

I was looking around inside the system folders in MacOS and where the cursors are there are 3 cursors I've never seen before called countinguphand, countingdownhand and countingupandownhand. You can ...
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What Does Spotlight Indexing Actually Do?

A similar older question already exists, but even that has no definitive answer. I hope somebody can give a clear explanation and answer with regards to macOS Mojave and above, and my doubts below. I ...
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My mac's UI is randomly freezing for 5-10 seconds throughout the day. How can I figure out what's going wrong?

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.14.6. Throughout the day the entire screen will freeze for a period of 5-10 seconds. This happens sporadically and there's no consistent way to trigger it, ...
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App Store update issue? “We could not complete your purchase. cancelled” [duplicate]

For the past couple of weeks, every so often (every few days perhaps) I get this popup, from 'nowhere', ie, I don't have the App Store app open. I normally see it after I've been away for a while, or ...
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MacOS Mojave stopped showing certain icons in the menu bar

Recently I started up my computer (MBP 2015) and I realized all of the system icons were missing. The time, wifi, keyboard, etc were are missing. However all of the icons that come from programs I ...
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When connected to two networks, can I tell my iMac to use a specific network for a certain application?

I run Spotify on wifi network "Production Internet". As the name implies, that network has internet access. I'd also like to run Audiofusion SoundCaster over a separate hardwired network ...
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How to prevent MacOS Mail autocomplete from inserting new line when accepting its suggestion?

When I compose an email in the stock Mail app, it shows potential words via autocomplete. e.g. typing larg results in 'large' popping up as a suggestion. However, when I hit ENTER to select the word, ...
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How do I exit/cancel Mac recovery mode password page?

I had some problems with my work MacBook Air that runs MacOS 10.14.6. I read that it is easy to fix this problem in recovery mode, so I tried to get into recovery mode for the first time. I restarted ...
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Avoid desktops switching between monitors on re-connect

I use my MBP with 3 displays (the MBP display itself, plus two external monitors). Whenever I disconnect (or close) the MBP, and reconnect it later, the "Desktop 1" (and its additional ...
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How to find and download a specific macOS update name that usually is not available within the apple download website

Every time Apple release a minor macOS X update, for example (Supplemental, or Combo, or Security Update, etc), I usually visit https://support.apple.com/en_US/downloads and I download the dmg file ...

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