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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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Will installing OS X Sierra mean my Mac can receive two factor authentication codes?

I managed to get myself in a two-factor authentication pickle. My Apple id is associated with a Mac (currently running OS X Yosemite), an iPhone and an iPad. The iPad just came back from repair and ...
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Reinstall macOS after having Linux

I installed Ubuntu on a 2010 Macbook, just to try it out. I now want to go back to either Sierra o High Sierra. I created Install UBS sticks and I tried to boot from them by holding the Option Key. ...
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CoreServices slow and crashing; possible hardware issues

I recently did a clean install of macOS Sierra onto a 500gb hdd, and the only menubar/always running apps are Finder, Little Snitch (v3.8), Launchbar, Macs Fan Control, Endurance, Airparrot 2, and ...
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Safari won't load pages after system restore

I hope someone can advise please... A few days ago I had to restore my whole system from Time Machine backup after a power outage stopped my Mac from booting up. Everything seems fine, except for ...
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Pair iMac and Android using Bluetooth

I had my uninsured iPhone stolen and have bought a cheap Panasonic Eluga 500 as a makedo until I save up enough for another iPhone. Why can't I pair this phone with my iMac over Bluetooth. I have a ...
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Macbook Air - No Admin Account, can't boot to SUM

A friend's macbook has no admin account, and that makes it a bit useless for obvious reasons. We've done a lot of searching around, and haven't been able to get it running. The most popular method ...
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macOS Sierra Dock open app indicator missing

My Dock's open app indicator is suddenly missing. There is no more black dot at the bottom of my open app indicator. What I did (but failed): I am turning on my open app indicator in the system ...
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How can I make an app keyboard shortcut override the global default?

For instance, Ctrl-Space is a commonly accepted "code completion" shortcut in several IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA etc.), however on the system level it is "change input source (language)" shortcut. I don't ...
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Finder crashes constantly, says no files but internal ssd exists

The problems just keep getting worse. Original problem (I guess) So I restored (from a CCC clone) after installing macOS Sierra from install macOS Sierra.app while my computer was booting from a 2013 ...
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Mac will not boot and have tried repair and entering terminal

CANNOT access recovery not disk repair. I literally moved it about 20' to new office and now when I turn it on it starts up and makes it about a quarter of the way during/after apple logo and then ...
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Finder is extremely slow and keeps crashing, 1tb ssd

Finder keeps crashing on my computer. If I push a key to search any folder, it crashes. I’ve re-indexed my ssd, but it’s still happening mid-2012 MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra, 16gb ram Also, I have ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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How to change notification center colour

My notification center in El Capitian was dark-semitransparent, where in Sierra it's light-semitransparent. Is there any way to change my notification center's appearance/make it darker? I'm running ...
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Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 does not detect startup USB for Mojave

I would like to perform a clean install of Mojave as outlined in this article https://setapp.com/how-to/clean-install-macos-mojave However, my Mac Air 2013 does not detect my USB installer as a ...
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Finder is reverting to root of network share for each folder deletion

I have a very odd error happening in one of our Macs. We have a network share setup (afp), and whenever a user on a certain Mac deletes a folder on this share, the finder window drops all the way ...
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Mac Messed-Up Login

I rebooted my Macbook Air (running Sierra) about 3 days ago, which led to the progress bar to fill up to 100%, then freeze. After going down the rabbit hole, I found out my User 'login' was removed, ...
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What is the opposite of “Allow” for undoing a terminal command

I'm looking to undo a command that I have executed through ARD to allow access to non admin users to make changes to NETWork PREF. As I now need to remove the access it seems that I'm not able to find ...
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Importing/Exporting Preview Signatures onto OS X 10.14 Mojave from OS X Sierra

I use a Mac Pro (mid-2010) running on MacOS Mojave (no tracking pads or cameras) and was unable to export signature file from my Macbook Air (mid-2013) running on MacOS Sierra. I tried the old ...
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How to edit a Bluetooth LinkKey using defaults command for OSX dual boot?

For context: I have 2 x High Sierra dual boot (Personal\Work). I want to prevent having to re-pair one single device each time I switch between them. I see plenty of material on how to make the ...
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Why would running rsync cause the Date Modified value on a particular folder on the source volume to change?

I ran rsync last night to backup some of my drive. When I woke up, the source folder (which is sorted by Date Modified, descending) had a particular sub-folder at the top which I haven't touched in ...
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Command + Space no longer catchable

I can no longer use Command + Space inside iTerm2. I have been using iTerm2 for years, and configured it so that the Command keys acts as the Alt key. I recently applied the security patch for macOS ...
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Redirect IP traffic with 'pfctl' on macOS

I'm working on a mac with OS 10.13.6. I want to redirect all requests to 10.20.154.24:1111 made from my computer go to localhost:8080. I read about pf and pfctl, but could not make this work. I ...
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How can I clean install of Sierra after trying Mojave upgrade?

I upgraded a Mac to Mojave and found it did not function the same as previous OS. I get a lot of people want to move forward, but I wish to go back to how my Mac was I now need to clean install ...
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How can I get “Time connected” to a VPN as a variable?

