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The problem was fixed after updating to macOS Catalina version 10.15 (19A602).


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I did the same thing by using a USB installer and migrated data from the Time Machine backup during the install (it's one of the choices during the install). In my experience the data (minus the OS) should come back to Mojave but it may not be visible in the list of backups to choose from when choosing a backup source during the install. To explain further: ...


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Outlook searching relies on spotlight indexing. I would start with ensuring that Sys Prefs - Spotlight - Privacy is empty. You can rebuild the index with the below steps. As a sidebar perhaps this is part of the reason why it's randomly losing results: https://eclecticlight.co/2019/08/02/spotlight-search-can-skip-files/ Open Terminal and run: sudo ...


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Thanks to this blog post, I was able to solve this issue using rEFInd. Basically, rEFInd is a tool that allows you to select what operating system you want to boot with. You can download rEFInd here: link Full rEFInd documentation here: link


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Make sure you comply with the current "MUST" settings in this RFC for the IPSec/VPN-server: RFC 8221 - Cryptographic Algorithm ... - IETF Tools In my case we experienced disconnects after 480 seconds. Found out that the proposal for "AES_CBC_256/HMAC_SHA2_256_128" was missing in the VPN-server. With AES-256/SHA-256 enabled the VPN-connection stays ...


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Yes, it is expected. It has a lot to keep track of sometimes, and in the scheme of things, 8%-12% CPU is rather trivial. I've never seen it spike the CPU all by itself in years of looking at it.


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I dug through Console and found it appeared to be checking for preventIdleDisplaySleep boolean. Searching on Github I found HammerSpoon which has a module which can set this via lua scripting. I installed HammerSpoon and added this to ~/.hammerspoon/init.lua and it prevented the sleeping issues require "hs.caffeinate" require "hs.hotkey" hs.caffeinate.set("...


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The following sets the delay for creating a new space to 6000 seconds, i.e. 100 minutes. So if you drag a window to the edge of the screen, it won't create a new window unless you hold it there for 100 minutes. defaults write com.apple.dock workspaces-edge-delay -float 6000


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Might you be running a version of macOS where cron needs to be granted disk access? On Catalina, how can a cronjob get permission to touch files on a USB disk?


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As jaume and ankii suggested in the comments below the question (and as per Apple Support), the way to do it is to reinstall macOS Mojave. I now have the correct version of Safari for Mojave and I don't seem to have gained any new problems doing this. If anyone comes to this question looking to find a place to download a stand alone version of Safari for ...


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It is not something you want "fixed", as this is intended behavior. It is "costly" (in terms of time) to load new data into RAM, as is done for example when opening applications such as Photoshop and InDesign. However, it doesn't cost anything to keep the data in RAM, and there's no process of "erasing" stuff from RAM before you load new stuff in. ...


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Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources and get rid of the item called "US International PC". Instead use US or ABC. (US International PC is a special layout where those characters are deadkeys for typing accent marks used is various European languages).


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macOS 10.15 Catalina has a new feature in the ‘softwareupdate’ tool to download older versions of macOS: --fetch-full-installer Install the latest macOS Installer --full-installer-version The version of macOS to install. Ex: --full-installer-version 10.15 Some people have reported being able to download 10.14 using this feature in 10.15, ...


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This problem was addressed by upgrading the OS. I'm at 10.14.5 now and no longer have these problems.


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You should be able to convert to APFS from HFS+ non-destructively through macOS Recovery - if your Mac has the required recovery partition. The usual method to boot to recovery is to hold down ⌘-R immediately after a power-up or reboot. Disk Utility will then become available through the Recovery mode GUI. This site claims that the conversion will be non-...


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AFAIR the guest additions's sharing feature doesn't work for the macOS varieties. On the other hand none of the mentioned options is necessary to get file sharing running. The only thing needed is a proper network connection. The most simple configuration: using the physical NIC of the host as bridged device in the guest. If the physical NIC is already ...


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If there’s no window on a space, do the three finger swipe up gesture or F3 and you can hover on the top left corner of the thumbnail and a cross appears. Just delete the space. If there is some window on some space, you can drag it and bring to the other space to make the previous one empty. In the same mission control state, hold the window in one space ...


