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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MacBook Pro with external monitor

I've just tried connecting to my 2011 MacBookPro two different external displays (hp zr2440w and Dell U2414H UltraSharp 24 Full HD monitors, just one at the same time) with the connection of this ...
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Shell script in Mac Automator won't work with folders

I am creating a service in Mac Automator which is basically a bash script to change some dcm files with dcmodify. Whenever I run it on a single file it works flawlessly, but when I try to run it over ...
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Robocopy over SMB from Windows 11 to MacOS Catalina Locks folders and makes backup fail

I am trying to backup an external hard drive on my Windows machine to an external hard drive on my iMac running macOS Catalina. I am using Robocopy batch file to mirror the 2 drives. The code I am ...
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Best way to replace single line of HTML every time a particular website is loaded? (Safari on Mac)

I have to (many times a day) use 2FA codes on a website which does not support 2FA autofill. I am able to get to to work by manually editing the HTML using inspect element, but of course the change is ...
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Chrome is saving passwords but not showing them in Settings

Running Chrome 107.0.5304.110 on an M1 Pro MacBook Pro, macOS 12.6.1. Chrome asks to save passwords and fills them in properly, but when going to chrome://settings/passwords none of them appear. It ...
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Recover external USB disk that was erased using Mac OS Disk Utility [duplicate]

I need to recover data (very large video files) from an external USB disk that was accidentally formatted in Disk Utility on MAc OS. Original Partition - EXT-DOS Newly created partition - Mac OS ...
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What is the difference between “base64 -b0” in macOS versions prior to macOS 13 (Ventura) and “base64 -i” in macOS 13 (Ventura)?

Up until I recently upgraded to macOS 13 (Ventura) I could run this Bash command to convert a JPEG image into a Base64 string in a script I occasionally use: IMAGE_BASE64=$(base64 -b0 /path/to/image....
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Assistance needed, Mac terminal requires input to be used

Basically, my terminal opens up and it is just blank, the title of the window shows that it is python, and when I go to close it asks if I want to terminate -zsh, python. If I wish to use it I need to ...
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Easy way for a Windows user to encrypt a file that is to be distributed by e-mail?

I don't have Windows myself but I need a non-computer-savvy Windows user to e-mail me a file that should be encrypted before it is sent and I must to instruct him on how to do this. Are there any ...
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Is is possible to recover a file overwritten by Python script? [duplicate]

Weeks ago, I used Python to write a txt file (xyz.txt) onto disk, then manually added some content to the file (using a text editor). Today I accidently rerun the code block so all contents I added ...
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Can't connect to machine via RDP running Cisco AnyConnect VPN (linux) on destination machine

Hello I have a personal machine a Mac where is my principal work station and from here I connect to a Linux machine, the Linux machine needs to connect to Cisco AnyConnect, I installed linux64-4.10....
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Choosing MacOS Mail rich-text link default

Since I have updated to MacOS 13, links (urls) I paste in Mail are automatically converted into link previews with an image. This happens when I paste links on a new line. A little pull down arrow ...
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How to make Ventura run on the MacBook Air 2017?

Apple's official website for macOS Ventura, under the "See if your Mac can run macOS Ventura." section, states that Ventura is availible for "MacBook Air 2018 and later". The ...
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macOS: how to verify software downloads with public key? [LibreOffice_7.3.7]

sry for wall of text... noob here (^.^) trying to learn about PGP / verifying download ‘LibreOffice_7.3.7_MacOS_x86-64.dmg’ on macOS? I think I know how to verify the download(?) but trying to ...
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How to redirect terminal output with the formatting and color in Mac (Ventura)?

I am running huge volumes of tests and the output is displayed on terminal, I would however like it to be stored to be be read, searched for further use. Is there a wat to have it redirect with color. ...
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Windows 10 security features "this app cant open" on arm64 insider preview build - M1 mac

I am trying to change my security virus & threat protection settings to allow for a certain download to get through (NOT A VIRUS). Every time I try to download it using chrome and edge it says &...
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Mac: What is the ~/.TI-trace file for?

