New answers tagged

0

Your error is something that we have to see Root disk errors: "Could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts. Terminating." Try turning off this setting. Open System Preferences > Energy Saver Untick Put hard disks to sleep when possible on both the Battery and Power Adapter tab. Check MikeSchubert blog for more detail. In addition, you can test ...


0

Klanomath and all - Objective: Properly erase an iMac running Catalina built in 2013 A functional computer should be able to be erased. I was trying to determine the viability of the computer> Background: I needed to erase my iMac (running Catalina) with a Fusion Drive and was told that ERASE should be accessible while in Disk Utilities in Internet ...


0

You might also want to follow this : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065


1

Zsh will read up to 5 "global" rc files on startup depending on its shell classification, ie. login or non-login, interactive or non-interactive and their content is available to all zsh users. These files are /etc/zshenv, /etc/zprofile, /etc/zshrc, /etc/zlogin, and /etc/zlogout. They are read in conjunction with 5 "dot files", usually found in your home ...


1

First, create a new Admin user account as your account allows to make it. Login with the new admin account. Delete your original account and select the "Delete home folder" option. Easy way to delete your account with settings, not so easy to delete the new second account but your friend can do that with their admin account (hopefully)


1

Make two tabs in one window, other free tab can now be brought in. Window Menu > Merge all windows.


2

Use a symlink. It uses the ln command in the terminal ln -s ~/.zshrc /var/root/.zshrc You can replace /var/root with whatever you need to. This will create a file named .zsrhc in /var/root that is linked to the original copy in your home directory. Please note that you may need sudo before this if you do not have file permissions.


1

Assumptions This assumes that: Safari is configured not to open new pages in tabs Safari is the default browser. Howto Press Cmd-Space then search and run Automator, create a Quick Action workflow (macOS Mojave and later, earlier that item was called Service). Change the input method in the top right sidebar to no input. Choose Library -> Utilities -> ...


1

"Educated" guess: In your case FileVault unlocking is managed by the preboot APFS volume (disk1s2). Your specific APFS container configuration implies that preboot manages booting to macOS 10.14.5 as well as macOS 10.15 beta. At this boot stage disk1s1's /etc/fstab is probably not yet involved and thus entries won't work. If you really want to disable ...


1

Launchd has two keys — HardResourceLimits and SoftResourceLimits — that can be used to place limits on the resources of jobs. They take a dictionary of integers, so you can add something like the following to your launchd plist to get a permanent solution: <key>HardResourceLimits</key> <dict> <key>NumberOfFiles</key> &...


2

You can create a launch daemon to run that command on every startup. Create /Library/LaunchDaemons/private.maxfiles.plist with the following contents: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> &...


0

It appears that magic mouse 2 can be forced to connect to mac via connecting it to it via a lightning cable (mac shows a notification that mouse is now connected, then you can disconnect, mouse reboots and is usable after a couple of seconds)


1

How can I get that context menu to display for icons in the downloads window? You can’t. The stacks were designed to be a quick way to open items in the folder. If you wanted to do anything more (copy, move, delete, etc.), you needed to actually be in a Finder window, thus the shortcut at the top which launches you into one.


1

For me turning off bluetooth was the only thing that solved this. I turned it off from the menu bar and clicked "Turn Bluetooth Off". Now the battery no longer drains when I put the mac to sleep. I had these same error messages, and previously I tried a whole bunch of things, including resetting PRAM, resetting SMC (System management controller), ...


1

The conditions are unclear at this time. Apple does not inform on how photoanalysisd or photolibraryd work. It is something they need to address properly. As far as I know, photoanalysis uses CoreML and Vision to analyse what images contain, not only Faces in People. So if you search for mountain, it should retrieve images of mountains. When it comes to ...


0

System settings downloaded several GB and later told me the upgrade was ready to install, but I didn't find it anywhere on disk. Returning to the App Store I noticed that it did not agree with system settings, and I was once again offered to download it. After running the download once more the installer appeared in /Applications. That took a while...


3

It should be in the global /Applications folder. By default all App Store downloads go there. It's been that way for years.


0

You should get a utility like Daisy Disk or Grand Perspective which will make a visual mapping of your disk drive so you can see what is taking up so much space. DaisyDisk is $10 but has a free trial period so you could use it to check your disk. Grand Perspective is Free. You may want to check your Library folder as well. It can get quite big. I don't know ...


