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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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MacOS - Creating Symbolic Link for User Library from External HD to Primary HD

I have a new 2018 Mac Mini. I use Macs a lot at work, but this is my first Mac for home use. I have about 4TB of documents, data, photos and other media … far exceeding the 512GB SSD primary drive....
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VBA code analyzer for MacOS [on hold]

I have huge excel file with bunch of VBA modules. I need to rewrite it a bit and fix some bugs which are relevant only for MacOS. I want to see dependency diagram between modules, some visualization ...
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How to run a DHCP server on an wifi port of a MacBook?

How can i establish a custom DHCP server in Wifi of the MacBook. I have seen tutorials on how to do it for the ethernet port but for the Wifi interface as it would work. I have configured the bootpd....
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How to swtich to desktop immediately when in fullscreen Chrome in macOS?

I like using Chrome in fullscreen mode.and sometimes i want to switch to my desktop from Chrome immediately.i found the "hot cornors" or "keyboard shortcut" i set not working. Is there any way to ...
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Filezilla can not access Xampp VM [on hold]

Mac OSX 10.15 Filezilla failed to access ~/.bitnami/.... local folder. Xampp VM is mounted and Network section, access has been given on 80, 443 & 3306 port.
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JRELoadError when trying to open the jEdit text editor in MAC OS

I am getting JRELoadError when trying to open the jEdit application But, I am able to open the application using the command from terminal: java -jar /Applications/jEdit.app/Contents/java/jedit.jar ...
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How to play CS 1.6 on MacOS Catalina

How do you play CS 1.6 on MacOS Catalina? I'm thinking about installing a Dual Boot Linux in order to play CS 1.6 on my Macbook Pro. However, I don't have the required 25 GB HDD space for Ubuntu. ...
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Macbook Pro power key is broken

I spilled beer on my macbook pro retina mid 2012 and it fried the keyboard. Let it dry, opened up the back panel and got it to boot by unplugging the battery and connecting the charging cable. It ...
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How do you disable NetBIOS traffic on Mac OS?

I noticed after running Responder on my internal network that my MacBook Pro Mojave is sending out NetBIOS name query requests looking for __MSBROWSE__ and WORKGROUP which Responder will send a ...
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Best way to sync Office templates across computers?

I use multiple computers (Windows and Mac) and want to sync my MS Office 2016/365 templates across all of them so for example I can create a new Invoice or PowerPoint from anywhere using the same ...
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How to simulate WebSocket failure on a macOS browser?

I often deal with WebSocket failures, and debugging fixes is hard because I have not found a good way to simulate them. A lot of Linux tools are no longer available because macOS has now transitioned ...
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Is there a way to change the default ringtone for calls on Telegram on macOS?

I have the native Telegram application on macOS Catalina. I could not find a setting to change the default ringtone, unlike the notification tone.
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Unable to switch to channels 12 and 13 using terminal “airport” utility on MacOS (in wireless-monitoring mode)

There is a terminal airport utility in MacOS that can be used for wireless diagnostics. Detailed here: http://osxdaily.com/2007/01/18/airport-the-little-known-command-line-wireless-utility/ It can be ...
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'Other's User Folder…' is grayed out

I'm using business e-mail and I'm trying to access File->Open->Other's User Folder... but the option is grayed out. I need that option in order to join the shared mailbox. Additional information: I'...
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How can I disable PIM and keyfile prompts when using VeraCrypt through command line?

veracrypt --text --mount --protect-hidden=no /Users/admin/test /Volumes/test Enter password for /Users/admin/test: Enter PIM for /Users/admin/test: Enter keyfile [none]: I would like to only have to ...
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How can I access a directory shared by macOS 10.14 from Windows 98 SE?

On macOS I have enabled "File Sharing" in the "Sharing" section of the "System Preferences" application. It says "File Sharing: On" and "Other users can access shared folders on this computer, and ...
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Show full calendar on Calendar item in Notification Center on Mac OS Catalina

Before Catalina, I used the iCal widget in the Dashboard as a way to quickly view the calendar. But Apple removed it all together now. So I come to use the Calendar item in Notification Center. ...
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rEFIt successfully installed, but tools don't work

I recently messed up and accidentally deleted the partition on my Macbook Pro that had all of my user data/files/etc for MacOS. I was using bootcamp and had a Windows partition as well. I was already ...
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How to fix “Operation not supported” on mac os

I am trying to install the Flutter onto my computer onto an external drive I have followed the instructions on their website to try and install it. https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install/macos. ...
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/etc/crontab in osx catalina

My cron jobs in /etc/crontab stopped executing since updating to Catalina. Anyone know how to make them work again? Or can anyone at least verify that they do or don't have the same issue? I'm ...
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Cisco Webex Application continuously returns to Login Items

Every time you launch the Cisco WebEx Application it will install itself, unprompted to the user Login Items, so that it will launch upon every restart. This isn't a duplicate of this question: ...
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Disallow TIFF Alpha Channel Preview in macOS Finder?

I work with TIFF and Photoshop files and would like to find a way to disallow the alpha channel preview when previewing the image with Finder's Quick Look feature (spacebar tap). The transparency is ...
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How can a macOS SMB share be mounted on Linux so that symbolic links can be created on it?

There is lots of conflicting information about it and it seems to depend a lot on the versions of various modules, and specific mount options. I'm not looking for the symlink "emulation" (mfsymlinks),...
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TCP port open but not establishing connection on macOS

I have a few macOS computers on a LAN and I am trying to get this TCP listener (VICREO Listener) software to work on all of them. However, it only seems to properly establish a connection on one ...
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How to remove ZERO WIDTH SPACE on Mac OS X?

