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A version of macOS released on 26th September 2023 - macOS 14 . Only use if the question does not apply to any other version of macOS use the tag macOS in most cases.

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How can I fix one user account when the Finder Tags don’t show in the contextual menu?

I’m experiencing an issue with tags in Finder on macOS Sonoma 14.5. My main account has this issue. Creating a new account, the tags work fine. The tags are now invisible (not displayed) when I right-...
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Calendar sending early notifications

I have a repeating calendar event with the following details: Starts: 7/16/2024 6:30 PM Ends: 7/16/2024 10:00 PM Repeat: Every Week End Repeat: Never Travel Time: 35 minutes Alert: 10 min before ...
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Spotlight Keeps Forgetting the System Drive

I've recently upgraded to macOS Sonoma, and while sometimes when I search for the name of an app in Spotlight it returns it immediately (so I can just hit enter to open it), sometimes it behaves as if ...
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Unbearably slow iCloud sync, serious problem (fileproviderd)

Hope to find some help here... Problem: I have been unable to sync iCloud files for the past 3 days now (Sonoma 14.5, M1 Mini 2020). It is unbearably slow. I tried to disable sync from System ...
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Cannot disable Quick Note

I'm unable to disable Quick Note in the bottom right corner. I've disabled all hot corners and rebooted my machine. I'm using Sonoma 14.5. Any ideas?
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Automating mouse pointer acceleration changes used to work - macOS Sonoma 14.5

I spend the first 45 minutes of my workday walking 4.7 mph on my treadmill which requires a very mellow mouse experience or every click turns into a drag. I can manually change the mouse tracking ...
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Is it possible to have multiple versions of MacOS on the same laptop at the same time?

I am currently running MacOS Sonoma on a Macbook M3. I would also like to have Ventura on the same laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how do I achieve this?
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Starting Expert Mode of Display Calibrator Assistant in macOS 14 [duplicate]

How do we get into the "Expert Mode" of Display Calibrator.app on macOS 14 and beyond?
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How to access Apple ID setting in macOS when it is gone

Just updated from Monterey to Sonoma 14.5(23F79) and the Apple ID section is no longer visible in System Settings. It should be immediately above the "Wi-Fi" section Even if I search for &...
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Safari: Can I always open a URL in a web app?

When I create a wep app in Safari with "Add to dock..." for e.g. stackoverflow.com, I'd like to have all links to Stackoverflow open in the web app instead of a normal Safari window. Is ...
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"Unknown Error" when importing photos on macOS Sonoma

I copied several thousand photos off of a network drive onto my local drive and I'm trying to import them into Photos. Several hundred of them had an "Unknown Error" importing, so I opened ...
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Would using a Virtual Machine (e.g. Parallels Desktop) allow me to bypass the authorization request for email--tracking software?

I am looking for a way to use an email-tracking software such as Mailbutler on MacOS Sonoma. So far, I have been unsuccessful, because Mailbutler keeps asking me for authorization on my Sonoma and ...
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Can I route audio from a macOS Safari PWA to specific speakers, different from my system default?

I'm using a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Safari on macOS. I hope to select a specific audio output device for this PWA, separate from my system-wide audio settings. Can I route audio from a macOS ...
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MacBook Air ethernet stops working

I have a 2020 MacBook with Intel CPU and macOS Ventura (currently). I've recently bought a unitek D1026B hub. I plug the ethernet from xiaomi 4a router WAN port to the hub, and the hub to my laptop. ...
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Since Sonoma my modified email signature are overwritten by apple mail

I was used to edit mail signature files in mac os but since Sonoma apple mail keeps overwriting the files althought i locked them. I changed the file on disked with bb-edit after having closed mail en ...
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Some fonts rendering too thin in various contexts (Sonoma)

Macbook Pro M1 Max running Sonoma. Lately, some fonts render way too thin ... in Chrome, Mail, etc. Looks terrible. Here are some examples: Mail.app: Chrome:
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How do I "toggle" macOS Sonoma Security/Features OFF/ON so I can use the full functionality of the `security` command?

