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Resizing the container where Catalina is installed can take an extremely long time. In fact, if you issue a diskutil apfs resizeContainer command, you can get a message stating this. Also, the message will state resizing can execute faster if you boot to macOS Recovery. The Boot Camp Assistant must use the same software to resize and make space for Windows, ...


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As a work-around, under System Preferences -> Keyboard, I found the option that displays Touch Bar shows and gives the following options: If you select "Expanded control strip" you are greeted with your familiar options


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Simply resizing Files (disk0s3) and then expanding the container (disk0s2) while "shifting" disk0s3 won't work. You have to take this path: Resize disk0s3 with diskutil: diskutil resizeVolume disk0s3 40g Create a fourth partition Files2 (HFS+) with Disk Utility at the end of the disk Copy all files from Files to Files2 Remove disk0s3 with Disk Utility ...


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I have the exact same problem! Upgrade from Mojave directly to 10.15.4. The command softwareupdate -ia did not work. It tells me that everything is up to date. defaults delete com.apple.systempreferences AttentionPrefBundleIDs; killall Dock This can get rid of it but it will return. Not sure what is the update...


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Solved by installing Java 8u241 from java.com instead of Homebrew.


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For anyone stuck with the same problem, I figured out that I needed to Trust the ipad on my Mac by opening a Finder window, click the ipad on the left bar and finally "Trust" with the appropriate button on the right.


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I figured it out, it was part of the Steam app. You need to remove it from there. In the end it was not fully downloaded so it didn't take up 20+ GB but only a few MB. So I guess this estimation is not always entirely accurate. Stay safe everyone


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No. Beg, borrow or rent a MS SQL and next time have them export in SQL text or work with you on a better format. Since they want you to read the data, I would see if you can use this awesome Mac app to just connect and run your report, look or export to a better format using Mac native tools. https://www.sqlprostudio.com/ If that fails, the fastest and ...


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Ok. Nothing on disk3 needs changing yet, so all the CS commands are dangerous or ineffective What happens when you issue: diskutil eraseVolume free free disk0s4 diskutil eraseVolume free free disk0s3 Also, please use care, if you delete the wrong 0s4 you will lose everything. Do you have a backup and internet to reinstall if you or I make a mistake?


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Try running softwareupdate -ia in terminal to force it to realise it's got them all / install any you may have missed.


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If you've turned on Disk Encryption, then you might get the login from a small boot partition, which then boots the 'real' system after you've authenticated the unencryption with your password. Alternatively, it may be that Catalina's increased security is more cautious about how third-party software launches at this stage. If you have just updated to ...


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I found a workaround by triggering Chrome to add my Documents folder to Security and Privacy: Initially, Chrome had no access granted in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy tab -> 'Files and Folders', nor in 'Full Disk Access'. I have an HTML file 'index.html' in my Documents folder. Open a Terminal and run the command: open ~/...


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You are seeing Catalina's way of setting up boot volumes, that's all. In Catalina, when you install macOS on a drive, it gets split into two volumes behind the scene: one read-only where the system and all system files reside, and one writable where your user files and every file that must be writable resides. This is a way to further harden and protect the ...


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You have accidentally enabled Catalina's new accessibility voice control feature, which lets you control the computer with your voice. The numbers you see are there to use as lables you can speak to exectute the commands. The same feature is also the cause of the slow-down in response. To disable the feature, open System Preferences from the Apple Menu, go ...


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Download Skype for Business on Mac from Microsoft and install it. Once installed, links to join a meeting will open in the native application without needing to install any web plug-ins. The Skype for Business Web App doesn't seem to work on macOS Catalina.


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It's new in Safari 13.1, even on Mojave. Safari 13.1 will run on macOS High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina (specifically versions 10.13.6, 10.14.6, and 10.15.4), It's the Safari version that's key, not the OS version itself. Here's the changelog which show this: Safari 13.1 Beta Release Notes Added Close Tabs to the Right. Added Duplicate Tab.


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You need at least 20GB to install Catalina (macOS 10.15). Updating this OS probably requires the same amount of space. I’m guessing that your constant restarts are due to the installing not having enough free space so it’s swapping info from the disk to memory. Try to free up as much disk space as you can, the more the better. Once you get to 20GB, you ...