So I have this .TI-trace file in my home dir. Google search attempts have been uninformative. Can someone tell me: Why do I have it? Can I not have it? What's it for, what does it affect?
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MacBook Pro fans loudly when disk is being used

My MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) fans extremely loudly when a large amount of disk operations are happening (such as downloading something). Although the computer is usually hot near the top ...
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Mac has wrong Spanish keyboard layout on Monterry

I have the same problem as described on Mac has wrong Spanish keyboard layout I've been using spanish ISO keyboards on macs for 15 years and have always been able to select "Spanish ISO" ...
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VScode...I'm tring to run C# on it but it seems that something went wrong

It says"Unable to generate assets to build and debug. OmniSharp server is not running."when I'm tring to make a project for C#.When I run it ,it says "zsh: command not found: scriptcs&...
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KVM switch/docking hub not detecting second Monitor or Mac

Appreciate the help in advance... I am trying to set up a workstation (for the first time) on my own that myself and my fiance will be able to use between my PC desktop, PC laptop, and his macbook ...
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Use of Ctrl key when teamviewing from Windows to Mac

I am using TeamViewer to connect from a Windows laptop to a Mac Mini. For a long time, I have used the aplication's main menu or the context menu to copy and paste text, and only recently found out ...
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Is Thunderbolt in the Mac Book Pro a HDMI port or Display Port?

I would like to know if the Thunderbolt port will disconnect from the monitor when I turn the monitor off? The reason being I would like to keep all my windows and applications in the same positions ...
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"could not open /dev/tap0" error when trying to bring up a VM with isolated network

I am trying to bring up a VM that should be on an isolated network (on a mac M1). The command I am using is: qemu-system-x86_64 \ -accel tcg \ -m 2048 \ -drive file=alpine.qcow2,media=disk,...
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Add everything installed by brew to path

I migrated to a new mac. And thought I was clever to export all brew leaves to a text file and the run xargs brew install --cask < my_brew_casks.txt But then I realized that a bunch of the ...
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Wake up mac os x in every hour

Is there a way to wake up my mac os x (Ventura 13.0) from sleep mode in every hour? I'd like to run my crypto bot periodically (a python script). I've already found several ways to wake up my mac ...
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Using a raspberry pi to VPN into my home and perform apple Timemachine backups from anywhere

I am considering a trip around the world and want to keep my data safe, no matter if i get robbed, lose my bags or other unknowns. I use a macbook, and have a 8tb airport time capsule at home, which ...
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PowerPoint Presenter View - Reset timer after every slide change

Is there a way to reset the timer or add an additional timer which resets itself whenever the slide changes when presenting in Presenter View? Like when I move from slide 1 to slide 2, timer resets. ...
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Setting shortcuts of Chrome on Mac

I want to modify the shortcuts for opening a new tab. I did the following modifications: However, when I press cmd+N, chrome will still execute open a tab in a new window, but I want to open a new ...
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Will macOS internet recovery remove my Linux Install?

I own a MacBook Pro from 2009 and I recently installed Linux on it (with a swap and / partition). I recently made the stupid mistake of messing with partitions, which caused macOS 10.13 to stop ...
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How does a switch knows where to send a packet before the MAC address of the destination is learnt?

I am starting my journey on Computer Networks and currently learning about how switches work. Switches learn and store a MAC address once the device with the MAC address interacts with it. Given 2 ...
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Can I connect to my printer when IT seems to prohibit connection from the Wi-Fi to the wired LAN network? [closed]

I am working at a university. I have an office with a Mac and a printer (EPSON WF-7840). The Mac is connected to the university intranet via a wired LAN connection and can access the printer. My ...
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Rename files with symmetric cipher

I would like to batch obfuscate file names (not file content) with a simple symmetric cipher. So that I can rename them back afterwards. For example, using the online blowfish encryption on http://...
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How to setup http_proxy for terminal applications on Mac?

