Questions tagged [macos]

Apple's Unix-based operating system. Use for questions about the operating system or to provide OS context. For Mac hardware questions, use [mac]. Questions about using macOS on non-Apple hardware ("Hackintosh"), are off-topic.

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DNS resolution delay for entries in /etc/hosts

For the purposes of doing web development, I have several domain names specified in my /etc/hosts. These represent several different websites that are being run locally. 127.0.0.1 site1.local 127.0....
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Getting detailed information about the USB-C charger under macOS Catalina

On macOS Catalina, can retrieve system information about the AC charger unit (if there is one) via the System Profiler app, or with the system_profiler CLT – the latter of which can be invoked like so:...
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Merge 2 folders : missing files and directory with ditto command : how to fix it?

I tried to merge 2 folders (dir1 and dir2) in order to get a final directory (dir2) where there are all the files from these 2 folders dir1 and dir2. I did : ditto dir1/ dir2/ Unfortunately, files ...
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MacOs after starting from sleep. apps have moved from one external monitor to another

I have two external monitors attached to my macbook with the following setup: | external monitor 1 | macbook | external monitor 2 | Frequently when I start my mac, all the apps that were running on ...
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Hostname routing with fallback IP

I just set up a new FreeNAS server, with a 10Gbe network card with two ports. One port is connected to the router for access through the network, the other is connected via a 10Gbe ethernet adapter to ...
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Why is my external hard drive frozen for hours after attempting to stop of a copy of 12,000+ files?

I clicked “stop” when I was copying and pasting all my files from my Mac to my Seagate external hard drive. It has been stuck at copying 12,864 items to ”Backup Plus” with a zero progress bar then ...
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Sandbox: bluetoothd(112) deny(1) mach-lookup com.apple.server.bluetooth

I have a MacBook pro. I can able to Turn on Bluetooth but I can't able to connect with any device. This means I can't able to see any available device on my list. I try to confirm the issues, I go ...
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How do I open URLs in the background of an existing Chrome window with Terminal on MacOS?

Currently I am building an iOS shortcut to open multiple links through SSH on my MacBook and I am wondering if it is possible to open URLs in the background of Google Chrome without losing focus of ...
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Operation not permitted using Find in macOS Terminal

This is a lead-up to my main question here (Fully uninstall Norton from mac) I get "Operation not permitted" when running "sudo find" in terminal on macOS. I have given terminal ...
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is on send feature is currently supported for Outlook on the Mac

Following this tutorial https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/outlook/autolaunch I am not able to add on send add-in to Mac.Please direct me to a documentation if we can do it
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Failure to boot into Windows 10 using rEFInd boot manger while triple booting Macbook Pro 2016

I'm attempting to triple boot my Macbook from an external SSD. I first started with installing Windows 10 on the external SSD following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IhW722IMwE. Following that I ...
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How to rename a file with a : on a MacBook?

I'm accessing a Windows HDD from my MacBook (local network). The HDD has a file with a : in it, which is not a valid character on both Windows and Mac. I wanted to rename the file from my Mac since it ...
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How can I transfer all localStorage data from Google Chrome to the new Chromium Edge?

I recently switched browsers from Chrome to Edge (not the legacy one). I had some localStorage data saved in Chrome that I now need in Edge. I've already searched various search terms like "...
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I see my SSD like 3 disks on macOS Catalina after SSD replace

I've upgraded my Macbook Air installing it brand new SSD. Everything worked fine but I had to reinstall the OS so I did it via bootable USB. When I had to choose a disk I decided to erase the old one ...
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macOS - Find all sites where a password is used?

I know that one of my passwords was compromised. I would like to search in my keychain/icloud-keychain all sites where that password is used so I can replace it. How can I do that? I know how to find ...
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Copy interrupted and difficulties to take it over by relaunch with cp -u or rsync

I have a huge data to transfer between 2 macOS (1.3 TB). Unfortunately, my copy from mac1 to mac2 (by mounting the concerned directory of mac1 on mac2 as network directory), the copy with 'rsync' (...
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How can I use an OBS Virtual Camera in MS Teams?

