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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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If I read a file in the usb on a offline macbook, will the file be stolen?

If I read a file in the usb on a offline macbook but the macbook will connect to the internet once the usb is removed, will the file be stolen by others? The files were not saved in the mac
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Change boot order on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro, without MacOS

I have a mid 2010 Mac Pro. I don't have MacOS installed on it. Instead I have two separate Debian installs (I've recently upgraded the hard drive to an SSD, but still want to keep the previous hard ...
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How to hide this SIP Enabled message on OSX?

I got this message every time I start my OSX machine. How do I disable or hide this? Any commands that I can run in Terminal to kill this prompt? I'm running OSX Sierra 10.12.6 on MacBook Pro 13' ...
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Can you create a keyboard shortcut for Chrome on mac?

Is there a way to create a custom keyboard shortcut to override google chromes already assigned key bindings? I would like to replace the moving from tabs (currently cmd+shift+rightArow and cmd+shift+...
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Backing up NAS - Bufallo Link Station 420 - Synology - Mac

I have a Bufallo Link Station 420. A few years old and it keeps dropping off the network. I see others with the NAS struggle with a similar problem so I'm just replacing it and have bought a Synology ...
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How to use the function keys in Excel on a Mac?

I have just transferred from Microsoft to Mac. On my MacBook Pro I cannot use the F# keys in Excel. I used to use F4 to repeat the last action and F9to recalculate. I have found that CMD+Y does ...
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Time Machine backup on Samba share fails with errors 512, 20 & 14

I've set up a Samba share for Time machine backups according to this guide. My Mac recognizes the share correctly, but the initial backup fails with the generic error message that no Backup could be ...
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MAC OS Mojave, Mac bookmair [on hold]

The dropdown not showing anything when clicked on menus like borders, colour, font colour etc on home menu. Please help.I am using office 2016 installed on Mac. have tried several ways
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Is there a way to use the native Mac input methods when connected via TeamViewer

When I connect to a Mac machine via TeamViewer (e.g. from a Linux machine), the keyboard input is being sent directly from my controlling machine. However, it seems that input methods on Linux such ...
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The mouse and keyboard doesn't work normally when multiple users working on one Mac simultaneously

I bought a Mac Mini 2018 (running macOS Mojave) for my lab yesterday and I hope to enable different users to remotely log in and use the Mac Mini with GUI simultaneously. The following steps were what ...
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How does SIP in the latest Mac OS compare with Windows 10? [closed]

Apple introduces the SIP technology to protect system files from corruption and to protect the kernel from 3rd party unsigned KEXTS. However, Windows has similar features. Windows File Protection in ...
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How to allow access of local IPs while Cisco Anyconnect is on? (Mac OS X)

I'd like to access my local IPs such as 192.168.1.x. My ~/.anyconnect configuration file looks like the following. LocalLanAccess is true. But I still can not access 192.168.1.x while the VPN is on. ...
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How can I eject an external Mac HDD on Windows if it is not showing up in Windows Explorer?

I'm reading an external Mac HDD on Windows 10. It doesn't show up in my Windows Explorer but using HFSExplorer, I was able to transfer my files to Windows. How can I eject this external HDD if it is ...
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Search words within “Pages” app in Mac

I am trying to search for a word by Spotlight e.g., "Bronchiolitis". It does not show my document ("Specific Antimicrobials"). Since "Pages" developers for some reason have blocked the spotlight from ...
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How can we get a git gui client that does proper image diff?

