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 set Finder to show the file extension in the Kind column rather than a description?

In Finder (Mojave if it's relevant), the 'Kind' column displays the file format in a 'friendly' human-readable format like "JPEG Image". Things like Photoshop and Illustrator files have descriptions ...
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Auto start an application using a script

what I would like to do is a script which 1st checks whether a list of applications is running (e.g. Spotify, Thunderbird, Rocket Chat) and 2nd launch the apps from this list which are not already ...
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How can I import an iTunes library from XML while preserving the “date added” field?

I have an iTunes Music Library.xml file and an iTunes Media directory. The "date added" fields in the XML file are correct. The "date created" file attributes are correct. However, when importing into ...
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How Can I Recover My Data From a Failed Fusion Drive Using TestDisk?

I have a 2017 iMac (version 18,3) with Mojave on a 2TB Fusion Ddrive. The volume is not encrypted, no Bootcamp, I created no extra partitions. Aside from the migrated data from my old MB Pro, it ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) Freezes & Crashes too much

My MacBook Pro keeps freezing: Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) OS: Mojave 10.14.6 I tried: Ran Apple Diagnostics => No ...
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Install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox Windows 10 PC [closed]

I created a virtual machine and uploaded a macOS Mojave installer iso file. Then I started up the virtual machine and the fs0:\vboxapfs.efi file was run directly. However, it shows the fs0:\vboxapfs....
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Does nvram boot-args=“debug=0x10” still speed up Parallels on newer versions with newer macOS releases?

As mentioned several years ago, sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" used to speed up virtual machines significantly in both Parallels and VMware. Has anyone tested to see if this as any empirically ...
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TimeMachine in the “Cleaning Up…” state forever

My TimeMachine is in the cleanup state for a long time (several days). The backup is to an external drive and the disk on the mac laptop is less than 500 GB. It usaually takes much less time to clean ...
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How do I delete a new Admin account and its data without knowing the old admin password?

I used my friend's Mac by creating a new admin account. Now I need to return it and want to delete the new Admin account I created without knowing his password. In other words, can I delete my own ...
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macOS Mojave cannot upsize disk APFS

I am trying to resize my disk (make it bigger in size), but I do not know how. I search a lot of tutorials and read a lot of forums but nothing seems to work. /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: ...
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Synchronise or share .zshrc between accounts

I have a standard user account (in Mojave using zsh shell) and based on Gentoo Wiki I have added this to my .zshrc to show a prompt like [user@computer] ~ $ if [[ $UID == 0 ]]; then PS1="[%n@%M] %~...
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File lock kept opened even after closing the file, co-editing gone for toss in my Enterprise

The latest macOS 10.14.x and macOS 10.15.x have degraded their behavior with Word applications on network drives mapped via SMB. These network drives are shared drives on the Windows 2019 file server ...
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FID opens unnecessarily on latest OSx of 10.14/10.15 causing data corruption with Word files on network drives(Windows/Linux File servers)

The latest MAC 10.14.x and MAC 10.15.x OS have degraded their behavior with Word applications on Network drives mapped via SMB. These network drive are shared drives on Windows-2019 File server or it ...
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Is my Fusion Drive set up on my iMac correct? or is there a fix?

I have a 2013 iMac previously running Mojave, now running Catalina. I thought on Catalina, that when in Internet Disk Recovery Mode, you should be able to select the Fusion Drive and be able to erase ...
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How do I rebuild the catalog on time machine backup hard drive?

My Time machine backup drive has started giving me these errors on doing a fsck. How can I rebuild the indexes on this drive? I just upgraded to Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6. The drive has 2 partitioned as: ...
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macOS with SMB server : timeout value?

I've a NAS with SMB share, and a macOS 10.14.6 client. How much time the client should be able to stay connected to the SMB network share (wired, not wifi, of course)? My computer got disconnected ...
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Modify the shared inside the security authorizationdb system.preferences with macOS Mojave 10.14.6

I am working on some security requirement specification on a macOS Mojave 10.14.6 laptop and in the specific they require me to make sure that the output from the following command line: /usr/bin/sudo ...
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Where are Time Machine local snapshot stored on Mojave?

There are some discussions here. But I don't think it applies to Mojave. Does anybody know where the local snapshots are actually stored on Mojave? Where are Time Machine local backups/snapshots ...
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How to make ''sudo launchctl limit' change permanent?

I have a background job that failed due to too many open files error. To fix it, I have to kill the job, then run the following sudo launchctl limit maxfiles 10240 10240 before restarting it. Is ...
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How to 'Open With' in downloads dock flyout

On the dock in Mojave I have a Downloads icon which, when clicked, displays a window type thing with a list of downloaded files. I would like to right-click on an icon and select the app to open the ...
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How to find replacements for Dashboard widgets in macOS Notficiation Center

I have been hesitating "upgrading" to macOS Catalina from Mojave because of its loss of the Dashboard. I know that the Notification Center's "Today" view is supposed to replace the functionality of ...
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Mojave and Catalina slows down with no internet access

For security reasons, our workstations are disabled from accessing the internet. From installation of Mojave, if the OS detects an Ethernet connection, it attempts many times to reach internet leading ...
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To where is the Catalina installer saved?

I've downloaded Catalina using Mac App Store. Considering the size of several GB and how this worked with the Mojave update I expected an installer to appear in /Applications. It didn't. It's not ...
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Permission denied when trying to reinstall macOS Mojave

So this is what happened. When using my Mac Mini I tried to open Opera browser and suddenly it said something like “Can’t open this application. Contact the administrator of this computer”. I don’t ...
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Does .metadata_never_index work for keeping folders out of Spotlight in Catalina?