On previous versions of MS Teams I was able to select my virtual cam running from OBS. Since an update somehere in september I'm no longer able to select any virtual cameras in MS Teams. I've found ...
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Why does the terminal on my MacBook Pro seem to send me my iPad instead of the MacBook Pro itself?

Somehow when I open the terminal on my MacBook Pro 16 (2019) it uses my iPad instead of using my MacBook Pro. I moved from Windows few days ago. I use my iPad at school for writing by my hand and ...
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Self activating iMac after set standby mode

I set today my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) to standby and go shopping. After I come back after about 20 min., the Mac was active but the backgroundscreen was not the one I set to. It was a uni ...
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How to visualize sticky-keys status under windows 10

I am having trouble with my hands, so I am trying sticky-keys on Windows 10 at work and OSX at home. Under OSX, a popup appears on the display to indicate modifier key status. I would dearly love the ...
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Google Chrome: Can my organization access my computer if I am signed in? [migrated]

I am signed into Google Chrome on my personally-owned Mac with a G Suite/Google Workspace account managed by my organization. I was recently looking around in Google Chrome and found this message ...
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Mute microphone on website

I have to use a website without a mute button (imagine video call that doesn't have a mute button). I want to be able to mute without disabling mic (as this forces me to reload the page). Is there any ...
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How can I open .dictionary files on OSX?

I'd like to have a look at the files that the Dictionary App that comes with macOS uses. I was able to locate the files, they're of the .dictionary format. How can I open them, if at all?
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cmd-tab to all active windows

I've recently started using my iPad as a second screen with Sidecar. This is a great feature, I travel a lot and having a second, smaller screen is incredibly handy. Usually I end up putting ...
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MS Teams MAC OS

Microsoft Teams Mac OS client is not recognizing external cameras after updating to version 1.3.00.18164. I have tried uninstalling MS Teams and reinstalling it, restarted my PC, tried changing ...
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Why does ZSH keep running after exiting a process with CTRL-C, until CTRL-C is pressed again?

I am using zsh on OS X 10.15.3, and am running into the odd problem that whenever I terminated a process (like a Node.JS app) using CTRL-C, the app is shut down fine, but the terminal then remains in ...
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Domain mysteriously not resolving after VPN suddenly goes down

A domain stopped resolving for me yesterday on my MacBook running macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina). Ping cannot reach it and browsers cannot reach it, and all other domains / websites are fine on the computer:...
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macOS: zsh option delete changes

I just upgraded to macOS 10.15 and have decided to try to use zshell instead of bash. Figured, why not... Well, it's going OK for now, but there's one thing that's really getting to me. I have enabled ...
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Easy recursive “unlock” for files in macOS? (or: Dropbox locks files when copying them, how to stop it?)

Background: Our company uses Dropbox for Business (DB4B) for file sharing and there are company-wide folders that are shared read-only to groups of users that contain documents and other files they ...
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Fully uninstall Norton from mac

Ok, I made a huge mistake: I put Norton onto my mac and now I cannot get rid of it! System: macOS Catalina 10.15.7 I tried: Drag app icons to trash and select "uninstall" Run Norton's ...
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Could I use an external ssd connected to router via usb 3 and to computer va SMB as my plex server?

I have an external SSD attached via USB 3 to my router, an ASUS RT-AC series. I don't have any of the special file sharing services offered by 'Asuswrt' on at all, no Aicloud or anything, just the ...
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how to use automator in OSX

So I was trying to change the folder destination for airdrop form download file to desktop, and this is the webpage that my research took me. I have never used automator before so I am a bit confused. ...
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When are the temp files/directories in “/var/folders” automatically deleted in macOS?

