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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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MacOS Mission Control Shortcuts not working with Chrome Remote Desktop

Note: Somewhat related to Chrome Remote Desktop Keyboard ShortCut Needed The Problem I found using the Chrome Remote Desktop that the Ctrl key is not forwarded or recognized on the Mac as Mission ...
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Mac won’t boot on safe mode

I’m on a MacBook Air running on High Sierra 10.13.6. I’ve had some trouble with it and usually been able to find solutions for it but one of the common trouble shooters is to boot into safe mode which ...
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Always opening external links in incognito window Chrome on Mac OS

Until version 68 Google Chrome when you clicked on external link it would open it window that is currently active no matter if it is incognito or not. Now, when you click on external link and ...
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Creating a base image for macOS High Sierra with Apple File System (APFS)

I used to be able to create a single dmg file of a Mac disk drive (contains all partitions including recovery partition) and then deploy it to another Mac as per these instructions: https://support....
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How can I “record” sound directly from an audio file?

What is the easiest way to route an audio output (e.g. a playing song) into the recording input of another application (e.g. discord's microphone input)? I'm looking for a solution that is ...
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netstat -r output, internet vs internet6, different gateway formats

What's the difference between internet and internet6 routes? I'm assuming internet6 stands for IPv6? netstat -r Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif ...
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Filling file with 0xFF gives C3BF in OSX

This command will fill the file with 0xff in Linux. dd if=/dev/zero ibs=1k count=100 | tr "\000" "\377" >paddedFile.bin When I run it in OSX, the results are different. $ dd if=/dev/zero ibs=1k ...
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How to schedule a run of “docker-compose,” on MacOS, using launchd

I'm building some software with docker-compose, for which I would like to run on a schedule. So I need to schedule a run of docker-compose up, on MacOS (High Sierra, 10.13.3), using launchd. This is ...
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OSX Terminal: copying files to identically named subdirectories [on hold]

I am trying to mirror several hundred directories from an enormous hard drive onto another. The directories are identically named, but I only want to copy certain subdirectories (called "Audio") ...
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Xcode downloading update in the background?

I often see Xcode downloading heavily and it's not clear what. I did not download it through the App store - and do not see anything updating there. There are no automatic simulator updates and ...
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Environment variables only work if I launch the application from terminal

I recently got a MacBook and I'm doing some programming with Eclipse. I need to use Amazon S3, so I needed to set my credentials as environment variables. I typed vim ~/bash_profile and added the ...
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Is Docker For Mac same as Docker Community Edition (Mac OS High Sierra)

I am using Docker CE v18.06.0-ce-mac70 (26399). Is Docker For Mac same as Docker Community Edition (Mac OS High Sierra)?
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Does Docker still use VirtualBox on macOS (10.13) High Sierra?

I am using Docker CE v18.06.0-ce-mac70 (26399). Does it still need VirtualBox to run containers? Would Docker still run if I uninstall my VirtualBox?
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Yubikey 4 not working on macOS

I recently got a new Mac and wanted to keep using the YubiKey 4 I've had for about a year now. Sadly, for some reason whenever I plug it in, its LED is constantly flashing 2 or 3 times (too fast too ...
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Installing PHP 7 on Mac OSX so I can use Composer, why an I stuck at PHP 5.6?

I am trying to install php 7 so that I can use Composer. I am running Sierra 10.12.6. After a restart, First, I tried to run Composer with: Mac [508]$ composer require --dev phpunit/phpunit ^7 ...
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(MacOS) What is “Couldn't posix_spawn: error 7”

Created a simple automator application. On executing an inteded action, app crashes and displays the following error: I am working with a relatively large dataset (7.41GB total size). Does anyone ...
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USB Bluetooth adapter with USB switch: MacOS to Windows 10

I have two computers; one is a Macbook Pro running MacOS 10.13.5, and the other is a desktop running Windows 10. The desktop didn't come with a native bluetooth adapter so I purchased one from Amazon ...
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Editing a network location via teminal

I am trying to create a small utility with which I can create a new network location using the command line in MacOS. So far, I've found the command Usage: networksetup -createlocation <location ...
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What's the purpose of “Send all traffic over VPN connection” in OS X

In OSX (im running 10.10.5) what dose the option "Send all traffic over VPN" mean in the VPN network settings. Dose this mean that all LAN traffic would also be sent ?
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Opening a URL from the terminal in different spaces macOS

If I run open https://example.com from the terminal and then switch to another space with a safari window open and run the same command, the safari window in my current space will just get focused and ...
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The XAMPP data have mounted in the `/opt/lampp`, but under the `/opt` there is no `lampp` directory

The XAMPP data have mounted in the /opt/lampp, but under the /opt there is no lampp directory. $ ls local The directories: It's location is/Users/luowensxxx/.bitnami/stackman/machines/xampp/...
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Rsync and accents in filename on macOS

When I use rysnc to backup my media hard drive that's plugged into my Ubuntu server using the command rsync -av --delete source destination it deletes and recopies all files that have accents in them, ...
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Remove build in Apache httpd on macOS (OSX)

I have a Mac Mini running a private server from home. It is running macos High Sierra (osx) and and previous used "Apple Server" to manage my websites (using the build in apache httpd). But since ...
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Zip archives created on Mac cannot be extracted under Debian

I'm experiencing a weird phenomenon. If I: Create a zip archive of some files on my Mac, either with the built in Archive Utility (Right Click → Compress "[Folder Name]") or with the p7zip command ...
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(MacOS) Itunes opens when headphones are unplugged?

