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After a day of searching, I found out that a program, that runs the command, should be allowed in Screen Recording in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Screen Recording


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-J is an interactive mode control, you don't need that. From the man page... -J <style> Sets the starting style of interfactive capture "selection","window","video". screencapture -x 1.png is all you need.


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The problem here is you’re not actually in recovery mode if it’s trying to reset a password or no user qualifies to unlock the storage. I would start up back to macOS and be sure you have internet, wired Ethernet preferably, and try to validate your user is set up properly or make a new admin account. Then I would do all updates and reboot. Just about ...


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I was having the same issue on my Mac Mini M1. To solve it, I had to restore the Mac Mini using Apple Configurator 2. Please have a look here to learn how to do that: https://support.apple.com/guide/apple-configurator-2/revive-or-restore-a-mac-with-apple-silicon-apdd5f3c75ad/mac


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After searching for a way to do this sadly there isn't anyway to get this done in macOS Big Sur.


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Solved the problem by doing these commands in terminal : git credential-osxkeychain erase ⏎ host=github.com ⏎ protocol=https ⏎ ⏎ ⏎


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First step is to create the .app nativefier ”https://www.yourwebsite.com” --maximize --clear-cache --name ”My cool application” --icon ”/Users/xyz/Downloads/favicon.icns” Now that you have the .app, next create the dmg file from the .app. create-dmg --window-pos 200 120 --window-size 800 500 --icon-size 130 --text-size 14 --icon myapp.app 260 250 --hide-...


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So this is not an answer exactly; more of a workaround that I've found. To be clear, this is more than just a mouse/trackpad input problem. I know because when my cursor starts stuttering, if I'm watching a show (say on the TV App), the video stutters in the exact same manner. Some answers above associate the problem with secondary monitors. I think that ...


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It depends on what type of notification it is. Alerts stay until you dismiss them. Banners stay a short while, then auto-close. This is Mojave. Big Sur is similar, just with some slight visual differences.


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This answer covers MacOS Big Sur as requested: Your terminal app has probably no rights to access the volume. Please check System Preferences / Security & Privacy / Privacy. In this screenshot you see my selection for iTerm (I use it instead of terminal). For Files and Folders I checked the Network Volumes option. This has to be enabled for the ...


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Logged in as guest, works for me albeit terribly slowly (see timeout messages). Use the mount command to check it's mounted before trying anything else. java@Tests-iMac ~ % open ftp://ftp.census.gov java@Tests-iMac ~ % mount /dev/disk2s5 on / (apfs, local, read-only, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) /dev/disk2s1 on /System/Volumes/Data (...


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shift ⇧ cmd ⌘ } next tab shift ⇧ cmd ⌘ { previous tab This works in any apps with tabs, including on iPadOS (where ctrl-tab does not).


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Ctrl ⌃ Tab ⇥ or backwards Ctrl ⌃ Shift ⇧ Tab ⇥ It sits as a 'family' with Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥ behaviour for switching apps, & similar to Cmd ⌘ ` to toggle between windows (see Shortcut for toggling between different windows of same app? )


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You can option drag some of the icons to remove them to reduce the amount you have in the menubar. With some of the new additions Apple has put in, there is some redundancy and you no longer need some of them. For example - you no longer need the Sound menubar item. I know it's not a huge help - but it seems these days every little bit counts, lol.. Good ...


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You can add your own sounds to ~/Library/Sounds, the one in your Home folder, and they will then appear in System Preferences > Sounds > Sound Effects, and in the Mail.app's Preferences. Apple is making modification of the system files increasingly difficult, for security.


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You can remove the second line starting ‘Restored session’ by editing /etc/bashrc_Apple_Terminal and removing or commenting out line 216: (umask 077; echo 'echo Restored session: "$(/bin/date -r '$(/bin/date +%s)')"' >| "$SHELL_SESSION_FILE") I don't believe it's possible to remove the first line as that's output by the Terminal app ...


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If a Mac is within the included range of supported models for an OS, then it should run without problem. One of the reasons for Apple excluding a Mac from a new OS is that the 'experience' is not good enough, in terms of speed. I've run all three OSes on a 2014 MBP, and performance was fine. I didn't notice any discernible difference.