How often and under what conditions are files under /var/folders/ removed? Where can I find any official documentation or notes on this? I've searched but haven't even found a mention of it. If an ...
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How to skip iOS setup screens via command line on PC [closed]

I am making an application that needs to skip the iOS setup that appears when you reset the phone and boot it up for the first time. There are applications like iMazing and u3 tools that can do this, ...
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final link failed ssh

make task_1 gcc -std=c11 -Wall -Werror task_1.c -lsuperkarel -lcurses -o task_1 /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Disk quota exceeded collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make: *** [Makefile:9: ...
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Mac Finder saved search: how to exclude one file type?

I have a saved search for recently modified files because I wasn't satisfied with the Recents folder in macOS Mojave. Lately it has been getting flooded by .tdb files so I would like to exclude them. ...
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Starting Firefox with a specified profile, crashes when browser tried to access microphone or camera

Sorry this is probably a very niche bug. I created two different applications to launch Firefox with different profiles and have them use different icons for easy app switching. I followed the steps ...
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Really stubborn internet connection issue on a public wifi

The problem So I love going to this café where I usually sit for hours working well on my MacBook Pro (High Sierra 10.13.6) connected to the internet. But yesterday, as everything was working well, ...
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Sending audio data over UDP into terminal not working in macOS

I'm trying to send data over udp from gqrx/gnuradio (I think it's raw audio) into terminal and eventually into unity. In terminal I get no output at all, but in processing I can see some raw data ...
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Which application initiates network requests? Local DNS reports reqs to non-existing domains. [wireshark, macos, dns]

Summary: I see dozens of requests to non-existing domains and I suspect it slows down my network. Can't find the source. Full description: I use pihole as a DNS server, and both Wireshark and Little ...
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Ifconfig command doesn't show wifi adapter

I have a little problem. I have 2 wifi adapters at home (1 TP-link T2U AC600 plus and a TP-link T4U AC1300), I installed the driver and have acces to the internet. So I think the configuration went ...
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rsync on macOS copies “phantom data” when drive disconnects

I'm trying to copy files off of a drive that is failing. It hasn't failed yet :) Basically it keeps disconnecting every 30 seconds. macOS then automatically remounts it, but Finder is having issues ...
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Can I upgrade to latest OS on my Macbook Air 2011?

My Macbook Air 2011 is running Yosemite 10.10.5, which is the latest it can have through apple updates. But I need to install the latest Apple OS in order to build Xamarin code for iOS. My Macbook Air ...
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Customize Alternate Control Methods(Face recognition) to control mouseclick in macOS?

In macOS Accessibility , there is a section called Pointer Control, and in 'Alternate Control Methods', I can use Raise Eyebrows to perform a left click, So I wanna ask, Is there any way to customize ...
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How I mount a writeable sparsebundle as writeable?

I created a sparsebundle with my admin user. Mounted it, added files to it, worked a bit, etc... Created another user. Booted as the other user, and couldn't write to the sparsebundle, then I went ...
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MacOs: “rtf can't be opened” when converting rtf to txt using terminal

I hope to convert some rtf files into txt files. However, when I tried textutil -convert txt PathName/*.rtf I got Error reading PathName/FileName.rtf. The file “FileName.rtf” couldn’t be opened. I ...
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Keyboard Maestro hijacks macOS Command-Tab application switcher

I've installed the app Keyboard Maestro on my Mac to customize keyboard shortcuts. I press ⌘Tab to open the default macOS application switcher, as I always do. But Keyboard Maestro seems to have ...
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Mac - How to let Touch Bar show function keys on a different shortcut than 'fn'?

I'm looking for a new shortcut to let my Touch Bar show the function keys, rather than holding fn. In System Preferences > Keyboard I what my Touch Bar shows: by default the app controls, and when ...
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How do I only apply ImageMagick resize to images that are of certain dimensions in a directory?

I have a folder of images, half are squares and half are landscape shaped. What I'm trying to do is use imagemagick's mogrify -resize, but only on pictures that are wider than they are tall (the ...
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Using “youtube-dl” - How To Add Metadata To Text File During Download Process

using "youtube-dl" in the macOS Terminal.app, along with homebrew, ffmpeg, & atomicparsley installed, is there a way to automatically add... Date: Title: Description: Tags: ...in a .txt ...

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