I am using the integrated VPN client in OS X and its working great. I found out that I can have the time connected displayed and was wondering if I could get the total time connected as a variable of ...
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Disabled then enabled kext signing; some keys no longer work properly

MacOS Sierra MacBook Pro mid2012 I disabled kext signing (to use change some icons in liteicon, which I never got to), and pretty soon some of my keys didn't work like they should. I then enabled it, ...
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Shortcut key not working: Option + s

I need to type the eszett or scharfes S (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9F) and the shortcut combo key is Option + s. However, nothing happens when I type said combination; not even a cursor ...
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Wi-Fi doesn't work when switching between office and home network

I use my desktop daily at an office and at home. In the last few months it happens very often, but not every time, that when I go back home from the office, or vice-versa, the internet connection ...
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I can't log into root or my user account

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro, with root setup and SIP disabled. I was downloading files today, and suddenly my computer couldn't connect to the internet (it said that it had a self-assigned ip). No ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 Server

My 2011 Mbp has one of the ill fated AMD GPU's that through some clever work of the people on here is chugging along on its integrated GPU. My question is there a way to set this up for future use as ...
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Remote access via screen sharing app

I want to connect to my home mac using screen sharing from another point in the world. But even though I can connect to my home mac from the local network with my macbook (which is nonsense to me). I ...
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Macbook 7.1 (mid-2010): upgrade from 10.8 to 10.12

I've tried several times to update my Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010, 4GB ram) from 10.8.5 to Sierra but the progress bar remains blocked after the first boot. When booting into Verbose mode, ...
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Disabling SIP on a mid 2012 Mac Running Sierra 10.12.16

I tried booting my mid 2012 mac (which is running Sierra 10.12.6) in recovery mode and opening the terminal; I would like to disable SIP. As per usual, I typed "csrutil disable", and 'command not ...
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MacOS File Permissions Reset After Writing

I have two user accounts on my MacOS 10.12, both should be able to read and write a KeePass file saved in /Users/Shared/. I've created a user group for this called me that contains both users. In the ...
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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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Mac Pro won't Boot into High Sierra (Prohibited Sign)

I have a Mac Pro 5.1 (2010) with 3 HDDs installed. One is a 1 TB running Snow Leopard. Another one with 2 TB for file storage and a third one I have added recently (WD Gold 4 TB). I have tried to ...
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External hard disk use

I have a question: when attaching my external hard disk to my Mac, there seem to be a little ghost that deletes my files. Can anyone please give me some information on this, please note that I am not ...
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Can't access entirely shared HDD on Windows Server

So i have a whole entire network on windows, with a WS2012 R2 installed as Domain Controller, a few hiccups here and there but everything is working I recently added a 6tb disk, and shared it all, it'...
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Mac app to control inside-window elements

I'm looking for an app that would give me a control to hide/unhide elements inside other open apps, Is there an app that does this ? What I'm trying to do is : There is an app that displays my ...
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Accidentally installed a system, how to completely remove it?

I made an error this weekend and am now not sure how to fix it. I was cloning my boot hard drive (Sierra) to an image file on an external hard drive, using Carbon Copy Cloner. No big deal, done it ...
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Does initial FileVault encryption require user to be logged in?

If I enable FileVault using a specific account on macOS Sierra, does the account have to be logged in for the initial encryption to take place or does the computer just have to be plugged in and awake ...
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Change keyboard shorcut for switching desktop workspaces

I am working on MacOS Sierra and wanted change desktop workspaces quickly. For this, I used the keyboard shortcut under Mission Control and selected all the tick boxes for Switch to Desktop N. The ...
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Moving an OD “mobile” users to a standalone standard user on macOS

My company has finally moved away from Open Directory using Enterprise Connect and I was wondering if anyone knew how to move a "mobile" account to just standard Users. We have had some success in ...
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My Mac doesn't recognise my iPads passocde

After I updated my Mac, it asks me to enter my iPads passcode. I entered the correct one, but it still shows that it is incorrect. What should I do now?
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How to create a bootable USB key of Sierra, from High Sierra?

I have a 2018 MBP running High Sierra. I need to do some troubleshooting on another older Mac that is running Sierra, so I want to create a bootable USB key of Sierra. Unfortunately my High Sierra ...
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AirPlay display on Apple TV works but cursor can't go past half the screen

I successfully mirrored my internal MacBook Pro display to a 3rd gen Apple TV. The resolution shifted as expected, audio in the connected TV works, video looks fine, but when I try to take the cursor ...
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connected bluetooth devices don't output audio on macbook air

I have a pair of wireless headphones, and airpods that i can connect to my macbook air via bluetooth. However moments after connecting and attempting to play some audio they disconnect and the audio ...
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A vertical line on the right hand side of the window after changing desktops

When I navigate from left desktop window to right desktop window, a vertical line start appearing on the right hand side of the desktop. It only happens when navigating from left to right and if there ...
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How can I restore files when my account isn't granted access?

I had a heavily corrupted MySQL database, so I tried to restore the files from a recent backup (a local time machine snapshot), but that failed with the error: The operation can’t be completed ...
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Spotlight Search displays “Indexing…” forever

macOS 10.12.6 Spotlight Search, when I start to type, it changes from a single-line text field to the real-time search results. In the left, between the bar and the "Top Hits" search results, it ...
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How do I get out of split screen mode when I never entered it completely?

On occasion, when attempting to either go into fullscreen or maximize a window, I will accidentally trigger the split screen setup, where half of the desktop turns blue. However, if the application ...