When copy and paste the codes below from a book into an editor or Mac terminal, ZERO WIDTH SPACE having byte value 226 128 139 are inserted, resulting in SyntaxError unexpected token: "​" (column 22, ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to OSX's ⌘+D to navigate to my desktop, ⌘+Shift+H for Home, ⌘+shift+A for apps etc

In finder on OSX there are shortcuts to special folders like the user's Desktop, the user's Home directory and the Applications directory (from memory it's ⌘D for ~/Desktop, ⌘shiftH for ~/ and ⌘shiftA ...
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How to grant assistive access rights to Script Editor without admin privileges

I am trying to make a script that clicks on things like system settings menus, but it keeps giving the error: error "System Events got an error: Script Editor is not allowed assistive access." ...
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SFTP: Specify subsystem in ssh_config file?

I'm trying to connect to an SFTP server, and then run sudo to change users before running the SFTP server process. On the command-line, I can do this with: sftp -s "sudo -u <sftp_user> /usr/...
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Setting Google Drive to open Google Docs files with Chrome on OS X

I would like to open locally synced Google Docs files (.gsheet, .gdoc, etc by double clicking in Finder on OS X, with Chrome, which is not my default browser. While solutions have been suggested for ...
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How to get zip extension working in PHP in MacOS 10.15.1?

I've cobbled the following procedure together from a couple of different questions here, and on the Apple support forums. None of them have worked on their own, but this appears to be close. The ...
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How to fix “Zoom can't detect your speaker” in the middle of a call?

In the middle of a call I'm getting this error message It happens when I start speaking, my voice goes through, everything works, except after a few seconds I get muted and this message shows up. I ...
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Setup network routing for OpenVPN on macOS

I have successfully setup an openvpn server on macOs 10.14.2 using a tun device in my config. However, when the clients connect they are not able to talk to each other and neither to other machines ...
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Date math in bash not giving expected result

I've seen several examples (including this post) and it seems simple enough but I don't quite get what I'm doing wrong (I know that post is for linux but I tried w/ the date command on a linux machine ...
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Can a port or cable damage a motherboard?

I have a 2018 Mac mini. I have already had it repaired 2 times for the exact same problem. After a certain point it stopped showing picture through its HDMI port on startup. Then if I disconnected ...
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Destroyed python set up on OSX

I upgraded Homebrew and my python virtualenvs didn't work. I went through a bunch of fixes from here, including: Uninstalling/reinstalling Python via homebrew Changing my PATH (a few times) ...
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Run .command file from Excel VBA

I wanted to run terminal .command file with script from Excel VBA Macro. I found out that I can use Shell ("/Users/user/path/to/file/test.command") but it throws an error “test.command” can’t be ...
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Options to manage a Win7 machine remotely from macOS/Linux

My mom lives on another continent and is very computer-illiterate, e.g. she doesn't know how to open Skype again after she mistakenly closed it so we can't talk to her for weeks (until somebody comes ...
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open a random file in osx with command line

I'd like to open a randomly selected file via the terminal. I found shuf, which seems to be just the utility that I need, although I cannot figure out a way to make the command I'm working with ...
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How to always open certain app links in Chrome without prompt

tl;dr: I want to automatically open certain app links, such as Zoom meeting or Mac App Store links, without being prompted to confirm first. I recently replaced my MacBook, and Google Chrome behaves ...
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Is it possible to customize keyboard behaviour? Accented vowels as á and ñ

I am Spanish speaking, and own a US Macbook. So I would like to "spanishelize" my keyboard, namely: pressing ' key just before a vowel to get a "é" text (meaning replace the "Control + e" combination ...
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What is the most perfect way to record a workflow into AppleScript so I can program it?

I tried to write an AppleScript code to control a music sheet application iReal Pro to create sheets automatically, but I tried so many ways and I still can't get the application UI elements exactly,...
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How to use SO_DEBUG socket option on xnu or macOS? [migrated]

I use setsockopt to set SO_DEBUG on macOS, but I cann't find where the debug output? Can anybody help me?
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What troubleshooting tips are there for mounted barely functioning external harddrives?

I have an external disk which I reformatted as exFAT so that it would be readable by all platforms. Ever since I did that I have problems with it. I have been able to work around the problems up until ...
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“gzip --version” gives “Abort trap: 6” in macOS

I found that doing gzip --version in the terminal on my Mac just gives output Abort trap: 6. I came across this because it appears to cause another program to exit when it searches for the installed ...
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Reclaim storage space of failed XCode download from App Store

On Macbook 120gb, i had available storage of 23gb. I already have Xcode 10.3 installed and saw a notification for a new update. I installed the update and it started download and completed almost 99% ...
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Xcode 11.1 not showing up in my applications folder

I recently reinstalled Xcode, My current version of the Xcode is Version 11.1 (11A1027) After the install, I cannot see it in my Applications folder. I have it my Dock, i have it in my Launcher, ...
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Mac mini with 2 MacOS installs backup both MacOS installs

I have a Mac mini with a external SSD. On internal SSD of my Mac mini I have a MacOS install for private use. On the external SSD I also have MacOS installed but this one I use for my work. So if I ...
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Can't remove/connect to network connection to my linux shared folder that was terminated after network error on Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina

I connected my mac to my linux shared folder and started transferring a large file. The connection was interrupted. Since the disconnect, I have been unable to connect to it again as it still says ...
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1438 illegal hardware instruction rails s

Here's the issue: Unable to start an existing Rails project after upgrading to Mac 10.15.1. The terminal shows: SEGV received in SEGV handler [1] 1438 illegal hardware instruction rails s Notes: ...
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Publishing an S/Mime Certificate to the GAL with Powershell

I help manage an environment where all of our users should have access to an email certificate from an external CA for the purpose of sending encrypted email. A number of these users are on Macs, and ...