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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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Is there any way to prevent a MacBook Air (2019) from powering up when an input device (keyboard or trackpad) is touched or the lid is open?

While I know there is a hack to prevent MacBooks — 2018 and higher — from starting up when the lid is open, I would like to know if there is a similar hack to prevent a MacBook from powering up when ...
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This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
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Disable auto-save in Preview (only Preview): Mojave edition

This has been asked before, on earlier OS versions, but doesn't seem to have gained satisfactory answers. I'm looking for a way to disable auto-save in Preview (only). Background: In OS X Lion, ...
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Time machine stuck on Stopping... on mac os mojave

On my macbook pro laptop running Mac OS Mojave, Time machine menu item is stuck at Stopping... Can I have TM restart doing backups again. I would rather not restart my laptop as I have so many ...
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How to show application windows only for current Space in Exposé, and not aggregated from all Spaces

I just started using Spaces in 10.14 (I know I'm a little late to) and was excited at first until I encountered this scenario: When I am in a Space and do Exposé to "Show me ALL Application Windows",...
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How can I troubleshoot Security & Privacy issues with Mojave?

Mojave has expanded macOS's sandboxing rules for files and devices. When an application needs to use the camera or microphone, the user is supposed to get a prompt the first time to authorize it. ...
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How to remove white borders on dark mode in macOS Catalina?

Ever since I updated to Mojave I hated the fact that they put white borders on every window and on the dock in dark mode like those ones: But because of this post I was finally able to remove those ...
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Blinking question mark folder after updating from Mojave to Catalina

I used macOS Mojave on mid-2014 MacBook Pro before update. While installation it forced me to restart. After restart nightmare has been started. The Blinking question mark folder has appeared on my ...
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macOS Mojave suddenly changes focus to a Chrome window

For some reason, when I am working on my MacBook Pro (15", 2018) either typing or doing whatever, the focus changes to a specific Chrome window for no apparent reason. The window that the focus goes ...
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Make Universal Clipboard fast and reliable

For me, the Universal Clipboard feature of Continuity has always been a bit spotty, but with newer hardware, it has become somewhat more reliable. The problem is getting it to work consistently. I’ve ...
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Turn on Internet Sharing from Terminal (on Mojave)

In System Preferences > Sharing, there is a way to turn on Internet Sharing so that devices connected to my laptop can use its Internet connection. Start/stop internet sharing from a script? ...
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How do I disable autosave in TextEdit?

The old technique for disabling autosave and re-enabling traditional text editor behavior (i.e., NOTHING get saved unless one saves it EXPLICITLY) of defaults write com.apple.TextEdit ...
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Nightshift keeps turning itself off

No matter how many times I turn on Nightshift, it keeps turning itself off. I only ever use the "custom" time range, not the "by timezone" range. Perhaps there is a bug with this setting, instead of ...
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Where does Mojave download the Mojave installer?

Similar to this, I would like to understand where Mojave is downloading itself when I download it from the App store. The Application folder doesn't have anything like Install MacOs Mojave or ...
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10.14: Only display full path in a Finder window's title bar and not in its tabs?

I just finally updated to Mojave, and there's a new behavior in the Finder for those of us that set the hidden preference _FXShowPosixPathInTitle to true. Previously when using that setting in 10.13, ...
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Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
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Why don't my windows move back in Mojave?

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and an external monitor at my desk. Sometimes I unplug everything from the MacBook and carry it somewhere else awake with the lid open. I'll come back to my desk and plug it ...
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Easiest way to definitely, positively delete a file in macOS (10.14+) as root?

I have a 1TB main drive where ~400GB seemingly got stuck in /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/ after the 10.14 update. I managed to delete most of it, but some files and folders are extremely resilient ...
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Mojave and its non-respect of the AppleLocale preference

This is a new (Mojave) version of a question posted two years ago here. Being a French speaking bilingual Canadian, I have always had my macOS computers configured in English (because I prefer using ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 blurry output on external HP Z23N display

I'm on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with Mojave (10.14). I'm trying to connect my MacBook to an external monitor (HP Z23N) through HDMI + Apple's usb-c adapter A1621 EMC 2877. The connection works ...
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Turn on Location Services for an app via command line (macOS)

I am trying to enable Location Services for an individual app such as Weather.app etc via command line for High Sierra and Mojave macOS computers. I was able to enable Location Services at the top ...
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300 GB of photos and videos suddenly deleted from external SSD (Samsung T5)

Yesterday, somehow over 300 gb of photos, videos and audio disappeared from my Samsung 1TB T5. As a photographer this could have been the end of my career, but luckily I had everything backed up to ...
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Can't delete old Mac Time Machine backups

I'm on 10.14 Mojave. I can't delete old backups in Time Machine with any of the suggested methods on the interwebs: Attempt 1. Enter Time Machine -> click on cog -> delete backup. Fail: "Some files ...
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Device Console error: kernel compat_ifmu_ulist error 14

After looking through my Console log I noticed a strange error that seems to show up around 10 times a second or so. The error is coming from the kernel and shows up as one of the following 5 or so ...
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How to set default duration for new Calender events

When creating new calendar events in the Calendar application the duration of the event defaults to 60 min. In earlier version of macOS it apparently was possible to change this by running defaults ...
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Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra performance on MacBook Pro 9,1 (15 mid-2012)

