Questions tagged [monterey]

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Excel: Alert Limit Exceeded

I have a spreadsheet with a small number of cells 4 tabs. The biggest circa 860 rows x 30 columns = 25800 cells The size of the spreadsheet on disk is 225KB. (222,467 bytes) The cell count in the ...
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how to write in system directories

Why I cannot write in /System/Library/QuickLook/ not even by sudo command? I try to add the Mail.qlgenerator plugin in that directory, but macOS replies I haven't permission to write in it.
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What are macOS's security unlock-keychain's `-u` and `-h` option for?

Context Writing a script to unlock a macOS user's keychain. In man security, one can read without further details: unlock-keychain [-hu] [-p password] [keychain] Unlock keychain, or the default ...
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Can’t Unite/Intersect/Subtract/Exclude Shapes in Pages

I'm making a snare drum in pages to add to the shapes but I can't unite them. I'm running MacOS Monterey 12.6.8, Macbook Air 13" early 2015, Pages 13.0.
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How to access Photos library from Monterey on OS X 10.6.8?

I have a bunch of videos saved in Photos which was running on a OS Monterey 12.6.6. I have an older MacBook that is running 10.6.8. It has iPhoto but that does not recognize the Photos library. What ...
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Where is `lookupd`?

I am using macOS Monterey and I wanted to run lookupd (to flush my DNS cache, based on this recommendation which says that I need to run lookupd -flushcache, but I don't know which directory lookupd ...
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How to show my home directory in the Finder side bar?

This is how I configure the Finder preferences: As you can see, my home directory is checked in the favorites, and my Mac Harddisk is checked in the locations. When I open Finder, the side bar looks ...
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coding projects folder found in Trash followed by some strange timestamp on MacOs

I keep all my coding projects in a folder called src. It's path is: ~/src Today I woke up to find my entire src folder along with all of its projects (usually .git repositories stored only locally) ...
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How can I change the background image on the macOS switch users screen, not the lock screen

I have a query regarding the customization of the macOS switch users screen. I've been exploring ways to change the background image specifically on the switch users screen, not the lock screen. My ...
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Do I still need to map my USB Ports after installing MacOS Monterey with OpenCore Legacy Patcher on an unsupported Macbook Pro?

I am using a Macbook Pro 11,3 2014. I have installed opencore with MacOS Montery using the OpenCore Legacy Patcher 1.2.1 on my unsupported Mac. I did this by flashing Monterey to a USB stick with ...
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Are Keychain Passwords Stored in iCloud by Default?

Are Keychain passwords stored in iCloud by default? If so is there a way to disable iCloud Keychain without having to sign-in to iCloud. I have NOT signed into iCloud on the Mac I am using. Was going ...
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MacBook Pro: Using Fn key to select the next input sources

On my MacBook Pro running Monterey, "control-Space" is assigned to "switch to next input source" (I think this is the default). When I connect an external Mac keyboard to my ...
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How to automount an smb server after connecting to a specific IP address with the OpenVPN Connect app?

I am running MacOS Monterey 12.7.1. I am connecting to a VPN server using the Openvpn Connect app (The official openvpn app for mac os). After accessing that server via OpenVPN Connect, I mount an SMB ...
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Cannot Airplay to a Mac; the option doesn't show up

I have an iPhone and an iPad with IOS 17, and I am trying to stream Airplay from either of them to a couple of Macs. The first of them is a MacBook Air from 2015 running macOS 12.7.1 (the newest ...
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Mac OS system restore using Time Machine from bootable USB- Big Sur and later

I have a close friend in a rural area whose typical download speed is 6 Mbps. They're running macOS Monterey. System restoration using Time Machine from the internal recovery partition would be ...
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MacOS Homebrew Easy-Rsa wont sign CSR: '$ easyrsa sign-req server home-server' easyrsa_openssl - Command has failed: openssl ca -utf8 -batch -in

I am trying to build an OpenVPN certificate for an openvpn server on MacOS using Easy-Rsa from Homebrew installation. I am following these instructions from the downloadable guide here: https://forum....
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How to set default paper sizes for different printers on macOS

I've two printers, HP desktop A4 size and a Zebra thermal label printer for label printing 4"x6". I'm not able to set the default paper size for these printers separately and I've to ...
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Anyone know a video editing prog that works with Intel + OS 12.4?