4

I don't think there's a built-in way to accomplish what you're going for. But there are some products (hardware and/or software) you can purchase to help. iMacs used to have a mode wherein they could act as a secondary external display. Even though current iMacs no longer offer that functionality, this product provides functionality to turn a Mac into a ...


1

Theres also a nifty tccutil replacement on github which is also available via brew.


0

Confirmed broken in Mojave 10.14.6. Confirmed mostly-fixed in Catalina 10.15.3. I say mostly-fixed, because the slider is only adjustable if the right side has focus. If the left side has focus, then you still can't resize the slider. But it's a very easy workaround, which was not possible until Catalina.


0

When you are facing this problem during the first time configuring the VPN, try out erkan's solution first. If the issue persists even after that, restart your Mac. My mac had a problem opening the prompt to get the password for the keychain where my certificate was stored. Before I restarted my Mac had issues showing the prompt, but after I restarted the ...


2

A nice leightweight monitoring tool is bwm-ng (installed with brew): It shows network as well as disk activity: $: bwm-ng -i ioservice bwm-ng v0.6.2 (probing every 0.500s), press 'h' for help input: ioservice disk IO type: rate / iface Rx Tx Total ============================================...


1

A popular disk speed testing tool is "Blackmagic Disk Speed Test". You can download this from the App Store and get quantitative measurements for your new SSD.


0

You should set up an App password in your Google Account: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en This is what I had to do to get it working on Thunderbird.


1

You indicate in comments that you need a free solution. There's no free solution to do what you want currently. macOS does not come with a preference settings that enhanced that specific context menu. If you're able to program yourself, it should be possible to add extra menu items to the menu. This should be possible free of cost, but will ofcourse take ...


1

To simply reset the account, go to Tools > Account Settings. Choose the account, go to the bottom left of the screen (Account Actions) and click "Remove Account." Then re-add the account from scratch. If you are using the IMAP protocol, you will not have lost any emails. Though to be safe, you can navigate to where the data is stored and back this up ...


0

I had this problem for a while, but it seems, somehow, to have worked itself out (which is always worrying). To be more explicit: The problem started showing up, very suddenly, about two weeks ago. It affected my two macOS machines, one located at my institution, the other by broadband at home. I could get the messages fine via iOS or Outlook itself (...


1

Make backup for safety DISABLE " SIP " from recovery mode How do I disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) AKA "rootless" on macOs [OS X] and reboot to do rest of the steps, while SIP is disabled. Download this app (latest release) https://github.com/alexzielenski/ThemeEngine/releases Then follow this path (/System/Library/CoreServices/...


2

You're in luck. The "Noto" app is open-source and available outside the Mac App Store in a version compatible with your Mojave system. You can download the DMG here: https://www.brunophilipe.com/software/noto/releases/noto-1.2.dmg UPDATE: In the comments I learn that you're not looking for the app named "Noto", but rather an app named "Noto - Elegant Note"...


0

An Operating System is (crudely) a set of features for developers to use in their applications. The apps use these features when they are executed. New OS versions introduce new features that devs can take advantage of in new apps. If the feature isn't in the OS, the app can't use it, and so can't run.


1

This is exactly why Apple made the cut-off for machines that don't support the Metal graphics framework. You can expect all sorts of graphics glitches if you're trying to run an OS that expects hardware you don't have.


4

There is the following command. system_profiler SPStorageDataType You will have to parse the output. For example, I have a external HDD with a single volume named RONSPASPORT. The output relevant to this drive is given below. RON2PASPORT: Available: 29.27 GB (29,266,157,568 bytes) Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,105,216,000 bytes) Mount Point: /Volumes/...


0

Adding blank spaces to the top row is the fix I found for printing out a few tables I wanted without wrap-around text. It was mentioned that this isn't an ideal solution but it worked fine for adjusting column sizes in my use.


2

In a word, No There are differences in macOS versions, and if an app says "macOS Catalina or later" it means that it requires something that is specific to, introduced in and not in earlier versions of macOS. For example if you have an app that requires macOS High Sierra or greater it will also (likely) work on Mojave and Catalina too, but not on Sierra. ...


Top 50 recent answers are included