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Questions tagged [mac]

Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [macos] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead.

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Can I use FileZilla to backup folders on my Mac to a hard drive connected to my mac?

I have a Macbook Pro and I'd wish to backup certain files to a certain external hard drive. I was thinking I could use FileZilla because it gives me this feature to overwrite if source is different or ...
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grep -i “^(.).*\1$” sowpods.txt > output.txt

I'm using a scrabble words list I downloaded named "sowpods.txt" and I am trying to use grep to find all of words with these criteria. 7 letter word Starts and ends with the same letter Has the same ...
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One rubber feet on MacBook Pro (circa 2012) has come off - can I just tape over it and call it a day?

The rubber feet on my MacBook Pro (circa-2012) came off, and to my surprise, there is now a hole through the base of my laptop. You can actually see the insides of the laptop from the hole, which is ...
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OS X file recovery after failed Mojave Installation

Recently I was attempting to install Mojave, I must admit I wasn’t paying a lot of attention and doing a few things at once and when I looked up my Mac had booted into recovery mode. I’m not sure ...
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Upgrade 'dig' on Mac OS

It seems I have accidentally broke the dig command on my Mac. Now I have version 0.1.10, how can I safely update this? I can't seem to find any documentation on updating the internally loaded dig ...
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Tricking website that you are using different browser or OS

For example when I look under recent logins on my gmail account or other websites it shows exact OS that I am using and exact Browser. Is there a way to change what Information I am sharing with ...
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How can I keep crontab automation work on macOS 10.14 after an user locked screen?

In macOS 10.13 I can just using crontab with AppleScript to turn my mac to an alarm with iTunes playlist. But it seems not working on 10.14, first there were new setting about automation in System ...
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Outlook 2016 on Macbook: How to recover mail folders “On my mac” when there is no manually created archive

My client had her MacBook stolen and the only backup she has is a Time Machine external HDD. I can find all the individual files on this (/Users/me/Library/Group Containers/RANDOMSERIALNO.Office/...
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Rip images from a website [closed]

I've been trying to rip a website (https://colnect.com/en) of its images using wget (as mentioned here Rip a website via HTTP to download images, HTML and CSS) but with little success. I followed one ...
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launchctl unload say: Could not find specified service

I'm trying to make a plist file in order to start nginx on boot. When starting nginx with launchctl it starts the service. But it cannot unload it, and print "Could not find specified service". $ ps ...
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I changed my “HOME” variable and now cannot find “~/.bash_profile” to change it back

I was messing around with environment variables on my Mac, trying to learn how to use them and I used the command nano ~/.bash_profile where I then added the line HOME=/Users/MyCompName/Desktop to ...
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Mac OSX 10.14 Mojave: A Software Solution for the cat tip toes the keys of my MB Air? [closed]

Read - some years ago!- about a Mac Software Protector in case of cat tiptoe keys. Use a MacBook white Nov. 2006 from late 2006 to early 2018 with OSX 10.4.11 Tiger (still working strong & used ...
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Mac OS Mojave disable login animation

I've been trying to disable this annoying login animation in Mac OS Mojave. Is there a way to complete disable this function? I've recorded this problem: link to screen-record. I'm searching for a ...
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Is there an open source operating system I can run on an old Power Macintosh 9600? [closed]

I'd like to get some use out of an old Power Macintosh 9600 with a 350mhz PowerPC 604e and tinker with it. Is there any open source OS I can install on it?
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Excel on Mac: formula description as you type and automatic closing brackets

after switching to a Mac these two excel issues are driving me insane. I was not able to find an answer yet. When typing in a formula I get formula suggestions. I was used to also receive a short ...
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Reading inputs from Mac aggregate device separately

I understand how to create an aggregate device and have seen tutorials on how to record each input to a separate track on garage band. What I am curious about is if there is any library or utility ...
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Absolute or relative path to a connected LAN computer for code to save file automatically on the LAN Computer