I would love iMovie but I cannot find a version that works with my system. 2016 MacBookPro running OS 12.4, that's with the Intel chip. The latest version of iMovie needs the M1 chip and OS 13x. I ...
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Does macOS offer a Scheduled Notifications Summary feature similar to iOS?

In iOS, there is a feature called "Scheduled Notifications Summary" that allows users to receive a summary of their notifications at specified times during the day. This is extremely useful ...
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How to make a Ukelele custom keyboard the sole keyboard layout system wide and default—even on the login screen on Ventura, or Monterey

None of the old techniques work, and the old questions are completely outdated since Big Sur, or Monterey. (see: Make a custom keyboard layout the system default — even for the login screen) The ...
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MacOS: Catching up on updates: Skip or go straight to latest?

We have a Mac which is still on Catalina and I want to catch it up. I had planned to update it to Monterey first (skipping Big Sur) and then in a few months go to Sonoma (skipping Ventura) when Sonoma ...
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Is there a way to see changes that have been made to my Apple OS (Monterey)?

Over the years I know I've made a few changes where I've had to turn system protection off to get into the deeper OS to make some changes, but I don't quite remember what I've done. I might have had ...
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Telegram takes up a lot of space on macbook

There is a folder on my macbook (mac os Monterey): Library/Group containers/Telegram/stable/account-.../postbox/db/db_sqlite and it contains a 4.3 GB db_sqlite file. There are not so many groups and ...
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mDNSResponder process taking over 1GB of memory

The mDNSResponder process is taking a huge amount of memory on my machine. I have limited troubleshooting skills with MacOS (more of my experience has been with Windows systems). I tried killing ...
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Stop touch ID from asking for a password

How do I stop touch ID from asking for a password every few days? Is there a setting controlling this? I have searched for an answer and have not been able to find any information. I use a MacBook Pro ...
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Google Chrome is using wrong microphone

In settings > Privacy and Security > Site settings > Microphone, I set the microphone to be the aggregate device I made. But chrome still uses the default microphone. I have restarted chrome ...
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Are there any options to update to Monterey, but not to the newest Ventura? [duplicate]

How to update to Monterey without Ventura? I have an M1 MacBook Pro with Big Sur, version 11.5.2. I personally prefer not to update, but I just realize some problem, include but not limit to software ...
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Canon LiDE 220 scanner issues under macOS Ventura

I have two macOS systems, one on Monterey (Intel) and one on Ventura (Apple Silicon), both with latests updates etc. I also have a Canon LiDE 220 scanner. On the Monterey system this scanner works ...
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Stop Safari from wiping middle tabs on restart

When I have many tabs open in Safari, 10+, and then quit and relaunch Safari, all the middle tabs (e.g. not the first 4, not the last 4) will not be present in the new window. How can I make sure that ...
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Disable hardware acceleration in Safari (for YouTube)

Nowadays when I watch YouTube videos, my poor 2015 MacBook's fans are louder than the video. I think that's because of YouTube's high GPU usage, and I guess that YouTube's hardware acceleration is a ...
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How can I update an iOS device on Monterey using Finder without backing it up?

On macOS Monterey, iOS devices are updated using Finder. How do I disable automatic backup while updating an iOS device? The software is first downloaded (about 5.5G), a backup is attempted, and the ...
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File in Trash cannot be deleted, not even with sudo rm

Ever since Dropbox updated its software a few months ago, and advised all Mac users to update in order to continue having the same facilities, a folder in my Dropbox Cloud was apparently corrupted and ...
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How to ignore the magnet that turns off the MacBook

The MacBook 2015 has a magnet in it that detects when the lid closes and puts it to sleep. I often walk around with both my MacBook and bluetooth speaker in hand these days, and often inadvertently ...
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How to import .mobileconfig files without MDM Server?

