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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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ffmpeg library not loaded after macOS Venture upgrade

I was just checking on my FFMPEG on my Mac and at first I couldn't get it to even work (zsh: command not found) so I uninstalled and re-installed it. Now when it tries to run, I get the following ...
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Why do some applications have to ask for permission to access directories, and some not? [closed]

On MacOS, if one application tries to access a specific directory, lets say /User/Documents, it has to ask the user for permission. However, some applications do not. Let's assume that i set the ...
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How do I permanently stop an image from moving in Word on macOS?

I am using Microsoft Word 2019 (16.67) on macOS Monterey (12.6.1). I don’t know if this is a bug in Word for Mac, or if Microsoft somehow considers this a ‘feature’, but it is bloody annoying… I have ...
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Microsoft Word for Mac: ENTER-Key adds lines at the bottom

When I press the ENTER-key in Microsoft Word for Mac, the new line appears as far down as possible and if pressed again resizes all previous lines, and shifts them to be equally spaced apart. Example ...
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My mac is changing the creation date of files

Every time I edit files, my computer saves them and changes the creation date of the files, but I want to preserve the creation date of each one. How to do it?
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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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Try to set really long password but passwd keeps freezing

I have a password that is about 5000 characters long. I am trying to use passwd to set the password but it keeps hanging on the New password: prompt once it hit enter. Is this just a slow execution ...
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How to restore current directories after reopening?

I use zsh (the default shell for macOS) and I have number of tabs opened, with different name. The problem is that on restart it reopens tabs, but loses current directories. Is there a way to make the ...
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Can't update OSX to 12.6.1. Neither from Software Update, nor from command line

So I've been trying to update OSX Monterey to 12.6.1. In Software Update gui I had "Failed to prepare the software update. Please try again." So I tried doing it in command line to see if ...
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video + "streaming" spikes CPU on Mac

For the last 6-8 months, I've been having an issue where "video streaming" spikes my CPU on my Mac. This is a 2019 16" MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz 6-core Intel, and 16GB Ram (I don't ...
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Why wine only gives me a title but not video?

Why wine only gives me a title but not video? I installed unofficial wineskin and tried to run a game, sounds works fine but no video there, only a title bar: after dragging window around, window ...
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Unable to ping VirtualBox host only interface

On my macOS Monterrey machine I am running Ubuntu as guest on VirtualBox 6.1.30 r148432. In VirtualBox I've enabled the host-only adapter, and I see interface vboxnet0 on macOS: ifconfig vboxnet0 ...
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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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The device connect/disconnect behavior changed in /dev folder after the macOS updated to Ventura 13.0.1

I updated the macOS (MacBook Pro, CPU: Apple M1) to Ventura 13.0.1recently. I am working on an IoT device. Before the update, if I connect my device using a USB cable to the laptop. In the /dev folder,...
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MacOS Finder don't save folder view settings

Ventura 13.0.1 Open random folder with a lot of different type files (folder destination on Synology NAS mounted via SMB 3.0) Set group by file type, sort by name Cmd + J and set these settings TO ALL ...
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Get the sharing dynamic computer name from CLI on MacOS

Is there a way to get the string in the screenshot from a CLI utility on macOS 12.6 or later? (some things were censored for obvious reasons). I tried these: scutil --get HostName scutil --get ...
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Since I updated to Ventura, I cannot SSH to my server (Ubuntu 20.04) from my macOS

Problem (🥳 Solved, read below) I cannot SSH specific servers like micro/small instances of AWS, DigitalOcean, and so on after upgrading to macOS Ventura & OpenSSH_9.0p1, LibreSSL 3.3.6 client_1 ...
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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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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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Is it possible to add a username a password to a hostname in /etc/hosts?

Is it possible to add a username a password to a hostname in /etc/hosts? Like: a.b.c.d username:password@hostname
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Forbid mouse to go up to menu bar area?

As it doesn't seem possible to disable the menu bar or at least increase the delay to make it reappear if hidden. I am wondering if there is a way to forbid the mouse cursor to go over that area at ...
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How to prevent the Music app from launching when pressed Play (F8) on keyboard is clicked in macOS Ventura?

As title describes, I would like to prevent Music app (previously known as iTunes) From launching and playing music when I accidentally press the F8 (Play Button) on apple keyboard. I am using macOS ...
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Why is Brave browser launching automatically on startup on macOS Ventura even thought it is not in start up items?

Brave Browser launches itself automatically when I start my computer up. Previously I could go into my user account and remove it from login items, but macOS Ventura changed the entire System ...
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How do I access a second paritition of a linux sd

I'm having trouble finding a useful answer about this. But basically I need to edit a file manually (because I broke networking). I pulled out the sd card of my raspberry pi and injected it into my ...
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Why do shortcuts to Google Drive keep vanishing from the Finder sidebar and how to make them persistent?

I have a folder in Google Drive that I frequently need to access, so I have added it to the Favorites section in the Finder sidebar. However, it vanishes after some time, presumably when Google Drive ...
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Why does the terminal in macOS starts with the login process?

