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Questions tagged [sierra]

macOS 10.12 Sierra is Apple's thirteenth major release of the macOS/OS X operating system for Macintosh computers. macOS Sierra was announced June 13, 2016 at WWDC, Apple's annual conference for developers where new operating systems have been announced for the last several years.

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I want my Mac running Sierra, to stop hiding dock when I enter “Command+Option+D”

I want my Mac (running macOS Sierra), to stop hiding Dock when I enter Command + Option + D. I need to use that key command for InDesign.
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Remove all hyperlinks [duplicate]

Is there any way to remove all hyperlinks from a document? Not only am I stuck with a huge hyperlink fest but I need to be able to select part of the adresses inside the document which numbers doesn't ...
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Find all folders with rwx permissions for a certain user?

How do I find all the folders that have rwx permissions for a certain user? Preferably no admin, can use shell scripts, Terminal, Python 3.6.
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macOS 10.12.6 Sierra keychain has stopped saving passwords, how to repair?

Within the last few weeks I have noticed that my system has stopped or cannot save passwords. Outlook, iCloud, and other GUI apps ask for them every single time. Attached is a picture from SequelPro ...
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My ex is a computer “expert”. Is he using administrative privileges to remotely control/limit use of my computer?

My Ex knows a lot about computers - I know nothing about the hardware and infrastructure... I bought my own personal MacBookAir for my private use only. I'm not able to change some settings or be the ...
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Permissions issue in macbook pro when I have admin access [duplicate]

I've been having some problems with my mac battery draining overnight when I put it to sleep. I was trying to debug the issue by following the thread here. However, neither of the two methods of ...
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Custom dock icon reverts whenever the app is open

I have changed the Dock icon for an app and it shows the new icon only when the app is not open. But as soon as I open it, the old icon comes back. When I close the app, the new icon appears again. I ...
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SMS auto responder via Messages [duplicate]

I have my Mac and iPhone linked so I can send and receive SMS via iMessage on the Mac. Is there a way, for instance a script, that I can use to send a predetermined response whenever an SMS comes in ...
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Mac book pro 10.13.6 clean install on a year or two old machine

I want to remove the "remote disk" not just from the side bar. I found on this site that from the terminal sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool ...
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Issues installing Mcrypt PHP module

I am trying to install Mcrypt PHP module but encountering some issues: Version of PHP installed: 7.1.16 macOS version: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Is the following command that I am running correct? ...
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Apple Mail with Exchange archive folder is wrong

I've changed my private mail to Exchange online. Now I have the problem that the archive folder from Exchange is not used by the Apple Mail app. It will always create a new folder called Archiv. (...
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Server connection error message for inactive server reappears regularly

This is the message that reappears very often: The server in question ("Knorke") is my old MBP, which I reset (clean install) and sold about two years ago. On my current MBP, I connected to the old ...
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Moving Applications to External drive

My computer is an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6 and my internal SSD is about full. To free up space I've decided to move my Applications to an external HDD with 2 Gigs. I know I can't move the ...
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Very slow SMB on MacOS with 10G network

We have a 10 Gigabit network with a mix of Windows 10, Linux and MacOS (Sierra 10.12.6) machines. The transfer speeds between the Windows or Linux machines are OK: between 500 and 800 MB/s for big ...
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Difference between System and Global Daemons

According to the Launchd Tutorial, there are two places where a daemon can be. A global daemon located at /Library/LaunchDaemons A system daemon located at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons What is the ...
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Scheduled startup/wake while on battery power

I would like to automatically turn my Macbook Pro on at a certain time in the future (preferably with Terminal). However, I found out that this does not work when the computer is not connected to a ...
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How to change Google Chrome's address-bar-text font size (the 'https://…')?

How does one change the text for Chrome's address bar font size? I need to make it larger, more readable, especially for high-resolution monitor displays. This font size is NOT for the displayed web-...
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Trouble upgrading from macOS Sierra to High Sierra/Mojave (Flashing Question Mark Folder)

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on a MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2017) with 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and Radeon 555 dedicated graphics. I've tried and failed to install both the macOS High Sierra and ...
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Keychain is not respecting access control settings after update

I had Python accessing a password from the keychain, configured to "Confirm before access" but not "Ask for keychain password": Which worked fine. Every time the script wanted the password, I needed ...
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Remove blur effect from lock screen on High Sierra

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.5. Following these steps to use my unblurred original wallpaper on the initial login screen of my Mac worked perfectly. Now I would like to do the same thing with the lock ...
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OSX Sierra Notes & Reminders sync disabled

On all my other devices(iPhone, iPad, another Macbook) I am able to sync my iCloud notes just fine. For some reason my work's Macbook on Sierra is unable to sync and the checkbox is completely ...
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fstab entries not automatically mounted after reboot

I have two SMB shares that should be mounted automatically on a macOS 10.12.6 machine after reboot. I added both to /etc/fstab, however, they are not mounted after a reboot. $ cat /etc/fstab //user:...
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MBP mid 2015 initial Time Machine backup to Samsung T5 blindingly slow

The title pretty much sums it up. Just bought a new 500GB Samsung T5 external SSD, and the first time machine backup is seems like an inside joke. The majority of the time it's backing up at a crawl &...
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Is High Sierra noticeable slower than Sierra?