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I can't say for certain with Big Sur, having never run it from scratch or indeed as an upgrade, but traditionally the app is stored in Applications, as "Install macOS [name]" & is deleted on successful run. It doesn't delete it if you install to a different drive than the one the computer is currently booted from. Otherwise, the trick has ...


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The Accessibility System Preferences give you some control over the menu bar. The "Reduce transparency" check box will remove the transparency in the menu bar so that it does not show the desktop wallpaper. And it does reduce transparency in other places (e.g. Dock and window backgrounds). If that is a problem then @TJ Luoma has the best answer ...


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Option A: If you are asking: Is there a way to do this which is built into macOS and accessible either by a setting in, for example, System Preferences, or via the command line using a hidden defaults write command or similar? Then the answer is no. Option B: If you are asking: Is there a way to exert more control over the menu bar colors in Big Sur? ...


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Thanks for @Tetsujin but I have chosen to opt for the brute force method and reinstalled BigSur on a two days old machine and all the problems were solved. It is a shame how a brand new machine already comes with a lot of little glitches.


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Thanks for the answers. After several days of unsuccessful searching for a solution that allows to free up the unused space on the Disk and make it available for storage I gave up and: I cloned all Data from the disk to another disk. Then I reformated the whole disk and copied the data back to its original disk. It took about 3-4 days of nonstop Carbon Copy ...


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When you say you tried enabling the setup assistant, what specifically did you do? In the past, booting to single user mode was simple but based on which MacBook you have and details you didn’t provide in the question (firmware status, FileVault status, DEP status, MDM status), you might be making things worse if you’re not following the Apple procedure ...


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Having done this only last week - it is supposed to work. It does here. Having also had multiple issues with Time Machine recently, I could make one suggestion - but it will take several hours… Set the Mac up again from scratch & at the point it asks about Migration, migrate directly from the other Mac, 'live' across ethernet, rather than from Time ...


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Disabling True Tone fixed the problem. System Preferences > Display > Uncheck "True Tone" FYI many posts/blogs/sites complain that true tone causes flickering.


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That is not a macOS prompt. The icon is from Jamf, a mobile device management solution used by organisations to control devices. Your IT department has most likely blocked Big Sur. They control the dialog and text content. Contact your company or device administrator.


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sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Big Sur" the above commend result as below: Ignored updates: ( ) Ignoring software updates is deprecated. The ability to ignore individual updates will be removed in a future release of macOS.


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With the Fusion guest using bridged networking, a VPN client in the Fusion guest can connect to an external VPN service provider. As you have discovered - and that is what I use. What used to work (Fusion 11, macOS 10.15) is that with NAT networking ("Share with my Mac") it was relatively straightforward for the Fusion guest to connect to the ...


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You can only expand APFS containers downward. Since the free space exists above the APFS container there is not application or command provided by macOS for adding this free space to the current APFS container. One fairly straight forward method of regaining the free space would be to do the following. Download the current version of Big Sur from the Apps ...


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I doubt the end result would make enough difference to be worth the effort. You'd increase usage during the upgrade process as opposed to clean & install, but by the time it's finished, both methods will end up with the same result. The other advantage of updating would be if you'd already set up your iCloud login etc. You may, btw, have got Mojave ...


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The issue is perceptual. You're expecting the application/document model, when it's the browser/page model. Finder is navigating, not opening documents. If you open a second document in Word, you now have two documents open. But if you click a link in "Hot Network Questions" over on the right, it takes this browser window there. In fact if you ...


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Holding the Cmd ⌘ key while double-clicking on any folder, will open that folder in a new tab or window


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That's always annoyed me too, but I don't know any way to avoid it other than opening a new window manually first. Cmd ⌘ N Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ A It's pretty quick, considering.


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I think, if there is no problem of disk space, it's better separate containers of different System in APFS structure. The other thing to separate well is the data according to the systems used. Indeed, the compatibility of "integrated Apple" software is always upward but rarely downward. Thus if data used by "High Sierra" version software ...


