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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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Extract only the <key> in plist using bash in Mac

I want to extract the key value in Countries in the following plist. For example, I want the output file contains the following keys only: USA ITALY But if I use the following script, It will print ...
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iMac external monitors keep changing order

Occasionally after rebooting my iMac my two external monitors switch positions. This is quite frustrating as many of the apps I use are forced to open on particular windows and, adding to frustration, ...
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Remove build in Apache httpd on macOS (OSX)

I have a Mac Mini running a private server from home. It is running macos High Sierra (osx) and and previous used "Apple Server" to manage my websites (using the build in apache httpd). But since ...
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Running Parallels PVM file in QNAP NAS

Is it possible to run a Parallels PVM file (virtual machine) in a QNAP NAS? I am aware that QNAPs can run virtual machines but the PVM file that I have copied to my QNAP TS-653B NAS does not open.
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google drive cache taking too much space

I recently found that google drive is taking too much space (50GB) although I only made 3GB available offline. On my Mac and PC I had too go and delete the cache folder. Is there a way to avoid it? ...
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Random Hardware Anomalies after accidental reverse polarity

Good afternoon everyone, I have a bit of a weird question for you. About a month ago, I purchased a used Mac Pro 1,1 (2006). I proceeded to slap a GTX 1050ti in it, install windows and everything is ...
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How to access Debian server with a Mac? [on hold]

I am trying to connect to a Debian server with my macbook, but I really have no idea what I am doing. All I have is: IP adress: 192.168.0.48 user: test password: ****** VNC: Estrutu18 Login: test ...
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How to perform the same operation on multiple excel files

I have a series of excel files all numbered sequentially, having data that is of the same format, but taken at different times. I would like to perform the same operations on all the excel files, ...
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Cell contents not visible on formula bar [on hold]

My excel version 16.15 shows cell address in the formula bar. It does not show cell content or formulas. I have turned the formula bar on and off and checked preferences for hints, but I can't figure ...
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MacBook Pro (2015) constantly wakes up during sleep

As the question implies, recently my MacBook Pro (2015) has been overheating when I close the lid. I first tried debugging the issue by going to the preferences and making sure it wasn't put on the "...
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Where is Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac syncing my photos to?

I want to get photos and videos from a Windows Phone 7.8 device to an older MacBook. I downloaded Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, installed it, plugged the phone in, and it immediately started ...
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How do I get a standalone (no install necessary) JDK 8 for Java coding in IDE on Mac?

I am using a public computer and I want to do some Java coding on it. I was able to download IntelliJ and I was able to copy it to my desktop and run it, but I was not able to install the JDK due to ...
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How can I mount a drive on an ATA bridge on a mac?

My partner's Windows PC is borked, I took out the mSATA drive and put it in an enclosure to try and recover the files. I only have a Mac. The drive is showing up in System Information: USB to ATA/...
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Is it better to dual boot Linux on PC or Mac?

I am a software engineer who is at a new company, and my boss is about to order a computer for me. I will be doing most of my work on Linux, and my experience with Linux has always been that I wipe ...
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Can you disable logging in as other users over ssh?

I have a Macintosh server computer with 3 users: admin, git, and server. Admin is the only administrator on the computer, while git and server are normal users. I can log in to all 3 over ssh, using ...
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OS X connection through Windows Host Firewall with connection security

If we have Windows host firewalls that use the connection security rules that allow for machine authentication in order to determine if the rule is allowed, how can we set up a Mac to authenticate to ...
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Internal SATA drive from a MacBook Pro no being recognized when connected via an external USB drive

I had a 2012 MacBook Pro with an OWC Data Doubler instead of the SuperDrive. My 2012 died and I bought a 2016 MacBook Pro. I removed the drive (a 1TB WD hard disk drive) from my old 2012 MacBook Pro ...
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EXCEL: change the color of a cell at a condition [duplicate]

I made a simple project on Excel about payments, I have to change the color of one cell if the payment has been done. For example: PAYMENT - PAID - ||||||||||||||||||||| - REMAINED 10.000$ - 5.000$ -...
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Using VirtualMachine on MacOS X with VPN

Imagine the scenario, that user is estabilishing VPN connection to some corporate network and can use corporate tools locally on Mac OS X system. The same time user is willing to use Virtual Machine ...
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SSH through jump sever using private key (in macbook)

I am trying to do SSH where target server is accessible through jump server only. +-------+ +----------+ +--------------+ | Laptop| <---> | Jumphost | <--> | TargetServer | ...
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Set Safari's default search engine to Google UK

How can I change Safari's default search engine to google.co.uk. Currently when I search in the address bar the results are always from google.com. Also if I highlight a term in Safari, right click ...
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iMac 2009 error when loading after upgrade to Samsung SSD

I have upgraded my iMac 2009 to a Samsung 500 SSD. When I boot up the iMac by either holding the Option key or Command+R, I get an image of what appears to be a phone with a toggle; no text:     ...
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Cannot type in ubuntu VM in Windows through mac

I am using a macbook and connecting to my Desktop which is Windows. In my Windows Desktop I have a virtual box which runs a Ubuntu Machine. I am using AnyDesk to connect from my mac to windows and ...
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Open Port on Third Party VPN

Open Port on External Network with VPN I have much the same question as above, since this was posted 8 years ago I thought I would give it another go. I have a mac server connected through a third-...
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Re-order or “prioritize” DNS server over Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Mac

I have Cisco AnyConnect on my Mac (10.13.6), and the DNS resolution works properly for our internal hostnames. The output of scutil looks fine: 2015MBP:~ craig$ scutil --dns DNS configuration ...
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How do I see what git creds are stored in osxkeychain