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SIP does not support Library directory. So, it means you can still write to the TCC.db file through the terminal by some commands. Here is the link : About SIP


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Fabio Viola use this command : sudo sqlite3 "/Library/Application Support/com.apple.TCC/TCC.db" 'UPDATE access SET allowed = "1";' 1 is for granting access and 0 is for declining access. I hope this may work.


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I have since discovered that Thunderbird IS sending in HTML, it is just that I seemed to be unable to compose messages in HTML, although I could cut and paste HTML. I have resolved this by enabling View/Toolbars/Formatting Bar (although I don't know WHY it wasn't enabled). I would still like to be able to tell Thunderbird to use a format on a message by ...


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Well I was not able to solve this, but wiping the drive and re-copying from a backup worked.


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I have a slight modification to this issue. On using VNC I hit the login screen and cannot type the password. It’s like View Only. I thought I had it fixed by disabling vnc access and just enabling screen sharing for certain users. Then I used Real VNC configured for Apple Remote Control using machine username and password. It was working great but just ...


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macOS Catalina will appear as a software update in System Preferences once you have downloaded it from the Mac App Store. Mojave will not install Catalina automatically if you have enabled automatic updates.


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No it does not. I have Mojave and it installed several updates yesterday automatically but a major system upgrade has to be authorized manually. So it is telling me it is there and available but not installing until I give permission. Edit: I have the updates checked in the advanced panel and it did not install Catalina. See: I suggest it is a question of ...


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There are EXIF tags for both Camera Manufacturer and camera Model. The example on wikipedia shows: | Tag | Value | |:-------------|------------:| | Manufacturer | CASIO | | Model | QV-4000 | It appears that the Photos Get Info panel is concatenating these two tags. But only the Camera Model is available for Smart Album ...


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Copying the answer I wrote for this question, Catalina has NOT solved the problem. Looking for a solution I tried to activate the logging of the connection status (from Mail menu: Windows -> Connection Status). Examining the log when the Mail app is popping up, I found out these error messages at the exactly same time and on every occurrence of the problem (...


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The size coloring function of the gcr ls command is still working with Mojave. You've changed the date format in the shell from month/day/(year)/time (US) to day/month/(year)/time (mostly Europe) though. Now the day (1-31) will be colored with the default "size" color (black in my example and white in your example) as all sizes below 1M. So either return ...


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In general, Apple software updates will try again and if you’re stuck, you’ll eventually need to power off the machine and risk leaving the disk in a bad state. I would power down and try restarting and see how it goes. Worst case, use Internet Recovery when you can to install whatever version of OS you want. As long as you don’t install an older version, ...


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I was hoping that with Catalina the problem would be solved, instead here I am. Looking for a solution I tried to activate the logging of the connection status (from Mail menu: Windows -> Connection Status). Examining the log when the Mail app is popping up, I found out these error messages at the exactly same time and on every occurrence of the problem (...


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No, copying software licensed to one AppleID does not work on another computer without that AppleID. Your purchase is subject to Apple's terms and conditions, which may vary by region.


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/Applications/Install macOS Catalina.app (in my case, I am-was on Catalania Beta)


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According to, https://osxbook.com/book/bonus/misc/optimizations/#FIVE files are defragmented on open if all the conditions below are true: the file is less than 20 MB in size the file is not already busy the file is not read-only the file has more than eight extents the system has been up for at least three minutes If that still holds, a simple way to ...


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It is correct that on HFS+ volumes a technique named "On-the-fly" automatically defragments certain files when they're opened. However, it only applies for files that are less than 20 MB in size, are not busy, not read-only, have been unchanged for at least 60 seconds and has more than 8 extents (i.e. "fragments"). Typically those files will occupy a very ...


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Tried the following steps and it worked: First disable airdrop using: defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES Then enable airdrop using: defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool NO Restart mac


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I had the same problem and I fixed with changing "Authentication Settings" from "Certificate" to "None". After this change, you will see 2 new options appeared just below, "Shared Secret" and "Certificate". Select "Certificate" option and reselect the certificate that is already used for the VPN connection before. Then click Connect button, confirm ...


