Questions tagged [sierra]

macOS 10.12 Sierra is Apple's thirteenth major release of the macOS/OS X operating system, announced on June 13, 2016.

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How can I find out which program is trying to restart my Mac?

From time to time I log into my server through screen sharing to find this warning: There is a program trying to restart my server, and I can't for the life of me figure out which one is the culprit....
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Old version (macOS Sierra) for Pages, Keynote and Numbers, iWork

I uninstalled my iWork tools - Keynote, Numbers and Pages - from my MacBook Air. Unfortunately, I don't want to upgrade my MBA to Mojave/Catalina in order to install. I looking for the working iWork ...
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Is it safe to install Sierra with Apple Store blocked?

I have tried to install El Capitan to the Mid 2011 İMac with 10.7.2 (Or maybe 10.7.5) and then it gave me do not cross icon at boot and it is useless now. I downloaded install os dmg file to my own ...
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Creating a bootable Sierra image on Catalina

I received a MacBook7,1 a few days ago and wanted to use dosdude1's Catalina patcher to install it on my system. The first attempt actually yielded a result that constantly showcased weirdness. When I ...
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How to stop Wi-Fi debug logging in /private/tmp?

I am not sure why this is happening, but on my macbook macOS Sierra log files are being written to /private/tmp that look like this: wifi-11-25-2019__21:01:29.log wifi-11-25-2019__21:06:18.log wifi-...
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MacBookPro 2011 GPU failure. Csrutil command will not work at all

I am having the GPU failure issue and I'm trying to disable some kexts however i'm constantly told operation permitted. I am following Lizardtrons video on Youtube where it seems atleast 2.2K people ...
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How do I install MySQLdb on my MacBook or is there a way I can skip install and use sqlalchemy without it?

I have macOS Sierra and XAMPP installed (with mariadb as database). However, on my local MacBook I am running this Python code to create table: from sqlalchemy import create_engine def create_db(): ...
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After my brother deleted some system files from my Macbook Air I can’t reinstall macOS

After an accidental deletion of some system files the MacBook Air shows only a flashing files with a question mark. I’ve tried reinstalling the system through Internet Recovery. After choosing ...
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File stacking app for Sierra 10.12.6

Is there an app in the App store or a similar future/addon somewhere that gives the opportunity to throw files onto stacks on the Desktop of a Sierra system?
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External SSD no longer bootable

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) with its stock internal drive and an external SSD via USB. The external drive has Sierra and this is what I always boot from. The internal is a clone of the external just ...
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Run Rosetta on macOS Sierra

I'm wondering if there is any way to run Rosetta on macOS Sierra. In this post, someone mentioned that Rosetta may uses the Carbon framework, which appears to exist in up to macOS Sierra. Are there ...
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The `resetpassword` utility is failing to find users on the selected drive

I booted into recovery mode and launched the terminal to run the resetpassword utility. After selecting the drive to reset passwords for, I'm seeing:- There are no users on this volume to reset the ...
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Mac App Store Automatically Cancels Downloading Xcode

When I try to download Xcode from the MAS, the download automatically stops after several minutes. It's not because of internet problems because the internet was working fine at the same time as the ...
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user and group account

I created a new admin account after I lost access privilege to the one I had, the issue is that now there's two accounts ie standard account with all my data and the new admin account with literary ...
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A file appears in the recent items but doesn't appear in spotlight

I'm pretty new to the platform and I have just borrowed a Mac from someone a few days ago as well. A file appears in the recent items but not in spotlight search. I have also noticed that when I try ...
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Sierra stuck at boot screen, upgrading to mojove will create new bootup files?

I am facing some issues in High Sierra . Since few days it's stuck at boot screen and load very slow, mac doesn't start even after completing the load progress bar. But when I charge it fully and ...
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'C' Not working within Terminal

I was trying to add functionality to add TAB autocomplete within the terminal and followed this guide. I must have messed up the instructions somehow because now within my terminal the 'c' key does ...
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Lost bluetooth connection with mouse

I have a big problem with bluetooth on my Mac Book Pro. I bought my first MacBook about month ago. For the first week everything was ok, but then my mouse began to lose connection with the computer. ...
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launchd jobs exit status -44

Anyone knows what does the -44 exit statues mean or can lead me to find relevant informations? PID Status Label - 0 com.apple.SafariHistoryServiceAgent - 0 com.google....
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Outlook 2016: Add exchange account using script / automatic ( OSX > 10.12 )

Is there a way to add Exchange Account to Outlook using scripts / automatically ? My scenario is: Fresh install of Volume Licence Office 2016. Opened Outlook On opening Outlook, it should get ...
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macOS 10.12.6 airport commandline utility does not work

I'm trying to use the airport utility in Terminal to set a USB WiFi adapter into monitor mode. I have linked the airport for convenience: $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/ | grep airport lrwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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How to make VirtualBox / Ubuntu work well with Retina display on the Mac?

I am running VirtualBox 6.0 and Utbuntu 19.04, and it is showing the screen really small as it doesn't seem to adjust to the Retina display. So I have to use VirtualBox's View -> Scale to make the ...
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Remove shadow shown in borders when invoking Show Desktop command in macOS

On my MacBook Pro, when I use the keyboard shortcut Command + F3 to show Desktop, the Desktop shows, but with a shadow in the border. If I click on it, it will open the recent app that was open, as ...
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MacBook Air Sierra install fail: Couldn't mount base system dmg! (error code 60)

I have a MacBook Air and I tried running a Sierra install USB on it. Everything went smoothly but it showed "An error occurred while preparing the installation." So I looked that up on the internet ...
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Firefox bookmark editor

Safari auto edits bookmarks such that the https:// and .com/... are cut off, so that one can see the book mark name without all the gak. And one can still further edit the left hand (name) column ...
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Where are the images for a .pkg / .dmg file located?