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Something was clearly borked on the target SSD, as after finding and booting from an external Catalina startup disk, I could reinstall Catalina on the original disk, and all is well. Possibly something with the nested APSF volume chain?


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Figured it out: sc_auth using various options. It also has the pairing_ui option to force the dialog box to pop up.


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Try on normal desktop with sudo mount -uw / it works until restart.


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This is already built into iTerm2. See the Hotkeys section in their documentation. Show/hide all windows with a dedicated, system-wide hotkey Create a dedicated hotkey window. In its simplest form, it's a system-wide terminal window that you can open with a hotkey. You can find these options in Preferences -> Keys OSXDaily has an excellent write up on ...


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HP site says that no software or drivers found for your operating system when it comes to latest macOS versions. Solution is to use HP printer driver bundle from file HewlettPackardPrinterDrivers5.1.dmg which can be found on Apple or search engine or direct link Download and install the printer driver package Open System Preferences -> Printers and ...


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Apparently, the Windows Support Software you used to previous install Windows is currently unavailable. The current download does not appear to work properly. This software is for the UEFI booting of Windows. This method of booting was adopted by the industry for booting x64 Windows in 2011. Apple started using this method of booting x64 Windows in 2012. ...


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The essential difference between Safari's Export as PDF and Save As PDF in the print menu is that the latter involves the print architecture, and the former does not. As mentioned in the comments, it's possible that old 32-bit print drivers may be causing problems in Catalina's 64-bit clean environment. Of course, this would be noticed when printing to paper,...


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Giving the Apply guy the benefit of the doubt, there's likely a gap between what he meant and what he said and what was understood. Otherwise he's an idiot. I can copy and paste text from PDFs that I have in Catalina; and Apple does indeed provide methods to select and copy text from PDFs in their frameworks for developers -- the same frameworks on which ...


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I've found a workaround: I've figured out MSS probably means Master-Slave-Switch. That didn't suffice to fix the issue. But disabling sniff mode resolves the issue. It seems that some energy management code doesn't work properly.


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I have experienced a problem similar to yours. Unfortunately for us, there seems to be no solution, but "the answer" to our questions was revealed in my telephone call to Apple Care. During this support call, a "second-level" tech support person stated: "Apple doesn't actually support PDF files with Preview. There is nothing we can do to help you."


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What I have done is delete the App Store key chain entry in Finder, Application, Utilities, Keychain Access and the search for appstore. Delete just that one. (MacOS Catalina)


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Unfortunately I don't believe there are options to give you exactly what you want and prevent Local Address from being truncated (note that the entry beginning 2601:18c in your example is an IPv6 address, not a MAC address). Option -W (In certain displays, avoid truncating addresses) seems that it will give what you want but it still truncates hostnames and ...


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The best way to sync your books across Apple devices is using Books app. Just tested on the latest versions of macOS & iOS, and it works perfectly. So, you need reproduce the next steps: Open Books app (Spotlight Search -> type "Books" -> If needed, log in) Drag and drop your .pdf, .epub or other file Done. Your book is available across all devices ...


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What I do is use the Cover Flow view of files in the Finder. Open a Finder window. See image below. Here is a folder with 6 photos in it. Notice the red rectangle in the top left of image. That determines your view. If you use the 4th selection, you can see the images.


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@jemcclin's answer didn't work for me, maybe because I use a non-Apple external keyboard on my MacBook Air (2018). I had to use the values \033b (↖ home) and \033f (↗ end). On my machine these two values were also assigned to Command-Left and Command-right, which serve as home/end alias for laptop keyboards.


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I'm running into the same issue, with Catalina 10.15.2. One slight workaround, sort of, that I found is that instead of having to reboot the machine to cleanly eject the drive, I can log out and then log back in, and then it's been freed up for ejecting. Of course I'd rather not have to do that. But this seems to be a bug that I hope will be fixed.


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Do you have the NFS client utilities installed on the Linux system? The error message from your Linux system states that /sbin/mount.nfs isn't present, which suggests that the NFS client utilities are missing. On Debian/Ubuntu systems they're in package nfs-common - install that package and see if the mount then succeeds. If you're all you're interested in ...


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Per our conversation in comments, the problem seems to be that your computer is going into hibernation (aka Safe Sleep) overnight, and that hibernation is interfering with waking the machine up while it's in clamshell mode. It's possible that the machine would eventually wake up, even in clamshell — waking up from hibernation can take significantly longer ...