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I don't think TimeMachine backups are stored elsewhere but on my machine, the Library folder takes up 100 GB! It may be included in the system size but OmniDiskSweeper separates it out. I've asked about the library folder being so large but didn't get an adequate response. I don't know how to safely reduce the size of that folder. You should check the ...


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I also use a 256gb external SD card in the MacBook Pro 15” to store music and videos unencrypted. I Have done so for the last 2 years With no issues, while backing up using time machine. @n1000 Interesting that my SD card was never included in the esclude list. So basically I never had to do anything other connect my external hard drive to backup everything ...


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I finally fixed this problem on my iMac and MacBook Pro. I was hoping Catalina would resolve it, but it did not. I then dug into some old message board threads and got a clue. Go to System Preferences > Spotlight and uncheck Other in the Search Results tab. This immediately made the Desktop Finder stacks sort properly. Rechecking the Other box did not ...


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Firstly, update the local formula repositories to the latest state. Cause reading issues on GitHub repo Hombrew-cask, the error may be introduced by typos in formula definitions. # enable --verbose to get more info brew update --verbose Then try brew search metabase again. If the above command doesn't fix your problem, go into local repository of ...


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Apple doesn't let you download an OS that's earlier than the one you have on your mac. You need a mac running High Sierra or older to be able to download from the app store.


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You can use a scheduling app like Scheduler for Mac to launch an AppleScript to quit warmd upon reboot. Just look for it on the internet and read its help to know how to do it.


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The problem was, that the MAC doesn't detect the Ethernet cable as an Ethernet LAN cable anymore rather USB-c so i have just changed in the network utility option the settings to listen to the USB-c port. Then i entered the command ipconfig set *interface name* dhcp It is not the best solution, but a temporal saver


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Well I’m not expecting it as an answer but it’s a wild thing to try. I encountered something similar when I forced shutdown my Mac when OS was probably doing something “important”. My guess is that the system recovery unmounted the volume to repair disk permissions and got interrupted. My idea is to use some powerful disk partition utility (gpart) in ...


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Regarding the first attempt to simply use unlockVolume, please consider trying this variation instead: diskutil apfs unlockVolume /dev/disk3s1 -user disk Your attempt to unlock using the UUID failed, because you failed to enter the complete UUID. I don't know if you typed it in manually or used cut-n-paste, but you've missed the last letter "C" in the UUID ...


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I deleted the Ubuntu partition and then used macOS utilities, Disk Utility and diskutil to recover that space. Then the upgrade to Mojave proceeded normally. At that point I used these utilities to resize the Macintosh HD partition to half the disk and created a following spacer partition of 128 MiB (see rEFInd forum). I then reinstalled rEFInd from macOS ...


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You should check to see if the network is available before entering Deploy Studio. From the Recovery Boot Menu (CMD-R boot method) open the Get Help option (it has the Safari logo) and try to navigate to a webpage. If that is unsuccessful, you don't have network access at all. In that case, one issue might be that you need to register your device/MAC ...


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I believe that grc requires python3. To change the version of python on a system with MacPorts installed, first list the available versions- port select --list python Available versions for python: none python26-apple python27 (active) python27-apple python37 To change to python37 - port select python python37


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It would appear the issue is with compatibility, it is a Mid-2011 27 iMac so no longer supports Mojave or Catalina https://eshop.macsales.com/guides/Mac_OS_X_Compatibility Damn.


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I saw this same issue with my Mac Mini and resolved it by removing one stick of RAM. Sounds bizarre, I know, but I tried several things to resolve the issue and after 7-8 tries it was finally removing that extra stick that did it. In my case it may have been because my Mac Mini was refurbished and the two sticks of RAM in it were from different ...


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If you open Spotlight and type in the path of a specific folder and hit return that folder will open on your desktop in Finder. Put the full pathname but don't put open in the Spotlight search window. Example: To open my python folder I type the following in the Spotlight window. /User/myname/python . Now when I hit the return key the folder opens.


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