In older releases of macOS one could create .metadata_never_index in any folder to prevent it and its children from being indexed. This seems to have stopped working at some point. Does this or ...
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141gb System size, is there any way to find where all that clutter is coming from? [duplicate]

I recently checked my system to clean out a few items and noticed my system files are taking an insanely large amount of my storage. This feels quite unnatural, is there a away to find what might be ...
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How to use my iMac 2017 as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012?

I want to use my iMac 2017 running "Mojave" as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012 running "Yosemite". I can't find any tutorials for such age difference. Any help or tips are very ...
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How to avoid / repair permission problems between Mojave and Catalina

I installed Catalina (clean install) to a new volume in the same APFS Container like Mojave. Then I created a volume "Shared Data" that contains all personal data that I moved from "/Mojave/users/... ...
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Unbootable MacBook Pro can't boot up through an external HD with Mojave

I have a MacBookPro 2015 with High Sierra. It can't boot up. It is stuck at the startup black background with apple logo and the progress bar. In verbose mode, I saw I/O errors. I think the SSD is ...
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How do I make Reminders sync with iCloud on Mojave after downgrading from Catalina?

I updated my Mac to Catalina last year but it turned out Wechat for Mac does not work with external webcam on Catalina. I had to downgrade to Mojave but now it seems the Reminders can no longer sync ...
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How to record desktop audio using Quicktime Player in OS X Mojave [duplicate]

I have been trying to record some content with QuickTime which requires desktop audio. On first look, there seems like there is no way to record desktop audio. Is there any way to?
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How can I find out the IO throughput of an external storage device connected to a MBP?

In 'Disk' of Activity Monitor' I can only see the aggregate numbers However I want a way to measure an individual connected device. Reason: I have recently purchased a Sandisk SSD drive and used it ...
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Sudo error deleting TM backup

I am trying to delete a TM backup on Mojave using sudo (this has worked in the past). Any ideas why I'm now getting this error - apparently 4294967295 is a UID in the sudo command. I get the same ...
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Finder file dialogue very restricted - any way to enhance it?

I am referring to a finder dialogue which opens e.g. when you chose to open / save a file in another application. The context menu items that finder exposes are quite limited (you cannot open a file,...
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Problem logging into Gmail from Thunderbird

My wife has a problem with her gmail account, and as a security measure changed her password. She has successfully logged in from her iPad and iPhone but Thunderbird on her MacBook seems to be caught ...
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USB-C port became disabled

For some reason, one of my USB-C ports on my 2017 Macbook Pro 13in became disabled. The power cable going into the USB-C port wasn't charging the machine, and a monitor also plugged into that port ...
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How can I find out a portable external hard disk's hardware details from within macOS?

I have two external hard disks attached at the moment. Is it possible to find out, for example, the model number and serial number of these devices via command line? I have already checked Disk ...
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Intel HD 3000 on MacOS Mojave

I recently upgraded to MacOS Mojave using Dosdudes patcher and have been getting a few graphical anomalies in certain apps. I have included an example. It manifests as large black boxes over certain ...
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Is there any way to run incompatible apps from future versions of macOS?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and I want to run an application which was made only for Catalina. I have downloaded “Noto” from the Mac App Store on another Mac (Running Catalina) and copied it on ...
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VPN Cisco over IPSec service does not appear in the set order window

I have an active VPN (Cisco over IPSec) connection but I cannot move the service to the top of the list since it does not appear in the service list. The VPN (L2TP) service does appear but the VPN (...
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iTunes USB sync deleted all playlists from my iPhone

I just synced my iPhone XS to my MacBook over a USB cable for the first time in a few months because I had some MP3 files I’d added to my iTunes library manually that I wanted to transfer. After the ...
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Is there any way to make Console prompt for authentication to logs the user isn't authorised to?

If I try to access system.log from my non-admin account I get the message "Unable to read the file" Is there any way to make Console.app prompt for administrator credentials to view logs the user isn'...
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How can I upgrade my OpenGL version?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Mojave), and according to this document, the OpenGL version should be 4.1. However $ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" OpenGL version string: 2.1 ATI-2.11.21 What ...
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Rstudio Server in Mac Mojave

I am trying to install Rstudio Server in Mac mini running on macOS Mojave. I followed this link to build Rstudio server from the source. I also looked at this link. I could successfully install it ...
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Is it possible to have an encrypted volume mounted at boot time before anyone logs in?

I use /etc/fstab to mount a few external volumes at boot time (using a UUID= line). That makes them available at boot before anyone is logged in and thus they can be used for certain services. This ...
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Mac Mini Sleeping When Idle

We are having some issues with 2 Mac minis running Mojave. They go to sleep after a couple of minutes the user logs out. We tried playing with the pmset settings without luck Here are my current ...
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in macOS mojave apps freezes and beachball appears for some seconds when doing tasks like loading a conversation in Messages

macOS 10.14.6 on my MacBook Pro early 2015 13" with an i7 and 16GB Ram the active app freezes for some seconds when doing tasks in it, like loading conversation in Messages (happens not on every ...
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How to not let macOS (Mojave) pull me to the window by an application

I don't know how to word it but let me give an example. I have 3 active screen 1. Main with my dock etc. 2. Chrome 3. Editor window When I open the VPN application and click connect. It takes around ...
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Touch bar on MacBook Pro asks for touch id to login but no login window

I just looked down and noticed that my touch bar was is asking for my finger to login: Safari Touch ID to Log In -> I checked all of my open windows and nothing was waiting to autofill. This is ...
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How can I see which application is using Bin, so that it cannot be emptied? [duplicate]

How can I see which application is using the Bin, so that it cannot be emptied? I've so many tasks and projects open, so I'd rather not restart the macOS Catalina. I have tried looking in Activity ...

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