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First - get a back up now before you continue (or check you can restore from your existing backup and it is recent on key important data). The main thing to do is not follow guides that don’t reflect the current hardware and software. I would suspect anything that relies on single user mode with macOS Catalina and newer and go back to basics. What are you ...


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Rather than use that convoluted cmd this one is better, it changes sudo and login pass, like you'd expect sudo passwd to do: except on Mac it doesn't. sysadminctl -adminUser <user> -adminPassword <pass> -resetPasswordFor <user> -newPassword <newPass>


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If you need create a Admin User on Big Sur the following method works fine : You boot in Recovery Mode. (cmd+r at boot) . If Filevault is activated, from Disk Utility, you unlock/mount the System Volume giving the password. (right click on the system volume). You quit disk utility, then on top menu you select Utilities/Terminal I suppose the System ...


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The red dot is not Quit. This is the first big thing you need to learn about Macs. The red dot closes the window, it does not quit the app. [Some apps will auto-quit on close - System Prefs etc, but this is not the general rule]. if you want any app to remember its last session - which all well-behaved apps do these days - then if you want to quit, use Cmd ⌘...


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The source machine probably has the router as a caching DNS server, which goes to the DNS network looking for “who handles *.local addresses?” And gets no answer.


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If you just want to pass the results to a single command (not run a sequence of commands, or anything complex like that), you can use xargs. If the command can take a bunch of filenames at once, use something like this: mdfind -0 -name iMazing | xargs -0 ls The -0 options make the commands use null bytes as delimiters; since these cannot occur in filenames, ...


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If you install a version of bash >= 4.0 (say, with Homebrew), you can do: mapfile -t files < <(mdfind -name iMazing) which reads the lines of the mdfind output into the "files" array. Then for file in "${files[@]}"; do ls "$file"; done


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This is a common issue since for X Windows you need to run a server process on your Mac and the xeyes client process runs in AWS (or the client program could run locally on your Mac). By default macOS doesn’t ship a X11 server so you would need to load and run that for your setup to work. https://www.xquartz.org/releases/index.html


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The problem is not the quoting of $i — that's too late. The for loop has already split the input by spaces, so each for loop iteration is being given one of the four components shown in the errors. You need to fix the loop instead. You can do this by setting IFS, the Internal Field Separator, to newline. IFS=$'\n'; for i in $(mdfind -name iMazing); do ls "$i"...


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For me the issue is fixed in Big Sur 11.4 (20F71)


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I have had a similar error on a brand new MBP and brand new USB stick where the newly formatted drive (fat32) would not auto mount. I had to mount the usb drive manually following the instructions below: create a volume dir: sudo mkdir /Volumes/usb find the disk where the usb is listed (in my case it was under /dev/disk2: diskutil list mount the volume: ...


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When you have log in and see Keychain running, try right-clicking its icon in the dock. Under "Options", you'll find "Open at Login" - make sure it is not checked. Then right-click the dock icon again and select "Quit" to ensure that the application is fully closed. Now you can log out and login again, and hopefully Keychain ...


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I just tried on 11.4: dscl . -passwd /Users/$USER 'newpassword' security set-keychain-password -o 'oldpassword' -p 'newpassword' /Users/$USER/Library/Keychains/login.keychain-db will change the password of the user currently logged in, sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/otheruser 'newpassword' sudo security set-keychain-password -o 'oldpassword' -p 'newpassword' /...


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Using the identical 30mb pdf book: Calibre GUI: 1hr47 mins to convert Calibre cmdline: 37 mins to convert The GUI converted ePub is in the calibre library dir The cmdline converted ePub is in the calibre cmdline dir Both working as expected Steps: cd ~/Applications/calibre.app/Contents/MacOS Test for yourself with: time ./ebook-convert <pathToPdf>.pdf &...


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I gave up trying to fix it using the UI. Instead, I've created a launchd agent in ~/Library/LaunchAgents/. This can be done by writing a .plist file with this content: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- This is ~/Library/LaunchAgents/my-login.plist --> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" &...


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