I am a master's student at a university. Some of the software licenses that I use (e.g. Gurobi) needs activation and I cannot move my iMac with me to the university. The VPN university uses does not ...
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mount a DCP FDisk_partition_scheme Linux

I'm tryin to mount a DCP via USB to my Mac. > diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Measure average bandwidth and latency of program macOS

I have a program I have made and I want to analyze the performance of said program, specifically the impact of the network connection. The program will send multiple requests to one API (incase that ...
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Open a link from incognito window in non-incognito window

Is there a keyboard modifier / quick way to open a link from an incognito window in a regular window? I am using Safari. My specific use case is that I have calendar links that I access from an ...
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changing color of specific word using Pages in macOS?

How can I change the color of specific word using Pages? I just want to change the color of O and X of the already completed document. I don't really want the color to change immediately as I type. I ...
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How to extract files from a Time Capsule backup hard drive?

Since my old Apple Time Capsule from 2012 stopped working, I was intending to throw it out, so I removed the hard drive, and was intending to recover the data from my backups, by just copying it from ...
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Connect Mac to raspi4(kali) via direct ssh

Is there a way to connect to a Raspberry Pi 4 with kali linux ARM via Direct SSH, without any other network or router set up? I have set up a little raspi4 with kali linux (latest version atm.). I ...
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Kali Linux 2022 freezes on login on Mac

I recently downloaded Kali Linux 2022 on virtual box 6.1 on MacBookPro 32GB ram, everything was working fine until yesterday I notice that Linux slows down and lags when I use firefox, I tried to ...
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Copy Current Application Configuration and paste them into another application configuration in logi options+

I want to Copy Current Application Configuration and paste them into another application configuration in logi options+. For example configuring specific gestures for chrome browser. Now, I want to ...
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Mac - Is there an AppKit function for switching applications?

I want to change the keyboard shortcuts of my Mac to match the behavior of Windows. I use a custom keyboard and I can change some of the keycodes through firmware, e.g. I can type @ on the same key ...
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Does MacOS locally store information about external drives?

I used a borrowed Mac to transfer sensitive data directly between two USB thumb drives. Ideally, I'd like to not leave a single trace of the files and transfers on the borrowed Mac, but I understand ...
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Getting “scp: Target is not a directory” when trying to upload files from desktop to a remote Unix directory

I’m trying to upload a file from my desktop to directory2/ on my university's Unix server. I tried doing this: scp /Macintosh HD/Users/myname/Desktop/filename.c myusername@server.name.ca:/directory1/...
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Is there a possibility to automatically eject an USB C Hub (entire hub) when closing MacBook Pro (M1) Lid?

Is there a way/program/script to automatically eject a USB-C Hubs when closing the lid of a MacBook? Unfortunately, my USB-C Hub draws power when closing my MacBook Pro Lid. When I forget to unplug my ...
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How to re-enable display commands after monitor breaks them?

Every once in a while when I plug my Mac into a monitor the app-switching functionality breaks. 3 fingers down for Expose breaks, alt+tab breaks (yet ⌥~ in chrome still works), and I can't open ...
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Ethernet Stop Flashing Lights

Is there a way to prevent flashing lights, or turn off the lights on ethernet cable port/modem? is there a setting on Windows or Macs ? Nothing is wrong, I just have good network activity. I am just ...
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Outlook for Mac not showing attachments in preview pane

I'm running a fully updated Microsoft Office 2019 on an up to date Monterey installation on a Macbook Pro. Today I noticed that I cannot see attachments in any of my emails, even emails that I had ...
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How can I fix Texmaker 4 interface fonts, which are broken after installing Texmaker 5 (on macOS Monterey)?

I'm installing a new Mac (macOS Monterey 10.12.x). Installed Texmaker 4, which seemed to work fine. Installed Texmaker 5. Since I do not like the new UI of Texmaker 5, I wanted to switch back to ...

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