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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How to type curly braces / brackets { } with one click on M1 MacBook Pro?

I would like to type { and } with one key stroke. I attempted to created a shortcut replacing [ and ] with { } on OSX Keyboard settings but turns out I need [] too. It seems like the only "extra&...
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Failed to startup Macintosh SSD on Windows and Linux

I want to re-use the SSD from an old MacBook Pro Retina 15" from late 2013. The gpu failed but the SSD was completely working fine but it's not working. I've bought this adapter: https://smile....
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Explaining performance irregularities when unpacking .tar.gz archives

This question is about the performance of unpacking, not "how to" unpack. I notices this just a few days ago, when I started extracting several .tar.gz (will refer to them as archives now) ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Word (for Mac) from printing double sided by default?

My MS Word (2016) for Mac suddendly started printing every document double sided by default - which I do not want ;) Essentially, when I choose Print, it is selected by default on "Long-Edge ...
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How to remove "Developer Tools" tab from Security & Privacy on Mac?

I'm using macOS Monterey 12.0 Beta. I downloaded Command Line Tools for Xcode but deleted the file from Library. Now I have "Developer Tools" tab inside my Security & Privacy list but I'...
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Best way to view MacBook on windows computer locally?

I am currently developing swiftUI apps using my 2017 MacBook Pro. I also have a windows tower PC that is much more powerful than my MacBook. I use a very large monitor, one that my MacBook can't ...
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High pitch noise from head phone of Bootcamp partition after upgrading to Big Sur 11.5.2

Recently, I upgraded by MacBook Pro to Big Sur 11.5.2. The Mac side is working fine. On another partition where I have Windows 10 installed, the headphone is giving intolerable high pitch noise once I ...
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Why MacOS Big Sur handling small files so badly

I am an Windows and Linux user, but recently I started working littlebit more with MacOS, because I need to build iOS apps and I found out a very big annoyance with newest MacOS Big Sur running on ...
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Send a Fw to a printer using Mac Terminal

I want to know which command to use on the mac terminal for the following: copy /b firmware name \\pc_iP\printer_shared_name\ I need to use it to downgrade a printer's firmware, and my mac cannot ...
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Can an installer be created to auto install a font on a Mac?

I created a font which works equally well on Windows and Mac. For Windows, I created an installer package; when the user downloads the package and clicks on the .exe file it automatically installs ...
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How to stop an active icloud file transfer (not restart, but permanently stop)

I have clicked copy and paste a directory into icloud that has about 10 different repos with thousands and thousands of files. Now the transfer process is going but its very slow for understandable ...
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How to remap command+num to ctrl+num on mac

I would like to change shortcut in applications like Chrome, Safari and Terminal on Mac from Command+1, Command+2, Commnad+3 ... Command+9, to Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3 ... Ctrl+9. Because I want to ...
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Symbolic link got deleted after reboot in mac

Normally when i add symbolink link using ln -s , it will stay after restart/logout. But if i make symlink to /Volumes/ for example : sudo ln -s /Users/Desktop/temp /Volumes The link will be gone after ...
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Can a 97W Macbook Pro charger be used to charge an 86W XPS 15"

I am moving over from a MacBook Pro 2019 to a dell XPS 15" and so will be selling my MacBook Pro and not sure if to sell it with my spare charger. Would I be able to use my spare 97W MacBook Pro ...
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How to schedule a script to run automatically even if Mac is sleeping?

I'm really struggling with this. Basically I want to run a Python script every 3 hours on my Mac. Even if I'm not using the Mac. So even if the Mac is asleep I want it to wake up and run the script. ...
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Improve visual delay/lag when VNC'ing from Linux into macOS?

On my Mac Mini I have enabled Screen Sharing via System Preferences. I can successfully connect a VNC client from my Arch Linux, but there is an annoying lag/delay. There is a monitor connected and I ...
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20,000 Icon? files have replicated throughout my entire computer — Filename: Icon?

I did a Time Machine restore and in POPPED in 20,000 files called Icon? throughout my entire computer in almost every folder. No it's not a VIRUS OR SPYWARE OR MALWARE. It COULD BE an invisible data/...
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TimeMachine MacOS copy just one folder from another Mac

I have an old TimeMachine backup from a previous MacBook. In that backup is one specific folder I want to be copied on my new MacBook. I tried it with Migration Assistent, but that doesn't allow you ...
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homebrew password after removal of mac users password

I installed homebrew while I had a password assigned to my mac user. Everytime I installed a cask which needed password I was able to use my mac users password. So far so good. Problem: I recently ...
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Parallel transcoding with FFmpeg on M1 Mac

I'm trying to determine how effective an M1 Mac would be for transcoding video using FFmpeg (specifically resizing and adjusting bitrate). I can do single transcodes using a command like this: ffmpeg -...
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Unable to remap Windows Keyboard for Mac using Modifier Keys

I have Microsoft Wireless 850 Keyboard and I am trying to configure it for my Macbook (running Cataline 10.15). I followed this post and made changes to Modifier Keys on my Mac. But even after ...
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Mac mount smb share and cronjob

Hey there maybe somebody can please help me there are 2 things I would like to achieve. I have a script file that I want to run once a week automatically. I have 2 questions for that: In the script I ...
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Mac with dual display: full screen problems with Chrome

If I hover over the Chrome green button (top left) and select Full Screen on my external display, my main monitor (i.e. my MacBook laptop screen) goes black and I can't see any content there. How do I ...
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Asus Zenscreen Display Resolution Configuration (macOS SwitchResX)

I am using a 13-inch MacBook Pro (macOS Catalina) and a 15.6-inch Asus Zenscreen MB16ACM as an external screen. System preferences gives me the following "Scaled Resolutions" for the Asus ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for function keys