I can't isolate exactly what circumstances cause this (it might be after a restart it happens only once.. I'm not totally sure), but on occaision (and with high annoyance), iTunes starts when I unplug ...
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How to create an expandable encrypted folder?

I have a folder that contains documents that I'd like to encrypt. I know I can make an encrypted disk image with disk utility, but the problem is I regularly add files to this folder and it's ...
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Where to start debugging WiFi issues on Mac OS

Recently I updated my router's firmware to DD-WRT. None of my devices have problems with this update. None of the other MacBooks, none of the Windows laptops, none of the phones have issues. Only my ...
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Touch bar auto-complete in Google Chrome

The MacBook Pro’s touch bar offers word level auto-completion in many programs. Is it possible to enable this for Google Chrome or am I stuck with Safari? It is a useful accessibility feature.
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Navigation controller in macos application development [closed]

how to use navigation controller in macos application development like IOS app development? actually, I want to use the same functionality of navigation controller in IOS application development for ...
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How can I hide the MacBook name and path name in terminal initial line?

When I run terminal I see my username and the path Marc-MacBook-Air:~ Marc$ Can I change it? Iso how can I change it into? Marc$
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Why does terminal output this every time I open it?

Every time I open Terminal, it outputs: -bash: e: command not found Is that normal? If not, how could I remove this? I'm using MacOs Mojave.
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GoogleSoftwareUpdate keeps showing in desktop on MacOS

I keep seeing this show on desktop, sometimes there is more than one. I have tried to stop Google from updating by running defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0 as well as many ...
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Can't ping from Mac host to windows 10 guest in virtual box

Firewalls for both os is disabled. in VM windows network settings 'Attached to: Bridged Adapter' and Name : en0:wi-Fi(AirPort) are set. The virtual box network operations manager says "There are no ...
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how do I enable the “VNC viewers may control screen with password” via Terminal in Mac OS?

screenshot of the settings in the UI I am trying to enable the two highlighted checkboxes with a Terminal command that needs to be specified in part of a shell script. I have tried several different ...
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Change Default Printer Font Size in Mac OS

When printing ASCII files via "lpr [filename]" the characters print in about twice what I would consider normal size. This began on Mac OS before Mavericks, still happens on High Sierra. It is ...
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Reoccurring ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host error MacOS (Only fixed by resetting ssh each time)

I am spinning up multiple remote instances via Google Cloud and scp-ing scripts to these instances to run them and get the results scp-ed back to my local computer. Things start smoothly but after a ...
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Delete all mails from server that are not currently in IMAP mailbox

For quite some time I've been using the macOS Mail application for my server-hosted email. I have my address set up through IMAP and everything has been fine up until a couple of days ago that I ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses?

Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses? I'm using a Mac and when I resume syncing, the Internet becomes unusable. I have to stop syncing to browse simple web pages!
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Will “rm -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/Grammarly/” cause a catastrophe?

Just received some “expert” tech support due to a botched grammarly release. Expert told me to: rm -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/Grammarly/ Beyond the fact that I’m 90% sure this person meant ...
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Is someone who is @mentioned in a direct message conversation they are not in still notified?

My Slack application (version 3.2.0 from the App Store) is running on my MacBook (running High Sierra 10.13.5). I send direct messages to Persons A and B (I have invited both of them to the same ...
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Mac - Can't Take Screenshots With Multiple Monitors

I recently setup my second monitor for my Mac. Prior, I could screenshot fine (CMD+Shift+4 , CMD+Shift+3). Now, I cannot do that. The sound will play, but the files are not on my Desktop like they ...
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Homebrew “linkapps” command not found. What can replace it so I can use MacVim as default editor for some file types?

My Homebrew version is: Homebrew 1.7.1-114-g545eb91 Homebrew/homebrew-core (git revision 279277; last commit 2018-08-04) When I run: brew linkapps The response I get is: Error: Unknown command: ...
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Less seems to no longer accept mouse-scrolls in the Terminal in macOS

For a few years now, Terminal.app in macOS has supported mouse-scrolling with the less program, but today I noticed that it is no longer accepting mouse scrolls, and only works with the Up and Down ...
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Mac OS not booting after windows Install on dual boot

Recently I have dual booted a Mac with windows **Without Using BootCamp Assistant. Instead I used media creation tool on an another PC to download Windows 10 ISO file and had created bootable pen ...
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From Windows, how to extract certain files from .sparsebundle Time Machine backup?

I have a Windows 10 system and don’t have access to a Mac any more, but I need to extract certain files from a .sparesbundle Time Machine backup image that was created on a Mac. I've tried MacDrive ...
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Is it possible to have a different language set for each user account in macOS?

I have an iMac and want to share with a Chinese person. I know we can set up different users, but can each user have their own language file saved so that when one user logs in, the system is set for ...
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How to fix 'The application “…” can't be opened' on Mac?

I get this: Some people said use chmod to fix the execution files thing, but I still don't understand how to do it. Can some one tell me step by steps please?
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SCP Error Message “Operation not supported”

I was recently stuck for too long on a rookie problem. I tried to use scp to copy over a directory of files to my local machine by executing the following command: scp -r myUserName@myhost.mydomain....
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How do I rotate gerber/excellon files under macOS? [closed]

I need to rotate Gerber and Excellon files before processing them for G-Code for a tiny CNC. Problem I have is that it's an existing Gerber + Excellon drill file with no source. And I have a tiny CNC (...
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How to delete or disable Helvetica fonts from macOS?

Since macOS has Helvetica fonts and websites are putting Helvetica fonts at the beginning of font-family, it makes all the websites are looking very ugly. I really don't like Helvetica fonts at all. I ...