I was wondering where the default .pkg image file is that looks like: This is not located at system/library/coreservices/CoreTypes.bundle/resources Same goes for .dmg files. Unless I have to go ...
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Uninstalling a Homebrew formula deleted the entire /usr/local directory

I tried to uninstall Homebrew installed MySQL by running: brew uninstall mysql However, this command removed the whole /usr/local directory. I checked Trash, but unable to locate it. Is there a way ...
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Process was killed — why? How can I find out?

I have written a computer program in C++, compiled it and ran it within terminal using the command line. This program has run fine many times, but it appears that whenever its accumulated CPU time ...
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Is it possible to update macOS's emoji keyboard (to use all emojis)

Following this question, I have obtained and installed macOS Mojave's Apple Color Emoji.ttc on macOS Sierra. While I can now see these emojis if I'm texted them, they don't show up on my emoji ...
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How to assign a permanent static route to an interface on macOS High Sierra?

I have found plenty of hints on the web to create permanent static routes to a particular gateway IP address, but I unfortunately I did not find a way to create a permanent static route to an ...
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My screen isn't working, how can I connect to an external monitor?

My MacBook Air 2015's screen isn't working so I can't see anything I'm doing. Is there a way to connect it to an external monitor? EDIT: The issue has been solved. I tried plugging it into a ...
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View a list of recent deleted items from Trash in macOS

I've deleted some big folders yesterday while on a shoot, to free up some space to be able to shoot tethered into the Mac. The folders where from past shoots and I've marked the folders to know which ...
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Claiming free space partition: “it does not appear to be a valid Core Storage Logical Volume UUID or disk”

Some time ago, I divided my macBook into three partitions: macOS Sierra, Linux and a shared data partition. Now, I wanted to get rid of the third, merging it to the macOS one. Since I couldn't resize ...
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Unable to ARD to remote machine

I've set up a computer on another subnet. This machine is on ip 10.1.1.39. I am able to ssh to it and the prompt returns the correct name for the machine. When I try to ARD, it fails to connect. I ...
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Pinning Apps to dock VIA terminal or installation arguments OS Sierra

I am using meraki MDM systems manager to deploy applications for are teachers. It would save me a-lot of heart ache to be able to include a terminal command or some type of software to help with ...
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MacPorts daemons not loading on restart

I have installed MacPorts 2.5.4. From here, I have installed apache2. When I restart the machine, I need to run sudo apachectl start each time, it won't load automatically. I ran a sudo launchctl ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Sierra

Getting is error trying to remove my Win 10 Partition. "disktutil list" shows the following. Any ideas? /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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Getting my Mac fixed and I have a few questions

My old Macbook kept flashing between a prohibitory symbol and a folder with a question mark. Internet recovery stopped working when I tried to use reinstall Sierra OS, so I initially gave up on fixing ...
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How to execute a PKG file using a custom universal keyboard shortcut?

It may sound strange but I need to run a specific PKG installer whenever I trigger a specific custom keyboard shortcut. On Sierra 12.6 I've assigned a custom keyboard shortcut to sleep/lock-screen the ...
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How can I recover from a “AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP” during installation of macOS?

Just wiped my hard drive on my MacBook Pro from 2013. Went to install a new copy of MacOS Sierra. I get the following error: AMD-Action:downloadProduct:SP I looked online and tried change the date ...
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Tradeoffs of disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) in order to install Sierra on Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Lets say someone wants to upgrade a Mac Pro (Early 2009) to macOS Sierra in order to get core security updates and newer versions of modern software. Unfortunately this Mac Pro model is not ...
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macOS High Sierra not reinstalling— locked OS x Base System

I dont really know what happened to our mac but all I know is its not starting up so I shut it down. But when I tried opening it again, its not booting up. I followed instructions on youtube on how to ...
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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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How to create numbered sub-lists in Mail application?

Is it possible to create nested numbered lists in MacOS's Mail client? —e.g.: 1. Foo 1.1. Foo is cool 1.2. Foo is great 2. Bar 2.1. Bar is not so cool 2.2. Bar is not so great I've ...
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MacOS Sierra: I forgot my password but have the SSD's Filevault recovery key. Can I reset my password?

I'm on MacOS Sierra. I forgot my password, but I have the SSD's FileVault recovery key. I used the "Recovery Key" account recovery method when I set up FileVault, so I can't use iCloud to unlock my ...
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How to pair a Boxanne Bluetooth speaker

I was given a Boxanne bluetooth speaker as a present and have been trying to pair it with my Mac but have so far been unable to. I just get a message saying: Couldn't connect to the device Is ...
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Mac OS Sierra Feedback app came out of nowhere

So I was just using my mac normally until I looked at the dock and saw a feedback app (which I didn't open). I thought it was from google due to the material icon design but I cannot find a source ...
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“Open with <application>” not working properly

I've noticed that when I try to open a file in any newly added applications, the application opens, but not the file. I've noticed this problem with multiple Wine versions, and also web-based games. ...
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How do I remove the left column in finders column view?

When in column view in finder, there may be several columns displayed, one for each folder. Let's say the one I really care about is 5 folders deep, and so its far to the right side of the window. How ...
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xmouse button control alternative recommendation

Any recommendations for an alternative to the windows application X Mouse Button Control? More specifically, I'm looking to rebind the mouse scroll up and down because it isn't supported by the ...