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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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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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Unable to compress home folder [closed]

I am moving to a newer system so instead of setting my work environment from scratch I am trying to copy the home folder so I don't have to clone those large repos again, setting up git ssh keys and ...
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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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After macOS 10.12 update the HD lost its name

After installing a simple update of macOS 10.12 Sierra to... maybe to Sierra 10.12.6 Update it just lost its partition name. Now the only way I can access, to at least see its container is through an ...
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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 ...
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MacOS Sierra: ERROR: volume / is mounted with write access. Re-run with (-l) to freeze volume

MacBook Pro 17'' (Early 2011) with Sierra 10.12.6 e new SSD. I found this error in the Filesystem repair log, after installation of Sierra on my new SSD: /dev/rdisk1: ERROR: volume / is mounted with ...
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How do I Install macOS Sierra from Terminal in Recovery?

I tried installing macOS High Sierra but it failed. Probably because I have WD Black2 Dual Drive (120gb SSD + 1tb HDD). I would like to reinstall macOS Sierra, and I have the installation file on ...
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How to limit kernel_tasks CPU usage?

I would like to limit kernel_task's CPU usage on my computer. I provided cooling for my MacBook Pro, cleaned out the internals, and tried resetting the SMC multiple times. I haven't tried re-...
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problem with high sierra multiple users simultaneously

I'm trying to connect from windows to high sierra with another user on my mac that is working on it's own mac I'm trying to make my mac to have two users to work with it at the same time.I have tried ...
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Cannot delete or merge old boot camp partition in High Sierra

So i've battled with this for quite some time, look up various topics with various solutions, however i have yet to succeed with merging my partitions into one. I had previously installed windows 10 ...
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How can I download and install macOS 10.12 SDK?

I need to download the macOS 10.12 SDK to build and run ispwDownloader (because there were no built downloads). How can I download and install the SDK? Searching the Web has not been helpful with the ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 (Early 2011, 15'' Unibody 2.3 GHz i7) - OS crashes randomly, after log in screen goes all white

I have a Macbook Pro, randomly started running into issues when logging in after start up. Occasionally will get the desktop to load but shortly thereafter the OS crashes leading to a screen with ...
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Macbook Air 13 - Stuck mid-bar at login, after reinstalling system stuck on apple logo

My Macbook Air 13 has crashed today. I've been playing some games on it and the screen suddenly got stuck. After waiting for about 15 minutes I turned it off the hard way (power button hold), ...
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macOS: Setting up an administrative account from a user account without admin password

I need to get administrative privileges from a standard user account. I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.6. I have six accounts on my MacBook for me and my family. One of them is administrative and the ...
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MediaKit reports bad partition or no map found (-5324)

I am trying to recover an external drive (Western Digital, MyPassport, 4TB, WDBYFT0040BBK-0A) formatted in HFS+. /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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How to upgrade Xcode 9 to Xcode 10.1 in mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1815)

I've an Early 2011 MacBook and I am not able to upgrade the operating system beyond macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1815) on it. I am working with Xcode and in my current project I need to integrate Auto-...
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I have a MBP 2010 and just got a slightly newer one 2012 I needed 16 GB ram and my 2010 could only take 8gb

I had upgraded the 2010 mac to a 500gb ssd and replace the optical drive with a caddy and 2 tb firecuda hdsc hybrid drive . It all works fine on my 2010 mac. So my 2012 MBP came with optical drive and ...
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Installing legacy Microsoft Office 2008 on macOS Sierra

After leaving a company that supplied MS-Office 365, I removed it from my Applications folder according to instructions from the IT support. All seemed to go well. I've preserved the deleted files on ...
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OS X Security Update hangs during restart

I am trying to install Security Update 2019-002 for OS X Sierra (10.12.6). Everything seems to work until I do the required restart. That starts out okay, but eventually, it says "5 minutes remaining" ...
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Can you play songs from apple music from history which were not added to library?

I'm using Itunes 12.8.2.3 on macOS Sierra. I also have a subscription to apple music. When I click history in Itunes I can play the songs which were already added to my library however songs which ...
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Macos sorts file randomly (at least it seems so to me)

I checked other questions, checked Apple forums - the only thing I could find is Sort by / Arrange by but in my case none of their combinations helps me to get plain "by name" option, currently I can'...
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Where can I find *all* screensaver files on MacOS Sierra?

When I go to "Desktop & Screen Saver", I see about 20 different screensavers. All online resources I've found have directed me to one of these locations, none of which contain ALL of the ...
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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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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 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 ...