We're just starting a project (Unity based) and are using git (we've used SVN in the past) on Windows 10 and MacOS. We're currently using Sourcetree as our client, though we're open to use over ...
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Cant Remove Hard Drive Partition | Mac

Recently had to partition a hard drive in half. One half was used for a time machine backup and the other for the installation. Now im trying to remove the untitled (time machine) partition. Have ...
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Decrypt files recovered from encrypted external hard drive

I am trying to recover the data from one of the external hard drives of my company. I ended up using DiskDrill to extract all the files into a new, non-encrypted hard drive. Unfortunately I made the ...
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even after setting mac time manually (+30 min) , after restarting it retains original time

After setting the time setting of Mac, which runs OS 10.14, reinstate current actual time each and every time it restarts. I set the time of Mac +30 min past to current time for server and application ...
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pbcopy/pbpaste not same behaviour as copy and paste Mac OS

Running the latest version of Mac OS Mojave. I do: pbcopy < dir/sw7.s pbpaste > dir/testpaste.mips.s that copies the contents of sw7.s to testpaste, and the file size is exactly the same. ...
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Changing the default route on MAC

I have just set up one more vpn on my macos which means there are two vpn settings on my mac now which are ipsec0 and ipsec1 respectively. I would like to prioritise the ipsec1 over the en0 so that ...
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Install Nuget Package on VS For Mac

I have a project and am attempting to install a nugget package, but when I click on Project -> Add Nuget Packages I get this error: [nuget.org] Failed to retrieve metadata from source "https://api-...
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How to create a bootable windows USB from Mac for Dell Inspiron 14

My friend had an issue with her windows laptop and she asked me to help. The laptop cannot boot properly anymore so I wanted to reinstall Windows from usb. I tried to restore but it didn't work. Since ...
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launchd script never runs again after sleep

The script specified in my launchd configuration works correctly (runs every 10 seconds) so long as my computer does not go to sleep. Once it does, I have to reload the launchd configuration. Here is ...
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“Open new window” option in Firefox from right-clicking Dock logo?

EDIT: SITUATION RESOLVED, THANK YOU ALL! I've seen the related question for Windows, but I don't think it applies- feel free to let me know though if it does! Background: I have a Macbook Air from ...
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Use of / when using cd

I'm in my home directory on my mac: $ pwd /Users/lukas When I cd around, I do not (and can't) start the path with /: $ cd Documents/ /Users/lukas/Documents $ cd /Documents -bash: cd: /Documents: ...
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Building new PC, Windows 10 on USB, “Reboot and Select Proper Device”

Husband and I are building new gaming PC, bought everything from https://youtu.be/crM0VqxCAew I have a Mac with high sierra (10.13.6) have a Kingston 2.0 8gb USB. I downloaded Windows 10 ISO from ...
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I am using Darwin OS on terminal but cannot use apt-get, yum command(only brew is usable)

I am using terminal on Darwin OS but cannot use apt-get and yum commands (only brew is usable). Sometime, I need to use apt-get (ex. to install linux essential header) But my terminal says command ...
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How to allocate more memory to Python? macOS

I’m generating a brute force dictionary in Python on my Mac for a CTF tournament. I was wondering if there’s a way to dedicate more RAM to that process. What I’m aiming for is to make this go faster ...
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Set HiDPI scaling resolution individually for apps

I would like to scale the apps individuaully. E.g. I in some apps I would like to use the mid scaling, and in other apps I would like to use 1:1 scaling: Any way to do this?
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macOS finder big bars between columns views

This is really weird, sometimes these bars are not there and sometimes they are. They also appear in another program like iTerm2. Does anyone know what these are? And how I can disable them...
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VirtualBox: trouble creating vmdk file-access denied

I am brand new to VirtualBox. I am trying to run a DOS iso image using VirtualBox 5.2.22 on an iMac and connect it to my Mac hard drive /Dev/Disk1. I created the VM in VirtualBox with a DOS OS, ...
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“Open Recent” menu empty on Microsoft Office 2019 apps for Mac?

On my older machine (High Sierra MacBook Pro, MS Office 2011), apps Excel and Word show a list of recently opened files under Menubar / File / Open Recent. The filenames are then followed by "More…" ...
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Create an agnostic exFAT partition to share between macOS Sierra and Boot Camp Windows 10?