I I have a macbook pro 2012 15" i7 (quad core) with a SSD drive and 16G RAM. Last night I've updated from Sierra to High Sierra and I've noticed that everything seems to be kind of slow. Before the ...
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OSX Sierra, trouble with virtual hosts

I'm trying to create a separate virtual host on a Mac for a local project, which would not be http://localhost/ibb but, for example: http://ibb.local. For this I carefully followed the next ...
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macOS Seirra randomly boots me to login screen while I'm working

This has happened a few times over the years but more frequently. Lately, I'll be using my 13" Macbook Air (2014) and for no reason I can figure out, the entire system will freeze, the screen will go ...
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Downgrading from Safari beta

Installing Safari beta version is apparently only possible by replacing the builtin Safari version. In this case version 11.1.2 with 12. If beta version does not work, gives too much trouble or is ...
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macOS High Sierra consistent freeze after multiple reinstall…back to Sierra (iMac mid-2011)

I have an iMac mid-2011 21.5 inch where it worked well up to and including Sierra. I always boot off of a LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD 500G external drive. I have Yosemite on the stock internal where ...
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How to prevent LAN overload triggered by running Win10 in a Parallels VM?

I have a strange problem on our LAN. Recently we included a Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12.6), and it has installed a Parallels VM with Win10. Our network speed is 50/50 Mbps, but every time the Win10 ...
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Why do I get a HTML unescaped context menu in Chrome?

When I right click on any of the input enabled controls in Chrome on my macOS Sierra, I now-a-days get this first option, which I could get using Cmd + Ctrl + Space. Looks like something's broken? ...
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Re-applying ComboUpdate to Sierra after later SecurityUpdates are installed

It is often said that one troubleshooting attempt for macOS is The universal panacea for macOS problems: install the Combo updater On a machine running macOS 10.12.6 an attempt to do so will ...
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Preview Fails to render zoom properly for large png

I made a 32768 × 32768 pixel Mandelbrot png, because it's a fun thing to do. It renders fine in preview, until I attempt to zoom in (which is the whole point of making the image as big as I made it). ...
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Windows support software could not be saved to selected drive, Error Installing Win 10 on MBP2017. I Already did SVC, MVRAM reset

I have already did SMC and NVRAM Reset, and also using first aid on my single partition drive. Still doesn't work. First, before I was used first aid, and did NVRAM- SMC reset. The title is "Disk ...
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getting This version of macOS 10.12.6 cannot be installed on this computer

I have MacBook Pro (13inch Mid 2010) with Model Identifier MacBookPro7.1 As per apple document I can install macOS sierra and HighSierra. But, apparently I keep getting the above issue. I used a ...
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How do I choose the disk to install macOS Sierra?

I'm so new to macbook and I just download and update macOS to the latest version and it's not able to complete the installation. However I manage to get to the recovery mode but there's still a ...
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How do I turn off the built in macOSD shortcut for Minimise ('Opt' + 'Cmd' + “M”)

I want to use the built in Google Docs shortcut for "Add Comment…" (I don't think I can change those). It is the same as the one Apple assigned for minimise documents ('Opt' + 'Cmd' + "M"). I've ...
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Can't restore my Notes Mac OsX

My MacOsX was updated to Sierra and although I can use the Note app fine, it erased all my previous notes and I don't have backup in time machine or iCloud. I tired to recover them from the library ...
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Manually disable notification in terminal

I searched for this, and maybe there's some technical language I am missing or don't understand, but cannot figure it out from previous posts. I moved all autodesk applications to the trash and ...
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Imac 21.5inch 2015 model system restore problems

Recently my iMac would not start up and I ended up having to reinstall OSX as a new computer. I did this believing that my WD My passport hard drive which I was using solely for Time Machine would be ...
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Time Machine snapshot deleted my desktop

I did a force quite of open applications to update some apps on my Macbook Pro. I forgot to save a word document which I'd been working on earlier in the day so had lost all the work I'd done on it. ...
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The specified item does not appear to be a valid keychain item

Im using macOS High Sierra version 10.13.4. When i tried to setup apple tv app in my mac, after few settings and setups, i need to work on Apple Configurator 2. in that, i have to follow these steps: ...
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How do I change the order of the input sources in which keyboard shortcut cycle them?

I'd like to have the input sources that I use the most closer so I don't have to cycle through the ones I use the least. I actually had to remove traditional Chinese because just switching through it ...
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'Always on top' window on macOS High Sierra

I need a way to put any chosen window to be always on top. For example, if I read a book in iBooks or I'm writing code in XCode using Sublime Text. I want a application or way to overcome the issue. I ...
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Where'd My iTunes Today Widget Go?

The iTunes extensions has vanished as an optional widget for my Notification Center. How do I get it to unvanish? I tried the solution in this post, which was to run: /System/Library/Frameworks/...
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Problem resizing

Have an SSD in my MacBook that i cannot use all of its space. What am I doing wrong here? Christofers-MBP:~ buffche$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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Password field focus

On my corporate 2015 MBP, when you mistype the password the, the password dialog shakes and then the password field loses focus. I'm currently running 10.12.6. This did not happen with El Cap and ...
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Deleting all user data from Time Machine after backing to disk?

I have backed up everything to my Time Machine backup disk. How do I securely delete all data that was backed up from my MacBook, including past Time machine snapshots? I have only recently started ...
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How do I kill a currently running cron job on macOS High Sierra

Edit: This question is NOT a duplicate of How do I restart the cron service on OSX? as I explained in point 3... I am busy trying to test a process that's started using the crontab on macOS High ...
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When I set an export PROMPT_COMMAND, it changes my terminal settings?

So, I wanted to add a timestamp to my terminal prompt and I followed this askUbuntu answer to do so. And it works fine. In my terminal preferences I have set the new tab to open the present working ...
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OSX Sierra. Account not accepting password after sleep, works fine after restart

Question says it all, I'm very confused and this doesn't make sense to me. I power on my computer, put in my password, and it works just fine. I leave my computer, the screens turn off after a while....