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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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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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How to add permanent environment variable in zsh

I have been scouring the internet, and cannot seem to find a solution to permanently adding an environment variable, specifically when my OS is macOS Mojave (10.14). It seems there are a lot of ...
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macOS: Disable popup showing accented characters when holding down a key

How do I disable the display of popup which appears when holding down a key? It slows my typing speed and makes me do so many mistakes in my writing and programming. I need it at time when I wish to ...
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macOS: Navigating between desktops using keyboard shortcuts

I've just moved to Mac from Linux. There I used to have a fixed number of desktops running full-screen apps. I've managed to configure it on Mac, but yet can not find the way to assign shortcuts to ...
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Red pixels on Mojave and Catalina Dark Mode

I purchased a new MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and immediately installed Mojave. I then started to see red pixels appearing on the same line as the top menubar. It happens very rarely, but has already ...
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Prevent Mac from sleeping when lid closed on Mojave / Catalina

So I saw a lots of old discussion on this topic, but I'm trying to find out an actual solution that still works on Mojave / Catalina, without the use of external monitor/keyboard/mouse/with power ...
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Suddenly the "diagnosticd" daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage

Suddenly the diagnosticd daemon rise up to over 200% CPU usage, even with Xcode is not running, on OS X Mojave 10.14.1 I can't figure out it. The fans become very noisy.
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How to Set a Short User Password in macOS Mojave and Later (10.14+)

I just installed macOS Mojave and put in my usual short desktop-only password I've been using for years (yes, you read that right). Now though, the operating system rejects setting a password less ...
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Unable to resize windows on split full screen in MacOS Mojave when using external monitor

I'm running MacOS Mojave on a 13" Macbook pro with a 4K external monitor (scaled to 2560 x 1440). When running two apps in split full screen mode it won't let me reposition the "split" which controls ...
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ls: : Operation not permitted - Mojave security?

Is this directory protected by Mojave's new security features? $ sudo ls -laR /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/ ls: Operation not permitted It works in High Sierra but not Mojave. How do we view the ...
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Unable to add Visual Studio Code app's icon to macOS Dock

I had Visual Studio Code app's icon in my Mac's Dock before, but I can't put it there again. I tried dragging and dropping the app bundle from the /Applications folder, but the icon doesn't land in ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...
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App Store on Mojave: "We could not complete your purchase. cancelled"

Whenever I try to Get then Install any app from the App Store, I get this message: We could not complete your purchase. cancelled I did some searching online, but barely found any useful hits. ...
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Can I turn to Dark Mode only for specific apps in macOS Mojave?

The new macOS Mojave Dark Mode function makes all of Apple's built-in apps get the Dark Mode treatment, that is Safari, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Maps, Photos, Messages, FaceTime, ...
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App download progress in redesigned Mac App Store (macOS Mojave)

I am using macOS Mojave which features a major redesign of the Mac App Store app. When installing app(s) from the new Mac App Store, how do I check the status of download(s) in progress? It is ...
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Where are the audio files of "Voice Memos" stored on macOS Mojave?

There are no options for Voice Memos application to specify path to save. Searching for the recording name also did not reveal any file in Finder. I wish to edit the audio file in Audacity but I ...
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There is a tiny icon on macOS dock that is not clickable!

After Visual Studio Code update, its icon on Dock has changed to a very tiny one which is literally inaccessible! There is no way you can click on it or view options. Does anyone know how to remove ...
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Strange case of truly invisible file (?) and undeletable directory on macOS

I'm having issues deleting a directory on my macOS Mojave 10.14.3 system. The filesystem is APFS and these are the symptoms: $ rm -rf strange/ rm: strange/: Directory not empty $ sudo rm -rf ...
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Mac App Store: Downloads just don't start

I want to download apps in the Mac App Store and the apps won't start to download. As you can see in the pictures below, the spinner starts spinning but nothing gets downloaded, the download simply ...
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MacOS Mojave remote access login screen stuck on infinite loading spinner

My company has a Mac Mini that we use for iOS builds. Occasionally, one of us needs to log in to it via remote access (from a Windows PC) to update the build tools. However, ever since updating the ...
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Change width of a column in a table in Notes.app on a Mac

I discovered the nifty table feature (rows and columns) available in Notes.app on macOS Mojave. How does one stretch or narrow the width of a column?
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Right way to add paths to PATH in mojave

I'm not clear how to add permanently paths to the PATH env var. I've found several questions for this each time with a different answers. I created a .bash_profile in my home dir, but each time I ...
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Show hidden files on macOS Sierra & newer

To see my /etc folder I've tried this command in Terminal: sudo chflags nohidden /etc followed by: sudo defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true; killall Finder also tried: sudo ...
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Is there a way to disable update notifications in Mojave?

Short of killing all notifications, is there a way to stop "Updates Available" notifications from showing up, for app and system updates? I already have "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" ...
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How can I remove Applications from Security & Privacy?

Is it possible to completely remove apps from the various privacy categories in System Preferences? System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy
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How can I highlight text on a screenshot using Markup in macOS?