I'm learning how processes work and just discovered that there is a chain of processes (parent to child). Investigating the process chain inside the terminal I see the following process chain: launchd ...
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SSH to Mac Mini without requiring prior GUI login

I have setup a build server using a Mac Mini with M1 CPU, running OS X 13. Almost all went fine, but I wasn't able to login via SSH, even though everything was configured correctly. Ping worked, but ...
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zmv to rename Unicode characters (e.g. u0308 'COMBINING DIAERESIS') on Mac/zsh-shell

While cleaning a file server I found unwanted or non-ASCII characters in many filenames. To rename unwanted filenames, I normally use the comfortable zmv command in a zsh shell on an OSX machine. To ...
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Weird black window on my Mac

Today I clicked some informational message on my Mac (macOS Monterey 12.5.1), and then this little black rectangle appeared on my screen: It is immovable, with z-order ∞, i.e. it imposes itself above ...
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I have openssl on my macOS, but when I compile PHP, I get error

I use this command compile the php on my macOS: ./configure \ --prefix=/opt/php-7.4.30 \ --with-config-file-path=/opt/php-7.4.30/etc \ --with-pdo-mysql=mysqlnd \ --with-mysqli=mysqlnd \ --...
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On VirtualBox, how to to access the host CD drive from the virtual machine?

In VirtualBox (6.1) on macOS (10.12), I have Windows XP as a guest OS. I can't find how to access the physical CD drive from the guest OS. I've found on the web that in the storage settings of the ...
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SSH from macOS host key issue

When I SSH from macOS 13 (Ventura): sudo ssh -i /path/to/my_id_rsa abc123@xx.xx.xxx.xx I’m asked for a password when there is none on this key. When I use the same my_id_rsa file on Filezilla SFTP I ...
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Why does the MacBook M1 Max render edges so rough in scaled resolutions (1440p) on external 4K monitor?

I recently moved to a MacBook Pro M1 Max and noticed edges don't look as smooth as they do in my Intel MacBook on my external 4K display. This only happens when using other scaled resolutions than ...
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How to get unison to back up an entire file system starting at /?

I'm using unison 2.52.1 both on my linux machine (Ubuntu version 20.04) and my Mac (MacOS version 11.7). I want to use unison to back up my entire linux filesystem (excluding a few specific ...
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Launch task in integrated terminal in VSCode on macOS [migrated]

I have this C++ program that needs to take input from a console/terminal. However, a place for input never shows up. After researching for a while I stumbled across this tooltip for "...
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Is there's any way to lock particular tab so that it doesn't close with cmd/ctrl+w shortcut

On my mac when I use Opera and pinned a tab it doesn't close with cmd+w. But in Chrome even when I pinned an important (like working on some document writing) tab and accidently press cmd+w, it just ...
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How to force locate.updatedb to index files in ~/iCloud?

On my Mac (macOS 13.0), the locate.updatedb command does not index any files in ~/iCloud. This issue does not appear to be dependent on macOS version. It has been occurring since I started using ...
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What's a sorched-earth way to block porn from my computer?

This is kind of embarrassing, but I'm looking for a way to block porn/adult content sites on a Mac that can't be easily undone. I've using https://selfcontrolapp.com/ and it's been great (after a site ...
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In macOS, is there a keyboard shortcut to navigate panes in the Terminal.app?

Ian macOS, is there a keyboard shortcut to navigate among Terminal.app's split panes within a window?
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How do map a hotkey to close a playing tab or Youtube tab?

Details: I have three buttons (Streamdeck) that open YouTube links in Google Chrome for relaxing music. I'm trying to find to away close old ones while opening up a new one. Is there a way to close a ...
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When trying to use Rosetta2 with Fedora in a MacOS VM; "update-binfmts" is not available, what should I use on Fedora?

When following the instructions provided by Apple and UTM, they specify using /usr/sbin/update-binfmts to (I assume) register Apple's Rosetta2 binary to handle the translation of x86 binaries. When ...
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Bootable device not being recognised by M1 mac

I am not sure if this is the right site but I'm very stuck. I've been trying to get a bootable drive onto my mac for a while, and I finally installed windows onto a micro SD card with enough storage. ...
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Thunderbird on MacOS, quickfilter is not working?

Thunderbird quickfilter has stopped working since a while ago. I found a link that says it could be due to large amount of emails. I have a bunch of accounts setup so that could be it, but still ...
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Why is VNC so slow?

I connect from the TigerVNC client on MacOS to an x11vnc server running on Linux. When the connection speed is 6 Mbps on the client side and 100 Mbps on the server side it takes 7+ seconds to update ...
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How to source from stdout for both Linux and macOS?

On Linux I can do: source <(cat .env | grep ANDROID_GRADLE_TASK) But on macOS, this doesn't do anything (no error, and no source) What can I use for macOS? Is there a command that works both on ...
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"echo $VAR | base64 -di > file" fail to execute on MacOS

On Linux I can do: echo ${ANDROID_KEYSTORE} | base64 -di > android/keystores/staging.keystore But on MacOS, the same commands gives: base64: option requires an argument -- i Usage: base64 [-hvDd] ...
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How to restore the exFAT structure on my hard disk?

So I have a hard disk that contains a backup of some of my files (it has 2 partitions, a GUID partition map with one Time Machine “backup”, which is a clone of my Mac in APFS format, and other is a ...
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mac login screen background

I have a super annoying problem when I log into my mac and there is not a user selected. Then I see this ugly background, that I really do not like: I changed the background at both of my users, but ...
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Mac drive is filling up, thanks to out of control iCloud. How can I stop It?

Here's a link to a video: YouTube of Out of Control File Downloading. Basically, I have a 256GB drive on a Mac Mini M1. It was running a little full, but in the last few days, it's totally out of ...
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Is it safe to clone Win 10 partition created in OS X Boot camp to a new drive?

I'm using a Mac Pro (2019) with the newest OS X available. I've created a Win 10 partition via Boot camp on the internal SSD. Now I want to transfer this OS to an external SSD. I'm planning to use ...
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