I have a mac mini and an old mac that are connected via ethernet cable. From my mac mini, I can ssh into the old mac in the terminal using ssh username. I have a python code in my mac mini that ...
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Retaining work emails on office exchange server - iPhone

I am considering leaving my current employer as the ethics practiced there are not the ones I grew up with (being kind). I have a work email account on my personal iPhone where I have all my prior ...
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Server Bonded network interface active, passive or on

I have a Mac Pro connected to a Cisco switch. In the switch I've setup a PortChannel to use LACP (802.3ad) but don't know if macOS sets the bond to Active, Passive or On. Unable to find any ...
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Is there a way to programmatically open VSCode and then open the built-in terminal in VSCode on Mac?

I am trying to automate the process of opening VSCode and then opening its built-in terminal. I know I can open VSCode easily, but I don't know how I can communicate with VSCode once it is opened. Is ...
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[macOS]: Interleave Folder-Structures / Show files from Samba share inside local file system

I have a Samba share that has the same folder structure as my home directory on my Mac. I would like to mount the share in such a way that the files in the share appear inside my home directory as if ...
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Authentication and policy management of macOS clients

Can I manage authentication and policy of macOS clients by LDAP? Is it possible or there are other solutions?
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How do I delete a device for audio output?

I hooked my computer up to an epson projector and now I cannot remove it as an output device. I already deleted the program and it still is a sound output option.
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Create icon shortcut with custom command

MAC_OSX_YOSEMITE_10.10.5_early2015 WINE_3.0.3_stable I have installed Microsoft Office 2007 on my Macbook Air. I did this using Wine via commandline parameters. I've noticed that Wine has it's own ...
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How do I fix the tab rotation in Chrome?

I use a Japanese keyboard and the universal way to change tabs in any application on Mac is CMD + SHIFT + [ or ] depending on the direction. After Chrome's recent update, I noticed that this doesn't ...
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How to decompress and run .app?

I'm trying to execute an AppleScript .app thats compressed. unzip -p file.app.zip | open - or open < $(unzip -p file.app.zip) Is this possible?
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Are here any problems with MacPorts and Homebrew installed together?

Here's the problem: some days ago I installed macports on my MacBook Air because I needed some c++ libraries but for some reason I wasn't able to use them. Then I upgraded my Mac to Mojave and the day ...
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can't access server via ssh on mac

In my windows machine, I'm using ssh connection to a remote server with my private ssh key and through a vpn and it works perfectly. No, i tried to connect to the same server with my MAC machine: the ...
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How to automatically categorize CSVs into separate sheets in Excel

I want to setup a simple accounting system in Excel. Currently, my workflow is: 1. Download statement CSV from bank. 2. Open statement in Excel. Manually run keyword filters, cut and paste ...
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Use Apple Keyboard shortcuts on Windows

I have a PC and a Mac and I often switch between both of them. I am quite used to the Apple Keyboard (AZERTY French) shortcuts such as CMD + C/CMD + V for copy / paste Shift + Option + 5 / ° for ...
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MacOS Mojave terminal and colour issues

Since I installed Mojave I have 2 issues: My secondary monitor doesn't show colours right, they are somewhat vague from what they used to be. It's like someone washed out the screen. I tried ...
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MS Word Mac How to Continue Bullet List Numbering

I am using MS Word for Mac v 16.16.2. I hae a bulleted list I would like to have continue numbering on the following line. When I press return for a new line I do not get a new bullet point. How do ...
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How to test an EMI Filter & Power Mains Lead using a multimeter

I'm currently trying to repair an iMac A1311 (Mid 2011). None of the diagnostic LEDs come on so I believe the problem is a power issue. Tech aside, how can I test that an EMI Filter & Power Mains ...
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4k 60Hz over usb-c not working, OSX Macbook Pro 2017?

