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What is this qemu-system-aarch64 process and why is it using almost 3 GB of RAM on my M1 Mac

This process belongs to an application you've installed yourself. To find out more, select the process in Activity Monitor and press Cmd-I to open the Process Information window. You should see the ...
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What is this qemu-system-aarch64 process and why is it using almost 3 GB of RAM on my M1 Mac

It was Docker for Mac! There is no clear name indication that this is a Docker process, so you can't clearly spot it in the Activity Monitor unless you use View -> All Processes, Hierarchically or ...
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How can I adjust keyboard backlight on the new M1 MacBook Air?

From Control Center, choose Keyboard Brightness and adjust the slider.
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zsh: bad CPU type in executable

When macOS tries to run an app that is not built for Apple silicon, macOS will prompt to install Rosetta 2 to automatically translate the app to Apple silicon. In Terminal, there is no automatic ...
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Apple Silicon: port all Homebrew packages under /usr/local/opt/ to /opt/homebrew

According to https://docs.brew.sh/Installation, /usr/local is for Intel binaries, /opt/homebrew for ARM. So you may want to reinstall instead of just migrating. You can dump the list of currently ...
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Does VirtualBox run on Apple Silicon?

One issue you have is that VirtualBox does not run on non Intel architectures. From https://www.virtualbox.org/ VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product To run a ...
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How to determine if a MacOS program on Apple Silicon is emulated x86 or native ARM from the command line?

Run file on a binary: krismatth@KristophersMBP3 ~$ file /bin/bash /bin/bash: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures: [x86_64:Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64] [arm64e:Mach-O 64-bit executable ...
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Is M1 chip aarch64 or amd64?

Given that choice, the Apple Silicon M1 (and M2) chip is an AArch64 architecture. AArch64 is another name for ARM64, so it is an ARM architecture. The AMD64 architecture is what is also known as ...
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Why is Homebrew installed in /opt/homebrew on Apple Silicon Macs?

I would highly recommend checking out the original Homebrew discussion here. I'll summarise a few points from it below. The default prefix before Apple Silicon (/usr/local) was chosen for a few ...
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Why is that so many apps today require a MacBook with an M1 chip?

The SkyVPN app you linked to isn't really a "MacOS client". It's an app that they wrote for iPadOS, which will work on an Apple Silicon Mac. M-series Macs can run many apps that were ...
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I factory reset my M1 MacBook and it still contained the systems old hostname

This is unlikely to be a security issue, nor any issue with data retained on the machine. Terminal shows the DNS name provided by the network if your friend hasn’t overridden the default setup. ...
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On Apple M1 with Rosetta, how to open entire Terminal / iTerm in x86_64 architecture?

After installing Rosetta: softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license It seems to be a good idea to run your entire Terminal in Rosetta: Go to Finder > Applications and find your Terminal ...
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How to tell if M1 Mac has Rosetta installed?

The Rosetta 2 installer seems to install at least three files: $ lsbom -f /Library/Apple/System/Library/Receipts/com.apple.pkg.RosettaUpdateAuto.bom ./Library/Apple/usr/lib/libRosettaAot.dylib 100755 ...
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Sleep keyboard shortcut on M1 MacBook Pro

This bothered me too. I have hot corners active, but have three screens connected to my MacBook Pro, and that is quite a distance to travel. There is a simpler solution, without the need for third ...
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M1 Mac clean install, getting stuck at "Create a computer account"

paraphrasing @Remiks' answer (thanks Remiks - your writeup got me unstuck!). Remiks reports: Apple Support shared this alternative to their published steps It relies on recovery tools, not ...
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What is the 'CarbonComponentScannerXPC' process? Do I have a way to remove it?

UPDATE:14.2.1 CarbonComponentScannerXPC finally disappear UPDATE:there is no clean way to disable Rosetta 2 after enabled you can disable SIP and then remove files. https://developer.apple.com/forums/...
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is this swap memory use normal?

So long as memory pressure looks OK, there's nothing to worry about. macOS keeps things cached in RAM as long as that RAM is not needed by anything else - that gives it a tendency overall to look like ...
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How to tell if M1 Mac has Rosetta installed?

Another option is to check if the oahd process is running; pgrep oahd Internally rosetta is known as OAH. If it returns a process id you know rosetta is installed. I use the following oneliner in my ...
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How am I running x86_64 programs without arch on Apple Silicon?

If Rosetta is installed, the system will run x64 binaries automatically, you don’t need arch arch is only required if you want to force the use of a specific version in an universal binary (containing ...
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Is every program that ran on Intel Macs capable of being run on the new M1 Macs?

Is every program that ran on Intel Macs capable of being run on the new M1 Macs? Generally speaking, yes, but it really depends. Rosetta 2 is the compatibility layer that will allow legacy software ...
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MacBook in bed: M1 Air vs. M1 Pro with fans disabled

Think different. After surgery I needed some recovery time at home, so I had to use a rolling table that cantilevered over my bed for a few weeks. Amazon has a top 100 rolling & over-bed tables ...
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macOS Ventura 13.0 does not show .Trash folder in my Home directory

I have just stumbled upon a simple way to add Trash to the Finder's sidebar in Ventura 13.2.1: Click on the Trash icon in the dock to open Finder showing the Trash Either select "Add to Sidebar&...
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Sleep keyboard shortcut on M1 MacBook Pro

On my M1 MacBook Air, the following works: press Touch ID with any finger not registered with Touch ID to lock the Mac. Then press Esc to Sleep.
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is this swap memory use normal?

There are two major misconceptions that are often seen in relation to memory management: Full RAM is bad. Full swap is bad. Both are wrong. RAM is extremely fast compared to other types of storage, ...
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Conditionally run program using Rosetta 2 on M1 Mac

You can use the arch command to force a preferred slice loading order for universal binaries. In your particular case, you would first make sure to Get Info on Xcode and uncheck the "Open using ...
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How does Rosetta 2 work?

Rosetta 2 works by doing an ahead-of-time (AOT) translation of the Intel code to corresponding ARM code. It is able to do this efficiently and easily mainly because the M1 CPU contains a special ...
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Spotlight Indexing of Google Drive File Stream Disabled on Restart

Here's a step by step workaround for Google Drive v49 (might not work in future versions): Quit Google Drive (click on the Google Drive icon in the menu bar, then click on the cogwheel, then click ...
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Apple Silicon: port all Homebrew packages under /usr/local/opt/ to /opt/homebrew

Here's the approach I ultimately took. First, I took note of my installed brew packages: brew list I just kept this as a text file so that I could refer to it later. I then uninstalled the old ...
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Just bought MacMini M1, not happy with BigSur can I install Catalina and if so how?

The minimum OS you can run on an M1 Mac mini is macOS 11 Big Sur. It will not run Catalina. Sorry.
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Can a MacBook safely handle chargers that fluctuate maximum power?

Can it [MacBook] safely charge when the charger (with multiple USB-C ports) will fluctuate between 45 watts and 100 watts Can it safely charge? Short answer: Yes. There’s a fundamental flaw with ...
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