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How can I add a custom message in the macOS login screen?

This can be done without 3rd party app. Simply open System Preferences.app -> Security & Privacy -> Show message when the screen is locked. Here are the steps: Open "System Preferences" (located ...
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macOS Sierra Internet Accounts Google login stuck

I found that if you have a default browser other than Safari you will face this issue. Solution one: When you see it stuck, start Safari and it will magically work. Alternative solution: Change ...
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Stop Safari asking for my password when autofilling my password

I just ran into this problem as well, I found that it was only happening on my MacBook with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. If this is true for you as well then you can turn the password prompt off ...
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Log in as different user without logging out

You can perform Fast User Switching. Switch by using a password Click the fast user switching menu in the menu bar, then choose your user name. The fast user switching menu looks like ...
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How can I add a custom message in the macOS login screen?

Yes, you can do this by using Terminal. More specifically: Open the Terminal app (by default this is located in the Utilities folder within your Applications folder) Now copy the following command ...
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macOS Sierra Internet Accounts Google login stuck

Combining part of your solution and part of the solution from Can't login with Google using Internet Accounts, I got mine to work again by: Opening Keychain Access > login and searching for '...
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How to disable account on OS X Mavericks

Changing the login shell does not stop the GUI login, but does stop shell / ssh login. The answer is given by: https://serverfault.com/questions/61214/how-can-i-disable-a-user-account-from-the-cli-...
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Terminal login hangs

As I'm sure you know, troubleshooting is a process of elimination and often requires a fair bit of patience. I'd like to try a few things to try and get to the bottom of this for you. 1. Confirm it ...
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macOS Won't Show WiFi Login Page

One of the reasons can be the custom added DNS configuration. Go to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> DNS Save your DNS list to somewhere else. Remove these DNSs using the "-&...
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Why does macOS 10.13 suddenly ask for a PIN instead of password for login?

You have your Yubi key in the USB port at some point, put the Yubi key in and enter your Yubi Pin this will unlock your screen
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How do I connect to a wifi network from the login screen on OS X Mavericks?

Reboot and hold down the OPTION button. That should give you the option to select a wifi network. Then select your drive and hit the arrow on the screen.
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How to view all login history in MacOS High Sierra

In Terminal, use the last command. Also, read the manual page for last, in Terminal: man last
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macOS Won't Show WiFi Login Page

On macOS Catalina (10.15.1), the solution for me was to manually open the /System/Library/CoreServices/Captive Network Assistant.app application in the Finder, which will trigger the standard ...
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After entering password Mac shuts down

Okay, so after some searching/googling I found that all problems that I had was because of FileVault bug that makes your OS pause/freeze at login. This FileVault bug first was seen on Mac OS X ...
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How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?

Another way to go about this, is by creating a Configuration Profile (using Apple Configurator). Using this tool, recreate your VPN configuration and save the file. After you've created the file, open ...
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Can't login with Google using Internet Accounts

Open Keychain Access. Make sure "login" is selected in the upper left under "Keychains" and manually delete every entry that is associated with Google (any entry with Google in the name, I deleted). ...
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How to login when I can't enter my password because "e" key on keyboard doesn't work

Try entering ⌘+option+F5 to bring up the "Accessibility Options" popup window. This window will appear similar to what is shown below. Select "Enable Accessibility Keyboard", then click on the "Done" ...
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Why does macOS 10.13 suddenly ask for a PIN instead of password for login?

This seems to be a bug in either MacOS or the Yubico software. Even after removing the Yubikey profile, the system will occasionally lock the user out, requiring the Yubikey and the PIN. The solution ...
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"last" command not working properly

Always use man X directly on the Mac itself to see what is available for command X. The reason is that OS X was originally based on BSD and not GNU (most likely to avoid the GPL) so you should not ...
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Do programs keep running on macos when user switches account?

Yes, the applications will continue to run in the background. This happens with Fast User Switching and when Locking then logging in. Monitoring You can see the other users' applications are running ...
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How to wait until internet connection, before launching "login item"

According to the Daemons and Services Programming Guide this is not directly possible via launchd. Network Availability If your daemon depends on the network being available, this cannot be ...
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After logging into OSX all I see is a black screen

I tried the PRAM many times and it didn't work. Thank you Reve. Your link solution was the one that worked. Dunno why your solution was down voted. I am copy pasting the text: In the three years of ...
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Terminal login hangs

This seems like a perfect fit for you exceeding the maximum processes per user (or possibly max processes). On a stock macOS installation you get 709 per user (ulimit -u) and 1064 max processes (...
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Pressing first letter of user account name does not select user in login window

Did Apple remove this feature for some reason? No, this has not been removed. You should still be able to select users at the login window via the first letter of their user name, or via using the ...
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Log in as different user without logging out

For MacbookPro with Touch Bar: Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor, it automatically asks for switching the user. click on the power button to switch. Ez--peezy. :)
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How to I restore my old default keychain?

Ok I can answer by myself. Doing the above, keychain will in fact store a copy of the old 'defaults' (all the previous... Don't why they're called 'defaults'). The copy (at least in Sierra) is located ...
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Is there a way to automatically format/delete my SSD after x failed login attempts?

With on-board tools (and without using external services like "Find my Mac" & "Erase my Mac remotely" via iCloud) it's impossible to erase or reformat the boot volume with diskutil ... because the ...
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Can't login because of kernel panic

This answer assumes: your internal drive is full and this is why you can't log in you do not have access to another Mac you do not have another drive you can boot from. The following steps will ...
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Spinning gray wheel in mac internet accounts when adding or modifying google logins

Setting Safari as my default browser allowed the login to pop up correctly
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