I'm working on a script to import numerous Certs (Like 50) into System.keychain. macOS Sonoma Security Features are preventing the security command from fully working. Note: Intune MDM Trusted Cert ...
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Why is the Finder not counting some items for folder Get Info?

macOS Sonoma 14.5 In a couple of instances I've noticed so far, Finder's Get Info window's "Size:" line shows a significantly reduced number in "for [number] items". Using command-...
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How to stop Mac Safari from closing itself?

I'm running Sonoma on an M1 MacBook Air with the maximum 16gb RAM. I always used to just use Chrome for browsing but a few months ago I switched to using Chrome for everything but YouTube, which I use ...
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How to add a custom global spellchecker (Esperanto language) on macOS?

Esperanto is an artificially constructed language which has about 2 millions speakers globally. Understandably, macOS doesn't come with an Esperanto language dictionary / spellchecker preinstalled. I'...
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How can I disable the wifi driver on an Intel Mac running Sonoma?

I need to use my Mac for an open-book exam. This does not allow internet access. I would like to know a way to permanently disable the wifi driver on Intel Mac running the latest OS (Sonoma). Disable ...
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Safari loads pages but won't follow links

Since update to MacOS Sonoma 14.5, Safari will load pages without problems but will not follow links of any kind. For example, on a page in Amazon, I can't click on "Read More." On other ...
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macOS Sonoma usb drive stuck on DiskMountApproval in diskutil

I have a USB drive which is not showing up on finder or disk utility (in fact disk utility stuck on loading when inserted) running diskutil activity shows this log: ***DiskPeek ('disk4s1') Time=...
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Homebrew: failed to download; failed to execute

I don't know if this makes any difference, but I'm using macOS 14.5 Sonoma. I have been trying to install Homebrew for hours now and not a single solution I can dig up seems to work. This is what I'm ...
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Internet Sharing with iPad USB stopped working, EXCEPT when I activate sharing over WiFi also

For the past 18 months (perhaps 2 years) I've been sharing Internet from my Mac Mini M1 to my iPad, over USB. So this is a new issue in a setup that was previously working. It worked fine up until ...
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Hard crash with Quicktime on simple edits, no help from Apple

I use Quicktime player as a direct and simple way to trim the head and foot of videos I record in ecamm. I'm on a Mac Studio with Apple silicon and plenty of ram and hd space. Sonoma 14.5 and ...
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NTFS external drive no longer working after updating laptop to Sonoma

My Seagate external NTFS drive used to work with my Macbook (Intel chip still) when it was down at MacOS 10 and 12. Now that I've updated to Sonoma (14.5.1), I can see it via Disk Utility but not ...
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How to search for specific conflicting keybinding to disable it?

I use Android Studio and in this app I usually use the shortcut Shift+Cmd+] or Shift+Cmd+[ to switch between running app instances tabs. However, when I press this keybinding I think there is another ...
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Can’t switch to another logged-in user

Sonoma 14.5, Macbook Air M1 2020 Switching between logged in users works fine for a while (~10 minutes?) after rebooting, but then stops working. This includes via the lock/login screen, via touch-ID, ...
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USB Devices Frequently Disconnect/Reconnect After macOS Sonoma 14.5 Update

I recently updated my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) to macOS `Sonoma 14.5 (23F79). Since the update, I've been experiencing frequent disconnects and reconnects of my USB devices. This issue is ...
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Emoji shortcut changed [duplicate]

Since I updated to the new MacOS Sonoma when I am on YouTube and want to put in an emoji the function key with the round circles no longer works. It only brings up a very small square thing. I have to ...
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How can I revert the redesigned strange-looking text cursor after a Sonoma upgrade?

An issue I noticed is that there is a funny cursor locator blinker when using TextEdit app in the new Sonoma MacOS version. It is now an orangey colour and slightly wider. Awful aesthetics. How do I ...
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How to set MacOS Sonoma password that was accidentally set to blank

I was delivered a MacStudio for work. It runs MacOS Sonoma 14.1.1. Our IT technician set up a password for me on it and asked me to change it. I went to change it but accidentally left the new ...
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GNU grep, how to enable colouring?

