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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Resizing “VM” APFS volume on osx

I'm trying to free up space but 150gb is taken by "other volumes". diskutil list shows that "VM" volume is taking 150gb. How can I resize it to be smaller? $ diskutil list /dev/...
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Why doesn't my sparsebundle report free space, with plenty to spare?

I have a Time Machine created sparsebundle (HFS+) that reports the following limits when using hdiutil resize -limits: min cur max 403186088 403186088 34359738368 That's a current size ...
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Help I screwed up APFS Mojave partition FFFFFF error [duplicate]

Apologies for the photo but I couldn't copy/paste because my mac is in recovery mode Basically what I did was have Windows and Debian installed alongside encrypted OSX but this morning I was ...
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Enable sudoing for the logged-in user for one specific prefpane only?

We are running OS X 10.14 VMs hosted on VMWare ESX. Users log into the VMs via Screensharing app. VMWare sets the resolution settings to an odd value, so the users would have to use a VMWare command ...
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Unity: How can I run Unity builds created in High Sierra & Verify they run on Mojave without a Mojave computer?

I have Unity 2020.3.0f1 Mac apps that were created on end-of-life High Sierra computers. I recently purchased a Mac Mini M1 computer. The apps run on both computers. I have to execute a terminal ...
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TextEdit can't save RTF documents on 10.14.6: “The plug-in returned an error”

I wrote an RTF document in TextEdit and I get errors when I try to save. In fact, I can't use TextEdit to save in any other format but TXT, all return the same, vague error. I think I pinpointed it ...
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iMac login screen has inverted colours for 20s before flipping back to normal, what might be causing this?

On a three year old iMac, whenever the iMac wakes from sleep, the screen is always inverted (think 'coloured negative filter'), this lasts for a 20 seconds or so and then the colours go back to normal....
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How do you preserve permissions from a windows SMB share?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where permissions get stripped from folders/files when accessing a Windows SMB share from OSX. ENV: OSX Workstations (Mojave) Windows AD Server (2012 R2) Windows FTP ...
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How do you change Screesaver folder with command line on Mac

I have an art collection of 8000 pics, I have them divided into folders of about 200 each. I'm going to use python to randomly select one of these folders so that my screensaver will continually show ...
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Cannot Change Permissions for Plist file in Mojave [duplicate]

I'm using Mojave and I'm trying to change the permissions for this file /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Slideshows.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Content/EffectDescriptions.plist I want to alter the ...
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How do I update macOS App Store apps to the latest compatible version?

I have rather belatedly (March 2021) updated my macBook to Mojave. Because I depend on Aperture and other 32-bit apps I can't update to Catalina. brew doctor tells me: Warning: Your Xcode (10.1) is ...
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How to get back iMovie version compatible with macOS 10.14?

How can I get an iMovie version compatible with macOS 10.14. I deleted it to clear up space on the hard drive, but I need it now and the App Store only lists a version compatible with 10.15+ Apple ...
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Enable confirmation window when a folder is moved or deleted

On Mojave I would like to enable a confirmation window every time a user tries to drag a folder to a new location or delete a folder in Finder. Any kind of confirmation window in Finder. I also need ...
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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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