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I have a solution that may work for you. This approach will not require the use of Automator or keyboard shortcuts for pasting text into password fields. In Script Editor.app, paste this following AppleScript code into a new document and save it as a .scpt file. I named my version Cyber_Test.scpt. For this following approach to work correctly, you will ...


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For Catalina you'll need to do this: Restart your mac in Recovery mode (cmd + R) Then open a Terminal and enter: spctl kext-consent add VB5E2TV963 Restart your mac. VB5E2TV963 is the code for oracle. (Taken from https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=93133 ) For me was the only way to install it.


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Fully removing Creative Cloud Basically, you need to look for files in the following folders: /Library/Application Support/Adobe ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe /Library/LaunchAgents ~/Library/LaunchAgents ~/Library/Preferences However, removing CC without breaking other Adobe apps is kinda challenge... The conservative way If CC annoys you but ...


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I just spent a chunk of time with Apple support; they said it's impossible to install Mojave on the 16". Sigh. Also this: "No macOS Mojave on MacBook Pro 16" from gottabemobile.com


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These files are automatically created by Word (and other programs in the Microsoft Office suite). They are supposed to be automatically deleted when you close the document in Word or Excel, but sometimes that mechanism fail. These files are not "corrupted" - they're simply not supposed to be able to be opened with Word/Excel. They do not contain the ...


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The server software on macOS Catalina does support encryption, but your client needs to support encryption too. If you're using a standard VNC client to connect with a password only, nothing is encrypted. Not even the password. In this case I would recommend an SSH tunnel as you propose, or other forms of encryption such as an encrypted VPN, encrypted ...


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Both are backup utilities and both offer you the ability to recover after a "catastrophic" event, but like tools in your tool box, your box wrench and your socket wrench both essentially have the same function, but have their preferred application depending on the scenario. APFS snapshots are a point-in-time snapshot of your APFS file system. Your initial ...


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If you get the message saying "iPhone is disabled, Connect to iTunes", your device has been disabled. Here are 4 ways for you to try to fix this issue. - Restore the disabled iPhone with iTunes If you restore your disabled iPhone via iTunes, you will lose all the data on your device. However, once you have created a backup, you can restore your device from ...


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Would mdfind -interpret somestring work? How 'bout a script? #!/bin/bash if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then echo "$(basename $0) portion-of-filename" exit fi find / -type f -print 2>/dev/null | gawk -F'/' -v searchFor="$1" ' BEGIN{ IGNORECASE=1 } searchFor { base=$NF if (index(tolower(base), tolower(searchFor))) { printf("%s\n",$0) }...


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DTrace in general is a dynamic tracing framework that allows users to get information about the running system, including the user-space applications and the kernel. The /dev/dtracehelper file is used to provider user-defined probes to dtrace. Essentially this means that an application can inform the dtrace system of events happening inside the application ...


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It is actually okay to raise the system limits - for example up to 65536 open files. 162 sockets over 5 hours is a relatively low number. It is not going to affect system performance in any way, and does not use up any kind of significant resources. Ordinarily sockets will eventually go away by themselves after a timeout. However in your case, they're ...


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Have you checked your PATH? I just installed sudo-1.8.31.mac1015.pkg and found out that the package installs sudo to /usr/local instead of the default /usr. If you are not sure, run which -a sudo, the one at the top will be used. To override, just add PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" to your ~/.zshrc


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First, you're going to need an AppleScript that can mute the system audio. set volume 0 Now you need a way to execute this script from anywhere. We'll use macOS services, and Automator makes this super easy for us. Open Automator Make a New Document of type "Quick Action" (or "Service" in older macOS) Drag a new Run Applescript action into the workflow. ...


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See Attaching a Folder Action using Applescript for an AppleScript, an Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) language, solution. You can use osascript on the command line to run OSA scripts: Your syntax was OK in old versions (at least up to macOS 10.6.8). Since it has been depreciated and it must be replaced by "make" : tell application "System Events" ...


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You are using mdfind correctly, but apparently there is a problem with your Spotlight indexes. I attempted to reproduce the behaviour you observed, but it seems to work fine for me. In fact I got exactly the same results as user3439894. First I created a sample file having the same name as your file. touch GCph_WL_FoM_154.46_AND_SIMPLE_SUM_GCsp_XC_AVEC_NO-...


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