We do not have any external MDM tied to our Mac devices. We use CrowdStrike as antivirus which requires "Full Disk Access" and "Web Preferences" Extensions Enabled. These are ...
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Some apps seem to sleep while the screensaver runs. How to prevent this in Monterey 12.6.5 with 2014 Mac Mini?

This question is not about keeping the Mac itself from going to sleep... I got that part (settings > energy saver > power > check "prevent your mac from automatically sleeping..."). ...
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Mac Monterey Terminal restores itself after every restart

Not long ago I noticed that when I open zsh and enter "last" it displays my login dates but now below each instance there is a gray bar with the text [Restored MONTH DAY, YEAR at TIME] I do ...
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How to close Preview with keyboard shortcuts only and not auto-save the file?

I want to be able to open an image, sketch some stuff, then close Preview in one or two keyboard shortcuts, without the image file being changed. At the moment, if I open a file, sketch some stuff, ...
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Browser and Mail windows get smaller just by themselves

On a new MacBook Pro M1 running Monterey. Quite often, when I move my mouse toward some windows on max size (not full screen) such as the browser (Firefox) or the Mail app, the window suddenly gets ...
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Monterey "You are opening the application LibreOffice for the first time" every time I launch the program

I have restarted the computer. I have tried the accepted solution to this similar question from over a decade ago. But macOS keeps behaving poorly. How to I get macOS to stop asking this every time I ...
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What are the function key shortcuts?

When you press and release the function key and some letters keys at the same time, it has some special macOS actions. I can't find anything official about these online. What are they? How can I ...
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How to disable fn + a shortcut?

How do I disable the fna shortcut? When I press and release these, it makes the dock appear, highlights the TV icon in the dock, and defocusses the current window. After I removed the TV.app icon from ...
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Logitech K860 keeps reverting to Windows keys [closed]

My keyboard keeps reverting to Windows 10 after I restart my Mac. I do have it connected to Windows 10 on #1, but #2 was configured for Mac. When I restart my Mac, it reverts to Windows layout and has ...
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MacBook Air restarting often after SSD replacement

I recently upgraded my MacBook Air's SSD to a Crucial 1 TB SSD (model name: Crucial P2 1TB PCIe M.2 2280SS - part number: CT1000P2SSD8) from Amazon. The SSD is attached with an Etzin M.2 NVME SSD ...
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How to share text with AirDrop?

I'm trying to airdrop a password from one MacBook to another one. I highlighted the text in textedit, right-clicked it, hovered share, but AirDrop does not appear as it normally always would. How can ...
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I updated my Mac (to Monterey 12.5) and now none of my apps that I installed from the internet are launching

I recently updated my Mac to Monterey 12.5 and now none of the apps I have are updating. Here's a crash report from when I tried to open OBS. I attempted to reinstall, but no luck. Is there anything ...
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macOS 12: cannot give permissions to an app to access a folder

I am trying to give permissions to an app I downloaded to access the "Documents" folder in my Mac. I go to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Privacy, unlock by typing my password......
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How to open zip file and merge with existing folder?

I have a zipfile config.zip sibling to a directory config I would like config.zip to be unzipped into config instead of into a new directory config 2 (which is what double clicking in Finder does by ...
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Updating from Mojave to Monterey with 2015 MacBook Air: good idea or not?

I have an early 2015 MacBook Air with an 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5 and 4GB of memory (the computer is working well, except for a tired battery). In any case, after a long time with an earlier system, ...
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Using Apple Music's "Up Next" feature from search

I'm using macOS Monterey v12.6.1. In Apple Music, I can search for a term and it displays many songs that match with this term. How can I play all the songs in this list one after the other as if it ...
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Workaround for mac custom icons which don't show up when pasted into documents properties

Since some version update of macOS Monterey (don't remember which one), the custom icons I previously created by pasting .jpg or .png images into some documents properties (top left) stopped working ...
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