My GNU grep under Mac will not highlight the matched text with colors (See UPDATE, GREP_OPTIONS not working): whereas Under Linux everything is working out of the box: and my Mac setting is (almost) ...
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MacOS Sonoma and Chrome: the window title bar hides the tabs of Chrome when the cursor overs on top of the screen

I see that in the video included in the following question that the tabs move down when over on top of the screen (which some people seems to dislike): Make the Menu Bar never show while in Full ...
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Menu bar icons are hidden when they take too much space on macOS 14 Sonoma

I never had this problem on macOS 13 Ventura and older versions and now this seems very annoying when using macOS 14 Sonoma. When there are too many icons in the Menu bar, at some point they are just ...
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How to change setup language when using Mosyle to manage Mac?

MacBook Air M2 running macOS Sonoma was initially setup using “Français (Canada)” language (during initial setup). Now, when Mac is factory reset using Mosyle, language selection step is no longer ...
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How do I edit "Open With" menu to remove duplicated items (macOS 14)

The problem is my Edge has upgraded from 80 to 97, so the answer here How do I remove specific items from my "Open With..." menu in High Sierra?, open the app to edit Info.plist won't work ...
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Screen does not lock in Sonoma

MBP M1, Sonoma 14.4.1, screen does not automatically lock after 5 minutes (and screensaver does not start, either), despite being set to kick in after 5 minutes. Problem 'resolves' with reboot, but ...
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How to Show Stage Manager Windows via Keyboard Shortcut

I would like to open Stage Manager windows using a keyboard shortcut instead of moving my cursor to the left side of the screen, which takes too much time. Is it possible to achieve this by pressing ...
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Unable to shrink MacOS partition - Sonoma 14.4.1 (23E224)

I am unable to shrink my macOS volume/disk on my Intel 2019 15" MBP with a 1Tb disk to make space (128gb) for installing a linux distro in dual boot configuration. Disk utility in macOS will not ...
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How to debug internet issue on macOS 14.x

I'm using MacBook Air, with M1 chipset running macOS 14.4.1 and connected to my home Wifi. Over the last few days I am facing a weird issue which leads to the internet not working for few apps like ...
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DMG file disappeared after reboot

On my MacBook with MacOS Sonoma I downloaded a DMG file, moved it to Documents folder and was able to run it, but after I rebooted by MacBook it disappeared. Does it mean that I have a corrupted file ...
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Wacom Intuos 4 PTK 440 on MacBook Pro on macOS Sonoma

I have an Wacom Intuos 4 tablet that works perfectly, and I would like to use it on my brand new MBP running macOS 14.4.1 Sonoma. I installed the latest version of the Wacom Center and driver (macOS ...
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How do I run a .sh file every day at 2:30 AM? [duplicate]

I have a launchd plist located at ~/Library/LaunchAgents designed to run a script located at /Users/admin/Downloads/testing.sh The script is : #!/bin/bash osascript -e 'tell app "Terminal" ...
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Could there be any negative repercussions in disabling com.apple.ftp-proxy.plist? [duplicate]

I noticed there was something listening on port 8021 on my Mac. $ sudo lsof -i ':8021' COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME launchd 1 root 38u IPv6 ...
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1.41 GB volume not mounted since oclp/sonoma installation on MBP

I was checking my disks after the successful installation oclp 1.4.3/Sonoma 1.4.1 on a MBP 14,3 2017 with Touch Bar. Why I have an 1 Not Mounted volume on my main (startup) disk?
 I googled for this ...
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Issue with TimeMachine drive hosted on TrueNAS - cannot connect to backup drive

I set up Time Machine according to instructions I found online (but didn't bookmark) utilizing account name for child dataset (path suffix %U) which allows multiple machines to use the same Time ...
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Is there an updated list of Terminal commands to disable animations in Sonoma?

There is a very old post How to turn off all animations on OS X, which lists the following Terminal commands to turn off animations: defaults write -g NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false ...
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port: command not found

I tried to install Clang 17 with the following command on my MacOS Sonoma: sudo port install clang-17 but got the following error: sudo: port: command not found Tried export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/...
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