My computer: MacBook Pro 9,1 (15" mid-2012), 2.6 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB OWC SSD, NVIDIA GT 650M (~1GB) El Capitan is no longer supported for some of the software I need to use, so it looks like I ...
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updated os to mojave 10.14.5, now lsof is giving me errors with stat

I had a system update last Thursday and ever since I have been getting the errors below. I have tried reinstalling lsof via homebrew, upgrading bash, rebooting, but no luck. How do I even go about ...
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Problem setting modified date for iCloud directories

I wrote a shell script to change the modification date (using touch) of a set of directories to be the same as the date of the most recently modified file in the directory. (To make it easier to sort ...
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Mac OS Mojave freezing after wake from sleep: i recently updated my system

after upgrade to Mac OS Mojave in my MacBookPro 2016 and my iMac they froze after wake if they're sleeping. This happen if the Mac sleep for a while, overnight for example, and delays a few seconds ...
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blurry pdf in Preview & Safari on OSX Mojave

I have just updated from High Sierra to Mojave and discovered that Preview displays PDF files in an extremely blurry way (before the update it was fine). My screen is 27'' Thunderbolt display. The ...
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What keyboards can reliably be used to start up recovery or diagnostics mode on a Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini which is stalling during boot. I have been trying to boot it to recovery or diagnostics mode, but run into an unexpected problem. The keyboard I'm currently using with it is a ...
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Dock never autohides on macOS Mojave 10.14

'Automatically hide and show the Dock' is ticked in the dock preferences pane, but the dock never autohides. Perhaps relevant, tooltips for application names also hang about indefinitely after the ...
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Cannot drag entire Desktop to an extended monitor on Mojave

I have several application windows open in one of the desktops on my MackBook Pro (late 2016) running Mojave 10.14, and my work requires me to use extended monitors. Whenever I wanted to move a ...
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Keep alive SSH connection with server in MacOs Mojave

In El Captain, to maintain active a SSH connection you should edit ~/.ssh/config file to add your additional rules. nano ~/.ssh/config To maintain active for 1 hour you should add: Host * ...
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Safari on iMac (Mojave) can't resolve http://<hostname>.local

Safari 12.0 on my 2017 iMac cannot resolve local computer names. In my particular case the computer is a RaspberryPi with a default web page. If I put "pi-star.local" in the Safari address box, I ...
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Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work on Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and ever since I installed macOS Mojave, my Bluetooth keyboard stopped working properly. I don't have a stock Apple Bluetooth keyboard, I have this one: https://www.gearbest....
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Authentication Failed- Google Internet Accounts

I am trying to add my google account but I am getting the error below. I am running Mojave and have tried several google accounts.
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User pictures with transparency

Has anyone been able to successfully get a user picture with transparency on the Mojave login screen? I have been using this old hint for years to do this, but with Mojave, it doesn't seem to work. ...
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How to pause screen recording with cmd+5 in Mojave

I need to start using screencast recording and know that we can use Quick Time for this. However, in Mojave we have the improved built-in feature of taking screenshots or record screen with the CMD5. ...
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Grey line above the window on Mojave

With the Mojave update a grey line appeared above every window, in either dark or light mode. Is it possible to remove that line? Any sort of hack of "hidden" setting? I've tried with: defaults ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't connect, after turning Bluetooth off it won't turn back on

Fresh install of Boot Camp on macOS Mojave with a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth mouse (which works fine and connects on macOS Mojave) to Windows and it ...
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Both my MacBook Pro 11,5 and my MacBook Air 5,2 no longer have a keyboard backlight after upgrade to Mojave

Both upgraded to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 18G103 - It took me a while to notice on the MBP because I use it as a desktop with a wireless keyboard and a dust cover over the built-in keyboard, but I ...
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How do I deny an app Accessibility Access forever?

I recently installed an app on my system (Mac OS X Mojave) and it showed an permissions dialog: "[appname]" would like to control this computer using accessibility features. … I got two ...
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How do I use the Highlight Selection tool after taking a screenshot?

After taking a screenshot in macOS, I bring up the markup dialog (introduced in macOS Mojave) and try to use the highlighter tool, but it seems to do nothing. Am I just using it wrong? I'd like to add ...
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After switch to zsh history not saved

I am running Mojave have changed default shell from bash to zsh. I notice history is not saved between sessions. Following recommendations in What are the practical differences between Bash and Zsh? ...
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How to move my files to iCloud drive without using my local disk space?

I have a Mac running Mojave and got into a situation where I don't know how to solve: My 512Gb SSD disk is divided into 2 partitions (200Gb and 300Gb each): The first partition is where the OS ...
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Calendar: Show all day event as busy

Recently updated to Mojave. When I create an all-day event in Calendar, is there a way to show the whole day as busy?
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softwaredownloadd consuming insane amounts of RAM

When I went into Activity Monitor, I noticed that a process called storedownloadd was consuming 2.7GB of RAM and increasing RAM usage steadily (3.1GB during screenshot). However, it was not consuming ...
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Safari doesn't remember desktop notifications after quit and launch

I opened a couple of sites that ask for desktop notifications, like WhatsApp and Telegram. I allowed that, and i even see those sites in the 'Websites -> Notifications' panel in Preferences. I've also ...
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iterm2 issue : create new tab with same path of previous current tab BUT 2 tabs are clones and not indepedent

You can see the bounty launched on StackOverflow (Bounty started about ìTerm2 problem) about this issue described below. I have switched from default terminal on MacOSs Mojave to iterm2. I have an ...
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