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macOS Ventura unable to auto source custom terminal settings (~/.zprofile)

I have a custom .bashrc file with loads of aliases and custom functions which is all located in ~/.bashrc. In ~/.zprofile I added source ~/.bashrc. All my functions and alias work except for the ...
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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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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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2023 Mac M2 Chip RAM not using all physical memory available 32GB to 8GB

I have a M2 Max 32GB 2023 macbook pro. It is displaying 8GB of physical memory inside activity monitor. The full allocation of RAM is not being shown or used. I may have set a limit on accident in ...
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Keep Ignore ownership on this volume for APFS partition on local disk

I need to make a local partition for DATA only on the same disk than the OS disk. I search to keep the box "Ignore ownership on this volume" ticked, But it's untick on every reboot. I tried :...
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What's with this /u symlink that points to /Users?

There's a symlink in my root directory called u. It points to Users. It looks like it's being created at boot time, but idk if that means anything. I don't remember this being part of a normal macOS ...
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MacOS XCode Catch22 [duplicate]

I have a iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017) which was running Ventura 13.5.1 I replaced with a Mac mini Apple M2 in Feb 2023 and the iMac is now only used occasionally (it is much slower and ...
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Enabling Screen Sharing without Control Center

I have disabled Control Center by moving ControlCenter app to a different location, but due to that I am not able to share screen on Safari on Ventura as well as Sonoma during Google Meet, or on any ...
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Where are the TimeMachine Backup snapshots in Terminal on macOS Ventura?

I have set up a new Apple Silicon Mac and attached an external drive as Time Machine. The Time Machine drive I can see in Terminal as $ ls -1 /Volumes ... Persistently ... And in Finder I can in the ...
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MacOS stopped generating crash reports

I'm a software developer and I have an application (normally run from the terminal) that crashes from time to time (bus errors). It used to be that MacOS would generate a crash report, which was ...
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How to export certificates (.crt) from System Keychain via command line?

My question is identical to Import certificates into the System Keychain via the command line except I need a way to get an existing certificate in the form of a crt file via terminal.
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Zoom size and location keeps changing when I switch monitors. Is there anything I can do, or a way to get back to it quickly?

Especially after plugging in to a TV, when I go back to laptop mode, the zoom window is tiny. I would love to know a way to stop it from changing, or if there is a quicker way to get to the size and ...
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MacOS Ventura - mounting local NFS share to root directory with help of synthetic.conf

I already figured a way, and it kinda works, but it just feels wrong. Is there a more proper way to do it? I recently upgraded from Mojave to Ventura and suddenly realized I lost all my root folders, ...
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Any way to install old Samsung Printer SCX-4521F to my MacOS Ventura?

I tried many drivers to install Samsung SCX-4521F connected via USB but cannot succeeded. Any suggestions?
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After updating to 13.6.5, in addition to a totally empty Login Items screen in Settings-General, I could no longer sign in to MS OneDrive

After updating to Mac OS Ventura 13.6.5,I could also no longer sign in to my Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive apps as both would hang when I launch them. The local folder of OneDrive is also gone. ...
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After updating to Ventura 13.6.5, the login items are missing and the computer is extremely slow

I use MacBook Air (M1, 16GB, 2020). Today I updated the macbook to macOS Ventura 13.6.5. After the update, The computer boots up and I can login to it. The CPU usage is 1% (i.e. 99% idle) and the ...
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DisplayLink v1.10 - LaunchDaemon?

I recently upgraded to Ventura from Catalina and I use DisplayLink for an external monitor. I have a script that took care of stopping and starting the DisplayLink daemon and user agent services on ...
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Black and empty desktop when switching between applications

I have a very weird bug on my professional MacBook Pro (I never encountered this bug on my other personal Mac Mini or other MacBook Pro M1). Sometimes, When I switch from one application to another ...
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Increase contrast of selected text in Safari / MS Word

CONTEXT: a Samsung external monitor with a Mac. PROBLEM: When text is selected with the mouse, it is almost impossible to see the highlighted shading that identifies the selected text. The problem is ...
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How to install macOS Ventura on an M3 MacBook Pro?

I just bought a new M3 MacBook Pro 16". It has macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 (after upgrading from the pre-installed version - 14.3 I think). I am an app developer and I wish to support macOS 12+ for one ...
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Unable to kill MDCrashReportTool process via AppleScript

A long-standing bug in Mac OS X causes syncing of iDevices. You have to kill the MDCrashReportTool process to continue syncing. I made an Automator app to run a short AppleScript to do this. However, ...
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Mac slowing down / working in burst mode at night (while running Python script)

My setup is differing performance of python code on a MacBook Pro 2021 running macOS 13.6.3. My python script that reads data from a file on the boot volume, makes a 8192*8192 matrix, finds its ...
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Using SOCKS and system Firewall blocks IMAP/SMTP

When I use the internal service of my university, I need to be inside the university network. So I have been using the SOCKS proxy and an SSH login server of my university for many years when I am out ...
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Remove delay after switching space

After switching spaces with a keyboard shortcut, sometimes I need to wait before the animation completes before I can switch space again. Specifically, with 4 spaces, this happens if switching from ...
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How can I tell if my iPhone is accessible for Continuity Camera?

I've recently updated my Intel Retina iMac to Ventura. My iPhone has continuity camera turned on. Is the only way to see if it's detected by the Mac to try and make a video call and see if the camera ...
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Macbook Air M2 screen sharing no longer works

I have a fairly new Macbook Air M2 laptop (Aug 2023) that I use for work. When working at home, I have been using an older iMac via screen sharing to connect to the laptop so I get the bigger screen, ...
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how to select a Ventura wallpaper image on Sonoma?