I have a 2019 macbook pro. Recently my touchbar just stopped working and I can't afford to get this fixed, which means i've lost access to volume, track shortcuts etc. What is the best way to add ...
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Non-Responsive MacOS Application Not Showing Up in ps -A

Microsoft Outlook routinely freezes up (due to VPN timeout issues at work, nothing can be done there), and when I try to quit the app it closes the window(s) but it doesn't actually kill the app. It ...
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repair GUID after changing HFS+ partition drive letter in Windows

I have a non-boot HFS+ partition. After changing the drive letter in Windows diskmgmt.msc, I can no longer see the drive in OS X. I can see the drive and its contents in Windows. Apparently this is ...
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Performance of Ios simulators on m1 macs

As the m1 chip shares the same core design as the iPhone's chipset does that mean the iOS simulator on Xcode is as good as the real ones (ie the performance is on par as the real ones)? Like will my ...
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How do I connect my external hard drives to the local house network?

I have about 10 4TB western digital hard drives of various shapes and sizes which are all plugged into a large 16 port USB hub which I can then connect to my MacBook Pro laptop. But it's a pain ...
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Different input method for each app - MacOs

I am a new user of MacOs (11.5.2). After switching from Windows I am confused that mac doesn't have a windows-like feature which is named 'Let me use a different input for each app window' which is ...
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Ebook makes Apple Books app crash

I have a Word document which I convert to .epub using Calibre. To inspect the resulting ebook, I import the .epub file into the Apple Books app on desktop. This conveniently imports the book onto my ...
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How to capture global keyboard shortcut usage stats on macOS

I want to analyze which keyboard shortcuts are used the most on daily basis across an entire macOS system. How can I gather statistics like that?
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How to map an AWS S3 bucket to a local Mac folder?

Is it possible to map an S3 bucket to a local Mac folder so that I can easily access it? Thanks,
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How can I view more of my history in Screen on MAC?

I have a screen on iTerm on my MAC that printed out a lot of important messages. I didn't set the scrollback buffer to be unlimited unfortunately. How can I view more messages from my current screen ...
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Error with "brew install openblas" in macOS

I am trying to install openblas on a macOS HighSierra 10.13.6 with the following command brew install openblas Unfortunately I get this error... brew install openblas Updating Homebrew... ==> Auto-...
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How to activate COLOR PRINT from Mac?

I have macOS Catalina version 10.15.6 (19G73). My printer is HP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdn. When I show a picture file from the Finder in the Mac Preview then it is shown in color. When I press Cmd+P ...
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Active Directory issues after upgrading to Catalina from Mojave

Having a terrible time with Catalina and our AD intergrated macs so I have opted to ask the internet for help. I have included sample raw log data and other information below. I am out of my depth ...
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arm64 mac: how to keep two shell environments (with and without rosetta) organized

I'm using an M1 macbook air for programming work. There are many tools that need rosetta emulation, while others work much faster and more stable natively. To deal with this I've set up a copy of the ...
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How do I dual boot linux from a thumb drive on mac?

I am currently using a MacBook Air (Early 2015, i5, 8GB model). I am trying to dual boot Linux in order to familiarise myself with those commands and the OS itself. I had followed tutorials on ...
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How to find pdf files cached in chrome of macbook pro

I would like to find the temporary pdf files which I have opened in google-chrome. I am using macbook pro. Where can I find the cache file in my laptop?
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SHIFT JIS encoding is missing in Microsoft Excel 2016 (MAC OS)

In Microsoft Excel 2016, if someone wishes to open or save a CSV file with SHIFT JIS encoding, the way to go would be: Create a blank CSV file. GO to Data tab. From there, select "From Text"...
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Find the most recent file of a type in terminal and then open it (mac os)

I found part of this question in 2 other posted questions, but I cant seem to get the last step working which is just "opening" the file: How do I get files found by command-line 'find&#...
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Can Windows 10 x64 emulation run docker images of architecture linux/amd64 (Mac M1)

Right now I'm trying to run a docker image with architecture Linux/amd64. It doesn't work on Mac M1 so I'm trying to run it through emulation by installing Windows. Will it work?
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MAC script to autostart SYNERGY on bootup (new mac user)

Hi just got a mac (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) and I've setup Synergy to use 1 keyboard/mouse for my windows laptop + mac, it works, but everytime I bootup the mac I have to use another keyboard as ...
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Format SSD to APFS on Windows

I'm Running Windows from an External Drive on Macbook Air 2019, 128GB. I Accidentally cleared Macbook Air's Inbuilt SSD. Whole Storage 128GB, It's currently Blank(Unassigned). I tried Recovery Mode (...
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Configuring Apache for PHP

On my MacBook Pro, I used HomeBrew to install a new version of Apache and PHP. The problem I am dealing with right now is that I've got a problem in my apache configuration file such that php files ...
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Mac - Move Chrome Profiles to another machine, if none are configured to sync

I have ~ 10 Chrome profiles I would like to move from my old mac to a new mac I just got. The profiles aren't configured to sync, so I can't just login to them on the new machine. I've tried moving ...
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How to seamlessly use “” for English and „“ for German on a Mac

I am on a Mac using the U.S. International – PC keyboard layout, mostly for its ability seamlessly to type accented German (ä, ö, ü) and French (à, é, è, ê, ...) letters. It is easy to type English ...
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Using the Fujitsu S300M on Windows

The Fujitsu S300M is a "Mac only" version of the old S300 scanner. How can I use it under Windows 10?
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Installing Sophos VPN client on MacOS

I am completely unfamiliar with MacOS. So when faced with trying to install the Sophos VPN client On someone's Laptop I've hit a brick wall. The installer ends with the extension .ovpn. Mac OS ...

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