I've ordered a 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD to put in my 2012 MBP (A1278) (I'm also replacing the hard drive cable and putting in 16gb of RAM). I plan to install macOS Sierra, followed by Windows 10 (...
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How to transfer media files from an SSD with a bad OS on it (MacBook Pro)

Recently my MacBook Pro (2010 15") took a dookie. I took it to Fry's (with a few upgrades I have bought for it) and they told me that since the OS is bad on my old SSD, they can't clone the contents ...
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Create bootable usb with mojave from UBUNTU

I have downloaded dmg file with mojave. I got usb flash stick (8 gb). Formatted it to hfs+ Converted dmg to iso and have burned it with dd command. But my mac doesn't recognize that bootable usb. Is ...
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Skype on Mac prompts to install helper tool and requires administrator login

I have Skype installed on Mac OS 10.14.1. This also was happening on previous versions of the OS. When there is an update available for Skype and a standard user is logged in, they get prompted with "...
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Use netcat to tell a remote Mac to run/open a file

I have very limited (almost no) knowledge of how netcat works other than I've managed to get one Mac mini to listen on port 13370 [using nc -l 13370] (for TCP commands?) and I have a MacBook that has ...
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List all linked clone in VMware Fusion?

I'm trying to list all linked clone in VMware Fusion, it does not display the full path: The whole thing is not resizable, so how can I find out all linked clones?
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How to remap/swap = and + key on Mac?

I just read from Donald Knuth's home page that he remapped some keys: DonKeys.keylayout and DonKeysExtended.keylayout Custom keyboards for my Macintoshes -- more logical and efficient ...
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Does the D-link DWA-171 Wi-Fi dongle work on Mac OS High Sierra (or Mojave)?

Just as the question above. Does the DWA-171 Wi-Fi dongle work on Mac OS High Sierra (10.13) or Mojave (10.14)? For a fortunate sign, the D-link website provides drivers for the Mac OS. However, ...
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how and why do “cpgz” files appear out of regular zip files?

for some reason under Mac OSX HIGH SIERRA I have noticed that once functioning .zip files are turning up with "cpgz" at the end of the file.(funny_movie.zip.cpgz) I have a feeling it has something to ...
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MacOS connecting to bluetooth module

I have lots of issues connecting Mac OS Mojave to my sparksfun Bluetooth module RN-42. I can pair my Bluetooth module to my Mac, but after several seconds, the connection goes away. However, for the ...
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Why won't Mac recognize Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD removed from GoFlex Home FreeAgent Case via SATA/USB

I purchased a Seagate Goflex home 3TB NAS system in 2012 that I now need to remove files from. I have forgotten the password sadly so after much research decided to remove the drive from the Goflex ...
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Installed new display on iMac 27" EMC:2639, appearing as 640X480 instead of 2560x1440

I recently replaced the screen of my Late 2013 iMac A1419 - EMC 2639. The screen i purchased is this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322346668538 I had a local repair shop install the new screen for ...
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Can't browse folders on SMB share on Mac without 5-10 minute delay

I have a Windows 2012 R2 file server setup with two shares, A & B, over SMB. Browsing share A works fine. When Mac users try to browse through or open documents on share B, their Finder window ...
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Disabled screen lock on macOS

Is there a way to disable the default behavior for macOS (10.13/10.14) of locking the screen x-amount of time after the screensaver or sleep begins? I have some Mac Minis in a computer lab. People ...
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List main folders that contain non changed folders and files since a specific date macOS

I want to list the main folders in a directory that all their subfolders and files have a modified date older than a specific date. Any advice? I've tried this: find . -type d -newermt '7/15/09' from ...
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Self expire content in pen drive which can't be copied

My friend has been working on few lectures and study material from past few years and now he want to sell his content. He is worried about his content being stolen or being used without purchase. Most ...
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Why is mac process “Wi-Fi” using 500mb of RAM?

Thanks to this question, I now understand the existence of the "Wi-Fi" process running in the background on my mac. But why does it require 500+ MB of RAM when neither the menu item nor any dialogues ...
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How to connect a raspberry pi to a Mac laptop through a network switch?

I’m developing code for raspberry Pi from a Mac laptop, deploying the code to a raspberry through ssh, having both the Mac and the raspberry connected to the same WiFi network. The network is very ...