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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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SSH authentication with USB token

I’ve been given a SafeNet USB token for authenticating via AD to remote servers. How can I pass my token credentials through Terminal to SSH into remote servers?
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Fresh install of macOS, does it give you admin rights? [duplicate]

on my work iMac I have High Sierra, but a little while ago I must have a fiddle with some settings and I lost admin (or root) rights to my account. I have Standard account type right now, there is no ...
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Mac stuck on “The wine configuration in /user/… is being updated”

That's what we're looking at right now. I've tried to download Wine Bottler but when i tried to run an MSI file with wine bottler for the first time this is what i get how do i fix this?
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How to add multiple songs in Apple music to a playlist?

I'm using Itunes 12.8.0.150 on macOS Sierra. When I browse certain album on Apple music I want to add multiple songs of that album to my playlist. I tried pressing Shift or CMD to select multiple ...
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Change the sleep icon in login window (loginwindow.app)

I would like to change the sleep icon in the login window. I've found loginwindow.app (/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app) and replaced Sleep.tiff with the desired image with identical file ...
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Everything is noticably slow, restored to new 1tb ssd

Everything on my computer is noticeably slow. Before I thought that my hdd was dying (which it may have been) and (regrettably) bought a 1tb ssd to restore all of my data to. Before, my computer was ...
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external display is dimmed when dark UI is displayed

I'm running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1618) on a 2015 MacBook Pro and noticed recently that when dark websites or applications with a dark UI (such as e.g. Spotify) are shown, the external display is ...
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macbook recovery mode not working

i have a macbook pro 2015 13inch retina display running macOS highsieara and there is a problem ! when i use the command "diskutil list" it shows me 2 disks (disk0 & disk1) and unlike what i've ...
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How can I remove the pesky “Updates Available” notification [duplicate]

I'm running sierra, and I'm perfectly happy doing so. The thing is, I'm not interested in updating my computer, and I'm looking for a way to completely remove the "Updates Available" notification, ...
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How can I make dock and desktops list with no background (completely transparent) in Sierra?

I use Sierra 10.12.6. Somehow after one of the restarts the Dock and the upper list of the Desktops got this opaque background: Even without "choose desktop" regime the Dock appears like that with ...
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Can I make iCloud Preferences forget an old AppleID (mac OS SIerra)?

I successfully logged out of iCloud on mac OS Sierra, but now every time I go to iCloud in Preferences, it shows the old AppleID. Is there any way to get iCloud to completely forget the AppleID and ...
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Mac Sierra - Not able to start in safe mode

I am trying boot my macbook pro in safe mode with following instructions however, once it boots up and I login. I see it's still in normal mode. Shutdown the mac Press Shift Key Click Power Button ...
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Does anybody know what the ARP cache timeout is for macOS Sierra?

Does anyone know deafult ARP cache timeout for macOS Sierra?
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Macbook pro, black screen with chime only after using Casper/JAM

Every time I boot the mac I get a black screen, I can hear the chime but that's it, nothing comes on the display even when having an external display connected. In recovery mode it works, i get ...
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UNTRUSTED_CERT_TITLE trying to install Sierra

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Sierra from the recovery partition, and I'm getting an error when it is checking for eligibility The computer that I'm using is most definitely a Mac, and I can't use ...
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How can I abort Mojave installation?

I am on Sierra now, and the appstore has downloaded the Mojave Installer, however I quit it without going though any of the steps, the installer is just sitting in my apps folder. I would like to ...
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Stuck installing Windows on a Mac

Can you guys help? I decided to install VM rather than bootcamp. But I'm having an issue (Mac High Sierra) I tried installing Parallel, VirtualBox, and VMFusion, but all of them fail It looks like a ...
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Unknown calendar available only when adding a New Event (Sierra)

This has to do with Calendar.app on Sierra (10.12.6). In the left sidebar, I can see 6 calendars under "On My Mac." I understand why these calendars are here and I need to keep all of them. However, ...
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chunkeddownload error in trying to upgrade to Mac OS Mojave

I have a Mac Mini Late 2014 model on macOS Sierra. I'm trying to upgrade it from macOS Sierra to Mojave using App Store. After clicking on installer, it gives me an error - The operation couldn't ...
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No audio for mp4 files in Quicktime and ITunes but works for VLC

I have some movies in mp4 format. They work perfectly on VLC (audio and video) but not with QuickTime and iTunes. I can only watch the video but without audio! I have a MacBook Air 2017.
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My SMC keeps corrupting even after I reset it

My SMC on my 2012 mbp keeps corrupting even after I reset it. It won't wake up, forcing me to open it up, unplug and plug in the battery every once-in-a-while, which is becoming a problem because I ...
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Is anyone experiencing mouse shake logouts?

I have a MacBook Air 11" (Mid-2012) running Mac OS X 10.12.6 and I just updated with security update 2018-005. With this update, I'm now experiencing unexpected logouts. It took me a while to work ...
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macOS Sierra: Wi-Fi won't turn on

A couple days ago I downgraded my MacBook Pro (early 2015) to macOS Sierra and all of a sudden my Wi-Fi won't turn on. I tested deleting the drivers and re-configuring it, nothing works.
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How do I turn off touch bar's auto brightness adjustment? I want it to be at the same brightness level in all lighting conditions.