After upgrading to Sonoma and trying several of its wallpapers, how do I go back to one of Ventura's gorgeous ocean photos? Are those images available to download? The file was present at least until ...
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Reinstalling macOS from recovery uses extra space?

When you use the option to reinstall macOS from recovery, it uses an extra 10GB of space. I restored the same data using Migration assistant, but after it shows about 10 GB less space available. ...
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What can non-elevated rm -rf /* actually remove on macOS Ventura?

Long story short I am an idiot and ran rm -rf /* on my M2 MacBook Pro running macOS Ventura 13.3.1 while trying to clear out a directory. I was able to cancel it a few seconds after realizing what I ...
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Big Sur vs Ventura (macOS 11 vs 13) difference in memory usage?

I have an M1 mac, and I am thinking of downgrading to Big Sur. It came with Ventura. I notice it uses 4GB after starting it up, without opening any apps, without hardly any background items (other ...
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Can't get X11 forwarding working with XQuartz

I'm on Ventura. I'm trying to log in to a remote Linux machine with X11 forwarding enabled. I followed these steps: Install XQuartz (from the downloadable package on their website, not from brew). ...
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How to free up Photos space on my Mac?

I just found out that almost the entire space on my Mac has been taken by photoslibrary.photoslibrary, I have 250Gb entire space where 210Gb is taken by photos .photoslibrary. NOTE: I don't need to ...
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I erased my macOS Ventura using disk utilities and now I’m having trouble reinstalling macOS

I recently erased my Mac mini 2021 M1 chip computer using disk utilities. Now I am trying to reinstall Mac, but no matter how long I wait, the reinstallation process does not finish. I looked at the ...
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How safe is it to use a used MacBook Pro with t2

I just got my self a used MacBook Pro 2020 with the T2 Chip. I’m wondering how secure is it to use the Mac. I heard about a security breach in the t2 Chip what means there could be malware on the chip....
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How do I find battery voltage on macOS 13 Ventura?

I tried system_profiler SPPowerDataType | grep Voltage, but it doesn't seem to have it anymore. Similarly, it is missing from System Information -> Hardware -> Power.
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Spaces always switches to first space when clicking on icon in Dock

I run MacOS Ventura 13.5.2. I use spaces and have quite a lot of applications open in fullscreen mode. So, one application takes up one space. When I now click on the application icon in the dock, ...
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Failure in upgrading to Ventura

I'm trying to update my MBP 2017 (A1708) from Big Sur to Ventura running the default update menu. It seems to work fine: it reboots several times, but when it finally boots to the login screen I still ...
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The "Allow anyway" button on the "... was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer" does not appear

I have selected "App store an identified developers" in the security setting there is supposed to be an "Allow Anyway" button that appears when I try to open the non-identified app....
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How do I connect Mail.app to my local `mbox` account

I am on macOS Ventura. I receive mail in my local mbox from cron jobs. I would like to view them, mark them as read/unread, and delete them through the GUI - ideally using the Mail.app. Is this no ...
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How do I disconnect clients on my Mac file server from the command line

I have use a Mac mini (running Ventura) with a connected Drobo as a file server. The file sharing is standard Mac file sharing to other Macs via SMB. I believe AFP is no longer supported, or no longer ...
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Macbook not showing contact names in messages?

I have the 2023 Macbook Air running MacOS13.4. I synced my apple ID from my iphone to my macbook, and in the contacts app on my macbook, I can see all my contacts; however, in the messages app on my ...
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PyQt5 ImportError on M2 MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install a tool with Python 3.11 under macOS Ventura after exchanging my old MacBook Pro (Intel) for a new M2 MacBook Pro. When trying to start the tool, I encounter this error: ...
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where are startup apps formerly found in system settings?

Formerly I could add or remove apps autostarted at user login in the System Settings/Users & Groups page... but they don't appear there any more. I couldn't find them in the other several System ...
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Unable to disable MDM on macbook pro with Ventura [duplicate]

My son bought this Macbook from some guy for cheap. Did'nt bother to check if he can login and use it. I wiped the macbook clean. And installed ventura, after it asked for wifi and country name, it ...
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Can you have a dock on every display?

I have a macbook with 2 external monitors connected. I want to have my dock show up on each of the 3 displays. I can't seem to figure out how to do this. Currently, it shows up on my built in display, ...
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Migrate to Ventura and put one user's home directory on a different drive

I just bought a new Mac Mini to replace my old one. I have a user account I'd like to migrate, but there isn't space on the new Mac Mini's internal hard drive. Can I migrate that user so that their ...
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Trouble verifying startup disk; Alt/Opt key doesn't display boot options on startup

Issue: I've been unable to boot into my Windows (Boot Camp) partition, which I haven't accessed in about a year. No Boot Options with Alt Key: Holding down the Opt during startup does not show any ...
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Where are the temp airdropped files located in Ventura? [duplicate]

I know that once the transfer is complete and successful, the files will show up in Downloads folder. Problem is, before the transfer is complete, the file looks to be having zero byte, but when df -h ...
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Increasing maximum preview column height in finder?

I use Columns the most in Finder since there's a lot of restrictions with Gallery view. It's much easier for me to see tags and a folder's entire contents in a list. But the maximum preview size in ...
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Blurry fonts on external display MacBook Pro M1 Pro MacOS Ventura

I have a 1440p 27" external display with MacBook Pro M1 Pro with Ventura connected. I found a lot of info about blurry fonts, HiDPI etc and people recommend using BetterDisplay. So now I have a ...
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