Looking at my git config it seems im using: credential.helper=osxkeychain Set it up a while back and I dont remember what creds are in there. How do I view the creds git is using in credential....
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get Connection closed by remote host when trying to connect to my socks5 proxy via ssh

this is the result ssh proxyfish552@X-X-X-X ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host could you make sense of this if its helpful ? ssh -vvv usage: ssh [-...
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connect to a socks5 proxy but get connection refused

I repeatedly get this error message, also this is on my terminal ssh: connect to host ipaddress port 22: connection refused. I think my isp is blocking port 22 and that I have to change it and ...
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FTP folders show as empty in the Finder when they are not

I bought a WD MyCloud and I'm using it as personal FTP server. While every other client is able to see every file inside the MyCloud, when accessing it through the Finder, after opening a few folders,...
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MacOS High Sierra/Mojave cannot connect to it from any lan devices

My problem is the following: I have my mac book pro (192.168.1.7) currently on Mojave beta on the same network as my android device (192.168.1.44). I would like to setup my android's proxy to my mac (...
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Clone 2010 Macbook HDD to SDD using PC

I bought a SSD for my wife's 2010 Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro has a 250 GB HDD and I want to copy it over to a 500 GB SSD. The easy way to do this is to buy a USB adapter for the SSD and clone it ...
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Sudo with auth sufficient pam_tid.so does not work with tmux

I did not really like the idea of installing some third-party sudo tool, so instead of using sudo-touchid I decided to use the /etc/pam.d/sudo trick and it works wonders. I use iTerm2 with zsh, and ...
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macos Mail.app “Search with Google” context menu opens Safari

I have implemented Mac OS X (Lion) Chrome: shortcut for “Search With Google” 3 successfully for every other app except Mail.app. But I noticed that in Mail.app, there are two "Search With Google" menu ...
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Can't SSH from my my Mac to an Amazon AWS EC2 server but can SSH from other computers without a issue

I am trying to SSH from my MacBook to a server (AWS EC2): kenneth $ ssh -vvv -i key.pem ubuntu@server.compute-1.amazonaws.com OpenSSH_7.6p1, LibreSSL 2.6.2 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/...
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Bluetooth not working on Windows 8.1, but worked on Windows 10 (running on a MacBook Air)

I can't get Bluetooth to work on my MacBook Air 1,1 2008 when running Windows 8.1. The Bluetooth card shows up as working in the Device Manager but none of the Bluetooth options in Settings or Control ...
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How to delete all bookmarks of a PDF file in Mac?

I read PDF books and I used to make a lot of bookmarks. After some time , I don't need the old , I need the newer. (Not a good habit.) img of may case How to delete all bookmarks of a PDF file in ...
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Sharing a Windows folder with a Mac computer through a network

I have a Windows computer (which has the files I want to share) that is inside a domain. I want to share a folder on the Windows computer with a Mac that is outside of the domain but on the same ...
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Can I erase or reformat a Linux RAID drive using Terminal on Mac

Or by any other means basically. This is what diskutil list gives me.
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Connecting to web server running on Windows machine from Mac over Ethernet

I have a Windows laptop running a web server on some port - say localhost:8000. I can access the website from the Windows laptop fine. I have a MacBook which wants to access the website being hosted ...
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Connecting to bluetooth keyboard causes mac to log out?

Macos 10.13.5 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), connecting to Logitech k811 keyboard. This issue has never happened before. Today, when connecting it on the Bluetooth prefs pane (it was used ...
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Do applications in the foreground get more CPU cycles than unfocused apps on Mac OSX?

Do applications running in the foreground (and having focus) get more CPU cycles than applications running in the background (behind other windows - NOT background services)? I read something in the ...
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How to show dock using keyboard in Full screen mode?

I know the normal way is to move mouse to the bottom of screen. But this method is slow, sometimes not responsive (have to drag a few times before the dock shows up). Question: Is there a keyboard ...
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Mac Pro Windows won't allow use of 2nd CPU Socket

Two days ago, I purchased a Mac Pro 2006 (1,1) from a local Apple repair shop. The intent was to install my GTX 1050 ti, run windows, and have slightly better hardware than my old i3 550. I got the ...
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Cannot find Shrink One Page command in Word for Mac 2016

I'm using Word for Mac 2016 version 16.15. Apparently the 'Shrink One Page' command should be in found in Word Preferences > Ribbon & Toolbar, but there's no sign of it there. See below ...
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Mac OS High Sierra weekday scheduled tasks with launchd aren't working, why?

In an effort to improve my productivity and reduce distractions (after listening to 'Deep Work' by Cal Newport on Audible), I decided to automatically launch and close email and IM apps on my Mac at ...
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how to set windows 10 display to feet lap top screen size when using Virtual Machine?

don't seam to be able to set the screen size of windows 10 to fit the lap top screen resulution of 1440-900 when I connect through the Virtual Machine (my host is a Mac). windows just dosent give ...
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Assign additional/virtual MAC address/interface on Win 10

I have the frustrating scenation at my university that they supply static IP addresses via MAC address. When I register my computer with my MAC in my apartment I get an IP from a specific address ...
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Pause/Play pandora with media key on MacOS, 2018 update

How can I use the media keys on my Mac to pause, play, and skip songs in Pandora? I've seen this answer for windows, as well as an answer detailing PandoraBoy for MacOS, however the answer for MacOS ...
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Mac struck in boot loop

My Mac was working yesterday and suddendly the screen started to blink. I pressed on the power button to shut it down. Since then, I'm not able to start it... I have tried the following things: Start ...
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Quicktime Keynote Presentation slides do not playback correctly

I'm recording a Keynote presentation using Quicktime. The slides are simple photos with text, and no transitions are being used. I'm making the recording from within Keynote using Play>Record ...