When I take a screenshot in macOS Mojave, I get a handy screen with Markup tools to edit the screenshot. But I’ve never been able to get the “highlight” feature to work. I want to highlight text on a ...
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How to extend the time that a screenshot remains on screen on macOS Mojave? [duplicate]

After taking a screenshot. The screenshot goes to the bottom right hand corner. It disappears after 5 seconds (yes I timed it). How can I extend this time?
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MacOS 10.14 Mojave public beta public Wi-Fi problem

I can not connect to a single public Wi-Fi hotspot that does not require a password but instead shows a pop-up window pointed to captive.apple.com The pop-up opens blank with the error "The web page ...
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Mac calendar app (iCal) displays error message "server responded with an error"

After upgrading to Mojave, the mac calendar app displays the following error when starting the app. "server responded with an error" Is this a problem with Mojave and the gmail server? The error ...
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What are the required conditions for Photos to start a facial scan?

I've recently been building a large photo library, and, now that almost all of the content is in, I would like to start completing the people album. Photos says that it will "continue to scan your ...
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Mail app opens randomly in MacOS 10.14.5 [duplicate]

I have mail app open in background i.e. no window open. A new window randomly pops up without any conscious trigger by me. No new mail would have come. Once it happened while I was in full screen ...
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skype wants to export "Apple ID Authentication" from the keychain

Today, I came back from having a coffee, unlock my Macbook (12" 2017, running Skype version 8.39.0.175 in Mojave 10.14.3 and I see this: Does anyone have any idea what is this and why would Skype ...
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What is "signpost_reporter"?

Today I updated my 2014 MacBook Air to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 as it just released. After the update finished, I checked console logs and noticed in 'System Reports' there's a log named "...
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Mojave: disable or control the "[SOME_APP_NAME] wants access to control [ANOTHER_APP_NAME (often Finder)] ..."?

A new security feature in Mojave revolves around a system dialogue that prompts you to grant access to apps that want to control other apps, such as Finder (I'm finding frequently happening with some ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Mojave?

I just updated to macOS Mojave, and immediately noticed a couple of things: My custom login screen wallpaper is gone. When you click on a user's name in the login screen, it switches to their ...
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Mail opens a window randomly in split screen with my fullscreen window [duplicate]

I haven't been interacting with Mail for half an hour, but suddenly it opens its main window in split screen with the fullscreen video player that I'm watching. This happens every other day. I can't ...
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Avoid apps from stealing focus in macOS

How can I stop a program, for instance Slack, which can have some significant loading time, stealing focus when it's finished loading? If I start Slack, then switch focus during its loading time, the ...
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I can't install macOS Mojave because this copy of the Install macOS Mojave.app application is damaged

I've been trying to upgrade my Mac from High Sierra to Mojave, but I keep getting the error below. I rang Apple support and they told me to wait a while and try downloading it again from the App ...
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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 ...
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Does the command `reboot` hurt a Mac computer?

Does the command reboot (used in Terminal) hurt the computer? Because it is almost like pulling the power cord, which is not a recommended way to power down a computer.
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How to get dark menu bar and dock in Mojave light mode?

I prefer light windows with dark menu bar as in High Sierra. However, it seems I can only choose all-dark or all-light in Mojave now. Are there any way to hybrid or customize it?
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iTerm2 - Accessibility and Full Disk Access

Just installed iTerm2 and it asked me change some settings in Security & Privacy of macOS. At the moment I gave "Full Disk Access". Under "Accessibility" I see iTerm2 listed but without the ...
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Disabling / Uninstalling iTunes on macOS Mojave

I'm using MacOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro. I'm trying to disable iTunes, mostly because it annoys me several times a day when I use my keyboard play/pause media button. I have Spotify up and ...
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How to download macOS High Sierra from the Mojave App Store?

I use the beta of macOS Mojave and I want to download High Sierra for another install. I don't find it in the new App Store, maybe because the update of the OS is now in the System Preferences. I ...
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How to identify extensions blocked by Gatekeeper

In macOS High Sierra, System Prefs > Security, it says "Some system software was blocked from loading. I see a list there of three developers, and I don't recognize all of them. I'm guessing these ...
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Spotlight doesn't show applications

Setup I've got a MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Problem When I type in the name of an application, Spotlight doesn't show the application. When I do sudo mdutil -E /, It says the following, Error: ...
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Reset All Mojave App Permissions

So I upgraded to Mojave recently and I got some app permission popups requesting access to system events, etc. I didn't recognise some of these the apps and didn't allow access. Now it turns out ...
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How do I remove or change screen lock settings in macOS?

Since upgrading to Mojave my Mac screen locks within seconds. I tried to change the 'privacy' settings (yes I clicked on the padlock) but it still won't let me change anything. How else may I try ...
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How Do I Know When I am in Private Mode?

Using Chrome, there is a little icon indicating that I am in Private mode. Maybe I am missing something, but how do I know in Safari? I don't see any indication. Thanks.
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What and how does macOS Mojave implement to restrict applications access to personal data?

As well as many of the other features talked about during macOS Mojave's release like dark mode and the addition of new apps like Home, another key feature of macOS Mojave seems to be it's heightened ...
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