I recently connected a 4k 60Hz monitor to my macbook pro 2017 (touchbar), and OSX. I could not get it to display at 4k 60Hz. Any advice. My monitor is Asus PA328Q and I am using the apple usb-c to ...
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How can I connect my 2017 Macbook Pro to Apple Airport Extreme via ethernet?

I want to maximize my upload/download speeds by using ethernet in my Apple Airport Extreme. I purchased a ethernet cable and an ethernet -> usb-c. I plugged it into the Airport Extreme but I can't ...
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Install php trader on mac os

I am trying to install on my MAC the trader modul from PHP. I am running on PHP 7.1 Here my error: sudo pecl install trader Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in Downloader.php on ...
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Why can't I see a separate curl file along with all the libcurl files after building it from source?

I downloaded the source file from https://curl.haxx.se/download/ (curl-7.59.0.tar.bz2) to build the curl command line tool, or so I thought. I followed the instructions on curl's site (./configure, ...
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How can I make OneNote 2016 for Mac to not use SkyDrive or OneDrive? And use something else instead

OneNote 2016 for Mac can't be used offline -- without syncing data to MS cloud. This sucks, I want it to save data only locally. But if this can't be changed, I want to, at least, it to sync data to ...
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How to rearrange tabs with the keyboard in Chrome on macOS?

I have to use a Mac at work and I can't figure out how to rearrange Chrome tabs on macOS. On Windows/Linux you can do Ctrl+Shift+PageUp/PageDown and I can't seem to find anything about it online for ...
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How to find preferences on MacBook

I am trying to help someone with Wifi problems who uses a MacBook. I don't have any experience with Apple products. This is the first time I have used an Apple product. On the internet many refer to ...
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Turn on “Disable Local File Restrictions” from terminal for Safari on Mojave

Previously we used the following commands to enable the "Disable Local File Restrictions" setting in Safari but testing on Mojave 10.14 beta it no longer seems to work. Is there any equivalent ...
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How do I tile floating windows in OSX?

In an application I use often, there are always several floating windows open. I need a way to tile them so that they maximize screen space. The issue is that they're always different sizes, so ...
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All Homebrew apps returning “zsh: command not found”

All the apps get a weird behaviour when installed from Homebrew. I installed htop from brew brew install htop From terminal, I can see it when typing tab for autosuggestion: But when I press ...
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Multi protocol VPN Client [migrated]

We work for many companies and each one have a different VPN servers and protocols (Fortinet, Checkpoint, OpenVPN, ...). I have installed dozen of VPN clients in my Mac. Is there any app that replace ...
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How to add chmod +x on a file, from right click menu service in mac

so i need to use chmod +x alot, and i thought it could be easier to make a service in Automator to add it to the right click menu, so it will run chmod +x on the selected file as choose it from the ...
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How do I disable automatic updates of Google Chrome on Mac OS X?

I rebooted my machine (Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 15G31) and re-opened Google Chrome version 69.0.3497.92 (Official Build) (64-bit). It took me to the newly-updated version of the browser. When I ...
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Can a HDD write to two separate partitions at the same time safely?

I have a Mac Pro 2009 with multiple internal storage disks, one of them being a 4TB HDD with 3 partitions. 2 of these are used as Time Machine backup destinations, one for my Mac Pro and one for my ...
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With my dropbox folder on an external drive, or network drive, is it possible to keep one or two of the folders inside it synced to my hard drive?

Essentially, I'm trying to keep my main dropbox folder off my hard drive as it requires more space than my hard drive has available, but because I sync lightroom between two computers via dropbox, I ...
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Restore bootable USB flash drive to normal

I’m trying to create a persistent installation of Parrot OS on my 16GB USB flash drive. I made the mistake of making the USB flash drive bootable without partitioning the drive into 2 in the beginning....
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Remembering which monitor an application lives on

Is there an app or something that will remember which monitor an application should "live" on? I am hooking my mac laptop up to 2 monitors and there are 3 screens. Every time I unplug then replug ...