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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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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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How to force split tunnel routing on Mac to a Cisco Anyconnect VPN

My client request me to use Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN, once connected I need to Remote Desktop to a virtual desktop. however once connected on AnyConnect all my work connection drops....
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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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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$RANDOM in $PS1 is not updated

I am currently trying to create a custom bash prompt, but $RANDOM is not behaving as i would expect, and I hope someone in here can explain why it is behaving as it does. I currently have a very ...
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Why I use `CoolTerm` connect to the switch's console port, there get messy code when I type the keyboard?

Why I use CoolTerm connect to the switch's console port, there get messy code when I type the keyboard. this is the options of CoolTerm: my switch is Juniper EX4300, my OS is macOS sierra 10.12.6. ...
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Error on unrar in macOS

While running unrar x <filename> this error shows up, ERROR: Unknown option: <filename> Any solution(s)?
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How to run smartctl test on macbook? (SMART Self-test Log not supported)

I am a Linux user and new to macbook. I am trying to figure out how to run smartctl tests. Please check the following commands and outputs. It seems that macbook does not support smart self tests? ...
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Unable to receive response to curl request against private IP address of computer on OSX

I am experiencing an interesting issue that I am struggling to get to the bottom of and would welcome any insights into what might be going on. I am running a Macbook pro on OSX 10.13.6. My issue is ...
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Keys are swapped on MK710 Nordic keyboard on MacOS

I use a Logitech MK710 Nordic layout keyboard on MacOS. For some reason when I hit the < button, § comes up and vice versa. Everything else works just fine. What is the proper way to solve this ...
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How do I maximize windows under macOS where no “zoom” option is available?

I am a Linux user and new to macOS. I installed some programs such as google-chrome and macvim from brew. After launching both of them, I can not make the window maximize. Normally, for the built-in ...
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if on Mac, how to see the Device Manager?

When I reading a document on the Internet: go into the properties of your serial-to-USB adapter in Device Manager.  It will tell you right there which port it is using. if on Mac, how to see the ...