I have checked all the options provided in the display, keyboard, and power save settings. Is there any way I could set the touch-bar brightness to a constant level. My laptop specs are as follows: ...
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How to install macOS on encrypted (FileVault) RAID array

I have been able to encrypt a RAID. I have been able to get macOS onto a RAID. I have not been able to get macOS onto an encrypted RAID. I'm working with either Sierra or High Sierra since I can ...
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Firmware error from Sierra to Mojave [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 with macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 Some technician installed Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB for me on this machine. There was no problem until I tried to install MacOS Mojave. ...
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MacOS High Sierra Suddenly Bloated by About 40GB [duplicate]

I noticed that sometime in the last couple weeks or so my 2015 MacBook Pro's High Sierra bloated by about 40GB. In that time span, I have not installed any new software nor have done anything except ...
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Raise/lower brightness is extremely slow

Whenever I try to raise/lower my screen brightness with the F1 and F2 buttons, it takes a couple of seconds before the brightness changes, and I can't stop it from raising/lowering the brightness ...
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Messages and soagent making CPU spike - any solutions?

I've had my MacBook for 3 years and have never had this issue... Recently (maybe a month ago?) Messages and soagent are making my CPU spike. It sounds like my MacBook is about to take off into outer ...
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How do I make/run a QEMU emulation of Windows8 through terminal

I'm trying to make a Windows8 emulator using QEMU (which I downloaded via homebrew commands). I've searched on the internet for how to do this, and am utterly confused. The one site that made sense to ...
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Logging of access to admin user rights on macOS

my question is an extension to the old question within this link. Could someone tell me how I can protocol messages like this in syslogd or something similiar into a file on macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10....
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How can I disable every input except trackpad for screensaver

I have a screensaver which has an option to use a trackpad gesture to exit the screensaver. Unfortunately, whenever I push any key on my keyboard, it also exits. I know that this is the default for ...
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Macos Mojave Raid0 upgrade from Sierra Raid0

My 2012 Macbook pro is currently running in raid0 on Macos Sierra. As I understand the new Mojave supports raid. Does that mean I can just update my computer to Mojave from the app store and it will ...
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Unable to open some games in Sierra

I'm unable to open a couple of games on macOS Sierra. I recently downloaded them, and have never been able to successfully run them. Gatekeeper is already disabled. Does anyone have any ideas on how ...
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Cannot complete resetting MacBook with Sierra - HD locked. How can I unlock it?

MacBook with Sierra - Disk utility erase completed OK - Reinstall Sierra not possible HD is locked. How can I unlock it?
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 on Sierra: FileVault killed my keyboard and trackpad

Recently I decided to enable FileVault on my MBA mid 2012 running Sierra 10.12. Things that happened so far in a chronological order: After turning it on in Settings.app it seemed stuck so I forced ...
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iPhone 6s with iOS 12.0.1 not connecting to MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.12.6

I am using an iPhone 6s with iOS 12.0.1 and a MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.12.6. Since recently (I am not exactly sure when it started), I cannot charge the phone with my computer anymore. As ...
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Missing “view” button in disk utility

I'm unable to encrypt an external hard drive because the encryption option seems to be missing. Various answers pointed to doing something with the 'partition' button, but that button is greyed out. ...
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Mid 2012 MacBook Pro randomly shuts down several times within minutes

My mid-2012 Macbook Pro has been shutting down several times in the past 2-3 days, with the last two times happening now and a couple of minutes ago. Originally I thought that the motherboard could be ...
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How can I change Firefox's notification sound?

Does anyone know how I can change the firefox push-notification sounds? I've searched .../Firefox/Contents and .../Application\ Support/Firefox for audio files to replace, but I couldn't find any. SIP ...
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How can I change the Messages notification sound

I'm trying to change notification sounds for apps like messages. I've tried to copy the .caf files using terminal, but it gives me "Operation not permitted" Does anyone know a way around this? I'm ...
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App store says I have recently updated High Sierra but appears I'm still on Mavericks?

Yesterday I downloaded and thought I installed Sierra after being told of the available update, spending more than an hour downloading and then restarting. I had to resign in to a few apps, e.g. ...
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Audio Drop Out — Trying to Find Culprit in Logs

[Mac Pro 5,1, 10.12.6] For months now, my audio interface (Apogee Duet 2, USB-powered) seemingly randomly cuts out, causing my speakers to pop loudly, then power cycles indefinitely. These drop-outs ...
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Deciphering System Report Logs?

Any recommendations for sites, forums, diagnostic tools, or technicians adept in parsing through Mac system report logs? My Mac Pro (5,1, 10.12.6) fails to boot about 2/3 of the time, and while lots ...
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How to get rid of “application downloaded from the internet” message when installing homebrew casks?

I used homebrew cask to install many applications for quite a while now. But recently macOS keeps asking me to first confirm the "application downloaded from the internet" question that is usually ...
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Apple wants to make changes

I get a persistent pop-up window that states: Apple wants to make changes. (See pic below) Before I mindlessly press OK, I'd like to know what the action is about. Can anyone suggest how I might ...
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Recovery mode behind corporate proxy Sierra

I just wiped the hard drive on a 2010 mac pro using the recovery mode partition, but now when I try to reinstall (Sierra) I discover that it can't connect to apple because it has to go through the ...
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How can I configure Mail to only add events to my calendar if they're in my inbox?

I have rules that organize my emails into different folders. I only want emails containing events to be added to my calendar if they are in my inbox. The current behavior is that all events are added.
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MacBook Pro mouse speed too slow

My mouse speed started off just fine. Then occasionally, every few weeks it would appear to go back to being really slow for no reason, usually while logged on, doing very regular stuff, e.g. coding. ...
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Strange problem with third-party menu extension (Zoiper)

MacBook Pro, Sierra 10.12.3 (yes, I'm lazy in upgrading and updating). Installed Zoiper (a VoIP client); it was working just fine. Last week I had a problem with a USB stick, which got ruined by an ...