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The biggest consideration is the software you run, not just in terms of compatibility with macOS generally, but also in terms of identifying if they're 32-bit or 64-bit apps (which will be a crucial consideration moving forward if macOS Catalina interests you, since it will be compatible with your MacBook Pro hardware). As a starting point you can use the ...


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I came here as came up with Sam Berry's exact same answer, but it doesn't work for me (OSX 10.14.6). Managed to get it to do so with quotes around the !! : echo "!!" | pbcopy


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You don’t have to do any pre testing if you get an external USB drive and install any new OS you choose. As long as it’s newer than the one you run, you can then boot to the external, run migration assistant to copy over your apps and data and run any tests you like. If it is faster, do the upgrade on your main disk and repeat. If not, you can spend ...


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The problem in upgrading is largely one of compatibility with your existing application software. If you are running software designed for Lion (released in 2010), then jumping up to El Capitan (2015) or later may cause problems, as the software you've installed may be expecting things that aren't there or don't work in the same way. Make sure your apps and ...


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What should I look out for before I upgrade, and should I consider not upgrading to the newest version of macOS so I can keep certain applications running the same? Use the following reasoning to answer the above questions. At the simplest level, this is what you need to take care of: Prepare a list of all the 3rd party apps that you use. Make sure that it ...


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Thank you, this was just what I needed for some user scripts. I made a slight modification to add a subtitle and sound. If a value is not provided, it is ignored. function _sys_notify() { local notification_command="display notification \"$2\" with title \"$1\" subtitle \"$3\" sound name \"$4\"" osascript -e "$notification_command" } alias sys-notify="...


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