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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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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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Stored mailbox missing from Mac-mail

I had stored emails from my earlier (now closed) email account onto my Macbook, and displayed it as a separate mailbox in the Mac-Mail app. I recently updated my MacBook. However, now I cannot find ...
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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 ...
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Set an external display as main and always display the app switcher UI on it

I was wondering if there is a way to set an external display positioned towards visible right of my Mac as primary, and always show the app switcher UI Command + Tab on that display. I tried the said ...
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MacOS Safari iCloud tabs stop working randomly after some time

MacOS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Safari: 11.1.2 After a random amount of time the iCloud tabs button on MacOS Safari becomes disabled, making impossible to rich the iCloud tabs of other devices. Of ...
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What should I do with MacOS 10.12.6 update that the App Store forgot it downloaded?

I'm running MacOS 10.12.4 and I have a time machine backup that’s relatively current. I decided to download the 10.12.6 point update in the App Store. It downloaded the roughly 2 GB file. (I did not ...
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Traffic doesn't transmit over l2tp/ipsec vpn tunnel in Sierra [Software, VPN]

I set up a vpn server on VPS, using strongswan, l2tpd, and ppp. Just use PSK to do authentication and no cert. I connect the VPN on my MAC successfully. But I noticed that all the traffic on my MAC ...
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External HDD (Apple_HFS) not recognised by Finder under Sierra 10.12.6

my external HDD (used for TM backups and some other stuff) suddenly stopped working with my MBP 2017 (Sierra 10.12.6). I can see it only through the Terminal (see screenshot 1) DiskUtility won't load ...
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Upgrade a USB install of Sierra to High Sierra. Possible?

I was recently given a Macbook Air 2012 with a malfunctioning SSD (common problem in this model -- SSD is recognized as 33 kB SandForce disk), so I decided to install and run macOS from a USB stick. ...
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PCMCIA USB 3.0 card for Mid 2010 Macbook Pro

I had an 17 inch Mid 2010 Macbook Pro (MacPro6,1) that had 3 USB2.0 ports, and a 34PIN expressCard slot. I heard one way to get USB3.0 I/O for this machine is to use a USB 3.0 PCMCIA expressCard. ...
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Unable to verify email account name/ password - is this effected by 2 stage verification?

I changed my email password as I had forgotten it (hotmail address) and when I was renewing it asked me to setup 2 stage verification. My email worked for 12 hours (i received emails) then stopped - ...
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How do I run the guided tour for new users?

I was suggested to start a guided tour for new users but I pressed "Don't remind me". How can I activate this feature?
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How can I use Gatekeeper to block applications on my Mac?

Is there a way for me to create a blacklist of Applications that cannot be installed, or run after they have been installed, on OS X Sierra? I have tried to follow the directions outlined here: https:/...
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Where is the framebuffer?

I am looking for the macOS location of Linux's /dev/fb0 in order to adapt the code in this Unix stackexchange answer and this article to macOS. I am on Sierra if that is relevant.
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Distinguish apps in OSX task switcher

I use Google Chrome for two things: manually browsing the web automatically control websites via Selenium So the Chrome App now runs in two windows and I have no way to distinguish them in the task ...
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iCloud contains many hidden sensitive notes that I can't delete

When I delete notes from Notes.app, I expect them to be deleted. However, it's clear that iCloud is storing lots of old, deleted, confidential information, and I don't know how to get rid of it. I ...
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macOS Sierra installation takes forever

I am trying to install macOS Sierra on my MacBook Pro. The process starts normally until the part when "Install macOS" process starts to download macOS from the App Store. It seems that there is a ...
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windows partition deleted by boot camp assistant but space is not restored

I was trying to delete bootcamp drive , using bootcamp assistant while formating it hanged up along with my mac. i could not perform any action. (like cmd+q ) or open any other app . so it was hanged ...
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Salvaged a broken HD, but cannot login on new mirrored boot disk

I have been trying to salvage an iMac Mid 2010 from a family member running macOS Sierra that has a broken hard disk. I was able to start the iMac in TDM, use another Mac to salvage everything from ...
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Safari not rendering web-page correctly

Any idea why Safari (11.1.2) for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 is not rendering this web-page correctly?
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Loud squealing noise in headphone/speaker followed by computer freezing

Every so often when I move my MacBook Pro I get a loud squealing noise through the headphones/speakers and then it freezes. After a forced reboot, everything is back to normal. I looked in to the ...
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Upgrade PHP, not install additional PHP

My new work has just given me a MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to use as a development machine. It has PHP 5.6 installed and when I ran curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -s 7....
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Corrupted files in certain places only

I am running a MacMini over a Promise R6. High Sierra 10.13.6 The folders & files sync to DropBox. The synced files from the DropBox cloud to the physical drive show up as corrupt it doesn't ...
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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 ...